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David and Jennifer Snider were joined by sister and brother-in-law, Megan and Stephen Johnston, to receive friends during the visitation held in the auditorium at North Rowan High School. Patrick Snider passed away Friday after a seven-month battle against cancer.

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PENCER — High school isn’t supposed to be like this. Spirit rocks aren’t supposed to become gravestones. Hallways are for running, not for somber lines of people signing guestbooks and waiting to give their condolences to a grieving family.

A high school auditorium should be reserved for pep rallies, drama class productions and student government debates. It shouldn’t be filled with stand after stand of flowers, candles and heartwrenching music. Yet North Rowan High MARK School — WINEKA home of the Cavaliers — was the perfect place Monday evening for hundreds on hundreds of

Patrick’s ball cap and baseball glove sit on a table. people to pay their respects to the family of Patrick David Snider, the 17-yearold rising senior who died last Friday afternoon after a seven-month fight against cancer. Yes, the perfect place. You could feel Patrick in the hall, or sitting there in one of the auditorium’s creaky, plywood seats. You could sense him out back on the baseball diamond, warming up on the mound.

Maybe he was popping into the school office, or standing out on the front steps. He just seemed to be SNIDER there, and it made things easier for everybody. “The minute I heard it, I thought it was a great idea,” Patrick’s third-grade teacher, Rebecca Davis

O’Neal, said of the decision to hold the emotional visitation at the high school. “He’s home,” said her former assistant, Loretta Landreth. “This is where he would want to be.” A long line in the hallway outside the auditorium’s front doors began forming well in advance of the 5-7 p.m. visitation. Monitors at the entrance could only let so many people into the auditorium at a time. Before going in, visitors were encouraged to take green and yellow bands — Cavalier colors — and part of the Livestrong theme that became the mantra for Patrick Snider. Everybody also received a glossy card outlined in the school colors, bearing Patrick’s No. 7 from his baseball jersey and a photograph of him in his Cavalier uniform. Under the picture was a quote from Patrick, coming only a few weeks before he died. “Had a little kid tell me at the game last night that I

SARAH CAMPBELL The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education named principals for Carson and Henderson Independent high schools Monday. Kelly Withers, who is currently an assistant principal at Carson High, will take over for retiring principal Henry Kluttz. Trisha HutWITHERS son-Baptist, an assistant principal at South Charlotte Middle School, will assume the top spot at Henderson. “We have two very competent people coming into the system,” board Chairman Jim Emerson said Monday. The board voted unanimously to approve the recommendations made by a selection com-

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mittee during a called meeting Monday. “I feel their recommendations are right on track,” Emerson said. Withers said she plans to maintain the high level of leadership put in place by Kluttz by adding to the school’s strong foundation. “I’m very excited to continue at Carson,” Withers said Monday. “We’re going to miss Mr. Kluttz, but I can’t wait to get started.” A Facebook page supporting Withers for the job drew hundreds of members, including current Carson teachers and students, though school system officials said that would have no bearing on whether she was selected. “I think we have a good process in place for selecting principals,” Emerson said. “We’re not doing it by Facebook or Wikipedia.” Emerson said school board members, school administraToday’s forecast 90º/73º Some sun, couple of t’storms


tors, staff members and parents made up the selection committee that interviewed a combined 16 candidates for the two positions. “Mrs. Withers brings a strong sense of continuity to Carson,” board Vice-Chairwoman Jean Kennedy said. “She is well-established in the community.” Hutson-Baptist replaces Ken Sherrill. Rowan-Salisbury officials learned earlier this month the school system had won a nearly $2.2 million grant to improve student achievement and increase the graduation rate at Henderson. Among the requirements for accepting the grant money was replacing the principal and at least half the teaching staff. School system officials said Sherrill would be reassigned within the system. Hutson-Baptist, who worked as an administrator for Boston Public Schools for five years before taking a position with Char-

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College wants to ask voters to fund renovations and repairs to the school’s nearly half-century old North Campus. Increased enrollment and aging facilities, which provide limited mobility for disabled students and faculty, prompted the college’s board of trustees to approve a resolution of support for a bond referendum. “RCCC’s North Campus is approaching 50 years, and there are a lot of repairs and renovations needed,” Jeff Lowrance, RCCC’s director of college relations, said. The estimated bond amount would total between $15 and $18 million for capital improvements and projects at RCCC’s North Campus in Salisbury. “It’s not a surprise to you that the Rowan Campus is in need of repair,” Dr. Carol Spaulding, RCCC president, said during a special called meeting of the board Monday. “The idea for a bond referendum came out of discussions with the (county) commissioners.” Board Chairman Ray Paradowski said RCCC has explored other options to finance various repairs and additions to the campus, including seeking additional funds from the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. The college requested an increase of nearly $3.6 million in its capital outlay budget of $260,130. Commissioners opted to allocate funds for two leaking roofs for $200,000 and hold off on additional funding. “The county commissioners gave us what they possibly could,” he said. “Really, a bond referendum is the only solution that we could think of.” Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz, who serves on the board of trustees, agrees. “We need the money and there is no other way to get it,” she said. Possible uses for the bond include: • Installing a nearly $2 million new elevator to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act standards; • Adding another elevator for $349,000 to meet ADA compliance; • Installing an ADA compliant ramp for $395,000; • Replacing deteriorating fire exit stairs for $435,000; • The removal and construction of a new firefighter training center; • Expansion of health-related programs resulting in the need for more space. The college plans to create a “wraparound” Building 600, giving it a new front to Interstate 85; • New general classroom space; and • Possible additional land acquisition. “We need to do quite a bit to make the campus more accessible for persons with mobility issues,” Lowrance said. “It’s really tough for our wheelchair students and visitors to navigate the campus.” Lowrance said as enrollment continues to rise the need for additional programs and space is important.

lotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2008, has been an educator for more than 20 years. She has served in roles ranging from language arts teacher to English department chairwoman to assistant principal of instruction and curriculum. “She has very impressive credentials,” Kennedy said. “I feel that she will provide excellent leadership with her prior knowledge and potential skills.” Kennedy said she feels bringing a fresh face to Henderson is a step in the right direction. “I think she is the woman for the job,” she said. “Sometimes you need to bring someone new to the community.” Hutson-Baptist said Monday she is waiting to speak to RSS officials before commenting on her new position. Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom declined to comment on the new principals Monday. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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Rowan County scorched under record-breaking heat Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The Weather Service’s Greenville/Spartanburg office recorded Sunday’s high temperature at 101, meteorologist Scott Krentz said. That’s one degree hotter than the old record of 100 degrees, set in 1987. And it felt even hotter Sunday, Krentz said. The heat index — air temperature combined with humidity — made it feel like 106. Rowan Regional Medical Center officials said Monday only two people went to the hospital with heat-related illnesses on Sunday. On Friday, when the temperature reached 97 degrees, 13 people went to the emergency room for heatrelated ailments. This week and through the weekend, Rowan County will get a slight reprieve. The Weather Service predicts today’s high will be in the upper 80s, with highs the rest of the week in the low to mid-90s before dipping into the 80s again over the weekend. Contact Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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The auditorium at North Rowan High School was filled with hundreds of friends gathered for the family visitation of rising senior Patrick Snider. Snider passed away Friday after a seven-month battle against testicular cancer.


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split between the college’s foundation and unrestricted funds. “It’s our time,” she said. “It’s really time to get this campus up to the level of other community colleges.” RCCC will present the resolution to the county commissioners during the board’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. The final resolution will include a more precise estimate of how much construction and supplies are expected to cost. If approved by commissioners, the bond referendum will be added to the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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and on the front of the rock were written the words, “We will miss you.” A lone bundle of flowers sat on the grass at the base of the rock. “He was a special part of the North community,” Teresa Doby said, standing up from her auditorium seat and moving toward the exit. As he was Monday evening, Patrick’s in a perfect place now. Patrick Snider’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Omwake Dearborn Chapel on the Catawba College campus. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or


was an inspiration to a lot of people... makes me think ... why can’t we all be an inspiration.” As people eased into the auditorium, they slowly funneled down the rightcenter aisle toward the family, who made a line in front of the stage. Patrick’s parents, David and Jennifer Snider, met each person first, showing the same kind of courage their only son had displayed in the months of hospital visits, chemotherapy and radiation. The rest of the family line included grandparents and Patrick’s big sister, Megan, and her husband, Stephen. The stage was filled with flowers. Behind Jennifer and David, a screen showed a constant stream of pictures of Patrick — many from his days as a skinny kid growing up with a lot of friends. There were Christmas mornings. Playing in the snow. Laughing on the beach. Standing on a mountaintop. Feeling a pinch on his shoulder during a family portrait. Playing baseball. Above all else, Patrick was a ball player. His No. 7 baseball jersey also was displayed on the stage near a large close-up portrait of him in his ballcap. Early on, the North Rowan High baseball team entered as a group, paid their respects to the family, then found seats in the middle of the auditorium,

high school, it immediately seemed to be the right location to McDowell. It would make everyone — faculty, students and the community — feel more comfortable, he thought. “I’m just glad it all worked out,” McDowell said, adding that the school likely is to pay tribute to Patrick in the coming school year. “He was a big part of our student body,” McDowell said. The school’s spirit rock, which had been painted as a rally cry for Patrick, carried a black bow Monday. New paint on the rock had the dates of his life,



staying throughout the visitation. Many others who went through the line also lingered behind, searching out a seat in the auditorium for a time of personal reflection. A couple of tables next to the family held some of Patrick’s things. Frame-by-frame photos of his pitching delivery. His No. 7 wristbands. Two of his ballcaps. His baseball glove. Carly Landreth, a friend of Patrick’s since grade school, said he has been inspirational to her. “He showed how to live your life,” she said. “He was just a great friend to everyone.” Somehow this kid and his battle against testicular cancer brought together a lot of people. There were charity baseball games played for him. No. 7 Patrick Snider T-shirts were sold, as well as green and yellow “P.S. No. 7 Keep up the Fight” wristbands. The “Praying for Patrick” Facebook group grew to more than 11,000 members. Make-A-Wish Foundation made it possible in his last days for him to attend an Atlanta Braves baseball game and meet his idol, Chipper Jones. When word of Patrick’s death reached him last Friday, North Rowan High Principal Darrell McDowell sought a way to reach out to the family without intruding. Through Corinne Mauldin, a faculty member and family friend, he let the Sniders know the staff and the school itself were available if needed. When the family requested that the visitation be held at the



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Police 2 hospitalized after wreck investigate multiple tire slashings Six people had tires on their cars slashed overnight on July 21, according to the Salisbury Police Department. The tire slashings occurred near Cedar and East Lafayette streets. A total of 14 tires were slashed, and police say there is no relationship between the victims. Carole Staley, who was staying with a friend in the area that night, noticed her tires had been slashed as she left for work at 6:30 that morning. “I noticed the neighbor had slashed tires, too,” she said. “And the tires were cut on the outside, to where you couldn’t repair it and have to replace the tire. It’s crazy.” Staley said she remembers similar cases in the past where mass tire slashings meant gangs were involved. Police said they found no “tagging” or similar signs that gang members use to take credit for such acts, but they have not ruled out the possibility that a gang may have been involved. The investigation is continuing.

Airplane pilot in serious condition after crash BY SHELLEY SMITH

The pilot who crashed his plane Saturday afternoon in Enochville shortly after taking off, remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday afternoon. Paul Baker, 78, of Mooresville, was flown to Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Federal Aviation Administration officials returned to the crash site Monday morning with Baker’s family to remove the plane, Rowan County Emergency Services Director Frank Thomason said. Because the plane crashed in a densely wooded area, authorities brought in a Bobcat tractor to cut a path for the removal. The plane was disassembled and taken to a repair shop in Lexington. Baker hung upside down in his single-engine, light-sport plane for close to two-and-a-half hours before he was able to reach his cell phone and call for help.


Woman arrested on counterfeit charges Phony bills used for pizza deliveries An East Spencer woman was arrested Friday night after she used counterfeit bills to pay for pizza deliveries from Pizza Hut and Dominos, according to the Salisbury Police Department. Police say the woman may have also used counterfeit bills at the Taco Bell drive through. Police located Rashedia Monique Woodberry, 22, at her 101 N. Long Street home and questioned her about the counterfeit money. According to Police Chief Rory Collins, officers asked Woodberry for identification. When Woodberry pulled out her identification, she also accidentally pulled out a counterfeit $20 bill. “The officer was able to tell it was counterfeit,” Collins said, noting it was similar to other bills used to purchase pizzas. Collins said the officer asked Woodberry if she was able to pay for the pizza with actual money, and Woodberry said she didn’t have any and told the officer to take her to jail. Woodberry was charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense. She was arrested and placed under a $5,000 secured bond. Collins said counterfeit money is sometimes instantly recognizable by officers and businesses, but that some bills are harder to identify. Collins also said the police department investigates reports of counterfeit money often, but that it usually comes in spurts.

Fox makes tenth rabies case A dog was euthanized after coming into contact with a rabid fox, Rowan County Animal Control reported. This is the county’s 10th rabies case of the year. The incident occurred last week at the Weaver Road home of Byron and Ardith Peacock. The couple reported Thursday they discovered a dead fox in the same area where their dog, Massry, a female Doberman, was kept. On Friday, the fox was submitted for rabies testing. Massry was not current on her rabies vaccination and was held in quarantine at the Animal Shelter until the owners were notified of the test results. The Peacocks were informed of the positive results. The dog was euthanized at the owner’s request, a report said. This is the fourth fox found to be rabid in the county this year.


Firefighters work to free the victim of a wreck at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Faith Road Tuesday. B Y S HELLEY S MITH

Two people were taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center following a collision at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Faith Road shortly after noon Tuesday. According to Salisbury Police Officer Brad Jordan, a Kia minivan driven by Lillie Morgan was headed north on Jake Alexander Boulevard and failed to stop at a red light. The minivan hit a truck at the intersection of Faith Road. The Kia rolled onto its side and came to rest facing south on the shoulder of the road. Emergency workers had to climb into the van through the driver’s window to get to Morgan, who was removed from her van through the side window. The driver of the Toyota truck, James Gandy, was also trapped in his vehicle. Morgan was taken to Rowan Regional with chest pain, which Jordan said was most likely caused by the air bag. Morgan had no obvious injuries, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out. As of late Monday afternoon, both Morgan and Gandy were still in the emergency room. Their conditions were

Emergency workers place the driver of the Toyota truck onto a stretcher to transport him to Rowan Regional. unknown. Two other vehicles were involved but not seriously damaged. A Jeep Wrangler was in the path of the two colliding vehicles and sustained damage

to its front bumper. Another vehicle was damaged by flying debris. Morgan was cited for failure to stop for a red light.

City of Kannapolis’ first finance director retires BY EMILY FORD

KANNAPOLIS — One of the men who helped turn Kannapolis from a company town into an incorporated city will retire this week. Mike Shinn, the city’s first and only finance director, will leave his post Friday at age 63. Shinn has served the city since it inSHINN corporated in 1984. Before Mayor Bob Misenheimer read a proclamation honoring Shinn at Monday’s council meeting, the city finance department was recognized for receiving two awards from the state for budget excellence in 2009. Under Shinn’s leadership, the finance department has earned the Certificate of

Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 19 times and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 12 times. “He is always there to try to find creative ways to get things done and keep this city moving in a positive direction,” City Manager Mike Legg said. “Through a lot of stressful changes in our city, he’s always been rock solid.” Starting a city from scratch was a unique challenge, Shinn said after the meeting. “A lot of things happened that could have been very devastating,” he said. “We somehow managed to overcome those things. “I could see easily where it could have gone the other way.” Legg described the past quarter-century as a “roller coaster ride” for Kannapolis, which incorporated, built a baseball stadium, acquired a water treatment plant, completed several large annexations and endured two

major droughts. “Mike was at just about every point of decision-making,” Legg said. Shinn guided the city finances during the worst and best times — the collapse of Pillowtex and subsequent rise of the N.C. Research Campus, Legg said. Legg said he only regrets that Shinn will retire before city officials learn if they will sell $30 million in tax increment financing bonds to support the Research Campus. The city is waiting for word from Standard & Poor’s about whether the agency will assign an investment-grade rating to the TIF bonds, the only way Kannapolis can obtain an interest rate low enough to afford them. Shinn said he will play golf and oversee finances at his church, First Reformed Church of Landis, during his retirement. He is married to Gail Shinn. Chris Welch, deputy fi-

nance director, will serve as Shinn’s interim replacement. The city has received more than 100 applications for the job with about 10 finalists, Legg said. The finance department will move to 230 Oak Ave. in mid-August, which could help recruit Shinn’s successor. Council approved a twoyear lease with David Murdock’s Atlantic American Properties to rent 4,229 square feet of furnished office and basement space for $51,286 annually. Murdock owns the Research Campus and most of downtown Kannapolis. Currently, some finance department employees work in hallways or closets, Legg said. Kannapolis does not own a city hall or police station and rents these facilities from Murdock. Renting additional office space for administration will allow the city to focus on building a police headquarters,


Red Cross offers Family Caregiver Education Program Right now, her loved ones are mobile and upright, but Mary Graham wants to be better prepared for the days when maybe they are not. Her husband has stage 4 prostate cancer. Their daughter, who lives by herself, also is dealing with crippling arthritis and scoliosis. “I need to know more about how to care for my loved ones,” Graham said. “... We know what’s going to happen with my husband.” For that reason she has enrolled in the second Family Caregiver Education Program to be held at the E.H. Dole Chapter of the American Red Cross on Jake Alexander Boulevard (across from the Salisbury Mall), beginning next Tuesday (Aug. 3) and continuing each

Tuesday evening through Sept. 28. The classes run from 6-8:30 p.m. and will teach basic skills and knowledge needed for any in-home caregiver with a patient of any age. Graham said she had some of this kind of training as a member of the Rowan Rescue Squad auxiliary years ago, but she is hoping to gain more knowledge in how to move people in bed or in a wheelchair. She also is interested in skills such as bathing and shampooing those she might be caring for as they lie in bed, for example. When her husband was in the hospital a couple of months ago, Graham said, there were things she needed to know that would have helped in his care when nurses weren’t immediately

available. Again, she’s looking to the Family Caregiver Education Program for some tips. Offered for the first time earlier this year, the program features registered nurses teaching skills such as taking pulse, respiration and blood pressure; using glucometers; how to bedbathe and shampoo; how to handle medications; use of bed pans, bath seats and toilet seats; and grooming. Two nights include Salisbury attorney John Basinger discussing legal/financial/funeral issues, and physical and occupational therapists will help with skills such as moving and positioning a loved one from bed to wheelchair and range-of-motion exercises. Other nights include topics

such as “Understanding Alzheimer’s/Dementia,” the physical and mental aspects of the “Aging Process” and “Healthy Nutrition.” Participants will be certified in CPR and first aid and learn what resources are available for caregivers and their loved ones in Rowan County. Program coordinator Rebecca Cleveland says spots are still available. Participants will make new friends and contacts and are encouraged to form a caregiver support group that will meet occasionally at the E.H. Dole American Red Cross, she said. The first program was successful with great feedback, she added.


Case overload blamed for AZ fatal crash ID mix-up PHOENIX (AP) — A heavy caseload contributed to the misidentification of two young women following a fatal Arizona car crash, officials said Monday. Abby Guerra, 19, was initially listed as having died at the scene of the July 18 wreck and her friend, Marlena Cantu, as the one who survived. But their families were shocked to learn Saturday it was Cantu, 21, who was killed, while Guerra was hospitalized in critical condition with a brain injury, broken back, collapsed lung and other injuries. The Maricopa County medical examiner’s office said Monday that Guerra’s autopsy was scheduled for Friday — five days after the crash — because of its heavy caseload. The office added it thought Guerra was the only crash victim yet to be identified. A dental comparison was completed Saturday and showed the victim wasn’t Guerra, the office said. Dental records for Cantu were then sought, and they confirmed the deceased woman was Cantu. Meanwhile, the hospitalized woman wasn’t easily identified because she was badly injured and doctors were struggling to save her life, a hospital official said at a Monday news conference. “The hospital does not conduct fingerprinting nor do dental records in the middle of a trauma situation, because the overwhelming emphasis is on saving the patient’s life,” said Suzanne Pfister, vice president of external affairs at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Pfister said the hospital identified the patient as Cantu after asking family members about recognizable marks, scars or bone breaks. She declined to disclose what features were used in the identification, citing the Guerra family’s request for privacy. Arizona Department of

Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Kevin Wood added officers and hospital staff spent about five hours trying to identify the patient. Pfister said the hospital did not know there was a mix-up until the medical examiner discovered it. Cantu and Guerra were among a group of five friends from Ironwood High School in Glendale, near Phoenix, who were returning from Disneyland when the sport utility vehicle they were in blew a tire. The driver lost control, and the SUV rolled several times, authorities said. One of the five — 20-yearold Tyler Parker — was taken to St. Joseph’s, where he died the next day. A woman believed to be Cantu and another person suffered severe head trauma and were also taken to St. Joseph’s. Guerra’s family spent the past week planning her funeral, and teammates from her soccer team at the University of Evansville in Indiana were preparing to travel to Phoenix to attend the services. On Saturday, they rushed to her bedside after learning of the mixup. Guerra, a nursing major, was scheduled to begin her sophomore year at the University of Evansville this fall. Cantu’s father, Frank Cantu, said Monday he can’t believe his daughter is gone. “It’s unbearable right now,” he said. “To lose her, it’s just losing a big part of my life.” Cantu said both families found out about the mix-up Saturday afternoon. “It’s so unfortunate for even the other family, to grieve all week long,” he said. Cantu said he’s not blaming anyone for what happened yet, but he hopes something can be done to prevent the misidentification of victims in the future. “We want to find a better solution,” he said. “We don’t want this to happen to anybody else.”

Biden touts stimulus projects in national parks YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of stimulus-funded projects under way in national parks across the U.S. are longoverdue upgrades to the country’s neglected “national jewels,” Vice President Joe Biden said Monday. Biden began a two-day tour highlighting Recovery Act projects in Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks by speaking to about 100 park workers, contractors and their families in the scenic Madison Valley, where the famous Madison River is formed in the shadow of 7,500-foot National Park Mountain. He said some $750 million in stimulus money has gone to about 800 national park projects, which have created jobs in tough times. But, he added, the projects would have been necessary even if the economy was good to protect the parks and reduce man’s footprint there. “For too long our nation’s crown jewels have been neglected,” Biden said. “Everything we’re doing in this park is worthwhile and needed to be done anyway, whether times were good or bad.” So when the Recovery Act was passed in an effort to stabilize the economy, it included hundreds of national park upgrades and repairs that had been delayed or stalled, he said. “We’re beginning to polish once again these national jewels,” he said. As part of his tour with Jon

Jarvis, head of the National Park Service, Biden stopped at one of the projects nearby, a $4.7 million replacement of the 50-year-old Madison Wastewater Treatment Plant, which park workers say has contaminated the environment and degraded the Madison River’s water quality. The new plant will be more than double the capacity of the old and will work more efficiently, Biden said. It is an example of how the projects are supposed to reduce the human impacts so that future generations will also be inspired by the parks, he said. “It’s all about being able to see this beauty without marring this beauty,” he said. There are 14 different stimulus-funded projects worth $12.4 million under way or completed in Yellowstone, according to park officials. Among them: • Installation of a new hydroelectric generation plant near Mammoth Hot Springs, which would reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions and save the park $80,000 a year in electricity bills. • Demolition and replacement of substandard trailers used for National Park Service employee housing. • Upgrades to the South Entrance Road and historic South Rim Drive along the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. • Replacing the visitors’ boardwalk around the geothermal features of Biscuit Basin.

Police: Man robs bank in clown pants, fake breasts SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgharea man robbed a bank wearing a woman’s blond wig, fake breasts under a sweater and clown pants. Swissvale police say 48year-old Dennis Hawkins of North Braddock was sitting in a parked car covered in red dye from an exploding packet in a bag of money when he was arrested Saturday.

Police Chief Greg Geppert says Hawkins robbed the bank at gunpoint, using a toy BB gun he had shoplifted from a store. Geppert says Hawkins then entered a woman’s car. She got out, took her keys and alerted police. Hawkins was found sitting in the car. He is being held on $230,000 bail. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.


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LINWOOD — Mr. Billy B. Owens, age 83, of Lakeview Church Road, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Lexington Health Care. Mr. Owens was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Davidson County to Albert Owens and Lena Feezor Owens. He was a retired employee of PPG Industries and was a fireman with Churchland Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of Greer's Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Owens; a grandchild, Colby Livengood; and a brother, Don Owens. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Blackburn Owens of the home; sons Donnie Roberson and wife MaryAnn and Ronnie Roberson and wife Susan, all of Salisbury, and Randy Roberson of Hopewell, Va.; daughter Pam Livengood and husband Bud of China Grove; a sister, Betty Kepley and husband Rob of Lexington; and grandchildren Ali Roberson, Amanda and Justin Roberson and Adam Roberson. Service: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greer's Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Lori Ann Bowen. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery Visitation: The family will see friends at the church following the service. Memorials: May be made to Lexington Health Care, 17 Cornelia Drive, Lexington, NC 27292; or Greer's Chapel United Methodist Church, 8195 Old Salisbury Road, Linwood, NC 27299. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Mrs. Cathy Lomax Melchor, 56, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her residence. Born April 3, 1954, in Rowan County to Scout Bost Lomax and Jim Lomax of Salisbury, she was a graduate of North Rowan High School Class of 1972 and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor's Degree. Mrs. Melchor worked in the family business of Lomax Appliance and Hardware as hardware manager. She was a member of Trading Ford Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Salisbury Police Reserve, over the Salisbury Police Explorers. Preceding her in death was a brother, Mark Lomax. Mrs. Melchor is survived by her husband of 27 years, Bill Melchor; two daughters, Amanda Melchor Goodnight and husband Jimmy Goodnight, Jr. of Salisbury and Jennifer Melchor of Salisbury; two brothers, Steve Lomax and David Lomax and wife Amber; sister Sandy Honeycutt and husband Tony; two nieces; and two nephews. Visitation and service: A visitation will be held from 24 p.m. Wednesday (July 28) at Trading Ford Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at Trading Ford Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Mike Motley and Rev. Roger Steadman. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Trading Ford Baptist Church, Building Fund, 3600 Longs Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; or to Rowan Regional Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

SALISBURY — Mr. Samuel Budd Perkins, 68, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Mr. Perkins was born May 6, 1942, in Riverside, N.J., to the late Charles Henry Perkins and the late Hazel Naomi Hudson Perkins. Budd was a devoted husband and father who loved his wife of 46 years, their six children and eight grandchildren. He was a 42-year member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was involved in various church activities including the choir, Family Life Commission, Knights of Columbus, religious education instructor, Extraordinary Minister and first chairman of Oktoberfiesta at the new campus. He was a three-time Grand Knight of Sacred Heart Council 8680 and a 4th Degree Past Faithful Pilot of Central Piedmont Assembly 3158. Budd was also active with his community. He was a member of BNI, Piedmont Players, Reliv International and was employed at Granite Knitwear, Inc. for 42 years. Preceding him in death were his father, Charles Henry Perkins; his mother, Hazel Naomi Hudson Perkins; and his sister, Nancy Lee Perkins Brazyuk. Budd is survived by his wife, Maria Merlino Perkins; four daughters, Charlene Sunding (Richard), Catherine Bone (Deron), Patricia Perkins and Maria Thomson (Jack); two sons, David Perkins (Hollie) and Christopher Perkins; eight grandchildren, Clayton Sunding, Donovan Perkins, Hannah Sunding, Benjamin Sunding, Ansley Bone, Cody Bone, Tristin Perkins and Trinity Perkins; three brothers, Charles Perkins, Jimmy Perkins and Roland Perkins; and a sister, Sandra Raber. He will live in our hearts forever as he made an enormous impact on all the lives he touched. Services and Visitation: Prayer service will be held Wednesday, July 28 at 6 p.m. with visitation following from 6:30-9 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father John Putnam officiating. Burial will follow Friday, 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147; or American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Drive, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210. The family of Samuel Budd Perkins wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and hospice staff at Rowan Regional Medical Center of Salisbury for their loving support and wonderful care during his declining health. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Perkins family. Online condolences may be made at

Dorothy C. Moose KANNAPOLIS — Dorothy Mildred Campbell Moose, 84, formerly of Evelyn Avenue, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Avante of Concord. She was born April 8, 1926, in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Cidney and Mattie Belle Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Durwood Moose Sr., in 1999; and an infant daughter, Sylvia Moose. Dorothy had formerly worked at Belk's at Carolina Mall. She was a member of Jackson Park Baptist Church, where she had taught the 3year-old Sunday School class. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Davis and husband William “Billy” Davis Jr. of China Grove; her son, Roland D. Moose Jr. and wife Suzanne of Oakboro; five grandchildren, Brent Moose and wife Karen of China Grove, Joshua Moose and wife Renee of Tanzania, Africa, Angela Davis and fiance Greg Hartsock of China Grove, William Davis III and wife Kristan of Kannapolis and Jonathan Davis and fiance Ayla Wright of Rockwell; seven great-grandchildren, Christian, Michael, Kelsey, Jacob, Will, Kyleigh and Willow; her sister, Allene White of Newton; and her two brothers, Howard and Marshall Campbell both of Newton. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel officiated by Rev. Herman Absher. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at Whitley's. Memorials: May be made to Jackson Park Baptist Church, 1005 Jackson St., Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Mildred R. 'Peg' Eller SALISBURY — Mrs. Mildred R. “Peg” Eller, 86, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Eller family.

Susan Hands Hillock GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Susan Hands Hillock, 68, of Canewood Boulevard, wife of Don Hillock, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 29, 2010, at her home after a round of golf. A native of Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Helena Salmon Fisher and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ashland. She was a graduate of The Grier School Class of 1959, Pennsylvania, and attended Transylvania University and the University of Colorado. Susan was an avid golfer and a supporter of The Experiment in International Living. In addition to her husband, survivors include her children, James Hands, III, California, Jennifer Hands, North Carolina, and James Hillock, Frankfort; two grandchildren, Eli and Sarah Hillock; one brother, James Fisher; and two sisters, Lynn Patterson and Gretchen Vanderslice. Service and Visitation: Memorial services were held at Johnson's Funeral Home in Georgetown with visitation prior to the services. Memorials: May be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.

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a lot about grace and mercy. Addicts need to hear that. “It’s a disease; it’s really like a plague,” Strathy said. “If people aren’t working at the recovery, the disease will kill them.” That is the point that Vicki came to late last year when she left her alcoholic boyfriend. With no family to support her, she ended up in the Greenville Community Shelters for two months before God’s Hope opened its doors. “Thank God there are places like this,” she said. “We need places like this.” Strathy hopes God’s Love and Certain Hope will be able to open more places like this for men and women who want to be free from addiction. The ministries are still hoping to negotiate to purchase Flynn Home, which would be renamed God’s Hope House 901. Ultimately, the ministries hope to collaborate to provide transitional apartments and even permanent housing for redeemed addicts in west Greenville. “That’s kind of the broad vision,” Strathy said. “... It’s big.


worrying about wanting drugs.” Rena has been at that point before. She was clean for five years until her boyfriend passed away. Now she is ready to try again. “I’m not a failure until I quit trying,” she said. Experts say it may take many treatment experiences for an addict to obtain lifelong abstinence. The Scripps Research Institute estimates that 80 percent of addicts who get off drugs in detoxification go back to drugs within a year. “Twenty-eight days is not enough,” Halstead said. “They (detoxification programs) get them started. What happens when these kind of houses are not in place is when they walk out the door (of the detoxification center) they go back to their same environment because they don’t have anywhere else to go. ... Without Jesus, recovery is impossible.” God’s Hope will employ a 12-step recovery program that focuses on Bible study and Christian counseling. Volunteers from a half dozen churches have signed on to alternate with Halstead to spend nights at the house and to drive its residents to classes or job interviews, to doctor’s appointments or the grocery store. “We want them to stay in recovery,” Halstead said. “We don’t want them to go back out.” Vicki, 54, hopes to stay with God’s Hope for a while. Sexually abused as a child, Vicki began drinking alcohol at age 11 and started using marijuana at 14. Her addiction led her into prostitution and prison. She completed her first rehab program in 1984. “I stumbled through the years,” she said. “I’d make it six months. It hasn’t been that easy to come up out of it. The statistics are horrible.” Rouse knows that too well. In her six years of teaching a Bible study at Once Lost Now Found, she saw some women succeed in the program, while others left too soon, most likely to return to their former ways of life. “That is not my responsibility; that is God’s,” said Rouse, who has volunteered to become day manager at God’s Hope House. “All he has asked me to do is love them, just be there and love them. That’s all I know how to do. He is the one that will deliver them. He is what they need.” Strathy said Christianbased recovery programs offer hope that other programs simply cannot match. “There’s something about a Christ-centered recovery program,” he said. “Jesus talked


interior designer Jennifer Elmore was an answer to that prayer. Elmore had kept Halstead’s card in her desk drawer since donating some items to God’s Love ministry at Christmas. Two months ago, Elmore had a mysterious yet overwhelming urge to call Halstead’s number. “I called her and I said, ‘Trudy, do you need for me to help you with anything? For some reason, God’s just telling me to call you,’ ” Elmore said. “She started crying. She said, ‘We have been praying; we just got this house.’ ” Elmore and her husband provided the paint and they helped about 30 volunteers add color to the five-bedroom house. Hues of pink and purple, orange and blue, along with lace curtains and cozy quilts welcomed the first residents who moved in last week. Among them is Kristy, who recently completed a stay at the Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center. It was the second time Kristy had completed the inpatient program. This time, she hopes the changes will be permanent. At 23, Kristy has two DWIs. If she violates probation, she will spend a year in prison. Her father is incarcerated and has been diagnosed with cancer. Her grandmother, who raised Kristy, has recently gone to an assisted-living facility. Kristy’s mother has heart problems. “I’ve been through a lot of stuff,” Kristy said. “It’s been one thing after another.” Just weeks before moving into God’s Hope House, Kristy was involved in a car crash while riding with her mother. She feels blessed to have survived. “I am a very religious person,” Kristy said. “I’ve just made bad decisions. I’ve just finally decided that I have a purpose. I’m here for a reason.” Rena, 49, has come to God’s Hope to complete the recovery she began more than a year ago. A former drug addict, Rena has not had a relapse since April of last year, but she knows she is not ready to be on her own. When her house mate began bringing alcohol into their home, Rena knew it could be a threat to her recovery. She gathered her things and left. “I want to move back home,” she said Thursday as she unpacked her clothes in her room at God’s Hope. “I want to get back to the point where I can go out without


GREENVILLE (AP) — Once Lost Now Found always seemed to be a fitting name for the halfway house on Ninth Street. It was an apparent biblical reference to the prodigal son in the New Testament book of Luke who squandered his inheritance with reckless living before returning to his father. But the name took on a somewhat different meaning this spring when the home for women recovering from substance abuse closed its doors. Last week, the home got a second chance, as three women moved in to begin taking steps toward rehabilitation. Now known as God’s Hope House 118, it will provide shelter for seven women who have been addicted, homeless or in prison. The house, which will continue a Christian-based recovery program similar to that of Once Lost Now Found, will be operated by volunteers from God’s Love and Certain Hope ministries. The two ministries — one which provides furniture and clothing to the needy, the other an outreach to west Greenville — had initially planned to collaborate on another project: a recovery home for men. Directors Trudy Halstead and Walter Strathy had begun efforts to purchase the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home, a 17-bed facility that was placed on the market last summer due to financial struggles, when the women’s home came to their attention. “When I learned in April that the woman that ran that house was going to give it up, I didn’t want that to happen,” said Emily Rouse, a long-term volunteer for Once Lost Now Found. “So I went to Walter and to Trudy and said, “This is what’s happening. What can we do?” By May they had taken steps to take over the lease on the Ninth Street property. Then, without hosting a fundraiser, naming a board of directors or even crafting a formal mission statement, the ministries began recruiting volunteers for the hasty renovation needed to get the house ready for its new residents on July 1. “If we waited to get the money to open this house, what’s going to happen to these girls that are struggling right now?” Halstead asked. “Where are they going to be? I just have to walk by faith and pray for God’s provision because that’s where it’s all coming from anyway.” She asked God for someone to help spruce up the place to make it warm and inviting to its new residents. Greenville



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Baby boomers may also have fewer resources to look after themselves in later life. About six of 10 adults nearing retirement say they lost money in the past year in retirement accounts, compared to 28 percent of those between ages 18 and 29 and 36 percent of seniors age 65 and older, according to the Pew Research Center. “Generally speaking, I’d say most baby boomers are not well-prepared, and they’re getting down to that last 10 years when you need to get your act together,” said Raleigh financial adviser Frank Smith, 68.

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six of this group has been told by a doctor that diabetes has affected his or her kidneys — again more than the next younger and next older group. A federal snapshot taken between 2002 and 2007 showed that illegal drug use by people in their 50s increased by 46 percent over the five-year period, from about one in 20 to about one in 10. “This is a population that was involved in drug use in their 20s or 30s and have just continued using,” said Pete Delany, director for the Office of Applied Studies at the federal Substance Abuse and


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Boy survives injury from metal rod in brain CHAPEL HILL (AP) — A North Carolina family is thankful for their 17-monthold son’s life after a gruesome household injury. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that Jessiah Jackson is free of any apparent brain damage after a neurosurgeon removed a metal part lodged two inches into the back of the boy’s brain. The boy had fallen off a chair at his family’s home in Wilmington and fell onto an Lshaped part from a pressure washer. He was rushed to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where a neurosurgeon removed the metal after two hours of surgery. The rod missed critical blood vessels in the boy’s brain by only a hair. Examinations haven’t found evidence of long-term damage.

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Marines build full immersion training complex WILMINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina Marine base is building an indoor training complex to simulate the “fog of war” of Afghan combat, a project designed to reduce mental health problems by better preparing Marines for battle stress. Camp Lejeune project officer Will Smith says the infantry immersion trainer is scheduled to open in February. Construction started earlier this month on the warehouse-sized range that combines live and virtual training in a mock Afghan village with the sounds and smells of war. The Camp Lejeune trainer resembles a similar installation in a 30,000-square-foot former tomato-packing warehouse near Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Marine Corps also has one at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., and will eventually have trainers in Hawaii and Okinawa, Smith said. The Marine Corps has the highest suicide rate in the armed services and has made huge additions to its mental health care departments to keep up with a skyrocketing number of troops seeking help. Assistant Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos says the trainer will give Marines the tools to cope with combat stress. “Realistic training prepares our deploying Marines by simulating as closely as possible the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of combat,” Amos told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on suicide, traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress in June. The trainer will be located in an industrial area of the base. The Marines will leave from a nearby mock forward operating base and patrol all the way to the trainer. The inside of the trainer will resemble an Afghan village with a rocky landscape and a ditch that resembles a brook. It will be populated by role players and life-sized images projected on walls. Marines will hear deafening explosions and smell meat cooking in the market or gunpowder after a fire fight, Smith said. “The stress level is going to be very high. The sights, sounds and smells are going to create the fog of war,” Smith said. After the exercise, the squad can analyze the fight. The trainer will have hundreds of cameras so each Marine will be able to watch what he did. The goal, Smith said, is to make sure the Marines learn from their mistakes. “We can capture the actions of everyone from the squad leader to the rifle man,” Smith said. “We want to build on mistakes so that he comes back walking home and not in a body bag.”

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RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says it is seeing a decrease in the number of teen driver fatalities across the state. The patrol said on Monday that it has investigated the deaths of 28 teen drivers so far this year. That compares with 47 such fatalities through the same period in 2009. Highway Patrol Col. Randy Glover says troopers will continue to look at ways on improving the numbers. This year the Highway Patrol conducted an operation in May and June near high schools around North Carolina to enforce traffic laws and educate drivers.



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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — State officials say Department of Defense spending in North Carolina has exceeded $4 billion. The spending in fiscal year 2009 was a 10 percent increase over the $364 million spent in the year before. Gov. Beverly Perdue said the numbers indicate that the state is becoming a significant player in the military and defense industry. The state says 86 of North Carolina’s 100 counties have businesses that performed defense-related work last year. A 2008 Department of Commerce study found that the military has a $23 billion impact on North Carolina’s overall economy.

Hearings also are planned today in Henderson and Thursday in Franklinton. State Transportation Department officials want feedback as they refine a $2 billion plan to build the Raleighto-Richmond, Va., rail line. It’s part of a Southeast rail corridor that will eventually connect Charlotte, N.C., to Washington, D.C., with trains traveling at top speeds of 110 miles per hour.


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Crossbows legal this deer season Here’s some great news for hunters who bought a crossbow last season but then found the regulation change was held up and did not go into effect as soon as it was scheduled. Hunters who choose to use traditional archery equipment still get to hit the woods first on Sept. 11, but now with a few changes. • First, crossbows are considered a legal hunting weapon and can be used anytime bow and arrow hunting is allowed. There is no special permit required to hunt with one, as there was in the past. In order to purchase a crossbow, a person must first obtain a pistol permit from the sheriff’s office of his or her home county. A pistol permit is not required if the person has a valid state concealed handgun permit and is a current resident of North Carolina at the time of the purchase. • During hunting seasons, lawful archery equipment may be used on private lands on Sundays. To make it clear, you may hunt on private land on Sunday with all legal forms of archery equipment including crossbows. The one exception to this is that no migratory game birds may be taken on Sunday. • A hunter may continue to hunt with archery equipment for deer on both private lands and public gamelands during the muzzleloader deer season. • For a hunter who hunts by the aid of a bird of prey (falconry), this activity may be practiced during hunting season on private lands and public game lands on Sunday, with the one exception of no migratory game birds to be taken on Sunday. • The daily bag limit of two deer per day is removed. If you have six deer on your harvest report card (deer tags) and two bonus antlerless deer tags, you could legally take eight deer in one day. It should be noted that the antlered deer restriction of either two or four antlered deer is still in effect, according to which portion of the state you hunt. • A two-week muzzleloader season is established by shortening the archery only season by one week. • Deer season in the Northwestern season is changed so that the regular gun season will extend through Jan. 1 of each year on private lands and game lands. This includes the counties of Davie, Iredell, Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin, Surry, Wilkes, Alexander, Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston, Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga. • The Eastern, Central and Western deer season remains unchanged. • Open all private lands in the Eastern, Central and Northwestern seasons to the maximum either sex deer season. What this means is that from the beginning of deer season to the end of the season, antlerless deer are legal to be taken on private land as long as the hunter has a valid unfilled harvest report card or bonus antlerless report card (deer tags). • Assign all of Moore County to the Eastern deer season. The regulation digest is scheduled to be available by mid-August at any Wildlife Service Agents (places that sell hunting/fishing licenses). The printing of these were held up to allow for the proposed changes to be included in the new book. These regulation digests are available free upon request.

Deer season dates Eastern Deer Season (all private lands open to maximum either- sex season) Archery: Sept. 11-Oct. 1 Muzzleloader: Oct. 2-15 Gun: Oct.16- Jan. 1, 2011 Central Deer Season (all private lands open to maximum either-sex season) Archery: Sept. 11-Oct. 29 Muzzleloader: Oct.30-Nov. 12 Gun: Nov. 13- Jan. 1, 2011 Northwestern Deer Season(all private lands open to maximum either-sex season) Archery: Sept. 11-Nov. 5 Muzzleloader: Nov. 6-19 Gun: Nov. 20-Jan. 1, 2011 Western Deer Season Archery: Sept. 1 -Oct. 2 and Oct. 18-Nov. 20 Muzzleloader: Oct. 4-16 Gun: Nov. 22-Dec. 11 E-mail Sgt. Anthony Sharum of the N.C. Wildlife Resources at

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Ben franklin from Cabarrus County spent a day on high rock Lake recently fishing for bass. As he fished at the Dutch second Creek Wildlife Access on Bringle ferry road, he said he has been drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated during the heat of a July day.

Proposed rule changes up for comment The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted on July 7 to take to statewide public hearings 23 proposed changes to the state’s hunting, trapping and fishing regulations for the 2011-2012 seasons. Adding five streams to the public trout waters program and removing hunting and trapping restrictions at Cowan’s Ford Waterfowl Refuge in Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties are among the regulation changes. The public can provide comments online beginning in early August and at any of the nine public hearings in September. For full text of the proposed regulations changes, visit proposed regulations for 20112012 seasons at The District 6 public hearing is scheduled for

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at South Stanly High School in Norwood. The other public hearings begin at 7 p.m. The schedule for the 2011-2012 hunting, trapping and fishing seasons is below: Tuesday, Sept. 7, District 4, Dublin, Bladen Community College Wednesday, Sept. 8, District 5, Pittsboro, Central Carolina Community College Tuesday, Sept. 14, District 8, Morganton, Morganton Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 15, District 9, Clyde, Haywood Community College Thursday, Sept. 16, District 7, Wilkesboro, The John A. Walker Center, Wilkes Community College Tuesday, Sept. 21, District 1, Edenton, Swain

Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 22, District 2, New Bern, Craven County Courthouse Thursday, Sept. 23, District 3, Rocky Mount, Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College In addition to attending a public hearing, the public can: • Mail comments to 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701; • Visit In early August, a submit comments link will be posted on the home page. After hearing public comments and reviewing written comments, the 19 members of the Wildlife Commission will meet in November and vote on adopting these proposed rules. Adopted rules will go into effect Aug. 1, 2011.

Ducks Unlimited waterfowl hunter party Aug. 14 The Rowan County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a waterfowl hunter party Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Gold Hill Historic Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a barbecue dinner. Dozens of Greenhead Gear decoys and other accessories such as lay-out blinds, field bags and shotguns will be raffled off. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. To purchase a ticket or for more information, call Brad Taylor at 704-232-0272 or Kenny Roberts at 704-857-4815.

Man says he found piranha in river RALEIGH (AP) — A Raleigh man thought he had come upon a 10-inch piranha in a North Carolina river. But an expert says it was more likely just a pacu.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reported that John Bobbitt caught the fish in the Neuse River on July 17. He says his fish had a snub nose and lots of sharp teeth. Bobbitt says a local wildlife officer also thought the fish was a piranha, far from its native South America and illegal to own. But fish curator Wayne Starnes with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences says the fish is probably a pacu, a tropical fish that loves fruit a lot more than flesh. Officials guess the fish was a pet that was dumped into the stream. Another pacu was found in the Northeast Cape Fear River in the past week.

Dead jellyfish stings beachgoers RYE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authori-

ties say about 100 people have been stung by a large dead jellyfish that broke into pieces at a state park beach, and nine children were treated at a hospital. Wallis Sands State Park Manager Ken Loughlin says lifeguards spotted the jellyfish, which he described as the size of a “turkey platter” and weighing nearly 50 pounds. A Rye Fire Department lieutenant says the jellyfish fell apart when the state park staff tried to remove it on Wednesday, and its stingers were still active even though it was dead. Doug Grout, chief of marine fisheries for the state, says it’s a Lion’s Mane jellyfish, a species rarely seen so far south and in shallow waters. In northern New England, they average 8 feet in diameter and can have tentacles as long as 150 feet.

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Jigging spoons find homes in tackle boxes everywhere A jigging spoon is a slender slab of metal with a single or triple hook on one end and an eye or swivel on the other that connects to the fishing line. This lure is available in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging from a quarter ounce to several ounces. Jigging spoons are best fished vertically over concentrations of fish in deep water. Originally, the jigging spoon was used primarily in saltwater where it caught a variety of fish. Now it has found a home in the tackle boxes of many inland fishermen. On Lake Norman, the jig is used to tempt everything from white perch to stripers. Surprisingly, they also take a fair share of spotted bass, blue and flathead catfish. When fish are deep and bait is difficult to keep alive (as during the summer), jigging spoons are an excellent alternative to shiners, shad and herring. The lure can be fished in a variety of ways, but is

best worked vertically through a school with a yo-yo motion. The up and down motion duplicates the look of a struggling baitfish as it settles toward the bottom. As a rule, fish look upward in search of food, so keep the lure just above the school. Likewise, most of the strikes will come on the fall, so allow the lure to sink slowly. Maintain a tight line so the slightest bite can be detected. When a bite occurs, a twitch of the rod is all that’s needed to set the hook. A piece of strip bait or a whole baitfish can be added to the hook. This addition will give it more action and will add a scent to the metal jig. Another popular add-on is a string of Sabiki flies strung above the jigging spoon. The Sabiki rig simulates the appearance of a school of baitfish under attack from a bigger fish (the jig). Sabikis are sold pre-tied and can be purchased at most fishing tackle outlets. The Sabiki rig has become very

popular with white perch fishermen. Most use a string of three to six sabiki flies above a half, three quarter or one-ounce jigging spoon. While lots of perch are taken on this rig, other game fish, including bass and stripers, are attracted to it as well. Since most jigging spoons are made of lead, they can be bent to allow them to flutter as they fall through the water column. Best colors are chartreuse, white, silver and gold. Upcoming event: Light House Marine Services is offering an instructional course Thursday titled, “How to Safely Navigate Lake Norman.” Topics to be discussed will include “Understanding Lake Norman’s Marker and Buoy System,” “Identifying and Learning How To Avoid Dangerous Shoals” and “How To Use and Interpret Lake Maps.” Registration fee is $25 for the two-hour course conducted by Capt. Gus. The class begins at 6:30

p.m. at Gander Mountain, Interstate 77 Exit 36, Mooresville. To register, or for more information, call Lt. Scott Spivey at 704-5870325 or visit . Recent hot spots: The heat has most anglers staying home. Those who do venture out will find stripers in the river channel from marker 11, south to the dam. White perch are along the edges of creeks and in the river channel in water to 50 feet deep. Flatheads often lurk below schools of perch and can be caught on live perch or cut bait. The lake level is about 3 feet below full pond and the water surface temperature is in the 90s. 

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Grandparent faces painful estrangement where and she is not allowed to stay at our house. The truly sad part is that the in-laws are not treated this way. They are included in everything and my granddaughter tells me about it. I’m looking for a support group because I wonder if there are other grandparents out there with the same problem. — Hurt and Sad Dear Hurt: This is a terrible and painful situation. Parents sometimes use access to their children as a wedge to punish their own parents, and though this isn’t fair, legally parents have the right to control who spends time with their child. You don’t say what factors might have led to this toxic relationship; obviously, the best course is to try to heal this rift in order to make life more peaceful for everyone. You shouldn’t tolerate being abused in order to see your granddaughter, and if the child witnesses or is drawn into it, it is very bad for her own emotional development. You should seek professional help to try to mediate a workable solution with your daughter. Your local department of family and children’s services will recommend a family counselor to work with you — with a goal of getting your

daughter to agree to mediation. Grandparents groups have sprung up around the country as more grandparents wrestle with access, visitation and custody of grandchildren. Conduct an Internet search using the phrase “grandparents rights� to see if there is a group near you. Dear Amy: When my wife and I first married 15 years ago, we struggled as to whom to spend holidays with. We are the only family living close to my parents, and if we did not spend the time with them, they would be alone. My wife’s large family gathered for every holiday at her parents’ house several hours away. We started out by driving back and forth to honor both sides of the family. After a few years, my wife’s parents invited my parents to join them for the holidays, so that they would not be alone and so that we would not have to spend so much time driving. This started a process that has continued for many years. My father passed away this year, and most of my wife’s extended family came from great distances to honor him at his funeral. I thank my wife’s parents and think it was a wonderful

Dear Amy: “Holding Her Ground� thought it was smart to let a drunken date “sleep it off� in his car. Where I live, two things would happen. First, if we see something like a person sleeping in a car, we call the cops. Next, if the cops find a drunk in a car with car keys, he is arrested for DUI. — Concerned Citizen Dear Concerned: Several readers have written to say that a drunk sleeping it off in the car should not also be in possession of his or her keys. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them� (Hyperion), is available in bookstores.

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s this editorial is being written, the thermometer says it’s 91 degrees outside — an improvement over Sunday’s record-breaking 101 degrees. Members of the Greatest Generation and early Baby Boomers should seize this opportunity to remind young people that air conditioning is a relatively new development. In years gone by, the best you could do on days like these was stay in the shade and be still if possible. At night, you might wander out of your stuffy bedroom to find a spot with a breeze, maybe the screened-in porch. Heat. Sweat. Dust. These hallmarks of summer in the South were more than inconveniences. They were props for the staging of the Benighted South, a region the rest of the country regarded as poor, ignorant, bigoted and depraved — part justified, much not. Outsiders even blamed the heat for the Southern drawl. The end of the civil rights movement and the rise of the Sunbelt corrected that gross generalization, Fred Hobson of the University of Alabama wrote in the “Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.” But was that all? No. “In truth,” Hobson says, “perhaps the coming of interstate highways and widespread air-conditioning had as much to do with the new positive image of Dixie as the departure of lynching and the decline of racial segregation.” The change has been so dramatic that we seldom think of the South as “Dixie” any more. The South has risen above the limitations of its sweltering summers. In the process, we have lost some of our culture — sitting on the porch shelling peas, swapping tales and swatting mosquitoes. That’s a pity. But, as much as you might miss Grandpa’s stories and Grandma’s cooking, there is little to regret about the spread of air conditioning.


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rdinary middle-class Americans have recently been fighting in rallies and through political involvement against unbridled statism, and the last thing they needed was one of their own setting out to prove critics right. But that’s what happened. Particularly irked by an NAACP accusation about racism within the ranks of the Tea Party movement, one of its campaigners, Mark Williams, struck back with a smirky gibe about slaves asking Abraham Lincoln not to free them and load them down with re- JAY sponsibilities. AMBROSE The stench was a stench of old, when such jokes could easily produce knowing nods of the head among large numbers wishing to have their ignorant, hateful attitudes reinforced. It was not the first repugnant excess to issue from Williams, and a federation of Tea Party organizations acted quickly. You’re out of this movement, they said to Williams and the group to which he belongs. Good. Making such a statement was important, even though in two senses it is also meaningless. First, if Williams and friends want to use the Tea Party designation, it’s hard to see what can stop them, and second, the critics won’t care that the major part of this movement of perfectly decent, caring citizens is as horrified as they are at any hint of racial crudeness within it. To this mostly leftist, gotcha bunch of critics, one voice among millions will represent the whole, no matter that the conclusion itself is a form of bigotry. We all know how this bigotry works, don’t we? First, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever, the bigots make up their minds about the gross inferiority and moral turpitude of some group or the other and then attempt to justify the judgment with unrepresentative, ill-explored “examples” that exemplify nothing, that prove nothing. I have known racists, real, down-deep, mean racists, and that is how they think. Many of the critics of the town hall protests and Tea Party movement were playing this bigotry game long before this latest Williams incident, pointing to a few people supposedly shouting racist insults at members of Congress as absolutely confirming their generalizing case. Now they will also point to a conservative blogger’s video that made the remarks of an African-American woman with the Department of Agriculture appear racist when the words were in fact part of a story of how to recover from racism. It is inexcusable for anyone to edit anything intentionally to mislead others, and that may have happened here. I don’t know for sure, but I do know that making someone look stupid or worse by taking words out of context happens in journalism all the time. As the writer Lee Harris tells us in a book well worth reading, “The Next American Civil War,” what we are witnessing now is an ages-old story of an elite of experts trying to impose its will on people at large, causing some of them to revolt on behalf of what they see as their inherent rights. The elite can just barely tolerate this impudence. It assumes these populist dummies will make a holy mess of society if they don’t. And populist movements have their risks. But many experts agree with the central thesis of the Tea Party that we are now confronted with liberty-denying statism — a Europeanizing of America — and runaway, ruinous debt. The Tea Party just might help save us, and if you have gone to a rally, if you have talked with some members, you know they are not propelled by racism. They are propelled by love of country. • • • Ambrose writes for Scripps Howard News Service.


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ast week, the conservative outrage machine tried to chew up Shirley Sherrod. You are familiar with that machine if you have access to the Internet or Fox News. As the name implies, it exists to stoke and maintain a state of perpetual apoplexy on the political right by feeding it a never-ending stream of perceived sins LEONARD against conserPITTS vative orthodoxy. While the machine will use any available fuel (health care, immigration, Muslims) to manufacture fury, it has a special fondness for race. Specifically, for stories that depict the God-fearing white conservative as a victim of oppression. So Sherrod must have seemed a godsend to blogger Andrew Breitbart. Last Monday, he posted an excerpted video of Sherrod, an African-American employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, telling a NAACP audience how she once hesitated, because he was white, to help a farmer stave off bankruptcy. “Evidence of racism,” Breitbart sniffs righteously in an accompanying post. Except that it wasn’t. “After” the NAACP pronounced the video appalling, “after” Bill O’Reilly called her words unacceptable, and “after” the USDA demanded her resignation (all have since apologized) the truth came out, via the full video. It turns out Sherrod is a daughter of Baker County, Ga., which she describes as


Invited by CNN to explain the dissonance between his video and the truth, Breitbart chose instead to reiterate his charge of “racist” sentiment. BREITBART having been the sort of proudly unreconstructed place where a black man might be murdered by a white one and despite three witnesses, the grand jury would decline to indict. In 1965, Sherrod’s father was that black man, one of many. So there she is in 1986, working at a nonprofit agency established to help farmers, and in comes this white farmer she finds condescending. She didn’t do all she could’ve for him, she told the audience. Instead, she handed him off to a white lawyer, figuring one of “his own kind” would take care of him. Which would indeed be appalling and unacceptable, except that when the white lawyer failed to help that farmer, Sherrod resolved to help him herself, to overcome the bitterness and bias of her own heart. That farmer credits her with saving his farm. Breitbart used a snippet of video to misrepresent her as a black bureaucrat bragging of how she stuck it to the white man. Sherrod’s point was actually about reconciliation, redemption, learning to embrace the wholeness of humanity. Invited by CNN to explain the dissonance between his video and the truth, Breitbart chose instead to reiterate his charge of “racist” sentiment. For Breitbart, the video was an attempt to embarrass the NAACP, because it recently passed a resolution denounc-

LETTERS Don’t blame Fox for Sherrod smear I read the column by Anne McFeatters entitled “Fear mongers are Busy.” The “sad story of Shirley Sherrod… who was fired when a blogger named Andrew Breitbart persuaded Fox News she was a reverse racist. ... Inaccurate, unfair excerpting of a video of a speech she gave to a Georgia NAACP gathering and aired by Fox resulted in her firing. ... Fox News refused to admit its ugly role in smearing a fine public servant.” Admit? The facts reveal a markedly different account. Monday (July 19) just after 8 a.m., the video appeared on the Internet (spreading quickly, even to Huffington Post, according to the Rev Jesse Jackson). By mid-afternoon, Ms. Sherrod said she had received three phone calls; the White House wants you out, pull over and resign “because you will be on Glenn Beck.” At 5 p.m., Glenn Beck’s show aired, making no mention. From 6 to 8 p.m., Fox News made no mention (Fox asks NAACP for an unedited version to check “context”). Not until 8 p.m. (hours after the firing) was the first mention made on this network (a commentator, Bill O’Reilly). At 11:55 p.m., Mr. Ben Jealous (NAACP) appeared on TV, cheering the administration for the “resignation.” (Glenn Beck’s first mention of Ms. Sherrod comes Tuesday afternoon, defending her.)


ing racist elements in the tea party movement. This is not about Sherrod, he insisted, though she might beg to differ. In the interview, Breitbart came across as not overly concerned with “truth,” and much less with racial injustice, except insofar as it can be used to further his cause. And isn’t it telling how often conservatives will discover their burning concern over race just when it becomes useful to them? We saw this last year. In a nation where one state may soon require Latinos to show their papers, conservatives hyperventilated over the “racism” of Sonia Sotomayor extolling the virtues of a “wise Latina.” Now, against the backdrop of an Agriculture Department that long ago admitted to decades of discrimination against black farmers, Breitbart weeps over the “racism” of Shirley Sherrod refusing to assist a white farmer — right up until she did. It is probably useless to say Breitbart should be ashamed. There is little evidence he possesses the ability. But Sherrod is pondering a defamation suit, and a judgment in her favor might help him fix that defect. May she win big. And may the outrage machine choke on the bill. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald.


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Howard Dean, ex-Democratic National Committee chairman and founder of “Democracy for America,” as a guest on Fox News Sunday, stated that this is all Fox’s fault and that “Fox News is racist.” Asked if he realized that Fox didn’t air anything about Ms. Sherrod until several hours after the firing, Dean stammered, saying “I’m not going to let the right wing press off the hook.” Were these also Ms. McFeatters thoughts when she wrote “Fox is biased, and everyone should know it”? Reverend Jackson (appearing immediately after Howard Dean) chose not to bash Fox News, instead placing the blame where it belongs. — Steve Pender Rockwell

God is in control Don’t people realize they are wasting precious moments of their lives by complaining about worldly issues? All situations, including earthquakes, poverty, diseases and Antichrists, are supposed to take place prior to Jesus’ return.

People tend to overlook the fact that God is in full control of the whole world. There are no human beings who can accurately predict the future. Only God knows and it is “His plans” for our future and not mankind’s. Only thing mankind can do is add to the existing problems we face each day by not using their common sense. There is only one future event we all can be certain about. When Jesus returns He will take all true children of God with Him. They will no longer have to live upon this earth with Satan and the wicked sinful people. That’s good news! Praise God! I John 2:15-17: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” — Ellie Mae Lambert Salisbury


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Pentagon assesses damage done by leak of battlefield reports WASHINGTON (AP) — The monumental leak of classified Afghan war documents threatened Monday to create new conflict with Pakistan, whose spy agency was a focus of much of the material, and raised questions about Washington’s own ability to protect military secrets. The White House called the disclosures “alarming” and scrambled to assess the damage. The documents are described as battlefield reports compiled by various military units that provide an unvarnished look at combat in the past six years, including U.S. frustration over reports Pakistan secretly aided insurgents and civilian casualties at the hand of U.S. troops., a self-described whistleblower organization, posted 76,000 of the reports to its website Sunday night. The group said it is vetting another 15,000 documents for future release. Col. Dave Lapan, a Defense Department spokesman, said the military would probably need “days, if not weeks” to review all the documents and determine “the potential damage to the lives of our service members and coalition partners.” The White House says it didn’t try to stop news organizations who had access to secret U.S. military documents from publishing reports about the leaks. However, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it did ask WikiLeaks — through reporters who were given advanced copies of the documents — to redact information in the documents that could harm U.S. military personnel.

BP CEO to step down, take job with joint venture in Russia NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job with the company’s joint venture in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made by the British company’s board, which was meeting Monday in London to decide Hayward’s fate. The decision is the board’s to make, and it was unclear if it had formally done so. It’s not yet clear what Hayward’s role will be with TNK-BP. He left the board meeting Monday without speaking to reporters, climbing into a silver Lexus that sped off. BP owns half of the oil firm, which is Russia’s thirdlargest. It was once run by American Bob Dudley, now the odds-on favorite to replace Hayward as BP CEO. After Hayward made a series of missteps, including telling reporters he wanted his life back as Gulf residents struggled to deal with the spill, Dudley took over as BP’s point man in dealing with it. He was in London Monday with other board members.

Blagojevich judge clashes with attorney over closing arguments CHICAGO (AP) — The judge in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial has clashed with an attorney for the former Illinois governor about what the lawyer can say in closing arguments. Judge James Zagel sent the jury home for the day Monday after Blagojevich’s attorney Sam Adam Jr. complained the judge was gutting his closing arguments. Adam said he intended to mention witnesses that prosecutors did not call — even though the judge previously warned him not to do so. Adam also says he would be willing to go to jail for contempt if the judge didn’t change his mind. Blagojevich and his brother, Robert Blagojevich, have pleaded not guilty to charges including an alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat President Barack Obama gave up when he was elected president.

Calif. city’s mayor and council members say they’ll slash pay BELL, Calif. (AP) — City Council members in a Los Angeles suburb under scrutiny for high salaries said Monday they will drastically reduce their pay at a council meeting later in the day. The city of Bell issued a statement disclosing the expected cuts. All four officials make about $100,000, a finding that has prompted backlash from the community and an investigation by the California attorney general. Bell’s city manager, police chief and assistant city manager all resigned at last week’s City Council meeting, days after it was revealed they were making salaries totaling $1.6 million a year. Bell is a blue-collar city southeast of Los Angeles with about 40,000 people.

Car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims kill 25 in Karbala BAGHDAD (AP) — Two car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims during a religious festival in the holy city of Karbala killed 25 people on Monday, Iraqi police and hospital officials said. Sunni extremists are suspected. Militants detonated two parked cars filled with explosives about two miles (three kilometers) apart as crowds of pilgrims passed by. Police and medical officials in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, said 68 people were injured in the attacks. The pilgrims were on their way to Karbala to take part in an important religious holiday, known as Shabaniyah, that attracts devout Shiites from around the country. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Monday bombings, but the method is the hallmark of Sunni extremists. While violence has dropped dramatically in the past years in Iraq, suspected Sunni insurgents regularly target Shiite religious ceremonies and holy places in an attempt to re-ignite sectarian tensions that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war in 2005 and 2007.

Pelosi, McConnell give different views on unemployment LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday urged state lawmakers to lobby for House-passed initiatives endangered in the Senate, while Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell complained congressional Democrats were out of touch with voters. The two leaders gave starkly different assessments of the country’s current course in partisan-tinged speeches at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Their comments to the bipartisan gathering previewed potential election-year attacks by both parties in their struggle for control of Congress. Pelosi credited last year’s $787 billion stimulus package, passed over deep Republican objections, with creating or saving as many as 3.6 million jobs so far. She asserted that more jobs will be created in the first eight months of 2010 than in the eight years of Republican George W. Bush’s presidency, though Republicans have frequently disputed those numbers. “The fact is that those eight years took us into a financial crisis, a deep recession and took us into deep deficits,” the California Democrat said. A short time later, McConnell countered that the massive stimulus “hasn’t kept us from losing another 21⁄2 million jobs” with unemployment at 9.5 percent.

Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer found guilty of war crimes PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer to 35 years for overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 people — the first verdict involving a senior member of the “killing fields”

regime that devastated a generation of Cambodians. Victims and their relatives burst into tears after learning that Kaing Guek Eav — also known as Duch — will actually serve only 19 years after being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity after taking into account time already served and other factors. That means the 67-year-old could one day walk free, a prospect that infuriated many who have been demanding justice for victims of the regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million people between 1975-79. “I can’t accept this,” said Saodi Ouch, 46, shaking so hard she could hardly talk. “My family died ... my older sister, my older brother. I’m the only one left.” More than three decades after the ultra-communist Khmer Rouge killed a quarter of Cambodia’s population while trying to turn the country into a vast agrarian collective, Duch is so far the only person to face justice. The group’s top leader, Pol Pot, died in 1998 and four other senior Khmer Rouge leaders are awaiting trial for their part in the deaths from execution, starvation, medical neglect and slave-like working conditions.

Man who underwent face transplant goes before TV cameras MADRID (AP) — A Spanish man who underwent the world’s first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras Monday for the first time since his surgery, thanking his doctors and the family of the donor. Identified only as Oscar, the 31-year-old spoke with considerable difficulty at a news conference at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital, where he was operated on in late March. During the 24-hour surgery, doctors lifted an entire face, including jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth and eyelids, and placed it masklike onto the man. He has been described as a farmer who was unable to breathe or eat on his own after accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago. The head of the surgical team, Dr. Joan Pere Barret, said Monday that Oscar will need between a year and 18 months of physical therapy and is expected to regain up to 90 percent of his facial functions. He is now being released from the hospital and sent home. He is able to drink liquids and eat soft foods, and has been able to speak for the past two months, the hospital said in a statement. The patient also has regained feeling in most of his face and is partly recovering movement of his muscles. One good sign was that a week after the operation, he had to be shaved because of beard growth.

Housing crisis to continue WASHINGTON (AP) — Thought the housing crisis was over? Not quite. Despite four years of falling prices and recent signs that they were finally bottoming out, homes are expected to lose still more value in many metro areas over the next year. Parts of the country already pummeled by the housing crisis, like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami, will be hit hardest. But even some places that have rebounded or held up relatively well — including New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — will suffer, too. That’s the conclusion of economists who have been reducing their estimates for home prices as the outlook for the economic recovery has darkened. The number of homes for sale or headed for foreclosure is so high that they think prices will be even lower by next July. Because housing is such an important engine of the economy, lower prices could dim the recovery. When home values fall and people have less equity, they tend to cut back on spending. And as prices decline, potential homebuyers stay on the sidelines, slowing sales even more.

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senior deputy Jerry anttila, right, fingerprints an unidentified suspect during the booking process at the arapahoe county Justice center in centennial, colo., Monday. the secure communities program runs the fingerprints of everyone who is booked into jail against FBi criminal history records and department of Homeland security immigration records to determine who is in the country illegally and whether they’ve been arrested before.

Immigrant groups criticize fingerprint initiative in Colorado DENVER (AP) — The federal government is rapidly expanding a program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests, drawing opposition from local authorities and advocates who argue the initiative amounts to an excessive dragnet. The program has gotten less attention than Arizona’s new immigration law, but it may end up having a bigger impact because of its potential to round up and deport so many immigrants nationwide. The San Francisco sheriff wanted nothing to do with the program, and the City Council in Washington, D.C., blocked use of the fingerprint plan in the nation’s capital. Colorado is the latest to debate the program, called Secure Communities, and immigrant groups have begun to speak up, telling the governor in a letter last week that the initiative will make crime victims reluctant to cooperate with police “due to fear of being drawn into the immigration regime.” Under the program, the fingerprints of everyone who is booked into jail for any crime are run against FBI criminal history records and Department of Homeland Security immigration records to determine who is in the country illegally and whether they’ve been arrested previously. Most jurisdictions are not included in the program, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been expanding the initiative. Since 2007, 467 jurisdictions in 26 states have joined. ICE has said it plans to have it in every jail in the country by 2013. Secure Communities is currently being phased into the places where the government sees as having the greatest need for it based on population estimates of illegal immigrants and crime statistics. Since everyone arrested would be screened, the program could easily deport more people than Arizona’s new law, said Sunita Patel, an attorney who filed a lawsuit in New York against the federal government on behalf of a group worried about the program. Patel said that because illegal immigrants could be referred to ICE at the point of arrest, even before a conviction, the program can create an incentive for profiling and create a pipeline to deport more people. “It has the potential to revolutionize immigration enforcement,” said Patel. Patel filed the lawsuit on behalf of the National Day

Laborer Organizing Network, which is concerned the program could soon come to New York. The lawsuit seeks, among other things, statistical information about who has been deported as a result of the program and what they were arrested for. Supporters of the program argue it is helping identify dangerous criminals that would otherwise go undetected. Since Oct. 27, 2008 through the end of May, almost 2.6 million people have been screened with Secure Communities. Of those, almost 35,000 were identified as illegal immigrants previously arrested or convicted for the most serious crimes, including murder and rape, ICE said Thursday. More than 205,000 who were identified as illegal immigrants had arrest records for less serious crimes. In Ohio, Butler County Sheriff Rick Jones praised the program, which was implemented in his jurisdiction earlier this month. “It’s really a heaven-sent for us,” Jones said. He said the program helps solve the problem police often have of not knowing whether someone they arrested has a criminal history and is in the country illegally. “I don’t want them in my community,” Jones said. “I’ve got enough homegrown criminals here.” Carl Rusnok, an ICE spokesman, said Secure Communities is a way for law enforcement to identify illegal immigrants after their arrest at no additional cost to local jurisdictions. Jones agreed. “We arrest these people anyway,” he said. “All it does is help us deport people who shouldn’t be here.” Rusnok said ICE created the program after Congress directed the agency to improve the way it identifies and deports illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds. ICE has gotten $550 million for the program since 2008, Rusnok said. Rusnok said the only place he knows of that has requested not to be a part of Secure Communities is San Francisco, which began the program June 8. Eileen Hirst, the chief of staff for San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey, said it happened “without our input or approval.” Hirst said the sheriff thought Secure Communities cast too wide a net and worried that it would sweep up U.S. citizens and minor offenders, such as people who commit traffic infractions but miss their court hear-

ings. Hirst also said the program goes against San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy that calls for authorities to only report foreign-born suspects booked for felonies. “Now, we’re reporting every single individual who comes into our custody and gets fingerprinted,” Hirst said. California Attorney General Jerry Brown denied Hennessey’s request to opt out. Brown said that prior to Secure Communities, illegal immigrants with criminal histories were often released before their status was discovered. This month, Washington, D.C., police decided not to pursue the program because the City Council introduced a bill that would prohibit authorities from sharing arrest data with ICE out of concern for immigrants’ civil rights. Matthew Bromeland, special assistant to the police chief, said police wanted the program and were talking with ICE about how address concerns from immigrant advocates before the bill forced them to halt negotiations. Colorado officials became interested in the program after an illegal immigrant from Guatemala with a long criminal record was accused of causing a car crash at a suburban Denver ice-cream shop, killing two women in a truck and a 3-year-old inside the store. Authorities say the illegal immigrant, Francis M. Hernandez, stayed off ICE’s radar because he conned police with 12 aliases and two different dates of birth. A task-force assembled after the crash recommended Secure Communities as a solution. Evan Dreyer, a spokesman for Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, said Ritter recognizes that other states have had issues with the program and he wants to take time to consider the concerns raised by immigrant rights groups before deciding “how or if to move forward.” The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition said in its letter to the governor that the Secure Communities is “inherently flawed and should not be implemented.” CIRC said one of its main concerns is that in cases of domestic violence, where both parties may be taken into custody while authorities investigate a case, victims may feel reluctant to report a crime out of fear that their illegal status will be discovered. ICE maintains that only suspects arrested for crimes — and not the people reporting them — will be screened for their legal status.

Ohio 4-year-old tips police to mother’s slaying CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy abandoned on a street corner tipped off police to his mother’s fatal stabbing, and the woman’s husband now faces charges in her death. Police say a motorist left the boy in the inner city about 8 miles from his home Sunday night. A witness alerted police, and the boy told investigators his mother had been

stabbed at the home. Officers found the woman with multiple stab wounds early Monday in a garage at the home, and she was pronounced dead. Cuyahoga County Coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar says the mother was identified as 42-year-old Tonya Hunter. Police Sgt. Sammy Morris says Hunter’s husband, Mau-

rice Lyons, was arrested and that charges of aggravated murder and domestic violence are pending. Morris did not know if Lyons has an attorney.

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the FDNY’s position,� he wrote. He ordered Corrigan’s name included in the FDNY group among the names to be listed on bronze parapets at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Memorial spokesman Michael Frazier said officials were examining the implications of the judge’s decision and remained committed to opening the memorial on the attacks’ 10th anniversary. Years of controversy over how to list the nearly 3,000 names pitted the memorial foundation and Mayor Michael Bloomberg against many Sept. 11 victims’ family members and police and fire unions. Several family groups sought to include the victims’ ages, first responders’ ranks and the tower floors on which trade center victims died. In 2006, the foundation said names would be arranged in “meaningful adjacencies,� grouping victims who died aboard the hijacked jetliners, the Pentagon or the north or south tower. First responders are to be listed with their respective agencies or units. For Marie Corrigan, that means a chance for her five grandchildren — all born after her husband’s death — to see his FDNY service and sacrifice honored. “I think it’s important for them, that they can go to a place and see him where he belongs,� she said.



He was awarded a federal 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor and named in a state law reinstating him to “full active employment status� and awarding special benefits to his family. The FDNY lists him on an online memorial of captains killed in the terrorist attacks and included him in a 2002 memorial service at Madison Square Garden. But when his family asked that the ground zero memorial list him as a member of the FDNY, not the trade center’s fire-safety staff, the department balked. Retired members killed in “situations related to fire activity have never been honored in the same manner as active duty personnel killed in the line of duty,� Deputy Fire Commissioner Daniel Shacknai wrote in a letter, according to Queens state Supreme Court Justice Augustus C. Agate’s ruling. The department argued that the state law restoring Corrigan to active status affected only economic benefits for his family, noting that former Gov. George Pataki vetoed a later proposal to provide him certain honors and awards. Memorial officials echoed the Fire Department’s arguments. Agate rejected them. “While this court hesitates to become embroiled in the internal decisions of the FDNY regarding a matter of such a sensitive nature, there is simply no rational basis for

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Judge: Retiree to get FDNY status on 9/11 memorial NEW YORK (AP) — Helping to evacuate the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 was James J. Corrigan’s job as a fire safety coordinator for the complex — and his calling as a retired Fire Department captain, his family said. He was killed working alongside his former colleagues. He belongs with them on the 9/11 memorial, a judge said Monday, overruling objections from memorial organizers and the Fire Department. Corrigan’s family — including two sons who joined the FDNY after their father’s death — say he acted as a firefighter that day and deserved recognition for it on the memorial. “We just felt that this was where he belonged,� said his widow, Marie. Fire Department and memorial officials said they were reviewing the decision. It follows years of debate over how to arrange the names of the dead on the memorial, set to open next year. Corrigan, 60, was a firefighter for 25 years before retiring in 1994. He moved on to a private-sector job at the trade center. On Sept. 11, 2001, he led about 20 children to safety from a day care center and then went back into the complex to help firefighters. He was killed when the south tower collapsed as he helped firefighters set up a communications center.






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Jury finds south Texas man guilty of beheading three children EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man accused of beheading his common-law wife’s three children was found guilty of capital murder Monday at his second trial. A state appeals court had overturned John Allen Rubio’s previous conviction and death sentence in 2007, saying the children’s mother had wrongly been allowed to testify. A second jury deliberated for about three hours before convicting him again. Rubio, 29, of Brownsville, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and his defense attorneys had argued that the sheer brutality of the crime showed he was not in his right mind. Defense attorney Nat Perez described it during his closing argument as “overkill.� Evidence showed Rubio made increasingly ferocious attempts to kill the children, strangling and stabbing them, then finally cutting off

their heads. Rubio initially said he killed the children, all under age 4, because they were possessed. Police discovered the bodies of 3-year-old Julissa Quesada, 14-month-old John E. Rubio and 2-month-old Mary Jane Rubio on March 11, 2003, in a squalid Brownsville apartment. Rubio was convicted on four counts of capital murder. Each death was covered by one count, and the fourth count included all of them. The trial will now move to a punishment phase, in which prosecutors plan to again seek the death penalty. During closing arguments given before a packed courtroom earlier Monday, both sides showed enlarged photographs of the children from happier times. Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos got the last word and accentuated it by showing a photograph of a headless child and making a

chopping motion on the floor with a cleaver. “This kind of crime tears at the fiber of who we are here in the Valley,� Villalobos said. Testimony showed Rubio had nailed the backdoor of the windowless apartment shut. Prosecutors said it foretold of the killings to come, while the defense claimed it was meant to keep demons out. “These babies were not demons, they were angels,� prosecutor Charles Mattingly said. Defense attorney Ed Stapleton reminded jurors of Rubio’s childhood — his mother’s prenatal drinking, his stepfather’s abuse, his experience as a teen prostitute. The defense team’s psychiatrists found Rubio suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. “(Rubio) was insane from early on,� Stapleton said. A prosecution expert rebutted that diagnosis Friday.


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Drug traces in mother, son in NYC fire NEW YORK (AP) — A single mother and her teenage son apparently ingested some type of drug before dying in a suspected murder-suicide and arson that claimed the lives of three other children in their New York City apartment, two law enforcement officials said Monday. Pills were found in the stomachs of Leisa Jones and the teen — both considered suspects in the gruesome deaths — during autopsies last week, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because further tests on their causes of death were pending. The preliminary findings deepened the mystery surrounding a case that was briefly believed to be an accidental fire before becoming a homicide investigation. The New York Police Department said in a statement Monday that there still was “no final determination as to who was responsible.� Firefighters responding early Thursday at the family’s Staten Island home found the charred bodies of Jones and two daughters, ages 7 and 10, in a front room, and that of her 14-year-old son, C.J., slumped over a bed in a back bedroom. A 2-year-old son pulled out alive died later at the hospital of smoke inhalation. Later that day, police said the throats of the two girls and C.J. had been slashed. They also said a razor had been found un-

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Jacqueline Brooks, second from left, the owner of Wee Care Day Care stands in front of the memorial dedicated to Leisa Jones and her four children, who were killed after a ďŹ re in Staten Island. der C.J.’s body and that he had a history of playing with fire, making them theorize he might have killed his family, set the blaze and cut his own throat. Since then, police have determined that a badly damaged, fragmented note with the words “am sorryâ€? that was found in an another room was written by Jones. The significance of the note was unclear, but that discovery — combined with the initial drug evidence — has led to suspicions she may have killed her children. A document search turned up three legal filings connected to Jones. In New York, she was named as the debtor in a filing

in civil court. The filing date was in February, and the amount was for $6,580. In Washington, D.C., she was listed as the debtor in landlord/tenant dispute that was filed in November 2008. She was also named as the debtor in a July 2000 filing in which the creditor was the nowclosed D.C. General Hospital. The amount was $2,355.83. Jones’ mother, Marcia Anderson, declined to comment Monday when contacted by the Associated Press. Anderson told The New York Times, “My grandson is not a killer and my daughter is not a killer. She could never harm her babies.�

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TUESDAY July 27, 2010


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287


Garza reverses Rays’ fortune BY FRED GOODALL Associated Press

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tampa Bay pitcher Matt Garza, right, is congratulated by manager Joe Maddon after Monday’s game.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays finally wound Rays 5 up on the right side of a Tigers 0 memorable pitching performance. Matt Garza threw the first no-hitter in franchise history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Monday night. “We needed one. I don’t care who it came from. We just needed one for our own confidence,” Garza said, mindful that the Rays have been held hitless four times

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in their 13-season history — three times in the past year. “The guys are just as excited as I am. It’s fun.” The 26-year-old right-hander faced the minimum 27 batters in his 106th career start, allowing only a second-inning walk to Brennan Boesch, for a team that’s often been on the wrong end of pitching gems lately. Two of the no-hitters tossed against the Rays since July 2009 were perfect games. They didn’t manage a hit Monday off starter Max Scherzer until Matt Joyce’s sixth-inning grand slam. “It was one of those days where everything lined up,” Garza said. “The defense

made great plays. I really can’t say enough about them.” Garza (11-5) was the latest to shine in the Year of the Pitcher. The last time there were at least five no-hitters in a season was 1991, when Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan threw one of seven in the big leagues that year, according to STATS LLC. It’s only the third time in major league history that a team has been involved in three no-hitters during one season. The 1917 St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox were involved in three — all against each other.



Parks adjusts at UVa.

BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — Concerns about a half-empty race track dogged NASCAR long before Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the sanctioning body’s top officials didn’t want to discuss attendance or any other ailments plaguing the nation’s No. 1 racing series. The conversation was instead steered to all the things NASCAR is doing right, a theme that became evident before the season started, when competitors spread a message of hope and unity. Turns out that the racing series was serious about keeping everybody on point. The Associated Press has learned that NASCAR warned teams during the offseason that public criticism of the sport would no longer be tolerated, and at least two star drivers have been fined — one as much as $50,000 — for comments that were deemed destructive to the industry. NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston confirmed some action had been taken, but he would not discuss details. “It is the sanctioning body’s obligation on behalf of the industry and our fans to protect the sport’s brand,” Poston said. “Any action taken by NASCAR has nothing to do with the drivers expressing an opinion — it’s focused on actions or comments that materially damage the sport. We have specifically discussed this in meetings with teams, drivers and stakeholders.” The policy shouldn’t come as any surprise considering NASCAR’s heightened effort this year to re-ignite interest in a sport that’s been fighting sagging attendance, declining television ratings and overall fan apathy for several seasons. NASCAR has taken several aggressive steps toward improving the on-track product, but its top brass decided that outstanding events aren’t enough to overcome the negative perception created every time a driver publicly blasts the series. “It doesn’t make sense to criticize the food in a restaurant if you expect people to come back,” has been chairman Brian France’s seasonlong mantra, and it became clear very quickly that he’d personally delivered that message in a series of offseason meetings with every Sprint Cup Series team. On one hand, a decision to police the series makes sense: At a time when nearly every move made is designed to help the sport rebound, this is the most effective way of protecting the brand. But it’s also a slippery slope. NASCAR fans often choose their favorite drivers based on personality and competitive fire. From the “boys, have at it” policy to encouraging drivers to cut back sponsor plugs in favor of raw emotion, now asking them to bite their tongue is a mixed message.


reminded reporters that the players couldn’t comment on the specifics of the inquiry. The questions came anyway — though Yates didn’t sound surprised considering how many questions he said he gets from friends and fans. “It’s kind of annoying a little bit because this team and our fans should be worried about football — and strictly football — and how this team is getting prepared for this season,” Yates said.

GREENSBORO — K.P. Parks graduated from West Rowan on the second Friday in June. He enrolled at Virginia three days later. He’s remained busy while awaiting the first official football practice, which will be held Aug. 6. “I lost 12 pounds in a week when I got up here,” Parks said. PARKS “I’m feeling pretty good about my health and how my body’s looking. I think that’s going to help me a whole lot just getting in better shape. “As far as fitting in, I feel like I fit in well with the guys.” Parks, a 5-foot-8 running back, said Virginia’s coaching staff wanted him to lose five pounds. He dropped from 202 to 190 during his first week in Charlottesville, Va., and is currently at 195. Taking part in the second session of summer school, he said he made an A-minus in a class about music and computers. “He hasn’t taken a snap or anything, but he looks good walking around, and LONDON he got an A in his summer school class,” first-year head coach Mike London said Monday afternoon at the ACC’s preseason media event in Greensboro. London happily reported that 336-pound offensive lineman Morgan Moses, a four-star prospect who played last season at Fork Union Military Academy, made a B in one of his summer classes at Virginia. “I’m excited to see how the next summer school session is going to pan out for both of those young men,” London said. “Their success is going to spawn success for other people.”

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North carolina coach Butch davis met with reporters Monday in Greensboro at the acc’s preseason media event.

Davis: UNC awaiting results Associated Press

GREENSBORO — North Carolina coach Butch Davis says all the Tar Heels can do is wait for the results of an NCAA investigation into their football program. Davis provided only limited answers Monday to questions about the inquiry at the ACC preseason media day, saying it was best for the school not to make many comments. The NCAA is looking into whether

senior defensive tackle Marvin Austin and senior receiver Greg Little received improper benefits from agents. Davis says players who met with investigators on campus in Chapel Hill earlier this month were given only one instruction: tell the truth. Davis says it was the only “smart, rational instructions you could tell anybody: Just tell the truth.” Before quarterback T.J. Yates and defensive end Robert Quinn sat down Sunday, team spokesman Kevin Best

Voters pick Virginia Tech, FSU to meet in title game Associated Press

GREENSBORO — Virginia Tech is the preseason favorite to win the ACC. The Hokies earned 50 of a possible 98 votes from media members attending the league’s two-day preseason media event. Florida State was the

runaway choice in the league’s Atlantic Division and was second to the Hokies with 26 total votes. The Hokies were chosen to win the Coastal Division, followed by Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. Following the Seminoles in the At-

lantic Division were Clemson, Boston College, N.C. State, Wake Forest and Maryland. The division winners meet Dec. 4 in Charlotte in the league title game. Five voters picked North Carolina to reach that game, with two predicting that the Tar Heels will claim the ACC

championship. FSU quarterback Christian Ponder was picked preseason player of the year. N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson and North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn tied for fourth in voting for that honor. UNC linebacker Bruce Carter received one vote.

2B • TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

TV Sports Tuesday, July 27 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Houston WNBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — San Antonio at New York 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Phoenix at Seattle

Area schedule Tuesday, July 27 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 11:05 a.m. Asheville Tourists at Kannapolis

College football ACC Preseason poll Atlantic Division 1. Florida State (78) ...........................565 2. Clemson (16) .................................479 3. Boston College (4) .........................389 4. NC State ........................................283 5. Wake Forest ..................................203 6. Maryland ........................................139 Coastal Division 1. Virginia Tech (62)...........................532 2. Miami (20)......................................444 3. Georgia Tech (11) ..........................408 4. North Carolina (5) ..........................379 5. Duke ..............................................169 6. Virginia ...........................................126

Championship votes 1. Virginia Tech ....................................50 2. Florida State ....................................26 3. Miami ...............................................10 4. Georgia Tech .....................................8 T5. Boston College ................................2 T5. North Carolina .................................2

Player of the Year Christian Ponder, Florida State............45 Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech ...............16 Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech ...................11 Russell Wilson, NC State ......................6 Robert Quinn, North Carolina ................6 Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech ...............4 Kyle Parker, Clemson ............................3 Mark Herzlich, Boston College ..............2 Jacory Harris, Miami ..............................2 Montel Harris, Boston College...............1 Darren Evans, Virginia Tech ..................1 Bruce Carter, North Carolina .................1

Title game predictions Virginia Tech over FSU ........................35 Virginia Tech over Clemson .................13 Florida State over Virginia Tech ...........11 Florida State over Miami......................10 Miami over Florida State........................9 Georgia Tech over Florida State ............7 Florida State over North Carolina ..........3 Virginia Tech over Boston College.........2 Florida State over Georgia Tech ............2 Miami over Clemson ..............................1 Georgia Tech over Clemson ..................1 Boston College over Georgia Tech........1 Boston College over Virginia Tech.........1 North Carolina over Florida State ..........1 North Carolina over Clemson ................1

Legion baseball State tournament Double elimination (July 24-28) Saturday’s games Rutherford 10, Rocky Mount 8 Cary 2, Cherryville 1 Whiteville 11, Kernersville 0 Randolph 5, Wilmington 1 Sunday’s games Kernersville 13, Rocky Mount 3 Cherryville 4, Wilmington 3 Whiteville 17, Rutherford 8 Randolph 2, Cary 1 (11 innings) Monday’s games Cherryville 10, Rutherford 2 Kernersville 10, Cary 5 Whiteville 4, Randolph 1 Tuesday’s games Randolph vs. Kernersville, 3 p.m. Cherryville vs. Whiteville, 7 p.m.

Minor Leagues South Atlantic Northern Division W L Pct. GB x-Lakewood (Phillies) 19 11 .633 — Hickory (Rangers) 18 13 .581 11⁄2 Greensboro (Marlins) 16 15 .516 31⁄2 Delmarva (Orioles) 15 15 .500 4 Kannapolis (White Sox) 13 18 .419 61⁄2 West Virginia (Pirates) 13 18 .419 61⁄2 Hagerstown (Nationals) 11 20 .355 81⁄2 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Greenville (Red Sox) 20 10 .667 — Asheville (Rockies) 18 13 .581 21⁄2 Augusta (Giants) 16 15 .516 41⁄2 Lexington (Astros) 15 16 .484 51⁄2 Rome (Braves) 14 16 .467 6 Charleston (Yankees) 14 17 .452 61⁄2 x-Savannah (Mets) 13 18 .419 71⁄2 x-clinched first half Monday’s Games West Virginia 8, Hagerstown 4, 1st game Lakewood 4, Delmarva 3, 10 innings, 1st game Greensboro 7, Charleston 6 Greenville at Rome, ppd., rain Asheville 8, Kannapolis 6 Savannah 3, Lexington 0 Hickory 6, Augusta 0, 7 innings Hagerstown 9, West Virginia 3, 2nd game Tuesday’s Games West Virginia at Hagerstown, 11:05 a.m. Asheville at Kannapolis, 11:05 a.m. Charleston at Greensboro, 12:30 p.m. Greenville at Rome, 6 p.m., 1st game Savannah at Lexington, 7:05 p.m. Lakewood at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Hickory at Augusta, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Rome, 8:35 p.m., 2nd game

Major Leagues Standings American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 63 35 .643 — Tampa Bay 60 38 .612 3 Boston 55 44 .556 81⁄2 Toronto 51 49 .510 13 Baltimore 31 68 .313 321⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 54 44 .551 — Minnesota 54 46 .540 1 Detroit 51 47 .520 3 1 Kansas City 42 57 .424 12 ⁄2 Cleveland 41 58 .414 131⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 58 41 .586 — Los Angeles 52 49 .515 7 Oakland 50 48 .510 71⁄2 1 Seattle 39 61 .390 19 ⁄2 Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 0 Minnesota 19, Kansas City 1 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 1 Boston at L.A. Angels, late Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 13-3) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Millwood 2-9) at Toronto (R.Romero 7-7), 7:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 12-5) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 8-9), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 9-6) at Texas (Cl.Lee 9-4), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 12-6) at Kansas City (Chen 5-4), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 1-9) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 5-8), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 9-5) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 9-6), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 57 41 .582 — Philadelphia 53 46 .535 41⁄2 New York 50 49 .505 71⁄2 Florida 49 49 .500 8 Washington 42 57 .424 151⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 55 44 .556 — Cincinnati 55 46 .545 1 Milwaukee 48 53 .475 8 Chicago 46 54 .460 91⁄2 Houston 40 59 .404 15 Pittsburgh 34 64 .347 201⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 58 39 .598 — San Francisco 56 43 .566 3 Los Angeles 53 46 .535 6 Colorado 51 48 .515 8 Arizona 37 62 .374 22 Monday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 2 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2 Florida at San Francisco, late Tuesday’s Games Arizona (R.Lopez 5-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 8-6) at Washington (Strasburg 5-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 14-5) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lilly 3-8) at Houston (Myers 7-6), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 1-1) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-4), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 4-9) at Colorado (De La Rosa 3-2), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 8-5) at San Diego (Garland 9-6), 10:05 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 10-3) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-8), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

Monday’s boxes Cubs 5, Astros 2 Chicago

Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi Colvin rf 5 0 1 0 Bourn cf 5 1 2 0 Castro ss 5 0 2 0 AngSnc ss 4 1 1 0 D.Lee 1b 5 1 1 0 Brkmn 1b 5 0 2 1 ArRmr 3b 5 0 2 0 Pence rf 5 0 2 1 Byrd cf 3 2 1 1 Ca.Lee lf 5 0 1 0 ASorin lf 4 1 2 1 Kppngr 2b 4 0 1 0 Soto c 3 0 1 2 CJhnsn 3b 4 0 2 0 Berg p 0 0 0 0 JaCastr c 4 0 0 0 Cashnr p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 1 0 0 0 Nady ph 1 0 1 0 P.Feliz ph 1 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Figuero p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Bourgs ph 1 0 0 0 Theriot 2b 4 1 2 1 GChacn p 0 0 0 0 Silva p 1 0 0 0 Michals ph 1 0 0 0 Fontent ph1 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 K.Hill c 1 0 0 0 Totals 38 513 5 Totals 40 2 11 2 Chicago 022 001 000—5 Houston 100 000 100—2 E—Theriot (9). Dp—Houston 1. Lob— Chicago 8, Houston 12. 2b—S.castro (17), D.lee (19), A.soriano 2 (24), Soto (15), Bourn (20), Pence (16). 3b—Colvin (2). Hr—Theriot (1). Sb—Bourn (31), C.johnson (2). S—Silva. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Silva W,10-4 5 5 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 Berg 12⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 Cashner H,5 ⁄3 Marshall H,14 1 1 0 0 0 2 Marmol S,19-23 1 1 0 0 0 2 Houston W.wright L,0-1 5 8 4 4 1 4 Figueroa 2 3 1 1 0 2 G.Chacin 1 1 0 0 0 0 W.Lopez 1 1 0 0 0 1 T—3:00. A—25,037 (40,976).

Phillies 5, Rockies 4 Colorado ab S.Smith lf 5 JHerrr 2b 3 CGnzlz cf 5 Giambi 1b 2 Splrghs rf 4 Stewart 3b4 Olivo c 4 Brmes ss 3 Mora ph 1 Hamml p 2 RFlors p 0 Fowler ph 1 TBchlz p 0 Hawpe ph 1

Philadelphia h bi ab r h bi 2 2 Rollins ss 5 0 0 1 0 0 Polanc 3b 5 0 2 1 3 0 Ibanez lf 3 0 1 1 1 1 Howard 1b 3 0 0 0 2 1 Gload rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 Werth rf 1 0 0 0 2 0 Victorn cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 Dobbs 3b 4 2 2 0 0 0 WValdz 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 Schndr c 3 2 1 2 0 0 C.Ruiz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 Blanton p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Ransm ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 Durbin p 0 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 BFrncs ph 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 410 4 Totals 33 5 8 5 Colorado 200 000 002—4 Philadelphia 030 002 00x—5 E—Giambi 2 (4). Dp—Philadelphia 2. Lob—Colorado 10, Philadelphia 9. 2b— S.smith (11), Olivo (9), Dobbs (5). 3b— Schneider (1). Hr—S.smith (14). Sb—C.gonzalez (14), Victorino (19). S—Ransom. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado 7 5 4 3 8 Hammel L,7-6 52⁄3 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 R.Flores T.Buchholz 2 0 0 0 1 2 Philadelphia Blanton W,4-6 6 6 2 2 3 2 Durbin H,8 1 1 0 0 0 1 J.romero H,6 1 0 0 0 1 1 Lidge S,10-13 1 3 2 2 2 0 T—2:54. A—44,838 (43,651). r 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brewers 3, Reds 2 Cincinnati Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi OCarer ss 4 0 0 0 Weeks 2b 4 1 1 2 Phllps 2b 3 0 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Votto 1b 3 0 0 0 Braun lf 2 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 3 1 0 0 Fielder 1b 2 0 0 0 Gomes lf 4 1 3 0 McGeh 3b 3 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 Kottars c 3 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 3 0 0 0 CGomz cf 3 0 0 0 L.Nix ph 1 0 1 0 Inglett rf 3 0 0 0 Hanign c 4 0 1 2 RaWolf p 2 1 1 0 Janish pr 0 0 0 0 Villanv p 0 0 0 0 Arroyo p 3 0 0 0 Edmnd ph 1 1 1 1 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 6 2 Totals 26 3 3 3 Cincinnati 020 000 000—2 Milwaukee 002 000 01x—3 Dp—Cincinnati 1. Lob—Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 1. 2b—L.nix (9). Hr—Weeks (21), Edmonds (8). Sb—Gomes (3). IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Arroyo L,10-6 8 3 3 3 1 5 Milwaukee Ra.Wolf 7 5 2 2 1 5 Villanueva W,1-0 1 0 0 0 1 2 Axford S,15-16 1 1 0 0 0 2 T—2:10. A—31,945 (41,900).

Rays 5, Tigers 0 Detroit

Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 3 0 0 0 Zobrist rf 3 1 0 0 Rhyms 2b 3 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 3 2 1 1 Damon dh 3 0 0 0 Longori 3b 3 1 0 0 MiCarr 1b 3 0 0 0 C.Pena 1b 4 0 0 0 Boesch rf 2 0 0 0 Joyce dh 4 1 1 4 Raburn lf 3 0 0 0 Bartlett ss 2 0 1 0 Kelly 3b 3 0 0 0 Brignc 2b 3 0 0 0 Laird c 3 0 0 0 BUpton cf 2 0 0 0 Worth ss 2 0 0 0 Shppch c 3 0 0 0 Sntiag ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 26 0 0 0 Totals 27 5 3 5 Detroit 000 000 000—0 Tampa Bay 000 004 01x—5 E—Laird (4). Dp—Tampa Bay 1. Lob—Detroit 0, Tampa Bay 3. Hr—Crawford (12), Joyce (3). Sb—Bartlett 2 (9), B.upton (27). IP H R ER BB SO Detroit 2 4 3 4 8 Scherzer L,7-8 52⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 B.Thomas E.Gonzalez 2 1 1 1 0 3 Tampa Bay Garza W,11-5 9 0 0 0 1 6 WP—Scherzer. T—2:36. A—17,009 (36,973).

Yankees 3, Indians 2 New York ab Jeter ss 4 Swisher rf 3 Teixeir 1b 3 ARdrgz 3b4 Cano 2b 3 Psada dh 3 Grndrs cf 3

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Cleveland h bi ab 0 0 Brantly cf 3 1 1 ACarer ss 3 0 0 Choo rf 4 0 0 CSantn c 4 0 0 Hafner dh 4 1 0 JhPerlt 3b 4 2 2 LaPort 1b 4



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Cervelli c 3 0 0 0 Crowe lf 2 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 3 0 0 0 Donald 2b 3 0 1 0 Totals 29 3 4 3 Totals 31 2 6 2 New York 000 100 020—3 Cleveland 010 001 000—2 Dp—New York 2, Cleveland 1. Lob—New York 3, Cleveland 5. 2b—Choo (17), Jh.peralta (23), Laporta (9), Donald (16). Hr—Swisher (18), Granderson (10), Hafner (9). IP H R ER BB SO New York Vazquez W,9-7 7 5 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 D.robertson H,9 2⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Logan H,7 M.rivera S,21-23 1 1 0 0 0 0 Cleveland Westbrook L,6-7 8 4 3 3 2 5 C.Perez 1 0 0 0 2 1 Vazquez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP—Vazquez, C.Perez. T—2:43. A—27,224 (45,569).

Blue Jays 9, Orioles 5 Baltimore ab BRorts 2b 5 MTejad 3b 5 Markks rf 3 Scott dh 4 AdJons cf 5 Pie lf 4 Wieters c 2 Fox 1b 4 CIzturs ss 4

Toronto h bi ab r h bi 2 0 FLewis lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 YEscor ss 5 1 1 0 1 0 JBautst rf 4 2 2 3 1 2 V.Wells cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 Lind dh 4 2 3 2 0 0 A.Hill 2b 4 1 2 3 2 3 Overay 1b 4 0 0 0 2 0 Encrnc 3b 4 0 2 0 1 0 McCoy 3b 0 1 0 0 JMolin c 3 0 1 0 Totals 36 510 5 Totals 36 9 13 9 Baltimore 000 002 210—5 Toronto 010 340 01x—9 E—C.izturis (5). Dp—Baltimore 1. Lob— Baltimore 9, Toronto 5. 2b—B.roberts (2), Ad.jones (13), Fox (8), Y.escobar (2), J.bautista (22), V.wells (29), Lind (15). Hr— Scott (17), Wieters 2 (8), J.bautista (28), Lind (14), A.hill (14). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Bergesen L,3-9 5 10 8 8 1 1 Albers 3 3 1 1 0 4 Toronto Morrow W,7-6 6 5 2 2 4 6 5 3 3 0 2 Janssen 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Purcey S,1-1 11⁄3 Bergesen pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBP—by Albers (J.Molina), by Janssen (Markakis). T—2:39. A—17,422 (49,539). r 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0

White Sox 6, Mariners 1 Seattle

Chicago h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Pierre lf 5 1 3 2 0 0 Vizquel 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 Rios cf 4 0 1 0 1 0 Konerk 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 Quentin rf 3 0 2 0 0 0 AnJons rf 0 1 0 0 1 0 Kotsay dh 4 0 1 0 1 0 Lillirdg pr-dh0 1 0 0 1 1 Przyns c 3 1 1 1 AlRmrz ss 4 1 3 1 Bckhm 2b 4 0 0 0 Totals 31 1 6 1 Totals 34 6 13 6 Seattle 001 000 000—1 Chicago 002 002 02x—6 Dp—Seattle 1, Chicago 2. Lob—Seattle 4, Chicago 8. 2b—M.saunders (8), Pierzynski (18), Al.ramirez (17). Hr—Konerko (22). Sb— Bradley (8), Pierre (36), Vizquel (5), Al.ramirez (5). Cs—Quentin (1). Sf—Pierzynski. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Hernandez L,7-7 7 9 4 4 3 3 B.Sweeney 1 4 2 2 0 0 Chicago Danks W,11-7 8 6 1 1 1 2 S.Santos 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—2:24. A—38,815 (40,615). ab ISuzuki rf 4 Figgins 2b 4 FGtrrz cf 4 JoLopz 3b 4 Ktchm 1b 4 Bradly dh 2 MSndrs lf 3 RJhnsn c 3 JaWlsn ss 3

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Twins 19, Royals 1 Minnesota Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Repko cf 5 2 2 0 Pdsdnk dh 4 0 1 0 ACasill 2b 4 3 2 3 Kendall c 2 0 0 0 Mauer c 5 3 5 7 B.Pena c 2 0 0 0 Butera c 1 0 0 0 BButler 1b 4 0 0 0 DlmYn lf 6 2 4 1 JGuilln rf 2 0 0 0 Thome dh 3 0 0 0 Maier rf 1 1 0 0 JMorls dh 2 1 0 0 Betemt 3b 4 0 1 1 Cuddyr 1b 5 1 1 1 Aviles ss 3 0 0 0 Kubel rf 5 1 1 2 Gordon lf 4 0 1 0 Valenci 3b 4 4 4 4 Blmqst cf 3 0 0 0 Hardy ss 4 2 1 1 Getz 2b 3 0 2 0 Totals 44192019 Totals 32 1 5 1 Minnesota 600 206 320—19 Kansas City 000 000 001— 1 Dp—Kansas City 2. Lob—Minnesota 6, Kansas City 6. 2b—Repko (2), Mauer (30), Delm.young 2 (30), Cuddyer (23), Valencia 2 (6), Podsednik (8), Betemit (9), Gordon (2). 3b—A.casilla (2), Hardy (2). Hr—Mauer (6), Valencia (1). Sb—Podsednik (30). Sf— A.casilla. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Liriano W,9-7 7 3 0 0 0 6 Mahay 1 1 0 0 0 0 Slama 1 1 1 1 2 0 Kansas City Greinke L,6-10 4 8 8 8 2 7 4 5 5 1 1 Texeira 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 5 4 4 1 1 V.Marte Bl.Wood 1 1 0 0 0 2 D.Hughes 2 2 2 2 2 1 T—3:01. A—19,306 (37,840).

Racing Sprint Cup Leaders Points 1, Kevin Harvick, 2,920. 2, Jeff Gordon, 2,736. 3, Denny Hamlin, 2,660. 4, Jimmie Johnson, 2,659. 5, Kurt Busch, 2,658. 6, Kyle Busch, 2,630. 7, Jeff Burton, 2,615. 8, Matt Kenseth, 2,573. 9, Tony Stewart, 2,544. 10, Carl Edwards, 2,496. 11, Greg Biffle, 2,462. 12, Clint Bowyer, 2,446. 13, Mark Martin, 2,384. 14, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,353. 15, Ryan Newman, 2,299. 16, Jamie McMurray, 2,295. 17, Kasey Kahne, 2,290. 18, David Reutimann, 2,269. 19, Joey Logano, 2,241. 20, Martin Truex Jr., 2,145. Money 1, Jamie McMurray, $4,687,502. 2, Kurt Busch, $4,628,322. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $4,408,193. 4, Kevin Harvick, $4,306,470. 5, Kyle Busch, $3,792,817. 6, Jeff Gordon, $3,595,042. 7, Denny Hamlin, $3,498,233. 8, Matt Kenseth, $3,307,517. 9, Kasey Kahne, $3,299,607. 10, Tony Stewart, $3,208,357. 11, Jeff Burton, $3,176,307. 12, David Reutimann, $3,162,218. 13, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,155,253. 14, Carl Edwards, $3,138,541. 15, Greg Biffle, $3,058,162. 16, Joey Logano, $3,007,293. 17, Ryan Newman, $2,982,052. 18 Juan Pablo Montoya, $2,978,237. 19, Clint Bowyer, $2,778,329. 20, A J Allmendinger, $2,764,493.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Activated C Victor Martinez from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Dusty Brown to Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Selected the contract of RHP Michael Kohn from Salt Lake (PCL). Optioned RHP Trevor Bell and RHP Matt Palmer to Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled C Jose Morales from Rochester (IL). National League NEW YORK METS—Placed C Rod Barajas on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 25. Selected the contract of INF Mike Hessman from Buffalo (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed F Josh Powell. BOSTON CELTICS—Re-signed G/F Marquis Daniels. CHICAGO BULLS—Signed F/C Kurt Thomas. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES—Traded G Ramon Sessions and F Ryan Hollins and a future second-round pick to Cleveland for G Delonte West and G Sebastian Telfair. TORONTO RAPTORS—Signed F Linas Kleiza to a multiyear contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Signed QB Mike Teel to a two-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed RB Montario Hardesty to a multiyear contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed DE Mike Neal. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Promoted running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to assistant head coach/offense. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed OT Charles Brown to a four-year contract.

Hosch leads Rampage to 2-0 start From staff reports

The Rowan Rampage beat the Virginia Storm 22-6 in Central Carolina League Football action on Saturday at East Spencer’s Dunbar Center in front of 250 fans. Willie Hosch rushed 34 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rampage. “Willie had an amazing game, no other way to put it,” owner/player Scott Roby said. “He was our offense today. He brought the crowd to its feet on a regular basis. If he stays healthy and humble, he’ll do great things this season.” The Rampage (2-0) settled for a 6-0 lead at halftime against the visitors from Martinsville but put together a time-consuming, 16play drive in the third quarter to score its second touchdown. Fullback Tim Simms got the TD, and Hosch’s run for a two-point conversion made it 14-0. The Storm used a TD pass to cut the Rampage’s lead to 14-6 midway through the fourth quarter. The Rampage relied on a stout defense and the running of Hosch to put the game away. Hosch scored his second TD from the 14-yard line with under a minute to play, and QB Michael Hunter ran for a two-point conversion. Roby praised the offensive line and a run-stopping defense, but said the Rampage must get more consistent in the passing

game to be among the league’s elite teams. “Our run game is outstanding, but we have to have some level of passing efficiency to keep it going,” Roby said. The Rampage is home against the Carolina Chargers (RaleighDurham) on Saturday.

 Local golf The McCanless Couples Golf group played nine holes at McCanless on Sunday with a threeman captain’s choice format. Gene Seaford, Mary Seaford and Harry Owens won in a scorecard playoff. Monica Green, David Huneycutt, and Robin Leslie came in second , while Allen Drew, Tammie Drew, and Tim Earnhardt placed third. Tammie Drew won longest putt.  Johnny Kyger shot 3-under 69 and tied for third in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Amateur held at Oak Valley in Advance on Monday. The top 30 golfers advanced to today’s second round.  Fifty-nine GARS members played at Lexington Country Club on Monday. Low ‘A Flight player was Donald Martin with a net of 63.30. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 63.15 was Buddy Barger. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 62.19 was Ross Howard. Glenn Horning had a net of 65.81 to lead ‘D’ Flight.

 Minor leagues High Desert’s Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus, UNC) had three hits on Sunday night, including his eighth homer, and is batting .342. Seager has a 31-game hitting streak. The California League record is 45.  The Kannapolis Intimidators lost to Asheville 8-6 on Monday despite doing a decent offensive job against Tyler Matzek, one of the top pitching prospects in the minors. Nick Ciolli had three hits for the Intimidators, and Daniel Wagner (South Rowan), Kyle Colligan and Brady Shoemaker had two apiece.

 American Legion Whiteville is the lone remaining unbeaten team in the state tournament after beating Randolph 4-1 behind Houston Barnes’ four-hitter on Monday night. Cherryville eliminated Area IV rival Rutherford with a 10-2 victory, and Area III champ Kernersville stayed alive by pounding Cary 10-5. is providing updates on the games.

 Wood bat leagues Justin Roland (East Rowan, Charlotte) has joined the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League.

Phillies finish sweep; Mauer erupts Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Brad Lidge escaped another basesloaded jam in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday to complete a four-game sweep. Backup catcher Brian Schneider’s two-run triple sent the Phillies toward their fifth straight win. The two-time NL champions, still minus injured All-Star second baseman Chase Utley, pulled within 41⁄2 games of idle East-leading Atlanta. Seth Smith hit a two-out, tworun homer off Lidge in the ninth and Colorado went on to load the bases, but Ryan Spilborghs hit a tapper to the left side of the plate. Lidge came in and made a strong throw to first base for the final out, getting his 10th save in 13 chances. Joe Blanton (4-6) won for the first time since beating Cleveland on June 24. Brewers 3, Reds 2 MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Jim Edmonds homered with two outs in the eighth after just missing a go-ahead shot on the previous pitch and Milwaukee rallied to beat Cincinnati. Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in the third inning as Milwaukee won its fifth straight to match a season-best streak after trailing 2-0 early. Edmonds has been unable to play the field since his right Achilles’ tendon tightened Saturday night, but he didn’t need to run hard after his at-bat against Bronson Arroyo (10-6) in the eighth. Edmonds hit a big blast off a fastball, dropping the bat only to watch his shot sail foul. He sent the next pitch over the Reds’ bullpen in right-center field.

GARZA FROM 1B It’s also the first time in 37 years that two no-hitters have occurred in the same AL ballpark in one season. After going 1,006 games without one at Tropicana Field, two have been tossed in the last 11 games at the hitter-friendly dome. “The guy obviously made history for Tampa, congratulations to him,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said, adding that Garza dominated the Tigers with “high fastball after high fastball.” Garza, the 2008 AL championship series MVP, rebounded from one of his worst outings this season to win his fourth straight decision and tie a career best for victories. He retired pinch-hitter Ramon Santiago for the final out on an easy fly ball to right fielder Ben Zobrist, who made a terrific running catch in the third to rob Danny Worth. “That ninth inning,” Garza said, “I kept telling myself, ‘Just finish it, just finish it, just battle, battle. If it’s meant to happen, it’s going to happen.’ ”

Cubs 5, Astros 2 HOUSTON — Geovany Soto drove in two runs and Alfonso Soriano had two doubles for the Cubs. Cubs starter Carlos Silva yielded five hits and one run with four strikeouts to get his 10th win of the season after two straight losses. Carlos Marmol allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning for his 19th save in 23 opportunities. Soto bruised his left foot and left the game in the middle of the sixth inning after fouling a pitch off of it earlier in the inning. American League Twins 19, Royals 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joe Mauer had five hits and a careerbest seven RBIs and Danny Valencia went 4-for-4 with a grand slam for his first major league home run. Mauer, the 2009 American League MVP, was 5-for-5 with three singles, a double and a three-run home run that made it 17-0 in the seventh. The five hits tied his career best as the Twins set a season-high in runs and tied their season-best with 20 hits. The crowd booed in the eighth when Drew Butera pinch hit for Mauer. Wilson Betemit’s RBI double off Anthony Slama with two out in the ninth prevented the Royals from suffering their worst shutout loss ever. White Sox 6, Mariners 1 CHICAGO — John Danks pitched eight solid innings to win his fourth consecutive start, helping the White Sox beat Felix Hernandez. Juan Pierre and Alexei Ramirez each had three hits for the White Sox, who kicked off a seven-game homestand with their season-high eighth consec-

utive victory at U.S. Cellular Field. It’s their longest home winning streak since a nine-game surge in 2008. Danks (11-7) allowed a run and six hits, improving to 7-2 with a 2.83 ERA in his last nine outings. The left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA in three starts against Seattle this season. Hernandez (7-7) ran his scoreless streak against the White Sox to 252⁄3 innings before Pierre and Omar Vizquel hit consecutive RBI singles with two out in the third, giving Chicago a 2-1 lead. Yankees 3, Indians 2 CLEVELAND — Curtis Granderson hit a two-run shot and Alex Rodriguez missed out on his 600th homer as the Yankees beat the Indians. Granderson connected with one out off Jake Westbrook (6-7), who held Rodriguez hitless in three at-bats and was clinging to a 2-1 lead. Jorge Posada reached on a one-out single before Granderson delighted the many Yankees fans in the crowd of 27,224 hoping to see homer history. Rodriguez popped out to first against reliever Chris Perez in the ninth to finish an 0 for 4 night. Shin-Soo Choo put Cleveland ahead 2-1 in the sixth with an RBI double off Javier Vasquez (9-7). Travis Hafner hit a solo homer in the second. It was the designated hitter’s fifth straight hit. Blue Jays 9, Orioles 5 TORONTO — Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 28th home run, Aaron Hill and Adam Lind also connected and Toronto beat Baltimore for the 10th straight time. Hill hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and the Blue Jays smacked two more in the fifth.

Garza’s teammates mobbed him near the mound after a performance that left the New York Mets and San Diego Padres as the only big league teams without a no-hitter. The Rays began play in 1998 — the Padres in 1969 and the Mets in ’62. The closest Detroit’s injurydepleted lineup came to a hit was Worth’s two-out liner, but Zobrist made a leaping grab above his head as he ran toward the wall. “I was able to time it just right for my jump. Caught it right in the end of my glove,” Zobrist said, smiling. “He pitched so great. It’s his day. I felt honored to be part of a game like that.” Tigers cleanup hitter Miguel Cabrera, who’s batting .347 with 24 homers and 88 RBIs, hit a hard liner to left leading off the eighth. Carl Crawford barely had to move to make the play. The Tigers were no-hit for the first time since Randy Johnson shut them down at Seattle on June 2, 1990. After Boesch walked, he was erased on a double play. Garza said his teammates didn’t leave him off by himself in the dugout during the late innings. He noticed several of them stand-

ing in the same spot, however, adhering to superstition. “I recognized it and didn’t want to look up. I was like, ‘Just keep looking down and stay focused and get ready for the next inning,’ ” he said. Garza struck out six in Tampa Bay’s 2,039th game — and on a night when the Rays struggled to generate offense themselves. Joyce’s slam on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the sixth was the first hit off Scherzer (7-8). The next batter, Jason Bartlett, singled for the only other hit of the night until Crawford homered in the eighth. “I wanted to keep challenging. I didn’t want to walk him in that situation,” Scherzer said. “I grooved it, and he hit it.” Garza, who tossed a one-hitter at Florida on June 26, 2008, retired Don Kelly on a routine grounder to second base in the ninth and struck out Gerald Laird before getting Santiago to end it on his 120th pitch before a crowd of 17,009. In addition to the five no-hitters thrown this season was the perfect game Detroit right-hander Armando Galarraga was denied because of a missed call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce.


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the Carolina phenoms 13-under team won the American division at the uSbA National tournament in myrtle beach. the phenoms went 7-0, winning three games in pool play and four in bracket play. they beat the union County ballers 66-52 for the championship. Front row, left to right: Amari Archie (team manager), Shareef Walker, mJ Rayner, Celexus Long, marquez mcCain, Joekeem Neal and Jacob Raper. back row: daequon Chalk (scorekeeper), coach tremayne diggs, Andre Archie Jr. (scorekeeper), isaiah Little, Alexis Archie, marshall Wood and coach Andre mcCain.

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the east Rowan 12-year-old All-Stars finished second at the state tournament in morganton. they went 4-0 in pool play to earn a first-round bye in the six-team, single-elimination portion of the event. east reached the championship game by scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and winning 6-5 against a team from piedmont in union County. east lost to matthews American in the title game. Front row, left to right: Addison Fry, Jacob o’Neal, Aaron Ritchie, Nathan Leazer and Jackson Justus. Second row: Coach Ron o’Neal, Alec hamilton, coach Charley Fry, Cody holshouser, Ryan moody, Seth Killian, coach brian Ritchie, Greyson Whicker and director phillip Whicker. Not pictured: tanner mcNabb.

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Rowan Little League All-Stars in the 9-10 division were, front row: payne Stolsworth, mykal berger, Cameron Graham, blake Clark and Garrett Alewine. back row: Cade bernhardt, Kodi Fink, daniel pennell, Caleb mauldin, Cole myers, eric turnbull and Jake Youker. manager: brian Alewine. Assistant coach: Steve Clark

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Bible back in mix

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GREENSBORO — N.C. State offensive coordinator Dana Bible worked with the Wolfpack through spring drills even as he still recovers from treatment for leukemia. Head coach Tom O’Brien said it’s important for BIBLE Bible to pace himself as he works with the team through training camp’s August heat. “He’s got to understand there are going to be times when he’s going to feel good and he’ll be able to do things out there and there are times when he can’t,” O’Brien said. “But he gets stronger each and every day, so it’s a process for him. So I have to trust him to help us make the right decisions on how he’s going to get through preseason camp.” 

INJURY UPDATE: O’Brien said N.C. State cornerback Rashard Smith would miss the season after undergoing knee surgery to correct an injury originally suffered in a loss at Boston College, though the injury didn’t surface until after spring drills. O’Brien compared the injury to the cartilage trouble that plagued now-departed running back Toney Baker. 

EXTRA POINTS: UNC coach Butch Davis said he hasn’t decided the punishment for linebacker Quan Sturdivant following his recent citation for marijuana possession. ... Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is looking forward to working with a former rival in ex-Virginia coach Al Groh, now the Yellow Jackets’ defensive coordinator. “His idea of a vacation was going up and spending 2-3 days with (New England Patriots) Coach (Bill) Belichick watching film,” Johnson said.



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Cowboy cracks jokes Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — Dallas receiver Roy Williams can’t even get his 4-year-old son to carry his shoulder pads. “Man, I can’t get anybody to carry them,” Williams joked. “I’m mad at him too.” A day after the drama created when first-round pick Dez Bryant refused to carry the veteran’s pads off the field after practice, a longstanding rookie ritual, Williams said it was “not a big deal” and that the teammates were fine with each other. Bryant didn’t comment while jogging off the field with cameramen and reporters following him.  Dallas tight end Martellus Bennett is apologizing for nude pictures of himself that have been posted online. EAGLES BETHLEHEM, Pa.— Michael Vick said Monday that he cried following the shooting after his 30th birthday bash, but not because he had done anything wrong.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said he cried because he had let people down by putting himself in situation he now knows he should have avoided. BENGALS CINCINNATI — Bengals owner Mike Brown wants to bring receiver Terrell Owens aboard. Brown said the team has discussed a contract with Owens and agent Drew Rosenhaus. TITANS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are suing Southern Cal and coach Lane Kiffin for “maliciously” luring away assistant running backs coach Kennedy Pola a week before training camp opens. PACKERS GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers signed second-round pick Mike Neal, leaving only first-rounder Bryan Bulaga unsigned from April’s draft. BROWNS CLEVELAND — The Browns signed rookie running back Montario Hardesty to a multiyear contract.

NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul is staying put with the New Orleans Hornets — at least for now. The Hornets’ star guard did not request a trade Monday in his meeting with new coach Monty Williams and top team officials, general manager Dell Demps said. Demps, essentially in his first day on the job since his hiring last week, added that he was confident Paul would still be with New Orleans when the coming season opens. PAUL Although Paul did not speak with the media, the team released statement from him. “The meeting went well. It was great to get an opportunity to sit down with coach Williams, president Weber and our new general manager, Dell Demps,” the statement said. “I expressed my desire to win and I like what they said about the direction that they want to take the team. I have been a Hornet my entire career and I hope to represent the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana for many years to come.”  MINNEAPOLIS — Cleveland completed its first post-LeBron James personnel move, trading troubled guard Delonte West and point guard Sebastian Telfair to Minnesota for point guard Ramon Sessions, 7-footer Ryan Hollins and a future second-round pick.  ATLANTA — Josh Powell signed with the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent after spending the last two seasons as a backup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Powell, an N.C. State product from Riverdale High School in Atlanta, averaged 2.7 points in 63 games last season.  CHICAGO — Tracy McGrady worked out for the Bulls with hopes of landing with the team he turned down a decade earlier. He had microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2009 and appeared in just 30 games last season with New York and Houston, averaging 8.2 points.  TORONTO — Toronto signed free agent Linas Kleiza to a multiyear contract. The Raptors acquired the rights to

App. State favored to win SoCon Staff report

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Appalachian State was a near-unanimous choice of the Southern Conference coaches to win the league’s 2010 football championship. Appalachian received first-place votes from 7 of 9 coaches in the conference’s preseason poll. Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own teams. Elon received the other two first-place votes. Headlined by D.J. Smith and Mark LeGree, ASU led all programs with seven representatives on The Sports Network’s 2010 preseason all-America teams. In addition to Smith and LeGree — who

UNC FroM 1B Quinn, who lines up with Austin on the defensive line, said the players can’t worry about something they can’t control. “We’re going to prepare every day,” Quinn said. “That’s all we can do. If some-

were first-team picks — Appalachian was represented by running back Devon Moore, wide receiver Brian Quick, tight end Ben Jorden and defensive end Jabari Fletcher on the second team and defensive end Lanston Tanyi on the third team. All seven of those players earned firstteam preseason all-conference accolades from the SoCon coaches earlier in the day. ASU had a league-high 13 representatives on the SoCon’s preseason all-conference squads. Samford landed the second-most players with seven. Elon returns quarterback Scott Riddle, who was named the league’s preseason Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches.

thing happens, it happens. But as of now, everybody’s there and that’s it.” The Tar Heels are preparing for their fourth season under Davis in Chapel Hill. He has guided the program to consecutive eight-win seasons, which includes the program’s first back-to-back bowl seasons since the late 1990s. Losing Austin or Little would be a blow for the Tar Heels as they prepare for their

Kleiza nine days ago when Denver opted not to match Toronto’s offer sheet.  BOSTON — The Celtics re-signed swingman Marquis Daniels.

NHL RALEIGH — General manager Jim Rutherford said there’s no news on the plan of owner Peter Karmanos Jr. to find a new minority investor in the Carolina Hurricanes. Rutherford spoke at a press conference to unveil the logo for this season’s AllStar game. Karmanos Jr. was scheduled to attend the unveiling of the logo but canceled his appearance Monday morning. The game is Jan. 30 at the RBC Center.  TORONTO — The NHL Players’ Association has filed a grievance over the league’s rejection of the 17-yearcontract between Ilya Kovalchuk and New Jersey.

COLLEGES LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky woman lied repeatedly in an attempt to extort millions from Louisville coach Rick Pitino, then traded sexual favors and lied again to cover up her crime, federal prosecutors said at the start of her trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kuhn told jurors that Karen Cunagin Sypher threatened to ruin Pitino’s reputation with false allegations of rape and forced abortion.

GOLF SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Paul Azinger (foot) and Nick Price (toe) pulled out of this week’s U.S. Senior Open with injuries.

RACING CHARLOTTE — NASCAR has fined at least two of its star drivers this season for making critical comments about the series. People familiar with the penalties told the AP the comments were considered disparaging to the sport. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because NASCAR was not publicly identifying the topflight drivers it fined. They say one driver was penalized as much as $50,000.

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Virginia will enter the 2010 season without its top four rushers from a spread offense that averaged only 99.1 yards per game on the ground last year, Al Groh’s final one as the Cavaliers’ head coach. London, who likes to use tight ends and fullbacks, discussed his tailbacks Monday and mentioned Parks after naming five others who aren’t new to the program: redshirt WALLACE freshman Dominique Wallace, senior Keith Payne, sophomore Torrey Mack, sophomore Perry Jones and senior Raynard Horne. Wallace missed spring practice as he recovered from foot surgery, and Payne is currently in what London called his “academic doghouse.” The coach also cited academic issues as a reason for withholding praise of Horne. London said Mack, the top returning rusher with 73 yards in nine games last season, is talented but still learning “life lessons.” The 5-8 Jones, like Parks, is strong and shifty. Parks rushed for 10,895 yards and scored 158 touchdowns during his high school career.




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“It’ll be interesting to see who is going to step up and emerge as the guy,” London said. “No one has really established themself as the guy, but there are a list of names that any one of them could.” Seventeen players signed with Virginia in early February, and London said determining who should redshirt will be a priority once practice begins. “If we put somebody out there, we want to make sure they’re going to play a significant amount of reps,” London said. “I can’t speak to the situation last year, but there were about 14 of them that played that probably didn’t play more than five or six reps per game. That’s a year of eligibility and a year of development. “If there’s a skilled high school young man that’s coming in now, that’s at our place, that can contribute better than the development of that second-year player, we’ll have to take a look at it.” London said he’d put strength coach Brandon Hourigan and director of academic affairs Adrien Harraway in charge of helping develop the true freshmen who redshirt. In his first six weeks at Virginia, Parks has shown a willingness to work at being a good student and improving as an athlete. “Just trying to get off on the right foot, trying to start good,” Parks said. “In college you have to learn how to manage your time to do your work.”

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

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Professionals Wanted part-time. Navy needs PS military officers or qualified citizens to join the Navy Reserve as Medical, CIS/IT, Supply, Engineering, Chaplain, or Special Warfare officers. College grad, physical and age requirements. Benefits & retirement & money for school. 1-800-662-7419 or or visit,

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Soda Fountain Clerk M-F, 12p-6p, benefits available, apply in person only: 112 S. Main St., Salisbury

Antiques & Collectibles

Praise Team

Piano. Antique, over 100 years old. Outside case in good condition, inside needs work. Rotating seat on stool with cloth / glass ball feet $2,000 OBO. By appt 704-223-4475

Leader needed at Second Presbyterian Church Call 704-636-2826 for appointment. (This is a paid position)


for the AAPC Certified Professional Coding and Hospital Billing Courses. Registration ends soon. Visit or call 336-882-6678.

Waitstaff With experience needed. Must be available all shifts. Apply at: Hendrix BBQ on Hwy 70. No phone calls.

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777

Fisher Price My Little Lamb Papasan/Cradle swing. Cost $149.00 at Target, selling for $65 Only used 6 months. Call Melissa, 704-754-2976

Garden tub, 49”x60”. Paid over $400+, asking $350 obo. Please call 336-468-0401

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

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Print. “Mid-Day” Framed, signed, and numbered. Valued at $1,225. Asking $500. 704-938-3137

Looking for fruit trees or your unwanted vegetables from your garden - free. Willing to pick. 704-873-0905

Push mower $40, 8 HP Snapper riding mower $150. Call 704-431-4837 for more information.

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

Bob Timberlake

36'' Leyland Cypress or Green Giant Trees Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. $9 per tree. Also, Gardenias, Parsonii, Ligustrum, Camelia, Nandina, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Azalea AND MORE! $6 All of the above include delivery, installation, weed resistant liner & mulch! 704-274-0569

Yard Wagon – Ideal for yard or display for business. $500. 704-279-3846

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Walker with hand brakes, seat and brace. Used but in good condition. $25. Call before 5pm. 704-232-3636

Tractor attachments. 3 pt. Hitch for garden ripper $75; Yard tool $150; Scraper blade $75; Drag haire $150. 704278-0919

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

Misc For Sale Work Bench Very Nice! Very Old! $225 980-234-4727


Lawn and Garden

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

Baby Items

Boocoo Auction Items

Diamond wedding set. 25ct emerald cut w/ .50ct baguettes set in white gold 50 + years old. Excel. Cond. $495. 704-614-2006

Medical Equipment

Food & Produce


Diamond Ring – 7 Diamond Cluster Ring, size 7. $350. Appraised at $895. 704-278-2722

Farm Equipment & Supplies

Flowers & Plants

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for a Director of Counseling and Advisement. Required: MA/MS in Counseling; experience in counseling adults in educational environment; developing and implementing projects; assessing academic career and personal counseling issues, needs and progress; familiarity with counseling theories and current practice. Deadline for applications: August 20, 2010. Interested candidates may apply online at EOE.

Misc For Sale

Want to buy your low priced, unused or fixable lawn mowers & tillers. Also, I do repairs. 704-431-4837

Director of Counseling & Advisement



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

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



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


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Boocoo Auction Items




Salisbury, NC terminal seeks exp. T/T drivers for team runs to Ohio, Texas, and SE region. Potential $100K and up, plus benefits. Ideal for husband & wife. Min. 2 yrs OTR. Please call 704-630-4719

Travel, work, play! Now hiring 18-24 guys/gals to travel w/fun young biz group selling magazine subscriptions. NY, LA, MIAMI. 2wks paid training! Hotel/ Transportation provided. Return guaranteed. Call today/start today. 1-800-245-1892


OTR Drivers Wanted


Dillard's Teams Immediate Opening

Sales Position

Customer Service



Employment Sales


Child Care & Domestics

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010 • 5B


Broyhill Cannon Ball Bed,Wood headboard/ footboard with rails full/queen, $125 980-2344727 Cell Phone – New Virgin Mobile pay as you go, blue. Call before 5 pm. 704-232-3636 CommodeBedside Commode. Good Condition. $25 Firm. 704245-8843 Display Cabinets (2) Like New $200 each 704-639-5531

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STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $3.85 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $15.50. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

Eye class frame. Christian Dior Lady's Eyeglass frame $140 New beautiful w/case Phone 561-767-5187

Wig – New bob-style, black medium length with bangs. $30. Call before 5 pm. 704-232-3636

Sporting Goods Golf. 4 Sets of golf clubs bags great shape. Your choice. $100 ea. Call 704-633-2513 Inflatable Boat – Coleman 4 Person. Used 1 time. Paid $70, will sell for $45. 704-636-9098

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

Free Stuff

Dog. Frisky Australian Shepherd female approx. 2 years old needs good home. Please call 704630-0473

Funny kittens Free Kittens, 3/F 7 weeks old, Litter Trained! Very Sweet & Funny! 704-223-4612 Puppy. Male Lab/Jack Russel mix, 9 months old. Smaller dog very friendly. Need lots of outside room to run. House trained! Free 704603-8142 for more info!

Instruction Become a CNA Today! Fast & affordable instruction by local nurses. 704-2134514.

Lost & Found Camera found in Rich Park, Mocksville on Monday, July 19th. Please leave a message at 336-782-2916. Dog Found. Yellow Lab. Well Behaved. Found at South Rowan YMCA on 7/21/10. Call 704-798-6592 or 704-855-2217 Found dog. Looks like a Huskey, male, Monday, July 26 in Hurley School area. Please call to ID. 704-267-8493 Found Dog. Schnauzer, male, Wildwood Road area. Call 704-637-0227 between 8am & 5pm

Business Opportunities AVON - Buy or Sell Call Lisa 1-800-258-1815 or Tony 1-877-289-4437

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

Found dog. Shepherd Mix, female, Jake Alexander area. Call to identify. 704-645-7174

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Patio Set w/glass table, roll-out umbrella & stand. 4 chairs w/nice cushions. Chairs need rewebbing. $70.00 OBO. 704-2458843

Lumber. 2x3x16 $1.50; 2x3 stud $1; 2x6x8 $3.25; 2x6x15 $5; 14' double wide trusses $5; single wide trusses $8; floor trusses $5. All new! Please call 704-2020326

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Country Porch Cafe Daily Breakfast & Lunch Specials Tues.-Fri. 7:00am-2pm Sat. 7am-11am (Breakfast)

Inflatable Parties

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Happy Birthday Chris Crowell! from the Creative Girls

Happy Birthday, Daddy, Sean Malone. Love, Dorothy & Roger

Happy birthday to our sister, Ruth Gryder. We love you very much. Albert, Anne, Grace, Polly and Alice

I wish you a Happy Birthday Dr. Sean Malone. Love, Brenna Miller

Happy 6th birthday to Gavin Jackson. Hope you have a special day. Love, Maw Maw, Paw Paw and E. Happy Birthday Donna Russell. From Mark, Allen, Russell, JoAnn & Grandpa Safrit

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.


Happy Birthday Ruth Gryder. Hope you have a great day. Love Ann To my loving husband, John. Slow down, enjoy life. Have a blessed and happy birthday! Love, Earnestine

Building rental for private parties & in-house catering available Call for details 3665 Liberty Road, Gold Hill


Happy Birthday Tamia. A cousin could want nothing more from you. You’re the best. Love ya! BKT Happy 13th Birthday to our big sister (Tamia Hickson)! Love, Duke, Parris, AJ, and London Happy 13th Birthday to my #1 child, Tamia Shana Hickson! An official teenager. Love, Mom

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Salisbury Flower Shop

Happy Belated Birthday Faye Blackwell Jerreries! Thanks for everything. Love, Candi Rankin & family

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

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MawMaws Kozy Kitchen

Hamburger, Fries & Tea ................$4.99 Grilled Hamburger Steak, 2 Sides & Tea ............................$5.99

Flounder, Whiting or Shrimp Plates Available Pork Chop Sandwich $3.29


$1.00 Hot Dogs

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5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays

The Salisbury Post reserves the right to edit or exclude any birthday submission. Space is limited, 1st come 1st served, birthdays only. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday. Fax: 704-630-0157 In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online: (under Website Forms, bottom right column)


6B • TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010 Lost & Found Found dog. White poodle found near Corbin Hills area. Call to identify. 704-638-0648 or 704640-1078 Found Keys. 2 keys on a tape measure key ring. Found on 52 in Rockwell. Call 704-433-3559 Found small yorkie/ schnauzer mix dog on S. Spencer Ave. on 7-17. Call 704-633-4972 leave message Lost – Dog on Dunn's Mtn. Church Road. Dark grey lab. Please Call 704-636-5768 Lost dog. Huskey/Lab mix, black ring around tail, answers to Max, 13 yrs old, Sat., July 17, Kannapolis area. No collar. 704-245-8303 Lost Dog. West Park Drive, Rockwell area. Last seen July 7. Black Cocker/Beagle mix. Has white on chest and on feet. has been neutered. Answers to the name Stormy. 3 years old. Very loved and very missed. Please call with any information. 704279-0700.

Homes for Sale


Three black, one black calf, one red cow missing from Stokes Ferry and Kesler Pastures Rd either Mon. or Tues. (July 19 or 20). Please call R.C. Kesler 704-633-7500

Sweet Dog Needs Home!


If you used type 2 diabetes drug AVANDIA between 1999-present and suffered a stroke, heart attack or congestive heart failure, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson, 1-800-535-5727.


3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $129,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Salisbury. Great Historic home on large corner lot, new deck, roofing, rocking chair front porch, detached garage. Currently used as multifamily. Zoned historic residential. Some wood floors have been refinished. R49652A. $149,000 Lesa Prince, B&R Realty 704.796.1811

Salisbury. Olde Salisbury subdivision. 2110 Chantilly Lane. New Home 3BR, 2BA. All kitchen appliances, vaulted ceiling in great room. Gorgeous stone on front of home and driveway. Nice 2 car garage. Call Vickie at 704754-5700

214 West 12th St., Salis. Newly, completely remodeled 2 BR, 1 BA. Den, living room and kitchen. Excellent starter home! $83,500. Please call 704-213-9898

3 BR, 1 BA, full unfinished basement, 19x11 unheated sunroom with fireplace and wall a/c, Double garage. R50828 $89,900 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

3 BR, 2 BA. All appliances stay. Free standing gas log fireplace in master bedroom. Garden tub in masterbath. 24X30 garage with lean to. Out building with attached play house. Swingset stays. R50545A $89,900 Lesa Prince (704) 796-1811 B&R Realty


China Grove

$153,900 PARK ST: Remodeled, 3 + bedrooms,. 2 baths, sunroom, formal living & dining, den, huge kitchen,beautiful hardwood floors, usable basement & attic,carport, garage. BARBARA COLLINS (704) 6404339 Key Real Estate

China Grove

$84,900 CHAPEL STREET: Remodeled kitchen, replacement windows, range, dishwasher, 2 BR, office, basement, garage, call Barbara Collins, Key Real Estate 704-640-4339



2BR/1BA, MOVE-IN CONDITION home just needs your special flare. All appliances, window treatments and more. R47883. $59,900. B&R Realty Monica Poole 704.245.4628

Classifeds 704-797-4220

3 BR. 2 BA. Stack stone fireplace, REAL HARDWOODS, ceramic and carpet, maple cabinets, GRANITE countertops, chair railing galore, split bedrooms for privacy, Enormous back deck, Completion date 07/30/2010 STILL MAY PICK COLORS!! R50589. $204,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty


Salisbury. 2,495 SF, 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, fully renovated over the last 2 years, cozy master suite w/walk-in closet on main level, large kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, living room/office, spacious family room with doors to deck and sunroom, private fenced-in back yard, $219,900. Call 704-645-1093 or email Salisbury


3BR/2-1/2BA, 1400 SF home in E Salisbury. Large kitchen w/dining area, all appls stay, master suite w/walk-in closet, laundry room + W/D, living area/kitchen/dining have laminate flooring, BRs carpeted. Must see to appreciate. 704-630-0433.

BRK RANCH 4 SALE 4 bedrms, rec rm, great rm 3160 SF + sep. office. Nice! Ashley Shoaf Realty 704-633-7131

Homes for Sale

Whoa thar, treat your horse, 10 acres, beautiful gently rolling pasture, plenty of shade near creek, access to 7 miles of trails. 704-535-4100

Looking for a New Pet or a Cleaner House? You’re likely to find them and much more in the Classifieds.

Salisbury Post 704-797-4220


Lots for Sale

2 homes plus pool house on property. Main house: 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3483 sq ft. Guest house: 1295 sq ft, 3 Br, 1 BA, attached garage. Detached 24x28 garage and 2 other outbuildings. Concrete pool w/waterfall. B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

West Rowan – Country Club living in the country. Builder's custom brick home has 4 BR, 3 ½ BA w/main floor master suite. 3300 sqft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic and granite. 2 fireplaces with gas logs. 6.5 very private wooded acres. Priced at $399,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267 Bank Foreclosures & Dis- Woodleaf tress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list:

Faith. 3 BR, 2 ½ BA house on cul-de-sac in Forest Oaks SubDivision. 1900 sq ft house w/ a double car garage, covered deck in back, fenced in back yard and a 400 sq ft heated/cooled building. Please call 704-209-1474 or 704-245-2265.

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

South Rowan Area 3BR / 2BA. Only 4 years old! over 1800 sq. ft., open plan, hardwood & ceramic tile, gas logs, neutral colors. 704-798-4277

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wood floors, large pantry, open / airy floor plan, screen porch off master BR, deck, convenient location, easy access to interstate, conditioned crawl space. B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 TRADE your HOME or USE your LAND. Land Homes. Well & septic included. (704) 984-6607

Manufactured Lots for Sale Rockwell. Single • Doublewide • Modular Built. Rental lots available. 35 acres 704-279-3265

Real Estate Services Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394


REDUCED 380 Granny's Pl. 1,700 sq. ft. ranch on 10 acs in quiet community off Needmore Rd. Entire tract fenced w/16' cedar gated driveway. 3BR, 1½BA. Maintenance free floors. 40 year metal roof, vinyl siding, roomy garage w/ automatic door, energy efficient heat pump, central air. Recently added 14 x 21 storage utility bldg. Concrete slab. Newly dug well. $175,000 $160,000 but we are open to offers. Motivated seller. 336-998-3510 or 336-407-3510

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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

Manufactured Home Dealers

Tastefully decorated. 2BR, 2BA. Hardwood floors, great room w/gas logs and vaulted ceilings, Custom kitchen cabinets with builtin desk, dining room, Gorgeous sunroom, fenced concrete patio area. R49515A $179,900 B&R Realty Monica Poole 704.245.4628


Home Warranty included!

Manufactured Home Sales

Stokes Ferry Rd

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


$85,900 Near Corbin Hills, 3 bedrooms, spacious kitchen/dining, fireplace, replacement windows, wired shop, carport, nice backyard! Call Barbara Collins, Key Real Estate 704 640-4339

3 BR, 1½ BA, 1100 sq. ft. brick & siding, 24x36 double garage with attic storage & fan. Includes custom plantation blinds and new carpet throughout. Large backyard perfect for garden, pool, animals or fun and games! Neutral colors inside. 0.56 acre lot. Home Warranty program. See more photos at Reduced to $121,000!

Call Cathy Griffin at 704-213-2464

Homes for Sale

Lake Property


Beautiful View

WESTCLIFFE 3BR/2BA with bonus & garage, carpet, laminate & painted in 2010! Move right in & enjoy the large lot with wooded back yard. Carolina Central Homes 980-521-7816

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


Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $199,900. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-857-0539. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 bdr/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet neighborhood. $1,200 start-up, $475/month includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENTTO-OWN. 704-2108176. American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

Lake front home off of Goodman Lake Rd. 3300 sq ft. Pier & boat ramp. Beautiful view and deep water. $469,000, obo. Please call 704-856-8557 or 704-202-8507

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

Gold Hill area off Liberty Rd on rented lot. 2000 Fleetwood mobile home, 14 x 60, partly furnished, front and back decks. Good condition. Also has 10 x 14 storage bldg., $15,000 OBO. Must sell to settle estate. Call 704279-1277 for more information. Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587 112-C Overbrook Rd, 2BR, Lg. 2 story, $535/mo, refs & lease. 9am-5pm, M-F 704-637-0775 128 East Monroe St., Salis. 2BR, 1BA. Central heat/AC. $500/mo. $500 dep. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019 2 BR, 1 BA Eaman Park Apts. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 2BR, 1BA apt. Very large. Has gas heat. We furnish refrig, stove, yard maint, and garbage pick up. No pets. Rent $400. Deposit $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867

2BR, 1BA Duplex Central heat/air, appliances, laundry room, yardwork incl. Fenced backyard, storage building. $600 per month plus $600 deposit 704-6332219

KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539

309 1st St., Spencer. 2BR, 1BA. Has stove & fridge. References req'd. Call 704-636-4085

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

403 Carolina Blvd. Duplex For Rent. 2BR,1BA. $500/Mo. Call 704-2798467 or 704-279-7568

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

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

China Grove, 3 homes available: 2 under construction, 1 move in ready. All 3 BR, 2 BA. Call for details. $109,900 to $114,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

Woodfield Hidden Creek 2BR/2BA Patio Home, 714 Court Side Drive, Salisbury. Great Room with gas fireplace and skylights, Custom molding in Master BR and Dining room. Custom landscape with privacy fence and sprinkler system. Gas Heat-water-dryer. Community Club house with exercise room and pool. Low homeowner association fee (<$80/mo). Will not last long, priced to sell. $157,000. 704-633-4697

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

Bentley Julian Realty 704-938-2530


Save Thousands on a True Modular Home Display with 1430 square feet main floor and Bonus upstairs 610 sq ft. Built with highest Construction Standards of Any Display True Modular in NC. Local Delivery , Set and Trim included $89,900.00 336-362-5258 Bob

Summer Specials Ask about free rent, and free water. $300 - $1,200/mo. 704-637-1020 Chambers Realty



Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA. Well cared for, kitchen with granite, eat at bar, dining area, large living room, mature trees, garden spot, 2 car garage plus storage bldgs. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty


Real Estate Commercial

E. schools. Lease purchase. 3BR, 2BA. Garage, kit. appl., Please call 704-638-0108


Salisbury, New Home 3 BR. 2 BA. REAL HARDWOODS, Gorgeous kitchen, stainless appliances, vaulted ceiling in great room! Pretty front porch, even has a 1 car garage! Pick your own colors. R50345. $129,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Nice Wooded Lot. 98 feet wide, 183 ft on the left, 200 ft on the right. 622 Little Street though to Council St. Zoned for anything. $18,000. Call 704-640-6472

Drastically Reduced!

3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, dryer, gas logs, outbuilding. 1 yr home warranty. $1,500 carpet allowances. R49933A $195,500 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

It's COOL living in a HORTON HOME from TILLERY HOUSING CENTER in Albemarle Hwy 24-27-73E

US Realty 516 W. Innes, Salisbury 704-636-9303


E. Rowan, 417 DeLara Circle, 3BR/3½BA, 25003,000 sf, 1½ ac lot, 3 car garage, 9 ft. ceilings, laundry room, alarm system, nickel hardware throughout, Granite, Erwin, East Schools. $325,900. 704-639-1423

W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced: $19,900. 704-640-3222

1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC nr Cleveland & Woodleaf and 3 Interstates: I-40, I77, I-85. Restricted, no mobile or mod. Very rural, mostly wooded. Good hunting, deer, small game. Frontage on Hobson Rd., 2nd gravel driveway beside 2075 Hobson Rd mailbox. Safe distance from cities. Needs to be sold this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or E-mail to: See photos and directions at:

Salisbury 4 BR, 3 BA.

Large foyer with h/woods, dining w/coffered ceilings, h/woods, oak & wrought iron staircase, Built-in bookcases, stone fireplace, granite countertops, stainless appliances. R50108A $413,532 B&R Realty. Monica Poole 704.245.4628

Rockwell. Off Lower Stone Ch. Rd at end of Lavista Rd, 2½ acs. $25,000, $500 down, owner will finance 10 years, 7% interest. 704202-5879

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

1578 sq. ft. 3 BR, 2 full bath brick ranch. New 30 year roof, Pella lifetime windows, Cohen Heat/Air all replaced within last year. Master Bath with clawfoot tub & standup shower. Awesome backyard for entertaining includes 23x22 deck, patio, and hot tub! New storage building, fenced in back yard. 1/2 basement for storage. Single attached garage. Minutes to I-85. $109,900! Call Sheryl Fry at 704 239 0852.

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Manufactured Home Sales Homes – Government Approved. 1st Time Home Owner. Single-Parent. For Info: (888) 350-0035

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

Faith. 7 Acres. Pasture, woods and creek. 165 ft road frontage. $70,000. Call 704-279-9542

Salisbury, 2 BR, 1 BA, Cute home in city on corner lot. Easy access to shopping, great investment or for first time home buyer. R50827 $49,900 704.633.2394 B&R Realty

New Home


Land for Sale

Motivated Seller in Plantation Ridge

Salisbury, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, Brick home, 1260 sq ft, R50212 $79,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

China Grove

Charming house bright and airy with lots of character, well maintained, 1,684 SF, french doors, original hardwood floors, extra large rooms, carport, well landscaped and corner lot. 336-9093354 or 704-855-4569

Homes for Sale

Land for Sale

Motivated Seller

Price reduced!

MUST SEE – $475,000, 36.6 acres, peaceful setting, 3 BD/2BA home, 2 car garage, sunroom, newer roof & water heater, 2 stall barn, perfect for livestock. Shirley Dale, Kirby Realty 704-737-4956

Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA. Great City Location. Close to hospitals and schools. Nice brick ranch. Sunroom was added as an in-law suite. Wood floors. R50766A $129,900 Lesa Prince, B&R Realty 704.796.1811

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts


30 ACRES AND HOME $210,000! Move in ready, 3 brs, 2 ba, stacked stone fireplace w/gas logs, wired shop, barn, and pasture! Large deep pond- must see! Contact Cindy Laton, Century 21, 704-467-3595. MLS #934434

5.64 ac., 4BR, 4BA, 3100 SqFt. Timothy Livengood, Mid Carolina Real Estate, LLC. (704) 202-1807

Homes for Sale


Homes for Sale


Homes for Sale



Large male hound mix. Excellent temperment, needs good home. Has shots; will neuter. Found on Kepley Rd. please call 704-630-6738 anytime.


East Rowan

Rockwell. Home warranty included - Beautiful 3 BR home with full finished basement, 4.99 acres & fenced horse pasture. Varina Bunts, B&R Realty (704) 640-5200 or (704) 633-2394. ALL THIS for only $159,900. MLS 50783

Lost Items: Set of watercolor brushes and paints lost Sat., 7/24 in the vicinity of Lutheran Home and Klumac Rd. Call 704-637-0134


Homes for Sale


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Mocksville 133 Avgol Dr. 50x100 (5,000 sq. ft.) commercial metal building on 1.1 ac, 3 phase electrical, 3 bay doors, office, breakroom, zoned HC (Highway Commercial). Extra nice $219,000. Call 336-391-6201


Salisbury. Off 13th St. Huge lot. Could be nice home, too. Conveniently located. 1200+ sq. ft. with lots of extras. Call our office for more information. C48040. $129,900. B&R Realty 704-6332394

Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Apartment Management- Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes from $400 - $650 & apartments $350 - $550. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR Apt. $550/month. Includes water and garbage pickup. Call 704-857-2415. China Grove area. Large 1 BR studio apt. New paint, furnished, utilities included. 704-433-8310 or 704-856-8240 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 City. 2BR cent. H/A, no pets, on job 6 months, utilities by tenant. $375 per month. Call 704202-5879 for more info. 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.

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 ** $$$$$$

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

Colonial Village Apts.

Are you trying to sell your property? We guarantee a sale within 1430 days. 704-245-2604

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

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes


Prince Charles Condominiums. Great location, walking distance to Historic Downtown Salisbury, 1250 sq ft to 3800 sq ft. Large rooms and great closets. Prices start at only $115,000. 704.202.6676 to set up a tour.

SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

China Grove. Nice 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo., includes washer & dryer. No pets. 704-279-8428

2635 Hollywood Dr. & 550 Hope Hill Rd., 3BR/1BA $525 per month each. 704-645-9986

Sells Rd, 3BR/1½ BA free water & sewer. All electric, good location. $675/mo. 704-633-6035.

Cone Mill area. 3 room furnished apt for rent. Please call 704-633-5397

2BR RENT TO OWN Central heat/AC. Hardwoods, fireplace, siding. $2,500 down. $550/mo. 704-630-0695

Westwood. 3BR, 2BA new floors, freshly painted. Section 8 ok. Call 704-639-0155


Downtown. 3BR,2nd floor loft with all appliances. $885. Please call 704798-6429 for more info. Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information. Franklin area, 2BR/1BA, 50 + community, country setting, wtr/sewer/trash furnished. $500/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1294

Free Rent! Free Gas! Free Water! $595 per mo. Fantastic apartment! 704-239-0691

419 Torbush Dr. East Spencer. 3BR, 1BA. Cent heat/AC. $500/mo. $500 dep. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019 4BR, 2 ½BA. 2000 sq. ft +/-. Tri-level, hardwoods fireplace. Great area. $995/mo. 704-630-0695 5BR, 2 ½ BA. RENT TO OWN. 3000 sq. ft. +/garage, basement, fenced. $8,000 down. $998/mo. 704-630-0695

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

Office and Commercial Rental 1250 sqft office. Lobby, 3 offices and 2 restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011 23,000 sq ft manufacturing building with offices for lease. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

5,000 or 10,000 sq. ft. distribution bldg., loading docks, office & restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-1200

City. 2BR, 1BA. All appliances. All electric. $495/mo. + $495 deposit. Serious inquiries only. 704-202-0672

Class A Office space. 118 E. Council St. $750/mo., utilities incl. Call 704-642-0071

Cleveland-3 bedroom/ 1bath house off Main St. Appliances, central heat & air, hard wood floors. $600.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

Commercial warehouses available. 1,400 sq. ft. w/dock. Gated w/security cameras. Convenient to I-85. Olympic Crown Storage. 704-630-0066

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

East area. 2BR, 1BA. Outbuildings. 1 year lease. $695/month + deposit. 704-279-5602

Corner Lot

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

East Rowan. New 3BR, 2BA. Appliances, water yard work incl'd. Section 8 OK. 704-279-3990

G.Q. Taking Applications 2BR, 1BA. Central heat/ AC. No pets. $450 rent. $450 dep. 704-637-6678 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Lovely Duplex

Near VA. 1BR, 1BA. Single unit avail. $500/mo. 704-239-4883. Fountain Quarters Realty Broker Nice, large 2 BR. Central heat/air, stove, refrig. Close in town. $450/mo.+ $450 dep. Call after 5pm. 704-633-7173

Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Summer Specials! Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, water furnished, off Jake Alexander $395 + dep. 704-640-5750

Salis.bury 1BR. Wood floors, appliances, great location. $395/mo. + $250 dep. 704-630-0785

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


East Schools Dist. 1, 2 & 3 BR rentals available. Appliances. Please call 704-638-0108 Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no pets. $700/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

For Sale, Lease or Poss. Rent to Own!

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Rockwell. 1BR. Central heat/ac. Appliance. No pets. $450. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035

Salisbury, 317 Martin Luther King Ave. N. 3-4 BR. Completely remodeled home in Hist. Dist. Sale price $109,900. Lease $850/ mo. or rent to own with min. $5,000 down. $800/mo. $100 toward purchase price. Call 704-633-3584 FREE RENT Carolina Piedmont Properties. Call for details. Sec 8 OK. 704-248-4878 Gold Hill, 2½BR/1BA home on wooded acreage w/3 ac bass pond, $750/mo + dep. 704-351-2407 HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 BA, fenced yard, central hvac. 504 S. Rowan Ave. $490/mo. $490/dep. 704-637-3745

Salisbury, Henderson Estates, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Basement, Double Attached Carport, R48766 $159,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Spencer 2 BR Apt. Lease & dep. req'd. Cent. H/A, appliances supplied. $475 per month. 704-798-0604

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, gas heat, window air, range & refrig & storage bldg. $525/mo. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035

Condos and Townhomes Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319

Wiltshire Village. 2BR, 1½BA. New appliances, new carpet. Pool & sauna, tennis. $595/mo. 704-642-2554

Houses for Rent 1012 Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 3BR/1BA, handicap accessible, central H/A, no pets, $600/mo + $600 dep. 704-633-5067 1474 Matthew Allen Circle, Kann. 3 bedroom 2 bath $925/mo; 4901 Samuel Richard Street, Kann. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath $995/mo. KREA 704.933.2231

LAKEWOOD APARTMENTS presents it’s annual

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

Salisbury, Ellis Street, 3BR/2BA, $550/mo + deposit, no pets. 704-6373262 or 704-637-9531 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury- Hidden Creek. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Ground level across from Clubhouse. No pets or smokers. $850.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462 Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA. Electric heat/AC. Appli. Storage bldg. $475. 704279-6850 704-798-3035 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263


50 Lakewood Drive 704-633-3366

Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm Salisbury/Spencer area 3 & 4BR houses, Cent. Heat & AC $600 to $750 per month. Jim 704-202-9697

Spencer. 2BR. Appls., W/D, well water + storage bldg. $525/mo. + dep. 704-630-0785.

04 KIA OPTIMA EX V6 Auto, PW PL, Tilt, Cruise, AC, CD, Pseat, Alloys. Priced to sell $6996 704.637.9090

Granite Quarry-Garland Place, 3 BR, 2 BA, triple attached garage, single detached garage, whole house generator. Nice yard. R50640 $164,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394


Manufactured Home for Rent

05 CADILLAC CTS 3.6 V6, auto, leather, moonroof, PW, PL, tile, cruise, chrome wheels, loaded $14,994 704.637.9090

Davie County Furnished 2 BR, private lot in country, no pets. 3 people limit. 336-284-4758

Restaurant fully equipped. 85 feat In china grove. $1700 per month. 704-855-2100 Salis. 1,000 s.f. Free standing, ample pkg., previously restaurant. Drive-In window 704-202-5879 Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850

Volkswagen, 2004 New Beetle GLS 1.8T convertible. $13,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10290A 2 Year Warranty

Chrysler Sebring Touring 2004 convertible, AM/FM, CD, automatic, 69K miles. $7,900. 704-431-4938

Mitsubishi, 2007 Galant 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Financing Available!

East area. 2BR, 1BA in small park. Limit 2. No pets. $350 rent. $350 deposit. 704-279-8526 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 3. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 Ellis Park. 2BR, 1BA. Water, sewer, appl incl'd. Central air. Pets Ok. $500/mo. 704-279-7463

06 HONDA ACCORD EX-L 4 cyl, Auto, Leather, Moonroof, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, Alloys, CD, like new $12,956 704.637.9090

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-700 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

Granite Quarry 3BR / 2BA, nice neighborhood, no pets. $550/mo + dep. 704-239-2833 HIGH ROCK LAKE 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH Furnished, no pets, limit 3, no smoking, lease/refs $550/mo. $600/deposit. 704-636-8500

Salisbury 2BR / 2BA, 3 storage buildings, appliances, $550/mo + deposit. 704-245-4268

06 KIA AMANTI V6, Auto, Leather, Moonroof, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, AC, CD, Alloys, hard to find. $12,997 704.637.9090


Roommate Wanted

Morningside Lane. 2 rooms avail. Nice, quiet neighborhood. $400/mo. No drugs, smoking or pets. 704-267-3289

Older man in Kannapolis has a nice, spacious, furnished room for rent. It's in a nice neighborhood. No smoking, drugs, loud music or animals. Cable available. Free parking. Only $85/week + $45 deposit. References required. 704-932-5008

06 MERCURY MONTEGO PREMIER V6, auto, leather, moonroof, climate control, heated seats, CD, alloys, low low miles $12,993 704.637.9090

06 PONTIAC G6 SEDAN V6, auto, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, AC, AM/FM CD, alloys, xtra-clean $11,757. 704.637.9090

08 CHEVROLET COBALT LT SEDAN 4 cyl, auto, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, AC, CD, great on gas $10,997 704.637.9090

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107 Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Transportation Financing Bad Credit? No Credit? No Problem! Tim Marburger Dodge 877-792-9700

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


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

Ford, 1999 Crown Victoria LX. 4 Door Sedan. 4 speed automatic $6,845. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10305A2 2 Year Warranty

Ford, 2002 Focus ZX3 Hatch back. Auto transmission. $6,445 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7428A 2 Year Warranty

Toyota, 2002 Camry, SE V6 4 door sedan. Salsa red. $8,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10487A 2 Year Warranty

Toyota, 2004 Camry LE 4 Door Sedan. 4 speed automatic. $8,845. 1-800542-9758. Stock #T11033A. 2 Year Warranty

Toyota, 2004 Camry LE Sand color. 4 cylinder, 4 door, A/C, power windows. 86,600 miles. $9,500 obo. Please call 704-857-2044 Ford, 2006, Ford 500. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Toyota, 2004 Corolla S Sedan. 4 Speed automatic. $8,945. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7429A 2 Year Warranty Cadillac Deville, 2000. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Ford, 2007, Escape Hybrid. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Chevrolet, 2007 Impala 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Hyundai, 2006 Sonata LX. V6 Sedan. $12,245. Stock #T11048B 1-800-542-9758 2 Year Warranty

Jaguar, 2001 S-Type 4.0L, V8 sedan. $11,445. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7486A 2 Year Warranty

Toyota, 2006 Camry LE White w/gray cloth interior. 2.4 4 cylinder with auto tranny am, fm, cd, cold ac, sunroof, power driver seat, extra clean inside & out. Runs & drives awesome! 704603-4255

Volkswagen 2002 Passat GLS 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!


Chevrolet, 2007 Malibu 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Motorcycles & ATVs Harley Davidson, 2000. Road King. 18,000 miles, CD Player, lots of chrome. 704-636-7086

Harley Davidson, 2007 Ultra Classic. Pacific Blue Pearl, 2400 miles, garage w/ kept, 1st service synthetics, cruise, 96 cubic inches, 6 speed trans., loaded: AM/FM / CD/ CB, 2 Harley D.O.T. Helmets, 2 intercom sys., transferable warranty (3yrs. left) w/unlimited miles, stock pipes, magnum pipes; 1,000 lb. rolling bike lift. $17,500. 704-326-6675

Chevrolet, 2003 Tahoe LT 4 Door SUV 4 Speed Automatic, V 8. $14,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10109A 2 Year Warranty

Chevrolet, 2008 HHR Panel LS 2 Door SUV Victory red.$12,245. 1-800-542-9758 Stock #F10416A 2 Year Warranty

Recreational Vehicles

Winnebago, 2002 Minnie. Class C. Original owner, 27,000 miles. Refrigerator, freezer, range and generator. Sleeps 5. Asking $34,700. Call 704-630-9246

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles south of Salisbury. Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. All batteries brand new, not reconditioned or refurbished (definition: weak or old batteries washed out). Buy 6 batteries & receive $10 gift receipt for purchase of a bottle of OLD STONE Wine. Coupon good until 7/31/10. 704-245-3660


Wholesale Not Retail

Mazda, 2002 Miata Conv DON'T GET CAUGHT with your TOP up this summer! PERFECT and AFFORDABLE! Sunlight silver w/ dark gray cloth interior. 1.8 4 cylinder gas saver w/ auto tranny. Low Miles, alloy wheels like new tires. 704-603-4255

Buick, 1997 LeSabre Limited Sedan Gold. 4 speed automatic. $6,445. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7500A 2 Year Warranty

Chevy, 2003 Suburban LT black w/ tan leather interior, AM, FM, CD changer, DVD, rear audio, duel climate control, duel power and heated seats, sunroof, running boards, 3rd seat. RUNS & DRIVES GREAT. 704-603-4255

Service & Parts

Chevrolet 2005 Trail Blazer LS/LT. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!


Corvette 1984, 65,200 miles! White exterior, red leather interior, 5.7 V-8, custom wheels, spoiler, ground effects, two Targa tops. Runs & looks great. $10,995. 704-640-2946

Salis. Bus line, A/C & cable No Drugs! Discount if paid monthly. Please call 704-640-5154

02 TOYOTA TACOMA XTRA-CAB 4X2 4 cyl, auto, PW, PL, AC, CD, low miles, will not last $10,996 704.637.9090

TEAM CHEVROLET- GEO, CADILLAC, OLDSMOBILE 404 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. Call 704-636-9370

Collector Cars

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

Saab, 1995 900 S Convertible with new tires & brakes. 29 MPG city 33 MPG highway. Good condition. $2,650. 704728-9898, Salisbury.

Resort & Vacation Rentals High Rock Lake waterfront 2BR/2BA mobile home. Adults, no pets, $600/mo. + dep. & refs. 704-932-5631

Chevrolet 1982 Camaro Berlinetta, original owner, excellent condition, meticulously maintained, 305 V8 engine, automatic, 68,000 original miles. $10,000 OBO. 423-304-4115

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

Salisbury. For Sale or Rent. 3990 Statesville Boulevard. Lot 13, 2BR. $329/mo. 704-640-3222 South area. 2BR mobile home, remodel w/ A/C, $425/mo., $200 deposit. No pets. 704-857-2649

Rims, 4 stock rims for A 2 006 Nissan Altima 2.5S. $250 firm. For information call 704-488-3333


Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

FOR LEASE - Prime Location near VA & RRMC hospitals. 3 Offices, reception room, break room & 2 restrooms. Ashley Shoaf Realty 704-633-7131

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

Chrysler 1999 Concorde LX 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Service & Parts

Transportation Dealerships

Transportation Financing

Nice private room, priv. entrance, bus line front door. $100/wk. 704-6361136 leave tel. number



Jaguar, 2004, XJ8 Loaded, excellent condition. Black with tan. 53,000 miles. $16,000. Call 704-279-5318 or 704-202-5747

Two bedroom house female or male, Gold Hill area $200/month + utilities. 704-773-9015

Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

Salisbury. 3BR, 1½ BA, brick home, hardwds, gas heat, appli. Good neighborhood. No pets. $700/mo. 919-577-6924

July 30th 9 am-4 pm July 31st 10 am-2 pm

See You There!

Salis. 4BR/2½ BA, appls, sunroom, fenced in bk yd, H/W floors, $1,000 / mo + dep. 704-603-7352

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

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



What a Gem!

Granite Quarry Special Commercial Metal Bldgs for Small Trade Business, hobby shop space or storage. Units avail up to 1800 sq ft w/ office area. Video surveillance and ample parking. 704279-4422



Audi, 2000. A6. Black, 4-door, clean. Please call 704-279-8692

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

Salis. For Sale or Rent. 3990 Statesville Boulevard. Lot 1. 3BR. 1½ BA. $449/mo. 704-640-3222

Near VA. 2BR, 1BA. Large screened porch, garage, large yard. $600/mo. 704-202-7071

Salis. 3-4 BR house by Livingstone College. Rent $550, dep $500. Call Rowan Properties, 704633-0446

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

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

Spencer 1 rm & ba, Priv. ent. Singles only. No kitchen, $340/mo Incls utilities. Unfurnished. Refs. No dep. 704-202-5879

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

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

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


Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, ample parking. 704-202-5879

Landis 2BR. Partially furnished, stove, refrig., W/D. No pets. $500/mo + $250 dep. 704-932-1133

Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

Office and Commercial Rental

Hurley School Rd. area. 2BR, 1BA. Nice subdiv. Well kept. 3 people. $425 + dep. 704-640-5750

Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 4 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 223 2803

Salisbury City. Very large 1BR/1BA, Lincolnton Rd, good neighborhood. $365 / mo + dep. 704-640-5750

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Chevy, 2004 Colorado Extra clean inside & out! 4 doors, 5 cylinder, this gas saver is perfect for the first time driver or great for a back to work and home vehicle. All power, like new tires, cold ac, roll pan, exhaust. 704-603-4255

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

If it's a battery, we sell it! We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon 704-213-1005 Volkswagen 2006 Beetle Convertible. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

NEED CASH? We buy cars & scrap metal by the pound. Call for latest prices. Stricklin Auto & Truck Parts. Call 704-278-1122 or 888-378-1122

Chrysler, 2005, Town and Country. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

8B • TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010 Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Chrysler, 2007 Pacifica Touring Blue/ Lt. Gray leather interior 4.0 auto am, fm, cd, DVD, TV, SUNROOF, front and rear HEATED SEATS, rear air controls, power rear door, LOADED, EXTRA CLEAN. 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


CLASSIFIED Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford, 2004 Ranger, extra cab, 4 wheel drive, 5 speed, cruise, power windows and locks, very clean. 47K miles, $9,000. 704-202-0326 Ford 1998 Ranger. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Grand Jeep 2000 Cherokee Ltd. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Cats Nissan 2003 Murano SL/SE 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Cat – Female, grey. Has had all shots and been spayed. One yellow male cat, neutered, rabies shot. 704-636-0619

Kittens (5) and mama cat. They need a good home & TLC. Will help with spay/neuter if you take one or a pair.704938-3137


Chrysler, 2007 Pacifica Touring Blue/ Lt. Gray leather interior 4.0 auto am, fm, cd, DVD, TV, SUNROOF, front and rear HEATED SEATS, rear air controls, power rear door, LOADED, EXTRA CLEAN. 704-603-4255

Ford, 2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition. cd, DVD, SUNROOF, duel heated seats, POWER 3rd seat, luggage rack. Steering wheel controls, nonsmoker. Like new. MUST SEE! 704-603-4255 Ford 2002 Ranger. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

We put our son's SUV in the paper and it sold in less than one week. Thanks, Salisbury Post! ~ S.R.

Kittens – Two sweet 8 week old males, tabby and white, have been wormed. Inside only. 704-636-0619

SOLD Jeep, 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited Burgundy/tan leather 4.7 V8 auto trans, am, fm, cd, Infinity Gold sound system, sunroof, all pwr options, HEATED SEATS. EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255


Like New!!

Clean Truck

Suzuki, 2004 XL7 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off! Ford Ranger Edge, 2001. 70,000 miles, V-6, automatic, power steering, windows, locks, tilt, cruise. Clean. $6295 704-637-7327


Ford, 2003 Expedition XLT 4.6 V8 with auto trans, front & rear AC, AM, FM, CD, tape, cloth interior, after market rims, GREAT SUV FOR THE FAMILY!! 704-603-4255


Dodge, 2006 Durango LIMITED 4.7. V8 auto 4x4 Leather,DVD, all pwr options, duel power/ heated seats, rear POWER LIFT GATE, good tires, DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! 704-603-4255

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Air Conditioning and Heating Perry & Son Affordable Heating & Air Service

Ford, 2003 Explorer XLT 4x4 money green/grey leather interior am,fm,cd chnager, SUNROOF, running boards all power options, towing pkg, RUNS & DRIVES AWSOME! 704-603-4255

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Toyota, 2008 Limited RAV4. V6. Sunroof, Automatic, 18,000 miles, CD player, extra tire. I am moving out of the country. Need to sell. $19,900.Please call 704754-7255

Mazda, 2005 Tribute 4 Door SUV 4 Speed automatic. $8,945. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10404A 2 Year Warranty

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

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

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

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

Senior Citzen discount with this ad.

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

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

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

6 wks & up! All Shifts Reasonable rates. 17 years experience. Michelle, 704-640-7490 FReferences AvailableF

Cleaning Services HHHHH

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

Residential & Commercial Free Estimates References available Call Zonia 704-239-2770

15 Yrs Experience!

Brick & Concrete All types of improvements & repairs. Over 29 yrs exp.


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

Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL Residential & Commercial Repair Service


We're Here to make it easy for you! Licensed, Bonded and Insured Residential, Churches Construction Clean-up, Commercial & Offices Weekly * Bi-weekly Monthly * Occasional

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

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


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

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C. H&H Construction. Bath, Kitchen, Decks & Roofs! Interior & Exterior Remodeling & Repairs! 704-633-2219

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

To Sell.. Buy.. Call Classifieds 704-797-POST


Born July 10th. Ready Aug. 28th. 2 Females and one male. Will have 1st shots and wormings. Males- $325.00. Females -$350.00. Place your deposit now! Call 704636-9867

Very Small Toy Poodles

Puppies, Chihuahuas. One male left, 1st shot, adorable & healthy, weaned & paper trained. Mother & father on site. 704-245-5238 These sweet puppies are very small and beautiful. 2 black and 2 chocolate 1st shots and Worming. CKC reg. $400. Call Barbara, 704-970-8731

Dog – 9 month old black pitbull. Great with kids. To a good home. 704-232-1418 Dogs - 3 Free outside adult dogs to good homes! Moving & pets can't go! Chocolate Lab Mix, Yellow Lab, JackRussell Mix. Please Call 704-224-2888 Dogs - Free female rat terrier and male lab mix. Call for more information 704-239-3554

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Mini Rat Terrier Puppy. Tri-color, 2 males & 3 females, shots, wormed. $150. Ready for their new home August 8. Reserve yours now! 704-213-4756

SADDLE – 15” western, black, w/breast collar, pad, girth & bridle w/o reins, $200. 704-8573970

Other Pets $ $ $ $ $ $ $

SO SWEET AND LOVEABLE! MUST SEE! Supplies and Services Puppies, Beagle, fullblooded. Will be ready July 18th. Parents on site. Wormed and have had 1st shot. $85 each. Please call 704-278-4855 or 704-202-3860

New fenced play area for dog boarding. Off the leash fun play time! Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227


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Liberty Home Inspections, Inc. 15 yrs Experience! 704-279-0871 or 704-647-4521

House Cleaning

Manufactured Home Services

Painting and Decorating

Home Maid Cleaning Service, 10 yrs. exp, Free Estimates & References. Call Regina 704.791.0046

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

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

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services

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


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

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

Lawn Equipment Repair Services Lyerly's ATV & Mower Repair Free estimates. All types of repairs Pickup/delivery avail. 704-642-2787 Kitchens, Baths, Sunrooms, Remodel, Additions, Wood & Composite Decks, Garages, Vinyl Rails, Windows, Siding. & Roofing. ~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

Large Groups Welcome!

Moving and Storage

Painting and Decorating

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

Don't Cry, Stay Dry Roof Connection

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

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

20 Years Experience All types of roofing Metal, Shingle, Rubber Insurance Claims Welcome 24 Hour Emergency Service Call Steve Furr


ROOFING Stoner Painting Contractor

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


Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976

FREE Estimates 704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

Roofing and Guttering

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

Earl's Lawn Care

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

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

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

3 Mowing 3 Trimming 3 Edging 3 Landscaping 3 Trimming Bushes

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

Hodges Services. Complete plumbing and AC service, $45 service calls, Sr. Citizen's discounts. Call today! 336-829-8721

Septic Tank Service

The Floor Doctor

Roofing and Guttering

Plumbing Services

Pools and Supplies

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

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

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

Dogs Free Puppies. Boxer/Bull Mastiff mixed puppies to a good home. Born May 15. Have been dewormed. Please call 704797-0078.

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Since 1955

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

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

Grading & Hauling

Concrete Work

Brickwork & Masonry

Wife For Hire Inc.,


CKC Designer Morkies

Want to Buy: Transportation


Child Care and Nursery Schools

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596

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

Maria Cleaning. The lowest prices in town, July special. References available. Call for more info: 704-762-1402

Childcare Available in My Home

Puppies. German Shepherd, pure bred. AKC registered. Parents on site. 4 females, 2 males born June 4. 1st shots, dewormed. 704762-0223 or 704-279-4007.

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

$50 Service Calls

336-757-0887 336-751-6299

2005 Jeep Liberty V6 4x4 3.5L Blk w/Tan int., 4 cyl., all power, AM/FM, C/D, low miles, chrome rims w/like new tires, Extra Clean Gas Saver !!!! 704-603-4255

Home Improvement

Grading & Hauling

BEAGLE PUPPIES $90 each. Please call 704-279-6620

FREE German ShepardBoxer mix, 1 year old female, brown & white, name is Bandit. Very playful. 336-479-3748 or 336-479-5423, Lexington area.

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Cleaning Services

Let me help you! I clean houses and I'm good at it. VERY reasonable. 20 yrs. FREE estimates. Make tomorrow better! Call me today! 704-279-8112

Beautiful & Loyal Pets!

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

Carport and Garages

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

AKC Long Haired Miniature Dachshunds. Black and cream males, $350. Black and cream and shaded cream female, $395. Second Liter: black and tan $325. Dew claws removed. Family raised. Call 336-469-5427


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

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


Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded Plummer & Sons Tree Service, free estimates. Reasonable rates, will beat any written estimate 15%. Insured. Call 704-633-7813. TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.


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No. 60262

No. 60234

No. 60263

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Rowan County - 09 SP 496 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Allan J Gooden aka Allam J Gooden to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated April 29, 2004 and recorded on April 30, 2004 in Book 1006 at Page 471, 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, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on August 5, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot No. 50 as shown on map of Parkview Heights, recorded in Book of Maps at Page 571-A and 571-B, Rowan County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 217 Hillcrest Place, Salisbury, NC 28144. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Allan J. Gooden. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-12253-FC01, 725833 7/27, 08/03/2010

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Floyd Samuel Little, 510 West 21st St., Kannapolis, NC 28021, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of October, 2010, or this will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 13th day of July, 2010. Ricky Vann Little, Executor of the estate of Floyd Samuel Little, File #10E689, 5048 Marcie Lane, Belmont, NC 28012 Attorney at Law, James W. Stancil, 129 West Catawba Ave., Mt. Holly, NC 2120

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Rowan County - 10 SP 214 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William G Wilson aka William Wilson, married and Barbara J. Wilson to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated December 23, 2003 and recorded on December 30, 2003 in Book 996 at Page 567, 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, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on August 5, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: Lying in Morgan Township, Rowan County, North Carolina and BEING all of Lot No. Sixteen (16) of RIVER WOOD as shown in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 4314, Rowan County Registry. Together With a 2002 Redman 28 X 52 Doublewide Manufactured Home, Model Stonebrook, Serial No. 141-03662-AB, which Grantors herein declare to be permanently affixed to the real property described above. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1148 Riverwood Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William Wilson. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-01128-FC02, 725822 7/27, 08/03/2010

No. 60236 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 492 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Marie J. McCall and Ben P. McCall to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated February 21, 2005, and recorded in Book 1029, Page 931, 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 10:00AM on August 03, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Beginning at a stone at the North corner of the intersection of Craige Street and Council Street, and runs thence with the Northeastern margin of West Council Street, North 44 deg. 15 min. West 60 feet to a stake; thence North 45 deg. 45 min. East 105.5 feet to a stake; thence South 48 deg. 50 min. East 60 feet to a stake on the Northwest side of North Craige Street; thence along the Northwest margin of Craige Street, South 45 deg. 45 min. West 100 feet to the point of beginning and being Lot No. 1 as shown upon the plat of the property of Powell L. Newsom, Salisbury, N.C. Said property is commonly known as 700 W Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. 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 Tricia H. Peeler. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 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.: 432.1003605NC /M Publication Dates: 07/20/2010 & 07/27/2010

No. 60264 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Rowan County - 10 SP 480 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Alton D. Maclamroc and Wife Sue V. Maclamroc to Timothy M. Bartosh or William B. Naryka, Trustee(s), which was dated July 27, 2007 and recorded on July 27, 2007 in Book 1100 at Page 299, 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, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on August 5, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 29, Phase One of Granite Commons as shown on a map recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 4159, in the Rowan County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1205 South Claiborne Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Alton D MacLamroc and wife, Sue V MacLamroc. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-11079-FC01, 725840 7/27, 08/03/2010

No. 60267 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 10SP506 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Donald Greg Beaver, dated September 11, 2006 and recorded on September 15, 2006, in Book No. 1075, at Page 928 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Courthouse Steps, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 16, as shown upon the map of PARKDALE HEIGHTS, Section 2, recorded in Book of Maps at Page 5159, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. Address of property: 220 American Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147 Present Record Owners: Donald Greg Beaver The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: July 12, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 1687 No. 60266 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 10 SP 59 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY APRIL E. FINNEY, Recorded in Book 957, Page 387 and recorded again in Book 959, Page 251, Rowan County Registry NORTH CAROLINA ROWAN COUNTY

DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED: The Deed of Trust being foreclosed is that Deed of Trust executed by APRIL E. FINNEY to Joe Belcher, Trustee, dated November 20, 2002 and recorded in Book 957, Page 387 and recorded again in Book 959, Page 251 in the Rowan County Registry of North Carolina. RECORD OWNERS OF THE REAL PROPERTY: The record owner of the subject real property as reflected on the records of the Rowan County Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to the posting of this Notice is or are April E. Finney. DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF SALE: The sale will be held on August 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the door of the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: The following real property to be sold "sight unseen" is located in Rowan County, North Carolina and is believed to have the address of 1267 Poplar Glen Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28083 and is otherwise more particularly described as follows: All that certain parcel of land lying and being situated in the County of ROWAN, State of NC, to wit: LYING AND BEING IN CHINA GROVE TOWNSHIP, ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, AND BEING LOT NUMBER FORTY (40) OF POPLAR GLEN SUBDIVISION, MAP I, A MAP OF SAID PROPERTY BEING ON FILE IN MAP BOOK 9995, PAGE 3966, ROWAN COUNTY REGISTRY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF AS TO METES AND BOUNDS. Being that parcel of land conveyed to APRIL E. FINNEY from DAVID GLENN MOORE AND WIFE, RHONDA B. MOORE; SAMUEL DAVID CRISP AND WIFE, LORI ANN CRISP; AND RICK KISER CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, INC. by that deed dated 11/01/2002 and recorded 11/12/2002 in deed book 956, at page 143 of the ROWAN County, NC Public Registry. Included is a 2001 Clayton manufactured home bearing serial number CLF005074NCAB. TERMS OF SALE: Pursuant to the provisions of N.C.G.S. 45-21.10(b) and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee or Clerk of Superior Court immediately upon the conclusion of the sale a cash deposit to be determined by the greater of 5% of the bid or $750.00. Unless the Substitute Trustee agrees otherwise, the successful bidder will be required to tender the "full purchase price" so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a Deed to the property or attempts to tender such Deed, and should the successful bidder fail to pay the full amount, then the successful bidder shall remain liable as provided for in N.C.G.S. 45-21.30. By submitting your bid, you agree that the "full purchase price" shall be defined as the amount of bid plus the Trustee's commission as defined in the subject Deed of Trust plus the costs of the action, unless the Trustee agrees otherwise. For example, if the amount of bid is $20,000.00 and the trustee's commission is defined in the subject Deed of Trust as 5% of the gross proceeds of the sale, then the "full purchase price" shall equal $21,000.00 plus the costs of the action. A tender of Deed shall be defined as a letter from the Trustee to the successful bidder offering to record the Deed upon receipt of full purchase price as described herein and listed in said letter. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason such as a bankruptcy filing, the sole remedy of the successful bidder is the return of the deposit. As to any manufactured home, the following shall apply: Any not considered real property is being foreclosed pursuant to N.C.G.S. 25-9-604, if necessary; there is no warranty that any is actually located on the subject tract; and there is no warranty given by the Substitute Trustee as to whether said home is real property or personal property. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, assessments, restrictions and easements of record, if any. ADDITIONAL NOTICE: Take notice 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. Take further notice that any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 6th day of July, 2010. Jay B. Green, Attorney for Deidre D. DeFlorentis, Substitute Trustee 908 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 Telephone: 919-829-0797

No. 60235 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY 10 SP Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Rafael A. Hernandez and Glenda Y. Hernandez to Shapiro & Kreisman, Trustee(s), dated October 01, 2002, and recorded in Book 0952, Page 0673, 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 10:00AM on August 03, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Beginning at an iron stake in the center line of Millers Chapel Road, said iron pin being the common corner of Lot No. 12 and Lot No. 11 of South Meadows, Section 1; thence running with the common line of Lot No. 12, North 80 degrees 32 minutes 11 seconds West 228.87 feet to an existing iron stake and corner common corner of Lot No. 12, said iron also being in the margin of Section 2 , of South Meadows; thence running with the common line of Section 2 of South Meadows, North 11 degrees, 54 minutes, 22 seconds East 100 feet to an existing iron stake in the line of Section 2, South Meadows an corner, common corner of Lot No. 10; thence running with the common corner of Lot 10, South 80 degrees 32 minutes 11 seconds East 228.87 feet to an existing iron pin in the center line of Miller's Chapel Road and corner, common corner of Lot No. 10; thence running with center line of Miller's Chapel Road; South 11 degrees 54 minutes 22 seconds West 100 feet to an existing iron pin and corner, common corner of Lot No. 12 in the line of Miller's Chapel Road and the point of beginning. Said property is commonly known as 218 Miller Chapel Road, 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 Rafael Hernandez. 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.: 432.1005939NC /LMS Publication Dates: 7/20/10 & 7/27/10 No. 60265 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 307 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Martin W. Kluttz and Denise P. Kluttz to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated July 25, 2008, and recorded in Book 1129, Page 332, 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 10:00AM on August 10, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the City of Gold Hill Township, Rowan County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an existing iron pin in the centerline of Kluttz Road (State Road No. 2315), said existing iron pin being the common corner of George Kluttz Sr.; thence running with the common line of George Kluttz Sr. North 83 degrees 54 minutes 37 seconds West 264.23 feet to a new iron pin and corner, new common corner of George Kluttz Sr.; thence a new line North 00 degrees 49 minutes 46 seconds West 189.81 feet to a new iron pin and corner, new common corner of George Kluttz Sr.; thence a new line South 88 degrees 40 minutes 46 seconds East 264.79 feet to a new iron pin and corner, new common corner of George Kluttz Sr.; thence a new line South 00 degrees 12 minutes 23 seconds East 211.72 feet to an existing iron pin in the centerline of Kluttz Road (State Road No. 2315) and corner, common corner of George Kluttz Sr. and the point of beginning. Said tract contains 1.215 acres and said legal description is taken from a survey entitled "Property Survey for Martin W. Kluttz" as prepared by Richard L. Shulenburger, RLS, dated December 30, 1985. Said survey is hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set out herein. Said tract is subject to the 30 foot right-of-way for Kluttz Road (State Road No. 2315). For informational purposes only: The APN is shown by the County Assessor as 355 110; source of title is Book 0624, Page 662 Said property is commonly known as 1770 Kluttz Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. 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 Martin W Kluttz and Denise P Kluttz. 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.: 432.1002940NC /M Publication Dates: 07/27/2010 & 08/03/2010

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Tuesday, July 27 Many of the wonderful, nonmaterial things in life are likely to offer you great pleasure in the year ahead. It is likely you’ll have many good times and fortunate episodes when with good friends. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Once you make up your mind about something important, you shouldn’t find a need to alter or adjust your decision if you’ve used good judgment. What you've reasoned out should work. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The fruits of your labor will be good, if after planting your crops, you’ve given them the tender care they needed. Life will give back in proportion to what you put into it at this point in time. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It’s likely to be one of those times when an unstructured gathering could turn out to be a lot of fun. Sometimes when we expect the least is when we get the most. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — The solution isn’t likely to come easily, but if everyone is willing to play the role of a peacemaker, the dissension that was created within the household will quickly resolve itself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t hesitate to get something off your chest when an appropriate opening occurs, especially if it’s an issue that you’ve been reluctant to thrash out. You’ll never get a better opportunity. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — This could be a better-than-average day to go shopping for all those essential items you need. Check out all the sources and you should easily find what you want at the right price. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Adopt a no-nonsense position if there is something critical you need to work out with others. When those with whom you’re dealing see that you’re serious, they’ll get down to business as well. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — The only way you are likely to have an old obligation repaid is to give the debtor a reminder, so don’t stand on ceremony. If you do so immediately, chances are you’ll get at least a partial payment. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If a friend who has done many things for you in the past asks for a favor, you won’t hesitate for one minute to come through for him/her. In fact, you’ll welcome the opportunity. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — The reason you’ll do so well in a competitive situation is because you’ll put out only what you have to and hold back whatever you can in order to give your all at the finish. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Although conditions look hopeful when it comes to something you desire, you’re smart enough to know you still have to apply whatever practical measures are necessary to make your dream a reality. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Even if the returns are still not what you expected from an endeavor in which you’re involved, hang in there. Given enough time, there is an excellent chance they will become more ample. Trying to patch up a broken romance? The Astro-Graph Matchmaker can help you understand what to do to make the relationship work. Send for your Matchmaker set by mailing $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays TV producer Norman Lear is 88. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 79. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 66. Actress-director Betty Thomas (“Hill Street Blues”) is 62. Singer Maureen McGovern is 61. Actress Roxanne Hart (“Chicago Hope”) is 58. Guitarist Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 54. Comedian Carol Leifer is 54. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 43. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 43. Actor Julian McMahon (“Profiler”) is 42. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 38. Drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones is 37. Singer Pete Yorn is 36.

Can a CA-125 detect ovarian cancer? When they pre-empt, assume six points BY PHILLIP ALDER

Dear Reader: CA-125 is a protein found more often in ovarian-cancer cells than in other cells, and because it enters the bloodstream, it can be measured by a blood test. The rate at which CA125 levels increase is a more accurate method of detecting ovarian cancer than is single testing for the same purpose. Therefore, when comparing figures, it is important to be assured that the test used in each case is the same generation, same manufacturer and same type of assay. A CA-125 provides a true positive result in about 50 percent of all stage I ovarian-cancer patients. A single test is not to be used for early detection; however, it has an 80 percent chance of returning positive results

from stage II, III and IV ovarian-cancer patients. There are a number of disorders that can cause false-positive results. They include pelvic inflammatory disease, benign ovarian cysts, endometriosis and first-trimester pregnancy. Beyond these diagnoses, almost 60 percent of people with pancreatic cancer, 70 percent of those with cirrhosis and up to 25 percent of people with other malignancies will have elevated CA-125 levels. There is a lower specificity in premenopausal women than in those who are postmenopausal. Therefore, a CA-125 test alone is not recommended for detection but should be done serially for more accurate results. It should also be used in conjunction with a rectovaginal pelvic examination and transvaginal sonography. To further complicate things, other tumor antigens, such as CA 15-3, CA 19-9, OVX1 and M-CSF, exist; however, only the OVX1 appears to hold diagnostic potential. There is also a tumor-marker test that measures levels of plasma lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) being developed. So stay tuned. To provide some related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Vaginal Infections and Disorders.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or

money order to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at Dear Dr. Gott: I am allergic to freshwater and saltwater fish (the oil, I believe). I am wondering if I would be able to take codliver oil in capsule form. Dear Reader: Cod-liver oil can cause GI upset, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rash and a number of other unwanted symptoms in anyone. Because you are allergic to fish, you should avoid fish-oil supplements. I suggest you speak with your physician regarding the possibility of taking flaxseed, grape seed or eating more green, leafy vegetables and nuts such as sunflowers or walnuts as a replacement for cod-liver oil. I must defer to your primary-care physician, who knows your medical history and can guide you better than I. 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

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Today’s deal highlights an important bidding principle and a useful defensive play. When you have a good hand and an opponent pre-empts, assume your partner has six or seven high-card points. (If partner has fewer points than that, get a new partner — one who holds better cards!) In this deal, North opens one diamond after two passes, East makes a three-club weak jump overcall, South passes, West passes, North reopens the auction with a takeout double, and East passes. What should South do? South has two choices: pass or bid three spades. He has a soft hand with one club trick, so might

go for the penalty, which would be 100 or 300, depending on how East plays the hearts. But with a five-card spade suit, he could reason-

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ably bid that suit. Then North, assuming his partner has six or seven points, raises to four spades. West leads the club three. How should East plan the defense after winning with his club ace? East should see that his side needs three heart tricks. And here the only shift guaranteed to defeat the contract is the heart jack. If South covers with his queen, West wins with the ace and returns a heart, East collecting two tricks with the K-9 hovering over dummy’s 10-8. Alternatively, if South ducks, East holds the trick, and the ace and king will be cashed. The key to this surrounding play is that East has the highest heart on his right surrounded (here, dummy’s 10), plus he has another, higher, nontouching honor (here, the king).


Dear Dr. Gott: I would like to get more information about the blood test CA-125 for ovarian cancer. Articles and doctors here in Topeka, Kan., insist there is no test for ovarian cancer. However, I’ve read about it and have talked to people who have had this test. Topeka is now having a DR. PETER Whisper Walk GOTT and awareness for ovarian cancer such as we’ve had for breast cancer, but the people putting it on still say there is no such test.

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Clouds and sun with a t-storm

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A thunderstorm possible

High 90°

Low 73°

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Regional Weather Boone 84/67 Knoxville 89/74 Hickory 86/72 Franklin 88/70

Asheville 86/68

Danville 85/68 Winston Salem Durham 88/72 88/68 Greensboro 86/71 Raleigh 88/70 Salisbury 90/73

Spartanburg 92/70

Charlotte 88/73

Greenville 90/74

Kitty Hawk 82/77

Goldsboro 86/70 Cape Hatteras 86/75

Lumberton 88/73

Columbia 94/74

Sunrise today .................. 6:26 a.m. Sunset tonight .................. 8:30 p.m. Moonrise today ................ 9:17 p.m. Moonset today .................. 7:52 a.m.


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Augusta 96/73

Allendale 96/72


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Savannah 94/76

Charleston 92/77 Hilton Head 90/78 Shown is todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weather. Temperatures are todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highs and tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lows.


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High Rock Lake .... 653.40 ...... -1.60 Badin Lake .......... 540.60 ...... -1.40 Tuckertown Lake .. 595.20 ...... -0.80 Tillery Lake .......... 278.00 ...... -1.00 Blewett Falls ........ 178.10 ...... -0.90 Lake Norman ........ 97.09 ........ -2.91

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Air Quality Index Charlotte Yesterday .. 53 .. Mod. .................. Particulates Today's forecast .. 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 very unhealthy, 301-500 hazardous UV Index


Highest today ................................. 6, High Noon ...................................... 5, Moderate 3 p.m. ..................................... 5, Moderate 0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High; 8-10, Very High; 11+, Extreme The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

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Today at noon .................................. 105°


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Data from Salisbury through 8 a.m. yest. Temperature High .................................................. 97° Low .................................................. 72° Last year's high ................................ 91° Last year's low .................................. 70° Normal high ...................................... 90° Normal low ...................................... 68° Record high ...................... 102° in 1914 Record low .......................... 55° in 1947 Humidity at noon ............................ 51% Precipitation 24 hours through 8 a.m. yest. ........ 0.48" Month to date ................................ 2.28" Normal month to date .................. 3.35" Year to date ................................ 30.51" Normal year to date .................... 25.61"



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Billings 86/57


Myrtle Beach 84/76

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Wilmington 86/72


Minneapolis 94/69


Aiken 96/71


Southport 84/73

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Amsterdam 71 62 c Atlanta 94 76 t 94 77 t Athens 88 70 s Atlantic City 89 65 s 89 74 s Beijing 92 77 pc Baltimore 89 69 s 90 74 s Beirut 80 79 s Billings 86 57 pc 85 61 t Belgrade 78 60 sh Boston 88 70 s 91 71 s Berlin 77 61 s Chicago 90 75 s 94 70 t Brussels 74 61 c Cleveland 86 65 s 92 73 t Buenos Aires 59 44 s Dallas 94 78 t 95 77 t Cairo 102 75 s Denver 96 62 s 91 64 t Calgary 73 50 s Detroit 88 69 s 92 71 t Dublin 64 52 pc Fairbanks 65 50 t 66 51 c Edinburgh 65 50 pc Honolulu 88 75 s 89 76 s Geneva 74 55 c Houston 89 77 t 92 77 t Jerusalem 85 62 s Indianapolis 92 74 pc 92 74 t Johannesburg 63 40 s Kansas City 94 75 pc 94 75 s London 73 57 r Las Vegas 102 80 pc 103 80 pc Madrid 95 63 s Los Angeles 77 62 pc 79 64 pc Mexico City 73 54 t Miami 93 78 pc 92 79 s Moscow 93 66 c Minneapolis 94 69 t 81 61 pc Paris 79 64 pc New Orleans 91 78 t 92 77 s Rio de Janeiro 75 68 pc New York 88 76 s 89 80 s Rome 82 63 s Omaha 96 75 s 93 70 pc San Juan 88 78 pc Philadelphia 89 71 s 92 76 s Seoul 88 71 t Phoenix 101 84 pc 103 86 t Sydney 64 50 pc Salt Lake City 95 70 t 89 70 t Tokyo 92 77 pc San Francisco 66 54 pc 69 54 pc Toronto 84 66 s Seattle 81 57 s 79 55 s Winnipeg 81 59 t Tucson 93 74 t 94 76 t Zurich 68 53 r Washington, DC 88 72 s 91 76 s Legend: W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.


Darlington 89/74

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Morehead City 86/73

Atlanta 94/76


World Cities

Chicago 90/75

50s 60s

San Francisco 66/54

Kansas City 94/75

Los Angeles 77/62

Atlanta 94/76

90s 100s

New York 88/76

Washington 88/72

Denver 96/62

70s 80s

Detroit 88/69

El Paso 89/70

110s Precipitation

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Cold Front Houston 89/77

Miami 93/78

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