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Hospital refutes allegations over land deal BY SCOTT JENKINS

SALISBURY — Local hospital officials say a board member with prior ownership of land on Statesville Boulevard did not influence the $995,000 purchase of that site for a planned Hospice House. That’s one of the concerns raised by Ronnie Smith, a longtime hospital supporter and, until his removal Thursday, a member of the Rowan Regional Medical Center

Foundation board of directors. He also says the site was considered in 2008 but rejected as not meeting the requirements set out for a Hospice House. Salisbury businessman Bill Wagoner sits on the Rowan Regional Medical Center board of directors and served on a Hospice House steering committee appointed by the board. At one time, he also was part of a group that owned 6 acres at 1229 Statesville Blvd.

On June 20, hospital officials and community leaders held a cerem o n i a l groundbreaking at that site. It was interrupted briefly when a Novant security official and police officers escort- SMITH ed Smith out. On his way out, Smith told the audience there had been a

“conspiracy” surrounding the property and the project. When initially asked about that statement, Smith referred the Post to public documents showing the chain of ownership for the land. Smith has since declined to speak on the record, citing advice from his attorney. He did provide several letters to the Post last week that outline some of his charges. The controversy has apparently cost Smith his longtime seat on the Rowan Regional

Medical Center Foundation board of directors. On Thursday, a majority of its members voted to remove him, according to a statement provided by Robin Baltimore, a spokeswoman for Rowan Regional parent company Novant Health. “The Foundation Board felt that there will be greater harmony within the board if we made this change,” the statement said. In an email to the Post, Baltimore wrote that Chairman Dr. Thomas Carlton

said the statement “represents the sentiment of the majority of the RRMC Foundation board members.” Foundation officials have not said why they voted to remove Smith. A letter provided by Smith, bearing Carlton’s signature, about a meeting that was to have taken place Tuesday, said the purpose of that meeting was “to clarify certain issues which you have raised to various people and


25 years: Treme reflects on tenure Feb. 10 First day as city manager First goal setting retreat with City Council

City departments reorganized to create Public Services New trees downtown Cruising banned

Hurley Park dedicated Employee compensation/ classification plan Steele Street Tunnel collapse

Partnership with Ralph and Anne Ketner to redevelop the Wallace Building (now the Plaza)

Salisbury Police Department accredited Redevelopment at I-85 and Innes Street begins

Purchase 800 radio system

Water/sewer bond referendum passes Curbside recycling/roll-out garbage collection

Purchase Towne Creek Mall Railroad corridor safety study (closed nine crossings by 1998)

$3 million bond issue passed for Salisbury Community Park (opens in 2001)

Purchase Flowers Bakery (later redeveloped and sold)

Salisbury Fire Department Class II rating

Parks and Recreation renovations

New City Hall opens

Council Street and Easy Street renovations Park Avenue neighborhood revitalization Cone Mills closes

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like a much bigger city,” former Mayor Margaret Kluttz said. Treme introduced “public-private partnerships” into the local lexicon. ALISBURY — Come Tuesday “That’s definitely an important morning, Salisbury will enter a part of his legacy,” former Assistant era. new City Manager Foster Owen said. “He One without David Treme at the has the patience of Job to sit down helm. Treme has been the city’s manag- and hammer out details and listen to others, and it just has made an iner, advocate and visionary for so credible amount of difference with long — more than 25 years — it’s these big projects.” hard to imagine Salisbury without City government dabbling in land him. Through three mayors and 22 deals and business development City Council members, Treme has raised hackles, but Treme struck a been the only constant face of city good balance, Owen said. He and government since 1986. Treme, who worked together for 20 Beloved by some, criticized by years, identified five projects cruothers and emulated by colleagues across the state, the 64-year-old who cial to the revitalization of downtown — The Plaza, Salisbury Depot, revitalized downtown, guaranteed a future water supply and launched Fi- the Meroney Theater, the Empire Hotel and the Rowan County Adminbrant will retire Monday. istration Building. Buoyed for most of his career by All but the hotel have been redea strong economy and elected offiveloped with Treme’s help, either dicials willing to take risks, Treme’s quarter-century of leadership marks rectly or indirectly. Because of the continuity and staa period of growth and development bility he provided in city governfor a city that refused to act its size. “Dave always wanted Salisbury to ment, Treme could encourage politiswim with the big fish,” said Warren cians, philanthropists and business Miller, a longtime consultant for the leaders to collaborate on projects that might not pay off for a decade. city. Or longer, as may be the case for the Empire Hotel, a still-empty downSmall city, big goals With about 33,000 residents, Salis- town landmark the city bought in bury is among the smallest of North 2007 just before the Great Recession Carolina’s cities. But Treme insisted hit. Salisbury would be as professional Planned ahead as any large metropolitan area, Despite major improvements to Miller said, and he worked to attract Jake Alexander Boulevard and the employees talented enough to meet Innes Street and I-85 corridors, that goal. Using his innovative management Treme’s greatest legacy is not a road, say those who worked most style, Treme taught Salisbury leaders to think strategically and partner closely with him. It’s not Salisbury Community with people who had the money govPark, a 300-acre recreation and athernment lacked to accomplish a letic complex. number of ambitious projects, inIt’s not Salisbury-Rowan Utilities cluding redevelopment of The Plaza, and Salisbury’s enviable supply of Flowers Bakery and Towne Mall. “He helped Salisbury, with our See TREME, 6A limited resources as a small city, act BY EMILY FORD


Retiring city manager leaves legacy of people BY EMILY FORD

SALISBURY — For David Treme, it comes down to people. While Treme takes pride in the buildings, roads and utilities he helped Salisbury accomplish during his quarter-century as city manager, he’s most proud of something more intangible than bricks and asphalt. Treme said his top achieve-

ments have been encouraging employees to go back to college and delivering excellent customer service to Salisbury residents. “My greatest joy has been taking a look at folks that have come to work here and trying to see them as they could be, rather than what they are,” Treme said. With Treme’s guidance, many city employees have completed undergraduate or master’s degrees.

Police Chief Rory Collins, Fire Chief Bob Parnell, Communications Director Karen Wilkinson, Planning Director Joe Morris, City Clerk Myra Heard and a host of others have earned college degrees or will soon. Many more have achieved certifications and completed advanced training. “They are reaching their full potential,” Treme said.


Watt anticipates legal challenge for new 12th District map BY KARISSA MINN

SALISBURY — State lawmakers may have finished the new legislative district maps last week, but the 2011 redistricting process isn’t over yet. North Carolina’s redrawn 12th Congressional District, which includes part of Rowan County, is one of the changes that could be challenged in court. U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, who

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has represented the district since its creation in 1992, says he expects it will be. He said in early July that Republican leaders have packed minority voters into the same district to minimize their influence. “African-Americans have influence in my district, and they assert that influence,” Watt said. “I want that African-American input to be concerted in all Congressional districts.” The new 12th District Today’s forecast 88º/70º Storms likely to develop

still stretches from Charlotte to Greensboro, but it is narrower — taking in less of Rowan County — and increases the percentage of blacks from 44 to 50. Watt said he typically gets about 60 percent of the vote in the district as it exists now. The new boundaries would give him an even greater chance of winning an election, Watt said, but it also would take away minority voting power elsewhere. People tend


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tricting leaders said they were following that law when they made the 12th District one of two majority-minority districts in the state. (The other is the 1st District in eastern North Carolina.) Watt said the law isn’t supposed to ensure minority representation but to make up for racially polarized voting. “The Voting Rights Act is designed to level the playing field, not to provide a slam dunk to African-American


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US appeals court rules against opening prayer in Forsyth County WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners was wrong to allow opening prayers at its meetings that singled out praise for a specific deity, a federal appeals court ruled. In a 2-1 decision Friday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled in favor of two county residents who sued after the

prayer before a December 2007 commissioners meeting thanked God for allowing the birth of his son to forgive us for our sins and closed by making the prayer in the name of Jesus. The decision upholds a lower court ruling that required commissioners to stop its pre-meeting prayers. “Legislative prayer must strive to be nondenomination-

Man held on heroin possession charges CHINA GROVE — A China Grove man has been arrested for felony possession of heroin. China Grove Police have also charged Christopher Joseph Gareau, 26, of 12 Walnut St., with simple possession of marijuana, driving while impaired and driving while li-

years older than the girl. Bynum is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $75,000 seBYNUM cured bond.

with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found a crack pipe. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention BOYD Center under a $10,000 bond.

Waitress charged with changing receipts THOMASVILLE (AP) — Authorities accuse a former waitress of a Thomasville restaurant of changing the amounts on customers’ credit card receipts to receive larger tips. The Dispatch of Lexington reports that 27-year-old Judy Proffitt of Michelle Thomasville is charged with seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense. She is set to appear in court Aug. 19. A message could not be left on Proffitt’s voicemail, which

was full. Thomasville Police Lt. Kimberly Sebastian says Proffit is no longer employed by East Coast Wings. Police say the owner contacted the department in June after a customer reported his debit card had been charged too much. Arrest warrants accuse Proffitt of changing receipts in May and June to receive at least $56 extra. Police suspect more people were charged extra between February and June.

Cumberland County trying to corral wild dogs FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Animal control officials in Fayetteville are stepping up efforts to trap and kill packs of dogs following reports this week of the dogs attacking a fox and two raccoons. The Fayetteville Observer reports that results on a rabies test on the fox were inconclusive, but authorities are treating it as a positive case as a precaution. Animal Control Director Dr. John Lauby says there

ligion’s own voice — we must be glad to let it be,” Niemeyer wrote. But Wilkinson pointed out in his ruling that more than three-quarters of the 33 invocations given from May 2007 to December 2008 referred to “Jesus,” “Jesus Christ,” “Christ” or “Savior.” One of the lawyers who presented the case said he plans

have been eight suspected or confirmed cases of rabies in Cumberland County this year, and he estimates there are about 10 packs of dogs running wild throughout the city. Health Director Buck Wilson says a rabies outbreak in the dog packs would create an “imminent public health hazard” that warrants animal control taking “extraordinary measures” to catch and kill the dogs.

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watching closely to see whether a legal challenge is necessary. “We don’t like them to comFROM 1a pact minorities all into one litback and forth.” tle group,” Norman said. Republican redistricting ••• leaders contend the maps The word “gerrymander” comply with state and fed- comes up often in discussions eral laws and court rulings. of the 12th District. Democrats argue the It was first coined to demaps create too many ma- scribe a Massachusetts state jority-black districts when Senate district redrawn for parthe law doesn’t require it. tisan gain in 1812. The district’s Bitzer said this year’s re- shape was compared to a saladistricting process has mander and named after Elraised an important ques- bridge Gerry, the governor who tion about how the Voting approved the new maps. Rights Act should be applied Now, the term is used for in modern politics. any oddly-shaped district “We have our first black drawn to give an advantage to president, but a certain political have we truly party or other overcome the group of people. legacy of what Before the United the U.S. Supreme States history Court approved has been?” the current Bitzer said. boundaries of the South “We as a coun12th District, Carolina try with a legawhich Bitzer says cy of racial resembles more politics still of a sea monster, a map showing the new 12th Congressional District illustrates struggle with it was the focus how the district has changed since 1992, compared to the two this question.” of years of litiga- maps below. The Genertion. al Assembly When North redraws legCarolina legislaislative distors drew the tricts every 10 1992 map of the years to re12th District, flect populait threaded 160 tion growth remiles from GasMICHAEL BITZER ported by the tonia to Durham, Political scientist U.S. Census, w e a v i n g and the ReStatesville, Salispublican party now holds a bury, High Point and Winstonmajority in both chambers Salem into its narrow path. for the first time since 1870. “What do people in Gastonia N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock, have in common with people in who represents Rowan and Winston-Salem, Salisbury or Davie counties and is vice Durham?” Bitzer said. “That is chairman of the redistrict- obvious racial gerrymandering, ing committee, has said the and the courts would not supdistricts comply with port that.” the Voting Rights Act. The map was struck down in Brock, a Republican, told 1993 by the United States Disthe Post in early July that ur- trict Court. ban areas have grown the It was redrawn in 1997 to fastest in population over the make the district more compast decade, so districts with pact, starting in Charlotte and urban areas got geographical- ending in Greensboro. ly smaller while more rural Legislators argued that they districts grew. drew it based on politics, not The new maps are now race, and the new map passed law, but next they’ll be pre- legal muster. sented to a federal court and Because black U.S. attorneys to decide voters are highly likely to be whether they meet anti-dis- Democrats, Bitzer said, it can crimination laws before they be hard to tell whether race is can be used in the 2012 elec- a primary consideration in retions. districting. Bryant Norman, president “Until we can get to the point of the Salisbury-Rowan of separating politics out of all Branch of the NAACP, said this,” he said, “we’re still going his organization will be to have gerrymandering.”

Perdue’s speech raises eyebrows MOREHEAD CITY (AP) — A spokeswoman for Gov. Beverly Perdue says the Democrat is aware of the potential for a sulfur pellet warehouse in North Carolina but did not mention it during a recent speech in Morehead City because there are no formal plans in place. Perdue said last week that PCS Phosphates was canceling plans for a sulfur melting plant, an announcement lauded by community members who had opposed it. Before the announcement Wednesday evening, the governor’s office provided her prepared remarks to the Associated Press. A spokesman for the governor

also verified that the information was OK to use after the speech was under way. According to the remarks, Perdue was to say the company “also has a plan to bring dry sulfur pellets and store them at the port” but that any such plans would be reviewed. However, the governor did not mention that during her actual speech. Late Friday night, Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said the final written version of the speech given to the governor did not contain information about the warehouse because the plans for it have not been made. Activists have questioned whether the governor was hiding information when she spoke.


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to recommend that the Forsyth County commissioners appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The legal director for Americans United, a group that backed the two residents along with the American Civil Liberties Union, said government should never give any indication it prefers one faith over the other.

“Do you draw districts to the point where it is basically guaranteed that a black candidate is elected, or do you draw it to give them the opportunity to do it?”

Machete used in attack on Salisbury man CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man was arrested Saturday after he assaulted Salisbury man with a machete. Salisbury Police charged Harvey Lee Boyd, 51, of 3425 Chenault Road, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after he cut Howard Thomas Lowe, of 1220 Crosby St.. Boyd was also charged

negating the effect of having a prayer champion only one set of beliefs. “I respectfully submit that we must maintain a sacred respect of each religion, and when a group of citizens comes together, as does the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and manifests that sacred respect — allowing the prayers of each to be spoken in the re-


cense revoked. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 s e c u r e d GAREAU bond.

Accused in sex case held on $75,000 bond ROCKWELL — A Rockwell man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl is behind bars. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office has charged Kenneth Wayne Bynum, 22, 225 Crescent Road, with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. He is at least five

al so long as that is reasonably possible — it should send a signal of welcome rather than exclusion. It should not reject the tenets of other faiths in favor of just one,” Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III wrote. Judge Paul Niemeyer disagreed, writing in his dissent that Forsyth County allowed believers of any religious faith to give the opening prayer,




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Indian Trail man being held on $1.5M bond in connection with robbery of family

China Grove man sets up foundation to assist families of children with brain cancer


lie down on the floor. Beaver and one of the men got into a physical altercation, before he threatened to shoot the chil- HARDIN if dren Beaver didn’t open his safe. The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Beaver, who owns Beaver’s Honda Salvage, told a Post reporter earlier this week that he plans to carry a gun with him every day for the rest of his life. He said he felt “helpless” during the incident. Beaver has also removed the safe from his home. The second gunman had not been arrested as of Saturday at press time.

SALISBURY — An Indian Trail man is behind bars on a $1.5 million secured bond in connection with the felony armed robbery of a family on Deal Road earlier this month. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Roderick Darnell Hardin, 38, of 421 Walnut Ave. with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping Saturday. He is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center. Shortly after 8 p.m. July 21 two armed men approached Scott Beaver and his family at their Mooresville home. The men forced them inside, where they bound Beaver’s wife, Shirley, and grandson, Nick Fowler. Beaver’s 5-year-old twin daughters and 3-year old Contact reporter Sarah great-grandson were told to Campbell at 704-797-7683.


CHINA GROVE — Just before the holidays Ashleigh Higgins’ family thought she was suffering an ear infection. Then around Christmas Eve, the young girl had problems walking and her family thought she was having a stroke. Ashleigh, 3, was diagnosed with stage III Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a brain tumor more commonly found in men and women in their 30s to 50s. Sen. Ted Kennedy died in 2009 of the same brain tumor. Ashleigh never made it to celebrate her fourth birthday. She died June 4, 2010, just six months after the diagnosis. “She wa having a lot of ear infections. Her walking was getting worse and she was walking into walls and falling down a lot,” said April Smith, Ashleigh’s mother. Tests at both Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital and Levine Children’s Hospital confirmed the tumor. “It is very rare for kids. It was a very aggressive tumor. She did not have it long,” April said. So for months the girl underwent chemotherapy and radiation. But because of her age, Ashleigh could only receive a certain amount of chemo and radiation. Doctors were unable to operate. The tumor was close to the based of Ashleigh’s skull, it was too risky. It was too late — the tumor was the size of a gof ball. Ashleigh Higgins lived only a short time, but her life impacted so many. April was pregnant at the time, and Ashleigh was the



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eric Smith founder of Ashleigh’s Angels Foundation created the organization to remember his niece who died of a brain tumor and to raise money for cancer research. he created the logo shown on this t-shirt. first to see nect friends Ayden when and family on he was born. her hospital Although visits and Ashleigh was chemotheratoo weak to py/radiation go outside to treatments play, she and upon her held her death as a brother and way to cope helped feed and rememhim, April ber the “little said. angel.” W h e n W h e n April reSmith comflects on the pleted the child she page and lost, she reword spread, members the it had more child she has. than 2,000 Submitted photo “ S h e friends. eric Smith with Ashleigh, left, and her brother, Ayden. would be mad “ W e if I gave up,” learned a lot in Eric Smith, the young April said of Ashleigh. girl’s uncle, created a page those six months,” Eric Her family struggled to on the social networking site deal with her illness and her Facebook as a way to conSee FOUNDATION, 4A subsequent death.

County commissioners will again consider broadcast tower request at meeting BY KARISSA MINN

SALISBURY — For the second time in six years, county commissioners will consider a request Monday from a radio station owner to build broadcast tower in Mount Ulla. Greely “Gig” Hilton, president of Davidson County Broadcasting, has applied for a conditional use permit to build a 1,200-foot broadcast tower on property owned by Richard L. and Dorcas Parker. Arguments for and against the application will be heard in a quasi-judicial hearing starting at 4 p.m. Monday, on the second floor

of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building. The regular meeting of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will be held at 3 p.m., one hour before the hearing. Hilton and the Parkers will be represented at the hearing by attorney Stephen Holton. Opposing the request is a citizens’ group made up of the Miller Airpark Association, the Mount Ulla Historic Preservation Society and James and Marian Rollans. Attorney Richard Reamer will be representing them. According to the hearing procedures adopted by com-


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to hear that budget cuts could lead to the school’s demise. State lawmakers slashed the $849,000 annual funding for the program in the current budget. “It is shocking that they would take away something so influential and so important,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to think I was the last generation to be able to have that experience because it was so meaningful.” Without funding it would cost students $2,100 to attend the school. The program has historically been free, but a $500 fee was charged last year when the budget was

trimmed from $1.35 million to $849,000. Josh Price, a recent North Rowan graduate, said he wouldn’t have been able to participate in 2010 if tuition had been that expensive. “Forget it ... I couldn’t come up with that kind of money,” he said. And Price said if he hadn’t attended the school he PRICE probably wouldn’t be going to Georgia Tech this fall. Instead, he


would likely be attending his second choice college, North Carolina State. He said being exposed to his intellectual equals challenged him to set big goals. “It taught me that chasing dreams is what you should be doing instead of staying conservative,” he said. “Don’t be afraid to push boundaries.”

Finding funding Supporters have stepped up to donate more than $154,000 in an effort to ensure Governor’s School will open next year. Earlier this month, the State Board of Education challenged program advo-


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SALISBURY — McKenzie Eury wasn’t ready to leave Governor’s School when the six-week program ended last week. “It was like a totally different world and I really wish I could just stay in that world,” she said. The rising EURY Carson High School senior, who attended the school’s theater program,

said there was never a dull moment. And without tests or grades, the pressure was off. “We were all learning for the sake of learning,” she said. “People were just itching for knowledge.” Eury was one of 600 students from across the state who participated in the 48th annual summer enrichment program for intellectually gifted high school students. The school offers academic and arts courses at Meredith College in Raleigh and Salem College in Winston Salem. She dubbed it the “experience of a lifetime.” That explains why she said it was “heartbreaking”



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Ashleigh’s Foundation After Ashleigh’s death, Eric Smith was left with all of this knowledge about Anaplastic Astrocytoma and feelings about losing his niece at so young an age. He knew there were other families going to through the same. Eric came up with Ashleigh’s Angels Foundation, an organization he created to be a place to benefit research efforts, where families who have children undergoing brain cancer,

TOWER FROM 3a missioners, county planning staff first will give a presentation on the case. Then, each party will be given time to make opening and closing statements, present evidence, call witnesses, cross-examine the other party’s witnesses and make rebuttals. Near the end of the hearing, time also will be given for testimony from the public. Once the hearing is closed, the board will discuss the application and vote to approve the permit as requested, approve the permit with conditions, deny the request or continue the request to another meeting. At the commissioners’ July 5 meeting, Chairman Chad Mitchell said the board will recess if the hearing goes past 10 p.m. The general criteria for all conditional use permit requests include that the proposed use will not create significant visual impacts for adjoining properties or passersby, detract significantly from the character of the area or result in hazardous safety conditions. On July 6, commissioners denied a motion by the citizens’ group to dismiss the application after a quasi-judicial hearing. The group argued that the May 2010 permit application deals with the same issues and decisions as the one previously denied by the board in November 2005. But commissioners said the changes are significant enough to warrant a new hearing. Adjoining property owners Maurice and Mary Parker have been added as parties to the re-

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The new application alters the site plan, land mass, fall zone, setbacks, tower engineering and design and number of bays. quest, because a portion of the proposed fall zone for the tower would be on their land. The new application alters the site plan, land mass, fall zone, setbacks, tower engineering and design and number of bays. It also reduces the tower height by 150 feet. After 14 hours of testimony in two days, the board decided in 2005 that a 1,350-foot tower on the Parkers’ property would present a safety hazard to a nearby private airstrip, Miller Airpark. The only sitting commissioners on the board at the time were current Chairman Chad Mitchell, who voted to deny the permit, and Jim Sides, who cast the lone dissenting vote. Hilton appealed the county’s decision, but a three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals upheld the denial in September 2007, and so did the N.C. Supreme Court. In its new application, Davidson County Broadcasting says evidence and expert testimony will show that the tower would not create hazardous traffic or air safety conditions. The company says it wants to build the new tower to increase the coverage area of its WWLV station in Lexington, serve more people and reduce interference.

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First Reformed opens new preschool First Reformed Church in Landis will open a new preschool on Sept. 6. The preschool will include 2- and 3-year-olds only during the first year of operation. Two-year-olds will attend on Tuesday and Thursday and 3year-olds will attend on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The school will be open for mornings only. Plans are to add a 4-year-old class next year. The preschool will be open

to church members as well as the community. An experienced staff will be led by Risa Little and Gina Cochran. Little and Cochran have 28 years of experience in the preschool environment, and eight years teaching together. A $25,000 Cannon Foundation Grant will be used for playground equipment, furniture, laptop computer, and a Smart Table. A Smart Table is the first multi-touch, multiuser interactive center for use

in early education environments. It allows several students to work together on the same surface, while at the same time developing cognitive, social and fine motor skills. The preschool will be housed in a recent church addition that was built in 2005. While backed by the church, the preschool intends to be self-supporting. The mission of First Reformed Church is “Connect-

ing to Jesus Christ, Connecting to each other, and Connecting to the world.� The Preschool program is an avenue for the church to connect to the community and have a positive influence on children and families. For more information on the First Reformed Church Preschool, please contact Gay W. Roberts at 704-796-6966, the church office at 704-8577119 or

NC officer dies after losing control of patrol car WINSTON-SALEM(AP) — Winston-Salem police say a 28year-old officer died after he lost control of his patrol car and crashed into trees. Authorities say Officer Russell Willingham crashed about 3:15 a.m. Saturday and was killed. Police Chief Scott Cunningham says Willingham was driving to help a fellow officer who was following a possible drunken driver, but he never made it there. His car went off the road and down an embankment. Willingham was trapped inside his car and radioed for help, but when emergency responders arrived, the car was engulfed in flames. He died at the scene. Willingham joined the police department in August 2009. Before that, he worked in the Greensboro police department for two years. Flags have been lowered to half-staff at the police station.

Former Marine Corps commanding officer fined for DWI MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT (AP) — The former commanding officer at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has been fined $10,000 after pleading guilty in military court to driving while impaired, having an open con-

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tainer of alcohol in his car and dereliction of duty. Col. Douglas Denn also received an official reprimand and a 60-day suspended sentence. He won’t have to serve that if he remains out of trouble for a year. Denn was removed from his command after Newport police stopped him in October for traveling 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. The 47-year-old pleaded guilty in civilian court to driving while impaired and received a 60-day suspended sentence. Denn apologized in court Friday, saying he didn’t live up to his responsibilities as a pilot and Marine colonel.

Army hopes to hire 130 substance abuse counselors FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Army officials say they want to hire 130 substance abuse counselors for 54 military installations, including Fort Bragg. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the U.S. Army hopes to hire the counselors by October. The director of the Army Substance Abuse Program says in a release that the Army has had a shortage of counselors since 2008. Dr. Les McFarling says the Army’s goal is to have 562 counselors, but it’s been a struggle to fill the jobs. The Army says salaries range

pounds worth of copper from the construction site of a new courthouse in downtown Raleigh. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that spools of copper were taken overnight Friday from the site of the new Wake County Justice Center. Raleigh police say a chain on the entrance gate was cut. It’s 4,000 pounds of copper unclear how many people involved. Calvin Finley stolen from court site were with Raleigh Metal Recycling RALEIGH (AP) — Authori- says the stolen copper is probties say thieves stole 4,000 ably worth $13,400.

from $50,000 to $93,000 and come with good benefits and other incentives, including student loans being paid off. The release says the Army needs about 10 providers each at major bases, including Fort Bragg, Fort Hood in Texas, and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Public is invited to Stanly County Agri-Civic Day Aug. 27 The public is invited to join the Friends of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center (FACC) at “Stanly County Agri-Civic Day� Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle. Agri-Civic Day is a celebration of Stanly County and the agricultural heritage of the region, featuring modern and antique tractor and equipment displays, agricultural and livestock exhibits, food vendors, free entertainment and more. It will be a day full of free family fun for all ages. FACC members will also receive free ice cream to help beat the heat. The stage performance schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. — The Hatley Family; 11 a.m. — Chaz the Magician; noon — Albemarle Academy of Dance Showcase; 1 p.m. — Uwharrie Voices; 2 p.m. — “Glee� review by The Talent Company. The Friends of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Cen-

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Snoop Dogg launches youth football in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Snoop Dogg launched a Chicago version of his popular youth football league Saturday, saying he hoped the program will give kids in highcrime neighborhoods a positive release for their energy. Dancing and high-fiving his way through a large crowd at the Chicago Indoor Sports Facility, the playful entertainer seemed intent on meeting all the kids involved in the inaugural season of the city’s Snoop Youth Football League. Chicago’s is a division of the league he established in Los Angeles in 2004. Snoop Dogg spent most of his time interacting with the more than 100 football kids and fans, many whom waited several hours for his arrival. “When I walked into the building, I felt the spirit,� the rapper said of the loud welcome that included non-stop photo flashes. Obviously moved, Snoop Dogg smiled and danced as his songs played in the background. He credited football, a sport he played growing up, with giving many kids in his California league the incentive to focus on their education and other aspects of their lives. He’s hoping Chicago youth use the program to figure out what they want to do with their lives, and he’s anxious to see how they respond. “I want to give them something to fight for,� he said of his intentions with the new league. “At the end of the day, they’re our future.� The league in California has eight chapters with more than 3,000 participants. Chicago’s league will have six chapters with more than 1,500 participants. Snoop Dogg said the league prides itself on a strong support system, anchored by coaches and parents. “We’re teaching life skills now,� he said, referring to the program’s more-than-football approach. The rappers also proud that his league isn’t afraid to go into some of the most dangerous neighborhoods to reach the young people who live in them. “We’re going to the toughest areas,� he said. “We’re going to deal with them face to

ter, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, strives for an equitable balance between the agricultural interests, arts and entertainment needs and community interests by providing education, meeting and performance facilities for the enrichment and use of individuals, families, the community and the region. They are dedicated to acquiring resources for the continued use, improvement and long term maintenance of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. Their goal is to maintain a marketable, usable facility for the residents of Stanly and surrounding counties. The Stanly County AgriCivic Center is located at 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle NC 28001. Contact Candice Moffitt, director, for more information at 704- 986-3666 or


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Stars aim for bargains at NY charity-fashion event WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — Kelly Ripa, Rachel Zoe and Emma Roberts had their strategies mapped out as they joined other stars on a mission to find the best bargains at a high-fashion shopping event for charity on Saturday. Celebrities such as Donna Karan, Gayle King and actor Chord Overstreet also attended Super Saturday, which raises money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Jimmy Choo, Theory, and One Kings Lane were among the 200 brand names that discounted their goods for the cause. “You have to get a map and plot out the places you want to go,� celebrity chef Katie Lee said. “You have to have a mission and a game plan.� Lee said she’s scored amazing deals in the past, thanks in part to her hard-core focus: “I got about five Tommy Hilfiger bikinis for about twenty dollars and I still wear them and I love them, and I got cover-ups too.� Ripa had an alphabetical method to her buying spree, instead of jumping around from designer to designer. Once again acting as a co-host, she was excited to get a chance to shop — something that eluded her last time. “Last year it did not go my way. I had a wedding to get to, so I was able to do the press line, but by the time I got off the press line, I was ushered into a car to go to the wedding. It was really sad,� she said. Roberts, who also co-hosted the event, said she was out the lookout for anything by the line Chloe. Reality star, stylist and new mom Zoe did double duty by hosting a booth, as well as doing some shopping for clients. Zoe said she never has buyer’s remorse over her Super Saturday purchases. “I think just all of the finds you get and knowing every dollar you spend is for a great cause.�

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6A • SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011 Salisbury-Rowan Utilities goes county-wide

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FroM 1a When he suggests returning to college, most employees are shocked. “They’ve been out of school for so long, many think they can’t do it,” he said. Treme knows better. After his father died when he was 19, his mother lost her job because she didn’t have enough education. She had never been to college. She had never taken algebra. At age 46, she enrolled at the University of South Carolina and graduated four years later with a 3.5 grade point average. She became a teacher. “If she can do it, anyone can do it,” Treme said. In 2004, Treme felt like he was getting a little stale, he said. As he’d advised others to do, he sent himself back to school — a two-week leadership class at the University of Virginia, where he encountered a principle that would change the culture of service delivery in Salisbury. Inspired by the book “Good to Great,” Treme returned to Salisbury and introduced the Hedgehog Concept, department by department. The concept encourages employees to define what they can do better than anyone else. Time and time again, city workers came up with the same answer — customer service. Salisbury residents filled out a satisfaction survey in 2004 before Treme launched the customer service initiative. Five years later, the city sent out the same survey. “We had improved in 12 of 13 service areas,” Treme said. “The only thing we’d done differently during that time period was the customer service intervention.” Employees had changed their attitude toward the public, and it showed. The city adopted the motto “driven to serve,” and employees who deliver the best customer service win incentives and rewards. Winners have changed tires. Discovered leaks. Given grocery money to an elderly woman who had no food. The customer service design team recently renamed its top award after Treme in honor of his retirement. “I’m not driving this thing,” Treme said. “The key word is empowering your employees. If you provide a good environment and allow your employees to step out, they will do those things.” Treme’s customer service initiative has been adopted by cities across North Carolina, but he maintains that Salisbury still has the best employees in the state. Treme’s darkest hour as city manager came on March 7, 2008, when two firefighters died in the Salisbury Millwork fire. “It still brings tears to my eyes when I least expect it,” he said. Treme and Parnell, the fire chief, personally told the families of Victor Isler, 40, and Justin Monroe, 19, the men had perished. Parnell would later say Treme provided a source of spiritual strength for him that day and throughout the ordeal. “It was the saddest day of my career,” Treme said. For Treme, who thinks of his employees almost as children, the loss of Isler and Monroe had a profound impact, Mayor Susan Kluttz said. As they reflect on his retirement, city workers have called Treme a father figure. A mentor. An encourager. Known as the “praying city manager,” Treme last week prayed fervently and publicly for interim City Manager Doug Paris, Treme’s protege who starts his new job Monday. Treme warned Paris the job is “not for the faint of heart.” “The career I’ve chosen has been very rewarding but very difficult,” Treme later told the Post. Treme said he looks back on a quarter-century with no regrets. He could not have chosen a better place “on the face of the earth” to serve than Salisbury, he said. “I feel fulfilled in that I’ve given them the very best that I have,” he said. “But I think it’s time for new leadership.”



“ H e ’ s just one of the best people I know. He’s a very good person, and that’s a good place to start. That’s why he’s been so successful.” — Ellis Hankins, executive director for the N.C. League of Municipalities “We’ve had different opinions, but when a decision been has made, we serve as a team and we all stick together. And I think it’s because of your leadership.” — William ‘Pete’ Kennedy, councilman

TREME FroM 1a water, which Treme battled Alcoa for years to protect. Treme’s most important contribution to Salisbury is an strategic planning process called the Future Directions and Goal-Setting Conference. Sounds dull, but the two-day annual City Council retreat, introduced by Treme in 1986, determines the city’s course for years to come and has been the key to Salisbury’s growth and development. “At my first retreat, I realized that they had established goals two and three years out,” said Councilman William “Pete” Kennedy, who has served for 18 years. “To me, that showed the city didn’t do anything in a haphazard way.” The retreat forces City Council to focus and city staff to produce results. But the first retreat in 1986 didn’t bode well for its creator. Dr. John Wear was a nononsense mayor. When the retreat facilitator asked council members to list three things they would take to the moon, the physician grew impatient with the seemingly pointless exercise. “My father looked at him and Dave thought, I better convince them this will be good, or I won’t be here very long,” said current Mayor Susan Kluttz, Wear’s daughter. Rather than costing Treme his job, the goal-setting tradition has given him more job security than many city managers. This year marked the 25th annual retreat. “It’s probably (responsible for) 90 percent of the success he’s had,” former Councilman Bill Burgin said.

Focused efforts A sense of community began to evolve from Treme’s strategic planning process, because it embraced the whole city and brought different groups to the table, Margaret Kluttz said. “When everyone started playing together, a vision for the direction of the city began to crystalize,” she said. It wasn’t easy. People had to learn to trust, and the city had to hit a few home runs to prove the process worked. Downtown began to blossom. The hospital, Rowan Museum and Historic Salisbury Foundation and other organizations flourished. The city helped make things happen. “There wasn’t a group in this town that wasn’t doing pretty amazing things,” Margaret Kluttz said. “There was a reverse domino effect all across the community.”


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“He had the ability to put facts on the table for a city council of five to make a decision, and then had the ability to take the decision and do the very best he could with it, even if he disagreed. That takes a special person.” — Bill Burgin, former city councilman


Salisbury Tourism Fibrant launches Development Authority New Customer Service Center opens City drops annex. Airport development of N.C. 150 area zone $35.86 million in bonds sold for Fibrant Two firefighters die in Salisbury Millwork fire




“He helped us all learn how to think strategically as a community, rather than just remain in our isolated worlds.” — Margaret Kluttz, former mayor

“You’ve b e e n praised and you’ve been vilified, but you’ve kept your faith and you’ve continued to serve loyally.” — Maggie Blackwell, mayor pro tem

“I will miss his advice. I could always, for anything I was dealing with, just say ‘What's “You’ve just been so sin- your opincere in what ion?’ He has you’ve done great into make this sight into a better what works city.” and what — Paul doesn’t, Woodson, what can cause problems counciland how to find solutions.” — Susan Kluttz, mayor man

“If the organization or the community is better as a of result their efforts in the time they have served, then they have done a good thing. And you have done a good thing, sir.” — Brian Miller, councilman

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2011 “It’s sort of like the guy who says, ‘Why should I plant trees here? I’m not going to see them grow.’ Dave doesn’t think that way. He says, ‘It may not be in my time as city manager, but this is something that will benefit the city.’ ” — Foster Owen, former assistant city manager

“He’s a good listener, a gentle coaxer.” — Glenn Harbeck, longtime consultant for Salisbury

When he was hired, Treme insisted on the annual retreats as an objective way for City Council members to evaluate his performance. They set goals, then determined if he accomplished them. For all of Susan Kluttz’s 14 years as mayor, Treme has received flawless evaluations, she said.

‘Calm presence’ Asking people about Treme elicits comments like, “model of integrity,” “highly ethical” and “servant-leader.” “He’s a calm presence,” Councilman Paul Woodson said. “In 14 years of working with him, I’ve only ever seen him upset when we are doing the budgets.” Treme is known as one of the most effective city managers in North Carolina. “I certainly think he ranks in the top tier,” said Ellis Hankins, executive diWayne HinsHaW/For the SaliSbury PoSt rector for the N.C. League City Manager David treme hugs lenny Wolfe, calling him ‘the mayor of Milford hills.’ of Municipalities. After working with more than 100 city managers, consultant Glenn Harbeck property based on price, job creation and adCity purchases ranks Treme as the best. herence to the development plan. “He’s never content to • Proceeds of sale repaid the original inDuring David Treme’s career, the city purrest on his laurels,” said chased several buildings and entered land vestment, and then some. Harbeck, longtime facilita• Federal and local funds paid for deals for redevelopment. It was a controvertor for the city. “He’s alsial practice, but Treme says it paid off. Here’s streetscape improvements. ways looking for a better • City improved parking an example of how: way to approach a problem, Since 1996, investment worth roughly $18 and usually it’s through humillion (public and private) has flowed back to Flowers Bakery man interaction.” the area: F&M Financial Center, Waterworks • City purchased for $503,000 in 1996. Treme has a knack for • Community task force led by Paul Fisher Visual Arts Center, Police Station, Justice Cendetermining which initiaof F&M Bank came up with development plan. ter, art studios, Gateway Building, Council tives need to bubble up, • City created an Economic and Communi- Street Place, law offices and more grassroots-style, and which ty Development Project Area. source: City oF SaliSbury have a better chance of • City took competitive bids and sold the succeeding top-down, as goals from City Council. He worked well in either direcand carrying out City Counpartnered with Ralph and But a decade from now, tion, Margaret Kluttz said. cil directives often made Anne Ketner to redevelop people will praise Salisbury “He was constantly him a lightning rod. The the Wallace Building (now as one of the few cities with searching and reaching for The Plaza), sparking a flur- sign ordinance, liquor-bythe foresight to launch a community input about ry of downtown redevelop- the-drink and forced annex- public broadband system something, while being reation drew vocal opponents while cities still could, she ment that drew businesses sponsive to what’s handed and made the city some and residents back to the said. to him from City Council,” lasting enemies. heart of the city. Harbeck said. No firm plans Treme’s pick for police Downtown revitalization In 1988, City Council Though City Council ofchief resigned in 2002 amid eventually spread east on handed him a doozie: End fered him roughly $70,000 Innes Street to Towne Mall, allegations of sexual hacruising. to stay through 2012, rassment, and three firean abandoned shopping Treme will step down Monfighters lost their jobs this center the city purchased Cruising problem day. He will receive a reyear in a sex scandal. in 1994 to avoid paying for ends Some tax- tirement bonus of about a sewer easeTreme had encountered $35,000 in recognition of all payers have ment. the spectacle when he he’s done for Salisbury in accused The city Tremeisms drove into town the night the past 25 years. Treme of a later sold the before his first day at work • “There is wisdom in a lack of transTreme hasn’t made firm mall to develand thought Salisbury had multitude of counsel.” plans for retirement yet parency reopers for a won the state football • “Where there is no vi- garding Fibut said he may try teachsmall profit. championship. Hundreds of ing. Today, the sion, the people will perish.” brant, the cars packed Main Street • “From the heart to the city’s new Margaret Kluttz said her former eyeevery weekend, leading to head to the hands to the broadband friend has been doing that sore boasts gridlock and vandalism. habits.” in Salisbury since 1986. utility that numerous Salisbury’s cruising •“There is power in put Salisbury “Dave has been teaching restaurants problem became a crisis prayer.” us for a long time,” she $33 million and offices. when one cruiser shot ansaid. “I think it would be in debt. “There other. The physician who wonderful if he found anLike so are people treated the victim was none other way to continue.” who are big-picture people, many of the “big and imother than Dr. John Wear, portant and worthwhile and then there are those the mayor. Contact reporter Emily things this city has done,” who are detail-oriented,” “He looked at Dave and Ford at 704-797-4264. Fibrant will prove to be a Margaret Kluttz said. “We said, ‘Enough is enough. valuable and wise decision, were truly blessed to have Find a solution to this,’ ” SuSusan Kluttz said. a city manager ... who was san Kluttz said. Treme’s vision for Salisa strategic thinker, and also Treme did, with a host of he could find the fatal flaw bury often sparked contronational media covering the versy because he looks 20 in a little piece of minutiae story. years down the road, she that would cause a huge Without the cruising said. problem down the road.” ban, the rebirth of down“This will be one of town could not have ocControversial choices those decisions that is very curred, Susan Kluttz said. Treme’s career hasn’t controversial to live The next year, the city been without controversy, through,” she said.


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What’s next? Fulton said the next step is raising enough money — about $500,000 — to secure contracts with Salem and Meredith colleges. “Losing those contracts could very well mean a death blow for Governor’s School, as it will be very difficult to restore momentum after losing a year,” he said. The Foundations’ longterm plans include partnering with charitable foundations, businesses and other organizations throughout the state to sustain Governor’s School, Fulton said. “We’re hopeful that our continuing efforts to reconnect with alumni, as well as maintain Governor’s School awareness and conversation throughout the state and national will bring us to where we need to be for 2012 and beyond,” Fulton said. Although the Foundation is raising private dollars to help see the program through tough times, supporters acknowledge the importance of a partnership with the state. “The ultimate goal is to restore full funding to Governor’s School, for 400 students per campus, without need for tuition,” Fulton said. Price said it’s vital that the program be supported by public funds. “The heart of Governor’s School is a public initiative,” he said. “With it being publically funded anyone who has the ability can go.”

Alumni still fighting Eury knows one thing for sure about the future of Governor’s School. “By all means it is definitely worth the fight,” she said. Leigh Beth Lytle, who attended Governor’s School for English this summer, agrees. The rising West Rowan senior submitted a letter to the editor about her experience. It was published in the Post on July 19. She also wrote a letter to the State Board of Education to information them how valuable the program is for students. Lytle said when she heard that Governor’s School was in jeopardy of shutting down she was upset and began looking for ways to keep it open. “I knew that this was such a unique experience that I was so lucky to be at,” she said. “I had already thought of a few people I hoped could attend next year and it saddened me that they might miss out on this experience due to lack of funding.” Governor’s School alumni Desere Cross, a Salisbury High grad and student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also stepped up to help. She signed a petition in favor of keeping the school open and urged CROSS others on campus to do the same. “I don’t think they’ll ever be a program to match Governor’s School, it’s one of a kind,” she said. “It’s really awesome because it’s such an engaging and intellectual environment.” Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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We are are excited exciitted to to celebrate celebrate 75 75 years years of of caring caring for for We o ur community community as as August August 1, 1, 1936 1936 marks marks the the first firsst day day we we our ccared ared for for a patient patient in in our our hospital. hospital. As As I complete complete my my first firstt yyear ear as as the the President Preesident of of Rowan Rowan Regional Regional Medical Medical Center, Center, II’m ’m excited excited to to share share some some important important accomplishments accomplishments with w ith you. you. Now, Now, more more than than ever, ever, we’re we’re recognized recognized for for our o ur clinical clinical excellence excellence and and significant significant contribution contribution to to tthe he health health & wellness wellness of of our our community! community! Here are are some some important important highlights: highlights: Here

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With warm regards, Dari Caldwell, RN, PhD, FACHE President, Rowan Regional Medical Center

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of Education, which is set to meet Wednesday. State Superintendent June Atkinson has recommended discontinuing the program “until such point that we can have adequate funds to support its offering to students across the state.” Atkinson has said she would like to see the program run without requiring tuition so that any student can attend despite economic status. It would cost an estimated $1.5 million to run the school tuition-free for 800 students. But Fulton said he thinks a compromise can be reached with the state board to keep the school alive next year.

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11th-hour budget talks advancing WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the White House and Republican leaders in Congress are making significant progress toward a lastminute agreement to avoid a default threatened for next week. These officials say the two sides are discussing a plan to raise the debt limit by about $2.4 trillion and enact spending cuts of a slightly larger amount in two stages. The deal under discussion would also require Congress to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constituassociated press tion, but not require its apNorwegian flags among flowers and tributes in oslo, Norway. proval. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the versary. Nonsense, says the another chance, an aunt has sensitivity of the discussions. so-called rival, who notes that said. Breivik attended just five or The fifth victim in the Syrian, Libyan leaders six party meetings and bare- shooting rampage, Thuy ly spoke. Nguyen, 25, was Trini Do’s sishang on despite US In his early 20s, Breivik ter-in-law. She will be buried intervention policies writes, he spent a year work- in Vietnam. ing alongside a mentor who Four others were wounded WASHINGTON (AP) — schooled him in the ways of in the rampage, but police said Five months after President business and management. their injuries were not lifeBarack Obama told him to The man calls that a bizarre threatening. leave Libya, Moammar Gad- exaggeration, noting that the hafi is pressing on against only thing he taught Breivik Caribbean Airlines NATO-backed rebel forces, was how to record corporate flight crashes in flaunting his remaining pow- minutes. er in the face of Western naThose conflicts between Guyana; none killed tions fearful of combatting Breivik’s account and reality GEORGETOWN, Guyana him with greater force. And hint at a long thread of delufour months after Obama of- sion winding throughout the (AP) — Flight 523 from New fered Syria’s leader an ultima- 1,518-page manifesto he e- York had just touched down tum to lead reform or leave, mailed to hundreds of people and passengers were applaudBashar Assad’s crackdown on hours before he set out on a ing the pilot’s landing in the dissent rages on. murderous rampage just over South American country Saturday when something sudThrough intervention or a week ago. engagement, the U.S. is stuck But some of the most trou- denly went wrong. The Boeing 737-800 slid off with inconclusive results in bling questions are the ones both countries. And while raised by the fragments of the end of a rainy runway, American officials are loath Breivik’s story those who crashed through a chain-link to compare the civil war in knew him say are closest to fence and broke in half just short of a deep ravine. Yet all Libya to the civil unrest in the truth. Syria, they say neither conThe killer describes teen 163 people on board survived. Officials were starting to flict makes for easy solutions. years infatuated with hip-hop, The unclear endgame in each sneaking out at night in bag- probe the cause of the crash is constraining the actions of gy jeans and hooded sweat even as they marveled at the everyone involved — includ- shirts to spray-paint buildings lack of fatalities. “We must be the luckiest ing the United States. around the capital with grafComing out with guns blaz- fiti under the tag name country and luckiest set of ing failed to deliver an early “Morg.” Then, Breivik writes, people in the world to escape knockout punch to Gadhafi, he decided to reject that life so lightly,” said Health Miniswho seems determined to pro- and turn himself into a self- ter Leslie Ramsammy, who long four decades of crafty less crusader bent on rescu- said more than 30 people were taken to the hospital. Only and often cynical rule that has ing society from itself. three of those had to be admitseen him crush all previous attempts at liberalization. En- More than 400 gather ted for a broken leg, bumps, cuts and bruises. gagement has proved similarThe Caribbean Airlines ly ineffectual directed toward for funeral of four plane had left John F. Assad, who has mixed prom- slain siblings Kennedy International Airises of reform and symbolic BARLING, Ark. (AP) — port Friday evening and made steps toward greater democracy with fierce repression, Four siblings killed in a shoot- a stop in Trinidad before landleaving much of his country ing rampage at a Texas roller ing in Guyana. The airline said rink were remembered Satur- it was carrying 157 passenin a state of siege. Libya’s war has become a day as a part of a tight-knit gers and six crew members. quagmire. On Thursday, rebel family, even as the hundreds commander Abdel-Fattah gathered in an Arkansas FBI offering $25K Younis was shot and killed un- church to mourn them tried to reward in case of der mysterious circum- make sense of the tragedy. More than 400 people at- missing NH girl, 11 stances, just before arriving for questioning by opposition tended a service for Trini Do, STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. authorities over alleged fam- 29, her sisters, Lynn Ta, 16, ily links to the Gadhafi and Michelle Ta, 28, and her (AP) — The FBI is offering a regime. His death raised the brother, Hien Ta, 21. Trini $25,000 reward for informaspecter of a troubling split Do’s estranged husband, Tan tion leading to an 11-year-old within the rebel movement at Do, 35, shot her and her sib- northern New Hampshire girl a time when their forces have lings during a birthday party who’s been missing for five failed to make battlefield for their 11-year-old son and days. FBI agent Kieran Ramsey gains despite NATO’s pound- then killed himself. Police in Grand Prairie, said at a Saturday afternoon ing airstrikes on Gadhafi’s Texas, have said they believe news conference that the remilitary. The killing also underlined the shooting was planned and ward would also cover inforthe uncertainty of the war. followed years of domestic vi- mation leading to the arrest The United States and sever- olence. Trini Do received a and prosecution of anyone real dozen other nations have protective order in December sponsible for Celina Cass’ disrecognized the rebel leader- against her husband, but she appearance. Jane Young of the state atship as Libya’s legitimate had it withdrawn earlier this rulers, but Gadhafi had held year against a prosecutor’s ad- torney general’s office says a onto a large part of the coun- vice and wanted to give him community member was try. The government’s grip on the capital, Tripoli, seems secure.

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Soldier’s arrest illustrates crucial role businesses play KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — Ultimately, it was the keen eye of a Texas gun shop clerk that helped authorities find an AWOL soldier who’d stashed bomb-making material in his nearby motel room for a planned attack on Fort Hood soldiers. The tip that led Killeen police to Pfc. Naser Abdo on Wednesday prevented what could have been the second terrorist attack on the Army post, following a 2009 shooting rampage in which an Army psychiatrist is charged with killing 13 people. Earlier this year in Texas, a shipping company that told the FBI about a suspicious order for a chemical explosive foiled an alleged plot to blow up former President George W. Bush’s Dallas home. The enduring lesson for a post-9/11 world: America’s work force plays a crucial role in preventing potential terror attacks. “A vigilant public and informed local law enforcement make it much more complicated for people wishing to carry out attacks to do so,” said John Cohen, principal deputy counterterrorism adviser at the Homeland Security Department.

Bush to attend NYC ceremony to mark 9/11 anniversary NEW YORK (AP) — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include former President George W. Bush and a chance for victims’ families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.

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have impacted the efforts of the board in a detrimental fashion and have been counterproductive to our mission.” Among the charges made by Smith, according to the letter, were allegations that Wagoner profited from the sale of land on Statesville Boulevard for a Hospice House; that a civil engineering firm falsified its report on the property; and that a conspiracy formed to cover up the wrongdoing. Rowan Regional officials and Wagoner say there is no basis for the allegation that Wagoner steered the Hospice House project toward land in which he once had an ownership stake, and that he removed himself from discussions about the site for that very reason. “I had no role in selecting the site,” Wagoner said recently. “I always made sure I stayed out of those meetings.” And, though Smith and Robert T. Skelton, former director of the Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation, say they once met with Wagoner to hear his offer of the Statesville Boulevard site for a Hospice House, Wagoner said he doesn’t recall that meeting or having made that pitch. He met with Rowan Regional officials earlier to discuss the property for other hospital-related uses, he said. Hospital officials also contend they paid a fair amount for the land — they provided an appraiser’s report to the Post — and that even though other sites would have cost less up front, developing them would have driven up the price. Rowan Regional Medical Center President Dari Caldwell — who serves on the foundation board and worked with the Hospice House steering committee — said that she took Smith’s concerns to Novant’s corporate compliance unit. Its investigators, she said, “can find nothing that’s a breach of any ethical standard or a breach of compliance.” And after a search that considered about 30 potential Hospice House sites, Caldwell said she is happy with the Statesville Boulevard property. “I truly am, and our Hospice House steering committee is,” she said. “And we’ve got a lot of critical thinkers who have been working on the Hospice House project a long time who are not shy about expressing their opinion, and they tell me they love this site.” A Salisbury Post examination of public records, minutes of hospital board meetings and Novant documents relating to the Statesville Boulevard property and another that had been under consideration show hospital officials went to considerable lengths in their search for a Hospice House site and exercised due diligence in choosing the Statesville Boulevard location.

Long-standing goal Building a Hospice House, which provides residential care to terminally ill people in their final days, has been a goal for decades of Rowan Hospice leaders and support-

Tough search It wasn’t easy to find one, though. Talks to place the facility on some of the land now occupied by Sacred Heart Catholic Church off Jake Alexander Boulevard had stalled. And in August 2009, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education turned down an offer of $35,000 an acre for land next to Isenberg Elementary School, just across from Sacred Heart on Jake Alexander. Tim Lesley read about the school board meeting in the newspaper the next day. He called Charlotte-based Southern Real Estate and told an agent he had property for sale on White Farm Road bordering the Sacred Heart land and not far from Isenberg. Novant signed an option to buy 30 acres from Lesley for a total of $600,000, with a June 2010 closing date. After getting several extensions, Lesley said, the company backed out that summer. “They said because of the economic situation, they wouldn’t be able to pursue it any further,” he said. Lesley said he wasn’t told of any other issues with the forested land, which sits off a two-lane road near Jake Alexander Boulevard. He acknowledges a surveyor found an old washer and dryer and some tires on the property, but says it wasn’t a “dump site” and that it checked out with the Environmental Protection Agency. Caldwell called what surveyors found on the property a “tire dump” and said that in her experience, that could lead to environmental issues. She said the property had “all kinds of problems” including

a pipeline that runs across it and an easement to another property. She showed the Post a report generated by Novant’s construction division that estimated it would cost nearly $2 million to develop the White Farm Road property, including $875,000 to clear the site and fill in a gully, among other things; $200,000 to extend water and sewer from the city; and $85,000 to clean up the tires. “It was going to break our budget,” Caldwell said. So she made the call, she said, to walk away from the property and select another site. Caldwell said Southern Real Estate, which had been given the project specifications and told to find property that fit them, took another look at the available sites that had made its short list and came back to the task force with a recommendation: 1229 Statesville Blvd.

Wagoner reports ties Caldwell said Wagoner — who sits on the Rowan Regional board of directors and had been named to the Hospice House steering committee — was out of town when Southern Real Estate recommended the Statesville Boulevard site. When he learned of that recommendation, she said, Wagoner immediately told fellow board members that he had once been a part owner of the site. Records on file with the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office and the Rowan County Register of Deeds show that Wagoner was one of four people who formed Milbrook Medical Park in 2004 and paid $600,000 for the nearly 6 acres on Statesville Boulevard. The others were Stanford Jordan, Todd Dagenhart and Thomas Leoblein. Wagoner was listed as a partner on the annual report filed with the Secretary of State’s Office in 2009. He was not listed as a partner in the 2010 filing. Wagoner told the Post he sold his share of the property to the other partners in January 2009 and his name shouldn’t have appeared on that year’s annual report. Jordan, who filled out the report, said that’s correct. Though Secretary of State’s Office shows the report as filed April 21, 2009, Jordan signed and dated it Jan. 20 of that year and said it reflected the makeup of the partnership on Dec. 31, 2008. Wagoner said when Novant decided to look at the Statesville Boulevard site after pulling out of the White Farm Road deal, “I said, ‘Whoops, I should not be involved in the site-selection process.’ “When the Statesville Boulevard site became one of the sites they were looking at again, then it became obvious I shouldn’t be involved simply because I had a prior involvement in the site,” Wagoner said. “So I always made sure I stayed out of those meetings.” Caldwell, the Rowan Regional president, said Wagoner “never even suggested this property” and made his previous ownership stake in the land “well known to the board.” She showed the Post minutes of meetings during which the land was discussed: • On July 23, 2010, the first time the Statesville Boulevard property was pre-

sented to the steering committee, Wagoner was absent, according to the minutes. The committee voted to proceed with surveying to determine whether the site would accommodate the project. • On Aug. 27, 2010, the minutes show the steering committee asked Wagoner not to attend a part of the meeting during which the members discussed the Statesville Boulevard property and the issues Ronnie Smith had raised to hospital officials and others concerning the land. • On Sept. 20, 2010, Caldwell brought the steering committee’s recommendation to proceed on the Statesville Boulevard site to the executive committee of the hospital board. Wagoner was not a member of the executive committee at that time and wasn’t present at that meeting. • On Oct. 18, 2010, the executive committee again discussed the site after hearing a presentation by Smith, according to the minutes. By this time, Wagoner had been elected to the executive committee but did not take part in the Hospice House discussion. • On Nov. 1, 2010, the executive committee received a due diligence report on the Statesville Boulevard site and voted to proceed with negotiating a contract to buy the land. Wagoner did not attend the meeting, the minutes show. • On Nov. 20, 2010, Wagoner also skipped discussion of the Hospice House project during a meeting of the full Rowan Regional board of directors, according to the minutes. The board received information about the project, including a report from Salisbury’s Robinson Associates Appraisers that pegged the market value of the Statesville Boulevard site at $963,000. After getting the appraised value, Caldwell said the board agreed to pay the full $995,000 asking price for the land and, in return, the owners donated the $32,000 difference to the hospital foundation for the Hospice House project. She showed the Post a copy of the cancelled check.

Not involved in sale And Wagoner said he did not try to sell the hospital on the Statesville Boulevard site when he did own a share of it. While Smith has declined an interview with the Post about this issue, he provided a copy of a letter that he wrote last week and addressed to Dr. Thomas Carlton, chairman of the Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation board of directors, in which he makes reference to a 2008 meeting with Wagoner “in which the Wagoner property was respectfully declined because it did not meet the 8 acre minimum of our site committee specification, not to mention that our committee set a maximum purchase price of $50,000.00 per acre.” Skelton, the former foundation director, told the Post he remembers meeting with Wagoner to discuss the poten-

tial of the Statesville Boulevard land as the site of a Hospice House. He said Smith attended the meeting also. Skelton said he doesn’t recall exactly when the meeting took place. His focus was still on the Partners in Progress campaign, which ended in mid-2008. He met with Wagoner “as a courtesy” even though the property didn’t fit the description he’d heard for a Hospice House site. “We were told that the best preferred size of property would be somewhere around 10 acres,” Skelton said, with the “ideal location for the house in sort of a tranquil forest setting … trees, streams, something like that.” Skelton said he considered the Statesville Boulevard site to be a “business area.” “I remember something like this, that Mr. Wagoner said, ‘Well, I guess this doesn’t fit. I heard you were looking for some property and thought this might be suitable.’ ” Skelton said Diane Hooper, who succeeded him as director of the foundation, also attended the meeting. Hooper said she doesn’t recall a meeting. She said that Wagoner did telephone her “after the Catholic church property fell through.” “We were not looking at a property that size because we were looking at property with a lot of land we could use as buffers,” she said of the Statesville Boulevard site. “In 2008, the whole concept of a Hospice House was different than what we decided we needed.” Hooper stresses that the foundation simply raises money for hospital projects and had no say in the site selection process. Its Hospice House committee “was exploring ways the foundation could help the Hospice House once it was built. That’s our role.” And she says the Statesville Boulevard site “is saving us a ton of money.” Because of its location, the hospital can provide food service, housekeeping and maintenance, she said. Hospital officials say it’s more convenient for doctors and has other advantages, including existing water and sewer service and access to public transportation. They point out that it is buffered on two sides by trees. A conservation easement runs across part of the property and the Milford Hills neighborhood is beyond that. The city may eventually connect its greenway to walking trails planned for the site. And plans call for landscaping and berms at the front, between the Hospice House and Statesville Boulevard. “To be in the city, it’s very tranquil in comparison to what you get in return,” said Rick Parker, senior director of professional and support services at Rowan Regional. Parker has been involved with the Hospice House project for years and called the 10 acres a “floating figure” that depended on the design of the

home. Hospital officials scrapped an earlier plan and instead based their design on the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, which Parker said fits well on the site and allows for future expansions when the state approves them. As planned, the facility will be around 15,000 square feet with 14 rooms for patients and rooms for their family members. The site plan includes an option to expand by up to 5,000 feet and 12 beds.

Past experience Caldwell, who worked on a Hospice House project in Cabarrus County when she was at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast said, “You want a peaceful setting, but you want to have a setting that’s accessible” to family members and friends of the people living out their last days there, as well as doctors treating them. And she said that while she “can’t attest to how many acres they may have been looking for in the past,” Novant’s real estate experts told her the Hospice House would need between 4 and 8 acres to accommodate the home as well as parking, walking trails and other necessities. Caldwell shared with the Post a letter from Stimmel Associates, a Winston-Salem civil engineering firm employed by Novant, which she said addressed some of the issues raised by Smith about the Statesville Boulevard site’s suitability. It says, among other things, that the site is large enough for the planned Hospice House; that most of the site is ready for construction with little grading needed; that a natural gas pipeline runs across neighboring office park property, not the Hospice House site; and that Statesville Boulevard provides easy access to the site but is not heavily congested. Caldwell said as part of its due diligence on the property, the hospital commissioned a traffic study and a study of the noise level of passing traffic. “There was nothing there that created a concern,” she said. Caldwell said she met with Smith a number of times to address his concerns about the Statesville Boulevard site and even walked a property on McCoy Road — off Statesville Boulevard and not far from the site selected — that he recommended for the Hospice House. Across the nation, Caldwell said, Hospice Houses are in many settings — some are rural, some sit in the middle of a city block. “What’s really important is the care that’s provided there,” she said. The Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation has a $7 million fundraising goal for the Hospice House, according

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ers. In the early 1990s, land on Bringle Ferry Road was donated to Hospice of Rowan County for a Hospice House. The project sat dormant for more than a decade as Hospice merged into Rowan Regional and other efforts took priority. The largest was the Partners in Progress campaign. The capital campaign raised $26.6 million and funded Rowan Regional expansions and improvements including a new emergency department and the Smith Heart and Vascular Center, named for Wilson L. Smith, Ronnie Smith’s father. Once that campaign was completed, hospital and foundation officials turned their attention back to a Hospice House. When Rowan Regional merged into Novant in 2007, it was named a priority. The hospital won state approval to spend up to $5.6 million on the facility and formed a task force to plan the facility and find it a home. And Caldwell said when she was hired to lead the hospital in May 2010, she was told it was to top her to-do list, too. “I was told to get it done, that was my No. 1 priority,” she said. The Bringle Ferry Road property, however, had already been ruled out. Caldwell said it would have been “exorbitantly expensive” to develop and was too far from the hospital for doctors to visit their terminally ill patients. Novant had hired Southern Real Estate of Charlotte to find another site.



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west Rowan’s Toby Brown fires a jumper against south.

CHINA GROVE — South Rowan looked downright weary down W. Rowan 66 the stretch in a 66-56 S. Rowan 56 championship game loss to West Rowan in the 2nd edition of the Scooter Sherrill Alumni Throwback Tournament. “We’re not ready to rename this the West Rowan Invitational yet,” joked Sherrill, who worked tirelessly to put on the tournament and then starred in it. “But maybe if we win another two or three, we’ll have to think about it.” South was playing its second game Saturday when it fell short against the Falcons, while defending champ West only played once, but South’s Steve Heggins wasn’t looking for excuses. “I work six days a week in 105-degree temperatures,” said Heggins, who toils in his family’s auto detailing business. “So it wasn’t like I got tired. Fatigue wasn’t the factor. The factor was that big guy over there.”

That “big guy” was West lefty Donte Minter, 6-foot-8 and 250 or so pounds. While West’s still svelte, dynamic and charismatic Sherrill and South rubber-band-man Carlos Dixon staged an MINTER epic battle on the perimeter that was a standoff, the immense presence of Minter decided the championship. He had 23 points and 15 rebounds. “From 15 feet and in,” shrugged South’s Jason Cross, “he doesn’t miss.” Cross, a hero when South won its last Sam Moir Christmas Classic back in 1996, played linebacker at Catawba and owns the arms of a blacksmith, but his attempts to box out Minter weren’t always successful. The 6-1 Cross caught an accidental elbow to the eye during one physical flurry. Minter apologized to Cross profusely — but he didn’t feel so badly that he


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Carlos Dixon goes up against T.J. Gaither, left, and scooter sherrill.


Brickyard pole goes to Ragan

At West, 46 and counting

BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — David Ragan, in the midst of a career breakthrough, added the pole for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to his suddenly improved resume. Ragan earned his first car e e r Sprint Cup Series victory earlier this month at Daytona, a RAGAN track long considered to be the crown jewel track of NASCAR. Indianapolis ranks among the most prestigious tracks in the world, and Ragan’s pole-winning run Saturday was no small feat. He made his run late in the session, with threetime Brickyard winner Jimmie Johnson holding down the top spot on the leaderboard. Ragan turned a lap of 182.994 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford to bump Johnson from the pole. “It will be cool to lead the pack,” Ragan said. “It’s an honor to be here and to be the fastest guy at Indy. This is a great track. Any type of accomplishment you get here is cool.” It’s Ragan’s second career pole. His first came in April at Texas. “It was a good lap, I didn’t make a mistake,” Ragan said. “It wasn’t as aggressive as I wanted to be.” Kasey Kahne made his qualifying run after Ragan and jumped in front of Johnson with a lap at 182.927 mph in a Toyota from Red Bull Racing. Johnson, the five-time defending series champion, fell to third. His lap of 182.801 mph in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet had led the qualifying session until the late runs by Ragan and Kahne. Penske Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski qualified fourth and fifth in their Dodges for Sunday’s race. AJ Allmendinger, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and series points leader Carl Edwards rounded out the top 10. David Stremme, Travis Kvapil, Erik Darnell, JJ Yeley and Scott Wimmer were the five drivers who failed to qualify. Denny Hamlin qualified 14th, but he’ll have to drop to the back of the field at the start of the race as a penalty for changing his engine.

OUNT ULLA — As the West Rowan Falcons marched to the practice field Saturday morning on the first official day of high school football practice, a familiar face walked among them. B.J. Sherrill, the greatest quarterback in school history, wasn’t suited up. His career ended last December when he led his team to its 46th straight RONNIE victory and GALLAGHER its third straight 3A state championship. He’ll play for Catawba in the fall. But just having him there pleased West coach Scott Young. “All of our old guys come back,” he said. His two-day mini-camp proved that. “You feel your program has been successful when Chris Smith (a sophomore at Arkansas), is at camp on Thursday, K.P. (Parks, a redshirt freshman at Virginia) is here on Friday and B.J. is here today,” Young said. “Dominique Noble (a freshman at Georgia Tech) was here (Friday) night.” Young showed off a big smile. “When your college kids come back to see the team and see the coaches, it


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west Rowan’s scott young has been north Carolina’s most successful high school football coach over the past three years.


A new feeling at Salisbury practice BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

SALISBURY — Salisbury football coach Joe Pinyan takes the first official day of practice very seriously. “We’re going to throw everything we can at them on the first day,” Pinyan said Saturday morning at the start of his 8 a.m. workout. “We hope they learn it and if it doesn’t sink in, we’ll run it back through them. Time’s short. We play in a couple of weeks.” Salisbury was the second team on Dec. 11, 2010 to win a state title for Rowan County. West Rowan won in the afternoon and the Hornets thrashed

Northeastern 30-0 at night. At West, the first practice was more businesslike. It was the Falcons’ third straight. At Salisbury, there was a sense of euphoria. Everyone wearing the gold and red seemed block out the heat with championship smiles. “It’s fun coming back after a state championship,” Pinyan said. “We’ve never done that before. But the ones who won the state championship are gone. The ones who are back are hungry enough to try and win another one.” The young Hornets got pumped up by seeing last year’s Big Three — Darien Rankin, Rowayne hinshaw/salisbury post


salisbury’s Joe Pinyan is coming off his first state championship.

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TV Sports Sunday, July 31 AUTO RACING 1 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Brickyard 400, at Indianapolis GOLF 9 a.m. ESPN — Women’s British Open, final round, at Angus, Scotland 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, final round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, final round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. NBC — USGA, U.S. Senior Open Championship, final round, at Toledo, Ohio 7 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Utah Championship, final round, at Sandy, Utah (sameday tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS — Boston at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA Tour, Bank of the West Classic, championship match, at Palo Alto, Calif. 5 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP, Farmers Classic, championship match, at Los Angeles

Area schedule Sunday, July 31 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 5:05 p.m. Asheville Tourists at Kannapolis

Minor leagues Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB x-Hickory (Rangers) 21 14 .600 — Kannapolis (White Sox) 19 15 .559 11⁄2 19 16 .543 2 Lakewood (Phillies) Hagerstown (Nationals) 17 17 .500 31⁄2 Greensboro (Marlins) 17 18 .486 4 14 21 .400 7 Delmarva (Orioles) West Virginia (Pirates) 14 21 .400 7 Southern Division W L Pct. GB 22 13 .629 — x-Savannah (Mets) Augusta (Giants) 19 15 .559 21⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) 19 16 .543 3 3 Greenville (Red Sox) 19 16 .543 1 Rome (Braves) 15 19 .441 6 ⁄2 Charleston (Yankees) 15 20 .429 7 13 22 .371 9 Lexington (Astros) x-clinched first half Saturday’s Games Greenville 4, Charleston, S.C. 3 Savannah 7, Greensboro 1 Asheville 5, Kannapolis 1 Hagerstown 8, Delmarva 6, 10 innings Augusta 6, Hickory 5 Lexington 8, Rome 7, 12 innings Lakewood 5, West Virginia 4, 10 innings Sunday’s Games Lakewood at West Virginia, 2:05 p.m. Savannah at Greensboro, 4 p.m. Asheville at Kannapolis, 5:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Delmarva, 5:05 p.m. Rome at Lexington, 5:05 p.m. Hickory at Augusta, 5:35 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Greenville, 7 p.m.

Sb—Revere (17), Tolbert (2). IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota 7 6 2 2 2 4 Liriano W,7-8 Mijares 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Al.Burnett 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Perkins Oakland 9 5 4 3 5 Gnzalez L,9-8 51⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 De Los Santos 12⁄3 2 ⁄3 3 4 4 3 1 Wuertz 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Fuentes 1 0 0 0 0 1 Magnuson T—3:07. A—25,656 (35,067).

Rays 8, Mariners 0 Seattle Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Jnnngs lf 4 1 0 1 ISuzuki rf 4 0 0 0 Damon dh 3 1 1 2 Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 Longori 3b4 0 0 1 Ackley 2b 3 0 1 0 Zobrist 2b 5 1 2 2 Olivo c 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 BUpton cf 4 1 1 0 Carp lf Ktchm 1b 5 2 3 1 Smoak dh 4 0 0 0 Shppch c 5 0 1 1 AKndy 1b 4 0 1 0 Joyce rf 3 1 0 0 FGtrrz cf 3 0 0 0 SRdrgz ss 3 1 2 0 Figgins 3b 2 0 1 0 Totals 36 810 8 Totals 30 0 3 0 Tampa Bay 080 000 000—8 Seattle 000 000 000—0 Dp—Seattle 1. Lob—Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 7. 2b—Kotchman (21), S.rodriguez (16). Hr—Zobrist (14). H R ER BB SO IP Tampa Bay 2 3 0 0 3 11 Niemann W,5-4 6 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Howell B.Gomes 2 0 0 0 0 0 Seattle 1 3 5 5 4 2 Bedard L,4-7 1 ⁄3 4 3 3 2 2 Laffey 12⁄3 J.Wright 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 Ray Lueke 1 0 0 0 0 2 T—2:59. A—26,570 (47,878).

Dodgers 9, D-backs 5 Arizona

Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Blmqst ss 5 1 1 1 Furcal ss 4 0 1 1 KJhnsn 2b4 0 0 0 Miles 3b 5 2 2 0 ACastll p 0 0 0 0 Ethier rf 4 1 3 1 Monter ph 0 0 0 0 Kemp cf 5 1 2 5 J.Upton rf 5 2 1 1 JRiver lf 4 0 2 0 CYoung cf 3 1 0 0 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 Nady 1b 4 0 1 1 Oeltjen ph 1 0 0 0 RRorts 3b 3 1 2 2 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 Cowgill lf 3 0 0 0 Loney 1b 4 1 1 0 HBlanc c 3 0 0 0 DNavrr c 2 1 0 0 Cllmntr p 0 0 0 0 Velez 2b 2 1 0 0 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 Hwksw p 0 0 0 0 Brrghs ph 1 0 0 0 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 Duke p 0 0 0 0 GwynJ lf 1 1 0 0 GParra ph 1 0 0 0 Lilly p 1 0 0 0 Demel p 0 0 0 0 JCarrll 2b 1 1 1 1 Ransm 3b 1 0 1 0 Totals 33 5 6 5 Totals 34 9 12 8 Arizona 010 111 100—5 Los Angeles 003 201 30x—9 E—J.upton (9), Lilly (1). Dp—Arizona 1. Lob—Arizona 7, Los Angeles 8. 2b—Furcal (4), Ethier (25), J.rivera 2 (5). Hr—Bloomquist (3), J.upton (21), R.roberts (14), Kemp (25). S—Collmenter, Lilly. Sf—J.carroll. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona 7 5 5 2 1 Cllmenter L,6-6 32⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Paterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 Duke 1 4 2 1 0 0 Demel 1 ⁄3 A.Castillo 1 1 2 0 1 1 Los Angeles Lilly W,7-10 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 Hawksworth H,6 1⁄3 1 1 1 0 2 Guerrier H,12 12⁄3 MacDougal 1 0 0 0 0 1 Guerra 1 1 0 0 1 0 T—3:33. A—35,169 (56,000).

Rockies 3, Padres 2

ML Baseball Standings American League East Division L Pct GB W Boston 65 40 .619 — New York 63 42 .600 2 55 51 .519 101⁄2 Tampa Bay Toronto 54 53 .505 12 Baltimore 42 62 .404 221⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 56 51 .523 — 53 51 .510 11⁄2 Cleveland Chicago 52 53 .495 3 Minnesota 50 56 .472 51⁄2 45 62 .421 11 Kansas City West Division W L Pct GB Texas 61 47 .565 — 59 49 .546 2 Los Angeles Oakland 47 59 .443 13 Seattle 45 61 .425 15 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3, 1st game Texas 3, Toronto 0 L.A. Angels 5, Detroit 1 Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 17, Baltimore 3, 2nd game Cleveland 5, Kansas City 2 Boston 10, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota at Oakland, late Sunday’s Games Baltimore (Arrieta 10-7) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 9-7), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 1-9) at Cleveland (Carmona 5-10), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-4) at Detroit (Verlander 14-5), 1:05 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 10-4) at Toronto (Morrow 7-5), 1:07 p.m. Boston (A.Miller 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 8-5), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 6-7) at Oakland (McCarthy 3-5), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 9-7) at Seattle (Vargas 6-9), 4:10 p.m. National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 67 39 .632 — 63 45 .583 5 Atlanta New York 55 52 .514 121⁄2 Florida 52 55 .486 151⁄2 50 56 .472 17 Washington Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 59 49 .546 — 57 50 .533 11⁄2 St. Louis Pittsburgh 54 51 .514 31⁄2 Cincinnati 52 55 .486 61⁄2 42 65 .393 161⁄2 Chicago Houston 35 72 .327 231⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 61 46 .570 — Arizona 57 49 .538 31⁄2 Colorado 51 56 .477 10 Los Angeles 48 57 .457 12 San Diego 46 62 .426 151⁄2 Saturday’s Games St. Louis 13, Chicago Cubs 5 Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 4 Atlanta 5, Florida 1 Milwaukee 6, Houston 2 Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 2 Colorado 10, San Diego 6 Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late Sunday’s Games San Francisco (Zito 3-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 6-4), 1:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 7-7) at Atlanta (Hanson 11-5), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 10-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 6-9), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 8-5) at Philadelphia (Worley 7-1), 1:35 p.m. Houston (Myers 3-11) at Milwaukee (Narveson 7-6), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-3) at San Diego (LeBlanc 0-2), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (R.De La Rosa 4-4), 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 7-8) at St. Louis (Westbrook 9-4), 8:05 p.m.

Late Friday Twins 9, Athletics 5 Minnesota Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 5 1 2 1 JWeeks 2b 5 0 1 0 Plouffe 2b 6 3 2 2 Crisp cf 3 2 1 0 Mauer 1b 4 2 2 0 Matsui dh 4 1 3 0 Cuddyr rf 5 1 1 3 Wlngh lf 3 2 2 5 Kubel dh 4 0 1 2 CJcksn 1b 3 0 0 0 DYong lf 3 1 1 0 DeJess rf 4 0 0 0 LHghs 3b 3 0 0 0 SSizmr 3b 3 0 0 0 Tolbert ss 5 0 2 0 KSuzuk c 4 0 0 0 Butera c 4 1 1 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 1 0 Totals 39 912 8 Totals 33 5 8 5 Minnesota 201 011 040—9 Oakland 200 000 030—5 E—G.gonzalez (1), S.sizemore (8). Dp— Minnesota 2, Oakland 2. Lob—Minnesota 11, Oakland 5. 2b—Kubel (16), Butera (9), Matsui (19). Hr—Cuddyer (16), Willingham 2 (15).

San Diego Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi EYong lf 4 0 1 0 Maybin cf 5 1 3 0 Splrghs lf 0 0 0 0 OHudsn 2b4 1 2 1 Fowler cf 3 0 0 0 Headly 3b 2 0 1 1 Helton 1b 4 0 1 0 Ludwck lf 4 0 1 0 Tlwtzk ss 4 1 2 0 Guzmn 1b 4 0 0 0 S.Smith rf 4 1 1 0 Denorfi rf 4 0 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 0 0 0 IStewrt 3b 4 1 1 1 LMrtnz c 4 0 0 0 Iannett c 3 0 1 1 Stauffr p 2 0 0 0 Hamml p 3 0 1 0 Blanks ph 0 0 0 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 Spence p 0 0 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Forsyth ph 1 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Street p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 8 2 Totals 34 2 7 2 Colorado 030 000 000—3 San Diego 002 000 000—2 Dp—San Diego 1. Lob—Colorado 4, San Diego 9. 2b—Helton (21), Hammel (1), Maybin 2 (14). Sb—I.stewart (3), Iannetta (4), O.hudson (14). Cs—Iannetta (2). IP H R ER BB SO Colorado 5 2 2 3 5 Hammel W,6-1061⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Lindstrom H,12 1⁄3 Mat.Reynolds 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Belisle H,9 Btancourt H,19 1 0 0 0 0 2 Street S,28-30 1 1 0 0 0 2 San Diego Stauffer L,6-8 7 8 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 Spence 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Qualls T—3:02. A—27,612 (42,691).

Saturday boxes Rangers 3, Blue Jays 0 ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 4 0 1 0 YEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Quntnll ss 4 0 0 0 A.Hill 2b 1 0 0 0 MiYong 1b4 0 0 0 Rasms cf 4 0 0 0 JHmltn lf 0 0 0 0 Bautist 3b 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 Napoli c 4 2 2 1 Lind dh Morlnd rf 3 1 1 2 Encrnc 1b 3 0 0 0 Torreal dh 4 0 1 0 EThms rf 3 0 0 0 DvMrp lf 3 0 2 0 RDavis lf 2 0 0 0 Davis 3b 4 0 1 0 JMcDnl 2b 3 0 1 0 EnChvz cf 4 0 1 0 Arencii c 3 0 1 0 30 0 4 0 Totals 34 3 9 3 Totals 020 000 010—3 Texas 000 000 000—0 Toronto E—D.holland (2). Dp—Texas 1, Toronto 1. Lob—Texas 7, Toronto 4. 2b—C.davis (3). Hr—Napoli (15), Moreland (13). Cs—Dav.murphy (6). IP H R ER BB SO Texas DHlland W,10-4 9 4 0 0 1 5 Toronto 7 6 2 2 2 5 Mills L,0-1 Litsch 1 1 1 1 0 3 2 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 T.Miller 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Camp HBP—by Mills (Moreland). T—2:29. A—22,560 (49,260).

Yankees 8, Orioles 3 First Game Baltimore New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Hardy ss 5 0 0 1 Gardnr cf 5 0 1 2 Markks rf 4 0 1 0 ENunez ss 5 0 0 0 AdJons cf 3 0 2 0 Teixeir dh 4 1 0 0 Guerrr dh 5 0 1 0 Cano 2b 3 1 0 0 D.Lee 1b 4 0 0 0 Swisher rf 4 2 3 2 J.Bell 3b 0 0 0 0 ErChvz 3b 4 2 2 1 MrRynl 3b 4 2 2 1 Posada 1b 4 0 1 1 Pie lf 4 0 1 0 Dickrsn lf 4 1 2 1 Tatum c 4 1 0 1 Cervelli c 3 1 2 1 BDavis 2b 3 0 1 0 Andino ph 1 0 1 0 Totals 37 3 9 3 Totals 36 8 11 8 Baltimore 000 200 010—3 New York 002 330 00x—8 E—B.davis (2), E.nunez (14). Lob—Baltimore 10, New York 6. 2b—Markakis (16), Ad.jones (19), B.davis (2), Swisher (20), Cervelli (3). Hr—Mar.reynolds (23), Swisher (13). Sb—Markakis (9), Ad.jones (9), Dickerson (2). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore 1 8 7 5 1 6 Tillman L,2-4 4 ⁄3 3 1 1 0 2 Patton 22⁄3 M.Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 1 0 New York Colon W,8-6 5 5 2 2 2 6 Wade 3 2 1 1 0 2 Logan 1 2 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Colon (Ad.Jones). T—3:02. A—46,469 (50,291).

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Second Game New York h bi ab 0 0 Jeter ss 6 0 0 Grndrs cf 6 1 0 Teixeir 1b 5 0 0 Cano 2b 5 1 0 Cervelli 3b 1 1 0 Swisher rf 6 4 2 AnJons rf 5 1 1 Martin c 5 1 0 ENunez 3b 5

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Reimld lf 4 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 4 1 1 1 J.Bell 3b 4 0 0 0 Ayala p 0 0 0 0 Andino 2b 4 0 0 0 RSorin p 0 0 0 0 4817 2417 Totals 35 3 9 3 Totals 001 001 010— 3 Baltimore (12)31 001 00x—17 New York E—Hardy (3), Reimold (3). Dp—Baltimore 1, New York 1. Lob—Baltimore 6, New York 11. 2b—Markakis (17), Guerrero (14), Granderson (15), Teixeira (17), Cano 2 (27), An.jones (3), Martin (10). 3b—E.nunez (2). Hr—Guerrero (9), Swisher (14), An.jones (7). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore 1 ⁄3 7 9 6 1 1 Britton L,6-8 8 7 7 2 2 Berken 22⁄3 Jakubauskas 3 5 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 Hendrickson M.Gonzalez 0 1 0 0 0 0 Patton 1 1 0 0 0 2 New York Nova W,9-4 7 6 2 2 1 6 Ayala 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 R.Soriano M.Gonzalez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. PB—Wieters. T—3:24. A—43,190 (50,291).

Mariners 3, Rays 2 Tampa Bay Seattle ab r h bi ab r h bi Jnnngs lf 3 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 4 1 1 0 Damon dh 3 1 0 0 Ryan ss 4 0 0 0 Zobrist 2b 4 0 1 2 Ackley dh 3 2 2 2 3 0 1 1 Ktchm 1b 4 0 0 0 Carp lf Longori 3b2 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 3 0 0 0 Joyce rf 2 0 0 0 FGtrrz cf 3 0 0 0 BUpton cf 3 0 0 0 J.Bard c 3 0 1 0 Chirins c 3 0 0 0 Figgins 3b 3 0 1 0 SRdrgz ss 2 1 0 0 JaWlsn 2b 2 0 0 0 28 3 6 3 Totals 26 2 1 2 Totals Tampa Bay 000 101 000—2 200 001 00x—3 Seattle E—J.bard (2). Dp—Tampa Bay 2. Lob— Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2. 2b—Ackley (9). Hr— Ackley (5). Sb—Damon (9), Figgins (11). Cs— Zobrist (4). S—Jennings. IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay 6 3 3 1 9 Cobb L,3-1 61⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Howell 1 0 0 0 0 1 Jo.Peralta Seattle 1 2 1 4 10 Pineda W,9-7 61⁄3 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Gray H,1 League S,24-28 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Pineda (S.Rodriguez). T—2:24. A—24,985 (47,878).

Angels 5, Tigers 1 Los Angeles Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi MIzturs 3b 4 0 1 1 Dirks cf 4 1 1 0 TrHntr rf 5 0 1 1 Boesch lf 4 0 0 0 Abreu dh 4 0 2 0 Ordonz rf 4 0 2 1 V.Wells lf 5 0 1 0 MiCarr 1b 4 0 2 0 HKndrc 2b4 1 0 0 VMrtnz dh 4 0 0 0 Aybar ss 5 2 3 0 JhPerlt ss 3 0 0 0 Trumo 1b 3 1 1 1 Guillen 2b 3 0 0 0 Bourjos cf 0 1 0 1 Avila c 3 0 0 0 Mathis c 3 0 0 1 Kelly 3b 2 0 1 0 31 1 6 1 Totals 33 5 9 5 Totals Los Angeles 000 012 020—5 Detroit 000 100 000—1 E—Avila (5). Dp—Los Angeles 2. Lob—Los Angeles 10, Detroit 4. 2b—M.izturis (25), Aybar (22), Trumbo (20), Dirks (6). 3b—Abreu (1). Sb—Abreu (15), V.wells (6), Aybar 2 (23), Bourjos 2 (14). S—Bourjos. Sf—Mathis. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Haren W,11-6 9 6 1 1 1 1 Detroit 1 3 2 2 3 6 Ja.turner L,0-1 5 ⁄3 Coke 21⁄3 5 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 Schlereth 11⁄3 HBP—by Coke (Bourjos, M.Izturis), by Ja.Turner (Bourjos). WP—Schlereth. T—2:54. A—40,753 (41,255).

Indians 5, Royals 2 Cleveland Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi AGordn lf 3 1 1 0 Brantly lf 3 0 1 1 MeCarr cf 4 0 3 0 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 Butler dh 4 0 1 0 ACarer ss 3 0 1 0 Hsmer 1b 4 0 1 1 Hafner dh 4 0 0 0 Francr rf 4 1 1 0 OCarer pr 0 1 0 0 Mostks 3b 3 0 0 0 CSantn c 4 1 2 0 Treanr c 2 0 0 0 Fukdm rf 3 0 0 1 B.Pena c 2 0 1 0 Chsnhll 3b 1 2 0 0 Getz 2b 4 0 2 1 LaPort 1b 4 1 2 3 AEscor ss 4 0 0 0 Carrer cf 3 0 1 0 Totals 34 210 2 Totals 29 5 7 5 Kansas City 100 000 001—2 Cleveland 000 000 014—5 Two outs when winning run scored. Dp—Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1. Lob— Kansas City 7, Cleveland 4. 2b—Me.cabrera (27), Getz (6), C.santana 2 (19), Laporta (14). Hr—Laporta (10). Sb—Francoeur (18), A.cabrera (13). Cs—Me.cabrera (5), Brantley (4). S—Moustakas. Sf—Fukudome. H R ER BB SO IP Kansas City F.Paulino 6 4 0 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 Collins H,5 Crow Bs,4-4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 ⁄3 2 4 4 1 0 Soria L,5-4 Cleveland Masterson 8 9 2 2 1 5 Sipp W,6-2 1 1 0 0 0 0 Masterson pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. F.Paulino pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Collins pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Soria (A.Cabrera). PB—B.Pena. T—2:56. A—31,436 (43,441).

Red Sox 10, White Sox 2 Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Ellsury cf 6 1 1 0 Pierre lf 4 0 0 0 Pdroia 2b 4 1 2 1 AlRmrz ss 4 0 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 1 3 2 Konerk 1b 3 1 1 1 Sutton 1b 0 0 0 0 De Aza ph 1 0 0 0 Youkils 3b 5 1 2 2 A.Dunn dh 2 0 0 0 Aviles 3b 0 0 0 0 Quentin rf 3 0 0 0 D.Ortiz dh 5 0 0 0 Lillirdg ph 1 0 1 0 Crwfrd lf 5 2 2 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 DMcDn lf 0 0 0 0 Rios cf 3 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 4 2 2 2 Bckhm 2b 3 1 1 1 Reddck rf 4 2 1 0 Morel 3b 3 0 0 0 Scutaro ss3 0 2 3 31 2 5 2 Totals 40101510 Totals 000 040 015—10 Boston 000 000 110— 2 Chicago E—Pierzynski (3). Dp—Boston 1. Lob— Boston 9, Chicago 4. 2b—Saltalamacchia 2 (14), Lillibridge (4), Pierzynski (17). Hr— Ad.gonzalez (18), Youkilis (15), Konerko (25), Beckham (8). Sb—Ellsbury (30), C.crawford (12), Scutaro (3). Sf—Pedroia, Scutaro. IP H R ER BB SO Boston 8 4 2 2 1 8 Lester W,11-4 Wheeler 1 1 0 0 1 0 Chicago 2 6 4 4 2 4 Humber L,8-7 4 ⁄3 2 0 0 1 1 Ohman 12⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Frasor 7 6 6 1 0 Bruney 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Thornton T—3:00. A—33,919 (40,615). Boston





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Cardinals 13, Cubs 5 Chicago ab SCstro ss 4 Barney 2b 3 ArRmr 3b 3 C.Pena 1b3 Byrd cf 4 Soto c 4 ASorin lf 4 Colvin rf 3 RLopez p 2 Smrdzj p 0 JRussll p 0 JeBakr ph 1 Grabow p 0 Marshll p 0

St. Louis h bi ab r h bi 0 0 Theriot 2b 5 1 4 3 0 0 Jay cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 2 2 1 0 0 Dotel p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 1 2 Hollidy lf 3 2 1 1 1 3 CPttrsn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 Freese 3b 4 2 1 3 0 0 G.Laird c 0 0 0 0 0 0 Schmkr rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 YMolin c 4 1 1 1 0 0 Descals ss 3 1 0 0 0 0 Lohse p 2 0 0 0 0 0 T.Cruz ph 0 1 0 1 Lynn p 0 0 0 0 Greene ss 1 1 0 0 Totals 31 5 3 5 Totals 3513 12 11 Chicago 500 000 000— 5 St. Louis 200 082 10x—13 E—Ar.ramirez (7), A.soriano (7), Freese (7), Descalso (6). Dp—Chicago 1. Lob—Chicago 2, St. Louis 5. 2b—Byrd (16), Soto (18), Theriot 2 (21), Jay (13), Holliday (25). Hr—A.soriano (16), Pujols (24), Freese (7). Cs—Theriot (5). S—Barney. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago 8 6 6 3 2 R.lopez L,2-3 41⁄3 1 ⁄3 2 4 3 3 0 Samardzija 1 1 2 2 1 2 J.Russell 1 ⁄3 Grabow 1 1 1 0 0 0 Marshall 1 0 0 0 0 1 St. Louis Lohse W,9-7 5 2 5 0 2 3 Lynn 2 0 0 0 0 2 Dotel 1 0 0 0 0 1 Salas 1 1 0 0 0 0 T—2:43. A—43,784 (43,975). r 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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JosRys ss 4 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 4 1 1 0 JuTrnr 2b 4 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 3 0 1 0 DnMrp 1b 4 0 1 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 1 0 DWrght 3b3 0 2 0 Morse 1b 3 1 2 0 Pagan cf 4 0 0 0 Werth rf 3 1 2 3 Bay lf 4 0 2 0 Espinos 2b 3 0 0 0 Duda rf 4 0 0 0 JGoms lf 3 0 0 0 Thole c 2 0 2 0 Bixler lf 0 0 0 0 Dickey p 1 0 1 0 WRams c 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 Hairstn ph 1 0 0 0 Maya p DCrrsc p 0 0 0 0 Detwilr p 0 0 0 0 Acosta p 0 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Harris ph 1 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 0 8 0 Totals 27 3 10 3 New York 000 000 000—0 Washington 300 000 00x—3 Dp—New York 3, Washington 2. Lob—New York 9, Washington 5. 2b—Morse (24). Hr— Werth (12). Cs—Desmond (6). S—Dickey, Desmond, Maya, Clippard. H R ER BB SO IP New York Dickey L,5-9 6 6 3 3 2 1 11⁄3 4 0 0 0 1 D.Carrasco 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Acosta Washington 51⁄3 5 0 0 0 0 Maya W,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 Detwiler H,1 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 Clippard H,26 1 ⁄3 2 0 0 1 2 Storen S,26-29 1 HBP—by Detwiler (Thole), by Maya (Thole). WP—Dickey. T—2:30. A—35,414 (41,506).

Andy Dalton. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed OL Doug Free, OL Kyle Kosier, S Alan Ball, WR Jesse Holley and CB Bryan McCann. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Re-signed K Mason Crosby, TE Spencer Havner and WR Brett Swain. Signed OT Derek Sherrod, RB Alex Green and CB Davon House. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Re-signed QB Peyton Manning to a multiyear contract. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Re-signed DL Tony McDaniel. Signed LB Jason Trusnik, QB Matt Moore, RB Daniel Thomas, WR Clyde Gates and C Mike Pouncey. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed RB Mark Ingram and LB Martez Wilson. NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Santonio Holmes to five-year contract. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed QB Trent Edwards. Re-signed OL Khalif Barnes and LB Sam Williams. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Agreed to terms with QB Brian Volek on a two-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed DL Barry Cofield and DL Stephen Bowen. Resigned CB Byron Westbrook. Placed S LaRon Landry, S Kareem Moore and LB Robert Henson on the physically-unable-toperform list.


Braves 5, Marlins 1 Florida Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Bonifac 3b4 1 2 0 Constnz cf 4 0 0 0 Infante 2b 4 0 2 1 Prado 3b 4 1 2 1 Snchz 1b 3 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 1 2 0 HRmrz ss 4 0 1 0 Uggla 2b 4 1 1 3 Morrsn lf 4 0 0 0 Hinske lf 3 1 2 1 Stanton rf 4 0 0 0 D.Ross c 4 0 0 0 Camrn cf 4 0 1 0 Heywrd rf 2 0 0 0 J.Buck c 3 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 2 0 AnSnch p 1 0 0 0 THudsn p 1 0 0 0 Wise ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Sanchs p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Helms ph 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Choate p 0 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 31 5 9 5 Totals 32 1 7 1 Totals 000 001 000—1 Florida 004 000 01x—5 Atlanta Dp—Atlanta 2. Lob—Florida 6, Atlanta 7. 2b—Bonifacio (17), Cameron (2), Hinske (8). Hr—Uggla (20), Hinske (10). Sb—Freeman (4). S—T.hudson 2. IP H R ER BB SO Florida ASanchez L,6-4 5 8 4 4 1 5 Sanches 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Choate 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Cishek Atlanta 6 1 1 0 5 T.hudson W,10-7 7 1 1 0 0 2 2 Venters H,22 Kimbrel 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Cishek 2, Venters. T—2:37. A—40,656 (49,586).

Brewers 6, Astros 2 Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 4 0 1 0 C.Hart rf 5 1 4 1 AgSnc ss 4 0 2 1 Morgan cf 5 0 1 1 Bourgs rf 4 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 1 0 0 Ca.Lee lf 4 0 0 0 Fielder 1b 4 2 3 1 Jhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 FLopez 2b 4 0 0 0 Dwns 2b 3 0 0 0 McGeh 3b 3 0 0 1 Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 4 1 1 0 Quinter c 3 1 1 0 Lucroy c 4 0 3 2 Happ p 1 0 0 0 Gallard p 3 1 1 0 Altuve ph 1 1 1 0 Estrad p 0 0 0 0 AnRdrg p 0 0 0 0 Kotsay ph 1 0 0 0 JMrtnz ph 1 0 1 1 Loe p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 37 6 13 6 Totals 33 2 6 2 Totals 000 001 010—2 Houston Milwaukee 101 030 10x—6 E—Ang.sanchez (7), M.downs (5), Y.betancourt (13). Lob—Houston 5, Milwaukee 8. 2b—J.martinez (1), Lucroy (10), Gallardo (3). Hr—C.hart (14), Fielder (24). Sf—Mcgehee. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Happ L,4-13 5 10 5 2 0 6 An.Rodriguez 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 W.Lopez Milwaukee Gallardo W,12-7 7 4 1 0 0 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 Estrada 1 0 0 0 1 0 Loe T—2:51. A—44,306 (41,900). Houston

Phillies 7, Pirates 4 Pittsburgh Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Ciriaco ss 4 1 2 0 Rollins ss 5 2 2 1 Jones ph 1 0 0 0 Victorn cf 5 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 Utley 2b 4 0 1 0 Diaz lf AMcCt cf 3 1 0 0 Howard 1b 4 1 4 3 Walker 2b 4 0 3 1 Pence rf 5 0 1 1 Pearce rf 4 0 0 0 Ibanez lf 4 0 0 0 BrWod 1b 4 1 2 1 Polanc 3b 5 1 2 0 Alvarez 3b3 1 1 2 Ruiz c 5 0 2 1 McKnr c 4 0 0 0 Cl.Lee p 4 1 2 0 JMcDnl p 2 0 0 0 Bastrd p 0 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 Overay ph 1 0 0 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 0 Paul ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 41 7 16 6 Pittsburgh 000 200 020—4 Philadelphia 012 200 11x—7 E—Walker (6), Pearce (4). Dp—Philadelphia 1. Lob—Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 13. 2b—Howard 2 (23), Ruiz (16). 3b—Victorino (12). Hr—Alvarez (3), Rollins (13), Howard (21). Sb—Victorino (14). IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Mcdonald L,7-5 5 10 5 5 2 5 D.McCutchen 1 1 0 0 0 1 Resop 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 Veras Philadelphia 2 8 4 4 2 11 Cl.lee W,10-7 7 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Bastardo H,8 Madson S,18-19 1 0 0 0 0 3 HBP—by Cl.Lee (Alvarez). T—2:59. A—45,737 (43,651).

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed RHP Brad Bergesen on the paternity leave list. Recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk (IL). Recalled LHP Zach Britton from Bowie (EL). Optioned RHP Chris Tillman to Norfolk. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Traded INF Orlando Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for OF Thomas Neal. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Acquired INF Yamaico Navarro and RHP Kendal Volz from Boston for INF Mike Aviles. NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled RHP Ivan Nova from Scranton/Wilkes Barre (IL). Optioned OF Chris Dickerson to Scranton/Wilkes Barre. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed RHP Michael Wuertz on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Jerry Blevins from Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Traded RHP Doug Fister and RHP David Pauley to Detroit for OF Casper Wells, INF Francisco Martinez and LHP Charlie Furbush. TEXAS RANGERS—Acquired RHP Koji Uehara and cash from the Baltimore Orioles for RHP Tommy Hunter and INF Chris Davis. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Acquired RHP Jason Marquis from the Washington Nationals INF Zachary Walters. Transferred SS Stephen Drew to the 60-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES—Acquired RHP Alex White, RHP Joseph Gardner, UT Matt McBride and a player to be named later from the Cleveland Indians for RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. HOUSTON ASTROS—Purchased the contract of OF J.D. Martinez from Corpus Christi (Texas). LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated 3B Casey Blake from the 15-day DL. Placed SS Juan Uribe on the 15-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Acquired INFOF Jerry Hairston Jr. from Washington for OF Erik Komatsu. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated 3B Placido Polanco from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Domonic Brown and RHP Drew Carpenter to Lehigh Valley (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Recalled INF Brian Bixler and RHP Yunesky Maya from Syracuse (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Signed CB Chris Carr to a four-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with RB Marion Barber on a two-year contract and CB Corey Graham on a one-year contract. Waived G Herman Johnson. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed QB

Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 Lineup At Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 182.994. 2. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 182.927. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 182.801. 4. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 182.671. 5. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 182.556. 6. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 182.445. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 182.367. 8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 182.242. 9. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 182.216. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 182.05. 11. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 182.024. 12. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 181.969. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 181.895. 14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 181.892. 15. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 181.87. 16. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 181.848. 17. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 181.715. 18. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 181.682. 19. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 181.635. 20. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 181.422. 21. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 181.389. 22. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 181.335. 23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 181.32. 24. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 181.251. 25. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 181.134. 26. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 180.981. 27. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 180.926. 28. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 180.912. 29. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.854. 30. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.618. 31. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 180.61. 32. (51) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 180.133. 33. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 179.924. 34. (37) Scott Speed, Ford, 179.548. 35. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 179.451. 36. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 179.297. 37. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 179.276. 38. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 178.99. 39. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 178.926. 40. (50) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 177.992. 41. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 177.866. 42. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (23) Terry Labonte, Ford, Past Champion.

Nationwide Saturday’s Kroger 200 results At Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis 1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 204 laps, 118.7 rating, 0 points, $30,925. 2. (17) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 204, 94.6, 0, $36,968. 3. (1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 204, 144.1, 43, $35,443. 4. (13) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 204, 94.3, 40, $24,843. 5. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 204, 119.7, 0, $16,300. 6. (7) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 204, 98.8, 38, $18,893. 7. (21) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 204, 83.5, 37, $19,718. 8. (15) Drew Herring, Toyota, 204, 83.4, 36, $17,793. 9. (16) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 204, 84.2, 35, $17,693. 10. (9) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 204, 100.1, 0, $18,493. 11. (14) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 204, 79.9, 33, $18,193. 12. (11) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 204, 82, 32, $17,193. 13. (18) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 204, 75.5, 0, $17,543. 14. (12) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 204, 102.2, 0, $17,043. 15. (6) Brian Scott, Toyota, 204, 91.3, 29, $17,518. 16. (42) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 203, 92, 28, $19,943. 17. (24) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 202, 64.5, 27, $17,093. 18. (26) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 202, 61.9, 26, $16,828. 19. (20) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 201, 68.5, 25, $16,793. 20. (23) Blake Koch, Dodge, 201, 61.5, 24, $18,458. 21. (25) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 201, 52.7, 23, $10,225. 22. (19) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 201, 58.1, 22, $16,643. 23. (22) Timmy Hill, Ford, 199, 55.8, 21, $16,993. 24. (30) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, 197, 45.8, 20, $10,050. 25. (33) Matt Frahm, Ford, 197, 44.9, 19, $17,073. 26. (34) Fain Skinner, Chevrolet, 197, 41.4, 18, $9,930. 27. (4) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, oil pump, 193, 94.5, 17, $16,343. 28. (5) Trevor Bayne, Ford, engine, 188, 102.9, 16, $16,313. 29. (8) Michael Annett, Toyota, accident, 174, 85.7, 15, $16,293. 30. (10) Steve Wallace, Toyota, accident, 174, 73.3, 14, $16,573. 31. (31) Tim Andrews, Chevrolet, accident, 169, 46.4, 13, $9,760. 32. (32) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, handling, 33, 47.2, 12, $9,740. 33. (27) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, overheating, 26, 53, 11, $10,120. 34. (28) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, brakes, 21, 43.3, 10, $9,700. 35. (29) Mark Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 16, 35.9, 9, $9,655. 36. (39) Danny O’Quinn Jr., Ford, electrical, 13, 42.6, 8, $9,635. 37. (38) Johnny Chapman, Ford, overheating, 12, 36.2, 7, $9,600. 38. (35) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, brakes, 11, 35.3, 6, $9,565. 39. (40) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, brakes, 9, 31.6, 5, $9,545. 40. (36) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, vibration, 8, 30.5, 4, $9,465. 41. (37) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 7, 31.7, 3, $9,420. 42. (41) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Dodge, handling, 2, 29.4, 2, $9,385. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 83.466 mph. Margin of Victory: 0.987 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 28 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers.

Golf U.S. Senior Open Saturday’s thired At Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio Purse: $2.75 million Olin Browne 64-69-65—198 Mark O’Meara 66-68-66—200 Jeff Sluman 68-71-65—204 Peter Senior 69-67-68—204 Joey Sindelar 69-66-69—204 Mark Calcavecchia 68-67-69—204 Hale Irwin 69-71-66—206 Jeff Roth 72-66-68—206 Michael Allen 66-69-71—206 Hal Sutton 74-67-66—207 Bernhard Langer 70-69-68—207 Nick Price 70-69-68—207 Jay Haas 70-69-68—207

South beats SHS; Cavaliers win three for third place From staff reports

South Rowan beat Salisbury 70-62 in overtime in a thrilling semifinal game in the Scooter Sherrill Alumni Throwback Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Down by six early, South finished the first half on a 27-8 run for a 36-23 halftime lead. That lead was erased in the second half by a flurry of points by Salisbury’s Marvin Dixon, Robert Harris and Leonard Owens. Then the lead see-sawed back and forth during the final four minutes of regulation. Steve Heggins made two free throws with 12 seconds left for a 57-54 South lead. Salisbury appeared beaten when Owens missed a 3-point try, but Dixon recovered the ball after a scramble and buried a contested 3-pointer that beat the buzzer and forced overtime. Undaunted, South took charge right away in the three-minute overtime session on a dunk by Carlos Dixon, Marvin’s brother. A 3-pointer by Wes Honeycutt provided a small cushion, and Tony Propst, who didn’t score in regulation, canned four straight free throws as South pulled away. Marvin Dixon and Harris both fouled out in the final minute of a contentious game that included three technicals. Carlos Dixon’s 26 points led South. Heggins had 14, and Josh Chapman got nine of his 11 from behind the arc. Marvin Dixon scored 23 for the Hornets, while Owens added 13. Semifinal (OT) SOUTH (70) — C. Dixon 26, Heggins 14, Chapman 11, Honeycutt 9, Propst 4, Cross 4, Davis 1, Parks 1, Osterhus, Pauley, Brown. SALISBURY (62) — M. Dixon 23, Owens 13, Turner 9, Harris 8, Hamilton 6, Jones 3, Dalton, Drye, Fields. South Rowan Salisbury

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North Rowan 79, Carson 75 Ed Suber scored 23 points and Tristan Rankin added 19 for North Rowan in a 79-75 win against Carson early on Saturday. Avery Patterson scored 28 points for the Cougars. Consolation bracket NORTH ROWAN (79) — Suber 23, Rankin 19, J. Kesler 14, McCullough 10, Starks 8, House 5. CARSON (75) — Patterson 28, Mason 16, Omar 15, Finger 11, Doby 5, Kosinski. North Rowan Carson

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36 28

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North Meck 79, East Rowan 65 It was Showtime for electrifying North Meck guard Tory New, who poured in 36 points. Captain Titus Ivory added 24. Kurt Misenheimer scored 17 for East, while Eric Taylor and Taylor Weber had 15 apiece. Consolation bracket NORTH MECK (79) — New 36, Ivory 24, Hancock 10, McGill 5, Moore 4, McCorkle. EAST ROWAN (65) —Misenheimer 17, Taylor 15, Weber 15, Hopkins 10, Eagle 3, Lefko 3, Frick 2. North Meck East Rowan

43 35

36 30

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North Rowan 69, Salisbury 62 Overseas pro veteran Bryan McCullough led the Cavaliers with 20 points, Sam Starks had 18, and Rankin pitched in with 15. Harris led the Hornets with 20 points, while Levar Hamilton had 18. Consolation bracket NORTH ROWAN (69) — McCullough 20, Starks 18, Rankin 15, Kesler 11, House 5, Geter. SALISBURY (62) —Harris 20, Hamilton 18, Dixon 10, Turner 5, Jones 5, Dalton 4. North Rowan Salisbury

46 33

23 29

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North Rowan 85, North Meck 80 (third) North Rowan had to be exhausted, playing its third game of the day, but it held off shorthanded North Meck, which was missing several key players, to take third place. Rankin had a torrid shooting game for the Cavaliers, burying five 3s and scoring 34 points, including 20 in a lights-out second half. Still, the most amazing story had to be 40something Jimmy Kesler, who was still outsprinting players down the floor for easy hoops. Kesler scored 21 points. New pumped in 26 for North Meck, while Ivory added 20. North Meck led by 11 with 6:20 remaining in the first half, but a determined drive by Kesler ignited a run by the Cavaliers that led to a 37-36 halftime lead. North’s Lamar Geter hit a 3-pointer to open the second half, and McCullough scored five points in the blink of an eye as the Cavaliers took control. With Rankin firing in shots from all angles, North Rowan pushed ahead by 13 with 10 minutes left, but New and Ivory led a last-ditch surge by the Vikings that cut the Cavs’ lead to 78-77 with 50 seconds left. Geter hit two clutch free throws with the game on the line. Then Kesler found Starks for a soaring three-point play with 20 seconds left to seal third place. Third-place game NORTH MECK (80) —New 26, Ivory 20, McGill 15, Shamsideen 13, Hancock 6, McCorkle. NORTH ROWAN (85) —Rankin 34, Kesler 21, Starks 11, Geter 10, McCullough 7, House 2. North Meck North Rowan

36 37

44 48

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n Salisbury boosters The Salisbury High School Athletic Booster Club meets on Monday, Aug. 1, in the Media Center. All are welcome. The 2011-12 budget will be approved at this meeting. Membership fees of $30 will be accepted at the meeting. Membership includes a SHS Hornets car magnet.

n Local golf Joan Harris was first in the low net competition at the Country Club of Salisbury on a recent WGA Play Day with a 77. Jayne Hubbard shot a 79 while Betsey Edgeworth produced an 85.



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Mike ‘stormin’ norman runs through a drill with the offensive linemen.

makes you feel good about what you’re doing.” What West is doing is phenomenal. It has the nation’s longest winning streak and spent the summer reveling in that success. For instance, the Big Blue was one of 32 teams invited to Hoover, Ala., for the most prestigious 7-on-7 competition in the country. Despite the long winning streak, the Falcons are still hungry. Young’s veteran and polished coaching staff won’t accept anything less. That’s why defensive coordinator David Hunt yelled at one kid to finish a drill or go back to the locker room. It’s why offensive line coach Joe Nixon cajoled his guys. It’s why K.P. Parks Sr. got down in a stance and told a player to keep his head up. Coaches were working their tails off. They expected the same from the players. Young roamed the field taking it all in. “We’ve got 90 young men here,” he announced. “That’s not too bad.” The numbers will quickly pass 100. Vacation, church trips and AAU basketball kept several out of wayne hinshaw/salisbury post the first practice, but west linebacker Terrence Polk stretches. Young said, “We look forward to getting everybody here Monday.” The official first day is the usual routine for West: work on the kicking game. “We want them to grasp the kicking game within the first two or three days,” Young said. West didn’t dominate the 7-on-7s this summer and Young was asked the mindset as his team went through their workout. “We know we’re not there yet,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do. But I feel good about our guys.” The heat couldn’t damage the excitement Young was wayne hinshaw/salisbury post exuding. west quarterbacks got in some work on saturday. “It’s a great day,” he said.


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Dominique Dismuke was all smiles on saturday.

mar Morris and John Knox — at the first practice. Pinyan wanted the young Hornets to take a good look at the Big Three — as well as his new assistant coach Scotty Robinson. These are the players to emulate if you want to taste success. “We want to accomplish the fact that you’re part of a program now,” Pinyan said. “Go fly around, have fun and play football.” Pinyan liked his numbers. “It’s such a rat-race trying to go at 8 in the morning that we really don’t have a true count,” he said. “I’d guess 90 to 95. We’re excited about the group we do have.” Salisbury got to fly around twice on Saturday. The Hornets were the only Rowan team to have two practices. Next week, they’ll do a walk-through from 1-2 p.m. and then practice from 5-to-8. It’s obvious the Hornet head man loves being on the football field. “I’ve been doing this a long time — this is my 27th year,” Pinyan noted. “I thank the Good Lord every day that I get to be a factor in these young men’s lives — hopefully teach them a little bit about the game and little bit about the game of life, too.” And starting with the first practice, teach them a little about how to act like a state champion.

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salisbury assistant coach scott eagle hands off to running back Max allen.

Cavaliers turn to North Rowan Elementary for practice BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

The prep football notebook ... If the NCHSAA gave out awards for best practice field, North Rowan would win hands down. And it isn’t even theirs. Tasker Fleming welcomed 35 players to his first official practice at North Rowan Elementary School Saturday. New grass is being planted on the high school fields so Fleming transports his players down the road. “It’s a good deal for us until school starts,” Fleming said. What isn’t a good deal was the number of Cavaliers. “I’m a little disappointed,”

Fleming said. “We were in the mid-50s most of the summer. But there’s a little bit of a logistic issue FLEMING from school to here.” It seems every school has a former star on staff. At North, Daniel Griffith was working the quarterbacks hard, especially returning starter T.J. Allen, a junior. Griffith takes over for longtime QB coach Bobby Myers. North is coming off a Yadkin Valley Conference championship and the Cavaliers are confident.

“The summer commitment has been there,” Fleming said. “A lot of that is the success in the conference.” Fleming is expecting a rise in intensity next week. “About Tuesday, we’ll be excited,” he said. “You put on the shoulder pads,” he said. “When we start hitting is when it will feel like it should.” CARSON The Cougars were the third team in the county to win at least 10 games last year and Mark Woody has his program where he wants it. He lost some very good seniors, including 3,000-yard rusher Shaun Warren. “We have a lot of good players back,” Woody said

during his 8 a.m. practice. “I feel like we’ve reached the point where some kids are ready to step up and WOODY take their place. Once kids believe in themselves and set lofty expectations, they believe in winning.” Woody said his first turnout “is not as many as we’d like” but track and AAU has kept some away. “We’re at 60 kids right now,” he said. “We expect to have about 80.” And as far as replacing Warren? And quarterback Zack Gragg? And receiver

Cody Clanton? “In high school, this is what we do,” Woody pointed out. “We’re going to find somebody.” SOUTH ROWAN Coach Jason Rollins likes his numbers. There were 85 at practice and 92 on the roster. That’s not bad for a school whose numbers are low. Rollins said he has a talented core of juniors, but added, “Unfortunately, we have a senior class that’s small. We have 970 students. We’re a 2A school playing 3A football.” South went over some special team drills and on Monday, will concentrate on the offense and defense. A key coaching addition is My-

ers, who came from North Rowan. And you can bet the juniors will be counted on to turn ROLLINS around a 2-9 season. “They’ve worked since football ended last year,” Rollins said. “They’ve gotten bigger. They’ve gotten stronger.” EAST ROWAN The Mustangs didn’t practice on Saturday but will be back at it on Monday in Chad Tedder’s second season as head coach. East will try to improve on a two-win season.

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west Rowan’s Josh avery (1) passes over south’s w.J. Parks, left, and wes honeycutt.


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scooter sherrill goes up for two of his 23 points against south Rowan.

stopped scoring. “Minter is just a great player,” Heggins said. “His footwork for a big man is just ridiculously good. There’s just not much we could do to stop him.” The 6-foot-2 Sherrill accepted the challenge of defending the 6-7 Dixon, who stars in a Japanese pro league. Sherrill was stunned to receive a personal foul 30 seconds into the contest — it’s his tournament, after all — but he kept Dixon (24 points) from killing the Falcons. “I battled Carlos in high school and I knew I’d have to battle him again tonight,” Sherrill said. “He’s so tall and so long and jumps so high that I can’t challenge his shot. All I can do is stay in front of him and hope he misses.” Dixon didn’t make any 3s, and he missed more jumpers than usual. Heggins scored 14 points and Cross hit two 3-pointers, but Dixon knew he had to

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south Rowan’s Carlos Dixon, left, drives past west’s Donte Minter.

carry the load for South. The former Virginia Tech standout had been phenomenal in victories against North Rowan and Salisbury that put South in the title game. “Carlos is so tough,” Minter said. “I mean, that’s a 6-7 guy who can handle the ball like a point guard.” South jumped ahead 15-5 with Cross, Heggins and Josh Chapman burying early 3s, but West looked to Minter and methodically caught up. When Minter stuck back a teammate’s airball, it was 19-19. Sherrill, who also scored 23 points, drilled one of his three 3s late in the half and pushed West to a 31-27 lead at the break. Sherrill was everywhere as the second half began, even taking a charge on a driving Heggins. West soared ahead by 11, but then Dixon took over, backing down Sherrill into the lane and getting to the foul line. South led 50-49 after a Dixon free throw with 4:25 remaining. But Minter followed his own miss to put the Falcons ahead to stay at 51-50, and Chavis Cowan made an acrobatic catch

in the lane and converted a three-point play for a four-point lead. With South trailing 57-54 with 1:26 left, Chapman missed an open 3 for a tie, and a quick Toby Brown layup ignited a fierce West sprint to the finish line. “It was a good game and a great tournament,” Sherrill said. “The competition was tough. Look at North — they won three games today and weren’t even in the final. I’m very tired, but I’m also very happy. This is my home, and I’m proud that basketball here is so strong.” Nine gyrating pro cheerleaders tried hard to steal the show from Minter, but the big fellow held his own. “This was fun,” he said. “I’d like to play another game right now.” SOUTH ROWAN (56) — Dixon 24, Heggins 14, Cross 6, Chapman 5, Honeycutt 3, Parks 2, Pauley 2, Brown, Osterhus, Propst, Davis. WEST ROWAN (66) — Minter 23, Sherrill 23, Brown 7, Hogue 4, Gaither 4, C. Cowan 3, Welborn 2, H. Cowan, Avery, Cuthbertson. S. Rowan W. Rowan

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steven heggins bowls over scooter sherrill. south’s heggins scored 14 points.

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nFL and nBa cheerleaders perform for the fans during the scooter sherrill Throwback Basketball Tournament championship game in the Carson gym saturday night.


SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011 • 5B


Keselowski wins Nationwide race Michael Annett moved into second place after a good pit stop during the next caution and trailed only Stenhouse when the green flag came out for lap 120, but Trevor Bayne quickly passed Annett. Stenhouse was pulling away from the field when a crash in lap 175 brought out a red flag. Annett and Tim Andrews made contact, then Steve Wallace spun and tagged both of their stationary cars on the way by. Wallace hit Annett, spun and went airborne, then ran into Andrews. Carl Edwards was penalized for speeding in the pits while trying to edge past Stenhouse and Bayne and was sent to the back of the pack, and was in the 15th position when racing resumed. Stenhouse was in front heading into lap 184. Bayne had mechanical problems in lap 188 while in second place, ending his quest for his first Nationwide victory. "It blew up," Bayne said shortly afterward. Justin Allgaier's car caught on fire while he was in second place during a late caution, but he was able to get out of the car safely. Sadler crashed out in lap 198 while battling Keselowski and Stenhouse for the lead, bringing out another caution and setting up the shootout to the finish. Sadler's crash allowed Keselowski to move up to the front row with Stenhouse, and Keselowski took advantage of his short-run speed to win.

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CLERMONT, Ind. — Brad Keselowski stayed close to the leaders all night and was strong in the two green-whitecheckered laps at the end to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger 200 on Saturday night. Keselowski led only seven of the 204 laps and took his first lead in lap 198. He had earned the pole in his previous two races but hadn't won. It was a good overall day for Keselowski, who earlier in the day qualified fifth for Sunday's Brickyard 400. James Buescher finished second after finishing second in the trucks race on Friday night. Polesitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led 189 laps before finishing third. He led by nearly four seconds in lap 175 before the field tightened because of a caution following an accident. Stenhouse still moved ahead of Reed Sorenson into the points lead. Sorenson finished ninth. Action sports star Travis Pastrana was supposed to race on Saturday, but he fell at the X Games on Thursday night and broke his right foot and ankle. NASCAR has announced that the race will move to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year after 30 years at Lucas Oil Raceway. The race was clean until the end. The first caution didn't come out until lap 48. Elliott Sadler, who started last because of a crash during qualifying, moved up into the top 10 by mid-race. DALE & DANICA Through the first 100 laps, Dale Earnhardt Jr. would only Stenhouse and Carl Edwards had led laps, and the love the opportunity to give only caution flag had been for Danica Patrick a full-time job in NASCAR. debris.

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BRAD KESELOWSKI Patrick could leave IndyCar at the end of this season to focus only on NASCAR. She's so far driven 19 Nationwide Series races for Earnhardt's JR Motorsports team. "I would like for her to run full-time and I'm sure she is considering that, and I think she would enjoy it," Earnhardt said. But he said he's unsure of what Patrick will do, even though he believes she's happy at JRM. Patrick has developed a decent rapport with crew chief Tony Eury Jr., and flirted with victory earlier this month at Daytona, where she led 13 laps before the last-lap chaos dropped her to a 10th-place finish. "I feel confident that she's content where she is and happy with what we're doing. I think things are looking positive for us to put something together," he said. "I think she's doing great. She's way ahead of the curve. We've had the opportunity to put several drivers in that car and her performance is right on par with all those drivers. "We started out struggling and she had a steep, steep climb to go and she's really come a long way. I'm excited about what the potential is with her going forward." Patrick has six more scheduled NASCAR starts this season.

DURHAM — Duke is investigating whether an NCAA recruiting rule was violated when coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly offered a scholarship to a recruit during a summer tournament. Forward Alex Poythress told that Krzyzewski spoke to him earlier this week while he was in Orlando, Fla., for a tournament with his AAU team, the Georgia Stars, and offered him a scholarship. NCAA rules prevent coaches from contacting recruits before they are finished playing in tournaments. Duke spokesman Jon Jackson said in a statement Saturday that the school is gathering facts and that “proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke Athletics.” Poythress is a 6-foot-7 forward from Clarksville, Tenn. He is considered one of the nation’s top high school seniors.

NBA NEW YORK — If NBA stars are serious about playing overseas, basketball's governing body says they will be welcomed. Just as long as they promise to leave once the lockout ends. FIBA announced Friday it would clear NBA players under contract to play in its leagues during the work stoppage, provided the deals they sign come with opt-out clauses.

GOLF TOLEDO, Ohio — The coolest thing at the U.S. Senior Open hasn't been the air conditioning in the clubhouse or the ice in the drinks at the corporate tents. Olin Browne, of all people, has been one cool customer. Battling high heat and staring down wizened major winner Mark O'Meara, Browne continues to run just a few degrees above zero. The journeyman had all the answers for the third day in a row on Saturday, shooting a 6-under 65 to forge a two-stroke lead over O'Meara heading into today's final round. "The truth is, I haven't been thinking about what I've been doing; I'm thinking about what I'm going to do," Browne said. Never a winner in his three years of competition since turning 50, Browne set the tournament record for lowest score through 54 holes. After a record-tying 64 followed by a 69, he's at 15-under 198. • WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.



By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on August 5, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING 505 E CEMETERY ST Tax Map 016 Parcel 051 recorded in Deed Book 1131 Page 337; BEING 904 CEDAR ST Tax Map 024 Parcel 215 as recorded in Deed Book 1131 Page 337; BEING 305 ADAMS ST- Tax Map 026 Parcel 184 as recorded in Deed Book 1094 Page 426; BEING 303 ADAMS ST- Tax Map 026 Parcel 182 as recorded in Deed Book 1094 Page 426. Tax Amount Due $ 20,279.22 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: July 24, 2011 & July 31, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61658 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Steven Curtis Jordan. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before 10/15/2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 8th day of July, 2011. Teresa Hill Jordan as Executor for the estate of Steven Curtis Jordan, deceased, file#11e682, 402 West 21st St., Kannapolis, NC 28081 No. 61614

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COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) FRYE, BESSIE KELLER-HEIRS By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on August 5, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING Tax Map 131A Parcel 256, described as 504 S Vance St. as recorded in Deed Book 798 at Page 053, in the Register of Deeds for Rowan County. BEGINNING at a point in the northwestern edge of Vance St, South 47 deg West 50 ft from the northwestern corner of the intersection of Vance St and Hoke St; thence along the edge of Vance St, South 47 deg West 75 ft to an iron stake, an old corner; thence North 43 deg. 00 min. West 130 ft. to a point, a new corner; thence a new line North 47 deg. 00 min. East 75 ft to a point, a new corner; thence South 43 deg 00 min East 130 ft to the point of Beginning. Tax Amount Due $ 2,132.72 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: July 24, 2011 & July 31, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

TENNIS STANFORD, Calif. — Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova withdrew from her semifinal against France's Marion Bartoli at the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday because of a strained abdominal muscle. Bartoli is the lone seeded player left in the main draw and will face Serena Williams or Sabine Lisicki in today's championship match.

CLEMENS UPDATE WASHINGTON — With his trial abruptly cut short, former baseball star Roger Clemens argued that prosecutors intentionally goaded him into asking for a mistrial and asked a judge to throw out his indictment on charges of lying to Congress. Clemens argued that a new trial would violate his constitutional right against the double jeopardy of facing the same charge twice. His lawyers said prosecutors' revelation that a teammate told his wife that Clemens confessed to using a drug "was no accident." They said the prosecutors chose to ignore U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton's order against using her testimony so they could provoke a mistrial because their case was going badly.

LITTLE LEAGUE STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A youth baseball team from Uganda has lost its bid to become the first team from Africa to play in the Little League World Series because of discrepancies over players' ages and birth dates.

SWIMMING SHANGHAI (AP) — Ryan Lochte rescued the United States from impending defeat in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the world championships with a gutty swim after he won the 200 backstroke.

TRACK STOCKHOLM — Usain Bolt won the 200 meters at the DN Galan meet in emphatic style. In his last race before he defends his sprint titles at the world championships next month, Bolt cantered over the line well ahead of the field in 20.03 seconds.

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— Golf is fun again for Anthony Kim. The Greenbrier Classic is helping solidify that. Kim shot an 8-under-par 62 Saturday for a one-stroke edge over PGA Tour rookie Scott Stallings after the third round on the Old White TPC course.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Melvin Young, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of October, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 6th day of July, 2011. Joyce Y. Eagle as Administrator for the estate of Melvin Young, deceased, file#11e619, 12255 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell, NC 28138 Attorney at Law: John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61686 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Georgia J. McLain, 609 N. Main Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before November 5, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 29th day of July, 2011. Georgia J. McLain, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E565, Blenda C. Jones, 609 N. Main Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081 No. 61615 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Kessie Ree Stutts, aka Kezzie Stutts, 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 15th day of October, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 6th day of July, 2011. Kenneth L. Stutts, Jr. as Administrator for the estate of Kessie Ree Stutts, aka Kezzie Stutts, deceased, file#11e666, 477 First Turn Court, NW, Concord, NC 28025 Attorney at Law: John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61616 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Nancy Lee Cooper Schroeder, 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 13th day of October, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 6th day of July, 2011. Alan L. Schroeder ad Administrator for the estate of Nancy Lee Cooper Schroeder, deceased, file#11e665, 224 Hillcrest Place, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law: John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144


COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) BAYVIEW FINANCIAL TRUST CO By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on August 5, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING Tax Map 469A Parcel 058, 1066 Rachel Lane, being Lot No 57 GRANT'S MEADOW, Section One as shown of map recorded in Book of Maps 9995, Page 4327; Tax Map 469A Parcel 016, 1297 Rachel Lane, Being Lot No 16, GRANTS'S MEADOW, Section Two as shown on map recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 4327; Tax Map 469A Parcel 057, 1084 Rachel Lane, Being Lot No 56 GRANT'S MEADOW Section One as show on map recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 4327, in Register of Deeds office in Rowan County, NC. Tax Amount Due $ 16,718.98 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: July 24, 2011 & July 31, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61656 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA



COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) MULKEY, EDWIN L & RUBY - HEIRS By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on August 5, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: Lying and being in Salisbury Township, 710 Sunset Drive, Lots 68, 69, 70, and 71 in Block D as shown on the revised map of Lincoln Heights recorded in Book of Maps, page 791 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County. Subject to all restrictions, which appear in Deed Book 435, Page 131 in the office of the Register of Deeds, Rowan County, North Carolina. Tax Amount Due $ 6,537.70 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: July 24, 2011 & July 31, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

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COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) PATTERSON, VIRGIL R. & CATHY B. By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on August 5, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at a stake in the edge of Burton Ave, common corner of lots 49 & 74; thence with the edge of Burton Ave South 20 deg. 30 min. West 160 ft to a stake in the edge of Burton Ave, common corner of Lots 77 & 78; thence North 69 deg. 30 min, West 125 ft. to a stake, common corner of Lots 72, 73, 77, & 78; thence South 20 deg. 30 min. West 73.5 ft. to a stake in the line of Lot 109; thence with the line of 109, 108, & 107, North 46 deg. 30 min. West 135 ft. to a stake in the edge of Washington Ave; thence with the edge of Washington Ave. North 20 deg. 30 min. East 65 ft. to a stake in the edge of Washington Ave. common corner of Lots 71 & 72; thence with the common line of Lots 71 & 72 South 69 deg. 30 min. East 125 ft. to a stake, common corner of Lots 71, 72, 76, & 77; thence North 20 deg. 30 min. East 120 ft. to a stake common corner of Lots 46, 47, 70, & 74; thence South 69 deg. 30 min. East 125ft. to a point of Beginning. Tax Amount Due $ 10,510.22 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: July 24, 2011 & July 31, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

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Hudson, Uggla do in Marlins

Newton happy to be a Panther The NFL notebook ... SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Cam Newton smiled to the hundreds of fans who cheered as the Heisman Trophy winner took the field Saturday for the first time with the Panthers. And he doesn’t feel like a No. 1 pick shortchanged by the system. Newton practiced a day after signing a four-year, $22 million deal with Carolina. The fans at Gibbs Stadium began to cheer as they saw Newton in his red No. 1 jersey walk down the hill from the locker room, his arms around Panthers star runner DeAngelo Williams. “Welcome to Carolina, Cam!” one shouted. Newton was all smiles as he ran on the grass, holding his arm up in a No. 1 sign to acknowledge the cheers. Carolina supporters need something like Newton to celebrate after last year’s dismal 2-14 finish. Newton hopes to bring them something special, starting this season. Newton took a major financial hit as the draft’s top selection, getting $56 million or so less than Sam Bradford’s $78 million, sixyear deal as St. Louis’ No. 1 pick. “It really doesn’t matter,” Newton said. “Either way you look at it, I’ve still got more money than I’ve ever had.” MANNING MONEY INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning has a new long-term deal in time to report to training camp. He still hasn't been cleared to practice. Colts owner Jim Irsay said he was "thrilled" to sign the only four-time MVP in league history to a deal that will likely keep him in Indianapolis for the rest of his career. Details of the contract were not immediately available but it is believed to be for five years. The contract is reportedly worth $90 million.

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The National League roundup ... ATLANTA — Dan Uggla is starting to feel like a legitimate slugger again. Uggla hit a three-run homer against his former team for the second straight night, helping Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 5-1 on Saturday. "I was just staying positive," said Uggla, who is heating up after a terrible start this associated press season. "This is what I'm used to doing. It's tim Hudson shut down the Marlins. one of those things, you get a couple to fall, your confidence kicks in a little bit, you start to feel comfortable, then you're you again, I guess." hits and drove in three runs. Hudson (10-7) pitched seven crisp inPhillies 7, Pirates 4 nings, allowing one run and six hits. The PHILADELPHIA — Hunter Pence got right-hander improved to 10-4 with a 2.97 one hit in his first game with Philadelphia ERA in 21 career starts against Florida. and still made a huge impact for the Uggla connected against Anibal Phillies. With Pence batting behind him, Sanchez (6-4) in the third inning, belting Ryan Howard had four hits, including a his 20th homer to extend his career-best homer and two doubles, and three RBIs to hitting streak to 21 games. He is batting lead the Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the .295 this month, raising his average for the Pittsburgh Pirates. season to .206. Rockies 10, Padres 6 Nationals 3, Mets 0 SAN DIEGO — Ubaldo Jimenez was WASHINGTON — Yunesky Maya was pulled after one rocky inning Saturday officially called up from Triple-A Syracuse night as the Rockies agreed to deal their and pitched 51⁄3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 ace to Cleveland, then Colorado rallied to victory over the New York Mets. beat the San Diego Padres 10-6. Reds 7, Giants 2 Eliezer Alfonzo hit a grand slam and CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds drove in a career-high five runs for the tscored five first-inning runs on their way Rockies. to a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. JIMENEZ TRADE Brewers 6, Astros 2 SAN DIEGO — Rockies right-hander MILWAUKEE — Prince Fielder hit a 475-foot home run, Yovani Gallardo tossed Ubaldo Jimenez said he was traded to the Cleveland Indians — shortly after he seven effective innings and the surging pitched one inning for Colorado at San Brewers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 for Diego on Saturday night. their fifth consecutive victory. Jimenez, who allowed four runs on two Cardinals 13, Cubs 5 hits with four walks and two strikeouts, ST. LOUIS — Ryan Theriot, who broke a 2-for-38 slump with two hits after coming said he was surprised he even pitched in the game. in as a pinch-hitter Friday, rapped four

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The American League roundup ... DETROIT — Dan Haren pitched a sixhitter for his second complete game against the Detroit Tigers in 25 days, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory Saturday. Haren (11-6) walked one and struck out one while improving to 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in two starts against the Tigers this season. Mariners 3, Rays 2 SEATTLE — Rookie Michael Pineda had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Dustin Ackley homered, doubled and scored twice, and Seattle won for just the second time in 20 games. Mike Carp hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning, helping Seattle win at home for the first time since July 3 — although the Mariners spent most of the month on the road. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 0 TORONTO — Derek Holland pitched a four-hitter to win his fourth straight decision, leading Texas to the victory. Holland (10-4) reached double digits in victories for the first time and improved to 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA since losing to Florida

on July 2. The left-hander, who walked one and struck out five, leads the AL with four shutouts this season and is tied with Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee for the major league lead. Yankees 8, Orioles 3, 1st game Yankees 17, Orioles 3, 2nd game NEW YORK — Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and the Yankees broke loose for 12 runs in the first inning of the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader, setting a franchise record en route to a rout of the Orioles that completed a painfully embarrassing sweep. Cano went 5 for 5 with five RBIs, a career high for hitsin the second game. In the first game, Swisher had three hits, including a two-run homer. Indians 5, Royals 2 CLEVELAND — Matt LaPorta's threerun homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave Cleveland its 12th home win its last at-bat. Red Sox 10, White Sox 2 CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight strong innings and Boston got homers from Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis and three RBIs from Marco Scutaro to earn its first win in its last eight games against the White Sox.

PLAXICO UPDATE PITTSBURGH — Plaxico Burress shook hands. He bro-hugged. He talked. He listened. He watched. He hung out. He paced. The one thing the free agent wide receiver didn't do on Saturday while visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers is sign a contract. Instead Burress hopped into an awaiting limo just as the team began afternoon practice at Saint Vincent University following a lengthy visit in which he met with owner Art Rooney, director of football operations Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin when he wasn't catching up with old teammates. • EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning would be happy to have Plaxico Burress back in a New York Giants' uniform but the quarterback isn't going to lobby management to re-sign the Super Bowl hero. Burress, who was released from prison on June 6, visited with Coughlin, Reese and co-owner John Mara on Friday night at the Giants headquarters in an attempt to convince them that he could be a team player. UNC’S QUINN SIGNS ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams and first-round pick Robert Quinn agreed to terms on a four-year con-

tract with an option for a fifth season. Quinn, the 14th pick out of North Carolina, had to wait five days after changing agents before signing. He is expected to be on the field Sunday. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said after the first workout that Quinn's plane had landed in St. Louis and that the two had spoken by telephone. Spagnuolo added that Quinn hadn't signed earlier because of a personal issue. CARDINALS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The Arizona Cardinals have reached a contract agreement with first-round draft pick Patrick Peterson. The cornerback from LSU, the fifth player drafted overall, could be at training camp in time for today’s practice. 49ERS SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects holdout Frank Gore to play with the team this season but is prepared to move forward without the two-time Pro Bowl running back. GIANTS EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora has ended his holdout after a day and reported to the New York Giants.

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REACH group to hold senior fair SALISBURY — A group dubbed REACH, short for Rowan Education and Advocacy for Choices in Healthcare, will sponsor a Senior Fair Open House at Oak Park Retirement from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Located at 548 White Oaks Drive off Enon Church Road, the retirement home’s event is free and open to the public. Call 704-636-4600 for directions. Bob and Nancy Epstein, community relation managers for Oak Park Retirement, said, “Oak Park is happy to be hosting the REACH Senior Fair Open House for the second year, and we look forward to another wonderful event where seniors gather valuable information and assistance from helpful resources.” REACH takes an active role in educating the community regarding senior care and services available in Rowan County. Exhibitors will include independent living retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, home health care and non-medical home care, senior downsizing and move management, elder law, pharmacy, audiology, transportation companies, senior publications, information for veterans and their families, and more. “Most of the professionals that make up the REACH group work for individual for-profit companies,” said Harriet Boner, president of REACH and marketing director at The Laurels of Salisbury. “We are working in a nonprofit capacity to be the best source of senior care and services provider information in the community.” For more information about REACH, go to or contact Harriet Boner at .

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Brent Walsh offers two hot dogs or one sausage, chips and a drink for $5 at his stand outside Lowe’s.

Stop by Lowe’s and you’ll be satisfied, or head to new stand at flea market BY SUSAN SHINN For The Salisbury Post

ALISBURY — Fans of the Hot Dog Man, rejoice! Brent Walsh, who has run the hot dog stand at Lowe’s for the past six years, is expanding. He hopes to open a restaurant, American Grill, sometime in August at the Webb Road Flea Market. The restaurant will be open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and feature Walsh’s customer favorites of hot dogs, sausages and fresh-squeezed lemonade. He’ll also add hamburgers to the menu, and serve breakfast and lunch. For now, though, customers can find Brent where they’ve always found him, outside Lowe’s 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week. “People say I’m consistent and persistent,” he says. Brent started this business when the Winn-Dixie where he worked closed. “I was over 50 and I couldn’t get a job,” says Brent, now 56. He’d been working ever since he was 17, first in his dad’s store, then at a country store with his brother. He’s worked in the produce business, and he’s worked at a gas station. “I’ve been self-employed most of my


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Business calendar August 3 — Chamber Leadership Rowan steering Committee – Chamber – 7:30 a.m. 4 — Chamber executive Committee – Chamber – 8:00 a.m. 8 — Chamber Business After hours – hospice and Palliative Care Center at Nazareth Children’s home, 725 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 5-7 p.m. Call 704-6334221 or email to RsVP 9 — Chamber small Business Counseling Day – Chamber – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Call 704-633-4221 for appointment 11 — Chamber New teacher Breakfast – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – 8:00 a.m. 11 — Chamber Leadership Rowan Kickoff Banquet – Country Club of salisbury – 6:30 p.m. 12-14 — Chamber Leadership Rowan Retreat – Catholic Conference Center, hickory

life,” he says. He takes about three days off in the summer. Other than that, you’ll find him beneath the multi-colored umbrellas. He sells eight types of hot dogs and sausages, which he tops with any number of traditional condiments, including coleslaw, onions and homemade chili. “The homemade chili is what sells it,” he notes. Customers can wash it all down with fresh-squeezed lemonade that’s just the right combination of sweet and tart. “That’s a big seller this time of year,” Brent says. The lemonade is what brings Michael Archie to the stand. “I love the homemade lemonade,” he says, “and the hot dogs are the best in town. I see little businesses and try to support them.” ARCHIE Most folks, Brent says, go for his combo, which consists of two hot dogs or one sausage, chips and a drink for $5. “People don’t even look at the sign any

BY PEGGY USSERY DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — It took only minutes for Andrew Reid to turn a plain block of wood into a finely-curved finial - those ornate toppers you find on bed posts. The 32-year-old Reid moved from one machine to the next across his sawdust covered wood shop like he’d been around such equipment all his life. Actually, he has. He also has more than 70 years of family tradition and know-how behind him. Reid is a third-generation furniture maker. His grandfather, Robert Reid, founded the company now known as Reid Classics in 1938 in Mobile. Joined by his brother, Julian, Robert Reid built a reputation for quality craftsmanship, eventually focusing on reproductions of antique four-poster beds. “He had such a passion for this art,” Andrew said. After a full day of working in 2001, Robert Reid died at the age of 84. He had work waiting for him the next day, and a house full of furniture he had built over the years. (He always made two of each small order, such as chairs or end tables, just in case of a mishap.) Andrew’s father, Hamp Reid, carried on the family business. But

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Intimidators Nine Innings of Networking will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. The baseball game starts at 7:05 p.m. This event will be held in the air-conditioned conference room, and the cost is $15 including a reserve seat ticket, all-you-can-eat hot dogs and hamburgers and beer, sweet tea, lemonade and water. Call to reserve a ticket 704-932-3267.

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when Hamp Reid had to retire late last year for health reasons, the family business was in danger of coming to an end. Andrew Reid grew up watching his grandfather and father work, learning the techniques and developing his furnituremaking skills as he got older. When he was younger, going into the family business was the last thing he wanted to do. But Andrew married, moved to Dothan and had children of his own, developing a new appreciation for the craft and what his family had built. Reid beds have sold to customers all over the United States as well as to customers in Italy, Switzerland, France and Australia. Some customers have had their Reid beds for more than 60 years, and Robert Reid even built a bed for a Rockefeller. The company and its beds have been featured in magazines like “Fine Woodworking” and “Colonial Home.” And if you open the current July-August edition of “Traditional Home” magazine, you’ll find a two-page photograph of a Reid bed as part of a feature on a home in Houston, Texas. There are Colonial styles, pencil post beds, Chippendale and early Victorian reproductions, all featuring hand-rubbed stain

KANNAPOLIS — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in August for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All programs are provided free of charge. “Since opening in 2007, R3 has worked with local employers in order to learn how to best advise our clients,’” said Keri Allman, director of the R3 Center. “We are so pleased to announce one of our partnering employers, Aerotek, will be onsite and available to meet with R3 clients this month.” Located at 200 West Ave. in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed. The center’s mission is built on three Rs — a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment. The center’s August schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance to reserve a place (704-216-7201). • New Client Launch – New Client Launch is an orientation program for those who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services. Please call for more information. • Identifying Your Career Options — 6 p.m. Aug. 1, 9 a.m. Aug. 15 • Interview Techniques — 9 a.m. Aug. 1, 6 p.m. Aug. 29 • Aerotek Visit — 9 a.m. Aug. 22 • Healthcare Career Pathways — 9 a.m. Aug. 4 • It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who You Meet — 9 a.m. Aug. 17 • Stand Out from the Competition — 11 a.m. Aug. 1, 6 p.m. Aug. 15, 9 a.m. Aug. 30 • Looking for Work at 50+ — 6 p.m. Aug. 2, and 9 a.m. Aug. 29 • Looking for Work with a Criminal Record




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damage to nation’s economy, prestige able to escape itself: • Given the huge issues at stake, from the size of the debt to the role of government, voters might have hoped for a big, open debate of ideas. What they have had instead is a confusing process that’s playing out in secret or in strident statements to the press. Obama and House Speaker John Boehner had dueling news conferences to assign blame for their broken negotiations, then rivaling addresses to the nation to try to sway the American people. Obama at one point said he could not even get a phone call returned from Boehner. • Congress, as usual, is exhausting all of its partisan options before truly considering a potential agreement in the final hours. That’s viewed as normal, or even helpful, in Washington. A weary country, meanwhile, is getting daily updates about what it would mean to live with the first default in the country’s history. • Boehner suspended the voting on his own bill so that he could find a way to snag the final votes he needed. The House switched to naming post offices as time slipped away. A White House official said this is why people hate Washington. Boehner’s office said it showed reform for Washington: At least he didn’t try to ram the bill through in the dead of night. • Obama is getting bashed for not putting his own plan on paper. The White House claims to do that would be to ensure its defeat, because Republicans cannot publicly support whatever Obama does. “Maybe that’s a sad statement, perhaps, about how Washington works,” said presidential spokesman Jay Carney, “but it’s an incredibly realistic statement.” • The president said the world is watching. Allies are actually cringing. The international community is seeing a superpower bicker and flail in its attempt to reduce its staggering debt.

manage the property. This is the 18th receivership assignment handled on FROM 1C behalf of various lending institutions since 2004. Other – 11 a.m. Aug. 18 current lender assignments • Letter Writing for the include Cannon Plaza in KanJob Seeker — 11 a.m. Aug. 2, napolis, Scotland Crossing in 9 a.m. Aug. 30 Laurinburg, Grandfather Cen• Online Job Hunting — 9 ter in Banner Elk and Shops a.m. Aug. 19 On Rockwood in Arden. • Understanding Credit Reports in a Work Search — 6 Five Oaks hosts p.m. Aug. 16. The R3 Center also will of- singing jamboree fer multiple resume clinics to CONCORD — Five Oaks help job searchers improve their current resume or cre- Manor present A Singing Jamate a new one from start to fin- boree in the Main Dining Hall, 413 Winecoff School Road in ish. Please call to reserve a Concord. The event will take place seat. The resume clinics are from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 with scheduled for: • 9 a.m. Aug. 2, 11 and 18 guest appearances by Jewel Opal, Pastor Brown of New • 11 a.m. Aug. 23 Beginnings Baptist Church, • 6 p.m. Aug. 30. The R3 Center helps adult Pastor Larry Mason of Sudden workers assess their skills, ap- Change, Reverend Beaver and titudes, training and academ- many others. Food and drinks ic credentials, and future ca- will be served. reer interests to develop an action plan for career growth. Practice offers new All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The laser therapy for pain LEXINGTON — Dr. H.L. center’s normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Kwan at 674 Radio Drive in Lexington announces a new through Friday. The R3 Center partners laser therapy in the Lexington with other workforce devel- and Piedmont Triad area for opment agencies, including the chiropractic/acupuncthe Centralina Workforce De- ture/pain management field. Laser therapy has been velopment Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and used effectively for many Rowan counties, N.C. Employ- years, but advances in techment Security Commission, nology have produced the and other area community col- next generation of laser therapy with the new multiwave leges. For more information call locked system, or MLS Ther704-216-7201 or visit apy Laser, which uses specific wavelengths of light to treat . painful and debilitating conCollett & Associates ditions such as back and joint post-surgical recovery, appointed receiver for pain, arthritis, disc disease and sprains and strains. Lexington Center For additional information LEXINGTON — Collett & about laser therapy, call 336Associates, headquartered in 249-6852. Charlotte, has been named the court-appointed receiver for Peoples Bancorp Lexington Center, a commuposts lower earnings nity shopping center. NEWTON — Peoples BanThe assignment is an 80,979-square-foot portion of corp of North Carolina, Inc. the approximately 133,000- (Nasdaq:PEBK), the parent square-foot center, which is company of Peoples Bank, reanchored by Fred’s and Sears. ported net income of $629,000 Jim Gamble and Steve Pharr for the three months ended will market the available June 30. This resulted in 11 cents spaces and outparcels for lease and Becky Miller will basic and diluted net earnings

per share before adjustment for preferred stock dividends and accretion, as compared to $864,000, or 16 cents basic and diluted net earnings per share, for the same period one year ago. After adjusting for dividends and accretion on preferred stock, net earnings available to common shareholders for the three months ended June 30 were $281,000 or 5 cents basic and diluted net earnings per common share as compared to $515,000, or 9 cents basic and diluted net earnings per common share, for the same period one year ago. Tony W. Wolfe, President and Chief Executive Officer, attributed the decrease in second quarter earnings to increases in non-interest expense and the provision for loan losses combined with a decrease in non-interest income, which were partially offset by an increase in net interest income.


Citizens South reports higher quarterly income GASTONIA — Citizens South Banking Corporation (Nasdaq:CSBC), the holding company for Citizens South Bank, reported net income available to common shareholders of $2 million, or 18 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30. This compared to net income available to common shareholders of $98,000, or 1 cent per diluted share, for the same period one year ago. The financial results for the quarter ended June 30 included a $4.4 million pre-tax gain related to the acquisition of New Horizons Bank and $566,000 in related acquisition and integration expenses.

First Citizens declares 30 cent dividend RALEIGH — The Board of Directors of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA) reported a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on the Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable Oct. 3 to shareholders of record Sept. 19.

• The embarrassing stalemate follows a breathless budget clash between the parties that came close to shutting down the government. And with the nation still stuck in a rut on job creation, there is little reason to be hopeful for a bipartisan economic agenda between now and the presidential and congressional elections in November 2012. • The voices of moderation in both parties have been disappearing, in part because of election districts drawn to favor sharply one party over the other. Ornstein predicts the next election will bring only more polarization, meaning there’s little chance for a climate of compromise anytime over the horizon. “This is not exactly a shining moment for America,” he said. Obama likes to remind voters that they had better intentions than this when they put Democrats in control of the White House and Senate and Republicans in charge of the House. “The American people may have voted for divided government, but they didn’t vote for a dysfunctional government,” the president says. Too bad they got both.

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should expect of us, not the most that they should expect of us.” Achieving the least is proving nearly impossible. Leaders have talked to each other, then not talked to each other, then talked about each other. None of it has really worked. This Washington moment began as something big — a bipartisan effort to put a real dent in the long-term debt by taking on political issues that are genuinely tough for both parties. It has now devolved into a panicky debate over whether the nation’s debt limit will be raised by Tuesday so the country can pay its bills. Voters, remember, want their leaders to be focused on jobs. The goal of preventing a self-inflicted economic catastrophe is hardly a standard of excellence. When this is all over, politicians will claim credit wherever they can, and blame their opponents for the long, embarrassing spectacle. The results will be viewed through the prism of the 2012 election, in terms of who came out best overall, or with those oh-socoveted independent voters, or among their polarized bases as the party primaries approach. And the public will assign blame, deciding whether those pushing compromise will be rewarded as eminently sensible or punished for caving. That misses the point. In the biggest sense, everyone has lost. “We have now taken a process that was not getting a lot of attention and convinced people that this is not the usual shenanigans. It is farcical and utterly dysfunctional,” said Norman Ornstein, a political science scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who has long examined Washington’s ways. “Whatever they pull out here in the end, that image isn’t going to change.” Consider some of the many ways Washington has not been

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WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no changing how Washington works. It doesn’t. Even if a bitterly divided Congress and President Barack Obama avoid a U.S. debt default by striking a lastsecond deal, as all sides expect, plenty of damage has been done. People are disgusted. Confidence in the political system is tanking. Nothing else is getting done in Washington. The markets are spooked. The global reputation of the United States has slipped. And the real kicker? This whole wrenching effort to shrink the debt may actually increase the debt. Any emergency deal may not be broad enough to prevent the major credit rating agencies from downgrading the United States as a rocksolid investment. That, in turn, could increase the cost of borrowing for the government (hence more interest and debt), not to mention for everyone else. The spectacle has brought Washington to its knees. Obama went on TV before the nation and called it a circus. One lawmaker felt compelled to apologize to the American people. “I can only imagine the anger and disgust they have,” said Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, “at witnessing a broken government and a president and members of Congress who can’t seem to even agree sometimes on what day it is, let alone to solve the nation’s debt crisis.” That about sums it up. Polls show people’s trust in government is at one of its worst levels in decades. An ABC/Washington Post survey this month found that a whopping 80 percent of people were angry or dissatisfied with the federal government. About a decade ago, it wasn’t half that high. Pleading for the parties to work together for the American people, Obama said, “That’s the least that they


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FROM 1C more,” he says. Of course, he has many regular customers who work at Lowe’s, and walk-in traffic is key to his business. “I have a lunch crowd, just like a restaurant,” he says. His business follows Lowe’s business, and his busiest time of year in spring. He used to serve a lot of contractors, who came to buy lunch for their crews. No more. “They’re struggling,” he says. “It trickles all the way down to people like me.” Still, on a good day, he’ll sell 200 hot dogs. One of his regulars is Richard Brown, who’s at Lowe’s twice a day getting supplies for home renovations. He also calls the hot dogs the best in town. Other regulars are Mayor Susan Kluttz and husband Bill, who sometimes stop by on the way to the lake. “I love the hot dogs,” says the mayor, who counts the treat among her splurges. “They are really delicious.” Brent always keeps extra shoes and a change of clothes, especially in the winter, when he can often get wet setting up on a rainy day. The only thing that keeps him away, he says, is ice and snow, although it’s hard to think about that on a

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and assembled to stand the test of time with long bolts and solid rails. The beds take four to six months to complete. They start around $3,000 and can run up to more than $6,000 depending on the style. The beds are intended to be heirloom beds, kept for years and passed down in families. “These beds are made to last generations,” Andrew Reid said. When his father retired, Andrew had a big decision to make — allow his family’s business to die or continue the tradition. He quit his job with Polyengineering where he had been a draftsman for 10 years. His wife, Jenny, works full-time, making the decision a little more palatable. Then, he began moving the family business from Mobile to Dothan, loading all

the wood shop’s heavy equipment — some pieces built by his grandfather — onto a flatbed truck and moving it 200 miles to a new site on Southgate Road. And then there was all the wood — years and years of mahogany and other woods collected by the company. It took Andrew Reid about four months to move everything. Since the vast majority of the company’s business is catalog and mail-order, the clientele really didn’t change. As a matter of fact, Andrew Reid had three orders for beds before he could even get all his equipment up and running in Dothan. He’s currently working on orders for six beds. He doesn’t want to be a big mass producer. Reid Classics has always been a small, family operation, and that’s the way Andrew Reid likes it. And just like he did when he was young, his own children visit the wood shop on a regular basis. “This is my leap of faith in my life,” he said.


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Front Desk Position Part Time person needed for Front Desk in a Medical Office. Experience is preferred. Please send resume to Blind Box 420, c/o Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145. General Labor

General laborer needed immediately. Must be willing to travel. Steel erection company. Honest. Hard working. Construction experience preferred. Email resumes with work references and job title as subject to: Healthcare

LPNs F/T weekend night shift, 11p-7a Fri, 7p-7a Sat & Sun. Pls submit resume to NC Veteran's Home, 1601 Brenner Ave., Bldg. 10, Salisbury, NC 28145 Healthcare

Nursing Position as Weekend Supervisor 7am-3pm. Apply in person, Brightmoor Nursing Ctr., 610 W. Fisher St. Restaurant

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Universal Forest Products is seeking motivated professionals to grow with us in Salisbury. Hiring now: CNC Router Programmers/ Operators, Flatbed Truck Drivers, Forklift Drivers, Machine Operators. Apply in person: 358 Woodmill Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 Tax preparers needed, exp. or will train. 25 full & part time positions to fill. Please call 704-267-4689


ACCOUNTING/FINANCE Salisbury CPA firm seeking an Accounting Assistant. Requires minimum of Associate's Degree in Accounting or related discipline with professional office experience. Seeking excellent administrative, organizational and effective communication skills. Experience with payroll processing, bookkeeping and proficiency with MS Office products. Send cover letter and resume to P.O. Box 1307, Salisbury, NC 28145 Clerical

Administrative Assistant Needed for immediate opening at Lutheran Services for the Aging. Position will provide clerical support to multiple departments and requires a minimum of 5 years of progressive office experience performing a diverse range of duties. Successful candidate will be proficient in MS Office, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be detail-oriented. Must be able to multitask effectively. Please send resume to P.O. Box 947, Salisbury, NC 28145 or by email to EOE


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MULTICRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS City of Salisbury Part Time - Police Telecommunicator Position # 289 Closing Date October 21, 2011 Must type 30wpm for an application packet Police Evidence and Property Custodian Position #476 Closing Date August 12, 2011

Applications for employment at NGK Ceramics USA, Inc. are now being accepted through the Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. Those interested in applying should have good work records and have a strong desire to join a progressive company. A high school diploma or GED is required. A pre-employment physical including drug screen is also required. We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package. For further information on employment opportunities and requirements, please apply in person to your local Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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in Davidson County. This position will supervise group home staff and work directly with individuals who may be highly insistent. REQUIREMENTS High school diploma with at least three years of experience working with individuals with mental or developmental disabilities. Supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Excellent communication and follow up skills. Ability to work independently, take initiative and make decisions based on sound judgment. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook.Must have a valid North Carolina driver's license. BENEFITS Competitive salary, major medical insurance/dental coverage, life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan. APPLY ONLINE: An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Dining table with three leaves, solid oak, accomodates 8 people. (Victorian – late 1800's), $500 OBO 704-798-4819 JEFF GORDON Rookie card. Traks 1991. Excellent condition. $50 firm. Call 704-279-9533

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Large Nascar die cast collection for sale. Indiv. pieces or entire collection. Includes Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and many more. Please call 704-202-4773 if interested.

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Ring sling, tan organic Ellaroo, $50. Blue Moby Wrap, $30. Century bassinet, $35. Rainforest Jumperoo, $45. My BreastFriend nursing pillow, $15. Green umbrella stroller, $5. Call 704-787-4418.

Save Thousands$$ on Steel Buildings! Summer Clearance 20x24, 25x34, others. More CASH SAVINGS with display program! Free shipping through Sept. Call Now! 1-866-352-0469 Steel Arch Buildings! Spring Overstocks on Sale! Huge Savings Now! Free shipping! Sizes include 20x30, 30x40, others. Call for availability and more discounts! 1-866-352-0716

Clothing & Footwear School Uniforms. Girls School Uniforms. 22 pieces. Sizes 6-7 $11 for all. Excellent condition. Call 704-637-0336

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

Wii game system with extras & 3 games. $150. Please call 704-642-7155 for more information.

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Washer/dryer, Samsung, side by side, less than a year old, 5-yr warranty. $1150. 704-637-1928 Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bed, girl's twin. Headboard is solid oak with a swirl pattern, painted white. Headboard and frame $75. 704-279-3901 Bedroom set, Thomasville, queen: dresser, 2 mirrors, night stand, headboard-frame, armoire. $325. 704-213-9811 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Dining room table and 4 chairs. Table is 36x58. $100. Please call 704857-9067 for more info. End tables $30 together, kitchen table/4 chairs $50, antique lamp $25, hideaway $75. 704-603-4041

Dining Table & 4 Chairs $175, & 3 piece living room suite $295. 704345-8834 Doug Microwave, Litton. Excellent condition. $30. Please call 336-998-4121 for more info.

MOVING! Dining room set, washer & dryer, glass kitchen table, 5 piece bedroom set, sofas, desks, end tables, coffee tables, china hutch, dresser & mirror, wall mirrors, living room chairs, framed pictures, dishes. 704-872-5742 Refrigerator - Black Side by Side 35 1/2 x 69 1/2 great shape, water & crushed ice. $400 Call Doug 704-345-8834.

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How to apply: visit and download the Employment Application Packet and Self Identification Survey. • Apply in person at the Employment Security Commission in Concord (2275 Kannapolis Highway) on Wednesday, August 3 from 9:30am to 11:30am. • OR you can mail to: S&D Coffee, HR Department, PO Box 1628, Concord, NC 28026 • OR Fax to: (704) 785-8061.


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We are currently hiring for the following positions: • Machine Operator 2nd shift – run high-speed packaging line • Order Selector 2nd shift – hand-pick customer orders using forklift • Manufacturing Technician 2nd shift – perform skilled line support and machine operator duties • Beverage Equipment Repair Tech 1st Shift – conduct electro/mechanical repairs

48" JVC Digital TV very nice. 704-345-8834 Doug $400

Hunting and Fishing

Dodge Dakota/Durango OEM receiver hitch. Fits 97/11. $100. Please call 336-940-3134

Hydroglow fishing light. 48” with case. $150. Call 704-933-3624 for more information.

Lawn & Garden Sales Bush hog finish mower. 6 ft. 3 point hitch. Excellent condition. $985. Call 704-245-3660

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER & METAL CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093.

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

Firestorm drill by Black & Decker w/case $30, Makita hammer drill w/case $75, Laser level w/case $75, Poulon chainsaw 16 in. $75. Call 704-433-8072 for more information.

Misc. Equipment & Supplies Roush Mustang Performance Racing Stripe Kit Blue $100. dodge dakota tailgate protector chrome $40. 336-940-3134

Miscellaneous For Sale ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Attention flea market dealers - we are moving -have 5X10 trailer load of all kinds of misc items. $240 for all but trailer. Call 704-209-6460.

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Bench, 6 ft. long, 16 inches high, wood. Backless. $15. Girl's 20 inch pink bike, $15. Call 704-754-8837

Check out the Classifieds in today’s Salisbury Post for a lead on a new career!

Bieffe full helmet XL $65, Harley-Davidson half helmet XS $65, and Vega Half-helmet XS $50. Call 704-640-9919 for more information.

Dodge/Jeep motor 360/ 5.9 98,000 miles. $500. Please call 336-940-3134 for more information. Edger 3hp $65. 2 small animal traps $20, 168 quart jars for $63, 72 pints for $24. Please call 704-857-5445 for more information. Fence/vineyard poles, 7 ft. long, 3½–3¾ “ wide, green treated, $3.50 ea. 600 avail. 704-245-3660

Riding mower, Craftsman. 42” cut. $300. MTD Mower 42” Cut, $200. Call 704-431-4403

Machine & Tools

Dining table, glass, $65. Generac 5000 generator, $275. Please call 704637-5014 for more info.

HYPNOSIS will work for you !

Building, used, for sale 10'x12' metal bldg with wood frame. Like new. Will sell for much less than new cost. Come see at 250 Auction Dr. at Webb Rd exit 70 off 85 S. 704-798-0634 CAMPER SHELL - Mark IV by Continental to fit Ford Ranger Fleetside Bed. White, good condition. $150. Call 704279-9533 for more details. Console TV, RCA 26”, $50. Singer sewing machine in cabinet, $50. Computer desk & chair, $25. 336-655-5034

Business Opportunities

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight 1 person $100, 2 people $50 3 people $35. 704-933-1982 Leather Jacket size 46 $175, Chaps $175 and leather saddle bags $60 Call 704-640-9919 for more information.

Look for the 'new today' banner to find the freshest deals! New Today banners run the first day your ad runs and are an additional $3

Call Classifieds today at 704-797-4220

Business Opportunities

Evening Service Work Minimum time spent for Maximum income. This is an opportunity to augment your household income, get ahead, and be your own Boss. There are single and multiple service sites available now in your area. Develop your own business, average monthly service site payouts are mutually agreed upon between prospective vendor and Valet Waste. Contact Valet Waste for Service Site Opportunities Available in Salisbury, North Carolina @ 866.601.0252 Ext. 2036. *Insured Standard Pick-Up Truck Required and We Background Check.

Lumber All New!

Free Stuff

Homes for Sale

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

East Salis. 3/4BR, 2½BA. Lease purchase option. New construction, energy star. Green build. 704-638-0108 E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

Floor Trusses $5 each 2x8x8 $3.75 2x3x93 $1.25 2x4x14 $3 2x4x16 $4.75 2x10x13 $5 2x12x12 Treated $14 2x8x16 Treated $12 704-202-0326 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 $80. $10. $30. Call

Picnic tables (3) for sale $75+ ea. & 3 mailbox posts, $25 each. Made from sturdy wood. Briarwood Terrace, Salisbury. Call Rodger at 704-6370950 for more info.! Scooter. Kid's E-175 standing electric scooter $75. Please call 704642-7155 for more info. STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12�x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821

Music Sales Christian Music Recording Studio Praise teams, choirs, soloist. 704-279-2274

Sporting Goods Browning bar 243. Grade 1 Belgian. Excellent condition. Rings & bases. $825 obo. Call 704-640-0383

Let's Play!

Lost & Found Found Automobile key & case near R/R tracks on Glen Faust in Cleveland. Call 704-640-9919 to identify. Found box of items on East Ridge Road. Please Call to identify. 704-6309189 before 9pm Found Cat. Blue gray with white, female, Sunday, June 19 off Old Mocksville Road. Call to identify 828-719-9684 Found dogs. Two dogs on Hwy 52. Large adult male and female puppy approx. 2-3 months old. Male is brown and white, female is cream and white. Please call to identify (704) -223-0764 Found puppy in Vogue Cleaners parking lot, brown/black mix, early Wed., 7/27. Call 704-2360271 to identify. FOUND!! Pit/Lab mix female dog in Rockwell. Please call to describe. 704-209-1142 Found: Set of keys on Road on Kepley 7/22/11.Please call 704232-8041 to claim.

Help Me Get Home!!

Blacky is male. Missing since April 4th. Last seen in his cat house in his own bed. Neutered. Right brown eye is damaged, left eye green. I am very shy. 704-633-4565. LM if no answer. LOST cat. Female white cat with black and orange spots. May be injured or disoriented. Last seen July 4th weekend near Cliff Eagle Rd/Mt. Hope Ch. Rd. "Patches" - Call 704-279-9533

Monument & Cemetery Lots

Sportscraft regulation ping-pong table. Folds for self play, has braking wheels, includes paddles, and balls. $150. Please call 704-754-3242

Rowan Memorial Park Fountain Section. 2 cemetary plots. $4,000. Please call 336-945-3541

Want to Buy Merchandise


All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.


Offical Notice Annual Stockholders Meeting

Monday, August 1, 2011 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Station 71 – Link St., Rockwell, NC

Union Fire Department ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Financial Report, Plans for New Year & Election of Board of Directors Everyone in the Union Fire District Urged to Attend

Notice Public Housing & Section 8 Tenants The Rowan County Housing Authority has received the Annual Estimated Utility Rates for Public Houseing (N.C. Project Number 102-001 for Grant Street, East Spencer, Locust Street and Running Brook Drive, Kannapolis) and the Individual Unit Utility Allowances for Section 8 in compliance with requirements for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rates were approved by the Rowan County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners July 28, 2011 and will become effective October 1, 2011. They are available for review at the Housing Authority's Administrative Office located at 310 Long Meadow Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147 Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Public Housing and Section 8 tenants have thirty (30) days from July 28, 2011 to officially respond or comment on this matter.

Want to Buy Merchandise Buying military & war items: daggers, flags, swords, medals. Buying from vets & their families. 336-692-2703 Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

Business Opportunities A COKE/M&M vending route! 100% Finc. Do you earn $2K/wk? Loc's in Salis. 800-367-6709 x 6020 J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932 Learn to prepare income taxes with our course. Starting Soon! Please Call 704-636-2065

Homes for Sale

3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $79,900. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty East Rowan

Wonderful Home

Convenient Location

Very nice 2 BR, 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $94,000. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty


Fulton Heights

Look at Me!

Granite Quarry

504 Lake Drive, 3 BR, 1 BA, brick, carport, 1080 sq.ft., corner lot, hardwood floors, new remodeled windows, bath, new kitchen floor, fenced side yard, central heat/AC, close to town parks. $75,900. Call 704-279-3821

3BR, 3BA. 2,600+ sq. ft. On 0.62 acre lot. Large great room. Front & rear decks. 30X42 detached garage. Pier. For sale by owner. Appraised at $415,000. Asking $395,000. Please call 704-636-6864

Landis Reduced

2 BR, 1 BA, covered front porch, double pane windows, double attached carport, big yard, fence. 52179 $94,500 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663

Maybe best deal at High Rock Lake! 3BR, 2BA, inground pool, sunroom, great lake views, wonderful kitchen, double garage, garden. R50311 herb $319,000. Michele Smith, Milo Realty 704.202.2006

3 BR, 2 BA home in wonderful location! Cathedral ceiling, split floor plan, double garage, large deck, storage building, corner lot. $149,900 R51853 Monica Poole 704-2454628 B&R Realty Salisbury

Great Neighborhood


China Grove

What A Bargain


Unbelievable Deal!

Fantastic GREEN home will save you money! 3 BR 2 BA energy efficient w/cathedral ceiling, great room, tiled floors. Newly decorated. Don't wait! R52243 $149,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704.245.4628

Small budget Lots for Space


3BR, 2BA on 2 acres. 1,538 sq. ft. 2 car garage, fenced yard. $167,500, up to $3,000 in closing costs. Call 704-680-6757 or visit: 23070419

Woodleaf area

12+ Acres

4BR, 3½BA in one of Rowan County's Best Neighborhoods! Stone fireplace, 2 master suites. 3,528 Sq. Ft. $349,000. 704-239-3232

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

Woodleaf area. 12+ acres of wooded land w/ approx. 200' road frontage. Timber valued at approximately $20,000. $95,000. Please call 704-636-6864



Water, Sewage & Garbage included

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

Classifeds 704-797-4220

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New Listing 4/5 BR,2 BA, move-in ready. Updated with lots of space, great city location, neighborhood park across the street, large kitchen, sunny utility room. Priced over $20,000 BELOW TAX Value. R52017A List Price: $94,900 B&R Realty Monica Poole 704.245.4628

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

Nice sunny older home with over 5000 sqft, 12 acres, 2 fenced pastures with large horse barn. Woodleaf Rd., 4 BR, 3.5 BA, lots of closets, great laundry room with washer & dryer, stainless appliances, full basement, 2 fireplaces, 5 year old roof, gutters, heat/air & insulation. 750 road frontage, $389,000. Call Cathy Griffin 704-231-2464, C-21 Towne & Country


Lots of Extras

704-797-4220 3 BR, 2 BA newer home with nice yard! Large living room, gas log fireplace, double attached garage. Priced below tax value. 52488 $129,900 B&R Realty 704-633-2394

3 BR 2.5 BA on 7.68 acres. Great kitchen w/granite, subzero ref., gas cooktop. Formal dining, huge garage, barn, greenhouse. Great for horses or car buffs! R51894 $399,750. Dale Yontz. 704-202-3663 B&R Realty

CORBIN HILLS AT 5TH GREEN Salisbury. 521 Fairway Ridge Rd, end of a cul-desac. Approx 4000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Two kitchens, dining with a view - feels like country living. Walkout basement, 2 fireplaces, Security system, 2 car garage. $325,000 Tel 704-637-1473 Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Salisbury

Special Financing


Lots of Room

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

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

Unique Property


Motivated Seller

Cute 1 BR 1 BA waterfront log home with beautiful view! Ceiling fans, fireplace, front and back porches. R51875 $179,700. Dale Yontz 704-202-3663 B&R Realty Salisbury

Move in Ready!

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

Great Front Porch

P.O. Box 1621 Concord, North Carolina 28026 Ph: 704-239-2074



Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – 2 p.m. Divided into 3 Tracts on Harrison Road Adjoins the World Headquarters of Food Lion Excellent Road Frontage Railroad Frontage in the Rear of Property Great Potential for Most Any Type of


2 BR, 1 BA home with lots of space! Front porch, back deck, storm doors and windows, single attached carport. 52474. $145,900. Penny Sides, B&R Realty, 704640-3555

Cleveland. Great home on 11 acres. 5BR/4BA brick ranch with a basement and solar panels to help cut down those heating bills. This home has tons of character and space. $299,900. Call for a showing today! 704-9067207 or visit

For Sale By Builder

2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $565

Special 3 BR, 2.5 BA home in private setting. Large master suite, gorgeous kitchen with granite, maple flooring, fabulous deck, hot tub, bonus room, double attached garage. R52560 $219,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

*Restrictions apply. Call for details.

6.9 Acres

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


Open House Special


Homes for Sale

Land for Sale

Wonderful 4BR 2½BA home with huge yard. Bright and airy, very clean, sunroom, attached double garage, storage building. R52409. $211,000. Michele Smith, Milo Realty 704.202.2006

Completely remodeled. 3BR, 2BA. 1202 Bell St., Salisbury. Granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, new roof, windows and heat & air, hardwood floors, fresh paint. MUST SEE! Reduced to $116,000. Will pay closing and minimum down payment. Call for appointment 704-637-6567

4 BR, 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint, brick patio. R51516 $123,900. Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663



Near the Lake

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4BR, 1 ½ BA. Basement, garage, back patio. Huge yard. Freshly painted. $139,900. By owner. Call Linda 704-637-2023



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Homes for Sale

New Listing!

4 BR 2 BA home located in the city. Built 2007. Priced at only $89,000! 52504 B&R Realty 704633-2394


3BR, 1BA. Completely remodeled. Soaring ceilings, rec room, office, detached triple garage. On the runway. Conv. to Mooresville & Salisbury. R52369. $244,900. Michele Smith, Milo Realty 704.202.2006




High Rock Lake


Homes for Sale

Davis Farm

New Listing

Great Location

New Listing



3 BR, 2 BA, up to $2,500 in closing. Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $109,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty


New Listing


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

Homes for Sale


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

Piano, electric, Microphone stand, BR vanity & sink, BR sink 55�, $25. 704-642-0512

Homes for Sale


Miscellaneous For Sale Loading Ramps (2 available). 12½" Wide x 64- 96" Long. Telescoping, 750# capacity each ramp. Sold new for $169.99 ea. Sell both for $160. Call 704-213-0782

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

New Listing

Cleveland. Great older home! 4 bedrooms 2 baths. Owner is offering a $3,000 remodel allowance and a home warranty! $119,500 MLS #91536. 704-906-7207 for showing or visit:

Development Zoned GR6 & HI Auction to be held at Holiday Inn, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd S, Salisbury



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

4 BR, 2 BA home in West Rowan area. Storm doors and windows, front porch, patio. 49360 $135,000 Penny Sides B&R Realty 704-640-3555

Comfortable 4BR, 3BA home with 3,200 sq. ft. New roof, master on main, large bonus room, lots of storage, convenient location. R52499 $209,000. Michele Smith, Milo Realty 704.202.2006

Kannapolis. Near Research campus. 3 bedroom 2 bath with loft. Back home is one bedroom one bath. $119,900. 704-906-7207 for showing or visit:


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



1780 Goodnight Road Brick ranch on 5 acres of land....Includes large shed could be a barn, a 24 x 24 additional garage and a 12 x 20 out building. Custom built one owner, beautiful yard. 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. $219,900-R52273 Directions: Hwy 150, turn right on Briggs Road and then turn left on Goodnight. Home on right after sharp curve. Sign is up.

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Large home with lots of versatile space. Large Master suite on main level featuring whirlpool tub and walk-in shower. Huge Rec Room in basement with wet bar and gas log stove. Basement also features another room that could be used as a 4th bedroom and a full bath. There is also a partially finished 30x14 area with gas space heater that adds additional versatility. Backyard is fenced around a patio and covered deck. Lots of recessed lighting. Security system. Call Tom Karriker-704-560-1873. $189,900-R52537

Located in Mocksville is this house that was a dairy barn turned into a home, the building on the left was milk barn, now has kitchen, bath and bedroom. Middle building as kitchen bath and 8 bedrooms (not finished). Loft not finished. building on right is for animals. Sits on 5 acres of land. Call Cary Grant 704-239-5274! $109,000-R52544

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

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


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

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

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

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


Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Quality Affordable Childcare 6 wks & up. All shifts.

Complete Cleaning Service. Basic, windows, spring, new construction, & more. 704-857-1708 Great rates to help you keep your home clean! Call for more information. 704-649-0583

Concrete Work

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

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



Since 1955

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

Great condo at Corbin Hills overlooking the 18th Green! Enjoy the afternoon on the the deck off of the Master (up) or from the screened porch then cool off in the pool. 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, large living area with upgraded flooring, crown molding, and bright kitchen. $97,500-Call Cathy Griffin 704-213-2464 or Trent Griffin 704-798-4868. T52554

Financial Services

Home Improvement

“We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!”

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

The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

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

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

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

Health Benefits Need help understanding Medicare? Call Wallace Foster 704-798-1014

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883 Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

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

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

Home Improvement

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

Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under structure repairs, foundation & masonry repairs. Foreclosure repairs. Pier & dock repairs. Remodeling & renovations. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner – “The House Whisperer!” A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471

Kristin, Heather and Jeana will help with your classfied ads.


West Innes St. Office building for sale, 1400 sq. ft., very unique, front and rear parking and front & rear entrances. Call 704-490-6723. Presently used as a salon.


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

Junk Removal $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

We Buy Junk Cars!

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

Make Our Call The Last Call! Best Prices Guaranteed!

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


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

We will come to you free of charge F David, 704-314-7846 or 704-209-1715 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ F

*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 ** $$$$$$

Salisbury, NC – Woodleaf Area

Iron Horse Properties 910.997.2248 or 704.474.7800

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Rockwell. Apartments, Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when available; handicapped equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196.

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $425-$445. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

Manufactured Home Services


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

cars, trucks, vans. Any junk vehicle. $275 & up.

Best prices guaranteed!! Call Tim Anytime

980-234-6649 CASH FOR JUNK CARS and Batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930

Miscellaneous Services

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

Headline type

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

to show your stuff!

Pet & Livestock Services

Pet & Livestock Services

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

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

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

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

Painting and Decorating

Airport Rd., 2 BR, extra nice, newly redecorated. Water furn., no pets. $580/mo., dep. & lease. 704-637-0370

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

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

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA apt. $550/mo., deposit req. Approx. 1,000 sqft. Call 704-857-2415

China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently in Salisbury. located Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

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

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Septic Tank Service Ronnie Drye's Septic Tank Service, grading & hauling. Please Call 704279-4765

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I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast

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

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

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

I will pick up your nonrunning vehicles & pay you to take them away! Call Mike anytime. 336-479-2502

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks (across from UPS). Has refrig. & stove. All electric, no pets. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

Roofing and Guttering

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

Junk Removal

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 10% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587

Painting and Decorating


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


19+/-Acres with Paved Road Frontage on Campbell Road Wooded & Open Land

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

Professional Services Unlimited

704-636-8058 We Build Garages, 24x24 = $12,500. All sizes built! ~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

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B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

76+/-Acres with Paved Road Frontage on Woodleaf Road Open & Farm Land with Some Timber

Grading & Hauling

Avail. v

Cleaning Services

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091


This brick ranch offers a lot for the money! All rooms are large and with just a little updating, you could have a wonderful home. 2 masonry fireplaces, large unfinished basement, long screened porch has 2 entrances (one from master bedroom) 2 car garage, almost an acre lot in the city! Beautiful hardwood trees.$114,900-R52548-Call Mitzi Crane-704-798-4506

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Real Estate Commercial

Allen Tate Realtors


EMARKS: This pretty home has had only one owner! Well taken care of. You will be so pleased to visit this cute as a button home!! Open floor plan.. Nice large out building area out back for sitting around a pit fire with family and friends!! Make appointment to see. Owner is leaving washer & dryer along with refrigerator. $144,900-R52551-Call Vicki Medlin 704-640-2477 or Sue Maclamroc-704-202-4464.

American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

Real Estate Services

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


Bautiful custom built home with wood floors. Four or five bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, great room with fireplace and gas logs, a formal living room with great windows, formal dining, breakfast room that opens onto lovely patio. A large master bedroom on main level and master bath with separate shower and tub and walk-in closet. All bedrooms feature good closet storage. The kitchen offers granite counter tops, great appliances. The home has many custom features. A private patio for entertaining. $269,900R52534

1985 Homestead mobile home with porch. 14X70. 2BR, 2BA. Center kitchen & living room. Central AC & heat (furnished), washer, new dryer, refrigerator & dishwasher. New kitchen flooring & new flooring in master bath. Excellent condition. $7,500 obo. 704636-1312 or 704-202-7507

Real Estate Commercial


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

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 3 BR, 2 BA, 14x80 singlewide on large treed lot in quiet area with space to plant flowers, vinyl siding, sliding door, non-smoking. $850 startup, $495/mo incl. lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENTTO-OWN. 704-210-8176. Call after noon.


Call 704-637-7721

474 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC

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


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1410 North Main St., China Grove, NC

Manufactured Home Sales

A Tree Paradise

Manufactured Home Sales


Manufactured Home Sales

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


Sat. Aug. 6 @ 10 am Mr. & Mrs. Mannie Troyer (the Troyer’s are moving to pastor a church in Montana)


2285 Hobson Rd. Cleveland, NC • Rowan County

Earl's Lawn Care

from Jake Alexander Blvd. (Hwy. 601) take Woodleaf Rd. to Hobson Rd., then left +/- ¾ mile to AUCTION

• Autos • Trailers • Bobcat • 4 Wheeler • • Guns • Field Glasses • • Hunting & Fishing Items • • Generator • Lawn Mowers • Yard Tools • • Carpenter Tools • Power and Hand Tools • • Antiques • Coins • Commercial Meat Equip. • • Household & Kitchenware • • Farmstead & Building Supplies •

3Mowing, Trimming, & Edging 3Trimming Bushes 3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842 GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542 Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

Many Other Items • Lunch • Restroom

Many buyers won’t leave a message; give the best time to call. 704-546-2696 • Harmony, N.C. ncal #74 •••• since 1935 # 4569


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

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


Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Mt. Pleasant, Collegiate Apartments. 1 & 2 BR, quiet historic district. $510$610 + deposit, no pets. 704-436-9176. Near Livingstone, completely renovated. 2/3 BR, cent heat, fireplace, yard. Appli. Incl'd. Section 8 OK. 704-399-0414

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes

Houses for Rent

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

East Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA duplex. All electric. Central air. Level access. Call 704-638-0108

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

East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ mo. Call Waggoner Realty at 704-633-0462

Salisbury, near hospital. 4BR, 3½BA. Swimming pool. Full court basketball court. 4,800 heated sq.ft. $2,000/mo. + deposit. 843-543-5794

Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Call Rowan Pets. Properties, 704-633-0446

Salisbury. 1 room guest house. Very nice area. Utilities incl. $550/mo. Call 704-630-0695

Yard Sales are a great way to make some extra $$$ Advertise with the

Salisbury Post 704-797-4220

Faith. 1BR brick. Trash, lawn, & water service. No pets. $450/mo + deposit. 704-857-4843 LM

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

3BR, 1BA. Houses: Apartments: 2 & 3 BR, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691

Kann. - 202 Allen St., 3 BR, 1 BA, $750/mo.; 2116 Glenwood St. 2 BR, 1 BA, $700/mo. KREA 704-9332231. Call us for complete list of available rentals.

Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $600/mo. East Rowan Area. 2BR, 1BA duplex on ½ acre lot. All appliances including W/D, dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. Cathedral ceilings in LR and kitchen. Lawn maintenance, water, & sewer incl. Front porch/rear patio. Quiet, private setting. 704-2025876 or 704-279-7001

East Rowan. 2 bedrooms, 1bath townhouse with partial basement. Stove and refrigerator furnished, Washer / Dryer connections. Located across from Granite Quarry Elem. School, close to I-85 and shopping. $450 per month. Flowe Realty & Development. Call 704-2797848 or 704-640-6869

East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520 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. Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Opportunity. Housing TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962 Granite Quarry, 2 BR, 1 BA, nice & clean, like new. Ideal for teacher. No pets, non-smoking. $475/mo + dep. 704-279-3490 Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA. Refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer hook-up, carport. Call 704-638-0108 Heilig Ave. Clean 1BR, 1BA. Living room, kitchen combo. Suitable for 1 or 2. $385/mo. No pets. 704-633-2842 LM

LANDIS APT 2BR/1½BA Townhouse, good location, all electric, all kitchen appliances, washer/dryer hookups. Lease w/deposit $600 per month. 704-202-7342 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

Move in Now to Stay Cool by Our Pool! 704-762-0795

Apartments S. Fulton St. Very nice 1500 sq ft 3BR/2½ BA town house apartment. All elec., central heat/AC. Water incl., stove, refrig., furnished. dishwasher Outside storage. No pets. 1 yr lease. $650/mo. & $500 dep. 704-279-3808 Salis. 519 E. Cemetery St. 1BR, 1 BA, No Pets, $300/mo + $300/dep. Sect 8 OK. 704-507-3915. Salis. near VA Lg 2BR, 1½BA, central HVAC, $600/mo, app. reqd. Broker. 704-239-4883

Houses for Rent 2-4 BR. HUD - Section 8. Nice. Central air & heat. Call us first! 704-630-0695 3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3-4 BR, 1 BA, near Livingstone College. Has refrig. & stove. No pets. Rent $650, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Attn. Landlords

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

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

Salisbury city. 2BR, 1BA. Very spacious. 1,000 sq. ft. Central air & heat. $460 + dep. 704-640-5750

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


Availble Now!

Spacious 1 BR apartments for Senior Citizens 55 years old or older. Water, sewer, trash included in rent. Rent is $475 with security deposit of only $99. Certain income restrictions apply. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 8am-2pm. Call us today at 704-639-9692

SPENCER, 2 BR, 1 BA duplex with appliances. Rent $465 + deposit $335. 910-918-4348 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $500 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 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

Kannapolis. 3BR, 2BA. Nice house on large lot. Lots of privacy. $600/ mo. plus $600 deposit. Please call 704-855-1201 Monday- Friday


Houses for Rent

Salisbury. 2BR. Very nice. Large master. COUNTRY CLUB/PARK AREA. $799/ mo. 704-630-0695 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 4 rooms. 71 Hill St. All appls. furnished. $495/ mo + dep. Limit 2. 704-633-5397 Salisbury. 4BR. Basement, fenced. RENT TO OWN. 5% dn & $799/mo. 704-630-0695 Salisbury. 801 E. Council St. 3-4BR, 1BA. Electric central air, gas heat/water. $600/mo. + $600 dep. 704636-0594 or 704-213-4150 Spencer

Vintage Charm!

Nice, lg kitchen, lg deck and yard, cent. H/A, great loc., dep. and ref. req'd, 336-918-6477, $675 Near Spencer and Salisbury, 2 bedroom, one bath house in quiet, nice neighborhood. No pets. Lease, dep, app and refs req. $575/mo, $500 dep, 704-797-4212 before 7pm. 704-2395808 after 7pm.

East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Living room (would be great office), great room, glass/ screened porch. Laundry Gas log FP in great room. Central heat & air. Gazebo! Credit check, lease. $895/ month + deposit. No pets. Please call 704-639-6000 or 704-633-0144

Best deal in town! Salisbury 132 Circle Dr. (near hospital) 1800 sqft, 3BR/1.5BA, $700/mo.

China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, all electric, refrigerator & stove, W/D connections, back deck, easy access to 29A, close to elementary school and Head Start. $575/mo. + $575 deposit. Section 8 accepted. 704-784-4785 China Grove

Pick Me, Pick Me!

Small 4 room house, 1230 McNeely Street, $435/mo. Plus deposit, on quiet, cul-de-sac. 704-857-8406.

Concord. Move in ready, completely furn. downtown condo. No pets. $600 dep. + $600/mo. 704-782-1881

5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Granite Quarry-Summer Special. Great deals on two units left. Please call 704-232-3333. Space for hobbyist, perfect or small storage contractor, gated facility with 24 hour monitoring and utilities available. 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

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

Spencer. 2BR, 1½BA vintage home. Wood floors, large yard, carport. $700/mo. + $700 dep. 1 yr. Lease. 704-223-4662 West Rowan/Woodleaf

Welcome Home!

Rockwell. 4BR, 3BA. 2,700 sq.ft., large lot, fenced backyard, separate garage, $1,400/mo. 704-279-2360

W Rowan/Woodleaf school dist. 2BR/1BA house, refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer, carport. Taking applications. No pets. $425/mo + deposit. 704-754-7421


Commercial Property for Rent/Sale. Old Concord Road. Rebecca Jones Realty 704-857-7355


Kannapolis. 2824 Wilkie Dr. 3BR, 2BA. No pets. $500/mo. + deposit. Call 704-239-2833 Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $450/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

South area. Remodeled. 2BR, A/C, $100/wk, $200 dep. NO PETS! Call 5pm to 9pm. 704-857-2649

Cadillac DTS, 2009, Platinum Edition, 4 door, leather, sunroof, navigation, heated & cooled seats, great gas mileage, 30mpg hwy, back-up camera. 704-279-2111.

MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Chevrolet Aveo, 2007. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!


Hyundai Elantra, 2007. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Acura CL, 2001. 3.2. 6 cyl. leather, Navigation System, heated seats/mirrors, moon roof, full power, loaded, new transmission, one owner. $7,495. Please call 704-798-0664.

Chevrolet HHR LT, 2009. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Hyundai Sonata GLS, 2011, automatic, silver, gas saver, like new! 704279-2111.

Great Space!

Office Suite for Lease. Two large rooms, 26' x 13' and 10' x 16'. Also included is a large shared kitchen/break room space with private BR. 1 year lease preferred; $750 monthly rent includes all utilities. Free Wi-Fi. Call 704-636-1811. Salisbury, Kent Exec. $100 & up, 1st Park, month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities. No dep. 704-202-5879

BMW 323i, 1999 convertible, titanium silver metallic w/light gray leather interior, V6 auto trans., AM/FM/CD/Tape, power options, dual power seats, alloy rims, READY FOR SUMMER!! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Impala LS, 2010. Gold Mist metallic exterior with gray interior. $14,849. Stock #P7713 1-800-542-9758 ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm.

Salisbury, 2 miles from Catawba College. Private setting. 3BR, 2BA. Large extra room can be 4th BR, office, or family room. 20 x 12 wired storage building/ shop. Quiet, dead end road. Credit check, references req. $925/month + deposit (includes trash collection, water, & sewer). Please call Mark or Debbie at 704-637-9918

Jeep 1999 Ext. gun metal blue, hard top, power brakes & steering, A/C, 5 spd, 4.0 engine. 127,000 miles, good condition. $6,500. Call 704-6390251

Life's a Breeze!

BMW 528i, 1998. Alpine white exterior w/sand beige leather interior. 2.8L, 6 cyl., auto trans., AM/FM/ CD/Tape, all power, sunroof, alloy wheels. Ready for test drive! 704-603-4255

Ford Fusion SE, 2006. Tungsten clearcoat metallic exterior with charcoal black interior. $11,649. Stock # F11136A. Call 1-800-542-9758

Corvette Convertible, 1989. 78,000 miles. $9,200. Please call 704245-8092

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

BMW 535 xi, 2008, automatic, sunroof, leather, AWD and much more! Call 704-603-4255.

Salis. 2BR/1BA, new paint, W/D hookup, convenient to everything. $475/mo + $400 dep. 828-448-7754

Salisbury 315 Club House Dr. 3BR/1BA, gas logs, H/W flrs & fenced bk yd. $800/mo. Call 704-7983108 for more info.

Handicapped Equipped

Ford Windstar SEL, 80,000 miles. 2000. Please call 704-603-4126

Rooms for Rent


S. Iredell brick 3BR/1½ BA, totally renovated, lg fenced bk yd, total elec. Rent/lease option. $750 mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

Salisbury 1517 Second St. 28144. 1,510 sq ft home. $675 per month rent. Call 704-425-8593

Honda 2005 Accord, fully loaded, $300 down, Good credit, bad credit, no credit, no problem! Call 704-872-5255

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


Salisbury - 4 BR, 2.5 BA in Timber Run. $1500 mo., $1500 dep. Karen Rufty B&R Realty 704-202-6041


Spencer Shops. Looking for grocery, video, pizza, & shoe stores to join our center. 704-431-8636 Ryan Street. 2BR, 1BA. Park nearby, city amenities, ALL ELECTRIC home with central AC, nice windows, large yard. $500 security deposit and $500/mo. TeriJon Properties: 704-490-1121 Near Salisbury High, 3BR/2BA, Cent A/C, 1,267 SF, $650/mo + dep. No Pets. 704-798-4251

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

Rentals available in Kannapolis, China Grove, Salisbury, Granite Quarry. Call Rebecca Jones Realty 704-857-7355.

CLEVELAND 3BR, 2BA. No pets, no smoking. $575/mo., $575 deposit. Please call 704278-2907.

Office and Commercial Rental


Apartment-Sized HOUSE ... for Apartment-Sized RENT!

Condos and Townhomes

Morlan Park Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. Very nice, all electric with refrigerator stove. Rent and $525/mo. + $500 dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

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Beside ACE HARDWARE, #229 E Main St Hwy 52, 2,700 sq. ft. finished store front. May subdivide storefront into two separate 22' x 56' sections, 1,232 each. Call 704-279-4115 or email SF

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home for Rent

Spencer 2BR, 1BA, $500/month 610 South Rowan Avenue. Call 704202-2228

East Area, Nice 2 BR, 1 ½ BA in small park. $400/rent + $400 dep. No pets. 704-279-8526

West & North Rowan Cty., 3BR/1½BA, free water & sewer, all elec. $695/mo. 704-633-6035

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

Office and Commercial Rental

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

$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-637-1020

Faith, 2 BR, 2 BA. Water, sewer & appliances incl. Pets ok. $525/mo. + $525 dep. 704-279-7463

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

High Rock Lake. 2BR, 2BA. Private lot. $475/mo. + $25/mo. water. 704279-4282 or 704-202-3876

Buick 1999 Century, 41K, one owner, Beige/tan, excellent condition, Michelin tires. Maintenance records available. $4,350. 704-932-1249

Buick LeSabre Custom, 2003. Sterling silver metallic exterior with medium gray interior. $7,749. Stock # F11362B. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Fusion SE, 2008. Only 30,000 miles! 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Lincoln Town Car, 2004 Executive series Light French Silk Metallic with Shale/Dove Leather interior loaded! 4.6 V8 trans, AM/FM/ auto CD/Tape all power, dual power seats, alloy rims nonsmoker. Like New Condition! 704-603-4255

Ford Taurus SE, 2006. Silver frost clearcoat metallic exterior with medium/dark flint interior. $9,749. Stock# F11328A. Call 1-800-542-9758.

Mazda 3, 2007. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Ford Taurus SE, 2009. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Mazda 6 S, 2003. Steel gray metallic/gray leather interior. 3.0L V6, 5 speed manual, AM/FM/CD, all power alloy rims. Perfect 1st time car. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Salisbury 2BR, 1½BA. brick at Ro-Med, available now. Credit check, lease. $550/mo. plus security deposit. Call 704-782-5037









Free kittens to good home. 3 Black with white paws, 1 black. Call 980234-1327 if interested.

Beagles, females (2) free too good home. Please Call 704-636-6727

Free dogs. AKC Adult Dachshunds. Males, Females. Different ages. 704-209-3735 Rockwell

Free puppy named Kaia needs a good home. Loveable, in the process of training. If interested, please call 704-633-6511. Ask for Stephanie

Free German Shepherd / Husky, Male and Female, year and a half old. One Male puppy 3 mths Old. LM 704-798-6236

German Shepherd Puppies, free to good home. White, 12 weeks old. Call 704-245-8817

Horse, 8 yr old beautiful white/brown, 15 hands mare, good disposition, $850. Call 704-857-9010 for more information.


Free cats. Rescued yellow tabbies. Male & female. All sizes & personalities. All fixed. Foster care mom in hospital. 704-213-2011 Free kitten to a good home. Manx. 5 months old. Litter trained. Very friendly. Call 704-9333469 or 704-699-5104 Free kitten. 7 week old female kitten. Inside only. Very sweet. No small children. Good home only. 704-636-0619 FREE kittens (2): If you can take both, a litterbox, food, and flea meds. included. Dog, not happy Please call 704-855-3781 or 704-267-3242

FREE Beautiful 1yr. old Tabby cats. Neutered, Litter-Trained, Friendly, Rabies shots, Call for more info. Brenda 336671-3799

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

Giving away kittens or puppies?

E. Spencer. 3BR, 1BA. Stove & refrigerator, W/D hookup, $600/mo + dep. Sect. 8 OK. 336-909-0864

HELP! Free Calico cat and her kittens need a good home. Very sweet and loving. We are moving and cannot take them with us. 704-7549955 or 336-399-4170.

Here Kitty, Kitty! 1 male and 1 female wanting your love. 1 orange & white, and 1 tiger grey. Born 5/31-outer Kannapolis. 704-938-9842 Kittens, free. Grey with green/hazel eyes & adult cat, already fixed, black w/green eyes “Cap”. Call 336-751-1786

Ready Now! Free kittens. 3 male, 3 female. Very cute! Please call 704-837-5069 or 704-210-9771

English Mastiff puppies, AKC register. Fawn & apricot. 3 males, 2 females. 1st shots & wormed. 8 weeks. $600. 704-856-8388

German Shepherd puppies, full-blooded. Very cute. Needs a good home. Had first shots & worming. Will be ready August 1st! $175. 704-279-0918

Free 9 year old female & 10 year old male Jack Russell Terrier dogs. Shots current, all supplies to new home. Need space to run, good with children. Todd 704202-8812. Free dogs - 2 males, 2 females, all mixed breeds, ages from 1yr to 6yrs old, all need homes as soon as possible. Call 704-224-7718

Golden Retriever puppies. 3 males & 3 females. Beautiful, healthy, playful bundles of joy! Born May 13 & have been wormed. Parents on premises. $250 each. 336-492-6569 or

Great Family Dog!

Golden Retriever Puppies, AKC registered. 2 F & 1 M, born April 29. 1st & 2nd shots & dewormed. Parents on site. $300. 704-640-5449

Cadillac CTS, 2006. Infrared exterior with ebony interior. $17,549. Stock # T11408B. 1-800-542-9758

Puppies, Free 11-weekold mixed breed to a good home. 1 male brown/white, 1 male tricolor, 1 female black/tan. Call 704-209-1073.

Other Pets vvvvvvvvv

Rat Terriers, chocolate & white. 1 male & 1 female, 1st shots, dewormed, registered, parents on site, 6 weeks old. 704-279-5012

Take Us Home!

Yorki-Poo Puppies. CKC reg., 8 wks old, 1st shots. Go to, click on Misty's Yorkipoos under “Home”. $300-$350. 704-638-6231 Misty

Horses Puppies, Alaskan Malamutes. 3 males. Also, 1 18 wk old female. Very beautiful! $250. Call or text 704-492-8448

Horse, pretty black mare, 22 months old. $350 negotiable. Call 704857-9010 for more information.

Pekingese puppies. 6 wks. old, parents on site. 1st shots. $250. Call 704-637-9159 or 704223-4646 ask for Reba.

12 year old Standardbred mare. Excellent road horse. Traffic safe. Bomb proof. $2,300 obo. 704-640-0383

Check Out Our July Special! Dentals 20% off. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704-636-3408 for appt. Guinea Pig, long hair free to a good home. Please Call 704-2458817

Pet & Livestock Supplies Holiday Boarding Available. Indoor/Outdoor Kennels. 1 acre of playtime area. No reservation needed. Call 704-637-0227

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1995 LS400, Lexus exterior silver. Many new very good parts, condition, 178,000 miles. $7,800. Call 704-6390251

Mercedes Benz E500, 2003. Desert silver metallic w/ash leather int., 5.0L SMPI 24-valve SOHC aluminum alloy V8 engine, auto stick trans., all power, sunroof, ally rims, AM/FM/ CD/MP3, Ready For Test Drive. 704-603-4255

Recreational Vehicles


Mitsubishi Mirage, 1997. Needs transmission. Excellent parts car. Engine runs. $500 obo. Call 336-941-3062

Scion TC, 2007 Base. Flint mica exterior with dark charcoal interior. $13,349. Stock # T11447A. 1-800-542-9758

Mercury Milan I4, 2008. White suede exterior with camel interior. $16,949. Stock # F11277A. 1-800-542-9758

Cadillac Escalade, 2009, FlexFuel, 2 to choose from, black or blue, towing pkg., heated & cooled seats, sunroof, navigation, entertainment system. 704-279-2111.

Service & Parts

Volvo S80, 2007, Willow green metallic w/sandstone leather interior, 3.2L I6 engine, auto trans., AM/FM/CD, all power, SUNROOF, LIKE NEW! Call 704-603-4255

VW LUX, 2008, United Gray w/black leather interior, 4 cyl. Turbo, all power options, SUNAM/FM/CD/MP3, ROOF, paddle shift, alloy rims. GROCERY GETTER WITH AN ATTITUDE! Call 704-603-4255

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

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

Transportation Financing

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


BMW X3 2006, loaded, 3.0I, white, sunroof, automatic, leather, navigation. Call 704-279-2111.


Saturn ION 2, 2007. Silver exterior with gray interior. $12,249. Stock # F12017AY. Please Call 1-800-542-9758

Recreational Vehicles

Toyota Corolla CE, 2006. Desert Sand exterior with beige interior. $10,249. Stock #T11337A. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

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Chevy Tahoe, 2003, 4x4. 124K miles, all power, CD & DVD player, heated/ memory seats, 3rd row seat, leather seats, tow package, adjustable foot pedal, air ride, has never been wrecked. $10,500 OBO. 704-202-1776

Dodge Dakota SLT, 2006. Red exterior with medium slate gray interior. $15,849. Stock # F11286A1Y. Call 1-800-542-9758

Ford Explorer XLT, 2004. Medium wedgewood blue clearcoat metallic exterior with graphite interior. $10,749. Stock # F11281BY. 1-800-542-9758

Lexus RX330 2006, leather, sunroof, navigation, back-up camera, fully loaded, extra clean. 704-279-2111

Dodge Durango Limited, 2004. Khaki exterior w/dark khaki interior. $12,949. Stock #T11445BY. Call 1-800-542-9758

Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT, 2007. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with tan interior. $16,549. Stock # F11371A. 1-800-542-9758

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 2005. Linen gold metallic clearcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. $8,749. Stock #T11433A. Call 1-800-542-9758.

Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT, 1999. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with medium graphite. $9,949. Stock # K7704A. Call 1800-542-9758.

Mercedes Benz CLK 430, 2003, silver, convertible, automatic, extra clean, low miles. 704-279-2111.

Honda Pilot EXL, 2005, Redrock Pearl w/Saddle int., VTEC, V6, 5-sp. auto., fully loaded, all pwr opts, AM/FM/CD changer, steering wheel controls, pwr leather seats, alloy rims, 3RD seat, sunroof, nonsmoker, LOADED! 704-603-4255 Mercedes ML350, 2005, Alabaster white/gray leather interior, 3.7L V6, auto trans., AM/FM/CD, all power options, sunroof, alloy rims, extra clean, needs nothing! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 1995. Beige ext. Stock $11,249. #F11286A2. Call 1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet Tahoe, 1999. 2 tone tan & black w/tan leather int. 5.7 V8, auto. trans. 4X4. All power, AM/ FM/CD/tape. Cold front & rear air. Alum. rims, extra clean. Ready for test drive. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Chevy Trailblazer, 2007. Silverstone metallic exterior with light gray leather interior, VORTEC 4.2L 4 speed auto, all power, steering wheel controls, rear audio, alloy rims, extra clean. 704603-4255

Ford F150, 2004. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Dodge Ram 2006, Mega Cab. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Ford Econoline, 1986. fully handicap van w/lift, hand controls, back seat like new, driver seat is handicap accessible, brand new tires. 64,000 miles. $2500. 704-212-7474

Ford Ranger XLT, 2006. Redfire clearcoat metallic exterior with medium dark flint interior. $16,249. Stock # P7715. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Escape XLT, 2009. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. $14,849. Stock #P7712. 1-800-542-9758

GMC Suburban Z71, 2003. 4x4, Summit white/tan leather interior, Vortec 5300 V8, auto trans, AM/FM/CD Changer/DVD, all power sunroof, chrome rims, loaded! 704-603-4255

Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo, 2006. Black w/ medium slate gray cloth interior. All power, AM/FM/CD changer, dual power seats. Low miles! Awesome condition! Steve 704-603-4255

Nissan Frontier Nismo Off Road, 2005. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. $16,549. Stock # T11420A 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2007. Black Clearcoat ext. w/medium slate gray int. $12,749. Stock #T11290BY. 1-800-542-9758.

Nissan Titan LE, 2006. Gray exterior with steel interior. $18,549. Stock # F11268A. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Liberty Renegade, 2006. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Saturn Outlook XR, 2008, AWD, 3rd row seat, sunroof, sandstone metallic, leather, loaded, navigation. Call 704-279-2111.

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We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663. Nissan Sentra, 2008. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Now!!

Chevrolet HHR LT SUV, 2010. Victory red metallic exterior with cashmere interior. K7726. $16,749. 1-800-542-9758

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

Chevrolet Corvette, 1993. LT1 engine. Black Rose exterior. Runs great! $12,000 obo. Call 704-6034126 or 704-533-1195

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Transportation Financing


Nissan Maxima SE, 2006. Winter Frost Pearl w/ tan cloth. 3.5L v6, auto. Trans., all power, Bose radio, sunroof, dual power seats. Alloy rims, great power! Smooth Ride! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ, 2008, fully loaded, sunroof, back-up camera, navigation, extra clean! 704-279-2111.


Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Volvo V70 R 2005. Titanium gray metallic exterior w/sand gobi eather interior, 2.5L twin turbocharged, 5 cyl., AWD, all power, AM/FM/ CD/Tape, sunroof, alloy type R rims, fully loaded, nonsmoker, very fast. 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Honda Odyssey, EX-L, 2003. Sandstone metallic exterior. $12,249. Stock #T11090A2. 1-800542-9758

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

Honda Accord EX, 2005. San Marino Red exterior with Ivory Leather interior, 3.0L VTEC V6, auto transmission, AM/FM/CD Changer, sunroof, alloy rims. Ready to Go! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Toyota Camry Solara SE, 2006. Cosmic blue metallic exterior with charcoal interior. $15,949. Stock #T11385A. 1-800-542-9758

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Sea Ray boat, 1989, 20' Cabin, Porta Cuddy Potty. 4.3 Mercruiser. $5,600. 704-630-4663

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

Nissan Altima 2.5 S, 2008. Black exterior with charcoal interior. $15,249. Stock # P7655A 1-800-542-9758

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Pop-up Camper, 1999 Jayco, sleeps 5, sink, refrigerator, $2,000. 980234-3774, leave msg.

Toyota Avalon XLS, 2007. Titanium metallic exterior with light gray interior. $15,549. Stock #T11301A. 1-800-542-9758

Mercury Milan, 2006. Light tundra metallic exterior with camel leather interior. 3.0L V6, six speed auto trans., all power, AM/FM/CD, sunroof, nonsmoker, serviced & ready for new driver! Call Steve at 704-603-4255



Forest River Greywolf, 2009. White exterior with gray/burgundy interior. Sleeps 7. $11,997. 1-800-542-9758

Buick Rendezvous 2005, low miles, leather, sunroof, V6, automatic, extra clean. Call 704279-2111

Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2007, 2 to choose from, navigation, pearl white leather, heated & cooled extra clean, seats, sunroof. 704-279-2111.

Ford Expedition XLT, 2003. Black clearcoat exterior with flint gray interior. $10,549. Stock # T11334A. 1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet Silvarado 1500, 2000 w/camper shell. Excellent condition. 75,800 miles. $5,995. 704-2791520 or 704-433-4716

Chrysler Town & Country Touring, 2007. Modern blue pearlcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. $16,749. Stock #T11364A1 1-800-542-9758

Dodge 1500 2005, 5.7 hemi, 4 door crew cab, 4 wheel drive, completely loaded, very nice, 56,000 miles, $13,500. May consider possible trade. 704-202-0326

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

Honda Odyssey EXL, 2004, starlight silver metallic exterior with quartz leather interior, 3.5L V6, auto trans. AM/FM/CD/DVD, all power, alloy wheels. NEEDS NOTHING! 704-603-4255

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

Toyota Sequoia SR5, 2006, black, roof rack, fully loaded, leather, navigation. 704-279-2111.

Kia Soul, 2010. Molten exterior with black interior. $16,549. Stock # F11353A2. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Tacoma SR5 2008, Crew Cab, black, V6, automatic. Call 704279-2111.

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Sunday, July 31 In the next solar cycle, you might resurrect several old projects that disappointed you in the past, in hopes of success this time around. You won’t make the same mistakes you made before. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although your moods might fluctuate from somber to lighthearted, you’ll have nothing to show for your time if you don’t concentrate on one activity or goal at a time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This could turn out to be a successful day for you in two separate ways: one might have to do with a friendship, while the other is likely to involve something more serious. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There are few better than you at dealing with people from all walks of life. Instinctively you should be able to perceive and resolve some issues that involve the multitudes. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Sometimes when dealing with others, the best thing we can do is adopt the line of least resistance. If you don’t take stance currently, however, the opposite could be true. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be afraid to try once again to do something that almost worked the last time. Chances are you learned from the experience and will do much better this time around. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Proper timing will considerably enhance your possibilities for success at this juncture. Follow your gut feelings as to when you should strike and when you should back off. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Others will believe in you only if and when they have evidence that you believe in yourself. Once this is confirmed, you shouldn’t have any trouble attracting allies to your cause. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Keep your objectives in mind at all times and display tenacity when going after them. If you apply yourself, you should easily be able to initiate the changes you so desire. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Through working together with an associate who has a stake in the same interest as you, ways to resolve a problem can be found. Two heads are better than one. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Although this may be one of your days off, your time can be best spent working on something that is not only constructive but a labor of love. Productive pursuits make you happy. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you’re not already committed to something, structure your activities as loosely as you can. You’re apt to be in the mood to jump about, doing one thing after another. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — This could be a moneymaking day for you, if that is where your focus lies. Your own resourcefulness will provide the ways and means to acquire the amount that you want to make. United Feature Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Don Murray is 82. Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 76. Actress Susan Flannery is 72. Singer Lobo is 68. Singer Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys is 66. Singer Bob Welch is 65. Actor Michael Biehn is 55. Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 54. Drummer Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is 53. Actor Wesley Snipes is 49. Country singer Chad Brock is 48. Musician Fatboy Slim is 48. Guitarist Jim Corr of The Corrs is 47. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is 46. Actor Dean Cain is 45. Actor Robert Telfer is 34. Country singer Zac Brown is 33. Actor B.J. Novak (“The Office”) is 32. Actor Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”) is 13.

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helicopters,” Close said. “It was 10, 15, even worse. During Carmageddon there were private charter helicopters bringing people up who wanted to see the traffic jam.” Larry Welk, a veteran TV news reporter and president of the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, said he doesn’t believe Berman’s bill, if it passes, will have much effect on quieting neighborhoods. He noted it would exempt all military, emergency and medical helicopters, which he said make up most of the chopper traffic over Los Angeles. As for news helicopters, Welk said their ranks have actually decreased in recent years as the economy has soured. The incidents involving paparazzi chartering choppers to follow someone like Hilton to court, as they did a few years ago, don’t happen as often as people


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Thursday that would order the Federal Aviation Administration to restrict helicopter flight paths and set minimum altitudes. Berman’s bill, however, leaves the hard work of figuring out exactly where those flight paths should go and what the minimum altitudes should be to the FAA itself. The FAA does have existing rules in place regulating helicopter traffic. Over a congested area, copters are not allowed to fly lower than 1,000 feet above a crowd or the highest obstacle. They can get down to 500 feet in a less congested area. “Safety is always the FAA’s top priority, and we aggressively investigate allegations of unsafe aircraft operations by airplane and helicopter pilots,” the agency said in a statement issued Friday. “The FAA works with helicopter operators and community groups around the country to find ways for these aircraft to operate safely and with minimal community noise impacts.” The problem, says Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, is not necessarily one helicopter showing up but a dozen or more. His neighborhood, which hugs the hills that separate the San Fernando Valley from Los Angeles’ West Side, got a recent double blast of noise from a small army of choppers. First, there was the welldocumented activity around the home of Sheen when he was fighting with the producers of the TV show “Two


LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a sound that can set windows to rattling, dogs to barking and babies to crying, and it’s one that’s instantly recognizable to pretty much anybody who lives or works in Los Angeles. It’s that whumpah, whumpah, whumpah sound of helicopter blades tearing through the air, coupled with the steady whine of a powerful aircraft motor hovering right above you. Depending on where you are, hearing it may mean Charlie Sheen has just left his house, Paris Hilton is headed into a courtroom or some sort of fender-bender accident has blocked freeway traffic in all directions. “It sounds like ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ” said Beverly Hills resident Ellen Lutwak, making reference to the famous Vietnam War helicopter scenes from that film. “I hear it and I know Lindsay Lohan or her friends are in the ‘hood,” added Lutwak, who lives down the block from the Beverly Hills courthouse and works at home. A congressman, spurred on by numerous complaints from constituents, some of them neighbors of Sheen, says it’s time to put a stop to the noise. “Residents deserve relief from the thunderous clacking of helicopter blades hovering directly over their homes, and instead all they’ve been getting is the runaround from government agencies,” said Rep. Howard Berman, D-Los Angeles, whose district includes Sheen’s neighborhood. He introduced legislation


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donny and Mary Jones walk down a pier in the rain as tropical storm don approaches the texas Gulf coast.

Texas remains parched after tropical system pointment for ranchers who have been selling off cattle at a rapid clip because their pastures are barren. But it was a huge relief for cotton growers, who are in the middle of their harvest. Double the amount of cotton was planted this year in the state’s four southernmost counties, and the fields along many rural roads are still dotted with white bolls. The area got the most rain from Don, but it still wasn’t much. “I think it was pretty much a non-event,” said Sally Ross at the Ross Gin Company in Mercedes on Saturday morning. They received less than one-half inch of rain at the gin. Some of their truckers reported showers as they brought the fluffy white bales to the gin Friday, but nothing intense. “The wind blows, and the sun’s out, they may be able to get back in the field in a day or two,” Ross said. Don was never predicted to be a punishing storm, but by the time it neared the Texas coast Friday evening the little anxiousness there had been, evaporated. The National Hurricane Center downgraded Don to a depression as what remained of it came ashore over sparsely populated ranch lands near Baffin Bay.

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The storm that many had hoped would bring some relief to parched areas of South Texas passed Saturday after dropping less than an inch of rain — good news only for the cotton farmers who were ready to resume their harvest. The National Hurricane Center said what was once known as Tropical Storm Don would fall apart as the remnants passed into northern Mexico. Don had failed to live up to even low expectations by tropical storm standards and was downgraded earlier to a tropical depression. “There’s really not much left of it,” said Barry Goldsmith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Brownsville. “It’s a done deal.” With dry air falling in behind Don, a hot and sunny weekend was forecast with only a chance of showers. “That great beach weather we had last week is coming right back,” Goldsmith said. Most of Texas has been suffering an extreme drought, and Don was seen as South Texas’ best hope for widespread rain in months. But totals from various sites in the Rio Grande Valley and coastal Willacy County failed to rise to even an inch. The storm was a disap-

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Redistricting’s impact Fewer N.C. districts will be toss-ups; more will favor GOP L How redrawn N.C. legislative maps might affect future elections

Second in a two-part series s I noted in Tuesday’s op-ed, a leading scholar describes redistricting as the “most political activity in American politics.” It receives this dubious label because those who get to draw the lines have the power to benefit their political party. The just-approved legislative and congressional maps have been described, by GOP leaders, as “fair and legal.” While I will leave those characteristics to the judgment of partisans and the courts, it is interesting to see MICHAEL the potential fundaBITZER mental political shifts that could occur under these new lines. In looking at these new maps for the N.C. House and Senate, I used the approach that Charlie Cook, a respected independent analyst, uses to determine the competitiveness of U.S. House districts. For example, let’s say there is a district that, in 2004 and 2008, votes for the Republican presidential candidate 20 points over what that Republican garnered statewide. That district would most likely, in today’s political environment, elect Republicans down the rest of the ballot. While there are some “split ticket” districts, where voters cast their ballots for a presidential candidate of one party and switch to the other party for Congress, this phenomenon is becoming rare. Using the presidential returns of 2004 and 2008 in the new districts and comparing them to the statewide average of both parties’ presidential candidates, I arrived at a Partisan Voting Index (or PVI) for each of the new legislative districts. While this may not be the best indicator, it does give us an idea of how districts may tend to vote at the top of the ballot and allow some classification of these new districts. As Charlie Cook does, I divided the districts into five groups, based on their PVI: “likely” or “lean” GOP or Democratic, and “toss-up.”


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can. Using the Cook scale, districts where the PVI is less than 3 are considered a toss-up; a district with a PVI of 3-10 Democrat or 3-10 Republican “leans” toward that party; a PVI greater than 10 indicates a “likely” vote for that party. In the maps above, Dr. Michael Bitzer has adopted the Cook methodology at the state level to gauge how voters in redrawn N.C. House and Senate Districts may tend to vote in future elections.

Debt drama spurs anxieties around globe Allies fear crisis is damaging U.S. credibility BY JOE MCDONALD Associated Press

EIJING — America’s debt crisis and economic malaise are shaking confidence in its global leadership. Many governments see Washington’s paralysis as political theater ahead of a presidential election and wonder how American hardliners can be allowed to hold up a deal and bring a globalized economy to the brink. International bankers are concerned that a U.S. default would cause a crash of the dollar, the world’s reserve currency, battering economies from Asia to Africa and possibly sparking political unrest. Already, U.S. trade partners are worried about depending too heavi-


ly on one country and looking to diversify, just as China is expanding into Latin America and other markets historically dominated by the U.S. Across the globe, allies fear that the drama between Republicans and Democrats has eroded U.S. credibility, further weakening the superpower’s ability to exercise influence in the Middle East and other trouble spots. Officials interviewed around the world said the United States at the moment is failing to lead by word, deed and example. “You can’t put your house in order being the global economic power?” Ishrat Husain, former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, asked rhetorically. “How can you expect others to do that?” Most officials and economic analysts who were interviewed expressed guarded optimism that American leaders would reach a last-minute agreement to raise Washington’s debt limit and avoid a government default by an Aug. 2 deadline. Most took for granted

that the sheer size of the world’s biggest economy, together with U.S. military might and the fact that no other government is poised to take Washington’s place, means it will remain a leading power for the forseeable future. “I think nothing will shake the basis of our alliance,” said a South Korean deputy defense minister, Lim Kwanbin, when asked whether Washington’s problems might weaken its 60-year military partnership with Seoul. This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to reassure Asian governments during a trip to the region. In Hong Kong, she said the debt debate was “messy” but was the way a democracy reaches “the right solution.” Maybe so. But still few doubted that the debt crisis is taking its toll on U.S. prestige and influence. The showdown is playing out in a world that began to change in earnest


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the American Hong Kong and Macau Chambers of Commerce during last week’s visit to Hong Kong. She acknowledged the debt debate was ‘messy’ but sought to assure foreign leaders See DEBT, 4D that it would be resolved.


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Steep climb for Rowan he Rowan-Salisbury School System’s leaders were far from alone in being disappointed with preliminary No Child Left Behind results for 2010-11. Only five of 35 Rowan schools made adequate yearly progress on standardized tests, while six of Cabarrus’ 37 reached the goal. None of Kannapolis’ eight schools made AYP. The story was the same across the state. Tougher performance standards brought down results in virtually every school system. Our schools are striving toward those higher standards, but that will take time. Meanwhile, the schools and the community need to keep working to raise the local graduation rate, and to spur young people on to college — for the students’ own good and for the community. The relatively low level of education in Rowan County is holding the community down. This is not a school problem, or not solely a school problem. Our lower than average percentage of high school and college graduates is the result of history, culture and income. That’s not an excuse; it’s a challenge. The U.S. Census shows that during 2005-2009, some 78.9 percent of Rowan’s adult population had a high school diploma — below the state rate of 83 percent and the rate in other counties of the prosperous Piedmont. Some 85 percent of Cabarrus residents graduated from high school, for example.The difference is even greater when counting people with a four-year college degree or higher — 16.4 percent in Rowan, 22.2 percent in Cabarrus, 25.8 percent statewide. Knowing that we have steep hills to climb, Rowan leaders and citizens should be especially interested in the local effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the schools — STEM, as it’s called. A meeting of the Cabarrus-Rowan Stem Initiative will take place Wednesday at Rowan-Cabarrus Community’s College’s building at the N.C. Research Campus. And in a different type of initiative, shoppers can help promote graduation by taking advantage of some Proctor & Gamble coupons appearing in many newspapers today, including the Post. Partnering with Communities in Schools, P&G will give 2 cents for every coupon redeemed to help at-risk students and their families. Helping more students graduate from high school and college, regardless of their parents’ education, is one of the best ways to move Rowan from the fringe of prosperity to the center. Jobs and incomes will follow. Teachers, tests and schools can’t make that happen alone. It has to be a community effort.


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The man who rows the boat doesn’t have time to rock it — Unknown

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he man’s out of his mind. Such was my reaction when I heard novelist David Baldacci tell a BBC radio audience his idea for making the world a better place. Baldacci, the author of megaselling thrillers such as “Absolute Power” and “Deliver Us From Evil,” was speaking on “The Forum,” a BBC program carried by National Public Radio here in the states. It’s typically broadcast during the insomniac CHRIS hours when your listening VERNER choices are either talk shows featuring people who’ve been abducted by aliens or shows featuring political ranters and ideologues. (Lately, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to distinguish between the two.) The BBC describes The Forum as an “ideas discussion” program that “tackles the big questions of our age.” Baldacci was among three guests discussing whether short-term thinking threatened to sabotage solutions to longer term goals, such as reducing poverty and illness in poorer parts of the world or making corporations more socially responsible. (The panelists’ conclusion: You betcha). The segment that captured my ear is called “A 60-second idea to improve the world.” It’s a regular feature in which a Forum participant has one minute to describe an idea that could make the world a better place. Baldacci’s was pretty radical. Here’s what he said:

The verb “to read” is the per day online or watching TV same as the verb “to think.” If (doesn’t include time spent you can’t do one, you can’t do texting). That’s 53 hours per the other. week. How much do they Nature abhors a vacuum. If read? An average of 25 minyou can’t come up with your utes a day, according to the own ideas and opinions about survey, including all forms of things, people will fill that vac- print, from books to magazines uum. You know, talk show to newspapers. That’s about hosts, people on television. three hours a week. To even So here’s the law: For every up that 56 hour total, kids hour your kids watch television would need to spend about 28 or are on the Internet, you hours a week reading. have to read Keep in with them. So if mind those 2they do it three year-old statishours a day, you tics don’t rehave to read flect the explothree hours a sion in social day. If they media spurred watch television by recent innothree hours a vations in day, you have to smart-phone read to them devices, three hours a tablets and day. other mobile When they’re media. When issued a birth you’re carryDAVID BALDACCI certificate, you ing a computer Novelist have to issue in your pocket, them a library online time card ... the two will only rise. most important documents a You might argue that when child will ever have. people are online, many are More readers means less ig- reading. But it’s typically a norance. If people could read different level of engagement. better, 95 percent of the Skimming headlines, reading world’s problems would go email or perusing Facebook away, and we wouldn’t be sitisn’t exactly dipping into Dosting here talking about how toevski. Instead, we’re usually bad the world is. seining for specific data (such as the statistics above), exRequire kids to spend as changing information or seekmuch time reading as watching diversion. Baldacci is preing TV or tapping away at digi- scribing something beyond tal media? Fat chance. mere exercise for the eye Here, according to a Kaiser muscles: reading as a way to Family Foundation report, is sharpen thinking, shape values how those pastimes break and develop our own view of down for America’s youth the world. Also, if you look (based on a 2009 survey): Kids back at his “law,” reading isn’t ages 8-18 spend an average of a solitary activity. Parents seven hours and 38 minutes should read to, or with, their

“If you can’t come up with your own ideas and opinions about things, people will fill that vacuum. You know, talk show hosts, people on television.”

children (the key message of the “Rowan Reads” summer program currently on hiatus). Pulling Mom and Dad away from the TV or netbook may prove as tricky as unplugging junior. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes an annual “time use survey” (sorry — more seining here) that provides a breakdown of how Americans spend their time. Adults aged 25-34 spend an average of 13 minutes a day on “leisure” reading, according to the BLS. For the 45-54 age group, the amount roughly doubles, to 24 minutes. Reading tops out in our senior years; those 75 and older read about 85 minutes per day. Based on that, the best bet for putting Baldacci’s idea into action may lie with bookwormish senior citizens who take time to read with grandchildren. Baldacci isn’t out of his mind, of course. He’s a very smart guy, a former lawyer whose novels reflect a sophisticated understanding of human motivation and the forces that shape our world, albeit rendered in fictionalized form. His BBC minute makes a point about the importance we should place on the written word as a crucial part of civilization and its progress. Asked by the host why he insists on equivalency between reading and watching TV or spending time online, Baldacci explained it as a matter of setting priorities. “Reading,” he said, “is the most important skill you will ever have.” • • • Chris Verner is editorial page editor of the Salisbury Post.

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Tea party has gotten too full of itself Fragging: “To intentionally kill or wound (one’s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade.” ASHINGTON — Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves tea party conservatives are the most destructive posse of misguided “patriots” we’ve seen in recent memory. If the nation defaults on its financial obligations, the blame belongs to the tea party Republicans who fragged their own KATHLEEN leader, John Boehner. They PARKER had victory in their hands and couldn’t bring themselves to support his debt-ceiling plan, which, if not perfect, was more than anyone could have imagined just a few months ago. No new taxes, significant spending cuts, a temporary debt-ceiling solution with the possibility of more spending cuts down the line as well as their beloved constitutional balanced-budget amendment. These people wouldn’t recognize a hot fudge sundae if the cherry started talking to them. The tick-tock of the debt


ceiling debate is too long for this space, but the bottom line is that the tea party got too full of itself with help from certain characters whose names you’ll want to remember when things go south. They include, among others, media personalities who need no further recognition; a handful of media-created “leaders,” including Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips and Tea Party Patriots co-founders Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler (both Phillips and Martin declared bankruptcy, yet they’re advising tea party Republicans on debt?); a handful of outside groups who love to hurl ad hominems such as “elite” and “inside the Beltway” when talking about people like Boehner when they are, in fact, the elite (FreedomWorks, Heritage Action, Club for Growth, National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity); and elected leaders such as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the Republican Study Committee, and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who grandstand and make political assertions and promises that are sheer fantasy. Meanwhile, freshman congressmen have been targeted and pressured by some of the aforementioned groups to vote against Boehner’s plan. South Carolina’s contingent was so troubled, they repaired to the

chapel Thursday to pray and emerged promising to vote no. Why? Not because Jesus told them to, but because they’re scared to death that DeMint will “primary” them — find someone in their own party to challenge them. Where did they get an idea like that? Look no further than Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, where she warned freshmen about contested primaries and urged them to “remember us ‘little people’ who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes.” Her close: “P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.” While they’re at it, they also should remember that Palin came to the tea party long after the invitations went out. The woman knows where to hitch a wagon. Unfortunately for the country, which is poised to lose its place as the world’s mosttrusted treasury and suffer economic repercussions we can ill afford, the stakes in this political game are too high to be in the hands of tea partyers who mistakenly think they have a mandate. Their sweep in the 2010 election was the exclusive result of anti-Obama sentiment and the sense that the president, in creating a health care plan instead of focusing on jobs, had overplayed his hand. Invariably, as politi-

cal pendulums swing, the victors become the very thing they sought to defeat. Who’s overplaying their hand now? It must be said that the tea party has not been monolithic — and the true grass-roots shouldn’t be conflated with leaders who disastrously signed on to the so-called “Cut, Cap and Balance” pledge. What is it with Republicans and their silly pledges? Didn’t get enough Scouting? This pledge now has them hog-tied to a promise they can’t keep — the constitutional balanced-budget amendment. As many as a third desperately want a pardon from that commitment, according to sources close to the action. Hubris is no one’s friend and irony is a nag. The tea partyers who wanted to oust Barack Obama have greatly enhanced his chances for reelection by undermining their own leader and damaging the country in the process. The debt ceiling may have been raised and the crisis averted by the time this column appears, but that event should not erase the memory of what transpired. The tea party was a movement that changed the conversation in Washington, but it has steeped too long and has become toxic. It’s time to toss it out. • • • Kathleen Parker writes for the Washington Post.


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Energy-sucking cable boxes rob us as we sleep ASHINGTON — It turns out that the digital recording box or the cable box or such on the top of your TV set has a voracious appetite — for power. That being said, it also is costing billions of dollars a year to you and the rest of the nation’s consumers because unlike you, it never sleeps. Tens of millions of Americans snooze through the night unaware that their diligent efforts to curtail heat DAN and air conditioning THOMASSON and lights are being undercut by the tabletop box in the TV room. This insomniac monster doesn’t go into a powered down mode when not in use like your cell phone. It gobbles full tilt, consuming 27 billion kilowatt-hours of precious energy, roughly the annual output of nine coal-fired


plants. The national price tag is about $3 billion each year. Some of these innocuous electronic devices dispose of more energy than a big refrigerator. The Energy Department is considering putting out conservation requirements for the devices because an Environmental Protection Agency plan asking manufacturers to conserve may not be enough to change things. Well, so much for the spirit of cooperation when it comes to conservation. It would be easy to use the same technology that cell phones use to preserve batteries. European manufacturers have done so. While consumers might complain initially about the time it takes to warm up a machine that goes into deep sleep mode like those in Europe, a little education as to why might overcome that objection easily. Why don’t the U.S. manufacturers go along? It’s because they aren’t paying for the power. We

are. According to The New York Times, the providers who distribute these set-top boxes have generally ignored their inefficient use of power because the costs are passed on to customers. That should surprise no one understanding that this is the American way of doing business. A while back the government decided to regulate household appliances, including refrigerators. It worked with the “icebox,” which is now consuming a fraction of the energy it once did. If the truth be known, this country unwittingly wastes more energy through convenience devices than any single thing. Each year brings a new set of electronic wonders that scarf up power unless someone challenges the geniuses that have made our lives one giant social electrode. That doesn’t seem to be the case in this instance. In fact, in explaining why the 160 million set top boxes throughout the United States are allowed

to operate in such a fashion, one manufacturing company was quoted by the Times as saying no one ever asked them to use less power. They have to be kidding. The cost of energy is an inescapable concern shouted from the rooftops daily, and these guys said no one ever told them? The real reason obviously is that they could get away with it at no risk. Obviously, we’re also to blame. We plug something in the wall without ever asking, and certainly no one ever told us that this devilish little box never really turned off. I personally don’t even have a recorder of shows because I couldn’t work it if I did. Besides, it is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. I do have four of those boxes that bring us television these days. Now and then they must have power indigestion problems because they burp and have to be replaced. It may be some time before boxes around the nation get the

deep sleep treatment. The EPA’s program with its “Energy Star” certificate for products that meet targets has been successful with other devices; why not this? Largely because the major cable companies have failed to sign up. Without that support, the manufacturers seem unlikely to respond by improving the technology. If conservation minded consumers want a cause celebre, one could hardly think of a better one. Here’s a suggestion. The next time you need to switch your cable box, ask your provider if you couldn’t get one that turns off when idle even if it snores at night. Enough of those kinds of questions and somebody might get the message. Barring that, the Energy Department should flip the switch. • • • E-mail Dan K. Thomasson, former editor of the Scripps Howard News Service, at thomassondan@

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s the American political system broken? After months of wrangling, Republicans and Democrats appear unable to reach an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, couldn’t find common ground with President Barack Obama — or, reportedly, with other House Republicans. Meantime, liberals fiercely criticized Obama for his apparent concessions to the GOP. The financial markets winced and Americans expressed their frustration to pollsters. Can American democracy solve America’s problems? Is there a better way to do business? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate the issue.


Joe Mathis: It’s time to rethink government The debt limit debate is only the latest, greatest manifestation of America’s broken politics. For more than two years, President Obama has faced unprecedented Republican obstacles to getting executive branch appointees and federal district judges confirmed. The day-to-day business of government is increasingly going undone because the GOP is happy to obstruct for obstruction’s sake. Why is this the case? Partly because the two major political parties are more ideologically coherent than ever — there are no more conservative Democrats like Scoop Jackson or liberal RepubliMATHIS cans like Lincoln Chaffee in Congress. Politicians are less willing and less able to compromise, for fear the other side will get credit. The problem is compounded by the divided control of Congress, where Republicans have the House and Democrats hold the Senate. Add the Senate filibuster into the mix and there are simply too many procedural roadblocks to getting even the simplest things done. Maybe it’s time to scrap the system, and start over again with a parliamentary democracy. As commentator David Frum noted on Twitter recently, “We’re getting a good reallife poli-sci lesson as to why so few other democracies have adopted U.S. separation of powers idea.” He’s right: In parliamentary democracies, one party — or a coalition of parties — captures control of parliament and appoints a prime minister. It controls all the levers of government, and is thus responsible for everything that happens (and doesn’t happen) on its watch. It’s no coincidence that a country like Britain was able to slash its budget a year ago, while American politicians are still dithering. Here, politicians spend inordinate amounts of energy figuring out how to deny cred-

it and pin blame on the other side; in the U.K., voters know exactly who is responsible. Yes, the Founders wanted separation of powers — but what we’ve ended up with is an abdication of responsibility. Maybe it’s time to toss aside our broken machinery of government and start over.

Ben Boychuk: Restore founding principles The system is broken, without question. But don’t blame the Founders. And, please, spare us the fate of those countries with parliamentary systems where a vote of no confidence can upset the government at any time. We don’t want to be France, Canada or, heaven forbid, Italy. We want to be America, which demands restoring the principles upon which this republic was founded. Easier said than done, sure. The rules and laws that make reform seemingly impossible are the result of more BOYCHUK than a century of concerted effort by factions who thought they could improve on Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Washington, Adams, and the rest. They couldn’t. The Progressive Era experiments of a century ago gave us the New Deal and the Great Society — and virtually unlimited government run by unaccountable bureaucrats subject to very little oversight from Congress or the administrations they ostensibly serve. Roll back outmoded and inexplicable laws and regulation, rein in some of the president’s powers, oblige Congress to legislate and not simply delegate its legislation to federal agencies — for starters. That requires a shift in public opinion from cynicism to more active citizenship. (Tea, anyone?) At the moment, Congress and President Obama are locked in what looks like mortal combat over how to cut government spending and safely raise our breathtaking $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Fear and anxiety have a grip on Washington, a grip on the bond markets, a grip on pollsters. The fear and anxiety have the same name: “Default.” We won’t default. The U.S. Treasury currently collects enough each month in taxes and fees to meet its interest obligations and mail Social Security checks on time. So “default” is a political gambit one side is trying to use against the other. That’s politics. We can never take politics out of the process. But we can change public opinion and elect better politicians. • • • Ben Boychuk (bboychuk@ is associate editor of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. Joel Mathis (joelmmathis@ is a writer and blogger in Philadelphia.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks with reporters about the conflicting plans to deal with the debt crisis.

No middle ground Extreme partisanship bars budget compromise ancor and recrimination are suffocating Washington like a summer heat wave, but the nasty tone of the debate obscures an important point of agreement. Leaders in both parties now agree that Congress is a failure. It cannot, they concede, make the painful decisions necessary to defuse the country’s explodSTEVE & COKIE ROBERTS ing budget deficits. In exchange for a vote to increase the government’s borrowing authority, Republicans have demanded massive cuts in federal spending. House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama tried, and failed, to negotiate a “grand bargain” that would both reduce benefits and raise revenues. Boehner and the Senate’s Democratic leader, Harry Reid, then advanced competing — and far more modest — deficit reduction plans that would do little to solve the longterm problem. But look closely. Both Boehner and Reid have proposed some form of congressional commission empowered to make the wrenching decisions that the country needs but that lawmakers cannot, or will not, make on their own. Both leaders agree that their colleagues should be forced to vote, up or down, on the commission’s recommendations, without filibusters or other dilatory tactics. This is a sad day. The U.S. Congress is the greatest legislative body ever devised. But it has lost the capacity to act, even in the face of a profound threat to the national interest. As Obama noted in his nationally televised address, “America ... has always been a grand experiment in compromise.” But that experiment is expiring. In today’s Washington, “compromise has become a dirty word,” as the president put it. Anyone, in either party, who tries to be conciliatory is denounced as a traitor by hardliners who sound more like Sunnis and Shiites than Democ-


rats and Republicans. Without compromise, Congress collapses. A commission is a lousy idea, but it’s a lot better than nothing, and nothing is what Congress seems prepared to produce on its own. Of course, this is hardly a new concept, and many commissions don’t work. The Bowles-Simpson panel, for example, appointed by President Obama last year, produced a far-reaching proposal with almost $4 trillion in deficit-reduction measures. But it evoked a tepid response in many quarters and never came to a vote.

Both Boehner and Reid have proposed some form of congressional commission empowered to make the wrenching decisions that the country needs but that lawmakers cannot, or will not, make on their own. There is another model, however, that did work — the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, or BRAC. It grew out of the same understanding that Boehner and Reid now reflect: Some decisions are too politically risky for Congress to handle. In the late ’80s, the issue was closing wasteful military bases that often provided economic lifelines to local communities. As its official website puts it, “The BRAC Commission was created to provide an objective, thorough, accurate and non-partisan review” of the military’s real needs. Congress could not alter the list of proposed closures, it could only vote yes or no, and five reviews over 16 years shuttered more than 350 redundant installations. Cutting the budget is a far more complex and contentious problem than closing military bases, and

Congress is a very different place today than it was when BRAC was invented. A study of voting patterns by the National Journal shows that in dramatic fashion. In 1982, the Journal identified a centrist bloc that fell between the most liberal Republican and most conservative Democrat. Fully 60 senators fit that description — 36 Democrats and 24 Republicans. The number has dropped steadily since then, and last year the most conservative Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, had a more liberal voting record than the most left-leaning Republicans, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and George Voinovich of Ohio. By this measurement not a single senator, not one, could be considered a centrist. “Neither side has a middle, and I think that’s the main problem,” Prof. Charles Stewart of MIT told The Washington Post. But without a “middle,” deal-making and consensus building is almost impossible. Two important political factions — moderate Southern Democrats and progressive Northern Republicans — have virtually disappeared from Capitol Hill. And those who remain in Congress have been pushed out of the center by extreme partisans demanding ideological orthodoxy. One example: John McCain, who long prided himself on his ties across party lines, ranked as the 39th most conservative senator in 2001. Last year, faced with a vigorous primary challenge from the right, he abandoned his pragmatic instincts and voted solidly with his party’s purist bloc. We don’t like commissions. We’d much prefer Congress to do its work through the normal legislative process. But as Boehner and Reid now admit, at a time when compromise is a “dirty word,” lawmakers might have to be saved from themselves. • • • Steve and Cokie’s new book, “Our Haggadah” (HarperCollins), was published this spring. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at stevecokie

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the 17 “lean GOP” seats, four are currently held by Democrats, with one being an open seat. Among those competitive/”toss-up” seats, the N.C. Senate mirrors the House: less than 10 percent (three seats) appear to be competitive between the two parties. Regarding open seats: ReWARREN STEEN publicans have several chances to pick up lean discompetitive districts in the tricts in their column, bestate — the close election of cause the lines were drawn 2010, and even elections bein these new districts withfore that, indicated the out an incumbent current swing nature of the district. representingthe new disBut now, the 77th (currently trict. Open seats are much held by Republican Harry more likely to be hard Warren) could be identified fought and easier for a party as one of the likely Republito pick off, particularly if can seats — the reason why the district has a tendency to is that the GOP wants to pro- vote for that party. tect its own, particularly vulAn interesting point about nerable freshmen members. N.C. Senate District 34: Although the redrawn 76th Rowan County is the largest District (currently held by “player” in that district, with Republican Fred Steen) 55 percent of the district’s gains some Democratic votpopulation living in Rowan. ers, it still falls into the likeHaving the opportunity to ly GOP category, too. draw district lines equates to Out of the 50 seats in the writing the rules of the N.C. Senate, it appears that game: Here’s where we’ll at least 28 districts would be play, here’s where you’ll considered likely for one play, and we can tell who party or the other: 14 diswill win this game next year. tricts for Democrats and Re- While many will object to publicans each (the latter in- this idea, it is what it is: policluding the 34th District seat tics, in its purest form, as a held by Andrew Brock). The battle over governing power. most Democratic district in • • • the state would be the 28th, Dr. Michael Bitzer is an with a D+31 PVI, while the associate professor of polimost Republican districts tics and history at Catawba would be the 29th and 30th, College, and blogs at both with R+15 PVIs. But again, as in the N.C. House, the Republicans appear to have a firm advanYou can read the first part of tage when it comes to “lean” this series on redistricting in districts: 17 seats appear to the Opinion section at lean Republican, while only two lean Democratic. Within

FROM 1D what appears to be “safe seats,” but it is in the “lean” categories that the GOP makes substantial headway to a majority: 37 seats appear to lean Republican, while only six appear to lean Democratic. What is more important is the fact that within both likely and lean GOP districts, eleven of them are currently held by Democratic incumbents, with five of them being coveted open seats. More on that later. The bottom line in the N.C. House: if Republicans only win those seats that likely or lean their way, they would have 73 seats out of the 120 seats available, twelve above what is needed for control ofthe chamber. In a possible sign that North Carolina is reflecting national political trends, less than 10 percent of the House districts could be considered competitive “toss-ups”: 11 out of 120 seats. The shrinking pool of truly competitive districts is alarming to many scholars who study electoral politics; some believe that this accounts for our current political polarization. Districts where the winners gain over 55 percent of the vote usually don’t have to listen to the minority party, but swing districts often create candidates who have to appeal to a wider rangeof the political spectrum.

Effect in Rowan For example, in Rowan County, the 77th District was seen as one of the most


that while the United States will always be one of his country’s primary economic partners, it is “simply a matter of economic common sense” that Mexico must continue diversifying its export markets. A delay in the U.S. economic recovery, he said in response to written questions, “would obviously imply that this process of diversification of Mexican exports would take place even more quickly.” Allies say it is not in anyone’s interest for the U.S. economy to tumble. Antiterror partners in Pakistan worry about the loss of badly needed aid. Protagonists of the Arab Spring foresee political paralysis. Israelis and South Koreans fear that a weakened United States will relieve pressure on North Korea and Iran to rein in their nuclear ambitions. “It threatens the position the U.S. holds in the world,” said Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party. If the United States “shows weakness, then it can cause other countries to take action. This can be a major issue with Iran and the terror organizations that it sponsors.”

FROM 1D with the U.S. financial crisis in 2008, when emerging economies such as China, Brazil and South Africa began to challenge Washington’s status as the lone superpower and to assume a greater voice in global affairs. Central banks around the world have been moving out of dollars and into other currencies, a trend that would likely accelerate if a U.S. debt crisis diminishes the status of Treasury debt, traditionally one of the lowest-risk investments. “The turmoil we’re seeing will pose the question of the (role of the) U.S. dollar in the international monetary system in a much more acute form than we’ve seen before,” said Said Nasser Saidi, a former Lebanese trade minister and chief economist for Dubai’s government-run Dubai International Financial Center. China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasury debt, has appealed for Washington to act responsibly and protect investors.

In Europe, whose financial markets are fragile after bailing out Greece, economic analysts warned that a U.S. debt default could lead to a broader crisis. “The risk is a very big increase in the rate of interest, and to destroy parts of the banking system,” said Charles de Courson, deputy chairman of the finance committee in the French National Assembly, its lower house of parliament. This could provoke “an economic crisis, and then a social crisis, and then a political crisis.” Historically, more debt means less influence in the world, de Courson added. “The country that has been dominant begins to be less dominant, then not dominant....It was true of Great Britain after the First World War. It was the case for France after the Second World War,” he said. The United States is a major market for European companies, and cooperation with Washington on security has been a pillar of EuropeaS. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Europeans already are shouldering more of the expense of global policing and security, such as enforcing a no-fly zone

Redistricting plays major role in nation’s political dysfunction R ALEIGH —- Maybe it's appropriate that, as legislators in the state capital considered legislative and congressional redistricting, the real problems associated with the redrawing of electoral districts lines showed up in the nation’s capital. Those problems are really simple: Politicians elected from gerrymandered political districts don’t represent the wider interests of the electorate, particularly growing numbers of moderate independents who have little allegiance to either political party. Those moderate voters have less say in these safe, SCOTT convoluted districts, generMOONEYHAM ated by computer programs that allow mapmakers to reach down into individual neighborhoods to cherry pick voters. The result is that many races are decided in primaries, rather than competitive general elections. So, you end up with government of and by the people — the people who populate the extremes of both parties, the people who don’t believe political compromise is necessary to a functioning democracy. People in the middle, many of them leading busy lives that don’t include studying the day-in and day-out of political goings-on, scratch their heads at politicians more interested in making political statements than in preventing financial calamity. Most of these folks don’t understand that these politicians are an outgrowth of the very redistricting that’s been going on in Raleigh over the last several days. Republicans, with their majorities in the state legislature, are in charge of the redistricting this year, which comes after every U.S. census. Democrats were in charge of the process the two previous

against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and carrying out air strikes against his forces. Germany’s former finance minister, Hans Eichel, says the United States “owes itself and the world” a long-term, sustainable solution to its debt problems. “The irreconciliability of the political camps, the struggle with every means against an internationally respected president, increasingly endangers the position and influence of America in every area.” Eichel served in the leftof-center government of Social Democratic Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at a time of strained relations with Washington over the 2003 Iraq invasion. He supports U.S. efforts to control its debt, but criticized Obama’s Republican opponents for opposing tax increases as too risky. A debt default “would mean that the USA is no longer seens as a reliable economic power — fatal for the global economy, since it concerns the biggest economy on Earth,” Eichel said. “And there’s nothing we need more in these times of crisis more than reliability and stability.”

decades. Democrats complained loudly as Republicans here produced their gerrymandered, bug-splatter maps. The Dems apparently suffered some memory loss, forgetting that lovely modern-art landscape of a North Carolina congressional map used in the early 1990s. Or, how about the 2001 state House map that included bizarre configurations in eastern North Carolina that required walking a line in the sand to get from one part of a district to another? (That map got tossed out by a court before ever taking effect.) On a national level, the effects of sophisticated gerrymandering have been obvious. A study done by George Mason University political scientist Michael McDonald shows the number of swing districts in the U.S. House falling from 161 in 1988 to 91 in after the last round of redistricting in 2000. That means of the 435 seats, less than a quarter are truly competitive. More than three-quarters of U.S. House races are settled in primaries. No wonder Washington politicians can’t work across the aisle. When general elections don’t matter, talking to a member of the opposing party can be detrimental to your political career. As I’ve stated previously in this column, it’s absurd to ask that legislative Republicans, after the historic elections of 2010, would give up the prize of legislative and congressional redistricting. But after this go-around, and the certain court challenges to come, legislators need to do what is best for their constituents, all of their constituents. They need to create an independent redistricting process. Doing so here and elsewhere will help end the country’s political dysfunction. • • • Scott Mooneyham writes about state government for Capitol Press Association.

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ou may not have noticed the death of Elliott Handler last week at age 91, and even if you did, you probably didn’t recognize the name. But if you were the parents of small boys or a small boy yourself once, you would immediately recognize his signature invention — Hot Wheels. Elliott and his high school sweetheart, Ruth, went on to found what is now the world's largest toymaker. He is the “el” in Mattel. Ruth Handler really launched the company into the toy stratosphere. She created the ageless and continuously reinvented Barbie doll. Elliott Handler counseled against the Barbie's original design, arguing that no mother is going to allow her daughter to own a busty doll whose equivalent measurements in real life would be 39-21-33. Later Barbie was joined by her frequently overlooked consort, Ken. (Barbie and Ken were named after the Handlers’ chil-



dren. The takeaway: If you invent a popular doll, name it after somebody else; it will spare your offspring endless teasing.) In the mid-1960s, when Mattel had soared into the Fortune 500, Elliott Handler turned to a field where, unlike dolls, he apparently had considerable expertise and a sense of his target market. Hot Wheels offered a fleet of detailed and luridly painted muscle cars, sports cars, ticked out trucks, Indy cars, vans, hot rods, dream cars, custom cars, stock cars, dump trucks, fire engines, dragsters and even your father’s Oldsmobile, if dad’s Olds was a 442. Many of the Hot Wheels are now collectors’ items but most of them were brutally used toys, flying off ramps, aimed in deliberate collisions and sometimes neatly lined up in a display of automotive might. Elliott Handler’s name may be forgotten, but he will never be, not as long as an adult in bare feet steps on one of his creations in the dark while checking on the kids. WWW.STANXWORDS.COM


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The Chinese government has stayed silent on the strategic implications of the U.S. financial struggles, perhaps because it is torn between its ambitions and economic necessity. Beijing wants Washington to reduce its military presence in Asia and has called for a global currency to replace the dollar. But China also depends on Americans to buy Chinese exports, and owns $1.1 trillion in Treasury debt, or about 8 percent of the total U.S. debt. “China has not made any linkage (between debt and other issues) to exert pressure against the United States,” said Shi Yinhong, director of the American Studies Institute at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Nissan Motor Corp., meanwhile, unveiled an $8 billion plan this week to double annual sales in China and reduce reliance on the sluggish American market, just one of many companies shifting emphasis to fastgrowing developing markets. Mexican Treasury Secretary Ernesto Cordero said



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Blue grass Gold Hill

The E.H. Montgomery General Store house band, Randy Whitley, ‘Abbey’ Trexler, James Shoe, Gretchen Tracy, Richard Jones, Mike Williams and Tom Isenhour open the Friday night session with the crowd pumping their fans to keep cool.


OLD HILL — On Friday nights, the old ghosts of the gold mining

days in Historic Gold Hill Village come alive with toe-tapping, foot-stomping music


floating from the E.H. Montgomery Store. The air is permeated with the sounds of banjos, mandolins, fiddles, guitars and harmonicas backed by that deep bass beat. Country folks and city folks alike come in shorts, blue jeans, Hawaiian shirts and T-shirts to quench their thirst for that old-fashioned mountain music called bluegrass. The music came with immigrants from far away who traveled to America and settled in WAYNE the AppalachiHINSHAW an Mountains. Add a pinch of jazz from African American culture to the recipe and you have the sound. Until the 1950s it was called “mountain hillbilly music.” Bill Monroe and his band, the Blue Grass Boys, had been playing the music for years, but it didn’t really have a name. What better name could you have than “bluegrass music,” being named for the Blue Grass Boys band. Monroe is the father of bluegrass. On the hottest Friday night of the summer, the house band composed of Randy Whitley, Abbey Trexler, James Shoe, Richard Jones, Mike Wiliams, Tom Isenhour, and Gretchen Tracy picked and sang for two straight hours. Jones emceed the evening music while Mike Williams picked his guitar with his own autographed picks. Their shirts were wet with sweat, but the band played on. Gretchen Tracy paused from picking her banjo to wipe sweat dripping off her nose before jumping back

The house band plays while a hot fan takes a seat while eating his ice cream. into the music. The audience relaxed in straight-back antique wooden chairs and rocking chairs, trying to cool themselves with hand fans. With fan in hand pumping away, Elizabeth Beaver said she comes nearly every week. Some ate ice cream and sipped on cold drinks. Melvin Carter used to play music himself, so on this night he kept up with the music on a styrofoam cup, twisting and turning it like the strings on a guitar. He had a perfectly tuned cup. There is no stage lighting here. Lamps on the wall and even a chandelier from a more recent time illuminate the store. The walls are lined with stringed musical instruments, old photos, baskets and assorted collectables. There is homemade jelly on the shelves. The store’s old wooden floor is worn slick and smooth from years of feet and boots walking the planks. All the music is not confined to the store. Outside under the trees, a group of men gathered to make their own music and enjoy each other’s company. The most noted


Photos by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post

p A fan enjoys the sound and shows his appreciation of the E.H. Montgomery General Store house band. t House band member Mike Williams picks his guitar. q Outside in Gold Hill Village, a group of professional and semi-professional bluegrass musicians gather to make music under the trees on this hot Friday night. Al Wood, seated, who plays with the Smoky Ridge Boys, sings while the others join in with the music. Pete Corum in the white hat used to play with the Lester Flatt Band.

2E • SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011

Patrick Daye earns Eagle

Patrick Wesley Daye, 18, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Sunday, July 31, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury. His Scoutmaster, David B. Wilson, will make the presentation. As a Cub Scout, Patrick earned the God and Me and the God and Family awards, as well as the Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout in Troop 442, he earned 31 merit badges. He served as a Assistant Quartermaster, Troop Guide and Chaplain’s Aide. Along with other members of Troop 442, he participated in North Carolina’s Big Sweep project, cleaning trash from the Yadkin River. He earned the Kayaking BSA and Snorkeling BSA awards and King’s Mountain Battlefield award, and a 50-Miler Award for canoeing on the Lumber River. A senior at East Rowan High School, Patrick is an honor roll student and participates in the Spanish Club and honors classes. Patrick is an active member of First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, where he served as an acolyte. He serves as a liturgist and as a volunteer for several children’s programs. He participates in the youth program and has been involved in several youth service projects. For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Patrick planned and led a team of scouts and other volunteers in improving the nature trail at Southeast Middle School. Patrick and his brother Jacob are sons of Jeff and Robin Daye of Salisbury. R131538

Births Wade Schneider

Rowdy Herge

A son, Wade Thomas, was born to Thomas and Morgan Beck Schneider of Rockwell on July 13, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds. He has two sisters, Montgomery, 4, and Audrey, 2 years. Grandparents are Ken and Gail Beck of Salisbury and Mike and Cavela Schneider of Lexington, Ind. Great-grandparents are L.J. Beck of Salisbury, Jane and Delbert Braund of New Madison, Ohio and Richard and Jane Miller of Hollansburg, Ohio.

A son, Rowdy Edward, was born to Stephanie Brown and Ryan Herge of Faith on July 23, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He has a sister, Riley, 5. Grandparents are Charles Herge of Salisbury, Edgar and Alycia Dalton of Harrisburg, Johnny and Shay Brown of China Grove and Gary and Valerie Belk of Kannapolis.

Madison Grimes A daughter, Madison Nicole, was born to Zachary and Amber Kluttz Grimes of Salisbury on July 14, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents are Jeff and Wendy Grimes and Wendell and Janie Kluttz, all of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Allan and Shirley Grimes, Jack and Lois Foster and Eva Kluttz, all of Salisbury, and Tommy and Emma Jones of Holden Beach, NC.

Bailey Curlee A daughter, Bailey Elizabeth, was born to Erin and Rusty Curlee of Salisbury on May 01, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. She has a sister, Makenzie, 2. Grandparents are Stan and Nancy Ailshie and Larry and Pat Curlee, all of Salisbury and James Schnupp of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Name: Wilbern Cardell Lingle Address: 305 S. Main St., Faith Born: July 31, 1911 in Faith, N.C. Parents: Ervin M. Lingle Sr., Mamie Pearl Fink Spouse: Mary Annette Turner Lingle Family: Kenneth C. Lingle, of San Antonio, Texas, Douglas E. Lingle, of Salisbury, Marcus Lingle of Kannapolis, Ervin M. Lingle Jr. of Faith; Virginia Lingle Kluttz of Faith; Vernon Lingle of Hertford; Gilla Lingle Wingo of Columbia, S.C. Church membership: Faith Lutheran Church Profession: Stonecutter from age 14 to 94, textile worker, farmer (cotton, corn), gardener Hobbies: Gardening, fish-

eagle scouts Seth Gentry earns Eagle

Seth Buchanan Gentry, 18, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Sunday, July 31, 2011, at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury. His Scoutmaster, David B. Wilson, will make the presentation. As a Cub Scout, Seth earned the God and Me and the God and Family awards, as well as Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout in Troop 442, he has earned 26 merit badges. Seth has served as Troop Scribe, Chaplain’s Aide and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. He completed a backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2007. Along with other members of Troop 442, he participated in North Carolina’s Big Sweep project, cleaning trash from the Yadkin River. Seth has earned the Philmont Arrowhead and Philmont Duty to God award, two 50Miler awards (one for backpacking and one for canoeing), the King’s Mountain Battlefield award and Historic Trails award. He also has worked as a volunteer for The LandTrust of Central North Carolina, helping with several of their canoe trips. A 2011 graduate of Salisbury High School and North Carolina Scholar, Seth was active in the National Honor Society, Junior Civitan, Key Club and Young Life. He played first chair trumpet in both the jazz and concert bands. He was a member of the swim team and tennis team. In tennis, he won all-county and all-region honors, as well as conference and regional doubles championships. His efforts helped the team to conference championships for three years. Seth is an active member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury, where he has served as a member of the youth praise team, worked as a volunteer for Rowan Helping Ministries at the homeless shelter and participated in a mission trip to Honduras, where he helped organize a children’s sports camp. For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Seth planned and led a team of scouts and other volunteers in improving the safety of the stadium, walkways and parking lot at Salisbury High School. Seth is the son of Frank and Elizabeth Gentry of Salisbury and plans to enter Appalachian State University next month. R131539

Columbia Tournament set The Dent Middle School, 2719 Decker Blvd., will be the playing site for the Columbia, SC Sectional Tournament which is scheduled for August 4-7. Lee Webb is Tournament Chair. Carol and H a r o l d Winecoff placed first in the Monday afternoon duplicate game at the Salisbury Woman’s Club. BILLY O t h e r BURKE winners were Dick Brisbin and Wayne Pegram, second; Gloria Bryant and Judy Hurder, third; Billy Burke and Phoebe Beard, fourth. This was the deal on Board 11 from Monday’s game: South dealer, neither side vulnerable NORTH  K Q 10 8 6 5  J96  Q5  K9

Wilbern Lingle turns 100



WEST  J943  7 3  K 10 8 7 6 4  75 4

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SOUTH  72  AQ42  AJ9  866332 The Winecoffs defeated their East opponent’s five Clubs contract three tricks for the top N/S score on this deal. The Bryanat/Hurder pair played a three No Trumps contract, making four, for the best E/W score. In the Evergreen Club’s July 22 duplicate game David Goff and Dick Brisbin took first place. Other winners were Patty King and Loyd Hill, second; Lucy Brown and Judy Hurder, third; Carol Bachl and Phoebe Beard, fourth.    Billy Burke is ACBL, Life Master director of the Salisbury Woman’s Club weekly duplicate games.

Alexander Weant earns Eagle

Alexander Blake Weant, 18, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Sunday, July 31, 2011, at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury. His Scoutmaster, David B. Wilson, will make the presentation. As a Cub Scout, Alex earned the God and Family award and the Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout in Troop 442, he earned 25 merit badges and served as a Patrol Leader, Quartermaster and Senior Patrol Leader. Alex completed a backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2007, serving as the contingent Senior Patrol Leader and as Crew Leader for his crew. Along with other members of Troop 442, he participated in North Carolina’s Big Sweep project, cleaning trash from the Yadkin River. He earned the Philmont Arrowhead and Philmont Duty to God Award, two 50-Miler awards (one for backpacking and one for canoeing) and the King’s Mountain Battlefield award. A 2011 graduate of Salisbury High School, Alex was a student government association officer for four years. He was president of the Junior Civitan club and Quiz Bowl and was vice president of Youth Commission International (Christian Bible study). Alex attended the statewide Youth Legislative Assembly and participated in Boys’ State, where he was elected to office. As a Junior Rotarian, he attended the Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders. A member of the National Honor Society, Alex also participated in the political science club and math team. He was a member of the varsity football, competition cheerleading, tennis and basketball teams. He contributed to the tennis team’s second place finish in the state finals and received all-county, allconference and all-region honors. Alex was captain of the basketball team and was named to the all-county and all-district teams. Alex is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church of Salisbury, where he is active in the youth group and participated in three mission trips to Tennessee and the Carolina Coast. For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Alex planned and led a team of scouts and other volunteers in improving the landscaping and parking lot at Grace United Methodist Church. Alex will be attending Roanoke College in Salem, Va., where he will be playing basketball as well as majoring in biology and chemistry. Alex is the son of Ted and Frances Weant of Salisbury. R131537

anniversary Eller 30th Anniversary

Thomas Jacob Eller and Teresa Sides Eller of Woodleaf celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary July 29, 2011, with a celebration attended by family and friends at their home. The Ellers were married July 29, 1981, at the Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury by Robert Williams. Thomas is the owner of Eller Transport. They have two children, Jonathan Eller and wife Katie of Salisbury and Tiffany Eller of Woodleaf; and one granddaughter, Chloeigh Phillips of Woodleaf. R131534

Mustafa, the Old Spice guy, wins out over Fabio

Lingle ing, fishing, fishing. Was named Gardener of the Year some years ago. Key to living a long life: Good genes, staying very active and hard work. (Paternal grandmother died at 99; Aunt Beulah Lingle Fesperman Kluttz of Faith died at 106.)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Old Spice Guy has won his hunk-off with Fabio. Former football player Isaiah Mustafa has been lead spokesman for the Procter & Gamble Co. brand of men’s body washes and deodorants for nearly two years, starring in a popular series of marketing campaigns relying heavily on YouTube, Twitter and other social media. Now, he has held off a playful effort by the Italian model to become “the new Old Spice Guy.” In a series of videos culminating Thursday, the muscular pitchmen dueled in tongue-in-cheek challenges from one another and viewers. They held staring and whistling contests, bantered and gave advice on writing love letters and working out. P&G says Mustafa won based on consumer feedback such as “likes” and online comments. They called the competition “Mano a Mano en El Bano” (hand-to-hand in the bathroom). Mustafa said he wasn’t


Italian model Fabio, left, arm wrestles with former American football player Isaiah Mustafa during a press event for Old Spice in Los Angeles on Thursday. worried, even though Fabio has been “the epitome of the sex symbol as a pitchman.” “Not at all,” he told the Associated Press. “There are so many fans that enjoy the Old Spice Guy, there’s not really a calling for him to disappear.” Even “the ferocious Ray Lewis,” the Baltimore Ravens football linebacker, has taken a recent turn pitching Old Spice products, Mustafa pointed out.

The campaigns started with Mustafa appearing in a shower clad only in a towel and urging women to look at their man, and then back at him. Then followed an online video series, including one in which he suggested President Barack Obama could improve poll ratings among women by opening speeches with Mustafa’s “Hello, ladies” greeting. The campaigns engineered by Portland, Ore.-

based agency Wieden+ Kennedy won advertising industry awards, boosted Old Spice sales and have been cited by P&G CEO Bob McDonald as a leading example of the power of multimedia marketing. Brand manager Allison Bolyard said Old Spice will “continue to find a variety of entertaining ways to engage consumers ... we love to surprise our consumers.” Mustafa said he expects to stay on as Old Spice pitchman “as long as people like the character and are having fun with it.” Meanwhile, he continues to pursue his acting career in TV and movies including small roles in the current comedy “Horrible Bosses” and next year’s “Three Stooges” movie. Procter & Gamble, maker of consumer products including Pampers diapers, Pantene shampoo and Gillette shavers, is scheduled to report its fourthquarter earnings Aug. 5. Watch the video resolving the dust-up at http://www.


SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011 • 5E


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority holds Miss Fashionetta pageant were Deseré Cross, Thurston Alexander, Darrius Campbell, Kierra Petrey, Jayla Krider and Delondon Krider. Fashion wear for the summer, casual activities, church, sports and prom were modeled by the participants. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Minuet by Fashionetta participants. Participants consisted of sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls who, for the past six months, have actively engaged in workshops and activities to enhance and build leadership skills, social graces and character. Some of these activities included presentations on physical finess, finance, bullying and self-esteem, academic preparation, personal grooming, etiquette, Black history, heros, internet safety, health and wellness, diabetes and cultural development. The young ladies also participated at the book fair on the Livingstone College campus and made valentine decorations for the residents of Brian Center nursing home. They are participants of the national program Emerging Young Leaders. The workshops were presented by

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Delphia Michelle Henderson was crowned the 2011 Miss Fashionetta Queen. She was escorted by Demiah R. Hawkins. members of the community and members of the Delta Xi Omega chapter. President of the Delta Xi Omega chapter is Fonda Kirk and the chairman of the Miss Fashionetta pageant is Carolyn Holt.

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Jim and Beverly Hartsell of Salisbury and Cheryl Ferguson of Southport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ashley Hartsell of Salisbury, to Wesley Mark Allen of Rockwell. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Claude and Carolyn Hartsell of Mooresville and Jud and Barbara Ferguson of Southport. A 2004 graduate of East Rowan High School, Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. The future groom is the son of Mark and René Allen of Rockwell and the grandson of Anthony and Shirley Milord of Salisbury and the late Charlotte Connor Milord. A 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School, Wesley received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. He is employed by CVS Pharmacy in Salisbury. The couple will marry Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury. R131533

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Jim and Becky Wright of China Grove are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nichole Wright, to Timothy Adam Broome of Kannapolis. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Evelyn and the late Elmer Goodman of China Grove and the late Elizabeth and G.W. Wright Jr. of Landis. A 2004 graduate of South Rowan High School, Kristen graduated from Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology in 2005. She is employed by Renova Salon and Spa. The future groom is the son of Tim and Nancy Broome of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the grandson of Naomi and the late James Venable of Winston-Salem and the late Harold and Blanche Broome of KannaDebbi and Scott Wood of Wake Forest announce the engage- polis. A 2002 graduate of ment of their daughter, Kathleen Ann Wood of Cary, to James South Rowan High School and 2006 graduate of North Carolina Michael Taylor of Winston-Salem. State University, Adam is employed by AAA Carolinas. Kathleen received a Bachelor of The couple will marry Sept. 17 at Mount Moriah Lutheran Science in Textile and Apparel R131536 Church in China Grove. Management from North Carolina State University and a paralegal certificate from Duke University. She is a certified paralegal at Pinna, Johnston and Burwell, PA. Paul and Sandy Parrish of Salisbury are pleased to announce Michael is the son of Mari and the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Parrish, to Bob Wright of Salisbury and Jonathan Garret Brown, son of Johnny and Beth Brown of David Taylor of Dodge City, Kan. Rockwell. He has a Bachelor of Science in The bride-to-be is the Professional Golf Management granddaughter of the from NCSU and is employed by late Robert and Sue Old Town Club in Winston-Salem. Parrish and the late The wedding is Aug. 20 at Charley and Theo MacGregor Downs Country Club Swearingen, all of R131532 in Cary. Salisbury. A 2003 graduate of North Rowan High School and 2007 graduate of RowanCabarrus Community College, Jennifer is John and Gwen Thomason of Salisbury announce the engage- employed by Carolina ment of their daughter, Elizabeth R. Corriher, to Ray H. Lewis. Women’s Health. Beth is the granddaughter of The future groom is Ginny and the late Smithy the grandson of Carl “Pete” Petrea and Barbara and and Esther Brown of the late John “Buddy” Rockwell, Grace and the Thomason, all of Salisbury. A late Jim Sapp of graduate of North Rowan High Salisbury and Dorothy and the late Bob Hodges of Landis. School, she is employed by Jonathan is a 2001 graduate of East Rowan High School. Shear Creations Salon. The couple will marry Sept. 2 at The Quarry at Carrigan Farms Ray is the son of the late John in Mooresville. R131535 F. Lewis and the grandson of the late Frank and Sumi Lewis, all of Salisbury. A graduate of South Rowan High School, he is employed by Spinnaker Properties. The wedding is Oct. 8 in Historic Salisbury. R131540

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John and Linda Wain of China Grove announce the engagement of their daughter, Hollie Marie Moser, to Jason Ray Cook, both of Rockwell. The sister of Kaley Knight of China Grove, Hollie is a nurse. Jason is the son of Steve and Myra Cook and the brother of Larissa Beaver, all of Salisbury. He is systems administrator for Cabarrus County Government. The couple will marry Sept. 10 at Morgan Ridge Vineyard in R131531 Gold Hill.

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Gabor’s husband puts up 25th anniversary billboard LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband is saying happy anniversary in a big way. Frederic Von Anhalt has taken out a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles to celebrate the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. Beside the couple’s wedding photo, it reads, “Prince Frederic & Princess Zsa Zsa 25 years and counting.” Gabor and Von Anhalt were married August 14, 1986. Von Anhalt said the billboard is an anniversary gift for his ailing 94-year-old wife. He revealed the $68,000 billboard during a press conference Wednesday and said it will be up for one month. Von Anhalt is also planning a star-studded anniversary party at the couple’s Bel Air home next month. He says Gabor is feeling better after being hospitalized repeatedly in recent years and is eager to see some friends.

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Couple want to put kids before swine Dear Amy: My husband and I are great friends with our neighbors. We do a lot of family things together. The problem is my neighbor’s brother. “Uncle Buddy” is vulgar and disgusting in front of our young children, his young children and his brother’s young chilASK dren. AMY My husband and I don’t enjoy this. About a year ago, I brought it up to my friend. She told me she was extremely hurt. She said he has been a great brother, brother-in-law and father for as long as she has known him. I don’t get it. I haven’t said a word since, and the last three parties I have been sick to my stomach at his language and inappropriate behavior. My husband feels the same way, but we both know that if we say something again, it will ruin our relationship with our friends. Should I suck it up and tell my kids that some people are just pigs? — Disgusted Mom Dear Mom: You should limit the time you spend around this person because you don’t enjoy his company and don’t like the way he behaves around children. Your kids should not be alone with him. Otherwise, you should accept that if you choose to spend time with this family at their home, you might find yourself occasionally in “Uncle Buddy’s” swinelike orbit. You cannot inoculate your children against exposure to people who don’t share your values and standards. Nor should you. What you must do is to convey to your children, “Everybody is different. We don’t like the way ‘Uncle Buddy’ acts and talks. We’re not that way and we don’t act that way. But he’s part of their family and they love him.” Dear Amy: Shortly after I married my husband, I noticed a letter in your column from a step-grandmother, expressing how irritating she found people who referred to her biological grandchild as her “real” grandchild, as opposed to her step-grandchild, who was somehow less “real.” Having come to my marriage with a child, I sent the column to my motherin-law, thanking her and my father-in-law for being so loving to my daughter and myself, and for “get-

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ting it.” When I saw her a few days later, she told me she was the author of the letter! Now my husband and I are divorcing, but I am happy to say that these wonderful people still treat my older daughter as their “real” grandchild — and me as a loved daughter-inlaw. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to recognize their love and support. — Daughter by Love Dear Daughter: I’m delighted to offer this column as a conduit for readers to thank those people in their lives who model good, healthy and positive relationships. Dear Amy: I am responding to the letter from “Worried Fiancee,” who is planning to marry someone she does not love as much as she loves her ex-boyfriend. I had the same situation and it turned out badly. I was hesitant about marrying my fiance because I didn’t feel the same excitement and passion as I’d had with my ex. I was given lots of advice. I was told that passion could be a fleeting thing and that real, mature love will be more lasting. Well, I married my fiance and was always disappointed that the passion wasn’t there. He was a good guy, but without the sparks our marriage became a battlefield, as he realized I didn’t love him like he loved me. He felt frustrated. It was many years and four children later when I finally had to leave the marriage. We were both terribly unhappy and it was affecting the children. I later met my current husband of 19 years and there were instant sparks that have never stopped. I hate that I allowed myself to be talked into a marriage that should not have happened. I’m sorry I ignored my own instincts. — Daphne Dear Daphne: Thanks for your feedback. People may be divided about the role of passion in a marriage, but doubt on the way to the altar is the great equalizer. Send questions via email to askamy@ or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores. TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES



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Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a focal point for aging resources as well as opportunities to enrich the quality of life for Rowan County older adults. The Center is supported by the N.C. Division of Aging; City of Salisbury; County of Rowan; Towns of China Grove, Landis, Rockwell & Spencer; local foundations; business partners; program fees; and private contributions.

SPECIAL EVENTS IN AUGUST WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS: Monday evenings at 7:00pm with Frank Saunders. Receive individual guidance and benefit from group instruction as you work on your own watercolor projects. $12 fee per session payable to the instructor. Pre-registration is not required. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Wednesday, August 3 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. COMPUTER CLASSES: New summer concentrated computer classes will be offered in August. We will be offering: Spreadsheets: Beginning to Intermediate Level: August 3,4, & 5 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Introduction to Computers: August 10, 11 & 12 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Online Buying & Selling: August 17, 18 & 19 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Instructor is Sandy McBride. $28 registration fee payable at enrollment. Register in person at the Front Desk. Space is limited. HANDMADE CARD WORKSHOP: Wednesday, August 3 at 1:00pm. Complete six handmade birthday and friendship cards in one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $12 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Members need to register in advance by calling the Center at 704-216-7714. LINE DANCING CLASSES: Absolute Beginners: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Tuesdays at 3:30pm August 9,16,23,& 30. Call the Center to register before August 9. $5 per week or $12 for month. Easy-Beginners: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Thursdays at 4:30pm August 4, 11, 18 & 25. Call the Center at 704-216-7714 to register before August 4. $5 per week or $12 for month. Hi-Beginner: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Thursdays at 5:30pm August 4, 11, 18 & 25. Call the Center at 704-216-7714 to register before August 4. $5 per week or $12 for month “A MATTER OF BALANCE” PROGRAM: Registration begins August 1 for this four week evidence-based program designed to improve one’s strength and balance while reducing the risk of falling and setting realistic goals for improving activity levels. Group will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00am - 3:00pm September 5-29. There is no charge to participate, although donations are welcome. Space is limited, so register early. Contact the Front Desk at 704-216-7714 for more information. OTHER EXERCISE CLASSES: Members may join one of our on-going senior exercise classes after screening and consultation with the Fitness Staff. A variety of offerings are available at different levels, and include Senior-Lite Jazzercise, Coed Fitness, SilverSneakers I Muscular Strength & Range of Movement, Strength-ercise, Cardio Strength Training, and Chair Yoga, as well as arthritis water exercise and cardiovascular water exercise classes. Strength and aerobic fitness equipment is also available for use, with trained staff accessible to provide an orientation and instruction. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information or call 704-216-7714. CHAIR MASSAGES: Twenty-minute sessions are available at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center by appointment with Travis Alligood, LMBT. Cost is $12 per session. To schedule an appointment call 980-234-3016.

Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, August 1 at 8:30am Ambassadors Club - Monday, August 1 at noon Seniors Morning Out – Thursday, August 4 at 10:00am AARP Chapter - Thursday, August 4 at 1:00pm Rufty-Holmes Garden Club – Monday, August 8 at 2:00pm Rowan Amateur Radio Society - Monday, August 8 at 6:30pm Seniors Without Partners - Thursday, August 11 at 9:00am Art Gang - Thursday, August 11 at 10:00am Walk-abouts – Thursday, August 11 at 1:00pm Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, August 11 at 6:30pm Southside Extension Homemakers - Monday, August 15 at 10:00am NARFE - Monday, August 15 at 1:00pm Rowan Doll Society - Tuesday, August 16 at 11:30am Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild Meeting - Thursday, August 18 at 1:00pm Ole Rowan Fiber Guild – Monday, August 22 at 6:30pm LUNCH CLUBS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers eight locations throughout Rowan County for adults age 60 and older to gather for lunch, fellowship and educational programs Monday thru Friday. There is no charge to participate, but donations are encouraged and accepted. For more information, call 704216-7702. Walkers: Remember to turn in your walking stats the first of each month at the Front Desk. Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.25, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Centers. Members are invited to enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free with refreshments. PROJECT FAN – HEAT RELIEF: Sponsored by Duke Energy for eligible older adults. Free box fans for seniors who may have health risks associated with the intense heat of summer. Eligibility requirements are sixty years of age or better; resident of Rowan County; having a discernable need for a fan, such as having no air conditioning, or needing supplemental movement of air. Call 704-216-7700 for more information. APPOINTMENTS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Several times a year an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. will be available to meet with interested persons at the Center by appointment to provide assistance in non-criminal matters (family law, public assistance, housing, consumer protection, etc). The service is free to low-income adults age 60 or older, provided with regional funds from the Area Agency on Aging. For information, and to schedule an appointment, call the NC Legal Aid office at 1-877-579-7562 and identify yourself as an older adult residing in Rowan County. ASSISTANCE WITH HEARING NEEDS: For individuals who are hard of hearing and need assistance with hearing devices or telephone communication. Sponsored by the NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Schedule an appointment at Rufty-Holmes by calling 1-800-835-5302. VETERAN SERVICES: The Rowan County Veterans Service Office is located at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Service Officer Elaine Howle is available to meet with Rowan County veterans to assist them in applying and receiving all VA benefits to which they are legally entitled. For an appointment, call 704-2168138. GENERAL INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE: Staff members are available to assist individuals and families with general information and assistance in utilizing various community services available to older adults. If you have a need, call the Senior Help Line at 704-216-7700.

MOVIE OF THE MONTH: Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00pm. Sponsored by Mary Moose, Registered Financial Consultant & Planner, for interested Center members. Come out and enjoy “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” rated PG-13, on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. Free. (Motion picture license # 12137390).

BROADCAST BINGO: Available through the Center’s Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older. Win prizes by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Contact Thomasina Paige at 704-216-7720 to enroll and for more information. Free. LISTEN TO “SENIOR MOMENTS” DAILY MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 6:25am & 10:25am ON MEMORIES 1280 WSAT RADIO.

BUS TRIP TO BEDFORD, VA: Wednesday, August 17. Bus leaves Senior Center parking lot at 8:00am enroute to the Virginia hills where we’ll visit the D-Day Memorial. We’ll view the monuments there, the gardens and gift shop prior to a dutch-treat lunch at Ruby Tuesdays in downtown Bedford. After lunch, we’ll visit Poplar Forest, the summer retreat of Thomas Jefferson before heading home. Cost is $65.00 per person which includes transportation, admission to the sites, and tips. Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be a member of the Center to purchase a ticket. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00pm.





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On this hot Friday night, a man pauses outside eating an ice cream cone while listening to the E.H. Montgomery General Store house band.

BLUEGRASS FROM 1E bluegrass musician here for the jam session is Pete Corum in his white hat. He played bass in the famous Lester Flatt band and has acted in the movies. He was joined by Jeff Michael, Wayne Sloan, Aaron Efird, Benny Owen, Roy McMillian, Al Wood and others. Many of these men are in various professional bands or they represent the early days of bluegrass music in this area. Someone seated in one of the lawn chairs lining the picket fence near the gathering called out a request to hear the group play the “Dueling Banjos.” The men laughed and one said, “It is just too hot to crank it up tonight.” The men were just enjoying learning new music from each other too much to take requests. They picked some of their own favorites. Down the street in the village, the Concord band “Movin’ On Bluegrass” entertained under the porch of the historic Rod Shop Garage. J.C. Rowland, Rickey Blackwelder, Howard Honeycutt and Charles Honeycutt played under the light of the old Texaco gasoline pump. Picking and wiping sweat on the hottest Friday night of the summer. There is a free evening of bluegrass music every Friday night all year long at the E.H. Montgomery General Store. The music starts at 7 p.m.

The E.H. Montgomery General Store house band plays as folks pass the front door and pause to listen for a moment.

The E.H. Montgomery General Store house band plays in the Historic Gold Hill Village store every Friday night.

The E.H. Montgomery General Store house band members Gretchen Tracy, Mike Williams, and Richard Jones.

The ‘Movin’ On Bluegrass Band’ from Concord played music in front of the Rod Shop Garage in the Gold Hill Village. The members are J.C. Rowland, Rickey Blackwelder, Charles Honeycutt, and Howard Honeycutt.

While the house band plays, Melvin Carter keeps time with his cup. Being a former bluegrass musician, he finds it hard to just sit and listen.

Outside in Gold Hill Village, Jeff Michael on the left and Pete Corum with the white hat sing a number. Corum used to play with the Lester Flatt Band.


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