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Teens charged with 92 counts of vandalism Two teens have been arrested and charged with 92 counts of vandalism. Salisbury Police say they are responsible for spray-painting properties throughout Salisbury and Rowan County with the initials “CSW” and “SEDO.” Noe Garcia, 17, of Salisbury, was charged with 46 counts of injury to real and personal property. He was placed in the Rowan County jail under a $20,000 secured bond. Ryan Garcia, 16, of Mooresville, was charged with



46 counts of injury to real and personal property. He was jailed under a $17,500 secured bond. The initials “CSW” stand for

“Can’t Stop Writing,” and “SEDO” is a nickname for Noe Garcia. According to police, the vandals struck in April and continued until the two were caught in the act Sept. 10 by a Salisbury resident who saw them spray-painting property on South Main Street. The resident called 911 and Sgt. J. Lanier, who was in an undercover vehicle, arrived and took them into custody. “This is an example of why it is always good for folks to

call the police anytime they see suspicious activity,” Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said in a press release. Collins said if the caller wishes to remain anonymous, he or she can. “The police department is very grateful to the individual who placed the call on that night, and I am sure that our citizens and business owners are as well, especially those who have been victimized by these two individuals,” Collins said.

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Kannapolis parade is back on Cabarrus Events Association to handle organizing event BY HUGH FISHER

KANNAPOLIS — Santa Claus is coming back to town on a one-float open sleigh. Late Thursday evening, the Cabarrus Events Association announced that it will organize a Christmas parade in Kannapolis this season. The Parade of Lights will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 downtown, starting at 6 p.m. “We just don’t want to lose the tradition of having a Kannapolis Christmas parade,” said Brenda Drye of the Cabarrus Events Association, which put on the parade through 2008. Public outcry began after the Kannapolis City Council voted Sept. 13 to replace the parade with a Christmas festival in Village Park. Last year’s city-organized parade was criticized for taking place on a Saturday afternoon, which merchants said hurt their sales. City Manager Mike Legg said that citizens had made their voices heard in recent days. He said the city will fully support the pa-


Riders take a spin Thursday on the Mind Blaster at the Rowan County Agricultural and Industrial Fair.

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homas Lewis, grinning, placed one arm around a show lamb and used the other one to hold up his trophy. He was one of several students in the exceptional students program at Southeast Middle School who showed lambs at the Rowan County Agricultural and Industrial Fair. Lewis said the experience was “awesome.” “I learned how to hold her,” Lewis said. He then proudly demonstrated how to brace a lamb by wrapping his arms securely around the back of her head to keep her still


against him. The lamb show took place Thursday morning. Agriculture students from Carson, South Rowan and West Rowan high schools spent about an hour teaching the children with disabilities about lamb care and showing. The children then led the lambs around the ring and held the animals while they were judged. To their delight, the exceptional students were all awarded trophies for their efforts. Justin Teeter, a senior at West Rowan High School, helped Lewis and other excep-

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N.C. Research Campus founder’s wealth estimated at $2.7 billion BY EMILY FORD

The grant will be used locally over the next three years to improve coordination of care for patients with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and asthma by engaging them and providers in data sharing through a health record bank. The local program also aims to help patients and family members participate in self-management through patient portals and expand access to care managers

KANNAPOLIS — David Murdock’s net worth has plummeted $1 billion. Murdock, 87, founder of the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis and chairman of Dole Food Co., ranks no. 130 on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list. Forbes calculated Murdock’s net worth at $2.7 billion last month, down from $3.7 billion a year ago. His fortune peaked at $4.7 billion in 2007, according to Forbes, and has declined since then. When Murdock dedicated Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s new biotechnology training facility in Kannapolis last week, he said he underestimated the depths of the recession. He thought he had enough money to build everything he MURDOCK envisioned for the Research Campus but “learned quickly I did not,” he said. Murdock, who often speaks about the power of creative thought, said even “my imagination didn’t help me” as the country’s economy sank into disarray. Murdock has said he envisioned dozens of buildings, including residential and retail, on



Tiffin Jacobs, 6, leads her French bulldog, George, around the ring in the 4-H Junior Dog Show.

Health care summit Nearly $16 million grant seeks to use technology to improve way of life in three-county area BY SHAVONNE POTTS

Health care leaders outlined Thursday how they intend to use a $15.9 million grant to improve health care in Rowan and two other counties by using technology to better share information. Health care professionals, educators, legislators and information technologists assembled Thursday at Salisbury Depot to talk about how technology can help improve the overall quali-

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for economic growth. Federal officials say Beacon projects are expected to initially create dozens of new jobs in each of the communities paying an average of $70,000 per year for a total of more 1,100 jobs upfront. Meanwhile, their work will accelerate development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that federal officials predict will eventually employ tens of thousands of Americans.

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Police seek registered sex offender The Salisbury Police Department is looking for a registered sex offender with outstanding warrants for charges of a first-degree statutory sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Robert Junior Gray, 56, with the last known GRAY address of 407 Park Ave., Apartment 2, is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 228 pounds and bald.

Gray’s charges stem from an investigation involving two young children who recently stayed at his residence for several nights. Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said as the investigation continues, more charges are likely. Gray is also wanted by the N.C. Department of Community Corrections Probation/Parole for a post release violation. Anyone with information on Gray’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-6385333, or Crime Stoppers, 1-888-639-5245.


structor, losing much of his hearing. After he was discharged, he went to Detroit with six cents in his pocket and slept in a park for five nights, according to the account he often gives. He borrowed $900 to buy his first business, a 14-seat diner, and sold it a year later for a $1,200 profit. He moved to Phoenix and stumbled into housing development. He was worth more than $100 million by age 33. A California real estate magnate in 1982, Murdock bought Cannon Mills in Kannapolis for $414 million. He acquired Dole Food in 1985 when he bought the failing Hawaiian real estate company Castle & Cooke, including the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, which he still owns. He sold the mill in 1986 but kept the real estate and still owns most of downtown Kannapolis. The mill closed in 2003, and he bought back the shuttered manufacturing plant in 2004. He announced plans for the N.C. Research Campus the following year. In 1982, Murdock built Pity’s Sake Lodge near Kannapolis in Rowan County, where he lives about one week a month. Contact Emily Ford at 704797-4264.

FROM 1a a $1.5 billion, 350-acre campus. So far, he has constructed five buildings and a parking deck. “My desire extends very much further than what we have here,” he said. He spoke optimistically last week about his finances, saying his personal business has started to pick up and the economy is in better shape than people realize. Other campus buildings are “well under way to being started,” Murdock said, and he is aware of many needs of the campus. He said he hopes to add another piece of worldclass scientific equipment, a cyclotron. Murdock grew up poor in Wayne, Ohio. He has said he was “always hungry” as a child and stuffed cardboard in the holes of his hand-me-down shoes. Severely dyslexic, he dropped out of school after failing ninth grade. He worked in a chicken hatchery, hoed corn in the fields and greased cars at a gas station. He says his mother taught him to read. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and served as a gunner in-



HEALTH FROM 1a for better results after patients are discharged. “It’s successful if we learn to work together as a team,” Aaron McKethan, Beacon Program director at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in Washington, said at the Thurs- MCKETHAN day event, billed as a “health care IT summit.” This is a cooperative agreement, so the 17 pilot sites can share information and see “what works,” McKethan said. He said federal officials want Beacon communities to lead the way to national implementation of electronic medical records. The vision is that “meaningful use” of health information technology will lead to improved health outcomes. A panel of program directors and health care professionals answered questions Thursday about the initiative, which supports communities that already have high rates of health information adoption. Some health care providers in this area use electronic medical records. The goal is to get all to use and exchange information. Cindy Oakes, director of Southern Piedmont Community Care Plan, said each practice can choose its own system. Consultation will be provided about options and incentives for those who can’t completely fund their own system. Panelist Dr. Samuel Cykert is clinical director for the N.C. Regional Extension Center, which will facilitate the adoption and use of the

electronic health records among 100,000 primary care providers. He spoke about the advantages of data sharing, saying it eliminates the need for repeat procedures and saves everyone money. Responding to con- CYKERT cerns about how to protect a patient’s privacy, he said there will be a layered password management system to minimize information getting out. Patients will also be able to exclude sensitive information from their records. The grant mentions work with health departments and private physicians, but panelists said it will also include some work with skilled nursing facilities, adult home health care facilities, community care clinics and the VA hospital. Other agencies can benefit, but those were not discussed during the summit. Carol Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, asked during the summit what role community colleges and other higher learning institutions will play in educating the people for whom the Beacon initiative will create jobs as technicians. McKethan said there will be a demand created for specific skills and thus new jobs. Dr. Carlton Moore, who is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and also served as a panelist, added that there will be a need for people who MOORE crossare trained in health information technology. Spalding later said following the meeting she’s very excited about the program. “We look for ways to train,

retrain and upgrade people within the health care field,” she said. Dr. Erron Towns, who was not on the panel but is the medical director for the Southern Piedmont Community Care Plan, said this is all still in the early stages, but an objective is to improve the interaction between patients and physicians. That might happen through e-visits (electronic visits), which can be similar to a Skype call with video over the Internet. Towns is a doctor with Salisbury Pediatric Associates. R o w a n C o u n t y Health Director Leonard Wood served on the panel WOOD and spoke about the health department’s role. He said it too would benefit from information sharing.

Since the health department provides vaccinations and other services, sharing information would be helpful, for instance, if a person moved to a new county. Jerold Greer, information technology director for Daymark Recovery Services, called the summit very helpful. “We are seeing a community collaboration and that’s unprecedented. I believe this initiative will improve community health and save lives,” Greer said. He said the initiative will have a significant impact on the way care is delivered. Physicians and other health care professionals who want to obtain program information can contact Patricia Walton, manager of clinical care management, at 704-636-9272. For more information about the Beacon grant initiative, contact Communications Coordinator Whitney Baker of Southern Piedmont Community Care Plan at 704-403-6335.


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FROM 1A rade with police protection, public safety and public works assistance, as in years past. And, he said, the events association will do a good job. “They always have,” Legg said. Drye said the parade will follow the standard route from recent years, heading north on Main Street from Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, making a left onto First Street, then a final left onto West Avenue. As in previous nighttime parades, she said all entries would have to be illuminated. Indeed, lights of all kinds will play a major role. One of the city’s reasons for shelving the night parade was safety. Both Legg and Drye said they would do everything possible to keep spectators safe. Drye said that additional lights were planned for the southern Main Street portion of the route where there are fewer streetlights. The parade will be “as safe as we can possibly make it,” Legg said. Downtown merchants were among the first to hear, and share, the news. “I’m elated,” said Mary Ann Daley of Transit Damage Freight in downtown Kannapolis. After the parade was called off, she was one of several merchants who heard criticism from locals who thought the businesses were responsible for having it canceled. Now, Daley said her business will be a sponsor. Ron Reynolds, owner of the

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The girls learned from Brown and Myers how to groom and show the dogs, and then they led the animals around the ring for the first time Thursday. “We had to learn to listen,” Karla said, earning a laugh from Myers. “And we had to learn how to make (the dogs) stop for the judge.” For others, it’s not the dog show but the fair itself that

brings family together. “I come here for the family tradition,” said 11-yearold Sarah Farmer. She attends every year with her brother Ben, 5, and her parents, Tom and Ashley Jo Farmer of Salisbury. Sarah said she enjoys the rides, while Ben mainly likes to play the games. Their parents said they just like to see them have fun. “I grew up here, so I’ve

lost track of how many times we’ve come,” Tom said. Today’s events include a dairy cow dress-up contest at 6:15 p.m. and the demolition derby at 8 p.m. Vendors will continue to sell such things as savory chicken and dumplings, fresh squeezed lemonade and various fried candies that ooze out of their batter shells. The fair is open today

Southern Charm gift shop, said all of the merchants he’d spoken to were very excited. “We are in support of this parade, 100 percent,” Reynolds said. Meanwhile, the city’s new festival, called A Kannapolis Christmas, is going ahead on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the park. The event had been originally called “Winterfest.” Legg said residents’ comments had played a big role in the choice of an official name. “A significant number of citizens seemed to be concerned with the loss of the name of Christmas, and wanted the festival to include that focus,” Legg said. The Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors, choirs, bands, dance groups and others to participate in the event. Cash prizes will be given

for several contests, one of which is slated to be a “stationary float contest,” according to a city press release. Legg said participation would determine how that contest plays out now that the parade is back on. Drye said that parade float judging would go forward, with the reviewing stand back in its usual place across from the former downtown Visitors Center. In addition to contests and entertainment, the festival will include a giant Christmas card competition from local schools, food, rides, the Kannapolis Singing Bears, games and a S’mores pit. At dark, the annual Christmas Tree lighting will take place marking the start of the month-long Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express Train.

The deadline for contest, vendor and entertainment applications for A Kannapolis Christmas is Nov. 15. More information is available online at www. or by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 704-9204343. Drye said more announcements on the parade will be forthcoming in the days ahead. The group is still seeking sponsors. She said the parade has been going on since at least 1936. “We wanted to make sure we could bring this back to the citizens of Kannapolis,” she said. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.

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tional students learn how to show the lambs. “I think it’s really a neat opportunity for the kids to come out and do this,” Teeter said. “It’s a good learning experience.” West Rowan student Beverly Hampton helped put on the event for the first time this year. She said she was impressed by how it went and hoped to do it again next year. “There was a big difference in the kids from beginning to end,” she said. “They opened up and really attached to the lambs.” Another animal show for youth took place later that day. About 15 children and teenagers took part in the 4-H Junior Dog Show on Thursday evening. For some, it was a family tradition. Karla Hevenor, 9, and sister Diana Hudson, 6, waited eagerly to show two Pembroke Welsh Corgis named Misty and Dapple. Amy Brown, a Salisbury resident and the girls’ mother, said the two got involved with dog showing because of her and her mother, Elizabeth Myers. “We did it when we were young,” Brown said. “She had a lab mix and won a trophy,” Myers added.

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Fleming Heights Apartments on Lash Drive will host its second annual art show today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Memories on Canvas,” will showcase artwork by tenant Andy Resner. Resner, who has lived at Fleming Heights a little over two years, selected his apartment because of the lighting it provided for his artwork. Resner worked for years as a hospital administrator in New Jersey until he moved in 2002. He didn’t sell a painting until he retired, although he started painting when he was just 16 years old. “It was something to do,” he says. Resner keeps his first oil painting, which is dated Jan. 20, 1956, in his apartment. Resner now paints from photographs and sometimes from memory. His paintings showcase a few familiar sites around Salisbury, as well as many scenes from nature. “My favorite thing to paint

is clouds” Resner says. “We can’t copy nature; all we can do is try to capture the warmth and beauty that we see.” Resner currently has paintings hanging in Port City Java. Some of the paintings showcased in “Memories on Canvas” will be for sale, but Resner says he rarely paints with a customer in mind. Most of his paintings have been done for friends or relatives. “I give them to people” he says. Although the techniques and beauty in Resner’s paintings seem to be formally taught, the only art class Resner ever took was in grade school in Philadelphia. “It’s a hobby that progresses” he says. Of his self-taught talents, Resner says, “It’s a blessing.” “Memories on Canvas” will be open to anyone who wants to view Resner’s artwork. The show will take place in the community room at Fleming Heights apartments, 430 Lash Drive off U.S. 70 just west of the Salisbury Mall.

Thirty years have seen a lot of changes in downtown Salisbury, many of them traceable to the efforts of the organization that shares that name. Downtown Salisbury, Inc.’s annual meeting at the Norvell Theater on Thursday was a chance for local businesspeople and leaders to take stock of those changes. “You’ve got to be happy,” said Randy Hemann, executive director of DSI. The evening began with refreshments from local restaurants and retailers. After a brief presentation, a historical slide show traced the major projects of three decades. Pictures of stark aluminum-clad storefronts contrasted with photos of newly-renovated buildings on Main Street. Giving the presentation in place of Paul Fisher, who was home recovering from a back injury, DSI Board President Paula Bohland said Salisbury was lucky to have a vibrant downtown arts district and new businesses, even in a recession. “It was a great year last year, in spite of what’s going on in the economy,” Bohland said. Edward Norvell was honored as the group’s Volunteer of the Year. Fisher was named Director of the Year. And Al Hoffman, owner of Hardiman & Son Furniture, was especially honored for his 62 years in business downtown. Hoffman is closing his business after having sold the building to Dr. Charles Steinman. Salisbury city planning director Joe Morris, who is a member of the DSI board of directors, said that downtown’s strength and resilience are amazing. “It’s a testament to the hard work of a lot of people.” In the 2009-10 fiscal year, public and private groups invested $8.9 million in downtown, according to DSI’s annual report. Although new jobs and new business openings were flat, a number of new merchants were honored along with volunteers and local leaders. Of particular note was the group’s 2001 master

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Moonshine still found in shower

resner painted these roses for a friend, saying that she could always have ‘her beautiful flowers.’

‘We were having a ball up there’ 94-year-old gets to soar in a hot-air balloon

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A still was found hooked up in a shower stall. ast Sunday, while you were watching football or getting ready for an evening at church, Mary London did what any spirited 94-year-old woman would do. She went for a balloon ride. “We were having a ball up there, looking at all that beautiful stuff on earth that God made,” London said the day after her trip. “... I sure did enjoy it.” A great-greatMARK grandmother, London WINEKA is matriarch of a closely knit family that took root in the southwestern corner of Rowan County off Karriker Road. Her daughters, Nena Adams and


Myra Overcash, reside within sight of the century-old homeplace where Mary lives, and you can blame them for sending their mother into the wild blue yonder Sunday. As if London would ever think to blame her girls. She had gabbed about wanting to ride a hot-air balloon since the day her church’s Bible School had offered tethered balloon rides. In fact, Mary was a bit peeved that day because the balloon was tied to the ground. She wanted to explore — ride with the wind. As much as she kept talking about a hot-air balloon ride, Nena and Myra knew exactly what Mary should have for Mother’s Day and her 94th birthday, which was May 12. As a way of announcing their in-


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A Salisbury man was arrested after Rowan County Sheriff’s detectives and SBI agents searched his home, finding a moonshine still in the shower. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Jeremy Shane Cornelius, 38, of 330 Cromer Road, was manufacturing moonshine, selling the liquor by the quart. Authorities found the 10-gallon still in Cornelius’ shower, along with sugar, yeast, quart Mason jars and other things used for the production of white liquor. Officers also found marijuana drug paraphernalia, and seven quarts of the non-tax paid white liquor. Lt. Chad Moose with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said investigators received a tip about the moonshine and investigated for about a week before receiving a search warrant and making the arrest. Moose said the last moonshine bust was in November of last year. Cornelius was issued citations for manufacturing a non-tax paid white liquor, possession of nontax paid white liquor and possession of drug paraphernalia.





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were now fewer options. The hand cycle seemed perfect. Catlin decided to see if she could get it for her friend. Savanah was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when just seven months old. Surgery was required to remove the tumor, and it meant removing one of her ribs. Savanah has HINSON stayed cancer free, but problems related to that cancer have caused other health issues. Additionally, she developed scoliosis as her spine grew with curvature. A forward bend also developed, and was labeled Kyphosis. Doctors watched her further development, and decided that surgery was the only option. On Sept. 24, 2007, Savanah went to Carolinas Medical Center for surgery that would help straighten her back and provide some pain relief. Her

family knew that there was a small chance that she could end up paralyzed. Over the four-hour surgery, Savanah’s lifechanged forever. Her paralysis is from T3 down. That is when Catlin stepped in and organized a series of bicycle rides to honor and raise funds for her friend Savanah. Those rides are scheduled for Saturday, just three short years after Savanah’s paralysis. Catlin wants to raise $4,000 because a hand cycle will be very expensive. Savanah wants to return to sports and thinks that the bike will provide her a new sense of freedom. She will work a rest stop during the bike rides to support those who come to ride for her. Already Catlin and Savanah have heard that the Challenge Athletes Foundation is sending a team. So is the Charlotte Police Department. All hand cycles are welcome. Organizers hope for at least 200 riders. Start and finish for the event, as well as registration is at South Rowan High

School. There is a 10-mile Family Ride for those who want to ride casually with their family through the countryside. Cost for this event is $10. The fifth rider out of each family is free. For those who want more of a challenge, there is a 30-mile ride and a 60- mile ride. Cost for both of these events is $25. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the 60 mile ride leaves at 8 a.m., following by the 30-mile departure at 8:30 a.m., and finally the Family Ride at 9 a.m.. Race organizers will provide rest stops with water and fruit along the various courses. Bike helmets are required and all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. All rides will be through the countryside around China Grove and Landis. More information can be obtained from Crystal Karriker at 704-798-7980. Join Catlin and Savanah for a day that means so much to the both of them. They will thank each rider, but the rewards will be many for those who “Pedal for Savanah.”

United Methodist Women get ready for Apple Festival, bazaar The United Methodist Women of Christ United Methodist Church have been busy getting ready for their Apple Festival, bazaar, yard sale and classic car show on Saturday, the major fundraiser for the group’s mission projects. The women met in July and compared their favorite recipes for apple butter and apple sauce, choosing the best-tasting for the festival. Jean Pinkston’s apple pie filling will also be sold in quart-jar size. “When you bake this in your pie crust, you will want to ‘thank God for little green apples,’ ” a press release said. In addition to crafts and home goods, the women have made jellies, cakes and pies. Fried apple pies are a favorite and the women have been eating them at their meetings for months. The day starts with breakfast at 7 a.m. Lunch is at 11 a.m.

“This is a cooking church and has some of the best cooks around,” the press release said. For lunch plates and sandwiches, the United Methodist Men will cook pork loin “that tastes so good it just makes your tongue want to slap your brains out.” Brenda Shoaf has made stained-glass items for the bazaar and Jill Bost has sewn Advent calendars and magnetic bulletin boards for kitchens and children’s rooms. Other items for sale include bean soup in a jar, Christmas decorations, spiced vinegar and tree branch candle holders. A silent auction will include an antique quilt, a lighthouse quilt, gift baskets, antiques, homemade bread baskets and a weekend in the mountains. This is the first year for the classic-car show. It starts at 8 a.m. Tickets will be sold for 50 cents apiece and people can

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Savanah Hinson would love to go bicycling. It is not the ordinary desire to just hop on a bike and go for long ride. Savanah just wants to be able to have a bike that she can ride, and she needs a hand cycle. Savanah lost use of her legs in September, 2007, after leading a very active life as a youngster. She is now a senior at Jesse Carson High DAVID School. FREEZE Savanah’s friend Catlin Halyburton decided that her senior project needed to benefit Savanah. Catlin and Savanah had known each other for years while competing in gymnastics and cheerleading. They had many hours of practice together, perfect for a blossoming friendship. Savanah had also run track, played volleyball, softball and was a cheerleader. As easy as sports had come earlier, there


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Hard times all around o maybe the rich don’t always get richer after all. Although Dole Food chairman and N.C. Research Campus founder David Murdock is still one of the richest Americans — tied with Oprah Winfrey and three others at No. 130 on the Forbes’ 400 list — his net worth has declined $1 billion compared to a year ago. He’s now worth about $3.7 billion, Forbes estimates. Murdock isn’t the only billionaire whose wealth has been eroded — proof that even titans of industry aren’t immune to the vicissitudes of equity markets and real estate prices. Overall, however, the nation’s wealthiest appear to be recovering from the recession more quickly than average Americans. About 55 percent of those on the Forbes 400 list increased their net worth over the past year. The total net worth of the Forbes 400 is up 8 percent, to $1.37 trillion, although that’s still lower than the record $1.57 trillion in net worth recorded in 2008. Meanwhile, at the other end of the networth scale, here are some statistics that average Americans may find it easier to relate to: Typical U.S. households earned less in 2009 than a decade earlier. The poverty rate was at a 15-year high of 14.3 percent in 2009, up from 13.2 percent in 2008, according to the Census Bureau. One in seven Americans — 43.6 million — was poor last year. The unemployment rate sits at 9.6 percent, with about 14.5 million people jobless. In reality, the actual number of poor Americans is probably higher than those figures would indicate. The government considers a family of four with an income below $22,000 to be living in poverty, but its formula for gauging poverty hasn’t been updated since 1963 and fails to take into account skyrocketing medical-care costs, transportation and child care. Foreclosure rates and some recent figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offer more evidence of how the have-nots are struggling: The number of families living in homeless shelters surged from 139,000 to 170,000 between 2007 and 2009. As Murdock noted in a recent speech, he expects his personal fortune to recover as the economy slowly improves. Unfortunately, even with the recession “officially” declared at an end last year, a lot of other people don’t feel very confident about their economic futures. Whether you’re looking at Rowan County or the nation as a whole, the key to regaining lost ground is creating new jobs, especially jobs that provide a livable wage and health insurance, and that portion of the recovery isn’t expected to steam ahead anytime soon. Rather than watching who’s up or down on the Forbes 400, many Americans are more concerned about some other lists — like foreclosures and the ranks of the unemployed. While the rich don’t always get richer, there’s evidence the poor are getting poorer — and the middle class is having a harder time making up for lost ground.


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Good intentions lead to bad bugs Environmentalists made DDT out to be worse than it was ook at an enlarged photo of one of them, and yikes! Bedbugs are ugly. The bigger deal will be when they dine on your flesh, thereby memorializing a spectacular comeback and providing some spectacular signals, to boot. And what are they signals of, these saliva-injecting, blood-sucking, itch-inducing, eyes-protruding, millimeter-measured mini-monsters staging a national invasion of hotels and homes after a halfcentury’s virtual absence? Just this — that government interventionism has gone maniacal, that human advancement is being undone as human JAY freedoms are rolled back AMBROSE and that our self-supposed superiors are forever making our lives worse in the name of making them better. All of this and more was put in elucidating perspective recently in a Colorado Springs talk by Jeffrey Tucker, an economist with the Ludwig von Mises Institute who noted that once upon a time the purpose of so-called progressives was to enhance humanity’s material well being. They seldom if ever enhanced anything, but at least the cause was more justifiable than the one that began emerging with John Kenneth Galbraith’s book “The Affluent Society,” in 1958. Galbraith was well past the indefensible notion that capitalism made anyone poorer. It didn’t. It did the opposite, and we therefore had a new problem. Wealth. Or as he put it, materialism and consumerism, dread afflictions visited upon us by productivity and rising living standards and all those other moral encumbrances of free exchange. Americans were soon to learn of even


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Bed bugs were common in the U.s. before World War ii and became rare after widespread use of the pesticide ddt began in the 1940s and 1950s. more discomfort with all that’s comforting. After Galbraith came environmentalism. “Now poverty was the goal” of progressives, said Tucker as he observed that civilization is defined by such achievements as clean homes, the pickup of garbage that would otherwise spread disease and the money to fund concerts and churches. Because people around the world pursued objectives of this kind, their numbers increased from 500 million five centuries ago to seven billion today. Sadly, however, governments especially inspired by environmentalist trepidation keep devising restrictions and mandates to scoot us in the direction of hunter-gatherer days. All of which brings us back to bedbugs. They were practically eliminated in this country 50 years ago by the pesticide DDT. But DDT itself was practically eliminated with a U.S. ban after Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring,” mistakenly made it out to be many times as dangerous to wildlife and people as careful study has shown it was.

DDT was not only effective in killing bedbugs, but also mosquitoes that carry the malaria virus sickening people worldwide, Tucker said. As someone who has studied the issue, I can vouch that the disappearance of DDT significantly reduced the means for protecting the lives of Third World inhabitants and condemned many to painful deaths. One estimate puts the toll for children at 20 million, and the only excuse has been the remote possibility of risks some scientists dismiss as all but nonexistent. Though indoor spraying of DDT is still badly needed in Africa, it is not the central issue. Bedbugs may even be resistant to it at this point, Tucker said. What matters more in ways large and small is that governmental “interventions subvert the capacity to civilize our world.” Government, said Tucker, is the only thing in the world that kills more people than insects. Private property is the only rescue from poverty, he told the audience, and freedom is what gave us civilization. Government too often just gets in the way, as it is now doing with rules about kinds of light bulbs you may soon no longer buy, about pointless recycling that complicates the crucial task of garbage removal or even about showerheads that reduce water pressure. He says we take our civilization so much for granted now that government thinks it can trample on precious accomplishments without consequence when, in fact, its interfering deeds are “the enemies of all that makes life grand.” Something to think about when the bedbugs bite. • • • Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers, is a columnist living in Colorado. He can be reached at

Quotable ousing has been studied and studied in this city.” — Maggie Blackwell Mayor pro tem, Salisbury City Council, suggesting creation of a housing commission.


• • • “The way the economy is now, children aren’t willing to spend the money to take it. And some families don’t have the money to pay for it.” — Kelly Sparger Principal, East Rowan High, on SAT tests • • •

LETTERS Fewer members, still a lot of love This is written in regard to a recent letter about the decline in membership of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in China Grove. The letter made it seem that our pastor, the Rev. Greg Yeager, was the reason for the decline. This is not the case. The decline started long before he came to our church. One of the main reasons for the decline is the fact that St. Mark’s has been blessed with so many talented young people over the years that they have been forced to leave this area to put their talents to work for God’s people in other loca-


“First of all, my husband is all that and a bag of chips.” — Dr. Faleese M. Jenkins Wife of Livingstone College President Jimmy Jenkins at celebration recognizing his 25 years in higher education


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tions. Even though we are few in number, I do not believe you can find a congregation any more dedicated to showing God’s love is still at work in our world today. We invite anyone who is interested in what we do to come and see for themselves how busy we are. Another thing I would like to point out is that we love

each other, even when we have different ideas or disagree. I am 83 years old and have been a member of St. Mark’s for 80 years, and I love my brothers and sisters in Christ. Instead of casting darts at other believers, let us join together and spread the love Christ has given us. May God bless all of us. — Colleen Weant China Grove

“It was so confusing. ... I didn’t have enough sense to be scared.” — Joe Spry Veteran of World War II, on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, where he was stationed in 1941 • • • “The amount of refuse I’m seeing simply cannot be attributed to accident alone. People are intentionally and willfully throwing things out of their vehicles. “You’re making a mess of our beautiful old city. Please stop!” — Rebecca T. Little ‘My Turn’ column in the Sept. 20 Salisbury Post

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omedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may be the masters of fake news, but there’s nothing to indicate they’re kidding around this time. The two have announced that they plan to hold competing rallies Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C. Stewart and Colbert, who host “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report,” applied for a single permit to gather 25,000 people on the Washington Monument grounds, according to National Park Service spokesman Bill Line. Will 25,000 people actually show up? We tend to think they will. In fact, it might be a rally that people who don’t normally like rallies — or crowds — will attend, just because of who the hosts are. Some people may scoff at


Stephen Colbert: Fighting ‘dark, optimistic forces.’ the duo’s methods of “reporting” the news, but it’s hard to deny that their programs have created a whole new generation of young people who are actually interested in current events. Who can resist admitting that politics is funny and the people who practice politics — or want to practice politics — are sometimes more hilarious than the star of the latest HBO comedy special?

Sometimes the language gets a little rough, but even Comedy Central knows how to use the “bleep” machine. Stewart’s rally, “for people too busy with their normal lives to go to other political rallies,” is titled the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Colbert, who said the United States is “built on three bedrock principles: freedom, liberty and fear that someone might take our freedom and liberty,” is calling his the “March to Keep Fear Alive.” Of course, they’re on the Web. There’s not much there, other than what on any other political site might be called “guiding principles.” Stewart’s message: “We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard and

who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles. . . . Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice.” And Colbert’s: “There are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our fear with reason. But never forget — ‘reason’ is just one letter away from ‘treason.’ Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.” At least with Stewart and Colbert, you know they’re spoofing something. With some politicians — and political commentators — you’re never really sure.




Sarah Lee Vanhoy

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SALISBURY — Sarah Lee Vanhoy, 84, of Salisbury, went to be with her Lord, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Born March 4, 1926 in Anson County, she was the daughter of the late Coleman "Mac" Lee and Minnie Cole Lee. Mrs. Vanhoy was educated in the Albemarle schools and was employed with Cannon Mills for 30 years before retiring in 1989. She was a faithful member of Cleveland First Baptist Church (until her health failed her), where she taught Sunday School for 2 and 3 year olds. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Vanhoy on November 5, 1986, brothers, Jason and Ed Lee; sister, Margie Jones; and a daughter in law, Linda Vanhoy. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jimmy and Diane Vanhoy of Richfield, Joe and Cecilia Vanhoy of Jacksonville, Fla., Ed and Lou Vanhoy, and Phil and Dawn Vanhoy all of Salisbury; brother, Jim Lee of Albemarle; sister, Pat Laton of Monroe; twelve grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Seagroves and Rev. Glenn Dancey, III, officiating. Interment will follow at the Cleveland First Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 3-4:00 PM Sunday at the Summersett Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Cleveland First Baptist Church, 200 Maple St., Cleveland, NC 27013. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge. Online condolences may be made at

KANNAPOLIS — Evelyn Brackett Goodnight went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Born Dec. 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William Brackett and Pearl Burris. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Kannapolis and worked alongside her husband, Ralph, and son, Mark, for 30 years in their men's clothing store, Goodnight Clothiers. She was very involved in her church, First Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis, where she served in various capacities, and in the Cabarrus County Republican party. She and husband, Ralph, enjoyed frequent trips to Europe where they visited Ralph's acquaintances from World War II. They spent much of their time at their condominium in Venice, Fla. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Goodnight was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ralph Dale Goodnight, Sr; brothers, Boyd, Leonard and J.W. Brackett; and sister, Dorothy Smith. Survivors include her two sons, Dale Goodnight, and Mark Goodnight and wife Renee; grandchildren, Trey, Caleb, Chris, and Chelsea Goodnight, all of Kannapolis; and sister, Hazel Cline of China Grove. Visitation: Will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at First Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis. Service & Burial: The service, conducted by Reverend Cathy George and Mr. Don Efird, Sr., will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary followed by a graveside service at Carolina Memorial Park. Memorials: May be made to the Kannapolis Bible Teaching Association, P.O. Box 987, Kannapolis, NC 28082-0987 or First Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis, 201 Vance Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Remembrances: May be sent to the family at Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Goodnight. The family wishes to thank CMC-NorthEast and Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County for their compassionate care of Mrs. Goodnight and her family.

SALISBURY — Helen Hardister Leazer, 90, of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1919, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Charlie M. Hardister and Ethel Maley Hardister. Mrs. Leazer was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 1936. She was employed in the 1950's with Colonial Stores and later with Food Town for 22 years in the meat department. She was a member of Stallings Memorial Baptist Church for 60 years, where she attended the Willing Homemakers Sunday school class and the Young at Hearts group where she was known as the 'Apple Dumpling Lady'. Mrs. Leazer loved her church, vacationing at Cape Hatteras, was an avid reader, and enjoyed activities at the VFW Post 3006, Forty and Eight, Salisbury Elks, and Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post. She regularly followed the American Legion baseball team and the Atlanta Braves. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Fred Lee Leazer, Jr. Nov. 29, 1989; and sister, Louise H. Shipwash. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Philip Leazer of Faith; grandchildren, Amanda J. Leazer of Winston-Salem, John-Lee Leazer of Faith, and Charles-Henry Leazer of Salisbury; nephew, Homer Shipwash and wife Jeanette; niece, Sue Shipwash Arellano; sister-in-law, Jean Leazer Lyerly; and dog, Bobby. She is also survived by special friends, Juanita Sifford, Bruce and Donna Blankinship, Joyce Hamilton, Novella Bell, and Shirley Baucom. Visitation & Service: Will be held Friday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charlie Bryan and Rev. Doug Hefner officiating. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC or to the family to help with funeral expenses. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Leazer family. Online condolences may be made at

DSI FROM 4A plan for downtown, which was praised for the guidance it had provided redevelopment efforts. Members of the group said it was good to see all that had been accomplished. “It’s nice to see all our work for the last 30 years blossom in front of us,” said DSI board member Brian Miller. He praised the growth of the Night Out events, live entertainment at Brick Street Live and other efforts to

bring the public back downtown. One of Salisbury’s newest merchants, Lynne Harrell of The Sweetest Thing bakery, said she and her husband had made the decision to both live and work in downtown. “It’s just a great environment,” Harrell said. “I think we’re lucky to be in Salisbury,” Hemann said. “We’ve got fantastic leadership in this city.” And local businesspeople, Hemann said, “harness the energy of different people and groups” through the organization. “If they don’t do it, it doesn’t get done.”

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Mary London soars through the air in a hot-air balloon.

BALLOON FROM 4A tentions, they presented Mary with a balloon-styled basket containing an African violet and the promise of a trip to come. Adams said it took awhile to find a company willing to travel with a 94-year-old passenger, who still struggles a bit from the effects of a broken hip in 2006. But Sweet Dreams out of Indian Trail rose to the challenge — not that London presented any except for getting in and out of the basket. She simply relied on the strong arms of her grandson Barry and Nena’s son-in-law Ray. The adventure became, of course, a family affair and included three balloons carrying London and seven other close relatives. Meanwhile, the chase crew on the ground encompassed an additional 10 family members. London rode in her balloon with 17-year-old greatgrandson Travis Millard, who will be entering the Army in October. Each of the other two balloons carried three members of the family. London’s yellow, blue and black balloon — called “Two Sweet” — took off first from a field near Troutman in Iredell County. Jeffrey Sweet, owner of the balloon company, was her pilot. Adams said the balloons rose upwards of 2,000 feet during their trip over the fields, treetops and rooftops of Iredell, riding only the breath of a breeze during a gorgeous Sunday. As passengers in the three balloons stayed within sight of each other, they cherished their birds-eye, early evening view of Lake Norman, Mooresville, Statesville and, in the distance, Salisbury. There was no place in her

crowded basket to sit, though London had no intention of doing that anyway. The family members in the cars tracking the balloons for more than an hour included London’s younger sister, Charlotte Cranford, who was visiting from Newton. Charlotte and Mary are the only surviving children of their family that once had 19 siblings. As she watched her sister’s balloon pass close to trees and power lines, “I said, ‘I’m not looking,’” Charlotte recalled. The balloons eventually landed in a field 4 to 5 miles outside of Statesville. “I didn’t even know when it touched the ground,” London said of the soft landing. On their way home, the group of 18 people stopped at a Cracker Barrel for Sunday night dinner, and London didn’t arrive back at her house until after 10 p.m. “I wouldn’t take nothing for that trip,” she said. Mary has four children, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild — five generations who were wrapped up in her balloon ride. Though Nena and Myra are close by and always checking in, London lives alone now since the death late last year of her husband Charlie “Leroy” London. The couple marked their 71st anniversary Dec. 10, and Leroy died eight days later. London said she misses him terribly, but it hasn’t dampened her spirit of exploration. Nena asked Mary this week what else might be on her bucket list and, without pausing a moment to reflect, Mary answered she always wanted to ride in a helicopter. “Oh, goodness,” Nena said. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or wineka@

Dorothy A. Cheek STATESVILLE — Dorothy Anderson Cheek, 77, of Partridge Hill Lane, Statesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, at her home. Born in Davie County Aug. 22, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John “JC” Clement and Sarah Ellen Lanier Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of Community Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carl E. Anderson; a sister, Mary Katherine Wheeler; and a son-in-law, Wayne Boger. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bobby Ray Cheek, of the home; a son, D. Ray (Monica) Cheek of Gastonia; three daughters, Pamela C. Boger of Mocksville, Barbara C. “Sissy” (Bill) Johnson of Stony Point, and Karen C. (Mark) Johnson of Statesville; a brother, T. F. Anderson; eight grandchildren, Angela B. Worley, John C. Boger, Brandon Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Aaron Johnson, TJ Cheek, Kristin Cheek and Jonathan Cheek; four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service and Visitation: A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Cheek will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Clyde Settle and Rev. J. B. Parker officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 24, from 6:308:30 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service in Mocksville. Condolences may be sent to the family at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is serving the family of Mrs. Cheek.

Jessie Proctor Morgan MOORESVILLE — Jessie Proctor Morgan, 87, of Mooresville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at Gordon Hospice House. She was born on December 22, 1922 in Catawba County, to the late Dorce and Mamie Correll Proctor. She was a retired secretary for the University of Maryland and a member of Troutman Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Morgan; brothers, Burl, Vance, and Bud Proctor; sisters, Leona Sites, Eula Rudisill and Ruby Baucom. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, David Bridget Morgan; children, Gerry Morgan and wife, Androniki of Va., Janet Rivenbark and husband, Wrenn of Mooresville, Sherry Graves and husband, Danny of Charlotte; sisters, Ethel Lentz of Newton, Dot Bumgarner of Maiden, Olene Cannon of Conover; and grandson, Kevin Morgan Graves. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Troutman Baptist Church with Rev. Don Ingles officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Condolences may be made to the Morgan family at

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ROCKWELL — Robert “Bob” St. John Venvertloh, 67, passed away at his home in Rockwell on Wednesday Sept. 22, 2010. Born May 1, 1943 in Niagra Falls, N.Y., Bob was a master Dicie Moore Anderson carpenter and a member of MORAVIAN FALLS — the United Brotherhood of Dicie Moore Anderson, age Carpenters and Joiners of 82, wife of Herbert Anderson, America. of Brushy Mountain Road, He was a devoted husband, Moravian Falls died Thurs- father and grandfather. Bob day, Sept. 23, 2010, at her was a member of the St. home. Joseph's Catholic Church of Mrs. Anderson was born Kannapolis. He is preceded in death by Feb. 20, 1928, in Wilkes County to James and Gertie Greer his parents, Frank and Frieda Schulz Venvertloh and two Moore. She retired from Cannon brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mills and was a member of Debra Louise Venvertloh; his New Hope Baptist Church. Service & Burial: Funeral sons Jim Venvertloh (Robin) services will be held Sunday, of Flower Mound, Tex. and Sept. 26, 2 p.m., at New Hope Pete Venvertloh (Laura) of Frisco, Tex.,; step-children Baptist Church in the Brushy Matt Wilson of Dallas, Tex., Mountain Community with Amy Vanderpoel (J.T.) of ArRev. Amos Combs and Rev. lington, Tex.; five grandchilJonah Parker officiating. dren; six sisters; one brother; Burial: Will be in the and numerous nieces and church cemetery. The family nephews. will receive friends Saturday Service: A memorial ser6-8 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant vice will be at 10 a.m. on SatFuneral Home. urday, Sept. 25, 2010, at SaMemorials: In lieu of flow- cred Heart Catholic Church in ers, memorials may be made Salisbury. Memorials: Memorials to Hospice of Wilkes, 1907 West Park Drive, North may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Rd Wilkesboro, NC 28659. On line condolences may #550, Charlotte, NC 28210. Whitley's Funeral Home be made at www.reinssturdihandling arrangements.

Melvin Franklin Cook KANNAPOLIS — Dad entered the gates of Heaven Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, to forever be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born Sept. 16, 1931, he was the son of the late Henry Grayden Cook and Blanche Swink Cook. Dad enjoyed foremost being a husband of 59 years to our mother, Eunice Varner Cook; a dad to his daughter, Debbie Cook Penninger and husband Ed, his son Joey Melvin Cook and wife Cindy, his daughter, Jolene Cook Crayton and husband Brian; and a grandfather and great-grandfather to all of the children. Dad also enjoyed Nascar racing and kept a diary of the races. He especially was an Earnhardt fan from the time Ralph Earnhardt raced since he worked for NAPA and delivered parts to Ralph and then to Dale. Dale introduced Dad to the entire audience at a breakfast during the race of champions as his parts man, it was one of the highlights of Dad's life. He also worked at Cannon Mills Company, Plt.#1 for over 50 years with most of his career in # 2 weave room. Later in his Cannon career, he designed towel borders that are still manufactured under the Cannon label overseas today. He was recognized by Cannon for having the number one design that at the time had sold over one million towels, a record that was never exceeded. Everyone who ever met him, on the job or not, met him as a friend. Dad served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and was stationed at March Air Force Base. Service: There will be a memorial service at Abundant Life Faith Church, 995 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., Concord, NC on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. Burial was private at Center Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kannapolis. Memorials: In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to: Abundant Life Faith Church, P.O. Box 624, Concord, NC 28026 OR Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. A special thanks to Dad's buddy, Ed Penninger; to his doctors and nurses from CMC-NorthEast; and Hospice of Cabarrus County from Dad and the entire family. On-line condolences may be left at who is serving the family.

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Mrs. Sarah Lee Vanhoy 4:00 PM - Sunday Summersett Memorial Chapel Visitation: 3-4:00 PM Sunday

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Man wearing motorcycle helmet tries to rob Food Lion in Mount Pleasant Armed suspect claims to have put bomb in store; no cash taken An armed man who claimed to have planted a bomb in a Mount Pleasant Food Lion tried to rob the store Wednesday night, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Authorities had not made an arrest by Thursday.

New bus route to go along MLK Jr. Avenue BY EMILY FORD

The city has changed a bus route to offer service on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, where the new Salisbury Customer Service Center is scheduled to open next month. The route also will provide service at Abundant Living Adult Day Care, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and the sports complex across the street. Effective Nov. 7, the route changes will eliminate backtracking and offer more frequent service, Transit Manager Rodney Harrison said. “It will be very helpful to have transportation in that area,” Salisbury City Council member Pete Kennedy said Tuesday night when council approved the change. Inbound stops for Route 1Green Route, which leaves Rowan-Cabarrus Community College every hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., have changed. Outbound stops have not. The new inbound route will stop at Lutheran Home and Klumac Square on Klumac Road, then continue to the Customer Service Center and other sites on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, including Brookview Apartments. On Old Concord Road, the bus will stop at South Shaver, Monroe, South Long and Fisher streets. On East Innes Street, stops include South Long Street. Departure and arrival times at the transfer site on Depot Street will remain the same, Harrison said.

Couple tries to take cart of groceries from Walmart Police stopped a Salisbury couple as they were leaving Walmart with a cart full of groceries. Van Johnny Helton, 47, and Rebecca Lynne Helton, 41, of 1050 Sidney Drive, were charged with misdemeanor shoplifting, and both were given $500 secured bonds. According to the Salisbury Police Department, this is not the Heltons’ first attempt at a scam. Police say the couple recently attempted to leave the Kannapolis Walmart with stolen items, but the greeter allowed them to leave once the items were returned.

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According to witnesses, a man dressed in black and wearing a motorcycle helmet and sunglasses walked into the store around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man brandished a handgun and demanded money from the store manager. “He further stated that he had planted an explosive device in the store and stated he would set off the device if necessary,” the Sheriff’s Office press release said. The manager somehow got away from the man and locked herself in

an office, where she called 911. The man then left the store. Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the store a couple minutes after the manager called 911 but did not find the suspect. They cleared and searched the store and found no explosive device. Investigators believe the man rode away from the store on a motorcycle, the press release said, but no one reported seeing one. Witnesses described the suspect as a white man around 5-foot-11,

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BY BRET STRELOW The middle of December is still a dozen weeks away, but Jon Crucitti has another appointment to visit an ACC stadium. Crucitti is a freshman slotback at Army, which will face Duke in Durham on Saturday at 3 p.m. He was a key contributor on West Rowan teams that closed seasons a few weeks shy of Christmas by winning 3A titles at Wake Forest’s BB&T Field in 2008 and N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium in 2009.

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The next Big Four stop for Crucitti: Wallace Wade Stadium. “Any time you get to play in an ACC stadium, in front of a CRUCITTI home crowd for me, at least, I’ve definitely b e e n excited from the day I saw the schedule,” Crucitti said earlier this week. “I have definitely been looking forward to this one.”

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Crucitti returning for game at Duke

FRIDAY September 24, 2010

Jimmy clausen, left, slaps hands with steve smith.

CHARLOTTE — While the winless Carolina Panthers hope rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen can spark a stagnant offense, it would help if he had more than one receiving option. Through two games, it appears four-time Pro Bowl pick Steve Smith is again the lone threat. There are numerous ugly offensive numbers that helped get Matt Moore benched after two games. The Panthers have two scored touchdowns and committed eight turnovers. They’ve allowed eight sacks, and the dominant rushing attack from a year ago has stalled.

But the lack of production at receiver is glaring outside of Smith, who has eight catches for 141 yards and two scores despite facing nearly constant double teams. The Panthers’ offseason youth movement cost Muhsin Muhammad his job and precluded Carolina from going after veteran r e ceivers such as Brandon Marshall, Anquan Boldin or T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The youthful unknown replacements have been nearly non-factors so far — and the New York Giants and Tampa Bay have acted accordingly by stacking the box to stop the run and putting bracket coverage on Smith.



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Scercy showed great versatility or countless years, a black-and-white photo of Leroy Scercy, wearing No. 56 and crashing through desperate Winecoff tacklers, hung in the office at A.L. Brown High. “I was up there on the wall between Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin,” MIKE Scercy said LONDON with a chuckle. Tacklers would have preferred trying to bring down “Honest Abe.” When the topic “Who was the best back in Wonders’ history?” is on the CarolinaPreps message board, old-timers bring Scercy into the discussion alongside more recent marvels Harry Greene, Haskel Stanback, Terry Baxter and Nick Maddox. Those old-timers may not be off their rockers. Scercy lugged the ball in a slower, smaller world, but he was a higher lifeform, decades ahead of his time. In the mid-1950s, he was 200 pounds of greased lightning. He outweighed most linemen and was close to unstoppable. Said China Grove great Carl Drye, who played in the 1955 Shrine Bowl with Scercy before heading to Duke, “Leroy was the best I ever played against.”


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carson head coach Mark Woody speaks with an official during the unbeaten cougars’ victory against North rowan.

Cougars focused on next game Roaming the county getting ready for tonight ... avid Bennett used to get that sour, cringing look on his face whenever I mentioned Carson-Newman before his Catawba Indians played the Eagles. “Don’t mention it until it gets here,” he’d always tell me. That’s why RONNIE I’ve tried to GALLAGHER hold off on gushing about Friday, Oct. 8. That’s when West Rowan visits NPC rival Carson. But I must stop and talk about how those teams are


doing heading into tonight, three weeks before the much-anticipated matchup. Both are undefeated. We expected West to be 5-0 at this point. But Carson? 5-0? We figured they’d be improved. But 5-0? “I don’t know if it’s settled in yet,” Carson coach Mark Woody said. “I don’t see how we’re that much different from how we were two years ago. Maybe I’m blind.” Or maybe, like Bennett, he doesn’t want to think about the big game until the big game arrives. For Woody, tonight’s home game against Statesville is on his brain. And he knows the Greyhounds are talented. No one expects West to lose in the regular season.

Games at 7:30 P.M.

West Rowan at South Rowan Statesville at Carson South Stanly at North Rowan Salisbury at Davie County East Rowan at West Iredell Robinson at A.L. Brown Th Falcons’ win streak is at 35 going into tonight’s game at South Rowan. 

Woody’s Cougars are coming off a win in which

they relied on running back Shaun Warren and racked up 431 yards of offense against Robinson. Only 91 were through the air despite the fact Carson has the county’s top passing duo in quarterback Zack Gragg and receiver Cody Clanton. “I had every intention of throwing the ball Friday night,” Woody said. “It got to the point where I probably forced a couple of things. They were doing some things where I didn’t know what to call.” With a smile, Woody added, “But I do know one thing. Give it to No. 5 (Warren) and you’ve got a chance.”


Even if you don’t believe Scercy was the Wonders’ best back, he might be the finest all-round athlete Kannapolis ever produced. In the 1955-56 school year, when he was a senior, Scercy accomplished a rare triple. He made the all-state teams in SCERCY football, baseball and basketball. “I did some track too,” Scercy said. “Whatever event we needed points in.” Scercy liked basketball best. He jumped center at 6-foot-1 and outleaped or ran rings around the 6-4 guys. “I loved basketball,” Scercy said. “It was a rough sport, and I was rough. I had a great coach. Dan Hamrick was a great coach.” Where does Scercy’s athletic story begin? Maybe the day a tough Jackson Park Elementary principal named John Oehler bought Scercy his first pair of spiked football shoes. Or maybe it was the day Scercy tried out for the 1952 Kannapolis Legion team. Kannapolis was a Legion powerhouse in the 1950s the way Rowan County is now. Scercy was an eighthgrader, but he made the team.


Common Sense likes A.L. Brown’s chances in a shootout sually, there’s no mention of how last Friday’s picks fared until the 25th paragraph or so, but let’s start with the good news. The crystal ball was less murky than usual. Common Sense went 7-0 on winners and was close on the scores, with the exception of West Rowans’s flag-infested 32-0 win against Mooresville. Common Sense gave you A.L. Brown by three points over Kings Mountain in a high-scoring game, and, lo and behold, it was 35-32 Won-


ders. Common Sense guessed South Rowan by a 28-21 score over Central Cabarrus, and 27-21 was the reality. The chance of Common Sense enjoying back-to-back brilliant weeks are remote, but the season mark is up to 24-5 and life is good. Last week’s best game for spectators had to be A.L. Brown’s amazing win — the Wonders trailed 24-7 on the road — but that victory wasn’t out of context with the program’s track record. The Wonders lack the ruthless efficiency that has generat-

ed 35 straight wins for West Rowan, but they do have a knack for entertainment. During Ron Massey’s 11 seasons as head coach, the Wonders have prevailed in more than MASSEY their share of shootouts. The victory at Kings Mountain marked the 20th time Massey’s Wonders have allowed 25 or more points and still

escaped with a win. The 32 points allowed marked a new high for a regulation win during his tenure, but it should be noted Brown managed to win 39-38 against T.C. Roberson in the second round of the 2005 playoffs in two overtimes. Since 2000, the Wonders own, by far, the most shootout wins in the area, if we define a “shootout win” as surrendering 25 or more and still being able to celebrate.



TV Sports Friday, Sept. 24 AUTO RACING 11:30 a.m. SPEED — Sprint Cup, practice for AAA 400, at Dover, Del. 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Nationwide Series practice 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Sprint Cup qualifying at Dover COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — TCU at SMU GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA THE TOUR Championship 6:30 p.m. TGC — Champions, SAS Championship, first round, at Cary (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 10 p.m. WGN — Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels PREP FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — South Pointe at Spartanburg SOCCER 11 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Los Angeles

Area schedule Friday, September 24 PREP FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. Robinson at A.L. Brown Statesville at Carson Salisbury at Davie East Rowan at West Iredell South Stanly at North Rowan West Rowan at South Rowan Mallard Creek at Mooresville HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS 4 p.m. Central Cabarrus at South Rowan COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m. Catawba at Brevard

Prep tennis High schools Salisbury 7, Mooresville 2 Singles — Julia Farrell (M) d. Erika Nelson 6-4, 6-2; Joy Loeblein (S) d. Maggie Siebert 2-1, injury default; Katelyn Storey (S) d. Kelly Henley 7-5, 6-1; Madeline Hoskins (S) d. Lane Farrell 6-0, 6-0; Anna Page (S) d. Carolina Carrasco 6-0, 6-1; Anna Flynn (S) d. Kristen Carpenter 6-0, 6-1 Doubles — J. Farrell-Henley (M) d. Nelson-Loeblein 8-6; Storey-Hoskins (S) d. L. Farrell-Carrasco 8-3; Flynn-Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer (S) d. Carpenter-Henley 8-1 Records: Salisbury 17-2; Mooresville 12-1

E. Rowan 5, Statesville 3 Singles — Ali Boggs (S) d. Devan Corpening, 4-1, injury default; Megan Bullins (ER) d. Cassie Wodecki 6-0, 6-3; Rebecca Agner (ER) d. Laurie Claire Davidson 7-5, 6-4; Hannah Pressley (ER) d. Addie McElwee 6-2, 6-1; Kayela Wilson (ER) d. Jaydon Frank 6-4, 6-3; Lizzie Weaver (ER) d. Ashlee Perry 6-0, 6-1 Doubles — Boggs-Davidson (S) d. BullinsWilson 8-5; Agner-Weaver vs. Wodecki-Frank, DNF, darkness; McElwee-Perry (S) d. Pressley-Taylor Trexler 8-6

Middle school Erwin 8, Knox 1 Singles — Rusher (K) d. Wilson 8-1; Agner (E) d. Slate 8-0; Ritchie (E) d. Burris 8-1; Cozart (E) d. Weddington 8-2; Starnes (E) d. Chloe 8-0; Wang (E) d. Bowler 8-0 Doubles — Ritchie-Wilson (E) d. Rusher-Slate 6-5; Porter-Buffet (E) d. Bowler-Mabe 6-4; Plyler-Hartung (E) d. Ritchie-Weddington, N/A

Prep football Standings 1A Yadkin Valley YVC Overall Albemarle 0-0 3-1 0-0 3-1 East Montgomery West Montgomery 0-0 3-1 Chatham Central 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-4 North Moore North Rowan 0-0 0-4 South Davidson 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-4 South Stanly Friday’s games South Stanly at North Rowan Chatham Central at Albemarle South Davidson at East Montgomery West Montgomery at North Moore

2A Central Carolina CCC Overall 0-0 5-0 Thomasville Central Davidson 0-0 4-1 West Davidson 0-0 4-1 0-0 3-2 Salisbury Lexington 0-0 3-2 East Davidson 0-0 2-3 Friday’s games Salisbury at Davie Asheboro at Thomasville North Davidson at West Davidson Ledford at East Davidson

3A North Piedmont NPC Overall 0-0 5-0 West Rowan Carson 0-0 5-0 Statesville 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 West Iredell South Rowan 0-0 1-4 East Rowan 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-4 North Iredell Friday’s games Statesville at Carson East Rowan at West Iredell West Rowan at South Rowan West Lincoln at North Iredell

3A South Piedmont SPC Overall 1-0 2-3 Hickory Ridge A.L. Brown 0-0 3-1 Cox Mill 0-0 3-1 Robinson 0-0 2-2 Concord 0-0 2-2 Mount Pleasant 0-0 2-2 NW Cabarrus 0-0 2-2 Central Cabarrus 0-1 0-4 Friday’s games Robinson at A.L. Brown Concord at NW Cabarrus Cox Mill at Mt. Pleasant Porter Ridge at Central Cabarrus

4A Central Piedmont CPC Overall West Forsyth 0-0 5-0 North Davidson 0-0 4-1 Mount Tabor 0-0 4-1 Reagan 0-0 4-1 R.J. Reynolds 0-0 1-4 Davie County 0-0 1-4 Friday’s games Salisbury at Davie West Forsyth at George Washington Mount Tabor at Carver North Davidson at West Davidson SW Guilford at R.J. Reynolds

AP polls RALEIGH — The Associated Press state high school football poll, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers: Class 4A Team Rec Pts Pv 1. Matthews Butler (16) 4-0 169 1 2. Mallard Creek (1) 4-0 148 2 3. Fayetteville Britt 5-0 122 3 4. Richmond County 4-1 97 5 5. Durham Hillside 5-0 87 9 6. Wake Forest-Rolesville 5-0 86 6 7. Asheville Reynolds 3-1 75 7 8. Harnett Central 5-0 59 8 9. Mt. Tabor 4-1 29 10 10. Greensboro Dudley 4-1 26 4 Others receiving votes: New Bern 9, Lumberton 8, Scotland 7, West Forsyth 6, Gboro Smith 3, West Charlotte 2, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 1, Jamestown Ragsdale 1. Class 3A Team Rec Pts Pv 1. West Rowan (14) 5-0 158 1 2. Fayetteville Byrd (1) 5-0 130 2 3. Charlotte Catholic (1) 5-0 112 3 4. Shelby Crest 3-0 99 5

5-0 92 4 5. Marvin Ridge 6. Lenoir Hibriten 4-1 73 7 7. Eastern Alamance 4-0 69 6 3-1 54 9 8. Lawndale Burns 9. Northern Guilford 3-1 49 8 10. Asheville 2-1 22 10 Others receiving votes: South Brunswick 7, Southern Nash 5, Northeast Guilford 3, Carson 3, Charlotte Country Day 2, Waynesville Tuscola 1, Morganton Patton 1. Class 2A Team Rec Pts Pv 5-0 164 1 1. Reidsville (14) 2. SW Edgecombe (3) 5-0 149 2 5-0 130 3 3. Tarboro 4. Lincolnton 5-0 116 4 5-0 80 5 5. Kinston 6. Polk County 5-0 66 6 5-0 63 10 7. Thomasville 8. Boonville Starmount 5-0 53 7 4-0 40 8 9. Newton-Conover 4-0 28 — 10. East Bladen Others receiving votes: Carver 15, Shelby 8, East Duplin 7, South Iredell 5, Carrboro 4, Roanoke Rapids 4, Charlotte Berry Tech 1, Canton Pisgah 1, North Johnston 1. Class 1A Rec Pts Pv Team 1. Wallace-Rose Hill (16) 4-0 160 1 2. Pender County 3-0 119 3 3. Albemarle 3-1 115 4 4. Plymouth 4-0 108 5 5. Southwest Onslow 4-1 91 2 6. Hendersonville 4-0 86 7 4-0 83 6 7. Avery County 8. Hobbton 4-0 31 9 2-2 30 8 9. Mt. Airy 10. Kernersville McGuinness 4-0 22 10 Others receiving votes: Williamston Riverside 14, West Montgomery 8, Warsaw Kenan 7, Murphy 3, East Surry 3.

College football Standings SAC SAC Overall Tusculum 0-0 4-0 0-0 3-1 Lenoir-Rhyne Carson-Newman 0-0 2-1 Wingate 0-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 Brevard Catawba 0-0 2-1 Mars Hill 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-2 Newberry Saturday’s games Carson-Newman at UNC Pembroke, 2 p.m. Brevard at Southern Virginia, 4 p.m.

CIAA CIAA Overall Northern Elizabeth City State 1-0 2-1 1-0 1-2 Virginia Union 1-0 1-3 Bowie State Virginia State 0-0 2-1 St. Paul’s 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-3 Chowan Lincoln 0-1 1-2 Southern CIAA Overall 4-0 Winston-Salem State 2-0 St. Augustine’s 1-0 2-1 Fayetteville State 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 Shaw Johnson C. Smith 0-1 1-3 Livingstone 0-1 0-4 Saturday’s games Livingstone at St. Paul’s, 1 p.m. 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 p.m. Virginia State at Chowan, 6 p.m.

Southern SC Overall Appalachian State 1-0 3-0 Samford 0-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 Georgia Southern The Citadel 0-0 2-1 Wofford 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 Furman Elon 0-0 1-2 Western Carolina 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-2 Chattanooga Saturday’s games The Citadel at Furman, 2 p.m. Appalachian State at Samford, 3 p.m. Elon at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. Chattanooga at Western Carolina, 6 p.m.

ACC ACC Overall Atlantic Wake Forest 1-0 2-1 N.C. State 0-0 3-0 0-0 2-0 Boston College Clemson 0-0 2-1 Maryland 0-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 Florida State Coastal ACC Overall Georgia Tech 1-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 Miami Virginia 0-0 1-1 Virginia Tech 0-0 1-2 0-1 1-2 Duke North Carolina 0-1 0-2 Thursday’s game Miami 31, Pittsburgh 3 Saturday’s games Florida International at Maryland, Noon N.C. State at Georgia Tech, Noon Virginia Tech at Boston College, Noon VMI at Virginia, 1:30 p.m. Army at Duke, 3 p.m. North Carolina at Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Florida State, 3:30 p.m.

SEC SEC Overall Eastern Florida 1-0 3-0 South Carolina 1-0 3-0 1-1 1-2 Vanderbilt Kentucky 0-0 3-0 Tennessee 0-1 1-2 Georgia 0-2 1-2 SEC Overall Western LSU 2-0 3-0 Arkansas 1-0 3-0 1-0 3-0 Auburn Alabama 0-0 3-0 Mississippi 0-1 1-2 0-2 1-2 Mississippi State Saturday’s games UAB at Tennessee, 12:20 p.m. Alabama at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida, 7 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. Fresno State at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn, 7:45 p.m. West Virginia at LSU, 9 p.m.

Conference USA Eastern C-USA Overall East Carolina 2-0 2-1 Southern Miss 0-0 2-1 UCF 0-0 2-1 Marshall 0-0 0-3 UAB 0-1 1-2 Memphis 0-1 1-2 Western C-USA Overall Houston 1-0 2-1 SMU 1-0 2-1 Tulane 0-0 1-1 Rice 0-0 1-2 UTEP 0-1 2-1 Tulsa 0-1 1-2 Friday’s game TCU at SMU, 8 p.m. Next Saturday’s games UAB at Tennessee, 12:20 p.m. UCF at Kansas State, 12:30 p.m. Tulane at Houston, 3:30 p.m. Central Arkansas at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Ohio at Marshall, 7 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Baylor at Rice, 8 p.m. Memphis at UTEP, 9:05 p.m.

Top 25 schedule Friday’s game No. 4 TCU at SMU, 8 p.m. Saturday’s games No. 1 Alabama at No. 10 Arkansas, 3:30 No. 2 Ohio State vs. E. Michigan, 3:30 p.m No. 3 Boise St. vs. No. 24 Oregon St., 8 No. 5 Oregon at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. No. 6 Nebraska vs. S. Dakota State, 7 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. No. 8 Texas vs. UCLA, 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Florida vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 11 Wisconsin vs. Austin Peay, Noon No. 12 S. Carolina at No. 17 Auburn, 7:45 No. 13 Utah vs. San Jose State, 8 p.m. No. 14 Arizona vs. California, 10 p.m. No. 15 LSU vs. No. 22 West Virginia, 9 p.m. No. 16 Stanford at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Iowa vs. Ball State, Noon No. 20 So. Cal at Washington State, 3 p.m. No. 21 Michigan vs. Bowling Green, Noon No. 23 Penn State vs. Temple, 3:30 p.m. No. 25 Mich. State vs. No. Colorado, Noon

Other notables Saturday, Sept. 25 EAST


SPORTS Buffalo (1-2) at Connecticut (1-2), Noon Colgate (1-1) at Syracuse (2-1), 3:30 p.m. SOUTH North Greenville (1-3) at PC (0-3), Noon Jacksonville (2-1) at Davidson (1-2), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (0-2) at Coastal (0-3), 6 p.m. N.C. A&T (0-3) at N.C. Central (1-2), 6 p.m. Ohio (1-2) at Marshall (0-3), 7 p.m. MIDWEST Cent. Mich. (2-1) at N’western (3-0), Noon Toledo (2-1) at Purdue (2-1), Noon UCF (2-1) at Kansas St. (3-0), 12:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (2-1) at Missouri (3-0), 2 p.m. Akron (0-3) at Indiana (2-0), 7 p.m. N. Iowa (1-1) at Iowa St. (1-2), 7 p.m. N. Mexico St. (0-2) at Kansas (1-2), 7 p.m. N. Illinois (1-2) at Minnesota (1-2), 8:30 SOUTHWEST G-Webb (1-1) at S. Houston St. (0-2), 7 FAR WEST Air Force (2-1) at Wyoming (1-2), 2 p.m. Idaho (2-1) at Colorado St. (0-3), 4 p.m. Nevada (3-0) at BYU (1-2), 6 p.m. New Mexico (0-3) at UNLV (0-3), 10 p.m. Charl So. (2-1) at Hawaii (1-2), 11:30 p.m.

National poll AP Top 25 Team Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (53) 3-0 1,492 1 3-0 1,435 2 2. Ohio St. (5) 3. Boise St. (1) 2-0 1,333 3 4. TCU 3-0 1,280 4 3-0 1,238 5 5. Oregon 6. Nebraska 3-0 1,175 8 7. Texas (1) 3-0 1,164 6 3-0 1,114 7 8. Oklahoma 9. Florida 3-0 1,044 10 10. Arkansas 2-0 903 12 3-0 803 11 11. Wisconsin 12. South Carolina 3-0 739 13 13. Utah 3-0 703 14 3-0 663 24 14. Arizona 15. LSU 3-0 654 15 16. Stanford 3-0 606 19 3-0 600 16 17. Auburn 18. Iowa 2-1 482 9 19. Miami 1-1 472 17 3-0 414 18 20. Southern Cal 21. Michigan 3-0 291 20 22. West Virginia 3-0 258 21 2-1 198 22 23. Penn St. 24. Oregon St. 1-1 75 25 25. Michigan St. 3-0 45 — Others receiving votes: Air Force 44, Nevada 41, Florida St. 40, Pittsburgh 40, Fresno St. 35, Missouri 30, Oklahoma St. 22, Clemson 14, Georgia Tech 14, N.C. State 14, James Madison 8, Kansas St. 4, Arizona St. 3, California 3, Northwestern 3, Houston 1, Notre Dame 1, Temple 1, Texas A&M 1.

Thursday’s sum Miami 31, Pittsburgh 3 Miami Pittsburgh

7 3 7 14 — 31 0 0 0 3— 3 First Quarter Mia—Berry 1 run (Bosher kick), 11:35. Second Quarter Mia—FG Bosher 28, 8:28. Third Quarter Mia—Hankerson 19 pass from J.Harris (Bosher kick), 11:54. Fourth Quarter Pitt—FG Hutchins 27, 14:27. Mia—Benjamin 10 pass from J.Harris (Bosher kick), 10:53. Mia—Miller 1 run (Bosher kick), 3:16. A—58,115. Mia Pitt First downs 20 11 35-100 36-128 Rushes-yards Passing 248 104 Comp-Att-Int 21-32-2 13-24-2 77 37 Return Yards Punts-Avg. 6-44.5 8-45.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 8-78 9-53 Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 27:56 32:04 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Miami, Berry 21-87, Miller 8-31, Team 1-0, Thompkins 1-(minus 6), J.Harris 4-(minus 12). Pittsburgh, R.Graham 14-100, Lewis 12-41, Sunseri 7-14, C.Burns 1-0, Bostick 1-(minus 9), Cross 1-(minus 18). PASSING—Miami, J.Harris 21-32-2-248. Pittsburgh, Sunseri 8-15-0-61, Bostick 5-9-2-43. RECEIVING—Miami, Benjamin 6-96, Byrd 6-69, Hankerson 3-36, Berry 2-18, Gordon 2-11, A.Johnson 1-17, James 1-1. Pittsburgh, R.Graham 3-41, Baldwin 3-26, Shanahan 3-19, Lewis 2-7, Saddler 1-6, Street 1-5.

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Miami 2 0 0 1.000 29 20 1 1 0 .500 37 24 N.Y. Jets New England 1 1 0 .500 52 52 Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 17 49 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 64 51 Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 37 55 1 1 0 .500 49 32 Tennessee Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 62 48 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 2 0 0 1.000 34 20 1 1 0 .500 39 48 Cincinnati Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 20 24 Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 28 33 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 37 28 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 52 34 Denver 1 1 0 .500 48 38 1 1 0 .500 29 52 Oakland NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington 1 1 0 .500 40 37 N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 45 56 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 55 59 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 27 40 South W L T Pct PF PA 2 0 0 1.000 37 21 Tampa Bay New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 39 31 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 50 22 0 2 0 .000 25 51 CAROLINA North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 2 0 0 1.000 46 34 2 0 0 1.000 61 27 Green Bay Detroit 0 2 0 .000 46 54 Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 19 28 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 1 1 0 .500 45 37 Arizona 1 1 0 .500 24 54 San Francisco 0 2 0 .000 28 56 St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 27 33 Sunday’s games Dallas at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at CAROLINA, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s game Green Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Tonseth, Salisbury girls win cross country titles Staff report

Salisbury had the boys individual winner and girls team champion at the CCC cross country meet earlier this week. Philip Tonseth took first in the boys race with a time of 19:01 at Boone’s Cave Park. He beat runner-up Cody Beck of Central Davidson by 18 seconds. Central won the team title with 24 points, 35 fewer than second-

 The Hornets won the girls title with 23 points, 33 fewer than runner-up West Davidson. The top-five finishers were West Davidson’s Callie Wynn (course-record 22:14), Salisbury’s Emily Shields (22:43), Salisbury’s Katelyn Storey (22:45), Central’s Aly Brenner (22:52) and SalisT0NSETH E. SHIELDS bury’s Doreen Richardson (23:02). The Hornets have claimed place East Davidson. Salisbury three straight CCC titles and five was third with 65. of the last six.

Hornets hand Devils first loss From staff reports

Salisbury’s girls tennis team beat Mooresville 7-2 on Thursday in a non-conference match. It was the first loss for the 4A Blue Devils (12-1). Joy Loeblein, Katelyn Storey, Madeline Hoskins, Anna Page and Anna Flynn won in singles for the Hornets (17-2). StoreyHoskins and Flynn-Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer won in doubles.  East Rowan topped Statesville 5-3 for a big NPC win Thursday. The result also helps Carson, increasing the Cougars’ chances of tying Statesville for second place. Megan Bullins, Rebecca Agner, Hannah Pressley, Kayela Wilson and Lizzie Weaver were singles winners for East (9-3, 9-0 NPC). One doubles match was halted by darkness.

 Prep golf Salisbury’s girls golf team finished with a 114 total and beat Charlotte Catholic 114 by 17 strokes on Wednesday. Madison Kennedy was the medalist with a 37. Amber Lyerly and Lily Yatawara shot 38s. Madeline Hoskins (45), Brooke Smith (51) and Sarah Seifert (61) also competed for the Hornets. Devan Murphy led Charlotte Catholic with a 41.

 Prep volleyball South Rowan moved into sole possession of fourth place in the NPC with a sweep of West Rowan on Thursday. Sam Goins, Kim Fesperman and Nicole Barringer had good matches for South (3-4 NPC).  East Rowan played well but lost 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19 to West Iredell (5-2 NPC). East is now 2-5 in the conference.  Carson beat Statesville 25-15, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20 to finish a season sweep of the Greyhounds. Carson is 6-1 in the league.  North Iredell beat Forbush in a non-league matchup.  Salisbury lost to Thomasville 25-18, 25-22, 15-25, 16-25, 15-11 in a CCC matchup on Thursday. Brielle Blair had 11 kills for the Hornets, and Isis Miller had 10.

 Prep soccer Statesville beat West Rowan 5-0 on Wednesday to stay unbeaten in the NPC with a 3-0 record. Carson (3-1) is in second place.

 Jayvee football West Rowan’s jayvee football team overpowered South Rowan 31-0 on Thursday. Tyler Stamp caught touchdown passes of 72 and 20 yards from Michael Pinkston to lead the Falcons (4-1). Jack Gallagher had three receptions for 50 yards. Daisean Reddick ran 25 yards for a TD, and Mar’Quise Drummer had a 4-yard scoring run. Other offensive leaders included Keyows Weeks and Trey Brawley. Defensive leaders included

lead West Rowan to a 12-0 win against Knox. Alexander scored from 19 yards out, while Phillips had a 3-yard burst. Knox (2-1) reached the red zone once against West’s defense. Jonathan Johnson made 12 tackles, seven for loss, to lead the Bulldogs (3-0). Other defensive standouts were Noah Williams, Dearius Phillips, J.T. Sanders, Juwan Houton, Jeremy Fortston, Dagan Williams and K.J. Wilson. Knox’s defense played well and stopped both conversions.  Xavier Porter had a 24-yard touchdown run and Steven Rosario broke a 44-yard TD to lead North Rowan to a 14-0 win against Southeast. Mike Streater and B.J. Sorles intercepted passes for the Mavs. (2-1). Other defensive leaders  8th grade football included Ty Corpening, Zeth Sakil Harrison had scoring Robinson and Maddox McLeod. runs of 34 and 44 yards to lead North Rowan Middle to a 30-6 win  Erwin softball against Southeast. Andre Cowan and Jereke Erwin’s Kaleigh Troutman hit Chambers also rushed for TDs. a home run and winning pitcher Shariff Walker and Shilhem Hayley Morgan struck out three Saunders caught two-point con- and walked none in a 15-0 victoversion passes. ry against Knox. Defensive leaders for the Taylor Merritt, Lara Drew and Mavericks (3-0) included Mike Elane Kepley were leading hitDyson, Nick Leverett, Darius ters for the Eagles (7-0). Miles and Raekwon Wynruit.  West Rowan Middle took  Middle school tennis control with a 65-yard drive to open the second half and beat Sacred Heart’s girls tennis Knox 22-8. team swept doubles and rallied to Marquez McCain rushed 10 beat Forsyth Country Day 5-4 on times for 110 yards and scored on Thursday. runs of 15 and 38 yards for the Meghan Hedgepeth won 8-0 in Bulldogs. Alexis Archie had a 3- singles. Erin Ansbro won 8-5. yard TD run, and Kevin Gaillard Hedgepeth-Kayla Honeycutt, scored a two-point conversion. Carolina Parrot-Chloe Burks Standouts on defense for the and Ansbro-Mimi Webb won in Bulldogs (2-1) included Shakir doubles.  North Rowan Middle beat Simmons, Desmin Jones, M.J. Rayner and Brandon Lottes. West Rowan 8-1 on Thursday. Veronica Leasure, Alexis Rice, Lottes had a fumble recovery. Marshall Ball and Dominique Dhestini Cunningham, Indiya Parker were offensive leaders, Wiggins and Chenoa' Taffa won and DaVon Steele stood out on in singles for the Mavericks. Doubles winners were Wigspecial teams. M i l e k W h i t e s c o r e d o n a gins-Rice, Cunningham-Casey 56-yard run for the Trojans (2-1), Eller and Taffa-Victoria Scheve. and he added a two-point conversion. Riley Myers complete d  Local golf three passes.  China Grove beat Erwin 26-6. Seventy-eight GARS members Brylan Weeks scored three played at Warrior Golf Club eartouchdowns for the Red Devils, lier this week. finding the end zone on runs of 2, Low ‘A’ Flight winner was 31 and 2 yards. Donald Martin with a net of 61.26. Josh Barlow scored on a 1-yard Low ‘B’ Flight winner was run, and Zach Myall kicked a PAT Gerald Baker with a net of 61.43. for two points. Low ‘C’ Flight winner was Paul Weeks had an interception. Dombrowski with a net of 59.93. Other defensive leaders were Low ‘D’ Flight winner was David Alex Lyles, Anthony McCurry, Lee with a net of 50.67. Dominique Bost and Noah Clearwater.  Salisbury Academy  Corriher-Lipe lost to Matt Washko, Sam McNeely Mooresville 36-24. A-Rod Kennerly had two and Andrew Kalogeromitros short touchdown runs for the played well for Salisbury AcadeYellow Jackets, Burke Fulcher my’s soccer team in a 5-1 loss to scored on a 6-yard burst, and Concordia. The Jaguars are 1-5.  Luke Combs led Salisbury Qqwan Rhyne rushed for 112 Academy in a cross country meet yards. Jose Sanchez kicked three at Hickory Christian with a fifthplace finish. Coleman Bergsma PATs for six points. Grex Urey led Corriher- was seventh and Isabel Temple eighth. Lipe’s defense.  Salisbury Academy’s girls tennis team beat Sacred Heart  7th grade football 5-4. Grace Steinman, Capito and Kreshon Alexander and Dylan Overcash won in singles for the Phillips had touchdown runs to Jaguars (2-0). Scooter Gabriel (interception), Matthew Choi and Jacob Tomlin. Defensive back Drew Glenn, linebacker Ryan Bringle and fullback Chandler Brown played well for the Raiders.  East Rowan lost 21-8 to West Iredell on Thursday. Calvin Edwards scored on a 79-yard run for the Mustangs. Ian Janey caught a two-point conversion pass from Noah Drye.  Salisbury lost 27-7 to Davie County on Thursday. The Hornets moved the ball well but couldn’t finish drives. Brian Bauk broke a 32-yard run for the Salisbury TD, and Phillip Kennedy kicked the PAT.  A.L. Brown edged Robinson 21-19 on Thursday.

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Points 1. D.Hamlin, 5,230; 2. K.Harvick, 5,185; 3. Ky.Busch, 5,168; 4. J.Gordon, 5,155; 5. Ku.Busch, 5,144; 6. J.Johnson, 5,138; 7. C.Edwards, 5,135; 8. G.Biffle, 5,122; 9. J.Burton, 5,118; 10. T.Stewart, 5,106; 11. M.Kenseth, 5,094; 12. C.Bowyer, 5,045;

Golf PGA leaderboard The Tour Championship East Lake in Atlanta Par 70 (35-35) Geoff Ogilvy 32-34—66 Luke Donald 33-33—66 Paul Casey 33-33—66 Jim Furyk 33-34—67 K.J. Choi 33-35—68 Kevin Na 34-35—69 Hunter Mahan 32-37—69 Phil Mickelson 36-33—69 Jason Day 33-36—69

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth visited members of the U.S. Military on Thursday at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. They met wounded soldiers, signd autographs, took pictures and swapped stories.

GOLF ATLANTA — Paul Casey shot a 4-under 66 at East Lake, giving him a share of the Tour Championship lead with Geoff Ogilvy and Luke Donald. Phil Mickelson had a 69.

NBA Coach Don Nelson is expected to part ways with the Warriors on Monday, a source told The AP.  PHOENIX — The Suns extended coach Alvin

Gentry’s contract through the 2012-13 season.  PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers acquired rookie d Craig Brackins from New Orleans Willie Green and Jason Smith. The Sixers also got forward Darius Songaila in Thursday’s trade.  WASHINGTON — The Wizards will be turning red, white and blue for the 2011-12 season.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari said he believes that freshman center Enes Kanter is an amateur.

NHL NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Patrick O’Sullivan and Sergei Samsonov scored second-period goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 preseason victory over the Nashville Predators.


Bautista hits 50th home run Associated Press

TORONTO — On a day of milestones, Jose Bautista’s big shot won the game. Bautista hit his major league-leading 50th home run, connecting off Felix Hernandez and sending the Toronto Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 1-0. Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki also became the first player with 10 straight 200-hit seasons, breaking his own record with a fifth-inning single. Bautista became the 26th player in baseball history to reach the 50-home run mark with a first-inning drive off Hernandez (12-12). “It’s really a big honor to be put in that elite group of hitters,” Bautista said. All 50 of Bautista’s homers have been to left or left center. He has a major league-high 31 at home. Rays 10, Yankees 3 NEW YORK — B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford each drove in two runs in a seven-run sixth, and the Rays knocked around CC Sabathia in his rematch with David Price.  In other news, the Yankees recalled 6-foot-10 pitcher Andrew Brackman (N.C. State) from the minors. Brackman split this season between Class-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. The right-hander went a combined 10-11 with a 3.90 ERA. Royals 3, Indians 2 CLEVELAND — Sean O’Sullivan earned his first win as a starter for K.C. and Joakim Soria converted his 33rd straight save. Athletics 5, Rangers 0 AKLAND, Calif. — Dallas Braden allowed one hit in eight innings and the Athletics stalled the Rangers’ push for their first AL West title since 1999. Braden (10-13) outpitched Cliff Lee to end his four-game losing streak and keep Texas’ magic number at four for clinching the division. The left-hander, who pitched a perfect game against Tampa Bay in May, retired 19 batters in a row after Nelson Cruz’s two-out single in the first inning. Ian Kinsler ended the streak by drawing a leadoff walk in the eighth. Braden walked two and struck out seven. NATIONAL LEAGUE Giants 13, Cubs 0 CHICAGO — Juan Uribe hit a grand slam and a tworun homer, both shots coming during a nine-run second. Giants pitchers have gone 17 straight games giving up three or fewer runs, the longest streak since the White Sox set the record with 20 in a row in 1917, the Elias Sports Bureau said. Madison Bumgarner allowed seven hits over seven innings and struck out nine. Nationals 7, Astros 2 WASHINGTON — Michael Morse homered, doubled and drove in three runs for the Nationals. Earlier in the day, Nationals president Stan Kasten announced his resignation after 41⁄2 seasons with the club. Brewers 8, Marlins 3 MILWAUKEE — Corey Hart hit one of three Milwaukee homers and Yovani Gallardo added another win to his strong September. Hart reached 30 homers for the first time in his career. Gallardo improved to 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA and 25 strikeouts in four starts this month. Florida rookie Logan Morrison extended his streak of reaching base safely to 42 straight games, tying the best mark in the majors this year as his cancer-stricken father watched from the stands. Cardinals 9, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Albert Pujols hit his 40th and 41st homers and Matt Holliday reached the 100-RBI mark. Dodgers 3, Padres 1 LOS ANGELES — Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight superb innings, Andre Ethier had two run-scoring hits and the Dodgers sent the Padres back into second place in the NL West. Kuroda (11-13) allowed one run and five hits, struck out four and walked one. He retired 14 of his last 15 batters. Kuroda threw 98 pitches before Hong-Chih Kuo struck out three in the ninth.


BASEBALL/FOOTBALL Standings American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 92 61 .601 — 1 ⁄2 Tampa Bay 91 61 .599 Boston 84 68 .553 71⁄2 77 75 .507 141⁄2 Toronto Baltimore 61 91 .401 301⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB 92 60 .605 — x-Minnesota Chicago 80 72 .526 12 Detroit 77 75 .507 15 63 89 .414 29 Kansas City Cleveland 62 91 .405 301⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB 84 68 .553 — Texas Oakland 77 75 .507 7 Los Angeles 75 77 .493 9 58 94 .382 26 Seattle x-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 3 Detroit 4, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Seattle 6, Toronto 3 Boston 6, Baltimore 1 Texas 2, L.A. Angels 1, 12 innings Thursday’s Games Toronto 1, Seattle 0 Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 10, N.Y. Yankees 3 Oakland 5, Texas 0 Friday’s Games Boston (Beckett 5-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 11-2), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 6-5) at Cleveland (Tomlin 4-4), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 14-8) at Detroit (Verlander 17-8), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-4) at Toronto (Cecil 13-7), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 9-11) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 10-7), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 11-6) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-7), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 12-4) at Oakland (Cramer 2-0), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 4:10 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m.

National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 92 61 .601 — 86 67 .562 6 Atlanta Florida 76 76 .500 151⁄2 New York 74 78 .487 171⁄2 65 88 .425 27 Washington Central Division L Pct GB W Cincinnati 86 67 .562 — St. Louis 78 74 .513 71⁄2 73 80 .477 13 Houston Milwaukee 71 81 .467 141⁄2 Chicago 69 83 .454 161⁄2 53 99 .349 321⁄2 Pittsburgh West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 86 67 .562 — 1 85 67 .559 ⁄2 San Diego Colorado 82 69 .543 3 Los Angeles 74 79 .484 12 61 91 .401 241⁄2 Arizona Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 1, Atlanta 0 Washington 4, Houston 3 Pittsburgh 11, St. Louis 6 Florida 7, N.Y. Mets 5 Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco 0 Milwaukee 13, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 8, Colorado 4 San Diego 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursday’s Games St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 7, Houston 2 San Francisco 13, Chicago Cubs 0 Milwaukee 8, Florida 3 Colorado at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 1 Friday’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 19-11) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 7-8), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 16-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Myers 13-7) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 4-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 11-7) at Philadelphia (Blanton 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Florida (A.Miller 1-3) at Milwaukee (M.Rogers 0-0), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 14-10) at Colorado (J.Chacin 9-9), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-10) at Arizona (Enright 6-5), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 16-10) at San Diego (C.Young 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Florida at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

Box scores Rays 10, Yankees 3 Tampa Bay ab BUpton cf 5 Bartlett ss 5 Crwfrd lf 5 Longori 3b3 Brignc 2b 1 Zobrist 3b 4 Baldelli rf 3 Jnnngs rf 1 WAyar dh 3 Shppch c 3 Rdrgz 2b 2 Jhnsn 1b 1

New York h bi ab r h bi 2 2 Jeter ss 3 0 1 0 2 0 ENunez ss 1 0 0 0 3 2 Swisher rf 3 0 2 1 1 0 Curtis rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 Mirand 1b 1 0 0 0 2 1 ARdrgz 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 R.Pena 3b 0 0 0 0 2 1 Cano 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 Vazquz p 0 0 0 0 0 1 Thams lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 Posada c 3 0 0 0 Moeller c 1 0 0 0 Grndrs cf 3 0 0 0 Russo 2b 1 0 0 0 Golson lf-cf 4 1 2 0 Totals 36101310 Totals 35 3 9 3 Tampa Bay 001 007 200—10 New York 020 010 000— 3 Dp—Tampa Bay 1, New York 1. Lob— Tampa Bay 9, New York 9. 2b—B.upton (35), Longoria (46), Teixeira (34), Golson (2). Hr—Thames (12). S—W.aybar. Sf— D.johnson. IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Price W,18-6 6 8 3 3 4 7 Ekstrom 1 1 0 0 0 0 McGee 1 0 0 0 0 1 Sonnanstine 1 0 0 0 0 0 New York Sabathia L,20-7 51⁄3 10 7 7 3 6 2 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 Chamberlain Vazquez 3 1 2 2 2 3 HBP—by Vazquez (Jennings, W.Aybar, Shoppach). T—3:23. A—47,646 (50,287). r 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0

Royals 4, Indians 2 Kansas City ab r Dyson cf 5 0 Aviles 2b 5 1 BButler 1b 3 1 Betemt 3b 4 0 Kaaihu dh 4 1 YBtncr ss 4 1 Gordon lf 4 0 May c 4 0 Maier rf 3 0

Cleveland h bi ab r h bi 0 0 Crowe cf 4 0 3 0 1 1 Sutton ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 Choo rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 Hafner dh 4 0 1 0 1 1 Duncan lf 2 1 0 0 2 1 J.Nix 3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 LaPort 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 Valuen 2b 3 0 0 1 1 0 Marson c 2 0 0 0 JBrown ph 1 0 0 0 Carlin c 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 8 4 Totals 30 2 5 1 Kansas City 201 000 010—4 Cleveland 000 000 200—2 E—B.butler (6), Valbuena (10). Dp— Kansas City 2. Lob—Kansas City 10, Cleve-

land 7. 2b—B.butler (42), Y.betancourt (26), Gordon (9), Crowe (23), J.nix (14). Hr— Aviles (7), Ka’aihue (5). Sb—Dyson (5), Y.betancourt (2), Crowe 2 (18). IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City O’sullivan W,3-6 6 4 2 2 4 3 Humber H,1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 Tejeda H,10 Soria S,41-43 1 0 0 0 0 2 Cleveland 5 5 3 3 3 2 Talbot L,9-13 Germano 2 1 0 0 0 0 Sipp 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 Pestano O’Sullivan pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. T—3:04. A—16,625 (45,569).

Athletics 5, Rangers 0 Texas

Oakland h bi ab r h bi 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 Barton 1b 3 1 0 0 1 0 KSuzuk c 3 1 1 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 Cust dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 Carter lf 2 1 1 1 0 0 Hermid rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 Carson cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 Gross rf-lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 Tollesn ss 3 1 2 1 Pnngtn ss 0 0 0 0 30 5 8 4 Totals 28 0 1 0 Totals 000 000 000—0 Texas 000 221 00x—5 Oakland Dp—Texas 1. Lob—Texas 5, Oakland 4. 2b— (18), Carson (2), Tolleson 2 (3). Sf—Carter. IP H R ER BB SO Texas 5 6 4 4 2 3 Cl.lee L,12-9 Feldman 2 2 1 1 0 1 Kirkman 1 0 0 0 0 2 Oakland Braden W,10-13 8 1 0 0 2 7 Ziegler 1 0 0 0 1 2 HBP—by Ziegler (Guerrero). T—2:22. A—10,815 (35,067).

ab Andrus ss 4 MYong 3b 3 N.Cruz lf 4 Guerrr dh 3 Germn pr 0 Kinsler 2b 3 Francr rf 2 DvMrp cf 3 Cantu 1b 3 Tegrdn c 3

r 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Giants 13, Cubs 0 Chicago San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Fontent ss 6 2 2 0 Barney 2b 3 0 1 0 Snchz 2b 5 1 4 1 SCastro ss 4 0 2 0 Burriss 2b 1 0 0 0 Byrd cf 3 0 0 0 A.Huff 1b 2 0 0 0 Fuld cf 1 0 0 0 Ishkaw 1b 2 0 0 0 ArRmr 3b 3 0 1 0 Posey c 4 2 2 2 Scales 3b 1 0 0 0 Whitsd c 1 1 1 0 Nady 1b 3 0 0 0 Burrell lf 3 1 0 0 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 Rownd cf 1 0 1 0 Berg p 0 0 0 0 JGuilln rf 1 2 1 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Schrhlt rf 2 0 0 0 WCastll ph 1 0 0 0 Uribe ss 4 2 2 6 ASorin lf 4 0 2 0 Sndovl 3b 1 0 1 1 Fukdm rf 2 0 0 0 Ross cf-lf 5 1 3 1 Mateo p 0 0 0 0 Mota p 0 0 0 0 MHffpr 1b 2 0 0 0 Runzler p 0 0 0 0 K.Hill c 3 0 1 0 Bmgrn p 4 1 2 0 Dmpstr p 0 0 0 0 Velez ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Dimnd p 1 0 0 0 BSnydr rf 2 0 0 0 33 0 7 0 Totals 43131911 Totals 191 001 010—13 San Fran 000 000 000— 0 Chicago Dp—Chicago 3. Lob—San Francisco 8, Chicago 7. 2b—Fontenot (13), F.sanchez (20), A.soriano 2 (38). Hr—Posey (16), Uribe 2 (22), C.ross (12). IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Bumgarner W,6-6 7 7 0 0 1 9 Mota 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Runzler Chicago 2 7 9 9 2 2 Dmpster L,14-11 1 ⁄3 22⁄3 8 2 2 1 2 Diamond 1 1 1 0 1 Mateo 12⁄3 J.Russell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 Berg Marshall 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Dempster (J.Guillen, J.Guillen). WP—Bumgarner, Dempster. T—2:48. A—34,481 (41,210).

Nationals 7, Astros 2 Houston

Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourgs cf 4 1 1 0 Espinos 2b 3 2 1 2 Kppngr 2b 4 0 3 1 AKndy 1b 4 0 1 0 Pence rf 4 0 2 1 Dsmnd ss 4 1 1 0 Ca.Lee 1b 4 0 0 0 Morse rf 3 2 2 3 Michals lf 3 0 0 0 Berndn lf 3 1 2 2 Jhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 WRams c 4 0 1 0 AgSnc ss 3 0 1 0 Maxwll cf 3 0 0 0 Quinter c 3 1 1 0 AlGnzlz 3b 4 1 0 0 AHrndz ph1 0 1 0 Detwilr p 1 0 0 0 Figuero p 1 0 1 0 WHarrs ph 1 0 0 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 Stmmn p 0 0 0 0 Villar p 0 0 0 0 Mench ph 1 0 0 0 GChacn p 0 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 DelRsr p 0 0 0 0 Balestr p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 Blum ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 210 2 Totals 31 7 8 7 Houston 100 010 000—2 Washington 010 004 20x—7 Dp—Houston 1, Washington 3. Lob— Houston 9, Washington 4. 2b—Keppinger (32), A.hernandez (2), Morse (12). Hr—Espinosa (6), Morse (13), Bernadina (11). Sb— Bourgeois (11), C.johnson (3), A.kennedy (13). S—Figueroa. H R ER BB SO IP Houston Figueroa L,5-4 6 6 5 5 1 4 2 ⁄3 0 1 1 1 0 Villar G.Chacin 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Del Rosario 1 0 0 0 1 2 W.Wright Washington Detwiler W,1-2 6 7 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 Stammen H,1 Storen 1 0 0 0 0 1 Balester 1 1 0 0 1 1 G.Chacin pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Del Rosario pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Del Rosario (Morse), by Detwiler (Ang.Sanchez). T—2:29. A—14,633 (41,546).

Cardinals 9, Pirates 2 St. Louis ab Shmkr 2b 4 Miles 2b 1 Mather cf 5 Pujols 1b 4 Craig 1b 0 Hollidy lf 3 Winn ph-rf 1 Stavinh rf 4 TMiller p 0 Motte p 0 MHmlt ph 1 DReyes p 0 McCllln p 0 Dscals 3b 5 Pagnzz c 4 Greene ss 3 Suppan p 3 Salas p 0 Jay rf-lf 2

Pittsburgh h bi ab r h bi 1 1 AMcCt cf 2 0 0 1 1 0 Tabata lf 4 0 1 0 1 0 Presley lf 0 0 0 0 3 3 NWalkr 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 GJones 1b 4 0 1 0 2 1 Alvarez 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 JMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 2 1 A.Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 JThms p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Doumit c 3 1 1 0 0 0 Bowker rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 Ciriaco ss 1 0 0 0 4 2 Burres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 SJcksn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jarmll ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Park p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gallghr p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Moss ph 1 0 0 0 Ledezm p 0 0 0 0 AnLRc 3b 1 0 0 0 Totals 40 915 8 Totals 31 2 8 2 St. Louis 004 212 000—9 Pittsburgh 000 100 100—2 E—Greene (7). Dp—St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1. Lob—St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 6. 2b—Holliday (45), Stavinoha (4), Descalso (2), Alvarez (18). Hr—Pujols 2 (41). Sb— Descalso (1), G.jones (7). S—Pagnozzi. Sf—A.mccutchen. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Suppan W,2-7 5 4 1 1 2 2 Salas 0 1 0 0 0 0 T.Miller 1 2 1 1 1 1 Motte 1 1 0 0 0 2 D.Reyes 1 0 0 0 0 0 McClellan 1 0 0 0 0 1 Pittsburgh 6 4 4 2 1 Burres L,3-4 21⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 S.Jackson Park 1 2 2 2 0 0 Gallagher 1 2 1 1 1 0 Ledezma 1 2 2 2 1 1 J.Martinez 2 1 0 0 1 1 J.Thomas 1 2 0 0 0 0 Salas pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. T.Miller pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Park (Pujols). WP—Park. PB— Doumit. T—3:08. A—15,802 (38,362). r 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Brewers 8, Marlins 3 Florida ab Maybin cf 4 OMrtnz ss 5 Morrsn lf 4 Uggla 2b 4 Snchz 1b 4 Tracy 3b 3 Stanton rf 4 BDavis c 4 AnSnch p 1 Badnhp p 0 Csns ph 1 Rosario p 0

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

Milwaukee h bi ab 1 1 L.Cain cf 4 0 0 Hart rf 5 0 0 Weeks 2b 5 2 1 Fielder 1b 4 0 0 McGeh 3b 4 1 0 Gamel lf 2 2 0 CGomz lf 1 2 0 Lucroy c 4 0 0 L.Cruz ss 4 0 0 Gallard p 3 0 0 Loe p 0 0 0 Inglett ph 1

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

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

Helms ph 1 0 0 0 MParr p 0 0 0 0 Ceda p 0 0 0 0 Coffey p 0 0 0 0 37 8 15 8 Totals 35 3 8 2 Totals 000 000 300—3 Florida Milwaukee 100 022 30x—8 E—B.davis (4), L.cain (2). Dp—Florida 1. Lob—Florida 9, Milwaukee 7. 2b—Mcgehee (35). 3b—L.cruz (1). Hr—Hart (30), Weeks (28), Fielder (31). Sb—Hart (7). S— Ani.sanchez. H R ER BB SO IP Florida Sanchez L,12-11 51⁄3 10 5 5 0 6 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Badenhop Rosario 1 5 3 3 0 0 Ceda 1 0 0 0 1 1 Milwaukee 2 7 3 3 2 9 Gllardo W,14-7 6 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Loe H,20 1 0 0 0 1 2 M.Parra Coffey 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Ani.Sanchez (Gamel). WP— Gallardo. T—2:50. A—31,212 (41,900).

Dodgers 3, Padres 1 San Diego Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Venale lf 3 1 3 0 Furcal ss 4 2 2 0 Slazar ph 1 0 0 0 Theriot 2b 4 0 0 0 Eckstn 2b 4 0 1 0 Ethier rf 3 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 MTejad ss 4 0 1 1 Gions lf AdGnzl 1b 2 0 0 0 RJhnsn lf 1 0 0 0 Ludwck rf 3 0 0 0 Kemp cf 4 0 0 0 Headly 3b 3 0 0 0 Loney 1b 3 0 1 0 Hundly c 3 0 0 0 Blake 3b 3 0 0 0 Gwynn cf 2 0 0 0 Barajs c 2 0 0 1 Stairs ph 1 0 0 0 Kuroda p 3 0 0 0 ARussll p 0 0 0 0 Kuo p 0 0 0 0 Latos p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Frieri p R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 Denorfi lf 1 0 0 0 30 3 6 3 Totals 29 1 5 1 Totals San Diego 100 000 000—1 Los Angeles 101 001 00x—3 E—Headley (12). Dp—San Diego 1, Los Angeles 2. Lob—San Diego 2, Los Angeles 6. 2b—Ethier (33), Gibbons (2). Sb— Furcal (22). Cs—Venable (7). IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Latos L,14-8 5 6 3 3 1 4 Frieri 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 R.Webb A.Russell 1 0 0 0 0 1 Los Angeles 5 1 1 1 4 Kuroda W,11-13 8 Kuo S,10-11 1 0 0 0 0 3 Latos pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. T—2:37. A—33,040 (56,000).

Delhomme still sitting out Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio — Jake Delhomme, who injured his right ankle in his Week 1 debut with the Browns, has not been cleared to practice. It appears he will be sidelined for this Sunday’s game in Baltimore and possibly next week as well. Browns coach Eric Mangini has been intentionally vague about Delhomme’s status, and the team has given no specifics about the severity of the ankle injury, which the 35-year-old sustained while throwing a costly interception in the first half of the opener at Tampa Bay. If Delhomme can’t play, and that appears the case, backup Seneca Wallace will make his second straight start against the Ravens. JETS FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets owner Woody Johnson told Braylon Edwards that the star wide receiver’s arrest for drunken driving Tuesday morning disappointed the team and himself. “I just shared with him my feelings,” Johnson said Thursday. “I told him exactly what I’m telling you: ‘This is not acceptable, Braylon. I’m disappointed. You let yourself down. You let the team down.’ ” VIKINGS EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre says he simply has to play better to get the Minnesota Vikings out of an 0-2 hole.

Favre committed four turnovers in a 14-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. He says it’s been difficult to recreate the chemistry and magic he had last year because of injuries to Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. “I don’t want to raise red flags,” Favre said. “We gotta get on the same page, because we’re 0-2. We gotta find a way to get this thing going. I gotta make better decisions.” Harvin returned to practice on Thursday after missing the previous session with a migraine headache. RAIDERS ALAMEDA, Calif.— Bruce Gradkowski’s excitement over being named starting quarterback didn’t last long. Having seen the team already make one change after only six quarters, he realizes there isn’t much job security. CHARGERS SAN DIEGO — Running back Ryan Mathews has missed his second straight practice with a high ankle sprain. His prospects of playing decrease with every missed practice, making it less likely that he’ll be available for Sunday’s game. CARDINALS TEMPE, Ariz. — Running back Beanie Wells went through much more of practice Thursday, increasing the probability that he will play in the Cardinals’ home opener. RAMS ST. LOUIS — Safety Craig Dahl is still feeling effects of a concussion.

League leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CGonzalez, Colorado, .341; Votto, Cincinnati, .323; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .322; Holliday, St. Louis, .315; Pujols, St. Louis, .309; Braun, Milwaukee, .307; Prado, Atlanta, .307; Zimmerman, Washington, .307. RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 108; CGonzalez, Colorado, 106; Weeks, Milwaukee, 105; Werth, Philadelphia, 102; Votto, Cincinnati, 100; Prado, Atlanta, 99; Braun, Milwaukee, 97. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 112; CGonzalez, Colorado, 107; Votto, Cincinnati, 106; Howard, Philadelphia, 104; Holliday, St. Louis, 100; McGehee, Milwaukee, 99; Uggla, Florida, 99. HITS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 188; Braun, Milwaukee, 180; Prado, Atlanta, 179; Holliday, St. Louis, 178; Pujols, St. Louis, 174; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 170; Votto, Cincinnati, 170. DOUBLES—Holliday, St. Louis, 45; Werth, Philadelphia, 44; ATorres, San Francisco, 43; Braun, Milwaukee, 42; Loney, Los Angeles, 40; Prado, Atlanta, 40; Byrd, Chicago, 38; ASoriano, Chicago, 38. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 12; SDrew, Arizona, 10; Victorino, Philadelphia, 10; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 9; JosReyes, New York, 9; CGonzalez, Colorado, 8; Morgan, Washington, 7; Pagan, New York, 7; ATorres, San Francisco, 7; Venable, San Diego, 7. HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 41; ADunn, Washington, 35; Votto, Cincinnati, 35; CGonzalez, Colorado, 32; MarReynolds, Arizona, 32; Fielder, Milwaukee, 31; Uggla, Florida, 31. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 52; Pagan, New York, 35; Victorino, Philadelphia, 34; Morgan, Washington, 33; HRamirez, Florida, 32; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 31; JosReyes, New York, 30. PITCHING—Halladay, Philadelphia, 2010; Jimenez, Colorado, 19-7; Wainwright, St. Louis, 19-11; THudson, Atlanta, 16-8; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 16-10; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 15-8; Pelfrey, New York, 15-9. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 213; Lincecum, San Francisco, 211; Hamels, Philadelphia, 207; Wainwright, St. Louis, 206; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 203; Jimenez, Colorado, 198; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 196. SAVES—BrWilson, San Francisco, 44; HBell, San Diego, 43; FCordero, Cincinnati, 38; Wagner, Atlanta, 35; Marmol, Chicago, 34; LNunez, Florida, 29; Capps, Washington, 26; Lidge, Philadelphia, 26. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—JHamilton, Texas, .361; Mauer, Minnesota, .331; MiCabrera, Detroit, .326; ABeltre, Boston, .324; Cano, New York, .321; Butler, Kansas City, .320; ISuzuki, Seattle, .315. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 106; MiCabrera, Detroit, 105; Jeter, New York, 104; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 103; JBautista, Toronto, 102; Cano, New York, 100; AJackson, Detroit, 99. Detroit, 120; RBI—MiCabrera, JBautista, Toronto, 115; ARodriguez, New York, 113; Guerrero, Texas, 107; Konerko, Chicago, 105; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 105; Cano, New York, 104; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 104. HITS—ISuzuki, Seattle, 200; Cano, New York, 190; JHamilton, Texas, 183; ABeltre, Boston, 182; Butler, Kansas City, 178; MYoung, Texas, 176; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 174. DOUBLES—ABeltre, Boston, 46; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 46; MiCabrera, Detroit, 45; Markakis, Baltimore, 43; Butler, Kansas City, 42; Mauer, Minnesota, 42; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 42. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 13; AJackson, Detroit, 10; Span, Minnesota, 10; Pennington, Oakland, 8; Gardner, New York, 6; Granderson, New York, 6; Maier, Kansas City, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 50; Konerko, Chicago, 37; MiCabrera, Detroit, 35; JHamilton, Texas, 31; DOrtiz, Boston, 31; Teixeira, New York, 30; VWells, Toronto, 29. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 60; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 46; RDavis, Oakland, 46; Gardner, New York, 42; ISuzuki, Seattle, 41; Figgins, Seattle, 40; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 40. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 207; Price, Tampa Bay, 18-6; Lester, Boston, 18-8; Cahill, Oakland, 17-7; Verlander, Detroit, 17-8; PHughes, New York, 17-8; ESantana, Los Angeles, 17-9; Pavano, Minnesota, 17-11. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 227; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 220; Lester, Boston, 212; Verlander, Detroit, 198; Liriano, Minnesota, 191; Sabathia, New York, 189; CLewis, Texas, 186. SAVES—RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 43; Soria, Kansas City, 41; NFeliz, Texas, 37; Papelbon, Boston, 36; Gregg, Toronto, 35; MaRivera, New York, 32; Aardsma, Seattle, 31.

Calendar 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. Nov. 16-17 — General managers’ meetings, Orlando, Fla. Nov. 17-18 — Owners’ meetings, Orlando, Fla. Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents. Dec. 6-9 — Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers. Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.

Davis wishes he’d worn brace BY MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — Thomas Davis glanced down at the large knee brace in front of his locker Thursday and shook his head. The Carolina linePanthers backer is convinced that if he had been wearing it in June, he wouldn’t be sweating through a second grueling rehabilitation from a torn knee ligament in seven months. DAVIS Davis thinks that bulky brace would have allowed him to be preparing for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati instead of vowing to return sometime in November. “If I had it on I don’t think we’d be standing here talking about a second surgery, Davis said. It was the lone moment Davis strayed from his upbeat tone. He had just finished what he called his first pain-free, full-speed running session. He glanced over at the schedule on the wall in the back of the locker room and pointed at Nov. 14 at Tampa Bay as the target date for his return from a second torn anterior cruciate ligament. How confident is Davis he’ll be back this year? “If I was betting man I’d bet everything I had. How about that?” Davis said. “But seeing I’m not a betting man...” The speedy outside linebacker then said he’d rate his chances of playing in 2010 at 75 percent.

OFFENSE FROM 1B It might explain why the moody Smith declined to answer questions about Clausen or anything else on Thursday. “We’ve got a very young group there,” coach John Fox said of his receivers. The Panthers’ second-leading receiver is running back Mike Goodson with five catches for 64 yards. Then comes tight end Dante Rosario with five receptions for 61 yards and running back DeAngelo Williams, who has caught three balls for 20 yards. Finally, a receiver shows up fifth on the list. Dwayne Jarrett, beaten out by two rookies for starting assignments in the first two games, has two catches for 40 yards. Jarrett, one of Carolina’s most disappointing players since being taken in the second round in 2007, didn’t have a pass thrown his way in Carolina’s 20-7 loss to the Buccaneers. “I had a good talk with Coach Fox. It’s not a trust factor,” Jarrett said. “I guess they’re trying out new things. They want to see some of the new guys and find out the right rotation. Hopefully, this week I can be in the starting lineup.” He might just by the process of elimination. Rookie Brandon LaFell, who started the opener and sat out last week with a sore hamstring, has two catches for 22 yards. He returned to practice on Thursday but said he wasn’t sure if he’ll play Sunday. Rookie David Gettis, who started last week, had just two catches for 18 yards and is still raw after playing in a run-oriented offense at Baylor. Rookie Armanti Edwards, a converted college quarterback from Appalachian State, has been on the inactive list for the first two games

“I’ve been running for a while now, but today was the first day it felt really good,” Davis said. “Like no pain, just straight out running. I had my brace on. I’m not making that mistake again.” Davis blamed himself for not wearing the brace on his right knee as he made a speedy recovery from the first torn ACL suffered in a Nov. 8 loss at New Orleans. The first injury ended Davis’ best season a pro, perhaps even worthy of a Pro Bowl invitation. Davis was making a rapid recovery and was clocked at running the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds. Shortly thereafter he was participating in a June workout without a brace when he went down a second time while backpedaling. “It was my choice. It was based on how I felt,” Davis said on not wearing a brace. “We felt strongly about how the recovery went the first time. I was able to go out and run full speed and do all these things that you normally wouldn’t be able to do at five months, six months. It was just one of those things that happened.” The second recovery has gone better, Davis said, because the ACL was repaired with a piece of his patellar tendon instead of his hamstring, which got him back running quicker. The Panthers, who placed Davis on the reserve physically unable to perform list, have a three-week window after Week 6 to decide whether to put Davis on the 53-man roster. Davis vows that will happen, and he’ll become a brace-wearing man. “Not the rest of my career,” Davis said, “but definitely the rest of this year.”

as he learns a new position. “It’s kind of a given that I just need to improve on being a receiver,” Edwards said. With Edwards not getting a jersey and Charly Martin placed on injured reserve last week with a hamstring injury, the Panthers dressed only three receivers against the Bucs. Rosario was used in some three- and four-receiver sets but couldn’t come up with a slightly overthrown ball that would’ve been a touchdown. “That’s an example that there are plays to be made,” Rosario said. “If a few things go a little bit differently for us, it’s a different game.” Moore might still have a starting job if he hadn’t overthrown an open Gettis for what would’ve also been a touchdown Sunday. Yet the sixthround pick, known for his speed, still thinks he can become a muchneeded deep threat. “I think the coaches are pushing that — use what God gave you, use your abilities, use what we brought you here for and use it every snap,” Gettis said. “And that’s what I plan to do.” It would help if Jarrett finally showed the potential Carolina expected when it took him and released Keyshawn Johnson days later. Jarrett has been criticized for his work ethic and not knowing the playbook, was arrested for driving while impaired and has caught one NFL touchdown pass in four seasons. “I wouldn’t say angry, more frustrated than anything,” Jarrett said on not starting. “But what can you do? You just have to go out there and keep working hard. Hopefully, I get my opportunity.” 

NOTES: Smith remained limited in practice with a sore thigh but is expected to play Sunday. ... The Panthers signed former Jets WR Marcus Henry to the practice squad and released RB Josh Vaughan.





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Davie County  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Records: Salisbury 3-2; Davie County 1-4  Series: Davie leads 9-8  Last meeting: War Eagles won 10-7 at Ludwig Stadium in 2009  Last time the Hornets beat Davie: Salisbury pulled out a 14-6 decision in 1996  Streaks: Davie has beaten the Hornets five times in a row  Last week: Salisbury beat North Rowan 33-15 in a game it led 33-0 after three quarters; Davie lost to Thomasville 27-7 on the road  Next week: Salisbury has its open date; Davie is also open  Game notes: Davie linebacker Jared Barber, a West Virginia c o m mitment and the 2009 CPC Defensive Player of the Year, is out. He made a huge difference in Davie’s upset win against Greenville Rose, but he’s being held out again tonight for medical reasons. End Anthony Ressa will be a leader



for Davie’s defense in his absence. Davie is off to its worst start since 1991 and has been outscored 132-68, but it’s still a dangerous team with QB Carson Herndon (726 passing yards) and receivers Joe Watson (20 catches, 313 yards, three TDs) and Darius Wilson (15-210). Watson is committed to Duke. Davie hasn’t run the ball often or very effectively, so Salisbury’s pass defense will likely get a workout. QB John Knox (495 passing yards, 260 rushing yards) is now the all-time leading passer at Salisbury. He has 4,026 yards of total offense for his career and is closing in on Eddie Kesler’s school record (4,199) that has stood since 1959. The Hornets would like to get Romar Morris rolling again behind an offensive line that includes center Montana Harmon. The speedster had 19 carries for just 96 yards and zero TDs the past two weeks. — Mike London


South Rowan  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Records: West is 5-0; South is 1-4; NPC opener for both  Series: South leads 21-17-1, although the margin is shrinking.  Last meeting: Falcons turned in a 28-0 victory in Mount Ulla in 2009  Last time the Raiders beat West: South won at home 31-24 in double overtime the second week of the 2000 season.  Streaks: West has won nine straight against South and 34 consecutive games against county foes. West hasn’t dropped an NPC road game since 2003.  Last week: West handled Mooresville 32-0; South won 27-21 at Central Cabarrus  Next week: West Rowan is home against West Iredell; South Rowan is at North Iredell  Game notes: South got its first victory last week against winless Central Cabarrus. West was scaring the rest of 3A with a dominating win

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against a good Mooresville team. It was the Falcons’ fourth shutout this fall, already tying the school record for a full season. West has yet to allow a point in the first half. South has been OK on offense (23.4 points a game), but it’s also allowed 39, 45 and 50 points in its losses. Linebackers Scotty Magnuson and Leo Pope will be keys for South’s defensive unit tonight. South QB Mark McDaniel is one of the NPC’s best players, He has been phenomenal the past two weeks, but it’s going be a challenge for him to keep South in this one. West DBs Domonique Noble, Trey Mashore, Eric Cowan, Darryl Jackson Jr. and John Dunlap have been spectacular, but Mashore will miss tonight’s game with illness. West owns a 13-1 edge in the turnover battle this season. West senior QB B.J. Sherrill has thrown for 4,598 yards and 41 TDs in his career. — Mike London

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 Time: 7:30 p.m.  Records: Statesville 2-2; Carson 5-0; NPC opener for both  Series: Statesville leads 3-1  Last meeting: Cougars cruised 40-14 at Greyhound Hollow in 2009 for their first win in the series  Last time the Greyhounds beat Carson: Statesville pulled out a 20-17 victory in 2008  Streaks: Carson has won a school-record five straight games  Last week: Statesville had its open week; Carson won 49-35 at Robinson in a game that was more one-sided than it sounds  Next week: Statesville is home for a non-conference game against Lincolnton; Carson is at East Rowan  Game notes: This one could wind up 50-40. Carson is getting it done with an offense that leads the county in rushing, total offense and scoring as well as an opportunistic defense that has forced an amazing 20 turnovers.



Carson, which is getting sacks from linemen Micah Honeycutt and Ryan Shoaf and breakups form DBs Dontae Gilbert and Nick Martin, has gotten at least one pick every game. Offensively, Shaun Warren continues to motor. He gets the ball 30 times a game and has responded with 8.0 yards per carry. He’s scored 14 touchdowns. It’s not like Warren will catch the Greyhounds, who use a 4-3 defense, by surprise. He had 33 carries for 250 yards against them as a junior. Carson also has Cody Clanton, the county’s top receiver with 22 catches for 434 yards and five TDs. QB Zack Gragg and Clanton could have exceptional nights if Warren draws all of Statesville’s attention. Directed by super sophomore Carlis Parker, Statesville has scored at least 25 points every game. The Hounds lost to A.L. Brown and undefeated South Iredell but beat Hickory and Lake Norman. — Mike London

North Rowan  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Records: South Stanly 0-4; North Rowan 0-4; YVC opener for both  Series: North leads 1-0  Last meeting: North won 16-14 in Norwood, a result that was at least a mild upset. South Stanly came into the North game 3-1 last season.  Last week: South Stanly lost to 3A Mount Pleasant 28-0; North lost to Salisbury 33-15  Next week: South Stanly stays on the road in the YVC with a trip to Chatham Central; North is home against YVC foe East Montgomery  Game notes: Both winless 1A teams are glad the conference season is here. Now they can start playing schools their own size. North Rowan has been outscored 129-53 while facing a tough schedule that includes Carson, Lexington and Salisbury. South Stanly has been walloped by a combined 112-24 while taking on two Stanly rivals and two 3A SPC teams.

 Time: 7:30 p.m.  Records: East Rowan 1-4; West Iredell 2-2; NPC opener for both  Series: East leads 4-1  Last meeting: East won 17-14 in the closing seconds in 2009  Last time the Warriors beat the Mustangs: West’s only win was 34-21 in 2008  Streaks: East has lost four straight after edging North Rowan on opening night  Last week: East fell to Cox Mill 21-7; West Iredell had an open week. The Warriors beat Lake Norman 36-14 in their last action Sept. 10  Next week: East Rowan is home against Carson; West Iredell is at West Rowan  Game notes: East won on a field goal by Andrew May on the final play of the game last season. May has moved on, but QB Jamey Blalock and RB Chris Moore, who scored East’s touchdowns in that electrifying win, remain in uniform.



North, playing in the friendly confines of Eagle Stadium, appears to be the favorite mostly because South Stanly’s Rebel Bulls were totally overmatched against Mount Pleasant last week. South Stanly surrendered 500-plus yards to the Tigers and didn’t complete a pass. Javonde Gramling supplies most of the offense for South Stanly, but North did a good job against him last season, holding him to 38 yards on 15 carries. South Stanly’s season took a huge hit when QB Jalen Holt transferred to North Stanly. South Stanly reportedly had just two seniors suit up last week, and the Rebel Bulls are even more depth-shy than the Cavaliers. North has minus rushing yardage for the year, but it’s moved the ball with sophomore T.J. Allen throwing to Pierre Givens and Sam Starks. Will Robertson is a dependable blocker. Darius Jackson is shining at linebacker. — Mike London

A.L. Brown  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Records: Robinson 2-2; A.L. Brown 3-1; SPC opener for both  Series: Wonders lead 5-0  Last meetings: Brown beat the Bulldogs twice in 2009, 34-14 on the road in the regular season and 30-14 at Memorial Stadium in the opening round of the 3AA playoffs  Streaks: Brown’s last losing season was in 1977. The Wonders have won or shared the last three SPC championships  Last week: Robinson fell to Carson 49-35; Wonders rallied to win a 35-32 shootout at Kings Mountain  Next week: Robinson is home against Concord; Wonders are at Central Cabarrus  Game notes: Robinson has scored 85 points the past two weeks against South Rowan and Carson, which is a little scary, but the Bulldogs also gave up 81. A.L. Brown allowed 294 passing yards last week at Kings Mountain,

FROM 1B As of today, Carson and West lead all of the county’s offensive categories by wide margins. Carson has the most prolific runner in Warren, whose 1,169 yards are 500 more than his nearest competitor, Romar WARREN Morris of Salisbury. Carson has the top receiver in Clanton, whose 22 catches are 11 more than his nearest competitor, Patrick Hampton of West Rowan. Carson leads the county in CLANTON scoring at 37.2 points per game, nipping West’s 36.2. JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST I’m getting ahead of myEast Rowan’s Corey Darrah (21) is tackled against Salisbury as quarterback Jamey Blalock (10), linebacker Keion Adams self again. Oct. 8 is still three (24) and defensive back Robin Moulton (20) look on. East travels to West Iredell tonight for an NPC opener. games away. Statesville and South Rowan would like to make sure neither team is At Salisbury, no one is 4A Davie, a team that has Joe Pinyan said. Our mindset is that we can undefeated tomorrow. panicking over the Hornets’ lost to Alexander Central, There won’t be any panstill be pretty good. Our kids  3-2 record. This is exactly West Rowan, Thomasville icking if Salisbury drops to know we can still get there.” A 5-0 record certainly will where they were last season, and Page. That schedule’s  3-3, either. Expect North Rowan to help a coach’s mentality. and Salisbury ended up pernot chopped liver. “I said before the season “I’m probably a lot more haps an inch or two from the “They’re looking at Salis- that the first six games were get its first victory of the season tonight when it befun to be around,” Woody 2AA state title game. bury and licking their chops to get better,” Pinyan said. gins its YVC schedule at laughed. Tonight, the Hornets face — a little 2A school,” coach “And we have gotten better.

COMMON FROM 1B If Salisbury was your guess for second place, pat yourself on the back. The Hornets own a dozen shootout wins since 2000, with all 12 coming since Joe Pinyan became head coach in 2003. Salisbury’s 29-25 win in 2007 against Eastern Randolph after trailing 25-0 at halftime was a weird shootout, but it also was one of the ultimate Jim Valvano games in county history. The Hornets


Still, fortunes have changed greatly for the Mustangs. The past three weeks, they’ve lost to three Cabarrus County schools they beat in 2009, when they went 9-4. East’s defense, which includes DB Shawn Galloway and rush end Kevin Gillespie, has performed OK (24.8 points a game allowed), but the offense (16 total points the past four weeks) has struggled. East ranks last in Rowan in passing, scoring and total offense. It’s fifth in rushing. East will be a big underdog tonight on the road. West Iredell has had two weeks to get ready, and it has the motivational edge of seeking to avenge last season’s tough loss. West Iredell’s last outing — a romp against 4A Lake Norman — was its best so far, so the Warriors appear headed in the right direction under coach Mark Weycker. Jalen Gray is the offensive leader, and Kam Summers is the player to watch on defense. — Mike London



never did give up. Trailing the Hornets in shootout wins in the last 10-plus seasons are East Rowan (eight), West Rowan (six), North Rowan (six), Davie (five), South Rowan (three) and Carson (three). Salisbury’s 51-41 win against Ledford in 2005 ranks as the most defenseless win by any county team since 2000, but even that crowd-pleaser takes a back seat to Davie’s dizzying 50-49 triumph against Greensboro Page in 2008. Honorable mention goes to East Rowan’s crazy 43-42 win against Northwest Cabarrus in OT in 2001.



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West Rowan obviously isn’t a big fan of giving up 25 points. During its current winning streak, West has called on its offense to win just two shootouts — 39-36 against Davie in 2009 and last season’s 36-29 playoff win against Tuscola. The picks: West Rowan 35, South Rowan 7 Thirty-five points and 35 straight county wins. West-Carson on Oct. 8. It’ll be here before you know it. Carson 35, Statesville 24 Carson’s already won shootouts with Robinson and Salisbury, and there’s a chance this will be anoth-

er scoreboard-buster. If Carson fans have never heard of Statesville sophomore QB Carlis Parker, they’re about to be introduced. West Iredell 28, East Rowan 7 Not much chance of a shootout. East hasn’t scored frequently this month. North Rowan 26, South Stanly 13 The Cavaliers should start 1-0 in the YVC. South Stanly has really struggled so far. Salisbury 21, Davie 14 Judging by how the teams stacked up against West Rowan, it’s possible that Salisbury will


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so Wonder DBs, led by Kaleel Hollis, can expect an aerial bombardment from Robinson QB Joey Bastine. He was 11 for 26 for 343 yards against Carson. Brown has gotten used to playing without star back Travis Riley and managed to win last week with Xavier Stanback, the other projected backfield starter, joining Riley on the shelf. Brown still wiped out a 24-7 deficit — on the road — against a good team, which says positive things about this group’s resilience. Brown figures to find a way to beat Robinson, although the Wonders wil have few breezy SPC games with every opponent stacking the box against the run. QB Martel Campbell came through with big plays last week — running and throwing — and he’ll be the key figure for Brown most weeks. Keeon Johnson is emerging as a real standout at receiver. He had two TD catches last week. — Mike London

home against South Stanly in a battle of 0-4 teams. East Rowan is still looking for first-year coach Chad Tedder’s second win. The Mustangs, who won their opener before dropping four straight, are headed to West Iredell. A.L. Brown is playing host to Robinson, a team that has scored 85 points in the last two weeks against Rowan County teams. But the Bulldogs have also given up 81 in those two games. Expect a lit-up scoreboard. 

How ’bout a shout-out to a loyal Post sports reader: Gary Penley, who grew up in Rowan County but reads the Post daily online from — ready for this? — the Republic of the Philippines. I’ll bet he can’t wait for Oct. 8, either. 

On the air tonight ... WSTP 1490-AM will be at North for the Cavaliers’ first win (oops, there I am getting ahead of myself again). WSAT 1280-AM will be traveling with Salisbury, as always. WRNA 1460-AM will be carrying South’s game, as always, as the Raiders go for two wins in a row. Go to a game tonight, folks. And be nice. 

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pound the War Eagles, but I don’t think so. Davie’s 1-4, but it’s played one of the state’s most challenging schedules. A.L. Brown 34, Robinson 21 A potential shootout in the SPC. Robinson threw for 300-plus yards against Carson. Other SPC games Concord 17, NW Cabarrus 10; Mt. Pleasant 21, Cox Mill 14 Other YVC games Albemarle 60, Chatham Central 0; East Montgomery 28, South Davidson 14; West Montgomery 48, North Moore 12




N.C. State’s Cole packing a punch BY JOEDY MCCREARY Associated Press

RALEIGH — Audie Cole has always loved to hit. Since he’s been at N.C. State, the former Golden Gloves fighter has been doing it with pads. A boxer in high school, Cole has found a home as a linebacker with the Wolfpack (3-0). One of the team’s top tacklers, he COLE will play a focal role in their defense during this week’s ACC matchup with ground-oriented Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-0). “When you’re having fun playing football, it’s hard to lose,” Cole said. “That’s the only way to have fun, is by winning.” Especially if those victories come with plenty of hard hits. It seems Cole always has had a thing for contact sports, whether it’s football, baseball or boxing. His high school boxing coach back in his hometown of Monroe, Mich., thought he could’ve been a contender in the ring, but he knew Cole’s heart was with football. He says he’s given up boxing because he can’t find anyone in Raleigh with whom he could spar, though he admitted he did once trade a few jabs during a trip home. “I’m kind of retired, I think of it as,” Cole said. Instead, he’s saving those hits for the football field. N.C. State’s stats list Cole as the team’s leading tackler with 18, though the ACC credits Terrell Manning with 18 and Cole with 17. Cole’s total in-

cludes a 12-stop performance two weeks ago at Central Florida in which he also had three behind the line of scrimmage, one sack and an interception. That may have been the breakout night for Cole, a redshirt junior who’s in his second season as the starting strongside linebacker and is flourishing under new position coach Jon Tenuta — a coaching lifer renowned for his propensity to blitz. “It definitely has to do with maturity as well,” Cole said. “All the years, everything I’ve learned, it’s all started to come together. Everyone’s playing fast. They always say, ‘If you think, you’re wrong,’ so that’s what we’re trying to avoid.” Cole has joined Nate Irving, who missed all of 2009 when he was seriously injured in a car wreck, and Manning to form the core of one of the ACC’s top defenses. N.C. State ranks third in total defense and second in scoring defense, allowing averages of 294 yards and 15.7 points through three games. They’re a big reason why the Wolfpack is off to its best start since 2002. “I think all three linebackers are good players,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “Certainly the guy that they missed, Nate, coming back is a big help for them. ... They’re all good players. They’ve got a good linebacking group.” If the Wolfpack considers Cole as the quarterback of the defense, that would make sense. Cole was a high school QB who didn’t really begin to think like a linebacker until midway through last season. “I’ve still got a lot to work on,” he said. “I’m still not near where I can be, and that goes for all of us. We’re all still making too many mistakes.”

CRUCITTI FroM 1B Crucitti, a record-breaking receiver at West Rowan, thought he would move to safety in college. Army’s coaches instead turned him into a slotback, and he made his debut last weekend in a 24-0 home victory against North Texas. A first-half injury to Patrick Mealy opened the door for Crucitti,

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Davis: UNC will monitor better BY AARON BEARD Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Butch Davis said Thursday his program needs to do more to monitor what players are doing and who they’re associating with following an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. “After looking back at it, certainly I’m going to take the responsibility that if there are ways I can help make sure these things don’t ever happen again, we’re clearly going to (do that) in all the areas,” Davis said before an afternoon practice. The status of 10 players remains in doubt for this weekend’s game at Rutgers, including Marvin Austin — who has been suspended indefinitely for breaking team rules — and Robert Quinn on defense, as well as top receiver Greg Little and tailback Ryan Houston. On Wednesday, the NCAA suspended cornerback Kendric Burney for six games and safety Deunta Williams four for receiving improper benefits tied to several trips. In addition, Burney’s association with former North Carolina and Marshall defensive back Chris Hawkins was an issue. The NCAA ruled Hawkins qualifies as an agent after he paid $1,000 for a jersey from Georgia receiver A.J. Green. Hawkins had been around the program in recent years and is a friend of former Tar Heel back Willie Parker, though athletic director Dick Baddour has said Hawkins is no longer welcome around the football facility. Since the NCAA first visited the campus in July, the review has also focused on the close friendship between former assistant

who rushed for 27 yards on a teamhigh 13 carries. More importantly, his blocking on the edges helped the Black Knights total 292 yards on the ground against a defense that focused on crowding the middle of the field. “It was thick in there, and we needed to get the ball outside,” Army coach Rich Ellerson said during his weekly press conference. “We were fortunate that Jonathan Crucitti was able to step in there and be a key guy with what he was able to do without

coach John Blake and California-based agent Gary Wichard, as well as a cross-country trip taken by Austin and former Tar Heel Cam Thomas to train in California. Thomas said the trip was paid for by former teammate Kentwan Balmer, now in the NFL. Davis said the program will do more to educate players and their families about what NCAA rules about improper benefits, ranging from seminars to info pamphlets. “Obviously we’ve got to do a better job,” Davis said. “We’ve got to do more of it. And we’re going to do that.” The NCAA is handling the investigation into agent-related benefits, while the school has led the probe into academic issues that are connected to a former tutor whom Davis also hired to tutor his son. While the school has not specified which players are linked to which issues, Baddour said that some of the players are involved in both. Baddour said the school’s academic support center decided not to retain the unidentified tutor after the spring 2009 semester because she had become friends with players, which violates the center’s policy requiring a professional tutor-student relationship. Davis said Thursday there was no mention of any potential violations or concerns about her conduct after her departure. The tutor had worked for Davis’ family the previous two school years. “We’re not suggesting in any way that anything was inappropriate,” Baddour said. “They strongly believe it should be tutorto-student and it shouldn’t blend over to anything else. It wasn’t anything specific. It was just in their eyes, it had started to develop into more of a student relationship.”

the ball. It was really crucial to our ability to move the ball.” Crucitti almost scored a touchdown midway through the second quarter. He sprinted to the right sideline on a third-and-3 carry from the 7yard line, left his feet at the 2 and extended the ball toward the pylon while parallel to the turf. The ball crossed the plane of the end zone, but a video review confirmed the on-field call that Crucitti had stepped out of bounds at the 2. “I was hoping my first college re-

play would play in my favor, but it didn’t turn out that way,” Crucitti said with a laugh. “Fortunately, I was able to come back on the next play, I cut down a guy on the edge and got one of our other running backs in the end zone.” Crucitti’s cut block enabled Malcolm Brown to score for a 14-0 lead, and the Black Knights pitched their first shutout since 2005. As a West Rowan senior, Crucitti made his official visit to West Point, N.Y., during a September weekend


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Leroy scercy fights for yardage against a pair of Winecoff defenders. to make the majors or get out,” Scercy said. He batted .272 with 84 homers, 97 doubles and 26 triples in his minor league odyssey. One spring, he was sure he’d earned a spot on the Double-A Little Rock Travelers roster, but instead that job went to a veteran. “He’d already played in

in which Duke claimed a 35-19 victory at Army’s Michie Stadium. He’s not sure what role he’ll have Saturday, noting that Mealy has progressed nicely in his recovery from the injury that sidelined him against North Texas. “He is the man,” Crucitti said. “He’s helped me with any questions I’ve had. Any problems I had, I could always take them straight to him. He played a huge role in preparing me to step in last week and be completely ready to play.”

Little Rock nine years,” Scercy said. “There was a lot of politics involved.” His final baseball stop was Salisbury. Playing at Newman Park in 1960 for the Salisbury Braves, he batted .303 with 16 homers in 66 games. WSAT’s Buddy Poole was a batboy and remembers Scercy lashing towering drives over the rightfield wall and beating out bunts. He hit one out of sight on the Fourth of July, and he scored the run that gave Salisbury the pennant, but that was the end of the story. He was just 24, but the four-year window he’d given himself to make the majors was exhausted. He was through with baseball and went to work at Cannon Mills in his hometown. “When I was done with something, I was done with it,” Scercy said. Scercy didn’t marry until he was 60. He lives now with his wife on the outskirts of Salisbury. They’ll celebrate

his 74th birthday next month. Scercy doesn’t dwell on his glory days. His wife had no clue she’d married a legend until she noticed how many people recognized him when they went out. Scercy lost a leg three years ago, but he feels blessed. He survived a burst aneurysm and a harrowing helicopter ride to Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center. Doctors told his wife he had a 10 percent chance of survival, but he’s still here. “I fooled ’em all,” he said. “It’s better to be lucky than good.” Scercy kept no scrapbooks or awards, just his high school annuals. He does own one large, thick, slightly bent photo from his football days. He’s wearing No. 56 and plowing through Winecoff tacklers. It’s the same photo that once hung on the wall between Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin.

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The Wonders won 14-12. The difference? The two extra points Scercy booted. Scercy made the 1955 Shrine Bowl squad, but he and Drye watched a lot. “Our coach (Bob Jamieson) was from Greensboro and played the bigschool boys,” Scercy said. “It was still a good experience.” It was also his last football game. “I had a lot of college offers,” Scercy said. “But I wasn’t too interested in school. I wish I had been.” Clyde Kluttz signed Scercy to a baseball contract with the Kansas City Athletics. He was 19 when they sent him to Grand Island, Neb., to play Class D ball. His teammates included Virgil Bernhardt, the catcher on Salisbury’s 1955 Legion team that made the World Series. A powerful, left-handed batter, Scercy hit .351 for Grand Island with 10 homers in 59 games and was confident he could make it. “I gave myself four years


Scercy scored four TDs and kicked seven PATs. The Landis game Scercy’s senior year, Brown trailed 13-0 at halftime. Scercy scored three TDs in a thirdquarter flurry to lead a rally. Scercy’s sharpest memories are of games against China Grove, maybe because he enjoyed competing against Drye so much. His junior year, Scercy beat the Red Devils with an 88-yard gallop and 60-yard punt return. His senior year, the Wonders ran into an inspired China Grove team, which rushed for 371 yards and controlled the line of scrimmage. But Scercy frustrated his rivals again. He ran back a kickoff for Brown’s first score. Then, with the Wonders trailing 12-7 and time running out, he returned a punt 90 yards to break hearts all over China Grove. “I was told the punter was supposed to kick it anywhere except to me,” Scercy said. “That was my best game.”


Scercy played right field for the state champs, holding his own with future NFL star Billy Ray Barnes and future big-leaguer Ron Blackburn. “I went to that Legion tryout barefooted,” Scercy said. “When I made it, my sister bought me some shoes.” SCERCY In football, Scercy burst on the scene as a sophomore. Ed Edmiston and Hamrick were Brown’s coaches. Scercy’s breakout came in the third game of the 1953 season, Sept. 18, at Statesville. It was scoreless at halftime. The fullback in a T-formation attack, Scercy broke a 60-yard TD on the first snap of the second half for his initial high school score. He added a 45-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Brown won 12-0. Brown was 23-5 on the football field during Scercy’s three seasons, with three losses to coach Toby Webb’s single-wing machine at Albemarle. “Albemarle was always the first game of the year, and they always beat us,” Scercy said. “They had a great player in Wade Smith.” No one beat Albemarle in those days, although Scercy took his best shot. In 1955, Brown lost 25-24 to the Bulldogs. Scercy scored all four of Brown’s touchdowns. Scercy kicked off, kicked extra points and returned kickoffs and punts. On defense, he played safety and crushed people. There was a 1955 game against Winecoff in which

PITTSBURGH — Jacory Harris led quick touchdown drives to start each half and No. 19 Miami dominated Pittsburgh much like it did when the schools were Big East rivals, winning 31-3 on Thursday. Harris had two more floater-type interceptions like the four he threw in the Hurricanes’ 28-14 loss to No. 2 Ohio State two weeks ago, but he shook them off to throw for two scores and 248 yards while going 21 of 32. Damien Berry did the rest by running for 87 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in an offense that outgained Pitt’s 348-232. The Hurricanes (2-1) never gave Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri any time to throw in his third college start, and he was pulled in the fourth quarter after completing 8 of 15 passes for 61 yards. Dion Lewis, the nation’s leading returning rusher, was limited to 41 yards on 12 carries. VIRGINIA TECH BLACKSBURG, Va. — The hamstring injury that knocked Ryan Williams out against East Carolina will keep him on the sidelines Saturday against Boston College. VIRGINIA CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Defensive coordinator Jim Reid is expecting an emotional afternoon Saturday when his team plays VMI, the team he coached three years ago. Reid was the Keydets’ head coach in 2006 and 2007 before he left to join the Miami Dolphins staff. If not for that NFL opportunity, he says, he’d probably still be at VMI. SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA, S.C. — Linebacker Shaq Wilson (hamstring) is expected to play when the Gamecocks face Auburn on Saturday.

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Despite the weather, garden questions continue any people are still waiting for rain and cooler weather, but Cooperative Extension is still receiving a number of homeowner questions despite the heat and current drought. With hoped-for cooler weather ahead, many want to get a jump on yard work and other outdoor chores. Below are a few questions that you may have pondered. Q: My shrubs DARRELL have grown a bit BLACKWELDER over the past few months. Can I prune them now? A: Yes, light, judicious pruning can occur all during the year, but avoid pruning spring flowering shrubs such as azaleas and rhododendron. If you prune them now, you will eliminate many of your flowers. Prune those shrubs in the spring after bloom. Maples should


be pruned now while they still have leaves to avoid excessive bleeding in the spring. Q: Can I still kill Bermuda grass now? A: Maybe. It depends much on the weather ahead and condi- Japanese beetles tion of the weed. year. Bermuda grass needs optimum growing conditions before herbicides like glyphosate (Roundup) will work. That means plenty of water and hot weather (95+ degrees). We’ve had plenty of hot weather, but no rain. You may need to irrigate the Bermuda grass to obtain a good kill. Also, when temperatures reach the 60s in the day, Bermuda grass will be difficult to kill. There may be a few days ahead that are warm enough for herbicide to

work, but weather these days is extremely hard to predict. Q: Where are all the Japanese beetles? I have not seen one have been scarce this Japanese beetle this summer. A: Japanese beetles lay eggs after they emerge in late May and June. However, in extremely dry weather, many eggs and larvae perish. Evidently, the weather last summer was not conducive for Japanese beetle eggs or larvae in our location. They are also cyclic, meaning populations can be higher some seasons than others. They will be back. Q: What is the best fescue blend for this area? There are so many different types, it can be confusing.

A: N.C. State University participates in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program which includes fescue. The trial was planted in October 2006 and contains 113 varieties of tall fescue. Monthly data collection on these varieties began during the establishment period and will continue through 2011. Below is a link that lists the fescue cultivars recommended for our area — http://www.turffiles.ncsu. edu/articles/tf00904.aspx Q: Why are the chrysanthemums not blooming this fall? A: The excessive heat has delayed bloom. Once the cooler weather returns, the plants will bloom. Darrell Blackwelder is the County Extension Director with horticulture responsibilities with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County. Learn more about Cooperative Extension events and activities on Facebook or website at

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The Museum of Modern Art shows Virgilio Forchiassin's Spazio Vivo Mobile Kitchen Unit. 1968. Manufactured by Snaidero (italy, founded 1946). Gift of the manufacturer. This display is part of the ‘counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen,’ exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Kitchen design mirrors century of change BY SUSAN ZEVON Associated Press

NEW YORK — The kitchen, once tucked away in the basement or a back annex, became a laboratory of modern design in the 20th century. It became a showcase for consumer culture and a symbol of changing gender roles. The changing kitchen is the focus of an exhibit that opened this month at the Museum of Modern Art called “Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen.” It comprises almost 300 works, all from the museum’s collection, including design objects, architectural plans, posters, photographs, archival films, prints and paintings. The inspiration was the acquisition last year of the “Frankfurt Kitchen,” on view for the first time at the Modern. Designed by German modernist architect Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky from 1926-1927, it was one of about 10,000 kitchens built as part of an affordable housing initiative in Frankfurt after World War I. The Frankfurt Kitchen exemplifies the early 20th century belief in the transformative power of design, particularly as a way to transform the lives of working people. Compact and ergonomic, it integrated appliances, work and storage space in a new

way. “The design embodies the concerns of the modern movement: efficiency, hygiene, standardization and social concerns,” says the show’s curator, Juliet Kinchin. It also is the museum’s earliest work by a woman architect. Another example of standardization on display: the brown paper bag. The flat-bottomed paper grocery bag was developed by Charles Stillwell for the Union Paper Bag Machine Company in Philadelphia, and was first patented in the United States in 1883. The show also features a lithograph from Frank Lloyd Wright’s “American System-Built Houses,” a folio in which he illustrated different ways to configure factory-produced, standardized building components. After World War II, a burgeoning consumer culture in the United States was fed by corporations that capitalized on wartime research into new materials and technologies. Kitchen products such as the Tupper Corporation’s nesting refrigerator bowls and the Chemex Coffee Maker were symbols of an economic boom that contrasted with the postwar deprivations in Europe. Photographs of the 1959 “Kitchen Debate” between President Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita

Khrushchev exemplify the political implications of the sleek, 20th century American kitchen. In the 1950s, kitchens were still considered the domain of women, but there was interest in making the work easier. An article on display titled “New Kitchen Built to Fit Your Wife” (Popular Science, September 1953) describes a test kitchen developed at Cornell University’s Housing Research Center in 1952 to ease work based on time-motion studies. The reemergence of European design during the 1960s and ’70s is highlighted by “Spazio Viva,” a hinged, mobile kitchen on castors that incorporates a stove, small refrigerator, pullout cutting board and storage space. It was designed in 1968 by Virgilio Forchiassin for the Italian company Snaidero, and is “a kind of Frankfurt Kitchen for a younger, more affluent generation. And you can take it with you when you move,” Kinchin says. The “Counter Space” exhibit ends with examples of how contemporary artists have used the kitchen as a backdrop for statements about gender, economics and politics. Those include Cindy Sherman’s film stills with groceries in a kitchen, William Eggleston’s photographs of the inside of an oven and

The Museum of Modern Art shows Austrian architect Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky's Frankfurt Kitchen, from the Ginnheim-Höhenblick Housing Estate, Frankfurt, Germany (reconstruction). 1926–27. Gift of Joan R. Brewster in memory of her Husband George W.W. Brewster, by exchange and the Architecture & Design Purchase Fund. freezer, and Laurie Simmons’ photos of dollhouse scenes, which she has said express feelings about domestic life. “It’s interesting for me that a picture can be so colorful and so bright and so

vivacious and so lonely at the same time,” Simmons has said. “Counter Space” runs through March 14. Online: lendar/exhibitions/1062

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Soil compaction is often overlooked as part of routine lawn maintenance, especially in clay soils. The top 4 inches of the soil becomes compressed from years of mowing or from heavy equipment during new construction. Compaction impedes the movement of air, water and nutrients to the turf’s root system. Lack of proper nutrients causes grass to become stressed, allowing weeds, among other problems, to successfully compete with cool season fescue lawns. Core aeration is the primary method of reducing compaction of established lawns. Core aeration involves a machine or tool that removes a small tube of soil, leaving a hole approximately 4 inches deep. Research has proven that core aeration has many benefits, which include: • Loosening compacted soil and increasing the availability of water and nutrients. • Enhancing oxygen levels in the soil and stimulating root growth. • Reducing water runoff. • Increasing the lawn’s drought tolerance and improving its overall health. Cool-season grasses, fescue and fescue/bluegrass blends should be core-aerated in the fall, when there is less heat stress and danger of invasion by weedy annuals. Core aeration is not recommended in the spring. It can actually damage fallseeded lawns and provide a perfect seed bed for crabgrass and other spring germinating weeds. Avoid aerating in an overly wet soil. The task becomes messy and could lead to further compaction. If the soil sticks to your shoes, you should wait until it dries. Most lawns in Rowan County require a pull type or power-driven core aerator; either one can be rented at local tool rental centers. The working parts of these machines have hollow tubes penetrating the soil and pulling out ¾-inch tubes of soil. As the rows of tubes on the machine are driven into the lawn, hundreds of soil cores are removed from the ground and strewn across the lawn. These tools produce quite a few holes 4 inches apart in an effort to improve the appearance and density of the turf stand. It looks like a giant mess, but soil cores quickly melt with fall rains. You can rake them into the grass if their unsightly appearance bothers you. Go over the lawn twice, once in one direction, and then in a perpendicular direction for best results. Never use a solid corespiking tool. Pull-behind spikers punch holes into the soil, increasing compaction. One of the greatest benefits of core aeration is aiding fertilization and over-seeding in the fall, especially on established lawns with sparse or bare areas. When reseeding an area, repeat the coring process six to 10 passes over the area to increase the number of holes for seed penetration. Seed and fertilizer can be applied at the same time after aeration.




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Many brassicas and other similar greens, such as bok choy, pak choi, choy sum, oriental mustard greens and dozens of others, come from Asia and are little known to Americans. These likely came into cultivation as important, vitamin-rich foods to enhance a sparse winter diet. With seed so affordable, it’s easy to plant your own experimental side yard to begin learning how each one grows. Because greens depend on the stem and leaves to be productive, their nutritional requirements include a healthy dose of nitrogen. Soil enriched with nitrogen from manure, compost and other organic fertilizers stimulate large leafy plants. Prepare soil with any or all of these additives to stimulate fast growth while temperatures are warm. Strive to have plants well established by the time frost rolls around. To get started with Asian

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Sarcoidosis treatment: watch and wait Dear Dr. Gott: I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis after many bone-marrow tests, blood work, X-rays, pet scans and finally by removal of my spleen, which was greatly enlarged and filled with nodules. I requested a second opinion on the diagnosis, and the second doctor agreed with the first. It is inactive but in my lungs, and he tells me the normal treatment is 60 milligrams of prednisone daily for up to two years to reduce the scarring and inflammation. But, with that high dose, it will cause other major DR. PETER problems. GOTT I am white, in my late 50s and have multiple other problems — asthma, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, rosacea, borderline high cholesterol, osteoarthritis and low oxygen at night that isn’t sleep apnea. I’ve had a detatched retina that is now a buckle and a cyst on the retina in my other eye. Thus, my doctor chooses to watch rather than treat at this stage. Do you have other information that I might find useful? Dear Reader: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder that can affect any organ in the body. It is marked by small, round bumps in the tissue around the affected organs to include the lungs, spleen, mucus membranes, salivary glands, lymph nodes and skin. Less common are





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the eyes and liver that can also be affected. The lesions can disappear after a period of months or years but can lead to widespread swelling and fibrosis. Symptoms may include a persistent cough, weight loss, arthritic pain in the joints, shortness of breath and fatigue. While the exact cause of the disease is unknown, it appears linked to the immune system overreacting to an unknown pathogen, toxin or drug that enters the body through inhaling. Genetic factors also play a role, as do race and age. Our immune systems are structured to fight bacteria and viruses that enter the body, allowing us to remain healthy. With sarcoidosis patients, the white blood cells respond too strongly to bacteria and viruses, triggering small but specific areas of inflammation known as granulomas. With progression of the disease, those granulomas can damage healthy tissue and cause scarring. Diagnosis can be made by visual examination of the lesions, enlarged lymph nodes and redness of the eyes. A chest X-ray will be abnormal, laboratory testing will likely reveal higher-than-normal blood-calcium levels, and pulmonary-function testing will reveal lung changes. Beyond that, there are numerous other tests available for confirmation, if necessary. Some people do not need any treatment at all. When symptoms are present, treatment will vary depending on which organs are affected. Anti-inflammatory drugs

known as corticosteroids are commonly prescribed. When a patient cannot tolerate steroid treatment, other options, such as methotrexate, azathioprine or hydroxychloroquine, may help. While you may never recover completely, there are steps you can take to lessen symptoms. If your physician prescribes medication, be sure to take it according to the recommendations. Abstain completely from smoking, and avoid as many other irritants as possible, such as air pollution and dust. Last but not least, consider joining a support group. Your local chapter of the American Lung Association can assist you in finding a chapter nearby. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Pulmonary Disease.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter. Forward it 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 www.AskDrGottMD .com. United FeatUre Syndicate

Some new developments are indicated involving your social life in the year ahead. Either several new people you’ll meet or some folks you now think of as merely being casual acquaintances could turn into your closest friends. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Let that wonderful spirit of cooperation and fairness you naturally possess be pronounced in all that you do, and you’ll easily find harmony in your dealings. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re in an especially good cycle for beginning something that normally might be difficult, such as going on a diet or starting an exercise program. Don’t waste this point in time. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Contact that impressive person you recently met whom you would like to know better, and suggest doing something interesting together. That person is equally eager to cozy up to you, too. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t start anything that you might have difficulty in completing, because if you can make this a day of achievement, you should be able to clear yourself of having any near-misses. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you’re able to make a choice between assignments that are of a mental or physical nature, choose the former. Your cranial attributes are likely to be working a bit better than your muscles. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Making due with what you have will give your bank account the rest it deserves. Engage in activities that don’t cost you anything, such as visiting family or a good friend. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You’ll never fit comfortably in a subservient role, so don’t let a bossy type try to maneuver you into one. Unless you call your own shots, you’ll end up being miserable. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — In order to protect yourself from having to take a position on something you know little about, keep a low profile and don’t do anything to call attention to yourself until you’ve got the deets. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Because your attitude tends to be influenced by your colleagues, mingle only with friends who have a positive outlook on life. Avoid the bigmouths and bores. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It might be far nicer to coast, but it isn’t likely to get you anywhere. Challenge yourself a bit and put forth some effort to accomplish something you’ve been putting off. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — A healthy curiosity can prove to be a big asset, so don’t hesitate to ask some questions about anything that might interest you. You could learn something that’ll be of great value. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — An associate might have something of great interest to offer that could be of benefit to someone who knows how to promote it. If you know such a person, offer to make the introduction. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actress Sheila MacRae is 86. Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 71. Singer Barbara Allbut of The Angels is 70. Singer Phyliss “Jiggs” Allbut of The Angels is 68. Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 68. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 52. Singer Cedric Dent of Take 6 is 48. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos is 48. Drummer Marty Mitchell (Ricochet) is 41. Singer-guitarist Marty Cintron of No Mercy is 39. Guitarist Juan DeVevo of Casting Crowns is 35. Actor Kyle Sullivan (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 22.

Wrong contract but right play BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

Bob Hope said, “Bigamy: The only crime where two rites make a wrong.” In today’s deal, NorthSouth reached the wrong contract, but the right defense was still needed to defeat it. South was in five clubs. West led the heart nine. Declarer won with dummy’s king, played a spade to his ace, then ran the club nine to East’s ace. What did East do next? After North opened one diamond, East thought about making a takeout double. But he knew that if his partner advanced in clubs, they would surely be in the wrong strain. So he sensibly overcalled in his five-card major. South responded two clubs, which he might have done with only nine or 10 points in

competition. Now North jumped to three spades. Because two spades would have been natural and forcing, three spades was a splinter bid, showing four-card club support, game-going values, and a singleton (or void) in spades. South, with no heart stopper, jumped to five clubs. To be honest, it is tough to get to three no-trump. When East won the third trick with his singleton trump ace, there was only one lead to defeat the contract. He had to choose the heart queen. This locked declarer in the dummy, unable to take another club finesse. South called for a low diamond, but East won with his ace and led another heart, allowing West to

score his club queen. Finally, note that to make the contract, South had to lead a low club from the dummy at trick two, bringing down East’s ace. But who would find that?


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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

Ford, 2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition. 22 Inch rims, Cd, DVD, sunroof, duel heated seats, power 3rd seat, luggage rack. Steering wheel controls, nonsmoker. Like new. MUST SEE! 704603-4255

Ford, 2010 Ranger Extended cab. 5 speed auto, RWD $19,918. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10690A 2 Year Warranty

Toyota, 2004 Tacoma Extended cab. Rear wheel drive. $13,518. 1-800-542-9758 Stock #T11063A 2 Year Warranty

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Autos Jeep, 2000 Grand CherokeeLimited SUV $10,918. 1-800-542-9758 Stock #T11086A 2 Year Warranty Volkswagen, 2007 New Beetle 2.5 Convertible 6 speed automatic. $16,918. 1-800-542-9758 Stock #F10485A 2 Year Warranty


2003 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 Silver on gray cloth 3.0 v6 auto tans, am, fm, cd changer, cruise, cold ac, alloy rims, good tires, RUNS & DRIVES WITH THE BEST OF THEM 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

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

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We Deliver Wishing my sweet baby sister, Melanie Laws Knox, a super Happy Birthday & many more! Lots of love, Judy & Roger Brown

Happy Birthday, Twins (Terry & Derry). May the God of peace grant you happiness & blessings this day. From your loving family.

Happy Birthday to Melanie Laws Knox! We hope you have a special day & a wonderful year ahead! Love, David, Korie & Layla

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

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Salisbury Yard Sale, Saturday, September 25, 155 8am-2pm, Winterlocken Road (601 turn right on Ridge Road, first left on Winterlocken). Baby items, toys, household, 1995 Neon, miscellaneous. Cheap prices!


AP/AR clerk needed F/T. 2 yrs experience required. Applications will ONLY be accepted M-F, 10am-1pm at Gerry Wood Honda, 414 Jake Alexander Blvd. South, Salisbury, NC 28147. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

$10 to start. Earn 40%. 704-754-2731 or 704278-2399

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

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

Certified Pharmacy Technician Experience, bilingual abilities and strong computer skills a plus. Please call Jon at 704-603-1056

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Pianist needed for GLC. Send resume to PO Box 8105, Landis, NC 28088 or call 704273-8299

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Saturday, Sept. 25 7:00 am – 2:00 pm VFW Post 3006 1200 Brenner Ave. Salisbury, NC 28144 Sausage Biscuit & Hot Dog Sale Everything Must Go! Furniture, small appliances, antiques, household goods, computer equip., tools, books, small kitchen appliances, home décor, kids toys, adults & children's clothes, coats, shoes. Sausage biscuits to be sold from 7am-11am with coffee & juice. Hotdog lunch w/soft drinks from 11-2.


Waitstaff With experience needed. Must be available all shifts. Apply at: Hendrix BBQ on Hwy 70. No phone calls. Tax preparers needed, exp. or will train. 25 full & part time positions to fill. Please call 704-890-4587 Telephone Book Delivery in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties. Call 828855-1023

Administrative Asst. for a trailer repair facility in our Salisbury office. Computer skills a must, self-motivated, bi-lingual a plus, QuickBooks a plus, possible light travel. Please call 904-692-2202 and ask for Jennifer. Healthcare

Positions Available RN & LPN F/T & P/T No phone calls, please. Apply in person

Brightmoor Nursing Center 610 West Fisher St., Salisbury Drivers

OTR DRIVERS NEEDED 2 yrs CDL-A Experience Great Earning Potential, Home Weekends, Excellent Benefits to Include: Medical, Dental, Disability, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company match 4% on 401k retirement, Paid Holidays no waiting, Paid Vacation, Safety Bonus paid Quarterly, Service Sign on Bonus available For certain accounts. Apply in person at: Salem Carriers, Inc., 191 Park Plaza Dr., Winston Salem NC 27105 Or Online at: Call 1-800-709-2536

BIG 5 FAMILY YARD SALE Sat., Sept. 25th, 8am – until. 1324 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury Milford Hills Fall Clean Up Yard Sale, 212 North Rd, Friday, McCoy September 24, 8am-1pm & Saturday, September 25, Furniture, 8am-12noon. household items, small appliances, washer, dryer, dishwasher and much, much more! 704-603-4444 NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE September 25, 8am1pm, 230 Equestrian Drive (off Garrick Road) Salisbury. Tools, Garden Household Items, Goods, Clothing Salis. 1501 Park-view Cir. (near Krispy Kreme & DJ's) 2-Family Yard Sale. Sat. Sept. 25th, 8am-until. Lawn chairs, household items, 4 quilt racks, women's plus clothes (50¢-$1), men's new T-shirts (XL, 50¢), new ball caps, Christmas décor, rugs, some baby items & toys, new Hot Wheels (50¢), flowers, just too many things to list. Cheap prices. You don't want to miss this sale. Salisbury Carport Sale, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 24 & 25, 7:30am-2pm, 10 White Oak Circle. Troy-Bilt 8HP chipper-vac. 42” TV with remote control, snow skis with poles & size 6 & 11 shoes, heat & cooling coil for 3 ton A/C. There's much more! Come & see!

Salisbury Former Sacred Heart School Campus Yard Sale, 128 North Fulton Street, Saturday, September 25, 6:30am1pm. School wide yard sale! Lots of bargains and things to see!


Salisbury. 230 West Marsh St. Sat., Sept. 25th, 8am-until. Large decorative mirrors, slim TV console w/media storage, Ethan Allen highboy chest, 4 piece china cabinet, 2 bureaus, long dresser, lamps, area rugs, bed-ding, framed artwork, decorative accessories, upholstery fabric, decorative trim, Shawnee, McCoy & Hill pottery, desk & chair, antique wood trunk, table linens, hand knotted hammock & stand, large selection of ceramic pots, brass Chippendale fireplace fender, women's clothing, girl's clothing birth-3T

Salisbury Multi-Family Yard Sale, Saturday, September 25, 7am-1pm, 803 N. Main St. Furniture, original artwork, games, clothes, knick knacks, Christmas items. Something for everyone.

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Salisbury. 213 West Monroe St. Multi-Family Yard Sale. Sat., Sept. 25th, 8am-1pm. Furniture, household items, and more! You name it! Too much to list! Spencer Yard Sale 9/25 7:00-til, 413 S. Baldwin Ave. DVD's, Yankee Candle, Lane Bryant, Hallmark Boyd's Bears, Cherished Teddies, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Coach. Check huge ad on Craigslist! All brands once in a lifetime! Spencer Yard Sale Sat., Sept. 25th 8-11am 17 Pickett Ave. From Salisbury take N. Main to 17th St., turn left, go 2 blocks, turn left on to Picket. Last house on right. Numerous items!


Yard Sale Sat., 6:30am-until 3585 Goodman Lake Rd. 45'' projector screen TV in good condition, young mens' 2 piece suits, tools and other items! Salisbury Yard Sale, Saturday, September 25, 7am-3pm, 418 Ashbrook Rd. Getting married, liquidating household items, clothing, ladies sizes 16 & up and more.

ROCKWELL - GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Sept. 25th, 8:00 - until, 8090 Fisher Road, Rockwell. Rain or Shine!

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

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Bedroom suite. Queen Size. $175. Please call 704-633-7604 for more information.

YARD SALE Friday Sept. 24th, 8:00 AM, 1113 N. Main Street, China Grove, Too many things to list. Something for everyone.

Salisbury – Yard Sale 9/25/10, 8 AM-Until, 770 Acorn Oaks Dr. Children and adult clothing and shoes, PlayStation 2 with games, toys, movies, books, household items, bedding, jewelry, craft items, and much more!! Salisbury

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Amvets Post 460 285 Lakeside Drive off Goodman Lake Road 704-633-5018 Faith Area 4-Family Yard Sale, Fri. & Sat., 7am-2pm, 160 Basinger/Kluttz Rd (Past Charlies Mart thru Faith, 2nd rd to rt Castor Rd, 1 mi on rt). VDV Movies, ping pong table, ½ round windows, camper top, tires, tools, new & used clothes, all types of household items, lawn chairs, heater, vaporizer, pictures, mirrors, comforters, seasonal decor. Something for everyone! Don't miss this one! Granite Quarry Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 25, 7am-5pm, 103 South Cleo Ave. Furniture, yard stuff, tools, weight bench, chain saw, bed, lamps, rims for truck, freezer, refrigerator, fishing equipment, golf clubs, just a whole lot of stuff.

Massive Yard Sale & Silent Auction , Northgate Church, 1400 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. Saturday, Sept. 25 th 7am-1pm Antique furniture & china, handmade wooden rocking horse, Bradford Exchange, French Saxon Dusty Rose, Coleman Stove, pool cues, Franklin Mint, Emmet Kelly, Raiders collectibles, Abercrombie, Old Navy, American Eagle, hundreds of books, DVD's, small appliances, hot water heater, lots of large furniture. Salisbury, Multi-Family Yard Sale, Sat., Sept. 25th, 7am. 2480 Artz Rd off Faith Rd. All Items Must Go! Household goods, quilt scraps, cloth, tools, adult clothes, boys clothes up to 18 mths., cash register, toys. Too much to mention!

Salisbury. 106 Rudolph Rd. Huge Moving Sale. Sat. Sept. 25th, daylightuntil. Furniture, toddler beds & furniture, girls' clothing, and much more! Salisbury. 185 Graceland Place. HUGE Yard Sale. Saturday, Sept. 25th, 7am-2pm. Furniture, household items, clothing, painting materials & tools, children's clothing & toys, and more.

Salisbury. 7240 Stokes Ferry Rd. Huge 2-Family Yard Sale. Fri. Sept. 24th & Sat. Sept. 25th 7:30 amuntil. Too much to list! Salisbury.

Yard Sale Christ United Methodist, 3401 Mooresville Rd, Salisbury. Classic car show 8am-2pm. Door prizes and awards for people's choice. Come vote for your favorite car. Full Breakfast 710:30 am, Lunch 11am-2pm Pork Loin Dinner. Sandwiches, hot dogs. Best fried pies ever, home made bakery goods, home made apple butter, apple sauce, and apple pie filling plus much more. RENT A SPACE YARD SALE or SPECIALTY SALE. Great crafts and SILENT AUCTION items. Everyone invited.

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Salisbury Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 25, 7am1pm, 320 W. Thomas St. Household items, men and women's clothes, electric leaf blower, baby items, handbags and more!

China Grove MultiFamily Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 25, 8am12noon, 555 Brown Rd. Adult & children's clothing, bicycles, large television, lawn mower, a lot of children's toys, strollers, lots of baby items and much more!

Salisbury. 1625 4th St. (between S. Main & Jake Alexander & off Heilig Ave.) Fri., Sept. 24th & Sat. Sept. 25th, 8am-until. Lots of items! Men's, women's, & teen boys' clothing (tags still on some), tools linens, books, toys, luggage, wooden water skis & more

China Grove Yard Sale, Friday & Saturday, September 24 & 25, 8am-3pm, 140 2nd Ave. (off 29 in China Grove). Comfortable couch & chair in neutral color, desk, lots of books and household misc.

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Landis, Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 25, 8amUntil. 710 N. Chapel Street. Lots of cross stitch supplies, patterns, cookbooks, metal garment racks, baking pans, scrub tops, single bed and more.

Granite Quarry, 2 Family Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 25th, 860 Brown Acres Road. Tools, refrigerators, lawn mower and misc. items

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Salisbury Yard Sale Sat. Sept. 25th 8-12pm 1230 Landover Drive Lots of Stuff!! Household items, tools, baby stroller, furniture and clothes.

THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Saturday, 7am-12noon. Gold & Silver Jewelry, tools, electronics, small appls., yard furniture, PLUS size plants, women's clothing, NAME BRANDS, like new (coats, jackets, outfits, jeans, formal wear & much more). Handbags, Coach, Vera, D&B and other brands. Linens, lamps, and NICE lap top computer (wireless internet ready).

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Fri. 8am-until Sat. 8am-until At Rowan Auction Gallery, 2613 Old Union Church Road Loads of collectibles! NASCAR, new toys and lots more!

Rockwell 112 Market St. Hwy 52 to Rockwell, turn left at corner of 52 & Hwy 152

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7am -until. 4520 Bringle Ferry Rd. Household items, children's clothes, toys, old glassware, TV, fruite, grapes & camping equip. Salisbury. Yard Sale Sat., Sept. 25th 7:30am2pm. 2860 West Innes St. 1 mile north of Catawba College. Tools, 3 guitars, kitchen utensils, yard tools, fans, outdoor grill, radios, small appliances, dolls, 5 shelf wooded book case.

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Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill

Rockwell Moving Sale, Saturday, Sept. 25, 8am2pm, 175 Johnson Dairy Rd. (Hwy 52 1½ mile past Kangaroo, right on Johnson Dairy). Baby clothes, car seats, walker, tools, air compressor, desks, chairs, toys, used tires and lots more Rockwell Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 25, 7:30 am-3pm, 510 Depot St. Baby items – brands by Children's Place, Gymboree & J.C. Penney, baby toys, car seats, etc., and household items.

AT&T LG Shine cell phone $35. AlltelSamsung flip phone $25 (704) 633-7604

Clothes Adult & Children Boys suit – size 8. Sage colored, with black stripe design. $10. Please call 704-636-6437 Carolina Panthers wind suit for 18 month old. $15 Call Kim 704-636-0403 for more information. G Q Toddler suite – complete. Size 2T. Black w/ red pin stripes. $20. Please call 704-636-6437

Computers & Software Dell Dimension 3000 PC with Logitech keybd, mouse & speakers. Windows Vista Home Prem. Svc Pk2, works. No monitor. 2GB memory, As Is, $100 Firm. 704-6330060 after 6.

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

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16 point disc with 3 pt. lift, used only once. $650. Please call 704-855-1200 Monday-Friday or 704932-6284 weekends Box Scrape, heavy duty, 6 ft., with plows. Excellent condition. $400. 704-6995592 Farm Equipment, new & used. McDaniel Auction Co. 704-278-0726 or 704798-9259. NCAL 48, NCFL 8620. Your authorized farm equipment dealer. First Choice 5ft. Finish mower. Linebach 5½ft. disk harrow. (16) 18” disks. Linebach 14” one bottom plow. First Choice 5 ft. box blade. 704-636-4286

Fuel & Wood Firewood for sale @ $45.00 a Load. Free Delivery or Pick Up. Salisbury and surrounding Counties. Call Jerry @ 704-6380099 or 704-797-6805

Furniture & Appliances u u u u u u u u u Oak Entertainment Center, $150. Please call 704-857-5403 or 704762-0059

Clock. Seth Thomas cherry wood grandfather Sacrifice for clock. $495.00 obo. 704-2458843 Desk. Girls' desk; hand painted designs. Beautiful; solid wood drawers. Must see! $35. 828-994-1449-Rockwell Dinette set, 7 piece $200; Old style china cabinet $75; coffee table $60. 704-637-2945 Drafting Chair. Tag on, brand new Space by Office Stars, light grey, 585-329-2955 $199. (Davidson) Dryer. Beige GE dryer. Excellent condition. Asking $125. Call 704-855-3252

Great Bargains! Wall unit $30, baby bed $35, Bassett twin beds $75. Huntersville area. Call after 5:30p.m. 704-274-9528 Heater. Whirlpool 40 gal. gas water heater good condition. Asking $75 704-431-4286, Salisbury. Ask for Lyn. Loveseat, Lane blue plaid with built-in recliners, great condition. $100 obo Salisbury 704-749-0235

Maple Dressers, 2, maple in good condition, $100, Salisbury, 704-749-0235. Oven; Whirlpool self cleaning gas oven. Excellent condition, used 1 yr. was $700 asking $250. Salisbury, 704431-4286, please ask for Lyn Refrigerator by Conservator, 18.23 cubic ft., approx 5 yrs old. Runs great. 336492-6322 Sofa and loveseat. Both in good condition. $150 obo. Please call 704-2793913 Tables & chairs. 2 – pine kitchen tables, 4 pine chairs. $100 for all. Call 704-857-0093 LM Very nice wood kitchen table w/extra leaf and 6 Windsor Back Chairs. Good condition. $200.00 obo. 704-245-8843 Washer and dryer, Maytag, top of the line, good condition, $125 each, $200 both. Call Linda at 704-209-4380 Salisbury Washer and gas dryer; matching almond color. Excellent condition, like new. $350.00. 704-6375117 or 704-754-2258. Washer Three years old (Whirlpool) $150, commercial quality, super capacity, dryer (Kenmore) $75, heavy duty, and Whirlpool Quiet Wash dishwasher $75. All in great condition! 704-603-4444 Washer, Maytag & Dryer, GE. Both work great! $125. Please call 704798-1926 for more info.

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SALISBURY POST Games and Toys Duplo Legos, crate of 350, $30 Call Kim 704-636-0403 Playstation 2 System, no box – as is – no games. One controller and memory card. $50. 704-633-0060 after 6. Train Set. 196 piece wooden train set. $40. Call Kim @ 704-6360403 for more info.

Health and Beauty Tanning bed $350. 16 bulb 110 volt. Please call after 5pm. 704-754-2550

Jewelry Topaz ring, heavy gold 14 carat pear shape. $150. Call Kim 704-6360403

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

Misc For Sale 4x6 utility trailer with ramp gate. New with lights. $375.00. Call 704857-4051. Leave msg. Air Dash, 1967 Dodge Coronet Factory Air Dash, complete evaporator controls, gauges, radio. $500. 704-2132484. ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Bosch tankless water heater. Brand new, $450. 704-637-5117 or 704754-2258 Gas Furnace/AC, 5-ton, split system, used 6 months, $1500 OBO. Call 704-209-0121, leave message. Grill. Holland grill/ propane tank w/gauge. Very good condition. Never been wet. Asking $350. New $799. Call 704-642-8918 Ironing board, $10. Pax cattle feeder, $25. Cattle lick tubs, $25 each (2 available). 704-633-5332 Furniture Lumber. grade. Band saw cut. Air dried. Black walnut, white oak, etc. $2 & below/board ft. Part or all. 704-636-5860 Metal bed rails, 6'4”, $15. Metal bed rails, 6'10”, $15. Electric iron, $10. Electric iron, $5. Call 704-633-5332 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 OAK CABINETS NEVER USED! Approx. 9 ft. 4 in. of base and upper cabinets with pantry cabinet at end. Corian top with molded sink. New Delta Faucet. $1000.00. 704-639-9542 Oil furnace, 3 years old (Carrier) installed heat pump $200. Call 704633-3937

Roaches are dead... when you use Harris Roach Killer. Odorless, non-staining formula, kills roaches for up to one year. Guaranteed. Available at Centerview Hardware, 704-932-8236. Scooter. Razor E100 electric scooter with charger RED. Like new $75. Call 704-642-7155

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STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 Stick welder, Lincoln 400 amp. $500 firm. Please call 704-938-4948 for more info. Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

Trombone. Yamaha. Brass. 2 years old. Minor scratches & dents. Case included. $500. Please call 704-202-9566


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Casio LK-90TV Keyboard, 61 lighted touch-sensitive keys, 32-note polyphony, 100-tune song bank, too many features to list. $75, 704-633-0060.

Television, DVD & Video Toshiba 21" flat screen with remote, VHS and DVD built in, good condition, $75, Salisbury, 704-749-0235.

Want to Buy Merchandise AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951. All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

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

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

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!! Price reduced $15k!! MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

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Compact refrigerators (2). 1 brown $25 & 1 white $50. Used in beauty shop. Good working order. 704-754-7560 Ferrets - 2 free to a good home. Complete with cage. Please call (704) 314-0304 Free outside Small MALE dogs. 2yrs old, Shih tzu/Pekingese mix 704633-5065 Free puppies!! 6mths old females, dewormed, vacc given, aussie/lab full bld hybrid breed. Need loving homes. 704-8558349 Free wheel chair, walker and full glass storm door. Please call 704-636-8587 for more information. Piano. Antique, upright self player piano. Needs some work. Receiver must pick up & remove from my home. 704-7986505 cell or 704-636-7438

MUST SEE! $399,000, 36.6 acres, peaceful setting, 3BR/2BA home, 2 car garage, sunroom, newer roof, newer heat pump & water heater, 2 stall barn, perfect for livestock. Shirley Dale, Kirby Realty 704-737-4956

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-6332394

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China Grove - 3 BR. 2 BA. Stack stone fireplace, REAL HARDWOODS, ceramic and carpet, maple cabinets, GRANITE countertops, chair railing galore, split bedrooms for privacy, Enormous back deck. R50589. $204,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase.

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West schools. Nice 3 BR, 2BA, large den with stone fireplace. Large sunroom, kitchen, dining, living and laundry rooms. Ceramic, Pergo and carpeted floors. Priced to sell. Must see! Move in ready. Make offer. 704-775-2395 and 704-279-6400

Found set of keys in Kingstree Development. Please Call 704-636-7632

Lost cat. Male, brown & black striped tabby. Very large. Answers to “Thomas.” 970 Briggs Rd. If the person that called Friday would call back, we were not able to get your number. 704-791-0801 Lost prescription glasses. Lost last week in downtown Salisbury. Glasses are rimless. Reward. 704-636-1573

Monument & Cemetery Lots FUNERAL PLOTS Rowan Memorial Park--Section A, near singing tower, space 75 two plots for $2300 each. Two additional plots, 9 D, Lot 135, spaces 1 and 2, $1100 each. Call Phil Kirk at 919-781-4618

Homes for Sale

292 & 294 Jones Road, Mocksville. Two homes located on 3.94 acres and can be sold together or separately. 3BR, 2BA modular w/ garage, above ground pool and multiple storage bldgs. 1,064 sf 2BR, 2BA mobile w/ carport. Both homes are in immaculate condition and meet FHA financing requirements. Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, 704-433-2582

Homes for Sale


512 Gold Hill Dr. 1BA. $74,000. 2BR, Please Call 704-855-5353

Rockwell. 2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 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

New Home

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

McCall Heights

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

New Listing

Rockwell 3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily finished upstairs. R51150A. B&R Realty $179,900. 704-633-2394

3 BR, 2 BA. Brand new, very functional floor plan, laundry room, kitchen and living room. $89,000. R51068 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704.245.4628

OPEN HOUSE Saturday 2-4pm, 710 Candlewick Drive Salisbury

Estate selling wonderful brick ranch with attached garage. Over an acre of land. 3 BR/2BA with lots of extras. $185,000. 704-202-0091 MLS# 971691

Salisbury, 4BR/2BA Master BR has 2 closets, LR, bonus room, kitchen, D/R, hardwood floors & tile, sunroom, fireplace. Close to Hospitals, Parks, town & shopping ctrs. $129,000 or best offer. Owner will assist with closing if price is right. Call 828-448-7754 or 828-390-0835.


Salisbury. Nicely remodeled 3 BR, 1 BA close to everything. Only $55,900.00. R51250 Mi Casa Real Estate (704) 202-8195 "Hablamos Espanol"

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

Salisbury, Nice home for price. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, wooded lot, big rooms. 51017 $108,900 B&R Realty. Dale Yontz 704.202.3663


Salisbury. Owner Financing available. Large 4 BR, 2 BA home Ready to move in. R51222 only $79,900.00 Mi Casa Real Estate 704-202-8195 "Hablamos Espanol"

Salisbury – 3 BR / 2 BA – wonderful remodel, new carpet, paint, some fixtures, new appliances. #50515 $99,900 Call Jim: 704-223-0459 Key Real Estate Inc.

Salisbury. 1018 West Horah St. 4BR, 3BA with 2 kitchens. $750/mo. Please call 919-519-7248

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

Price Reduced in Plantation Ridge

Salisbury-2,495 SF, 3BR, 2½ BA. Fully renovated! New roof, garage doors, BA vanities & fixtures; master suite w/walk-in closet on main level, large kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, breakfast area, dining room, living room/office, spacious family room, deck and sunroom, fenced-in back yard, extra work space in garage. $215,900. Call 704-645-1093 or email




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

Salisbury, 2 BR, 1 BA, Almost all new windows, some new carpet, nice home on dead end street, detached garage with dirt floor, beautiful large trees, nice sized lot. 51047 $79,900 B&R Realty. Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

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.

Kannapolis. 3BR/2BA. Office, all new A/C, heating and siding, granite in bathrooms & kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, new washer & dryer, all new tile & carpet. Easy access to shopping and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. $74,900. Call 980-621-919730


Drastically Reduced!

Salisbury. 130 Pine Hill Rd. Total Remodel. 3BR, 2BA. Gourmet kitchen with solid surface counter tops, Jenn Air range w/grill, custom cabinets, wood & tile floors, large walk-in closet, sunroom & sun porch, fireplace, large fenced yard, huge screen porch w/Baja hot tub. 28x28 garage w/insulated walls/doors/ceiling. $40K + in landscaping. Within 2 miles of North Hills, Scared Heart & Isenberg schools but no city taxes. 704-202-5022 Owner is Broker/Realtor

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

Birds Cats Dogs Horses Livestock Other Pets

ogs e male to a good Grey & white riped. 8 wks old. dorable! 704-857-3777

Free dogs. 1 yea black and white fem Lab mix. Not spayed. 12 week old Chespeake Bay male pup mix. Both shy! Need owner with patience. 704-638-6441

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Boston Terrier/ Mastiff Mix Pups

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Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA. Well cared for, kitchen with granite, eat at bar, dining area, large living room, mature trees, garden spot, 2 car garage plus storage bldgs. $154,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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


: 704-


Motivated Seller

Homes for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

Over $10K below tax value!

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

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

Homes for Sale


New Listing

Rockwell 3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily finished upstairs. R51150A. $179,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

Homes for Sale



Lost & Found

FOUND, Beagle in Rockwell, Hwy. 52 area. Call 704-279-9720 to identify.

Move In Ready

Price reduced!


Found small puppy on Troxler Rd in Rockwell, Please call to identify 704-640-8556

1002 Timber Run Dr., Salisbury. Beautiful custom built home for sale in one of East Rowan's finest developments, Timber Run. Just under 2600 sq ft. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. Call 704-796-5566

Homes for Sale


Community Events Look for our Client-Appreciation Day ad in Friday & Saturday's Salisbury Post! ROWAN ANIMAL CLINIC 704-636-3408

Homes for Sale

Blues, blacks, and brindle. Shots and dewormed. ith kids. 35-40 lbs x. $100 ea. Very smart dogs. 704-787-

German Sh Belgian M puppies. $200 eac

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Puppie Alaskan Mala 2 males, 5 Ready for ne $200 each

Puppies. Ch Mini Dachsh zu. $200 &

Reduced $20k Salisbury, Henderson Estates, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Basement, Double Attached Carport, R48766 $149,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Looking for a New Pet or a Cleaner House?

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



You’re likely to find them and much more in the Classifieds.

Salisbury Post 704-797-4220


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

More Local Pet Listings.



CLASSIFIED Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

New Construction! 3 acres!

Land for Sale Parklike setting, 10 acres, small creek, $93,900. Close to town, owner fin. 704-535-4080

Cats Beautiful kittens 4 beautiful kittens to good home. 704-209-1493 Free "Tuxedo" Cats, 2 males 4 months old, + 2 year old spayed Mom "Turkish Angora", shots up to date. 704-640-1852. Free kitten to good home only, 6 month old orange and white kitten. Litter box trained!!! 704-8578556 Free Kitten. Six months old, grey/white, long hair, male, beautiful. Rockwell 828-994-1449


CKC – 2 male Pomeranian puppies. 14 wks. 3 shots & worming. $200 ea. 704-633-5344

Free 6 week old male beagle puppy to a good home. No papers. 704-640-7325

Female black lab mix. 6 months old. Current on all shots and preventatives. Great with and other children animals! 704-431 4299 Free 2 year old female beagle to a good home. No papers. 704-640-7325 Free dogs: Cairn Terrier to good home, outside or inside pet. Also free large outside brown dog to good home. Call 704754-3873 and ask for Nina.

Puppies, JACK Russell, Males short-legged. $250, females $300. th Born July 19 , tails cropped, dew claws removed, 1st shots. Beautiful markings, sweet puppies, parents on site. 704-933-1931 Puppies. Tri-color beagle puppies. $80 each. Please call 704-279-6620 for more information.

Other Pets Puppy. AKC French Bulldog P, Male. Beautiful brindle with white markings. $1200. Cash. Shots. Call 704-603-8257

Lots of Love

Mini Schnuazers. Gorgeous pups. Up-todate on shots, etc. AKC registered. $250 and up. Please call 704-232-2607

Rottweilers, full blooded, born Aug. 12th , registered parents on site, tails docked, dew claws removed. $400 each. Call Terry 704-791-0554 or 704-932-0057

Cleaning Services


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

Rowan Auction Co. Professional Auction Services: Salis., NC 704-633-0809 Kip Jennings NCAL 6340. Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

20% off Spay & Neuters in September. Call for appointment. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

Call Zonia 704-239-2770

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

Duncan Phyfe DR Suite & Couch, Wood Working Tools, Glassware Silver Coins & Currency, Ant. Radio Drink Bottles, TV, Too much to list

Christian mom for cleaning jobs & ironing. Great rates. 704-932-1069 or 704791-9185

10% BP Cash, 13% BP Credit Cards NO CHECKS 803-327-6831

WOW! Clean Again! September Special! Lowest Prices in Town, Senior Citizens Discount, Residential / Commercial References available upon request. For more info call 704762-1402

Naomi Keller NCAL 8219R, Info & Pictures-

Cleaning Services

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596 KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392

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

Financial Services

W. Rowan. Great Family home with 4 large BR on acre corner lot. Granite counter tops, H/W & tile floors, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, screened porch and deck. Media room with built-in bookcases, large family room with built in bookcases, F/P. West School district. 704-798-2689

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. GPS zip code 27013. Safe distance from cities. Need sale this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or Email to: See photos and directions:

Grading & Hauling

Home Improvement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carport and Garages

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




6 Body Oils for $20.00

Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Child Care and Nursery Schools Christian mother will baby-sit in my home. Great neighborhood. Flex schedule. 704-310-8508

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

Drywall Services Quality Affordable Childcare Clean, smokefree, reliable 6 wks & up! All Shifts Reasonable rates. 17 years experience.

Michelle, 704-603-7490 FReferences AvailableF

OLYMPIC DRYWALL Residential & Commercial Repair Service

Offer Good thru Oct. 1st

(704) 637-8981 • 119 West Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28144 Tues - Sat:11a.m. - 8p.m.

Quality Haircut


4.99 DEBBIE’S HAIR DESIGNS for new customers only

Since 1955

1008 S. Main Street • Salisbury, N.C.

704/630-9970 or 704/433-0595


Real Estate Commercial

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

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


Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA. Tin roof, fenced backyard. On own land. 14' x 70'. $28,500. Call after 5pm, 704-239-1535.

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

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

Allen Tate Realtors

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

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

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

GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care *FREE ESTIneeds! MATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542 Outdoors by overcash Mowing, Mulching, Leaf Removal. Free Estimates. 704-630-0120

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

Roofing and Guttering

Home Improvement

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

Junk Removal

men • women • children across from Lancaster’s car wash

Miscellaneous Services

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


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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping Earl's Lawn Care 3 Mowing 3 Seeding 3 Trimming Bushes

3 Landscaping 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~


Lawn Equipment Repair Services


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

Buy Any Aroma Lamp for $10.00 or up Receive a 1-ounce Burning Oil FREE

Concrete Work

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

Real Estate Services

WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title, $175 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163


Call today! 704-797-4220

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

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

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

Premium Quality Cosmetic Body Oils, Perfume Oils, Sprays, & Solids... All at Super Low Prices!!!

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.

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

Manufactured Home Sales

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

704-633-9295 Perry's Overhead Doors Sales, Service & Installation, Residential / Commercial. Wesley Perry 704-279-7325

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

Southwestern Rowan Barnhardt County, 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

The Floor Doctor



Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867

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

704-797-4220 H

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

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

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Country Paradise

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

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

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

Waterfront High Rock Lake. 3BR, 2BA manufactured home. Big fenced yard w/ lots of trees. Deck, pier, floater, metal roof, & new ac unit. $270,000. Lazy Lane/Rowan Cty. 336-239-2287 Jill Conrad Uwharrie Real Estate

Home Improvement

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

Fabulous View

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

Free Estimates References Available

High Rock Lake

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

Residential & Commercial

Lake Property

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner



Antiques, Furniture & Coin Auction Sat. Sept. 25, 10 AM 2810 Lyla Ave., Concord, NC

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

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Supplies and Services

Giving away kittens or puppies?


Shih-Tzu, Full Blood. CKC registered. Very cute, playful, good w/kids, black & white. 8 wks old & ready to go home. 1st shot, wormed. (1 female, 2 males). Parents on-site. $250 Cash. 704-4336123, Salisbury

Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334

South Rowan area. 220 Corriher Grange Rd. 3BR, 2BA. Open floor plan. 1,850 sq. ft. Gas fireplace. 3.4 acres. Closed in patio. Double garage and carport. 2 buildings, and a lot more. $159,900. 704-920-9563

Cameron Glen. Be amazed at the quality! New construction on 3 acres. Hardwood floors throughout main level, beautiful kitchen cabinetry. Main floor master with a fantastic bath. 4 bedrooms 2 fulll baths up. Priced at $319,900. Call Jane Bryan @ 704-798-4474

Homes for Sale

Beautifully Landscaped

Lots for Sale

WANT TO BUY Wanted: Mountain Cur squirrel hunting dog. Serious and reasonable calls only. Please call Ron 704-433- 8766

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Free kittens to very good homes. 2 approximately 3 months old and one 8 weeks old. 704-938-3137 Free kittens. Absolutely gorgeous, loving kittens. 7 weeks old. White with blue-eyes, calico, blacktabby all long-haired. Call 980-234-0932 or 704-278-3754.


Real Estate Services

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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


Manufactured Home Sales

* 1 Day Class *

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

Large Groups Welcome!

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

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

Tree Service AAA Trees R Us • Bucket • Truck • Chipper/Stumps We Will Try To Beat Any Written Estimates!

704-239-1955 Free Estimates • Full Insured

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

SALISBURY POST Real Estate Commercial

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


*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

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

3 ROOM APARTMENT 819 S Church, $325 Call 704-633-7636

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

Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370

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

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

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR Apt. $550/month. Includes water and garbage pickup. Call 704-857-2415. China Grove. 2BR duplex Patterson St. Large deck. All utilities furnished. 704-857-1370

Apartments $$ $ $ $ $ $ Fall 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. 704-232-0994 112-A Overbrook Rd, 2BR, Lg. 2 story, $535/mo, refs & lease. 9am-5pm, M-F 704-637-0775 1BR or 2BR units. Close to VA. Central HVAC. $450 - $600/mo. Call 704-239-4883. Broker 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


2BR or 3BR rentals available. East schools. & stove. Refrigerator Please call 704-638-0108

BEST VALUE Wanted: Real Estate



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

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

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

Apartments Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 East Rowan. 2 bedrooms, 1bath townhouse with basement. Stove and refrigerator furnished, Washer / Dryer connections. Located across from Granite Quarry Elem. School, close to I-85 and shopping. $450 per month. Flowe Realty & Development. Call 704-2797848 or 704-640-6869

East Rowan. 2BR, 1BA duplex on ½ acre lot. All appliances including W/D, dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. Cathedral ceilings in LR and kitchen. Lawn maintenance, water, & sewer incl. Front porch/rear patio. Quiet, private setting. 704-202-5876 or 704279-7001 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.

Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, water furnished, off Jake Alexander $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury off I-85, 2BR / 1BA, country setting, water furnished, $475/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 Wiltshire Village 2BR, 1½BA Condo. All appl., W/D, patio. Near Jake & I-85. Pool, Tennis. $600/ mo., $500 dep. Freshly painted & carpet cleaned. For sale or lease. 336210-5862

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $695. 704-633-3997 Mocksville area. Green Hill Rd. Private 2BR, 1BA with kitchen/dining/den combination. W/D hookup. Central heat & air. 704-534-5179 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appls furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

No. 60477 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Max Jerome Anderson, 1115 Laurel Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of December, 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 1st day of September, 2010. Max Jerome Anderson, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E866, Alfred D. Anderson, 1115 Laurel St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 60494 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Ruth Smith Reid, 8975 US Hwy 601, Salisbury, NC 28147. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of December, 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 8th day of September, 2010. Lora D. Irving – Administrator the estate of Ruth Smith Reid. File # 10E898 508 Mirror Lake Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 No. 60495 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Gary Curtis Wagner, 290 Clearbrook Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 14th day of December, 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 8th day of September, 2010. Gary Curtis Wagner, deceased. Rowan County File # 2010 E 895. Angela Schoch, 1232 Cloplon Street, Lehigh Acres, FL 33974

Houses for Rent

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Meadowbrook. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, central heat/ac. $725/mo. + $725 deposit. Lease references req'd. Serious inquiries only. 704-279-5382

Sells Rd., 3BR/1½BA. All elec, free water, stove & refrig, Section 8 OK. $775/mo. 704-633-6035

2BR RENT TO OWN Central heat/AC. fireplace, Hardwoods, siding. $2,500 down. $550/mo. 704-630-0695 314 North Ave, Kann - 3 BR, 2 BA $850/mo. 804 Hillcrest, Kann. 4BR, 2.5BA $990/mo. KREA 704-933-2231

China Grove, Southern Charms Townhome, 2 BR, 1.5 BA. $575 month. 704-202-5784

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

Office and Commercial Rental

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

$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-239-0691

530 West Franklin St. 3BR, 2BA. $600/mo. Gas heat. Electric air. No pets. 704-633-0425

Salisbury 3BR/1BA, elec H/A, appls., Krispy Kreme area, $610/mo ($595 w/auto dep). 704-636-3307

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

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

1250 sq ft office building. 5,000 – 23,000 manufacturing distributing bld with office, loading docks. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

325 Wiley Ave. 3BR, 1BA. Lg DR, living & kitchen. Great location! Fence. $775/mo. 704-798-2603 529 East Liberty St. 3BR, 2BA. $600/mo.Gas heat. Electric air. No pets. 704-633-0425

Available for rent – Homes and Apartments. Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575

East area. 2BR, 1BA. Outbuildings. 1 year lease. $695/month + deposit. 704-279-5602 East Rowan. Nice 2BR. Lots of storage. Quiet area. Private back yard. $565/mo. 704-279-5018

Salisbury city limits. Just off Jake Alexander Blvd. 2BR, 1½BA, central heat & air. All appliances. Private patio. Storage building. $650/mo. Lease, deposit. No pets. 704-782-5037 SALISBURY Westcliffe beautiful 3 BR 2BA, granite kitchen, new appliances, wood flrs, fireplace, W/D hook-ups. All utilities, H-D cable, inet & lawn care for $1200/mo. 704-798-6727 Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319

Spencer 2BR/1BA, D/R, appls., central gas H/A, good area. $550/mo. Great area. 704-636-3307

W Rowan & Woodleaf school district. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. 704-754-7421

China Grove 2BR/1BA, appls furnished, storage bldg. Section 8 okay. No pets. 704-279-3990

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Rentals Needed 704-248-2520 Carolina-Piedmont Properties Rowan Hosp. area. 3BR / 2BA. Appl., CHA. No Sect. 8. No pets. $700/mo. 1St & last mo's rent & dep. Call before 5pm 704-636-4251

Condos and Townhomes

Historic Area. 1 or 2 BR available. Starting at $375. Must have references. 704-202-3635. Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Houses for Rent

GQ area, Available soon! 3BR/2½ BA, bonus rm, H/W flrs, double garage, water furnished. NO PETS. Lease, refs. $950/mo. Owner/broker 704-279-2129 House For Rent or Rent to Own! 3BR homes avail. $525$550/mo rent. 828-390-0835

Salisbury City Limits. 2 Bedroom, central heat and air. $500 per month + deposit. 704-232-9121 Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury- Hidden Creek. bedrooms/2 baths. 2 Ground level across from Clubhouse. No pets or smokers. $750.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. room. Newer Laundry house. $650/mo. $500 dep. No pets. 704-239-8213 Salisbury. 515 Park Ave. 3BR, 1BA. Heat/AC. No pets. $650/mo. & $650 dep. 704-857-3347

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

Salisbury. 520 East Liberty St. & 1304 N. Main St. 3BR. $500/mo. ea Call 704-645-9986

Kannapolis. 3BR, 2BA; garage. Near I-85. $725/mo. + dep. + credit check. 704-798-3208

Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm

No. 60491 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR CLOSING OF A PORTION OF OLD PLANK ROAD BETWEEN THOMAS STREET AND CRAIGE STREET WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Salisbury is considering a proposal to close a portion of Old Plank Road between Thomas street and Craige Street: Old Plank Road from Thomas Street to a point 150 feet west of Craige Street NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City Council shall on the 5th day of October, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 217 South Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, to consider forever closing the aforementioned portion of street. This the 8th day of September, 2010. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA By: Myra B. Heard, City Clerk ************************* The above NOTICE was published first in the SALISBURY POST in its issue Friday, September 10, 2010. No. 60543 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS STA 01-10 CUP 05-10 MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010

3500sf bldg - 6 offices w/ lg open area. Poss church, martial arts or dance studio. High traffic area - Jake & 150. $1,900/mo. 704721-6831 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Commercial warehouses available. 1,400 sq. ft. w/dock. Gated w/security cameras. Convenient to I-85. Olympic Crown Storage. 704-630-0066

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

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

Office Space

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

Office and Commercial Rental Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021 Restaurant fully equipped. 85 feet In China Grove. $1700 per month. 704-855-2100 Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 Salisbury. Six individual new central offices, heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

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

Manufactured Home for Rent East area. 2BR, 1BA in small park. Limit 2. No pets. $350 rent. $350 deposit. 704-279-8526

Manufactured Home for Rent Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $400. 704-2794282 or 704-202-7294 Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Hurley School Rd area 2BR/1BA, nice subdivision, large lot. $460/mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Hurley School Rd area, 2BR/1BA, nice subdiv, large yard, water incl'd, $410/mo 704-640-5750 NW Rowan Cty, 2 or 3BR / 1½BA, priv lot, water & garbage svc, limit 4, no pets. $475. 704-637-5953

Rent-to-own mobile homes. Model year 2007. $525 down, $525/month. Please call 704-933-2652 Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $475/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 South area. 2BR mobile home, remodel w/ A/C, $100/week. $200 deposit. No pets. 704-857-2649 Statesville Blvd. 2BR, 1BA. Appliances, water, sewer incl. $450/mo. + $450 dep. 704-279-7463 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

West Rowan area. Large 4 BR 2BA manufactured home for rent with option to buy. Call for more info. 704-855-2300

Roommate Wanted

Roommate needed for 1800 sqft new home. Private BA. Utilities incl. $110/wk. 704-202-7265

East area. 2BR, 2BA. No pets. Deposit req'd. 704636-2764 or 704-6367878

Rooms for Rent

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

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

Faith 2BR/1BA, $375/mo + dep. 2BR/2BA Kannapolis $475/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-239-2833

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

No. 60545 Town of China Grove Public Hearing Notice The Town Council of the Town of China Grove, North Carolina will conduct a Public Hearing on the 5th of October, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall, 205 Swink Street, China Grove, North Carolina. The hearing is to review an amendment to Section 1.3.2 Applicability Exemptions and Appendix A.3, Definitions of the Town of China Grove Unified Development Ordinance. This amendment will revise the definition for a Bona Fide Farm and increase the standards for what will qualify. All persons owning property or residing in the Town of China Grove or its area of extraterritorial jurisdiction will be given an opportunity to be heard on this matter. Documents are available for review at the China Grove Town Hall. Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call the North Carolina Relay Number for the Deaf (1800-735-8262). Please contact Emily Jackson at or 704-8572466 if you having any questions about the public hearing. Town Clerk

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No. 60513 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Linda C. Cross, 490 Roger Dr., Salisbury, NC 28147, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of December, 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 14th day of September, 2010. Marshall D. Lancaster, Executor the estate of Linda C. Cross, File #10E877, PO Box 242, Cooleemee, NC 27014 John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 60514 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Mary Ann Norman, Genesis Health Care, Salisbury, NC, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of December, 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 13th day of September, 2010. James Martin Norman, III, Executor of the estate of Mary Ann Norman, File #10E915, 17 Beauregard Dr., Spencer, NC 28159 Attorney at Law, S. Edward Parrott, P.O. Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829

No. 60493 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION – File No. 09CVD3639 State of North Carolina – County of Rowan To: Danny R. Walton Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the aboveentitled action. An action by which Rebecca S. Walton (Brier) seeks a Motion For Change In Custody. You are required to make defense to such pleading and upon your failure to do so Rebecca S. Walton will apply to the court on November 10, 2010 for the relief sought. This 8th day of September, 2010. No. 60450 Notice to Creditors Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Helen L. Oliphant, a/k/a Helen Louise Oliphant, deceased, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to file an itemized, verified statement thereof with the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of December , 2010 , or this notice will be pleaded in bar of any recovery thereon. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make prompt settlement. This 30th day of August, 2010. Merrill Lynch Trust Company, EXECUTOR of the estate of Helen L. Oliphant 5200 Tower Centre Circle, Ste 500 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Attorney, Walter H. Jones Jr. Jones, Childers, McLurkin & Donaldson, PLLC PO Box 3010 Mooresville, NC 28117

No. 60542 NOTICE OF SALE OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Salisbury has received an offer of $164,874.50 for the purchase of property described below: Tax Map 019 Parcel 516 Located on South Arlington Street Unless an increased bid of not less than 10% of the first $1,000.00 and 5% of the remainder is received by the City Clerk in writing within (10) days from the date of publication of this Notice, the Council will, in its discretion, consider the sale of the property. This the 22nd day of September 2010. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA By: Myra B. Heard, CMC, City Clerk



At the date, time and place indicated herein, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a hearing to consider the following:


STA 01-10 Planning Staff is requesting a public hearing to address and amend several discrepancies in the Rowan County Subdivision Ordinance. CUP 05-10 Rowan County Government proposes to subdivide an approximate five (5) acre tract from TP:477-091 in the Commercial, Business, Industrial (CBI) zoning district. The tract is located at 400 Grace Church Road and is the proposed site of the jail annex . Please contact the Rowan County Planning Department, located at 402 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC (704) 216-8588, to request a copy of the above referenced applications. This is the 22nd day of September 2010 Carolyn Athey, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 11:30 AM on October 1, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 13 of River Wood Subdivision as shown on plat recorded in Book of Maps at Page 4314, Rowan County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a greater certainty of description. And Being more commonly known as: 1206 Riverwood Dr, Salisbury, NC 28146

This notice to run September 24, 2010 and October 1, 2010 No. 60509 On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Olympic Crown Storage, LLC will sell various items of personal property pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rentals amounts due at it's storage facility located at 915 Bendix Drive in Salisbury, NC. The auction will take place at 10:00 AM on the premises of Olympic Crown Storage, LLC at 915 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. The lien is being asserted and enforced as provided by North Carolina General Statutes. NAME UNIT(s) NAME UNIT(s) Alicia Bean 345 Joel & Stephanie Linn 254 Andra R. Stanback 202 Justin Owens 408 Anthony Wallace 236 Lacy Owens 242 Brenda Oakley 543 Laura Cherry 532 Brittany Parks 409 Lera Irving 248 Cammie Yarborough 217 Marina E. Bingamon 223 Carolyn H. Moose 246 Marion Jones 309 Cecilia Massey 317 Melvin L. Koontz 301 Clavonne Davis 524 Michael & Shenika Tate 239 Daniel V. Staib 554 Patricia Cockerl 439 Danielle Mason 438 Patricia Phillips 568 Diane Conway 590 Paul Culbreth 274 Donna Williamson 536 Phillip Leonard 413 Doris R. Sanders 531 Richard Smith 303 Erin Feimster 139 Robin Drye 275 Gloria Barnes 141, 542 Ronnie Watkins 538 Greg A. Phillips 527 Shatoya Johnson 352 Ivory Gladden 262 Jacqueline Moore 452 James & Nancy Jarrell 118, 120, 121, 122, 225, 565 Jamie Conarton 353 Stephanie & Walter Hall 249 Jeffery Vincent 561 Thomas & Phyllis Melodia 209 Jodi Bennett 123 Timothy & Crystal Stamper 143 Trudy York 127 Manager, Olympic Crown Storage

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Magdaleno A. Mercado and Linda S. Mercado. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is September 1, 2010. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-005173 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107


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