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Cleveland resident receives Carnegie Medal for heroism B Y S ARAH C AMPBELL

COOLEEMEE — When Andrew Carnegie created the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission in 1904 he said “I do not expect to stimulate or create heroism by this fund, knowing well that heroic action is impulsive.” Impulse was exactly what 17year old Eli Wittum, a rising senior at West Rowan High School, was acting on when he entered the South Yadkin River to save Marlo Ramos from drowning on May 30, 2009 at Riverpark in Cooleemee.

“I didn’t give it a second thought,” Wittum said. “I didn’t hesitate.” Eli, the son of Cyndi Allison Wittum and Jimmy Wittum, received the Carnegie Medal on Tuesday at Riverpark. “It’s a huge honor,” he said. WITTUM The award is given citizens of the United States and Canada who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree saving or at-

tempting to save the lives of others. More than 80,000 individuals have been nominated for the honor, but only about 9,000 medals have been awarded. Eli also received a $5,000 financial award, which he plans to use toward college. • • • Eli had been going to Riverpark since the age of 2 and expected his trip on May 30, 2009 to be like all the rest — uneventful. He helped his mother un-

Dave Parker, center, awards the Carnegie Medal to Eli Wittum, left, Tuesday at Riverpark in Cooleemee, as Dianne Scott looks on. Wittum was awarded the medal for saving Marlo Porfirio Ramos from drowning in the South Yadkin River on May 30, 2009.



City backs rehab for Shober Bridge




Pam Hamby grooms Jaziman, a Maltese, at Doggie Doo’s and Cats Too pet grooming salon off U.S. 29.


e learned Tuesday why August has its dog days.

Post photographer Jon Lakey and I couldn’t resist following a sign on U.S. 29 South that took us down a gravel road to where Pam Hamby has a pet grooming and boarding business. The sign gave the name of her establishment: Doggie Doo’s and Cats Too. “You groom cats?” I asked Hamby. She held up her arms, as if inspecting her latest wounds. MARK “I’ve got some scars from WINEKA cats,” she said. “They’re worse than dogs.” Hamby had just finished her grooming of a Maltese dog named Jaziman. She likes to call her Jazzie.



Michael Brubaker waits in his truck before he makes a delivery of storage buildings.

Developers to build apartments using federal tax credits B Y E MILY F ORD

Developers will build apartments for low-income families in Salisbury and Kannapolis using federal tax credits. Wynnefield Properties will construct Westridge Village at 100 Donner Drive behind the Salisbury Mall. The development is valued at $6.7 million and qualified for $670,074 in federal tax credits.

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The city of Salisbury loaned the 48-unit project $150,000 as part of a strategic housing plan. Westridge Village also qualified for state tax credits and received a $600,000 loan from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency, said Margaret Matrone, agency spokesperson. “The tax credits will reduce the amount of bank loans and market-rate financing the property would require, and Today’s forecast 88º/73º Couple of thunderstorms

In a surprise vote Tuesday, Salisbury City Council unanimously agreed to pursue rehabilitation for historic Shober Bridge, rather than replacing the 153-year-old structure. Council authorized Mayor Susan Kluttz to write a letter notifying Norfolk Southern Railway that the city will pursue approval from the N.C. Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of the bridge on Ellis Street, which crosses two railroad tracks. Norfolk Southern will have 60 days to respond. “It’s like Christmas,” said Gwen Matthews, who works for Historic Salisbury Foundation and serves as co-president of the Ellis Street Graded School Historic District, where the bridge is located. Matthews attended the meeting and ran outside to scream for joy after the vote. She returned to thank council members. “I’m so thankful for the support of the city,” she said. Historic preservationists have tried for nearly a quarter-century to save the bridge while the city has debated rehabilitation or replacement. Currently, firetrucks and other heavy vehicles can’t cross the timber structure built in 1857. Ubiquitous yard signs call for rehabilitation of the bridge. For years, the city has asked the railroad for input to help determine whether rehabilitation or replacement is better, City Manager Dave Treme said. The bridge was recently closed for several weeks while the city performed maintenance to bring it up to state standards. But that was just another temporary fix, Treme said. The city wants a permanent solution and has sought guidance from the railroad to make an informed decision, Treme said. “We have given it our best efforts, and it has not moved,” he said. “For whatever reason, this thing hasn’t gone anywhere and it’s not for lack of effort. We have been unable to get definitive responses from the other party.” Treme advised council to take a position on the bridge and move forward. N.C. DOT has asked for the city’s preference.


this reduces the monthly debt service,” Matrone said. That way, the property can offer below-market rent, she said. Twelve apartments will go to tenants who earn 40 percent of the area’s median income. For a family of three, that’s $23,320 a year or less. Twelve apartments are reserved for tenants at 50 percent of median income, or $29,150 for a family of three. Anthony Atkinson Sr. Eliza B. Coleman Margie B. Hamilton Betty T. Relford Robert D. Cowan Sr.

And 24 units will rent to people at 60 percent of median income, or $32,940 for a family of three. “This is not public housing,” Matrone said. The federal tax credit program, created by Congress in 1987, finances construction of almost all low-income apartments in the country, she said. Westridge Village is the

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82-year-old woman reported missing Rowan County authorities were searching Tuesday night for an 82-year-old woman who went missing earlier in the day. Vivian Haataja Bradshaw is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, according to a Sliver Alert issued by the state. She was last seen at the intersection of Mooresville Road and Jake Alexander Boulevard. Bradshaw is 5-foot-1 and weighs 110 pounds. She has short BRADSHAW gray hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Detective K. Miller at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8500.

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Piedmont Radiological moves NC elections worker challenges firing for behavior Piedmont Radiological Associates has moved to Rowan Regional Medical Park off Julian Road and become part of Rowan Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation Center. Rowan Regional Medical Center and Piedmont jointly announced the transfer of ownership of the practice, which includes Piedmont Imaging Center and Piedmont Breast Center. The change consolidates the two practices’ outpatient radiology services in one location. This will streamline access to services and medical records, improving the quality of care for patients, says a press release from the hospital. “Our practice chose Rowan Regional Medical Center because of our shared vision and commitment to high-quality medical care,” Dr. James C. Johnson, lead radiologist with Piedmont Imaging Center and Piedmont Breast Center, said in the release. “Going forward, our radiologists will be able to take our tradition of radiological expertise to the next level — by consolidating and expanding services.” Piedmont Imaging Center and Piedmont Breast Center have closed their offices at 401 Mocksville Ave. All staff and most of the equipment at that location will move to Rowan Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation Center located at 514 Corporate Circle in the

Rowan Regional Medical Park off Julian Road. Patient appointments previously made at the Mocksville Avenue location will be honored at the Rowan Diagnostic location. “All medical records will be transferred to our new location so there should be no interruption in patient care,” Johnson said. “The same range of services will be available at the Rowan location. In addition, the same radiologists will be reading studies and will have access to comparison studies.” The hospital, working with Piedmont Radiological, plans to expand the radiology program at Rowan Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation Center to include comprehensive and advanced radiological capabilities such as digital mammography, MRI, computed tomography, ultrasound, bone density, digital Xray and PET. “I am delighted to partner with such talented radiologists,” Dari Caldwell, president of Rowan Regional Medical Center, said in the press release. “One of our first collaborative initiatives will be opening a comprehensive breast center. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I am thrilled to offer this program to our community.” Rowan Regional Medical Center is part of Novant Health, a not-forprofit healthcare system.

Postal Service collecting school supplies The Postal Service is collecting school supplies Saturday that will be distributed to students in need. The annual School Tools program is asking for donations of school supplies, personal personal toiletries, book bags, etc. be left at your mailbox in a bag or container and your letter carrier will pick it up when they deliver the mail. The customer is the key to a successful campaign, a statement said. Organizer say they need help to serve the children in this local school system. What is collected in your area stays in your area, the statement

said. The local representatives of Communities In Schools are working with the school board and the postal service to ensure that the school supplies collected is distributed to those students who need it most. For the entire month of August, WSOC-TV 9 will be broadcasting promotional spots daily on all the “School Tools” collection activities including the Saturday Postal Collection Day. A listing of the zip code areas participating in this year’s campaign can be found on WSOC-TV’s website under “School Tools.”

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina State Board of Elections worker has been fired after several female employees accused him of inappropriate behavior. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that four women signed affidavits saying that board business officer Ralph Gable called them pet names and used sexually charged language. Complaints also alleged Gable installed what looked like a camera in his office. Officials said Gable was placed on paid leave in May, returned to work in June, but was fired July 29 after his supervisor received new complaints. Gable is appealing his firing and said last week the women are conspiring against him. “Any reasonable person can see that I have been singled out and am a victim in a coordinated, tainted and vindictive movement carried out in a very surreptitious way,” Gable wrote in a prepared statement. Gable, 64, was originally hired in April 2007 as a compliance specialist in the campaign finance office. He was promoted to the business position in October 2008 and made nearly $49,000 a year. The job’s duties included enforcing federal workplace discrimination laws.

BUILD FROM 1a 13th property in Rowan County to qualify, she said. A zoning application from the developer said the new apartments would be similar to the adjacent first phase, Westridge Place. The developer proposed six two-story buildings and a single-story resident computer center and recreational open space. The 10-acre tract is currently undeveloped, sloping away from the mall property toward a creek. In Kannapolis, Douglas Development


Vote for local girl’s video in film contest Here’s your chance to help a local girl achieve nationwide fame. Emily Rayl, a West Rowan High School student, was chosen to participate in the Coca-Cola Behind The Lens film contest. As part of a team of five filmmakers, Rayl helped film a documentary on R&B singer Monica at the Birthday Bash 15 concert in Atlanta during the week of

June 19. Voting begins today for the video they created. A competing team followed recording artist Roscoe Dash. The videos will be posted online at Voting opens today and closes September 10. Members of the winning team will receive an Apple iPad.

Posters Deadline for posters is 5 p.m. • St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Hawkinstown Road celebrates the Rev. Arthur L. Heggins 18th pastoral anniversary, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21 at Holiday Inn, Jake Alexander Blvd. Details: Sherry 704-640-0975. • United House of Prayer for All People, 501 Old Concord Road, kitchen closed Tuesday and Wednesday. • Aggrey Alumni Assn. annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 28, Dan Nicholas Park, 3:30-8:30 p.m., Shelter 2. Alumni meeting, Sunday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., Aggrey Building at Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, Landis. Bi-annual Banquet, Sept. 25, 5 p.m., Aggrey Building. Tickets $20. • Salisbury Gardens Seniors Bingo, not meeting Aug. 18. Resumgin bingo Oct. 20 at Salisbury Mall Food Court, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Lottery numbers — RALEIGH (AP)— The winning lottery numbers selected Tuesday in the N.C. Education Lottery: Cash 5: 11-18-21-22-34, Pick 3: 2-4-8, Pick 4: 6-9-5-7 Mega Millions: 11-19-40-43-44, Mega Ball: 33, Megaplier 4

“We as a council are very frustrated,” Mayor Susan Kluttz said. “We have tried to be very patient and we continue to get no response from the railroad.” Council agreed to support rehabilitation as long as the improved bridge could support fire trucks and other emergency vehicles and would still qualify for N.C. DOT maintenance and replacement funds. Councilman Paul Woodson said many bridge supporters have approached him, most recently Bobby Rusher Sr. and a couple from Texas who purchased a home on Ellis Street. “People have a real passion for this bridge, and lobbying does help,” Woodson said. The structure is one of only a handful of humpback bridges remaining in the state. Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell called rehabilitation “the right thing to do.” “It’s time that we set our own course,” she said. Councilman Brian Miller


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load coolers, grills and other supplies for a cookout before heading down to the South Yadkin river with his buddy to swim. When the boys arrived at the water’s edge Eli immediately noticed a difference in the river’s terrain. “It was pretty rough and choppy,” he said. Cyndi said a storm the week before turned the river’s typical trickle into a wave-like rumbling. After being down at the water for about 5 minutes, Eli saw Marlo sweep past him yelling for help. Eli knew from lifeguard training that entering the water alone to save the 15-year-old boy was a risky move, but he threw caution to the wind and swam after him anyway. When Eli initially reached Marlo he was panicked. “He got ahold of my neck and pushed me under,” Eli said. After breaking free, he managed to grab Marlo, who had lost consciencess by that time. “We drifted downstream and edged our way over to the shore,” Eli said. “I

Johnnie McLean, the board’s deputy director for administration, said a receptionist complained soon after Gable was hired that he had made comments that were interpreted as sexist. McLean and another deputy director met with Gable in February to discuss complaints from several women, including that there appeared to be a small video camera in the ceiling of the office Gable shared with a female employee, the newspaper said. McLean said Gable removed the item before she saw it. Gable said there was no working camera but a lens designed to serve as a deterrent because he believed his office mate had been going through his work papers. The sworn affidavits from the women were provided in April to McLean and state elections director Gary Bartlett. Some of the women said in the affidavits they were scared to complain in part because of Gable’s relationship with Bartlett. Bartlett and Gable have known each other for 20 years since they’re both from Goldsboro. Bartlett said Gable and at least three other board workers he knows from Goldsboro aren’t treated any better or worse than

will construct Forest Park Crossing on South Little Texas Road, a project worth $7.4 million. Kannapolis City Council in May denied a request for a $224,450 loan to help construct the 56-unit complex. Despite the denial, the project qualified for $763,123 in federal tax credits and received a $335,000 loan from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. North Carolina will gain $229 million in affordable rental apartments as the result of federal tax credits approved this week by the Tax Reform Allocation Committee and loans from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. The awards will produce 1,912 privately owned, privately-managed apartments in 25 counties, bringing the total

said he’s renovated two historic properties and supports rehabilitating the bridge, even if it costs slightly more than replacing it. But the improved bridge must continue to qualify for N.C. DOT funds, he said. “We can’t go from a 20 percent share to a 100 percent share of that bridge,” he said. Historic preservationists applauded the vote. “Kudos to City Council for breaking the period of detante, for breaking the stalemate and showing a resolve to support the broader efforts of historic preservation in the city of Salisbury,” said Jack Thomson, director for Historic Salisbury Foundation. Thomson called council’s vote a “positive first step in a process that will certainly continue to have challenges.” The city could face resistance from N.C. DOT and Norfolk Southern, which “have always led us on the conventional route — replacement,” city engineer Dan Mikkelson said after the meeting. The city has met all federal standards for both rehabilitation and replacement, Mikkelson said. By taking a position, the city will force “everyone to grabbed a downed tree and yelled for help.” Three fishermen heard Eli’s cries for help and made their way over to assist him in getting Marlo onto the riverbank. Eli called 911 and Marlo was transported to the hospital. Marlo was able to return to class at Davie High School the following week. Cyndi said her son was unphrased by his act of bravery that day. “He came back up to the picnic shelter and didn’t really say anything about it,” she said. “He just wanted to know if the food was ready.” • • • Eli may be humble, but his bravery hasn’t gone unnoticed. The Eagle Scout was also awarded the Boy Scout Medal of Honor with Cross Palms in January. “He was my hero before he got any award,” Cyndi told the Post in April. “I am thrilled that he has been honored.” The Medal of Honor is the highest award for bravery presented by the Boy Scouts of America. Eli said being part of Troop 320 helped him make the rescue that day. The troop is active in a variety of aquatic activities ranging

other employees. “There’s no favoritism,” he said. State Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer repeated to reporters Tuesday his call for Gov. Beverly Perdue to force out Bartlett and board Chairman Larry Leake for allowing what he called “brazen, illegal, detestable activity” that’s been alleged to go on. Fetzer also has sought their ouster for their handling of an investigation into air flights by gubernatorial candidates and for a flap over ballot printing. “She cannot abide by this kind of behavior in the work force among state employees,” Fetzer said. “This is an agency that she’s responsible for” through appointing its leaders, he added. Perdue spokeswoman Chris Mackey said late Tuesday the governor is “focused on finding solutions and holding people accountable to high standards of accountability and transparency.”

number of housing credit apartments built in the state since 1987 to 54,000 units. To make the properties economically viable at below-market rents, the owners are allowed to take a credit on their federal income tax of 9 percent of the eligible costs for 10 years. Properties that receive federal credits are also eligible for a one-time state tax credit of 10, 20 or 30 percent of the eligible development cost, depending on the county where the housing will be built. The largest state credit percentage applies to developments in counties with the lowest median incomes. Contact Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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Sarah Kellogg, president of the Historic Salisbury Foundation board of trustees, holds a Shober Bridge yard sign during a recent visit to the Great Wall of China. put their cards on the table,” Treme said. “What we’re trying to do it get some movement here,” he said. N.C. DOT must approve the city’s final design for the bridge. Roads and bridges often are designed using a “cookiecutter formula” for efficiency, Thomson said. “But in this specific situation, the uniqueness of the

bridge as a historic resource means it does not fit that mold,” he said. An engineer hired by Historic Salisbury Foundation said steel reinforcement is economically feasible and can make the bridge safe for the heaviest vehicle in the city’s fleet without affecting its historic nature, Thomson said.

from swimming to kayaking. Only about 230 scouts and scoutmasters across the country have received the honor in Scouting’s 100-year history. The crossed palms signify saving a life as great risk to one’s own. • • • Cleveland Mayor John Steele attended the award ceremony at Riverpark on Tuesday. “I’m very proud of you,” he said to Eli. “You represent not only your family, but your town.” Two other local residents who received the Carnegie Medal as youth were also on hand during the ceremony. Davidson resident Dave Parker presented Eli with the medal. “This award is not given lightly,” he said. Dave, 41, was also 16 years old when he saved Juan Jimerson from drowning when a strong undertow pulled him below the surface at Fort Walton Beach in Florida on March 11, 1986. “I want you to take a step back and realize what you have done,” he said to Eli. “There aren’t many people who get the opportunity to save a person and there aren’t many people who ac-

tually do.” Salisbury resident Dianne Scott, 66, is one of the youngest recipients of the Carnegie Medal. She earned the honor at the age of 11. Dianne was fishing at the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi with her twin sisters when her nurse, Dee, fainted and fell into the water. “I jumped in and couldn’t find her at first, so I swam back to shore and told my sisters to call for help,” she said. Dianne said she proceeded to remove her galoshes and noticed Dee floating in the middle of the river. The 70-pound girl then managed to swim out and pull the 180pound woman to shore. “The good Lord was with me that day,” she said. Although she’s never forgotten about the rescue, Dianne said it came flooding back when she read about Eli receiving the Carnegie Medal in the Post. “As soon as I read the article I thought he deserves it,” she said. “For him, it was somebody he didn’t know, his motive was to save somebody in trouble; for me, my motive was to save somebody I loved.” Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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WEDNESDAY August 18, 2010


Tea Party listens to candidates for judge, commissioner BY KARISSA MINN

The Rowan County Tea Party Patriots heard from candidates for district court judge and Rowan County Commissioner in a forum Tuesday at Cornerstone Church Event Center. Each candidate was given time for an introduction, and then members of the audience could ask questions. All five county commissioner candidates were in attendance Tuesday — Republican incumbents Jon Bar-

ber, Chad Mitchell and Jim Sides, as well as Democratic challengers Leda Belk and Bill Burgin. Audience members touched on a variety of topics with the candidates — sometimes within one question. “Are you in favor of forced annexation ... oh, and abortion?” said Jerry Wiles. Barber, Mitchell and Sides said they were against involuntary annexation and were “pro-life.” Burgin said he has a different perspective on the issue after serving 12 years on the Salisbury City Coun-

cil. “I do recognize forced annexation,” he said. “It is the way cities grow in North Carolina.” He said annexation is about money, but it’s also about incorporating dense population areas into cities to better meet their needs, which are different than those of the rest of the county. Belk, who served as a commissioner from 2000-04, said she doesn’t like involuntary annexation, but she isn’t the candidate to ask about it.

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“You need to be talking to Raleigh,” she said. “As long as it’s the law, county commissioners can’t do anything about it.” Belk also said she is pro-choice. Later, a member of the audience asked if the candidates would be willing to sue if an involuntary annexation occurred. Barber, Belk and Burgin said they would not, while Mitchell and Sides said they would. “I have sued the city, and I’d sue them again,” Sides said. Danny Warren said he was both-

ered by increases to the school system paid for with property taxes. “When will you start cutting the fat instead of raising taxes?” he said. Mitchell, who is seeking his third term on the board, said the state should be running the school system, but it has forced the counties to provide more and more funding. “The increase I approved this year was to cover state mandated increases,” Mitchell said. “To keep the commitment the same, that’s



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Salisbury firefighters train with foam Tuesday afternoon. Each week, firefighters have something different to brush up on. This week it was foam. The foam used Tuesday was a class B foam, which is used for flammable or combustible liquids. The foam acts as a blanket, keeping the vapors in.

Board discusses new Fieldcrest Cannon stadium lease



A worker installing the new traffic light on Arlington Street near Walmart found himself facing a gun twice on Monday while working. Salisbury Police Chief Deputy Steve Whitley said the worker, wearing a safety vest, was in the road carrying a piece of equipment when a dark burgundy sport-utility vehicle with three males inside nearly hit him. “He was where he was supposed to be, doing his job,” Whitley said. The worker yelled at the men to be careful and watch where they were going. He told police one of the men in the SUV got out of the car, pulled up his shirt showing the worker a pistol in his waistband and told him “this is your lucky day.” The men in the SUV left, and the man began working again, shrugging off the incident. Later in the day, a small, blue four-door sedan pulled up next to the worker and the same three men were inside. The worker recognized the man with the pistol from the first incident. Police said the same man pointed a gun at the worker and cursed at him. The car then pulled away.

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners spent more than an hour discussing possible terms of a new Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium lease at its Monday meeting. Smith Family Baseball has an option to renew the existing lease, which is set to expire Sept. 30, for another five-year term. County Manager Gary Page proposed several terms for a new amended lease effective Oct. 1. “There are a lot of decisions that were made that the board can’t fix, and decisions that should have been made 15 years ago (when the stadium was approved) that were never made,” said Page. “I wish I could give you something perfect, but I don’t know that you could come up with something perfect to make everybody happy.” Under the new terms, Rowan County would not pay any more money toward the stadium. The county has budgeted $162,500 toward utility payments and maintenance for fiscal year 2010-11. Page said all recurring utility bills and contracts would be paid by Smith Family Baseball instead of the county. It also would be responsible for small repairs of items up to $5,000. Capital expenses exceeding $5,000 would be paid out of the Sports Authority Fund. Smith Family Baseball will contribute $25,000 per year in rent to the fund and Kannapolis also will contribute $50,000 annually. Commissioner Jon Barber immediately made a motion to accept discussion Monday and instruct the county manager and county attorney to work on

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Three arrested for selling stolen goods at flea market Three people have been charged in connection with property stolen from a Cabarrus County business, according to a report from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. On Aug. 14, the owner of The Press Box in Cabarrus County reported that merchandise and collegiate sportswear had been stolen from the business and was possibly being sold at the Webb Road Flea Market. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating and found a booth at the Flea


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a formal agreement. “I don’t want us to spend one more penny out there, and I want this ownership agreement tied down,” Barber said. “We’ve spent way too much time talking about this.” County Attorney Jay Dees said drawing up a formal agreement would not be worthwhile until he knew what terms the parties would accept. Later in the meeting, Chairman Carl Ford suggested that commissioners take two weeks to look over all related information and give a straw vote on each of the terms at their next meeting. “If we can move forward and stop putting money into (the stadium), I would definitely be happy,” Ford said. The county has paid roughFORD ly 75 percent of the money invested in the stadium, but Kannapolis argues original agreements from 1995 state that ownership would be evenly split. While the terms recognize Rowan County having 75 percent ownership and Kannapolis having 25 percent, the city’s $50,000 annual contribution would accrue toward its increased ownership percentage. This was a sticking point for nearly all of the commissioners. Vice Chairman Chad Mitchell said it was “one of (his) least favorite parts of the proposal.” Commissioner Raymond Coltrain suggested that only part of Kannapolis’ $50,000 payments could be put toward its ownership share. Commissioner Tina Hall was

most critical of the term. “All those years that Rowan County looked after the stadium, did we get an increased ownership percentage?” Hall said. “The answer is ‘no.’ ” In addition, Hall asked why the county should give away naming rights, saying the proposal seemed tilted toward Kannapolis and Smith Family Baseball. “Has anyone on our staff looked into what the naming rights are actually worth?” Hall said. “We don’t even know what we’re giving away.” Page explained that the ownership increase was included to help Kannapolis stomach the rest of the terms, such as recognizing the county’s 75 percent ownership and its freedom from further payments into HALL the stadium. Page said he and Dees have met with officials from Smith Family Baseball and the city of Kannapolis several times over the past year. “During our discussions,” Page wrote in a letter presented to commissioners, “it has been noted that the current lease fails to allow profitability for Smith Family Baseball, does not address how to make longterm capital repairs, or resolve the ownership question between the city and the county.” He said if Kannapolis doesn’t approve an amended lease, the county is stuck with the lease from 2000, under which Smith Family Baseball makes payments based on attendance, concessions and parking, in ad-

“There are a lot of decisions that were made that the board can’t fix, and decisions that should have been made 15 years ago that were never made.”

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dition to a base fee of $45,000. If Smith Family Baseball doesn’t benefit from the terms of the lease and can’t collect more revenue, it will continue to lose money and the team will likely disappear. Hall asked to see financial statements showing that Smith Family Baseball was losing a significant amount of money. County Finance Director Leslie Heidrick said she could provide the records required by the current lease, but financial performance of Smith Family Baseball was not one of them. Page said he would try to es-


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A Salisbury man died Sunday morning after he fell asleep and overturned his tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 40 in McDowell County, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported. Max Jerome Anderson, 30, of 1115 Laurel Ave., was dead when first responders got to the scene near Marion. It took rescue workers hours to free his body from the wreckage. According to a report by Trooper M.S. Gilliland, Anderson was driving a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer west on I-40 around 3:30 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep. The tractor-trailer ran off the road to the left, struck the guardrail in the median and rolled over onto its side. Gilliland said Anderson was driving the speed limit in a 70 mph zone when the accident happened. The trooper estimated damage to the truck at $100,000. Hairston Funeral Home is handling arrangements for Anderson’s family.





A utility crew works along U.S. 29 near Cedar Springs Road.

SUMMER FROM 1A “She’s a regular,” Hamby explained. “She comes every two weeks.” Jazzie looked like she had stepped out of the pages of a ladies fashion magazine. Her silky white hair was parted perfectly down the middle of her back. Her bangs were trimmed. The long strands of her coat barely skimmed the floor. Over about two hours, Hamby had cut, soaked, shampooed, hand-dried, cage-dried, shaved, fluffed and combed Jazzie, topping off the works with some yellow bows. She looked (and smelled) a whole lot better than Jon or me. And so went the third day of our walk across Rowan County, as the whole route kept close to U.S. 29 through the remnants of Salisbury to Webb Road. Not only had we seen dogs on this trip, Jon said, but our own dogs (that would be feet) were tired, too. 

We ran into Michael Brubaker, who was waiting for Salisbury Chiropractic to open. He sat in his in turbodiesel Dodge Ram 3500, which was attached to a large storage building Brubaker was delivering later in the morning to a place near Greensboro. Brubaker hoped to get a quick back adjustment and head out. He’d be good for the rest of the day at least, Brubaker said of his balky back. Based in Woodleaf, Brubaker’s business specializes in moving storage buildings and putting them in place on the site. He makes it a one-man job. “The (hydraulic) trailer does all the work for me,” he said. 

Chuck Sherrill, mowing the field across from Parkdale Mills, stopped his New Holland tractor as he saw Jon and me walking toward him. He and a companion, who was weed-eating elsewhere on the Parkdale property, had left Gaston County early in the morning. Sherrill said he woke up at 3 a.m. “You have to get started

early,” he said. The Gastonia-based mill company owns a lot of property in what many people still call the Rowan Mills community. Sherrill comes up for the Parkdale Mills job about every month or so, and he can accomplish all his mowing in one day. “It’s a day’s work, though,” Sherrill said, revving up his tractor again. 

At the Lazy 5 Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we ran into Jill Nelson, who was bringing in her cat, Pumpkin, for a weigh-in. The orange-colored Pumpkin, who could be mistaken for just that at Halloween, has a weight problem. “He wants food all the time,” Nelson said. Jill took some of the blame. When Pumpkin joined her household as a stray five years ago, Nelson said, she and her husband should have been given the book, “Cats for Dummies,” since they didn’t know what to do. Pumpkin took advantage Two Harley-Davidson motorcycles for sale sit under a canopy along the route. of the feeding free-for-all but, at her vet’s suggestion, Nelson took control and now has Pumpkin on a weightloss program. Bethany Scott, technician supervisor at the pet hospital, guided Jon and I into the back so we could witness Pumpkin’s weigh-in. He registered a slender 11.58 pounds. 

Angela Ford had brought her 14-year-old Sheltie, Lady, to the animal hospital so doctors could examine a swollen toe. Lady had been abandoned as a puppy, and the woman who found her trusted Ford to give her a good home. Is she spoiled? “Say, ‘I’m just rotten,’ ” Ford said, giving voice to Lady. Speaking of spoiled, I should tell you about a kitten that Joe Lancione and Tom Wolpert, owners of “A Step in Time” in Salisbury, have made their shop cat. “It was meant to be,” Lancione said as their kitten was given a clean bill of health Tuesday morning. The kitten was born outside their store. The men had

t Chuck Sherrill, from Gaston County, uses his tractor with a mower to cut the grass on property belonging to Parkdale Mills. p A bulldog hood ornament adorns a Ford pickup truck. q The headstone for Thomas Sumber in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Cemetery near the former Swink Plant.


An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly lands on a clump of wildflowers.

Tom Wolpert holds Eight at the Lazy 5 Ranch Veterinary Services located along South Main Street in Salisbury. Eight, a stray kitten, has become the shop cat at ‘A Step in Time.’




SUMMER FROM 4A noticed her with the mother and three siblings. One day, this particular charcoal-gray kitten accidently hitched a ride from the store to their house, where the guys have two other cats. They were able to capture the kitten and return it to the mother, but one day it showed up again at the store. This time, the mother and siblings were nowhere to be found. Wolpert and Lancione decided she was a keeper, and she has become the star of the store. “She loves people,” Lancione said, describing the kitten as a jumper and climber who stands up to any visiting dogs. “She plays with everyone.” Most cats have nine lives. Wolpert and Lancione figured she has used up at least one. So they have named her “Eight.”

at Distinctive Naturescapes. Near Rowan Bolt & Supply, Jeff Matthews pulled up in his vehicle and handed us two icecold bottles of water. He then offered to let us use the office at Distinctive Naturescapes, the landscaping business he and Dave Collins own across the street. Jon and I had some trip updates we needed to file for the Post’s website. Lucky for me, the Distinctive Naturescapes secretary has Tuesdays off. In a few minutes, I was sitting at the front desk near the door typing away. When a man came in, I dutifully pointed him back toward Collins’ office. When the telephone rang, however, I resisted answering it. I have my limits. 

We talked a good while with Johnny Keen at Johnny’s Muffler and Auto Glass, Cindy Nooner at On Track Auto Sales and Mitch Eidson at Exhaust Systems Inc.  As you might have noticed, David Steagall, a chemical en- there’s a stretch of U.S. 29 devotgineer by training, didn’t start his ed to the sale, upkeep and repair Christian missionary work until of vehicles. he was 54. Keen has a busy operation A retiree now, he has travthat employs four people. His eled 26 times to India, besides shop can pretty much handle reother places such as the Ukraine pairs on cars “bumper to and Romania, “to tell people bumper, really,” he said. about Jesus.” He used to be on East Innes But he also frets about the Street in downtown Salisbury, state of affairs in his adopted and has had this spot for about Rowan County. five years. “Our county really needs Business is “not anything like prayer,” Steagall told me Tuesit used to be, but business is still day morning, when we turned the good,” Keen reported. corner toward the Hess station Nooner, who has been selling on U.S. 29. used cars for 14 years, agreed “God can change things. God that “it’s been tough.” is the answer to all our difficul“But with that in mind, deties here.” pending on what you do,” she Steagall and his friend, John said, “you have to be able to Thomas, a native of India, were change. Things go through cytraveling home after the weekly cles. It never stays the same.” men’s prayer breakfast at First She and her husband, Tim, Baptist Church when they saw us own the place, which advertises walking down the road. zero percent interest and offers The men became friends state inspections. The Nooners through each other’s mission like the fun of selling pre-owned work in India. Thomas, who mar- cars, Cindy said. ried an American woman and “There’s more variety,” she lives in Iowa, is spending a few added, “and we’ve met some days at Steagall’s home. wonderful people.” When we first made the corner Eidson, a Catawba College of the Hess service station, graduate, used to set up Midas Thomas was waiting there, hand- shops in 13 different states. ing us a booklet that said, “The “They ran me from one place Way to God.” to the other,” he recalled. Steagall soon emerged from But he tired of the traveling his SUV and joined him in our and, with the help of his parents, conversation. Ruth and Robert, built the ExSteagall said half the people in haust Systems shop at U.S. 29 Rowan County don’t go to and Cedar Springs Road. church. At the same time, 40 perRuth recalled that the family cent of the people in Rowan had needed a loan from Security come in some kind of contact Bank in Landis to get the busiwith social services in a month’s ness built and started in 1983. time, he claimed. The loan was paid off in a year, Poor student achievement in and the business has operated Rowan County also is alarming, debt-free since. he said. “Our suppliers tell us we’re Referring to our trek, Steagall the last emissions exhaust shop said he had done his own prayer in the state,” Mitch said. The walks in local neighborhoods in shop specializes in mufflers, catthe past and saw “a lot of poor alytic converters and pipes — people.” nothing else. “It was very upsetting,” he Mitch holds the patent on a said. stud and manifold nut pliers, by Both Steagall and Thomas the way. have future mission trips to “People have been good to us,” northern India in the planning Mitch said. “We’ve been here a stages. long time.”  We thanked them for their At Home Lighting & Supply, corner evangelism.  we caught Marsha Evans with a I played secretary of the day bottle of Windex, cleaning her


Marsha Evans cleans the front doors at Home Lighting and Supply. front glass door. Mickey and Marsha Evans started their business in China Grove in 1984, and they have been at their Salisbury store on U.S. 29 for 22 years. “It has been an excellent spot,” Marsha reported. After some more visiting with us, she returned to her Windex. 

The walk along U.S. 29 was a tough one at times, as we tried to stay off the road as much as possible. It sent us into the high roadside grass that hid plenty of ruts and ditches. A roadside memorial caught our eye. It included a light-blue, Kansas Speedway ballcap and some faded red, artificial flowers. Jon also examined a box turtle, which had expired at the edge of the road. Close to the end of our day, we spied the mostly forgotten St. Mary’s Episcopal Cemetery, which a fairly new marker says was established in 1889. The families buried here, not far from the old Cannon Mills Swink Plant, include names such as Hammer, Haynes, Sumner, Harris, McKenzie and Setzer. Given over to time, it’s a cemetery in need of a loving touch. Stones have been pushed over, or they have collapsed. Substantial trees are pushing against others. Depressions in the ground show where graves have sunken. Back in this corner of the world, Jon and I could still hear a nearby freight train and the steady roar of traffic from U.S. 29. Even so, it seemed a quiet place.

A small garden spot near the Piedmont Correctional Minimal Unit along U.S. 29.

Wineka and Lakey will continue their walk across Rowan County today, following U.S. 29 before branching onto Main Street in China Grove.

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Jimmie Higgins: The guru of Subarus BY MARK WINEKA


Jimmy Higgins, of Higgins Automotive, is a Subaru and Toyota specialist. His shop is located on South U.S. 29.

Meet the Subaru man. Jimmie Higgins loves Subarus. His livelihood depends on them. Everyone in his family drives one. As a mechanic, he knows them inside and out — and it’s been like that for close to 35 years. The marketing people for the Japanese-made Subaru should hire him as a spokesman, or at least make a television commercial with him. “I’m thinking it’s one of the best cars on the road for the money,” Higgins said Tuesday when we visited him at his shop off U.S. 29 South. The front expanse of Higgins Automotive is filled with Subarus. Some are for sale. Some are used for parts. But something about each one caught Higgins’ eye. They’re just good cars, said Higgins, whose repair shop also specializes in Toyotas. As far as he can tell, Higgins Automotive is the only independent Subaru repair shop in central North Carolina. So he sees a lot of Subaru owners from Rowan County and beyond — those folks who don’t have a Subaru dealer-

ship close by, or just prefer taking their cars to a smaller operation. Higgins’ shop only has two other employees. “The customers are a dedicated group,” he said of Subaru owners. When they walk into the garage, they always seem to say two things: • They love their Subarus. • And they’re glad they found Higgins. Higgins, 65, says his typical day runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The telephone seems to ring every two minutes, he protested, and that tends to make him more of an administrator than a mechanic too often. He is the former service manager for Bruce Lanier Subaru in Salisbury, and his experience with Subarus dates back to at least 1976. He also drove truck for about 20 years, including 10 years with Food Lion. He liked the truck-driving job, because he could drive from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., then work the rest of the day on cars. Higgins went full time into business for himself in 1994, and he has been at this particular spot on U.S. 29 between

The Higgins Automotive shop. Peach Orchard and Peeler roads for 14 years. “I saw a need for a Subaru shop in the county,” Higgins said. Old-timers might remember Higgins’ present location as the former site of Leo Stiller’s salvage yard. Higgins figures he has been fooling with cars since he was 13, and he remembers coming to Stiller’s junkyard for parts when he was 16. Higgins told me he’s a longtime fan of the Salisbury Post and reading it was the first thing he used to do getting off the bus home from elementary school. Now, “a lot of the paper carriers have Subarus, and we

do a lot of work for them,” Higgins said. For the record, Higgins drives a Subaru Justy; his wife, an Outback; a son, a WRX sports model; and another son, a Baha truck. His sons didn’t become mechanics like their father. One is a banker, and the other works for a steel company. Higgins said he has a grandson who might be the next Subaru guru in the family. But don’t bring out the retirement cake for Higgins anytime soon. “I hope I’m still working on Subarus when I’m 90,” he said. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

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More on Overman’s role in history An unvarnished view of his career

“The truth shall make you free”

BY KAREN C. LILLY-BOWYER For the Salisbury Post

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No closure for families he Christian thing to do is forgive,” the grieving woman said on the phone Monday. “I ask God every day to help me.” But it’s hard not to get upset all over again when she sees that 148 Death Row inmates have filed claims of racial bias in their cases and several others have gotten their sentences converted to life for various reasons. More than a decade after her sister died at the hands of a violent man, headlines about the death penalty rub salt in a wound that may never heal. “It’s not right for the victim’s family,” she said. It seems like everyone forgets about her sister, she said. Multiply that distraught woman’s words by 148, and you have a hint of how last week’s news concerning the death penalty impacted lives across the state. While the state should ensure its judicial system is as fair and unbiased as possible — and now must go through extraordinary efforts to do so — what can the state do for the bewildered families left behind? Not much, unless it would be to do away with the death penalty to avoid the inevitable appeals and maneuvers, each of which revives the horror of the crime for victims’ families. They suffered through losing a family member at the time it happened, and they go through the pain again with each legal development. People handle loss in different ways. A distraught family member yelled out to a defendant in one case this week that he would burn in hell. Contrast that with the extraordinary appearance in court last week by the family of Jerry and Joanne Bullins, the Conover couple shot dead after they met a man in Rowan County to sell him a car. The family came to hear the accused murderer enter a plea and find out if his would be a capital case. While they said they could not fathom his “not guilty” plea, they remained stoic. “We come here to fill this courtroom with love,” daughter Jerri Anne Bullin McDermith said, reading from a prepared statement. “We’re speechless and in awe of the criminal justice system here.” This will be a capital case. Frederick Hedgepeth could face the death penalty, such as it is, if he is found guilty. But whatever happens in his trial or any other, “God takes care of justice,” as another daughter said. And here’s one more case to consider. In May, one of the killers who abducted and murdered UNC student body president Eve Carson pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court. The prosecutor in the case opted not to pursue the death penalty, in part because Carson’s family didn’t want to. But that was not the only reason. “The state of the death penalty in North Carolina, with a de facto moratorium, can’t provide closure at any level now, and we don’t know that it ever will,” District Attorney Jim Woodall said. Through a statement read by their attorney, the victim’s parents said that “though today’s outcome is neither adequate nor good,” it “honors Eve’s love of life and all people.” Hatred or love? Vengeance or grace? Powerful forces collide when the state brings an accused murder to trial.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” — Author unknown


was pleased to see Elizabeth Cook’s Sunday column about Lee S. Overman. The beautiful marble post office and Overman’s career are a part of the Downtown Ghost Walk Tour. Folks seem to enjoy learning this bit of Salisbury history. Senator Overman not only participated in the fight to defeat the Dyer AntiLynching Bill, he led the fight. He had a stake in the outcome of that battle. Overman was present at the courthouse/jail in 1906 when the men who were accused of the Lyerly ax murders were taken from the jail, marched to Henderson Woods, tortured and lynched. Overman spoke to the mob that night and asked them to leave. When the court investigated the lynching, Overman told the judge he did not recognize any of the men in the mob. The legal effort to bring the leaders of the mob to justice was a failure. No one would reveal the names of the men. One man was finally accused. He was a scapegoat who was not a Salisbury resident. His sentence was very light, and he was actually released from prison early. Kerr Craig, who was Overman’s colleague and friend, was the founder of the KKK in


Rowan County. This relationship may have had some bearing on Overman’s attitude toward the anti-lynching bill. The historic road markers mention that Overman was involved with the fight for women’s suffrage. What they don’t tell you is that Overman fought vehemently to prevent women from gaining the right to vote. Overman said the 19th amendment was a verification of the 15th amendment. Overman referred to the vote for women’s suffrage as a “litmus test of the loyalty to the South and its values.” He was unsuccessful in his efforts, but he certainly did put pressure on his fellow Southern congressmen. The press validated Overman’s power in Congress in September of 1929. It was reported nationally when Ella May Wiggins verbally attacked Overman in the halls of the Capitol because he would not use his power to help resolve problems with child labor and poor working conditions. Days after the incident, Wiggins was killed by strikebreakers while demonstrating at the Loray Mill in Gastonia (Sept. 14, 1929). The Overman Committee, which was the forerunner of the House on Un-American Activities Committee, did not fight the Bolsheviks. The judicial committee investigated groups they thought might have communist like beliefs. The targeted groups included Jews, German distillers and the League of Women Voters.

A consortium of German distillers made the mistake of purchasing a newspaper. The committee accused them of trying to take over the government through the editorials in their paper. I guess the League of Women Voters was just too “uppity”! The old post office, 130 West Innes Street, is the only white marble government building in North Carolina. It may have been financed because Overman was so loved by his fellow congressman, but I believe a more realistic explanation is that the “pork barrel” spending was the result of fear and political pressure. Regardless of the reason, Overman managed to get his Taj Mahal funded. It may be appropriate to view Overman’s career by saying he was “a man of the times.” However, if the politics of Augustus Summerfield Merrimon, Overman’s father-in-law, are examined, it is obvious that not all Southern politicians shared Overman’s views. Merrimon’s politics fare much better under modern standards of justice. The Salisbury Post column on Aug. 15 is a positive step in the right direction. At the very least, it is a look at Salisbury’s historic past from a more realistic and truthful point of view. • • • Karen Lilly-Bowyer is a retired educator and organizer of the Downtown Ghost Walk Tour. The next tour is this Friday. For information, visit or e-mail

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Church’s tax bill raises questions for minister I pastor a small church in China Grove. We purchased an old church building, and we are in the process of renovating it. We have received a tax notice that we owe more than $700. I appealed, explaining the situation of it being our church, and we are renovating it. I was informed by the tax collector that any church building under construction is taxed until the building is finished and occupied. I appealed to the county commissoners, but they passed it down the line. What has happened to tax exemption for churches? If any other non-profit group builds a building, will that building be taxed until it is occupied? I think your readers need to know the fact that churches can be taxed in Rowan County. I am sure that most of them do not know this. — Dr. Nelson Wright Victory Baptist Church, China Grove

Ground Zero for freedom EW YORK -- It is hard to imagine that anything has gone unsaid about the so-called Ground Zero mosque, but we seem to be missing an important point. The mosque should be built precisely because we don’t like the idea very much. We don’t need constitutional protections to be agreeable, after all. This point surpasses even all the obvious reasons for allowing the mosque, principally that there’s no law against it. Precluding any such law, we let people worship when and where they That it hurts some KATHLEEN please. people’s feelings is, well, irPARKER relevant in a nation of laws. And don’t we, really, want to keep it that way? Confession: I would prefer that the mosque not be built so close to the ground where nearly 3,000 innocent souls perished. That’s my personal feeling, especially as I imagine the suffering of so many families whose loved ones died in the conflagration. But why do so many Americans also feel this way? The answer is inherent in the question. Feeling is emotion, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it bears watching. Reason tells us something else: The Muslims who want to build this mosque didn’t fly airplanes into skyscrapers. They don’t support terrorism. By what understanding do we assign guilt to all for the actions of a relative few? Even so, as others have pointed out, civilized people and nations are careful to avoid trespassing on the sorrow, suffering and sacrifice we associate with hallowed grounds. As Charles Krauthammer pointed out, Pope John Paul II ordered Carmelite nuns to abandon a convent they had established at Auschwitz, among other examples. We would like to think that others would be as respectful of our own horrors. And yet, we should beware what we demand lest others demand the same of us. Count the number of times we’ve heard “sensitivity” invoked the past several days. Muslims should be more sensitive to the families of those who perished, we’ve heard repeatedly. Even the Anti-Defamation League, defender of religious freedom, urged the mosque’s leaders to situate the building farther from Ground Zero — out of sensitivity. We couldn’t agree more, and yet it goes without saying — even if President Barack Obama felt it necessary to state — that American Muslims have the same right as any other citizen to practice their religion


and to build on private property. Some might wish that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is behind the proposal, were more sensitive, though opinions are mixed. Others have argued that a moderate Muslim such as Rauf is just the sort of person we hope will help influence a more-moderate Islam. Might an Islamic center near the spot where the religion’s worst adherents slaughtered thousands, including fellow Muslims, be useful to that end? These are all reasonable arguments. But the more compelling point is that mosque opponents may lose by winning. Radical Muslims have set cities afire because their feelings were hurt. When a Muslim murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam, it was because his feelings were hurt. Ditto the Muslims who rioted about cartoons depicting the image of Muhammad and sent frightened doodlers into hiding. The idea that one should never have one’s feelings hurt — and the violent means to which some will resort in the protection of their own self-regard — has done harm rivaling evil. It isn’t a stretch to say that the greatest threat to free speech is, in fact, “sensitivity.” This is why plans for the mosque at Ground Zero should be allowed to proceed, if that’s what Muslims want. We teach tolerance by being tolerant. We can’t insist that our freedom of speech allows us to draw cartoons or produce plays that Muslims find offensive, and then demand that they be more sensitive to our feelings. More to the point, the tolerance we urge the Muslim world to embrace as we exercise our right to free expression, and revel in the glory and the gift of irreverence, is the very same we must embrace when Muslims seek to express themselves peacefully. Nobody ever said freedom would be easy. We are daily challenged to reconcile what is allowable and what is acceptable. Compromise, sometimes maddening, is part of the bargain. We let the Ku Klux Klan march, not because we agree with them, but because they have a right to display their hideous ignorance. Ultimately, when sensitivity becomes a cudgel against lawful expressions of speech or religious belief — or disbelief — the loser is all of us. • • • Kathleen Parker’s Aug. 15 column should have included Thomas Aquinas College, not St. Thomas Aquinas College, among the 16 schools that earned the highest marks in an American Council of Trustees and Alumni survey of 714 institutions’ commitment to general education. E-mail: kathleenparker@

Editor’s note: Under North Carolina property tax laws, property qualifies for the tax exemption when it is currently being used for the exempt purpose, not simply because it is intended to be used for such purpose in the future. The same exemption criteria applies to non-profits, charitable agencies and educational institutions, as well as religious groups.

A spiritual checkup In the testing of our religion, how many of today’s Christians would include the following qualifications if they had to make an application for heaven? “I’ve always believed in God. I’m thought of as a religious person. I attend church and was baptized. I haven’t done anything really bad, and I have friends who will vouch for me.” By listing the above qualifications or similar ones, people indicate they don’t understand the worthlessness of religion. Only the following qualifications would get their applications accepted by God. “I can cite no merit of my own. I’ve been a sinner since birth. I come in Christ’s name and not my own. I believe Jesus is the son of God and my savior. I have accepted his sacrifice of my sins and that he rose from the dead. I have put my trust in Jesus Christ to save me.” Ephesians 2:8-10 says: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift from God, not of works, lest anyone boasts. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Some of today’s Christians — those who claim to be Christians, that is — need to do a heart checkup “spiritually” on themselves. They talk the talk but don’t always walk the walk in godly fashion. True children of God never look down their noses at the less fortunate. Nor do they pretend to be something they aren’t. — Ellie Mae Lambert Salisbury

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Edna McCorkle Houck SALISBURY — Edna McCorkle Houck, 101, passed away Aug. 17, 2010. Mrs. Houck was born Feb. 21, 1909, in the Patterson Community of rural Rowan County, and celebrated her 101st birthday in 2010 at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury. Edna was the daughter of the late William Jay and Fannie Sloop McCorkle and was preceded in death by her husband, (Harlan) Watt Houck. A graduate of Farm Life School in China Grove, she later taught school for several years. She was employed at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis until her retirement. Edna was a faithful member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Salisbury where she was a life member of WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). Mrs. Houck was also active in the Patterson Grange and several senior citizens clubs. Edna is survived by her daughter, Sulena Houck Long (husband Richard) of Mint Hill; son William Houck (wife Elfi) of Concord; grandson Dr. Eric Houck (wife Allison) of Apex; great-grandchildren, Madison and Robbie Houck of Apex; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Friday followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, conducted by her brother-in-law, Rev. Samuel M. Houck of Austell, Ga., and Pastor Brian Benton of St. Mark's. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5202 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Arrangements are provided by Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove. Online condolences may be made at

Dollie Seaford Doby

Betty T. Relford

Emma Bunton Wilson

SALISBURY — Dollie Seaford Doby, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Hospice Care of Davidson County. She had resided at The Brian Center of Lexington since May 2009. Born June 22, 1933, she was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Esther Seaford, her husband, Donald E. “Bill” Doby, a son, Donald Wayne, and a sister, Cathy. A member of Southside Baptist Church, she was a graduate of the Salisbury school system and retired from the A&P Grocery Store in Spencer. Survivors include her children, Donna Crowell of Richmond, Va., Debbie Snider of Lexington, Fay McCoy (Robin) of Cleveland, Tina Corriher (David) of Salisbury, Cathy Goode (Max) of Poquoson, Va., and Donald E. “Billy” Doby, Jr. (Jennifer) of Lexington. Also surviving are her siblings, John Seaford (Annie), Glenn Seaford (Catherine), Pauline Britt; and niece Marie Perkins, all of Salisbury; her “baby sister,” Mary Brentham of Belton, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation and Service: Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Lyerly Funeral Home, followed by the service at 3 p.m. in the James C. Lyerly Chapel. The Rev. Sy Ponds will officiate. Following the service she will be laid to rest at Rowan Memorial Park. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292; or Abundant Living Adult Day Services, 1416 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Doby family. Online condolences may be made at

KANNAPOLIS — Betty Lou Thompson Relford, 63, of Reid Street, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord. She was born a daughter of the late Ernest Thompson and Willie Ree Cunningham Thompson on June 15, 1947, in Cabarrus County. She is survived by her husband, Henry Lee Relford of Salisbury; daughter Benadectra Jonet Thompson of the home; the nephews she reared, Ricky Thompson of the home and Dr. Ernest Goodson; two sisters, Emma Kirkland and Janice Thompson, both of Kannapolis; two brothers, Empsy (Sadie) Thompson of Kannapolis and Bishop Richard Keith (Georgia) Thompson of Wake Forest; and adopted grandson Thomas Crespo of Concord. Service and Visitation: The Funeral will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Marable Memorial AME Zion Church. The visitation will be from 2-3 at the church. Interment will be at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Thompson/ Relford family.

CONCORD — Mrs. Emma Campbell Bunton Wilson, 93, of Avante Nursing Home in Concord, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. The daughter of the Late Ila and Nancy Shoemaker Campbell, she was born in Alexander County on April 6, 1917. Emma was educated in Alexander County schools and retired from Linn Mills and China Grove Cotton Mills. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Izear Bunton in 1976; and sons Grady Ray Bunton and Jimmy Lee Bunton. Surviving her are a daughter, Nancy Sides of China Grove; and sons Tommy Wayne Bunton of Kannapolis and Jerry Matthew Bunton of Salisbury. Also surviving are sisters Ann Cleary of Terrell and Vona Gabriel of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis with service following in the chapel of Linn-Honeycutt at 11 a.m. Interment will be at West Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Margie B. Hamilton Robert D. Cowan, Sr. SPENCER — Mr. Robert Dolph Cowan, Sr., a resident of Magnolia Gardens, passed Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born Feb. 24, 1933, in Rowan County, he was a son of the late Charles Cowan and the late Girtha Neal Cowan. He attended public schools of Rowan County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and made a career of and served as a Military Policeman. After being Honorably Discharged from the Army, he pastored two churches, St. Joseph Baptist Church and Knox Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lessie Sloan Cowan of Concord; children Eva Jane (Curtis) Johnson, Mooresville, Robert Cowan, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Pamela Clark, Concord, Jeffrey Cowan, Concord, Shelia Taylor, Concord, Melinda Hall, Kannapolis; sisters and brother, Cassie Bell (Robert) Walker, Decatur, Ga., Annie Raye (Garteen) Carr, Brooklyn, N.Y., Betty Stirgus, Brooklyn, N.Y., Clarence Cowan, Winston-Salem; 23 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will be at the home in Concord, 1412 Don Castle Court. Visitation is 12 Noon Friday at Noble and Kelsey's A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel with the funeral at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Rev. Reginald McConneaughy and Rev. William Earl Moody will officiate. Burial will be at U.S. National Cemetery at Statesville Boulevard. Military Rites will be performed. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. will be serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Mrs. Margie Ray Bullard Hamilton, 76, of Newsome Road, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. The daughter of the late Eli and Martha Purvis Bullard, she was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Chesterfield County, S.C. She was educated in Cabarrus County schools and was a longtime member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. She had recently attended Oakland Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamilton retired from China Grove Textiles, and enjoyed camping and fishing. Those left to cherish her memories are a son, Dale Freeze of Kannapolis; sisters Dorothy Echard of Granite Quarry, Shirley Miller of Salisbury, Linda Stewart of Mooresville and Brenda Beaver of Salisbury; grandchildren Joe Freeze and wife Michelle and Chrystal Freeze; and great-grandchildren Tanner, Taylor, Alexis and Destiny. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, with funeral on Friday at 11 a.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Interment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: May be made to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Online memorials may be made to the family at

James McNally, Jr. SALISBURY — Mr. James McNally, Jr., 78, of Salisbury, formerly of Charlotte and Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, and is now at peace after an extended illness. Born Oct. 20, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Catherine McCarren McNally and James McNally, Sr. Mr. McNally graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School and received an associate degree from New York City College. Mr. McNally was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. He worked as a business administrator for 17 years with Celanese and as an office manager with Bostitch for 16 years. Mr. McNally loved movies, his cat Mickey, Frank Sinatra and was an avid weightlifter. He had a great sense of humor and a deep love for his family. Mr. McNally is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nellie Olehowski McNally; son Steven McNally (Karen) of Fort Mill, S.C.; daughters Cheryl Woodburn (Mark) of Salisbury and Linda McNally (Ron Ostrowski) of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren Tara Woodburn, Nathan Woodburn, Colleen Helton and Michael McNally; and greatgrandchildren, Nellie, Gabbie, Teddy and Noelle. Visitation: Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Service: Funeral Service is Friday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Summersett Memorial Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Lance officiating. Graveside service with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte, at 12:30 p.m. Friday with clergy from Central Church of God. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hinkle Hospice House, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292; Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292; and Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury, is serving the McNally family. Online condolences may be made at

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Ruth Watkins Furr SALISBURY — Ruth Watkins Furr, 82, of Salisbury died Monday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She was born April 26, 1928, at Ellis Cross Roads, the daughter of David H. and Annie Elliotte Watkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Steven Ray; her daughter, Connie Lee; and grandson, Robbie Winecoff. Also preceding her were six brothers and two sisters. Surviving Mrs. Furr, a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church, are her brother Garry Watkins and wife Carol, Salisbury, as well as grandchildren Michael Butler and wife Shannon, Mt. Pleasant; Ashley Maddox and husband Chris, Greenville, S.C.; and Lindsay Oehmen, and husband Jeff, Smyrna, Georgia. Also surviving are great grandchildren Isabella and Alaina Maddox; Emily and Molly Oehmen; Daaron Joshua Butler and Adrian Butler. Special members of her close extended family are Josh Davis, Mooresville, and Sharon Thomason, Salisbury. Mrs. Furr was educated at Ellis Elementary School and Spencer High School. She did retail work in Myrtle Beach as well as Salisbury, where she worked for Zimmerman's Department Store. Ruth was an avid NASCAR fan, enthusiastically supporting Jeff Gordon. As a resident of Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury, she spent much of her time watching the Hallmark Channel and enjoying the Food Network. She herself had been an excellent cook and enjoyed critiquing Rachel Ray and Paula Deen. She refused to understand Rachel's extensive use of garlic and Paula's use of so much butter. The family would like to express appreciation to the employees and administration for the excellent care Ruth received at Carillon Assisted Living, her home for the past four years. She enjoyed acting as a mother, counselor, and advisor to those caring for her. Also, the family wishes to express gratitude for the quality health care she received at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Memorials: May be made to Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Visitation and Service: Visitation is 1-2:00 PM Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Lyerly Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM at Rowan Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry Wilkes officiating. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Furr family. Online condolences may be made at

Eliza Boyd Coleman SALISBURY — Mrs. Eliza Jane Boyd Coleman, age 94, of Wilson Road, passed on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Laurels of Salisbury. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.


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PARTY FROM 3a what the state said we had to do... but we did not raise property taxes.” Mitchell suggested paying attention to the school board race to find out who will eliminate waste there. Barber, who is seeking his second term, agreed with Mitchell. “I wish we didn’t have to (fund schools with county taxes),” Barber said. “I wish we didn’t have a property tax. I’d like to see us go to a consumption tax, and when senior citizens reach a certain age, they pay no more taxes.” John Bare asked the incumbents to specify what they have done to reduce expenses. Mitchell said many of the county’s expenses are required by the state, but while he has been on the board, it has cut program budgets across the board and reduced county positions. Sides said he tried to cut expenses during his time as



a county commissioner from 1980-84 and 2004-08, but he often did not get the three votes needed for approval. He said his proudest accomplishments have been related to moral issues, not financial ones. “I got ‘In God We Trust’ put on the county building, I got the perverts out of the parks in Rowan County and I got alcohol off Rowan County property — except for the ballfield and the museum,” Sides said. Darlene Moderator Blount asked the candidates about giving tax incentives to potential new businesses, adding, “We really need jobs.” Barber, Belk, Burgin and Mitchell all said incentives are not desirable but necessary to draw in business. Mitchell pointed out that Rowan County’s incentives are in the form of tax breaks, not cash grants or land donations. Barber said he helped put a provision in the county’s incentive policy to prohibit businesses receiving incentives to employ undocumented workers for construction.

Sides said he has never seen an incentive he liked and called it “corporate welfare.” Another audience member asked when the county would have the full pledge of allegiance and prayer back in its schools. Burgin said the loss of prayer in schools has been “seriously damaging,” but it’s beyond the power of county commissioners to change. N.C. District Court Judge Kevin Eddinger and candidate June Showfety also spoke Tuesday. Eddinger was elected District Court judge in 2002 after practicing law privately for 22 years. He said his experience in court helps him finish dockets efficiently and described himself as tough on crime. Though this is Showfety’s first bid for elected office, she has been an attorney for 26 years, and she says her courtroom experience and empathy with those going through divorce would be valuable to the county. One member of the audience said North Carolina is one of 13 states considering

legalization of marijuana and asked if the two supported it. Eddinger replied, “absolutely not,” but Showfety would not go that far. “I think it’s impossible to control or confine it... I would personally say ‘no,’ but I haven’t heard the plan,” Showfety said. Another audience member, Terry Hill, said he is irritated that so many cases in district court are continued and asked what can be done about it. “I share your frustration,” Eddinger said. “Those benches are hard, the day is long, your time is valuable and I don’t want it wasted.” He said sometimes the delay is needed for various reasons, such as to appoint counsel for someone, and there is no easy solution to the problem.

Repo man gets gun pointed at head BY SHELLEY SMITH

A Gastonia man told police that a Milford Hills resident put a gun to his head while he was trying to repossess the man’s car. Jeremy Lee Blaine told police he went to the home of Mark Foxx, 45, 103 Milford Hills Drive, early Tuesday morning to repossess Foxx’s white Lincoln sedan. As Blaine finished hooking up the car, he reported, Foxx ran out of the house, reached in the driver’s side window of the truck, grabbed Blaine’s neck and pointed a small gun in his face. According to Blaine, Foxx told him he’d “blow his head off.” Blaine told Foxx that if he didn’t shoot him, he’d leave. Blaine told police he forced the truck into drive and the

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Lincoln fell off the truck. Blaine told police he looked back and Foxx got into the Lincoln and took off on Milford Hills Drive toward Brenner Avenue. Blaine stopped and called police. While he was talking to the officer, Foxx came walking up the street toward his home, no car in sight. As Foxx was walking, and as Blaine was talking to the officer, the Salisbury Police Department got a call reporting a wreck on Milford Hills Drive. “Foxx took a curve too fast and wrecked the Lincoln,” Deputy Chief Steve Whitley said. Police say Foxx denied pulling a gun on Blaine. Blaine plans to press charges against Foxx. Whitley said Foxx is a N.C. Department of Corrections officer.

Man arrested for breaking and entering A Salisbury man was arrested Saturday morning after police connected him to a breaking and entering near his home. Michael Dale Bost, 21, of 150 Drew Circle, is charged with felony breaking and entering a building and is in the Rowan County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. According to police, Erwin

Mingo Jr. was checking on his mother’s home Friday night while she was away. As he approached the home, he noticed a light turned BOST on and then

turned off. Mingo and a friend walked up to the home and discovered the back door had been forced open, but no one was there. Police said a close examination of items left inside the home led them to Bost as the suspect. Bost was arrested the next morning. No items were taken from the home.

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Woman charged with assault on child the Bringle Ferry Road home of her niece’s mother to retrieve money the woman’s boyfriend owed to her. Collins said Patterson became angry when the boyfriend didn’t have the money and began knocking things over in the house. The 7-year-old jumped onto

Patterson’s back to get her to stop, and Patterson threw her off, Collins said. The little girl was thrown onto the arm of the couch, injuring her hip. She was not treated for her injuries. Patterson was released on a written promise to appear in court Sept. 29.

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Police say a drunk man at a Salisbury bar pulled a gun out of his vehicle following an argument, but a quick response by two men stopped anything from happening. Police say Dwayne Jacobs, 36, of Hollywood Drive, got into an argument with another person early Sunday at Big Ray’s Grille and Bar, 315 Bendix Drive. Police say Jacobs went to his car in the parking lot, got a gun and started waving it around and yelling. Salisbury Police Deputy Chief Steve Whitley said Big Ray’s owner, Raymond Smith, hit Jacobs while an-

The worker called police, and vehicle stops began around Arlington Street, but officers did not find the suspects. “If you go through a construction area and see all of these signs, and you hit one of these workers, they will sue you,” Whitley said. “Clearly the people with guns were not paying attention, and they got mad because (the worker) was in their way.” The incidents are still under investigation. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333. Contact Shelley Smith at 704-797-4246.

other man pulled the gun away. The two unloaded the bullets from the gun and gave it back to Jacobs. Jacobs left the bar on foot, and police found him walking down the road with his shirt off and the unloaded gun stuck in his waistband. Salisbury Police officers confiscated the gun for safekeeping and allowed Jacobs to pick it up at the department Monday. No one was injured and no charges were filed against Jacobs. He has been banned, however, from Big Ray’s Grille and Bar.

STOLEN FROM 3a Market operated by Massiel Gutierrez-Ruiz. In the booth, investigators found and seized approximately $94,000 in stolen merchandise from The Press Box. Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office was notified and began an investigation of the larceny. Rowan detectives identified three current or former employees of The Press Box as suspects. On Monday, Rowan Sheriff’s detectives arrested the following suspects and charged them with felony possession of stolen prop-


erty and placed them in the Rowan County Detention Center. • Massiel Gutierrez-Ruiz, 22; $6,500 secured bond • Martin Badillo-Quintero, 47; $10,000 secured bond •Carlos Gutierrez, 17; $10,000 secured bond All three suspects gave an address of 408 Jackson Park Road, Kannapolis.





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shown here are some of the stolen items. tion.” He said he thinks 10 years is reasonable for a business contract and provides security. He echoed statements made by Page that the stadium itself was never meant to be profitable, but rather to raise the quality of life for local residents. “The government doesn’t need to be in business,” Coltrain said. “We’re working to provide a venue for people to enjoy this type of

activity in their lives.” All of the commissioners were fine with several other terms, including those that would give Smith Family Baseball year-round use of the stadium as long as the city and county would approve non-baseball events. The board plans to discuss the issue again at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Contact Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

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Tomato Fresh tomatoes take center stage in summer recipes BY KATIE SCARVEY

While it’s the time of year to bemoan the oppressive heat, we would do well to remember the refreshing things about summer, including the lovely, luscious tomatoes available to us now. In a few months, we’ll all have to be content with tomatoes that may look good but are a shadow of their fresh summer counterparts in terms of taste. The following recipes take advantage of the bounty of fresh tomatoes availin Woodleaf, able now. 3B If you don’t have your own garden, the folks at the Salisbury Farmers Market will happily accommodate you as you search for the perfect tomato. (And while we’re talking tomatoes, don’t forget to head to Woodleaf this Saturday for the Tomato Festival — see story on 3B.) A lot of people don’t need fancy recipes to enjoy tomatoes. A little salt, and maybe some some bacon, lettuce, mayo and Wonder bread. Still, there are some great recipes that feature fresh, ripe tomatoes, including one that is a twist on the classic BLT. Salsa is one way to use tomatoes that never goes out of style. The fresh version is far superior to the bottled versions and well worth the chopping time. The unexpected ingredient in the following salsa recipe is feta cheese. The brininess of the cheese is the perfect complement to the zing of the tomato. Eat with tortilla or pita chips.

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Avocado Feta Salsa 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 ripe avocado — peeled, pitted and chopped 1 ⁄4 C. finely chopped red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley (cilantro works as well) 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. red or white wine vinegar 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese In a bowl, gently stir together tomatoes, avocados, onion, and garlic. Mix in parsley and oregano. Gently stir in olive oil and vinegar. Then stir in feta. Cover, and chill for 2 to 6 hours. — AllRECIpEs.COM

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Press refrigerated piecrust on bottom and up sides of a square 9inch tart pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 minutes or until piecrust is lightly browned; set aside. Cut off pointed end of garlic bulb; place garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with olive oil. Fold foil to seal. Bake garlic at 425 degrees for 30 minutes; cool. Squeeze pulp from garlic cloves into bottom of baked piecrust. Sprinkle 1⁄2 cup fontina cheese over the garlic. Slice tomatoes and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Place on folded paper towels, and let stand 10 minutes. Arrange tomato slices over shredded cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until tart is lightly browned. Makes 4-6 servings. — sOuThERN lIVINg

During a recent visit to the fantastic Last Resort restaurant in Athens, Ga., I was reminded of how scrumptious a fried green tomato can be. This recipe pairs them with a zesty remoulade.

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4 large green tomatoes 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 11⁄2 C. buttermilk 1 C. plain white cornmeal 1 Tbsp. Creole seasoning 2 C. all-purpose flour, divided Vegetable or peanut oil Bread-and-Butter Pickle Rémoulade Garnishes: bread-andbutter pickles, fresh parsley sprig Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cut tomatoes into 1⁄4 -inch-thick slices. Sprinkle both sides of tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish or pie plate. Stir together cornmeal, Creole seasoning, and 1 cup flour in another shallow dish or pie plate. Dredge tomatoes in remaining 1 cup flour. Dip tomatoes in buttermilk, and dredge in cornmeal mixture. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large cast-iron skillet; heat over medium heat to 350 degrees. Fry tomatoes, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a wire rack; keep warm in a 200° oven until ready to serve. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve with Bread-and-Butter Pickle Rémoulade. Makes 6-8 servings.

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chives 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. finely chopped bread-and-butter pickles 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 ⁄2 tsp. hot sauce 1 ⁄4 tsp. filé powder 1 ⁄8 tsp. salt 1 ⁄8 tsp. pepper Stir together all ingredients. Makes about one cup. • • • There’s nothing quite like a good BLT, but a nice alternative, with a bit more sophistication, is a BBT sandwich — bacon, basil and tomato.

⁄3 C. mayonnaise 1 garlic clove, minced 9 slices extra-thin white bread slices 3 plum tomatoes, sliced 12 fresh basil leaves 1

Heat bacon according to package directions until crisp. Stir together cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly onto 1 side of each bread slice. Layer 3 bread slices, mayonnaise sides up, with 3 bacon slices each. Top bacon evenly with 1 bread slice, tomato slices, and basil. Top each with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise sides down. Cut each sandwich into quarters. Makes 12 appetizer servings.

grain spaghetti 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced into half moons 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 ⁄3 C. firmly packed fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 ⁄3 C. firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 ⁄4 C. fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. canola oil 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 ⁄2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper 1 ⁄4 C. chopped peanuts

Whisk together vinegar and 1 Tbsp. sugar in a bowl. Add onion, • • • and let stand 30 minutes; drain, reserving 2 Tbsp. vinegar mixture. This Tomato-Herb Pasta is a nuPrepare pasta according to tritious summer dish. If you want package directions. it to be a little more substantial, Place chopped tomatoes and add cooked shrimp or chicken. next 9 ingredients in a serving Sandwiches can be assembled bowl. Add hot cooked pasta, onion, up to two hours ahead. Simply covand reserved vinegar mixture, er with a damp paper towel to keep gently tossing to combine. Sprin1 ⁄2 C. rice vinegar bread from drying out. kle with peanuts. Serve immedi1 Tbsp. sugar ately, or cover and chill up to 24 1 ⁄2 medium-size red onion, 9 slices bacon, halved hours. 1 ⁄2 C. shredded Parmesan thinly sliced Makes 6 servings. 1 ⁄2 (12-oz.) package whole —MyRECIpEs.COM cheese — sOuThERN lIVINg

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — His offensive-line teammates, big guys all, prefer a slab of ribs. The big guy with the ponytail will have the sushi, thank you. There is no cheeseburger in Cody Pope’s paradise. The 6-6, 290-pound junior projected to be Tennessee’s starting center might be college football’s largest vegetarian. If he’s not college football’s only vegetarian, surely they could all be seated at the same table. Just make sure the table isn’t at a burger joint. “I’ve been a vegetarian from birth,” the Southern California native said. “My parents have always raised me that way. “I guess they’re two California hippies,” he added with a laugh. Technically, Pope labels himself as a pescatarian — he eats fish and seafood, but no other animal meat. Boy, does he eat seafood. And pasta. And veggies and fruit. “Ask the offensive linemen how much I eat,” Pope said. “They tell me if I ate meat I’d weigh 500 pounds. “I can out-eat all the big boys, (Jarrod) Shaw, (JerQuari) Schofield, any of them.” Pope has seen enough message-board chatter to be aware that some UT fans are anxious about having a vegetarian anchoring the offensive line. They would, it seems, prefer a red-blooded carnivore. But as far as his coaches or teammates go, Pope said he’s never heard a discouraging word. On the contrary, he feels blessed the program has gone out of its way to support his needs. That’s where UT nutritionist Allison Maurer comes in. “Lucky for me he eats fish,” Maurer said. “I plan all the meals when we travel. I always make sure there’s a vegetarian option for Cody. I want to make sure that he feels he’s being cared for.” Last week after a scrimmage, the team’s post-game snack was catered by a barbecue restaurant. Maurer picked up a vegetarian burrito elsewhere for Pope. “In a way, it’s spoiling me,” Pope said. “I’m the only player she has to go out of her way for. I don’t like to make a big deal out of it.” In geography and lifestyle, Pope might be the farthest Vol from home. He grew up in Julian,

Calif., a small former goldmining town in the mountains an hour east of San Diego. “Being from Southern California, everybody thinks you must be a beach bum,” Pope said. “That wasn’t exactly the case. We’d have three feet of snow sometimes.” His parents, Chris and Sherri, have been vegetarians all their adult lives. Rather than being viewed as left-coast weirdos, they have been embraced by his teammates, Pope said: “I always hear from the players, ‘Your parents are so cool; they’re great people.’ I’m just so fortunate I’ve had a loving family.” Now, his UT family is a bunch of meat-eating behemoths. The offensive line has made a point of hanging out and eating together this summer. “I guess I’m the big whatif,” Pope said. “They say, ‘Can you eat here?’ ” The answer is generally yes. Pope will find something acceptable on almost any menu, but he has his preferences — with any seafood or sushi buffet near the top of the list. “Eating fish and beans, he’s getting plenty of protein,” Maurer said. “He’s probably getting better protein sources than the other guys on the team. “I don’t worry about him keeping his weight, the way he piles food on his plate. And he drinks the protein shakes after a workout. They’re 700 calories and he’ll drink two in less than five minutes. “ If it makes nervous fans rest any easier, Pope shared the 2010 John Stucky Award presented to the players who demonstrated the best physical and mental conditioning in the offseason. Shaw, a 330-pound guard, is a frequent dining partner. His diet was limited when he arrived on campus from Louisiana. “He’s got me to eat Mexican, things like that I never tried before,” Shaw said. What about sushi? “I tried sushi one time and almost threw up,” Shaw said. “I ain’t trying it again.” Sometimes the Vols try to broaden Pope’s horizons, just as he has theirs. “We try,” said tackle Dallas Thomas, “to get him to eat meat, but it’s not working. He’s a full-blown, hard-core vegetarian.” Which makes him one of a kind at Tennessee. “Even cross country or track, he’s my only one,” said Maurer. “It’s kind of funny that the one vegetarian I have is an offensive lineman.”

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This past Saturday the weather was a little more tolerable and the shoppers enjoyed the milder temperatures as evidenced by the large crowds. As usual, there was plenty of fresh summer produce available. We never get tired of corn and tomatoes and these are still front and

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products and website. She is located at our market on Wednesday and Saturday and at other local markets around the county on other days. • • •

• • • For more information about the Farmers Market, visit The Farmers Market is located in downtown Salisbury at the corner of South Main and Bank streets. It is open on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.


Cheerwine truffle which was a big hit last spring but is not available during hot weather. She is currently working on perfecting a Cheerwine cookie, which I hope we see soon. Among the items Carla offers is authentic San Francisco style sourdough bread. She obtained the starter from San Francisco so her product is the genuine article. Carla assembles great gift baskets for all occasions. She will take special orders and provide shipping if needed. She and Mark are the parents of grown children scattered from California to North Carolina. One son is in the military and on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Visit this delightful lady and learn more about her


When the Salisbury Farmers Market opened this past April there was a vendor, Carla Anne’s Homestyle Cookies, that had never been a part of our elite group. She was not only new to the market but new to our area as well, having moved from Modesto, Calif., to Spencer in December, 2009. Carla Whaley and her husband, Mark, decided to pull up their roots in California due to the downturn in the economy and establish new careers elsewhere. They chose Spencer mainly because Carla’s parents live there. Carla was in Rowan County many times during her youth, visiting with her grandmother and great grandmother and therefore was not a stranger to our area. Carla’s decision to make a career in baking came about gradually. She has always enjoyed cooking and finds that baking is a joyful and peaceful experience. The oven she currently uses belonged to her great grandmother and her recipes are mostly old family recipes passed along for four generations. There may be a family cookbook in her future. She is also developing some recipes of her own. One of the most interesting is a


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Woodleaf gears up for annual tomato festival Saturday The Tomato Festival in Woodleaf returns this Saturday to the grounds of Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Rd. A 5K race, the Tomato Trot, will start at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 6:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded by age category. Pre-registration cost is $20; without pre-registration, $25. Go to or call Mallory Hodge at 704-278-1852; or e-mail at At 9:30 a.m., lineup for the 10 a.m. parade begins at Woodleaf School parking lot. There are sure to be antique tractors, homemade floats and other entries. The parade is free to anyone who wants to participate. The festival wraps up at 4 p.m. The following events can be entered by e-mailing or calling the church at 704-278-4248 or Patti Safrit at 704-224-5134 : Tomato Cook-off/Recipe Contest — Entries can be submitted up until 10 a.m. day of festival in church kitchen. All food entries must have some form of tomatoes in it. Please put your name on the bottom of the dish. Categories to be judged are: Best Appetizer, Best Entree, Best Side Dish, Best Dessert and Most Unusual. A Best of Show award will also be given. Vendor Booths/Craft Booths —There will be a large range of items for sale, including canned goods, crafts and items made by local people. Cost for a booth rental is $25. The Tomato Festival Committee reserves the right to approve booths. Nothing advertising alcohol, tobacco or drugs will be allowed. No power will be supplied. Bring your own tent. Attic Sale and Silent Auction — Festival-goers like to search for treasure at these events, which are crowd favorites. No sales until 9 a.m. due to the Tomato Trot and safety of the runners. Produce for sale — Some of the freshest vegetables in the county will be available to buy, provided by Wetmore Farm. Little Miss Mater and Little Tommy Toe — This event is for ages 19 months to 5 years. Little Mater Sprout is for 18 months and under. The Miss Tomato Festival pageant — This is a womanless pageant — and organizers emphasize there is “no need to be pretty.� Male entrants dress as a female beauty queen. There is no cost to be in the pageant, but pre-registration required. The Junior Miss Tomato Fes-

tival is a version of the Miss Tomato Festival pageant for the younger set — boys ages 12-15. • • • There will also be various tomato contests, including Biggest Tomato. Those who wish to participate are asked to bring their tomatoes to be registered and weighed at the church table. Other prize categories include Prettiest Tomato, Most Unusual Tomato, Best “Characterâ€? Tomato and Best of Show. These can be turned in at the Silent Auction table. Unity Pre-School will be registering students and selling fresh popcorn and lemonade at the festival. Festival T-shirts and hats will be available with the new 2010 design. Also available for sale will be church cookbooks, a print of the church and baked goods. Food offerings will include tomato sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs. Homemade ice cream will also be available, as will snow-cones from West Rowan Boosters. Woodleaf Methodist will provide biscuits in the morning. Live music will be performed throughout the day. A play area will be available for children, with a jump house, water slide and tractors. One popular attraction returning this year will be Harry Fink’s pedal tractor pull for kids — plus an adult competition for the big kids. New for this year is a “Mater Museum,â€? with a collection of tomato paraphernalia.

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Schedule 9 a.m. — Welcome and prayer, the Rev. Phil Hagen 9:10 a.m. — Race Results presented by Mallory Hodge and her “Pit Crew� 9:30-10:00 a.m. — Dancing by Lutheridge Cloggers 10 a.m. — Parade on Woodleaf-Barber Road. 10:30 a.m. — Dancing by Lutheridge Cloggers. 11 a.m. — Mater Sprout, Little Miss Mater and Tommy Toe crowning 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. — The Yorks, a Southern gospel group, perform 12:15 p.m. — Jr. Miss and Miss Woodleaf Tomato Queen crowned 12:45-1 p.m. — Tomato Recipe/Cook-off Contest Results 1-1:30 p.m. — Larry Chastain singing ’50s and ’60s favorites 1:30-2:30 p.m. — Broke ’N Lonesome performs bluegrass, country and old-time gospel. 2:30- 4 p.m. — Divided by Four performs Top 40, rhythm and blues and Motown. 4 p.m. — Closing prayer by the Rev. Phil Hagen.

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bears some responsibility for making sure her friend understands how to behave as part of your vacation household. If the friend can’t manage to pick up her towels, your daughter should convey, “Oh, my mom will absolutely freak out and make our lives miserable if we don’t clean up after ourselves. We better do this.� Rather than letting people treat you like a maid and then blow your stack, you should good-naturedly lay the groundwork on the first night. You say, “Everyone, this is my vacation, too. Please be ‘notrace campers.’ Also, if you’d like to treat me to a round of miniature golf, that would be awesome.� You should be properly thanked for providing such a nice vacation for your daughter’s guests, but you and your family should make sure they understand what’s required to be considered good guests. Dear Amy: My husband and I have a lake house. After a busy week, the lake house helps keep us balanced. We often have family and friends out to visit. However, we have friends who have a place down the road from us who seem to stalk us. They will cruise by on the road or water from the minute we arrive. They pop in unannounced and want to know everything we are doing. They stop by when it is obvious that we have company. We feel for them, but we don’t want to be their sole source of entertainment. I know this is a fairly common issue. Can you help us out? — Miffed in Minnesota Dear Miffed: Boundaries, “Miffed.� Your neighbors don’t respect them, and so you will have to (virtually) install razor

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wire around your compound. You can’t stop these people from driving past on the road or water, but if they pop in without being invited, you must tell them, “I’m sorry. This isn’t a good time for a visit.� If you enjoy their friendship, then you should occasionally invite them to spend some time with you, but if you want to discourage their pop-overs, you’ll have to tell them you can’t handle uninvited, unanticipated visits. Dear Amy: Responding to the topic of people’s attachments to their stuffed animals, when I was 5 years old, I saw Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop and fell in love with them. As my son grew up, I watched Shari and Lamb Chop with him. About 20 years ago, my wife bought me a Lamb Chop puppet. Lamb Chop travels with me, and has been known to talk to people; she’s smarter than a lot of people I know. You love what you love. You never outgrow your need for Lamb Chop. — Chuck Dear Chuck: One of the thrills of my life was spending an afternoon with Shari Lewis. I share your affection for her wonderful friend — the adorable and inscrutable Lamb Chop. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them� (Hyperion), is available in bookstores. TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

Review: Trace Adkins plays up humor on new CD Trace Adkins, “Cowboy’s Back in Town� Trace Adkins changed more than record labels while preparing his new album, “Cowboy’s Back In Town.� The one-time finalist on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice� cranks up the redneck humor and outlandish fun on his first album since leaving Capitol Records for Show Dog-Universal, a label co-owned by Adkins’ friend and touring partner, Toby Keith. On “Hold My Beer,� for instance, Adkins exaggerates his southern drawl to entertaining effect while narrating

details of an alcohol-fueled wedding. Similarly, the profane titles and lowbrow wit of “Hell, I Can Do That,� “Whoop A Man’s ...� and “Ala-FreakinBama� suggest Adkins could have drawn these songs from the comic routines of Larry the Cable Guy. the towering Still, Louisiana native doesn’t completely ignore his tender side, which he’s used to good affect in the past. The mid-tempo “This Ain’t No Love Song,� currently getting country radio play, shows a sly sense of drama as he communicates a lyric that says one thing but means another. “Still Love



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You don’t have to be very old to remember when a “couponâ€? was something made of paper that you found in the Sunday newspaper. These days, paper isn’t the only medium for cost savers. These clever people have figured out the latest ways to make coupons work well to cut their household food costs. • Couponing queen. It’s true that sometimes a product on sale without a coupon can be cheaper than it would be at MARY the regular HUNT price with a coupon. But something on sale with a coupon is even better — and sometimes free. When combined with Catalina promotions (the promotional deals that print on the back of your grocery receipts), coupons often can be moneymakers toward the food bill. With Facebook fan sites, such as Money Saving Mom’s fan site; Web pages, such as; and local newsgroups, most of the work already is done for you. Couponing requires very little effort for a lot of savings. — Jenn U., Illinois

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Comics: ‘Blacksad’ is comics storytelling at its best BY ANDREW A. SMITH Scripps Howard News Service

While the hard-boiled-detective story is popular in graphic novels these days, I haven’t found one better than “Blacksad,” recently collected by Dark Horse ($29.99). Which is kind of unexpected, since this quintessential American genre is expertly limned by two Spanish creators, and because all the characters are animals. “Blacksad” is comprised of three stories by Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, originally published in Europe, with two of them previously reprinted in the U.S. by Dargaud in the early 2000s. The first story, “Somewhere Within the Shadows,” is a classic noir thriller wherein our world-weary gumshoe tries to find the killer of a famous actress, who is, naturally, a former lover, and bears a striking resemblance to Lauren Bacall in the 1930s — despite being an anthropomorphic cat (or perhaps a fox). The second story, “Arctic Nation,” examines race relations with an overlay of actual American history, with the rise of a KKK-like group of the story’s title (comprised of all-white Arctic animals), and the use of lynching and “passing” as

story points. The third story is the Blacksad version of how the Soviets got the bomb in the late 1950s, with enough references to McCarthyism and other concurrent events to reveal that the creators know more American history than most Americans. But let’s get to the animal thing, which may lead some to snicker. You shouldn’t. As legendary artist Jim Steranko says in a foreword, all characters are “visually crafted to reflect their intrinsic qualities — which might just qualify as overt symbolism. Or just typecasting.” So, yes, a slippery character is a lizard, a greedy one is a pig, a dogged policeman is a German shepherd. It could be annoying if it wasn’t so skillfully done; the art is so beautiful and the effect achieved so naturally that one forgets after a while that one is looking at animals. Guarnido gets more expression from a face with whiskers than most artists do on faces without. Mostly the zoological differences are ignored — it doesn’t seem to hinder any sexual pairings, for example, of which there are a lot — but sometimes they are a plot point. Blacksad himself is a black cat, with a white muzzle. In “Arctic Nation,” white animals distrust him because

he’s mostly black and black characters distrust him because he’s partly white. While his “race” is never clearly established, one suspects he’s a mix, which would further explain his solitary existence. So, like R. Crumb’s “Fritz the Cat,” “Blacksad” occasionally uses animals to make a point. But mostly it’s irrelevant — as Shakespeare said, the story’s the thing, and “Blacksad” is comics storytelling at its best. Elsewhere: I wasn’t much of a Sgt. Rock fan growing up, because I found the stories — in the phrasing of my youth — “dumb.” (Obviously, I was born to be a critic.) I’m still no fan of the work or Robert Kanigher (who wrote most Sgt. Rock stories), but as an adult I’ve found a reason to enjoy Sgt. Rock: the terrific artwork of Joe Kubert, which I did not appreciate as a pre-adolescent, but which now fills me with awe. First: Kanigher. He has his fans, but I find his dialogue painfully stilted, his plots ham-handed and his stories padded with pointless repetition to get to a climax so predictable it wouldn’t surprise a child. And where else are you going to find wince-worthy attempts to be

relevant like this prize piece of 1966 exposition: “The combat-happy Joes of Easy tore into the Nazis like teenagers wolfin’ up a sixfoot-long hero sandwich after rockin’ and rollin’ at a hullabaloo party ...” Like ouch, big daddy. But what makes Rock sing is Kubert, who is at his peak in the latest collection, “Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock Vol. 3” ($19.99), which reprints “Our Army at War” from late 1964 to early 1967 in black-and-white. Kubert is a virtuoso in these stories, demonstrating his mastery not just of form, but all manner of rendering — from stippling to feathering to pointillism to cross-hatching to chiaroscuro. Sometimes it’s hard to stop staring in wonder at one page to get to the next. Kubert is occasionally spelled by Russ Heath, another expert at delineating the exquisite detail of exploding tanks, World War II web belts and chin stubble. (Lots of chin stubble. LOTS.) So ignore the stories in “Sgt. Rock” and absorb the atmosphere of master artists at work. Contact Andrew A. Smith of The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal at capncomics@ or on his website,

‘Cathy’ comic ending its 34-year run Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When “Cathy” debuted in 1976, she joined the funny pages with others like “Beetle Bailey,” “Mary Worth” and “The Wizard of Id.” When the comic strip by Cathy Guisewite ends its 34-year run in October, it will leave newspapers still populated by “Beetle Bailey,” “Mary Worth” and “The Wizard of Id.” “Cathy” was a groundbreaking comic in its time, breaking into the male-dominated comics world with stories drawn by a single woman about a single woman’s issues. It was quite successful, spurring more than 20 books and an Emmy for Best Animated Television Special in 1987. True comics have “a continuing character who becomes the reader’s dear friend whom he looks forward to meeting day after day,” wrote Coulton Waugh in his leading 1947 study of the genre, “The Comics.” And while “Cathy” was clearly like that, she was also different. “The character was ordinary. In some ways, that made the strip extraordinary,” said Lucy Caswell, curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University. “She isn’t a supermom, she’s no ‘Brenda Starr’ reporter with

a glamorous job. She leads a life that is very familiar to women readers. That’s what Cathy’s women readers — and most are women — liked about it.” Problem is, by 2010, the aging “Cathy” had more in common with old-school comic strips than new ones. (Guisewite said she is stopping the strip in part because her “creative biological clock” was ticking.) And outside of a few newer strips (such as “Lio” or “Pearls Before Swine”), newspapers are not pushing new voices onto the comic pages. That’s because the comics are now largely seen as nostalgia: paralleling the problems newspapers are having generally with holding onto readers these days, they are mostly concerned with keeping those old-time comics readers coming back for more. “People want to see the same things they saw 20 years ago,” said Joe Wos, executive director of the ToonSeum in Pittsburgh. “Readership in comics is not changing. People still want to see ‘Mary Worth,’ ‘Prince Valiant,’ what they grew up with. They’re not reaching a new audience, they’re retaining the same audience.” Instead of being a merely a nostalgia product, comics were once “a way to sell tomorrow’s paper,” Caswell

said. “People wanted to know what was going to happen to ‘The Yellow Kid’ or ‘Popeye.’ To do that you had to buy that commodity.” The comics could still sell papers, some argue, especially since all those strips bundled together on one or two big pages do not translate well on the Web, which has siphoned off so many print readers elsewhere. “Just because they are a vestige of the past, that doesn’t mean they don’t have value in the future,” said Howard Finberg, director of interactive learning at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. “The comics have the most diverse audience you could attract — they appeal to different age groups, different tastes. That’s why (newspapers) have so many comics. There is no universal thing that makes people laugh.” The ever-anxious and stressed-out “Cathy” may end its run Oct. 3, but in uncertain times readers may need the comics more than ever. “I need to warm up my eyeballs” in the morning, said Finberg, a fan of “Pearls” and “Lio.” “Comics do that. I’d rather be starting my day with a smile than starting with a front-page story.” E-mail Timothy McNulty at tmcnulty@post-gazette. com.



Review: Ditch the sitcommy ‘Switch’ AP Movie Critic

Not a single moment rings true in “The Switch,” which is unfortunate because it’s actually about a situation in which a lot of women find themselves. Jennifer Aniston’s character, Kassie, is a single, 40year-old New York TV producer who wants to have a baby but doesn’t want to wait around for a man — or worse yet, the wrong man — to make that happen. So she turns to a sperm donor, only to have her longtime best friend, the uptight stock trader Wally (Jason Bateman), switch the specimens in a drunken stupor. Why, you may be wondering, does Wally even have access to the cup that contains the makings of Kassie’s future child? Because the whole deal is going down at an insemination party thrown by the movie’s obligatory wacky best friend (Juliette Lewis), complete with jokey turkey basters. Like most situations — and like the similarly hokey “The Back-up Plan” from earlier this year, starring Jennifer Lopez — this one is played in broad, sitcommy fashion, utterly divorced from the way people behave in real life. “Baster” is actually the name of the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jef-

frey Eugenides (who also wrote “The Virgin Suicides”), which provides the basis for “The Switch.” But the way directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck (“Blades of Glory”) play it, there’s little humanity to be found — and even less real humor. Aniston and Bateman both have long, strong TV comedy backgrounds; Aniston, when given smart writing to work with in films like “The Good Girl” and “Friends With Money,” has proven herself an actress of unexpected depth. Here, they just get nothing to work with. Their characters are barelydrawn types, and in Wally’s case, they’re barely likable. Aniston and Bateman have so little chemistry, you actually wonder how their characters ended up friends with each other, much less best friends. Of course, beyond that, Wally’s always been secretly in love with Kassie and incapable of connecting with any other woman. He’s miserable, which would be fine if he were interesting, but this guy’s just a dud (and a waste of Bateman’s deadpan wit and verbal dexterity). And the child who emerges from Wally’s switch is so precocious and neurotic himself, he resembles no other 6-yearold on the planet. Which is, of course, the gag: He’s just like Wally. But despite young ac-

tor Thomas Robinson’s saucer-eyed cuteness, it feels creepy and forced rather than funny. Kassie assumes her baby comes courtesy of the seed from Roland (Patrick Wilson), a blonde-haired, blueeyed, athletic go-getter of a donor. Once she gets pregnant, she goes home to Minnesota to raise young Sebastian, only to return to New York for work seven years later. Wally is exactly the same — but once he meets Sebastian and starts spending time with him, the memories of his inebriated scheme start coming back to him and he realizes he may actually be this kid’s dad. (Jeff Goldblum, as Wally’s boss and sounding board, provides the only worthwhile moments here because he’s just so appealingly blase.) Will Wally tell Kassie the truth? Will Kassie and up with Roland instead? Will there be some embarrassing, ill-timed confession in front of a large group of strangers? These things don’t happen in real life. But they do in contrived romantic comedies. “The Switch,” a Miramax Films release, is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language. Running time: 100 minutes. H out of HHHH

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School shoppers giving a lesson in individualism NEW YORK (AP) — Stores and manufacturers always try to court kids during the all-important back-to-school season, but now that engagement means interactivity, not a flier with coupons or a catalog full of smiling children clutching notebooks. Kids want shopping to be fun, and they want clothes and shopping experiences with personality. Today’s class of kids doesn’t want anything cookie-cutter. And the industry is responding with creativity: Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, for example, has drafted an online storybook that allows young shoppers to choose the outfits off the backs of their favorite characters. The American Eagle-owned 77 Kids, which launched online in 2008, now has new brick-and-mortar stores with life-size MP3 players that allow kids to play DJ. J.C. Penney gave away shopping sprees to popular “haulers” — teens who show off their shopping hauls on video — if they’d come into its stores and report back about the merchandise to their loyal fans. Younger kids might not be plugged in yet, but they still want to play. A new T-shirt brand called SwitchittZ provides interchangeable, easyto-attach pieces — sort of like patches — with a variety of characters, props and scenery so kids can tell different stories with their shirts each time they wear them. “For the past few seasons, we’ve been talking about interactive clothing and toylike apparel, everyday costumes — like tutus, hoodies with ears or a tail in the back. It’s all about using imagination for kids,” says Khalym Schell, children’s editor at trend analysis company Stylesight. “All this makes kids excited to buy clothes. And how you sell a garment is winning the parent over and winning the kid over. It’s the product and the experience.” She adds: “It really makes sense. The market had been slow. Hitting up kids is the best way to bump up sales.” “Back to school has become a biga model wears ger event,” agrees David Lauren, items from the senior vice president of advertisshaun White ing, marketing and communications for Polo Ralph Lauren. “It’s clothing line. its own form of a holiday. It’s an shaun White opportunity to do something new and his brother, and different, but there’s also Jesse, say they more competition, though, and want to do what you have to think out of the box.” they can to bring The original thought at skater style to the Ralph Lauren was to do an onmasses — even if line fashion show, following you’re not artistic, an existing successful modcan’t skate to el for the young adult line Rugby, but that didn’t necsave your life or essarily capture the “famidon’t dream of ly spirit” that the children’s waves or halfpipes. line aims for, David Lauren associated explains. Hence “The press photo RL Gang: A Fantastically Amazing School Adventure,” which features a really welldressed cast of characters. There’s a story to be en- mographic is it more impor- sages, or have outfits beamed joyed whether or not a pur- tant than with teens. “We know onto their likeness in a special chase is made, he says, and it’s consumers, especially teens, mirror that also will introduce intended as a parent-child rely on their friends. They them to some animated charbonding experience. “Parents trust their friends more than acters. Even the little ones want to are always trying to under- marketers, and that is more have a say in their wardrobe stand how their children think. genuine and effective.” It is taking marketers at big — and the two moms who We think this is something parents will enjoy and can share retailers a little time to adjust came up with the SwitchittZ to the new dynamic, Boylson encourage that creativity and with their child.” And click to purchase a says with a laugh. “We put the pride children feel showpony-logo sweater at the same things in logical order, but ing off their look to others. teens want to mix and match “I think they (kids) abtime. Annie St. John, a soon-to-be and put together unique looks. solutely are making a statehigh school senior in Michigan, They’re not bound by a set ment about themselves. already bought cardigans and trend statement or rules,” he Younger kids are showing growing independence by skinny jeans for the new sea- says. Kids are taking fashion making their own wardrobe son, using the J.C. Penney $1,000 gift card the company cues from movies, TV, maga- choices and also communicatgave her in exchange for her zines and, just like any hip par- ing a bit of their personality sharing her purchases in her ents, from the street, says Bet- and style to others,” says Anpopular “haul” YouTube sy Schumacher, chief mer- gela Cosentino, co-creator. chandising officer of 77 Kids. What’s likely to come next videos. She says she shopped on That has made them very with all these fashion fans — her terms, knowing that other savvy shoppers who want to young and old — is to get them teens rely on her to be discern- look cool and express individ- involved in the product development process, allowing them ing and informative when she ualism. At the 77 Kids stores, the input to come up with an assortshares what’s in her bags with the camera. “I never end up pint-size consumers can pose ment a retailer will already putting together a whole out- for photos that they can cus- know they’ll like, says JCP’s fit. I find what I like and I grab tomize with graffiti-style mes- Boylson. it. ... If someone else is watching me, they might see something I like and think it’ll work for them, too, but I also talk about quality and price. I brag about how little I spend. I mostly do haul videos to help lower the cost for a lot girls,” says St. John. “There are kids who are influencers and care about what’s on trend, and other kids emulate them,” adds JCP’s chief marketing officer Mike Boylson. “The thing about the haul videos is teens go on shopping trips and videotape themselves shopping. They are the next-generations bloggers. associated press They are becoming fashion authorities with huge follow- a photo shows kids wearing switchittZ shirts and looking at different switchittZ pieces. switchittZ provides interchangeings.” Consumer-generated con- able, easy-to-attach pieces with a variety of characters, props tent is a must now in the mar- and scenery so kids can tell different stories with their shirts ketplace, he says, and in no de- each time they wear them.

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1409 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 2BR, 1BA. Fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $750 down. $410/mo. 1-803-403-9555

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China Grove, 3 homes available: 2 under construction, 1 move in ready. All 3 BR, 2 BA. Call for details. $109,900 to $114,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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


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Salisbury, Nice home for price. 3 BR, 2 BA, wooded lot, big rooms. $119,900 B&R 51017 Dale Yontz Realty. 704.202.3663

W. Rowan. 3,000 SF, 4 BR on acre lot, granite counter tops, hardwood / tile floors, custom cabinets. Enjoy the evenings on the screen porch or the rocking chair front porch. Deck, garage doors, heating systems, windows newly replaced. Great family home. 704798-2689.


Faith. Immaculate home, private setting, 2 BR, great room, D/R, screened rear porch & deck overlook pond. 1065 Rock Pond Rd. $160,000 Kennedy Realty 704-640-0413 Directions: Faith Rd. (through Town of Faith), Right on Castor Rd, right on Big Rock Rd, left on Rock Pond Rd. Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Land for Sale Foreclosure Experts Salisbury & Shelby, 2, 3 & 4 BR, starting at $29,900! Must see! Call today 704-633-6035

FSBO 10.56 acres, 4BR / 3BA over 4500 sf ranch with finished walk out basement, jacuzzi, 2 stone fireplaces, creek, outbuildings, fence, private, peaceful. $349K 704-855-2288 or 704-3458834


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

Large foyer with h/woods, dining w/coffered ceilings, h/woods, oak & wrought iron staircase, Built-in bookcases, stone fireplace, granite countertops, stainless appliR50108A ances. $413,532 B&R Realty. Poole Monica 704.245.4628

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

Salisbury. 1727 Dewberry Pl, Olde Salisbury, 3BR/2 BA, open neutral flr plan w/garage & sun room, $129,900. Seller pays $1000 toward buyer closing with acceptable offer www.carolinacentralhomes. com. Renee Phillips 980-521-7816


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

Lake front home off of Goodman Lake Rd. 3300 sq ft. Pier & boat ramp. Beautiful view and deep water. $449,000, obo. Please call 704-856-8557 or 704-202-8507

High Rock Lake Beauty!

Free cat. One-yr-old calico – has all shots and is spayed. To good home. Call after 9 AM. 704-633-8613


Pure breed AKC Shih Tzu puppies. 7 weeks old Wormed and 1st shots. Mom and Dad on site. Call for more information 704-210-8886 or 704433-3559

Lots of Licks & Love

Giving away kittens or puppies? German Shepherd Male Puppies. Beautiful, full blooded, 11 weeks old, $150 each. Mother on site. 1st shots, dewormed. Call 704-232-0716


Miniature Schnauzer Puppies. Full-blooded. 6 wks, not registered. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked. Both black & salt 'n' pepper. Parents on site. $275. Non-refundable deposit of $50 to hold. 704-279-8506

AKC Boxer. Male. 2 years old. $250. Call 704-239-7560 leave message.


German Shepherd puppies, born 07/06/10, daddy is Big Bone German Shepherd, black and tan, 5 males, 3 females, $125. 704-798-3019 or email:

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Land for Sale

Small, cute and playful!

And FREE to a good home. 1st shots, dewormed, 12 wks old, 1 brown brindle, 1 solid black. Mixed breed, will be small to med size dog. Call 704-791-0046.

Horses Puppies. Boxer pups, AKC registered born July 4th tails docked, dew claws removed up to date on shots and deworming. 6 females and 4 males ready to go to their new homes. $400 cash 704787-2747

1 Tennessee Walker, 1 Appaloosa; both for $800. Senior. horse, rideable. $100. 704-640-6004

Other Pets $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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

White female. Born 5-810. Parents onsite. Will be CKC. Call 704-2671244 or email: Beagle Puppies, full blooded, wormed, first shots, $70. 704-6396299. Free Dog. Medium size mix breed female needs a good home. She is fixed, up to date with shots. House trained and good with kids. Please call 704-267-5152

Moving & Can't Take Them With Us! Free dogs to good home. Male Mastiff, Male Boxer (neutered), Female Lasha Poo (spayed). All adult, family pets, all house trained, up to date on their shots. 980-234-2511

Supplies and Services Puppies. Boxer Pups. One AKC white w/tan spots female. $275, 10 weeks. One male all white CKC $250. One flashy fawn female CKC, $300, 8 weeks. Call 704-603-8257.

New 6 month heart worm preventive injection for dogs. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

Lots for Sale


LIVE IN 1 – RENT THE OTHER 2! Great income producing potential here. 1 ACRE - Brick ranch, tile & laminate flooring, Full basement/garage,carport, screen porch. Includes (2) 2 bedroom cottages, handicapped accessible, full kitchens, baths, laundry. $288,500 BARBARA COLLINS Key Real Estate 704-640-4339

West Rowan – Country Club living in the country. Builder's custom brick home has 4 BR, 3 ½ BA w/main floor master suite. 3300 sqft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic and granite. 2 fireplaces with gas logs. 6.5 very private wooded acres. Priced at $399,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267

13 LOTS $14,500 EACH Build to suit or move mobile home on. Min. of 1100 sq.ft. w/attached porch. Water Sewer tap fees paid. Popular Glenn Sub. Div. across from Central Baptist Church Moose Rd., Kannapolis. 704-791-7664, Jonathan

Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $199,900. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-857-0539 or 704-433-7372. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

South Rowan. Take advantage of lower land costs and interest rates! All lots in the Brookleaf subdivision have been reduced to builder's cost! Five lots from .94 to 3.6 acres. Near Salis., Mooresville, Concord. Wooded & basement lots are available-builders are welcome. Teresa Rufty TMR Development 704-433-2582

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

Manufactured Home Dealers


Drastically Reduced!

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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AKC Boxer Puppies. 3 females; 5 males. Fawn w/ black masks. $400. Call 704-279-3272


Tastefully decorated. 2BR, 2BA. Hardwood floors, great room w/gas logs and vaulted ceilings, Custom kitchen cabinets with builtin desk, dining room, Gorgeous sunroom, fenced concrete patio area. R49515A $169,900 B&R Realty Monica Poole 704.245.4628

Dogs Free Puppy. Sweet, energetic 10 week Female 1st set of shots Black Lab mix. Needs a good, loving family. Call 704-239-4369 Leave message

Homes for Sale

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

Beautiful View

Dogs Black Lab, male, free to a good home. Needs room to run, loves to play. Call 704-433-2176

Reduced $20k

1320 Rachel Lane. Over 2,100 sf – 4 BR 2 Bath, Great Room, Kitchen/ Dining Combo, Den, Large Master BR and Bath with huge walk in closet. Convenient to I-85. Certified for FHA financing. MLS #49776. Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

Lake Property

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


Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA. Well cared for, kitchen with granite, eat at bar, dining area, large living mature trees, room, garden spot, 2 car plus storage garage bldgs. $159,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

Salisbury 4 BR, 3 BA.

Homes for Sale

3BR/3BA Waterfront home, Wildwood Acres, 1450SF, walk out finished basement, large decks, screened in porch. $169K. Gotta see this one while it lasts! 704-6371479

New Home

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

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

Brand New

China Grove - 3 BR. 2 BA. Stack stone fireplace, REAL HARDWOODS, ceramic and carpet, maple cabinets, countertops, GRANITE chair railing galore, split bedrooms for privacy, Enormous back deck. R50589. $204,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Move In Ready


PRICE REDUCED – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. Rockwell, East Rowan - 3 BR, 2 Baths, Located on 3.11 acres, Large rooms with great closet/storage space, oversized garage. A definite must see!! Priced in the 200s !! MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582



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

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Call Sylvia Andrews, Celebrations Editor at 704-797-7682 or bring in your Celebration to 131 West Innes Street, Salisbury, on the corner of W. Innes and Church streets. Or visit and click on ‘Celebrations Forms’ on the right under ‘Website Forms’

Salisbury. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, large living room and den with wood burning fireplace, new roof, new updated central heat & air unit, large storage bldg. R51042A $134,900 B&R Realty. Monica Poole 704.245.4628

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

1600 ± sq ft house + 9.2 acres. $225,000. Remodeled. Vinyl siding w/ new roof 5 yrs ago. Completely remodeled inside w/ cork flooring, new carpet in living room and stainless steel appliances. Lots of cabinet storage in galley kitchen. 3BR, 1 large BA w/ room for another full bath. Also, separate out bldg w/ heat, AC and water hookup. Perfect mancave or workshop. Must see to appreciate. Also joins 37 more acres which can be bought also. 49 ± = $455,000. 704-278-3033

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 bdr/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet neighborhood. $1,200 start-up, $475/mo includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENTTO-OWN. 704-210-8176.

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

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

City. 2 BR, 1 BA duplex apt. $450 Deposit $450/mo. Ref Req'd. 704633-4081 after 5pm

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

2 BR, 2 BA Downtown loft apt. All appliances! $985/mo. Ready 9/1/10. Please call 704-798-6429

East Schools Dist. 1 & 3 BR rentals available. Appliances included. Call 704-638-0108

Dunns Mtn. Rd. Mobile homes with land. Bad credit no problem! We finance. 704-640-0129

2BR, 1BA apt. Very large. Has gas heat. We furnish refrig, stove, yard maint, and garbage pick up. No pets. Rent $400. Deposit $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

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

Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158 NEW Government Approved Homes. Online Pre-qualification. For Info (888) 350-0035 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 TRADE your HOME or USE your LAND. Land Homes. Well & septic can be incl'd. 704-984-6607

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

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 US Realty 516 W. Innes, Salisbury 704-636-9303

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

Real Estate Commercial Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300



4 St., Salisbury. 2 BR, 1 BA apt. Stove, fridge, dishwasher. No pets. $500. References. Call 336-926-4586. Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Apartment Management- Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes from $400 - $650 & apartments $350 - $550. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

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

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

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR Apt. Includes $550/month. water and garbage pickup. Call 704-857-2415. China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, appls furnished, water & lawn care incl'd. $500/mo. + dep. 704-857-1604

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $695. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appls furnished. $495-$595/mo. negotiable. Deposit Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Back to School Specials! Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, water furnished, off Jake Alexander $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury 519 E. Cemetery St. 1BR / 1BA, $330/month + $330 deposit. No pets. 704-507-3915 Salisbury City. Very large 1BR/1BA, Lincolnton Rd, good neighborhood. $365 / mo + dep. 704-640-5750 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

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

Condos and Townhomes

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

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

City. 2BR cent. H/A, no pets, on job 6 months, utilities by tenant. $375 per month. Call 704202-5879 for more info.

Condos and Townhomes

Salisbury. $840/mo. & $840 deposit. Trash & lawncare incl'd. US Realty 704-202-7996 Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319

100% FINANCING/ LEASE PURCHASE Salisbury. Off 13th St. Huge lot. Could be nice home, too. Conveniently located. 1200+ sq. ft. with lots of extras. Call our office for more information. C48040. $129,900. B&R Realty 704-6332394 Salisbury 848 S. Main St., 1,000 SF previously restaurant w/drive-in window, lg pkg area, $135K with 5% down, owner will finance. 704-202-5879

Wanted: Real Estate *Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$ Are you trying to sell your property? We guarantee a sale within 1430 days. 704-245-2604

Apartments $$ $ $ $ $ $ Summer Specials Ask about free rent, and free water. $300 - $1,200/mo. 704-637-1020 Chambers Realty 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maint'd, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

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

Houses for Rent

China Grove Nice & Clean. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1840 square feet. 10 rooms, recently remodeled, stove, fridge, dishwasher. All electric HVAC, garages & storage buildings. Nice Area. NO PETS. $800/mo + deposit 704-857-7699 Cleveland-3 bedroom/ 1bath house off Main St. Appliances, central heat & air, hard wood floors. $600.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462 East area. 2BR, 1BA. Outbuildings. 1 year lease. $695/month + 704-279-5602 deposit. EXCEPTIONAL HOME FOR RENT

Houses for Rent

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

Office and Commercial Rental

3 BR,1 BA, Private Country setting, completely renovated older home, detached 1.5 car garage. All appliances included. $750 per month plus security deposit. Call 704-798-5959

Faith 3BR/2BA Nice ranch style home, energy efficient, single garage. $775/mo + deposit . Flowe Realty & Development, Inc. 704-640-6869 or 704279-7848 Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $700/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428 FREE RENT Carolina Piedmont Properties. Call for details. Sec 8 OK. 704-248-4878 Gold Hill, 3BR/2BA almost new home on wooded acres w/3 acre bass pond, $850/mo + dep. 704-351-2407 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis-2407 Summit Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA $575/mo.; 409 E. 22nd St. 2 BR, 2 BA, loft $700/mo.; 2419 Saguaro Ln., 4 BR, 2.5 BA $1,400/mo.; 200 Westview St., 1 BR, 1 BA $500/mo. China Grove 210-3 Swink St.; China Grove- 2 BR, 2 BA $650/mo.; Salisbury- 726 Railroad St., 2 BR, 1 BA $450/mo.; 904 N. Green St., 3 BR, 2 BA $695/mo.; Concord- The Pines of Cabarrus, 1 & 2 BR. Rebecca Jones Realty Inc. 704-857-SELL (7355)

Office and Commercial Rental 1250 sqft office. Lobby, 3 offices and 2 restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011

4.5 acres with 3 room mobile office on I-85. 2 bay station on Julian Rd. & I-85. 1200 sq ft bldg in Granite Quarry. Call 704279-5905 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

5,000 or 10,000 sq. ft. distribution bldg., loading docks, office & restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

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

Houses for Rent

1474 Matthew Allen Circle, Kann. 3 bedroom 2 bath $925/mo; 4901 Samuel Richard Street, Kann. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath $995/mo. KREA 704.933.2231 1BR & 3BR units avail. HVAC. Application req'd. $475 - $800/mo. Call 704-239-4883. Broker

Rockwell. 407 Ashley Dr., 3BR, 2 full BA brick home. New paint, new carpet, new floors, new appliances. Fenced backyard. Free trash pickup. Near Rockwell Park. $800/mo. + $800 deposit. No pets, no smoking. 704-202-0436

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

Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry Special Commercial Metal Bldgs for Small Trade Business, hobby shop space or storage. Units avail up to 1800 sq ft w/ office area. Video surveillance and ample parking. 704279-4422

Motivated Seller

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

436 Morlan Park. 4BR, 2BA. $850/mo./Dep. Section 8 ok. No pets. 704-647-4774

Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

PRICE~QUALITY~LOCATION 2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

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

Apple House Realty has a 10 year / 95+% occupancy rate on prop's we've managed. 704-633-5067 Carolina Blvd. 2BR/2BA + ofc, all appls incl, 4 car carport, big yd. $800/mo + dep. 704-637-6618


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

SALISBURY Kepley Rd. 2 BR, 1 BA stove, refrig. Washer, dryer. All electric Large fenced yard. $575/mo. $500 deposit. 704-6645410.

Attn. Landlords

China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, W/D connections, $550/mo. + $550 dep. Sect. 8 OK. 704-784-4785

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

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

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

Manufactured Home for Rent Cooleemee 2BR $100 / wk, $400 dep on ½ ac lot. 336-998-8797, 704-9751579 or 704-489-8840

04 CHRYSLER 300M V6, auto., heated leather seats, power sunroof, pw, pl, cruise, cd, chrome wheels, $8997. 704.637.9090

08 CHEVROLET COBALT LT SEDAN 4 cyl, auto, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, AC, CD, great on gas. Reduced to $9,985. 704.637.9090

Davie County Furnished 2 BR, private lot in country, no pets. 3 people limit. 336-284-4758 Dunns Mt. Rd. 2 & 3 BR singlewides. No pets. $450 and up + deposit. 704-640-0129 East area. 14' wide-range; w/d; central heat and air. $450/mo. + deposit. 704640-2667 or 704-857-8724 or 704-279-7121

Faith 3BR /2BA, nice neighborhood, no pets. $650/mo + dep. 704279-4282 Faith. 2BR, 2 full BA, all hardwood floors, completely remodeled. Private acre land. No pets. $550/mo. + $550 deposit. 704-239-5569

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

08 FORD FOCUS S 4 cyl., auto., ac, cd, great on gas. Only $9991. 704.637.9090

Dodge 1998 Ram 1500. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

05 CHEVROLET AVEO LS 1.6 4 cyl., auto., AM/FM stereo, low, low miles, super gas saver. $7998. 704.637.9090

BMW, 2004 330Xi Silver with black leather interior, 6 cylinder with auto tranny, AM, FM, CD, duel seat warmers, all power options, SUNROOF, run & drives like a DREAM! 704-603-4255

Hurley School Rd. area. 2BR/2BA Nice subdiv. Well kept. 3 people. $450 + dep. 704-640-5750

Salisbury 2BR / 1BA Hurley School Rd area, priv lot, $295/mo + dep. 704-640-5750

Financing Available!

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

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

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

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

05 NISSAN FRONTIER NISMO 4x4 crew cab, v6, auto, power sunroof, pw, pl, tilt, cruise, alloys, tonneau cover, roof rack, like new inside & out, $16,785. 704.637.9090

Cadillac, 2003 Deville Bronze Mist on Oatmeal leather 4.6 V8 North Star with auto tranny am, fm, cd, tape, all power options, like new inside & out RUNS & DRIVE NEW! 704-603-4255

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

Salisbury, 3BR/2BA, Cent Air & gas heat, $550/mo + $550 deposit, no pets. 704-637-3262 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA. Electric heat/AC. Storage bldg. $475/mo. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Designer Home in City. Minutes to I-85/Lowe's Shopping Center. Garage, hardwood floors, central air, dishwasher, W/D, yard maintenance incl, $900 rent + deposit. 704-636-8188

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

05 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, 4 cyl., auto., pw, pl, tilt, cruise, ac, cd, just reduced. Priced to sell! $8453. 704.637.9090

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

Ford, 1999 Escort Wagon SE. Runs and looks great. Automatic, cold AC. 125K miles. Blue exterior, gray Great gas interior. mileage. $2,250. Call 704-640-0157

Ocean Front Condo


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

Salisbury 3BR / 1BA, Central heat/AC, all elec., $600/mo. 704-640-9636 or 704-637-9562

A PA R T M E N T S We Offer

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

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


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

5BR, 2 ½ BA. RENT TO OWN. 3000 sq. ft. +/garage, basement, fenced. $8,000 down. $998/mo. 704-630-0695

03 HONDA CRV EX 4x4, 4 cyl., auto., power sunroof, pw, pl, alloys, super low miles, $12,974. 704.637.9090

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

Ellis Park. 2BR, 1BA. Water, sewer, appl incl'd. Central air. Pets Ok. $500/mo. 704-279-7463

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

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


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

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

Rockwell, 305 China Grove Hwy., 3BR/1½BA, lots of storage, built-ins, big porch and out building, $650 rent + deposit. Call Lydia 704209-0131

Colonial Village Apts.

507 E. Cemetery St. 2BR, 1BA. Dining Room, large living area. Just Painted. $500/month. $500 Deposit. Will Accept Section 8. 704-340-8032


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

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

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

2007 Quill Ct., Kannapolis: 4BR, 3BA $995/mo. 315 Tara Elizabeth Place, Kann: 3BR, 2BA. $875/mo. KREA 704-933-2231

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.



$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Exceptional houses! Exceptional deals! $450$1300. 704-239-0691 1012 N. Main St. Spencer, 3BR/1BA, Section 8 OK. No pets. $600/mo. $600 dep. 704-633-5067


Restaurant fully equipped. 85 feat In china grove. $1700 per month. 704-855-2100

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-1200


Office and Commercial Rental

SHARED OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Opportunity to reduce fixed overhead, sharing office space downtown Mocksville. Clientele are professionals with some retail. 336-492-5843

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

Very Nice Home!

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



FOR LEASE - Prime Location near RRMC & VA hospitals. Three (or four) offices, file room, reception room, breakroom & two restrooms. Security system; spacious parking. Ashley Shoaf Realty 704-633-7131


2BR, 2BA Sleeps 6, fully equipped. Outdoor pool. Quiet family area, yet close to shops and restaurants. Reasonably priced. Booking Aug. 28th – Sept. 4th . Sept, Nov. Dec. 704-6038647

Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED Seeking adult to share expenses in 3BR, 2BA home in Rockwell. Nonsmoker, no children or pets. Submit inquiries to:

Rooms for Rent MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Salis. Bus line, A/C & cable No Drugs! Discount if paid monthly. Please call 704-640-5154

No. 60313 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Robert Earl Baker, Jr., 206 Winona Ave., 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 the 6th day of November, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 30th day of July, 2010. Robert Earl Baker, Jr., deceased, Rowan County File #2010E761, Tracy Bass Eudy, 5465 Coleman Circle, Concord, NC 28027

No. 60342 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Pursuant to the power of sale contained in that Deed of Trust executed by Mak Khojasteh and Lisa Hoover-Khojasteh, dated the 1st day of October, 2008, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina, in Book 1131, at Page 356, and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured, and pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the usual place of sale in the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, at 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 19th day of August, 2010 the following described real property, including all improvements thereon: ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 5630.


Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850

03 CHEVY CAVALIER 4 cyl., auto., ac, AM/FM stereo, cd, low miles, extra clean, $6990. 704.637.9090

03 FORD TAURUS SEL V6, auto., leather, power sunroof, pw, pl, tilt, cruise, loaded, low miles, $9990. 704.637.9090


LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Tract One: Being all that certain 5.331 acre tract as shown on map for Mak Khojasteh and wife, Lisa Hoover Khojasteh by Shulenburger Surveying Company dated December 12, 2007 and recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at page 6309 in the Rowan County Registry. Tract Two: Being that certain 7.242 acre tract as shown on map for Mak Khojasteh and wife, Lisa Hoover Khojasteh by Shulenburger Company, dated December 12, 2007 and recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at page 6309 in the Rowan County Registry. PRESENT OWNER(S):

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

580 Paulownia Drive, China Grove, NC

Mak Khojasteh and Lisa Hoover-Khojasteh

The terms of the sale are that the property will be sold for cash to the highest bidder and a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, or Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750) may be required at the time of the sale. The property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "As Is, Where Is". Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the Note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the Note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions are expressly disclaimed. The property will be sold subject to restrictions and easements of record, any unpaid taxes, prior liens and special assessments, any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure, and the tax of forty-five cents (454) per Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) required by N.C.G.S. ' 7A-308(a)(1). The sale will be held open for ten days for upset bids as required by law. If the real property to be sold pursuant to this Notice of Sale is residential property with less than 15 rental units then: (1) an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the real property is sold; and (2) Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days' written notice to the landlord, and upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 29th day of July, 2010. G. Robert Turner, III, Substitute Trustee


No. 60384 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Ned C. Towell, 418 Mitchell Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 23rd day of November, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of August, 2010. Jenny T. Crantill, Executor for the estate of Ned C. Towell, File #10E759, 418 Mitchell Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60348 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Eugene Edward Deal, 1160 Deal Road, Mooresville, NC 28115, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 12th day of November, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 6th day of August, 2010. Eugene Edward Deal, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E802, Frances Deal Freeman, 1160 Deal Road, Mooresville, NC 28115 Attorney: James L. Carter, Jr., 129 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60349

No. 60382 NOTICE – SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION FOR ABSOLUTE DIVORCE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA - COUNTY OF ROWAN IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE - DISTRICT CIVIL DIVISION FILE NO.: 00 CVD 2790 Sandra J. Gelvin, Plaintiff, vs. Theodore Gelvin, Defendant. To: Sandra J. Gelvin, 215 Majestic Dr., Salisbury, NC TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is Termination or Reduction of Alimony. YOU ARE REQUIRED to make defense to such pleading not later than September 29, 2010, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This the 16th day of August, 2010. Robert L. Inge, Attorney for Defendant 112 North Main Street , Salisbury, North Carolina 28144 704-633-8486

No. 60376 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Harlan L. Creech, III, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 18th day of November, 2010, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. Today's Date: 8-13-2010. Jane C. Creech, Executrix of the estate of Harlan L. Creech, III, 417 Spyglass Hill Place, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144 John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 11B



IN RE: OAKVIEW COMMONS, INC., FORECLOSURE OF DEED OF TRUST Dated September 25, 2008, RECORDED IN BOOK 1130, AT PAGE 129, IN THE ROWAN COUNTY REGISTRY Under and by virtue of the authority contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated September 25, 2008, securing a Note and indebtedness of $485,500.00, which was executed by Oakview Commons, Inc., and which is recorded in Book 1130, at Page 129, Rowan County Registry, the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in said Registry, default having occurred in the payment of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust, and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at 3:30 o'clock p.m. on the 25th day of August, 2010, at the Courthouse door in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, the real property at Various Lots, Oakview Commons Subdivision, Salisbury, NC, 28146, which is more particularly described as follows: First lien Deed of Trust on property and improvements located at Lots 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 129, 130 and 131 in Section Three, Phase 1-B of Oakview Commons Subdivision off Faith Road, Rowan County, Salisbury, NC 28146 and as recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at page 5508, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina.



IN RE: SETTLER'S GROVE, LLC, FORECLOSURE OF DEED OF TRUST Dated February 28, 2008, RECORDED IN BOOK 1115, AT PAGE 880, IN THE ROWAN COUNTY REGISTRY Under and by virtue of the authority contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated February 28, 2008, securing a Note and indebtedness of $1,557,000.00, which was executed by Settler's Grove, LLC, and which is recorded in Book 1115, at Page 880, Rowan County Registry, the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in said Registry, default having occurred in the payment of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust, and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at 3:30 o'clock p.m. on the 25th day of August, 2010, at the Courthouse door in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, the real property at Settler's Grove Subdivision (Lots 1, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15-17, 21-27, 30-37, 51-63, 65-68 & 75), Salisbury, NC, 28144, which is more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lots 1 – 4, 8, 12 – 13, 15 – 17, 59 – 63, 65 – 68, & 75 of Settlers Grove as shown on the survey and plat entitled, “Final Subdivision Plat of Settlers Grove, Map 1 of 2, by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. Dated 7-25-06 and recorded in Book 9995, page 5874 in the Rowan County Registry. Being all of Lots 21 – 27, 30 – 37, 39, 43, 45 – 49 & 51 – 58 of Settlers Grove as shown on the survey and plat entitled, “Final Subdivision Plat of Settlers Grove, Map 2 of 2, by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. Dated 7-25-06 and recorded in Book 9995, page 6091 in the Rowan County Registry. Save and except conveyances recorded in Book 1117, page 108 (Lot 39), Book 1120, page 113 (Lot 8, 43 and 47), Book 1126, page 319 (Lot 48), Book 1140, page 800 (Lot 2), Book 1140, Page 802 (Lot 49), Book 1150, page 971 (Lot 46), Book 1153, Page 211 (Lot 45). The record owner of said property as of a date not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice is: Settler's Grove, LLC.

The record owner of said property as of a date not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice is: Oakview Commons, Inc. Trustee, or Trustee's agent conducting the sale, may begin the sale up to one hour after the time fixed herein as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If you are a tenant and have any questions about your legal rights, please consult an attorney. Although not required by statute, any and all bidders and purchasers at sale should understand that the property described in the subject foreclosure proceeding may or may not contain a structure of any kind. The Substitute Trustee in this matter makes no representation or warranty as to the type or existence of a structure situated on the subject property or whether or not said structure has been affixed in any way. Likewise, Substitute Trustee makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to whether title to the mobile/manufactured home(s) on the subject property, if any, has been properly cancelled or whether there are any outstanding liens thereon. Said property will be sold subject to taxes, assessments, and any superior easements, rights of way, restrictions of record, liens, or other encumbrances prior to the lien of the deed of trust being foreclosed, said sale to remain open for increased bids for ten (10) days after report thereof to the Clerk of Superior Court. The Substitute Trustee may require the high bidder to deposit cash at the sale in an amount equal to the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or $750.00. If no upset bid is filed, the balance of the purchase price, less deposit, must be made in cash upon tender of the deed. Third party purchasers at sale must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) as required by NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). This the 3rd day of August, 2010. Carl R. Wright, Substitute Trustee Post Office Box 662, High Point, NC 27262 (336) 889-5612

No. 60343 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 10-SP-456 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Deborah W Marsh, dated November 16, 2006 and recorded on November 22, 2006, in Book No. 1081, at Page 98 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Courthouse Steps, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT 78 & 79, SECTION THREE OF ANCHOR DOWNS SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN IN MAP BOOK 9995, PAGE 1209b, ROWAN COUNTY REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. Address of property: 350 Mainsail Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Present Record Owners: Deborah W Marsh The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: August 2, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, 1159 By: Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2701 Coltsgate Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28211-3594 (704) 697-5809

Trustee, or Trustee's agent conducting the sale, may begin the sale up to one hour after the time fixed herein as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If you are a tenant and have any questions about your legal rights, please consult an attorney. Although not required by statute, any and all bidders and purchasers at sale should understand that the property described in the subject foreclosure proceeding may or may not contain a structure of any kind. The Substitute Trustee in this matter makes no representation or warranty as to the type or existence of a structure situated on the subject property or whether or not said structure has been affixed in any way. Likewise, Substitute Trustee makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to whether title to the mobile/manufactured home(s) on the subject property, if any, has been properly cancelled or whether there are any outstanding liens thereon. Said property will be sold subject to taxes, assessments, and any superior easements, rights of way, restrictions of record, liens, or other encumbrances prior to the lien of the deed of trust being foreclosed, said sale to remain open for increased bids for ten (10) days after report thereof to the Clerk of Superior Court. The Substitute Trustee may require the high bidder to deposit cash at the sale in an amount equal to the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or $750.00. If no upset bid is filed, the balance of the purchase price, less deposit, must be made in cash upon tender of the deed. Third party purchasers at sale must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) as required by NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). This the 11th day of August, 2010. Carl R. Wright, Substitute Trustee Post Office Box 6621, High Point, NC 27262 (336) 889-5612


DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED: The Deed of Trust being foreclosed is that Deed of Trust executed by TERRY E. WIKE and wife, WENDY G. WIKE to Joe Belcher, Trustee, dated November 13, 2001 and recorded in Book 923, Page 573 in the Rowan County Registry of North Carolina. RECORD OWNERS OF THE REAL PROPERTY: The record owners of the subject real property as reflected on the records of the Rowan County Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to the posting of this Notice is or are Terry E. Wike and Wendy G. Wike. DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF SALE: The sale will be held on September 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the door of the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: The following real property to be sold "sight unseen" is located in Rowan County, North Carolina and is believed to have the address of 1710 Hurley School Road, Salisbury, NC 28147 and is otherwise more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at point which is North 49 deg. 03 min. 48 sec. West 1561.55 ft. from NCGS Monument "LADD", in 215715.313 meters E 468608.748 meters, thence North 1 deg. 48 min. 13 sec West 108.17 ft. to said point and place of Beginning; running thence North 87 deg. 58 min 27 sec. West 259.60 ft. to a new iron; thence North 3 deg. 54 min. 39 sec. East 100.76 ft. to an existing iron; thence South 89 deg. 38 min. 44 sec. East 255.96 ft. to a point in the center line of Hurley School Road; thence with said center line South 1 deg. 48 min. 13 sec West 108.78 ft. to the point and place of Beginning; thence East 108.17 ft. with the center line of said road to the point and place of Beginning, being a 0.617 Acre parcel shown as Lot 1 (Part of Tract 1) on survey for Terry Wike and wife, Wendy Wike by Shulenburger Surveying Company dated 1-11-2000 revised 10-25-2001. Included is a 2002 Henderson manufactured home bearing serial number HHC014204NCAB. TERMS OF SALE: Pursuant to the provisions of N.C.G.S. 45-21.10(b) and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee or Clerk of Superior Court immediately upon the conclusion of the sale a cash deposit to be determined by the greater of 5% of the bid or $750.00. Unless the Substitute Trustee agrees otherwise, the successful bidder will be required to tender the "full purchase price" so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a Deed to the property or attempts to tender such Deed, and should the successful bidder fail to pay the full amount, then the successful bidder shall remain liable as provided for in N.C.G.S. 45-21.30. By submitting your bid, you agree that the "full purchase price" shall be defined as the amount of bid plus the Trustee's commission as defined in the subject Deed of Trust plus the costs of the action, unless the Trustee agrees otherwise. For example, if the amount of bid is $20,000.00 and the trustee's commission is defined in the subject Deed of Trust as 5% of the gross proceeds of the sale, then the "full purchase price" shall equal $21,000.00 plus the costs of the action. A tender of Deed shall be defined as a letter from the Trustee to the successful bidder offering to record the Deed upon receipt of full purchase price as described herein and listed in said letter. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason such as a bankruptcy filing, the sole remedy of the successful bidder is the return of the deposit. As to any manufactured home, the following shall apply: Any not considered real property is being foreclosed pursuant to N.C.G.S. 25-9-604, if necessary; there is no warranty that any is actually located on the subject tract; and there is no warranty given by the Substitute Trustee as to whether said home is real property or personal property. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, assessments, restrictions and easements of record, if any. ADDITIONAL NOTICE: Take notice that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Take further notice that any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 13th day of July, 2010. Jay B. Green Attorney for Deidre D. DeFlorentis, Substitute Trustee 908 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 Telephone: 919-829-0797

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Frances Barger Hess, 335 Binder Mtn. Rd., Faith, NC 28041 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 16th day of November, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 9th day of August, 2010. David M. Hess, Admn. For the estate of Frances Barger Hess, deceased, File 10E765, PO Box 272, Faith, NC 28041


August 16, 2010

Bid Number: 276-0913-2010

Invitation for Bid on the following apparatus, supplies, materials, Subject: equipment and/or Services for One Tandem Axle Dump Truck Item A: One (1) Tandem Axle Dump Truck This advertisement extends an invitation for the submission of a bid to supply the City with apparatus, supplies, materials, equipment and/or services as indicated above. Sealed bids for the above will be received at the office of the City of Salisbury Interim Purchasing Manager, 5th. Floor, 132 North Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina until 3:00 P.M. Monday, September 13, 2010, at which time they will be opened and publicly read. One (1) copy of your bid response should be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope plainly marked with the bid number and service description, as follows: "Tandem Axle Dump Truck - 276-0913-2010". The City of Salisbury reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive formalities. Wade Furches - Interim Purchasing Manager, City of Salisbury 704-638-6302 No. 60344 Notice of Service of Process by Publication IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY 09 CVD 3223 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, successor in interest to Mortgage, Plaintiff, vs. Jason C. Slagle, and Elisha L. Slagle, Defendants.



To: Jason C. Slagle, and Elisha L. Slagle, Defendants Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the aboveentitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Plaintiff seeks to reform the Deed of Trust recorded in the Rowan County Register of Deeds at Book 1045, Page 20. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than September 21, 2010, and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This is the 11th day of August, 2010. By: Christopher D. Lane, Attorney for Plaintiff 3333 Brookview Hills Blvd Suite 206, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (336) 760-1541 No. 60341 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 10-SP-522 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Coyt M. Karriker, dated July 31, 2009 and recorded on August 3, 2009 in Book 1147 at Page 109 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, in Salisbury, North Carolina, on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Mooresville, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Tracts Nos. 1 and 2 as shown on the map of the Phillip M. Karriker and wife, Peggy B. Karriker property as prepared by Richard L. Shulenburger, Registered Surveyor, February 28, 1996, said map being recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina, in Book of Maps at Page 2788, and being more fully described as follows: BEGINNING at a new pk nail located in the center line of Deal Road (SR 1353), this beginning point being the southeastern corner of the Grady E. Bost property (Deed Book 559, Page 225), and runs thence along the center line of Deal Road in seven courses as follows: (1) South 31-27-45 East 93.77 feet to a point; (2) South 34-16-01 West 112.38 feet to a point; (3) South 37-32-46 West 41.97 feet to a point; (4) South 39-39-36 West 53.25 feet to a point; (5) South 42-12-25 West 99.50 feet to a point; (6) South 44-11-21 West 88.10 feet to a point; (7) South 4510-56 West 31.01 feet to a pk nail; thence South 36-28-37 West, passing an iron stake, corner of M. E. Yost and William C. Waller at 412.10 feet, for a total distance of 678.32 feet to an existing iron; thence North 47-02-28 West, passing a pk nail in the center line of Deal Road at 138.79 feet, for a total distance of 563.77 feet to an existing iron; thence South 25-09-11 West 483.34 feet to an existing iron in the center line of Karriker Farms Road (SR 1354); thence along the center line of Karriker Farms Road in five courses as follows: (1) North 79-25-17 West 46.51 feet to a point; (2) North 84-17-08 West 78.13 feet to a point; (3) North 86-18-00 West 495.20 feet to a point; (4) North 86-02-50 West 356.51 feet to a point; (5) North 8559-13 West 19.64 feet to appoint in the center line of said road; thence along the line of Dale S. Karriker, North 2-14-32 West, passing a new iron stake at 30.18 feet, for a total distance of 903.9 feet, to a buggy axle, corner of Karriker in the line of Clarence E. Bost; thence with the lines of Clarence E. Bost as follows: North 8859-56 East 448.26 feet to an existing iron stake; (2) North 4-46-33 West 126.65 feet to a new iron pipe set in place of a dead red oak; (3) North 89-26-01 East 873.26 feet to an existing iron slake, corner of Lindsay F. Wood; thence with Wood's line, North 89-26-01 East 210.07 feet to an existing stone, corner of Wood and Grady H. Wood; thence along the line of Grady; H. Wood and along Wood Ridge Drive South 82-30-05 East 262.07 feet to an existing iron stake; thence continuing along Wood's line. South 82-29-31 East 53.47 feet to an existing iron stake, corner of Clarence E. Bost; thence along Bust's line South 82-29-33 East 248.09 feet to an existing iron stake, corner of Grady E. Bost; thence continuing along Grady E. Bost's line, South 80-44-33 East 275.42 feet to a pk nail in the center of Deal Road, the point of beginning, containing 44.913 acres. Less and except the following tract: BEGINNING at in existing iron in the center line of Karriker Farms Road, said existing iron being located the following courses and distances from a PK nail located in the center of the intersection of Deal Road and Karriker Farms Road: (1) North 52 deg. 57 min. 01 sec. West 86.7 feet to a point, (2) North 63 deg. 16 min. 39 sec. West 78.56 feet to a point and (3) North 71 deg. 13 min. 50 sec. West 69.64 feet to said point of beginning, and runs thence three lines with the center of Karriker Farms Road as follows: (1)North 70 deg. 25 min. 17 sec. West 46.51 feet to a point, (2) North 84 deg. 17 min. 08 sec. West 78.13 feet to a point, and (3) North 86 deg. 18 min. 00 sec. West 130.61 feet to a point, a new corner to Coyt M. Karriker; thence a line with Coyt M. Karriker North 4 deg. 19 min. 47 sec. West 661.11 feet to a new iron, said line passing a new iron at 30.30 feet; thence two new lines with Coyt Karriker as follows: (1) North 82 deg. 10 min. 46 sec. East 215.05 feet to a new iron, and (2) South 47 deg. 02 min. 28 sec. East 404.59 feet to an existing iron, corner to Phillip M. Karriker, thence a line with Phillip M. Karriker South 25 deg. 09 min. 11 sec. West 483.34 feet to an existing iron, the point of BEGINNING, containing 5.802 acres as shown upon the property survey for Coyt Karriker dated May 16, 1997 by Shulenburger Surveying Company. Address of property: 880 Deal Road, Mooresville, NC 28115 Present Record Owner:

Coyt M. Karriker

The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or a certified check not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). In the event that the Holder is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder may also be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, any Land Transfer Tax, and the tax required by N.C.G.S. 7A-308(a)(1). The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee(s). If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee(s), in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 7th day of June, 2010. David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, 102.0001130 7804 Fairview Road, #225, Charlotte, NC 28226-4998 (704) 619-6551

12B • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010

Child Care Wanted

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

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND • 1:30 PM NO BUYERS PREMIUM From Charlotte, Take I-85 North To Exit #79, Turn Right At End Of Exit, Proceed 1.1 Miles To Gallery On Left. Watch For Signs. From Greensboro, Take I-85 South To Exit #79, Turn Left At End Of Exit, Proceed 1.2 Miles To Gallery On Left. Watch For Signs. 1700's / 1800's Benjamin Norton Cleveland Grandfather Clock (Reserve On This Item) 2003 18Ft. Closed In Trailer By H&H Trailers (Reserve On This Item) Large Assortment Of Primitives, Antiques, Glassware, Collectibles, Folk Art , 16 Pane Walnut Corner Cupboard, Solid End Cherry Governor Wintrop Desk That Is Dovetailed Across Top, Ohio Primitive Cupboard, Early Wool Washer, Primitive Wrap Tables, Several Folk Art Paintings And Oil's, Several Beautiful Handmade Quilts, Early Sandwich Glass, Assorted 6 Board Trunks, 3 Over 4 Walnut Chest, Sheraton Style Chest, Rare Handmade Hardstone Jewelry, Coins, Leaded Crystal, U.S. Naval Survivor Knife, Toy Trucks, Primitive Butcher Block, Tall Flat Cupboard (painted), Early Stamped, Brass Table With Glass Top, Karla Borden Jewelry (Handmade), Signed Art, Great Items Still Coming. SEE - ID #1869 For Pics And Info. American Native Items Also. Several Of These Items Are From Asheville Area. Lots Of Great Items Being Unpacked Daily We Are Still Taking Quality Consignments On This Auction. Give Us A Call - 704-202-3239


All Announcements Made Day Of Sale Shall Supercede Any And All Printed Materials. Complete Info And Pictures Coming Soon !!!!!!! Air Conditioned, Non Smoking Facility Kip Jennings NCAL #6340 - NCAFL #6872 - 704-202-3239 Air Conditioned, Non Smoking Facility - Great Food - Come Spend The Day!

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Amiga mujer: problemas con alcohol o sustancias adictivas? Llameme 704706-4400

Pools and Supplies

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

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

Roofing and Guttering

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

AAA Trees R Us Bucket Truck Chipper/Stumps WFree Estimates

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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. 20 Years Experience All types of roofing Metal, Shingle, Rubber

Wedding Services Wedding Service

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

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

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

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

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Don't Cry, Stay Dry Roof Connection

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

Large Groups Welcome!

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


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Miscellaneous Services

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

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

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

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

Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

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

Personal Services

ConstructionBrowning Structural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

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

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Roofing and Guttering

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



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Happy birthday Nellie Mae Walker. May God bless you with many more. Your Southern City Meal Site Friends


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Happy 1st birthday Jamiah (Mi-Mi) from Mommy Shae and daddy Bundles. We love you! Happy birthday to a special young lady, Jackie Batten. May God's blessings be yours. Your LCC Family and Auntie Happy Birthday Carl Euart. We love you very much! From Zula, Carlie, Cindy, Terrell & Gabriel.


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Happy Birthday Norma Brown; a wonderful wife and mother. Love, Larry and Candice






Service & Parts


ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm. Honda, 1993 Civic Coupe. 5 Speed, 140,000 miles, sunroof, 32-35 mpg. Very dependable. $2,000. Call 704-2393854

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 13B


Mazda, 2007 5 sport Grey on gray cloth 2.3 4 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, all power options, LOW MILES, good tires, cold AC, plenty of room for kids or groceries LIKE NEW! 704-603-4255 Volkswagen, 2004 New Beetle GLS 1.8T convertible. $13,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10290A 2 Year Warranty

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Chevy, 2003 Silverado V8 with auto tranny am, fm, cd, cold ac, bed liner, like new tires. Extra Clean Inside & Out! 704-603-4255

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford, 2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition. cd, DVD, SUNROOF, duel heated seats, POWER 3rd seat, luggage rack. Steering wheel controls, nonsmoker. Like new. MUST SEE! 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford, 2003 Explorer 2 dr XLT sport. Good tires. Excellent condition. Clean & well maintained. $5,700. Call 704-638-0226 KIA, 2006 Sorento 3.5 V6 auto, 4x4, cloth seats, CD, towing pkg, good tires, all power, luggage rack, runs& drives NICE!! 704-603-4255


BATTERY-R-US Ford, 2002 ThunderBird Convertible. White w/ dark gray leather interior, am, fm, cd changer, 3.9 V8, auto trans, all power options, fog lights, chrome rims with good tires. A REAL Must See! 704-603-4255

Ford, 2004, Mustang GT. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 60 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Wholesale Not Retail


Volvo, 2002 S80 2.9L6 TWIN TURBO auto tiptronic trans, am, fm, tape, cd, SUNROOF, alloy rims good tires, all power option, LEATHER, cold ac, COME DRIVE TODAY! 704-603-4255

Mitsubishi, 2007 Galant GUARANTEED 100% APPROVAL. CREDIT OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off! Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255

Service & Parts

Ford, 2007 Focus SE White over gray cloth interior, 2.0 with auto trans, AM, FM, CD, sat radio, power windows, brakes & locks. Cold ac, LOW MILES, runs & drives great! 704-603-4255



Lincoln, 2002 Navigator FULLY LOADED 5.4 auto trans, am, fm, tape, cd assist, changer, park SUNROOF, duel heated seats, all power options, 3rd seat, needs nothing. RUNS & DRIVE GREAT! 704-603-4255 Yukon, 2003 SLT 4x4 Indigo Blue Metallic on Tan Leather interior AM, FM, cd, LOADED 5.3 auto trans all power options SUNROOF, captain chairs, 3rd seat, like new tires on chrome rims, AWSOME CONDITION INSIDE & OUT! 704-603-4255 NEED CASH? We buy cars & scrap metal by the pound. Call for latest prices. Stricklin Auto & Truck Parts. Call 704-278-1122 or 888-378-1122

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If it's a battery, we sell it! We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon 704-213-1005

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

Get Bigger Type!

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



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

Trailer hitches. 3 professional trailer hitches small one $50, 2 30” long, $100 ea. 704-636-5276


Chevy, 1999 Silverado 2500 hd extended 6.0 engine auto trans, amfm radio, lighted running boards, camper top, towing pkg, 73,628 LOW MILES for this vehicle!!!! 704-603-4255

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


Ford, 1998 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition LOADED 5.4 V8 auto trans, LEATHER, lighted running boards, all pwr ops, cd changer, chrome rims good tires, 4X4 runs & drives great. 704-603-4255

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


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



Boats & Watercraft Honda, 2007 Accord LX 2.4 4 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, white on tan cloth, power options, like new tires.A REAL MUST SEE!! 704-603-4255


Suzuki, 2007 Forenza Fusion. Red Metallic on gray cloth interior. 2.0 4 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, very spacious clean insideand out LOW MILES!!! runs & drives like NEW! 704-603-4255

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

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

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET- GEO, CADILLAC, OLDSMOBILE 404 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. Call 704-636-9370 1977 Dixie. 17 foot. Sweet boat. Runs great. Recent seats. New top. New cover. Many extras. Family gone. Back hurt. Lost Job. Must sell! $2,100 firm – OBO ends August 27th. Call 704279-0355

Transportation Financing

Transportation Dealerships

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

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A carsick toddler has a tough ride Dear Dr. Gott: My 2-year-old grandson gets carsick terribly. His parents do not feed him immediately prior to any trips, but he still throws up. Is there something they could give him prior to traveling? Dear Reader: Motion sickness is rather common and can affect people of any age. It stems from a sensitivity of the inner ear. Unfortunately, it’s traumatic DR. PETER more when it happens to GOTT a youngster. Symptoms can include stomach upset, loss of appetite, cold sweats and vomiting. I hear about queasy feelings more frequently from people who sit in the back seat of the car and from people who read or otherwise engage in visual and mental stimulation in an effort to pass the time. This certainly is not the case with a 2-year-old, however. A child of that age is prohib-

ited by law from riding in the front seat for safety reasons. So let’s consider options: Have him look out the window at passing cars, signs and people. Play a game of spotting a green car, a red wagon or a person with black hair. He might eat an hour or two before getting into the car. Bring along a water bottle so he can remain hydrated. Sing songs or listen to the radio. If he can doze off, by all means let him do so. Split the trip up into two or three segments, allowing him to get out and walk around to break the routine. In other words, focus his attention elsewhere and attempt to trick his inner ears. You may also wish to try ginger capsules, Dramamine or Benadryl. Dear Dr. Gott: I have had gas pains under my rib cage for the past year. The pain leads to sediment-type diarrhea within 15 minutes of eating anything, occurring at least three times before it stops. I’ve been unemployed and without health insurance for three

years, so I am unable to see a doctor about this. I have determined I am allergic to wheat. I take no medicines other than over-the-counter naproxen for knee arthritis. Can you figure this out? Dear Reader: Gas pains can occur for a number of reasons. Perhaps you have acid reflux, indigestion, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease, peptic ulcer, are lactose intolerant or have an undiagnosed abnormality of the digestive tract. You also don’t appear to be digesting your food properly, as evidenced by the diarrhea. Naproxen and other OTC NSAIDs can also lead to nausea, gas and diarrhea. If you are unemployed and without insurance, apply for state aid. This will remove an enormous burden from your shoulders. Then make an appointment with a physician for an examination and possible lab work and X-rays so you can determine the exact cause of your pain. If necessary, request a referral to a gastroenterologist. I know this sounds extremely daunting, but

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you shouldn’t have to continue with the symptoms you are having and the distressing diarrhea that follows. Once appropriate testing is accomplished and a diagnosis can be made, proper treatment can begin. Until then, it’s anyone’s guess. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Constipation & Diarrhea.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is United FeatUre Syndicate


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This deal is the same as yesterday’s. Then, when West led his singleton club against four spades, East erred by covering dummy’s six with his jack. West, reading this as a suit-preference signal for hearts, took the second trick and shifted to a heart, letting the contract make. East should have played his club three at trick one, signaling for diamonds. Then the contract would have failed. However, South could have

made the contract without requiring the misdefense — how? As I also mentioned yesterday, after opener rebids, it is a good idea to use some form of checkback. This is an economical inquiry, two clubs or two diamonds, that allows responder to look for the best game (or slam) without being forced to leap like a lamb in springtime with his rebid. West’s club lead is surely a singleton. If so, and he has two or three low trumps, or three trumps to the ace or king, South has no chance. Declar-

er must assume that West has only honor-doubleton. But then South must stop East from gaining the lead while West still has a low spade in his hand. And East’s entry would have to be the diamond ace. At trick two, South cashes his heart ace. He then overtakes his heart queen with dummy’s king and calls for the heart 10. When East plays a low heart, declarer discards his diamond queen — a socalled dentist’s coup. West is welcome to that trick, but since East can no longer gain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharmaceutical experts testifying in the Anna Nicole Smith drug trial have been told by a judge to tone down remarks that might be inflammatory. The order given Tuesday in Los Angeles preceded testimony from pharmacology expert Gregory Thompson, who earlier said the drugs prescribed for the former model would be effective “if you were going to kill someone.” On Tuesday he testified the doses were extremely high. The judge’s admonition also applied to a pharmacist who once described the drugs ordered by Dr. Khristine Eroshevich as “pharmaceutical suicide.” Eroshevich, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Howard K.Stern have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to provide excessive opiates and sedatives to Smith. They are not charged in her 2007 overdose death.

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Statistics are through 7 a.m. yesterday. Measured in feet. Charleston 92/77 Hilton Head 90/76 Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

The patented RealFeel Temperature is an exlcusive index or the effects or temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

Air Quality Index Charlotte Yesterday .. 43 .. Good .......................... Ozone Today's forecast .. Good N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 very unhealthy, 301-500 hazardous UV Index


Highest today ......................... 5, Moderate Noon ...................................... 4, Moderate 3 p.m. ..................................... 4, Moderate 0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High; 8-10, Very High; 11+, Extreme The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 Seattle 72/56 Billings 90/59





Above/Below Full Pool

High Rock Lake .... 653.50 ...... -1.50 Badin Lake .......... 540.20 ...... -1.80 Tuckertown Lake .. 595.20 ...... -0.80 Tillery Lake .......... 277.80 ...... -1.20 Blewett Falls ........ 177.90 ...... -1.10 Lake Norman ........ 96.63 ........ -3.37

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Data from Salisbury through 6 p.m. yest. Temperature High .................................................. 90° Low .................................................. 73° Last year's high ................................ 87° Last year's low .................................. 66° Normal high ...................................... 88° Normal low ...................................... 67° Record high ........................ 99° in 1911 Record low .......................... 50° in 1979 Humidity at noon ............................ 51% Precipitation 24 hours through 8 a.m. yest. ........ 0.00" Month to date ................................ 0.88" Normal month to date .................. 1.75" Year to date ................................ 32.50" Normal year to date .................... 27.95"


Myrtle Beach 90/76

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Wilmington 89/75



Minneapolis 82/66 Chicago 84/65


Aiken 94/73


Southport 85/75

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Amsterdam 66 56 sh 69 55 sh Atlanta 92 76 pc 90 76 t Athens 98 77 s 99 78 s Atlantic City 79 69 r 84 66 pc Beijing 80 73 c 86 73 r Baltimore 76 66 r 86 68 pc Beirut 92 74 s 94 77 s Billings 90 59 s 91 59 pc Belgrade 87 64 s 91 65 s Boston 83 65 pc 78 66 sh Berlin 70 55 sh 70 54 s Chicago 84 65 pc 88 69 pc Brussels 68 48 sh 71 52 sh Cleveland 82 64 pc 87 66 pc Buenos Aires 72 46 pc 66 43 s Dallas 104 80 s 105 81 s Cairo 103 78 s 104 78 s Denver 96 60 pc 93 58 t Calgary Detroit 77 51 s 74 45 pc 84 64 pc 86 68 pc Dublin 63 50 sh 64 52 sh Fairbanks 62 48 c 62 44 c Edinburgh 64 50 sh 65 52 sh Honolulu 88 75 s 90 75 s Geneva Houston 72 56 c 79 61 t 96 79 t 96 78 t Jerusalem 90 68 s 93 71 s Indianapolis 86 60 pc 90 71 pc Johannesburg 72 43 s 74 41 s Kansas City 88 67 s 93 73 pc London Las Vegas 72 54 sh 73 55 pc 102 81 pc 103 79 s Madrid 91 63 pc 86 61 sh Los Angeles 86 66 pc 84 62 pc Mexico City 73 59 t 75 59 t Miami 92 81 t 91 80 t Moscow 90 63 pc 76 58 pc Minneapolis 82 66 pc 84 68 t Paris 74 56 sh 77 58 pc New Orleans 92 78 t 93 79 t Rio de Janeiro 69 63 s 73 64 s New York 82 68 pc 87 72 sh Rome 83 62 s 85 66 s Omaha 86 68 pc 89 71 pc San Juan 90 79 pc 90 79 pc Philadelphia 81 67 r 86 70 pc Seoul 88 73 sh 92 73 r Phoenix 106 86 t 108 88 s Sydney 68 52 s 71 47 s Salt Lake City 93 60 t 87 59 s Tokyo 86 79 s 86 77 s San Francisco 64 52 pc 67 53 pc Toronto 84 58 pc 81 64 pc Seattle 72 56 pc 69 52 pc Winnipeg 68 45 pc 70 54 pc Tucson 101 77 t 103 77 s Zurich 68 52 c 73 58 pc Washington, DC 78 68 r 89 72 pc Legend: W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.


Darlington 90/73

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Source: NWS co-op (9 miles WNW)

Morehead City 87/76

Atlanta 92/76


World Cities

50s 60s

San Francisco 64/52

Denver 96/60

70s 80s

New York 82/68 Washington 78/68

Kansas City 88/67

Los Angeles 86/66

90s 100s

Detroit 84/64

Atlanta 92/76

El Paso 99/74

110s Precipitation

Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice

Cold Front Houston 96/79

Miami 92/81

Warm Front Stationary Front

Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast high/low temperatures are given for selected cities.


MLB Thome’s homer in 10th lifts Twins/6C

August 15, 2010


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre is back in Minnesota, right on schedule. For the second year in a row, the quarterback who spends his summers on the verge of retirement was driven to Vikings headquarters on the Tuesday following the team’s first preseason game. Just like last August, news helicopters followed his vehicle from a local airport and dozens of fans and media gathered at the

entrance to Winter Park to greet him. “Circus in Winter Park,” tight end Visanthe Shiancoe tweeted. Nothing the Vikings haven’t seen before. On Aug. 18, 2009, Favre boarded a private plane from Hattiesburg, Miss., and arrived in Minnesota. Coach Brad Childress picked him up and brought him to the team facility. He practiced the same day and suited up for a preseason game three days later.



Favre in Minnesota BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI


Owens part of record Staff report

assoCiated press

Brett Favre gets into a vehicle driven by Minnesota Vikings kicker ryan Longwell.

Harvick secures sponsor

Ashley Owens, a rising sophomore at Catawba, helped the United States win a gold medal and set a world record at the 2010 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships on Monday at the Pieter Van Den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium in Eindhover, The Netherlands. Owens teamed with Mallory Weggemann, Elizabeth Stone and Jessica Long to set the record in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Owens swam the first leg and

gave the U.S. team an advantage it never gave relinquished. The Americans won the gold in 4:23.59, lowering the previous mark set by the United States in 2006 by more OWENS than seven seconds. Great Britain took the silver in 4:29.49, with China earning the bronze (4:46.90). Owens is from Stockbridge, Ga.


Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — Budweiser has teamed with Sprint Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick as a primary sponsor for most of the 2011 season. Budweiser said Tuesday its familiar red paint scheme will be on Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet for 20 races next as season, HARVICK well as the non-points events at Daytona and the annual All-Star race. The beer company will be an associate sponsor on the remaining 16 Sprint Cup races. “Budweiser’s involvement in NASCAR dates back more than three decades, and we’re excited to have as successful a driver as Kevin Harvick to usher in a new era for Budweiser,” said Mark Wright, vice president of media, sports & entertainment marketing for Anheuser-Busch. Harvick and Richard Childress Racing lost current sponsor Shell-Pennzoil in April, and Harvick responded by snapping a 115-race winless streak that same week at Talladega. Budweiser began looking for a new driver at the same time. Kasey Kahne is moving to Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, and that agreement left the longtime NASCAR sponsor in search of its third driver in three seasons. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s move in 2008 to Hendrick ended Bud’s eight-year sponsorship of NASCAR’s most popular driver, and the company launched an expensive rebrand with Kahne. Now it moves to Harvick, who along with RCR is on an impressive resurgence. His victory Sunday at Michigan International Speedway was his third this season, and after a rough 2009, RCR is a force both on the track and in the sponsorship race. While other teams are searching for funding — Hendrick’s Jeff Gordon doesn’t have a primary sponsor lined up for next season — RCR last week announced Paul Menard would join the organization next season with sponsorship from his father’s home improvement company. Now comes the Bud deal for Harvick, who is believed to have edged out two-time series champion Tony Stewart for the sponsorship. “RCR prides itself on its heritage and authenticity,” said team owner Richard Childress. “So working with a brand like Budweiser, which has built their reputation on those same values, is a very special opportunity.” Budweiser first sponsored a team at NASCAR’s top level in 1983 and has backed Terry Labonte, Darrell Waltrip, Geoff Bodine, Bill Elliott, Ken Schrader, Ricky Craven, Wally Dallenbach, Earnhardt and Kahne.

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salisbury’s emmy turcios makes a run through the middle of the field as Carson’s david Garcia attempts to keep pace.

Late surge from Salisbury BY DAVID SHAW

GRANITE QUARRY — It is one match into SalisSalisbury 4 bury’s 2010 boys Carson 1 soccer season and already, everything is falling into place. The Hornets opened defense of their Rowan County Tournament championship Tuesday with a convincing 4-1 semifinal win against Carson.

“This was a very good start,” coach Tom Sexton emphasized at East Rowan High School, where SHS qualified for Thursday night’s final. “Carson put up a very good fight.They SEXTON are quite good.” Yet the Cougars (1-1) were no match for Salisbury’s late scoring barrage. The Hornets net-

ted three goals in the last 13 minutes to crack open a close game. “Physically, they dominated us,” said Carson coach Daniel Scullion. “More than half of our squad are freshmen and we were unlucky at times. They punished our mistakes.” No one did more damage than Salisbury’s Marco Mejia, a senior forward who scored the game’s first two goals. “He’s just another one who is going to help us,” teammate Kenne Bonilla said afterward. “Everyone is

good. When we put in subs, our level of play doesn’t go down. It goes up.” Bonilla scored with five minutes remaining, and teammate Michael Mazur made it 4-0 with 3:03 on the clock. But Mejia, who speaks little English, buried the shots that mattered most. “We had plenty of chances in the first half,” said Sexton. “It was a little frustrating.


West Rowan defeats East BY DAVID SHAW GRANITE QUARRY — Unlike his W. Rowan 3 teammates, E. Rowan 2 W e s t Rowan’s Zack Sheppard couldn’t afford to feel tired in the waning seconds Tuesday night. The freshman keeper was called on to make three successive, rapid-fire saves as the clock ticked to a close in the Rowan County Tournament

semifinals at East Rowan. “I don’t know how I did it,” Sheppard said after the Falcons earned a berth in Thursday night’s final by edging the host Mustangs, 3-2. “They really came on strong at the end. But it’s just soccer. You’ve got to watch the ball and then catch it. That’s all I did.” Sheppard, a middle-school keeper last season, played beyond his years. Bret Strelow/saLisBUrY post

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West rowan’s Micah Cook, left, and east’s robbie Barnes chase down a loose ball.


Labor Day qualifying approaches From staff reports

Qualifying for the Labor Day FourBall Memorial Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury will be held Aug. 27-29. The tournament runs from Sept. 46. The entry fee is $75 for non-members and $50 for members. Make entries at the golf shop. The deadline is this Sunday. Players had to be residents of Rowan County as of Aug. 1, but any players who have competed in the tournament in the past are invited to play again regardless of their current residency. The final round will be followed by a cookout buffet. Call the golf shop at 704-636-7070 for details and invitations. Last year, Jim Christy and Phil Miller edged Chris Owen and Ken Clarke in the final match.

 Youth baseball The Carolina Herd 10-under baseball team finished its spring/summer season by winning the Nations Baseball 11-under tournament in Thomasville. The Herd was 4-0 and outscored opponents 63-5. John Owen hit .857 with 10 runs scored. Chandler Antosek hit .727 with 10 RBIs. Cameron Prugh hit .500 with eight stolen bases. Peyton Lambert hit .444 with five sacrifices. Bryson Wagner hit .333. Griffin Myers added a three-run homer. The Herd got great pitching from Prugh, Myers, Lambert, Bryson Sprinkle, Will Brown, and Chandler Lippard. Lippard pitched a four-inning, twohit shutout. The Herd is 26-7 in 2010 with six tournament Championships and will resume play this fall.

 Wood bat leagues Lefty pitcher Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) helped the Forest City Owls win the playoff championship in the Coastal Plain League.

 Minor leagues Craige Lyerly (East Catawba) Rowan, went 2-for-7 and scored twice as the Gulf Coast Rays dropped a 14-11 decision to the GCL Red Sox in 15 innings on Tuesday.


 Intimidators The Kannapolis Intimidators overcame an early 2-0 deficit and beat Hickory 8-2 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Tuesday. Andre Rienzo won his sixth straight decision. Ian Gac hit his 19th homer. Brady Shoemaker went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) went 1for-4 and scored a run.  The Intimidators announced their 140-game schedule for the 2011 season. The Intimidators will play 70 home games at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium beginning Friday, April 15, against the Hickory Crawdads. Season tickets and mini-plans are on sale now. Go to for information. The Intimidators will welcome 11 of the league's 14 teams to Kannapolis in 2011, including local rivals the Crawdads and the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins) as well as the Rome Braves, affiliates of the Atlanta Braves. There will be 11 home dates on Fridays and Saturdays in 2011, and the Intimidators are home on Friday, July 1st, Saturday, July 2 and Sunday July 3 to make for a fun-filled Fourth of July Weekend. Additionally, the Intimidators are home on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, and Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8. The schedule will conclude at home on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 as they play host to the Grasshoppers. Game times for the all 140 games in the 2011 season will be announced at a later date. For more information, or to lock in the best seats for the 2011 season, please contact the Intimidators at 704-932-3267.

 Knox athletics Football equipment can be picked up today at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. Practice begins at 3:45. Tennis tryouts begin at 4 p.m. today. Softball tryouts begin at 3:30 p.m. Meet on the softball field at Overton Elementary.

 Mixed Martial Arts Rodney Wallace (Catawba) is now 9-3 in the professional MMA ranks after losing to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis in Oakland by unanimous decision earlier this month.



Wednesday, Aug. 18 AUTO RACING 4:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for O’Reilly 200, at Bristol, Tenn. 6 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Whelen Modified Series, UNOH Perfect Storm 150, at Bristol, Tenn. 8 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, O’Reilly 200, at Bristol, Tenn. BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Junior middleweights, Erislandy Lara (12-0-0) vs. Willie Lee (17-6-0), at Monroe, La. LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, championship game, teams TBD, at Portland, Ore. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — San Francisco at Philadelphia 10 p.m. ESPN — Colorado at L.A. Dodgers

Area schedule Wednesday, August 18 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Hickory Crawdads at Kannapolis HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m. Cox Mill at South Rowan A.L. Brown at Porter Ridge HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER 6 p.m. Davie at A.L. Brown HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS 4 p.m. North Rowan at South Davidson Salisbury at Shelby A.L. Brown at Robinson West Rowan at South Rowan East Rowan at West Iredell Statesville at Carson

Prep football Regular season Team-by-team Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

Carson Hickory Ridge North Rowan Salisbury at West Davidson at Robinson Statesviille at East Rowan West Rowan at North Iredell South Rowan at West Iredell open

Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

East Rowan at North Rowan at Salisbury at Concord Hickory Ridge Cox Mill at West Iredell Carson Statesville open at West Rowan North Iredell at South Rowan

Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

North Rowan East Rowan at Carson open Lexington at Salisbury South Stanly East Montgomery at North Moore Albemarle at Chatham Central West Montgomery at South Davidson

Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

Salisbury South Rowan East Rowan at Carson at West Rowan North Rowan at Davie open West Davidson at Central Davidson Lexington Thomasville at East Davidson

Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

South Rowan at Salisbury at A.L. Brown NW Cabarrus Robinson at Central Cabarrus West Rowan at North Iredell open West Iredell at Carson at Statesville East Rowan

Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

West Rowan Central Cabarrus NW Cabarrus at Davie Salisbury Mooresville at South Rowan West Iredell at Carson at Statesville East Rowan open North Iredell

Legion baseball World Series Teams Northeast Branford, Conn. Southeast Kernersville, N.C. Central Plains Eden Prairie, Minn. Northwest Roseburg, Ore. Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake, Va. Great Lakes Moline, Ill. Mid-South Midwest City, Okla. Western Las Vegas

Schedule Games in Spokane, Wash. Friday’s games Las Vegas 6, Kernersville 5 Midwest City 18, Chesapeake 2 (7 inn.) Moline 15, Branford 7 Eden Prairie 13, Roseburg 6 Saturday’s games Kernersville 8, Branford 6 Roseburg 11, Chesapeake 10 Las Vegas 12, Moline 2 (7 inn.) Eden Prairie 9, Midwest City 6 Sunday’s games Roseburg 9, Moline 7 Midwest City 6, Kernersville 1 Eden Prairie 6, Las Vegas 4 Monday’s games Midwest City 7, Las Vegas 1 Eden Prairie 6, Roseburg 2 Tuesday’s games Midwest City 11, Eden Prairie 6 Midwest City vs. Eden Prairie, championship game, late

Minor Leagues South Atlantic Tuesday’s Games Kannapolis 8, Hickory 2 Charleston 4, Rome 0 Hagerstown 8, Delmarva 6 Greensboro 4, Lakewood 3, 11 innings Greenville 5, Lexington 0 Augusta 1, Savannah 0 Asheville 4, West Virginia 1 Wednesday’s Games Hickory at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m. Rome at Charleston, 7:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Greensboro at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Asheville at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Augusta at Savannah, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Lexington, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Hagerstown at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Rome at Charleston, 7:05 p.m. Hickory at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m. Augusta at Savannah, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Lexington, 7:05 p.m. Greensboro at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Asheville at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m.

NFL Preseason Sunday, Aug. 8 Dallas 16, Cincinnati 7 Thursday, Aug. 12 New England 27, New Orleans 24 Baltimore 17, Carolina 12 Oakland 17, Dallas 9 Friday, Aug. 13 Washington 42, Buffalo 17 Philadelphia 28, Jacksonville 27 Atlanta 20, Kansas City 10 Saturday, Aug. 14 Miami 10, Tampa Bay 7 Arizona 19, Houston 16 Minnesota 28, St. Louis 7 Cleveland 27, Green Bay 24 Pittsburgh 23, Detroit 7 San Diego 25, Chicago 10 Seattle 20, Tennessee 18 Sunday’s Games San Francisco 37, Indianapolis 17 Cincinnati 33, Denver 24 Monday’s Game New York Giants 31, New York Jets 16 Week 2 Thursday, Aug. 19 Indianapolis vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 New England at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (FOX) Friday, Aug. 20 Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Aug. 21 Baltimore at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at New York Giants, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. New York Jets at Carolina, 8 p.m. Oakland at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 9 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 9 p.m. Green Bay at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23 Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Week 3 Thursday, Aug. 26 St. Louis at New England, 7:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Aug. 27 Atlanta at Miami, 7 p.m. Washington at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Kansas City, 8 p.m. San Diego at New Orleans, 8 p.m. (CBS) Saturday, Aug. 28 Cleveland at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. New York Giants at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 8 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. (CBS) Arizona at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 Pittsburgh at Denver, 8 p.m. (FOX) Week 4 Thursday, Sept. 2 Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. New England at New York Giants, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. New York Jets at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Auto racing Sprint Cup Points 1, Kevin Harvick, 3,400. 2, Jeff Gordon, 3,107. 3, Denny Hamlin, 3,047. 4, Tony Stewart, 3,020. 5, Jimmie Johnson, 3,014. 6, Carl Edwards, 2,986. 7, Jeff Burton, 2,986. 8, Kyle Busch, 2,975. 9, Matt Kenseth, 2,961. 10, Kurt Busch, 2,935. 11, Greg Biffle, 2,913. 12, Clint Bowyer, 2,755. 13, Mark Martin, 2,720. 14, Ryan Newman, 2,652. 15, Jamie McMurray, 2,650. 16, Kasey Kahne, 2,629. 17, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,626. 18, David Reutimann, 2,590. 19, Juan Pablo Montoya, 2,582. 20, Martin Truex Jr., 2,548.

Major leagues Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Polanco, Philadelphia, .325; Votto, Cincinnati, .324; CGonzalez, Colorado, .320; Prado, Atlanta, .318; Pujols, St. Louis, .315; Byrd, Chicago, .307; Holliday, St. Louis, .303; Werth, Philadelphia, .303; Rolen, Cincinnati, .303. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 83; Votto, Cincinnati, 83; Weeks, Milwaukee, 82; Uggla, Florida, 81; Pujols, St. Louis, 80; CGonzalez, Colorado, 78; Prado, Atlanta, 78. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 87; Howard, Philadelphia, 81; CGonzalez, Colorado, 79; Votto, Cincinnati, 79; ADunn, Washington, 78; Hart, Milwaukee, 78; DWright, New York, 78. HITS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 141; Prado, Atlanta, 141; Pujols, St. Louis, 138; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 136; Braun, Milwaukee, 135; Byrd, Chicago, 135; Weeks, Milwaukee, 135. DOUBLES—ATorres, San Francisco, 39; Werth, Philadelphia, 39; Loney, Los Angeles, 33; Holliday, St. Louis, 32; Braun, Milwaukee, 31; Byrd, Chicago, 30; ADunn, Washington, 30; KJohnson, Arizona, 30; Prado, Atlanta, 30. TRIPLES—SDrew, Arizona, 8; Fowler, Colorado, 8; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Pagan, New York, 7; JosReyes, New York, 7; Bay, New York, 6; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Morgan, Washington, 6. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Washington, 31; Pujols, St. Louis, 31; Votto, Cincinnati, 28; Uggla, Florida, 27; Reynolds, Arizona, 26; Fielder, Milwaukee, 25; CGonzalez, Colorado, 25. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 39; Morgan, Washington, 29; Pagan, New York, 28; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 25; CYoung, Arizona, 25; JosReyes, New York, 24; ATorres, San Francisco, 23; Venable, San Diego, 23; Victorino, Philadelphia, 23. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 17-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 17-6; Halladay, Philadelphia, 15-8; THudson, Atlanta, 145; Nolasco, Florida, 14-8; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 13-4; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 13-7. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 175; Lincecum, San Francisco, 169; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 163; Wainwright, St. Louis, 158; Hamels, Philadelphia, 157; JoJohnson, Florida, 156; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 154. SAVES—HBell, San Diego, 36; BrWilson, San Francisco, 33; FCordero, Cincinnati, 32; Wagner, Atlanta, 29; Capps, Washington, 26; Nunez, Florida, 26; FRodriguez, New York, 25. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .359; MiCabrera, Detroit, .337; Mauer, Minnesota, .329; ABeltre, Boston, .327; Cano, New York, .322; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .320; DeJesus, Kansas City, .318. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 86; Jeter, New York, 85; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 84; Hamilton, Texas, 82; MiCabrera, Detroit, 80; MYoung, Texas, 80; JBautista, Toronto, 79. RBI—ARodriguez, New York, 97; MiCabrera, Detroit, 96; JBautista, Toronto, 90; Guerrero, Texas, 87; Teixeira, New York, 86; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 85; Konerko, Chicago, 81. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 161; ISuzuki, Seattle, 154; ABeltre, Boston, 147; Cano, New York, 147; MiCabrera, Detroit, 142; Jeter, New York, 139; MYoung, Texas, 139. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 39; Mauer, Minnesota, 38; MiCabrera, Detroit,

37; Hamilton, Texas, 37; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 37; ABeltre, Boston, 36; VWells, Toronto, 35; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 35. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 8; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Granderson, New York, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; 5 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 37; Konerko, Chicago, 30; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; Hamilton, Texas, 26; DOrtiz, Boston, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Quentin, Chicago, 24. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 45; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 39; RDavis, Oakland, 36; Gardner, New York, 34; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 33; Figgins, Seattle, 30; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30; ISuzuki, Seattle, 30. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 16-5; Price, Tampa Bay, 15-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 15-7; CBuchholz, Boston, 14-5; PHughes, New York, 14-5; Lester, Boston, 13-7; Verlander, Detroit, 13-8. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 186; FHernandez, Seattle, 172; Lester, Boston, 165; Liriano, Minnesota, 160; Morrow, Toronto, 153; Verlander, Detroit, 152; CLewis, Texas, 150. SAVES—Soria, Kansas City, 34; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 34; NFeliz, Texas, 29; Papelbon, Boston, 29; Gregg, Toronto, 27; MRivera, New York, 24; Fuentes, Los Angeles, 23; Valverde, Detroit, 23; Aardsma, Seattle, 23; Jenks, Chicago, 23.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Activated 2B Dustin Pedroia from the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Daniel Nava from Pawtucket (IL). Placed INF-OF Eric Patterson on the 15day DL, retroactive to Aug. 16. Optioned LHP Dustin Richardson to Pawtucket. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with 3B Nick Castellanos, RHP Chance Ruffin and LHP Drew Smyly. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed RHP Brian Bannister on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jai Miller from Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS—Extended their affiliation agreement with Tacoma (PCL) through the 2014 season. TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with INF Alex Cora on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Activated INF Martin Prado from the 15-day DL. Assigned INF Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett (IL). Signed SS Matt Lipka, 3B Thomas Cunningham, RHP Andrelton Simmons, 3B Joseph Leonard, RHP David Filak, 2B Philip Gosselin, 1B Joseph Terdoslavich, RHP Matthew Suschak, OF Kurt Fleming, 3B David Rohn, RHP Matthew Lewis, LHP Chasen Shreve, SS Barrett Kleinknect, SS Brandon Drury, RHP Richard Tate, C Cory Brownsten, RHP Daniel Winnie, RHP Tyler Hess, OF Jason Mowry, 1B William Beckwith, C James Gattis, RHP Evan Danieli, RHP Daniel Jurik, RHP Jonathan Burns, RHP William Kempf, RHP Kyle Mertins, OF Kenny Fleming, C Ryan Delgado, LHP Mathew Fouch, OF Jarred Frierson, LHP Stephen Foster, RHP Clark Ian Marshall, SS Joseph Lucas and RHP Francois LaFreniere. CINCINNATI REDS—Designated RHP Micah Owings for assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled RHP Jhoulys Chacin from Colorado Springs (PCL). Placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Extended their player development contract with Helena (Pioneer) through the 2012 season. NEW YORK METS—Placed RHP Francisco Rodriguez on the disqualified list. Recalled RHP Ryota Igarashi from Buffalo (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Reinstated 2B Chase Utley from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Greg Dobbs for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Transferred RHP Luis Atilano to the 60-day DL. Carolina League WINSTON-SALEM DASH—Signed RHP Jeff Sues. Announced the promotion of C Josh Phegley to Birmingham (Southern). Recalled C Jason Bour from Birmingham. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Released OF Jarred Ball. KALAMAZOO KINGS—Signed RHP Greg Stolzenburg. OAKLAND COUNTY CRUISERS— Signed RHP Donald Howell. Released 2B Bobby Burk, SS Jonathan Castro, C Dan Coury, LHP C.J. Maffei and RHP Clay McCord. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS— Signed OF Lenell McGee. Released RHP Adam Kramer and RHP Eric Sommerville. United League SAN ANGELO COLTS—Traded OF David Cardona to Rio Grande Valley for future considerations. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ORLANDO MAGIC—Announced the retirement of C Adonal Foyle. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Fined Cincinnati LB Rey Maualuga two game checks and will forfeit a twoweek share of his 2010 signing bonus for a drunk driving violation. ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed DE Maurice Lucas. Waived DE Rajon Henley. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Placed P Dave Zastudil on injured reserve. Signed TE Joel Gamble. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed S Terrell Skinner. Placed S Jamie Silva and CB Donye’ McCleskey on the waived-injured list. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed RB Ladell Betts to a one-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released RB Adrian Peterson and LB Alvin Bowen. Signed PK Clint Stitser. TENNESSEE TITANS—Waived RB Stafon Johnson. Signed RB Samkon Gado. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS—Traded G Cedrick Desjardins to Tampa Bay for G Karri Ramo. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Sean Bergenheim to a one-year contract. ECHL READING ROYALS—Signed D Louis Liotti. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Signed F Jason Crosbie to a one-year contract. CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Signed D Scott Carnegie to a one-year contract. Women’s Professional Soccer ATLANTA BEAT—Fired coach Gareth O’Sullivan and assistant coach Robbie Nicholson. Named James Galanis interim coach. COLLEGE CLEMSON—Named Bradley LeCroy assistant baseball coach. COLGATE—Named Fernando Canales men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach. DELAWARE—Named Astyn Bjorklund women’s graduate assistant volleyball coach. DUKE—Named Jeanne Cho women’s assistant golf coach. DUQUESNE—Named Paul Hightower assistant athletic director for facilities and operations and Jarrett Durham special assistant to the athletics director. JUNIATA—named Michael Zauzig women’s assistant soccer coach. LA SALLE—Named Cassandra Joyner women’s assistant volleyball coach. MARSHALL—Announced QB Willy Korn is transferring to North Greenville. MOUNT OLIVE—Named Jason Sherrer assistant baseball coach, Kevin Hammack and P.J. Zito men’s assistant basketball coaches, Felicia Autry women’s assistant basketball coach, Kyle Karcher men’s assistant and women’s tennis coach, Justin Sherwood men’s and women’s assistant track and field coach and Ryan Neal assistant trainer. OHIO STATE—Announced junior C Zisis Sarikopoulos is not returning to the men’s basketball team and will play professionally in Greece. OHIO WESLEYAN—Named Mike Plantholt men’s lacrosse coach. SAINT JOSEPH’S—Named Brian Bingaman strength and conditioning coach.

Blue Devils put faith in improved passing BY JOEDY MCCREARY Associated Press

DURHAM — Conner Vernon is out to prove Duke’s offense didn’t leave when Thad Lewis did. The most accomplished passer in school history may have graduated, but the guys who caught most of his throws are still around. The Blue Devils return three players who caught at least 50 balls apiece last year as part of the most productive passing offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now Vernon, Donovan Varner and Austin Kelly want to make the transition easier for Lewis’ replacement, redshirt sophomore Sean Renfree. “We can all do it all, and we rely on each other when somebody needs a big play — it could go to anybody,” Vernon said Tuesday during the team’s media day. “We brought that faith into Renfree, also. If it’s third-and-8, he can have confidence in anybody to catch it.” Renfree has one of the ACC’s toughest jobs this season. He’s not only replacing a four-year starter and the only Duke quarterback to eclipse 10,000 career yards passing, but also is rehabilitating a torn ligament in his right knee. It certainly helps to have one of the best threesomes of receivers in the conference at his disposal: Varner fills the role of the big-play speedster, the 6-foot-2 Kelly provides a big target with what Renfree described as “a huge range to catch the football” and Vernon is the reliable possession receiver with solid ball skills. “Having a bunch of good receivers is a good problem to have, because you can pretty much go to whoever you

want,” Renfree said. “We’re not looking to get the ball to one guy on third down. We can throw to whoever you want to.” All three ranked in the ACC’s top 10 in receptions per game last season. Varner led the league with 65 total grabs, Vernon ranked fifth with 55 and Kelly was 10th with 54. Varner also averaged an ACCbest 87 yards receiving per game, while Vernon was sixth in the conference, averaging nearly 69 yards. “If things are going well in our offense — and Thad did a great job of using weapons — we’re going to have three or four guys catching a lot of balls,” coach David Cutcliffe said. They were the biggest beneficiaries of Lewis’ productivity — among Duke passers, only eventual NFL quarterback Anthony Dilweg in 1988 threw for more yards than Lewis’ 3,330 in 2009 — and are being counted upon to give Renfree plenty of options. Vernon said Renfree knows the offense very well. “Reading defenses and stuff like that, Sean is very good at it — moreso than Thaddeus, in my opinion,” Vernon said. “Thaddeus was more of the playmaking quarterback. Thaddeus made plays, but in my opinion, Sean is a very good quarterback and ... can read the defense.” For now, though, the priority is keeping them healthy through the end of preseason camp. Varner was held out of Monday night’s scrimmage with a hamstring injury, Kelly didn’t practice Tuesday morning and Cutcliffe said the trio was a little banged-up. “Day after day after day ... We’ve got to be very conscious of those guys’ legs,” Cutcliffe said.

Vols want out of UNC game BY BETH RUCKER Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee wants to eliminate a trip to North Carolina from its 2011 football schedule, even if it means paying a $750,000 buyout of a contract with the Tar Heels. The two schools have a contract to play in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2011 and in Knoxville in 2012, but Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton requested several months ago that the series be pushed back to future seasons. Tennessee’s tentative 2011 schedule has the Vols hosting Cincinnati before trips to Florida and North Carolina, home games against Georgia and LSU and a trip to Alabama. “Going into the season having two BCS non-conference opponents is problematic when you’re trying to rebuild a team,” Hamilton said. “This is not a change in our scheduling philosophy, however.” Hamilton said he’s been told by North Carolina officials that the Tar Heels won’t be able to delay the series to future seasons, which led to talks of a buyout of the contract. North Carolina senior associate athletic director Larry Gallo said the final outcome hasn’t been decided, though, and the Tar Heels would prefer to play the series. “The discussion obviously involves whether we’re going to play, whether we’re going to reschedule or whether we’re going to not play at all,” Gallo said. “We understand their reasons and so forth, however we have not come to

any decision yet. I’m hopeful that will happen in the next few days.” Tennessee is in rebuilding mode after two seasons of coaching turnovers which prompted a number of players to leave the program. The Vols currently have 76 scholarship players, and coach Derek Dooley likely will need a few seasons to build the roster back to the maximum 85 scholarship positions allowed by the NCAA. Dooley said the decision was Hamilton’s. “He doesn’t do anything without at least getting my thoughts on it,” he said. “He has a real good understanding of what’s important to the fans and to the program, and I have a lot of trust in how he’s managing the schedule. Obviously if I was in big disagreement with what he wanted to do I would express that.” Hamilton said the cost of the buyout would be made up by scheduling an eighth home game next season against Buffalo on the Vols’ Oct. 1 open date. Sept. 24, the date scheduled for the Tennessee-North Carolina matchup, would become their new open date. Tennessee has already rescheduled one 2011 game after North Texas decided to open its season at home in its new stadium instead of on the road at Neyland Stadium. The Vols scheduled Montana in its place. Hamilton also turned down a chance for Tennessee to face Southern California and former coach Lane Kiffin in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game because of concerns about the Vols’ already difficult schedule.

Florida tackle hurting AINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Brandon Antwine is getting daily treatment on his back, shoulder and knee — preventive maintenance for a 300-pound defensive tackle trying to stay healthy for the first time in his college career. Maybe this will be the year. Maybe all the hoping, wishing, praying and fingercrossing will pay off. Maybe all the time spent on the sideline, in a hospital bed, in a wheelchair, in physical therapy and in the training

room won’t be in vain. Maybe all the adversity will be over. “This is the best I’ve felt in a while,” Antwine said. “Every time I get up in the morning, I thank God for another day.”Antwine has reason to be grateful. In a sport saturated with comeback stories, Antwine’s stands out. He overcame a careerthreatening back injury, recovered from a torn knee ligament and then fought through a painful shoulder injury.




Ambrose to drive No. 9 for RPM in 2011 BY WILL GRAVES Associated Press

Marcos Ambrose has never lacked ambition. The Australian NASCAR driver, who jokes he came to America with “stupidity and bravery,” believes he can challenge stars like Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon if only he could get in a car that will keep up with his confidence. He hopes he’s finally found it at Richard Petty Motorsports. Ambrose signed a multiyear deal with RPM on Tuesday to drive the No. 9 Ford beginning in 2011, a signing that capped a tumultuous summer in which he opted to leave the No. 47 at JTG Daugherty Racing at the end of this season even though he knew that he may not find a safe landing in NASCAR’s top series. “It’s been a wild month,” Ambrose

said. One that ended with the 33-yearold taking over the top car in RPM’s garage. He’ll replace Kasey Kahne, who will make a one-year cameo at Red Bull Racing next year before succeeding Mark Martin in the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. Stanley Black & Decker will be the primary sponsor on the No. 9 next year after Budweiser, who sponsored Kahne, moved to the No. 29 driven by Kevin Harvick. That’s fine by Ambrose, a road racing specialist who has spent the last four years trying to find a competitive ride at the Cup level. He’s winless in 70 Cup starts, though he does have three victories in the Nationwide Series, all on the tricky road course at Watkins Glen. Ambrose is currently 26th in Cup points this year heading into this weekend’s

race at Bristol. That won’t be nearly good enough next year in a car that has visited Victory Lane 11 times with Kahne behind the wheel. The pressure to succeed is fine by Ambrose, who opted to leave JTG Daugherty’s one-car operation because he felt a change was necessary after spending three years running toward the back of the pack. “I clearly needed a place where I could grow,” Ambrose said. He believes he’s found it at RPM, an outfit Ambrose feels has the resources and the experience to compete for the checkered flag every weekend. “Who would have thought this little Tasmanian kid would one day drive for The King,” said Ambrose. Ambrose and recently re-signed A.J. Allmendinger will headline a decidedly slimmed down RPM opera-

tion in 2011. Paul Menard is leaving to drive for Richard Childress Racing next year and Elliott Sadler’s status is uncertain. Stanley’s decision to move its sponsorship from Sadler’s No. 19 to the No. 9 means the 19 would need a major sponsor to step up. Neither Sadler or RPM has given any indication that he will return in 2011. Ambrose said he has a good relationship with Allmendinger, who wasn’t exactly best friends with Kahne after Allmendinger triggered a late crash at Pocono earlier this summer that ended with Kahne nearly flying over the wall and off the track. “We’re both really hungry,” Ambrose said of Allmendinger. The details are still being worked on. Ambrose isn’t sure who will serve as his crew chief next season,

but he’s not worried about it. He believes he’s at a good team, one that can help him take the final step to relevance in the Cup series. “I feel like I’ve got all the ingredients I need,” he said. “I wanted to eliminate any question marks about the stuff around me and people around me.” Now he knows it’s all on him. That’s the way he’d prefer it. “I feel like I can win four championships like Jimmie Johnson has done,” he said. He’s spent his career building up to this point. He’s been saying for years he would be among the best if he found himself in the right situation. Now he thinks he’s found it. Time to get going. “It’s very hard to be sure (about your talent),” he said. “We’ll find out in 2011.”

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MIAMI — Adding a new layer to the rift between LeBron James and Dan Gilbert, the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP and new Miami Heat forward has told GQ magazine that he isn’t sure the Cleveland Cavaliers owner “ever cared” about him during their time together. In an article released Tuesday, James spoke of how widespread criticism of his decision — and how he chose to make it a television event — is fueling him this offseason, plus reiterated how Ohio will always remain his home. But perhaps his sharpest words were reserved for Gilbert, the owner who lashed out at him shortly after James announced that he would be joining the Heat. “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron,” James is quoted as saying. “My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.” Gilbert did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. James made similar remarks on the night Miami signed him to a six-year contract, doing so while sitting alongside the other two legs of the Heat superstar triangle, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Gilbert was clearly scorned by James’ choice, firing off a now-infamous letter to Cleveland fans describing it all as “a shameful display of selfishness and betrayal.” He called James “narcissistic” and “self-promotional” and vowed the Cavaliers would win a championship before “the self-titled former king.” Further, in an interview the same night with The Associated Press, Gilbert said he felt James quit on Cleveland during the 2009 and 2010 playoffs. Gilbert was ultimately fined $100,000 by the NBA for what commissioner David Stern said were comments that fell into the category of being “a little extreme.” In the GQ article, James took exception to the “quitter” tag. “Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself,” James said. He added that he’s looking forward to seeing the Cavaliers as opponents this season. “I do have motivation,” James told GQ. “A lot of motivation.” CAVALIERS CLEVELAND — Austin Carr fondly remembers his glory days playing guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1970s. Under coach Bill Fitch, they didn’t have as much talent as many other teams, but those wine-and-gold expansion Cavs had something special. “We were 12 men deep,” Carr said as he helped the Cavs unveil new uniforms for 2010-11. “You knew every night we were going to play 100 percent. Nobody was going to quit.” Realizing he had taken a shot at former Cavaliers’ star LeBron James, Carr raised his eyebrows and shrugged his shoulders. At this point, what else can be said? Long before James announced he was leaving as a free agent for Miami, the Cavs planned to wear new uniforms next season and Tuesday they presented their “updated” look, a throwback to their early years in the NBA. The uniforms include a “deeper” wine and “brighter” gold hue than the team’s previous uniforms. They also include the word “Cleveland” written in a block-style lettering as opposed to the script of the past. On Monday, owner Dan Gilbert said jokingly that the new uniforms would include the Comic Sans font. It’s the style he used in his infamous letter to Cleveland fans on July 8 after James announced he was leaving Cleveland. MAGIC ORLANDO, Fla. — Adonal Foyle is ending his NBA playing career after 13 seasons. The 35-year-old center announced his retirement Monday after playing for the Orlando Magic the last three seasons. Foyle spent his first 10 years with the Golden State Warriors.

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Kentucky’s darius Miller, right, takes a shot over University of Windsor’s evan Matthews.

Kentucky rolls in exhibition Kennedy sued after he was arrested in Cincinnati in 2008 WINDSOR, Ontario — John over an altercation with the cabWall may have departed for the bie that was witnessed by the riches of the NBA, but a pair of valet. young guards appear ready to He denied punching and try and fill the void for the Ken- taunting the driver but later tucky Wildcats. pleaded guilty to a reduced Freshmen Brandon Knight charge of disorderly conduct. He and Doron Lamb each scored apologized to the cab driver and 25 points and junior Darius valet but didn’t drop his lawsuit, Miller added 24 for Kentucky and they countersued. in a 104-75 win over the UniBoth suits were settled. versity of Windsor on Tuesday Kennedy has been coach at Ole — the finale of a three-day, Miss since March 2006.  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The atthree-game exhibition trip to torney for the woman convicted Canada for the Wildcats. It was Kentucky’s second vic- of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick tory on the trip over Windsor, Pitino says prosecution witnesswhich lost 95-62 on Sunday es may have lied during trial. night. The Wildcats also beat James Earhart made the alleWestern (Ontario) University 96gation in a motion filed in U.S. 68 on Monday night. District Court in Louisville askKnight, the heir apparent to Wall, had 31 points against Wind- ing for more time to request a new trial. The motion says “a sor on Sunday and followed that key witness or witnesses” in the with 17 points and 12 assists against Western. Lamb scored 24 case of 50-year-old Karen Cunagin Sypher may have committed points against Western.  CINCINNATI — University perjury. It does not provide of Mississippi basketball coach specifics. Earhart has asked U.S. DisAndy Kennedy has settled a trict Judge Charles R. Simpson defamation lawsuit with a cab for 45 days to investigate and redriver and a valet. quest a new trial. The driver apologized to Kennedy on Tuesday as the trial GOLF was beginning and said he’s GREENSBORO — Wyndham ready to move on with his life. Worldwide will remain the title Details of the settlement are sponsor of central North Caroliconfidential. Associated Press

na’s annual PGA Tour event for at least two more years. Officials on Tuesday announced the hotel and resort chain has extended its sponsorship agreement of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro through 2012. Tournament director Mark Brazil declined to discuss financial terms of the extension. The original four-year deal began in 2007 when Wyndham took over title sponsorship of the event formerly known as the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro and the Greater Greensboro Open before that. The extension was announced two days before the start of the tournament. It has a purse of $5.1 million, and the winner will receive $918,000.

NHL VOORHEES, N.J. — Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger says there is no timetable to start skating following minor surgery on his right knee earlier this month. Pronger did not say on Tuesday if he would be ready during training camp or by the start of the season in October. Pronger says he’s in “no hurry” to return and wants to make sure the leg has regained its strength and has complete range of motion before hitting the ice.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealander Steve Williams doesn’t believe his job as Tiger Woods’ caddie is under any threat, despite media speculation about their 11-year association and concern the over champion golfer’s form. Williams told New Zealand radio Wednes- WOODS day that he and Woods remain close friends and there is no possibility their working relationship is about to end. “I’m sure if there was going to be some sort of parting of the ways, I’d be the first to know,” he said. “From my point of view, I don’t see any chance of that happening.” Williams said Woods had no plans to change his key personnel, though he has struggled to regain form after taking a break from the PGA Tour amid revelations of marital infidelities. “People speculate. He’s not playing well and his results aren’t what we’re used to,” Williams said in the radio interview. “Tiger and I are very good friends and we’ve been through a tough time, there’s no question about that. “I’m fully supportive of the guy and he’s been great through this whole situation with me.” Williams expressed confidence in the ability of Woods’ new swing coach Sean Foley to revive his game. “He hasn’t decided if that’s the coach who’s going to be with him, but I really like what this new guy had to say and what his theories are,” Williams said. “If Tiger decides to stick with Sean, I believe he’ll get better. It might take a little while.” Woods finished 28th at last week’s PGA Championship in Wisconsin, a week after posting the worst 72-hole total of his career — 18 over par — at the Bridgestone Invitational event in Ohio. Williams said nobody should rush to the conclusion Woods was losing his ability or his aura. “At the end of the day, Tiger Woods is Tiger Woods,” Williams said. “He’s won 14 majors and 71 PGA Tour events. Regardless of what’s gone on, you can’t take that away from the guy. “Tiger knows how to win and people know that he knows how to win. When he gets back in the situation where he’s playing well again and he’s in contention to win, he’ll get the job done.” Williams said Woods remained hopeful of being selected by captain Corey Pavin in the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup. “It’s one of the biggest events in the world and anybody that’s played in it before, always has the desire to play in it again,” Williams said. “We’ve got a couple more weeks to show him (Pavin) that he’s playing better.”





West Rowan goalkeeper Zack Sheppard makes a lunging save on an early shot by East Rowan’s Levi Huffman. Sheppard made a critical save in the final minute of the second semifinal.



West’s Micah Cook tries to head the ball toward the near post.


Gaige Vandezande, left, watches Robbie Barnes celebrate a goal.

“He was so good tonight,” teammate Bradys Zuringa said. “It’s good for the whole team’s confidence when you’re keeper makes the big plays.” Only 30 seconds remained when Sheppard swatted a short-range blast by East’s Reid Lippard away from danger. Ten seconds later, Chris Boshuizen planted himself on the doorstep and headed a ball that Sheppard lifted over the crossbar. His final save came when he secured a 10-foot shot that emerged from a crowd in front. “He definitely saved the day for us,” winning coach Ryan Villiard said after West (2-0) won for the second straight night. “It surprised me, to be honest. Looking on from the sideline, I thought a couple of them were going in the back of the net. He came up big.” So did returning All-NPC player Zuringa, who contributed the winning goal and a pair of assists. Only 6:40 remained when he outraced East defender Kyle Venrick down the left side and slid a ground ball past first-time keeper Dylan Grubb, snapping a 2-2 tie. “I just used my knowledge to beat him,” Zuringa said. “He’s a pretty big guy. If I had tried for the far side, he could have blocked it, so I went for the short post.” “Bradys is our playmaker,” Villiard added. “He’s a big-play guy.” Grubb — randomly selected by first-year East coach Preston Paffrath to sub for vacationing starter Dillon Arey — was frozen on the play. “It was just me and him, four yards apart,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do in that spot. I didn’t know how to predict which side he would go for.” The goal decided a match that was more gritty than pretty. East took a 1-0 lead on Robbie Barnes’ sharp-angle, first-half goal from deep in the right corner. West rallied for a 2-1 halftime lead when freshman Zach Russell planted a 30-yard shot for his first varsity goal and Abraham Carillo converted a cross from Zuringa. East tied the score early in the second half when Gaige Vandezande’s 35-yard hook shot caught the upper right corner. That set the stage for Zuringa’s game-winner and Sheppard’s crunch-time heroics. “We had a lot of opportunities but just couldn’t capitalize,” Paffrath said. “Still, I’m very happy with the way we played and the way we hustled.” He believed West’s midfield, anchored by Zuringa and Micah Cook, was pivotal. “They looked tired at the end, but their midfield never stopped working,” he said. “They got every 50-50 ball and simply beat us in the middle of the field.” Next up on West’s dance card is defending tournament champion Salisbury, a 6-0 winner over the Falcons in last season’s title match. “They beat us 6-0 and then 5-0 later on,” said Villiard. “It’s gonna be a tough task. But I think if my boys come out ready to play we can give them a run for their money.”


West’s Zach Russell (21) is greeted after his goal.

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Salisbury’s Marco Mejia heads the ball past diving keeper Garrett Owens for a goal.


Kenne Bonilla (22) is embraced by Hanson Saryee after a second-half goal.



Salisbury’s Michael Mazur shoots and scores with his left foot while being surrounded by Carson’s Marco Ruiz (3), David Garcia (19) and C.J. Sippel (9).



Carson’s Isaias Guerrero goes down while battling Spencer Dixon.

Luke Hutton, left, and Carson’s Jorge Sanchez battle for possession.


Carson keeper Garrett Owens tries to make a save on a shot that goes wide from Salisbury’s Emmy Turcios.

“We had two breakaways that got muffed. If you’re gonna attack our feet all we have to do is move left or right and put it in.” Enter Mejia. He settled a bouncing pass from teammate Emmy Turcios and squeezed a shot between the left post and Carson keeper Garrett Owens with 13:30 remaining in the first half. “He says when he saw Emmy get the ball, he knew he needed to get to the post,” Mejia said through Bonilla, who served as a post-game translator. “That’s where he went.” Mejia’s second goal came on a highlight-reel play with 12:50 to go in the second half. He gathered a soft pass from Mazur, split two Carson defenders just left of the cage and tucked a low shot past Owens. “On that one he saw Michael play the ball over the top,” Bonilla relayed. “He just touched it between the defenders and waited for the keeper to make a move.” Two goals and 10 minutes later, the rout was on. Carson broke through when Jorge Sanchez beat junior Connor Miller with about 20 seconds to play. Held scoreless was junior captain Isaias Guerrero, the Carson sniper who scored three times in Monday’s 11-0 first-round win over South Rowan. “Every time I turned,” he said, “I had two or three people right on my back.” More often than not it was junior John Grant, who was everywhere on defense. “(Guerrero) has some nice moves,” Grant said. “You’ve just got to stay in front of him and not let him beat you. We did a good job shutting him down — and shutting them down.”


B.J. Woods heads the ball while going against Jorge Sanchez.


Yankees thrash Detroit Associated Press

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was dominant at home again and Nick Swisher had a two-run single, leading New York to a 6-2 victory over Detroit. Curtis Granderson homered against his former team and Robinson Cano connected from the cleanup spot for the Yankees. Cano moved up a spot in the order because Alex Rodriguez sat out after experiencing soreness in his left calf and leaving the team’s loss to Detroit on Monday night. An MRI on Tuesday revealed a lowgrade strain and he is day to day. Sabathia (16-5) became the AL’s first 16-game winner and improved to 14-0 in his last 19 regular-season starts at home, a streak that began with seven scoreless innings against his opponent Tuesday, Justin Verlander, on July 18, 2009. The big lefty gave up solo homers to former Yankees prospect Austin Jackson and Brandon Inge in seven strong innings. Sabathia also struck out nine and walked three, ending the Tigers’ three-game winning streak. Twins 7, White Sox 6 (10) MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Thome hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning against the team that decided not to bring him back this season, sending Minnesota to a victory over Chicago that stretched its AL Central lead to four games. Alexei Ramirez hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and the go-ahead RBI single in the 10th, as Twins relievers Matt Capps and Jon Rauch gave up three hits apiece in the last two innings. Ron Mahay (1-1) was the winner. Red Sox 6, Angels 0 BOSTON — Ryan Kalish hit his first career grand slam and Clay Buchholz pitched seven sharp innings to lead Boston over Los Angeles. Dustin Pedroia returned to the Red Sox lineup after missing 44 games with a broken bone in his left foot. Mariners 4, Orioles 0 BALTIMORE — Luke French took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and substitute starter Matt Tuiasosopo homered and drove in four runs to lead Seattle past Baltimore. Royals 2, Indians 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings and Wilson Betemit and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as Kansas City beat Cleveland. National League Padres 1, Cubs 0 CHICAGO — Jon Garland pitched seven innings and Jerry Hairston Jr. scored the game’s only run for San Diego. The NL-West leading Padres won for the eighth time in nine games and moved five games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants. Brewers 3, Cardinals 2 ST. LOUIS — Dave Bush pitched six stingy innings to bounce back from a start in which allowed four consecutive home runs, and Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer for Milwaukee. Albert Pujols homered for the eighth time in 14 games, leading off the fourth with his 31st of the season and 397th of his career. Phillies 9, Giants 3 PHILADELPHIA— Roy Oswalt pitched seven sharp innings and Placido Polanco had four hits for Philadelphia. Marlins 6, Pirates 0 PITTSBURGH — Ricky Nolasco pitched six shutout innings for the second consecutive start and Florida snapped a four-game losing streak. Astros 4, Mets 3 HOUSTON — Hunter Pence had a three-run homer in the first inning and his go-ahead solo shot in the eighth inning gave Houston the win. Wilton Lopez got his first save, retiring Jose Reyes on a foul out down the left field line with the tying run on second.

Standings American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 73 46 .613 — tampa Bay 73 46 .613 — Boston 68 52 .567 51⁄2 63 55 .534 91⁄2 toronto Baltimore 42 78 .350 311⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB 69 50 .580 — minnesota chicago 65 54 .546 4 detroit 58 61 .487 11 50 69 .420 19 Kansas city cleveland 49 70 .412 20 West Division W L Pct GB 67 51 .568 — texas Los angeles 60 60 .500 8 oakland 57 60 .487 91⁄2 47 73 .392 21 seattle Monday’s Games detroit 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 5, seattle 4, 11 innings tampa Bay 6, texas 4 toronto 3, oakland 1 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, detroit 2 seattle 4, Baltimore 0 Boston 6, L.a. angels 0 tampa Bay 10, texas 1 minnesota 7, chicago White sox 6, 10 innings Kansas city 2, cleveland 1 toronto at oakland, 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games texas (d.holland 2-1) at tampa Bay (J.shields 10-11), 1:10 p.m. toronto (rzepczynski 1-1) at oakland (G.Gonzalez 10-8), 3:35 p.m. detroit (Bonderman 6-8) at N.Y. Yankees (moseley 2-2), 7:05 p.m. seattle (pauley 1-4) at Baltimore (Guthrie 7-11), 7:05 p.m. L.a. angels (Kazmir 8-10) at Boston (Lackey 10-7), 7:10 p.m. chicago White sox (Floyd 8-9) at minnesota (Liriano 11-7), 8:10 p.m. cleveland (carmona 11-10) at Kansas city (chen 7-6), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.a. angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. chicago White sox at minnesota, 8:10 p.m. cleveland at Kansas city, 8:10 p.m. tampa Bay at oakland, 10:05 p.m.

National League East Division L Pct GB W atlanta 70 49 .588 — philadelphia 67 51 .568 21⁄2 59 60 .496 11 New York Florida 58 60 .492 111⁄2 Washington 51 68 .429 19 Central Division W L Pct GB 67 51 .568 — cincinnati st. Louis 65 52 .556 11⁄2 milwaukee 56 64 .467 12 52 66 .441 15 houston chicago 50 70 .417 18 pittsburgh 40 79 .336 271⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB 71 47 .602 — san diego san Francisco 67 53 .558 5 colorado 61 56 .521 91⁄2 60 59 .504 111⁄2 Los angeles arizona 47 72 .395 241⁄2 Monday’s Games pittsburgh 7, Florida 1 atlanta 4, L.a. dodgers 3 N.Y. mets 3, houston 1 san diego 9, chicago cubs 5 Tuesday’s Games Florida 6, pittsburgh 0 philadelphia 9, san Francisco 3 atlanta 10, Washington 2 houston 4, N.Y. mets 3 san diego 1, chicago cubs 0 milwaukee 3, st. Louis 2 cincinnati at arizona, late colorado at L.a. dodgers, late Wednesday’s Games milwaukee (ra.Wolf 9-9) at st. Louis (Wainwright 17-6), 2:15 p.m. san diego (richard 10-5) at chicago cubs (coleman 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 10-5) at pittsburgh (ohlendorf 1-9), 7:05 p.m. san Francisco (m.cain 9-9) at philadelphia (Blanton 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Washington (L.hernandez 8-8) at atlanta (t.hudson 14-5), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. mets (dickey 8-5) at houston (myers 8-7), 8:05 p.m. cincinnati (Volquez 3-1) at arizona (r.Lopez 5-11), 9:40 p.m. colorado (hammel 8-7) at L.a. dodgers (Kuroda 8-11), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at atlanta, 1:05 p.m. san diego at chicago cubs, 2:20 p.m. Florida at pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. san Francisco at philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. mets at houston, 8:05 p.m. cincinnati at arizona, 9:40 p.m. colorado at L.a. dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Box scores Mariners 4, Orioles 0 Seattle

Baltimore h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Brorts 2b 4 0 1 0 2 0 markks rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 Wggntn 1b 4 0 0 0 1 0 scott dh 3 0 0 0 2 0 adJons cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 pie lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 Wieters c 3 0 0 0 2 4 cizturs ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 J.Bell 3b 3 0 2 0 Lugo 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 11 4 Totals 29 0 3 0 Seattle 000 010 003—4 Baltimore 000 000 000—0 dp—seattle 1, Baltimore 2. Lob—seattle 9, Baltimore 5. 2b—tuiasosopo (3), J.bell (3). hr—tuiasosopo (2). sb— (30). IP H R ER BB SO Seattle 2 3 0 0 3 3 French W,2-3 7 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 League s,3-8 11⁄3 Baltimore millwood L,2-13 8 6 1 1 3 4 1 ⁄3 3 3 3 1 1 Gabino 2 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 albers t—2:41. a—14,739 (48,290).

ab isuzuki rf 5 Figgins 2b 4 Branyn dh 4 JoLopz 3b 5 FGtrrz cf 4 Ktchm 1b 3 amoore c 4 tuiassp lf 4 JoWilsn ss3

r 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0

Red Sox 6, Angels 0 Los Angeles Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Bareu lf 4 0 1 0 scutaro ss 4 0 1 0 mizturs 2b 3 0 0 0 pedroia 2b 4 0 0 0 callasp 3b3 0 1 0 d.ortiz dh 4 2 2 0 trhntr rf 4 0 2 0 Vmrtnz c 4 0 1 1 hmatsu dh3 0 2 0 aBeltre 3b 4 0 1 0 eayar ss 4 0 0 0 J.drew rf 3 1 0 0 Napoli 1b 4 0 1 0 Lowell 1b 2 1 1 0 BoWlsn c 2 0 0 0 Kalish cf 4 1 1 4 hKndrc 1b2 0 0 0 dmcdn lf 2 1 1 1 Bourjos cf 4 0 0 0 Totals 33 0 7 0 Totals 31 6 8 6 Los Angeles 000 000 000—0 Boston 001 410 00x—6 e—pedroia (3). dp—Los angeles 1, Boston 1. Lob—Los angeles 9, Boston 5. 2b—B.abreu (32), scutaro (29), d.ortiz (25), V.martinez (26), Lowell (9). hr—Kalish (2), d.mcdonald (8). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles JWeaver L,11-8 5 6 6 6 2 4 t.Bell 3 2 0 0 2 1 Boston Buchholz W,14-5 7 5 0 0 2 3 doubront 1 2 0 0 1 1 Bowden 1 0 0 0 0 1 t—2:43. a—28,304 (37,402).

Yankees 6, Tigers 2 Detroit

New York ab r h bi ab r h bi aJcksn cf 4 1 1 1 Gardnr lf 3 2 2 0 sntiag 2b 4 0 1 0 Jeter ss 3 1 1 1 damon dh 3 0 1 0 teixeir 1b 5 0 0 0 micarr 1b 3 0 0 0 cano 2b 4 1 1 1 Jhperlt ss 4 0 0 0 swisher rf 3 1 1 2 raburn lf 3 0 0 0 posada c 2 0 1 0 inge 3b 4 1 2 1 thams dh 4 0 1 0 Boesch rf 4 0 0 0 Grndrs cf 3 1 1 1 Laird c 2 0 1 0 r.pena 3b 3 0 1 1 avila ph-c 2 0 1 0 Totals 33 2 7 2 Totals 30 6 9 6 Detroit 100 000 100—2 New York 210 001 20x—6 dp—detroit 1, New York 1. Lob—detroit 7, New York 10. 2b—Gardner (13). hr— a.jackson (2), inge (8), cano (22), Granderson (12). sb—Gardner (34), Jeter (14), posada (3). s—Gardner. sf—r.pena.


SPORTS IP H R ER BB SO Detroit 5 3 3 5 5 Verlander L,13-8 5 3 3 3 0 4 schlereth 11⁄3 Weinhardt 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 B.thomas e.Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 2 New York 5 2 2 3 9 sabathia W,16-5 7 d.robertson 1 1 0 0 0 0 m.rivera 1 1 0 0 0 0 Weinhardt pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. hBp—by Verlander (posada), by schlereth (swisher). Wp—sabathia. t—3:10. a—46,906 (50,287).

Rays 10, Rangers 1 Tampa Bay h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Jaso c 4 2 1 0 0 0 zobrist 2b 3 2 1 2 0 0 crwfrd lf 5 2 3 3 0 0 Wayar 3b 0 0 0 0 1 0 Longori 3b 4 1 3 3 0 0 Brignc 2b 0 0 0 0 1 1 c.pena 1b 4 0 1 1 1 0 Joyce rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 srdrgz lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 dJhnsn dh 4 0 1 0 2 0 BUpton cf 5 1 2 0 Bartlett ss 5 2 3 1 Totals 33 1 6 1 Totals 3910 1510 Texas 000 000 010— 1 Tampa Bay 300 200 50x—10 Lob—texas 10, tampa Bay 12. 2b— Guerrero (19), Longoria (37), c.pena (13), B.upton 2 (32). 3b—crawford (8), Longoria (5). hr—crawford (14). IP H R ER BB SO Texas 3 6 4 4 3 4 thunter L,9-2 4 1 1 2 4 harrison 22⁄3 4 5 5 2 1 strop 11⁄3 1 1 0 0 0 0 o’day Tampa Bay Garza W,12-7 7 5 0 0 2 10 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 choate 0 0 0 1 2 ekstrom 11⁄3 tom.hunter pitched to 1 batter in the 4th. hBp—by choate (hamilton), by ekstrom (moreland). Wp—strop, Garza, choate. pB—B.molina. t—3:31. a—18,156 (36,973).


ab andrus ss 4 J.arias ss 1 Borbon cf 5 hamltn dh 3 Guerrr rf 4 BBoggs rf 0 dvmrp lf 3 cantu 3b 3 Bmolin c 3 morlnd 1b 3 aBlanc 2b 4

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

Royals 2, Indians 1 Cleveland Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantly cf 5 0 1 0 GBlanc cf 4 0 2 0 acarer ss 3 0 1 0 Kendall c 4 0 0 0 choo rf 4 0 0 0 BButler dh 3 0 1 0 hafner dh 3 1 2 0 Kaaihu 1b 4 0 2 0 J.Nix 3b 4 0 1 0 Betemt 3b 4 1 2 1 crowe lf 4 0 1 0 Gordon lf 2 0 0 0 Laport 1b 2 0 0 1 aviles 2b 4 0 0 0 Valuen pr 0 0 0 0 maier rf 3 0 1 0 Gimenz c 0 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 3 1 1 1 donald 2b 4 0 0 0 marson c 3 0 0 0 duncan 1b1 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 6 1 Totals 31 2 9 2 Cleveland 010 000 000—1 Kansas City 000 011 00x—2 dp—cleveland 1. Lob—cleveland 12, Kansas city 8. 2b—hafner (18), crowe (19), Ka’aihue (1), maier (11). hr—Betemit (6), Y.betancourt (11). sb— (6), maier (1). cs—Gordon (2). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland 7 2 2 2 3 J.gomez L,3-1 6 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Germano 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 J.smith 1 1 0 0 1 0 r.perez Kansas City Greinke W,8-11 6 5 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 3 1 J.chavez h,3 Bl.wood h,11 1 0 0 0 1 0 soria s,34-36 1 1 0 0 0 2 Wp—J.chavez. t—2:57. a—13,258 (37,840).

Twins 7, White Sox 6 (10) Chicago Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi pierre lf 5 0 1 0 span cf 5 0 2 0 Vizquel 3b 4 0 1 0 ohudsn 2b5 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 mauer c 5 1 1 0 rios cf Konerk 1b 5 1 1 1 cuddyr 1b 5 1 2 0 Quentin rf 4 1 1 0 Kubel rf 4 1 1 2 Kotsay dh 5 2 3 2 repko rf 1 0 0 0 Lillirdg dh 0 1 0 0 dlmYn lf 5 2 3 1 przyns c 5 0 3 1 thome dh 5 1 3 3 alrmrz ss 5 1 2 2 Valenci 3b 4 0 2 0 Bckhm 2b 5 0 1 0 hardy ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 42 614 6 Totals 42 7 16 7 Chicago 030 100 001 1—6 Minnesota 400 010 000 2—7 No outs when winning run scored. e—s.baker (1). dp—minnesota 1. Lob— chicago 10, minnesota 9. 2b—Quentin (19), Kotsay (14), pierzynski 2 (22), Valencia 2 (13). 3b—Kubel (3). hr—Konerko (30), Kotsay (8), al.ramirez (13), o.hudson (6), delm.young (15), thome (17). s—Vizquel. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago 7 11 5 5 1 4 danks 2 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 s.santos 3 2 2 0 1 thornton L,3-4 11⁄3 Minnesota 2 7 4 4 2 3 s.Baker 4 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 perkins 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 Guerrier h,20 crain h,13 1 0 0 0 0 1 capps Bs,2-6 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 ⁄3 3 1 1 0 0 rauch 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 mahay W,1-1 thornton pitched to 2 batters in the 10th. t—3:11. a—40,714 (39,504).

Marlins 6, Pirates 0 Pittsburgh h bi ab r h bi 1 0 amcct cf 3 0 0 0 2 1 tabata lf 4 0 2 0 2 2 NWalkr 2b 4 0 0 0 1 1 GJones 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 alvarez 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 doumit rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 snyder c 3 0 0 0 1 0 a.diaz ss 3 0 0 0 2 2 duke p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Gallghr p 0 0 0 0 0 0 anLrc ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 Ledezm p 0 0 0 0 dmcct p 0 0 0 0 dlwYn ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 park p Totals 35 610 6 Totals 32 0 6 0 Florida 000 041 001—6 Pittsburgh 000 000 000—0 e—h.ramirez (15). dp—Florida 2. Lob— Florida 7, pittsburgh 6. 2b—morrison (7), G.sanchez (29), Nolasco (3), alvarez (8). cs—tabata (6). sf—Uggla. H R ER BB SO IP Florida Nolasco W,14-8 6 5 0 0 1 9 Veras 2 0 0 0 0 1 hensley 1 1 0 0 0 1 Pittsburgh 9 5 5 2 4 duke L,5-12 52⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Gallagher Ledezma 1 0 0 0 0 1 d.mccutchen 1 0 0 0 1 1 park 1 1 1 1 0 2 Nolasco pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. hBp—by park (h.ramirez). Wp—Nolasco. t—2:49. a—14,156 (38,362).


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

Phillies 9, Giants 3 San Francisco Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi atorrs cf 4 1 1 0 rollins ss 5 1 2 3 posey c 4 0 2 0 Utley 2b 5 0 0 0 a.huff 1b 4 0 0 0 polanc 3b 5 1 4 0 ray p 0 0 0 0 Werth rf 4 1 1 0 rrmrz p 0 0 0 0 Victorn cf 4 1 2 2 Burrell lf 4 1 1 1 mswny 1b 3 2 1 0 sndovl 3b 4 0 1 0 ibanez lf 3 1 2 0 JGuilln rf 4 1 2 1 c.ruiz c 3 2 1 2 Uribe ss 4 0 0 0 oswalt p 2 0 0 0 Fontent 2b3 0 0 0 madson p 0 0 0 0 zito p 2 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 scasill p 0 0 0 0 durbin p 0 0 0 0 ishikaw ph-1b1 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 7 2 Totals 35 9 13 7 San Fran 200 000 100—3 Philadelphia 000 022 05x—9 e—Fontenot (7), sandoval (10). dp—san Francisco 2, philadelphia 1. Lob—san Francisco 4, philadelphia 6. 2b—a.torres (39), Werth (39), Victorino (18), c.ruiz (20). hr— Burrell (11), J.guillen (1). sb—Victorino (23). s—oswalt. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco zito L,8-7 5 8 4 4 1 0 s.casilla 2 1 0 0 1 2 ray 0 3 4 4 1 0 r.ramirez 1 1 1 0 0 0 Philadelphia oswalt W,8-13 7 6 3 3 0 7 madson h,6 1 0 0 0 0 2 durbin 1 1 0 0 0 1 zito pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. ray pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. Wp—r.ramirez. pB—c.ruiz. Balk— r.ramirez. t—2:53. a—45,401 (43,651).

Braves 10, Nationals 2 Atlanta Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi alGnzlz 2b4 0 0 0 infante 2b 4 2 2 0 dsmnd ss 3 1 1 0 heywrd rf 4 2 1 0 zmrmn 3b 4 0 1 0 prado 3b 5 3 3 2 a.dunn 1b4 0 0 0 m.diaz lf 2 0 1 2 irdrgz c 1 0 0 0 Frnswr p 0 0 0 0 Nieves c 3 1 3 1 conrad ph 0 1 0 0 morse rf 3 0 1 1 saito p 0 0 0 0 mench lf 3 0 0 0 hinske 1b 1 0 1 1 Berndn lf 1 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 5 0 1 1 maxwll cf 4 0 0 0 cmrtnz p 0 0 0 0 olsen p 2 0 0 0 alGnzlz ss 5 0 0 0 Joperlt p 0 0 0 0 mecarr cf 3 0 1 2 aKndy ph 1 0 1 0 d.ross c 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 slaten p 0 0 0 0 minor p stmmn p 0 0 0 0 dhrndz ph 1 1 1 1 Wharrs ph1 0 0 0 ankiel cf 2 1 1 0 3710 12 9 Totals 34 2 7 2 Totals Washington 000 002 000— 2 Atlanta 000 004 42x—10 e—a.dunn (7), alb.gonzalez (3). Lob— Washington 7, atlanta 8. 2b—Nieves 2 (8), morse (4), a.kennedy (11), prado (30), m.diaz (13), Glaus (18), me.cabrera (22). 3b—infante (2). hr—di.hernandez (1). sb— infante (6). H R ER BB SO IP Washington olsen L,3-5 5 3 3 3 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 Jo.peralta Bs,2-2 1 slaten 0 2 4 1 2 0 stammen 2 5 2 2 0 2 Atlanta minor W,1-0 6 5 2 2 2 5 Farnsworth h,2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 saito c.martinez 1 0 0 0 0 0 olsen pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. slaten pitched to 5 batters in the 7th. hBp—by olsen (m.diaz). t—3:04. a—16,911 (49,743).

Astros 4, Mets 3 New York ab Josrys ss 4 Fmrtnz lf 4 Lcastill 2b 0 dWrght 3b4 Beltran cf 3 i.davis 1b 3 Francr rf 3 thole c 4 rtejad 2b 2 pagan lf 2 Jsantn p 3 carter ph 1

Houston h bi ab r h bi 2 1 Bourn cf 4 1 2 0 1 1 angsnc ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 pence rf 4 2 2 4 1 1 ca.Lee lf 4 0 1 0 1 0 cJhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 Wallac 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 Blum 2b 3 0 1 0 2 0 Jacastr c 3 0 1 0 0 0 Figuero p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Fulchin p 0 0 0 0 1 0 michals ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 melncn p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 8 3 Totals 31 4 9 4 New York 110 000 010—3 Houston 300 000 01x—4 dp—New York 1, houston 1. Lob—New York 7, houston 4. 2b—J.santana (3), ca.lee (22), Blum (8), Ja.castro (2). hr— d.wright (18), pence 2 (18). sb—Jos.reyes (24). cs—F.martinez (1). IP H R ER BB SO New York J.santana L,10-7 8 9 4 4 1 7 Houston 5 4 2 1 3 4 Figueroa Fulchino h,3 2 1 0 0 1 2 mlncn W,1-0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 W.lopez s,1-2 pB—Ja.castro. t—2:21. a—26,279 (40,976). r 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Padres 1, Cubs 0 Chicago San Diego ab r h bi ab r h bi hrstnJr 2b 4 1 1 0 Fukdm rf 3 0 0 0 mtejad ss 3 0 1 0 scastro ss 3 0 2 0 adGnzl 1b 4 0 0 0 Byrd cf 3 0 0 0 Ludwck rf 3 0 0 0 arrmr 3b 4 0 1 0 headly 3b 3 0 0 1 Barney pr 0 0 0 0 torreal c 3 0 0 0 Nady 1b 3 0 1 0 Venale lf 3 0 1 0 asorin lf 4 0 1 0 denorfi cf 3 0 0 0 deWitt 2b 4 0 0 0 stairs ph 1 0 0 0 K.hill c 3 0 0 0 h.Bell p 0 0 0 0 r.Wells p 2 0 1 0 Garlnd p 3 0 0 0 marshll p 0 0 0 0 adams p 0 0 0 0 colvin ph 1 0 0 0 Gwynn cf 0 0 0 0 marml p 0 0 0 0 30 0 6 0 Totals 30 1 3 1 Totals San Diego 100 000 000—1 000 000 000—0 Chicago e—K.hill (1), s.castro (18). dp—san diego 3, chicago 1. Lob—san diego 7, chicago 7. 2b—Venable (9), Nady (9). sb— torrealba (6), Venable (23). IP H R ER BB SO San Diego 4 0 0 3 3 Garland W,12-8 7 adams h,27 1 1 0 0 1 0 h.bell s,36-39 1 1 0 0 0 2 Chicago r.wells L,5-11 7 3 1 1 3 6 marshall 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 marmol hBp—by r.Wells (Ludwick). t—2:41. a—33,664 (41,210).

Brewers 3, Cardinals 2 Milwaukee ab Weeks 2b 3 4 hart rf Braun lf 4 Fielder 1b 4 mcGeh 3b 4 L.cain cf 4 axford p 0 aescor ss 3 Lucroy c 4 Bush p 2 0 Loe p dickrsn cf 1

St. Louis r 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

h bi ab r h bi 0 0 schmkr 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 Jay cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 mccllln p 0 0 0 0 0 0 pujols 1b 3 1 1 1 3 2 hollidy lf 4 0 0 0 2 0 craig rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 rasms ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 FLopez 3b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Ymolin c 4 0 0 0 0 0 JGarci p 2 0 0 0 0 0 mBggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 miles 2b 1 0 1 0 B.ryan ss 3 1 2 0 32 2 6 1 Totals 33 3 7 2 Totals Milwaukee 003 000 000—3 000 100 010—2 St. Louis e—a.escobar (17), F.lopez 2 (11). dp— milwaukee 1, st. Louis 3. Lob—milwaukee 7, st. Louis 5. hr—mcgehee (19), pujols (31). IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Bush W,6-10 6 4 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 Loe h,16 11⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 2 axford s,18-20 1 ⁄3 St. Louis J.garcia L,10-6 6 5 3 0 3 6 2 2 0 0 1 0 m.Boggs mcclellan 1 0 0 0 0 2 Wp—axford. t—2:44. a—45,380 (43,975).

Calendar AMERICAN LEAGUE sept. 1 — active rosters expand to 40 players. oct. 6 — playoffs begin. oct. 27 — World series begins, city of National League champion. November — Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World series ends. dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents. dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers. dec. 6-9 — Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players. 2011 Jan 5-15 — salary arbitration filing. Jan. 18 — exchange of salary arbitration figures. Feb. 1-21 — salary arbitration hearings. Feb. 13 — Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 18 — Voluntary reporting date for other players. march 1 — mandatory reporting date. march 2-11 — teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. march 14 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. march 28 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2011 salary. march 30 — opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players. July 12 — all-star game, phoenix. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility. sept. 1 — active rosters expand to 40 players. dec. 5-8 — Winter meetings, dallas. dec. 11 — collective bargaining agreement expires. dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.

First win for Atlanta phenom Associated Press

ATLANTA — — Mike Minor had already dressed and turned to talk with the media Braves 10 when his new Nationals 2 teammates saluted his first big league win. How ’bout a beer shower, rookie? If Minor and the Braves keep this up, it won’t be the last time they’re getting doused. Little-used Diory Hernandez sparked Atlanta with a pinch-hit homer, All-Star Martin Prado returned from the disabled list with three hits and Minor claimed his first big league win, 10-2 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Minor (1-0) was rewarded with four cans of beers poured on his head, delivered by Derek Lowe, Brooks Conrad, David Ross and Billy Wagner. “That’s OK,” Minor said. “Hopefully there will be more of these to come. Hopefully I can get some other guys down the road.” Atlanta maintained its 21⁄2-game lead in the NL East on Philadelphia, which defeated San Francisco 9-3. Coming off their majors-best 20th victory on the final swing, the Braves didn’t need any dramatics in the opener of a series against the lowly Nationals. Still, in keeping with the theme of a surprising season, some unlikely players contributed to Atlanta’s sixth win in seven games. Like Hernandez, who had batted only twice since coming up from the minors on Aug. 2. With the Braves trailing 2-0, he led off the sixth batting for Minor and came through with his second career homer. Like Matt Diaz, who had a tworun double that put the Braves ahead for good while making a rare appearance in the cleanup spot. Like Minor, the Braves’ firstround pick last year but only pitching in the majors this soon because Kris Medlen went down with a season-ending injury. “It’s been a year like that,” Diaz said. “It’s a different guy every night. It’s got that feel” like something special is happening. Now, if the fans of Atlanta would only take notice. Even with the Braves contending for their first playoff appearance since 2005, just 16,911 turned out at Turner Field — by the far the smallest home crowd of the season. Minor pitched well in his second

career start but was trailing when he left, having surrendered two runs to the Nationals in the sixth to ruin a scoreless duel. “I was really upset,” he said. “I felt like I pitched OK, but those two runs killed me.” He wasn’t upset for long. HernanMINOR dez’s second career homer — and first hit in the majors this season — seemed to rattle Scott Olsen (3-5). He gave up just one hit over the first five innings, but didn’t get an out in the sixth. Omar Infante tripled to the gap right-center and Jason Heyward walked, prompting manager Jim Riggleman to call in right-hander Joel Peralta. That move backfired when Prado, who had been on the DL since breaking his right pinky on a slide July 30, doubled into the right-field corner to bring home the tying run. Diaz, hitting cleanup even with a .232 average and just five homers, followed with another double into the left-field corner to bring home both runners. Olsen was charged with three runs and blew off reporters after the game, apparently upset about getting yanked so soon by Riggleman. “I thought our only chance to get out of the inning was to put a righthander on Prado and Diaz,” the manager said. “It wasn’t going the way we wanted it to go. As good as (Olsen) had been, it got away from him real quickly.” The Braves blew it open with four more runs in the seventh, taking advantage of two Washington errors and a botched grounder that was charitably scored a hit. Prado picked up his second RBI with a single and Melky Cabrera blooped a two-run double to short left field. The Nationals grabbed their short-lived lead with a pair clutch hits off Minor. With two outs, Wil Nieves lined a double just inside the third-base bag to put the Nationals ahead, and Mike Morse extended the lead with a double to the gap in left-center. Nieves was only in the game because Ivan Rodriguez never got a chance to put on his catching gear. Pudge was ejected in the top of the first, apparently for slamming his bat over a disputed strikeout that left two runners stranded.

Garza dominant for Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Garza scattered five hits over seven scoreless Rays 10 innings for his win since Rangers 1 first pitching a no-hitter late last month and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Tuesday night. Garza (12-7) went 0-2 in three starts after throwing Tampa Bay’s first no-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Detroit on July 26. The right-hander, who had 10 strikeouts and two walks, struck out AL batting leader Josh Hamilton with runners on second and third to end the third. Evan Longoria came within a homer of the cycle and had three RBIs for the Rays, who have won the first two games of the threegame series in a potential playoff matchup. The victory gave Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon his 400th career win. Carl Crawford also drove in three runs, including a two-run homer during a five-run seventh that extended the Rays’ lead to 10-0. The Rays are tied for first place in the AL East with the New York Yankees, a 6-2 winner over Detroit. The AL West-leading Rangers remained eight games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels, who were beaten 6-0 by the Boston Red Sox. David

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Murphy had a run-scoring single in the eighth. Rangers third baseman Michael Young was out of the lineup due to a stiff neck. He left Monday night’s 6-4 loss to the Rays after six innings, but Texas manager Ron Washington said he expects Young to start Wednesday. Crawford and Longoria hit consecutive RBI triples, and Carlos Pena drove in a run with a double.

Legend Thomson dies NEW YORK (AP) — We've heard the frenzied call forever, echoing through baseball lore. “The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!” Bobby Thomson, the man immortalized with his “Shot Heard 'Round the World” in 1951, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 86 and had been in failing health for several years. He was a good player, not a Hall of Famer. Yet on that October afternoon, with one swing, Thomson transformed a pennant race for one season into a baseball moment for the ages. He hit perhaps the sport's most famous home run, connecting off Ralph Branca for a three-run drive in the bottom of the ninth inning that sent the New York Giants over the

Brooklyn Dodgers in the decisive Game 3 of their National League playoff. The drive into the left-field stands at the Polo Grounds and broadcaster Russ Hodges' ecstatic declaration — four times shouting “the Giants win the pennant!” — remain one of the signature moments in major league history. “I never thought it was going to be that big. Hell, no,” Branca told The Associated Press from his home in suburban New York. “When we went into the next season, I thought it'd be forgotten. I’ll miss him,”Branca said. Thomson hit .270 with 264 career home runs and 1,026 RBIs from 1946-60 with several teams. He led the league in a hitting category only once, and that was for triples.





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Walmart hopes basics like underwear and socks will bring in financially strapped shoppers. It’s also stocking smaller packages for the days leading up to when customers receive their government assistance checks, and need to stretch their last few dollars. Investors regained some enthusiasm for stocks Tuesday, sending prices sharply higher after reports showed a slight improvement in the housing market and a big jump in industrial production. Investors were also encouraged by earnings from Home Depot Inc. and WalMart Stores Inc. that were better than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 103 points. All the major stock indexes were up more than 1 percent. Interest rates rose as investors moved out of the bond market and back into stocks. The Dow rose almost 180 points before falling back to its closing level. About four stocks rose for one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange where volume came to a light 4.05 billion shares, up from 3.15 billion Monday.

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Credit Suisse Comm: ComRet t 8.22 +.07 DFA Funds: IntlCorEq n 9.75 +.13 USCorEq1 n9.30 +.13 USCorEq2 n9.18 +.13 DWS Invest A: 8.35 +.06 BalA MgdMuni p 9.15 +.01 StrGovSecA8.94 -.02 DWS Invest Instl: Eq500IL 124.28 +1.53 DWS Invest S: GNMA S 15.59 -.05 GroIncS 14.04 +.16 MgdMuni S 9.17 +.02 Davis Funds A: NYVen A 30.01 +.39 Davis Funds C & Y: NYVenY 30.36 +.39 NYVen C 28.91 +.38 Delaware Invest A: Diver Inc p 9.64 -.01 Dimensional Fds: EmMCrEq n19.05 +.21 EmMktV 32.33 +.36 IntSmVa n 14.59 +.21 8.64 +.10 LargeCo STMunBd n10.39 +.01 TAUSCorE2 n7.46 +.10 USVctrEq n 8.93 +.13 USLgVa n 17.19 +.21 USLgVa3 n13.16 +.16 US Micro n10.92 +.19 US TgdVal 13.28 +.24 US Small n16.90 +.29 US SmVa 20.08 +.39 IntlSmCo n14.37 +.18 GlEqInst 11.47 +.16 EmMktSC n21.27 +.25 EmgMkt n 27.87 +.27 Fixd n 10.36 ... IntGFxIn n 12.80 -.03 IntVa n 16.24 +.24 Glb5FxInc n11.59 -.01 LCapInt n 17.69 +.22 TM USTgtV17.15 +.31 TM IntVa 13.22 +.20 TMMktwV 12.66 +.16 2YGlFxd n 10.29 ... DFARlE n 19.83 +.47 Dodge&Cox: Balanced 62.95 +.50 13.39 -.03 Income IntlStk 31.30 +.36 Stock 92.63 +1.05 Dreyfus: Aprec 33.73 +.34 DryMid r 23.40 +.39 Dr500In t 30.96 +.38 MunBd r 11.45 +.01 NY Tax r 15.08 +.02 DreihsAcInc10.97 +.02 EVTxMgEmI44.79 +.47 Eaton Vance A: GblMacAb p10.37 +.01 InBosA 5.66 +.01 LgCpVal 16.15 +.17 NatlMunInc 9.89 +.02 8.18 +.01 StrInc p Eaton Vance I: ... 8.72 FltgRt GblMacAbR10.35 ... LgCapVal 16.20 +.17 FMI Funds: LgCap p 14.06 +.15 FPA Funds: 11.00 ... NwInc FPACres n 24.78 +.14

Fairholme 31.96 +.19 Federated A: MidGrStA 28.80 +.48 KaufmA p 4.70 +.06 TtlRtBd p 11.34 -.01 Federated Instl: KaufmnK 4.71 +.06 MunULA p 10.05 ... TotRetBd 11.34 -.01 TtlRtBdS 11.34 -.01 Fidelity Advisor A: LevCoStA p27.72 +.47 NwInsgh p 16.99 +.18 SmlCpA p 21.95 +.20 StrInA 12.56 +.02 Fidelity Advisor C: NwInsgh t n16.24 +.17 StrInC t n 12.54 +.02 Fidelity Advisor I: NwInsgtI n 17.17 +.18 StrInI n 12.69 +.02 Fidelity Advisor T: NwInsgh p 16.82 +.19 StrInT 12.56 +.02 Fidelity Freedom: FF2000 n 11.62 +.02 FF2010 n 12.65 +.07 FF2015 n 10.53 +.06 FF2015K 11.79 +.07 FF2020 n 12.59 +.09 FF2020K 12.02 +.08 FF2025 n 10.38 +.09 FF2025K 12.06 +.10 FF2030 n 12.31 +.10 FF2030K 12.15 +.11 FF2035 n 10.13 +.09 FF2040 n 7.07 +.07 FF2045 n 8.34 +.08 FF2050 n 8.19 +.09 Income n 10.97 +.02 Fidelity Invest: AllSectEq 11.32 +.14 AMgr50 n 14.13 +.08 AMgr70 r n14.54 +.12 AMgr20 r n12.34 +.03 Balanc n 16.63 +.11 BalancedK 16.64 +.12 BlueChGr n37.30 +.54 Canada n 50.18 +1.34 CapAp n 21.55 +.18 CapDevO n 8.93 +.12 CpInc r n 8.79 +.03 ChinaRg r 28.20 +.15 Contra n 57.75 +.64 ContraK 57.77 +.64 CnvSc n 22.26 +.21 DisEq n 20.13 +.20 DivIntl n 26.47 +.27 DivrsIntK r 26.48 +.27 DivStkO n 12.82 +.15 DivGth n 23.39 +.32 EmrMk n 22.62 +.20 Eq Inc n 38.39 +.47 EQII n 15.86 +.19 38.39 +.47 EqIncK Export n 18.78 +.23 Fidel n 27.22 +.35 FltRateHi r n9.54 +.01 FrInOne n 24.22 +.26 GNMA n 11.91 -.03 GovtInc 10.91 -.01 GroCo n 68.76 +1.06 GroInc n 15.51 +.21 GrowthCoK68.79 +1.06 GrStrat r n 16.83 +.33 Indepn n 19.57 +.24 InProBd n 11.69 -.05

10.71 -.01 IntBd n IntmMu n 10.41 +.01 IntlDisc n 28.69 +.30 InvGrBd n 11.89 -.02 InvGB n 7.44 -.01 LgCapVal 10.89 +.12 LatAm n 51.81 +.53 LevCoStk n22.78 +.39 LowP r n 32.57 +.36 LowPriK r 32.61 +.36 Magelln n 60.56 +.83 MagellanK 60.54 +.83 MidCap n 23.45 +.39 NwMkt r n 16.10 +.08 NwMill n 24.74 +.37 NY Mun n 13.25 +.02 OTC n 43.96 +.56 100Index 7.75 +.08 Ovrsea n 28.26 +.41 Puritn n 16.15 +.10 PuritanK 16.15 +.11 RealE n 23.27 +.56 SCmdtyStrt n10.53+.08 SrEmrgMkt16.52 +.15 SrsIntGrw 9.50 +.10 SrsIntVal 9.02 +.10 SrInvGrdF 11.89 -.02 STBF n 8.47 -.01 SmCapOp 8.48 +.15 SmCapInd r14.44 +.24 SmllCpS r n15.78 +.25 SCpValu r 13.21 +.24 SEAsia n 26.48 +.21 SpSTTBInv r n11.17-.04 StratInc n 11.21 +.02 StrReRt r 8.88 +.04 TaxFrB r n 11.09 +.02 TotalBd n 11.02 -.01 USBI n 11.62 -.02 Value n 58.18 +.94 Fidelity Selects: Enrgy n 40.60 +.71 Gold r n 47.49 +.49 Health n 105.20 +1.21 Tech n 75.11 +1.03 Fidelity Spartan: ExtMkIn n 31.14 +.52 IntlInxInv n 31.75 +.36 TotMktInv n31.42 +.41 Fidelity Spart Adv: 500IdxAdv n38.77 +.48 IntAd r n 31.76 +.37 TotMktAd r n31.43 +.42 First Eagle: GlblA 40.88 +.29 OverseasA20.19 +.10 SGenGld p29.83 +.24 Forum Funds: AbsStrI r 10.65 +.02 Frank/Temp Frnk A: AdjUS p 8.88 ... ... BalInv p 42.57 CalTFA p 7.16 ... FedInt p 11.92 ... ... FedTFA p 12.02 ... FlxCpGrA 40.11 FoundAl p 9.55 ... ... GoldPrM A 45.26 GrwthA p 38.99 +.55 HYTFA p 10.27 +.01 HiIncA 1.94 ... ... IncomA p 2.05 ... InsTFA p 12.08 NYTFA p 11.87 ... ... OhioI A p 12.65 ... RisDvA p 29.15

... SMCpGrA 29.55 ... StratInc p 10.28 TtlRtnA p 10.15 ... USGovA p 6.85 -.01 ... UtilsA p 11.16 Frank/Tmp Frnk Adv: ... GlbBdAdv p ... IncmeAd 2.05 +.01 Frank/Temp Frnk B: IncomeB t 2.04 ... Frank/Temp Frnk C: FoundAl p 9.41 ... IncomC t 2.08 +.01 ... USGvC t 6.83 Frank/Temp Mtl A&B: SharesA 19.13 +.19 Frank/Temp Temp A: DvMktA p 21.75 ... ForgnA p 6.14 ... GlBd A p 13.43 +.08 GrwthA p 15.89 +.19 WorldA p 13.09 ... Frank/Temp Tmp Adv: GrthAv 15.72 ... Frank/Temp Tmp B&C: GlBdC p 13.45 +.08 GE Elfun S&S: S&S Inc 11.28 -.01 S&S PM 35.54 +.50 TaxEx 11.95 +.02 Trusts 37.51 +.46 GE Instl Funds: IntlEq 10.34 +.16 GE Investments: TRFd3 p 15.04 +.14 GMO Trust: ShDurColl r11.86 ... GMO Trust II: EmergMkt r12.64 +.16 GMO Trust III: 10.95 +.13 For IntIntrVl 19.57 +.22 18.16 +.17 Quality GMO Trust IV: EmrMkt 12.59 +.15 IntlGrEq 19.90 +.19 IntlIntrVl 19.56 +.22 GMO Trust VI: EmgMkts r 12.60 +.15 IntlCorEq 25.63 +.30 Quality 18.17 +.18 StrFxInc 15.65 +.02 Gabelli Funds: Asset 41.99 +.64 Gateway Funds: GatewayA 24.97 +.15 Goldman Sachs A: MdCVA p 29.99 +.50 ShDuGA 10.44 -.01 Goldman Sachs Inst: GrOppt 20.99 +.33 ... 7.07 HiYield HYMuni n 8.67 +.01 MidCapV 30.26 +.50 SD Gov 10.41 ... ShtDrTF n 10.58 +.01 StrucIntl n 9.43 +.13 Harbor Funds: Bond 13.00 -.02 CapApInst 31.03 +.39 IntlInv t 52.48 +.64 IntlAdm p 52.67 +.65 IntlGr r 10.70 +.16 Intl r 53.06 +.65 Harding Loevner: ... EmgMkt r 44.67 Hartford Fds A: CpAppA p 29.65 +.28 DivGthA p 16.82 +.18 FltRateA px 8.64 +.01 MidCpA p 18.25 +.32

Hartford Fds C: CapApC t 26.38 +.25 FltRateC tx 8.63 +.01 Hartford Fds Y: CapAppY n32.12 +.31 CapAppI n 29.63 +.29 Hartford HLS IA : CapApp 35.86 +.44 Div&Gr 17.41 +.19 Advisers 17.59 +.13 Stock 35.13 +.44 11.00 +.19 IntlOpp TotRetBd 11.35 -.02 Heartland Fds: ValueInv 35.62 +.73 Henderson Glbl Fds: IntOppA p 18.78 +.16 HussmTtlRt r12.58 -.02 HussmnStrGr13.19 -.05 IVA Funds: WldwideA t15.20 +.14 Wldwide I r 15.22 +.14 Invesco Funds A: CapGro 11.21 +.17 14.41 +.16 Chart p CmstkA 13.64 +.13 Const p 19.50 +.26 EqIncA 7.74 +.05 GrIncA p 16.72 +.15 9.55 +.02 HYMuA IntlGrow 24.20 +.20 MdCpCEq p20.84 +.32 TF IntA p 11.48 +.02 Invesco Funds P: SummitP p 10.00 +.13 Ivy Funds: AssetSC t 21.13 +.08 AssetStA p21.73 +.09 AssetStrI r 21.90 +.09 GlNatRsA p16.67 +.40 JPMorgan A Class: CoreBd A 11.64 -.02 Inv Bal p 11.39 +.06 MCpVal p 19.80 +.32 JPMorgan C Class: CoreBd p 11.69 -.02 JP Morgan Instl: MdCpVal n20.14 +.32 JPMorgan Select: HBSMkNe p15.24 -.03 USEquity n 8.79 +.10 JPMorgan Sel Cls: AsiaEq n 31.53 +.25 CoreBd n 11.64 -.02 HighYld n 7.91 +.02 IntmTFBd n11.14 +.02 ShtDurBd n11.02 ... TxAwRRet n9.99 +.02 USLCCrPls n17.79+.22 JP Morgan Ultra: CoreBond n11.64 -.02 MtgBckd 11.31 -.01 ShtDurBd 11.02 -.01 Janus S Shrs: 29.41 +.29 Forty Overseas t 44.42 +.63 Janus T Shrs: BalancdT 24.36 +.15 Contrarn T 13.21 +.15 Grw&IncT 27.14 +.29 Janus T 25.38 +.28 OvrseasT r44.52 +.63 PrkMCVal T19.69 +.26 ShTmBdT 3.11 ... Twenty T 57.52 +.59 Jensen J 24.05 +.31 John Hancock A: ClassicVl p14.27 +.18 LgCpEqA 22.60 +.30

John Hancock Cl 1: LSAggr 10.61 +.14 LSBalanc 11.93 +.09 LSConsrv 12.62 +.03 LSGrwth 11.52 +.12 LSModer 12.08 +.06 Keeley Funds: SmCpValA p19.88 +.45 LSVValEq n12.08 +.13 Lazard Instl: EmgMktI 19.24 +.15 Lazard Open: EmgMkO p19.56 +.16 Legg Mason A: CBAgGr p 91.50 +1.19 CBAppr p 12.24 +.14 CBFAllCV A11.68 +.18 WAMgMu p15.94 +.05 Legg Mason C: CMValTr p 34.33 +.31 Longleaf Partners: Partners 24.55 +.34 Intl 13.38 +.14 SmCap 22.25 +.33 Loomis Sayles: LSBondI 13.98 +.03 StrInc C 14.50 +.03 LSBondR 13.92 +.02 StrIncA 14.43 +.03 Loomis Sayles Inv: InvGrBdA p12.37 ... InvGrBdC p12.28 ... InvGrBdY 12.37 ... Lord Abbett A: AffilA p 9.92 +.13 FundlEq 10.91 +.17 BdDebA p 7.51 +.01 ShDurIncA p4.64 ... MidCpA p 13.52 +.23 RsSmCA 25.47 +.47 Lord Abbett C: BdDbC p 7.53 +.01 ShDurIncC t 4.67 ... Lord Abbett F: ShtDurInco 4.64 ... Lord Abbett I: SmCapVal 26.97 +.50 MFS Funds A: IntlDvA 11.82 +.11 MITA 16.81 +.18 MIGA 12.87 +.16 EmGA 34.66 +.50 IntlVA 22.17 +.14 MuHiA t 7.63 +.01 ReInA 13.39 +.13 TotRA 13.19 +.07 14.91 +.15 UtilA 20.28 +.21 ValueA MFS Funds I: 13.83 +.15 ReInT ValueI 20.38 +.22 MFS Funds Instl: IntlEq n 15.81 +.18 MainStay Funds A: 5.78 +.01 HiYldBA MainStay Funds I: ICAPSlEq 30.55 +.31 Mairs & Power: Growth 63.86 +.89 Managers Funds: Bond n 25.82 -.05 Manning&Napier Fds: WldOppA 7.77 +.10 Marsico Funds: Focus p 15.13 +.21 Matthews Asian: AsianG&I 16.69 +.11 26.81 +.13 China PacTiger 20.75 +.16 MergerFd 15.81 +.01

Meridian Funds: 35.57 +.60 Growth Metro West Fds: TotRetBd 10.60 -.01 TotRtBdI 10.60 -.01 MontagGr I 21.37 +.20 MorganStanley Inst: EmMktI 23.70 +.24 12.36 +.08 IntlEqI MCapGrI 30.92 +.48 MCapGrP p29.95 +.47 Munder Funds A: MdCpCGr t23.11 +.39 Munder Funds Y: MCpCGrY n23.57 +.40 Mutual Series: BeacnZ 11.30 ... GblDiscA 27.22 +.26 GlbDiscC 26.65 ... GlbDiscZ 27.58 +.26 ... 17.05 QuestZ SharesZ 19.30 +.19 Nationwide Instl: S&P500Ins 9.21 +.11 Neuberger&Berm Inv: Genesis 27.36 +.50 GenesInst 37.82 +.68 Neuberger&Berm Tr: Genesis 39.24 +.71 Nicholas Group: Nich n 39.38 +.56 Northeast Investors: Trust 5.92 -.14 Northern Funds: ... BondIdx 10.83 HiYFxInc 7.05 ... ... IntTxEx 10.62 IntlEqIdx r ... ... MMEmMkt r20.96 ... MMIntEq r 8.64 ... ShIntTaxFr10.63 ... SmCapVl 12.27 ... ... 13.39 StkIdx Nuveen Cl A: HYMuBd p 15.87 +.04 KYMuB p 11.01 +.01 LrgCpV p 16.85 +.20 OHMBA p 11.32 +.02 LtMBA p 11.04 +.01 Nuveen Cl R: IntDMBd 9.13 +.01 HYMunBd 15.86 +.03 Oakmark Funds I: EqtyInc r 25.19 +.25 19.26 +.20 GlobalI Intl I r 17.25 +.17 Oakmark r 36.35 +.40 Select r 24.12 +.19 Old Westbury Fds: GlobOpp 7.51 +.03 GlbSMdCap13.14 +.20 NonUSLgC p8.99 +.15 9.37 +.11 RealRet Oppenheimer A: AMTFMu 6.51 +.01 CapApA p 37.11 +.47 CapIncA p 8.22 +.03 DvMktA p 30.45 +.27 EquityA 7.57 +.11 GlobA p 52.82 +.66 GblAllocA 13.96 +.09 GlbOppA 26.50 +.31 GblStrIncA 4.23 ... Gold p 42.34 +.59 IntBdA p 6.58 +.03 IntGrw p 24.27 +.27 LtdTmMu 14.59 +.01 MnStFdA 28.11 +.35 MSSCA p 16.67 +.25

S&MdCpVl26.65 +.44 Oppenheimer C&M: DevMktC t 29.34 +.27 GblStrIncC 4.22 ... IntlBdC 6.56 +.03 Oppenheimer Roch: ... LtdNYA p 3.31 RoNtMuC t 7.24 +.01 RoMu A p 16.64 +.02 ... RcNtMuA 7.25 Oppenheimer Y: DevMktY 30.17 +.28 6.58 +.03 IntlBdY IntGrowY 24.20 +.27 PIMCO Admin PIMS: ShtTmAd p 9.90 ... TotRtAd 11.50 -.01 PIMCO Instl PIMS: AlAsetAut r11.08 -.01 AllAsset 12.30 +.02 ComodRR 7.91 +.04 DevLcMk r 10.25 +.06 DivInc 11.42 +.02 EmMkBd 11.31 +.03 ForBdUn r 10.70 ... FrgnBd 10.81 -.01 HiYld 9.09 +.01 InvGrCp 11.66 -.02 LowDu 10.57 ... ... ModDur 11.08 RealRet 11.90 -.05 RealRtnI 11.34 -.03 9.90 ... ShortT TotRt 11.50 -.01 11.12 -.02 TR II 10.21 -.01 TRIII PIMCO Funds A: ComRR p 7.80 +.05 LwDurA 10.57 ... RealRtA p 11.34 -.03 ShtTmA p 9.90 ... 11.50 -.01 TotRtA PIMCO Funds C: RealRtC p 11.34 -.03 TotRtC t 11.50 -.01 PIMCO Funds D: ... LowDur p 10.57 RealRtn p 11.34 -.03 TRtn p 11.50 -.01 PIMCO Funds P: TotRtnP 11.50 -.01 Parnassus Funds: EqtyInco n 23.57 +.32 Pax World: Balanced 19.97 +.21 Perm Port Funds: Permannt 41.05 +.21 Pioneer Funds A: CullenVal 16.20 +.13 HiYldA p 9.20 +.06 PionFdA p 34.84 +.46 ValueA p 10.04 +.10 Pioneer Funds C: PionrFdY 34.96 +.46 Pioneer Fds Y: CullenV Y 16.29 +.14 Price Funds Adv: EqInc 20.82 +.23 Growth p n 26.68 +.40 HiYld 6.56 +.01 R2020A p n14.73 +.14 Price Funds: Balance n 17.60 +.13 BlChip n 31.83 +.45 CapApp n 18.52 +.15 EmMktB n 13.43 +.07 EmMktS n 30.80 +.29 EqInc n 20.87 +.24 EqIndex n 29.51 +.37 GNMA n 10.03 -.02

Growth n 26.88 +.40 HlthSci n 26.02 +.27 HiYield n 6.57 ... InstlCpG 13.65 +.19 IntlBond n 9.94 +.03 IntDis n 37.48 +.32 Intl G&I 11.95 +.14 IntlStk n 12.54 +.17 LatAm n 49.15 +.63 MDBond n 10.68 +.02 MediaTl n 43.08 +.54 MidCap n 49.39 +.73 MCapVal n20.67 +.26 N Asia n 17.24 +.16 New Era n 41.92 +.99 N Horiz n 26.79 +.42 9.71 -.02 N Inc n OverS SF r n7.41 +.09 PSBal n 17.26 +.15 RealEst n 15.86 +.36 R2010 n 14.31 +.10 R2015 n 10.89 +.09 R2020 n 14.82 +.14 R2025 n 10.72 +.11 R2030 n 15.22 +.18 R2035 n 10.67 +.13 R2040 n 15.18 +.18 R2045 n 10.12 +.13 Ret Inco n 12.36 +.06 SciTec n 21.29 +.28 4.88 ... ShtBd n SmCpStk n28.34 +.51 SmCapVal n30.01 +.49 SpecGr n 15.20 +.20 SpecIn n 12.17 +.02 SuMuInt n 11.53 +.02 TFInc n 10.08 +.02 TxFrH n 10.98 +.01 TxFrSI n 5.64 ... Value n 20.50 +.25 Principal Inv: BdMtgIn 10.37 -.02 HighYldA p 7.92 +.01 LgCGI In 7.69 +.12 LgCV3 In 9.01 +.10 LgCV1 In 9.39 +.11 LgGrIn 6.88 +.12 LT2030In 10.37 +.11 LT2020In 10.64 +.09 LT2040I 10.39 +.12 RealEstI 14.98 +.38 SAMBalA 11.71 +.10 Prudential Fds A: NatResA 44.41 +.97 STCrpBdA 11.61 -.01 9.30 +.11 UtilityA Putnam Funds A: CATxA p 7.94 +.02 DvrInA p 8.06 ... EqInA p 13.23 +.18 GrInA p 11.70 +.14 NwOpA p 41.77 +.63 19.96 +.28 VoyA p RS Funds: LgCAlphaB t34.96 +.54 26.62 +.39 RSPart Value 21.62 +.40 Rainier Inv Mgt: SmMCap 26.21 +.49 RidgeWorth Funds: GScUShBdI10.07 ... 9.48 +.01 HiYldI IntmBdI 10.95 -.04 RiverSource A: DispEqA p 4.71 +.05 8.60 +.12 DEI DivrBd 5.05 -.01

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Players understand importance of camp BY MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press

Panthers gamble with position switch he pointed toward Thomas Davis, who walked off the field following another day SPARTANBURG, S.C. — of rehabilitation as he reJon Beason has played in the covers from his second Pro Bowl the past two seatorn anterior cruciate ligasons. He set a Carolina fran- ment in his right knee in a chise record last year with year. 169 tackles, displaying the When the speedy Davis speed, aggressiveness and went down again in June, hard-hitting that have made the Panthers decided to put him one of the NFL’s top reserve Dan Connor at midmiddle linebackers. dle linebacker and shift So why in the heck would Beason to Davis’ old spot. the Panthers move him to The weakside linebacker, another position? who lines up on the side of Look in the middle of the the field away from the field at training camp these tight end, is a key position. days and you won’t find Bea- Not having to deal with as son. Instead, he’s been shuf- many blockers, he’s supfled to weakside linebacker posed to collect numerous in a gamble coach John Fox tackles in defensive coordibelieves will make up for a nator Ron Meeks’ Cover-2 key injury — while not limit- system. ing the effectiveness of per“I feel comfortable with haps his top defensive playhim at any linebacker spot,” er. Fox said of Beason. “He’s a It’s left Beason, a team guy we know the most about. leader and one of the few He’s got the most history veterans left on the NFL’s with us. He’s got the ability third-youngest team, scram- to play at any of those bling around camp like he’s spots.” a rookie. Beason played at weak“I’m making strides every side some in college and earday,” Beason said as sweat ly in his rookie season with poured down his face follow- Carolina, but had reached a ing Tuesday’s practice. “The comfort level in the middle. beauty of it is we’re still inWhile not thrilled with the stalling, so every day I get a change at first, he’s acceptnew challenge. It allows me ed it. to be a rookie again. I have It’s just taken longer than to be on my toes, have to be he thought to figure everyin my (play)book. This camp thing out. has been eventful.” “I didn’t think there Beason then chuckled as would be that much of a BY MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press

(learning) curve,” Beason said. “Not so much as it’s new, just trying to get that comfort level where I can play free and not think as much, be more instinctive.” The key difference is responsibility on plays. “I have to be a little more disciplined when I’m playing the weakside,” Beason said. “When you’re the (middle linebacker) you have to have the ability to go both ways based on the play. At (weakside) sometimes they run away from you and you have to sit back and contain. So some plays I can’t be as aggressive.” Then there’s the issue of the defensive playcalling. Beason has worn the helmet radio to get the defensive signals in the past. He said he plans to continue to wear the headset, but Connor will make the defensive checks just before the snap. “I think the guys are familiar with my voice in the huddle,” Beason said. “It’s good that Dan gets to make the calls because it makes him feel more like a (middle linebacker). Getting people lined up, making checks is something he can handle. He’s a quiet guy by nature, so getting him talking more is good.” Beason also stressed that he’s not finished playing middle linebacker. He said four of five defensive pack-

ages have him in the middle, mostly when extra defensive backs are used on passing downs. “It all depends on what kind of game it is,” he said. “If we jump up seven to 10 points, they’re probably going to go three or four wide receiver sets where I’m probably going to be the (middle linebacker) the whole game.” But at the start of games he’ll be on the outside. He said he felt OK playing there in last week’s exhibition opener at Baltimore, taking issue with ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, who criticized him when he appeared to be out of position. “I didn’t have any mentals as far as my responsibility,” Beason said. “It was a little slippery out there. I slipped on one play where Gruden referred to me as a fish out of water. I appreciate it. It’s just a little added motivation, more fuel to the fire. When I see coach Gruden I’ll let him know how I feel about it.” You can change Beason’s position, but can’t take away the intensity that’s helped him collect 488 tackles in three NFL seasons. “This is just a part of football,” Beason said. “Somebody goes down and the No. 2 guy steps up and performs when it’s his turn.”

TAKING IT SLOW: Panthers receiver Steve Smith

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Balmer more comfortable after trade to Seattle Associated Press

SEATTLE — It only took Kentwan Balmer a meeting with Mike Singletary, a few days of unexcused absences from the 49ers and then a trade to get a new NFL life in Seattle. The 23-year-old is not sharing the reason for his rift with the team that drafted him in the first round just two years ago. “You’re very persistent, man,” Balmer said when pressed for an explanation by The Associated Press on Tuesday. Balmer says Seattle’s is the style of defense he played in at North Carolina. He was an end his first two years for the Tar Heels, then a tackle his last two. GIANTS EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— A blood-

ied Eli Manning was in some discomfort a day after receiving 12 stitches for a head wound. Manning’s status for the New York Giants’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend is uncertain. REDSKINS ASHBURN, Va. — Albert Haynesworth was sidelined after just a few snaps at practice Tuesday morning, apparently because he wasn’t feeling well. TITANS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans waived injured rookie running back Stafon Johnson, the former Southern California standout whose college career was ended by a weightlifting accident that crushed his neck.

Johnson dislocated his right ankle and broke his fibula Saturday night in the Titans’ 20-18 loss at Seattle. BENGALS CINCINNATI — Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was fined two game checks by the NFL and forfeited a twoweek share of his signing bonus for a drunken driving conviction. SAINTS NEW ORLEANS — The Saints made a move to strengthen their running back depth when they signed former Redskin Ladell Betts to a one-year contract. BILLS PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills rookie receiver David Nelson is out indefinitely after being carted off the field with a right leg injury during practice.

SECONDARY COMPETITION: There appears to be tight competition for the last few slots in the secondary on Carolina’s 53-man roster. The Panthers normally keep eight or nine defensive backs. Starters Chris Gamble, Richard Marshall, Sherrod Martin, Charles Godfrey and nickel back Captain Munnerlyn are assured slots, leaving a group of seven jockeying for jobs. Gamble said he’s been impressed with the play of fellow seventh-round picks Robert McClain and R.J. Stanford, who made a diving interception in practice Tuesday. “I look at Captain and he was a seventh-round pick and he’s been showing up and making plays. And I can see the same thing in McClain and Stanford,” Gamble said. “They aren’t too physical, but they have ball skills and they are technique sound. They are looking good out there to be seventh rounders.” Meanwhile, C.J. Wilson scored Carolina’s lone touchdown in the first exhibition game when he returned a fumble 31 yards for a touchdown. “He’s stepping up. He had a touchdown last week and is making a lot of plays,” Gamble said. “I see a lot in C.J.” The rest of the group includes sixth-round pick Jordan Pugh, Marcus Hudson, Brian Witherspoon and Aaron Francisco, who was expected to be a major contributor on special teams but has been sidelined most of camp with a hamstring injury. Pugh has two diving pass breakups on Tuesday.



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Jon Beason has moved from middle linebacker to weakside linebacker because of an injury to thomas davis.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers have resisted the recent trend that now has 17 of 32 NFL teams holding training camp at their home facilities, up from five of 31 teams in 2001. While tight end Jeff King said since he didn’t like living in a dormitory when he was in college so “I certainly don’t love it now,” he sees the benefits of spending three weeks together at Wofford College. “If you were at Bank of America Stadium and you had two hours or three hours (off), you could probably sneak home and get a nap in,” King said Tuesday. “But just by location, you hang out with the guys and get to know them a little bit better and build a little chemistry up away from the field.” Quarterback Matt Moore said the camaraderie built during camp was one of the first topics coach John Fox brought up when the team reported on July 28. “It’s not like guys when we’re done with practice and meetings and guys get in their cars and go home. Guys are in here, guys are in the dorms and everybody is together,” Moore said. “Whether you’re Steve Smith, Jordan Gross or a free-agent rookie, we’re all hanging out. You need those things to be a successful football team.” The location of camp — steamy Spartanburg — is another element that drains players. There have been numerous practices this year when the heat index was well above 100 degrees. King hinted the Panthers’ success late in the season — they’re 10-4 in December and January regular-season games in the past three seasons — could be the result of the practice time in extreme heat and humidity. “We’ve played well in December, late in the year. I think that comes from being a little mentally tough,” King said. “Whether you build that in Spartanburg or throughout the season, I can’t put my finger on it.” Still, players were counting the hours until they can say goodbye to dorm life. The team breaks camp after Wednesday’s 9 a.m. practice — the last of 25 workouts here.

wasn’t dressed for practice on Tuesday, but still ran some routes and caught balls in the walkthrough portion of the workout in his second day back from a broken left forearm. While his teammates were in full pads, Smith was in shorts and wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers cap backward as he caught passes from Matt Moore in plays with no defenders. “We’ll just get him back in football shape and he’ll be day-to-day from here forward,” coach John Fox said. Panthers safety Sherrod Martin left practice early with what Fox called a groin strain. Running back DeAngelo Williams returned after a two-day absence for the birth of his child.


FAVRE FroM 1c This time around, the Vikings sent three of Favre’s closest friends on the team — Jared Allen, Ryan Longwell and Steve Hutchinson — to Hattiesburg to bring him back for one more shot at a Super Bowl. Longwell filled the role of Favre’s chauffeur and three local television stations broke into programming to show the kicker’s black BMW SUV rolling down the road. “Helicopters acting like they are following O.J.,” Shiancoe tweeted. “Where is the bronco.” Longwell pulled into the team complex as the fans cheered and photographers snapped pictures, whisking him to a back entrance. “Brett Favre for President!!” receiver Bernard Berrian tweeted. Favre’s website posted a message earlier saying “stay tuned for breaking news from the Minnesota Vikings today on

Brett Favre’s possible return.” Presumably, Favre did not make the trip just to tell the Vikings he was retiring, but the team issued no formal confirmation that the star quarterback was taking back his starting job. He is, however, under contract — the second season in a two-year, $25 million deal. The Vikings instead issued a media schedule for today, announcing that coach Brad Childress will hold his regular news conference following practice. The team also said that a “media availability with QB Brett Favre is to be determined.” Favre will turn 41 in October and has flirted with retirement for years, while playing for the Green Bay Packers, the New York Jets and now the Vikings. He threw 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season to help Minnesota reach the NFC title game. The three-time MVP had been thinking about hanging it up again this year after injuring his ankle in January’s NFC championship loss to New Orleans. He had surgery on his left ankle in June, and told teammates and some team officials earli-

er in August that it hadn’t healed enough for him to return for a 20th NFL season. Yet no one in the organization fully bought into that — partly because they went through a similar ordeal in 2009. Last year, Favre told the team on the eve of training camp that he was going to stay retired only to return the Tuesday after their first preseason game. The Vikings played their first exhibition game of 2010, a 28-7 win over the Rams, on Saturday and will visit San Francisco on Sunday night this week. Not to mention, soon after Favre showed signs of waffling this year, his agent said he’d play if he was healthy. Tarvaris Jackson was in line to be the starting quarterback if Favre had not returned, and he said after practice that he wasn’t bothered by hearing that some of his higher profile teammates flew to Mississippi to try to woo Favre. “I feel like if my number’s called I’m going to be ready,” Jackson said after practice. “And I’m going to continue to try to work hard and get better. That’s all I can do.”




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 2D Colleges

High schools Yadkin valley 1A

central carolina 2A

Aug. 20 East Rowan at North Rowan Mount Pleasant at Albemarle West Stanly at South Stanly South Davidson at Wheatmore Central Academy at East Montgomery West Montgomery at South Robeson SW Randolph at Chatham Central Aug. 27 North Rowan at Carson Albemarle at West Stanly South Stanly at North Stanly West Davidson at South Davidson Union Academy at East Montgomery Chatham Central at Jordan-Matthews Princeton at North Moore Aug. 28 West Montgomery at Plymouth sept. 3 North Stanly at Albemarle South Davidson at Central Davidson East Montgomery at Providence Grove Red Springs at West Montgomery Union Pines at Chatham Central North Moore at SW Randolph sept. 10 Lexington at North Rowan Thomasville at Albemarle South Stanly at Cox Mill Bishop McGuinness at South Davidson Wheatmore at East Montgomery West Montgomery at Jordan-Matthews North Moore at Union Pines sept. 17 North Rowan at Salisbury Mount Pleasant at South Stanly Chatham Central at Wake Christian North Moore at Jordan-Matthews sept. 24 South Stanly at North Rowan Chatham Central at Albemarle South Davidson at East Montgomery West Montgomery at North Moore oct. 1 East Montgomery at North Rowan Albemarle at West Montgomery South Stanly at Chatham Central North Moore at South Davidson oct. 8 North Rowan at North Moore South Davidson at Albemarle East Montgomery at South Stanly West Montgomery at Chatham Central oct. 15 Albemarle at North Rowan South Stanly at West Montgomery Chatham Central at South Davidson North Moore at East Montgomery oct. 22 North Rowan at Chatham Central East Montgomery at Albemarle North Moore at South Stanly South Davidson at West Montgomery oct. 29 West Montgomery at North Rowan Albemarle at North Moore South Stanly at South Davidson Chatham Central at East Montgomery Nov. 5 North Rowan at South Davidson Albemarle at South Stanly East Montgomery at West Montgomery Chatham Central at North Moore

Aug. 20 South Rowan at Salisbury Thomasville at Cox Mill Eastern Randolph at Lexington North Stanly at Central Davidson East Wilkes at West Davidson Randleman at East Davidson Aug. 27 East Rowan at Salisbury Thomasville at Mt. Airy Concord at Lexington Central Davidson at Randleman West Davidson at South Davidson East Davidson at Trinity sept. 3 Salisbury at Carson Thomasville at A.L. Brown Lexington at HP Central South Davidson at Central Davidson West Davidson at Wheatmore East Davidson at North Davidson sept. 10 Salisbury at West Rowan Thomasville at Albemarle Lexington at North Rowan Central Davidson at North Davidson Carson at West Davidson SW Randolph at East Davidson sept. 17 North Rowan at Salisbury Davie at Thomasville North Davidson at Lexington Central Davidson at McMichael West Davidson at Ledford East Davidson at Wheatmore sept. 24 Salisbury at Davie Asheboro at Thomasville North Davidson at West Davidson Ledford at East Davidson oct. 1 Lexington at HP Andrews Ledford at Central Davidson oct. 8 West Davidson at Salisbury Central Davidson at Thomasville East Davidson at Lexington oct. 15 Salisbury at Central Davidson Thomasville at East Davidson Lexington at West Davidson oct. 22 Lexington at Salisbury West Davidson at Thomasville Central Davidson at East Davidson oct. 29 Thomasville at Salisbury Central Davidson at Lexington East Davidson at West Davidson Nov. 5 Salisbury at East Davidson Lexington at Thomasville West Davidson at Central Davidson

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Aug. 20 Hickory Ridge at Carson East Rowan at North Rowan South Rowan at Salisbury Central Cabarrus at West Rowan West Iredell at Wilkes Central North Iredell at South Iredell A.L. Brown at Statesville Aug. 27 North Rowan at Carson East Rowan at Salisbury South Rowan at A.L. Brown West Rowan at NW Cabarrus West Iredell at Alexander Central Hickory at Statesville sept. 3 Salisbury at Carson East Rowan at Concord NW Cabarrus at South Rowan West Rowan at Davie South Iredell at West Iredell Alexander Central at North Iredell Statesville at Lake Norman sept. 10 Carson at West Davidson Hickory Ridge at East Rowan Robinson at South Rowan Salisbury at West Rowan Lake Norman at West Iredell North Lincoln at North Iredell Statesville at South Iredell sept. 17 Carson at Robinson Cox Mill at East Rowan South Rowan at Central Cabarrus Mooresville at West Rowan North Iredell at Lake Norman sept. 24 Statesville at Carson East Rowan at West Iredell West Rowan at South Rowan West Lincoln at North Iredell oct. 1 Carson at East Rowan South Rowan at North Iredell West Iredell at West Rowan Lincolnton at Statesville oct. 8 West Rowan at Carson Statesville at East Rowan North Iredell at West Iredell oct. 15 Carson at North Iredell West Iredell at South Rowan West Rowan at Statesville oct. 22 South Rowan at Carson East Rowan at West Rowan West Iredell at West Wilkes Statesville at North Iredell oct. 29 Carson at West Iredell South Rowan at Statesville North Iredell at East Rowan Nov. 5 East Rowan at South Rowan North Iredell at West Rowan West Iredell at Statesville

Aug. 20 A.L. Brown at Statesville Concord at Marvin Ridge NW Cabarrus at Mooresville Thomasville at Cox Mill Central Cabarrus at West Rowan Mt. Pleasant at Albemarle Hickory Ridge at Carson Aug. 27 South Rowan at A.L. Brown Concord at Lexington West Rowan at NW Cabarrus Cuthbertson at Robinson Marvin Ridge at Hickory Ridge sept. 3 Thomasville at A.L. Brown East Rowan at Concord NW Cabarrus at South Rowan Parkwood at Cox Mill Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge Robinson at Piedmont Monroe at Mt. Pleasant Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge sept. 10 Hunter Huss at Concord South Stanly at Cox Mill Central Cabarrus at Marvin Ridge Robinson at South Rowan Mt. Pleasant at West Stanly Hickory Ridge at East Rowan sept. 17 A.L. Brown at Kings Mountain Parkwood at NW Cabarrus Cox Mill at East Rowan South Rowan at Central Cabarrus Carson at Robinson Mt. Pleasant at South Stanly Porter Ridge at Hickory Ridge sept. 24 Robinson at A.L. Brown Concord at NW Cabarrus Cox Mill at Mt. Pleasant Porter Ridge at Central Cabarrus oct. 1 A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus Concord at Robinson NW Cabarrus at Mount Pleasant Hickory Ridge at Cox Mill oct. 8 A.L. Brown at Cox Mill Central Cabarrus at Concord NW Cabarrus at Robinson Mt. Pleasant at Hickory Ridge oct. 15 Mt. Pleasant at A.L. Brown Cox Mill at Concord Hickory Ridge at NW Cabarrus Robinson at Central Cabarrus oct. 22 A.L. Brown at Hickory Ridge Concord at Mt. Pleasant Central Cabarrus at NW Cabarrus Cox Mill at Robinson oct. 29 NW Cabarrus at A.L. Brown Concord at Hickory Ridge Central Cabarrus at Cox Mill Robinson at Mt. Pleasant Nov. 5 A.L. Brown at Concord NW Cabarrus at Cox Mill Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus Hickory Ridge at Robinson

2009 county statistical leaders Player, sch. Parks, West Warren, Carson Lowe, South Morris, Salisbury Sifford, East Harris, South Blalock, East Player, sch. Sherrill, West Gragg, Carson Houston, South Knox, Salisbury Blalock, East Rudisell, North

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receiviNg Player, sch. rec. Yds. Clanton, Carson 47 1096 Crucitti, West 79 1262 Troutman, East 21 457 Grant, South 30 422 Gallagher, Salisbury 14 408 Weber, East 13 340 K. Phillips, West 25 398 Morris, Salisbury 12 298

gain 9.3 6.4 7.8 7.6 5.9 7.1 7.0 TD 20 15 10 17 9 2

Yds. 2192 1456 1125 1076 824 373 TD 12 10 4 4 9 6 6 4

Avg. 237.1 152.1 107.7 88.7 73.0 69.5 64.3 Avg. 137.0 121.3 93.8 71.7 63.4 33.9 Avg. 84.3 84.1 35.2 35.2 27.2 26.2 24.9 19.9

Player, school Parks, West Morris, Salisbury Warren, Carson Lowe, South Clanton, Carson Crucitti, West Suarez, West Knox, Salisbury Blalock, East Houston, South Whitaker, Salisbury Gallagher, Salisbury Simons, Salisbury

scoriNg TD PAT 59 2 21 4 20 0 17 0 13 4 12 4 0 63 8 10 9 2 9 0 9 0 9 0 0 45

iNTercePTioNs Player, school No. Sewell, Carson 6 Noble, West 6 Stockdale, Salisbury 5 E. Cowan, West 4 Cook, North 4 D. Phillips, Salisbury 4 White, Carson 3

Fg 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3

Tot. 356 130 120 102 82 76 72 58 56 54 54 54 54

Fumble recoveries Player, school No. Hargrave, North 8 Poe, West 5 E. Cowan, West 4 Hillie, Salisbury 3 Archie, North 3 Meismer, East 3 Grkman, Carson 3 Davis, South 3 Hall, South 3 Edmonds, East 3

central Piedmont 4A Aug. 20 Davie at Alexander Central A.C. Reynolds at West Forsyth Butler at Mount Tabor Glenn at North Davidson HP Central ata R.J. Reynolds Reagan at West Stokes Aug. 27 Davie at Page Glenn at West Forsyth Mount Tabor at Parkland North Davidson at Ledford R.J. Reynolds at Atkins Reagan at East Forsyth sept. 3 West Rowan at Davie West Forsyth at North Forsyth East Forsyth at Mount Tabor East Davidson at North Davidson R.J. Reynolds at Parkland Atkins at Reagan sept. 10 Greenville Rose at Davie West Forsyth at East Forsyth Mount Tabor at Glenn Central Davidson at North Davidson Carver at R.J. Reynolds North Forsyth at Reagan sept. 17 Davie at Thomasville Atkins at West Forsyth North Forsyth at Mount Tabor North Davidson at Lexington East Forsyth at R.J. Reynolds Glenn at Reagan sept. 24 Salisbury at Davie West Forsyth at George Washington Mount Tabor at Carver North Davidson at West Davidson SW Guilford at R.J. Reynolds oct. 1 Reagan at Carrboro oct. 8 Davie at R.J. Reynolds North Davidson at West Forsyth Reagan at Mount Tabor oct. 15 West Forsyth at Davie R.J. Reynolds at Mount Tabor Reagan at North Davidson oct. 22 Mount Tabor at Davie Reagan at West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds at North Davidson oct. 29 Davie at Reagan West Forsyth at R.J. Reynolds Mount Tabor at North Davidson Nov. 5 North Davidson at Davie West Forsyth at Mount Tabor R.J. Reynolds at Reagan

sAc Aug. 28 Winona St. at Carson-Newman, 1 p.m. Charleston (W.Va.) at Tusculum, 1 p.m. North Greenville at Mars Hill, 1:30 p.m. Edward Waters at Brevard, 2 p.m. Chowan at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. Wingate at West Georgia, 7 p.m. sept. 2 Bentley at Carson-Newman, 7 p.m. sept. 4 Tusculum at Findlay, Noon Mars Hill at Charleston (W.Va.), 1 p.m. Brevard at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m. Livingstone at Newberry, 6:30 p.m. Wingate at Valdosta St., 7 p.m. St. Augustine's at Catawba, 7 p.m. Concord at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. sept. 11 Mars Hill at St. Augustine's, 4 p.m. Catawba at Livingstone, 6 p.m. Tusculum at Western Carolina, 6 p.m. Valdosta St. at Newberry, 6:30 p.m. Davidson at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. sept. 16 Concordia at Carson-Newman, 7 p.m. Newberry at Samford, 8 p.m. sept. 18 Urbana at Tusculum, 1 p.m. Mars Hill at Charl. Southern, 1:30 p.m. UNC Pembroke at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Brevard at Johnson C. Smith, 2 p.m. Shaw at Catawba, 7 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at N. Greenville, 7 p.m. sept. 25 Carson-Newman at UNC Pembroke, 2 Brevard at Southern Virginia, 4 p.m. oct. 2 Catawba at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Carson-Newman at Brevard, 2 p.m. Tusculum at Mars Hill, 2:30 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Newberry, 4 p.m. oct. 9 Brevard at Catawba, 1:30 p.m. Mars Hill at Lenoir-Rhyne, 2 p.m. Newberry at Tusculum, 2 p.m. Wingate at Carson-Newman, 3 p.m. oct. 16 Newberry at Mars Hill, 1:30 p.m. Tusculum at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Carson-Newman at Catawba, 1:30 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Brevard, 2 p.m. oct. 23 Mars Hill at Carson-Newman, 1 p.m. Wingate at Brevard, 1 p.m. Tusculum at Lenoir-Rhyne, 2:30 p.m. Catawba at Newberry, 4 p.m. oct. 30 Brevard at Tusculum, 1:30 p.m. Catawba at Mars Hill, 1:30 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Carson-Newman at Newberry, 4 p.m. Nov. 6 Mars Hill at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Tusculum at Catawba, 1:30 p.m. Newberry at Brevard, 2 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Carson-Newman, 2 p.m. Nov. 13 Carson-Newman at Tusculum, 1:30 p.m. Brevard at Mars Hill, 1:30 p.m. Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne, 2 p.m. Wingate at Newberry, 2 p.m

_________________________ciAA_________________________ Aug. 28 St. Paul’s at WV Wesleyan, 1 p.m. Bowie State at Seton Hill, 3 p.m. J.C. Smith at Elizabeth City St., 6 p.m. Livingstone at Virginia State, 6 p.m. Chowan at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. Winston-Salem St. vs. Va. Union, 7:30 sept. 2 Eliz. City State at C. Arkansas, 7 p.m. J.C. Smith at N.C. Central, 7 p.m. sept. 4 Winston-Salem State at N.C. A&T, TBA Chowan at The Citadel, 1:30 p.m. Virgina Union at Shaw, 6 p.m. Bowie State at Morgan State, 6 p.m. Fay. State vs. UNC Pembroke, 6 p.m. Livingstone at Newberry, 6:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s at Catawba, 7 p.m. sept. 5 Lincoln vs. Cheyney, 3 p.m. sept. 11 UNC Pembroke vs. St. Paul’s, 1 p.m. Lincoln at New Haven, 1 p.m. WV State at Virginia State, 1:30 p.m. WV Tech at J.C. Smith, 2 p.m. Mars Hill at St. Augustine’s, 4 p.m. Catawba at Livingstone, 6 p.m. Winston-Salem St. at N.C. Central, 6 Bowie State at Fay. State, 6 p.m. Shaw at Elon, 7 p.m.

sept. 18 Chowan at Winston-Salem State, TBA Lincoln at Virginia Union, 1 p.m. Bowie State at Livingstone, 1 p.m. St. Paul’s at St. Augustine’s, 1:30 p.m. Brevard at J.C. Smith, 2 p.m. Fay. State vs. Eliz. City State, 4 p.m. Virginia State at Norfolk State, 6 p.m. Catawba at Shaw, 7 p.m. sept. 25 Livingstone at St. Paul’s, TBA Virginia Union at Bowie State, 1 p.m. St. Augustine’s at Lincoln, 1 p.m. Shaw at Elizabeth City State, 2 p.m. Winston-Salem State at Fay. State, 6 Virginia State at Chowan, 6 p.m. oct. 2 Winston-Salem St. at J.C. Smith, TBA Virginia State at Bowie State, 1 p.m. St. Paul’s at Eliz. City State, 1 p.m. Lincoln at Howard, 1 p.m. Virginia Union at Chowan, 1 p.m. Shaw at Livingstone, 1:30 p.m. St. Aug’s at Fayetteville State, 2 p.m. oct. 9 Bowie State at St. Paul’s, TBA WV Wesleyan at Livingstone, TBA Virginia Union at Eliz. City State, 1 p.m. Shaw at J.C. Smith, 2 p.m. Lincoln at Chowan, 6 p.m. St. Aug’s at Winston-Salem St., 6 p.m. Fay. State at Virginia State, 6 p.m.

oct. 16 St. Paul’s at Chowan, 1 p.m. J.C. Smith at Virginia Union, 1 p.m. Lincoln at Bowie State, 1 p.m. St. Aug’s at Central State, 1:30 p.m. Livingstone at Winston-Salem St., 6 Elizabeth City State at Va. State, 6 p.m. Fayetteville State at Shaw, 6 p.m. oct. 23 Livingstone at Fayetteville State, TBA St. Paul’s at Virginia Union, TBA Eliz. City State at Bowie State, 1 p.m. St. Augustine’s at J.C. Smith, 1 p.m. UNC Pembroke at WSSU, 1:30 p.m. Lincoln at Virginia State, 1:30 p.m. Chowan at Shaw, 4 p.m. oct. 30 Virginia State at Virginia Union, 1 p.m. Winston-Salem State vs. Shaw, 1 p.m. St. Augustine’s at Livingstone 1 p.m. J.C. Smith at Fayetteville State, 1 p.m. St. Paul’s at Lincoln, 1 p.m. Chowan at Eliz. City State, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 Va. Union at Fayetteville State, TBA Bowie State at Chowan, Noon Virginia State at St. Paul’s, 1 p.m. Elizabeth City State at Lincoln, 1 p.m. Livingstone at J.C. Smith, 1 p.m. Shaw at St. Aug’s, 4 p.m.




Life after K.P.: West moves on

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The West Rowan Falcons are: Front row, from left: Xavier Still, Justin Teeter, Patrick Hampton, Charles Holloway, B.J. Sherrill, John Dunlap, Trey Mashore, Kendall Hosch, Domonique Noble, Emmanuel Gbunblee, Eric Cowan, Jamarian Mabry and Odell McBride. Second Row: Jockaile Burnside, Jarvis Morgan, Jovani Alviter, Terence Robertson, Daishion Barger, Kelly Miller, Davon Quarles, Josh Bailey, Chad Bailey, Jalen Morrow, Ethan Wansley, Darryl Jackson, Quentin Sifford and Clifford Long. Third Row: Josh Cranfill, Andrew Garrison, Hobie Proctor, Troy Culbertson, Quinton Phifer, Trey Shepherd, Greg Dixon, Terrence Polk, Maurice Warren, Louis Kraft, Dinkin Miller, Mack Flanagan, Jordan Davenport and Tacoma McNeely. Fourth Row: Trey Cuthbertson, Rashad Sherrill, Trevor Loudin, Connor Edwards, Hunter Mashburn, Andre Archie, Jarius Lewis, Jordan Myers, Ahmed Blackwell, Mike Norman, Cody Haire, Desmond Jackson, Harvey Landy and Brandon Hansen. Fifth row: Cody Eggers, Logan Stoodley, Brandon Ijames, Taylor Garczynski and Bertin Suarez.

Even without phenom, Falcons favored to win BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

MOUNT ULLA — K.P. Parks a forgotten man? Never. But West Rowan coach Scott Young knows his Falcons must realize the No. 3 alltime rusher in national history is YOUNG gone for good and it’s time to find their own identity. “It’s not the same without K.P. and anyone who tells you it is, is lying,” Young said. “He gave us four great years, but now, it’s someone else’s time.” Young wouldn’t give a

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definite answer on the most asked question of the preseason: Who will replace the rusher who finished his career with 10,895 yards? A bigger question is, who will step up as leaders?

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West Rowan coaches are: Front row, from left: Ralph Ellis, Ed Bowles, David Hunt, Scott Young, Jeff Chapman and Durwood Bynum. Second row: Mark Young, Butch Browning, Darrell Misenheimer, Zeb Link, Joe Nixon, Kevin Parks, Lee Linville, Stevie Williams and Tim Dixon. You can look at the man under center. B.J. Sherrill is 30-0 since becoming a starter, and the 6-foot, 217-pound senior is expected to increase that win total and lead West to a seventh North Piedmont Conference championship.

“B.J.’s our offensive leader,” Young said. “He has a good presence in the huddle, and that’s a big part of it. I always tell the college coaches that 30-0 is his No. 1 stat.” Even with Parks in the backfield, Sherrill threw for

2,192 yards and 20 touchdowns last year. Young was more impressed with only six interceptions. Sherrill could also better his rushing total of 260 yards last season.

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Star defensive backs Eric Cowan, left, and Domonique Noble tap championship rings. Last season, they combined for 10 interceptions.

WEST FROM 3D “He’ll have an increased load,” Young said. “He needs to be more of a playmaker and make some noise with his legs.” Backing up Sherrill is 60, 170-pound Connor Edwards, who directed the NPC champion jayvees. “He’s gotten better,” Young said. Sophomore Taylor Garczynski is a triple threat. The 5-8, 165-pound speedster can play quarterback, running back or receiver. “He’s a really fast kid who’ll slash for us,” Young said. “He’s pretty gifted.” Parks’ backup Dinkin Miller is a junior who ran for 283 yards last year. Right now, he’s the leader for a tailback job that usually produces a 1,000-yard rusher. But ball security is Young’s concern. “He runs with a little power, and he’s got pretty

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Tough blockers returning are, from left, tight end Patrick Hampton and linemen Davon Quarles and Charles Holloway. good speed,” Young said. “He’s our No. 1 right now. If he protects the ball, he’ll be just fine.” Senior Clifford Long is a

bull at 6-0 and 205 pounds. He played at West as a freshman, went to Carson for two seasons and is now back. Last season, he ran for

487 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Cougars. “I’ve been real impressed with him,” Young said. “His football IQ is really good.”

Junior Trey Cuthbertson scored six times last year on punt or kickoff returns for the jayvees. Sophomore Brandon Ijames is a speedster who led the jayvees in rushing. “Trey’s got a little toughness about him,” Young said. “Brandon’s fast. If he gets a little crease of daylight, he can go the distance.” Other backs include juniors Mack Flanagan and Andrew Garrison, along with sophomore Desmond Jackson. The offensive line, always a strength at West, is led by two all-county returnees in tackle Davon Quarles and guard Charles Holloway. “Quarles is one of the best offensive linemen we’ve had as far as attacking,” Young said. “He’s the best at what he does.” Quarles weighs 235 pounds, and Holloway is at 270. He’s a three-year varsity player.

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WEST FROM 4D The center will be Hunter Mashburn, and the other guard is Brandon Hansen, both coming off the jayvees. First-year junior Michael Norman is penciled in at tackle. Prospects who could crack the lineup are Cody Haire, Andre Archie and Jordan Davenport. Other linemen are Dionte Reddick, Jordan Myers, cousins Josh and Chad Bailey, Xavier Still (6-6, 390) and Brandon Cranfill. Chad Bailey tips the scales at 290, and Cranfill is at 285. With no Jon Crucitti or KaJuan Phillips to haul in passes, Sherrill will be looking at some new faces at wideout, inMABRY cluding Jamarian Mabry, a 5-9, 165-pound senior. Jarvis Morgan is the leading returning wide receiver with seven catches. “I’m really happy with what Jamarian has done,” Young said. “He has shown glimpses of being very good.” Daishion Barger is an intriguing receiver. The track star has run two 4.29 40s. “We all know he can run by DBs,” Young said. “But he’s had trouble catching the ball.” Don’t be surprised to see Garczynski in the lineup as a pass catcher. “He’s working himself into the mix more and more,” Young said. “He’s just got a knack. He knows how to attack certain coverages.” Other receivers are Ethan Wansley, Jalen Morrow, Ahmed Blackwell and Quinton Phifer. Sherrill has an old buddy to throw to in tight end Patrick Hampton, who finished with 32 catches for 284 yards and four scores last year. “B.J. looks to him as a security blanket,” Young said of the 6-2, 185-pounder. Junior Louis Kraft is even bigger at 6-3 and 200 pounds, so Young said he might try a two-tight end alignment at times.

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Linebacker Quentin Sifford, left, and lineman Emmanual Gbunblee spearhead the West Rowan defense. On defense, there is no question where the strength is: the secondary. Seniors Domonique Noble, Trey Mashore and Eric Cowan form a dominating combination. The 6-2 Noble, who has received many Division I offers, is currently suffering from a hip flexor. “It’s nothing major,” Young said. “But we need him to perform Aug. 20 instead of Aug. 1. He does what he can without making the injury worse.” Noble always came up big in the biggest games. He had two of his six interceptions in the 28-21 state title win against Eastern Alamance. Mashore has run two 4.3 40s and is also a dangerous punt and kickoff return man. He had two interceptions. “He’s a playmaker,” said Young of the 5-6 flash. The 5-10 Cowan is also getting interest from Division I colleges after a junior year that included four picks, and he added a

very productive summer. “We need him to have a good season,” Young said. Other DBs include John Dunlap, Cody Eggers, Harvey Landy, Jackaile Burnside, Terrence Robinson, Darryl Jackson, Trevor Loudin and Tacoma McNeely. Emmanuel Gbunblee is the top returner on the line, which is missing man-child Chris Smith, now at Arkansas. “Gbunblee’s the one who needs to be a leader,” Young said of the 6-1, 225-pounder. “He’s worked his butt off. He has a chance to play on the next level.” Gbunblee will be joined by Troy Culbertson, who was a fullback last year, and Maurice Warren (6-2, 225). Warren made big plays in the playoffs last year as a sophomore. Trey Shepherd (240 pounds) is a stout sophomore who created havoc on jayvees. Kiero Cuthbertson is a transfer from Salisbury, and Young is real impressed with the 6-2, 250-pound soph-

omore. Greg Dixon, another sophomore, has looked good. Jerius Lewis, Justin Teeter, Rashad Sherrill and Kelly Miller will also see time. “The thing Teeter has going for him,” Young praised, “is he plays with such effort. Warren has really matured. Dixon (6-0, 260) gives us more size. He’s starting to figure it out.” Kendall Hosch had a productive junior season at drop end. “He was our unsung hero last year,” Young s a i d o f the 5-11, 180-pounder. “He’s steady. He doesn’t make many mistakes.” The least experience is at linebacker, where plenty of new faces will dot the lineup, including Quentin Sifford, Logan Stoodley, Terrence Polk and Preston Garner. Sifford, at 5-11 and 220 pounds, was one of the stars of East Rowan’s 9-4 season in 2009. “He’s a big strong kid and fast for his size,” Young said. “He has all the physical

tools.” Stoodley is good against the run. He and Polk were the starters on the jayvees last season. Garner comes from Mooresville but still has eligibility issues. West returns its kicker in sophomore Bertin Suarez, who scored 72 points last season. Hobie Proctor will also kick. Phifer and Miller are the punters. Young was asked what he thought about everyone already handing West the title. The Falcons are the state’s preseason No. 1. “I hope they’re right,” he laughed. “We’ve got guys who can run and catch it. We’ve got a quarterback who’s ready. “We have to trust the defense and kicking game. It’s OK to punt. It’s never OK to turn the football over. If our guys value the football as a team, we have a chance to be OK before the season’s done.” Expect West Rowan to be a little better than OK — even if they don’t have that guy named K.P.




Five questions for 2010 season From staff reports

The prep football notebook ... Five questions to ponder going into the 2010 football season: 1. Can West Rowan make it three in a row? The Falcon program is definitely on a roll, having won the last two 3A state championships. Yes, the Falcons appear loaded again, but no K.P. Parks and no Chris Smith is quite a void to fill. The big question is, can the seniors step up with the loss of so many stars to graduation? 2. How far will that West winning streak go? It’s doubtful Scott Young’s club will ever match Mike Gurley’s basketball run of 61 straight that covered two seasons, but the Falcons are halfway there with 30. The biggest regular-season challenges come at Davie County (Sept. 3) and against Salisbury at home the following week. 3. Can Salisbury finally make it to the Big Dance? Joe Pinyan’s club has climbed the ladder of the best 2A teams in the state, making it to the 2AA Western final last year before losing in overtime. Everyone raves about the Big Three — Romar Morris, Darien Rankin and John Knox — but Pinyan is quick to point out he lost practically his entire offensive line. 4. Can Carson finally beat South Rowan? The Raiders have been the bullies of the neighborhood for all four years of Carson’s existence. But this year, Carson returns its star players, while South lost 27 seniors from a nine-win campaign. And the game is at Carson. But until South loses, it’s the favorite. 5. Will Chad Tedder’s first year be a good one at East? Tedder came over from nearby West Davidson and 2A football. The NPC is a different monster. But he has a stable of quality seniors returning from a surprising nine-win season. • JAVON’S NO. 1: The best

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Linebacker Jordan Hopper, left, clowns around while taking photos of teammate Evan Hiatt during East Rowan’s Photo Day last week. defensive lineman in the county could be North Rowan’s Javon Hargrave. He certainly will be in the Yadkin Valley Conference. Hargrave, who had 27 sacks last season, has been picked as the preseason Player of the Year. • CAN’T MISS GAMES: There will be some pretty interesting showdowns this year involving Rowan teams. Here’s a few. Aug. 20: South Rowan at Salisbury: South Rowan travels to Salisbury. The Hornets, ranked seventh in 2A, were beaten by the Raiders last year and will be pumped to avenge that loss. Aug. 27: South Rowan at A.L. Brown: Think the Wonders are still seething over last year’s loss to the Raiders? Expect Memorial Stadium to be packed for a little revenge. Sept. 3: West Rowan at Davie: This has become the area’s most heated rivalry. Even in a 4-7 season, the War Eagles came the closest to beating West in 2009, losing a 38-35 thriller. Is this where the Falcons’ long

winning streak ends? Sept. 10: Salisbury at West Rowan: Or is this where the streak ends? Oct. 1: Carson at East Rowan: The best game of last season may have been East’s 29-26 win against the Cougars. Carson hasn’t forgotten. Oct. 15: Albemarle at North Rowan: The reigning 1A champ brings its juggernaut to Spencer. Oct. 22: East Rowan at West Rowan: East’s Tedder has heard about West. Now he gets to see the Falcons up close. Oct. 29: Thomasville at Salisbury: This should decide the CCC championship. Nov. 5: A.L. Brown at Concord: Gotta win that bell, baby. • WATCH OUT SPC: Salisbury plays in the Central Carolina Conference, but Joe Pinyan has become an expert on the South Piedmont 3A, especially after going to A.L. Brown for a seven-on-seven passing scrimmage. What would he tell the other SPC coaches?

“I’d go ahead and mark an L in the loss column,” Pinyan said. “They’re very, very talented. When they put on the shirts, they look pretty good in them. They put seven on the field, but you look over there and see seven more who could step right in.” The Salisbury coach was impressed with the discipline of Ron Massey’s club. “They’re very attentive,” Pinyan said. “You don’t see them running their mouths and not paying attention. They’re all excited about what they’re doing.” So Pinyan doesn’t dispute the Wonders’ preseason ranking of third in the state, especially when he sees North Carolina-bound running back Travis Riley. “He’s well put together,” Pinyan said. “You can tell he’s special. But they’ve got a lot of great players. He’s just one of many.” • SMELLING LIKE A ROSE: Providence Day appears to have had enough of Davie County. After losing two straight games, it backed out of its

game and left the War Eagles searching late for a game to fill its Sept. 10 date. Greenville Rose to the rescue. “They were looking for an opponent because they had back-to-back weeks off and were looking to play another game,” Davie coach Doug Illing said. Rose was a power in 2005 and 2006, putting together 16-0 records. But it was just 5-6 last year. “I think it’s going to be a one-year deal,” Illing said. “It’s going to be a one-year fix for both of us.” The main reason is that the schools are 200 miles apart. • AND 1 MAKES 6: Just when Carson’s Mark Woody thought he’d have just five coaches, Andre Neely came back in the fold. Neely NEELY was with Carson its first four years of existence. • DATES TO REMEMBER: The playoffs begin Nov. 12. If West is good enough to make its third straight appearance in the 3A final, the Falcons would play again in Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on Dec. 11. Carter-Finley also will play host to the championships games in 3AA (A.L. Brown, perhaps?) and 4A. The 2A and 2AA championships will be at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. The 1A, 1AA and 4A title games are set for Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. • SHRINE TALKER: West’s Domonique Noble and Salisbury’s Morris are early favorites to make the Shrine Bowl on Dec. 18. If they do, they’ll get a treat during the banquet on Dec. 17: Alabama’s Nick Saban will be the guest speaker.



HORTON HONORED: Ethan Horton, a huge quarterback on several great A.L. Brown teams (the Wonders were nationally ranked in 1980) was chosen as UNC’s representative for the 2010 class of ACC Legends and will be honored Dec. 3-4. Horton was ACC Player of the Year as a Tar Heel running back in 1984 and rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his college career. Mostly a tight end in the NFL, he caught 212 passes and scored 17 TDs. • GOES BY FAST: If it seems like only yesterday to fans that Salisbury’s Knox was a little freshman, called up to the varsity to help out Ibn Ali. It seems that way to Knox as well. “Time really does fly,” Knox said. “Darien Rankin and I were just talking the other day about how quickly it goes. We were freshmen, looking up to guys like Ibn and Dario Hamilton, and now, bam, we’ve got young guys looking up to us.” • LEARN THE HARD WAY: Asked how in the world his team won just about every close game during its 9-4 2009 season, East quarterback Jamey Blalock had the answer. “My sophomore year on jayvees we lost all the close ones, but we learned from it,” he said. “Last season, we were very well-conditioned and more physical in the fourth quarter, and that made the difference.” • LOOKING BACK: Nothing switches momentum like a defensive touchdown or sudden special-teams score, and two schools have mastered the art. From 2000-09, A.L. Brown (108-30) and West Rowan (106-26) were the winningest programs locally. Not coincidentally, they led by a wide margin when it came to scoring defensive TDs and specialteams TDs. The Wonders had 47 of those TDs in the decade. West had 46. Next were South Rowan (35) and Salisbury (34). A Wonder produced the special-teams outing of the

PREP NOTEBOOK decade in 2007. Playing against Mooresville, Artrelle Louis ran back two kickoffs for TDs. Brown’s Aundrae Allison also deserves mention. He scored TDs on a punt return and a kickoff return against North Rowan in 2001. West DB Justin Avery took a backseat to no one when it came to unusual touchdowns. He had six in his career, including four defensive TDs in 2007. Salisbury had 10 kickoff returns for TDs in the past decade — three by Aaron Holsey — but the Hornets, who get milk shakes when someone goes the distance, still ranked third behind Brown (11) and South (13). The guy most likely to produce sudden scores this season is South’s Mark McDaniel. He has four special-teams TDs and two defensive TDs already in the books. With McDaniel leading the charge, South put up 10 TDs on special teams and defense in 2009. The rarest special-teams TDs come on blocked kicks. Brown led with four in the decade. West had three. On two occasions, blocked field goals were returned for TDs by the defense. West’s A.J. Little provided one of those gems in 2008, while South’s Jason Stanley (now a Carson coach) got one in 2003. South coach Jason Rollins can tell you all about blocking a field goal and having it turned into a touchdown by the offensive team. West Iredell beat South in the final seconds on one of those in 2009. It was the weirdest play of the decade. The most unique TD for the good guys in the decade was produced by West upman Austin Greenwood, who took the snap on a faked punt and sped for a remarkable TD in a playoff game against Carver. Without that play, West doesn’t win the 2008 state title, so “Greenwood’s Gallop” gets our vote as the Play of the Decade. Honorable mention goes to South DB Patrick Atwell for his 100-yard pick-six vs. West Charlotte in 2003. East had just 11 “unusual” TDs in the last decade. The Mustangs haven’t scored on a blocked kick or a punt return since 2001.


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Armed Forces The spotlight’s on four returning all-county QBs BY MIKE LONDON

Five Rowan County quarterbacks made an impact on their school’s all-time leaderboard in 2009 — for passing yards, total offense, or both. That’s remarkable. What’s even more amazing is four of those five QBs are back for another year. West’s B.J. Sherrill, Salisbury’s John Knox, Carson’s Zack Gragg and East’s Jamey Blalock are seniors now. Stat sheets will be stuffed and records broken in 2010. Only South’s Blake Houston, who set his school’s all-time total offense mark, is missing from last season’s huddle of elite quarterbacks. “There really is a lot of QB talent in the county,” Gragg said. “I’m kind of hoping we can put on a show.” Standout South DB Mark McDaniel has thought about what’s coming his way for months, and he’s not much of a fan of aerial circuses and offensive explosions. He is thankful South’s schedule is well-spaced. He’ll face Knox in August, Sherrill in September, Gragg in October, and Blalock in November. “There’s gonna be some showdowns, but it’ll be a lot of fun,” McDaniel said. “The key for me is to stay focused on my game and not get caught up in theirs.” North Rowan’s quarterbackmashing beast Javon Hargrave is ready for another year of sacks and smacks, and he’s painted mental bull’s-eyes on the helmets of Blalock, Gragg and Knox. North will see those three in its first four games. “I’ll be chasing them around, I guess, but it could be worse,” Hargrave said with a grin. “I could be chasing (Salisbury sprinter) Romar Morris.” Hargrave is powerfully built and actually sounds convincing when he expresses regret that West isn’t on North’s schedule again this year. “No, I won’t get to play against B.J, but I wish,” he said with a

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South Rowan’s star defensive back Mark McDaniel (2) tries to stop the passing of West Rowan’s B.J. Sherrill (7) and Carson’s Zack Gragg.

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North Rowan’s 260-pound defensive lineman Javon Hargrave, center, is known for bowling over running quarterbacks as East Rowan’s Jamey Blalock, left, and Salisbury’s John Knox find out. sigh. West Rowan, East Rowan and Carson are North Piedmont Conference members. Salisbury is tackling all three, so there will be no shortage of hyped QB matchups.

• Sherrill probably is the best college prospect and he’s the most famous of the foursome because his team has won two straight 3A titles. He’s 30-0 as a starting QB in 2009, considering he played on a

run-first team spearheaded by one of the most productive backs (K.P. Parks) in prep football history. Sherrill averaged only 14 passes a game and topped 18 attempts only in the playoff shootout with Tuscola. The combination of Parks and frequent blowouts kept Sherrill’s attempts low, but he completed an impressive 64 percent of his passes. His 2,192 passing yards broke the school record that Tim Hogue held for 15 years. Sherrill threw for 20 TDs — with just six picks — not bad for a guy who was a fullback and linebacker growing up because he’s so thickly built. He’s 6 feet, 217 pounds and he’s a muscular rebounder for West’s basketball program. “When I got to high school I got a chance to play quarterback, and that’s what I always wanted to do,” Sherrill said. “K.P. was so good that my job last year was just to take care of the ball and get out of his way, but I’ll have to do more this time. I’m excited about it.” Sherrill has one of his targets back. Tight end Patrick Hampton came through often on third downs last season. Even though he’s played his entire career with an all-world tailback, Sherrill has managed 3,839 career passing yards. Only five players in county history have surpassed 4,000 yards. Only two — North heroes Mitch Ellis and Mario Sturdivant — topped 5,000. Sherrill pointed out that having strong QBs as neighbors pushes him. Their personal rivalries are friendly, but they’re all competitors. Preseason top dog, Sherrill is determined to stay on top. “I want to be the best at everything I do,” he said. “But you have to remember when you compare stats that we all play in different systems. We all do different things.” Sherrill’s not known as a runner, but he’s an athlete and made some pivotal plays last season with his legs.

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QBS FROM 8D Gragg also is known more for his arm than his legs, but he’s a quality athlete. He was the left fielder for Carson’s 20-win baseball team. In Carson’s 21-15 playoff loss to Cardinal Gibbons last season, Gragg set school records for completions (13) and passing yards (199). He was coming off a serious knee injury and was in his rookie season as a varsity quarterback, but he threw for 1,456 yards. “I really didn’t start playing football until eighth grade,” Gragg said. “But I’m putting a lot of time into it now. I went to a lot of camps this summer and spent two days straight with the Carolina quarterbacks coach. I learned a lot.” Gragg again will be throwing to his favorite target, Cody Clanton, the county’s top returning wideout. “The West Iredell game last year, it was Cody and me all night long,” Gragg said. “The other thing that I remember most is the 80yard touchdown we had in the South game.” • Blalock caught everyone by surprise last season. He was 6-for-22 passing in his first two starts for a meager 76 yards, but then he started figuring it out. The jitters evaporated for good after East’s third game — a rare victory against Concord. At 6-1, he’s a surprisingly quick runner with a long stride. He actually had

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With a lit-up Salisbury High School in the background, John Knox poses on the field where he has been a starter since midway through his freshman season. more yards rushing (836) than passing last season (824) and accounted for 18 touchdowns. East ran the split-back veer offense last season, and Blalock put up some huge rushing games, including 152 yards against Statesville. The Mustangs are changing systems this season under new coach Chad Tedder and will be running plays mostly from the Iformation and spread. Blalock is certain to throw more than last season when he averaged eight attempts a game. “The biggest thing for me will still be trying to manage the game,” Blalock said. “And we’ll still be trying to get me to the edge a lot.”

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Blalock was a part-time outfield starter for East’s 3A champion baseball team, but football has become the sport at which he excels most. “I’ve always been into baseball more than anything,” he said. “But I guess now I live for football.” Growing up, his football efforts were as a running back and linebacker. “Then I got taller and skinnier when I got to high school,” he explained. “They needed a quarterback when I was on the jayvees and I started working hard to get better at it.” He’s worked himself into being mentioned now with the county’s best. “It’s a huge honor for me just to be part of that,”

Blalock said. “Those other three guys are great.” • Knox is a super allround athlete, a key performer for the Hornets as a baseball shortstop and basketball guard as well as a smooth option QB. What he does best — making decisions directing the wishbone — doesn’t show up on a stat sheet, but he’ll break the school record for passing yards with no sweat. If his senior numbers are close to his junior season, he’ll also shatter his school’s career record for total offense. “The coaches don’t tell me about the records,” Knox said with a laugh. “They just want me to go out and play.”

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He’s played well. Knox has 2,016 career passing yards, which may not sound like a huge deal, but the school record is Jonathan Partee’s 2,477 set in the late 1980s. Knox rushed for 751 yards in 2009, and his legs give him a great shot at the long-standing school total offense record set by Eddie Kesler from 1956-59. Kesler totaled 4,199 yards. Knox enters 2010 with 3,271. Salisbury has been ground-oriented all the way back to leather helmets. Knox averaged just seven passing attempts per game as a junior, but he still threw for 1,076 yards and 17 TDs. The element of surprise is in the Hornets’ favor anytime they throw. “We live by the option and we die by it,” Knox said. “Yeah, you dream about throwing 20 times a game, but we’re winning, and if it’s not broke, you don’t try to fix it.” Knox rushed for 119 yards in the playoffs against Shelby last year. He had one awesome passing game — 8-for-10 for 209 yards and three TDs against East Davidson. There have been only a handful of 200-yard passing games in SHS history. Knox is primed for another successful season and eager to compete against the county’s other outstanding teams — and quarterbacks. “We all know each other and try to outdo each other,” he said. “I always check the paper to see what their numbers are like. You know there’s always gonna be pictures and a story, and you want it to be about you.”

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 10D

Hornets have weapons to go far

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The Salisbury Hornets are: Front row, from left: Jared Hardin, Justin Lewis, Thomas Loy, Robin Moulton, Tre Jackson and Corey Angle. Second row: James Means, Tyler Allen, Justin Cheek, John Jarrett, Donte Hoover, Travis Byrd and Dominique Dismuke. Third row: Kavari Hillie, Terrance McElrath, Tion McCain, B.J. Woods, John Hall, Brian Bauk, Daquan Robertson and Freeman Payton. Fourth row, Dondrea Seamon, Montana Harmon, David Simons, John Knox, Romar Morris, Darien Rankin, Tyler Downs, Marqui Ross, and Tyler Blackwell. Fifth row: William Brown, Leo Graham, Keion Adams, Scott Givens, Bradley Carlton, D.J. Lewis, Andrew Hargon, Riley Gallagher and Parker McKeithan.

Salisbury was close in 2009 BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

Joe Pinyan hasn’t turned on the film and watched the last play of 2009. “And I’m not going to,” the Salisbury football coach insisted. “I don’t watch the final game of the season.” PINYAN By now, we all know about that last play. It was overtime in the 2AA Western final at NewtonConover. Fourth down from the 2. Salisbury trailed the Red Devils 17-10. John Knox tried a quarterback sneak. He made penetration. Officials said he didn’t get in. Game over. Salisbury ends its season 10-5.

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“People were e-mailing me pictures saying we were way over the goal line,” Pinyan said. “John said he was over and on the ground, and they kept pushing him back. “But the bottom line is, we didn’t get it done.”

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Salisbury coaches are: Front row, from left: Omar Robertson, Ryan Crowder, Joe Pinyan, Scott Eagle and Darius Bryson. Second row: Jasmon Carpenter, Philip Russ, David Johnson, J.K. Adkins, Steven Swayney, Daniel Yow and Kevin Smith. And therein lies the motivation for the Hornets as they anxiously await their Aug. 20 opener against South Rowan. “Our kids understand we

were on the verge of playing in that magical game,” he said of the state-title contest. “We saw (the motivation) in the weight room.” Can Salisbury get to the

promised land? The prognosticators think so. They have the Hornets ranked as high as seventh in



SALISBURY FROM 10D the preseason. “There’s a lot of luck involved,” Pinyan said. “You have to stay injury-free. We’re ranked where we are because everybody knows we’ve got three talented ones.” Knox is among them, along with running back Romar Morris and safety Darien Rankin. There aren’t many teams in the state that have three better seniors on one team. Knox, the catalyst of Pinyan’s vaunted wishbone attack, started late in his freshman season and never came out. As a junior, the 60, 185-pounder ran for 751 yards and threw for 1,076. “He has interest from (FCS) and D-2 teams,” Pinyan said. “His senior year will play a big part in his future.” Backup junior Jon Hall has an injured hand and is out two weeks, giving sophomore Brian Bauk a chance to shine. He led the jayvees to an 8-2 mark last season in his first year playing football. “I like Brian a bunch,” Pinyan said. “He’s growing up and making good decisions.” Morris, a halfback, has almost 20 Division I offers and also has a 4.3 time in the 40yard dash. It helped him run for 1,330 yards last year. Seven times he ripped off 100-plus games. “He’s awful fast,” Pinyan said of the two-time state champ in the 100 and 200 meters. “It helps our defense chasing that sucker

SALISBURY HORNETS every day in practice. The defense has to make fastpaced decisions, so it’s a positive for our program.” And don’t forget Morris can be lethal as a receiver. He averaged 25 yards on 12 catches. Joining Morris are juniors Dominique Dismuke, Dejoun Jones and Corey Angle, along with senior James Means. Dismuke finished with 485 yards last season, and Jones had 335. “Dismuke has matured faster than anybody,” Pinyan said. “He’s accepting his role.” Replacing Lenoir-Rhynebound Ike Whitaker at fullback are sophomore Keion Adams and Hansen Saryee. They were jayvee tailbacks last year learning a new position. Tyler Downs is also working there. “Adams has great speed and is a hard-nosed kid,” Pinyan said. “Saryee has a lot of speed.” A key could be tight end Riley Gallagher. Last season, he was a secret weapon. Everyone forgot about him, and he turned 14 catches into a nine-touchdown season. “He won’t be under the radar this year,” Pinyan smiled of his senior. “He’s not real flashy, but he tends to get the job done. He’s solid.” Gallagher will probably play in the Division III ranks. He is backed up by D.J. Lewis and Tyler Blackwell. Senior John Jarrett is the leader of the wide receiver corps. He reminds Pinyan of Patrick Doleman.

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Darien Rankin, a senior safety, has some fun chasing quarterback John Knox. Rankin has verbally committed to North Carollina.

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Two offensive threats are tight end Riley Gallagher, left, and kicker David Simons.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 12D

Hornets, Bulldogs to battle for title in CCC BY MIKE LONDON

Salisbury dropped a 14-7 scrap at Cushwa Stadium late last season and finished second to CCC champion Thomasville. Salisbury figures to be as good as it was last year, while Thomasville should be substantially improved. Both project to be top-10 teams in 2A. While it ran the CCC regular-season table, Thomasville was only 9-4 overall. At a place where the bar has been set extremely high, that’s an off year. Thomasville’s record is a gaudy 134-21 in 1999, and that

stretch includes eight conference titles and four state championships. Sixteen starters return, so pencil in the Bulldogs as the favorite in the CCC and circle Thomasville’s visit to Salisbury’s Ludwig Stadium on Oct. 29 as one of the key games of this season. Efficient quarterback Sam Nelson (1,541 passing yards, 19 TDs) returns to direct the balanced Bulldogs. Quin Riley is a returning 1,000yard rusher. Safety Isaiah Williams, the CCC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-State candidate, headlines Thomasville’s defense along with linebacker James Boyd (113 tackles).

2009 ccc standings CCC Overall Thomasville 5-0 9-5 Salisbury 4-1 10-5 Lexington 2-3 8-7 4-8 West Davidson 2-3 Central Davidson 1-4 4-7 East Davidson 1-4 4-7

Kicker Lawson Hodges (142 career points) is one of the state’s best. Lexington has to be picked third, but the Yellow Jackets have the talent to rise to the top. This is probably a top15 team in 2A, at the very least. Lexington actually beat Thomasville in the 2A play-

SALISBURY FROM 11D “He worked hard in the weight room,” Pinyan said. “He runs good routes.” Andrew Hargon, Daquan Robertson, Marqui Ross, Lewis and even the versatile Rankin could catch passes. And then there’s the offensive line, which was decimated by graduation losses. “It is a question mark,” said Pinyan, who must turn to many of his jayvee players. He’s pretty sure Montana Harmon will be his center. But after that? Parker McKeithan and Tyler Allen are guards. McKeithan is a 6-3, 250pound sophomore behemoth, while Allen hasn’t played. “McKeithan carries himself well,” Pinyan praised. When Ross isn’t at tight end, he’ll be a tackle. Also at tackle are Dondrea Seamon, Thomas Loy, Bradley Carlton, Terrance McElrath and Leo Graham. “Our line was depleted,” Pinyan said. “We’re rebuilding from scratch, but you can’t fault their effort.” They’ll need a gargantuan effort to match last season’s 3,775 yards on the ground and a whopping 484 points. On defense, Rankin is the

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Defenders Tre Jackson, left, and Kavari Hillie, right, will try to wrap up CCC running backs, while Dominique Dismuke, center, will be a punishing runner. favorite for a lot of defensive awards. The 6-1, 185pound stud who has committed to North Carolina is at free safety. “This team goes as Darien Rankin goes,” Pinyan said. “He’s the leader. When he says go harder, the other kids listen. He’s a great football player. You always have to prepare for No. 2. I’m glad he’s on our side.” Other than Rankin, Salisbury suffered major losses in the secondary. Pinyan lost familiar names such as Jeremiah Stockdale, Joseph Figueroa, Dominique Phillips and Justin Franklin. Tre Jackson is one of only three starters back on de-

fense. He’s playing the Hornet position. Robin Moulton, Robertson and B.J. Woods are competing at one corner, along with Jones, who will see more time on defense this season. Freeman Payton, William Brown and Justin Lewis are also prospects. “Dejoun had a good experience in the playoffs,” Pinyan said. “They’re athletic enough that we’ll be OK.” Pinyan will have arguably the best linebacker in the CCC in 5-10, 235pound Kavari Hillie. He’ll join another big linebacker in 240-pound McElrath, and also junior Travis Byrd, who is 5-9, 160. He moved in

offs last season, its first victory over the Bulldogs in more than 15 years, and that’s a huge confidence and momentum builder for the program. Lexington has a new coach in Joe Gaddis, but he’s experienced and has been a winner in Tennessee. Gaddis will welcome 17 returning starters, including QB Al Challenger, monster athlete Quandarious Crump, running back Duke Horton, 300-pound lineman Brian Leak and 220-pound college prospects Thomas Martin and Malcolm Winston. The ceiling for West Davidson is probably fourth place, but coach Dale Barnes’

Green Dragons figure to pick it up quite a bit from their 48 mark in 2009. That was their worst season in more than a decade. QB James McCandies and running back Ozzie Moore return. So does the entire offensive line. East Davidson brings back running back Dylan Gallimore (1,200 rushing yards) and QB Taylor Warren, so the physical Golden Eagles will be a threat. Central Davidson, which started six freshmen last season, returns 18 starters. The Spartans figure to make strides, but league wins still will be tough to come by.

from Forest Hills. Hillie not only knocked down runners on a consistent basis, he intercepted three passes. “Some think he’s a little heavy to be a linebacker,” Pinyan smiled, “but he will make plays. Keep an eye on No. 43. He’ll be around the ball.” Adams, Jackson, Tion McCain and Justin Cheek are also in the mix. “It’s a pretty good linebacking crew, just not deep,” Pinyan said. Pinyan says there’s a big hole to fill on the defensive line — and he’s talking about 400-pound nose guard Kionte Rankin. Without the big man, Salisbury’s scheme will rely more on quickness. “It will be a little different up front,” Pinyan said. “We’ll play quick and get inside people and make things happen.” Scott Givens, a stout 6-1, 230-pound sophomore, is moving to the line from linebacker. “He’s more athletic than what we played with last year,” Pinyan said. Graham, McElrath, Donte Hoover, Christian Cabrera and Jared Hardin will also play there. Hillie and Rankin are the only returning starters on defense. “There’s not a lot of depth anywhere.” Pinyan admitted. “The bottom line is how fast the defense can grow

up. We have eight kids who were on jayvee or didn’t play.” That’s why the ultra-successful coach, who is 65-27 entering his eighth year on Lincolnton Road, is warning that the high expectations might not kick in until midway through the season. “Don’t be surprised if we struggle through games early,” he said, pointing to nonleague opponents South, East, North and West Rowan, Carson and Davie. “We have to be realistic. The first six games, we’ll shuffle the deck and use those games like the pros use the preseason. We want to win those first six, but we won’t panic if things go awry.” Pinyan also doesn’t put too much stock in the high ranking. “Everybody talks about our three kids (Knox, Morris and Rankin), but the last time I checked, it takes 22 to play the game,” Pinyan said. “The other 19 have to step to the plate.” If they do? Pinyan said he has enough weapons to contend for not only the CCC title but a state championship. “In time, we’ll be OK,” he said. And if Knox makes it into the end zone for the winning points in the state championship game? Who knows? That might be one game film Pinyan plays back over and over.



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 13D

Tedder era begins for Mustangs

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The East Rowan Mustangs are: Front row, from left: Justin Kerr, Shawn Galloway, Kyler Brown, Jantzen Stirewalt, Jamey Blalock, Jonathan Lowe, Max Allen, Jordan Hopper, Desmaund Clawson, Kendal Wilborn, Colin Brown, Dakota Tilley and Luke Wilkinson. Second Row: Kendall Morgan, Jeremy Rattz, Joseph Patterson, James Robinson, Dalton Bost, Dalton Moose, Tyler L'hommedieu, Evan Hiatt, Roby Holmes, Jacob Byrd, Jerry Allison, Corey Darrah, Chris Moore and Wesley LeRoy. Third Row: Wilson Weeks, Kevin Gillespie, Casey Padgett, Jonas Hildreth, Jeffery Pangnavong, T.J. Jefferson, Sam Sherman, Dalton Miller, Alex Broughton, Drew Taylor, Jeremy Blevins, Jerry Reynolds, Jesse Meismer, Hank Delany and Daniel Poole. Fourth Row: Hunter Thompson, Andre McCain, Bubba Rosenbaum, Scott Schafer, Chad Tedder, Will Reedy, Mark Brinkley, Sean Rinehart, Roland Fowler and Jim Sabo.

Coach already a hit at East BY DAVID SHAW

GRANITE QUARRY — Don’t shed any tears for Chad Tedder, East Rowan’s sixth head coach in nine years. He knows this isn’t the same team we saw a year ago. Gone are the likes of Greysen Gordy, Chris Demitraszek TEDDER and kicker Andrew May — players who steered the Mustangs to a 9-4 record and their first playoff victory in 12 seasons. “Yeah — and I’m not Brian Hinson,” said Tedder, who would rather focus on the road ahead than the one in the rearview. “He was a good coach. He won nine games. But he’s moved on, and I feel

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like I’m a good fit for East Rowan, both the team and the community.” Among team leaders, the early returns are in. So far, Tedder is a hit. “He knows what he’s doing, that’s for sure,” said

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East Rowan coaches are: Front row, from left: Mark Brinkley, Chad Tedder, Roland Fowler and Will Reedy. Second row: Hunter Thompson, Scott Schafer, Andre McCain, Bubba Rosenbaum and Sean Rinehart.



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Tedder brings workmanlike attitude ou won’t see any of the East Rowan football players complaining about heat or hard work. That’s because they’ve taken on the personality of their coach, Chad Tedder. Tedder replaces Brian Hinson, who left for an assistant’s job at Catawba College. It’s Tedder’s first head coaching poRONNIE sition, and he GALLAGHER harkens back to his past in Montgomery County when he’s on the field. He thinks about the field he grew up in — the tobacco field. “My grandfather was a tobacco farmer and half my family lived in the eastern part of the county, which is the Peach Capital of the World,” Tedder said. “Growing up around agriculture, you learned how to work hard.” He took that mentality with him to the playing surface at West Montgomery. Suiting up for legendary coach James Garmon, the 1989 graduate didn’t feel the heat. “Football back then was a whole lot different,” Tedder said. “Everybody went both ways. You didn’t care about heat. It was, ‘Go get ’em.’ ” Tedder and the Warriors did just that. A two-way lineman, He was a three-time all-conference player and was even selected for the East-West All-Star game. “Every year, we won 8, 9, 10 games,” he said. “We went undefeated my senior year.” He credits hard work, and that’s what he’s bringing to East. “My mentality, and the way I handle things, are lot like Coach Garmon,” Tedder said. “He didn’t holler and scream. You earned respect.”


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Chad Tedder grew up working in the tobacco fields of Montgomery County. East did that last year, winning nine games, and Tedder wants the trend to continue. “They got to achieve something special,” he said of last season’s group. “My goal is to win nine. I’m not promising anything. But that’s my goal.” • After spending so much time in the tobacco fields as a youth, it seems only appropriate that when he got his first full-time coaching job he was living in a familiar setting. It was 1995. He had completed his student teaching at West Davidson and was working in construction. “West Davidson called. A teacher had retired and they said, ‘We want you.’ ” Tedder chuckled. “I was living in an old shack, paying $100 a month rent. It was basically an old Tobacco barn in Tyro.” He could have eventually made $50,000 a year in construction, “but I chose coaching because that’s what I always wanted to do.” No surprise there. His father, Jim, coached at A.L. Brown for years. “I was a complete gym rat,” Tedder said. “I got to go and do a lot of things as a kid.” His mom, Sandra, was the perfect coach’s wife.

“She understood,” Tedder said. “She took care of the kids when dad wasn’t around and was very supportive of him. She went to everything of mine.” Tedder was close to playing football in Rowan County. His family lived in China Grove and Enochville. But a move to Troy came when he was in the seventh grade. “You played sports and that was it,” he said of his days in Troy. “It had a good mixture of kids. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. It was a good place for me because of the cultural diversity.” If Montgomery County kids weren’t throwing a ball, they were in the woods. “Obviously, in that part of Montgomery County, if you’re not a hunter, there’s something wrong,” Tedder said. “So you hunt and fish.” • Tedder started hunting for a job when he got out of Appalachian State. He didn’t play football in college, although he had chances at Catawba and Methodist. He ended up at West Davidson at 1994 and his student teaching took him to the playing field, where Charles Elmore made him the assistant for the offen-

sive and defensive lines. “It was nerve-wracking,” Tedder smiled. “No. 1, I didn’t know anybody. Then, they offered me wrestling. It was a way to get my foot in the door.” By 1996, it was time to move out of the Tobacco barn and settle into his career as a teacher and coach. Then, in December of 1997, he went on a blind date with someone named Suzan. Six months later, they were married. Tedder remembers giving Suzan the talk that every coach’s wife hears. “I told her, ‘It’s the middle of wrestling season. You’ve got to understand, this is my profession. This is what I do,’ ” he recalled. She accepted the challenge of being a coach’s wife. They now have two kids, Andrew, 8, and Ana, 6. “She’s very supportive,” Tedder said. • Tedder comes to East as a defensive guru. He was the defensive coordinator for Dale Barnes for years and was one of the few assistants who could hold Salisbury’s explosive offense down. During one stretch, the Hornets lost to West three straight times, and the two schools formed quite a rivalry.

Tedder’s days of 1A and 2A football have ended, however. The country boy is headed to a 3A league that has produced the last two state champions. But East still has a small-town feel, even with larger numbers than West Davidson. “Small schools bring a good sense of community,” Tedder said. “All kids know each other. This is my first taste of big-school life.” He said the faculty and administration have been supportive. “Everybody’s got a smile on their face,” he said. “They tell me, ‘Anything I can do for you, let me know.’ ” Tedder laughed. Fellow teachers may have to help him with directions. “I walked through the school the other day thinking, ‘Golly, this place is twice the size of West Davidson,’ ” Tedder said. “I’d get lost, almost.” • He isn’t lost on the football field, where he has won over his players and assistants. “I’m trying to keep it as comfortable as possible for the kids,” Tedder said. “The defensive package I’m bringing is the biggest change.” Excuse Tedder if he starts harkening back again to his days in Montgomery County and at West Davidson when he is asked about the current Mustangs. East Rowan has his type of kids. “The biggest thing I’ve seen so far is how hard these kids work,” Tedder said. “Kids at West Davidson were known as hard workers. Well, it’s like I’ve walked into a place where it’s turned up even more.” That’s Chad Tedder is all about — working hard enough to make an ol’ tobacco-farmin’ grandpa proud. • Contact Ronnie Gallagher at 704-797-4287 or



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Sam Sherman, left, and Jesse Meismer are returning starters on the defensive line.

EAST FROM 13D Jesse Meismer, a returning starter at defensive end. “We shouldn’t have any problem adjusting. We’ve just got to learn to work together, improve together and never stop.” “There’s some different terminology,” added fullback Chris Moore. “But it’s nothing we can’t figure out. This should be a simple adjustment.” Hinson departed after three seasons, two of them winning ones. He accepted an assistant’s job at Catawba, leaving behind a solid senior class and a quarterback primed for a breakout season. “Change is always tough at first,” said Jamey Blalock, who passed for 824 yards, ran for 836 and accounted for 17 touchdowns a year ago. “We’ve been in the same system the past three years. I’m not saying this one is better or worse, but we’re changing our whole mentality, the way we do everything.” Give Tedder some credit here. A longtime defensive coordinator at West Davidson, he’s installed a prostyle, multiple-I offensive formation that suits the Mustangs’ personnel. “The formations they had last year, we have,” he said. “We’ve just added to it. We’re building a cake here. Last year was the base. And this year, instead of being in a split backfield, we’re in I-formation. It can work.” ER’s offense is anchored by a front line that must pro-

vide secret-service protection. Two starters return — senior left tackle Kendall Morgan (6-4, 210) and senior center Dalton Miller (5-10, 207). Left guard Drew Taylor (6-0, 240) and right tackle T.J. Jefferson (6-1, 330) are underclassmen, while sophomore Donald Schlesselman and senior Daniel Poole are vying for playing time at right guard. Junior Casey Padgett, a converted soccer player, is penciled in at tight end. “It’s a mixture of some speed and some size,” Tedder said. “We’re teaching them to get after people.” Blalock, who scored on a 75-yard TD run in East’s postseason win over South Brunswick, will take the wheel once again. Tedder insists the 6-1 senior will be fully utilized. “Our OL isn’t the biggest in the world,” he noted. “But we’ll have to throw the ball. Jamey will do a lot of play-action and be given the chance to run it.” East’s stable of running backs is headed by Moore, a hard-nosed, low-to-theground pile-mover. Last year the fullback rushed for 797 yards and six touchdowns — including the game-winner in overtime that clinched the school’s first playoff win since 1997. “My dad predicted everything we did last season,” Moore said with a grin. “We all laughed at him.” Joining Moore in the backfield is sophomore tailback Max Allen, a 2009 jayvee player who likes to run north and south. “He can be special,”

Tedder said. “Good speed, good vision. Watch him.” Junior Corey Darrah will be the backup. Luke Wilkinson, Kendal Wilborn and Jonathan Lowe comprise East’s receiving corps. Newcomers expected to contribute include speedster Justin Smith, junior Kyler Brown and junior Roby Holmes of the famed Holmes family. “I’m tickled to death,” Tedder said. “All six of them are doing their jobs.” Here’s something that hasn’t changed: East once again may be better without the ball than with it. Last year’s team yielded 256 points (19.7 per game), but powerhouses Salisbury and West Rowan combined for 87 of them. The Mustangs pitched two shutouts and kept two other squads in single digits. “I guess that surprised people around the county,” linebacker Jordan Hopper said. “In our minds, we knew we were a good defense. We wanted to show we weren’t just these baseball players from East Rowan.” Tedder has placed special emphasis on East’s defensive line, part of a Multiple-50 scheme that meshes a 4-3 with a 5-2. “Defense wins championships,” he said, trumpeting an age-old mantra. “I wanted my defensive line to be the quickest, smartest and best linemen on the team.” There’s a reason for Tedder’s evangelical enthusiasm. His front six are all seniors, and his four down linemen average nearly 260 pounds apiece. That ain’t bratwurst. “It’s a really strong core,” said Hopper. “This just feels like a good defense.” It begins with Kevin Gillespie (6-2, 260) at rush end. Sam Sherman (511, 230) is the eagle tackle and Meismer GILLESPIE (6-3, 280) will play stud tackle. Over the ball you’ll find nose tackle Wilson Weeks (5-5, 260). Hopper and Jacob Byrd are the inside linebackers and a trio of underclassmen — Devon Cowan, Dalton Moose and Tyler L’hommedieu — will compete for the drop end

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Chris Moore, center, will run behind the blocking of Dalton Miller, left, and Kendall Morgan. spot, a hybrid position. “You have to be a linebacker and a lineman,” the coach explained. “It’s the most important position on the field because you cover a very wide and versatile area.” East’s secondary is led by senior safety Evan Hiatt, a returning starter with 4.5 speed. Returning letterman Dakota Tilley and sophomore Dalton Bost will line up nearby. The cornerback spots will be manned by Shawn Galloway, Wesley LeRoy and Justin Kerr. “They’re all very smart,” said Tedder, who treats the practice field as a classroom. “These guys have all picked up our defense. They’ve bought into it. That’ll make it simpler for them to adjust to any situation.” Junior Jantzen Stirewalt, nicknamed “Country” because of his biscuits-andgravy drawl, will handle East’s punting and kicking assignments. He’s a loaner from the soccer team. Hiatt and LeRoy will serve as punt

returners, while Allen and Moore are the frontrunners in a wide-open race among kick returners. Tedder says he’s in a waitand-see mode, optimistic but certain the Mustangs will take some lumps this season. “I’m not worried about how many wins we get,” he said. “I just want to get the first one. And if we get that, I’ll focus on getting the second one.” He believes in teaching life skills in addition to football technique. “How are these boys gonna look adversity in the eye?” he questioned. “How are they gonna bounce back when someone scores right away? Will they handle it? That’s not just football. That’s life. And that’s the ticket.” It’s also a lot of questions. “I’ll be honest with you,” Blalock said. “We’ve got to get a lot better. We graduated four linemen — guys who were way above average. So we’re behind right now with some catching up to do.”

Michael Caskey Rowan County School Board




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 16D

Carson wants to keep building


The Carson Cougars are: Front row, from left: Zach Blythe, Rodney Richards, Bobby Richards, Shaun Warren, Tripp Cross, Zack Gragg, Dontae Gilbert, K.J. Pressley and Mitchell Gibson. Second row: Alex Lee, Garrett Smith, Jarod Raper, Nathan Hill, Delvin Mills, Travis Abbitt, Carson Leach, Brandon Eppinger, Cody Clanton, Caleb Lippard and Mick Martin. Third Row: Aaron VanSlyke, Caleb McCora, Daniel Rodriguez, Mitch Galloway, Micah Honeycutt, T.J. Smith, Chris Barnhardt, Jacorian Brown, Darius Gardner and Derrick Lawson. Fourth Row: Jeremiah Smith, David Owens, Ryan Shoaf, Kaleb Denton, Dylan Eagle, Jacob Scarborough, Jesse Wood, Johnathan Hall, Jesse McMinn and Brian Mitchell.

Cougars could contend BY BRET STRELOW

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s football program, which debuted in 2006, posted a winning record and claimed a playoff victory for the first time last season. The building process isn’t complete for the Cougars. “As a head coach, you’re always building whether WOODY it’s a fouryear school or a 40-year school,” coach Mark Woody said. “I think you’re always trying to build to make yourself better.” Carson has the pieces in place to make noise in the NPC. Woody said ascending to the top of the league is a goal, even if it’s one he claims might make West Rowan supporters laugh. The Cougars

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Hickory Ridge North Rowan Salisbury at West Davidson at Robinson Statesville* at East Rowan* West Rowan* at North Iredell* South Rowan* at West Iredell* Open

Game time: 7:30 p.m. *3A North Piedmont

finished fourth in the NPC last year, edged Ledford in an opening-round playoff game and controlled a contest at top-seeded Cardinal Gibbons before falling 21-15. “We feel like we can compete with everybody we’re going to play,” Woody said, “but we have to do it on the field.”



Carson Cougar coaches are: Front row, from left: Jason Stanley, Travis Billings and Ben Hampton. Second row: Andre Neely, Mark Woody, Barry Mitchem and Joe Gragg.



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Things might open up for tight end Dylan Eagle, left, because defenses will be paying a lot of attention on wide receiver Cody Clanton (17).

CARSON FROM 16D Carson possesses a talented senior trio of quarterback Zack Gragg, running back Shaun Warren and receiver Cody Clanton. Gragg threw for 1,456 yards and 15 touchdowns last year, when Clanton broke through with 1,096 yards and 12 touchdowns on 47 receptions. Warren unofficially ranked 18th in the state with 1,977 rushing yards, and he reached the end zone 20 times. “If I don’t screw them up they’ll be OK,” Woody said with a laugh. “That’s a special bunch. “What’s even more pleasing is their mentality, how humble those kids are and how they pull for each other. They want to have success for the team.” Woody said he can just step back at practice and

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One of Carson’s strengths is its defensive line, led by, from left, Garrett Smith, Jeremiah Smith and Ryan Shoaf. watch Gragg run Carson’s two-minute offense because he has such good command of

it. Clanton, a 6-foot-3 basketball standout who decided to

give football a try last year, is drawing attention from FCS (formerly Division I-AA)

and FBS schools. A combination of size, speed and sure hands helped him eclipse 100 yards in five of the Cougars’ last 10 games of 2009. “I’m glad he’s on our side because I wouldn’t want to defend him,” Woody said. “He’s going to run by you, stop and make a play, do something to get open, then he’s going to catch the ball. “Talent-wise, he’s as good as I’ve ever seen in high school catching the ball.” Warren, listed at 5-7 and 175 pounds, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. He went over 100 yards 10 times as a junior and peaked with a 273yard performance in a tight loss to East Rowan. Woody said Elon and Wofford have expressed interest in Warren. “Believe it or not, I think he’s gotten quicker,” Woody said. “He’s been in the weight room, gotten stronger, and he understands the offense. The




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West, Carson picked 1-2 in NPC BY MIKE LONDON

West Rowan lost 14-7 to A.L. Brown midway through the 2004 season. The next week the Falcons started an amazing run of league dominance with a 33-0 mauling of Lake Norman. A.L. Brown shifted to the SPC in 2005, and no one has challenged West Rowan in the NPC since that realignment. West had to share the 2004 NPC crown with Brown, but it has won the last five outright. Giant schools Mooresville and Lake Norman moved to 4A last season, and it’s difficult to see West’s run of titles ending now that it’s picking on schools its own size.

It’s reasonable to expect the Falcons to drop off a bit with K.P. Parks and Chris Smith in college, but who’s going to beat them in this league? Counting a 2008 playoff win against Statesville and a 2005 playoff victory against Mooresville, the Falcons have won 43 of their last 44 outings against league foes, including 15 shutouts. They have won 20 straight league games since West Iredell shocked them 20-18 in 2007. Since West Rowan returns 11 starters and has added talented transfers, it’s a pretty safe bet the rest of the league is playing for second place. In its brief history, Carson has lost 48-0, 20-0, 48-0 and 6914 to the Falcons, but the

2009 nPc standings West Rowan South Rowan East Rowan Carson West Iredell Statesville North Iredell

NPC Overall 6-0 16-0 5-1 9-3 4-2 9-4 3-3 7-6 2-4 5-7 1-5 3-8 0-6 1-10

Cougars could earn the silver medal. They beat Statesville and West Iredell for the first time in 2009, and they’ll be favored to beat South Rowan for the first time in 2010. Carson? Why not? Fifteen starters are back, including big-play standouts Zack Gragg, Shaun Warren and Cody Clanton. East Rowan nipped West Iredell, Carson and

Statesville in back-to-backto-back games in 2009, and it’s possible the Mustangs can repeat that feat. Quarterback Jamey Blalock returns, and he orchestrated the majority of the magic. Six of East’s nine wins could’ve gone the other way. East’s offensive line has to be rebuilt, but new coach Chad Tedder has seven defensive starters back. West Iredell always boasts quality skill guys, and quarterback Sayer Robinson (916 passing yards as a sophomore), receiver C.J. Gibbs and running back L.J. Harper will make the Warriors dangerous. Statesville took its lumps with freshman quarterback Carlis Parker down the stretch in 2009, but it should

CARSON FROM 17D biggest thing for him, he’s matured in terms of understanding the game. “He may not be a 210pound running back, but he plays like one. He looks like a guy that’s an edge runner, but he’s more of a betweenthe-tackles runner, I think.” Jacorian Brown will spend time at fullback, and a second receiving threat is K.J. Pressley. Tight end Dylan Eagle (6-3, 200 pounds) is a good blocker who caught nine passes last season. The offensive line includes a pair of big tackles in returning starter Mitch Galloway and Daniel Rodriguez, who was a defensive player last season. Caleb Denton returns at one guard spot, and center Kaleb McCora gained experience in 2009. Jacob Scarborough and Jesse McMinn are in the mix at the other guard spot. “These guys have been in the program,” Woody said. “We lost three good ones last year, but it’s been a kind of waiting-in-the-wings type of deal. It’s not like they’ve never done it. They’re ready to roll.” Defensively, the Cougars

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On the defensive side of the ball, watch out for these Carson Cougars, from left, Jacorian Brown, Alex Lee and Jarod Raper. will turn to linemen Micah Honeycutt, Jeremiah Smith, Garrett Smith and Ryan Shoaf. Garrett Smith, who had 62 tackles and 17 quarterback hurries last season, and Shoaf are the ends. Honeycutt plays nose tackle, and Jeremiah Smith is imposing as the other tackle. “He might be the best defensive tackle we’ve had,”

Woody said. “He’s strong, athletic. He’s a kid we haven’t really had on varsity — we’ve had some big pluggers. This kid is a pretty good athlete.” Brown, T.J. Smith, Alex Lee and Chris Barnhardt should contribute at linebacker. Barnhardt, who had 89 tackles last season, missed some preseason time with a hand injury. Brown excelled as a defen-

sive end in 2009 but has switched positions. “I wanted to do that a lot for him,” Woody said. “I think that’s where he’s going to be at the next level, and we had a need.” The secondary is where Carson’s defense suffered the most from graduation losses. Dontae Gilbert, Tripp Cross (a baseball player out for the first time), Nick

pay off. Talented and tough, he could be headed for a great career. The Greyhounds also are high on young backs Justin Masler and Tristan Mumford. Coming off a monumental season in which it had nine wins, including victories over A.L. Brown and Salisbury, South Rowan lost nearly everyone except coach Jason Rollins to graduation. DB Mark McDaniel and Olineman Leo Pope are studs, and Rollins hopes some sophomores can mature in a hurry. North Iredell, 0-6 in the league in 2009, had a decent jayvee team and expects progress. The development of sophomore QB Jacob Queen will be the key to any success.

Martin, Jarod Raper and Darius Gardner have performed well in the preseason. Carson allowed 50, 69 and 46 points in losses to county rivals Salisbury, West Rowan and South Rowan last season. The Cougars gave up a combined 60 points in their seven victories. “We’re going to be a hardnosed, physical team,” Woody said. “We kind of have a saying: Make them snap it again. We want to stay away from the big play and understand teams are going to move the ball. “We never, ever, ever give up. Traditionally, that’s one of the things we’re proud of.” The progression Carson made last year included two near misses: the playoff loss against Gibbons and the 2926 setback against East Rowan. East’s Andrew May kicked three field goals in that game, giving Woody a first-hand look at the importance of special teams. Carson kicker Caleb Lippard has improved after attending several summer camps. “It was an eye-opener for me,” Woody said. “I had never seen how a kicking game could change things like that.” Heading into Year 5, the Cougars continue to learn and build.



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guys Speed name of the game in Rowan County BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

Trey Mashore was an all-county and all-conference defensive back last season, but he wasn’t on the college radar going into the summer. Why? Mashore stands just 5-foot-6. Then, the West Rowan senior attended a camp at Wake Forest. He ran a 4.3 40. Then he ran another 4.3. Then a 4.4. “Right there on the spot, they started talking to me,” Mashore said. Suddenly, size didn’t mean as much. Furman, Elon and Coastal Carolina are now among the schools joining Wake in the Mashore sweepstakes. All because he can flat-out burn you. Salisbury’s Romar Morris was a good player going into the summer. He ran some 4.3s at a Shrine Bowl combine and just like that, he became a great player. Division I powers began offering. His speed gave him a chance to travel the country, as he was invited to just about every big-time camp and combine. Carson running back Shaun Warren ran for 1,977 yards last year, but college recruiters talk more about his 4.3 40 time. The 40 has become a fashion statement for college coaches. “Offenses and defenses are built on it,” Catawba head coach Chip Hester said, speaking in general terms. “Speed just makes up for so many mistakes.” • And speed can force you

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Blurs on the field are, from left, Carson’s Shaun Warren, Salisbury’s Romar Morris and West Rowan’s Trey Mashore. into mistakes. Just ask West Rowan coach Scott Young. His 3A state titleholders edged Salisbury 14-7 last year, and that seven came on an 80-yard sprint by Morris, the reigning 100 and 200 meter champion in 2A. Midway through the first quarter of a scoreless game, Young watched his team line up wrong, with three defensive linemen on one side and only one on the other. Uh-oh. “Romar hit the gap,” Young grimaced, thinking of the memory. “Unless he hits a hole or pulls a hammy, we never catch him.” Mashore was on the field. “I remember coming downhill and me and another player ran into each other. He was gone. Once Romar broke, there was no chance of catching him.” And believe this. The runners know when they’re gone. “I like to make guys give up,” Warren grinned. “When you get out in the open, that’s what they tend to do.” • Tenths of a second mean everything. While the three Rowan stars have 4.3s and are coveted, others settle for FCS or Division II schools because they manage only a 4.6 or 4.7.

“People are intrigued with 40 times,” Young said. “It goes all the way to the NFL. Guys like Willie Gault were big track guys the NFL wanted to experiment with.” Young said the University of Miami teams of the 1980s were the first to really use all-out team speed. “Now, it’s on the high school level,” he said. And team speed is a big reason West won back-toback state championships in 2008 and 2009. “Most of our guys were sub-5.0 runners,” Young said. “And that’s including linemen. We had 11 people who could get to the football.” Morris’ coach, Joe Pinyan, remembers the old days of the Central Carolina Conference, when Davidson County teams referred to playing Salisbury and North Rowan as the “Speed City” part of their schedule. “You can coach technique. You can make a kid tougher. But you can’t coach speed,” Pinyan said. “And you can’t imitate it when you’re practicing against it.” Amen, says Carson coach Mark Woody. “You’ve got to have everybody where they’re supposed to be,” Woody explained. “You get somebody out of position and

you’re in trouble.” • Coaches are enjoying the notoriety Rowan County is receiving because of speed. Young loves to tell the story of one Shrine Bowl combine in which three of the four fastest 40 times were by Rowan athletes: Morris, Mashore and Mashore’s teammate Daishion Barger. “This is an area where there is a lot of speed,” Pinyan praised. The blazing Barger, a track star, has actually run the fastest 40 of all — a 4.29. But it has yet to carry over BARGER to the football field. Young is trying him at receiver, but he said the senior has had some drops. “You want fast guys but yet you want good football players,” Catawba’s Hester said of the genHESTER eral approach. “A lot of times you get track guys and that doesn’t correlate into good football

players.” Young feels Barger can be a football force if he gets his hands as good as his feet. If it happens, that 4.29 40 will have colleges offering him next summer. “Speed’s the name of the game,” Young said. • Mashore has certainly found that out. There isn’t much calling for a 5-6 defensive back, but with speed, he can help a college program with the ball in his hands. Mashore said colleges are looking at him as a kick returner or perhaps a slot receiver. “When Trey ran for the Wake Forest coaches, one of them told him afterward, ‘If you were 5-8, 5-9, you could name your ticket anywhere because you can run,’ ” Young said. Mashore loves going up against Morris and Warren, especially Morris, in the county track meet. “It’s good competition,” he said. “We don’t see speed like that at our other track meets.” And not many people see speed like Mashore’s. Which leads to the question: How did you get so fast? With a proud smile, he announced, “My mother and father have got good genes.” Good enough to help their 5-foot-6 son possibly earn a college scholarship.



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 20D

Raiders need to grow up quickly


The South Rowan Raiders are: Front row, from left: Dillon Wright, Casey Raymond, Trevor Simmons, B.J. Morrison, Ricky Sherrill, Dominique Garlin, Clay Wilson, Ryan Smith, Eric Tyler and Abelardo Hernandez. Second row: Daniel Mullis, Zach McMullen, Brandon Stancil, Michael Cantafio, Lynn Gutierrez, Daniel Litaker, Scotty Magnuson, Jeremy Boulware, Brandon Williams Cody Moon. Third row: Ryan Atkinson, Mark McDaniel, Jacob Stubbs, Josh Medlin, Ben Mann, Logan Beck, Cameron Moore, Clint Meece and Sonny Pope. Fourth row: Nathan Lambert, C.T. Welch, Donte Henderson, Tony Hunter, Houston Allen, Devin Mason, Leo Pope and Bubba McLaughlin.

South lost 27 seniors BY MIKE LONDON

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LANDIS — Quick. Name five South Rowan varsity football players and win a free trip to Disneyworld. Coach Jason Rollins hasn’t announced such a contest yet, but it’s probably crossed his mind. A season ROLLINS after the Raiders averaged a school-record 35.6 points a game, beat powers A.L. Brown and Salisbury and put a glittering 9-3 record in the books, they’ll take the field with an unfamiliar cast. Aside from standout senior defensive back Mark McDaniel, even hardcore

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prep football fans would have trouble naming a Raider. Opposing coaches also know who defensive back Donte Henderson and linebacker Leo Pope are, but

See SOUTH, 21D


South Rowan coaches are: Front row, from left: Steven London, Jason Rollins and Brett Stirewalt. Second row: Larry Sides, Joe Mason, John Davis, Jarrod Smith and Jim Brooks. Not pictured: Bryan Withers and Barry Lipscomb.



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Sophomore quarterback Nathan Lambert, center, will look toward receiver Clay Wilson (7) and do-everything Mark McDaniel (2).

SOUTH FROM 20D that’s about it. South graduated nearly everyone except manager Tyler Rea, chaplain Joe Mason and trainer Larry Sides. The school phone number is still 704-857-1161, but everything else has changed. Rollins is the first to admit that quarterback Blake Houston (South’s all-time total offense leader), powerful running backs Thomas Lowe and D’Andre Harris and smooth receiver B.J. Grant won’t be easily replaced. Still, optimism practically drips off Rollins’ shaved head. “We’ve built every year I’ve been here,” he said. “We won three games in 2006, when everybody said we couldn’t win one. We got better the next year. Then we got five wins under our belts in ’08. Then we won nine last season.” Since South graduated a stellar senior class that also included linebacker

Cadarreus Mason and versatile Quan Glaspy, it’s logically time to start over, but Rollins isn’t allowing himself to think like that. He doesn’t want to revisit 3-8 — or worse. “I realize there are a lot of people out there telling us we’re not gonna be any good this year,” he said. “But we’re taking it more like we’re gonna keep building off last year’s success. Our kids are looking at it like there’s a good tradition to continue here.” What does South have going for it? Well, a lot of rising sophomores dedicated their summer to preparing themselves to survive on varsity Fridays. Twelve are on the roster. “There’s a lot of 10s, more than usual, but they’re good 10s,” Rollins said. It’s also a plus that the coaches, except for veterans Tim Corriher and Danny Crosby, are back. The staff also got a boost from the return of defensive coordinator Barry Lipscomb from military service in Iraq. He came

home in June. “That probably helps me even more than our kids,” Rollins said. “I stuck mostly with the defense last year, but I’ll be able to spend a lot more time with the offense now.” The offense will need all the wisdom he can offer. It has zero returning starters. That’s right, zero. Pope did start on the offensive line last season, but he’ll anchor this year’s defense at middle linebacker. Who’s the quarterback? The job belongs to 6-foot1 sophomore Nathan Lambert. “He’s come along well,” Rollins said. “He went to several summer camps, including the Peyton Manning Camp. He’d been throwing baseballs, but they got his throwing revamped for football.” The backup QB is sophomore athlete Eric Tyler, a starter on the defensive unit. The fullback is critical in the Raiders’ triple-option, double-wing offense that is modeled after the famed “Red Bone” employed by

South Point, Rollins’ alma mater. Rollins expects 213-pound sophomore Ricky Sherrill to be a fine fullback — if he’s available. Dillon Wright is the other option. Frontrunners for the wingback jobs are sophomore Dominique Garlin and junior Brandon Williams. They have talent, but they’re 40-50 pounds lighter than Lowe and Harris. Coach Jarrod Smith is a determined offensive line coach, and he’ll work overtime to build a new unit from scratch. Ryan Atkinson, a 195pound left tackle, is expected to lead the group. He’s a senior who’s worked in the past on defense. The right tackle will be 203-pound sophomore Devin Mason, Cadarreus’ brother. If genes many anything, he’ll be a good one. The starting right guard is junior Sonny Pope (200). Big sophomore Clint Meece (250) is counted on at left guard, with junior Trevor Simmons (300) set at center.

O-line depth will be supplied by Lynn Gutierrez, Jacob Stubbs, C.T. Welch, Daniel Litaker and Cameron Moore. “They’re learning, and they’re getting better,” Rollins said. “In our system, they’re the most important guys.” Seniors Clay Wilson, Casey Raymond and Jeremy Boulware and sophomore Dillon Parker are top candidates for the two wide receiver spots. Henderson, a starting DB, will also play a lot of wideout. “Henderson has great hands,” Rollins said. “Parker looked great in the seven-onsevens.” Logan Beck and Houston Allen provide depth. The kicking game is still up in the air. Zach McMullen and Daniel Mullis, who has been slowed by a back ailment, are the most likely kickers on the roster. Rollins also is auditioning soccer players. Defensively, South has de-

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SOUTH FROM 21D cent experience. The DBs are the Raiders’ strongest unit. McDaniel (5-11, 176) has fine speed and great instincts and can play any of the DB positions. He could be used at strong safety against run-oriented teams and move to corner or free safety against passing teams. He’ll be one of the county’s few 48-minute men, meaning he won’t come off the field. Rollins will employ him at fullback, wingback or receiver on offense, depending on matchups. McDaniel is also a huge weapon in the return game. He had two kickoff returns for TDs last season and also took two punts back all the way. “We’ve let Mark know he’s got to be in great shape,” Rollins said. “We realize people are going to try to kick the ball away from him on special teams, and we’ve got to find ways to get it into his hands.” Henderson (6-1, 180) may not exit the field, either. A returning starter and a senior, he’ll probably play cornerback as well as catch passes. “We’re still very much believers in the two-platoon system,” Rollins said. “But athletes like Mark and Donte have to be on the field.” Senior DB Ryan Smith was a top reserve last season and is now counted on as a starter. Tyler, a baseball stud who will miss time in September as he bids to make the Team USA 16-under team, projects as the starting free safety. Pope (6-1, 225) should be a


Defensive stalwarts for South Rowan this season should be, from left, Bubba McLaughlin, Josh Medlin and Leo Pope. man at middle linebacker. He’s an impressive physical specimen. Sophomore Bubba McLaughlin, a middle linebacker on the jayvees last season, is expected to start at outside linebacker. Mullis Brandon Stancil and Cody Moon, all seniors, are competing for the other starting assignment. McMullen, a junior, and sophomore Josh Medlin are leading candidates to start at the defensive end spots, with Scotty Magnuson and Adam

MacTerrnan also in the mix. Junior Abelardo Hernandez and senior Ben Mann are probable starters on the interior defensive line. Hernandez is listed at 5-4, 196. “He caused havoc for teams on the jayvees,” Rollins said. Sophomore B.J. Morrison, Michael Cantafio, Tony Hunter and Brian Parham are also competing for time. It’s going to be a different sort of South team. The Raiders scored at least two

TDs against everyone except West Rowan in 2009 and scored 30-plus points seven times. “We’ll probably be in lower scoring games, for sure,” Rollins said. “We’ll need to control the ball, play defense and put ourselves in position to win in the fourth quarter.” Rollins said his team spent some time working with the highly successful South Point program over the summer. “South Point won a state championship last year with the same offense we use and

with the same kind of kids we’ve got and the same size linemen we’ve got,” Rollins said. “We’re optimistic about this season, and we’ll see how much progress we can make.” On paper, South’s may only be favored in its game at North Iredell on Oct. 1, but Rollins has orchestrated shockers a few times in the past. “Being underdogs isn’t a bad thing,” he said. “It gives you a lot of extra motivational buttons you can push.”


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Experience will carry Cavaliers


The North Rowan Cavaliers are: Front row, from left: Jalen Cook, Joshua Mock, T.J. Allen, Kornell Cook, Daylon Gray, Sam Starks, Xavier Robinson, Darius Jackson and Gilbert Bontugan. Second row: Kyle Collins, Witt Alexander, Terry Allen, Hunter Walker, Terrese Barber, Kenyata Thomas, Michael Robinson Jr., and Malik Jones. Third row: Denzel Price, Cameron Mallett, Dequan Chawlk, Garland Archie, Javon Hargrave, Joe Wiggins, Will Robertson, Bobby Zagram and Jarvis Witherspoon. Fourth row: Tremayne Gilmore, Bobby Myers, Robert Myers, Mike White, Rodney Goodine and Tasker Fleming.

North should contend in YVC BY BRET STRELOW

SPENCER — North Rowan coach Tasker Fleming expects defense to again be the team’s strength, but he believes the offense can close the gap. Fleming plans to use a spread attack that relies more on the pass than a run-oriented scheme that accompanied his FLEMING first two seasons with the Cavaliers. Past coaches such as Roger Secreast, with help from QB guru Bobby Myers,

Follow the Cavaliers Aug. 20 East Rowan Aug. 27 at Carson Sept. 3 Open Sept. 10 Lexington Sept. 17 at Salisbury Sept. 24 South Stanly* Oct. 1 East Montgomery* Oct. 8 at North Moore* Oct. 15 Albemarle* Oct. 22 at Chatham Central* Oct. 29 W. Montgomery* Nov. 5 at South Davidson* Game time: 7:30 p.m. *1A Yadkin Valley

succeeded by throwing the ball effectively. “I look at the size of our skill people and the speed, we have the ability to get them

the ball in open space, and I feel like this offense fits us better,” Fleming said. “Bobby’s been here a while, and he keeps reminding me that’s what Coach Secreast did. “I feel like we’re similar in skill areas as some teams might have been in the past. Not to say we have that caliber of quarterback or wide receivers, but we’re not limited to being a clock shrinker or run-oriented team. I think we have a chance to be truly balanced.” T.J. Allen, a diminutive sophomore, will likely start at quarterback for the Cavs. Jesse Rudisell threw for 373 yards as a junior in 2009, but he suffered a lacerated liver in a car accident last


North Rowan coaches are: Front row, from left: Bobby Myers, Ron Bost and Rodney Goodine. Second row: Tasker Fleming, James House, Mike White, Edward Brown and Robert Myers. Not pictured: Tremayne Gilmore. month. He has attended practices, but his availability remained uncertain as North prepared for its season open-

er against East Rowan. Rudisell missed last sea-

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Sophomore quarterback T.J. Allen (3) will look toward receivers Sam Starks (7) and Terry Allen (21).

NORTH FROM 23D son’s homecoming game against Chatham Central with an injury, and Allen moved up from the junior varsity team to start. He threw two touchdown passes in a 34-7 victory. Allen’s play this summer against George Washington (Va.) during a seven-on-seven passing camp in Rockingham impressed Fleming. Some of the notable receivers are senior Sam Starks, junior Pierre Givens, Kornell Cook, brother Jalen Cook and Terrese Barber. “Running will be 40 percent of the mix this year,” Fleming said. “Instead of 80-20 (run), it’ll be 60-40 pass. Coaches ought to work on backpedals if they’re preparing for us because we’re going to throw the ball.” North rushed for more than 300 yards in four of its five league victories against 1A YVC foes last season, but Fleming is looking for a better way to take advantage of North’s skill players. When he took over before the start of the 2008 season, he said the program lost a total of 30 players for reasons relating to graduation, academics and transfer. Emphasizing the ground game provided one way to shorten contests against deeper opponents. jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST

North stars, from left, Cameron Mallett, Kornell Cook and Darius Jackson share a laugh.

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Albemarle still the team to beat in YVC BY MIKE LONDON

North Rowan placed third in the YVC in its 1A debut and is likely to repeat that finish. North was 0-5 against teams outside the YVC counting a playoff loss to Murphy. If the Cavaliers can win a non-league game or two, they could post their first winning season since 2006. Albemarle is the clear-cut favorite in the league again. The Bulldogs are also the clear favorite to win their

second straight state championship and fifth in the last 10 years if they avoid injuries to key players. Running back Rusty Parks (1,528 rushing yards), offensive lineman Mike Scott, 210pound linebacker Julius Williams and DB Montego Baldwin (six picks) are allstate candidates. Quarterback Nat Dunlap, running back/DB Demetrius Hamilton and receiver Malcom Hammond (eight TDs) provide an extraordinary number of weapons for a 1A team.

2009 yVc standings YVC Overall Albemarle 7-0 16-0 W. Montgomery 6-1 11-4 North Rowan 5-2 5-7 South Stanly 4-3 8-5 E. Montgomery 3-4 5-6-1 3-9 South Davidson 2-5 North Moore 1-6 1-10 Chatham Central 0-7 1-10

If anyone’s going to seriously challenge the Bulldogs, West Montgomery is the top candidate. The Warriors, who flattened

North Rowan 28-0 to claim runner-up honors last season, return QB Jaquil Capel and backs Terry Pegues and Travante Moore. South Stanly only has three seniors, but it boasts a talented junior class and could challenge North Rowan for third. North nipped South Stanly 1614 last season. QB Jalen Holt had a phenomenal sophomore season. He accounted for 28 TDs, rushing for 944 yards and throwing for 1,365. Running back Javonde Gramling also returns after rushing for 889

NORTH FROM 24D North lost 60-0 against West Rowan to begin a season that featured a winless record on the field. “We basically had a sophomore roster playing varsity,” Fleming said. “I’ve kind of jokingly dared someone to name two seniors from the first year we were here. We were very young. We tried to shrink the clock and do some things to stay in some ballgames with the schedule we had.” The Cavs were 0-4 last season following losses to a pair of 3A teams that combined for 16 victories, a Lexington team that reached the fourth round of the 2A playoffs and a Salisbury squad that advanced to the 2AA semifinals. North made its debut in the 1A YVC and started 3-0 before finishing third in the conference. Experiences at camps this summer encouraged Fleming that the Cavaliers were more equipped to become a passing threat. “We could go all practice and not catch 10 passes my first year here,” Fleming said. “Between the QBs and receivers it just wasn’t there and the protection wasn’t there. If you’re not doing it on air you’re not going to do it on Fridays. “Our first live seven-onseven (this summer) we completed 22 out of 26. Just to catch 22 out of 26, I was

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North coaches are looking for a big year from defensive lineman Garland Archie. happy we did it against competition. We’re running better routes, throwing better balls, and we’re making the catch. As long as we’re doing that, I’ll have confidence in them to do it on Friday nights.” The Cavaliers return most of their running backs but

have questions on the line. Slot backs Cameron Mallett, Terry Allen and Darius Jackson are entering their third year of varsity football. Malik Jones and Denzel Price, both sophomores, could contribute as fullbacks. The right side of the line

will be anchored by tackle Will Robertson, who started as a freshman last season, and guard Garland Archie. Joseph Wiggins, Bobby Ingram and others are also in the mix. Fleming said defensive standout Javon Hargrave might play right tackle at

yards last year. East Montgomery has 15 starters back. The Eagles have a small senior class, but they have a strong group of juniors with some speed. DB Michael Conrad leads the Eagles. Chatham Central expects to be improved from last season’s 1-10 effort. Returner Wes Degraffenreidt rushed for 915 yards, while KShawn Brower had four sacks. South Davidson (3-9 last season) and North Moore (1-10) round out the league.

times, pushing Robertson to center. “Platoon first and second down, then third down both sides of the ball get our best 11,” Fleming said. “It may be that Javon plays right tackle on third down only.” Hargrave, Robertson, D’Quan Miller and Demetrius Cruse are expected to contribute on the defensive line as the Cavaliers switch from a 3-4 scheme with four DBs to a 4-2-5 look. Hargrave, now a senior, unofficially led the state last year with 27 sacks and eight fumble recoveries. “He’s really the heart and soul of the defense,” defensive coordinator Rodney Goodine said. “Everybody’s going to feed off of him. “He finally found the weight room and has gotten a lot stronger. He realizes this is his last year, so he’s trying to go out with a bang.” Archie, a defensive lineman last year, and Wiggins are set to play linebacker in the new system. Mallett and Jones are working at cornerback. The three safeties will likely be Jackson, Terry Allen and Kornell Cook. Allen and Jackson spent time as linebackers in 2009. “Changing defenses, I thought they’d be a little resistant to it, but they’ve really taken to it,” Goodine said. “I think they prefer that look a lot more to the 34 because now they’re not up playing with those big bodes. They can play in space more.”



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Pembroke has pipeline to Rowan County BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

The college football notebook ... There has been a lot of hoopla surrounding Division I coaches flooding Rowan County over the past year wooing the likes of Salisbury running back Romar Morris and West Rowan defensive back Domonique Noble. But there will be many Rowan players this year going to the Division II ranks. And you can bet UNC Pembroke will be among the suitors. Pete Shinnock has built his program into a national contender and constructed a pipeline to Rowan County. The Braves already have several local players on a team that visited Arkansas Tech in the Division II playoffs last season. If you want to watch Pembroke, head down Highway 74. About three hours after you’ve left the driveway, you’ll get to see plenty of familiar faces: • West Rowan has provided offensive lineman David Melton and defensive back Jordan Lilly. Justin Avery is also there but has decided to concentrate on track. Kenderick Dunlap left school. • South Rowan will have potential starter Derek Davis at defensive end. Caddareus Mason will be a freshman linebacker. • East Rowan’s Ben DeCelle will be a redshirt freshman receiver. “It has been very good to us, it really has,” Shinnock said of Rowan County. “It has great football, obviously with what West Rowan has done the last few years.” Shinnock wants to keep his Rowan County relationship going, especially this season when there is plenty of senior talent. “What helps us is, if a guy comes here and likes it, he can go back and tell his teammates, ‘Hey, this is a good place,’ ” Shinnock said. The Bob Caton

Fieldhouse is a $5 million facility. Also, Grace P. Johnson Stadium is a beautiful place to watch football. “I don’t think any university in the state of North Carolina has changed more in a positive way over the last 10 to 15 years,” Shinnock said. “We’ve built over $200 million worth of new facilities.” • South’s Davis started his career at 205 pounds, bulked up to 255 and is currently at 240. He moved to defensive end from linebacker and is enjoying the switch. “I got to play a decent bit halfway through the season,” the redshirt sophomore said. Davis’ highlight was traveling to DAVIS Arkansas Tech and getting his first taste of national playoff football. “Everywhere you went in town, it was, ‘Go Tech, beat Pembroke,’ ” he said. He also got his first collegiate sack in the game. “I don’t know if it was a breakdown or not,” Davis smiled. “The quarterback rolled out and came right to me.” Pembroke finished last season 9-2 and was ranked 24th in the nation. “Right now, we’re ranked pretty high and we should be pretty good,” Davis said. Davis’ job now is getting Mason, a former South teammate, acclimated to college life. “He’s staying at our place right now,” Davis said. “I got him. I got him.” • West’s Melton has had a strange career. He started his first season but has battled injuries, including getting his foot caught in some farm machinery. He hasn’t played in two seasons and has three years of eligibili-

ty left. He can play center and guard. “We’re looking for him to be healthy,” Shinnock said. “We’re excited about that.” Lilly is still trying to crack the lineup. • DeCelle impressed the coaches during his redshirt freshman season. He even won the team’s GPA award. “Ben has four years left, and we’re excited about his future,” Shinnock said. • Pembroke will be close to Salisbury twice this season, traveling to Wingate on Sept. 18 and to WinstonSalem State on Oct. 23. • Chris Smith is making an impact at Arkansas so far. “Coach is hard on us,” Smith said recently. “I’m competing every day. That’s what the SEC is all about — competing.” Smith, who helped West Rowan to consecutive state championships, said he is impressed with the size of the Razorback veterans. “The offensive linemen are not only big, but they can move and they’re coordinated,” Smith said. Smith, a defensive end, is known for his speed. It’s still there, he reports, even after gaining 10 SMITH pounds since arriving on campus back in June. He now stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 245 pounds. “The playing time is there for me,” Smith announced. Smith has worked mostly with the second-team defense but has gotten some first-team reps. Issued No. 42, he’s also spent time at linebacker. Head coach Bobby Petrino has offered high praise, even bringing up the name of a former Louisville star who had 17 sacks with

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virginia freshman K.P. Parks runs the ball at practice. the Denver Broncos last season. “Chris is very talented,” Petrino told reporters recently. “He has speed off the edge, and his hips and long arms. There is one guy you would compare Chris to that I’ve coached would be an Elvis Dumervil. Where their arms are longer than their body, and that helps to be a pass rusher. That distance that he can reach with his arms and his ability to bend and change directions. Before it’s over with, he is going to be a real special pass rusher.” • Smith’s partner at West, K.P. Parks, isn’t expected to be redshirted at Virginia. The 5-7 phenom, who broke several national records as a star running back, has been looking good in preseason workouts. Parks and former West teammate Jon Crucitti, an Army newcomer, have two things in common: Both are wearing No. 25 in college, and both are working from the offensive backfield. Crucitti, a slot back, caught a touchdown pass in Army’s intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday. • As far as this year, Salisbury’s Darien Rankin has committed to North Carolina. Davie County

linebacker Jared Barber has committed to West Virginia. A.L. Brown’s Travis Riley has committed to North Carolina and Davie County receiver Joe Watson has verbally given the nod to Duke. Morris and Noble have plenty of offers but have yet to make a choice. • CAN’T MISS GAMES: Here are a few chances to catch former Rowan County stars in Division I settings: Sept. 4: Richmond at Virginia: Parks could possibly make his debut in Charlottesville, Va., for Mike London — not our Mike London, but the Virginia head coach. Sept. 25: Army at Duke: With reports that Crucitti is working out as an offensive back, he could get the ball in a visit to Wallace Wade Stadium. Oct. 16: North Carolina at Virginia: The Tar Heels visit Parks and Virginia for homecoming. Nov. 6: Virginia at Duke: The only time Virginia and Parks will visit a Tobacco Road school. Nov. 6: Arkansas at South Carolina: West’s Smith and Arkansas face the ol’ ball coach Steve Spurrier. • Bret Strelow contributed to this article.



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Wonders have loads of talent


The 2010 A.L. Brown Wonders pose for their team photo.

A high-scoring offense returns BY PAUL HERSHEY sports@salisburypost.con

KANNAPOLIS — Last season, a youthful A.L. Brown squad went 11-3 and reached the third round of the playoffs. That has to bode well for the more-seasoned Wonders in 2010 — but not for their opponents. With the MASSEY core of an offense that averaged more than 30 points per game last year returning — led by a potential all-state running back — it’s safe to assume preseason

Follow the Wonders Aug. 20 at Statesville Aug. 27 South Rowan Sept. 3 Thomasville Sept. 10 Open Sept. 17 at Kings Mountain Sept. 24 Robinson* Oct. 1 at Central Cabarrus* Oct. 8 at Cox Mill* Oct. 15 Mount Pleasant* Oct. 22 at Hickory Ridge* Oct. 29 NW Cabarrus* Nov. 5 at Concord* Game time: 7:30 p.m. *3A South Piedmont

expectations for perennial power Brown are back to their normally high levels. Of course, coach Ron Massey has never been one


A.L. Brown coaches are: from left, Scott Jordan, Josh Reeves, Chris Duplisea, Jeremy Ryan, Shon Galloway, Jeff Brandon, Noah Lyon, Todd Hagler, Antoine Nelson, Chip English, James Lott and Alex Nelson. to make bold predictions, and he isn’t about to start. “I think we’ve got an opportunity to do well,” he said. “But every team has to develop its own character, and we’ll just wait and see how this one unfolds.” Unlike a year ago, the characteristic of this year’s group definitely isn’t a lack of experience at the varsity

level. Asked about his returning starters, Massey didn’t get specific with numbers, but what he did say made it clear the Wonders are in good shape. “We’ve got a bunch that played or started at one time or another,” he said. And most of them are set to begin their final high

school season, representing a senior class with 30-plus members. “It’s a great senior class,” Massey said. “Not only do we have good football players in it, but we’ve got some outstanding kids in it — school leaders and great kids — and they’re a joy to

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Two of A.L. Brown’s offensive threats are North Carolina committment Travis Riley, left, and quarterback Martel Campbell.

FROM 27D be around and be associated with.” When it comes to the football field, the most prominent Brown senior wears No. 31. Coming off a junior season in which he ran for 1,923 yards and racked up 32


Tevin Jones should be a dangerous receiver for A.L. Brown.

“He’s worked extremely hard, and I think he’ll have another outstanding year,” Massey said. Since the Wonders’ chances of making another deep playoff run hinge on keeping Riley healthy, giving him as much help along the way will be key. Senior Martel Campbell returns at quarterback. He progressed as last year wore on, finishing with over 900 yards passing and accounting for 10 touchdowns. “He’s gotten a little bigger, a little stronger, a little faster and hopefully he’ll feel more comfortable back there,” Massey said. Junior Xavier Stanback replaces Antwoine Jordan as the primary complement to Riley in the backfield. In spot time last year, Stanback averaged nearly seven yards per carry and scored four touchdowns. Demetrius Jackson, R.J. Gill and sophomore J.P. Lott may also get carries, while Perry Kesler will spend time at fullback. Senior Teven Jones is the top returning receiver. He

had 27 catches and four touchdowns last season. Senior Dillon Robinson is a speed threat, while Massey was impressed by sophomore

Keeon Johnson’s offseason work. Terrell Calliste, James Howard, Caleb Jackson, D.J.

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rushing touchdowns, Travis Riley will once again be the driving force of the Wonders’ offense. He will probably be especially motivated, too. Riley has been sidelined with injuries and unable to play in Brown’s final playoff game each of the last two seasons. No doubt, he wants a more positive ending before heading off to play at North Carolina.




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Wonders, Spiders should rule in SPC B Y MIKE LONDON

In the SPC, A.L. Brown is an overwhelming favorite to win the school’s fourth straight conference championship and 23rd title since 1979. Brown has enjoyed 32 consecutive winning seasons and has recorded double-digit victories the last five. Those streaks should be extended. While just about everyone agrees the SPC will be a two-tier league — the Wonders and everyone else — there’s serious drama shaping up in the scrap for second place.

A.L. BROWN FROM 28D Johnson and Omar Ray are also in the mix. Senior Quadar Goldsmith and junior Rashon Preston are the top candidates to start at tight end. Kesler, Parish Smith and Seth Kiser are also competing. Standout Tavis Bailey is gone from the offensive line, but the Wonders have enough back there to be pretty strong. Senior tackle Sheldon Saddler leads the way, along with seniors Daniel McFaddin and Charles Mance. Steven Jackson, Luke Seagroves and Hunter Morris are also competing for starting roles along with Phillip Halstenberg and Deterius Moody. The wild card for Brown’s offense will be junior Damien Washington, who saw action at quarterback at the end of several games last year while also playing on the jayvee team. With his athleticism and bigplay ability, he will have a much bigger role this season. What that role will be, or if it will be a flexible one, remains to be seen. Massey said Campbell and Washington are “battling it out” at quarterback along with senior Michael Church.

When in doubt, go with Concord. In a schizophrenic 2009, the young Spiders actually beat A.L. Brown, which reached the 3AA semifinals, but managed to lose to seven other teams. That defies logic. Sophomore QB B.J. Beecher was pretty phenomenal for a freshman, passing for 1,000 yards in just five games, and coach Glenn Padgett has 15 more starters back. Northwest Cabarrus returns 11 starters and should be good defensively. The Trojans still have AllNPC defensive lineman D.J. Bostick (101⁄2 sacks) and linebackers Rob Atwell and Matt

If and when Washington isn’t behind center, he probably could line up at receiver or as a back. “He’s a big-play player,” Massey said. "We’re going to try and get him the ball in a lot of different ways. “We’ll see how the season unfolds. But Washington will touch the football and Campbell will touch the football.” With the departure of stars Dana Moss, Desmond Gray and Terrance Johnson along with both starting cornerbacks, the defense has more to replace, but Massey believes that unit has the talent to do it. Seniors Mark Goodjohn and Dominique Phifer will lead the way on the defensive line along with returning juniors Gerald Holt and Jericho Rivers. Senior Allen Wagner will also be involved in the rotation on the line, which Massey expects to be the strength of the defensive unit. “I think that’s where it’s going to start at,” he said. There is a lot of depth there with Jerrod Lipscomb, Darius Rice, Shane Harris, Ryan Lewis, Tyri Moon, Jose Meza, Calvin Smith, Quamir Brown, Anthony Shaw, Travis Harris, Vadriquas Bullock and Zachre Abercrombie all competing for playing time. Senior Andrew Leslie is the lone returning starter at

2009 SPC standings SPC Overall A.L. Brown 6-1 11-3 NW Cabarrus 5-2 8-4 Hickory Ridge 5-2 7-6 Concord 5-2 6-7 Robinson 4-3 5-7 3-8 Mount Pleasant 2-5 Cox Mill 1-6 1-10 Central Cabarrus 0-7 0-11

Pless. Atwell made 125 tackles, while Pless recovered four fumbles and caused two. Tall kicker Bradley Pinion is a weapon for the Trojans in the field-position battle. Thirty-seven of his 50 kickoffs were touchbacks last

year, and he averaged 39 yards per punt. Hickory Ridge is in its fourth year, and now everyone in the program is a full-fledged Ragin’ Bull instead of being a former Viking or former something else. Running back Brian Baltimore (1,938 rushing yards, 20 TDS) is a workhorse, and 6-foot-6 Danny Book is a two-way lineman who closes holes when he’s not opening them for Baltimore. Robinson has experienced linemen, impressive size and a potentially stingy defense. The Bulldogs have to find a new quarterback, but they

were 4-3 in the league last season and could stay in the top half. Mount Pleasant returns 10 starters and will try to rebound from a 3-8 season. Fullback/linebacker Christian Cannon leads the Tigers. Cox Mill won a game in its first season of competition — no small feat — and could bump that to two or three wins this time. Central Cabarrus was winless in 2009 and has just started a major rebuilding process. The Vikings open with West Rowan, so they’ll find out how much they’ve improved right away.


Defensive standouts for A.L. Brown this season are, from left, Mark Goodjohn, Andrew Leslie and Dominique Phifer. linebacker. Senior Quin Gill has been moved from the secondary to fill one of the holes. Senior Ryan Blackmon is another likely starter, with Evans White and Dajon Torrence also figuring in. John Bass, Steven Jordan and Rashad Cannon round out the group. The secondary will be led by junior safety Kaleel Hollis, who had two interceptions and four fumble recoveries last year. Washington will play safety, with senior Tevin Jones a probable starter at cornerback. Lott and senior

Shequez Weaks are the other top candidates. Jamar Clemons, Rico Miller and Tyrone Washington provide depth. Brown had a speedy, playmaking defense that was excellent at forcing turnovers last year. This year’s group lacks the same star power but should be solid, at the very least. “It’s early, so it’s hard to say,” Massey said. “But we have the potential to be that type of defense.” The special teams should be as good if not better, with Brenden Brown back as the kicker and Leslie again han-

dling punting duties. Like last season, most of the Wonders’ biggest challenges will come early with the nonconference portion of the schedule. Road contests against Hickory Ridge and rival Concord two of the last three weeks will be the key SPC games. “We’ve just got to play,” Massey said. “There’s no secret formula. The kids have to buy in to what we’re doing and we’ve got to execute and we’ve got to be fundamentally sound. If we do all those things, everything else takes care of itself.”



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 30D

Davie County looking for depth


The Davie County War Eagles are: Front row, from left: Ronald Solis, Jordan Farmer, Vance Greene, Zach Lawrence, DeVonta Scott, Andrew Ledford, Rickey Bell, Paul Beauchamp, Blake Hess, Jacob Barber, Mick Spillman, Landon Hurt, Jonathan Boles, Wesley Varona and Kevin Crawford. Second row: Carson Herndon, Stephon Smoot, Mitch Silkowski, Derek Danner, David Wagoner, Elliot Chapman, Kenyatta Brand, Adam Smith, Sean Newman, Aldolpho Olvera, Alex Newman, Craven Chunn-Oakley, Trevon Faulkner, Nick Helenek and Trey Thomas. Third row: Denzel Garmon, Andrew Buchanan, Jae-Re Peebles, Jared Barber, J.D. Mise, P.J. Neely, Cole Blankenship, Jawaughn Arnold, Zach Cranfill, Braxton Grant, Jarrett Wallace, Anthony Ressa, Darius Wilson, Christian Mogougan and Joe Watson.

War Eagles try to bounce back BY BRIAN PITTS

MOCKSVILLE — Davie County’s football team has been a two-platoon program since the mid-1990s. Only a few players have gone both ways, and most of them did it on a limited basis. Back in 2004, Cooter Arnold was a running back and quarterback on offense and a cornerback on defense and ILLING made firstteam allstate on both sides. But that’s one of the few examples you can find of a player going both ways extensively. Things could change in 2010. Coming off a 4-7 season, Coach Doug Illing has a shortage of linemen, especially on the offensive side. He may have to employ several players both ways out of necessity. He doesn’t want to go that route. He prefers to stay with 20-22 different starters

Follow the War Eagles Aug. 20 at Alexander Central Aug. 27 at Greensboro Page Sept. 3 West Rowan Sept. 10 Greenville Rose Sept. 17 at Thomasville Sept. 24 Salisbury Oct. 1 Open Oct. 8 at R.J. Reynolds* Oct. 15 West Forsyth* Oct. 22 Mount Tabor* Oct. 29 at Reagan* Nov. 5 North Davidson* Game time: 7:30 p.m. *4A Central Piedmont

on offense and defense. “We’re flirting around with how to handle that and not have kids standing around,” Illing said during an early practice. “That’s the hard thing about practicing everybody on both sides of the ball. There’s going to be a good amount of people that don’t get reps and have to stand around and watch. Sometimes, they lose interest. We’re playing around with the practice schedule and trying to determine how is the best way to get our best 11 on the field and de-

velop some depth at the same time.” For instance, you may see Jacob Barber at running back and safety. Illing plans to use twin brother Jared Barber on offense occasionally at tight end, and Jared is chomping at the bit about everything that’s in store, personally and team-wise. “That really gets me fired up,” Jared said. “It’s something new I haven’t done in a while. That’s going to be awesome.” “I don’t know, time will tell,” Illing said. “If we can find all the bodies and keep them playing on one side of the ball, it’s so much easier at practice. Then, we can continue to coach our kids and develop their skills. It’s a struggle to teach everybody two positions because you lose coaching the fundamentals and developing the skills of an athlete. It’s what we’ve been successful at and we’re having a hard time changing.” As it stands right now, look for at least a few players to go both ways. Illing hopes it’s only a few. “There’s no doubt they’re going to have to back each


Davie County coaches are: Front row, from left: Mitch Speer, Jimmy Welch, Mike Rominger, Doug Illing, John Bullins and Chris Callison. Second row: Devore Holman, Mike Herndon, Tim Devericks, Randy Athey, Ron Bivins, Todd Bumgarner, Brian Murphy and Jonathan Mayfield. other up on the lines,” he said. “I think what we’ve got is good, we just don’t have any depth. We’re looking for one more offensive lineman. I think we can be pretty good defensively up front. I just don’t know about the depth.” Jared Barber thinks Davie can stop people. “I feel really good about the guys we have on defense,” he said. “We’re pretty close with each other, and I’m looking to have a great year with the team. I think the team will be pretty special.” Davie has a strong arm in Carson Hernon, a future ACC receiver in Joe Watson

(Duke) and one of the fastest players in the CPC in Alex Newman. He has run a 4.4 40. Illing returns all 11 assistant coaches from 2009, including Randy Athey, Ron Bivins, John Bullins, Todd Bumgarner, Chris Callison, Tim Devericks, Mike Herndon, Devore Holman, Mike Rominger, Mitch Speer and Jimmy Welch. A new addition to the staff is Terrell Wilson, a second-year teacher who played football for four years at Davie. Wilson is a volunteer assistant. His

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 • 31D

Vets could carry Tabor to CPC title B Y MIKE LONDON

Mount Tabor returns only nine starters but is the consensus pick as the CPC favorite because two of those starters are among the best players in the league. Quarterback Brad Morton passed for 2,162 yards and rushed for 537 last season. On the defensive side, 295-

pound tackle Chris Manns put up some of the scariest numbers in history — 42 tackles for loss, nine sacks and seven forced fumbles. In a league that may have five good teams, where does Davie County fit in? We’ll say second despite last season’s 4-7 record that didn’t include much luck. Linebacker Jared Barber, a West Virginia commitment, is a terror. He had 148 tackles,


Duke commitment Joe Watson, left, will catch passes from quarterback Carson Herndon.

DAVIE FROM 30D brother, Darius, is a senior receiver. • It’s already a special fall for Jared, who has committed to West Virginia. Barber made his second official visit to Morgantown, WV., on July 28, but this time he was joined by his mother Dreama. Jared fell in love with West Virginia in June, but he did not want to commit without the blessing of his mother. West Virginia coaches were crossing their fingers that Jared was going to commit on that day. Three to four hours into the visit, Jared gave them the answer they were looking for. “I committed in Coach (Bill) Stewart’s office, and he jumped up and gave me a big ol’ hug,” Barber, a ris-

ing senior at Davie, said. “He said he needs me to be a leader coming in and to be the quarterback of the defense.” Jared was accompanied by Lee and Dreama, twin brother Jacob, older brother Adam and friend Jake Seaford. The 6-1, 220pounder has a 40-yard time of 4.61 seconds. ESPN’s Scouts Inc. rates him the 33rd-best inside linebacker in the 2011 class. “The whole day they kept asking Jacob and Jake: ‘What can we do to get Jared up here?’ ” Adam, 26, said. “I’m sure they do for everybody, but they were treating him like he’s the No. 1 linebacker in the country. They all thought he was going to commit to somebody down here. They all about dropped out (when he committed). They had no clue. They thought he was going to commit to Wake Forest.” Barber was a varsity starter the first game of his

2009 CPC standings R.J. Reynolds Mount Tabor West Forsyth North Davidson Davie County Reagan

CPC Overall 5-0 12-1 4-1 10-4 3-2 10-3 2-3 7-5 1-4 4-7 0-5 1-10

and when you win conference Defensive Player of the Year honors on a team that was 1-4

freshman year, and now he’s going to do what so many young players dream of — play big-time college football. Better yet, he’s going to play for a school that could win nine or 10 games and come away disappointed. That’s how big West Virginia football is to the folks in Morgantown. “I don’t even know if I can put it in words,” Jared said. “It’s awesome. I’ve been working for this ever since I was a little kid. My dream’s come true.” West Virginia caught Jared’s eye during a game against Pitt. Jared was particularly fascinated with Reed Williams, who wears No. 47. “He’s just a beast,” Jared said. “He would have made it to the pros, but he had three shoulder surgeries. The way he plays, his heart and love for the game, that really stuck out to me. The (Davie) coaching staff went up there for a clinic a couple years ago, and they told me it was awesome. So I thought maybe I should give them a look. “Coach (Lonnie) Galloway came down in May and saw my film. Since then I’ve been gaining knowledge about their football team and Morgantown and stuff like that.” N.C. State and Wake Forest offered Barber, but West Virginia was the clear favorite from the get-go. “A bunch of schools said they were going to offer me,” he said. “They just wanted me to come on campus, do some camps and show I was interested. I didn’t see the point. Once West

in the league, you’re special. Davie also has Joe Watson, a Duke commitment, at wide receiver. R.J. Reynolds lost a ton from a 12-1 team, but it returns allstate candidates in receiver Jake Gainey (54 catches, 1,301 yards, 20 TDs) and DB Vance Matthews (eight interceptions). West Forsyth, which won 10 games last season, still has running back Bobby Clark

(900 rushing yards) and tough DB David Sapp. North Davidson brings back 15 starters, including 6-foot6 receiver Bryce Williams, and has one of the state’s better kickers in Shawn Williams. If the Black Knights are successful in their search for a new QB, they could finish in the top half. It’s going to very tough for Reagan, 1-10 last season, to win a league game.


Tough linebacker Jared Barber has committed to West Virginia. Virginia offered me, I knew that was where I would probably call home.” After the commitment, the Barbers went out to eat. It was a surreal scene as they experienced the football-mad environment first hand. “You can tell West Virginia football is their love,” Jared said. “Everybody up there has West Virginia hats and shirts. That’s what they live for. A couple players walked in the restaurant to meet me and my family. Everybody knew their names, shaking their hand and staring at them. It’s really like they’re movie stars to those people. West Virginia is not the richest state in the country by no means. They don’t have much. They don’t have a pro baseball team or pro football team. It’s pretty much West Virginia football. The fans are absolutely crazy.” Word spread extremely fast about Jared’s commit-


Alex Newman is one of the CPC's fastest players. ment. “He had 45 messages on Facebook from West Virginia fans in (a span) of three hours,” Adam said.






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