Page 1

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 50¢

Planned recycling center to create 200 jobs BY KARISSA MINN

BADIN — Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) announced Monday that it will open a regional recycling hub at Alcoa’s former aluminum smelting plant in Badin, providing up to 200 jobs. “We are so humbled and honored to be a new member of the town of Badin and a new citizen in the great state of North Carolina,” said John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI, in a telephone interview. Shegerian made the announcement before a crowd of 100 community leaders, company representa-

tive and state and local officials in Badin. He said the company will begin operations in a temporary facility in July before moving into a 165,000square-foot building in January 2012. ERI already has named a plant manager for the site and plans to hire about 20 to 30 employees this summer. It said it will grow its workforce to more than 150 employees by the end of 2012 and eventually plans to hire up to 200 employees as its recycling volume grows. ERI said it will work closely with Stanly Community College and the North Carolina Employment Security Commission to recruit employees

and plans to hold a local job fair in the next six to eight weeks. Badin Mayor James Harrison said the company’s decision is welcome news for the town. “This announcement is what we have been praying for ever since the shuttering of the Alcoa Inc. smelting operation,” Harrison said in the press release. “I hope that ERI’s selection of Badin is a sign of the good things starting to take place for the Badin community and Stanly County.” Stanly County Commissioner Josh Morton said the company’s move will help the county’s economic development efforts. “This company will put people in

our community to work, and ERI’s presence in Badin and Stanly County will spur new economic activity,” Morton said in the press release. ERI will be the first tenant in the Badin Business Park, located at the site of the former Badin Works plant. Alcoa has been actively recruiting businesses to the site, said representative Mike Belwood. “This is great news for Badin and great news for Badin Business Park, which is a property we plan to redevelop,” Belwood said. Before selecting the Badin site earlier this month, ERI considered locations in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina for its Southeast re-

‘I’m all about love and logic’

cycling center. Shegerian said he had never heard of Badin before Kevin Anton, Alcoa’s chief sustainability officer, called him in December. “It wasn’t even on my radar, he said. “He asked if we had signed a deal for the Southeast hub yet... and he said, ‘Did you consider Badin, North Carolina?’ ” Shegerian said he decided to visit the town, where he found a facility with the high ceilings, truck access and room to grow that ERI needs. “The fact that we get to recycle

See ERI, 2A

Transportation museum to lose state funding over two years NC Senate spending plan cuts Spencer site by 50 percent next year

will work so hard for you,” she said. Patterson said her upbringing plays a major role in how she teaches. Her father, Eddie Beaver, was a pastor and she attended a Christian school until the 10th grade. Her mother, Terri Russell, was a stay-athome mother. “I was raised being taught to

RALEIGH — The state Senate budget set to be unveiled today keeps a House provision to fund the N.C. Transportation Museum at 50 percent for a year before requiring it to support itself. The budget proposed by Gov. Beverly Perdue in February would have eliminated the state’s $1 million appropriation to the Spencer museum starting July 1. Sen. Andrew Brock said the version drafted by legislators still would remove that funding, but it would give the museum a transitional year to work on ways BROCK to make up for it. Brock, a Republican who represents Rowan and Davie counties, added that the museum would be given a $300,000 fund for emergency repairs and other urgent needs. He also said the state might be able to avoid cutting the rest of the regular funding next year. “There has always been a supplemental budget (between budget years),” he said. “Hopefully, Rowan County Board we’ll have some extra of Education gets money for that.” look at potential job Senate Republi- losses, 3A cans prepared Monday to reveal a North Carolina $19.4 billion budget proposal by pointing to what they call positives for public education and the recovering economy even with deep spending cuts that have Democrats including Perdue worried. The budget proposal also would cut all North Carolina individual income tax rates slightly and try to simplify tax forms, a move



Sarah Campbell/SAliSbury PoSt

Malachi Swinson and Sierra lopez listens as kindergarten teacher Janelle Patterson explains how to tell time during class on Monday.

Cabarrus’ Teacher of the Year uses lots of praise BY SARAH CAMPBELL

ANNAPOLIS — Every student is a smarty in Janelle Patterson’s kindergarten class at Royal Oaks Elementary. “You are the smartest kids in North Carolina,” she said Monday as the students adjusted cardboard clocks to show 3 o’clock.


Patterson, who was named the Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year earlier this month, said there is no place for negativity in her classroom. “I do not have an iron fist by any stretch of the imagination. I’m all about love and logic,” she said. “I want them to love school, I want them to get excited about learning.” The Salisbury native describes her teaching style as

“ridiculous positive.” “I think positive reinforcement is the ticket to good classroom management,” she said. “All my directions are positive and encouraging. I just want the kids to feel confidence in my classroom. Patterson said students respond well to her sunny attitude. “If you show them you love them and believe in them they

Classroom cutbacks

Cost of cleaning up meth labs falling on local governments BY SHELLEY SMITH

SALISBURY — If authorities in Rowan County were to discover a methamphetamine lab today, the bill for the cleanup — at least $3,500 — would fall into the hands of the county. In February, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ended its funding for lab cleanup, which had been provided for more than 10 years, sending the cost to state governments. In North Carolina, the State Bureau of Investigations began funding the cleanups. But as of May 5, the SBI had spent more than $164,000 on cleanups since the Feb. 25

[|xbIAHD y0 0 1rzu

cut-off date, and requested State Contingency and Emergency Funds through the Office of State Budget and Management, but the request was not approved. So, the SBI had to turn the costs over to local and state agencies May 10. Though the county does not have the money in the remaining year’s budget, nor next year’s budget, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said that County Manager Gary Page told him that the county would find the funding. “He said, ‘Do your job. Do what you need to do,’ ” Auten said. “I still say that meth lab discoveries and arresting people for these meth labs is the greatest service that our drug unit can provide, and proseToday’s forecast 88º/65º Partly cloudy

Warning signs • Nearly every meth maker is also a user. • All meth labs discovered by the sheriff’s office have been operated by a white male. • Warning signs someone may be cooking methamphetamine are: paranoid behavior; working on a car when there’s nothing wrong with it or repeating manual tasks, such as

cuting those individuals. And it’s due to the health risks, environmental issues and all the negative things associated with a methamphetamine lab.” Page said cleaning up meth


Sidney A. Foltz Jr. James E. Bailey Gerald D. Smith Sr. Robert L. Warren

shoveling gravel; activity in the middle of the night; chemical smells coming from the house or car; poor hygiene; short-term traffic at a house; problems with teeth. • One-pot method is the easiest and most popular way to cook methamphetamine. • Rowan County found four meth labs in 2010, the same number of labs found in the county so far this year.

labs has to be addressed. “As we go through the rest of this year and maybe after our budget work session next year, we’ll just deal with them

SubMitted Photo.

the first meth lab that Sheriff Kevin Auten and lt. Chad Moose See METH, 11A found while working on the drug unit with the sheriff’s office. Margaret S. Henderson Daniel B. Hinson Robert L. Miller George W. Waller


Bridge Classifieds Comics Crossword

11B 5B 10B 10B

Deaths Horoscope Opinion Good Stuff

4A 11B 10A 8A

Second Front 3A Sports 1B Television 11B Weather 12B

2A • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Lottery numbers — RALEIGH (AP)— The winning lottery numbers selected Monday in the N.C. Education Lottery: Pick 3 Midday: 7-5-3, Pick 3 Evening: 4-1-9, Pick 4 Midday: 7-0-6-8, Pick 4 Evening: 3-2-5-3, Cash 5: 16-28-31-37-38

FROM 1a this building and give it new life is just perfect,” he said. Alcoa is spending $5 million on building improvements and renovations, he said, matching ERI’s $5 million investment. Shegerian said not only fell in love with the property at Badin but also its people, including the community leaders and elected officials who made him feel welcome. “Kevin Anton and Alcoa brought us to North Carolina, but it was the local people... who made us feel at home and made us want to stay,” Shegerian said. ERI recycles electronic waste, including laptop computers, cell phones, televisions, printers and other electronics. Its customers include Best Buy, Samsung, the Salvation Army and the U.S. government. Shegerian said the company breaks down whole products into plastic, glass and metal — including aluminum — and sells the commo-

subMitted iMage

an artist’s rendering shows the planned facility that will be used to recycle electronics. dities directly to smelters. The process is environmentally friendly, he said, and it minimizes landfill waste and creates no emissions. Alcoa is currently working to attract other employers to the Badin Business Park, Belwood said, which has another 535,000-square-feet of

Wetmore Farms



Take Woodleaf Barber Road to Quarry Road Turn right on Farm Drive • 175 Farm Dr., Woodleaf

Experience hometown service you can count on.

1921 W. Innes Street, Salisbury near Catawba College

704-636-6037 Hearing Instrument Specialist

Hearing Instrument Specialist


Call For FREE & Fast Phone Quotes

Low Down Payment E-Z Payment Plan COMPARE OUR RATES!

We treat YOU like family!

Angela Wade Melton,

Since 1987

• Auto • Home • Life • Motorcycles • Boats • RV’s • Business • Health • Medicare Supplements • Long Term Health Care


Lee Wade,

who represents the region, said he is glad to see jobs coming back to Badin. “Each job created at this facility will help to provide certainty for an area family,” Kissell said in the ERI press release. “ERI’s interest in expanding here is a testament to our hard working people.”

Bigger Isn’t Always Better We Are Your Professional & Personal Agency Preferred Rates • Multi-Policy Discounts

Visit Our Market For Fresh Produce M-F 8-6; Sat 8-5 1 Mile Off Hwy 801

industrial space and 50 acres available for development. When the Badin Works aluminum smelting plant closed in 2002, at least 300 jobs were lost. Anton has said Alcoa’s goal is to more than replace those jobs in the next three to five years. U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell,

1121 Old Concord Rd. Salisbury



213 N. Main Street, China Grove Rowan Business Center across from Community One Bank


Gentle Dental Care! Call today f o r yo u r a p p o i n t m e n t


Southern Select Community Credit Union Members:

We’ll give you Blue Book® Trade-In Value on your vehicle 1 PLUS $


And no payments for 90 days!2

Janak B. Patel, D.D.S.

Upon used vehicle purchase from Enterprise Car Sales.

e d! Extend

April 1-30, 2011 Call a Southern Select Community Credit Union location to get pre-approved today!

2440 Statesville Blvd. • Suite 220 • Salisbury General Dentistry, Adults & Children, Aesthetic Dentistry, Bonding,Veneers, Bleaching, Crowns, Implant Dentistry

Kannapolis Branch 169 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Kannapolis, NC 28081 704-934-2300

Concord Branch 275 Branchview Dr Concord, NC 28025 704-795-0088

Concord Branch 268 Concord Parkway S Concord, NC 28027 704-795-0485


they argue will create tens of thousands of jobs when combined with the expiration of temporary taxes. The tax package, detailed in a document obtained by the Associated Press, says the GOP leadership wants to reduce the state’s three individual tax brackets by a quarter percentage point for at least the next two years. The proposal also would exempt the first $50,000 of income generated by a small business for the same twoyear period and changes the basis by which an individual’s income tax is calculated. A handful of tax credits and deductions also would be eliminated. The tax changes also would allow a penny sales tax increase and an extra 2 or 3 percent to every individual and corporate income tax bill set in 2009 to expire on time, losing $1.3 billion in revenues in the coming fiscal year. GOP senators put the emphasis of their message on the adjustments made to the public schools and the University of North Carolina system. The changes mean Senate Republicans set aside more money for education than the House plan approved three weeks ago. Overall, however, the measure still spends roughly $500 million less in the next fiscal year compared to the $19.9 billion Perdue offered in her February budget proposal and less than she did on public education, which comprises around 60 percent of each year’s spending plan. Like the House plan, which spent $19.3 billion, the Senate budget makes large cuts because Republicans wants to let a temporary 1 cent sales tax increase expire, at a cost of $1.1 billion. Perdue kept three-quarters of the penny in place. Brock, who co-chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Information Technology, said subcommittee chairs were given the authority to evaluate each item in the budget. “I went through it line by line, asking ‘Where can we save money?’ ” Brock said. “We’re trying to make government as efficient as possible.” Sen. Neal Hunt, R-Wake, co-chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said he preferred not to talk about the size of the overall cuts for the public schools and the UNC and community college systems when compared to what would have to be spent to keep services at current levels. That difference would be more than $1 billion. “I’m not big talking about percentages,” Hunt said. “We’re talking about results.” After the full Senate approves its budget next week, House and Senate members




are expected to negotiate differences and present a final plan to Perdue in June for her approval. She’s been critical of the House proposal that fellow Democrats have said would eliminate more than 18,000 positions. The GOP said that number is overstated. In meetings with reporters and newspaper editorial boards, Senate Republicans discussed their proposal to hire more teachers in early grades while cutting more funding for teacher assistants than the House did. Money for teacher assistants in grades 13 would be eliminated, compared to grades 2-3 in the House proposal. For education funding, Brock said legislators are shifting priorities away from administration and other areas and toward classroom teachers. “Do we have bigger class sizes with a teacher assistant, or do we have smaller class sizes without a teacher assistant?” Brock said. “Those are the things we’re trying to balance out.” The Senate would hire some 1,400 more teachers in grades 1-3 to reduce the teacher-student ratio for those classrooms from the current 1-to-18 to 1-to-17. Hunt said it’s the first step in a goal to reduce the ratio to 1-to-15. The second year of the twoyear budget also will set aside a couple hundred million dollars for a pay plan that will reward teachers for student performance, Hunt said. The state would hire an outside consultant next fiscal year to help develop the merit-pay plan, he said. Senate Republicans argue their plan will lead to better academic outcomes for students, citing studies that show student performance improves when they are in smaller classes with a quality teacher. Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, D-Buncombe, said the GOP’s budget will move North Carolina backward on education and lay off thousands. “Republicans aren’t reforming education, they’re dismantling our public schools,” Nesbitt said in a prepared statement. “Truth is, the GOP budget will cut from every classroom in North Carolina.” Hunt said a package being incorporated will include cuts to the corporate and individual income tax rates and a tax break for small businesses on their $50,000 of income. The House budget had set aside $230 million for the coming year for such a package but didn’t provide details. Six budget subcommittees will review the GOP plan today but won’t vote. The full appropriations committee will take amendments Wednesday. The first of two required floor votes is expected May 31, said Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham.

Pr e-P ick ed





Trade-In values obtained from © 2011 Kelley Blue Book Co.'s website Blue Book Trade-In Value is based on accurate condition rating and mileage of vehicle. Accurately appraising the condition of the vehicle is an important aspect of determining its Blue Book Trade-In Value. If a Blue Book Trade-In value is not available for your vehicle Enterprise will provide a fair and competitive value for customer's vehicle. Additional trade-in value of $500 is only available on used passenger vehicles or light duty trucks. Additional tradein value of $500 is not available on vehicles without a Blue Book Trade-In value or when Enterprise vehicle is not purchased. Customer is responsible to any extent vehicle pay-off exceeds Enterprise offer. Customer must provide required proof of ownership/registration and all other necessary paperwork to transfer title. Restrictions apply. For details, see an Enterprise Car Sales Manager. Offer void where prohibited. Offer valid from 4/1/11– 4/30/11. 2Finance charge begins from date of purchase and is repaid over the term. The "e" logo, Enterprise, and "Haggle-free buying. Worry-free ownership." are trademarks of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their Respective Owners. Enterprise Car Sales.




CardnlHlth CitzSoBk Culp Inc Delhaize DukeEngy FNB Utd h FamilyDlr Innospec KrispKrm Lowes NorflkSo Nucor PiedNG ProgrssEn

.86f .04b ... 2.02e .98 ... .72 ... ... .44 1.60 1.45 1.16f 2.48

16 ... 8 ... 13 ... 27 11 73 17 17 51 20 16

YTD Last Chg %Chg 44.43 4.60 9.03 82.04 18.80 .51 54.29 31.32 8.05 24.38 71.78 41.55 30.90 47.89

-.49 ... -.08 -.97 -.21 -.04 +.64 -.42 +1.65 -.08 -.48 -.25 -.53 -.55

+16.0 +6.0 -12.8 +11.3 +5.6 +56.9 +9.2 +53.5 +15.3 -2.8 +14.3 -5.2 +10.5 +10.1




YTD Last Chg %Chg



80 44.03 -1.71




31 16.05 -.65


ReynAm s Ruddick SonocoP


16 39.18 -.10 +20.1


16 42.12 -.27 +14.3


17 34.78 -.35




16 14.55 -.26




76 27.20 -.69




64 28.28 -.73 -27.3



... 39.32 -.94 -11.4

WellsFargo .48f

11 27.53 -.47 -11.2

HOW TO REACH US Phone ....................................(704) 633-8950 for all departments (704) 797-4287 Sports direct line (704) 797-4213 Circulation direct line (704) 797-4220 Classified direct line Business hours ..................Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fax numbers........................(704) 630-0157 Classified ads (704) 633-7373 Retail ads (704) 639-0003 News After-hours voice mail......(704) 797-4235 Advertising (704) 797-4255 News Salisbury Post Yr. 141.00 93.60

Published daily since 1905, afternoon and saturday and sunday Morning by The Post Publishing Co., Inc. Subscription Rates By Mail: (Payable in advance) salisbury, NC 28145-4639 - Phone 633-8950 In U.S. and possessions • 1 Mo. 3 Mo. 6 Mo. Yr. Carriers and dealers are independent contractors Daily & Sun. 29.00 87.00 174.00 348.00 and the Post Publishing Co.,inc. Daily Only 25.00 75.00 150.00 300.00 is not responsible for Sunday Only 16.00 48.00 96.00 192.00 advance payments made to them. Member, Audit Bureau of Circulation • salisbury Post (issN 0747-0738) is published daily; second Class Postage paid at salisbury, NC POstMasteR: send address changes to: salisbury Post, P.O. box 4639, salisbury, NC 28145-4639


Daily & Sun. Sunday Only

Home Delivered Rates: 1 Mo. 3 Mo. 6 Mo. 12.00 36.00 70.50 8.00 24.00 46.80

Expires 6/30/2011

Now Open! R128623




Events commemorate Civil War

TUESDAY May 24, 2011


Kannapolis schools losing 68 positions BY SARAH CAMPBELL

PHoTos CourTesy oF THe N.C. DePArTmeNT oF CulTurAl resourCes

A recent re-enactment shows union soldiers advancing over the parapets at Fort Fisher state Historic site. Fort Fisher was the largest earthen fortification in the world and defended the Cape Fear river and port of Wilmington from 1862-65. BY PAUL V. BROWN JR. Carolina Travel News Service

Historic Interpreter Clyde Williams leads a tour at Fort Fisher. The first known instance of African-American troops firing on a Confederate fort occurred in North Carolina. union. Yet it sent more Confederate troops — as many as 135,000 — to battle than any other Southern state. About 35,000 North Carolinians died, a figure that accounts for about an eighth of all Confederate war deaths. About 1,000 of the total died while serving in four Union army regiments raised in the state or in four U.S. Colored Troop regiments. The scope and number of sesquicentennial events are sprawling. Through May 13,

for instance, a free exhibit called “From Slaves to Freedmen: U.S. Colored Troops & the Freedmen’s Colony on Roanoke Island” will be on display in the Grand Hall of Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo (call 252-475-1500 for information). On the opposite end of the state, “Call to Arms!” on June 11 and 12, is a living history program featuring a 26th N.C. Regiment encampment that will explore western North Carolina citi-


School board hears of expected job cutbacks BY SARAH CAMPBELL

EAST SPENCER — On the evening before the release of the Senate’s state budget proposal, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education talked about what the cutbacks could mean here. Tara Trexler, the district’s chief financial officer, said the budget would cut funding for teacher assistants in first through third grades in order to fund teacher positions to lower class size. But, the teacher/student ratio would only drop slightly from 1:18 to 1:17 next year, she said. “It’s going to be a staggered process,” Trexler said. School board member Dr. Richard Miller pointed out that means there will be one adult for every 17 children rather than two for 18. Board member Kay Wright Norman said she’s concerned about where the budget is heading.

“By the time we get to that smaller class, we will have already lost some of the gains that we have made,” she said. Trexler said another concern for the school system is the proposal to extend the school calendar by five days. “It would remove five teacher workdays and make them instructional days,” she said. “A few years back we saw the calendar for teachers reduced from 220 to 215 day so we are already down five teacher workdays.” Trexler said the additional days would also mean increased transportation costs. “There are multiple layers with this, I’m not sure they have had the opportunity to work it down to all the impact,” she said. “I’m not sure they considered all that costs that will go along with this.” A merit-based pay plan is also on



Kannapolis discusses proposed budget Cuts spending, leaves tax rate unchanged BY HUGH FISHER

KANNAPOLIS — At first glance, City Manager Mike Legg said, Kannapolis’ proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year doesn’t look exciting. There aren’t many changes that stand out to the average resident. The proposal leaves the property tax rate unchanged at 49 cents per $100 of value. The biggest cost increase is a $3.20 per month fee for the city’s new curbside recycling program — a service many residents have requested and most cities Kannapolis’ size offer. The important thing, Legg told members of the Kannapolis City Council at Monday’s meeting, is that the budget proposal lays the groundwork for future recovery. “We’re in an economic cycle that continues to be stagnant at best,” Legg said. No matter what the economists say, he told council members, there’s a lag time between when the recession “officially” ends and local people see jobs and investments. This coming year’s budget “builds a firm foundation long-term, although average citizens won’t see major changes,” Legg said. The proposed budget is $45 million — a decrease of $354,220 from the current year’s budget. It means a third straight year without pay increases for employees; however, there are no fur-


Kannapolis mayor hospitalized Grissom’s contract extended B Y S ARAH C AMPBELL

EAST SPENCER — The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education voted 6-1 Monday to extend Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom’s contract by one year. Chairman Dr. Jim Emerson said he and vicechairwoman Jean Kennedy met with Grissom last week to perform her evaluation. “She has an exceptional overall record,” Kennedy said. “In light of the fact that we know that our superintendent will not accept a pay increase I move that the board extend her contract by at least one year.” School board member Mike Caskey cast the lone dissenting vote. “I appreciate everything you do, but I am going to vote against your extention,” he said. “It’s



KANNAPOLIS — Mayor Bob Misenheimer is doing well after being hospitalized last week for high blood pressure. The two-term Kannapolis mayor remains hospitalized at CMC-Northeast, where he has been since late last week. Misenheimer was first elected mayor in 2005. At Monday’s Kannapolis City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Gene McCombs told council members that the mayor was in good condition and good spirits. McCombs said he had spoken to Misenheimer earlier that day. “He looks forward to getting back into the swing of things as soon as possible,” McCombs said. Earlier Monday, Misenheimer’s daughter, Mary Lawton, told the Post by phone that he was recovering well. “He’s doing great,” Lawton said. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704797-4244.


Travel North Carolina over the next four years and you’re destined for a rendezvous with America’s costliest war in human terms. North Carolina’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will be an understated affair. There is little to celebrate about the bloody war, whose causes and aftermath still elicit strong emotions. But led by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, state archivists, historians and park officials have developed a slate of events and exhibits over the next four years to give modern-day North Carolinians an insight into an era whose people performed laudable feats of bravery and suffered gut-wrenching loss and deprivation. The theme of the commemoration is “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory.” Like many states, North Carolina heavily promotes its Civil War tourism. Only a few major battles shook the state, but several significant events for the Confederacy took place here. And North Carolina stands out in the war effort. It was one of the last states to secede from the

zens’ attempts to raise a volunteer company of infantry. It will be held at the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace in Weaverville in western North Carolina. Vance was the state’s popular Civil War governor. Information about the event is available by calling 828-645-6706. Thirteen of the state’s 27 historic sites will launch a new, comprehensive education initiative this year to draw attention to North Carolina’s experience in the war. Seven sites have organized specific programs on the war, including Bennett Place, a Durham homestead where the largest surrender of the war took place; the State Capitol in Raleigh; and the CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston, where the remains of one of the Confederate Navy’s few ironclad vessels is on display. Other cultural sites with no direct connection to the war will host events, too, including Tryon Palace in New Bern; and Somerset Place in Creswell, one of the upper South’s largest plantations. On June 11, Historic Halifax will unveil wayside exhibits that present the local history of the maritime Underground

KANNAPOLIS — Forty-nine teacher assistants and 19 teachers were issued pink slips by the Kannapolis City school system last month. The district released a detailed list of cuts — which will take effect at the end of the current school year and help fill an estimated $2.1 million shortfall — Monday after a request from a Post reporter. Eleven of the 19 teacher positions being slashed are from the More at Four program. Ellen Boyd, the district’s director of community relations, said all of the teachers and teacher assistants associated with the program have been cut. “We planned for the elimination of that program because of information from DPI that said funding for More at Four could be ended,” she said. “However, if funding is preserved for More at Four, we will rehire as many More at Four staff as the budget allows.” State legislators have considered merging the early childhood education programs Smart Start and More at Four in an effort to save money. Boyd said the majority of teacher assistant jobs being slashed will come from elementary schools, where they are more heavily concentrated. “Teacher assistants are the largest group affected because the teacher assistant line item is expected to be cut in the state budget more severely than any other personnel category,” Boyd said.

Gerald Delton Smith Sr.


OBITUARIES George Wilson Waller

KANNAPOLIS — Gerald Delton Smith Sr., died in his Kannapolis home on May 22, 2011, after a six month battle with cancer. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife of almost 41 years, Wilma Furr Smith; and his four children, Elizabeth Smith Goodson, April Denise Smith, Gerald Delton Smith Jr. and Candice Smith Bennett. Also surviving him are his nine grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Calab, Isaac and Elijah Bennett, Leah and Baron Woods, and Madison, Sophia and Grant Goodson. Gerald was the youngest child of the late Howard Alvis Smith and late Mary Fortson Smith of Kannapolis. A brother, Gene Smith, preceded him in death in September of last year. Surviving siblings are Howard Smith, Flavel Smith, Zadie Smith Pettigrew and Dee Smith Vernon, all of Kannapolis. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was a 1965 graduate of A.L. Brown High School, where he was very active in sports, lettering three times each in football, basketball and baseball. He served active duty in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969 and was employed by Cannon Mills and its related successor companies for 35 years. He was most recently employed by S&ME in Charlotte as a mechanic, where he truly enjoyed his work and thought highly of his fellow employees. He was best known for his strong work ethic and humble nature, always thinking of others before himself. He enjoyed fishing, singing, but most of all spending time with his family. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home in Kannapolis on Thursday, May 26. The Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 27 at Mount Olive FreeWill Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Carolina Memorial Park in the Garden of Faith. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Gerald's memory to the Melanoma Research Foundation at Online condolences may be left at

SALISBURY — Robert Lee Miller, 82, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. Born Nov. 21, 1928, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Ethel Hamilton Miller and Spry John Miller. Robert was in the Army from 19481950, during the Operation Berlin, Germany, Airlift. In his younger days, he was a minister and evangelist. All of his friends called him Preacher Miller. He was employed by Southern Railroad and was also a truck driver. In 2009, Preacher Miller was a chaplain at Derek Truck Stop, until his health began to decline. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Preacher Miller attended Bible Methodist Church. Preceding him in death was a sister, Levenia Bennett, who died in 1997. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lois Nannie Miller, whom he married April 13, 1952; daughter Sheila Joy Dobson (Ron); brothers J.C. Miller (Pat) of Salisbury, Alfred Miller (Kay) of Ancortes, Wash., Gene Miller of Salisbury; granddaughters Christina Robertson Machamer (Bryan) and Sherie Ann Dobson; stepgranddaughter Cassi Barringer (Daniel); step-grandsons Christian, Preston and Noah; great-grandchildren Dawson and Danica Machamer; and special niece Tracey Tafooa of South Carolina. Visitation and Service: Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at Lyerly Funeral Home. The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the James C. Lyerly Chapel. The Revs. B.J. Walker, Earl Newton and Leroy Archibald will officiate. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park, with military honors conducted by Lyerly Funeral Home Honor Guard. Memorials: Rowan Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burkesway Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146; or Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Alzheimer's Unit, 820 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Miller family. Online condolences may be made at

Mr. Robert Lee Miller Tuesday Visitation: 1:30-2:30 PM Service: 3:00 PM James C. Lyerly Chapel

Monuments • Bronze Markers

EC Memorials 704-202-5603


Robert Lee Miller

WOODLEAF — Mr. George Wilson Waller, 77, of Woodleaf, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Charlotte, he was the son of the late George Henderson Waller and Cornelia Gregory Waller. George “Wilson” retired from Hefner VA Med Center in the Prosthetics Department, after serving 25 years in the U.S. Army in Korea, Vietnam and Germany. He graduated from Camp Lejuene High School Class of 1953 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. George was active in Little Theater overseas for many years and played major roles in “A Man for All Seasons,” “The Lion in Winter,” “Dracula,” “For Love of Colonels,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” etc., and directed the production of “The Rainmaker.” He was a collector of action, historic and political figures. He loved miniatures and created elaborate accouterments and sets/scenes for them. He very much enjoyed his participation in the VAMC celebrations of Native American Day every year, being a Chief in the Metis nation. He enjoyed gardening, reading and thunderstorms. George was known for his wit and love of words and puns. His kindness and fun made him remembered and liked everywhere. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Lianne Waller; and three sisters, Jean Dixon, Marie Foster and Joy Waller. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne Waller; two sons, Brian K. Waller of Salisbury and Paul G. Waller of the home; daughter Christiane Hogan of Conway, Ark.; two brothers, Henry L. Waller (Judy) of Tampa, Fla., and David G. Waller (Barbara) of Salisbury; and six grandchildren, Jackie and Christopher McGuane of Aurora, Ill., Sarah Sauer of Germany, Luke and Grant Hogan of Conway, Ark., and Maxwell Waller of Salisbury. Services and Visitation: Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in Summersett Memorial Chapel with visitation following immediately after until 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with FaMargaret S. Henderson ther Benjamin Roberts officiating. Burial with military honors SALISBURY — Margaret will follow at Unity Presbyterian Church. Louise Swicegood Henderson, Memorials: May be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 85, of Salisbury, died Sunday, Building Fund, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147. May 22, 2011, at Rowan ReSummersett Funeral Home is serving the Waller family. gional Medical Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralCenter. Born Feb. 20, 1926, in Iredell Coun- Daniel Broadus Hinson ty, She was the KANNAPOLIS — Daniel Broadus Hinson, 82, of Kannapodaughter of lis, died Saturday, May 21, 2011. the late Essie Mr. Hinson was born June 16, 1928, in Chesterfield County, Mae Swice- S.C., son of the late W. Daniel and Hannah Privett Hinson. He good Spry. She was educated attended Zoar Middle and Chesterfield High at Enochville School. School. Mrs. Henderson was emMr. Hinson enjoyed a successful career as a ployed by Kress Five and Licensed Electrical Contractor and was emDime, and later retired from ployed by Cannon Mills Electrical Department the W.G. Hefner VA Medical for 25 years. He was most proud of starting his Center, where she served vetown company in 1972 and serving as President erans for over 20 years in of Hinson Electrical Contractors of Kannapolis, both the Mens' Haberdashery Inc. until his retirement in 1993. and Canteen. Mr. Hinson was a member of Bethpage United Methodist She was a member of Church, where he had been involved in church activities and Maupin Avenue Presbyterian served as chairman of the Educational Building Committee. Church and the Ladies Sun- He was a member of Cannon Memorial Masonic Lodge 626 day School Class. and was a former member of K-Town Vagabond Club. Mrs. Henderson was preHe enjoyed meeting and interaction with all people. He ceded in death by her sons, was a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan and liked sports of all Donald Eugene Henderson on kinds. He loved and was loved by friends and family and found June 30, 1989, and Robert great joy in mentoring his sons, Don and Steve. William Henderson on May He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Gladys 16, 1996; brother Paul Alexan- Brown Hinson; his sons, Donald K. Hinson and wife Bobbie der Swicegood; sisters Sadie Hinson of Charlotte and Steven L. Hinson and wife Lisa HinMae Swicegood Tickle, Lu- son of China Grove. Broadus is also survived by his five cille Swicegood Briggs grandchildren, Scott Hinson and wife Whitney Hinson of CharArnold, Bertie Loreen Spry lotte, Erin Hinson Banker and husband Chris Banker of BelOgle and Linda Gail Spry mont, Rachel Hinson of Kannapolis and Jacob and Gracie Craig. Hinson of China Grove; great-grandchildren Noah Banker of Those left to cherish her Belmont and Emery Hinson of Charlotte; brother Walter Hinmemory are her husband of son and wife Gail Hinson of Charlotte; sisters Dean H. 68 years, Hubert S. “H.S.” McBride of Fayetteville, Leona H. Boatwright and husband Henderson, Jr.; daughters-in- James of Patrick, S.C., Sue H. Watford and husband Jimmy of law Nancy Henderson Poe Patrick, S.C.; sisters-in-law Betty Jean Hinson of Columbia, and Tessa Pendleton Hender- S.C., and Frances Hinson of Kannapolis. son, both of Salisbury; sisters Daniel Broadus Hinson was preceded in death by his brothRuby Aileen Swicegood Goss ers, Charles P. Hinson of Columbia, S.C., Reece Hinson of Kanof Oakboro and G. Joyce Spry napolis and infant brother Jessie; sisters Margie Caulder and James of Joelton, Tenn.; husband Everett of Chesterfield, S.C., Ruth Alexander and grandsons Tim Henderson husband Leroy of China Grove; brother-in-law Harold and wife Sandra, Sean Hen- McBride of Fayetteville; and infant sister Hazel. derson and wife Kim and Service and Visitation: The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Kevin Henderson; four great- Wednesday, May 25 at Bethpage United Methodist Church, grandchildren; and many Kannapolis. The family will receive friends immediately foladoring nieces and nephews. lowing the service. A private burial will precede the funeral Visitation: The family will service. receive friends from 10-11 Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a.m. Wednesday at Summer- memorials be made to the Bethpage United Methodist Church sett Funeral Home on West Memorial Fund. Innes Street in Salisbury. Arrangements are in the care of Whitley's Funeral Home of Service: Funeral services Kannapolis. will be conducted 11 a.m. The family also wishes to thank Carolinas Medical CenterWednesday at Summersett Northeast, Caremoor and Cabarrus Hospice and Palliative Memorial Chapel with the Care for the excellent care given to Mr. Hinson. Rev. Randy Foster, minister of Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park. Memorials: May be made to Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave., Salisbury NC 28144. 1408 N Long St., Salisbury Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the family Email: with funeral Arrangements. Dwight Garrison, Owner Online condolences may be made at

Sidney Allen Foltz, Jr.

James Elfrid Bailey

CARY — Sidney Allen Foltz, Jr., 83, formerly of Cary, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Salisbury to the late Sidney A. Foltz Sr. and Clara (Miller) Foltz. Sidney served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, was employed with American Guaranty Insurance for over 30 years and during that time served as past president of the Insurance Claims Association of N.C. He was a member of Cary Masonic Lodge 198 and a member of The Order of Eastern Star, where he served in many positions including Past Grand Patron, 1991-1992. He was awarded the Long Leaf Pine Award by Governor Jim Hunt. Sidney was also active with Boy Scouts of America Troop 210 and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cary for 52 years. Sidney is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Owen Foltz of Willow Spring; son The Rev. Tripp Foltz (Sheila) of Siler City; daughter Joy Pierce (Scott) of Garner; granddaughters Bethany Brewer (Joe), Sydni Foltz and Samantha Foltz; great-grandson Scotty Brewer; and brother Jimmy Foltz (Gail) of Salisbury. Service: A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at First United Methodist Church in Cary. Entombment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road Cary, NC. Memorials: Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to The Masonic Home for Children of Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565; or Camp Rainbow NC, 337 Camp Rainbow Road, Boone, NC 28607. Condolences and fond memories may be offered at

SALISBURY — Mr. James Elfrid Bailey, age 56, of Grim Street, passed Friday, May 20, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main, Charlotte. was He born June 5, 1954, in Salisbury to the late Willie Mae Bailey Jones and Edward Greenard. James attended the public schools of Rowan County. He was last employed with Esco and was a member of Fairview Heights Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, a son, Jericho Bailey, and a sister, Deborah Harrison, also preceded him in death. Survivors are a son, James E. Bailey, Salisbury; daughter Jennifer Bailey (Angela), Charlotte; brothers Richard Rankin (Ida), El Paso, Tex., Glenn Bailey (Deborah), Robert Lee Bailey and Anthony Bailey, all of Salisbury; sister Mamie Walker, Severn, Md.; six grandchildren; a special friend, Beverly Goodjohn, Salisbury; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be Thursday, 12:30 p.m. and memorial service at 1 p.m. at Fairview Heights Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Clarence Marlin, Officiating. Public Viewing: Wednesday at Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family will be at the home of Julia Williams of 509 E. Fisher St., Salisbury. Online condolences may be made at


Robert Lee Warren CONCORD — Judge Robert Lee Warren, age 95, passed away Saturday, May, 21, 2011, at the Brian Center. Service and Visitation: A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord, NC 28025. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilkinson Funeral Home, 100 Branchview Drive N.E., Concord, NC 28025. Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the Warren family. Condolences may be left at


4A • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

523 S. Main Street, Ste. 2 Salisbury, NC 28144

Margaret McKinney Foster 11:00 AM Tuesday Milford Hills United Methodist Church Visitation: 10-11 AM Tuesday At the Church ——

Minnie Williams Edwards Graveside Service 3:00 PM Tuesday Phillips & Williams Cemetery Burnsville, NC ——

Margaret Swicegood Henderson 11:00 AM Wednesday Summersett Mem. Chapel Visitation: 10-11:00 AM Wednesday ——

George Wilson Waller 11:00 AM Wednesday Sacred Heart Catholic Ch. Prayer Service: 7 PM Tuesday Visitation: 7:30-9 PM Tuesday Summersett Funeral Home

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 5A



Police find man passed out in car SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was arrested after being found intoxicated and passed out behind the wheel of a car. The Salisbury Police report said the man also assaulted the officer who woke him. Jose Tolentino Corrales, 35, of 107 Elm St., was charged with driving while impaired and resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer. He was in the Rowan County jail Monday under $1,000 bond. According to the report,

Man exposes himself at Salvation Army thrift store — A SALISBURY Charleston, S.C., man has been charged with indecent exposure here after police say he sat on a couch at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Thursday afternoon with his pants around his ankles and leg propped up on the couch, exposing himself. The call came in to police around JOHNSON 2 p.m. Thursday from the Salvation Army at 520 S. Main St. As police pulled into the parking lot, the man was


leaving, a report said. Police stopped to question him. Randall Boyd Johnson, 55, of 2285 Pristine View, of Charleston, S.C., was arrested and placed under a $1,000 secured bond. Johnson has been banned from the Salvation Army store.

Police investigate two armed robberies SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that happened about an hour apart Saturday night. According to police, the first robbery rook place at 10:30 p.m. outside of Big Lots at Salisbury Mall, 1935 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Police said two female employees had just locked up the store and were walking to their cars when two men came up to them, one holding a shotgun. The men demanded the store’s deposit bag, but the women didn’t have it. So the robbers took the women’s purses and ran, jumping over a fence into the Clancy Hills Apartments. Neither female was injured. The second robbery happened outside of Dollar Tree, 211 Faith Road, shortly before 11 p.m. Police said two employees were walking to their cars when they were approached by a man wearing a hoodie and a bandana across his face. The man pulled a handgun out, the report said, pointed it at the employees and demanded the store deposit. One of the employees handed over the deposit, and the man took off running. Investigators ask anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333.

Surveillance footage leads to charges B Y S HAVONNE P OTTS

A Rowan County man was convicted in Superior Court Monday after being caught on surveillance camera breaking into his neighbor’s home while the man was on vacation. T o d d Clayton Hagans, 27, pleaded guilty to November 2010 charges of attempted conspiracy to traffic HAGANS opium/heroin, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. The victim, Cletus Williams, of Glover Road, was in court and told the

judge he wanted his items returned. A stolen air compressor apparently was pawned. Williams had been out of town for several days, and when he returned Oct. 29, he noticed some things in his home had been moved. While at home, he noticed a lamp had been knocked down. He thought he’d knocked it over, but when he began to look around the house several things were out of place. Williams discovered someone brok into his house through a basement window and stole a small coin bank and the air compressor. Williams gave investigators video surveillance of his property showing Hagans walking around the side of his house. Detectives met with Hagans’ next door,

but a search of his home yielded no evidence linking him to the break-in. Hagans attorney, Bays Shoaf said the drug charge stemmed from an undercover buy in 2008. Shoaf said his client had a foot injury and doctors prescribed pain medications. “I imagine he was there to buy the pills for himself,” Shoaf said. Hagan went with someone else to buy the pills. “He is trying to better himself,” Shoaf said. Superior Court Judge Joseph Crosswhite sentenced Hagans to a minimum of 2.4 years and a maximum of 3.6 years in the Department of Correction. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

A Rowan County man accused of harassing his exwife and attempting to run over her new boyfriend was found guilty Monday. Justin Paul Miller, 30, faced multiple charges stemming from various incidents involving his exwife, whom the Post is not naming, which occurred during a six-month period. The wife had private warrants issued against Miller for communicating threats and violating a domestic violence protection order. Miller was convicted of communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree trespass, harassing phone calls, violating a domestic violence protective order, false report to police, misuse of 911 system and speeding 103 mph in a 55 mph zone. Miller accepted an Alford plea, which essentially is when a person does not admit guilt but acknowledges there is sufficient evidence to convince a court of his guilt. Superior Court Judge Joseph Crosswhite consolidated the charges into two, sentencing Miller to 150 days with credit for the five months he served in jail and 150 days in the Department of Correction, which was suspended to 30 months supervised probation. He was ordered to complete an abuser treatment program as well as substance abuse assessment. The judge also told him not to harass or assault his exwife. One of the incidents occurred May 2010 when Miller threatened his exwife by telephone and then showed up to her house. He also repeatedly called and threatened her. Court documents also said Miller called the boyfriend 20 times in one

day. According to court records, Miller threatened to kill his ex-wife’s boyfriend and tried to run him over with his car. In another incident, Miller is said to have tried to break the front door down at his ex-wife’s home. When he couldn’t get through the door, he used a ladder to gain access through a window. “I’m not sure it was a drug problem, said Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould. Miller told the judge he quit taking his medication when his wife left, but he did not indicate what type of medication he was taking. He said he had some highs and lows. “I don’t blame it on her. It’s a bad situation that got worse,” he said. The judge asked if Miller understood the importance of taking his medications and inquired if he was at a high point in his life. Miller said he has gotten back on his medications and takes them regularly. Miller’s attorney James Davis said his client’s behavior was precipitated by an affair and his ex-wife issued the private warrants one right after the other. Davis also said he’s known Miller since he was a child, he was a general contractor and has two upcom-

ing projects. “He has done very well now,” Davis said. “I hope you can get this behind you and move on,” Crosswhite told Miller. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-7974253.

Senate agrees to let distilleries sell bottles in NC RALEIGH (AP) — Liquor bottles could be sold by North Carolina distilleries under legislation that would allow them to sell their products after visitors take a tour. The Senate voted 32-18 on Monday in favor of permitting distilleries to sell what they make at the same price a customer would pay inside an Alcoholic Beverage Control store. Sen. Martin Nesbitt of Asheville sought the bill to help a large distiller getting started in his area and to promote tourism. Sales could only occur in areas where ABC stores have been approved. Republicans were divided on the issue. Sen. Buck Newton of Wilson said on the Senate floor he was worried the bill would weaken ABC laws. The bill now goes to the House.


Up to $ energy tax credit on qualifying TRANE® systems Financing on approved credit

Call today for a FREE estimate!


SALISBURY — An East Spencer man on probation was arrested Saturday morning after running from a probation officer with a crack rock in his pocket, a Salisbury Police Department report said. Bryon Anthony Anderson, 26, of 1115 Barbour St., was charged with a probation violation and possession of a schedule II controlled ANDERSON substance. He is in jail under a $17,000 bond. Police said a probation officer was attempting to serve a probation violation warrant on Anderson and called the Salisbury Police Department for assistance. Anderson ran down East Ridge Road, police said, and the officers were able to search him and find a crack rock weighing 1 gram.

several people called police early Saturday morning to report a man lying down in a car near 1935 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. around 4 a.m. Police responded and found Corrales asleep behind the wheel inside the running car, with an open beer sitting in the console, the CORRALES report said. An officer tried to wake up Corrales, but was unsuccessful, so he applied a sternum rub. Corrales woke up and slapped the officer on the shoulder. Another officer restrained Corrales, who continued to struggle until one of the officers shot him with a stun gun. An alcohol sensor test was conducted on Corrales and he blew a 0.15 and 0.16, according to police. That’s double the legal .08 blood-alcohol limit.

704.633.2506 •

Need Dental Work? • Tooth Colored Crowns start at $550 • Dental Implants for $750 • Zoom Whitening $450 • Cleanings, Fillings and Extractions

Strawberries PRE-PICKED Spring Onions, Lettuces & Other Fresh Produce

Payment Plan with CareCredit

704-239-0097 or 704-213-4926 MON - FRI 9AM-6PM SAT 9AM-4PM Old Mocksville Rd., Salisbury

EAGLE PRODUCE FARM (2.4 miles from hospital)


East Spencer man with crack rocks runs from probation officer

Man found guilty of harassing ex-wife




201 Security Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083 704/938-3189


S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 4 A T 8 P M



Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

FREE & Open to the public

Jim& Gerry Hurley


Orchestra will perform at Salisbury Post loading dock located in the 100 block of South Church Street. P L AT I N U M S P O N S O R S


S A L I S B U R Y T O U R I S M & C U LT U R A L D E V E L O P M E N T C O M M I S S I O N R95010

nothing against you, but with the economy the way it is I don’t think we should be extending large personnel contracts right now.” This is the third year Grissom has turned down the 3 percent performance-based raise, but her contract includes an automatic 2.5 percent raise. Grissom will earn $129,660 from the state and $64,166 from local funds, for a total of $193,826 this year. Her contract will now be extended to 2015. The board also presented Grissom with a floral arrangement and chocolates during the meeting. “We appreciate all that you do and all that you’ve done,” board member Kay Wright Norman said. “I don’t know what we would do if we did not have such a creative, foward-thinking superintendent in the times that we’re in and that times we’re approaching.” Grissom thanked the board and her staff for their support. “We have a wonderful group,” she said. “This is for everybody, not just for me.”





M I L L E R D A V I S A G E N C Y, C I T Y O F S A L I S B U R Y, D O W N T O W N S A L I S B U R Y, I N C . F O O D M AY B E P U R C H A S E D F R O M T H E S E V E N D O R S

C A S TAWAY S / B I T E M Y B U T T B B Q , M E AT O N A S T I C K , D O L C E I TA L I A N I C E , H A P ’ S H OT D O G S, S C O G G I N S FA R M S I C E C R E A M , PA PA J O H N ’ S, S O F T D R I N K S D O N AT E D B Y C H E E R W I N E


BUDGET FROM 3a loughs or layoffs. However, under the proposed budget, each city employee would receive a onetime $300 bonus this year. And there will be noticeable cuts. For example, $12,000 is being cut from Kannapolis Parks and Recreation. Director Gary Mills said this will mean the elimination of Healthy Kids Day, a joint program with the Kannapolis YMCA, and an end to the city’s participation in other programs. Legg said cuts had been made to operating budgets across the board, some as high at 10 percent. These cuts are aimed at making Kannapolis able to deal with whatever happens to the economy in the years ahead. Just as Rowan County is going through tax revaluation this year, Cabarrus County’s property values will be reassessed in 2012. Estimates say that, countywide, property values could decrease by as much as $400 million with that new assessment. That would mean a property tax hike would be needed just to keep the same amount of money coming in. To prepare, the proposed budget includes the seed of a contingency fund — $193,545 that would ordinarily be put into the city’s fund balance, its savings. Instead, Legg said, that money will be budgeted specifically to deal with unforeseen problems such as increased fuel prices, landfill fees or other urgent needs. As with any funds, the council would have to vote to spend that money. Councilman Ken Geathers asked how making that fund was different from just putting the money in the fund balance. The main difference, Legg said, is that it calls attention to those funds to have them in the main budget, instead of lumped in with other savings. And, Legg said, at the end of the year, those monies could form the basis of an ongoing contingency or project fund. Councilman Tom Kincaid said the budget was a good plan for the city. “It also says a lot for how the city, in recent months, has controlled its spending, to be in the shape we’re in right now,” Kincaid said.

11 — More at Four teachers 2 — Physical education teachers, one from Kannapolis Middle and Kannapolis Intermediate 2 — Exceptional children's teachers, one from Fred L. Wilcuts, she has taken a look at “every job in every area” of the district and relied on the district’s reduction in force policy. The policy cites things such as performance ratings, program enrollment and length of service as factors to be considered in reduction of force.

Kannapolis budget highlights: • The proposed 2011-12 budget for Kannapolis leaves property tax rates unchanged: 49 cents per $100 of property value. However, a new $3.20 per month curbside recycling fee and a $1.35 per month increase in the base (flat) water rate are included in the proposed budget. • Under the proposal, Kannapolis may begin to collect its own taxes this coming year instead of contracting with Rowan and Cabarrus counties to do so. However, City Manager Mike Legg told members of the Kannapolis City Council that negotiations with Cabarrus County on a cost-saving plan remain under way. The city may continue to use county tax collection services if such a deal is approved. • Legg said this year’s budget eliminates the use of non-recurring funding sources. In past years, the city has used money from the sale of land, or other such one-time income, to balance the budget. • A public hearing will be held Monday, June 20, at 6 p.m. during the regular Kannapolis City Council meeting to give citizens a chance to speak on the budget.

But the current budget, Legg warned, doesn’t address needs the city will have in coming years. Among those needs: a new station and equipment for the Kannapolis Police Dept., and the best way to make use of the newly-acquired Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. Those expenditures will have to wait for better economic times, and in the case of the public safety spending, perhaps a voter referendum, Legg told council members. Questions regarding the budget proposal, at first glance, were few. Members voted 6-to-0 to hold a public hearing on the proposed budget at the next session, on Monday, June 13. Mayor Bob Misenheimer was not present; he remained hospitalized for symptoms related to high blood pressure. A final vote on the budget is slated for June 27, just days before the fiscal year begins. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.

Gel Nails w/white tips........$2999 Full Set ............................$1999 Fill-in ...............................$1299

“We did anticipate that cut, so it’s built into what we've already done,” she said. Officials with the school system say if state budget allocations come in higher than projected they could be keeping some of the personnel set to lose their jobs at the end of this school year. Cain has described the district’s reduction in force plan as a “worst-case scenario” snapshot. “We’ve been told to plan for the worst and hope for the best and that’s what we’re doing,” she said. “We hope our final budget will be better than expected and that we can keep our people in place.”


SAME AS CASH FINANCING with approved credit

Same Day Service On Repairs & Relines Repairs $50 & up Relines $175 per Denture

Dentures $475 ea.; $950 set Partials $495 & up Extractions $150 & up Most Insurance Accepted Now Accepting Medicaid

Dr. B. D. Smith, General Dentistry


J.A. FISHER 32 Years – 7000 Jobs NO Leaf

GUTTERS 704-788-3217

Windows & Doors • Siding • Roofing

• Patio Covers • Sunrooms Just Google Us R129581

1905 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis

(704) 938-6136



Protection for Homes, Mobile Homes & Farm Property Against FIRE, LIGHTNING, WIND, HAIL, SMOKE & OTHER PERILS.

LOW DEDUCTIBLE – Call 704-633-2676 For A Quote


Refreshments Served


1040 Freeland Dr., Ste 112 Salisbury, NC 28144


Gel Color Nails ................$2199 Spa Pedicure .......................$1999 Kid Spa ...............................$1500 Spa Head (45 min) ................ $2999 Eyelashes ...............................$1999

FREE Hot Stone Massage with pedicure service

• Heard about summer programs from Dr. Rebecca Smith, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “We are providing opportunities for our students this summer to keep them engaged,” she said. Opportunities include academically and intellectually gifted camps, camps at Horizons, and remediation programs at several of the high schools and an exceptional children’s camp.

The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education also: • Approved a bid of $170,183 by Advantage Sports Surfaces of Charlotte to replace the track at East Rowan High School. Gene Miller, assistant superintendent for operations, said the track has been patched numerous times since 1997 and has become a safety hazard. The work is expected to be completed by the start of school this fall.

Boyd said 118 people were originally affected by the reduction plan, but that number has dwindled to 109 due to retirements and resignations. And though Rowan County Manager Gary Page has proposed cutting $47,000 from the district next year, Contact reporter Sarah Boyd said no additional layCampbell at 704-797-7683. offs are expected.

At a glance

Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

In other business:

426 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC

Serving Salisbury and Rowan County Since 1902

Please bring ad to receive special pricing. Exp. 6/30/11 R131151

Six custodians, three instructional technology specialists, two administrative assistants, two guidance counselors and one media coordinator are also being laid off. Assistant principals from every school in the district will have one month of reduced pay. Thirteen teacher assistants will have their schedules reduced by either 6.25 percent, 12 percent or 25 percent. Two bus monitors will have their schedules slashed by 25 percent. Superintendent Dr. Pam Cain said when considering

FROM 3a the table, Trexler said. “It would replace the current structure that is based solely on education level and years of experience,” she said. Board chairman Dr. Jim Emerson said paying teachers based on student test scores could create an uneven playing field because of varying student ability levels. “Those criticizing the plan say



son Elementary and Kannapolis Intermediate 1 — English as a second language teacher who works at Forest Park and Jackson Park elementary schools 1 — English teacher at A.L. Brown High School 1 — Teacher from A.L. Brown's Second Change program


We are the

to your

Dream Home. 1755 Hwy 29 S. China Grove


Beautifully decorated historic Salisbury home.

5 BR/2.5 BA. Corner lot. Beautiful fireplaces, woodfloors, patio with fire pit. #49731 CindyT



By the numbers: Teacher layoffs

merit-based pay is not necessarily a bad idea, but it has to be done correctly,” Trexler said. Trexler said though many GOP leaders say the penny sales tax, set to expire in June, is a mute point, educators are still fighting to keep it from sunsetting. “It’s not a dead issue because the budget process is not over yet, there is still hope for us that it could be one of the solutions,” she said.

Jim Crawford 704-223-0459

With eight children we had to buy our own grocery store.

Kerry Robson Barbara Miller Collins Cindy Thompson 704-433-7372 704-640-4339 704-202-0428

Jean Miller Barry Abrams 980-234-0998 704-634-2279

Ellen Carter 704-200-8269

Sheila Sadighi Cindy Martens 704-640-7784 704-607-9362

Glennies Howard 704-857-9413

201 East Innes St., Salisbury • 704-636-2525

Come see why we chose this one.

Installation available

If you can imagine it.... You Can Buy It Here!

Ask about our new line of after market accessories for SUVʼs, vans, pick-ups & some import cars

A/C Recharge plus freon



4077 Statesville Blvd. • Salisbury (704) 636-5660 Mon - Sat 10-6pm

Quality Plain & Simple

Oil Filter & Lube Up to 5 qts. of oil most cars 21 point inspection

Any A/C service over $200, freon is FREE



350 OFF


Transmission Rebuild All rebuilds come with FREE transmission fluid with 3 Year/36,000 Mile Warranty

Custom Exhaust starting at


Railroad. Halifax’s history is steeped in the Revolutionary War period. But the Underground Railroad, which had a stop on the Roanoke River in Halifax, was used by enslaved people in the years before the Civil War to escape to freedom in the North. The state has created a sesquicentennial website that includes a comprehensive list of events and commemorations throughout the four years. The web address is Many events have a kids’ component. From June through August, Fort Fisher in Kure Beach will offer daily tours led by costumed interpreters. All 37 state museums and historic sites will hold 2nd Saturdays programs this summer, when a variety of artists, musicians and re-enactors will entertain visitors. The dates are June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13. From Aug. 22 to 28, a number of firsts will be marked during Flags Over Hatteras. The event will feature the first North Carolina BlueGray Descendants Reunion of the 21st century at the Hatteras Village

and you’re likely to find it in a vacation town. Two editions will follow eastern and western routes across the state. The east route began April 1 at the Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville; the west route started in the Ashe County library in West Jefferson. Stops this year include the Smithfield/Johnston Public Library and the Rowan County library in Salisbury, both in June; the Forsyth County Public Library in August; the New Hanover County Public Library in Wilmington in October; and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras in December. The state is hosting three major conferences during the sesquicentennial commemoration. The first was held in Raleigh on Friday, the 150th anniversary of the state’s vote to secede from the Union. The second, in Winston-Salem in May 2013, is meant to coincide with the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which granted freedom to enslaved people in the majority of the South. The final conference, in Wilmington in May 2015, revolves around the fall of Fort Fisher in coastal North Carolina, Gen. William Sherman’s march across the South and the close of the war.



Civic Center on Aug. 22-24. On Aug. 25 through 27, a conference at the civic center led by historians of national note will focus on events in the state that led to the first Union victory of the war, the first use of U.S. Naval blockading strategy and the first known instance of AfricanAmericans firing on a Confederate fort. Registration is $175 and is limited. On Aug. 27 and 28, a free, living history program at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will include Civil War era re-enactors in encampments who will hold drills, give artillery demonstrations, perform period music and present a “Ladies Fashion Show.” To register or for information, visit www.flagsoverhatteras. com. A major component during the next two years is a Civil War Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit, a traveling show that will make one-month stops in 50 public libraries and four history museums across North Carolina. Images included in the exhibit, organized by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, range from wellknown Confederate generals and women who served as Confederate spies to African-Americans, the home front and battlefields. Miss the exhibit in your hometown






6A • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011



TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 7A


Investing in education returns immeasurable dividends throughout life. Your company can help young people experience those dividends when you sponsor a classroom through Newspapers in Education and the Salisbury Post.

CALL 704-797-4221 TO HELP. Thank You to these sponsors for supporting Salisbury Post’s Newspapers In Education program!


Jeff Morris Attorney at Law

F & M Bank

121 W. Council St. Salisbury, NC • 704.647.0808

221 N Main St. 704.633.1772

First Bank Jake Alexander Blvd., 704.633.3209 W. Innes St. • 704.647.3322


Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 4243 S Main St • 704.633.8095 Salisbury

Jim Mundy Insurance & Financial Services 1620 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Unit 108 Salisbury, NC  704.637.9932


A Perfect Dress - Bridals & Formals 590 Corriher Gravel Rd. • China Grove 704.855.2427

Granite Auto Parts Inc. Complete Auto Service • Granite Quarry 704.209.3031 • 704.209.6331

Ace Hardware of Rockwell 229 E. Main St. • Rockwell • 704.279.5269

Granite Knitwear Factory Outlet Store Hwy. 52, Granite Quarry • 704.279.2651

Aladdin Realty 805 2nd Avenue • North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 28582 • 1.800.344.1718

Granite Tire & Alignment Granite Quarry • 704.279.6427

American Homes of Rockwell 7890 U.S. 52 Hwy. • Salisbury 704.279.7997 Aull Printing & Copy Plus Inc. Salisbury • 704.633.2685 Bobby's Mobil Service Alignment & Emission Inspection 712 S Salisbury Ave • 704.637.1415 Spencer Mark W. Byrd, CLU, ChFC, Agent State Farm Insurance • Salisbury • 704.633.3321

Graphic Signs Hwy. 52 • Rockwell • 704.279.1483 Hairston Funeral Home 703 S. Main St • Salisbury • 704.638.6464 Handyman Inc. Chris Brown, Onwer/Operator • Cell: 704.202.3263

Eddleman Outdoor Power Equipment & Repair 1409 N Main • 704.857.6136 • China Grove

Jeter’s Deli and Breakfast Cafe Behind Burger King, 702 Jake Alexander Blvd., West Salisbury • 704.633.1153

Goodman Millwork 201 Lumber St • 704.633.2421 Salisbury

Catawba College Salisbury • 704.637.4393 Granite Muffler & Lube Hwy 52 • 704.279.0660 Granite Quarry Mc'N'Tires Automotive 8645 Hwy 52 • 704.279.6613 Rockwell Mid South Tractor 914 Webb Rd.-Exit 70 Salisbury •704.855.2980 Mike Perry's Transmission Service, Inc 715 Klumac Rd • 704.642.0853 Salisbury

K-Dee’s Jewelers 112-114 E. Innes St., Salisbury 704.636.7110 or 704.633.8232 Kenny’s Auto Care 270 Gold Knob Rd., Salisbury • 704.279.6520 Kepley & Son Tractor Repair & Restoration 2315 Briggs Rd. • Salisbury • 704.633.7756 Kirby Vacuum Center & Service Pastor Willie Heilig - Owner Sales & Repairs • Spencer • 704.636.5511 The Land Trust for Central N.C. 215 Depot St., Salisbury • 704.647.0302

Sharonview Federal Credit Union 2204 S. Main St. Suite 105 1.800.462.4421 Shuford, Caddell & Fraley, LLP 130 S. Main St. Suite 205 Salisbury • 704.636.8050 Superior Walls of N.C. Salisbury • 704.636.6200 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Piedmont Regional Team 2507 Jake Alexander Blvd. S Salisbury Tri-Electric Inc. 704.637.9462 • Salisbury

Landis Plumbing Supply Landis • 704.857.BATH

Rowan Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Salisbury • 704.633.2676

Bruce Lanier Motor Co. 904 W Innes St • 704.638.6863 • Salisbury

Sifford’s Service, Inc. Hwy 52, Rockwell • 704.279.4323 Nights: 704.239.0241

Lingle Electric Repair, Inc. Since 1936 • N. Main St., Salisbury 704.636.5591 • 1.800.354.4276 Little Choo-Choo Shop 500 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704.637.8717 Love’s Auto Repair John S. Love, Owner • Faith • 704.279.2582 Lyerly Funeral Home/Crematories 515 S. Main St., Salisbury • 704.633.9031

McLaughlin’s Farmhouse Hwy. 150 • Mooresville • 704.660.0971

Jacobs Western Store 555 Parks Rd • 704.278.4973 • Woodleaf

J.E. Fisher Insurance Agency Inc Granite Quarry • 704.279.7234

NAPA Benton Parts & Supply 1413 S. Main St. • 704.636.1510 Salisbury

Hill’s Minnow Farm & Sporting Goods 7940 Bringle Ferry Rd • Salisbury • 704.633.7413

Creative Hair Styles 7730 Pop Basinger Rd • 704.279.7167 • Rockwell

Faith Soda Shop Main St. • Faith • 704.279.0232

Chapman Custom Signs Inc. Salisbury • 704.636.6026

Marlow’s BBQ & Seafood 2070 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury 704.642.0466

Hoffman Auto Rental 1631 S. Main St., Salisbury • 704.639.1159

Faith Baptist Church Rev. Joe Smith, Pastor Faith • 704.279.3629

Ben Mynatt Nissan 704.633.7270 Salisbury, NC

Harwood Signs 105 Depot Street • 704.279.7333 Granite Quarry

Carolina Golf Mart “Your Discount Golf Center” 890 West Ritchie Rd.• 704.639.0011 Salisbury

Eller Diesel Repair, Inc. Terry Eller, Owner • Salisbury • 704.633.6721

2 Brothers & A Mower Your Complete Lawn Care & Landscape Provider • Salisbury 704.239.6639 • 704.202.6674

Neil's Paint & Body Shop Faith • 704.279.5605 Peeler's Body & Paint Shop Rockwell • 704.279.8324 Powles Funeral Home “Since 1933” Rockwell • 704.279.7241 Putnam’s Carpet Sales Inc Rockwell • 704.279.3526 • Rockwell William F. Retallick, CPA Knowledge Sets You Free Granite Quarry • 704.279.2187 Ron’s Auto Service 1030 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer • 704.636.7811 Rouzer Motor Parts Co., Inc. Salisbury • 704.636.1041 Lexington • 336.249.2400 Rowan County Fair Association John Love - Fair Manager

ShedTime Inc. Gazebos - Playhouses - Noah’s Ships Storage Buildings - Carports 9089 Old Salisbury Rd., Linwood, NC 704.639.9494 Charles Shuler Pool Company 604 N. Main St. • Salisbury • 704.633.8323 Southeastern Plumbing Supply 531 S. Main St. • Salisbury • 704.637.6496 Fred Steen 76th District NC House Rep The Cartridge Gallery (Inside Windsor Gallery) 1810 W. Innes St. • Salisbury 704.633.7115 The Flower Basket 319 Broad St. • Rockwell • 704.279.4985 The Sofa Store & More Hwy. 52 • Rockwell • 704.279.0945 • U Haul The Windsong Bicycle Shop 2702 S. Main St • 704.637.6955 • Salisbury Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury 653 Bendix Drive • 704.638.6044 • Salisbury Tom’s Hairport Barber Services Tom Jones - Stylist & Owner Crystal Cretin - Stylist & Colorist Faith • 704.279.5881 Transit Damaged Freight Furniture 2 Locations 1604 S. Main St., Lexington, NC 336.248.2646 I-85 & Clark Rd. Exit, Lexington, NC 336.853.8112 Wayne’s Service A/C & Heating, Inc. China Grove• 704.857.1024 Windsor Gallery Jewelers Inc. 1810 W. Innes St. • Salisbury • 704.633.7115 R125349

The Good Stuff

TUESDAY May 24, 2011

Scott Jenkins, News Editor, 704-797-4248

The Cheapskate Gardener

GIFTS FROM ANGELS Girl who was hospitalized for a brain tumor collects games for other sick children

joanie morris/foR the sALisbuRY post

Angel thompson sits with some of the games she has collected. While in the hospital for brain tumor surgery, she enjoyed playing games and she wanted to help provide games for other sick children. B Y J OANIE M ORRIS For the Salisbury Post

ROCKWELL — When Myra and Alan Thompson had their little girl six years ago, she looked so angelic and sweet and perfect. Just like an angel. It seemed fitting that they named her Angel. Now, six years later, and a year after she was diagnosed with a Juvenile Pilocystic Astrocytoma brain tumor, Angel is living up to her name. The tumor is a rare childhood brain tumor, usually benign, and slow-growing. Angel was diagnosed after teachers and administrators at her school, Grace Academy in Rockwell, noticed that the soft-spoken, shy girl was becoming increasingly clumsy, was having vision troubles and had changed behavior. One Monday in March 2010, school administrator Sandy Phillips called Myra and told her Angel was not herself and Myra needed to take her to the doctor. “We started noticing different things with her coordination and her eyes,” said Phillips. “We knew something was different.” Myra, who works at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, knew something was wrong and rushed Angel to the emergency room at the Concord hospital. Doctors there did a CT scan and found the tumor. “She was in the hospital for one month,” said Myra. During that time, surgery was performed — even though she will never be completely without the tumor since it is wrapped around her brain stem. Angel went through a series of treatments, including rehabilitation at Levine Children’s Hospital because she had to learn to walk again after surgery. On the rehabilitation floor, Angel and her family spent days playing games — card, board and skill. Games were even a part of her rehab, and her favorite was Hi-Ho! Cherry-O. When she got out of the hospital, Angel kept telling her mom she wanted to do something for the other kids at the Levine Children’s Hospital. Myra kept putting it off, and Angel kept pushing. Since May is National Brain Tu-

Girl Scouts presented with Gold Award Fifty-nine young women, members of Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council, were honored as recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award on Sunday, May 15, at a reception held at

mor Awareness Month, Myra and Angel decided that it was time to do something. “We played a lot of games (at the hospital),” said Myra. “That’s what inspired her. “The kindergarten teachers even came to play games with her,” Myra added. Angel decided she wanted to collect games to take to the Levine Children’s Hospital. The game drive kicked off this month at Grace Academy, but they will take games at any time. Collected games have to be new for the hospital and the little Kannapolis girl hopes that enough games are collected that when children go into the hospital, they can get a game to take home, instead of having to give the games back like she did. The project, called Gift from Angels, is like therapy for the children, as well as mind-occupying. Children at Grace Academy collected 180 games — 80 more games than the original goal — for the hospital. The games were delivered May 19 by Myra during one of Angel’s regular check-ups. “Angel came up with the name because everybody that gives a game is an angel,” said Myra. Doctors have said the tumors are starting to come back, but they are unable to do radiation to remove the tumor because of Angel’s age. And since the tumor is wrapped around her brain stem, they are unable to remove it with surgery without significant risk to Angel. “We just pray,” said Myra. If the tumor comes back, they will do chemotherapy, or maybe another surgery to remove parts of it. Until then, Angel sees an oncologist every month, has MRIs every three months, sees a neurosurgeon every three months, visits the eye doctor every eight weeks and has one occupational therapy, one horse therapy and two physical therapies every week. “It’s amazing how Angel keeps up with her work,” said Phillips. “She has her off days. It’s amazing the progress she’s made. … Because we are a private school and have smaller classes, we’re able to keep her monitored.”

Queens University of Charlotte. The highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development. These skills are demonstrated in a special project developed and executed by each girl, an extension and a compilation of all


submitted photo

Above: isaac

Cawley, 5, looks at a game. Right: Angel thompson poses in the hospital with her parents, myra and Alan.

submitted photo

“I know she’s in good hands here,” added Myra. The blonde, curly-haired girl with one blue eye covered with an eye patch and a distinctive tilt to her head spoke briefly on her project. “I did it because I did have the directions or the pieces” for all the games, she whispered. “Now, (sick children get) to keep them at their house.” Games are being accepted at

Grace Academy, 6725 Hwy. 152 E., Rockwell; Cabarrus County Group Homes, 288 Aviation Drive, China Grove; and Mount Mitchell Fire Department, 5875 Old SalisburyConcord Road, Kannapolis. For more information or to arrange pick-up/drop-off of games, contact Myra Thompson at 704-7911762 or email Visit the Caring Bridge page of Angel Thompson at

that she has learned in Girl Scouting. Only 5.4 percent of the 2.3 million Girl Scouts nationwide earn this highest honor. Of the 59 women honored May 15, five are from Rowan County: Jill Foster, Salisbury, daughter of Sheri and Russell Foster; Anna-Leigh and Katelyn Shuping, Salisbury, daughters of Kim and Jody Shuping; Claire Steele,

Cleveland, daughter of Traci and Jody Steele; and Charli Taylor, Rockwell, daughter of Kathy Dowell. Girl Scouts, Hornets Nest Council serves more than 15,000 girls with the help of 5,000 adult volunteers throughout Anson, Cabarrus, and Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York (S.C.) counties.

The difference between a gardener and a cheapskate gardener? The amount of money spent to achieve the same results. The truth is that gardening is actually more productive when the cheapest — even free — materials are used in the pursuit. • Control weeds with newspaper. It is cheap and works beautifully. Cover the area with 10 layers of newspaper, and then spread mulch or compost over the top. Plant whatever you like by poking a hole in the paper for the seed or plant. • Homemade weedkiller. Dissolve 2 cups of salt in 1 gallon of white vinegar, MARY and add 1 tableHUNT spoon of liquid dish soap. Apply it with a spray bottle. Caution: Repeated use will sterilize the soil such that eventually nothing will grow. Ideal for driveways, paths and walkways. • Keep cats out Pepper. Sprinkle the garden with ground black pepper or red pepper flakes. Purchase it in bulk at a warehouse club, and apply it liberally to the affected area. Plant flowers. Marigolds have a pungent odor that repels cats, bugs and other animals. Plant them in your vegetable and flower gardens. • Feed lawn When mowing, leave grass clippings on the lawn. The clippings decompose quickly, adding nutrients to the soil. Homemade lawn food. Mix the following in a large container: 1 cup each of Epsom salts, antiseptic mouthwash, liquid dish soap and ammonia and 1 can of beer. Fill a 20-gallon hose-end sprayer jar, and attach it to the hose. Give your lawn a generous dose. • Build soil Fireplace ashes. Spread wood ash from your winter fires onto the garden beds. Also known as potash, it gradually will build the soil — adding potassium, as well as 32 trace minerals. • Make your own compost. It’s easy to make your own rich compost out of stuff you usually throw away. Cut all items into small pieces before putting them in the pile. Use: leaves, grass clippings, plant debris, vegetable peelings, eggshells, coffee grounds, used tea leaves, newspapers, soil and manure. Do not use: diseased plants, pest-infested plants, poisonous plants, weeds that have gone to seed, meat products, oils and oily products, or fats and fatty products. Compost bin. To make a compost bin, all you need are four wooden pallets (free or a dollar or so from stores or warehouses). Stand the pallets on their sides, and wire them together into a square. When you need to remove compost, open one side like a door. • Control pests Snails and slugs. Sink aluminum pie pans or other shallow dishes into the soil so the rims are flush with the ground. Fill them with beer. Snails and slugs will drink themselves to death. Simply dispose of the snail pie in the morning. Replace and replenish as necessary. Nontoxic pesticide. Mix 2 teaspoons of liquid dish soap with 2 quarts of water. Fill a spray bottle, and spray everything in the garden. This is harmless to vegetation and kills whiteflies, aphids and a variety of other harmful insects. Bug spray. Mix 2 tablespoons of flea and tick powder, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 1 gallon of water. Spray it on plants to repel harmful bugs. Mary Hunt is the founder of, a personal finance member website. You can email her at, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. To find out more about Mary Hunt and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate website at CReAtoRs.Com


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 9A


Adults stuck on childhood favoritism

Dilbert embraces deep personalization PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The office life depicted in Dilbert often preys on real-life attitudes and fears. Now, readers of the character can swap places with the eternally befuddled office drone and his not-so-sharp cubicle dwellers. Peanuts Worldwide, the marketing agent for Dilbert, says readers can now personalize up to 25 separate Dilbert comic strips with their own images and share them online with others. Created by Scott Adams, Dilbert is carried by more than 2,000 publications worldwide, printed collections and was even an animated series. Using technology created by PixFusion, readers can upload a photo to, select an animated strip and personalize it with their own image, becoming Boss, Wally, Alice or Carol. The strips, based on Dilbert animations originally created by Ring Tales LLC, can be shared via Facebook and other social networking sites and cost 99 cents per strip. Rich Collins, CEO of Big Tent Entertainment, which represents PixFusion, said making Dilbert a focal point for personalization was common sense, given the longevity of the character and its reference to business experiences that are not only amusing but infuriating. “At one time or another nearly everyone in today’s workplace, no matter where they are in the world, has seen a Dilbert comic strip and immediately related to it from their own personal experience,” Collins said. “Chances are you probably know someone like Dilbert or have had a crazy boss, so it seemed only natural to enable fans to personalize their favorite comic strips and put themselves into one of the many hilarious Dilbert scenarios that they often recognize from their own workday experiences,” he said.

Dear Amy: I have a perfect response for anyone who doesn’t want to listen to gossip. It was used on me many years ago by one of my friends when I found myself gossiping about another acquaintance. She said to me with a smile in a very nice tone, “You know, she speaks very highly of you.” Needless to say, that stopped me in my tracks and made me realize what I was doing. — Bonnie


Come Join Us For Our

Annual Memorial Week Celebration Friday, May 27th through Sunday, June 5, 2011 J.C. PRICE AMERICAN LEGION POST 107 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, Salisbury, NC

Special Program

Memorial Service

May 29, 2011 Post Everlasting Services

May 30, 2011 • 9:00 AM Brenner Avenue Cemetery VA Medical Center

White Rock AME Zion Church Granite Quarry, N.C.

• Concession Stands • Food & More Food • Homemade Ice Cream • Cotton Candy • Novelty Games • Photo Booths • Sno Cones

Rides 6/1-6/5 Inners Shows Gospel Festival 6:30 p.m. 5/30 & 5/31

• Gospel Singing Mon. & Tues. Nights! • Rides on the Midway! • Entertainment Upstairs Auditorium • Great Fellowship!

Chairman-James McManus

Call 704-636-2950 for general information

Commander Mae Carroll R 12 93 92

Dear Amy: I’m 24 years old and was with my boyfriend for eight years. He recently ended the relationship. He says that he wants his space to work on himself and does not want to have to worry about someone else right now. Our relationship was never perfect, but we stayed together because we loved each other. He says he does not want to get back together but would like to remain friends. He knows that this is not what I want. He has now suggested that it would be best if we did not contact each other for a little while. I feel I am in a deep hole — everything reminds me of him, I can cry at the drop of a hat and am really down. Sometimes he says things like, “If we ever did get back together...” which gives me hope, but it may be false hope. My friends and family think I should concentrate on myself right now. Is there any hope for us? If not, what can I do to get over him? — Hoping



Collegiate Apparel

Dorm Accessories Wall Graphics Clocks Pennants

Dear Bonnie: I agree that this response is a great way to get people to reflect on their behavior. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores.




Car tags

Book Bags and Totes Blankets




Largest Selection of Collegiate Merchandise in Rowan & Cabarrus Counties

We can make your tooth feel better.

704-637-5144 Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Sat 10-2


Dear Frustrated: Your husband and his parents are aware of this problem and are also aware of how it affects you and your children. They have had ample opportunities to say or do something about this dynamic and either can’t

Dear Hoping: You don’t want to hear this, but what you need now is to get angry and move this guy from the “friend” category to the “ex” category. He should not be stringing you along, and you should not allow yourself to be strung. You should not be in touch with him. At all. Ask your friends and family to help you. Let them prop you up. And definitely concentrate on yourself. This will take time, but if you take a strong and deliberate hand in your own recovery, you will feel better.

or won’t act. So — tag, you’re it. The next time this happens, you could say, “This has been going on for some time and I haven’t spoken up. But the next time you launch a zinger at me or the kids, we’ll be leaving. Understand? I’ve had it.” Your brother-in-law may not care to spend time in your company and so his behavior may not change, but if your husband and in-laws want you and the kids around, they may exert some pressure.

Root Canal Therapy Dental Trauma - Athletic Injury No Referral Necessary

Kathleen Boyd, DDS, MS ENDODONTIST 640 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury NC

704.637.3636 Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed Fridays



Dear Amy: During childhood, my husband’s parents blatantly favored him at the expense of his siblings. For the 25 years we have been married, he, I, and our two children have been the target of his brother’s resentment, acted out at their family’s freASK quent gatherAMY ings. While I tolerated snide remarks and subtle insults toward my husband and me for many years (for the sake of supposed family harmony), my tolerance disappeared when the commentary began being directed at my children. My husband recognizes and acknowledges his brother’s negative behavior, but won’t stand up for himself or any of us. I think he feels guilty. This brother (and now his children) has become more aggressive and insulting over time, and I wait in dread during every family get-together for the inevitable zinger. My stated policy is that my husband is welcome to spend time with his family alone, but I always feel bad that my feelings and my daughter’s aren’t important enough for him to defend. We’ve spoken to his parents about it, but since they are the culprits behind all of this they aren’t inclined to fix it now. Any advice as to how to handle this going forward? I’m so tired of this. — Frustrated



Partnered with the

Introducing new store manager, Charlie Michael Ten years experience with La-Z-Boy

CASH IN YOUR OPINION! te Evalua and ts produc $$$! earn

Take an




Closeout Prices

Try all types of products including: • Food & Beverages • Personal Care Products • Pet Care Items • Household Products




Studies average $30 per hour

Queen Sets as low as


Limited Twin Sets Available

What makes Sealy Posturepedic the most supportive mattress for all you do in bed?

LiftRight™ Surround Handles Right where you need them when you need them.

StayTight™ Foundation

CoreSupport™ Center

Covered with a rubberized gripper fabric that holds sheets in place.

The center third of the mattress is powerpacked to enhance support and resist body impressions.

Closeout Event Ends May 31st 1660 North Main Street China Grove, NC 28023

News 24 hours a day. 222 Oak Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081


Register online at or call 704-250-1200


FAX 704.857.4313 easy access from I-85 - Exit 68



10A • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011


Daniels bows out

Salisbury Post

From a Scripps Howard News Service column by Dan Thomasson:

“The truth shall make you free” GREGORY M. ANDERSON



Advertising Director





Editorial Page Editor

Circulation Director




Generating jobs in Badin onday’s announcement that an electronics recycler will open shop in a former smelting plant in Badin is a shot of encouraging news for the town, for Stanly County and the region. Any time you’re announcing new jobs these days, it’s cause for fireworks and confetti, and the Electronic Recyclers International project could mean 200 jobs for Badin. It also represents new investment in the community by ERI as well as Alcoa, which each will ante up $5 million toward improving the former plant site that shut down in 2007. Alcoa had previously committed more than $7 million in contracts to redevelop the former Badin Works site. While 200 jobs doesn’t replace the 1,000 jobs Badin works supported a half century ago (or the 3,000 before that), this promises to be a significant step in repurposing the Alcoa property and providing more economic diversity for Stanly County. As officials noted, recycling discarded electronic components is a growth industry. Given the world’s apparently insatiable appetitite for new kinds of communication and computing devices, that growth isn’t likely to slow anytime soon. In addition to bringing jobs, electronic recycling helps keep potentially toxic items out of landfills, while facilitating more sustainable manufacturing practices. For Alcoa, which has been locked in a bitter battle with the state over relicensing of its Yadkin hydroelectric dams, the ERI initiative helps counter arguments that the shutdown of the Badin smelting operation and resulting loss of jobs greatly diminished its value as a corporate citizen. While ERI is just one new business, Alcoa officials previously said they were talking with several potential partners representing different business sectors. This could be a catalyst for other companies to follow. With state officials focused on frontburner issues like the budget, the Alcoa relicensing saga has dropped out of the public eye, temporarily at least. Both the company and advocates for recapturing the federal hydroelectric license advocates have expended a lot of time and energy waging a public relations battle. While that battle will continue, if loss of the Badin works jobs is a critical part of the argument for recapturing the license and control of the dams, then Alcoa’s ability to help replace those jobs is a strong argument in its favor. The relicensing debate covers other issues, of course, including environmental cleanup and the waters of the Yadkin River as a publicly held resource. Rather than fighting over control of the dams, however, we’d much rather see the state and Alcoa working together to bring in new private industries that can help revitalize the economy in Badin and beyond.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. — Henry Ford

Moderately confused

itch Daniels announcement that he would not seek the Republican nomination for president is unsurprising. Members of his inner circle here always have considered the Indiana governor’s presidential aspirations a long shot despite the almost frantic efforts of mainline Republicans to convince him otherwise. In the end it became clear that he did not have the fire in the belly that it takes to run and like Colin Powell a few years back, he apparently let his wife make the decision for him. “I love my DANIELS country but I love my family more,” he said in a midnight announcement to the Indianapolis Star that left stunned GOP officials facing a powerful but some think vulnerable incumbent without a candidate who is as qualified or as credible for a campaign that is most likely to center on fiscal solvency. No one in the current field has Daniels’ knowledge of the inner workings of the White House where he toiled during two administrations, the last as budget director. What the slight, serious Daniels gave up in charisma he made up for in the ability to reach out to disparate groups of voters. Even then most experts agreed it would be difficult for him to unseat President Barack Obama who is already running full out for re-election and riding high in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death. But many also agreed that Daniel’s record of financial success in Indiana during two terms of economic hard times coupled with governmental and business experience gave the divided party a solid chance for the unification needed to recapture the White House. The jubilation resounding from Obama’s political team could be heard all the way from Pennsylvania Avenue to this city's famous monument circle. Why not? The president and his men now face a cast of prospective opponents as un-daunting as any in recent memory. The fact that for a few minutes the likes of Donald Trump, before he announced he wouldn’t run, could even register in the polls tells one a lot about the shape of things in the Grand Old Party.


Publisher 704-797-4201



Medical liability reforms are fair and much needed

EDITOR Letters policy

Regarding Senate Bill 33 and medical liability reforms: Much debate has taken place over medical liability reform legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly. As a physician, I am grateful for the support of Rep. Fred Steen (RRowan) who understands the need for reform to ensure access to health care for all North Carolinians. I support Senate Bill 33 because it will help to reduce the need for defensive medicine, lower health care costs and expand patients’ access to health care, especially in underserved rural areas, small towns and poor urban centers. Under our current tort system, physicians and other health care providers feel compelled to practice defensive medicine, which drives up the cost of health care and affects taxpayers and patients alike. Having practiced medicine for more than 30 years, I know that patients can be hurt by mistakes. We are all human, and when honest mistakes happen, patients should be compensated fairly. Senate Bill 33 ensures that injured patients be paid every penny of their present and future medical expenses, as well as all losses of future income and the value of future work. It also would provide up to $500,000 in “noneconomic damages” for subjective, unquantifiable harms such as pain and suffering. The amount would be subject to periodic adjustment for inflation. Such caps have been adopted in more than half of the states, many at the lower threshold of $250,000. By enacting strong, sensible liability reform, we can help to control health care costs and assure patients they will have access to the care they need. Without such reform, we face uncertainty and the likelihood of changes that could impede access to care and cloud the future of medicine in North Carolina. — John B. Kribbs, MD Salisbury

Kribbs is president of the Rowan County Medical Society and a member of the N.C. Medical Society.

Recycling containers too small Tomorrow is recycling pickup for our neighborood, and as I contemplate our pitiful small blue, container I cannot help but wonder when Salisbury is going to join the 21st century and start using the bigger recycling cans, the ones with a cover. They are so much more practical on windy days and would allow pickup every

The Salisbury Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days. Write Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 281454639. Or fax your letter to 639-0003. E-mail:

other week rather than weekly. They really are cleaner looking, hold more papers and plastics etc. and would prevent some of those materials from falling out and littering the streets. Think about it. It really is a more practical idea ... a more logical one. — Annick Nurisso Salisbury

The rosary isn’t ‘jewelry’ The issues I am focusing on are the Rosary and the Roman Catholic church. I am a part of the Catholic community. The big thing I am bothered by is that kids everywhere are starting to wear the rosary as a necklace. Kids do not know what the rosary is really used for. Catholics use the rosary to pray and worship God, not to have “swagger.” If there were more Catholic churches in Rowan County, people could learn more about the rosary and what it is really used for. Every bead on the rosary represents a prayer. For each of the smaller beads, a Hail Mary is said. Each decade of the rosary has 10 of these beads. Each larger bead between each decade is an Our Father. The three at the end before the crucifix are Hail Mary’s and the larger one is a Glory Be. People do not understand much about the Catholic religion, just as I do not know anything about Southern Baptists. You are not supposed to wear the rosary, but if you do wear it, you can at least know what it means and what each bead stands for. When people wear the rosary, it really offends me. In my opinion, the rosary is a Catholic symbol and should be used for prayer, not as jewelry. I hardly know anyone that knows anything about Catholicism other than Catholics. Therefore, I think that if people knew more about the rosary, it would help spread better understanding of Catholicism around Rowan County, the United States and the world. — Mackie Gallagher Salisbury

In Senate, an eye-for-an-eye filibuster f there’s one place where what goes around comes around, it’s the U.S. Senate. Goodwin Liu, the Berkeley law professor nominated by President Obama to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is the latest to learn that lesson. Liu’s nomination was blocked recently by a Republican filibuster — the first successful filibuster against a judicial nominee since Democrats stopped all 10 of George W. Bush’s appeals court nominees from 2003 to 2005. Although no one back then could have predicted that today’s fight would be about Liu, everyone knew it was going to happen BYRON sometime. Once Democrats crossed the line to filYORK ibuster those Bush nominees, you could bet Republicans would strike back. And now they have. Liu was as good a target as any for the GOP. A legal scholar who has never been a judge and has little experience practicing law, Liu occupies a place on the far left side of the legal spectrum. To take just one example, Republicans are fond of repeating Liu’s assertion that the Constitution guarantees the right to “expanded health insurance, child care, transportation subsidies, job training, and a robust earned income tax credit.” “I must have missed that,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn, a former Texas state supreme court justice, said dryly in floor remarks just before the filibuster vote. It wasn’t just Liu’s legal positions that did him in. Republicans were particularly rankled by the professor’s testimony during the 2006 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Appearing to model his remarks on Ted


Kennedy’s infamous 1987 “Robert Bork’s America” speech, Liu said Samuel Alito’s America would be one in which cops kill young suspects over minor crimes, allwhite juries send black men to their deaths, and federal agents terrorize innocent civilians. After his own nomination, when he had gotten a taste of criticism himself, Liu apologized, saying his language had been “unduly harsh.” But the damage was done. In debate before the filibuster vote, some Republicans went out of their way to say it wasn’t personal. “Goodwin Liu is a stellar individual, no question about it,” said GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, who also called Liu a “stellar scholar,” a “genuine great American,” and a “great human being.” But Coburn still concluded, “That does not qualify him to be on LIU the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.” Of course, a few years ago, Coburn and other Republicans were decrying the Democrats’ unprecedented use of the filibuster against judicial nominees. In the Bush years, minority Democrats stopped well-qualified nominees like Miguel Estrada and Priscilla Owen for purely political reasons — to keep conservative judges off the courts and deny Bush possible future Supreme Court candidates. Democrats accused Estrada, Owen and others of being “divisive” and “controversial.” There was a revealing moment in 2005, as the filibuster fight was nearing its climax, when mild-mannered Republican Sen. Robert Bennett asked Sen. Harry Reid, who was then the minority leader, “if any number of hours of de-

bate would be sufficient” to move the Owen nomination forward. Reid’s answer was quick and sharp. “There is not a number in the universe that would be sufficient,” he said. The message was clear. Democrats would kill all the nominees they wanted. Period. Finally, Republicans threatened to use their majority to put an end to judicial filibusters altogether — the so-call “nuclear option.” A bipartisan group of senators, known as the Gang of 14, convened to seek a compromise. In the agreement that followed, the “nuclear option” was shelved and Democrats caved on most — but not all — of the filibusters. In addition, senators pledged not to filibuster future judicial nominees unless there were “extraordinary circumstances.” It was left up to each senator to define “extraordinary circumstances.” So now Republicans, who have allowed many liberal Obama nominees to proceed to Senate confirmation, say Liu is an “extraordinary circumstance.” Democrats protested — they appear to be suffering from total amnesia about what they did just a few years ago — but in the end fell far short of the 60 votes needed to stop the GOP filibuster. By the way, Obama has little standing to criticize the Liu filibuster, As a senator, Obama tried unsuccessfully to filibuster the Alito nomination. Now Republicans have taken up the judicial filibuster, although they’ve done just one to the Democrats’ 10. But there might be more in the future. When it comes to judicial confirmation fights, the rule in the Senate is always an eye for an eye. • • • Byron York is chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 11A


Seniors celebrate Older Americans Month

METH FROM 1a as we go along,” he said, and the funding will have to be taken out of leftover funding for the sheriff’s office, the county’s fund balance or contingency funds. This year, the county has found four methamphetamine labs — the total number of labs found in 2010. Hopefully the county will not have to scramble to find the funds, Auten said, and he has been told that cleanup funding will be back in place within the next 60 days. But he’s not holding his breath. “We haven’t seen anything on paper telling us that this is what we’re going to do,” he said. “We don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s going to be coordinated by the SBI through the DEA. “We’re in limbo.”

Cleanup and chemistry The cleanup cost is far less than the toll that methamphetamine labs have on the environment, and the health effects of the manufacturers and users. Jim Beard, a chemistry professor at Catawba College, said that one methamphetamine lab improperly disposed of, or even chemicals from one being dumped outdoors would probably not be significant, but “it’s the cumulative effects of these things.” “These people are into making the product, so what happens to the solvents they use is not high on their priority list,” Beard said. “A lot of organic toxins are in and of themselves toxic. Inhaling all of these things are bad for your health. But there are all kinds of various health effects of inhaling these solvents.” Beard said he’s never actually looked at the chemistry of making methamphetamine, but he knows the dangers to the health of one who cooks it or uses it. Here are a few ingredients commonly used to make methamphetamine: • Ether, ethanol, paint thinner, acetone, chloroform, drain cleaner, battery acid, cold tablets, Freon and gasoline. One-pot labs are becoming the most popular method of cooking methamphetamine, and they are the only style of lab the sheriff’s office has found this year. One-pots are usually cooked in a two-liter or three-liter bottle, and they are dangerous as the bottle builds up pressure and could explode. “We’re 100 percent one-pot now,” Moose said. Years ago, when Moose and Auten worked drugs together, they mostly ran across a method known as a Nazi lab, because it is similar to those made by the Nazis during World War Two. The method uses anhydrous ammonia in place an acid, releasing a poisonous gas as its prepared. Auten and Moose say safety precautions for investigators have changed since Rowan County found its first

the most labs since 2001 — 160 — and three so far this year. Harnett county has seen a total of eight labs this year, and 121 since 2001. Watauga County has already seen 12 labs this year, and Wayne County has 13. Burke County has seen the most labs this year, 18, the highest number of labs in the past 10 years for the county. Other interesting statistics from the Drug Enforcement Administration and N.C. SBI: • Tennessee, Kentucky and

Missouri continue to lead the nation in methamphetamine labs; Tennessee had 1,199 in 2010, Kentucky, 1,049, and Missouri, 1,917. • Hawaii, Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island had no labs in 2010. • Clay County was meth-lab free for the past 10 years, but two have been found so far this year. • Chowan, Edgecombe, Bertie, Camden, Moore, Orange Perquimans, Scotland, Warren and Tyrell counties haven’t seen a lab in the past 10 years.

lab in 2000. “Pretty much before, you just went in,” Auten said. “The first one we were in was a rich solvent environment,” Moose said, which may have something to do with Auten’s cough that won’t go away. “I’ve got one that just never goes away,” Auten said. “But we don’t know. It’s just one of those things.” Moose said that in the ’90s, many officers investigating methamphetamine labs died from various health complications. Now, officers must wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Tyvex suits and protective booties and gloves. If deputies come across an a lab that’s “actively cooking,” Moose said, a special team is called in from the SBI. A chemist is always called in, along with other SBI investigators, and then the hazardous-materials team comes from Spartanburg, S.C. The average time the sheriff’s office spends on the entire process of investigating and dismantling a meth lab is be-

the West Rowan Meal Site, expressed appreciation to the seniors who help to plan and participate in the site activities and outings. She also gratefully recognized those who volunteer each week to assist with serving meals, providing programs and maintaining the site. The Meal Site is located at Third Creek A. M. E. Zion Church in Cleveland is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, and welcomes participation of

tween 18 and 24 hours. Neighbors are always notified, and the SBI will post documents on the home, vehicle, or anywhere the lab is found, proclaiming it a hazardous environment. The property will be roped off with crime scene tape. “Before they can inhabit the structure again, or even a car, (the owner) has to have it assessed through the health department and deemed safe,” Moose said. Auten and Moose said Rowan’s first methamphetamine lab bust was in 2000, but the drug has been around since the 1960s and its use is on the rise. “We’re getting a lot more information than we used to,” Moose said. “I think it’s on the rise again, primarily because the one-pot method is easier now. “But gathering chemicals is harder because the law is harder for them to get their primary ingredient. They must sign and write down their ID number. Now we can track it back to the pseudoephedrines that were bought, and arrest more.”


NO JOINING FEE at any YMCA of Rowan County Branch and receive a $25 YMCA Gift Card to apply toward your membership or any YMCA program.

EXISTING MEMBERS: Bring in a new member and receive a FREE month. Bring in 5 new members and get 5 FREE months!

828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.,



950 Kimball Rd.,

CHINA GROVE 704-857-7011

790 Crescent Rd.,



Attorneys at Law

Earle A. Koontz & Peter C. Smith • Social Security Disability • Personal Injury • Criminal/Traffic • V.A. Disability Benefits

Now with new mini dental implant technology you can enjoy secure eating comfort.

• In one short procedure you can have tightly fitting dentures • No surgical cutting or suturing • Minimal discomfort • Much less costly than conventional implants

Call for your complimentary consultation

*X-rays not included

10% Senior Discount – 55 or older – finance plans available

Janak B. Patel, D.D.S.

FREE Initial Consultation 704-636-2974 225 N. Main Street Suite 304, Salisbury NC

Can You Bite Into an Apple?


Koontz & Smith

Easy to find… Across from Rowan County Courthouse

all seniors in the surrounding community. Regular and upcoming activities include, weekly bingo on Thursdays, hymn Singing on Fridays, monthly visits from the Rowan Public Library Bookmobile, presentations from area health professionals and agencies and arts and crafts by Norma Barber. For more information on participation, programs or services contact Louise Brown at 704-278-2581.

RALEIGH (AP) — About a third of the deaths on North Carolina roadways involve victims who weren’t wearing seatbelts, a figure the state is aiming to reduce. State Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti says state and local police will step up enforcement of seatbelt laws until June 5. Last year, 425 of the 1,327 traffic fatalities in North Carolina were people who weren’t buckled up.


According to data from the N.C. SBI, the state saw a huge decline in methamphetamine labs in 2006, 2007 and 2008, but the past three years have seen an increase: • 2004: 322 • 2005: 328 • 2006: 197 • 2007: 157 • 2008: 195 • 2009: 206 • 2010: 235 • 2011: 159 (as of May 16) McDowell County has had

In accordance with recommendation from the National Council on Aging, Seniors were encouraged to connect the community by raising their voices on issues affecting seniors, benefitting someone they love, taking control of their health and continuing to share in activities together. The week’s activities also included an outing for 51 participants to the North Carolina mountains last Tuesday. The group enjoyed a breakfast and shopping at Shatley Springs Restaurant and Gift Shop, and shopping and touring The MAST General Store in Boone. Louise Brown, director of


Problem returns

Services Network of state, tribal, area agencies on aging and community services providers plan for activities. The 2011 celebration pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities. It also highlights the many ways technology is helping older Americans to live longer, healthier and more engaged lives. The group heard the annual proclamation, issued by President Barack Obama, and information from the most recent report on Older Americans from the Administration on Aging.

2440 Statesville Blvd. • Suite 220 • Salisbury


The West Rowan Senior Citizens Meal Site celebrated Older Americans Month, with a special program on May 18 conducted by Catrelia Hunter. The 2011 theme is Older Americans: Connecting the Community. Hunter shared the history of Older Americans Month, that was initiated in 1963, by then President Jimmy Carter. The purpose of the celebration each year is to recognize the contributions of older Americans and to lift of the needs of older Americans. Each year the Administration on Aging issues a theme for older American month is to assist the National Aging

NC targets seat-belt law enforcement

General Dentistry, Adults & Children, Aesthetic Dentistry, Bonding,Veneers, Bleaching, Crowns, Implant Dentistry



Fighting weeds in farm fields is ongoing battle T

Black bears on food hunt are showing up in NC, SC RALEIGH (AP) — Wildlife officials say black bears seen in the Carolinas recently are likely just looking for food or a home and they will eventually return to the mountains if they can’t find food easily. A bear was killed Monday by a car in Oconee County, S.C., and another one was spotted on the third hole of the University of North Carolina’s Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. Last week, there were several sightings reported in both Carolinas, including one animal killed by a car near Charlotte. Earlier this month, bear sightings disrupted schools in Greenville County on two consecutive days, In one case, students were sent home early, and in the other, the children were kept inside. South Carolina Natural Resources Department bear biologist Richard Morton said bears’ natural food sources haven’t yet matured and the animals, fresh from hibernation, are hungry. Officials recommend removing outdoor food sources, such as bird feeders and pet food, to avoid attracting bears. North Carolina biologist Greg Batts said recent sightings in and around Raleigh may have been a single juvenile bear looking for a new home. Young bears are frequently driven from their mothers by potential mates during breeding season, which lasts through August. “These cubs are like teenagers out on their own,” Morton said.

and pre-emergent herbicides. Overall, it is our ultimate goal to not have such resilient weeds in our fields. Over the past few years, researchers have developed the PAMS approach to dealing with not only resistant weeds but for any pest in general. PAMS stands for Prevention, Avoidance, Monitoring and Suppression. Prevention tells us to take steps such as cleaning farm equipment when traveling from field to field. Avoidance can be practiced when the pest is present but the impact is low. Avoidance is crop rotation, choosing cultivars with genetic resistances, using trap crops or pheromone traps. Monitoring is one of the most important steps to follow. It is vital to know what pest you are dealing with. Take the time to walk troubled fields or areas where you know pests can occur. Keep records or create pest maps. This will help in producing a plan of action or crop selection for the future. Finally, if the previous steps are not successful, cultural practices should be used such as no-till, stripe till or the use of narrow or wide rows. Chemical controls are important in this stage as well. Identify the correct pest and always follow application instructions located on the label before apply a chemical suppression. For more information on herbicide resistance or for herbicide formulations, please call Scott Tilley at 704-216-8970 or email at Scott Tilley is extension agent who specializes in field crops.

walk through her door. “You can do a lot of molding and life changing when they are young,” she said. “I FroM 1a truly believe that kinderreally love people and to be garten sets the tone for the kind to people,” she said. rest of your years in educa“My mom always told me it tion. If I can give them a doesn’t matter what you positive experience it might look like on the outside if keep them from dropping your inside is ugly.” out later.” Patterson said although Patterson said working teaching the curriculum is with kindergartners can be her primary goal, it’s not challenging. her only focus. “A lot of kids, when they “I want to teach them come to school they just lithow to love one another, erally have no idea what to how to be honest, how to be do. ... You have to teach trustworthy,” she said. them how to walk, how to Teacher assistant Lia hug appropriately,” she Jackson said Patterson does said. a good job of addressing the But, Patterson said, the whole student. hard work is worth it. “She does an excellent “You watch them grow job at preparing each child up and bloom into little for first grade academicalsmarties,” she said. “Its a ly, but also she is concerned very, very rewarding to see for their emotional and them come in not knowing physical well-being,” she what a pencil is and to leave said. “She finds something reading 250 words books.” special in each one of them Patterson said working at and highlights those gifts Royal Oaks has helped her that help each one of them fulfill another goal, teaching shine.” disadvantaged children. • • • She said the Title I school Patterson, 27, said she has a good mix of students wanted to be a teacher since from a variety of socioecoshe started kindergarten nomic backgrounds. herself at the age of five. “They are the kids that “I never ever changed really need somebody to bemy mind. I’ve never even lieve in them, the kids who considered doing anything need some extra help and else” she said. “I always tell encouragement,” she said. people it’s the one thing in • • • life that I got right on the Patterson said she’s still first try.” shocked that she was After graduating from named the district’s East Rowan High School in Teacher of the Year. 2001, Patterson went on to “I never dreamed in a earn a bachelor’s degree in million years I would actuchild and family developally win, I was so humbled ment from the University of and so honored,” she said. North Carolina at Charlotte. “The way my husband and She returned to Rowan my parents reacted when I County to work for a private won was way better than More at Four prekindergetting the award because garten program for a year they were so excited.” before taking job at Royal Melody Marsh, the Oaks. kindergarten through secPatterson worked as a ond-grade lead teacher at prekindergarten teacher at Royal Oaks, said PatterRoyal Oaks for a year beson’s win is well deserved. fore switching to kinder“She’s an outstanding, garten. teacher and friend,” she She said she enjoys work- said. “She is just phenomeing with younger children nal, you can tell she is difbecause they are essentially ferent than the average “blank slates” when they teacher ...she was born to


Sarah Campbell/salisbury post

Janelle patterson has wanted to be a teacher since age 5. teach, it’s obvious.” Jackson said Patterson’s relationships with parents and staff make her a “blessing to all who are around her.” When Patterson joined the Royal Oaks staff five years ago, Marsh said she immediately became part of the family. “Teachers adore her, parents adore her and her students are enthralled by

her,” she said. “I think kids can sense that she truely cares about them and loves them.” Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

o t o h P Home PECIAL



CALL TODAY! 704.797.4220

AD APPEARS ONLINE AT: WWW.SALISBURYPOST.COM/CLASS SALISBURY 3BR, 2BA custom built home with designer touches. , stone work. Call 123-4567.

20 lines 1 column including photo for 28 days



SALISBURY 3BR, 2 BA custom built home wstone front entrance and copper accents. Master BR w/tray ceiling, double vanities, large walk-in closet. Chefʼs kitchen w/quartz countertops, beautiful tile floors, sunny breakfast area, large formal dining, with screened in back porch. Call 123-4567.

20 lines 2 column including photo for 28 days




Rowan Is On

My Team

______________ It was just another night playing quarterback for Carson –

“With Rowan Regional I can tackle whatever life throws at me”

until I went down. When I tried to get up and walk my left leg collapsed. An MRI showed that my knee was completely blown out. I needed major orthopaedic surgery on my ACL, CL and meniscus. MCL There was no question for my family about where

owan Regional and we feel right at home there. to go for my care. I was born at Rowan nal attention from all the staff. It’s a family atmosphere with personal It was a win-win situation beingg cared for by highly trained orthopaedic specialists ng, surgery and rehabilitation all done right here so close to home. Having my imaging, rience. in Rowan County was a great experience. offs and broke county records. It felt great to to This season we made the playoffs get back on the field and show my teammates I was strong enough to playy again. And it’s why Rowan Regional is my hospital. Carson Co Cougars ugars Quarterback

Expert Medical Team Centralina Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Carolina Spine & Hand RoMedical Orthopaedics Salisbury Orthopaedic Associates

C Comprehensive Services Advanced total joint replacement A for knees, hips & shoulders SSpecialized surgery for spine, hand, foot & ankle Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery M Tendon/nerve repair T 33PORTSMEDICINEs2EHABILITATION

See My Story




Celebrate 75 Years With Us! C


here is no doubt that Roundup resistant weeds have become an issue for some of Rowan County farmers. If not an issue now, it will be soon enough. Many farmers that I have met in the past months have asked me one question. “How can I kill it?” First, do SCOTT not be afraid TILLEY to walk out in the field and spend a few hours pulling the plant up by hand. Though time consuming and labor intensive, it is a sure way to free your fields of the weed and thus reducing the amount of plants that may return next year. If a small amount of resistant weeds have been spotted, hand pulling the weed is your best option. However, I understand this is not the answer farmers want to hear. Therefore, my second answer is to use a chemical with a different mode of action (MOA). What is a MOA? MOA describes the direction or path by which the chemical will attack the plant at the cellular level. Glyphosate (a glycine herbicide) when applied inhibits the plants ability to form chemical compounds derived of amino acids which are crucial to a plant’s growing ability. Plants in North Carolina such as horseweed or Palmer amaranth have naturally evolved to resist the affect of glyphosate. It is recommended that farmers who are faced with resistant weeds use a tank mix. It is crucial to use two different chemicals with two different MOAs, with which the plants naturally growing process can be disrupted at different cellular processes. Consider the MOA of each herbicide used when mixing your tank and always follow label recommendations. Furthermore, take into account that pre-plant and pre-emergent herbicides are the most effective herbicides against resistance weeds. If a weed is allowed to grow 6 inches or taller, the effectiveness of the herbicides used will decrease dramatically. Apply pre-plant




12A • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287

Hartbeat Brewers outfielder hits three homers in victory/3B

TUESDAY May 24, 2011



NASCAR inducts Hall of Fame class was not on the track or in a broadcasting booth. Instead, he considers CHARLOTTE — Ned Jar- Monday night, when he’ll be rett won 50 races over his inducted into NASCAR’s career, claimed two Hall of Fame, as his proudNASCAR championships, est moment. and once beat the field by “This is the best day of 19 miles at Darlington my life,” said Jarrett, Raceway. Then he moved on known as “Gentleman Ned,” to broadcasting races, a sec- for his clean racing and his ond career that was as suckind demeanor. cessful as his first. “I thought maybe some The highlight, though, day I would be able to get in BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

there. I honestly didn’t think it would be this early.” Jarrett is part of the fivemember second class, which includes 105-race winner David Pearson and 84-race winner Bobby Allison. Also in the class is Petty Enterprises patriarch and three-time Cup champion Lee Petty, and Bud Moore, a decorated World War II veteran and two-time

Cup championship team owner. The first class, inducted last May, featured seventime Cup champions Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, former driver and car owner Junior Johnson, and NASCAR Bill France Sr. and his son, former chairman Bill France Jr.


AssociAted press

Ned Jarrett signs autographs at the induction ceremony.


Noah fined for slur BY TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press

MIAMI — Chicago Bulls c e n t e r J o a k i m Noah was f i n e d $50,000 on Monday for directing an anti-gay slur at a fan d u r i n g NOAH Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, and vowed to learn from the incident. The NBA released its decision hours after speaking with Noah, saying the fine was “for using a derogatory and offensive term from the bench.” The fine is only half of what Los Angeles Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant was assessed for shouting the same slur toward a referee last month, and the league said the discrepancy was because the sanction against Bryant was based on both what he said — and who he said it to. “Kobe’s fine included discipline for verbal abuse of a game official,” NBA spokesman Mark Broussard said. Noah and NBA officials met Monday morning. Noah said he emerged from that talk prepared to “pay the price” for what happened when he returned to the bench with two fouls midway through the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Miami Heat. That price turned out to be 1.6 percent of his roughly $3.1 million salary this season. Noah agreed to an extension last year, worth about $60 million through the 201516 season. Meanwhile, two major advocacy groups quickly called upon the league to both sanction Noah and help further educate players on the topic. “The fan said something that was disrespectful towards me,” Noah said, about five hours before the fine

See NOAH, 4B

Ryan Bisesi/sALisBUrY post

Andrew Mccollister, left, and carley drye starred for salisbury and the rowan Aquatic club this year.

Hornet swimmers move on McCollister stays close to home Drye looking forward to Liberty BY RYAN BISESI

SALISBURY — It all started with an accidental fall into the deep end of a neighbor’s backyard pool for four-year-old Andrew McCollister. 14 years later, he’s still in pretty deep with swimming. From a sixdays-a-week practice session at the Salisbury YMCA with the Rowan Aquatic Club to his recent signing with Catawba to swim collegiately, McCollister has made waves throughout the county. “I always loved the water, but I was afraid of the deep end for about a year or two,” McCollister said. That fear is far in the rearview mirror. Runner up finishes in the state championship meets and bringing home nine medals from

them have highlighted the lanky sixfooter’s career. He’s been All-County and All-Conference, team MVP and scholar athlete all four years at Salisbury. McCollister credits former Salisbury coach Matt Hall with helping him become more serious about the sport. “Matt helped me realize my potentinal in swimming,” McCollister said. Distance is McCollister’s ally during meets, while he conquers it himself. He’s better in the longer events, though he won the silver in the 100 breaststroke in the state championship in 2010. During his club career with the RAC, McCollister competed in national meets as far away as Maryland and Florida, placing



SALISBURY — Salisbury High School swimmer Carley Drye is signed, sealed and delivered to be a Flame at Liberty University. Drye chose Liberty over Furman and the College of Charleston mainly due to the environment and success of Liberty’s swim team. Drye helped lead the Hornets to a second place finish in the CCC and was champion of the 100m freestyle. “Before this year, I never thought that I could have gone to school for swimming, just academics, but my hard work and help from my club team coach, Ben Humphrey, really got me where I am,” Drye said. Drye definitely will challenge herself as a college freshman, not only in the pool, but Carley is also major-

ing in pre-med. Drye’s father, John, played football at Furman and Carley indicated that she favored Furman until it dropped its swim team. “Really, it came down to when my parents and I visited the campus at Liberty and talked to the coach. That’s when I knew where I wanted to go for sure,” Drye said. “I’m not too big of a partier and Liberty’s atmosphere caters to that and I love the moral standards that students are held to there.” If practice makes perfect, then Drye is an absolute testament of it, as she has been swimming since age 3 with her grandfather and her father at the South Rowan YMCA and has competed in club swimming since age 6. Carley also comes from a history of

See DRYE, 3B

Mavs shock Thunder in overtime BY JEFF LATZKE Associated Press

AssociAted press

dirk Nowitzki celebrates the Mavericks’ improbable win.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks112 scored 40 Thunder 105 points, Jason Kidd hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds left in overtime and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit in the final 5 minutes of regulation to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-105 on Monday night and take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Dallas didn’t lead until Now-

itzki hit two free throws 16 seconds into overtime, needing to rally from a 99-84 deficit in the final 5 minutes of regulation. The Mavericks never let the Thunder — who were one win shy of tying an NBA record with eight OT wins in the regular season — go ahead in the extra period. Kevin Durant missed a 3pointer on Oklahoma City’s opening possession of overtime then didn’t get another shot until he missed a 3 off the front rim in the final 10 seconds with the Thunder down by five.

Durant finished with 29 points and 15 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 10 boards for Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook added 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Dallas. Only two teams have come back from 3-1 deficits in NBA history without the benefit of home-court advantage in Game 7 — Houston in the 1995 West semifinals and Boston in the 1968 East finals. Durant had nine of the Thunder’s 26 turnovers, in-

cluding the one that led to Kidd’s big shot. Kidd stripped him as he went up for a shot with just over a minute left in overtime, then took a pass from Nowitzki, pump-faked to get Westbrook in the air and stepped up and drilled a 3-pointer to put Dallas up 108-105 with 40.3 seconds left. Westbrook missed on a drive on Oklahoma City’s next possession, and Jason Terry hit two free throws with 13 seconds left to give the Mavs a

See MAVS, 4B

2B • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

TV Sports Tuesday, May 24 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Cincinnati at Philadelphia or Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 8 p.m. WGN — N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs 10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Florida at San Francisco or St. Louis at San Diego MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, championship match, teams TBD, at Palo Alto, Calif. (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, Chicago at Miami NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference finals, game 5, San Jose at Vancouver (if necessary) TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — French Open, first round, at Paris

Area schedule Tuesday, May 24 HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL 7 p.m. (note time change) East Rowan at NW Cabarrus (3rd round, 3A state playoffs)

Hall of Fame Salisbury-Rowan Jerry Barger ..............................2001 Billy Ray Barnes........................2001 Horace Billings ..........................2001 Joe Ferebee ..............................2001 Spencer W. Lancaster...............2001 Robert Pulliam...........................2001 Cristy Earnhardt McKinney .......2001 Walt Baker.................................2002 Vernon Benson..........................2002 David Drechsler.........................2002 Jimmy Heggins..........................2002 Bob Pharr ..................................2002 James Teal ................................2002 Larry Thomason ........................2002 Jimmy Hurley ............................2003 Romus Jefferies ........................2003 Bill Ludwig .................................2003 Sam Moir...................................2003 Gordon Kirkland ........................2004 Clyde Kluttz ...............................2004 Charles Lynn .............................2004 Ken Owen .................................2004 Jay Ritchie.................................2004 Jack Taylor ................................2004 Harry Lee Welch .......................2004 Tommy Barnhardt......................2005 William Brady ............................2005 Kenny Holt.................................2005 Lope Linder ...............................2005 Barry Moore ..............................2005 Susan Saunders........................2005 Pete Stout .................................2005 Johnny Yarbrough .....................2005 Carol Almond.............................2006 Johnny Branch ..........................2006 Ed Dupree .................................2006 Tommy Eaton ............................2006 Eddie Kesler..............................2006 Jeff Holshouser .........................2007 Robert Steele Jr. .......................2007 Howard Platt..............................2007 Tracy Connor.............................2008 Sam Gealy ................................2008 Fletcher Jones...........................2008 Frank McRae.............................2008 Jack Turney...............................2008 Scott Maddox ............................2008 Woodrow Boler..........................2009 Jim DeHart ................................2009 Bob Rathbun .............................2009 Stephanie Cross........................2010 Charles Hellard .........................2010 George C. Knox ........................2010 Dutch Meyer..............................2010 Shannon Myers .........................2010 Fred Ponder ..............................2010

American Legion Rowan schedule Home games at Newman Park at 7 p.m. June 1 ..............Mooresville Legends June 3..........................South Rowan June Mocksville June 5 ..........................Rocky Mount June 6.....................................Wilkes June Concord June 8 ...............................Statesville June 12 ..............................Randolph June 14.....................................Surry June 15 Randolph June 17 Mooresville Legends June South Rowan June 19 ...........................Mooresville June 20.............................Mocksville June 21 Stanly June Wilkes June 24 Statesville June 25 ...............................Alabama June 26.................Eastern Randolph June 27 ...................................Stanly June 28............................Kannapolis June 29................................Concord July Mooresville July 4 Kannapolis

South schedule Home games at SR High at 7 p.m. May 28..............................High Point May 29 Mooresville (NL) May 30 ....................Mooresville (NL) June 1 Stanly June Kannapolis June 3 Rowan June 4 Mooresville June 6 ..............Mooresville Legends June 7 ............Kernersville B-Dogs June Concord June Wilkes June Mocksville June 16 Lexington June 17 ...................................Stanly June 18 ..................................Rowan June 20 ...........................Mooresville June 21 Statesville June 22 Mooresville Legends June 24................................Concord June 25.............................Mocksville June 27...................................Wilkes June 28 ..........................Thomasville June 29 .............................Statesville July 1 ...............................Kannapolis

Mocksville schedule Home games at Rich Park at 7 p.m. May 27 Asheboro May 28...........................E. Randolph May E. Randolph May 30 ....................Western Forsyth June 1..............................Kannapolis June Lexington June 3 .....................................Stanly June 4 ....................................Rowan June 5 Alexander June 6 .............................Mooresville June Kannapolis June 10........................South Rowan June 12 .............................Alexander June Wilkes June 14 Mooresville Legends June 16 Statesville June 18 Stanly June 19 ...................Western Forsyth June 20 Rowan June Concord June 22 Mooresville June 24 ............Mooresville Legends June South Rowan June 26..............................Lexington June 27................................Concord June 29...................................Wilkes July 1 ................................Statesville July 2 .................................Asheboro

College baseball Tournaments Atlantic 10 at Camden, N.J. Wednesday’s games (4) Xavier vs. (5) Richmond (6) La Salle vs. (3) Dayton Thursday’s games (1) Charlotte vs. Xavier-Richmond winner, Noon (2) Rhode Island vs. Dayton-LaSalle win-




Friday’s games Saturday’s game NCAA Regional (June 3-5)

TBD Southern Conference at Charleston, S.C. Wednesday’s games (2) UNC Greensboro vs. (7) Furman, 9 a.m. (3) Samford vs. (6) Appalachian State, 1 p.m. (1) Elon vs. (8) Western Carolina, 5 p.m. (4)Georgia Southern vs. (5) College of Charleston, 9 p.m. Thursday’s games TBD Friday’s games TBD Saturday’s games TBD Sunday’s game TBD Southeastern Conference at Hoover, Ala. Wednesday’s games (7) Alabama vs. (2) Arkansas, 9:30 a.m. (6) Mississippi State vs. (3) Florida (8) Auburn vs. (1) South Carolina, 4:30 p.m. (5) Georgia vs. (4) Vanderbilt Thursday’s games Ala.-Ark. loser vs. Miss St,-Fla, loser, 9:30 Aub. SC loser vs. Ga.-Vandy loser Ala.-Ark. winner vs. Miss. St.-Fla. winner, 4:30 p.m. Aub.-SC winner vs. Ga.-Vandy winner Friday’s games TBD Saturday’s games TBD Sunday’s game TBD Atlantic Coast Conference at Durham Pool A — (1) Virginia, (4) North Carolina, (5) Miami, (8) Wake Forest Pool B — (2) Florida State, (3) Georgia Tech, (6) Clemson, (7) N.C. State Wednesday’s pool play Georgia Tech vs. Clemson, 11 a.m. Virginia vs. Wake Forest, 3 p.m. Florida vs. N.C. State, 7 p.m. Thursday’s pool play North Carolina vs. Miami, 11 a.m. Florida State vs. Clemson, 3 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. N.C. State, 7 p.m. Friday’s pool play Virginia vs. Miami, 11 a.m. Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. North Carolina vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m. Saturday’s pool play Clemson vs. N.C. State, 11 a.m. Miami vs. Wake Forest, 3 p.m. Virginia vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship TBD, FOX Sports South, 1 p.m.

Prep baseball Playoffs 1A West 4th round South Stanly (20-7) at East Surry (20-9) Cherryville (20-8) at Murphy (22-3) 2A West 4th round Piedmont (19-10) at East Lincoln (22-6) Starmount (19-8) at East Rutherford (24-3) 3A West 4th round Parkwood (11-12) at Marvin Ridge (18-9) South Point (22-2) at Hickory (17-10) 4A West 4th round Ardrey Kell (24-4) at SE Guilford (25-3) Porter Ridge (16-9) at TC Roberson (23-4)

Prep softball Playoffs 1A West 3rd round E. Wilkes (13-10) at South Stanly (23-3) East Surry (23-4) at West Wilkes (27-2) Hayesville (13-8) at Swain (23-5) Murphy (23-2) at Cherryville (16-10) 2A West 3rd round C. Davidson (24-3) at West Stokes (16-10) Cuthbertson (21-6) at Surry Central (15-10) E. Rutherford (13-9) at Owen (25-2) Draughn (19-8) at Pisgah (19-4) 3A West 3rd round E. Rowan (22-2) at NW Cabarrus (22-5) North Iredell (17-7) at Robinson (17-7) Crest (20-3) at Burns (14-6) Fred T. Foard (21-4) at Franklin (23-0) 3A East 3rd round DH Conley (21-4) at Wilson Hunt (21-3) South Central (15-4) at Nash (18-5) S. Vance (21-3) at W. Alamance (25-2) S. Nash (8-13) at SW Randolph (23-4) 4A West 3rd round Independence (17-5) at N. Davidson (25-1) SW Guilford (20-8) at SE Guilford (19-4) Lake Norman (25-2) at Porter Ridge (23-1) North Meck (24-3) at Alex. Central (26-1)

Prep soccer Playoffs 2A West Regional final Cuthbertson (24-2) at Forbush (24-1) 3A West Regional final Hickory (16-6-2) at Char. Catholic (19-1-3)

Minors Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Hagerstown (Nationals) 28 16 .636 — Greensboro (Marlins) 26 18 .591 2 Delmarva (Orioles) 26 19 .578 21⁄2 Kannapolis (White Sox) 24 18 .571 3 Hickory (Rangers) 24 19 .558 31⁄2 Lakewood (Phillies) 22 22 .500 6 West Virginia (Pirates) 20 23 .465 71⁄2 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Savannah (Mets) 22 22 .500 — Lexington (Astros) 22 23 .489 1⁄2 Greenville (Red Sox) 21 24 .467 11⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) 20 25 .444 21⁄2 Charleston (Yankees) 20 25 .444 21⁄2 Augusta (Giants) 18 26 .409 4 Rome (Braves) 16 29 .356 61⁄2 Monday’s Games Hagerstown 10, Greensboro 5 Lakewood 6, West Virginia 5, 10 innings Augusta 11, Charleston, S.C. 6 Lexington 7, Asheville 1 Hickory 15, Rome 5 Savannah 1, Greenville 0 Delmarva 9, Kannapolis 6 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Rome at Lexington, 10:05 a.m. Greensboro at Lakewood, 11:05 a.m. Asheville at Hagerstown, 6:35 p.m. Kannapolis at Greenville, 7 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Hickory, 7 p.m. West Virginia at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Savannah at Augusta, 7:05 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Sunday, May 22 Vancouver 4, San Jose 2, Vancouver leads series 3-1 Monday, May 23 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1, Boston leads series 3-2 Tuesday, May 24 San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.


CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday, May 21 Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87 Sunday, May 22 Miami 96, Chicago 85, Miami leads series 2-1 Monday, May 23 Dallas 112, Oklahoma City 105, OT, Dallas leads series 3-1 Tuesday, May 24 Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 26 Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Monday’s box Mavs 112, Thunder 105 DALLAS (112) Marion 1-5 5-6 7, Nowitzki 12-20 14-15 40, Chandler 2-4 1-1 5, Kidd 5-9 4-4 17, Stevenson 1-5 0-0 3, Terry 7-19 4-4 20, Stojakovic 2-7 0-0 4, Haywood 2-2 5-8 9, Barea 3-10 11 7. Totals 35-81 34-39 112. OKLAHOMA CITY (105) Durant 9-22 9-10 29, Ibaka 8-15 2-2 18, Perkins 3-5 0-1 6, Westbrook 7-22 5-8 19, Sefolosha 6-10 0-0 12, Harden 3-5 1-2 7, Collison 5-7 2-2 12, Maynor 1-4 0-0 2, Cook 00 0-0 0. Totals 42-90 19-25 105. Dallas 22 32 23 24 11 — 112 Oklahoma City 31 28 22 20 4 — 105 3-Point Goals—Dallas 8-25 (Kidd 3-6, Nowitzki 2-3, Terry 2-6, Stevenson 1-4, Barea 03, Stojakovic 0-3), Oklahoma City 2-13 (Durant 2-7, Maynor 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2, Westbrook 0-3). Fouled Out—Harden, Collison. Rebounds—Dallas 43 (Chandler 8), Oklahoma City 62 (Durant 15). Assists—Dallas 16 (Kidd 7), Oklahoma City 23 (Westbrook 8). Total Fouls—Dallas 22, Oklahoma City 29. Technicals—Chandler, Dallas defensive three second, Oklahoma City defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Haywood. A—18,203 (18,203).

ML Baseball Standings American League East Division L Pct GB W New York 25 21 .543 — Tampa Bay 26 22 .542 — 1 25 22 .532 ⁄2 Boston Toronto 24 23 .511 11⁄2 1 Baltimore 21 24 .467 3 ⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 30 15 .667 — 24 23 .511 7 Detroit Kansas City 22 24 .478 81⁄2 Chicago 22 27 .449 10 15 31 .326 151⁄2 Minnesota West Division W L Pct GB Texas 25 23 .521 — 24 24 .500 1 Los Angeles Seattle 23 24 .489 11⁄2 1 Oakland 22 25 .468 2 ⁄2 Monday’s Games Cleveland 3, Boston 2 Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 3 Texas 4, Chicago White Sox 0 Seattle 8, Minnesota 7, 10 innings Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Tuesday’s Games Boston (Beckett 3-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 0-0) at Baltimore (Britton 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 4-4) at Detroit (Verlander 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 4-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 1-0) at Texas (D.Holland 3-1), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (Fister 2-4) at Minnesota (Blackburn 3-4), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Moscoso 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Haren 4-2), 10:05 p.m. National League East Division L Pct GB W Philadelphia 29 18 .617 — Florida 26 19 .578 2 26 23 .531 4 Atlanta New York 22 24 .478 61⁄2 Washington 21 26 .447 8 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 28 20 .583 — 25 23 .521 3 Cincinnati Milwaukee 25 23 .521 3 Pittsburgh 22 24 .478 5 1 20 25 .444 6 ⁄2 Chicago Houston 18 30 .375 10 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 27 19 .587 — 23 22 .511 31⁄2 Colorado Arizona 23 23 .500 4 Los Angeles 21 28 .429 71⁄2 19 28 .404 81⁄2 San Diego Monday’s Games Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati 3 Houston 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Milwaukee 11, Washington 3 St. Louis at San Diego, late Tuesday’s Games Arizona (J.Saunders 0-5) at Colorado (De La Rosa 5-2), 3:10 p.m., 1st game Atlanta (Jurrjens 5-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 5-1), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 2-1) at Philadelphia (Worley 2-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-4) at Houston (Happ 3-5), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-4) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-4), 8:05 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 3-6) at Milwaukee (Narveson 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 3-0) at Colorado (Chacin 5-2), 8:40 p.m., 2nd game St. Louis (McClellan 6-1) at San Diego (Harang 5-2), 10:05 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 3-0) at San Francisco (Cain 3-2), 10:15 p.m.

Monday’s boxes Astros 4, Dodgers 3 Los Angeles ab r Furcal ss 4 0 Miles 2b 4 0 Loney 1b 4 0 Kemp cf 4 1 Gions rf 3 0 GwynJ lf 1 0 Sands lf 1 0 Navarr c 4 1 Mitchll 3b 3 1 Kershw p 2 0 Ethier ph 1 0 MacDgl p 0 0 Guerrir p 0 0 Jansen p 0 0

Houston h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Bourn cf 4 1 1 2 1 0 Barmes ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 Pence rf 5 0 2 1 1 1 Ca.Lee 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 Michals lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Wallac 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 1 0 Hall 2b 4 2 4 0 0 0 Quinter c 3 0 1 1 0 0 MDwns ph 1 0 0 0 1 1 Norris p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Escaln p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fulchin p 0 0 0 0 AngSnc ph 0 1 0 0 Totals 31 3 7 2 Totals 33 4 9 4 Los Angeles 010 000 200—3 Houston 001 000 003—4 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Bourn (1). Dp—Los Angeles 1, Houston 2. Lob—Los Angeles 5, Houston 9. 2b— Navarro (1), Bourn (11), Hall 2 (7). Hr—Kemp (11). Sb—Kemp (13), Bourn (18), Hall (1), Ang.sanchez (2). Cs—Sands (2). S—Norris. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Kershaw 6 4 1 1 2 7 Macdougal H,2 1 1 0 0 0 0 Guerrier H,8 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 ⁄3 3 3 3 1 2 Jansen L,1-1 Houston Norris 7 6 3 2 3 5 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Escalona 0 0 0 1 1 Fulchino W,1-2 12⁄3 HBP—by Jansen (Barmes). Balk—Norris. T—3:07. A—22,579 (40,963).

Phillies 10, Reds 3 Cincinnati Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Stubbs cf 4 0 0 0 Rollins ss 5 2 2 3 Janish ss 4 0 0 0 Utley 2b 5 0 0 0 Votto 1b 4 0 0 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 Phllps 2b 4 1 1 0 Polanc 3b 4 2 2 2 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Howard 1b 4 1 2 0 Rolen 3b 3 1 1 0 Ibanez lf 4 2 2 2 Bruce rf 4 1 3 3 Ruiz c 3 1 3 0 FLewis lf 4 0 0 0 Brown rf 4 0 1 0 Hanign c 2 0 0 0 Mayrry cf 4 1 1 2 Arroyo p 1 0 0 0 Hamels p 3 1 1 1 Malony p 1 0 0 0 Stutes p 0 0 0 0 Frazier ph 1 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Bastrd p 0 0 0 0 Cairo 2b 0 0 0 0 WValdz 2b 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 3 5 3 Totals 3710 1410 Cincinnati 000 300 000— 3 Philadelphia 207 100 00x—10 Lob—Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 5. 2b— Howard (10), Ruiz (4), Brown (1). Hr—Bruce (12), Rollins (3), Polanco (3), Ibanez (5). IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati 2 Arroyo L,3-5 2 ⁄3 10 9 9 1 2

Maloney 3 ⁄3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 Arredondo Ondrusek 1 0 0 0 0 1 Philadelphia 6 5 3 3 2 4 Hamels W,6-2 Stutes 1 0 0 0 0 2 Bastardo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Baez HBP—by Hamels (Rolen). Balk—Hamels. T—2:45. A—45,841 (43,651). 1

Brewers 11, Nationals 3 Washington Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi Berndn cf 5 0 2 1 Weeks 2b 3 3 1 0 Dsmnd ss 5 0 1 0 Kotsay 1b 0 0 0 0 Werth rf 5 0 0 0 C.Hart rf 4 3 3 7 4 0 2 0 Braun lf 5 1 2 0 L.Nix lf WRams c 4 0 0 0 BBoggs lf 0 1 0 0 Morse 1b 4 1 1 1 Fielder 1b 4 1 1 1 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Dillard p 0 0 0 0 Slaten p 0 0 0 0 McGeh 3b 5 0 1 0 Espins 2b 2 0 0 0 Lucroy c 4 1 2 1 Bixler pr 0 1 0 0 YBtncr ss 4 1 2 1 HrstnJr 3b 4 1 2 1 CGomz cf 4 0 0 0 Grzlny p 2 0 0 0 Gallard p 3 0 0 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Estrad p 0 0 0 0 Stairs ph 1 0 0 0 Counsll 2b 1 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Cora 1b 1 0 0 0 Totals 37 3 8 3 Totals 37 11 1210 Washington 010 000 002— 3 Milwaukee 300 030 05x—11 E—Cora (1), Y.betancourt 2 (5). Lob— Washington 9, Milwaukee 6. 2b—Desmond (10), L.nix (7), Braun 2 (7), Lucroy (6), Y.betancourt (7). 3b—Hairston Jr. (1). Hr—Morse (3), C.hart 3 (3), Fielder (11). Sb—C.hart (2). H R ER BB SO IP Washington Grzelanny L,2-4 5 8 6 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 H.Rodriguez S.Burnett 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 ⁄3 2 3 3 1 1 Storen 1 ⁄3 2 2 1 0 1 Slaten Milwaukee Gallardo W,6-2 7 5 1 1 1 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 Estrada Dillard 1 2 2 2 0 1 HBP—by Gorzelanny (Weeks), by Dillard (Espinosa). T—2:56. A—22,906 (41,900).

Blue Jays 7, Yankees 3 Toronto

New York ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 0 0 0 RDavis cf 5 0 1 0 Jeter ss CPttrsn lf 5 1 1 0 Grndrs cf 2 3 0 0 Bautist rf 3 2 1 1 Teixeir 1b 4 0 1 0 YEscor ss 3 0 1 0 AlRdrg 3b 4 0 2 0 JRiver 1b 3 1 1 0 Cano 2b 3 0 1 3 A.Hill 2b 4 2 2 1 Martin c 4 0 0 0 EThms dh 3 1 0 1 Posada dh 4 0 0 0 Arencii c 4 0 2 4 Gardnr lf 4 0 2 0 Encrnc 3b 3 0 0 0 Dickrsn rf 4 0 0 0 JMcDnl 3b1 0 0 0 Totals 34 7 9 7 Totals 34 3 6 3 Toronto 100 005 010—7 New York 000 101 010—3 E—Encarnacion (11), Y.escobar (4). Lob— Toronto 5, New York 8. 2b—C.patterson (12), A.hill (10), Arencibia (7), Gardner (5). Hr— Bautista (19). Sb—Granderson (5), Gardner 2 (8). Cs—R.davis (5). S—Y.escobar. Sf— Cano. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Villanueva W,2-0 5 2 1 1 1 5 Frasor 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 3 Rauch 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 L.Perez F.Francisco 1 1 0 0 0 2 New York Colon L,2-3 6 7 6 6 4 8 Noesi 3 2 1 1 0 0 T—3:00. A—41,946 (50,291).

Rangers 4, White Sox 0 Chicago

Texas h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Kinsler 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 Andrus ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 JHmltn dh 4 2 2 1 1 0 MiYong 1b 4 0 3 0 0 0 Gentry cf 0 0 0 0 1 0 ABeltre 3b 2 1 0 1 0 0 N.Cruz lf-rf 4 1 1 2 0 0 DvMrp cf-lf 3 0 1 0 2 0 Napoli c 3 0 0 0 Morlnd rf 3 0 0 0 Totals 29 0 5 0 Totals 30 4 9 4 Chicago 000 000 000—0 Texas 100 002 01x—4 E—Kinsler (6). Dp—Chicago 1, Texas 2. Lob—Chicago 5, Texas 5. 2b—Kinsler (14), J.hamilton (4), Dav.murphy (5). 3b—Mi.young (3). Hr—J.hamilton (1), N.cruz (8). Cs— Mi.young (1). Sf—A.beltre. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Danks L,0-7 8 9 4 4 2 3 Texas 5 0 0 3 6 Ogando W,5-0 9 T—2:05. A—30,861 (49,170). ab Pierre lf 4 AlRmrz ss 4 A.Dunn dh4 Konerk 1b 3 Quentin rf 3 Przyns c 3 3 Rios cf MPhrs 3b 3 Bckhm 2b 2

r 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Indians 3, Red Sox 2 Cleveland h bi ab r h bi 0 0 Brantly cf 4 1 1 1 1 1 ACarer ss 4 1 3 2 0 0 Choo rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 T.Buck dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 LaPort 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 OCarer 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 Hannhn 3b 2 0 1 0 1 0 Everett 3b 0 1 0 0 2 1 Kearns lf 2 0 1 0 0 0 Marson c 2 0 0 0 CSantn c 1 0 0 0 Totals 31 2 7 2 Totals 28 3 6 3 Boston 001 010 000—2 000 100 02x—3 Cleveland E—Masterson (1). Dp—Boston 1, Cleveland 3. Lob—Boston 6, Cleveland 3. 2b— A.cabrera (10), Kearns (4). Hr—Crawford (2), A.cabrera (10). Cs—Ellsbury (6), Hannahan (1). IP H R ER BB SO Boston 71⁄3 4 2 2 2 4 C.Buchholz 1 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 Bard L,1-4 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 R.Hill Cleveland 4 2 2 2 3 Masterson 72⁄3 R.Perez 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 J.smith W,2-1 C.perez S,13-14 1 2 0 0 0 0 R.Perez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Masterson (Youkilis, Ellsbury). T—2:49. A—19,225 (43,441).


ab Ellsury cf 3 Pdroia 2b 3 Sutton 2b 0 AdGnzl 1b 3 Youkils 3b 3 Ortiz dh 4 J.Drew rf 4 Lowrie ss 4 Crwfrd lf 4 Sltlmch c 3

r 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Tigers 6, Rays 3 Detroit Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi BUpton cf 3 1 0 0 AJcksn cf 3 0 1 0 Damon dh 5 0 2 0 SSizmr 2b 4 1 1 0 Lngori 3b 2 0 0 1 Boesch rf 4 1 1 0 Zbrist rf 4 0 1 0 C.Wells rf 0 0 0 0 SRdrgz ss 3 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 3 1 1 1 FLpez 1b 3 0 0 0 VMrtnz dh 3 1 1 2 Ktchm 1b 1 0 0 0 Dirks lf 3 1 1 1 Shppch c 2 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 3 0 1 2 Jaso ph 0 1 0 0 Avila c 2 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 2 0 1 0 Inge 3b 2 1 0 0 Joyce rf 2 1 1 0 Fuld lf 3 0 1 2 Totals 30 3 6 3 Totals 27 6 7 6 Tampa Bay 000 100 002—3 Detroit 000 011 04x—6 E—Mi.cabrera (4). Dp—Tampa Bay 2. Lob—Tampa Bay 8, Detroit 5. 2b—Damon (6), Boesch (11), V.martinez (11). Hr—Dirks (1). Sb—B.upton (8). Cs—E.johnson (3), Mi.cabrera (1). S—Fuld, A.jackson. Sf—Longoria. IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay 1 4 2 2 4 4 Hllickson L,5-3 6 ⁄3 1 2 2 1 1 Howell 11⁄3 J.Cruz 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 C.Ramos Detroit 2 1 1 1 1 Coke 31⁄3 2 0 0 1 3 Furbush W,1-0 32⁄3 Benoit H,6 1 0 0 0 1 1 Valverde 1 2 2 2 2 0 J.Cruz pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Furbush (Shoppach). WP— J.Cruz, Valverde. T—3:21. A—21,550 (41,255).

Mariners 8, Twins 7 (10) Seattle ab ISuzuki rf 4 Figgins 3b 5 Smoak 1b 5 MSndrs pr 0 LRdrgz 1b 0 Cust dh 5 FGtrrz cf 5 Peguer lf 5 Ryan ss 5 JaWlsn 2b 5 CGmnz c 3 AKndy ph 1 Olivo c 1 Totals 44 Seattle Minnesota

Minnesota r h bi ab 1 2 1 Span cf 5 0 1 0 Plouffe ss 5 0 1 0 Kubel rf 5 1 0 0 Mornea 1b 5 0 0 1 Cuddyr 2b 3 2 2 2 ACasill 2b 0 0 1 0 Thome dh 3 0 2 2 DYong lf 3 1 2 0 Repko lf 1 3 1 0 Valenci 3b 5 0 1 1 Butera c 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 815 8 Totals 40 211 000 021 100 310 200

r 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0

h bi 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

7 10 7 1—8 0—7

E—Plouffe (2). Lob—Seattle 11, Minnesota 9. 2b—F.gutierrez (1), C.gimenez (1), Cuddyer (5). Hr—Cust (1), Span (2), Thome 2 (4). Sb—M.saunders (4), Ja.wilson (5), Span (4). S— Sf—L.rodriguez. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle 2 4 ⁄3 7 5 5 4 2 Vargas 2 2 2 0 1 Laffey 21⁄3 Ray 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 J.wright W,1-1 1 League S,11-14 1 0 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 7 9 4 4 2 3 Pavano 1 ⁄3 2 2 1 0 1 Nathan H,2 2 2 1 1 0 1 Capps Bs,4-11 1 ⁄3 2 1 1 1 0 Swarzak L,0-2 2⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Dumatrait WP—J.Wright, Nathan. T—3:40. A—37,498 (39,500).

Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Holliday, St. Louis, .349; Polanco, Philadelphia, .339; Berkman, St. Louis, .338; YMolina, St. Louis, .333; Votto, Cincinnati, .327; SCastro, Chicago, .323; Carroll, Los Angeles, .316; BPhillips, Cincinnati, .316; GSanchez, Florida, .316. RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 34; Votto, Cincinnati, 34; Rasmus, St. Louis, 33; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 33; Berkman, St. Louis, 32; Bruce, Cincinnati, 31; Holliday, St. Louis, 31; Weeks, Milwaukee, 31. RBI—Braun, Milwaukee, 37; Fielder, Milwaukee, 37; Howard, Philadelphia, 36; Pence, Houston, 36; Berkman, St. Louis, 35; Kemp, Los Angeles, 33; Holliday, St. Louis, 31. HITS—SCastro, Chicago, 62; JosReyes, New York, 62; Polanco, Philadelphia, 61; Prado, Atlanta, 60; Pence, Houston, 59; Kemp, Los Angeles, 57; Ethier, Los Angeles, 56. DOUBLES—CJones, Atlanta, 15; Beltran, New York, 14; JosReyes, New York, 14; CYoung, Arizona, 14; Fielder, Milwaukee, 13; Holliday, St. Louis, 13; Pence, Houston, 13; SSmith, Colorado, 13; Votto, Cincinnati, 13. TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York, 6; Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Espinosa, Washington, 4; Braun, Milwaukee, 3; SCastro, Chicago, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; Rasmus, St. Louis, 3. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 12; Bruce, Cincinnati, 12; Berkman, St. Louis, 11; Fielder, Milwaukee, 11; Kemp, Los Angeles, 11; ASoriano, Chicago, 11; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 11. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 18; JosReyes, New York, 17; Desmond, Washington, 14; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 14; Kemp, Los Angeles, 13; Bourgeois, Houston, 12; CGomez, Milwaukee, 12. PITCHING—McClellan, St. Louis, 6-1; Marcum, Milwaukee, 6-1; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 6-2; Hamels, Philadelphia, 6-2; Halladay, Philadelphia, 6-3; Correia, Pittsburgh, 6-4; 13 tied at 5. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 80; ClLee, Philadelphia, 78; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 77; Lincecum, San Francisco, 75; Norris, Houston, 69; Hamels, Philadelphia, 68; Garza, Chicago, 68. SAVES—LNunez, Florida, 17; FRodriguez, New York, 15; Street, Colorado, 14; BrWilson, San Francisco, 13; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 13; Putz, Arizona, 12; Axford, Milwaukee, 12; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 12. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Joyce, Tampa Bay, .357; Bautista, Toronto, .353; MiYoung, Texas, .348; AdGonzalez, Boston, .342; HKendrick, Los Angeles, .322; Lowrie, Boston, .317; Betemit, Kansas City, .315. RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 39; MiCabrera, Detroit, 35; Granderson, New York, 35; ACabrera, Cleveland, 33; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 31; AdGonzalez, Boston, 30; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 30. RBI—AdGonzalez, Boston, 41; Beltre, Texas, 38; Konerko, Chicago, 36; ACabrera, Cleveland, 34; Granderson, New York, 34; Bautista, Toronto, 32; Youkilis, Boston, 32. HITS—AdGonzalez, Boston, 66; MiYoung, Texas, 64; ACabrera, Cleveland, 58; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 57; ISuzuki, Seattle, 57; Guerrero, Baltimore, 55; Ellsbury, Boston, 54; Konerko, Chicago, 54; Kubel, Minnesota, 54. DOUBLES—Quentin, Chicago, 16; MiYoung, Texas, 16; AdGonzalez, Boston, 15; Gordon, Kansas City, 15; Butler, Kansas City, 14; MiCabrera, Detroit, 14; Ellsbury, Boston, 14; Kinsler, Texas, 14; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 14. TRIPLES—Bourjos, Los Angeles, 5; Granderson, New York, 4; 9 tied at 3. HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 19; Granderson, New York, 16; Teixeira, New York, 12; Beltre, Texas, 10; ACabrera, Cleveland, 10; Konerko, Chicago, 10; 6 tied at 9. STOLEN BASES—Andrus, Texas, 15; Ellsbury, Boston, 15; Crisp, Oakland, 14; Aybar, Los Angeles, 12; RDavis, Toronto, 12; Fuld, Tampa Bay, 12; ISuzuki, Seattle, 11. PITCHING—Cahill, Oakland, 6-1; Tomlin, Cleveland, 6-1; Scherzer, Detroit, 6-1; Lester, Boston, 6-1; Pineda, Seattle, 6-2; Weaver, Los Angeles, 6-4; 11 tied at 5. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 77; Shields, Tampa Bay, 73; Verlander, Detroit, 71; Haren, Los Angeles, 66; Weaver, Los Angeles, 65; Lester, Boston, 63; Pineda, Seattle, 61. SAVES—MaRivera, New York, 13; CPerez, Cleveland, 13; League, Seattle, 11; Valverde, Detroit, 11; Feliz, Texas, 9; Farnsworth, Tampa Bay, 9; Fuentes, Oakland, 9.

Racing Sprint Cup May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — One Last Race To Make The Chase 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Fined Washington C Ivan Rodriguez an undisclosed amount and disciplined Washington general manager Mike Rizzo for verbally confronting umpires in a stadium tunnel after a disputed call in a game on May 19. American League TEXAS RANGERS—Activated OF Josh Hamilton and OF Nelson Cruz from the 15day DL. Recalled RHP Yoshinori Tateyama from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned INF Chris Davis, RHP Cody Eppley and C Taylor Teagarden to Round Rock. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Reinstated 3B Melvin Mora from the bereavement list. Designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment. ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed CF Nate McLouth on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jordan Schafer from Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS—Optioned RHP Edinson Volquez and RHP Jordan Smith to Louisville (IL).

East travels to NWC tonight From staff reports

East Rowan’s softball team plays at Northwest Cabarrus tonight in the third round of the 3A softball playoffs. Gametime was backed up in a decision made on Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. NPC No. 1 seed East (22-2) beat NPC seed No. 1 seed Northwest 4-0 on April 9 in a nonconference game. Bobbi Thomas and Sydney Poole drove in two runs each. Chelsea White struck out five, walked none and held the Trojans (22-5) to three hits. East also beat Northwest 6-2 in the first round of the 2010 playoffs. Ericka Nesbitt had an inside-the-park homer for the Mustangs in that game. East is 84-12 the past four seasons, with four NPC championships and one trip to the Final Four. If East wins tonight, it would be the host team for a fourth-round game against North Iredell or Robinson. North Iredell and Robinson are the No. 2 seeds from the NPC and SPC, respectively. Northwest won its first league championship in the fast-pitch era this season, tying Robinson for the regular season SPC crown before winning the conference tournament. Northwest was in the SPC when Central Cabarrus was a state powerhouse early in the last decade. After realignment, the Trojans were in the NPC when West Rowan was reeling off six straight league titles from 2002-07. Northwest’s last two years in the NPC in 2008-09 coincided with the start of East’s current run of four straight championships. Northwest is a team of freshmen — six are on the roster — plus some slugging seniors. Freshman Katie Williford pitched well for Northwest earlier this season against the Mustangs — no walks, five hits, five strikeouts. Senior Hannah Eudy is batting .369 with eight homers and 32 RBIs, while senior Taylor Allen is hitting .407 with 21 RBIs. Northwest has won its last 11 games. Williford has pitched shutouts in the last five. Neither East nor Northwest has allowed a run in the playoffs.

 College baseball Southern Conference baseball coaches voted Appalachian State outfielder Preston Troutman (East Rowan) to the league’s All-Freshman team on Monday. Troutman hit .274 with five doubles, three triples and 15 RBIs in 44 regular-season games and is tied for the team lead with five outfield assists. He made 36 starts in left field after earning the spot in the starting lineup early in the campaign. The rookie from Rockwell was named SoCon Hitter of the Week after going 4-for-7 with two doubles and six RBIs against Western Carolina on May 8-9. The Southern Conference Tournament starts Wednesday, along with the ACC, SEC and A-10 tournaments.

 Local golf Playing from the blue tees, Aaron Mothershead made an extraordinary hole-in-one on the 339-yard par-4 No. 8 hole at McCanless on Saturday. Mothershead recorded the double-eagle while playing with his father, Gene Mothershead, and with partner Joey Boley in a qualifying round for the Grady B. McCanless 4-Ball Championship. The 4-Ball Championship will be held June 4-5.  Seventy-three GARS members played an ABCD tournament at Asheboro Country Club. Winning the ‘A’ flight was Nelson Earnhardt with a net of 65.94. Winning the ‘B’ flight winner was Ross Howard with a net of 67.24. Winning flight ‘C’ was David Lee with a net of 60.29. ‘D’ flight winner was Harry Agner with a net of 62.44.  Michael Childress, 11, and Ben Childress, 7, played in the U.S. Junior Kids golf tournament in Pinehurst on Sunday. Both played on the No. 8 course. Michael finished fourth in his age group, shooting a 83. Ben won his age group with a 54, with a birdie on No. 1 and an eagle on No. 2.

 Middle school soccer Erwin’s sixth-seeded girls beat No. 3 Southeast in the first round of the league tournament.  Erwin topped No. 2 seed China Grove on a penalty-kicks shootout in a semifinal. Kaleigh Troutman scored both Erwin goals, with regulation ending in a 2-2 tie. Erwin had a 3-1 edge on PKs, with Ilya Wang, Devynne Brown and Madison Teeter scoring from the spot. Erwin keeper Kennedy Lambert saved one PK in regulation and three more in the shootout.  Erwin continued its run in the championship game by beating West Rowan 1-0 in a hard-fought final on the turf at Mooresville on Monday afternoon. After a scoreless regulation period, Erwin scored with 45 seconds left in the second overtime on a 25-yard free kick by Troutman.  Southeast’s boys scored three second-half goals to beat Mooresville 3-0 to win the Rowan County Middle School Tournament. Details weren’t available at press time on that game.

 Pro baseball The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 9-6 to visiting Delmarva on Monday. Jonathan Schoop knocked in four runs for the Shorebirds. Drew Lee had three hits for Kannapolis.

 East Y adult basketball The Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, East Rowan Branch is accepting team registrations for its Summer Adult Basketball League through Saturday. The league is limited to 12 teams. League fee is $400 per team, with numbered team jerseys required. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning on Tuesday, June 7. Contact Joe Finney at 704279-1742 or


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 3B


Indians rally on Red Sox Associated Press

The AL roundup... CLEVELAND — For the first time this season, a national TV audience finally experienced the Indians’ late-inning karma. Funny enough, Cleveland’s manager watched it on the tube, too. Asdrubal Cabrera’s two-out RBI double in the eighth inning — the latest big hit delivered by Cleveland’s shortstop — rallied the Indians to a slippery 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday night, another dramatic victory for a team that believes there is no deficit too big to overcome. “We’re just going out and winning ballgames,” Indians starter Justin Masterson said. “It’s a different person every night. It’s been a lot of fun.” With a steady rain falling, Cabrera, who went 5 for 5 with two homers and five RBIs on Sunday, drove his double off reliever Daniel Bard (1-4) to the wall in left field, scoring Michael Brantley and helping the Indians win their fourth straight and improve to 19-4 at home. The win was the Indians’ eighth in their last at-bat at home this season. Rangers 4, White Sox 0 ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton took off running, and kept up that pace even after his first swing in six weeks for the Texas Rangers sent the ball over the wall for his first homer this season. “It was good to get it out of the way, good to get that nervousness over,” Hamilton said. The Rangers have been waiting for their AL MVP and Nelson Cruz to get back in the lineup, and both delivered big blasts in a 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Cruz and Hamilton homered to back up Alexi Ogando’s five-hitter for his first career shutout. “An exciting moment for us to be back,” Cruz said. Blue Jays 7, Yankees 3 NEW YORK — Blue Jays manager John Farrell is constantly searching for nontraditional ways to make teams pay for pitching around Jose Bautista. Having his cleanup hitter lay down a sacrifice Monday night was about as unconventional as Farrell could get. Batting fourth for the first time this year, Yunel Escobar bunted after Corey Patterson doubled and Bautista was intentionally walked in the sixth. Bartolo Colon then intentionally walked Juan Rivera to load the bases and Toronto responded with a five-run inning capped by J.P Arencibia’s three-run double that helped the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3. Tigers 6, Rays 3 DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers leaned on two of their newest players to win a second straight game. Charlie Furbush won in his major league debut and Andy Dirks hit his first career homer, helping Detroit beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Monday night. “There’s nothing like it in the world,” said Dirks, a week after making his big league debut. “I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.” Furbush (1-0) pitched 3 2-3 scoreless innings of relief, suddenly entering the game after Detroit starter Phil Coke injured his right ankle. “He didn’t have time to think about it, he just pitched,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.

AssociAted press

Milwaukee’s corey Hart hit his first three home runs of the season Monday against the Nationals.

Hart gets his first three homers Associated Press

The NL roundup... MILWAUKEE — Corey Hart hit his first three home runs this season and drove in seven to tie both club records, lifting the surging Milwaukee Brewers past the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Monday night. Hitless in his previous 11 at-bats, Hart smacked tworun shots in the first and fifth innings off Tom Gorzelanny (2-4) to reach 100 homers for his career. He finished with a three-run homer off Doug Slaten with two outs in the eighth. Prince Fielder also homered for Milwaukee, which has won seven straight at home and 11 of the last 14 overall. That was plenty of support for Yovani Gallardo (62), who retired 12 straight at one point and allowed only one run — on Michael Morse’s homer in the second — in seven innings. Hart hit 21 home runs in the first half of last season, made the All-Star team for

a second time and signed a $26.5 million, three-year extension later in the summer. But this spring was quickly derailed when he hurt himself in drills and his recovery took longer than expected. Astros 4, Dodgers 3 HOUSTON — Hunter Pence’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. The Astros trailed 3-1 entering the ninth inning before Michael Bourn tied it with his two-out, full-count double down the right-field line that scored two against Kenley Jansen (1-1), the hard-throwing rookie who is the latest pitcher the Dodgers have given a shot to close games. Bill Hall started the rally with a one-out single and Angel Sanchez walked with two outs. They advanced on a double steal to put the tying runs in scoring position for Bourn. Jansen hit Clint Barmes with a pitch before Pence’s looping line drive to left field sent Bourn home. Catcher Dioner Navarro blocked the

Buffalo opens informal workouts to build chemistry with his receivers later in the week. The NFL notebook... Reminders of the lockout ELMA, N.Y. — Running were still prevalent. back Fred Jackson brought With team staff barred the coolers filled with botfrom attending because of tled water and sports drinks. the lockout, the players Quarterback Ryan Fitzbrought in two private trainpatrick brought the laughs ers, Bob Bateson and Deas several Buffalo Bills meris Johnson, to oversee opened their NFL-lockout the workouts. version of a voluntary miniBefore the players camp Monday. stepped on the field, they Proudly displaying his were required to sign a waivsweat-soaked T-shirt after a er so the owners of the facili40-minute running and conty weren’t held responsible ditioning session, Fitzpatrick for anyone getting hurt. A winked and said, “That’s why reporter was asked to seek a I wore a grey T-shirt, so it facility staff member to mop looks like I was working up a pool of water that had hard.” collected in a hallway after With no end to the NFL la- rain blew in through an open bor dispute in sight, this is doorway. about as lathered up for footAnd the players had to ball as Fitzpatrick and his switch fields near the end of colleagues can get these their workout to make room days. He was one of about 35 for the start of the Flash Bills — plus a handful of un- practice. drafted rookie free agents — “It’s definitely different, taking part in a two-hour inbecause we’re accustomed to formal workout inside a sub- coming in, getting breakfast, urban Buffalo sports comgetting taped, having the plex that doubles as home to typical warmup, so the routhe Western New York Flash tine is off,” Wilson said. “But of the Women’s Professional the good thing about this is Soccer League. we’re all — all 32 teams — It was the first of five inhaving to endure the same formal workout sessions the fight. It’s all about whoever players have scheduled for handles the lockout the best, this week in what amounts to and once it’s over, who ever the team’s largest reunion get ready the fastest.” since the Bills cleaned out FALCONS NOT BORED their lockers a day after ATLANTA — Atlanta Faltheir season ended in Janucons linebacker Curtis ary. Lofton insists he isn’t bored “It’s like old home week,” by the NFL lockout. cracked center Geoff But with just a few playHangartner. er-organized practice sesFitzpatrick was impressed sions scheduled, the Falcons’ with the turnout after he defensive captain took a dip hosted a smaller group of in 52-degree water with beluteammates for workouts in ga whales Monday afterArizona last month. noon. “It always helps when “You never think you’d be you’re working out with oth- in a tank with belugas,” er people, especially your Lofton said with a smile. teammates,” Fitzpatrick “There’s no way, but this is a said. “I thought it went as pretty special day at the well as expected today.” Georgia Aquarium. It’s good Monday’s workout was to make something produclimited to agility, strength tive happen. We got in our and conditioning sessions. workout early and now we’re The players split time work- here, so we’re getting stuff ing out in the weight room done.” and on the field. Fitzpatrick With the lockout nearly 70 expects he’ll get an opportu- days old and showing few nity to start throwing passes signs of resolution in federal Associated Press

AssociAted press

Buffalo’s Jon corto, front, warms up with teammates during an informal workout Monday. court, Lofton joined linebacker Coy Wire and defensive end Kroy Biermann in taking a preview of the Georgia Aquarium’s up-close experience with belugas. While the Falcons don’t know when they’re going to report to work, the aquarium’s program opens to the public on June 1. “It’s a weird time,” said Wire, who serves as the Falcons’ representative to the NFL Players Association. “We love having a chance to support the aquarium and bring awareness to this program, which is incredible. “But there’s no question it’d be nice to get an idea of when the season’s going to start.” CASILLAS’ COMEBACK NEW ORLEANS — Jonathan Casillas was tantalizingly close to rising from the ranks of the undrafted to an NFL starter in a mere two seasons, only to have a freak injury in the last exhibition game of 2010 relegate him to rehab. Now Casillas can only hope the NFL lockout won’t

set him back too much as he tries to prove to the New Orleans Saints that he deserves another shot to start at outside linebacker. “Of course it’s going to hinder it,” Casillas said of the lockout’s effect on his comeback from a broken foot. “Everybody’s going to be hindered.” Casillas has been unable to get treatment and continue his rehabilitation at Saints headquarters since the lockout began March 11. So, aside from some brief trips back to his home state of New Jersey, he has remained in New Orleans, seeing specialists on his own and taking part in the players-only practices organized by Saints quarterback Drew Brees at Tulane. Casillas said he has felt good during workouts with teammates and that none of the running or agility work has been a problem. If there are any lingering limitations that might affect him in a game, he is not aware of them.

plate but Bourn slid in behind him to tag home. Hall, who was 0 for 11 entering the game, went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Jeff Fulchino (1-2) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for Houston. Phillies 10, Reds 3 PHILADELPHIA — Maybe all the Philadelphia Phillies needed was to see Chase Utley back in the lineup to perk up their slumping bats. Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco and Raul Ibanez homered to back Cole Hamels, and the Phillies handed the Cincinnati Reds their sixth straight loss, 10-3 on Monday night. Utley returned after missing the first 46 games with a right knee injury. The fivetime All-Star second baseman was 0 for 5, the only starter without a hit. His teammates did all the damage. “I don’t know if it was his presence or not, but somebody did something right so we’ll give him credit,” manager Charlie Manuel said. A struggling offense that

DRYE FroM 1B athletes, as her grandfather, the late Carl Drye was a Rowan County star on the gridiron and went on to play football at Duke in addition to the success of her father at Furman. Her parents John and Lesleigh Drye were by her side in addition to her teammates and friends last Thursday at Salisbury High for her official signing. “We looked at a few places and to Carley, as well as us as parents, Liberty was the best match of a school that could balance the swimming and academics and we are very proud of what she has achieved,” Lesleigh Drye said. Also there for her moment was her grandmother, Naomi Drye. “I couldn’t be more proud of Carley, but she has always made me proud no matter what she does and I am excited for her to have

MCCOLLISTER FroM 1B 14th in the 1500 freestyle and 16th in the 200 breaststroke. “I’ve grown to like doing distance freestyle,” McCollister said. “They call me a survivor on the team because I can go the same speed for a long period of time. Some of the same aspects are still there, as Betsy Graham, McCollister’s first swim coach at age 5, will coach McCollister next year when he swims at Catawba. “At first, I thought I wouldn’t want to go to a school that’s close by,” McCollister said. “After I toured the campus and talked to Betsy and met the swim team, I fell in love with the school.” McCollister considered William & Mary and Davidson, a pair of strong academic schools. The 6-foot

had nine runs combined in the previous six games scored nine by the third inning. That was more than enough for Hamels (6-2). He allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. The lefty is 8-0 with an 1.23 ERA against the Reds, including a five-hit shutout to complete a sweep in last year’s divisional playoff series. “Him being around gets guys excited and gives us a new energy level,” Hamels said of Utley. “It’s great to see him.” Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (3-5) allowed nine runs and 10 hits in 2 2-3 innings. His ERA rose from 4.11 to 5.28. It was Arroyo’s worst start since allowing eight runs in three innings against San Diego on April 23, 2010. Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer for the Reds, who haven’t lost this many in a row since dropping eight straight from July 28 to August 4, 2009. “We just have to get back on track,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “That’s two days in a row we went to the bullpen early and we can’t keep doing that.”

this great opportunity,” Naomi Drye said. Carley also makes the comparison of her soon to be new home of Lynchburg, Va. to her native Salisbury. “Lynchburg absolutely felt like home to me. Everyone was nice and you know there isn’t a whole lot there, but it’s not super strict like everybody thinks and the morals are what made it feel like home to me the most,” Drye said. Liberty has a top 25 caliber ladies swim team and Carley know the challenges that will be put in front of her as a freshman, but is embracing them with a conquering attitude. “I know they are very good, but I talked to and met all of the girls and coaches and they couldn’t be nicer or more supportive,” Drye said. “I decided that I wanted to be a small fish in a big pond rather than being a big fish in a small pond and I think that by doing that, it will make me a whole lot better by being around swimmers that are better than me.”

senior carries a 4.8 GPA and is currently ranked ninth in his class. McCollister, who also hopes to be an orthodonist, received an academic scholarship to Catawba. “I’m pretty good at freestyling and breast strokes, I feel like those are my strongest strokes,” McCollister said. “I need to work on my butterfly and back stroke and my starts and turns. I’ve never been the best with mechanics.” McCollister carries a 4:46 personal best in the 500 freestyle. Last summer, he broke the RAC record in the 1650 freestyle with a 16:22.47 and made a national cut in the 200 breaststroke the summer before eighth grade, giving his family something to smile about. “It was a really proud moment because my mom had just been diganosed with cancer,” McCollister said. “Things weren’t looking too good and she said that really helped her just by seeing something good happen.”



Bruins ride Thomas again in win BOSTON — Tim Thomas stopped 33 Bruins 3 shots after Lightning 1 allowing another early goal, and Brad Marchand scored the game-winner to lead Boston to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night and put the Bruins one win away from the Stanley Cup finals. The victory gave Boston a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, with a chance to clinch Wednesday night in Tampa Bay. The Lightning would need to win Game 6 to force a seventh game in Boston on Friday. Nathan Horton scored to tie it in the second period, 17 seconds after returning from the penalty box. Marchand scored with 4:04 left in the period to give Boston a 2-1 lead. Boston managed just 19 shots on Mike Smith as he made his first career playoff start in place of Dwayne Roloson. Tampa Bay finally managed to pull the goalie with 42 seconds left, but Rich Pever-

ley scored an empty-netter with 12.1 seconds left to clinch it. The Lightning left the extra skater on the bench for the ensuing faceoff, but they couldn’t come through with anything more than some shoving after the final whistle. Thomas bounced back after allowing four straight goals in Game 4 and may have saved the season when he stopped Steve Downie with about 11 minutes left, reaching out to put his stick in front of the open net and protect a 2-1 lead. The crowd cheered each time it was shown from a different angle on the scoreboard. Two nights after Tampa Bay rallied with five straight goals to overcome a 3-0 deficit and win Game 4, Boston shrugged off Simon Gagne’s goal just 69 seconds in and staged a comeback of its own. Gagne, who scored the winner in Game 4, converted a 2on-1 with Steve Stamkos to beat defenseman Johnny Boychuk and put the puck past Thomas. Horton tied it on a one-timer from Milan Lucic 4:24 into the second period — just Boston’s seventh shot. Marchand also took a penal-

AssOciAted pRess

Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck decks tampa Bay’s Blair Jones into the boards Monday. ty in the second, then came back to score. After Zdeno Chara kept the puck in the zone, Patrice Bergeron went to

the faceoff circle to retrieve it, then passed it over to Marchand for an easy chipin past Smith.

Arrest made in case of battered fan LOS ANGELES — A tip from a parole officer led to the arrest Sunday of the key suspect in the attack on a Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium after the rival teams’ season opener, a brutal beating that brought outrage in the sports world and beyond. Suspect Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was detained in an early morning raid on an East Hollywood apartment building and was believed to be the “primary aggressor” in the March 31 beating that left Bryan Stow with brain damage, Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference. Ramirez, of Los Angeles, was later booked for assault with a deadly weapon and was being held on $1 million bail, police said in a statement.

BOXING MONTREAL — Bernard Hopkins became the oldest fighter to win a major world championship, taking the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night from Jean Pascal at the age of 46. Hopkins (52-5-2) broke the age record set by George Foreman in a heavyweight title victory over Michael Moorer in 1994. Hopkins won at 46 years, 4

NOAH FROM 1B was announced. “And I went back at him. Got it on camera. I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m not like that. I’m an open-minded guy. I said the wrong thing and I’m going to pay the consequences — deal with the consequences — like a man. I don’t want to be a distraction to the team right now.” Television cameras captured Noah saying an expletive, followed by the slur. Noah said he did not realize the gravity of the situation until he was questioned by reporters after the game Sunday, adding that he meant “no disrespect” to anyone. Bryant was fined $100,000 last month, and just last week, Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts revealed he was gay, a rare acknowledgement for someone holding a prominent position in men’s sports. “We know what business we are in,” Heat forward LeBron James said Monday. “Emotions get played. ... I don’t think it was right what he said. But emotions do get said over the course of the game. We know there’s going to be microphones. We know there’s going to be cameras around. You just have to be cautious about what you say and just try to control your emotions as much as possible.” The Heat won Sunday’s game 96-85, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Mi-

months, 6 days. Foreman was 45 years, 10 months. Hopkins won the WBC, IBO and The Ring magazine titles from the 28-year-old Pascal (26-2-1), the Montreal fighter who was making his fifth defense before 17,560 at the Bell Centre. The bout was a rematch of their Dec. 18 draw in Quebec City.

AUTO RACING INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick took advantage of a second chance and qualified for the Indianapolis 500. IndyCar’s most marketable personality is in the 33-car field with a four-lap qualifying average of 224.861 mph, the second fastest Sunday. Patrick pulled out of the qualifying line when her car failed inspection, then had to wait through two rain delays before making a qualifying attempt. At one point, it looked as if Patrick might not even get that shot. When the track dried, Patrick quickly qualified 26th, the middle of Row 9. The race is May 29. • CONCORD — Carl Edwards easily claimed the $1 million payday Saturday night with a flawless run in the Sprint All-Star Race. His only mistake at Charlotte Motor Speedway came after he beat Kyle Busch to

ami. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, said it reached out to the NBA and the Bulls on Monday “to discuss next steps,” and called upon the league to reiterate to its players that anti-gay words should not be tolerated in the game. “Last month the NBA sent an important message about how such slurs fuel a climate of intolerance and are unacceptable,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a statement. “These anti-gay remarks, coming so soon after, demonstrate how much needs to be done.” GLAAD said it has started a partnership with Bryant and the Lakers following the April incident in Los Angeles. Also Monday, the Human Rights Campaign called Noah’s use of the slur “just plain unacceptable.” “At a time when the NBA and a growing number of proathletes are publicly standing up for equality, it’s too bad Mr. Noah worked against their efforts last night,” HRC President Joe Solmonese said. “That said, we’re pleased he quickly realized the error of his ways and apologized.” Some of Noah’s teammates stood up for him Monday, saying that the fan went too far in whatever comments were directed toward the Bulls’ bench. Taj Gibson said the man repeatedly directed verbal abuse toward the Bulls, and other players insisted that was true. “It wasn’t just one time or two times,” said Bulls forward Luol Deng, who declined to say what comments the fan may have made.

the checkered flag. Although it appeared Edwards ran over either a manhole cover or drainage device, a collision that caused heavy damage to the front of his Roush Fenway Racing Ford, track officials said the infield has only grass, so it wasn’t clear what caused all the mishap. Edwards had a sheepish grin as he climbed out his window for his customary celebratory backflip, and he apologized to crew chief Bob Osborne for wrecking the car.

NHL ATLANTA — About 200 Atlanta Thrashers fans gathered on Saturday to tailgate outside Philips Arena for perhaps the final time. With the Thrashers reportedly close to being sold and moving to Winnipeg, fans blamed the team’s ownership group, the Atlanta Spirit, for the seemingly imminent departure next week. Blame also spread to the NHL and Commissioner Gary Bettman for seemingly being complicit in rushing the team’s sale and move. Around the parking lot, a Bob Dylan quote from the 1965 song, “Desolation Row,” was posted in several spots — “And here comes the blind commissioner.



They’ve got him in a trance.”

TENNIS BURLINGTON, Vt. — Tennis great Billie Jean King told University of Vermont graduates that relationships are everything because “you never know when you’re going to touch another person’s life or how they will touch yours.” King recounted to the 3,097 graduates on Sunday how she reluctantly went to a party attended by Elton John and they ended up becoming friends. He wrote “Philadelphia Freedom” in her honor.

SOCCER MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid’s 8-1 rout of Almeria on Saturday to set a Spanish league record of 40 goals in a single season. Ronaldo poked in Sergio Ramos’ header at the far post 4 minutes in to break the old record before extending it with a goal in the 77th minute. Ronaldo shared the previous mark of 38 with Athletic Bilbao’s Telmo Zarra and Madrid’s Hugo Sanchez, the league scoring leaders from the 1950-51 and 1989-90 seasons, respectively.

Can you handle a


Home of Battered Fries! • Great Food • New Location!


two-possession lead. Durant finally got another shot off, squatting with his head hanging down as Kidd walked up for two free throws to provide the final margin. Terry finished with 20 points for Dallas and Kidd scored 17 to go with seven assists, five rebounds and four steals. Fueled by the disappointment of losing Game 3 and squandering home-court advantage, the Thunder took control right away and never trailed in regulation. With much of the sellout crowd remaining on its feet, the Thunder grabbed control with two separate bursts of seven straight points early in the fourth quarter. Durant had a two-handed slam and a 3-pointer off an offensive re-

bound in the second run, gesturing as though he were slapping on a pro wrestling championship belt after the 3 made it 99-84 with 5:06 remaining. He hadn’t won anything yet, though, especially with guard James Harden fouling out just after Dallas starting the closing run in regulation. The Mavericks limited the Thunder to just one basket the rest of the way to wipe away the lead and tie it at 101 on Nowitzki’s two free throws with 6.4 seconds left. Nowitzki scored 12 points during the Mavs’ 17-2 run and got fouled by Nick Collison, who grabbed the big German’s hip as he lunged to tip the ball away, before hitting both foul shots to tie it. Shawn Marion blocked Durant’s 3-pointer at least 30 feet from the basket with 2 seconds left, and the Mavs couldn’t convert a chance at the win when Kidd’s inbounds lob with 0.7 seconds left hit the rim.


East Rowan Diamond Sports


1205 N. Salisbury Ave. Spencer • 704-636-2122


When plans were announced to build NASCAR’s only Hall of Fame, Jarrett made a commitment to improving his health so he could live long enough to be inducted. “I’ve worked extremely hard on my health the last several years for this purpose,” said the 78-year-old Jarrett. “I wanted to live for other reasons, too, but that was a big reason I wanted to be around for a while. I am truly honored to be among this class.” Monday night’s ceremony drew major star power to help with the inductees: Former President George H.W. Bush narrated the video to introduce Lee Petty, while newscaster and author Tom Brokaw narrated Moore’s. Alabama football coach Nick Saban narrated Allison’s video. Jarrett selected broadcaster Ken Squier to introduce him, and he’ll be inducted by his children Dale Jarrett, Glenn Jar-


13-15 Year Old* Boys Baseball

Online registration at The fee is $125 *Can not turn age 16 before May 1, 2011

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11-8



% Off

Check Out Our Specials

everyday for active military, police, fire & rescue


Associated Press


rett and Patti Makar. Dale Jarett is a former Cup champion and current ESPN broadcaster. Lee Petty, who died in 2000 and is the only deceased member of the class, will be inducted by his grandchildren. Allison will be inducted by his brother, Donnie. The twist is for Pearson, who will be introduced by Richard Petty, his longtime rival. The two still bicker about their on-track competitions, and shared a testy moment on stage last week at a nominees dinner over the 1976 Daytona 500 finishes. Pearson passed Petty on the last lap, and as Petty tried to reclaim the lead, they touched and both spun, but Pearson was able to cross the finish line ahead of Petty. Car owner Leonard Wood, who along with longtime friend Russell Branham will induct Pearson, said the “Silver Fox” treasures those racing memories. “He might pick at Richard, but he’d rather run with Richard than anybody,” Wood said. “He thought it was more special when it came down to them two than any of his competitors.”

Job Number: R130510 Customer: HYDRAULIC DEPOT, LLC Phone: 704-637-7110

HYDRAULIC DEPOT 2001 South Main Street • Salisbury • NC


You can create a legacy that will:

Open Monday thru Friday 8 am - 5 pm





Discharge Hose

Equipment Repair


…in your community. Contact The Salvation Army about a gift in your will or estate plan: Planned Giving Department PO Box 241808 Charlotte, NC 28224 800-254-0229


Pressure Washer Parts

“Our customers and the quality of our work is our

Call Today!

#1 Priority!”





Associated Press



4B • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 5B




Sell It Faster with an Attention Getter!

Choose an “eye-catching” image and make your ad stand out in print and online!







Kristin is Rowan’s most visited local site with more than 2.5 million page views per month





Call 704.

Employment Pets & Livestock Notices Garage & Yard Sales Transportation Real Estate or Online Merchandise for Sale Service Directory Rentals

Employment Automotive

Automotive Technician needed. ASE certified. Minimum 3 years exp. Must have own tools. $2,000 sign-on bonus. Send resume to: 3341 Keady Mill Loop, Kannapolis, NC 28081

$10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-607-4530 or 704-754-2731


Flowers & Plants

Seeking loveable, energetic & dedicated teachers: 1 yr. exp. & credentials (Min. EDU). Benefits/Salary based on each individual. 704-636-8118

Pond Plants, Mt. UllaParrot Anacharis, Feather, Lizard's tail, Yellow Flag (no water lillies) $5 per 5 gallon 10 buckets bucket, available (bring own bucket) 704-798-2953

Waitstaff Immed positions, exper'd. Apply in person 2-5pm., 1621 W. Innes St. NO PHONE CALLS.

Customer Service



CUSTOMER SERVICE CASHIERS Openings in: Mocksville, Salisbury Kannapolis & Mooresville Locations

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

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

F/T CMA, CNA II or LPN For busy pediatric office. Great benefits. Fax resume to 704-216-2011

Antiques & Collectibles


Desperately Need to Sell

Hilltop Living Center is hiring for a

Med-aide only with CNA (past or present) reliable transportation, working phone, & be reliable. Need TB skin test before hired. Apply in person at 592 Hilltop Dr., Linwood, NC. No Phone Calls Please Healthcare

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

Position available for MDS Coordinator (LPN or RN), 8:30am-5pm, M-F, must be experienced in 3.0. Apply in person, Brightmoor Nursing Ctr., 610 W. Fisher St. Installer & Service Technician needed for heating & air company. DL & exp req'd. 704-786-4422 Other

Floral Designer, well experienced. Part-time. Please call 704-6368033 or 704-636-4663 Other

Local plumbing company needs experienced service plumber. Excellent pay and benefits. Driver's license required. Plumbing license helpful. Call 704-933-8010, ask for Brad. Sales

Attention Students!

10 beautiful collectible dolls. 18”-20” tall. Paid $200+ ea. Asking $50 ea. or best offer. Must sell for health reasons. 704-633-7425 Stereo console, 1960's Zenith, with turntable and 8 track. $150. Please call 704-209-6143 Wizard of Oz collectible plates, set of 8. Individually numbered. $200. 704-278-2294. Leave message

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Quilting material, different color designs, no solid colors $30.00 704-278-2722

Cell Phones & Service LG Vortex by Verizon $120. Still looks new! Call 704-633-7604

Computers & Software Xerox solid ink color printer, Phaser 8550 $499 Cost per page B/W $0.016, color $0.03 Nice for church or small business. 704-633-0029

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

Electronics Televisions. 2 32” and a 13” with tape player. All good. $50 each. Zenith TV, $75. Call 704-6384110 before 9.

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

Flowers & Plants

Leyland Cypress


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

FISHING BOAT 18' Monark aluminum trihull. 90HP Mercury motor, 6HP trolling motor, fish finder. Lots of extras. $4000. Ed 607-657-6136 Cleveland,NC

Lawn and Garden

Free Four large water oaks, you cut and clean up. Please Call 704-8579716

Craftsman Lawn tractor 42" cut, 15.5 hp Kohler engine. good condition $475. 704-856-8041

Furniture & Appliances

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

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

Landscape Lights, 13 metal & 6 metal spot lights, 300 watt transformer. $200 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Antique Mahogany Pedestal Drop Leaf Table 30" tall x 38" wide x 1748" deep $165 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Lawn vacuum 5.5 hp Troybilt $150. New roll Barbwire $25 all 704856-8041

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

Mower. Ariens 40 inch. riding mower. Runs well cuts good. 15hp. Kohler. $500. OBO. 704-2243752

Bookcase, quality solid wood, cherry. 36" tall x 32" wide x 14" deep Good Condition $100 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Snapper Riding mower, electric start. $150; Husqvarna self propelled mower, good condition. $150. 704-933-0021

Bureau, 3 drawer chest. Antique, oak. Original hardware, $250. Antique oak chest of drawers, swinging beveled mirror. 5 drawers, $250. Call 704-637-2956 Cabinet doors & drawers, oak, handmade. Formica top. Many uses. (Bar, desk, etc.) Adjustable shelves, $200. Oak handmade tall piece. Many uses. 3 drawers at bottom, $200. Call 704-637-2956 Chair, wingback, tan. $55. Beautiful mahogany oval table, $65. Please call 704-637-5189 Chairs, Barrel-type (4), burgundy, padded Naugahyde, sturdy, made in USA, $20. 704855-8353. China Cabinet, white with butcher block counter. $60.00 Call 704-278-2722 Dresser. Large, cream white washed. Doors & drawers, decorative mirror, attached or not. Night stand. 3 drawers match. $400. 704-637-2956 Piano for sale. Asking $50. Please call 704-279-3607 for more information.

Machine & Tools Miter Saw. 10" sliding, compound saw. Chicago Electric brand. New in box. $110. Call 704-2782294 leave message. Table Saw, 10 inch Grizzey with 1½ HP. Very good condition. $350. 704-633-0259 Winch, 12V, $69; 100 PSI compressor, $59; generator, $900W, $109; gas engine 6.5 HP, $99. All new, 704-784-2488

Misc For Sale 8 track tapes (277 total); carrying cases; holders and 2 boxes of cassette tapes. Large variety. All for $75 obo. 704-738-4079 ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Antique telephone, Stramburg-Carlson, ca. 1930's. $30. Call 704-855-8353

Refrigerator, Whirlpool, black, side-by-side. $225 obo. Call Tony 704-3050355 Washer/dryer set $350; 30” electric range $175; refrigerator $225. Excellent shape. 704-798-1926 Water Heater, New American ProLine 40 gal natural gas water heater $400. Paid $530 Rockwell. 704-202-5022


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

Fuel & Wood

Hunting and Fishing

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

Games and Toys

SPORTCRAFT Turbo Air Hockey game. Tl5000 black & red, digital scores. New $285. Call 704-213-9811

Hunting and Fishing


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

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

Homeschool switchedonschoolhouse 5th grade curriculum DVD. $100. 704-638-4110 Hunting stand, covered. 2-seater, 16'. (Cover never used). New $425. Sell for $250. Please call 704-857-0093 HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective. Decide Today 704-933-1982 Love seat, antique. Walnut trim, brass claw ft. Original ticking. $250. Ladies' 3 wheel bike. TriFecta, new basket & light. $175.704-637-2956

Lumber All New!

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. Dodge Dakota, 19972004, tailgate protector chrome. $40. Please call 336-940-3134 Dodge Dakota/Durango OEM receiver hitch. Fits 97/11. $100. Call 336940-3134 for more info. Dodge/Jeep, 2000 360/5.9. motor 98,000 miles. $500. Call 336940-3134 for more info. Fish aquarium, 40 gallon. Complete. $75. Gun cabinet, very rough. $40. 704-857-1867 For Sale: ALSATIANAMERICAN FAMILY HAUSER, published 1977, history of the Hauser family, now out of print. $25. Call 336 924-5150 GAS GRILL. Like new w/ side burner. Electronic start. $85. Kannapolis. Call 704-433-1840

Free Stuff

2x4x14 $3 2x6x14 $5.50 2x4x16 $4.75 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x93” $1.75 2x10x14 $5 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Newsbags, good. Used once. 4 – 10ins. Wide, 50 ct. pks. 35¢ eas. For sm/assted rts. 704-754-8837

Lost dogs. Female Beagles. Black & white,. West Park Dr. & 152 area of Rockwell. Call 704-431-9359

Dalmation mix puppy, free. House broken, loves kids, gets along well with other animals. Call 704-232-5149 KITTENS, free. Healthy, loving and friendly. 2 black on black stripped, 3 gray on black stripped left. Call 704-267-7052. Leave Message. Pitbull/Lab Mix Puppies. 3 black females. First shots and dewormed. 704-267-1137

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

Lost & Found

Help Me Get Home!

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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

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

Alexander Place

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

Cleveland. Great home on 11 acres. Brick ranch with a basement and solar panels to help cut down those heating bills. This home has tons of character and space. $369,900. Call for a showing today! 704-906or visit 7207

China Grove

What A Bargain E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

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

Wonderful Home

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA in a great location, walk-in closets, cathedral ceiling, great room, double attached garage, large lot, back-up generator. A must see. R51757. $249,900. B&R Realty, 704-202-6041 East Salis. 3/4BR, 2½BA. Lease purchase option. New construction, energy star. Green build. 704-638-0108

Found Female Pit Mix at Hwy 150 and Jones Rd. By Lazy 5 Ranch. Please call Dawn to claim 704-663-5100.

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

Cleveland. JUST REDUCED!! An unbelievably beautiful brick home on 25 acres. This home has 3 bedrooms 2 baths, a bonus room and a full basement. So many features and in a equestrian wonderful neighborhood. See it and love it. 704-906-7207 for showing or visit

to show your stuff!





Cat, free, 10 year old neutered male. Fully vetted. Please call 704640-5562

AKC GERMAN ROTTWEILERS READY NOW Excellent temperament. Parents on site Tails docked Dew claws removed $750 704-239-8879

Free dog. Jack Russell. Female. 3 years old. To one dog family only. Call 704-636-8181


Want to get results? Use

Headline type

Pocket rocket 49cc motorcycle cateye. Needs clutch. Runs great! $125. 704-638-4110 Pond pump, Little Giant 1900 GPH. New. 1/8 hp. $225 value. Asking $125. Call 704-857-0093 Rally – 5hp/17” rear tine tiller. Great condition. $325 firm. Please call 704-857-0093 Polesaw Remington extends to 10'. Electric. $225 value. Sell for $125. Call 704-857-0093 Side Table, $10 Table Fan, $3 Floor Fan, $7 Foot Spa, $11 704-642-0512 STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 TV cable, CATV 18 AWG commercial TV cable wire. 500 ft roll. $75.00. 704-278-2294. Leave message

Television, DVD & Video

Child's Pool/Ping-Pong Table $65 Call (704) 633-7604

Lost & Found

Misc For Sale

TV, 36" Hitachi with remote, 2004 model. Excellent condition, $175 obo 704-640-1914

Want to Buy Merchandise All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

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

Free kittens to good home. 7 weeks old, litter trained. Cute! 2 males, 2 females. Call Jeanne at 704-239-6244

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix free to good home, 7 months old. Housebroken, good with kids, beautiful & loving dog. Prefer inside or kennel only. All puppy shots given. 704-326-5093

Kittens, free (5) pretty, part Persian, 3 tigers, 1 tabby, 1 gray and white faced litter trained, eating dry food, 7 weeks old. Call 704 603 4123

Cane Corso Italian Mastiff Puppies ICCF. Reg. Various Colors. $500 to $700. 704-762-6301


Beautiful Labrador Retriever Puppies. Great bloodline. Sweet personalities. Chocolate and black pups . Ready June 4th. $400. Call Ronnie at 704-798-6336


Great Family Dog!

Puppies, free to good homes. Rescue dog surprised us with pups. 7 to choose from here in Enochville/Kannapolis. Breed unsure, many colors, darn cute. 704-938-9842

Don’t take chances with your hard earned money. Run your ad where it will pay for itself. Daily exposure brings fast results.

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

Trail Riding Horses (2), $300 each. Please Call 704-6401-6004 Puppy. Shih-Tzu, one male, AKC registered Born February 21. All shots. 704-637-7524


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

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


Free puppies. German Shepard mix. Mother is very sweet and great with kids. Puppies are black with brown markings. Call Jackie 704-633-5107

Kittens, free, adorable & playful, male & female 1 litter--6 weeks old & 1 litter-7 weeks old Call Sharon 336-463-4963 KITTENS, free, male and female, part siamese. Beautiful, ice blue eyes! Call 704-645-8613- leave a message if not at home

Sweet Babies!

Chihuahua Pups. CKC. 4 females and 2 males, $250 and up. Various colors. Tcup and toy size, long and short hair. Ready to go. 704-603-8257.

Kittens, 4 fluffy gray kittens, 7 weeks old, very playful, to good home only. Call 704-305-0489 Kittens, 5 adorable kittens free to good homes. Male & female. In Walkertown, possibly able to meet you to get them. Call 336-595-8759. Leave message

Puppies, free. Mother small to med. To good home only call Paul 704232-9535

Livestock MINI DONKEY FOR SALE Mini donkey, male, gray, 6 months old, intact. Parents on site. Call after 4:00 pm 704-279-4080

Other Pets English Bulldog pups AKC, 2 females and 2 males, born April 2. $1500 each. Fawn and white, champion bloodlines. Puppies Come with first shots, dewormed, bag of pupppy food and a signed puppy agreement. 704-603-8257

Take Us Home!

HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our May Special! Spay/Neuter 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt. PET GOAT, free. Female, 2 Years old. Black with white spots. Family Pet for Good Home Only. Please No Calls After 6pm. 704-633 6806

Pet & Livestock Supplies Puppies, Beagles. Good blood line, first shot, wormed. $60. Please call 704-639-6299

Puppies and kittens available. Follow us on FaceBook Animal Care Center of Salisbury. Call 704-637-0227

6B • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Flip this House!

Mt. Ulla, 4 BR house & 3 BR DW both on 11.97 acres. $344,000. FSBO. 704-640-4260

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

Look at Me!

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

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

Lots of Extras


Lots of Room

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Granite Quarry

100% Financing

504 Lake Drive, 3 BR, 1 BA, brick, carport, 1080 sq.ft., corner lot, hardwood floors, new windows, remodeled bath, new kitchen floor, fenced side yard, central heat/AC, close to town parks. $79,900. Call 704-279-3821 Landis

New Listing

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

Open House th Saturday, May 14 2-4pm

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

New Listing

3 BR, 2 BA in Kluttz Acres subdivision. Covered front porch and deck, central air-conditioning, fireplace, single attached garage, nice yard with trees. 52270 $109,300 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

Special Financing

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

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

Motivated Seller

Granite Quarry




2200 Sq. Ft., 4BR/2BA, newer home. 2.99 % Financing for 30 years fixed. No down payment, no PMI. Payments $970 per month. 704-202-9362

Homes for Sale


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

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

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

Lease Purchase

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

Welcome Home!

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

Cleveland. Spacious manufactured home on 5 acres. This home has 4 bedrooms and two baths, a hugh kitchen and dining, living room and a den with a fireplace, master with a beautiful bath and massive walk in closet. For the unbelievable price of $97,900. Call for an appointment. 704-9067207 or visit

Near the Lake Spencer, 3BR/1BA, updated lg kitchen/dining area, LR, den, wood floors, 3 fireplaces, gas heat, appls & washer / dryer, detached garage, 20 x 12 screened back porch, fenced in back yard, City water & sewer. Asking $86,500 negot. 704-647-9749 or 704310-9938

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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

High Rock Lake. Manufactured home on 1.5 acres. Waterfront, attractive landscaping $115k is fair market value, will sell for $95k Call 704-956-6637

True Modular Display Home For Sale. 120 MPH Wind Zone. No Steel Frames. All 16" O.C. All Drywall Interior. DH Thermal Windows. 9 ft. ceilings. Deluxe cabinets, molding & much more. 3 BR, 2 BA with Saddle Roof Porch. NC Delivery Only. $139,000 value for $109,000. 704-463-1516

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394 Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

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



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

Dawson Cape

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

Built on your lot $122,900



Resort & Vacation Property

Great Oak Island Location


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

Convenient Location

Oak Island, NC. Mobile home and lot for sale by owner. $120K OBO. 252 NE 68th St., 980-6227713 or 704-933-1110 West Rowan Secluded on 6.5 wooded acres. Builder's custom home, 4BR/3½ BA, master BR on main floor. 3,300 sq. ft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic & granite. Great kitchen with gas cook top & double ovens. Covered porches, walkin closets, fireplaces w/gas logs. $389,000. FSBO. Motivated Seller. 704-431-3267 or 704-213-4544

Homes for Sale Salisbury

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

Convenient Location

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

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

Will go fast! 3 BR, 2 BA, on High Rock Lake, Shore Acres subd. Deck, fireplace, vinyl siding, attached single carport, dbl detached garage, large yard. 52293 $244,200 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

Kannapolis city. Approx. 1 acre. On paved street with water & sewage hookup. $30,000. Possible owner financing. 704-933-4022 West Area, several hundred acres avail. Can be divided. Karen Rufty, B&R Realty. 704-202-6041

Lots for Sale Faith

100% Financing


Great Location


Over 2 Acres

Lots for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools. 2.99% fixed rate for 30 years. Starting at $24,900. 704-202-9362 Western Rowan County

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

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

E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

New Listing

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

Land for Sale

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $154,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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

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

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

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 10% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587 2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks (across from UPS). Has refrig. & stove. All electric, no pets. Rent $475, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

Kannapolis. 2 story townhouse. 2BR, 2BA brick front. Kitchen/dining combo, large family room. Private deck. $600/mo. 704534-5179 / 704-663-7736

Houses for Rent Salisbury

They don't build them like this anymore!

Office and Commercial Rental


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

Office Space

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

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

2BR, 2BA. Hardwood floors, expansive kitchen, jetted tub, beautiful original mantles & staircase, bedrooms w/great storage, sunroom & deck, walking distance to shops & dining. 704-616-1383 Salisbury 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, brick at Ro-Med, available June 4. Credit check, lease, deposit. $550 per month. 704-782-5037

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

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA $550/month, deposit req. Approx. 1,000 sqft. Call 704-202-2065. 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 China Grove. Very nice. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Deposit required. Please call 704-279-8428 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

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

Houses for Rent 2/1 DUPLEX NICE NEIGHBORHOOD Clean and cozy duplex in Fulton Heights. $450/mo. 1117 Fries 704-797-6130 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3 BR, 2 BA on Maple. Nice house with refrig., stove & big yard. No pets allowed. Rent $750, dep $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Eaman Park Apt. 2 BR, 1 newly renovated. BA, $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704-798-3896 East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691 East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520 Faith area. 1BR. Range, refrigerator. W/D. Water, garbage service. $400/ mo. 704-279-8880 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

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

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appls, cent. elec. H/A, no pets. $525/mo + dep. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appls, central electric heat & air, $525 per month 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Salis. 2BR, 1BA. Totally renovated. $475-500/mo. W/D connect. Central heat/AC. Sect. 8 OK. All electric. 704-202-5022

3-4 BR, 1 BA, near Livingstone College. Has refrig. & stove. No pets. Rent $650, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 American Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA. Has refrigerator, stove & dishwasher. All electric, no pets. $695 rent, $600 dep. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

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

China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, all electric, refrigerator & stove, W/D connections, back deck, easy access to 29A, close to elementary school and Head Start. $550/mo. + $550 deposit. Section 8 accepted. 704-784-4785 E. Lafayette, 2 BR, 1 BA, refrigerator and has stove. Gas heat, no pets. Rent $595, deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 East Area, 3 BR, 2 BA. Dining room, all appl., 2 car garage. Lease, ref., dep. req. $975/mo. 704-798-7233 East Salisbury. 2 & 3BR, 1rentals available. Central air & heat. Appliances. Please call 704-638-0108 East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ mo. Call Waggoner Realty at 704-633-0462 Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 HOUSE FOR RENT 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with extra bonus room carport. Carson and School District. No Pets $900 month + deposit. 704-630-0859 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis 2120 Centergrove Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA, $975 mo.; 125 Kennedy St. 2 BR, 1 BA, $400 mo. KREA 704-933-2231 Kannapolis, 911 Haley St., 2BR/1BA, $475 per month + dep. References required. 704-933-1110

Never Before Leased!

Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, off Jake Alexander, lighted parking lot. $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury City, Lincolnton Rd. 1BR/1BA, very spacious, good n'hood, $375 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury Nr. VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, appl req'd. Broker. 704-239-4883 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 Salisbury. 2BR duplex. Stove, refrig. furnished. Quiet. $395/mo. Call Bob @ 704-633-4081 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

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

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

East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Living room (would be great office), great room, glass/ screened porch. Laundry Gas log FP in great room. Central heat & air. Gazebo, storage building! Credit check, lease. $895/month + deposit. No pets. Call 704639-6000 or 704-633-0144 Rockwell - 3 BR, 1½ BA. Very nice. Rent $700, dep. $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Salisbury, Kent Exec. Park, $100 & up, 1st month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities. No dep. 704-202-5879 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636


Salisbury High School area, 2BR/1BA, electric central heat/air, $500/mo + $400 dep. 704-636-3307

Dodge Challenger SE, 2010. Inferno red crystal pearlcoat exterior with dark slate gray interior. F11205A. $23,287. Call 1-800-542-9758

Financing Available!

HONDA, 2004, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538 Beside ACE HARDWARE, #229 E Main St Hwy 52, 2,700 sq ft finished store front combined with 2,100 sq ft warehouse. May divide into smaller space. Call 704279-4115 or email

Houses for Rent Salisbury, North Shaver Street, 2BR/1BA, gas heat, $425 per month. 704-633-0425 Lv msg

Industrial/ Warehouse Salisbury/Spencer


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

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA, new paint, heat and air, and dryer washer Minutes from hookup. schools, hospitals, & I-85. $525 per month + $400 deposit. 828-390-0835 Salisbury. 4 rooms. 71 Hill St. All appls furnished. $495/ mo + dep. Limit 2. 704-633-5397

1.87 acres of land. 5,000 sq. ft. metal building with 15 ft. ceilings, three roll up doors and two regular doors, office, and two bathrooms. Service road to I-85. (Exit 81, Spencer). Call 704-2024872 after 5 pm.

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

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

Office and Commercial Rental $$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-637-1020 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704-279-8377 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Rowan. 2BR. East trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

Nr. Carson H.S., 2BR / 1BA, $375 + dep., & Faith, 2BR/1BA, $350 + dep. NO PETS! 704-279-4282 Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 S. Rowan area, 2BR/1½ BA. Newly renovated throughout! Appls & W/D. Some furniture. No pets. Priv lot. 2 person limit. $450/mo + $450 dep. 704-213-2272

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

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

Great Space!

Ford Taurus SEL Sedan, Oxford white 2008. clearcoat exterior with tan cloth interior. P7689. $14,787 1-800-542-9758


Honda 2004 Accord EX, Graphite, V-6, excellent condition, all svc records, navigation, heated front seats, sunroof, XM ready, detailed every six mos. 704-639-6410 704-209-1137

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

Office Complex


Ford Mustang, 2004. Red exterior with gray leather interior. $12,259. Stock # T11400AY. 1800-542-9758

Granite Quarry. 2BR, 2BA. 3 person limit. No $450/month + pets. deposit. 704-279-5905

Salisbury. 3990 Statesville Blvd. Lot 6. For Sale or Rent 2BR, 1BA. $339/mo. 704-640-3222

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

Ford Mustang V6, 2001. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with medium parchment interior. $8,659. Stock #P7690A 1-800-542-9758

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

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

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

Ford Crown Victoria LX, 2001. Toreador Red clearcoat metallic exterior with medium parchment interior. Stock# F11241A. $6,987. 1-800-542-9758

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

Rowan County. 2BR, 1BA. Kitchen, living room, sunroom, utility room. $600/ mo. + $600 dep. 704-9387218 or 704-785-1239 Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139

Chevrolet Cobalt LS, 2008. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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

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


Condos and Townhomes



3 BR, 2 BA, new home close to High Rock Lake! Open kitchen/dining room combo, great fireplace, level lot on 1.52 acres. R51601. $199,900 Monica Poole, B&R Realty, 704-245-4628

Manufactured Home Sales

On the Lake


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



Honda Accord 2.4 EX, 2003. Satin silver metallic exterior with gray interior. $11,759. Stock # F11209B. 1-800-542-9758


1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Mercury Grand Marquis GS, 2005. Like new, fully loaded. Only 68,000 miles. $9,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

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

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC Office Suite for Lease. Two large rooms, 26' x 13' and 10' x 16'. Also included is a large shared kitchen/break room space with private BR. 1 year lease preferred; $750 monthly rent includes all utilities. Free Wi-Fi. Call 704-636-1811.

Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 2004. Leather, fully loaded, extra clean, 69,000 miles. $7,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Infinity G5, 2003. Black Obsidian/Black Leather, 3.5L V6, auto trans, BOSE AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, all power, alloy rims. LUXURY FOR HALF THE PRICE!!!! 704-603-4255




Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

Jaguar S-Type, 2005. Black w/black leather interior, 6 sp. auto trans, 4.2L V8 engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-6034255

Low Miles! Clean!

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 7B

CLASSIFIED Service & Parts

(former Sagebrush location)


Call us and Get Results! Transportation Dealerships

Cadillac Sedan Deville, 1999. White with leather. AC. Good tires. 81,000 miles. Garage kept. $6,200 obo. Call 704-633-2513 or 980-234-3373 Toyota Yaris, 2009. streak mica Silver with dark exterior charcoal interior. $13,759. Stock # P7663 1-800-542-9758

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Buick Ranier CXL SUV, 2007. Cashmere metallic exterior with cashmere interior. T11239A. $12,687. 1-800-542-9758

Dodge Ram 1500 SLT / Laramie Crew Cab, 2004. Bright white clearcoat exterior with dark slate gray interior. F10362A. $10,987. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Expedition XLT SUV, 2003. Black clearcoat exterior with flint gray interior. T11334A. $12,387. Call 1-800-542-9758.


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

(former Sagebrush location)

Chevrolet Colorado, 2007. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Chevrolet HHR LT SUV, 2009. Cardinal red metallic exterior with ebony interior. P7656A. $15,987. 1-800-542-9758

Transportation Financing

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

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Boats & Watercraft

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

GMC Yukon XL K1500, 2001. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Dodge Ram 1500 ST, 2008. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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

Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer, 2007. Oxford white exterior with camel interior. $21,559. Stock #F11281A. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Volkswagen Beetle GLS, 2000. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Mercury Grand Marquis LS Sedan, 2004. Dare Toreador red clearcoat exterior with light flint interior. F11106A. $9,787. 1-800-542-9758

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Transportation Dealerships

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

Transportation Financing

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Camper Top for long bed Ford truck, has 2 roll out windows on each side. $250. 704-633-4526

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

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford Econoline F350, 2003. Oxford White/Gray Cloth interior. 6.8 Liter 10 Cylinder Engine. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD. All power options, AM/FM/ tape. Running boards, cold AC, alloy rims, good tires. Nonsmoker. READY FOR DELIVERY!!! 704-603-4255

Ford Transit Connect XL, 2010. Frozen white exterior with dark gray interior. $15,859. Stock # P7637. 1-800-542-9758

Honda Element EX, 2006. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Honda Odyssey EX, 2001, Starlight Silver Metallic/ Gray Cloth, 3.5L, auto trans, AM/FM/CD, dual power doors, 3rd seat alloy rims. READY FOR VACATION! Call Steve at n704-603-4255

Honda Pilot EX, 2007. Nimbus gray metallic exterior w/gray interior. $21,559. Stock #T11414A. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2006. Stone white clearcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. $14,559. Stock # F10563B 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited SUV, 2005. Black clearcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. T11271A. $15,787. 1-800-542-9758.

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


Weekly Special Only $18,995

*Brand New* 2010 Yamaha Wave Runner with custom Zieman S-1 Trailer. This one-of-akind wave runner is replica to the one on the Hit HBO TV Series "East Bound and Down." It is has never been started or seen water. $8,500. Call 704-907-0945

Fishing Boat & Trailer

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 2005. Fully loaded, electric doors, stowaway seats, nice. $8,995. Call 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

2004 Mercedes Benz E500, V8, Fully loaded, navigation. Must See! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Collector Cars

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

10ft. Jon Boat with seats, trailer, trolling motor, spare tire, battery charger and paddles. Call 704-633-7002

Collector Cars

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)


Motorcycles & ATVs

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Toyota Corolla S, 2007. Black sand pearl exterior with dark charcoal interior. $13,359. Stock # T11319A. 1-800-542-9758 Toyota Camry LE, 2005, Super White/Gray Cloth 2.4L, 4-cyl, auto trans AM/FM/CD, all power ops NONSMOKER, alloy rims, good tires, EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255

Toyota Camry LE, 2007. Desert sand mica exterior with bisque interior. $14,459. Stock #P7633C. 1-800-542-9758

Motorcycles & ATVs

50 cc Trike. Brand new! $1,895. Also, nice new Tao Scooters only $895. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)


Toyota Corolla LE, 2010. Silver exterior with ash interior. $16,859. Stock # K7695. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Escape XLT, 2009. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. $18,859. Stock #T11062A. 1-800-542-9758.

GMC DENALI XL, 2005. White/Tan Leather, 6.0 V8, auto trans, fully loaded AM/FM/CD, NAVIGATION, all power, DVD, TV, chrome rims, 3rd seat READY FOR TEST DRIVE! 704-603-4255

Honda Pilot EX-L, 2006. Desert Rock Metallic exterior with saddle interior. $11,759. Stock # T11405A. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Wrangler X, 2003, Bright Silver Metallic/ Gray Cloth, 4.0L HD 5speed manual transmission, AM/FM/CD, cruise, cold AC, 20 inch chrome rims, ready for Summer! Please call 704-603-4255

Sign up to have your Salisbury Post Renewal Notice emailed to you and receive a reusable “green” bag.

Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 2004. 4x4, HEMI engine, 20" wheels, loaded up, super nice. $11,995. 704720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Sweet Ride!

Chevrolet Corvette, 1995. Red with black leather interior. Automatic. Garage kept. 59,200 miles. $11,500. Call 704-279-6124

Dodge Grand Caravan 2002. 100% Sport, Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Go Green

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

Honda 2005 Accord, fully loaded, $300 down, will help finance. Call 704-872-5255

Service & Parts

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 6 volt & 8 volt batteries. US 52, 5 miles south of Salisbury. Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660

Lincoln Aviator, 2003. Leather, sunroof, chrome wheels, fully loaded, extra clean, 90,000 miles. $10,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING** 2000 FORD EXCURSION LIMITED

Ford Excursion Limited, 2000. Green, 85k miles, V10, 10k lb towing pkg, trailer brake, 14 mpg town, 18 hwy, leather, back up warning, new tires, excellent condition. Great tow vehicle. 704 636-9496

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

BMW X5, 2003. Topaz Blue Metallic/Tan Leather, 4.4L auto trans, AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, all power, 20inch aluminum rims, PERFECT COLOR COMBO! 704-603-4255

Go to


8B • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011



Happy 75th Birthday to our wonderful Mother Idella B. Watkins. Enjoy your special day. Love, The Great 8


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

SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM TRUCK We cater: Graduations, Birthdays,


Happy 75th Birthday to Grandma Idella B. Watkins! Thanks for all your love and support, your Grands & Great-Grands

Ask about 75 Special includes 50 Cones!


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

Inflatables Available!

Corporate, Church or any event

BOOK TODAY • 704-771-0148

2324 S. Main St. / Hwy. 29 South in Salisbury


Blue Bunny Ice Cream S50480

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

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

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

Carport and Garages

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


Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Elaine's Special Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Sparkling Results, Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates & References Given.

704-637-7726 Concrete Work

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

Openings for childcare in christian home for 1st and 2nd shifts. Reasonable rates. Refs. Avail. Contact 704-642-0488. High Rock Lake area.

Quality Affordable Childcare

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

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

Cleaning Services

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

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

704-279-2600 Since 1955


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

Financial Services 704-636-8058



Grading & Hauling

We’ll print and distribute over 22,000 copies of your ad every week!


704 202-5610 • Birthdays • Community Days 704-202-6200


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


“We can erase your bad credit — 100% guaranteed” The Federal Trade Commission says any credit repair company that claims to be able to legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report is lying. There's no easy fix for bad credit. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Salisbury Post & the FTC.

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

Home Improvement

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

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

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

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

Mow, Trim & Blow $35 Average Yard Pressure Washing & Pine Needles Ask for Jeffrey

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

~ 704-245-5599 ~ Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-431-7225

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

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

The Floor Doctor

B & L Home Improvement

Hide While You Seek! Our ‘blind boxes’ protect your privacy.

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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


For Storm Damage from Wind/Hail, call Scott White for FREE inspection/estimates • Roofing • Windows • Gutters • Vinyl Siding Member of BBB

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner – “The House Whisperer!” Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

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

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

Guaranteed! Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C. HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883


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

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

We want to be your flower shop!

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

Pet & Livestock Services

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

Brown's Landscape _ Bush Hogging _ Plowing _ Tilling _ Raised garden beds Free Estimates

3200 Sherrills Ford Road Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-6613

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

Painting and Decorating

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

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

…on local job opportunities.

Don’t wait another year to make a change – wake up and call today!

CUSTOM STAINLESS handrails, flagpoles, mailbox post. For anything stainless and for all your welding needs Call Mark 704-762-6338

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

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

Tree Service

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

See me on Facebook

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

All types of roofing, construction & repairs. Free estimates. Don't get soaked..Give Bill a call!

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

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

Miscellaneous Services

Roofing and Guttering

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Masonry and Brickwork


Pet & Livestock Services

Located at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery A deluxe boarding facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and “pocket pets”.

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping


Little Paws Bed & Breakfast

Time’s ticking away Visit us online for more career announcements

Birthday? ...

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

• Office 704-932-6878 • Cell 704-363-5491

Visit our Facebook page at

Inflatable Parties


Parties, Church Events, Etc.

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services


Carport and Garages

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


We Deliver


for Birthdays or any Special Event

DEADLINES: If the birthday falls Tues-Fri the deadline is the day before at 10am. If on Sat-Mon dealine is at Thursday 1pm


Team Bounce


Momma Lynne’s Cool Treats Call 704.640.8764

(under Website Forms, bottom right column)

Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

eam for Ice


Fax: 704-630-0157 In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online:


S cr all

m! ea





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


Happy 75th Birthday to our beautiful Mother-In-Law, Ms. Idella B. Watkins. We love you, Arvella, Jean & Valarie

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

Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

Call 704-797-4220 to place your ad today!


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Lincoln Navigator, 2002. Oxford White/Tan Leather interior, 5.4L, auto trans, AM/FM/Tape/CD changer, DVD, heated & air cooled seats, all power, 3RD seat, chromes rims, lighted running boards, DRIVES AWESOME! 704-603-4255

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

No. 61386 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Penny Ann Greene. 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, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 10th day of May, 2011. Betty Watkins, Executor of the estate of Penny Ann Greene, File #11E446,529 Hwy. 11E, New Market, TN 37820 Robert N. Crosswhite, Attorney, 239 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677

No. 61385 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Samuel Alvarez, VAMC, Brenner Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 12th day of August, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 5th day of May, 2011. James L. Carter, Jr., as Administrator for the estate of Samuel Alvarez, deceased, file #11e405, 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, James L. Carter, Jr., 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 61397

Mitsubishi Raider LS, 2007. Alloy silver clearcoat exterior with slate interior. $11,859. Stock # F11261A. 1-800542-9758

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

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

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

Nissan Pathfinder LE, 2002, Sahara Beige Metallic/Tan leather, 3.5L auto trans, all power options, Dual HEATED & POWER seats, AM/FM/Tape/CD changer, sunroof, homelink, LOW MILES, extra clean DON'T LET THIS ONE SLIP AWAY! 704-603-4255

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

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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 11 SP 146 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Timothy H Jones and Ashlie R Jones Husband and Wife to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), dated July 14, 2003, and recorded in Book 980, Page 879, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rowan County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on May 31, 2011, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot No. 17, as shown upon the map of Goodnight Meadows, as recorded in Book of Maps at Page 4111, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. Said property is commonly known as 114 Evening Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Timothy H Jones and Ashlie R Jones. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 221.1018141NC Publication Dates: 05/17/2011 & 05/24/2011 No. 61423

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

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Want to Buy: Transportation

Want to Buy: Transportation

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 9B


428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Classified & Retail Advertising Departments



MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011


MEMORIAL DAY Please Note the Following Holiday Deadline Schedule:


Monday, May 30 Tuesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 1 TMC (Wed., June 1)

Friday, May 27 - 3:00 pm Friday, May 27 - 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 31 - 4:00 pm Friday, May 27 - 1:00 pm

The address of the above described property is: 1150 Keystone Drive, Salisbury, North Carolina 28147

RETAIL AND CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Publication Date: Monday, May 30 Tuesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 1 TMC (Wed., June 1)

4. The property hereinabove described shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A cash deposit equal in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the first One Thousand Dollars and no/100 ($1,000.00) plus five percent (5%) of the remaining balance of the bid may be required at the time of the sale. 5. The property hereinabove described shall be sold "where is and as is" and subject to the lien of all outstanding and unpaid taxes, assessments, and other encumbrances which may have a priority over the Deed of Trust herein referred to and is subject to all conditions, reservations, restrictions, easements and rights of way appearing in the chain of title, if any, affecting the above-described property. 6. This Notice of Sale shall be posted and advertised as required by the said Deed of Trust and as required by law, and after the sale, a Report of Sale will be entered immediately following the conclusion of the sale, and such sale shall remain open for raised or upset bid as by law permitted and required. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in or on this property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupied the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated in to the effective date of the termination.

Deadline Date: Friday, May 27 - 10 am Friday, May 27 - 12 noon Friday, May 27 - 4:00 pm Friday, May 27 - 11:00 am



In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Land Covered by a Certain Deed of Trust Given by Donald Force To Gordon L. Belo, Jr., Trustee for Quarterstone Partners, Inc., a North Carolina Corporation (Book 0944, Page 0065, Rowan County Registry), subsequently assigned to Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Inc. (Book 0944, Page 0884, Rowan County Registry), subsequently assigned to M & W Industries, Inc. (Book 1122, Page 39, Rowan County Registry) UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by DONALD FORCE to Gordon L. Belo, Trustee for Quarterstone Partners, Inc., which Deed of Trust is dated June 25, 2002, recorded in (Book 0944, Page 0065, Rowan County Registry), subsequently assigned to Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Inc. (Book 0944, Page 0884, Rowan County Registry), subsequently assigned to M & W Industries, Inc. (Book 1122, Page 39, Rowan County Registry), default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust; and the Clerk of Superior Court granting permission for the foreclosure, said Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the land and property hereinafter described in the manner and upon the terms and conditions as hereinafter stated: 1. This foreclosure sale is and shall be conducted pursuant to the terms and provisions of that certain Deed of Trust described above. 2. The foreclosure sale will be conducted by the undersigned at 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in the lobby of the Rowan County Courthouse, adjacent to the Clerk of Court, Salisbury, North Carolina. 3. The real property together with all buildings, improvements and fixtures of every kind and description erected or placed thereon, attached to or used in connection with the real property which will be sold pursuant to the Deed of Trust at the foreclosure sale is located in Rowan County, North Carolina, being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the Locke Township, Rowan County, North Carolina and being all of Lot Number Four (4) of the WEATHERSTONE SUBDIVISION as show on that certain map or plat thereof, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina in Map Book 9995, at Page 4150, to which plat referenced is hereby made for a full and complete description.

In Observance of

Publication Date:

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Rowan County - 11 SP 260 In the matter of the foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Richard Straub, Grantor(s) To: TRSTE, Inc., Trustee, and Wachovia Bank, National Association, Beneficiary, See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 1170, Page 233, Rowan County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated August 10, 2004 filed for record on August 25, 2004, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $110,372.47 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1016, Page 506, Rowan County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust") and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rowan County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on: June 2, 2011 at 10:00AM at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, the real property in Rowan County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of 5421 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury, NC 28144, and as more fully described as follows: BEING all of that 8.82 acre parcel on western side of Old Mocksville Road, said parcel described in a deed to Edward J. Straub and wife, Elizabeth J. Straub, said deed dated November 3, 1978 and recorded in Book 584, Page 473, Rowan County Registry. Reference to said deed is hereby made for a more perfect description. For further reference, see estate file of Edward J. Straub, 01E1003, by which Richard Edward Straub obtained title to said property. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Timothy R. Straub Linda Ann Straub DeGennaro Susan Joy Straub Fick Crystal Dawn Straub Florence Ann Sledge John T. Hudson, Administrator An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010, 834852 5/24, 05/31/2011

This 17th day of May, 2011. C46642

Sean C. Walker, Substitute Trustee WOODSON, SAYERS, LAWTHER, SHORT, PARROTT, WALKER & ABRAMSON, LLP, 225 North Main Street - Suite 200, P. O. Box 829, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145-0829, Telephone: 704-633-5000, State Bar No.: 24590

No. 61424 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Town of China Grove, North Carolina will conduct public hearings on the 7th day of June 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall, 308 E Centerview Street, China Grove, North Carolina. A public hearing will be held on the question of annexing the territory described below, requested by petition filed pursuant to Article 4A of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes of North Carolina. The area proposed for annexation is described as follows: Rowan County Parcel 124 029 All persons owning property in said territory and all residents of the Town of China Grove will be given an opportunity to be heard. Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call the North Carolina Relay Number for the Deaf (1800-735-8262). Town Clerk

No. 61395 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF ROWAN BEFORE THE CLERK - 11-SP-254 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST FROM QUEEN CITY PLAZA, LLC TO BUNCH & ASSOCIATES, PLLC, TRUSTEE, DATED MAY 12, 2008, RECORDED IN BOOK 1121, PAGE 653, ROWAN COUNTY REGISTRY Pursuant to an order entered April 28, 2011, in the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the power of sale contained in the captioned Deed of Trust, Assignment of Rents, Security Agreement and Financing Statement (the "Deed of Trust") and N.C.G.S. 25-9-604, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at auction, to the highest bidder for cash, AT THE COURTHOUSE DOOR AT, ROWAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 210 NORTH MAIN STREET, SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA 28145, ON MAY 31, 2011 AT 11:00 A.M. all (or any part) of the real estate, personal property and the improvements described in and secured by the Deed of Trust, less and except any of such property released from the lien of the deed of trust prior to the date of said sale, lying and being located at 2.116 acres on Statesville Blvd. in the City of Statesville, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina. The real property is more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situate in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at existing iron pipe within the northern right-of-way of U.S. Highway 70, said iron pipe being a corner common to First Union Bank and the herein described tract; thence from the point of BEGINNING with U.S. Highway 70, North 78 deg. 01 min. 30 sec. West 258.66 feet to a nail, said nail being in the right-of-way of U.S. Highway 70 and in the eastern right-of-way line of an existing 30-foot rightof-way of Holly Street, said nail being a corner of the herein described tract; thence with the eastern right-of-way of Holly Street North 03 deg. 30 min. 45 sec. East 257.03 feet to an existing iron pipe, said iron pipe being in the eastern right-of-way of Holly Street, said iron pipe being a corner of the herein described tract; thence continuing with the eastern right-of-way of Holly Street along a curve to the right having a radius of 30.00 feet, an arc length of 51.78 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 43 deg. 59 min. 18 sec. East 45.59 feet to an existing iron pipe, said iron pipe being in the southern right-of-way line of an existing 30-foot right-ofway of Holly Avenue, said iron pipe being a corner of the herein described tract; thence with the southern right-of-way of Holly Avenue North 84 deg. 28 min. 27 sec. East 251.16 feet to an existing iron pipe in the southern right-of-way of Holly Avenue, said iron pipe being a corner common to Miller Heirs and the herein described tract; thence with Miller Heirs South 03 deg. 33 min. 47 sec. East 195.43 feet to an existing iron pipe, said iron pipe being a corner common to Miller Heirs, First Union Bank and the herein described tract; thence with First Union Bank the following courses and distances: North 86 deg. 59 min. 18 sec. West 19.98 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence South 11 deg. 55 min. 16 sec. West 177.02 feet to the point of BEGINNING and containing 2.116 acres, more or less. The above description was taken from plat entitled "E.K.I Real Estate Development Corp." as surveyed by Surveying Services, Roland D. Ward, R.L.S., dated February 2, 1988, and being Tax Parcel 127, Map 331-C. The personal property is more particularly described as follows: a. All buildings and other improvements now or hereafter located in, on or about the Land, and all of Queen City Plaza, LLC's ("Grantor") building materials intended for incorporation but not incorporated into the improvements to the Land, and all furnishings, furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, tools, and all other personal property or chattels used in connection with the operation of such improvements, specifically including, without limitation, appliances, gas and electric fixtures and systems, radiators, heaters, engines and machinery, boilers, ranges, elevators and motors, plumbing and heating fixtures and systems, carpeting and other floor coverings, water heaters, air conditioning apparatus and systems, window screens, awnings, storm sashes AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY COLLATERAL DESCRIBED IN ANY SCHEDULE OF ADDITIONAL PERSONAL PROPERTY COLLATERAL, whenever acquired by Grantor and now or hereafter located in, upon or under the Land, together with all additions and accessions thereto and replacements and proceeds thereof (the "Improvements"); and b. All leases, rents, issues, profits, royalties, income and other benefits derived from the Land and the Improvements (the "Rents"), subject to the right, power and authority hereinafter given to Grantor to collect and apply such Rents, and the proceeds from any insurance or condemnation award relating to the Land and the Improvements; and c. All easements, rights-of-way and rights used in connection with the Land and the Improvements or as a means of access thereto, and all tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereof and thereto; and d. All the rights, interest and privileges which the Grantor as lessor has or may have in the leases now existing or hereafter made and affecting the Land or the Improvements or any part thereof, as said leases may have been or may from time to time be hereafter modified, extended and renewed, together with any and all guarantees of any leases affecting all or any part of the Land or the Improvements (collectively, the "Leases") and all security deposits received in respect of any Lease (the "Security Deposits"); and e. All the rights, title and interest of the Grantor in and to any condominium or cluster home (a "Unit") repurchased by Grantor pursuant to the terms and conditions of all Purchase Agreement entered into with the owners of such Units ("Residents"). In the Trustee's sole discretion, the sale may be delayed for up to one (1) hour as provided in Section 45-21.23 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The record owner of the real property not more than ten days prior to the posting date of this Notice is Queen City Plaza, LLC. A five percent (5%) cash deposit, or a cash deposit or cashier's check of $750.00 (no personal checks), whichever is greater, will be required of the last and highest bidder. The balance of the bid purchase price shall be due in full in cash or certified funds at a closing to take place within thirty (30) days of the date of sale. The undersigned Substitute Trustee shall convey title to the property by nonwarranty deed. The purchaser of the real property described above shall pay the Clerk's Commissions in the amount of $.45 per $100.00 of the purchase price (up to a maximum amount of $500.00), required by NCGS 7A 308(a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue taxes, and any excise tax (N.C.G.S. 105-228.30 et seq), and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such taxes. The real and personal property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all prior liens of record and IRS liens, if any, and to all unpaid ad valorem taxes and special assessments, if any, which became a lien subsequent to the recordation of the Deed of Trust. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the above-described property for a period of 120 days following the date when the final upset bid period has run. To the extent this sale involves residential property with less than fifteen (15) rental units, you are hereby notified of the following: a. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to Section 4521.29 of the North Carolina General Statutes in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold; and b. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The underlying mortgage debt evidenced by the Note and secured by the Deed of Trust is not a home loan as defined in NCGS 45-101(1b) in that the Obligor is not a natural person and it is a commercial loan. The foreclosure sale is not barred by N.C.G.S. 45-21.12A because the Obligor is a corporation and not a natural person. This 28th day of April, 2011. JOHNSTON, ALLISON & HORD, P.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE By: Michael J. Hoefling 1065 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 Phone: (704) 332-1181, Fax: (704) 376-1628 Email:

10B • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011



Zits/Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Jump Start/Robb Armstrong

For Better or For Worse/Lynn Johnston

Frank & Ernest/Bob Thaves

Dilbert/Scott Adams Non Sequitur/Wiley Miller

Garfield/Jim Davis Pickles/Brian Crane

Hagar The Horrible/Chris Browne Dennis/Hank Ketcham

Family Circus/Bil Keane

Blondie/Dean Young and John Marshall


Get Fuzzy/Darby Conley

The Born Loser/Art and Chip Sansom

Sudoku/United Feature Syndicate Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

Answer to Previous Puzzle

Celebrity Cipher/Luis Campos


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 • 11B



A - Time Warner/Salisbury/Metrolina

Tuesday, May 24

Because there is likely to be a large array of opportunities presented to you in the next year, you may not be able to take advantage CBS Evening Wheel of Jeopardy! NCIS “Defiance” A suicide bomber NCIS: Los Angeles A retired Army NCIS “Kill Screen” A stolen purse News 2 at 11 Late Show W/ ^ WFMY News/Couric Fortune (N) Å (N) Å kills a Marine. Å sergeant is murdered. with gruesome contents. (N) Å Letterman of all of them. This will necessitate you makNCIS “Kill Screen” A stolen purse WBTV 3 News Late Show With ing choices and being very wise about doing WBTV News Who Wants to NCIS “Defiance” A suicide bomber NCIS: Los Angeles “Bounty” A # WBTV 3 CBS Evening News With Katie Prime Time (N) Be a Millionaire kills a Marine. (In Stereo) Å retired Army sergeant is murdered. with gruesome contents. (In Stereo) at 11 PM (N) David Letterman CBS so. (N) Å Couric (N) (In Stereo) Å Å GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — View things re(N) (In (N) (In Idol “Two Finalists (Season Finale) New 8 10:00 News (N) Seinfeld “The “The Access Extra TMZ American Glee FOX Seinfeld ( WGHP 22 Hollywood Stereo) Å Stereo) Å Compete” The remaining two final- Directions competes at Nationals. Movie” (In Pledge Drive” Å alistically instead of trying to prove to everyFOX (N) Å ists perform. (N) Å (N) (In Stereo) Å Stereo) Å one that conditions are better than they apInside Edition Entertainment Dancing With the Stars (In Dancing With the Stars (Season Finale) (N) (In Stereo Live) Å WSOC 9 News (:35) Nightline ) WSOC 9 ABC World pear. Being objective will save you a lot of (N) Å News With Tonight (N) (In Stereo) Å Tonight (N) Å (N) Å ABC Diane Sawyer Stereo) Å trouble. Nightly Edition NBC Inside Entertainment The Biggest Loser (Season Finale) The winner is revealed. (N) (In The Voice “The Battles, Part 3” WXII 12 News at (:35) The CANCER (June 21-July 22) — If your curios, WXII News (N) (In (N) Å Tonight (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Choosing which vocalists should 11 (N) Å Tonight Show ity gets totally out of hand , you will be conNBC Stereo) Å Stereo) Å advance. (N) Å With Jay Leno strued as nosy, not concerned. There are cerEverybody How I Met Your How I Met Your American Idol “Two Finalists Glee (Season Finale) New Fox News at (:35) Fox News The Simpsons King of the Hill Mother Å Compete” The remaining two final- Directions competes at Nationals. 10 (N) Edge “That ’90s Show” Bobby’s unusual tain things people want to keep to themselves, 2 WCCB 11 Loves Raymond Mother Å ists perform. (N) Å (N) (In Stereo) Å talent. Å Å so don’t push it. The Biggest Loser (Season Finale) The winner is revealed. (N) (In (:35) The Nightly of Voice “The Battles, Part 3” NBC Jeopardy! Wheel The NewsChannel LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Limit your shopD WCNC 6 Tonight Show News (N) (In (N) Å Fortune “Family Stereo Live) Å Choosing which vocalists should 36 News at NBC ping to essential items that you can’t do withWith Jay Leno Stereo) Å Vacation” (N) advance. (N) Å 11:00 (N) out. If this is not a good time to be lavish and Smart PBS NewsHour (N) (In Stereo) Å Antiques Roadshow “Washington, Priceless Priceless The Gathering of Mustangs & D-Day Allied invasion on June 6, J WTVI 4 Garden DC” (N) Å Antiques Antiques Legends: The Final Roundup 1944. (In Stereo) Å /or go into debt, place a lid on your spending. ABC World Family Feud Who Wants/ Dancing With the Stars (In Dancing With the Stars (Season Finale) (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Entourage (:35) Nightline You’ll suffer later if you don’t. M WXLV News (N) Å Millionaire Stereo) Å “Pie” Å (N) Å VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Forgo wasting Family Guy “Star Two and a Half Two and a Half One Tree Hill Haley makes a dis- Hellcats Law student tries out for a WJZY News at (:35) Seinfeld New Adv./Old (:35) The Office 8 Wars.” N WJZY your time jousting with windmills or chasing Å Men Men covery. (In Stereo) Å cheer squad. Å 10 (N) “The Movie” Christine The Simpsons Two/Half Men Two/Half Men Smarter Smarter Don’t Forget Don’t Forget The Office The Office House/Payne Meet, Browns waterfalls. It behooves you to make a list of P WMYV George Lopez Family Feud Law & Order: Special Victims Are You Smarter Are You Smarter Don’t Forget the Don’t Forget the Tyler Perry’s Tyler Perry’s My Wife and meaningful goals and focus on achieving them. Lyrics! (N) Å Lyrics! (N) Å House of Payne House of Payne Kids “What Do George wants a Than a 5th W WMYT 12 “TNA Wrestlers” Unit “Stolen” Infant black-marketing. Than a 5th Don’t let fun and games throw you off-course. Grader? new dentist. (In Stereo) Å Grader? You Know?” Å Å Å LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be careful with (:00) PBS Nightly North Carolina North Carolina: North Carolina Frontline “Wikisecrets” Classified The Marines of Montford Point: The Old Guys BBC World Weekend Business Now (In Stereo) An American documents on WikiLeaks. (N) (In Fighting for Freedom (In Stereo) (In Stereo) Å News (In Stereo) whom you match tall tales. You could end up Z WUNG 5 NewsHour Special Å Å Å Portrait (N) Å Report (N) Å Stereo) Å looking and feeling rather foolish if you atCABLE CHANNELS tempt to go up against someone who is expeThe First The First 48 The shooting death of The First 48 A 24-year-old man is The First 48 The creator of a The First 48 “Straight Menace” A The First 48 A murderer is charged rienced at telling whoppers and spinning A&E 36 (:00) 48 “Ditched” shot in the street. Å dance is killed. Å teenager is shot to death. a 28-year-old. Å again with murder. yarns. Movie: ››‡ “Batman Returns” (1992) Movie: ››› “Rocky II” (1979) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. Å Movie: ››› “Rocky III” (1982) Sylvester Stallone, AMC 27 (5:00) Michael Keaton. Å Mr. T, Talia Shire. Å SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s a mistake River Monsters: Unhooked River Monsters: Unhooked River Monsters: Unhooked River Monsters: Unhooked (N) River Monsters: Unhooked ANIM 38 Be Alive to depend on backup people when it comes to Family Affair Family Affair The Mo’Nique Show Å Movie: ›› “Not Easily Broken” (2009) Maeve Quinlan BET 59 (:00) 106 & Park: BET’s Top 10 Live Å business matters, especially if what they do Housewives/NJ Housewives/OC Pregnant in Heels Pregnant in Heels BRAVO 37 The Real Housewives of New Jersey or don’t do influences whether or not you finThe Kudlow Report (N) Supermarkets Inc: Inside 60 Minutes on CNBC 60 Minutes on CNBC Mad Money CNBC 34 Mad Money ish in the black. In the Arena (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å CNN 32 Situation Rm John King, USA (N) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you’re Cab (In Deadliest Catch A deckhand falls Deadliest Catch A mutiny aboard Deadliest Catch A disturbance on Dual Survival Cody and Dave in Deadliest Catch A mutiny aboard not careful, you could inadvertently let someDISC 35 Cash Stereo) Å asleep at the wheel. Å the Cornelia Marie. the Cornelia Marie. (N) South Africa’s bush. (N) the Cornelia Marie. one who does not have your best interests at of The Suite Life The Suite Life Movie: ›› “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” The Suite Life The Suite Life The Suite Life Good Luck Good Luck DISN 54 Wizards heart step in and call the shots. They aren’t Waverly Place on Deck on Deck (2009) Voices of Mae Whitman. on Deck Å on Deck on Deck Charlie Charlie likely to be in your favor. Sex & the City Sex & the City E! Special Kendra Kendra Chelsea Lately E! News E! 49 (:00) E! Special E! News (N) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s never (:00) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å Year of the Quarterback Year of the Quarterback Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Å SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN 39 a good idea to criticize someone who isn’t presNASCAR Now NFL Live (N) 30 for 30 Football Live College Tennis NCAA Team Championship. (N) ESPN2 68 Interruption ent to defend him or herself. You can take bets Standing America’s Funniest Home Videos America’s Funniest Home Videos America’s Funniest Home Videos America’s Funniest Home Videos The 700 Club Å that what you say will be repeated in a far FAM 29 Still “Still Drinking” (In Stereo) Å (In Stereo) Å (In Stereo) Å (In Stereo) Å more disparaging way than you intended. Golden Age Final Score Sports Stories Final Score FSCR 40 Reds Live (N) MLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies. From Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unless you Two and a Half Two and a Half Two and a Half Movie: ››› “Kung Fu Panda” (2008) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Movie: ››› “Kung Fu Panda” (2008) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina FX 45 Men Men Men Jolie, Jackie Chan. Jolie, Jackie Chan. are extremely careful about handling your reHannity (N) Greta Van Susteren The O’Reilly Factor Å FXNWS 57 Special Report FOX Report W/ Shepard Smith The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å sources, it could have a far more deleterious School of Golf Inside PGA Movie: ››‡ “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2005) School of Golf Golf Central Inside PGA GOLF 66 GolfNow Mi effect on your affairs than you ever considLittle House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie Frasier Å Frasier Å Frasier Å Frasier Å Golden Girls Golden Girls HALL 76 Little House ered possible. House Hunters My First Place My First Place Property Virgin Property Virgin House Hunters Hunters Int’l Property Virgin Property Virgin HGTV 46 Property Virgin Hunters Int’l PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — No one will Tech It to Modern History How the States Got Their Shapes Only in America With Larry the How the States Got Their Shapes Hardcore History Å be inspired to follow your lead unless you first HIST 65 (:00) the Max Cable Guy “State of Rebellion” set a very good example. Attempting to deThe Waltons “The Outsider” Inspir. Today Life Today Joyce Meyer In Touch Love a Child Humanitarian INSP 78 Highway Hvn. Wind at My Back mand people do as you say will only make (:00) Unsolved Pawn Stars Pawn Stars American Pickers The guys must American Pickers The guys visit a How I Met Your How I Met Your How I Met Your How I Met Your LIFE 31 Mysteries them more defiant. “Pezzed Off” serious collector. Å Mother Cannon. Å step up their game. Å Mother Mother Mother ARIES (March 21-April 19) — It’s not the Movie: ››‡ “A Woman Scorned: The Betty Movie: ›› “Murder in the Hamptons” (2005) Poppy Montgomery, Movie: “To Have and to Hold” (2006) Justine Bateman, Derek LIFEM 72 (:00) Broderick Story” (1992) David Sutcliffe, Shawn Christian. Å Hamilton, Sebastian Spence. Å norm for you, yet some negative thinking Hardball With Chris Matthews The Last Word The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Ed Show (N) The Last Word MSNBC 50 MSNBC Live could take precedence over your more posiBorder Wars When Aliens Attack Area 51 Declassified When Aliens Attack NGEO 58 (:00) Explorer Border Wars tive thoughts. Don’t let self-doubts distort (In Stereo) BrainSurge (In SpongeBob My Wife and Everybody My Wife and Everybody George Lopez George Lopez The Nanny (In The Nanny (In what’s at hand. NICK 30 iCarly Stereo) Å SquarePants Kids Å Hates Chris Stereo) Å Stereo) Å Å Å Å Kids Å Hates Chris TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Be careful not Snapped “Elicia Hughes” Snapped “Brigitte Harris” Snapped “Kelly Ryan” Å Snapped “Darlene Gentry” OXYGEN 62 (:00) Snapped Snapped A mother’s 911 call. SPIKE 44 Auction Hunter Auction Hunter Auction Hunter Repo Games Repo Games Auction Hunter Auction Hunter Auction Hunter Auction Hunter Repo Games Auction Hunter to take a situation that you’re managing for another too lightly, especially if there is monMLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates. From PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (N) (Live) Braves Live! Braves Live! MLB Baseball SPSO 60 Braves Live! ey involved. Strive to live up to the faith some(:00) Star Trek: Movie: ›› “Category 6: Day of Destruction” (2004) (Part 1 of 2) Movie: ›› “Category 6: Day of Destruction” (2004) (Part 2 of 2) Movie: ››‡ “Polar Storm” SYFY 64 Enterprise Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon. Å Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon. Å (2009) Å one has placed in you. “The The King of The King of The Office The Office (In The Office “St. Conan (N) The Office The Office “The The Office Trying to patch up a broken romance? The TBS 24 Seinfeld Caddy” Å Queens Å Queens Å “Scott’s Tots” Stereo) Å Patrick’s Day” “Secret Santa” Banker” “Sabre” Å Astro-Graph Matchmaker can help you underMovie: ›› “Tickle Me” (1965) Elvis Presley, Movie: ›››‡ “The Black Stallion” (1979) Kelly Reno, Mickey (:15) Movie: ››‡ “The Black Stallion Returns” (1983) Kelly Reno, TCM 25 (:15) stand what to do to make the relationship Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane. Å Rooney, Teri Garr. Å Teri Garr, Vincent Spano. Å work. Send for your Matchmaker set by mailThe 8-Limbed Boy Å The Man With Half a Body My Brand New Face Å Extreme Cou Extreme Cou The Man With Half a Body TLC 48 Cake Boss ing $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, Law & Inside the NBA (N) (Live) Å Law & Order A prison gang mem- NBA Pregame NBA Basketball Eastern Conference Final, Game 4: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å TNT 26 (:00) Order (In Stereo) ber is found dead. (N) (Live) Å OH 44092-0167 A













World’s Dumbest... Sanford & Son Sanford & Son All in the Family Å (Part 1 of 3) Law & Order: Law & Order: Special Victims SVU Unit “Delinquent” Å Meet, Browns Meet, Browns W. Williams Dharma & Greg America’s Funniest Home Videos (In Stereo) Å Å


75 Cops Å









Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn All in the Family All in the Family EverybodyEverybodyEverybodyEverybody(Part 2 of 3) (Part 3 of 3) Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Law & Order: Special Victims Law & Order: Special Victims Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Three children die. Å Unit “Shadow” Å Unit “Shattered” Å Dr. Phil (In Stereo) Å Eyewitness Entertainment The Oprah Winfrey Show MLB Baseball New York Mets at Chicago Cubs. From Wrigley Field in Chicago. (N) (In Stereo Live) Å

Big Brian: The Fortune Seller Roseanne (In Roseanne (In Stereo) Å Stereo) Å Law & Order: Criminal Intent (In Stereo) Å The Insider Inside Edition WGN News at Scrubs (In Nine (N) Å Stereo) Å

United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays

Comedian Tommy Chong is 73. Singer Bob Dylan is 70. Actor Gary Burghoff (“M.A.S.H”) is 68. Singer Patti LaBelle is 67. Actress (:15) Movie: ››‡ “Night at the Museum: Battle of REAL Sports With Bryant Movie: ››› “Get Him to the Greek” (2010) Jonah Hill, Russell Game of Thrones “A Golden Priscilla Presley is 66. Singer Rosanne Cash the Smithsonian” (2009) Brand, Elisabeth Moss. (In Stereo) Å Crown” Ned sits for the king. Gumbel (In Stereo) Å is 56. Actor John C. Reilly (“Chicago,” “Gangs (5:45) Movie: ››› “Invictus” (2009) Morgan Movie: “Too Big to Fail” (2011) William Hurt, Edward Bridesmaids: Real Time With Bill Maher (In Boxing Freeman, Matt Damon. (In Stereo) Å Asner. Premiere. (In Stereo) Å First Look Stereo) Å of New York”) is 46. Actor Eric Close (“WithCapadocia “Justos por Pecadores” out A Trace”) is 44. Actor-rapper Big Tyme is “The Special Treme “Slip Away” Davis discovers Movie: ›››‡ “Adaptation” (2002) Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Capadocia “Pecado Capital” Relationship” new talent. Å Cooper. (In Stereo) Å 30. Rock musician Cody Hanson of Hinder is (:00) Movie: ››› “State of Play” (2009) Russell (:15) Movie: ›› “Predators” (2010) Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Movie: ›› “Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003) Jet Li, (:45) Femme Crowe. (In Stereo) Å Braga. (In Stereo) Å DMX. (In Stereo) Å Fatales Å 29. Country singer Billy Gilman is 23. Actor (5:20) United States of Nurse Jackie United States of Secret Diary of Movie: “Youth in Cayden Boyd is 17. (:15) Movie: ››› “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) Julia Roberts, Nurse Jackie







340 “Remember Me” Dermot Mulroney. iTV. (In Stereo)

(iTV) Å

Tara (iTV)

Cold water, warm water: It’s all the same Dear Dr. Gott: I have read that drinking the appropriate amount of water each day is good for my health. I also see a lot of information about how much water is enough. Now I get an email from a friend who forwarded a message that drinking cold water with a DR. PETER meal is bad for heath but GOTT drinking warm water with a meal is good for it. Does it matter whether I drink cold or warm water with a meal? Does it matter whether I drink cold or warm water without a meal? Thank you. Dear Dr. Gott: I developed eczema on my hands about six months ago, at the age of 46. It seems to be getting worse every week, with sores and my skin splitting. It hurts so badly that I feel I would be better off cutting my hands off. I have tried three different prescription creams and oil, to no avail. Do you know of anything else that I can try? I would appreciate any help.

Dear Reader: Eczema is the itch that rashes. It typically starts with a patch of excessively dry skin that begins to itch. As you scratch it, it becomes red and inflamed. Dear Reader: If I am corIt is important to keep rect, the email you received the skin moisturized. Prewas about cold water causventing the initial dryness ing cancer and may have can prevent scratching and had some information about the resulting rash. Because heart attacks thrown into your hands are affected, the mix. Both Hoax Slayer this can be especially diffi( and cult since we, as humans, Snopes ( use our hands for just about classify this as false, and I everything. agree. First, when washing your Cold water will not solidi- hands, doing the dishes or fy the stomach contents be- even showering, use cool or cause it does not remain lukewarm water. Don’t rub cold. As it is consumed, the the skin dry, but gently pat water warms to the same it. Follow that immediately temperature as the body. So with a moisturizer. Whenevdrink cold or warm water er you feel that your skin is with or without a meal. It becoming dry, apply more. doesn’t really matter. My readers have had sucNow as for how much cess using mentholated water to drink daily, I have chest rubs, regular Chappreviously talked about Stick, Bag Balm and glycthis. erin on dry, cracked or You can read the article chapped skin. on my website at You may also choose to

use a good-quality lotion or cream, particularly one with a petroleum or lanolin base. Perhaps a short trial of a hydrocortisone would help. Avoid fragranced or dyed products because these may further irritate your already sensitive skin. It may take some time to adjust to the new routine and for results to be seen, primarily because you appear to have a severe case. Stick with the regimen for at least a month. Then if you fail to see improvement, make an appointment with a dermatologist to discuss other options, including testing to determine whether what you have is really eczema. Readers who are interested in learning more about skin disorders can order my Health Report “Dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis” by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order to Dr. Peter Gott, P.O. Box 433, Lakeville, CT 06039-0433. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website’s direct link at der—form.pdf. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is United FeatUre Syndicate

(iTV) Å

Tara (iTV)

a Call Girl

Revolt” Å

Practice makes perfect, they say BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

George Santayana, a Spanish-American philosopher and writer who died in 1952, said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Today’s deal will be easier for those who remember the past — yesterday’s column. Again you are in six no-trump, trying to find a dozen winners after West leads the diamond nine. You start with only eight top tricks: one spade, three hearts, three diamonds and one club. That is a surprisingly low number for 34 combined points. However, you have obvious chances to gain those four extra winners from the black suits: two in clubs and two in spades (the club finesse is winning) or one in clubs and three in spades (the club finesse is losing but the spade finesse is winning).

Lohan’s father pleads not guilty in attack BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s father has pleaded not guilty to attacking his ex-girlfriend during an argument. Michael Lohan entered the plea to misdemeanor domestic violence battery Monday in Beverly Hills. He was arrested in March after his ex-girlfriend, Kate Major, accused him of abusing her and preventing her from calling 911. The Lohan family patriarch has a fractious relationship with his movie star daughter.

Because there is only one sensible play in clubs (the finesse), you should attack that suit first. Win the first trick in your hand and play a club to dummy’s jack. When it wins, do not assume West has the king. A strong East would duck this trick. Return to your hand in a red suit and repeat the club finesse. Here, it wins, but if it lost, you would need four spade tricks. You would then take the spade finesse once or twice, hoping East had kingdoubleton or king-third. When the club finesse works, though, you need only three spade tricks. The correct play is to start with the ace. Here, the king drops and you are home. But if the king does not put in an appearance, you go twice to the dummy and lead toward your queenjack, gaining whenever East has the king or the suit is splitting 3-3.


Need A/C?

32 Years – 7000 Jobs

We’re The Auto Doctor For You!

WINDOWS & Doors 704-788-3217

Granite Auto Parts & Service



Hwy. 52 Granite Quarry









No Leaf Gutters • Siding • Roofing • Patio Covers • Sunrooms Just Google Us


12B • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011




Honoring Their Service & Sacrifice


Our respect and gratitude will forever be with our fallen military heroes and their families. Their service and sacrifice are beyond measure, and we will never forget their dedication to our country and our freedom.


To all the brave men and women who serve in uniform today, we thank you for your commitment to preserving freedom at home and around the world. You are an inspiration to all of us, and you make us proud to be Americans. We salute you and your families, and pray for our safe return home.

Your Phone: __________________________________________________________________


Your Message: ________________________________________________________________


Your Name: __________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Please send this ad with your greeting and check payable to:

Salisbury Post


To place your greeting by phone, please call 704-797-4220, Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-5 PM.


P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145 Photos and copy may be emailed to

Deadline for submission is

1 col. X 3 inches . . . . . . . . . $20 2 col. X 3 inches . . . . . . . . . $30 3 col. X 3 inches . . . . . . . . . $40 4 col. X 3 inches . . . . . . . . .$50

Honoring their Service will appear in the Post on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011 and online 7 days!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Call now to arrange your visit!



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



National Cities




High 88°

Low 65°

90°/ 65°

90°/ 65°

86°/ 65°

83°/ 65°

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy tonight

Partly cloudy

Slight chance of storms

Chance of storms

Slight chance of storms


Today Hi Lo W 89 68 pc 87 64 t 87 64 t 59 46 t 78 56 t 53 48 cd 68 51 t 92 73 cd 64 44 t 69 48 sh 76 53 t 76 64 t

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

John R. Philpott Jr. CFPÂŽ, AAMSÂŽ Financial Advisor

Jolene M. Philpott Financial Advisor 122-B Avalon Drive Salisbury, NC 28146

460 Jake Alexander Blvd West Salisbury, NC 28146



Kn K le le Knoxville 85/63

Boone 77/58 77/

Frank Franklinn 883 3 6 83/56

Hi kkory Hickory 85/65

Asheville A s ville v lle 883/56 83/

Sp nb Spartanburg 92/6 92/65

Kit H wk w Kittyy Hawk 90 90/72 0//72 0 2

Danville D 88/63 Greensboro o Durham D h m 90/65 92/67 67 Ral al Raleigh 992/67

Salisb S al sb b y bury Salisbury 655 88/65 ha ttte Charlotte 90/67

C Col Co bia Columbia 97/ 97/70

.. ... Sunrise-.............................. Sunset tonight Moonrise today................... Moonset today....................

May 24 Jun 1 Last New N

Darlin D Darli Darlington /6 /68 95/68

Au A ug u Augusta 997/70 97 97/ 7/70

6:11 a.m. 8:26 p.m. 1:28 a.m. 1:06 p.m.

Jun 8 Jun 15 First Full

ken en Aiken 97/ 97 /66 97/67

All Al llen e Allendale 997/67 /67 67 naah Savannah 97/688

Mo M Moreh o ehea orehea hea ad ad Cit Ci C City ittyy ity Morehead 8 0 85/7 85/70

H n Head He e Hilton 885/72 85/ //722 Shown is todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weather. Temperatures are todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highs and tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lows.

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 72 54 t 91 68 s 75 57 f 91 76 pc 66 46 sh 88 75 pc 77 63 pc 65 51 t 84 65 pc 100 72 s 74 49 pc 84 67 t

Today Hi Lo W 86 64 s 60 37 pc 64 48 pc 62 39 pc 75 64 pc 73 57 s 62 53 r

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 87 66 s 64 46 s 71 42 s 68 50 s 75 64 pc 75 59 cd 69 59 pc

Air Quality Ind Index ex Charlotte e Yesterday.... 70 ........ moderate .......... ozone Today..... 87 ...... moderate N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 verryy unhealthy, 301-500 haazzardous


Above/Below Full Pool

High Rock Lake............. 654.48..........-0.52 .......... -0.52 Badin Lake.................. 539.39..........-2.61 .......... -2.61 Tuckertown Lake............ 595.5........... -0.5 Tillery Lake.................. 277.9.......... -1.10 .................177.6 Blewett Falls................. 177.6.......... -1.40 Lake Norman................ 98.40........... -1.6



S Seattle Se eeat aatttle le 65/48 6 55/ //4 48 65 5/4



Salisburry y Today: 10.5 - high Wednesday: 7.2 - medium Thursday: 7.1 - medium

24 hours through 8 p.m. yest........... ...........0.00" 0.00" ...................................1.55" Month to date................................... 1.55" Normal year to date....................... 17.59" Year to date................................... 16.03" -10s

Forecasts and graphics provided by Weather Underground @2011

yr lee Beach yrtl Be Bea B ea each Myrtle 888/72 88 8/ 8/7 8/72 /7 Ch les leest Charleston 885/70 85

Today Hi Lo W 81 64 t 86 65 pc 73 57 f 91 76 pc 68 50 pc 89 78 pc 83 64 t 79 59 t 86 64 t 89 69 s 62 42 t 86 67 t

Pollen Index

High.................................................... 86° Low..................................................... 60° Last year's high.................................. 77° ....................................62° Last year's low.................................... 62° Normal high........................................ 81° Normal low......................................... 60° Record high........................... 98° in 1941 .............................37° Record low............................. 37° in 2002 ...............................78% Humidity at noon............................... 78%



outh uth Southport 888/72

City Jerusalem London Moscow Paris Rio Seoul Tokyo


Precipitation Cape Hatteras C Ha atter atte attera tte ter era ra ra ass 86 8 86/7 86/70 6/7 6/ /70 70

W to ton Wilmington 92/70

Atlanta 92/63


Goldsboro Go bo b 94/67

L bbe Lumberton 94 8 94/68

Greenville G n e 88/67 67

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

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 62 51 pc 82 57 pc 75 68 s 64 46 pc 59 50 r 51 46 pc 53 46 pc

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

Regional Regio g onal Weather Weather Winston Win Wins Salem a 9 / 5 90/65

Today Hi Lo W 55 48 pc 82 59 cd 73 68 s 64 42 r 57 53 r 48 41 r 55 48 pc

City Amsterdam Beijing Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Calgary Dublin R118796

Member SIPC

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 91 67 pc 80 60 pc 85 65 t 61 46 t 66 54 sh 60 52 t 70 62 t 90 63 pc 61 44 t 68 55 t 79 48 t 82 65 t

World Cities

To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives, call today.

10s 20s

San S Sa aann Francisco Francisco ran annccis isscco co


61/49 1/4 //49 449 9 61 6

B Billings nng ggss illiin

M Minneapolis iinnneapolis nnneapolis eaap eapolis ppo ooli liiss

559/46 99/ //4 446 6 9/4 9/46

68/50 6 8//5 550 0 8/ /50

Detroit Deetroit rroit ttr troit oit it Denver Deen nnvver veerr


64/44 64 6 44/ 4/4 /4 /444 4 Los Lo L os A os Angeles ng nge gel ele leess

60s 80s



773/57 3//5 3/ 57

69/48 699///4 /48 448 8

Waashington Washington shinng gtton g ton 886/67 6//6 6/ 67

Kansas K Ka annsas an ssas as as C City iitty ty 882/66 22/66 /6 /66

Cold Front

Atlanta At A tlla aan nntttaa EEll P Paso aassso o

90s Warm Front 100s

83 883/64 3/6 //64 664 4

53/48 5 33/48 //4 /48 48



Neew New wY York Yo oorrrkk Chicago Ch C hicago hiicccago aag ggo o


89/68 89 8 9///6 9 668 8

889/65 89 9/ 9/6 /665 5 Miami M iiaam ami 91/76 9 776 6 91 1//7 /76

Staationary Front

Showers T-storms -sttorms

Houston H ou ouussston tton oon n

Rain n Flurries rries

Snow Ice

92/75 92 9 2/7 2/ /775 5


Jess Parker Wunderground Meteorologist


Sizes available:

More storms are expected in the East on Tuesday as a low pressure system in southern Canada drags a cold front through the Eastern Valleys. The cold front will sag across the Northeast and the Ohio Valley through the day and will extend from the Northeast through the Southern Plains by the evening. Rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will spread northward and pool along this front, fueling more rain showers, bands of heavy rain and clusters of thunderstorms ahead of this system, especially in the Mid-Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Meanwhile, cold dry air from Canada will spread southward on the northern side of this front, increasing instability along this boundary. The Storm Prediction Center has put areas from northwestern Texas to southern Nebraska at moderate risk of severe weather development. Areas surrounding this moderate risk area and northeastward, from the Southern and Central Plains through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys into Southern New York, are at slight risk of severe weather development with large hail, damaging wind, frequent lightning, and tornadoes. A tornado outbreak will be possible across the Central and Southern Plains Tuesday. Residents in these areas are encouraged to monitor their local weather activity through the day and heed weather warnings and advisories. In the West low pressure will trigger more showers and thunderstorms in the Northern and Central Rockies. Further west, a weak ridge of high pressure will allow for brief and slight warming in California. To the north, another disturbance will approach the Pacific Northwest through the day. Showers may reach the coast by late Tuesday night.

Get the Whole Picture at wunderground.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Best Known Secret in Weatherâ&#x201E;˘