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Letters from home The Post is publishing the addresses of local troops stationed away from home in the coming weeks so people in the community can send them cards, letters and supplies. We’re calling it our Letters from Home list. To add to our initial list from last week:

Incentives HONORING DEE RIOS face court challenges They’re used statewide, but group says ‘corporate welfare’ not legal

Jason Nichols Leigh Ann Garrett sent this: “My son, Jason, is once again deployed and this time he's in Afghanistan. He is a door gunner in blackhawk helicopters providing air support for missions and sometimes for Medevac helicopters picking up the wounded. “Last couple of months have been a little difficult for him and his fellow soldiers as his unit lost several guys, including one of his roommates, in a helicopter crash. But he is doing well and doing the work he loves to do. He loves to fly and is happiest in the sky.” His address is:


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Cody Ritchie Jeff Ritchie sent this: “My son is serving in the U.S. Army Infantry in Afghanistan. He has been there since June. We do not know his location, but, right now, he does not have internet capability so we won't hear from him for a while.” His address is: PFC Ritchie, Cody N. I Co. 3D Squadron 2D Stryker Cavalry Regiment FOB Ramrod APO AE09313

Grey Walker A correction from Robin Walker, mother of Mikeal Grey Walker, who was listed last week. He has risen from private first class to specialist. So the correct way to address his mail is: SPC Mikeal G Walker HHC 2-7CAV 4BCT 1CD APO, AE 09334 “I truly loved the article and I hope you get tons of responses. I plan on sending as many cards and packages to many of our soliders and thanks to you and the Salisbury Post I will have the addressess to do that.”

Send addresses Please send addresses to share. We’ll publish them in the paper as we receive them. If you could, include an update on where your member of the armed forces is and how he or she is doing. We’ll share that, too. Send the information to or mail it to Editor Elizabeth Cook at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28144. Thank you for supporting this effort. — Elizabeth Cook

Food Drive off to good start The Salisbury Post’s Can Do Food Drive had a successful first week, thanks to generous readers. The goods donated so far weighed 446 pounds when delivered Monday to Rowan Helping Ministries — and some 50 pounds more were still back at the Post. The next load will go to the Salvation Army. The Post announced the food drive on Nov. 7 to help the two nonprofit agencies. We’ll continue to accept food donations through Nov. 24. Among the items most needed are: • Dry food, bagged or boxed • Dry or bagged beans • Canned meats (ravioli, spaghetti sauce, etc.) • Canned fish (tuna, etc.) • Peanut butter • Jelly Canned fruits and vegetables are also welcome. You can drop off your food donation in the Salisbury Post lobby at 131 W. Innes St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Many thanks to those who have contributed so far. — Elizabeth Cook

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Patrons of Latin Mix have created a small shrine in memory of ‘Dee’ Rios inside Latin Mix.

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Funeral at noon for slain store clerk BY SHELLEY SMITH

The youngest brother of the store clerk fatally shot during a robbery Friday says he has been living a nightmare since. “When I heard the news, I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was just dreaming,” said David Rios de la Cruise. His sister, Deyanira “Dee” Rios de la Cruz, 20, was shot during a robbery at Latin Mix, 429 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Dee had switched shifts with another store clerk so that she could work a few extra hours and help her DE LA CRUZ family move into a better home. David, 17, is the youngest of eight children, and Dee was the second-youngest. “Every moment I was with her was special,” he said. David, who worked at Latin Mix as a stocker but has since quit, said he never imagined anything like this ever happening to Dee, and said he feels horrible. “We are trying to be strong,” he said

of his family and friends. “We’ve been praying every day.” Family and friends gathered at the family’s home Monday before the visitation for Dee. A black bow adorned the front door, a shrine to Dee inside the home filled with pictures and flowers. Dee’s funeral is at noon today at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 4401 Statesville Blvd. She will be buried wearing a special piece of clothing — a yellow jersey from her favorite soccer team, Club America, of the Mexican Soccer League. “She had a lot of talents,” David said. “She was a very good artist, and she played soccer. She was really good, too. “Her dream was always to play soccer for the International Club of Mexico.” David said she leaves behind many friends. “Everyone loved her,” he said. “She was really sweet, always caring. She thought of everyone else before she thought of herself. “She always did the right things, made the right decisions and said the right words all the time. ... Every moment I

An anti-incentive group led by two former N.C. Supreme Court justices has sued the state over giving cash grants to private businesses. But the Rowan County attorney says the practice is legal and local officials continue to tweak the process. The N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law leads the fight to end what opponents dub “corporate welfare.” Institute lawyers argue government should not award taxpayer dollars to companies in exchange for jobs and investment. The group boasts legal heavy-hitters including former state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, who serves as DEES executive director, and former Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake as senior counsel. “Those are some respected legal minds,” said Jay Dees, Rowan County attorney. “You can’t discount their legal arguments.” Still, Dees maintains that cash grants worth $8.9 million paid to Rowan County companies during the past 10 years are legal. RowanWorks Economic Development recently completed an impact analysis showing companies with incentives have generated $44.4 million in revenue and pledged to create more than 1,660 jobs since 2000. “My position is yes, we can give incentives,” said Dees, who crafts legal agreements between the county and companies. “Here’s where I think the difficulty comes in deciding the constitutionality of incentives,” Dees said. “What is a lawful, legitimate government purpose? That’s where it gets blurred.” Orr’s institute has yet to win an incentives case against the state, although seven of eight cases are pending. A lawsuit to overturn incentives to Dell Computer ultimately lost. The institute, which publishes the Corporate Welfare Weekly newsletter, believes the state constitu-


Commissioners want to extend tax breaks BY EMILY FORD

Although Rowan County commissioners say they don’t like incentives, several want to extend tax breaks and other perks to more companies. Currently, to qualify for an incentive, a business must create or retain jobs and invest at least $5 million. Several commissioners want to lower the threshold so smaller companies can qualify. “Maybe we should look at tweaking that

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Philip Morris property developer drops hearing BY MARK WINEKA

CONCORD — Carolina USA Partners, the company proposing a $750 million “performance park” on the former Philip Morris property, says it cannot meet a deadline to obtain $100 million in federal stimulus money. How that will impact the proposed development is not immediately known. “I don’t think the project, from the developers standpoint, is lost,” said John Cox, president of the Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp. The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners was supposed to hold a public hearing Monday night on a resolution approving the project’s financing through Recovery Zone Facility Bonds in the amount of $100 million.


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“I don’t think the project, from the developer’s standpoint, is lost.” JOHN COX president, Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp.

But Terry Keeney, president of Stargate Worldwide and Carolina USA Partners LLC, asked in an e-mail sent to the county Friday that the item be removed from the agenda. “Realistically,” Keeney said in the e-mail, “we are unable to comply with the deadlines required to obtain the Recovery Zone (bonds).” The $100 million reportedly was going to help purchase the property. Cox said the decision to can-

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cel the hearing says to him that there are a number of things on a strict timetable related to the project, and this was one the developers could not meet. Earlier this month, Georgiabased Stargate Worldwide announced plans for a Carolina USA Performance Park on the old cigarette manufacturing site, which includes 2,200 acres and a 3.5 million-square-foot facility. As planned, the park would house many companies, including film, television and music


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production; computer animation research and development; car restoration; electric car production; and educational institutes. The park also proposes a 3,500-seat theater for live television and broadcasting, a water park, restaurants, hotels and a gated residential community for seniors. Cabarrus County would not have had anything to do with the financing beyond the “Special Purpose Project” resolution. Private lenders would have issued the bonds, whose investors would have been liable. In October, Cabarrus County commissioners approved declaring the county a “recovery zone,” in anticipation of Stargate Worldwide’s application for the stimulus money. Contact Mark Wineka at 704797-4263.

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Likewise, if a company pledges 100 jobs and only creates 95, it receives a prorated check, Dees said. Most companies must apply for their first incentive one year after approval, he said. “We don’t want these things to drag out,” he said. The county gives more complicated projects two years before payments start, Dees said. Duke Energy, which is building a $600 million power plant, has three years for construction before payments begin. Contact Emily Ford at 704797-4264.

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the company’s assessed value on new investment was $9 million, far less than the $17 million in the agreement. “The county paid the incentive just as the policy prescribes,” County Manager Gary Page said. Although PGT, a window manufacturer on Heilig Road, was short on the investment, the company still qualified by exceeding the incentive policy’s minimum of $5 million. “When their investment incentive check was written, it was prorated and reduced,” Page said. “It wasn’t for the full amount.”


public hearing until the company is prepared to make itself known, Dees said. “No more Project X.” • • • Most agreements list two requirements: jobs and investment. However, the numbers may not be hard and fast. If an approved company has met its jobs pledge, it will qualify for an incentive, as long as the assessed value of new investment hits a $5 million threshold. When the county paid PGT Industries in 2009, the company had surpassed its promise to create 300 jobs. However,


tion prohibits incentive subsidies, senior staff attorney Jeanette Doran said. Opposition is rooted in the public purpose doctrine, which should prevent the state from imposing a tax unless it serves a public purpose, Doran said. Dees said incentives are used to promote growth by creating DORAN jobs and increasing the tax base. Noble goals, Doran said, “but the constitution doesn’t allow government to give mega corporations handouts.” Incentives awarded in Rowan County pale in comparison to recent deals with the state topping $250 million. The largest incentives in Rowan hover around the $8 million mark for Duke Energy and Southern Power. Rowan does not give upfront cash or free land. Local companies receive checks — usually a 75 percent property tax refund on new investment — after they perform to certain criteria, by creating jobs or meeting a minimum investment level. Still, incentives are contrary to good government, Doran said. “The government is taking money from taxpayers and giving it to private corporations,” she said. Companies should at least have to meet a “but-for” test, Doran said. In other words, but for the government assistance, the business would not hire additional people. “We hear this a lot. Companies wouldn’t be here or in the state at all if we didn’t give them an incentive,” Doran said. Make them prove it, she said. “That would be a good first step to reigning in what some have called the second war between the states,” Doran said. While incentive negotiations have set off bidding wars between North Carolina and other states, the incentive game hasn’t become that cutthroat in Rowan County. However, some elected officials said they have felt pressure to approve incentives. “It’s an ingrained part of our current business climate, but it’s not coming from the government end,” Rowan County Commissioner Chad Mitchel said. “Obviously, it’s being pushed by the private sector.” Tina Hall, a commissioner who leaves the board Dec. 6, said pressure on incentives comes from companies, as well as economic developers. “We were told, ‘Are you willing to take that risk, lose that big of an employer? That’s a lot of jobs,’ ” said Hall, who has voted both yes and no on incentives. Several business leaders have said cash grants played a role in their decision to locate or expand in Rowan County. “They made a difference in

exclude property not initially listed by the taxpayer. The county has never litigated an incentive agreement. Businesses don’t intentionally do anything wrong, Dees said. “Everybody knows if one grant recipient gums this process up unjustifiably, it will hurt everybody else downstream,” Dees said. The process has become more transparent since the days when the company name wasn’t revealed during the public hearing, or when commissioners met in closed session to discuss incentives. The county will not hold a



bringing this business to Salisbury,” said Nancy Lee, former plant manager for Henkel, which won incentives from the county and city for a $25 million expansion and 103 jobs. “They made a difference in keeping this business in our state and in Rowan County.” Incentive agreements between the county and companies are fluid and complex, Dees said. “Every project is different,” he said. Commissioners adopted an official incentive policy in 2006, although a dozen companies received incentives prior. The county continues to add requirements and spell out expectations, Dees said. Until recently, companies didn’t have to apply for their incentive payment. As a result, some companies received two payments in one year to make up for an oversight, said Leslie Heidrick, county finance director. Now, companies must apply each year for their check or lose it, she said. “We haven’t worked out all the kinks,” she said. “Between Robert (Van Geons) and I, we are constantly trying to perfect the process.” Van Geons is executive director for RowanWorks, the county’s Economic Development Commission. Dees said he, Van Geons and Heidrick have worked to clean up the incentives program. The baseline for incentive payments is now “very clear,” Van Geons said, and agreements are more formal and direct. Agreements now include the county’s formula to determine the assessed value of new investment. Cash grants are awarded based on the assessed value of improvements, not how much a company actually spent, Van Geons said. “There was a heavy learning curve for everybody involved in administering (the program),” he said. • • • County officials have learned along the way. Food Lion, which has received two incentives, once requested an incentive on rolling stock and inventory. But grants are limited to real estate and fixed improvements. “We did have a conversation with Food Lion to clarify what the grant applied to,” Dees said. “That wasn’t necessarily very clear from the agreement the parties entered into.” Discussions were amicable, he said, and Food Lion amended its request. Since then, agreements have excluded inventory and rolling stock, Dees said. The county once discovered Rowan Power Company had removed a $25 million tower from its property tax listing, claiming pollution abatement, Dees said. The county appealed to the state and won, and the tower was assessed. The company then wanted the tower included in that year’s incentive grant, Dees said. “We held fast and prevailed,” he said. “They did not get their rebate on that discovered property.” Now, incentive agreements





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‘Chicken Fat Song’ loops in memories ine was a childhood of horrors, and maybe the scariest thing I lived through was the “Chicken Fat Song.” Almost 50 years later, the song still haunts me. I will take many of its lines to the grave, especially the ever-present refrain, “Go, you chicken fat, go away! Go, you chicken fat, go!” Every time I hear parents complain about their children spending too many hours with video games, television or in front of computers, I think of the “Chicken Fat Song.” When nutritionists weigh in on childhood obesity and tell us that, as a people in general, we have become a tub of lard, I think, well, I will just “give that chicken fat back to the chicken” (and not be MARK again). chicken WINEKA Before “aerobics” became part of the American vocabulary, classrooms across the country in the 1960s were doing push-ups, sit-ups, toe-touches, trunk-twists, pogo springs, jumping jacks, bicycle rides and running in place to the “Chicken Fat Song.” Really. It was 6 minutes and 30 seconds of insidious torture, done to the musical commands of Robert Preston. (You can hear it on YouTube at EFofqe26t-4.) The worst part was that we exercised to the “Chicken Fat Song” over and over, and the words to the song became ingrained in our little noggins. To this day, we can’t shake them. I’ve always dreamed I would be a contestant on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and the million-dollar question would be, “What was the song sent to every public school by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness in the early 1960s?” I would shout the “Chicken Fat Song!” at the top of my lungs, kiss Meredith Vieira passionately and march the audience out the door in Pied-Piper fashion singing, “Nuts to the flabby guys.” That’s a line from the song, by

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TUESDAY November 16, 2010

Board opts against delay Commissioners adopt rules for revaluation BY KARISSA MINN

In a split vote, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners accepted the standards for the 2011 revaluation process during its meeting on Monday. Commissioners Carl Ford, Tina Hall and Chad Mitchell supported going ahead with revaluation, even when County Tax Administrator Jerry Rowland told the board he would prefer to delay it until


Sheriff’s salary agreed upon BY KARISSA MINN JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST

Motorists on Interstate 85 will soon see a second span over the Yadkin River take shape in coming months.

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Before crews can replace the aging bridge for Interstate 85 over the Yadkin River between Rowan and Davidson counties, they need a platform to work from. Crews with the joint-venture of Flatiron Constructors Inc. and The Lane Corp. must build a temporary

bridge to build the permanent bridge. Work is under way for the temporary bridge that will span the river and be a sturdy base to support the equipment and workers needed to build the new Yadkin River bridges. “This is an important step forward for our I-85 Corridor Im-

provement Project,” said Pat Ivey, engineer for DOT Division 9. “Motorists across the state have waited a long time for the 55-year-old Yadkin River bridge to be replaced, and the temporary work bridge will help make that hap-


The Rowan County Board of Commissioners set the salaries of the sheriff and register of deeds after a closed session at its Monday meeting. Kevin Auten will earn $79,106 per year as Rowan County Sheriff. County Manager Gary Page said though this is lower than the $105,000 earned by former sheriff George Wilhelm, it is more than the $71,690 he is currently making. When Auten was named

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A school bus carrying five Henderson Independent High School students was involved in a collision Monday. Salisbury Police Officer R.A. Carlton said Hullen Walker was driving the bus north on Stanley Street about 9:15 a.m. when he failed to yield the right of way to a Mazda Tribute traveling west on Mitchell Avenue. The Mazda, driven by Anna Nora Short, ended up on an embankment at the corner of Stanley and Mitchell. “She swerved to avoid it and the bus tapped her in the rear end,” Carlton said. Carlton estimates about $1,800 worth of damage to the Mazda. He said the bus was scratched. No one was injured. Carlton said no cita-

tions will be issued. Rita Foil, public information officer for the Rowan-Salisbury School System, said when a bus driver in involved in an accident and receives a citation they are sent for a drug test,



A vehicle sits on an embankment after a minor collision with a school bus. which also screens for alcohol. Although Walker was not issued a citation, Foil said he was “sent for a drug test since we did receive a statement that he pulled out and did not see the oncoming car until he was out in the street.” Walker cannot operate a bus until the results are returned, likely in a few days. “Upon a negative test result, the driver may return to driving a school

bus,” Foil said. “If the test results are positive for drugs or alcohol, it is an automatic cancellation of their bus driver certification and they are terminated as a bus driver for the school system.” Carlton said he does not believe drugs or alcohol were involved. Walker has been a bus driver for the school system since 2002. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704797-7683.

CONCORD — Cabarrus County commissioners have given the goahead to a partnership with Kannapolis in its plan to finance up to $35 million for infrastructure improvements. Since 2007, Kannapolis has sought to raise funds for roads, water lines, a pedestrian tunnel and other improvements to support the N.C. Research Campus downtown. Commissioners approved a resolution supporting Kannapolis’ proposed financing using certificates of participation, commonly called COPS. The county would not be responsible for the debt, but starting in 2013 would use half of the property tax revenues collected in a special downtown district around the Research Campus for paying back the debt.

In return, the city will spend no more than $13.5 million on building a Cabarrus Health Alliance facility, slated for a plot of land to be obtained from Castle & Cooke, developer of the Research Campus. Commissioners debated the draft resolution and interlocal agreement at length. They haven’t had much time to consider the issue, which has been in discussion by commissioners and the Kannapolis City Council all month. Commissioners wanted to be sure that the county’s credit ratings would not be affected by participating in the interlocal agreement. The debt is being issued by Kannapolis, which should protect the county. Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg made the case that time was of the essence in the decision.

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SALISBURY — Marie Lillian Beaver Wagner, age 80, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center, NorthEast in Concord. Born Sept. 26, 1930, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Sloan Odell Beaver and Mamie Rodgers Beaver. She was educated in the Rowan County Schools and had worked for Heist Hosiery and MaCain Mills, and was also a housewife and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, David Cecil Wagner; five brothers; and one sister. Survivors include three sons, David A. Wagner and wife, Nancy of Salisbury, Roger D. Wagner, Sr. and wife, Judy of Gold Hill and Steven C. Wagner and wife, Mary of Rockwell; one daughter, Pamela W. Peeler of Salisbury; one sister, Gladys Beaver Tate of China Grove; 11 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. Service and Burial: The funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Cunningham, pastor, and Rev. Larry Beaver, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church. Memorials: May be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 3640 Liberty Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Wagner family. Online condolences may be made at

CHARLOTTE — Mrs. Waggoner, 80, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. She was born on July 28, 1930, in Salisbury to the late Herman B. and Lucy Mesimore Garwood. She graduated from Boyden High School in Salisbury. Anne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and doing things for others, especially for her grandchildren at Christmas. Anne was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William J. Waggoner of Charlotte; her son, William J. Waggoner, Jr. and his wife Vickie of Huntersville; her daughter, Ellen Waggoner Lankford and her husband, Bruce W. Lankford, of Mooresville; her son, David G. Waggoner and wife Marybeth of Denver. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Lauren Kowsky, Trace Waggoner, Katie, Paige and Christine Lankford, David, Jr. and Jack Waggoner. Service and Visitation: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4545 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, where the family will receive friends following the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mrs. Waggoner.

SALISBURY — Deyanira Rios De La Cruz, 20, of Salisbury, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Visitation: The family received friends at Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service Monday evening. Service and Burial: Funeral service is at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 4401 Statesville Ave., Salisbury, NC. The Rev. Frederick Clarkson will officiate. Burial is at church cemetery. Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service is assisting the family.

KANNAPOLIS — Rev. Jasper H. Parham, 91, of Beaver Road, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at his residence following a period of declining health. He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Elbert County, Ga., son of the late Henry Grady and Lizzie Dora Fleming Parham. He was employed by Cannon Mills, Plant 1 in Weave Room 2 for 42 years. He was also pastor of Yadkin Avenue Revival Center in Charlotte for 38 years. He was a member of Boulevard Chapel Church. Mr. Parham enjoyed gardening, fishing and being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Hill Parham; two sons, Donald Ray (Frances) Parham of Landis and Walter Lee (Julie) Parham Jr. of Kannapolis; two daughters, Jackie Linn Steele of Kannapolis and Wanda Elaine Parham of Greensboro; two brothers, Darris Parham of Royston, Ga., and Lee O. Parham of Kannapolis; 18 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Hullet (Butch) Parham; brothers William and Lee Parham; and sister Era Lee Parham. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel conducted by Rev. Ronnie Cooper and Rev. Pearl Peterson. Internment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Memorials: Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144a Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Rev. Parham. Online condolences may be left at

MOCKSVILLE — Mr. Walter Wayne Ferebee, 87, of Yadkinville Road, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Davie County Hospital. Mr. Ferebee was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Davie County to the late Joseph Garland and Florence Foster Ferebee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. Mr. Ferebee was a member of First Baptist Church of Mocksville, where he had served as a deacon, an usher, sung in the choir, was a Sunday School teacher, was a member of Yadkin Baptist Association and had helped with Boy Scouts while his son was a scout. He enjoyed reading, yard work and helping take care of Collin and Kristin during much of their younger years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn; a sister, Ruth Howell; and two brothers, Warren and Richard. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hope Driver Ferebee of the home; a son, Kenneth (Kathy) Ferebee, of Mocksville; a brother, Joseph Ferebee of Misenheimer; two grandchildren, Collin and Kristin Ferebee; and many nieces and nephews. Service: A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Eaton Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating. Interment will follow in Eatons Baptist Church Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Memorials: The family requests that memorials be considered for Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or to Lottie Moon Missionary Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 412 N. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028. Online condolences may be made at

Mavis O. Funderburk SALISBURY — Mavis Overcash Funderburk, 88, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. LinnHoneycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the family.

KANNAPOLIS — Max Clarence Price, 85, 500 Penny Lane and formerly of Kannapolis, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at his residence at Morningside Assisted Living Center after several months of declining health. Born Feb. 10, 1925, in Monroe, he was the son of the late John. L. Price and Ella Griffin Price, both of Kannapolis. Max served in World War II with the Third Armored Division. He enlisted on April 28, 1943, and was discharged on Jan. 17, 1946. He was in battles in Ardennes, Rhineland and throughout Central Europe. Max received the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars upon discharge. Max worked in the sewing room and business machine service shop throughout his career with Cannon Mills in Kannapolis. Max attended A.L. Brown High School and Rowan Technical College. He was a member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church in Kannapolis. Survivors include wife Louise Price Greensboro; son John Price and his wife Betsy, Greensboro; grandsons Kevin Price, Greensboro, and Brian Price, Greenville; brother Rev. Dr. Luther Price, Anderson, S.C.; sister Julia Pope, Kannapolis; stepbrother Jennings Trull, Kannapolis; stepsister Eunice Suther, Salisbury; sister-in-law Hazel Price of Landis; and various nieces and nephews. Service: A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Nov. 16 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Neal Brower and Rev. Dr. Luther Price will officiate. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in China Grove. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Lady's Funeral Home. Memorials: The family requests that memorials be sent to Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28083. Remembrances may be made to the family at Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Price.

SALISBURY — Wilson Krider Fleming, 69, of Salisbury, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury after three years and three months of illness. Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Rowan County to the late Albert Henderson Fleming and Eva Nell Shook Fleming, he was a graduate of Woodleaf High School and attended Columbia Bible College, Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. He taught for 19 years in Christian schools, eight of those years at Rockford Christian School, Rockford, Ill., and 10 years at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Fleming taught for one year at North Hills Christian School in Salisbury. He completed some undergraduate and graduate classes at Moody Bible Institute. Wilson was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Henderson Fleming, on Feb. 20, 1998. Survivors include his sisters, Eva Nell Fleming Corriher (Joe), Mary Ruth Fleming Corriher (Murray), both of China Grove; brother Rev. Walter Paige Fleming (Jean) of Statesville; sister-in-law Carol Hammock Fleming of Woodleaf; his dear aunt, Pauline Neil Fleming; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Service and Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 18) at Unity Presbyterian Church with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. in the church conducted by Rev. Phil Hagen. Burial will follow in Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 28, Woodleaf, NC 27054. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses of Liberty Commons Nursing Center and the people of Rowan Regional Medical Center for their care of Mr. Fleming. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Fleming family. Online condolences may be made at

OLIN — Lois Frances Templeton Goforth, 80, of Olin, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Mapleleaf HealthCare Center. She was born June 25, 1930, in Iredell County, the daughter of the late William Clyde and Ruby Redmon Templeton. She graduated from Mitchell College and Berea College and was a high school biology teacher in the Iredell-Statesville School system for 30 years. She taught at Celeste-Henkel High School, Statesville High School, and South Iredell High School as well as interim work throughout the county. During her teaching career, she started various nature clubs, was involved with the 4-H Clubs and was awarded the State Teacher of the Year. She wrote science experiments for Houghton-Mifflin Publishing Company and had students win the National Science Fair. She had a great love for the natural world, enjoyed botany and biology and collected antiques. As a member of the Iredell County Nature Society, she participated in the county bird count annually. She was a member of a former local writers group and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Ralph Goforth, in September 2001; and a brother-in-law, Dwight Goforth. Lois is survived by a son, Samuel Thaddeus Goforth (Emily) of Olin; two granddaughters, Lily and Bryony Goforth of Olin; five sisters, Eula Templeton Brown of Olin, Gwennie Templeton Howard (Ralph) of Union Grove, Lunelle Templeton Turner (Harold) of Kernersville, Clyde Templeton Wilson (Jerry) of Troutman, Brenda Templeton Thompson of Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Faye Goforth Henderson (Will) and Kathleen Goforth Guy, all of Statesville; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation: The family will receive friends at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Service: Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at her residence, 246 Holbrook Road, Olin. Memorials: For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or to Berea College, Berea, KY 40404. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Goforth family. Condolences may be made to the family online at


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Kevin Shawn Clontz MOCKSVILLE — Kevin Shawn Clontz, 46, of Mocksville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem. Arrangements are incomplete with Cremation Concepts of Salisbury in charge.

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Baker, who is being represented by attorney Todd Paris, was indicted on felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, marijuana, and schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances. He was also indicted on charges of felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony possession of a firearm by a felon and felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance. Baker’s next appearance SUBMITTed PhOTO in court has not been scheduled. Items seized during search.


The Rowan County grand jury recently indicted Dustin Geter Baker of 225 Valley Drive, Salisbury, for felony charges that followed a search of his home on May 6. Found in Baker’s home was a half ounce of crack cocaine, less than a half ounce of cocaine, 153 hydrocodone pills, 57 morphine pills, 27 clonazepam pills, a pound of marijuana and a small amount of anabolic steroids Also found were two .22caliber rifles, two 12-gauge shotguns and $900 cash.

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found 6.6 pounds of marijuana, three guns (one with the serial number removed), several coin collections, rolls of cash, electronics, stolen jewelry and burglary tools. The marijuana found was in brick form, suggesting TURNER that it was concealed for transport and probably was grown in Mexico, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten has said. The marijuana and $4,913 in cash were found behind bathroom cabinet drawers. Turner’s next court appearance has not been scheduled.



A Woodleaf man was recently indicted by the Rowan County grand jury on charges filed after a search of his home at 250 Granny’s Place on Feb. 11. Charles Dennis Turner III, being represented by attorney James Randolph, was indicted on felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, felony altering or removing a gun serial number, felony possession of stolen goods, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony possession of a stolen firearm. The Feb. 11 search of Turner’s home


Two Kannapolis men charged in the biggest cocaine bust in Rowan County since 1999 have been indicted by the Rowan County grand jury. Jose Benitez Esquibel, of 1024 Canyon Lane, was indicted recently on two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, two counts of traf- ESQUIBEL ficking in cocaine, and one count of conspiring to traffic. Martin Nieto Perez, of 820 Timberwood Lane, was indicted on one count of trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, conspiring to traffic in cocaine and maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance. Esquibel and Perez were arrested on June 16 after nearly 7 pounds of cocaine were seized during an investigation involving the Rowan County and Davie County sheriff’s offices, the Kannapolis Police Department, the SBI and U.S. Im-


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industrial values typically fol- ation resulted in a tax cut,� low residential trends, but his Mitchell said. office doesn’t have enough He asked Rowland if there sales data to monitor them. was enough data to proceed Barber added that doing with the revaluation as best the revaluation now could as the office could, and Rowmean less revenue for the land said “yes.� county and its volunteer fire Hall said revaluation departments. should go forward even if it “If the tax base is going results in less revenue for the down, and county, bewe’ve been cause the told it is, “electorate then if want just sent a to get back clear mesto revenue sage� in faneutral, then vor of smallthere will er governhave to be a ment. tax in“Is it percrease,� Barfect? No,� ber said. she said. Coltrain “But we’re RAYMOND COLTRAIN added that in unpreceCounty commissioner he was cond e n t e d cerned about times, so we how a tax inneed to treat crease would impact lower-in- the citizens as fairly as we can come families, whose houses and move forward.� have not fallen in value as Ford said he understood much. why some wanted a delay, but Mitchell said he under- real-estate agents and homestood Rowland’s concern builders have told him next about appeals, but revaluation year won’t be any better than should be about lining tax val- this year. ues up with fair market value Coltrain made a motion to — even in a bad economy. delay revaluation for a peri“I don’t think revenue neu- od of 1 or 2 years. Barber sectral in this revaluation for onded, but the motion failed 2011 is any more of a tax in- 3-2. crease than any other revaluMitchell then made a mo-

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presented an alternative way of setting present use land values for commercial farmland. He said setting the values based on soil type would be more fair. When asked by the board to respond, Rowland said the county tax office doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the staff to implement that change, and it has set the values based on weighted averages of rents that farmers have agreed are representative. Contact Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

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Man gets up to 40 years for murder RALEIGH (AP) — An Apex man has been sentenced to between 32 and 40 years in prison for his role in the murder of a high school classmate. Multiple media outlets report that 19-year-old Aadil Khan was sentenced Monday in Wake County Superior Court for participating in the 2008 slaying of Matthew Silliman. Silliman was found zipped into a sleeping bag, with his hands and feet bound with plastic zip ties and a bag over his head.


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Ellmers gets Washington training as recount looms RALEIGH (AP) — Republican congressional hopeful Renee Ellmers is preparing for a job in Congress even as a recount looms in her race. Ellmers spokesman Al Lytton said Monday that she is in Washington as part of a freshman orientation lasting all week. The events put together by the Committee on House Administration include sessions on setting up a congressional office and legal issues related to service in Congress. Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge trails Ellmers by a little less than 1,500 votes cast in the 2nd Congressional District race. Etheridge has requested a recount, which is expected to take place this week. Etheridge is a seven-term lawmaker who has previously won re-election with relative ease. Ellmers is a career nurse endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Leading black political leader Motley dies CHARLOTTE (AP) — A pioneering black political leader in Charlotte has died. Long & Son Mortuary Service said Rowe Motley died Friday at age 84. Motley was the first black commissioner in Mecklenburg County, serving in the 1970s. He was also North Carolina’s first black committeeman to the Democratic National Committee. Motley also served as a state senator. Motley was born in Prattville, Ala., in 1926 and gradated from North Carolina A&T State University. He formed Motley Realty and Insurance in 1964 along with an exporting company and a research firm that studied radioactive materials. A funeral will be held Tuesday in Charlotte.

Outsourcing firm picks NC for data center site KINGS MOUNTAIN (AP) — A company specializing in managing the high-volume computer operations of other companies is the latest to pick the North Carolina foothills for a data center. Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office said Monday that Infocrossing Inc. would build a data center in Kings Mountain, about 30 miles west of Charlotte. The $75 million facility is expected to employ fewer than 20 fulltime workers. Infocrossing is a subsidiary of Wipro Ltd., India’s third-largest software outsourcer. Social networking powerhouse Facebook, Google, and Apple have all picked sites less than 50 miles from Kings Mountain. Data centers are moving in because of generous state tax breaks and because the textile industry’s collapse left behind a surplus of electric capacity.

Head of North Carolina stimulus office leaving job RALEIGH (AP) — The man charged with overseeing North Carolina’s share of the federal stimulus program is leaving the job. Dempsey Benton spent his last day Monday at the Office of Economic Recovery and Investment. Benton said he planned on staying on the job about 18 months, and ac-

tually spent nearly 21 months on the job. The office staff of about 15 has shrunk in half as the program winds down. Benton said about 95 percent of the state’s $6 billion allotment has either been spent or is already dedicated to be spent. He said he’s pleased that there have been very few complaints of fraud or waste in the program. Benton is a former state Health and Human Services secretary. He said he’s not actively seeking another job.

Perdue says SPX to expand headquarters, add 180 jobs CHARLOTTE (AP) — Industrial products and services company SPX Corp. will build a new global headquarters in its North Carolina hometown, adding 180 jobs in Charlotte in the next five years. Gov. Beverly Perdue said Monday that SPX will invest $70 million in the project expected to begin in 2012. Spokesmen for the Fortune 500 company did not immediately return a call seeking comment. North Carolina will provide up to $4.5 million in targeted grants and tax breaks to SPX if it meets hiring and investment goals. The incentives are typically matched by incentives from city and county governments. SPX makes a variety of industrial products, ranging from cooling systems for power plants to food processing components.

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• In 1888, North Carolina gave J.W. Cannon grants to plan infrastructure around his Cannon Manufacturing Company, later known as Cannon Mills. • In 1936, in the wake of the Great Depression, Mississippi aggressively pursued grants for industry to aid the state’s ailing agriculture-based economy. The state passed Gov. Hugh White’s Mississippi Industrial Act, often refered to as a turning point for incentives and industry recruitment, which would lure manufacturing operations to the state.

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Incentives aren’t new. Government has been giving industry cash, land and other perks for centuries in exchange for jobs and investment. A few examples: • In 1791, New Jersey incorporated founding father Alexander Hamilton’s private company as the nation’s first industrial park, providing tax exemptions, powers of condemnation and the ability to control a portion of the water supply. • By 1844, Pennsylvania had invested more than $100 million in the operations of private corporations, even placing government representatives on boards of the companies. The practice was discontinued due to frequent conflicts of interest.

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deal, lowering the threshold and making it better for everyone,” said Carl Ford, chairman of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. Offering companies incentives to locate or expand in Rowan County keeps the property tax rate down, Ford said. Commissioner Tina Hall, who leaves the board Dec. 6, said five “significant” companies complained to her that the county’s incentive policy isn’t fair because it excludes existing firms that can’t reach the $5 million threshold. Commissioner Jon Barber also advocates lowering the minimum investment level. Barber said he wants to update the county’s fouryear-old incentive program. “We need to dust off that policy,” Barber said. Both Barber and Commissioner Chad Mitchell said they want the policy tied to job creation. Commissioner Raymond Coltrane said he supports expanding incentives because “the value of a person having a job, whether that job is $35 per hour or $12 per hour, is pretty important.” Jim Sides, who returns to the Board of Commissioners Dec. 6, vows to never vote for a cash grant, the most common type of incentive. “Somebody needs to be

tives inside Salisbury city limits include Akzo Nobel, Food Lion, Henkel, Norandal and Walk-On Products. Cleveland will net $243,830 this year from Freightliner. China Grove will see revenue totaling $44,261 from companies with incentives, including R&L Carriers. South Salisbury, Cleveland, Locke, Woodleaf and Miller Ferry fire districts all include companies with incentives. While incentives could grow in Rowan County in coming years, opponent Jeannette Doran said she hears public outcry across the state and predicts a different trend. “I see incremental change,” said Doran, a senior staff attorney for the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law. “Governments are going to have to start listening to the public.” For 10 years, efforts to legislate incentives at the federal level have failed. But “the sentiment in Washington D.C. is changing,” Doran said. The same energy that swept Tea Party candidates into office this month “is bleeding over into these kinds of nitty gritty governance issues,” she said. Doran said she predicts a return to the fundamental principles of the constitution and a backlash against incentives.

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the gorilla slayer,” he said. Even Sides, however, supported a recently approved incentive for BCINF. The county gave the company a free, 10-year lease at Corporate Summit Park for storage. Commissioners want to find similar creative ways to encourage job growth and investment. Possibilities include assistance with grant applications, help to facilitate financing and cooperation in providing infrastructure. The city of Salisbury recently approved a unique incentive program offering cash grants to companies that rehabilitate vacant buildings. With an eye on the depressed Long Street industrial corridor, Salisbury will reimburse up to $25,000 for eligible project costs. Companies must employ one person for every $5,000 of grant funds approved. Companies that agree to create at least four jobs and spend at least $20,000 on upgrades like new windows, roof repairs and ventilation could qualify for the new grant program. Salisbury and other municipalities and fire districts benefit from incentives, according to RowanWorks Economic Development. Companies that have received an incentive in the past decade will generate $1.2 million in revenue this year for Salisbury, a RowanWorks study shows. Businesses with incen-

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Bucks starting to make their move

BY DR. WHIT GIBBONS Savannah River Ecology Lab

Q: I have lived in Alabama, Michigan, and South Carolina and have heard bullfrogs bellowing on summer nights in all of these places. I assumed they were native to each region, but I have heard recently that bullfrogs are a big environmental concern in some parts of the country. How did bullfrogs get to places where they do not belong, and has something changed to make them become a problem?

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What happens when frogs go where they shouldn’t?

A: Except for southern Florida, bullfrogs are native throughout the eastern United States into southern Canada. Within their native geographic range, where a diversity of their natural predators abounds, the population sizes of bullfrogs are constrained and kept under control. The problems you refer to are those that have occurred in the western states and other parts of the world--where bullfrogs are not a natural part of the ecosystem but have been introduced intentionally or accidentally. The voracious, predatory nature of bullfrogs is well known. They eat small snakes, birds, other frogs, and even baby alligators. Apparently they will gobble up anything that moves and will fit in their big mouth. When introduced into areas where they have no natural predators to keep them in check, bullfrogs have acquired a reputation as a major predator on native vertebrates, including some endangered species. Among the endangered species reportedly eaten by introduced bullfrogs in California and Arizona have been California tiger salamanders, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and California redlegged frogs. Although data are often difficult to document with certainty, bullfrogs have been implicated in regional declines in native amphibians and fish in other countries where they have been introduced, including Germany, Italy, and France. Bullfrogs also have the potential for spreading parasites and diseases to native amphibians that have no natural defenses against them, as well as competing with native frogs for food resources. One source of introduction of bullfrogs into parts of the country where they are not native is through the development of bullfrog farms. The big frogs, which can be up to eight inches in body length and a foot long with legs extended, are one source of frog legs, which some people consider a delicacy. Hence the reason for bullfrog farming. In the long run, bullfrog farming is generally unprofitable. As the Missouri Department of Conservation states in a document on pond management, “Successful frog farming is definitely more myth than reality.” The Missouri message was for would-be bullfrog farmers. But commercial frog farming is not a self-sustaining occupation anywhere in the world. When sources of commercial frog legs sold to restaurants and grocery stores are carefully checked, the majority are found to be from captures of wild frogs. Bullfrog farming has been attempted in areas outside of the bullfrog's natural range, resulting in the dispersal of individuals into the surrounding habitats. Bullfrogs are prolific breeders when any water is available, with females laying more than 20,000 eggs at a time. In contrast to many other frogs, the tadpoles of bullfrogs are typically resistant to predation by most fish, so that large numbers of juveniles are produced successfully from a single mating.

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Volunteers trying to make Mountains-to-Sea Trail reality BY MANDY LOCKE The News & Observer of Raleigh

DURHAM (AP) — A Saturday’s crisp fall morning was perfect for hiking enthusiasts to forge their own trail. Along the Eno River in the Falls Lake nature preserve, about 50 men and women hacked through roots and kicked aside rocks to lay down another mile of trail. Inch by inch, year after year, volunteers have created hundreds of miles of foot paths as part of the state’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, an ambitious effort that will eventually allow hikers to cover 1,000 miles across the width of North Carolina. Volunteers created one of the last two miles needed to complete a 60-mile stretch weaving through property around Falls Lake. Volunteers were confident they’d conquer that final mile by year’s end. It’s a significant moment after decades of toil. In 1977, nature enthusiasts envisioned a way to walk from the west’s Great Smokey Mountains to the east’s Outer Banks through a continuous series of nature trails. Across the state, volunteers have sliced through public and private lands to connect with existing greenways and trails, piecing together miles of walking path that one day will be a seamless route. Volunteers have been adding to the trail at Falls Lake since 1997. The end is finally in sight. “All of the sudden, we’re talking about a multiday hiking experience in the Triangle,” said Kate Dixon, executive director of the Friends of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, which oversees the project. The effort at Falls Lake was not only a milestone in a movement, but also a chance for hikers to give back to a trail system they tromp throughout the year. “I walk it, so I thought it was about time I came and gave back,” said Ann Sparrow of Chapel Hill. Sparrow hikes regularly, meeting up with other hikers in the Triangle through groups organized on the Internet.

She hiked less than a half-mile before she slapped down a fire rake near an orange flag and scraped back leaves and roots to reveal a smooth layer of dirt. Not 20 feet away, Sparrow’s friend John Ganzi did battle with a stubborn root, slamming a cutter mattock down again and again. Ganzi said he tries to volunteer once a month, paying back for his enjoyment of the state’s network of public trails. Up ahead, a team of volunteers cut down dead trees; another pair began spraying white dots on trees to help hikers keep the trail in sight. About 20 miles away, a separate group picked up litter along a stretch of the Falls Lake trail washed up by recent storms. Volunteer work such as the Falls Lake mission fuels much of the Mountains-to-Sea effort. Last year alone, people donated 20,000 hours of time to blaze new paths. They built 16 miles of trail and maintained more than 400 miles, Dixon said. The value of that free labor is more than $200,000. “Trail systems across the country couldn’t exist without volunteers,” Dixon said. Still, some projects cost money. North Carolina’s trail system got a boost in recent years by collecting federal stimulus money directed to states to jump-start a stalled work force. Projects in the Triangle, such as the expansion of the Neuse River Greenway, were among those benefitting. At Falls Lake, another federal grant and an award from the city of Durham will fund the final piece of that 60-mile trail. Volunteers hope that a 100-foot steel bridge over Lick Creek will be completed within the next two years. The engineering plans are awaiting approval from the Army Corp of Engineers. Eleven-year-old DrewRegalski of Apex can now only imagine a completed route — perhaps it’ll be done before he’s grown. He hunched over 15 feet of undisturbed forest, kicking at weeds and rocks and scraping stringy roots, and forged a little closer to that dream.

Deer hunters across the area have been hitting the woods looking to bag a deer. With an extended muzzleloader season that opened a week earlier than usual and lasted two weeks (ending Friday in the central season), hunters have nailed several trophy class bucks. A quick inspection of the trophy board at Hill’s Minnow Farm, seems to indicate that the bucks are starting to move, looking for love as the rut is in the early stages. This trend should continue for the next week or so as the rut goes into overdrive. Overall, the extra week of muzzleloader season did not seem to bring in the large number of deer as some hunters had predicted. Also, archery hunting on Sunday has not seen a large number of deer being brought into local check in stations. After deer season when the overall statewide numbers are checked, an overall picture of the deer harvest should tell the real story. Gun deer season opened in the central season Saturday. Across our area, hunters are geared up and ready. Sales of equipment, stands and corn have been steady at local sporting goods stores as hunters pick up that last piece of equipment before opening day.

Hunting reminders Safety first Always use a fall restraint system when hunting from an elevated stand. Wear a blaze orange hat or vest Be sure of your intended target and what is beyond it Let a friend or relative know where you intend to hunt and when you plan to return. Several hunting accidents have already been reported across North Carolina, including tree stand falls and shooting deaths. Most hunting accidents can be prevented by using common sense and planning for the unexpected. Free hunter safety courses are offered statewide by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. A complete list for each county can be found at by clicking hunter education or you can call 919-707-0031 for information for your county. The next scheduled course for Rowan County is Dec. 4-5 at the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department on Stokes Ferry Road near Morgan Elementary School. Start time is 9 a.m. on Dec. 4.

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sonal time to teach and to be taught, since being updated in training and teaching techniques is a requirement for certification,” said the state hunting education coordinator, Capt. Chris Huebner with the Division of Law Enforcement of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. “We appreciate them and the support of their family and friends to do this. Their time and effort saves lives and saves the state money.” There are currently 772 hunter education instructors active in North Carolina. The hunter education courses are free and include information about hunter ethics and responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, firearms, survival and first aid, as well as specialty hunting and tree stand safety. The course is a minimum of 10 hours and is accepted in every state and province in North America. All first-time license buyers must successfully complete a hunter education course before they can hunt in North Carolina or purchase a hunting license.

Cape Fear River stocking To help boost the striped bass fishery in the Cape Fear River, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission conducted the first of two stockings of this popular game fish at the Castle Street boat landing in Wilmington on Monday. The first stocking consisted of approximately 10,000 striped bass, ranging in length from 4 to 6 inches. A second stocking of more than 100,000 fish will occur in early December. The fish were produced at the Commission’s Watha State Fish Hatchery in Pender County. The Commission has stocked striped bass of various sizes in the Cape Fear River on an annual basis since 1998; however, this is the first stocking of fish that were produced using brood fish collected exclusively from the Cape Fear River. All previous stockings were from brood fish collected from the Roanoke River. “The hope is that by stocking fish raised from parents collected from the Cape Fear, the fish will imprint to the system and return years later as adults to spawn,” said Keith Ashley, a fisheries biologist with the Commission. Striped bass migrate into the Cape Fear River from the Atlantic Ocean each spring. Beginning in 2003, the Commission initiated an annual survey of the Cape Fear River striped bass stock. The objective was to obtain up-to-date information on the abundance, distribution, length, age, and sex composition of striped bass collected from the Cape Fear River. Survey results continue to document low numbers of spawning adults and poor recruitment. In an attempt to promote recovery of the fishery, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and the Commission implemented a moratorium on recreational and commercial striped bass harvest in the Cape Fear River system in 2008. “We hope that the harvest moratorium, in conjunction with this new stocking program, will ultimately result in the restoration of this important fishery on the Cape Fear River,” Ashley said.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently honored 12 hunter education instructors from across the state who had achieved 1,000 volunteer hours or more of service. Trophies and congratulations were presented during a Wildlife Commissioners’ meeting at the Wildlife Resources Commission headquarters at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The honorees and their hometowns are: Terry Boyce, Elizabeth City; John Hall, Trenton; Ernest Darden, Fayetteville; James Edwards, Stedman; Karl Koval, Hope Mills; Walter Wilson, Lillington; Cody Reed, Greensboro; Charles Kerns, Lexington; Gary Steeley, Kan■■■ napolis; Link Grass, Denver; E-mail Sgt. Anthony Sharum of Bruce Sweezy, Hickory; and the N.C. Wildlife Resources at George Pullman, Arden. “Instructors give up their per-

marcus and hunter Zimmerman show off a buck that only had one antler when it was shot with a muzzleloader in elkin.

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Ask Amy: Proposition for relations has best friend perplexed Dear Amy: One of my best friends is involved in a long-distance relationship. This past weekend his girlfriend came to visit us in our home city, and I thought things were going well. However, in an online conversation she invited me, with no hint of subtlety, to have sex with her. At first I was confused, but as the conversation continued I came to realize that she was serious! I promptly made it clear that I was not interested, and she hasn’t been in contact since. Nothing happened past the conversation, and so neither ASK of us is really AMY “guilty” of cheating. What troubles me is that my friend believes that he has found “the one.” He’s a real stand-up guy and one of my best friends, and all I want is what’s best for him, but I don’t know

if I should tell him about the conversation or just let it go. This has me wondering if she is being faithful on her end of the longdistance relationship. If I told him, I don’t think he wouldn’t believe me. He might get mad at me, but I don’t want his relationship to be screwed up by this. Is honesty always the best policy, or is an omission of truth the best choice here? — Confused Friend

your attention.” You don’t have to draw any conclusions about this girlfriend’s behavior, aside from her behavior toward you. Your friend may choose to stay with her; if so, that’s his choice and he will bear the consequences of his decision. You could expect your friend to be upset and angry. Try not to take his reaction personally, and do your best to move on, without further involvement in his relationship.

Dear Confused: You don’t have to worry about your friend believing you; presumably you have evidence of this online exchange, and I believe you should share the exchange with him. Friends tell one another the truth, and so you can prove yourself a good friend to this stand-up guy by saying, “I realize this is very hard to hear, but I care about you, first and foremost, and so I hope you will understand my motivations and realize how sorry I am for bringing this to

Dear Amy: Through a sports-related online meet-up group, I gave a virtual stranger a 65-mile ride to the destination, with the assumption that round-trip travel costs would be shared equally. On the website where this event was organized, she posted a notice saying she would share the travel expenses and toll costs. She rode back with another person and paid me nothing. Seeing as how she only traveled one way with me, would proper etiquette dictate she should’ve reim-

bursed me for half of the one-way cost and then done the same with the other party? — Stiffed Dear Stiffed: Some questions are answered by etiquette. And then there are times when a matter is more appropriately handled in smallclaims court. I’m a fan of Judge Judy, who I can visualize wagging her finger menacingly in your rider’s direction. If she had purchased a round-trip bus ticket for herself and then had gotten a ride home with a friend, the bus company wouldn’t refund half her fare; you had an agreement for a round trip and she broke the agreement. Contact her, asking for the agreed-upon reimbursement. And take this as a lesson — in the future, discuss your arrangement in advance, set a reasonable price and accept your half of the money before you depart. Dear Amy: In response to “Worried

Wife,” who has a close relative who has no job, little ambition and few prospects and is asking for money, how about making her work for her stipend? She is asking for money because someone has enabled her by giving her money her whole life. Stop the cycle and give her something to work for. My brother gave me three years’ worth of landscaping for the help I gave him. Now he has his own landscaping company! — Been There Dear Been There: Giving someone a job — rather than an open-ended stipend — is a great idea. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores. TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

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With a library of nearly 200,000 DVDs currently available to be sent to your mailbox, think of the possibilities; maybe you could cancel your cable TV service or your Netflix account. • lets members trade books, movies, music and video games for free. With about 3.5 million items up for swapping, this site offers “shopping” opportunities galore! Unlike at other sites, where you have to earn points in order to start trading, at you make one-forone trades or three-way trades and can start as soon as you sign up. When you join, you list items you have and items you want. Then the site does its matchmaking to find you a trading partner, saving you potentially hours of Web-surf-

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Decked out in more than 2 million Christmas lights, the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center reopened Monday after historic Nashville flooding shuttered the cornerstone of the city’s tourism business for six months. The hotel, known for its indoor waterfalls and gardenfilled atriums, has 2,881 guest rooms and bills itself as the largest non-gaming hotel in the continental United States. In May, flooding from the nearby Cumberland River caused about $200 million in damage and left part of the resort in up to 10 feet of water. Ten people died in Nashville after it rained 13.5 inches over two days. Among the guests Monday were newlyweds Stephen and Mary Doty of Evansville, Ind., who set their wedding date so their honeymoon would coincide with the reopening. “We’ve walked all around and there’s no sign of damage,” said Stephen, a design and engineering worker for a communication company. Four groups or conventions were meeting Monday at the hotel. Rooms are sold out this weekend, and conventions are being booked as far ahead as 2020. Room rates start at $149 on weeknights and $209 on weekends, according to the resort website. “It’s elegant, soothing,” said Pam Bush of Jamestown, R.I., a curious tourist who visited the hotel but was staying elsewhere. “They’ve put a lot of thought into traffic flow and furnishings.” The resort opened in time for several special holiday events: an interactive ice sculpture; a dinner show featuring entertainer Louise Mandrell and the Rockettes at the nearby Grand Ole Opry House, which was also forced to close because of the flooding. The Grand Ole Opry House reopened Sept. 28. According to hotel figures, 1 million visitors (some of them local) experience at least a part of the resort’s holiday activities. Nearly 120 guest rooms were damaged along with the exhibit halls and its complex mechanical, electrical and power systems. Repairs cost up to $285 million. More than 1,700 employees were laid off, but rehiring began in October and the hotel is again fully staffed. The resort’s guest rooms rep-

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A young life snuffed out he local community has been shaken by two fatal shootings within a span of three days, but beyond the fact that each ended in death, there’s no similarity between the circumstances of these two events. One was a brutal, senseless slaying that took an innocent life. In the other, a police officer who felt threatened by an assailant defended himself. The latter shooting occurred early Saturday at a residence on Stokes Ferry Road as officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. Authorities say the shooting occurred when Rick Brown ignored officers’ orders to put down a baseball bat and instead moved toward them in a threatening manner. Officer J.R. Cable shot Brown, who police say had earlier attacked and injured his father with the baseball bat. The shooting will be reviewed by the State Bureau of Investigation, as are all cases in which officers use deadly force, and its conclusions probably won’t be known for a few weeks, at the earliest. But based on the initial accounts, Chief Rory Collins said it appeared the officers at the scene responded appropriately and “in a way that was necessary, given the circumstances.” There was nothing necessary or comprehensible about the shooting of Dee Rios de la Cruz, a 20-year-old who was slain by a gunman Friday morning at the Latin Mix store in Spencer. Her death is the kind of cold-blooded killing that provokes despair and anger among those left to mourn her and wonder how human life could be deemed so cheap and disposable. As of Monday evening, police had not made an arrest in the slaying, which they believe took place during an attempted robbery. Two shootings, two very different cases. When officers pin on their badges each day, they never know what they may have to confront. Danger is, unfortunately, an escapable part of their job, no matter how well trained they may be. There’s a lengthy list of officers who’ve perished in the line of duty. But coming face to face with a brazen killer shouldn’t be part of the job description for a 20-year-old store clerk. It’s likely that someone in the community has information about the Spencer slaying that could help police make an arrest. For the sake of a young life senselessly snuffed out, as well as for the sake of public safety, let’s hope that someone comes foward. An arrest and successful prosecution would provide at least a small measure of justice for a heinous crime and the memory of Dee Rios de la Cruz, who will be buried today. Perhaps even more importantly, it would put a murderer behind bars before another defenseless victim happens to cross his path.


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Economic realities New leaders face some stark alternatives he election is over and there have been shake-ups in both Washington and Raleigh. There will be many new faces in the U.S. Congress and the North Carolina General Assembly. Although I’m an economist and not a political analyst, I think it is obvious many voters were unhappy this year, and this unhappiness had a big impact on their votes. Polls showed voters’ displeasure focused around three areas: the economy and jobs, government spending and debt, and taxes. So what can our new leaders do about this discontent, especially in these three arMICHAEL eas? Unfortunately, there are some economic realities — or WALDEN constraints — that may either limit what may be done or present unpleasant alternatives for change. The Economy. While “officially” the recession is over — because we have seen an increase in the productive output of the economy since June 2009 — the pace of economic growth has been anemic. Job improvements have been agonizingly slow. A significant part of the decrease we’ve seen in the unemployment rate is simply a result of jobless workers dropping out of the labor force and, therefore, not being counted as unemployed. So the refrain heard in political campaigns was “jobs, jobs, jobs.” But what’s holding back job creation? Is it the fear of public debt and taxes? Is it lack of confidence by consumers? Or is it something to do with what the recession did to household finances? Although a case can be made for each, I and many other economists pick answer number three. The recession devastated household wealth, destroying $15 trillion of net asset value at its peak, and this wealth is just beginning to come back. Households entered the recession with record high levels of debt (supported by the record levels of wealth). However, with wealth down, households have been forced to pay down on debt and save more. What’s left out is household spending. Households won’t be able to spend like they used to until they get their debt situation back under control. Yet, since our economy is largely driven by household spending, frugal households translate into slow economic growth. Most economists think this process — called deleveraging — will just have to proceed, perhaps for another two to five years, and there’s very little government can do about it. One view is that the frugality displayed by households today is the counterbalance to the high rates of spending and borrowing done in previous decades.


Government spending and debt. It’s been the norm in recent decades for federal spending to exceed revenues and, therefore, for the national debt to increase. In fact, in only eight years since World War II has the federal government not needed to borrow to pay its bills. But the spending and borrowing accelerated in recent years. Indeed, since 2007, almost $4 trillion has been added to the national debt. However, most of this was due to the recession. Federal government tax revenues always fall and spending always rises during recessions. Tax revenues decline because businesses and households are hurting, and spending rises because programs that help unemployed and poor households always expand during bad times. Yet once recessions end, the government red ink narrows. Indeed, the Congressional Budget Office projects the annual red ink (the budget deficit) will shrink from $1.4 trillion this fiscal year to $900 billion next year and to $750 billion the year after. This happens because tax revenues improve when the economy grows, and special anti-recessionary spending, like the stimulus plan, ends. But we’ll still have a government spending and debt problem, just as we’ve had one for most of the last 50 years. However, the cause won’t be the recession; instead, it will come from demographic and other forces causing some government programs to expand — specifically the big three of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The problem this creates for elected officials is that these are popular programs, which help the elderly and the poor. Changing them will be extremely difficult. Taxes. One recommendation heard during the political campaigns is that reducing tax rates is a way of stimulating the economy. Economists have two qualifiers to offer for this plan. While reducing tax rates may motivate more private spending and job creation, if the reduced taxes mean lower spending on public goods valued by businesses — infrastructure would be a good example — then economic growth may stall. But some claim reducing tax rates ignites so much growth that tax revenues actually rise. Economists have thoroughly studied this claim and have concluded it only happens if tax rates are at a high level, generally above 60 percent. Otherwise, tax rate cuts reduce public revenue. The election is over and now governing begins. Will tackling and solving our economic problems be easy? You decide! • • • Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University. His “You decide” columns examine issues involving economics and public policy.

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hen the newly elected Republican majority in the General Assembly looks around for something to do in January, its gaze need go no further than what is called the U6 index, a measure of joblessness in North Carolina that in many ways is far more realistic than the much better known "unemployment rate." The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U6 every three months, averaging unemployment over the past 12 months and counting a lot of people left out of the traditional tally. The bad news for legislators is that the U6 says that 17.6 percent of the North Carolina adult population is jobless, not the 9.6 percent counted in the more traditional measure for September. The U6 counts victims of the recession who are left out of the better-known rate. These people may have exhausted their unemployment benefits, given up on looking for jobs or taken part-time work. The U6 says that there are 855,000 North Carolina unemployed while the traditional rate says 430,283. And the U6 shows that 42 percent of the unemployed have been so for six months or more. There's no doubt that this kind of joblessness and economic malaise contributed to


The U6 index says that 17.6 percent of the North Carolina adult population is jobless, not the 9.6 percent counted in the more traditional measure for September. the big Republican victories. GOP candidates said that they would work to restore jobs, and these numbers indicate that there is an enormous need for them to do so. As Republican legislators go about organizing their leadership team for 2011, however, there are disturbing indications that some of the leaders may not have gotten the message, may not have seen the enormity of the task that confronts them in these hundreds of thousands of unemployed. ... Turning an economy around is not easy, and there is only so much that a state government can do when a recession is international in scope. But that does not mean that the new legislature can take its eyes off the target that voters chose them to hit. The U6 clearly defines that target. It's the real unemployment rate.

For many years the neighbors of Meadowbrook community have shared the love of a big white cat named Playful. In times of grief or loss, Playful seemed to grace the yard of the neighbor who needed support and love. He was a loving pet who responded to being petted and rubbed. One neighbor took care that he had his rabies shots, and others provided food, shelter and love to him. On Saturday, Nov. 13, I returned home to hear a mournful “meow” and discovered Playful lying in my yard with a traumatic abdominal wound. The pain he was experiencing was evident. I don’t know if his injuries were inflicted by human or animal. If human, no punishment is severe enough for what you did. If animal, God takes care of his creatures. I feel God sometimes needs another pet and chooses special ones to be with him and all the good people in heaven. Thus, I feel Playful is guarding the gates of heaven and reuniting with old friends he’s known from Meadowbrook. Special thanks to the young lady who came from Animal Control to take Playful to be euthanized (I failed to get her name.) when all attempts to obtain veterinary care failed. Thanks to Elizabeth Smith, who came and was helpful and supportive to obtain resourceful aid for a friend. I appreciate Katherine Boger for her love and support, as Playful was a childhood friend of hers. (She’s my daughter as well.) I feel honored that Playful came to my yard to say goodbye, and I felt the good neighbors of Meadowbrook deserved to know where their friend had gone. May God bless us all. — Rachel Boger Salisbury

Inmate education Education is a constant subject of the news. We hear about receding scores, increased dropouts, teachers being underpaid and underqualified. This is a shame for our children, certainly, but other individuals share this problem — prison inmates. Also, it’s a fact that inmates are often under-educated before prison. While there, in the state of North Carolina, inmates have few opportunities to change that. GEDs are offered, but today that’s not enough. All know a college education is needed for inmates to return to society as productive citizens, not as repeat offenders. The state does offer courses through the UNC Outreach Program but only if inmates are within five years of release and infraction free. Inmates with life sentences don’t qualify. Surprisingly, even if inmates want to pay for courses themselves, they can’t. The state Department of Corrections won’t allow it. The reason: to protect inmates and their families from wasting money on unaccredited schools. Are they now “Big Brother,” dictating how inmates’ families invest their money? This is violating the state’s Constitution and is morally wrong. Refusing inmates opportunities to better themselves continues the pattern of deviance inside and outside prison. Is this the goal of the Department of Corrections? Repeat offenders mean more tax dollars drained from taxpayers, all to accomplish nothing. — Travis Jones Marion Correctional Institution

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt shift that’s likely to cement a dramatic change in the ways of Congress, the top Republican in the Senate on Monday fell into line behind demands by House leaders and tea party activists for a moratorium on pork-barrel projects known as “earmarks.” Earmarking is the longtime Washington practice in which lawmakers insert money for home-state projects like road and bridge work into spending bills. Critics say that peppering most spending bills with hundreds or even thousands of such projects creates a go-alongget-along mindset that ensures that Washington spending goes unchecked. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has long defended the practice, said he’s now heeding the message that

Sheriff says 3 may have been killed; 13year-old girl rescued MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Fearing the worst, in-

vestigators searched a lake for three missing people Monday after a teenage girl who disappeared along with them was rescued, bound and gagged, from the basement of a man’s home nearby. Sheriff David Barber conceded that 13-year-old Sarah Maynard’s mother, brother and a family friend may be dead. All four vanished last Wednesday from the girl’s home, which was found splattered with blood, police said. “We still would like to retain a hopeful attitude,” the sheriff said, “but we have to be realistic.” On Sunday, Sarah was rescued from the home of 30year-old ex-convict Matthew J. Hoffman, who was arrested and charged with her kidnapping. The sheriff would not discuss details of Sarah’s ordeal. “She is a very brave little girl,” Barber said. “Under the circumstances, a 13-year-old girl being held captive for four days by a total stranger ... I would call her the epitome of bravery.”

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voters sent in midterm elections that swept Democrats from power in the House. He said he can’t accuse Democrats of ignoring the wishes of the American people and then do the same thing. McConnell’s move heads off a battle with conservative Republican senators who had signaled that they would force a vote Tuesday on banning the practice. That vote is now a formality. “Nearly every day that the Senate’s been in session for the past two years, I have come down to this spot and said that Democrats are ignoring the wishes of the American people,” McConnell said in a surprise announcement from the Senate floor. “When it comes to earmarks, I won’t be guilty of the same thing.”

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“This is premature,” Ed Mitchell of Apollo 14 wrote in an e-mail. “We aren’t ready for this yet.” Also cool to the idea was NASA. President Barack Obama has already outlined a plan to go to Mars by the mid-2030s. But he never suggested these space travelers wouldn’t come home.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York walked out of his ethics trial in protest, a House panel began closed-door deliberations Monday on 13 counts of financial and alleged fundraising misconduct that could bring formal condemnation. Only recently one of the most powerful members of Congress, Rangel was reduced to pleading in vain for colleagues to give him time to raise money for a lawyer before taking up the charges. The 80-year-old congressman left even before they said no, and the rare proceeding — only the second for this type of hearing in two decades — went on without him. An ethics committee panel of four Democrats and four Republicans was sitting as a jury in the case late Monday. The official acting as prosecutor said the facts were so clear there was no need to call witnesses, and panel members agreed. If the panel members decide Rangel violated any House rules, the full committee will hold a hearing on how he should be punished. The most likely sanction would be a House vote deploring his conduct. Rangel, a 20-term congressman representing New York’s famed Harlem neighborhood, implored the ethics panel for further delay, saying that “50 years of public service is on the line.” But the panel basically decided that the 21⁄2 -year-old case had gone on long enough — and Congress had little time left to deal with it in the lame duck session that commenced Monday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a week before the Thanksgiving travel crush, federal air security officials were struggling to reassure rising numbers of fliers and airline workers outraged by new anti-terrorism screening procedures they consider invasive and harmful. Across the country, passengers simmered over being forced to choose scans by full-body image detectors or probing pat-downs. Top federal security officials said Monday that the procedures were safe and necessary sacrifices to ward off terror attacks. “It’s all about security,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “It’s all about everybody recognizing their role.” Despite officials’ insistence that they had taken care to prepare the American flying public, the flurry of criticism from private citizens to airline pilots’ groups suggested that Napolitano and other federal officials had been caught off guard. At the San Diego airport, a software engineer posted an Internet blog item saying he had been ejected after being threatened with a fine and lawsuit for refusing a groin check after turning down a full-body scan. The passenger, John Tyner, said he told a federal Transportation Security Administration worker, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested.”

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Police say building collapse in New Delhi kills 32 NEW DELHI (AP) — A four-story building collapsed in a congested neighborhood in New Delhi Monday, killing at least 32 people and injuring 60 others, a top police official said. Many more people were trapped under debris after the building on the Indian capital’s east side collapsed, said B.K. Gupta, New Delhi police commissioner. Local residents, who were the first to reach the scene of the accident, used their bare hands to scoop away mud and mortar and pull out survivors. Emergency efforts were hampered as fire engines found it difficult to navigate the narrow alleys of the residential neighborhood of Lalita Park. Residents helped carry the injured to vehicles and to transport them to nearby hospitals. Police, firefighters and locals tried to remove concrete slabs as hun-

dreds of people crowded around or peered down from rooftops of nearby buildings. New Delhi’s top elected official, Sheila Dikshit, who reached the site to oversee rescue operations, said at 30 people were still trapped under the rubble. She said it was not immediately possible to say what had caused the accident but promised to order an inquiry. Another local government official, A.K. Walia, told Press Trust of India news agency that this year’s unusually heavy monsoon rains could have weakened the foundation of the decades-old building. Poor construction material and inadequate foundations often are blamed for building collapses in India. In New Delhi, where land aSSoCiaTed preSS is at a premium, unscrupulous builders add additional indian rescue workers and onlookers search the rubble and gather at the scene of a building collapse in New delhi, india, floors to existing structures late Monday. police say at least 32 people are dead and 60 others are injured in the incident after a four-story building coloften flouting building laws. lapsed in a neighborhood in eastern New delhi.

High-rise apartment building fire in Shanghai leaves 49 dead Hong Kong broadcaster Phoenix TV that he and his wife were napping in their 23rd floor apartment when they smelled smoke. He said they climbed down the scaffolding four stories before being rescued by firefighters. An unidentified woman told Shanghai television her only option was to climb down the scaffolding. “If I jumped I would die, if I stayed (in the building) I would die,” she said. Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu, China’s top policeman, called Tuesday for an investigation into the cause of the fire. He said anyone responsible for the blaze would be punished by the law. Survivors were taken to nine Shanghai hospitals, and a doctor at Jing’an Central Hospital surnamed Zhang said more than 20 seriously hurt people had been admitted for treatment. Most of the

survivors had suffered asphyxia from the smoke fumes, another doctor said. Shanghai state television showed survivors at another hospital in the city, covered in thick blankets as they emerged from a high-pressure oxygen chamber. The state-run news website cited a construction worker surnamed Qian who escaped from the 28th story as saying crews were installing energy-saving insulation when the fire occurred. Xinhua quoted local residents as saying the building was built in the 1990s and housed mainly teachers from several schools in Jing’an District, many of them retirees. Shanghai, a city of 20 million and venue of the recently concluded World Expo, has seen a construction frenzy in recent years, ranging from high rises that dot its skyline to new subway lines, high-

ways and airport upgrades. But unsafe building work remains a chronic problem in China. Last year, a nearly finished 13-story apartment building in Shanghai collapsed, killing one worker. Investigations showed that excavated dirt piled next to the building may have caused the collapse.

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SHANGHAI (AP) — Investigators searched Tuesday for the cause of a fire that engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China’s business center of Shanghai, killing 49 people and sending residents scrambling down scaffolding to escape. The official Xinhua news agency cited a witness saying the fire began when building materials caught alight. The blaze spread to scaffolding and then to the 28-story apartment block itself, which houses a number of retired teachers. The government said more than 100 fire trucks were called to battle the blaze, which was largely put out about four hours later. Firefighters could be seen taking bodies from the building, while survivors were rushed away in ambulances. Other survivors were housed overnight in a gym of a nearby retirement home. Xinhua said Tuesday morning that the death toll had risen to 49. It did not give an updated figure for the number of injured after earlier saying more than 90 were hurt. There were sad scenes at hospitals as relatives searched for their loved ones. At Jing’an hospital, the father of Wang Yinxing, a 30year-old woman who lived on the 22nd floor of the building, searched a list of survivors at the hospital but could not find his daughter’s name. “She called her husband and said: ‘It’s on fire! I have escaped from the 22nd floor

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Firefighters spray water on an apartment building on fire in the downtown area of Shanghai, east China, on. The state news agency says the fire in the high-rise apartment building in China's business center of Shanghai has killed 49 people and injured more than 90. to the 24th floor,’ but then the phone got cut off,” the father, Wang Zhiliang, 65, said with tears in his eyes. “That was the last we heard from her.”


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Avery inks with Radford BY MIKE LONDON


West Rowan guard Ayana Avery sits in front of, from right: her father, Stuart, her brother, Keshun, her mother, Dorothy, and her coach, Erich Epps.

Standing of rivals reversed

MOUNT ULLA — When she was 5 years old, West Rowan’s Ayana Avery rarely went anywhere without a basketball tucked under her arm. Stuart Avery was taking his talented daughter to the YMCA and to the Cleveland courts to shoot buckets by the time she was 6. She still bounced the ball with both hands simultaneously, but she was filling it up from 15 feet. Stuart next taught her the art of dribbling, and she started playing head-to-head with the boys. “The boys didn’t let her get away with much,” Stuart said. “When Ayana was 8, she started making 3s. When she was 8 or 9, that’s when she

started crossing them up.” The swishing 3 from the volleyball line and the wicked crossover are still part of Avery’s game, and she has developed into one the greatest scorers Rowan County has produced. Arguably, she has the best right-handed floater anyone in the county — male or female — has ever perfected. She scored 42 points against a good North Iredell team late last season, and about 20 came on those banked-in floaters. Her left hand isn’t weak, it’s just not as strong as her right. “If they ever stop the right-handed shot, then I’ll show I can go left,” Avery said with a laugh. Avery signed with Radford’s Highlanders

last week. She enjoyed a party, complete with Hershey’s cake and pizza, with teammates and family at the school on Monday. Avery joins Salisbury’s Ashia Holmes — a high school adversary and Carolina Elite AAU teammate — in Radford’s recruiting class. Radford is a Virginia school that competes in the Division I Big South Conference with schools such as Winthrop, UNC Asheville, Liberty, Coastal Carolina, High Point and GardnerWebb. “Ayana got a lot of good summer exposure with her AAU team,” West Rowan coach Erich Epps said.



BY AARON BEARD Associated Press

RALEIGH — For the past two seasons, N.C. State has been a step or two behind North Carolina heading into their rivalry game. Yet the Wolfpack beat the Tar Heels each time. Now N.C. State has to prove it can win when the roles are reversed. This time, N.C. State is on course to win the Atlantic Division and reach the ACC championship game. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels are the ones playing through adversity as they try to improve their bowl standing. “It’s definitely been different from years past,” North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates said Monday. “We’re going YATES to do whatever we can to win no matter what the situation is. Hopefully the outcome will be flip-flopped, too.” N.C. State (7-3, 4-2 ACC) has won all three meetings since Tom O’Brien took over in Raleigh and Butch Davis arrived in Chapel Hill. The Wolfpack can one-up the Tar Heels (6-4, 3-3) in another regard by beating them Saturday, then winning at Maryland to close the regular season. That would make N.C. State the first of the two rivals to reach the league title game. “There’s not any more on the line than any time we play North Carolina,” O’Brien said. “It’s a game that’s very special and very important to our O’BRIEN school. ... There’s no added significance one way or another. Now the bonus is if we win, we keep going.” O’Brien has proven he can keep his team focused going into the emotional rivalry game. His team had the better record only once — the first meeting in 2007 — yet has played some of its best football in this game while Davis’ Tar Heels haven’t. Two seasons ago, N.C. State was fighting to become bowl eligible while the Tar Heels were ranked 25th nationally. The Wolfpack won that one 41-10 in Kenan Stadium, which was practically empty by the time the clock expired.


Running back Travis Riley has returned from severe injuries to his right knee and leg. He rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns against Concord.

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Sheldon Saddler, left, high-fives Hunter Morris during a win over Mount Pleasant.

KANNAPOLIS — When A.L. Brown right guard Sheldon Saddler learned he’d been selected for the Shrine Bowl earlier this month, 276 pounds of manchild started bouncing around on the practice field. RILEY “The person who told me I was on the team was (teammate) Travis Riley because Travis finds stuff out before anyone else,” Saddler said. “I got very excited at first, but then you just start to feel really honored. Once you look at that

Shrine Bowl list, you start realizing who’s not on there. “(Carson running back) Shaun Warren’s not on there, and (Hickory Ridge’s) Danny Book and Brian Baltimore aren’t on there, and they were great at the combine. I made up my mind right then to represent for those guys who deserved to be on there and didWARREN n’t get it.” The player Saddler originally was most determined to represent for was Riley. But in a surprise announcement, he has been named to the team as an injury replacement.



TV Sports Tuesday, Nov. 16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Ohio at Temple MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 a.m. ESPN — Stony Brook at Monmouth 8 a.m. ESPN — Robert Morris at Kent St. 10 a.m. ESPN — Northeastern at S. Illinois Noon ESPN — Oral Roberts at Tulsa 2 p.m. ESPN — La Salle at Baylor 4 p.m. ESPN — Virginia Tech at Kansas St. 6 p.m. ESPN — Ohio St. at Florida ESPN2 — Baylor at Connecticut 8 p.m. ESPN — Butler at Louisville 10 p.m. ESPN — South Carolina at Michigan St. VERSUS — Arizona St. at New Mexico 11 p.m. ESPN2 — San Diego St. at Gonzaga WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Baylor at Connecticut NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Philadelphia at Montreal

Area schedule

LSU 5-1 9-1 Alabama 5-2 8-2 4-2 8-2 Arkansas Mississippi State 3-3 7-3 Mississippi 1-5 4-6 Thursday’s game Georgia State at Alabama, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Troy at South Carolina, 12:21 p.m. Appalachian State at Florida, 12:30 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi at LSU, 8 p.m.

Conference USA C-USA Overall Eastern UCF 5-1 7-3 East Carolina 5-1 6-4 4-2 7-3 Southern Miss Marshall 3-3 4-6 UAB 2-4 3-7 0-6 1-9 Memphis Western C-USA Overall Tulsa 4-2 7-3 4-2 5-5 SMU Houston 4-3 5-5 UTEP 3-4 6-5 2-4 4-6 Tulane Rice 1-5 2-8 Saturday’s games East Carolina at Rice, 1 p.m. Marshall at SMU, 3 p.m. UCF at Tulane, 3:30 p.m. Memphis at UAB, 4 p.m. Houston at Southern Miss, 8 p.m. Tulsa at UTEP

NFL Tuesday, November 16 COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Brevard at Pfeiffer 7 p.m. Catawba at Barton PREP BOYS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. North Hills at Sheets Memorial

Prep football West playoffs 4AA MIDWEST (4) NW Guilford at (1) Richmond Co. (3) Greensboro Page at (2) Butler WEST (4) Ardrey Kell at (1) Mallard Creek (7) Hopewell at (3) Charlotte Vance 4A MIDWEST (5) Davie at (1) Mount Tabor (7) HP Central at (3) Ragsdale WEST (4) Sun Valley at (1) A.C. Reynolds (6) West Charlotte at (2) Porter Ridge 3AA MIDWEST (4) Statesville at (1) A.L. Brown (6) Weddington at (2) Charlotte Catholic WEST (5) Asheville Erwin at (1) South Point (3) Crest at (2) Morganton Freedom 3A MIDWEST (4) NW Cabarrus at (1) West Rowan (3) Concord at (2) Carson WEST (4) Asheville at (1) Burns (3) East Henderson at (2) Hibriten 2AA MIDWEST (5) Berry at (1) Piedmont (7) Forest Hills at (3) Salisbury WEST (4) Wilkes Central at (1) Pisgah (6) Black Mountain Owen at (2) Shelby 2A MIDWEST (4) Lexington at (1) Cummings (2) Carver at (3) Thomasville WEST (4) Mountain Heritage at (1) Lincolnton (7) East Rutherford at (3) Polk County 1AA MIDWEST (5) Albemarle at (1) Mount Airy (6) West Montgomery at (2) Monroe WEST (4) Swain County at (1) Avery County (7) Mitchell County at (3) West Wilkes 1A MIDWEST (4) North Stokes at (1) Lakewood (3) Rosewood at (2) Hobbton WEST (4) Andrews at (1) Murphy (3) Elkin at (2) Robbinsville

East playoffs 3A MIDEAST (4) S. Johnston at (1) NE Guilford (7) Mount Pleasant at (3) E. Alamance

College football D-II playoffs First round Saturday, Nov. 20 Colorado Mines (9-2) at Grand Valley St. (10-1), Noon Morehouse (8-2) at Wingate (8-2), Noon North Alabama (8-3) at Valdosta St. (8-2), Noon Shaw (9-2) at Shepherd (9-1), Noon Bloomsburg (9-2) at California, Pa. (10-1), Noon Hillsdale (9-2) at St. Cloud State (9-2), 1 p.m. West Texas A&M (8-3) at Central Missouri (9-2), 1 p.m. Missouri Western St. (8-3) at Northwest Missouri St. (9-1), 1 p.m. Second Round Saturday, Nov. 27 Morehouse-Wingate winner at Albany St., Ga. (10-0), Noon Shaw-Shepherd winner at Kutztown (10-1), Noon Bloomsburg-California, Pa. winner at Mercyhurst (9-2), Noon Hillsdale-St. Cloud State winner at Minnesota-Duluth (11-0), 1 p.m. Colorado Mines-Grand Valley St. winner at Augustana, S.D. (10-1), 1 p.m. West Texas A&M-Central Missouri winner at Abilene Christian (11-0), 1 p.m. Missouri Western St.-Northwest Missouri St. winner at Texas A&M-Kingsville (10-1), 1 p.m. North Alabama-Valdosta St. winner at Delta St. (8-3), 1 p.m.

Standings Southern SC Overall Appalachian State 7-1 9-1 Wofford 6-1 8-2 Chattanooga 5-2 5-4 Georgia Southern 4-3 6-4 Elon 4-3 5-5 Furman 3-4 5-5 Samford 2-5 4-6 Western Carolina 1-6 2-8 The Citadel 0-7 2-8 Saturday’s games Appalachian State at Florida, 12:30 p.m. Chattanooga at Wofford, 1:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Furman, 2 p.m. The Citadel at Samford, 2 p.m. Western Carolina at Elon, 3 p.m.


SEC Eastern South Carolina Florida Georgia Kentucky Tennessee Vanderbilt Western Auburn

SEC 5-3 4-4 3-5 2-5 1-5 1-6 SEC 7-0

Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 7 2 0 .778 208 150 N.Y. Jets New England 7 2 0 .778 258 214 Miami 5 4 0 .556 172 192 1 8 0 .111 164 245 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 6 3 0 .667 240 185 5 4 0 .556 241 179 Tennessee Jacksonville 5 4 0 .556 196 250 Houston 4 5 0 .444 217 257 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 6 3 0 .667 196 165 6 3 0 .667 200 162 Pittsburgh Cleveland 3 6 0 .333 172 182 Cincinnati 2 7 0 .222 184 213 West W L T Pct PF PA 5 4 0 .556 235 188 Oakland Kansas City 5 4 0 .556 212 194 San Diego 4 5 0 .444 239 197 3 6 0 .333 203 252 Denver NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 6 3 0 .667 257 209 N.Y. Giants 6 3 0 .667 236 193 Washington 4 5 0 .444 183 229 Dallas 2 7 0 .222 194 252 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 7 2 0 .778 222 175 New Orleans 6 3 0 .667 201 151 6 3 0 .667 188 206 Tampa Bay CAROLINA 1 8 0 .111 104 215 North W L T Pct PF PA 6 3 0 .667 175 146 Chicago Green Bay 6 3 0 .667 221 143 Minnesota 3 6 0 .333 169 195 2 7 0 .222 215 202 Detroit West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 5 4 0 .556 166 199 St. Louis 4 5 0 .444 160 164 San Francisco 3 6 0 .333 160 198 Arizona 3 6 0 .333 175 261 Monday’s Game Philadelphia 59, Washington 28 Thursday, Nov. 18 Chicago at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at CAROLINA, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.

Monday’s sum Eagles 59, Redskins 28 Philadelphia Washington

28 17 14 0 — 59 0 14 7 7 — 28 First Quarter Phi—D.Jackson 88 pass from Vick (Akers kick), 14:42. Phi—Vick 7 run (Akers kick), 10:17. Phi—McCoy 11 pass from Vick (Akers kick), 5:02. Phi—Harrison 50 run (Akers kick), 1:55. Second Quarter Phi—Maclin 48 pass from Vick (Akers kick), 14:51. Was—Young 3 pass from McNabb (Gano kick), 14:15. Was—K.Williams 6 pass from McNabb (Gano kick), 9:39. Phi—Vick 6 run (Akers kick), 3:34. Phi—FG Akers 48, :25. Third Quarter Was—K.Williams 4 run (Gano kick), 11:27. Phi—Avant 3 pass from Vick (Akers kick), 6:15. Phi—D.Patterson 40 interception return (Akers kick), 5:19. Fourth Quarter Was—K.Williams 32 run (Gano kick), 11:16. A—84,912. Was Phi First downs 28 15 Total Net Yards 592 375 38-260 18-105 Rushes-yards Passing 332 270 Punt Returns 4-36 1-6 4-66 7-169 Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. 3-47 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-28-0 17-31-3 1-1 2-25 Sacked-Yards Lost Punts 4-39.8 6-50.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0 6-35 6-41 Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 38:11 21:49 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Philadelphia, Harrison 11109, Vick 8-80, McCoy 11-43, Buckley 5-13, Maclin 1-11, D.Jackson 1-5, Kolb 1-(minus 1). Washington, K.Williams 16-89. PASSING—Philadelphia, Vick 20-28-0333. Washington, McNabb 17-31-3-295. RECEIVING—Philadelphia, Avant 5-76, McCoy 5-51, Maclin 4-79, D.Jackson 2-98, Celek 2-8, Harrison 1-15, Schmitt 1-6. Washington, K.Williams 4-50, Armstrong 3-83, Moss 3-28, Cooley 3-23, Davis 1-71, Sellers 1-28, R.Williams 1-9, Young 1-3.

College hoops Standings SAC

Atlantic ACC Overall Florida State 5-2 7-3 N.C. State 4-2 7-3 Maryland 4-2 7-3 Clemson 3-4 5-5 Boston College 3-4 5-5 Wake Forest 1-6 2-8 Coastal ACC Overall Virginia Tech 6-0 8-2 Miami 5-2 7-3 North Carolina 3-3 6-4 Georgia Tech 3-4 5-5 Duke 1-5 3-7 Virginia 1-5 4-6 Saturday’s games Virginia at Boston College, Noon N.C. State at North Carolina, Noon Duke at Georgia Tech, 1:30 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest, 2 p.m. Virginia Tech at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Florida State at Maryland, 8 p.m.

Overall 7-3 6-4 5-6 6-5 4-6 2-8 Overall 11-0

Men SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 0-0 1-0 Catawba 0-0 1-1 Anderson 0-0 1-1 Mars Hill 0-0 1-1 Tusculum 0-0 1-2 Wingate 0-0 0-1 Carson-Newman 0-0 0-1 Lenoir-Rhyne 0-0 0-1 Newberry 0-0 0-1 Brevard 0-0 0-0 Monday’s games Tusculum 70, Hiwassee 44 Mount Olive 63, Lenoir-Rhyne 59 Mars Hill 100, Lees-McRae 87 Armstrong Atlantic 75, Wingate 71 Tuesday’s game Anderson at South Carolina State

CIAA Men Northern Bowie State Virginia State Elizabeth City State Chowan Virginia Union St. Paul’s Lincoln Southern Fayetteville State St. Augustine’s

CIAA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 CIAA 0-0 0-0



Overall 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Overall 2-0 1-0

Shaw 0-0 1-0 Livingstone 0-0 1-1 0-0 Winston-Salem State 0-0 Johnson C. Smith 0-0 0-0 Monday’s games Virginia State 65, Pfeiffer 52 Bowie State 87, District of Columbia 81 Fayetteville State 83, St. Andrews 77 Tuesday’s game Barton at Chowan

ACC Men ACC Overall Maryland 0-0 3-0 0-0 2-0 Florida State Virginia 0-0 2-0 Clemson 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 Boston College North Carolina 0-0 1-0 N.C. State 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 Virginia Tech Miami 0-0 1-0 Duke 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-1 Georgia Tech Wake Forest 0-0 1-1 Monday’s games Virginia 74, USC Upstate 54 Wake Forest 63, Hampton 56 Clemson 78, Wofford 70 Kennesaw St. 80, Georgia Tech 63 Miami at Memphis, late Tuesday’s games Virginia Tech at Kansas State, 4 p.m., ESPN Wake Forest vs. VCU, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Florida State, 7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) vs. Duke, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU Wednesday’s game Albany at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Notable boxes Wake 63, Hampton 56 HAMPTON (0-1) Agbelese 1-4 1-2 3, Funches 6-16 1-2 14, Pellum 6-22 2-6 15, Tunnell 1-5 0-0 2, Morgan II 3-13 1-2 8, Tuitt 1-6 2-4 4, Dunning 0-1 1-2 1, Reed 1-2 0-2 2, Lola-Charles 3-3 1-1 7. Totals 22-72 9-21 56. WAKE FOREST (1-1) McKie 8-11 4-7 21, Walker 1-5 2-2 4, Terrell 2-9 4-4 8, Clark 1-4 3-4 5, Harris 4-10 3-6 13, Stewart 0-3 3-4 3, Tabb 1-3 1-2 3, Desrosiers 3-5 0-0 6, Ingle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-50 20-29 63. Halftime—Wake Forest 34-23. 3-Point Goals—Hampton 3-21 (Funches 1-2, Pellum 1-8, Morgan II 1-8, Tuitt 0-1, Tunnell 01, Dunning 0-1), Wake Forest 3-9 (Harris 24, McKie 1-1, Terrell 0-2, Stewart 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Hampton 43 (Funches 10), Wake Forest 47 (Stewart 10). Assists—Hampton 8 (Funches 3), Wake Forest 8 (Clark, Harris 2). Total Fouls— Hampton 24, Wake Forest 21. A—7,570.

Kennesaw 80, Ga. Tech 63 GEORGIA TECH (1-1) Udofia 2-6 1-2 5, Shumpert 3-11 13-14 20, D. Miller 1-2 1-2 3, Oliver 5-13 0-0 12, Rice Jr. 7-11 0-1 15, M. Miller 0-3 0-0 0, Storrs 0-1 0-0 0, Morris 0-6 0-0 0, Holsey 37 2-2 8. Totals 21-60 17-21 63. KENNESAW STATE (2-0) Cummings 6-13 1-2 13, Dixon 8-17 6-8 27, Green 6-13 5-6 19, Anderson 4-6 1-2 9, Osemhen 0-1 0-0 0, McConnell 3-8 1-2 10, Sabic 0-1 0-0 0, Dawson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-60 14-20 80. Halftime—Kennesaw State 41-26. 3-Point Goals—Georgia Tech 4-14 (Oliver 2-6, Rice Jr. 1-3, Shumpert 1-4, M. Miller 0-1), Kennesaw State 10-23 (Dixon 5-10, McConnell 36, Green 2-4, Cummings 0-1, Sabic 0-1, Anderson 0-1). Fouled Out—Shumpert. Rebounds—Georgia Tech 38 (Oliver 7), Kennesaw State 34 (Green 12). Assists—Georgia Tech 9 (M. Miller, Oliver, Rice Jr. 2), Kennesaw State 16 (Dixon 6). Total Fouls—Georgia Tech 20, Kennesaw State 16. A—4,784.

Clemson 78, Wofford 70 WOFFORD (0-2) Johnson 3-6 3-4 9, Dahlman 5-8 7-9 17, Rundles 3-5 2-2 10, Diggs 2-6 2-4 6, Loesing 5-10 2-2 14, Giltner 2-5 0-1 6, Crowell 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 2-6 4-4 8. Totals 22-46 20-26 70. CLEMSON (2-0) Booker 4-8 1-2 10, Grant 5-5 3-5 13, Stitt 4-9 4-6 12, Smith 3-6 0-0 7, Young 2-7 5-6 11, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Baciu 1-1 0-0 2, Stanton 1-2 4-4 6, Narcisse 2-3 0-0 4, Jennings 3-7 5-7 11. Totals 26-50 22-30 78. Halftime—Clemson 40-30. 3-Point Goals—Wofford 6-14 (Rundles 2-3, Giltner 2-4, Loesing 2-5, Diggs 0-1, Martin 0-1), Clemson 4-11 (Young 2-3, Smith 1-2, Booker 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Jennings 0-1, Stitt 02). Fouled Out—Diggs, Grant, Johnson, Smith. Rebounds—Wofford 25 (Johnson 6), Clemson 29 (Grant, Stitt 6). Assists—Wofford 13 (Diggs, Loesing 3), Clemson 12 (Young 4). Total Fouls—Wofford 26, Clemson 25. A—7,900.

Virginia 74, USC Upstate 54 S.C.-UPSTATE (0-2) Glenn 2-5 0-0 4, Rogers 3-4 0-0 8, Chavis 2-9 2-2 8, Dukes 6-8 2-5 19, Cook 2-3 1-1 5, Porchea 0-0 0-0 0, Hash 0-1 0-0 0, Sloan 1-4 0-0 2, Uzochukwu 0-1 0-0 0, Craig 2-8 0-0 5, Olomuwiya 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 19-44 610 54. VIRGINIA (2-0) Scott 6-9 7-7 19, Sene 1-2 0-0 2, Evans 4-7 2-4 10, Farrakhan 4-8 2-2 11, Harrell 23 0-2 5, Harris 3-6 1-1 8, Baron 3-4 6-7 14, Sherrill 1-5 0-0 2, Mitchell 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 25-47 19-25 74. Halftime—Virginia 31-28. 3-Point Goals— S.C.-Upstate 10-23 (Dukes 5-5, Rogers 23, Chavis 2-8, Craig 1-3, Glenn 0-1, Hash 0-1, Sloan 0-2), Virginia 5-15 (Baron 2-3, Harrell 1-2, Farrakhan 1-4, Harris 1-4, Sherrill 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— S.C.-Upstate 18 (Glenn 6), Virginia 35 (Scott 12). Assists—S.C.-Upstate 13 (Cook 4), Virginia 13 (Baron, Harrell 3). Total Fouls—S.C.Upstate 19, Virginia 14. A—7,751.

AP Top 25 Pts Pvs Record 1. Duke (58) 1-0 1,617 1 2. Michigan St. (7) 1-0 1,558 2 1-0 1,422 3 3. Kansas St. 4. Ohio St. 1-0 1,379 4 5. Pittsburgh 3-0 1,325 5 1-0 1,197 6 6. Villanova 7. Kansas 1-0 1,178 7 8. North Carolina 1-0 1,021 8 9. Florida 1-0 1,017 9 10. Syracuse 2-0 967 10 11. Gonzaga 2-0 911 12 12. Kentucky 1-0 887 11 13. Illinois 3-0 834 13 14. Purdue 1-0 772 14 15. Missouri 0-0 685 15 16. Butler 1-0 626 17 17. Baylor 1-0 587 16 17. Washington 1-0 587 18 19. Memphis 1-0 540 19 20. Georgetown 1-0 333 20 21. Temple 2-0 289 22 22. Virginia Tech 1-0 271 21 23. BYU 1-0 228 24 24. Tennessee 1-0 194 23 25. San Diego St. 1-0 162 25 Others receiving votes: Texas 130, Wisconsin 113, West Virginia 43, Georgia 42, Minnesota 41, Florida St. 37, UNLV 21, Wichita St. 20, Richmond 18, Vanderbilt 16, N.C. State 9, Connecticut 8, Colorado 7, Arizona 6, Mississippi St. 6, Murray St. 6, UCLA 4, Maryland 3, Ohio 3, Utah St. 3, Appalachian St. 1, Portland 1.

USA Today/ESPN Poll Record 1. Duke (29) 1-0 2. Michigan State (2) 1-0 3. Kansas State 1-0 4. Pittsburgh 3-0 5. Ohio State 1-0 6. Kansas 1-0 7. Villanova 1-0 8. North Carolina 1-0 9. Purdue 1-0 10. Florida 1-0 11. Syracuse 2-0 12. Gonzaga 2-0 13. Kentucky 1-0 14. Missouri 0-0 15. Washington 1-0 16. Illinois 3-0 17. Baylor 1-0 18. Butler 1-0 19. Memphis 1-0 20. Temple 2-0 21. Georgetown 1-0 22. Texas 2-0 23. Tennessee 1-0 24. Virginia Tech 1-0 25. Wisconsin 1-0

Pts Pvs 773 1 743 2 676 3 656 4 648 5 568 7 557 6 476 9 475 8 456 11 441 13 434 12 433 10 362 15 348 17 335 16 308 14 267 18 209 19 136 22 128 21 110 25 92 20 82 23 78 24

Others receiving votes: San Diego State 72, BYU 62, Minnesota 30, Florida State 17, UCLA 15, UNLV 14, West Virginia 14, Wichita State 9, Mississippi State 8, Vanderbilt 8, Texas A&M 7, Richmond 6, Georgia 4, New Mexico 4, Utah State 4, Marquette 2, Saint Mary’s 2, Arizona 1, Dayton 1, Maryland 1, Murray State 1, N.C. State 1, Northwestern 1.

Top 25 schedule Monday’s Games No. 7 Kansas 79, Valparaiso 44 No. 19 Memphis vs. Miami, late No. 20 Georgetown 69, Tulane 53 Tuesday’s Games No. 1 Duke vs. Miami (Ohio), 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Michigan St. vs. S. Carolina, 10 p.m. No. 3 Kansas St. vs. No. 22 Va. Tech, 4 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Florida, 6 p.m. No. 6 Villanova vs. Marist, 5:30 p.m. No. 10 Syracuse vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. No. 11 Gonzaga vs. S. Diego St., 11 p.m. No. 16 Butler at Louisville, 8 p.m. No. 17 Baylor vs. La Salle, 2 p.m. No. 17 Wash. vs. E. Washington, 10 p.m. No. 24 Tenn. vs. Belmont, 9:30 p.m.

Monday’s scores EAST Cent. Connecticut St. 101, Army 87 Fordham 69, Sacred Heart 51 Lehigh 73, Wagner 57 Providence 58, Yale 55 Rutgers 68, Fairfield 53 St. Francis, Pa. 69, Colgate 66 SOUTH Alabama 79, Troy 60 East Carolina 76, Campbell 63 Elon 99, College of N.J. 68 Old Dominion 79, High Point 57 Richmond 73, William & Mary 49 South Florida 74, St. Francis, NY 71 MIDWEST Bowling Green 81, Ohio Dominican 55 Cincinnati 69, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 59 Minnesota 76, Siena 69 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 71, N.C. Central 63, OT Texas A&M 86, Corpus Christi 65 FAR WEST Stanford 64, San Diego 48 TOURNAMENT NIT Season Tip-off-West Pacific 64, Nevada 53

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 18 12 4 2 26 63 38 N.Y. Rangers 18 10 7 1 21 55 49 Pittsburgh 19 9 8 2 20 58 52 New Jersey 18 5 11 2 12 33 59 N.Y. Islanders17 4 10 3 11 37 58 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 17 11 5 1 23 46 36 Boston 15 9 5 1 19 44 29 18 9 8 1 19 46 53 Ottawa Buffalo 19 7 9 3 17 51 60 Toronto 16 5 8 3 13 35 47 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 18 13 4 1 27 66 47 Tampa Bay 17 8 7 2 18 48 54 Atlanta 18 7 8 3 17 57 67 17 8 9 0 16 51 60 Carolina Florida 15 7 8 0 14 44 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 15 11 3 1 23 51 37 St. Louis 16 9 4 3 21 41 40 20 9 9 2 20 57 59 Chicago Columbus 15 9 6 0 18 41 38 Nashville 15 7 5 3 17 38 43 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 17 10 4 3 23 54 43 Colorado 17 9 7 1 19 59 53 Minnesota 16 8 6 2 18 38 38 Calgary 16 7 9 0 14 46 49 Edmonton 16 4 9 3 11 42 66 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 15 12 3 0 24 47 28 Anaheim 19 10 7 2 22 50 57 Phoenix 17 7 5 5 19 47 53 San Jose 15 8 5 2 18 42 37 15 8 7 0 16 46 44 Dallas Monday’s Games Boston 3, New Jersey 0 Buffalo 4, Vancouver 3, OT Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 1 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Colorado 6, St. Louis 3 Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Nashville at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 9 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 8 2 .800 — New Jersey 3 6 .333 41⁄2 3 7 .300 5 New York Philadelphia 2 8 .200 6 Toronto 2 8 .200 6 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 7 3 .700 — 1 7 4 .636 ⁄2 Atlanta Miami 6 4 .600 1 1 CHARLOTTE 4 7 .364 3 ⁄2 2 6 .250 4 Washington Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 5 3 .625 — 5 5 .500 1 Milwaukee Indiana 4 4 .500 1 1 Cleveland 4 5 .444 1 ⁄2 4 6 .400 2 Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB New Orleans 8 1 .889 — 8 1 .889 — San Antonio Dallas 7 2 .778 1 Memphis 4 7 .364 5 3 6 .333 5 Houston Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 7 4 .636 — 1 4 .600 ⁄2 Oklahoma City 6 Portland 6 5 .545 1 1 Denver 5 5 .500 1 ⁄2 Minnesota 3 9 .250 41⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 8 2 .800 — Golden State 6 4 .600 2 Phoenix 6 4 .600 2 1 Sacramento 3 6 .333 4 ⁄2 L.A. Clippers 1 9 .100 7 Monday’s Games CHARLOTTE 113, Minnesota 110 Orlando 89, Memphis 72 Dallas 98, New Orleans 95 Phoenix 100, Denver 94 Oklahoma City 115, Utah 108 Detroit at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. New Jersey at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Portland at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New York at Denver, 9 p.m.

Notable box Bobcats 113, T’wolves 110 MINNESOTA (110) Beasley 12-25 1-3 28, Love 8-16 3-3 20, Milicic 5-11 3-4 13, Telfair 5-11 0-0 11, Johnson 2-5 0-2 4, Tolliver 4-8 3-4 13, Brewer 39 4-5 11, Hayward 0-2 0-0 0, Gaines 4-5 1-2 10, Koufos 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-93 15-23 110. CHARLOTTE (113) Wallace 4-10 17-19 26, Diaw 3-6 0-0 6, Mohammed 5-9 1-1 11, Augustin 3-9 2-4 9, Jackson 9-16 3-3 26, Thomas 8-11 4-7 20, K.Brown 1-2 1-2 3, Livingston 1-1 1-2 3, Diop 1-2 0-0 2, Collins 0-2 0-0 0, D.Brown 3-5 12 7. Totals 38-73 30-40 113. Minnesota 27 33 21 29 — 110 Charlotte 22 38 24 29 — 113 3-Point Goals—Minnesota 9-20 (Beasley 3-3, Tolliver 2-4, Telfair 1-2, Gaines 1-2, Brewer 1-2, Love 1-3, Hayward 0-1, Koufos 0-1, Johnson 0-2), Charlotte 7-14 (Jackson 5-6, Wallace 1-3, Augustin 1-3, D.Brown 01, Diaw 0-1). Fouled Out—Wallace. Rebounds—Minnesota 50 (Milicic 12), Charlotte 53 (Thomas 10). Assists—Minnesota 21 (Telfair 6), Charlotte 25 (Augustin 11). Total Fouls—Minnesota 27, Charlotte 23. Technicals—Jackson. Flagrant Fouls— Telfair. A—11,211 (19,077).

Pfeiffer falls on road From staff reports

Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost at Virginia State 65-52 on Monday. Pfeiffer shot 0-for-18 on 3-pointers. Fatigue had to be a factor. The Falcons (2-1) were playing for the third time in four nights. Pfeiffer shot 30 percent from the floor and scored its fewest points in a decade. Reggie Hollinger led the Falcons with 18 points, while Chris Woods scored 16. Pfeiffer’s last lead was 5-4. Brandon Plummer scored 13 points for the Trojans, while Mike Bynum had 11. Pfeiffer will play in the Catawba Classic this weekend at Goodman Gym, taking on Winston-Salem State on Saturday at 4 p.m. and facing Catawba at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

 Prep baseball Carson coach Chris Cauble and Catawba’s Jim Gantt announced Monday that Gunnar Hogan has signed with the Indians. The shortstop batted .374 with 35 RBIs for the Cougars as a junior. A story on Hogan is upcoming.

 Prep girls basketball A.L. Brown coach Tosha Robinson announced that center Jasmine Parker has signed with North Carolina A&T. A story on Parker is upcoming.

 Prep football Admission to football playoff games is $7. Regular passes are not good for playoff games.

 College bowling Livingstone’s bowling team defeated Winston-Salem State and St. Augustine’s, but went 2-13 in a seasonopening meet in Charlotte. LaShonda Williams shined for the Blue Bears on Friday, posting a fivegame total of 911 pins for an average of 182.2. Williams had a 234 in her

third game of the day, the high game for the weekend.

 GARS outing Fifty-three GARS members played at Crescent Golf Club on Monday. Low ‘A’ flight player with a net of 66.16 was Donal Martin, Low ‘B’ flight player with a net of 70.57 was Dick Hatoway. Low ‘C’ flight player with a net of 68.22 was J.C. Hilton. Guy Schenk was low ‘D’ flight player with a net of 68.74.

 Sacred Heart Tip Off In the jayvee girls championship game of the Sacred Heart Tip Off Tournament, Immaculate Heart topped Salisbury Academy 24-11. Juliana Anderson and Jenny Kribbs led the SA Jaguars. Both were named all-tournament.  Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls lost the third-place game to Community School of Davidson 13-7. Sacred Heart’s Maria Strobel made all-tournament.  In the jayvee boys third-place game, Sacred Heart beat Salisbury Academy 29-17 behind Adam Habeeb’s solid play. Habeeb and Salisbury Academy’s Marcus Corry made all-tournament. Community School of Davidson beat Immaculate Heart 35-32 in overtime for the championship.

 Sacred Heart events Sacred Heart’s Coed Alumni Soccer Match will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, at Sacred Heart’s field. The event will feature former coach Marcel Renn and principal Frank Cardelle as player-coaches.  The Jack Campbell Classic will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Sacred Heart’s “Boyd Dolphin Tank.” The tripleheader starts with a coed Blue-White game with current players at 6 p.m., followed by a female alumni game at 7 p.m. Campbell’s Sacred Heart jersey will be retired in ceremonies before the male alumni game at 8 p.m.

NASCAR heads to exciting finish have finished no lower than second, actually finished in 12th when he and his team incorrectly guessed NASCAR in the pits ... that everyone else’s fuel mileage CHARLOTTE — Gamesmanship was as bad as what they were getwas in full swing Monday as two of ting on the No. 11 Toyota. NASCAR’s three championship conIt erased what could have been a tenders, Denny Hamlin and Kevin lead of almost 60 points, and JohnHarvick, teased racing fans with son wasted no time reveling in the tweets about how they’re approach- fact that the pressure is now on ing this weekend’s season finale. Hamlin. Hamlin appeared to shake off the “I hope being on his heels really heartbreaking turn of events at works on his mind throughout the Phoenix International Raceway by week, he and his crew,” Johnson the time he got home to North Carsaid. “Those guys better be on their olina, insisting that as the points toes. Nine years being in Cup, I’ve leader, he’s still in control. lived in championship pressure, esHarvick, saved from a potential- pecially the last four years. I know ly crippling mid-race penalty, how bad he wants to win a champiseemed to be chomping at the oponship. I also know that this is going portunity to play the spoiler. to be a tough week for him, because And both drivers bristled at I’ve been there. three-time champion Darrell Wal“I hope he can’t handle it as well trip, who suggested via a tweet that as I did in ‘06.” Harvick and Hamlin will have a Johnson doesn’t have any idea very difficult time beating fourhow Hamlin is handling it because time defending champion Jimmie he deliberately waited outside of Johnson and his Hendrick MotorHamlin’s post-race news confersports team. ence instead of joining him on the “We shouldn't even show up if we podium, as is routine. are up against that!” Hamlin retortHe said he did it to shield himed sarcastically on Twitter. self from Hamlin’s thoughts and “You still get a check from Henfeelings, which needed no words afdrick?” Harvick fired back at Walter his Joe Gibbs Racing team gave trip, who drove four seasons for away a major opportunity. team owner Rick Hendrick. Hamlin’s flushed face and look Johnson was the only driver out of bewilderment after he climbed of the fray, and probably not even from his car said everything anyaware of the social media activities one needed to know about his setof the two drivers trying desperate- back. ly to end Johnson’s reign. His initial post-race answers He learned five years ago, when were brusque and his stare somehe found himself too consumed with what vacant. But as the session points leader Tony Stewart, that went on, his fiery attitude came paying attention to anything but his back, and he vowed not to crumble own task at hand was a total waste in the face of adversity. of time. There would be no need, he inOnce he removed himself from sisted, to sit down with boss Gibbs, the mind games and the daily drathe three-time Super Bowl winning ma of a grueling 36-race season, his coach and motivational speaker. mind was clear and he focused only “Trust me, when I get home, I’m on what he alone had to do each done with it,” he insisted. “I am goweek. ing to try to figure out how to win The payoff has been his historic next week. This is fuel for me.” four-year run, and a totally relaxed Same for Harvick, who was attitude as Johnson heads into flagged for a missing lug nut during what’s essentially the biggest race a late stop and the penalty dropped of his career. him from fifth to 18th. The 15-point margin Hamlin Initially upset on his team radio, holds over Johnson makes Sunday’s he composed himself and his onrace at Homestead-Miami Speedtrack position gave him a chance way the closest finale since the for a second pit stop that Hamlin Chase for the Sprint Cup champiand Johnson couldn’t afford. onship format was introduced in It meant Harvick had enough gas 2004. to get to the finish without conservThat was one of only two years ing — a luxury Hamlin didn’t have, that the finale mattered to Johnson, he had to pit with 14 to go, while who since 2006 has gone into the fi- Johnson backed off over the final nal race with the championship well 25 laps to save enough to get to the in hand. finish — and Harvick just about Now he’s the hunter for the first drove his wheels off to salvage a time since, and after poor fuel sixth-place finish. strategy prevented Hamlin from He’s just 46 points out, and took taking a commanding lead Sunday time Monday to reflect on the 2007 in Phoenix, Johnson believes he's Trucks Series championship, when actually in the driver's seat toward Ron Hornaday overcame a 57-point a fifth title. deficit in the season finale. Hamlin, who led a race-high 190 “We have been here before!” Harlaps Sunday and probably should vick boasted. BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press


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CHARLOTTE — Just when rookie Jimmy Clausen and the Carolina offense finally showed some spark, albeit in another loss, the Panthers were hit with more bad news as Clausen’s status for next week is uncertain because of a concussion. The Panthers were seething Monday over the play that may have gotten Clausen hurt. They claim a couple of Tampa Bay players recklessly dove into the pile as Clausen was stuffed shy of the goal line on fourth down on Carolina’s final offensive play Sunday in the Buccaneers’ 31-16 win. Receiver Steve Smith said Aqib Talib and Sean Jones “went head first into Jimmy.” Replays showed Talib appeared to hit Clausen with a helmet-to-helmet hit. Smith then shoved Talib and was given a 15-yard penalty. “Despite what people might think, actually I am a team player and I’ll do it again, and I’ll do it 10 out of 10 times, 100 out of 100 times,” Smith

said of the penalty. “Guys going in there, he goes head first in there, so I’m going to follow.” Coach John Fox declined to comment Monday for fear of being fined but did say they CLAUSEN would send in a tape of the play to the league office. Fox also said he wasn’t certain Clausen sustained the concussion on that play but believed that’s when it happened. Fox said Clausen, who completed 16 of 29 passes for 191 yards, no touchdowns and no turnovers, didn’t show signs of a concussion until after the game. Clausen attended meetings Monday but was not made available to reporters. “I talked to him after the game and he had a little headache,” backup quarterback Tony Pike said. “He said he was trying to watch tape (Sunday night) and the headache got a little worse.” It could leave Carolina (1-8) in an

even bigger predicament than a week earlier, when Clausen was promoted to starter after Matt Moore’s season-ending right shoulder injury. If Clausen can’t go Sunday against Baltimore, and Fox would only says he’s “day to day,” the Panthers would turn the rookie Pike, a sixth-round pick who has thrown 12 passes this season. “Always got to be ready,” Pike said. Behind Pike is another rookie, Armanti Edwards, who played quarterback at Appalachian State but was converted to receiver when he was drafted in the third round. He didn’t take snaps at QB for Carolina until last week, when he ran the scout team. The Panthers signed Brian St. Pierre, who has thrown five passes in his NFL career, to the practice squad Friday. Fox wouldn’t say if they’d try to sign another QB. “We had Brian St. Pierre around last week, just to have a third quarterback in the building,” Fox said. “I think it was helpful as far as getting

acclimated to our offense, but we’ll just assess that day to day.” It’s been that kind of season for the Panthers, who are now tied for Buffalo for the worst record in the league. Clausen’s injury spoiled his best performance in four starts, all losses. While the Panthers scored just one touchdown — they have nine this season — they moved the ball better. The second-round pick from Notre Dame avoided major mistakes and looked more poised in the pocket. “I thought he made some good third down decisions,” Fox said of Clausen. “We had some mishaps early in the first half where we were maybe not quite as clean as we needed to be and had to use some timeouts. But all in all I thought he performed pretty well.” Clausen was also helped by fourth-string running back Mike Goodson, who rushed for 100 yards in Carolina’s best performance on the ground this season amid numerous injuries. Still, it wasn’t enough to lead Car-

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Eagles embarrass Redskins tract extension with $40 million guaranteed. It was Washington’s first game since Mike Shanahan benched McNabb in the final two minutes of a loss to the Detroit. McNabb received a standing ovation when he was introduced with the starters, but most of those fans had left by halftime on a rainy night. McNabb finished 17 for 31 for 295 yards with two touchdowns and three picks, nearly all of the yards coming after the Redskins had dug themselves a five-touchdown hole. Dimitri Patterson intercepted McNabb twice, returning one of them 40 yards for a TD in the third quarter. McNabb said the contract didn’t help in dealing with the loss. “At this point, I’m angry,” he said. The 45 first-half points allowed by the Redskins tied a franchise record, and the 59 total points were the most allowed by a Shanahancoached team.


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Md. — Michael Eagles 59 Vick, not Redskins 28 D o n o v a n McNabb, played like a $78 million quarterback, accounting for six touchdowns all by himself. And his Philadelphia Eagles marched down the field in one big chunk after another, doing enough times to put new entries in the various record books. On a day the Washington Redskins hoped to celebrate McNabb’s new contract and set aside the swirl of distractions from his benching two weeks earlier, Vick and the Eagles stormed the party and thoroughly embarrassed their NFC East rivals 59-28 on Monday. The Eagles said they were motivated by what McNabb said after the Redskins beat Philadelphia 17-12 last month. McNabb, speaking of the offseason trade that sent him to Washington, said at the time: “Everybody makes mistakes in their lifetime, and they made one last year.” “We got fired up,” Eagles center Mike McGlynn said. “Donovan had said some things after they beat up that fired us up, saying how they made a terrible decision and everybody makes mistakes. I think we’re happy with where we are right now.” McGlynn also blamed Redskins safety LaRon Landry for a pregame skirmish. McGlynn also said he was spit on by Landry twice during the game. “That really fired us all up, and we really put the afterburners on,” McGlynn said. “It’s good to come out and score 60 points almost. We all want to play the game with all the respect in the world. When people come out and disrespect it like that, I think you’ve got to be more respectful of the game. That’s just a terrible thing. I think we just looked at it as ‘Hey, let’s keep pouring it on.’ ” The Eagles scored on an 88-yard pass from Vick to DeSean Jackson on the first play from scrimmage and led 35-0 after the first play of the second quarter. Vick completed his first 10 passes and finished 20 for 28 LANDOVER,

for 333 yards with four touchdowns. He also ran eight times for 80 yards and two scores, moving past Steve Young and into second place in NFL history for yards rushing by a quarterback. The Eagles set team records for total yards in a game (592), points in a half (45) and had the biggest lead after the first quarter for any NFL road team (28-0) since at least 1950. Vick became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game. He hasn’t thrown an interception or lost a fumble this season. More practically, the win moved Philadelphia (6-3) into a first-place tie with the New York Giants in the division, with both teams two games ahead of the Redskins (4-5). A few hours before kickoff, the Redskins signed McNabb to a five-year, $78 million con-


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coach Urban Meyer expects to get Florida back to the “elite level,” and he plans to have offensive coordinator Steve Addazio along for the rebuilding project. Meyer said Monday he has no plans to fire or demote Addazio, whose lackluster offense and underachieving offensive line are receiving the brunt of the blame for the program’s first three-game losing streak at home in more than two decades. “I don't think that will happen,” Meyer said. “I’m not into blame, I’m not into excuses. We’re into solutions.” Meyer said John Brantley — who has three touchdown passes and seven interceptions the last seven games — will start Saturday against Appalachian State. Meyer did say he regretted not using backups Trey Burton and Jordan Reed more in the loss to South Carolina. GEORGIA ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is listed as day to day after

suffering a bruised knee and a bruised sternum in a 49-31 loss at No. 2 Auburn. VIRGINIA CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia coach Mike London says starting cornerback Ras-I Dowling will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left ankle. TEXAS AUSTIN, Texas — Texas sophomore running back Tre’ Newton, son of Nate Newton, announced he is giving up football after several concussions over his college and high school careers. WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE — Injured running back John Clay should get limited practice time this week, though his availability for Saturday’s game at Michigan isn’t known. WASHINGTON SEATTLE — Jake Locker gets one more day to convince Washington’s medical staff that he’s healthy enough to take the field with a broken rib in his final home game. A final decision on Locker’s availability for Thursday night’s game against UCLA will be coming today.


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City coach Todd Haley apologized Monday for refusing to shake hands with Denver coach Josh McDaniels after the Chiefs’ blowout loss the day before. Haley made a single comment to McDaniels as the Denver coach held out his hand after the Broncos’ 49-29 victory in Denver. Haley pointed his finger at him, turned and stomped away without shaking. “I do believe in doing what’s right, and that was not right,” Haley said. “Probably let the emotions of the situation get me too much.” Audio of the brief exchange between the two was provided to The AP by WDAF-TV in Kansas City. Haley can be heard saying, “There’s a lot of (expletive) being talked about you.” DOLPHINS DAVIE, Fla. — Chad Pennington’s latest shoulder injury has ended his season, but coach Tony Sparano says Chad Henne (knee) might be available for Thursday’s game against Chicago. The Dolphins signed Patrick Ramsey on Monday. Third-string quarterback Tyler Thigpen is the most likely starter after finishing the win over Tennessee. JETS FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery says an MRI exam reveals he has a “slight” groin tear and his status for the next game is uncertain. BILLS ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Running back C.J. Spiller and defensive end Spencer Johnson likely won’t play against Cincinnati due to hamstring injuries. Shawne Merriman is also expected to miss at least another week of practice with a strained Achilles’ tendon. VIKINGS EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brad Childress says Brett Favre is “sore” but has no plans to get an MRI on his throwing shoulder. BROWNS BEREA, Ohio — Eric Mangini said linebacker Scott Fujita (injured left knee ligament) could be “out for a little while.” GIANTS EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The chief executive of the New Meadowlands Stadium blames New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority equipment for the two power outages that occurred Sunday. 49ERS SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mike Singletary said Troy Smith will remain the starting quarterback even though Alex Smith is healthy and cleared to play for the first time since separating his left shoulder Oct. 24 SEAHAWKS SEATTLE — Defensive end Raheem Brock was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence hours before the Seahawks traveled to Arizona.

olina to its second win, with a leaky defense to blame. The Panthers gave up 421 yards, including 186 on the ground. Two weeks ago, the Panthers were ranked fourth in the league in total defense. They’ve dropped to 14th after allowing 829 yards in two weeks to New Orleans and Tampa Bay. “The opponent has a little something to do with it,” Fox said. Now the Panthers have uncertainty again at QB — and at receiver and the offensive line. Left guard Travelle Wharton was knocked out of Sunday’s game with what Fox called turf toe and was in a protective boot Monday. Wharton said he had “no idea” if he’d be able to play Sunday. No. 3 receiver Brandon LaFell also left with a concussion. But despite all the losses and injuries, the Panthers claim they haven’t quit. And Smith’s aggressive reaction on the final offensive play Sunday may prove that. “I don’t see really a way I can comment on that, other than it shows a lot about Steve to take care of his teammate,” Fox said.




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CHAPEL HILL — The NCAA has ruled North C a r o l i n a defensive end Michael McAdoo and fullback Devon Ramsay permanently ineligible. In a news release Monday evening, the school said it would appeal the ruling, though the players will remain ineligible until the appeal

ply do not support permanent ineligibility,” athletic director Dick Baddour said in a statement. “We will aggressively appeal and are hopeful the reinstatement committee will reach the same conclusion.” The school didn’t specify a MCADOO RAMSAY reason for the rulings, though privacy laws would prevent it process is complete. from discussing any player’s “While we respect the deci- involvement in the academic sion, the facts of the cases sim- review. Team spokesman

Kevin Best declined to comment Monday night when asked about the specific violations for each player, citing federal privacy laws. McAdoo and Ramsay were the last players awaiting word on their status amid the NCAA investigation into the program. The NCAA initially focused on agent-related benefits but later expanded the probe to include possible academic vi-

olations involving a tutor. McAdoo was one of 13 players who missed the opener against LSU and hadn’t played this season. Ramsay played four games before the school decided to hold him out. The school said the NCAA won’t require the Tar Heels to forfeit either of the two wins in which Ramsay played. McAdoo is the seventh player to miss the entire sea-

son due to the investigation, joining defensive tackle Marvin Austin, defensive end Robert Quinn, receiver Greg Little, cornerback Charles Brown, and safeties Brian Gupton and Jonathan Smith. Five of the 13 players who missed the LSU game have returned to game action. Tailback Ryan Houston was cleared to return after five games but plans to redshirt.





Last year, UNC came to Raleigh ranked 23rd and flirting with its first nine win season since the Mack Brown era. Injury-ravaged N.C. State was headed to a bowl-less postseason. N.C. State won 28-27. While O’Brien has generally embraced the added importance of the rivalry, Davis has been careful not to overplay it in past years. “Coach Davis doesn’t really put one team above the other, and it’s obvious those guys kind of have us circled all y e a r , ” UNC safety Deunta Williams WILLIAMS s a i d . “Maybe it’s not like that this year, I don’t know. ... But when we step on the field, I think the players have to take it more personal.” While Russell Wilson has led the Wolfpack to what is already O’Brien’s winningest season in Raleigh, the Tar Heels have played through the distraction of an ongoing NCAA investigation. The Tar Heels are also hindered by injuries, leaving them with a short-handed secondary and a revolving door of running backs. Of course, N.C. State’s players remember how things turned out last year when the teams met in similar situations. “If you look at that, you may think they’re not going to show up to play or they may not be ready to play,” N.C. State fullback Taylor Gentry said. “And every game, you’ve got to show up and be ready to go no matter if they’re a bad team or a good team or have injuries or have players missing.”

“I think it’s a great choice. Radford is up-tempo, which fits her, and she should have a chance to play early against a really nice schedule. They play some ACC schools.” The 5-foot-5 Avery’s scoring outbursts perked the interest of Clemson last season before the Tigers made a coaching change. It’s possible bigger offers may have come this spring, but that would have been rolling the dice. She’s taking the sure thing, and it’s a weight off her shoulders — and her family’s. Radford was 6-22 last season, but help is on the way. “I just liked it up there,” Avery said. “The school’s nice, the coaches are nice, and Ashia will be there. Plus, they’re red. I like red.” In light blue, Avery has been a pain for opposing coaches for three seasons. She’s scored in the 40s three times, including her school-record outing against North Iredell. She poured in 41 against Carson last season and bombed in 40 against North Rowan. Avery also has scored in the 30s seven times and been in the 20s an amazing 25 times. She brings deep 3-point range to the court as well as enough quickness to drive and score on the move when defenders get in her face. Avery has been worth 18.9 points a night to the Falcons since she first walked on the floor as a varsity freshman. “Ayana and I started here together,” Epps said. “She’s a good shooter and a great scorer with that floater. We’ve had good teams but not the great teams like they used to have, so she’s had to do a lot of scoring and leading for us. We’ll ask her to do more rebounding this year.” All-county and All-North Piedmont Conference for three straight seasons, Avery scored 612 points and averaged 23.5 a game as a junior. Both numbers ranked second in school history to the stats Wendy Hampton put up in 1994-95 before heading to Florida State. Avery has accounted for 1,476 career points and already ranks fourth in school history. Ahead of her are Andrea Grissett (1,539), Wendy Hampton (1,764) and Hillary Hampton (1,814). “We’ve just got a few upperclassmen and about 50,000 young girls this year, but I’d like to win championships,” Avery said. “I’d like to break the school scoring record, maybe score 2,000 points.” Those things could happen. If they do, there probably will be a space on the wall outside the West gym for her retired No. 5 jersey. “The East-West Game, the North-South Game, the All-State team — those are all realistic goals for Ayana this season,” Epps said. “She’s special. She’s the first Division I girl I’ve coached here, so this signing is a very big deal for me.” It’s an even bigger deal for Stuart and Dorothy Avery, who saw a signing party coming when Ayana was 5 years old. “She’s had the basketball dream for a long time, and she’s kept working for it and kept her grades up,” Dorothy said. “She’s taken the dream all the way, and we’re very proud of her.”


West Rowan’s Ayana Avery, left, goes for a layup against Davie County’s Amy Stellar.

WONDERS FROM 1B An early North Carolina commitment who rushed for 1,923 yards and scored 34 TDs as a junior, Riley appeared to be a Shrine Bowl lock heading into this season. A muscular 205 pounds, he was a fine blocker and receiver as well as a ballcarrier. But Riley went down opening night at Statesville with two partially torn knee ligaments and a fractured leg bone. His season appeared over, and it also appeared North Carolina had lost one of its brightest stars. While Saddler grunted, pushed and sweated on the practice field and Friday nights, the soundtrack for most of Riley’s rehab-heavy season was the whir of an exercise bike and the clang of metal weights. Riley vowed all along he’d play again, and he returned to the field on Oct. 29, senior night against Northwest Cabarrus. That was about a week before the Shrine Bowl team was announced. He was so sore after that first game back, he didn’t know if he’d be allowed to suit up against Concord until the morning of the game. But he rushed for 153 yards and two TDs against the Spiders. Riley carried 17 times for 96 yards in his most recent action, a 21-18 playoff win against Hickory Ridge on Friday. Those aren’t K.P. Parks or Warren numbers, but they’re solid numbers and a remarkable workload for a guy who was on crutches not long ago. A.L. Brown head coach Ron Massey called Riley into his office last Friday and gave him a piece of good news. He was heading to the Shrine Bowl after all. Riley had been chosen as the replacement for Asheville’s Jeoffrey


A.L. Brown’s Keeon Johnson tries to make a one-handed catch against Hickory Ridge’s Kyle Temple. Pagan. A defensive end headed to Florida, Pagan hurt a knee in Asheville’s final regular season game. “They explained to me I was one of their first choices for running back after the Shrine Bowl combines,” Riley said. “The Shrine Bowl is a great honor, a great addition to the season, especially after all the adversity I got through. “After the injury, the Shrine Bowl was never even on my mind. Through all the rehab, I wasn’t even sure if I’d be able to start for Brown, much less play in the Shrine Bowl. My only thought was I wanted to do everything I could

do to get back to try to help out my team.” A.L. Brown strength and conditioning coach Todd Hagler understands people around the state may have been puzzled by Riley’s selection as a replacement. Obviously, he’s not going to have comparable numbers to backs who played all season. Warren, who grew up with many of the Wonders, has stats as good as anyone in the country. “I know that it’s a very tough thing to pick a Shrine Bowl team with so many outstanding players,” Hagler said. “Shaun Warren’s a great kid, and I’m sure (Salisbury’s) Romar Morris is a great

kid, and I truly can feel their pain. “At the same time, I’m very happy for Travis. There is no better person, and no one deserves this honor more. I can’t imagine anyone’s worked any harder than he has this season just to be on a football field.” The best part of going to the game for Riley is he’ll have Saddler opening holes for him. Saddler was surprised but not completely shocked at his own Shrine Bowl selection. He knew he and West guard Charles Holloway, who was also picked for the team, had been combine standouts.

“Charles is a great player — strong and he can really move his feet — and we both beat a lot of the bigger-name dudes in the one-onones at the combine,” Saddler said. Saddler is the strongest Wonder, he’s a leader and he’s versatile. He opened this season at tackle before moving to guard out of necessity. But guard is his natural position. It’s where he worked out at the Shrine Bowl combines, and it’s where he’ll play on the next level. “Our first game at Statesville, we were having a lot of trouble blocking people inside, so we moved Sheldon from tackle to guard,” Hagler said. “He could’ve said, ‘Ah, Coach, I’ve been playing tackle the whole preseason,’ but he’s always been willing to do whatever’s best for the team. He embraced the move.” Brown’s offensive line, very banged up early, got healthier as the season progressed. The running game has churned out 200-plus yards each of the past three weeks — against solid opposition. Saddler plans to visit North Carolina Central on Saturday, and he’s also being recruited by North Carolina A&T. The week of Shrine Bowl practices, with lots of D-I and FCS coaches in attendance, could open more doors. “I’m looking forward to the Shrine Bowl, and there’s no one else in the world I’d rather be going with than Travis Riley,” Saddler said. “A lot of people don’t understand what he’s been through.” Riley is reminded of exactly what he’s accomplished every Saturday morning when he gets up hurting, sore, barely able to crawl out of bed. “I get very good treatment from our trainer all week, and by Friday nights I feel very close to being back to 100 percent,” he said. “But on Saturday mornings, that’s when I know I’m still far away.”




Duke stays No. 1

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Bobcats finally claim first home victory Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — Gerald Wallace scored 26 points, set a franchise record with 17 free throws made and had a key steal late as the Charlotte Bobcats rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-110 on Monday. The Bobcats, who at 0-4 entered as the NBA’s only winless team at home, appeared finished when they trailed 107-99 with 2:08 left. But Wallace and Stephen Jackson, who also scored 26 points, led Charlotte’s comeback. “This team needed to step up and make big plays late and be rewarded for it,” coach Larry Brown said. Wallace’s two free throws with 31.6 seconds left put Charlotte ahead to stay. Wesley Johnson missed two free throws with 3.5 seconds and Minnesota trailing 112-110. Michael Beasley scored 28 points but had two key turnovers in the closing minutes. Kevin Love had 20 points and nine rebounds, returning to the game late after a scary fall. It was a much-needed win for Charlotte, with owner Michael Jordan squirming in his courtside seat in the frantic final minute before his top players came through. “It feels good to finally get over the hump,” said Wallace Wallace didn’t get his first field goal until midway through the third quarter but hit 17-of-19 free throws. Jackson’s 3-pointer was part of Charlotte’s 10-1 run, capped when

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Thomas made 28 saves, and NEW YORK — San FranMark Recchi had two assists cisco Giants catcher Buster in Boston’s 1-0 victory over Posey and Texas Rangers New Jersey.  PHILADELPHIA — closer Neftali Feliz were votFlyers captain Mike ed the Rookies of the Year. Richards scored two goals Posey hit .305 with 18 homers and 67 RBIs. Feliz set for the second straight game, a rookie record with 40 saves. and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots to lead Outfielders Jason HeyPhiladelphia over Ottawa 5-1. ward (Atlanta) and Austin A young girl was struck Jackson (Detroit) finished in the face by a puck during second in their leagues.  LOS ANGELES — The the first period. She went to Dodgers re-signed pitcher a hospital and received sevHiroki Kuroda to a one-year eral stitches.  BUFFALO, N.Y. — deal worth $12 million.  PHILADELPHIA — The Tyler Myers scored 4:37 into Phillies hired Ryne Sandberg overtime to carry Buffalo to manager their Triple-A past Vancouver 4-3.  DENVER — Johnaffiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and re-signed Jose Michael Liles scored twice in the first period, and ColContreras to a $5.5 million, orado beat St. Louis 6-3. two-year deal.  CINCINNATI — The GOLF Reds agreed to a one-year, PALM BEACH, Fla. — $3 million deal with catcher Mark O'Meara and Nick Ramon Hernandez. Price won the 19th annual NHL ADT Golf Skills Challenge. PITTSBURGH — Ryan The duo beat Fred CouCallahan scored 3:38 into ples and Dustin Johnson in overtime and the New York the reverse scramble final in Rangers won their third con- which teams picked the secutive game, scoring twice worst shot of the opponents over the final 5:04 to beat the to be played throughout the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. 4-par, 10th hole.

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charlotte’s Gerald Wallace looks to shoot over Minnesota’s Kevin Love. Tyrus Thomas ripped the ball away from Beasley before D.J. Augustin’s driving layup put Charlotte ahead 109-108 with 49 seconds left. Beasley put back his own miss with 34 seconds remaining to put Minnesota ahead again before Wallace hit two free throws at the other end. Wallace then knocked the ball

away from Beasley and hit one free throw to make it 112-110. Thomas, who capped the scoring by making one free throw, had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte. The Bobcats overcame 17 turnovers in the Charlotte debut of Kwame Brown. Sidelined with a severely sprained left ankle, Brown




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had three points and three rebounds in 11 minutes. Minnesota’s Wayne Ellington (thigh) and Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson (knee) were among the players who missed the game. Mavericks 98, Hornets 95 DALLAS — Jason Terry scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in the final minute, and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Hornets their first loss of the season. New Orleans, which had been off to a franchise-best 8-0 start, got 22 points from Chris Paul, but only two came in the second half. Magic 89, Grizzlies 72. ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 18 points and 14 r e bounds, Vince Carter scored 19 points and the Orlando Magic smothered the Grizzlies defensively. J.J. Redick was sidelined with back spasms. The former Duke standout is shooting only 12 percent from 3-point range through nine games, averaging 4.4 points a game. Suns 100, Nuggets 94 PHOENIX — Hakim Warrick had 21 points, and the Suns beat the Nuggets for the 12th straight time at home. Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 22 rebounds for Denver. Suns center Robin Lopez is expected to miss several weeks with moderate sprains of two ligaments in his left knee. Thunder 115, Jazz 108 SALT LAKE CITY — Kevin Durant had 30 points to lead the Thunder.

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The first poll of college basketball’s regular season looks a lot like the preseason Top 25. Duke was again a runaway No. 1 on Monday, receiving 58 first-place votes, three more than it had in The Associated Press’ preseason rankings. The same teams were in the poll, with eight schools switching places. No. 2 Michigan State received the other seven first-place votes, and North Carolina is eighth in the poll. No. 7 Kansas 79, Valpo 44 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Twin brothers Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris each had double-doubles and Kansas romped to its 61st consecutive home victory. It can tie its school record at home Friday night against North Texas. No. 20 G’town 69, Tulane 53 WASHINGTON — Austin Freeman had 23 points as Georgetown built a big lead. Oklahoma 71, N.C. Central 63 NORMAN, Okla. — Andrew Fitzgerald scored 22 points and Steven Pledger hit the tying 3-pointer to force overtime as Oklahoma rallied to beat N.C. Central. The Eagles (1-1) led for the entire second half until Pledger connected from the right wing with 15.2 seconds left to tie the game at 58. Barry Honore blocked C.J. Wilkerson’s driving shot for the tie in the final seconds, and the Sooners (2-0) never trailed in overtime after Nick Thompson’s two layups to start the extra period. N.C. Central was trying to snap a 40-game losing streak on the road. Landon Clement hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead the Eagles. Kennesaw St 80, Ga. Tech 63 KENNESAW, Ga. — Spencer Dixon had 27 points and Kennesaw State built a 20-point lead in the first half. Iman Shumpert scored 20 points to lead Tech (1-1). It cut the deficit to 54-49, but the Owls pulled away as Dixon had 18 points after the break. KSU led 36-16 with five minutes left in the first half. Clemson 78, Wofford 70 CLEMSON, S.C. — Jerai Grant led a balanced attack with 13 points and six rebounds. Demontez Stitt added 12 points for the Tigers (2-0). Virginia 74, SC-Upstate 54 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Billy Baron scored nine of his 14 points during a 25-6 second-half run, and Mike Scott led Virginia with 19 points and 12 rebounds. East Carolina 76, Campbell 63 GREENVILLE — Jontae Sherrod scored 21 points to lead East Carolina (2-0).

WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest’s Wake 63 i m p r e s Hampton 56 s i o n a b l e freshmen couldn’t afford a second straight early loss to a lowmajor program. Thanks to one of those newcomers and a timely defensive stand, the Demon Deacons avoided it. Travis McKie scored 21 points and Wake Forest held on to beat Hampton 63-56 on Monday in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. C.J. Harris added 13 points for the Demon Deacons (1-1). They overcame 19 turnovers and went nearly eight minutes between field goals in the second half. Still, they dodged a second straight loss and gave new coach Jeff Bzdelik his first victory at the school. “We’re a very young team, kind of learning as we go,” McKie said. “To get this win, it was a tough one, but it was great to get it under our belt.” Especially after how McKie and the other four freshmen on the roster started their college careers: with a shocking 10-point loss to Stetson of the Atlantic Sun three nights earlier in Bzdelik’s debut. “We had a clunker the other day, but the sun came up

and we move on,” Bzdelik said. “It’s just a young group, an extremely young group that they’ve encountered their fair share of adversity here. ... That makes it tough to get continuity. ... But they gutted out a win tonight. That’s a great thing.” After trailing by 15 in the second half, the Pirates (0-1) were down 59-56 with possession of the ball in the final minute. Darrion Pellum’s tying 3-pointer with roughly 17 seconds left bounced off the back iron, and Wake Forest’s Ty Walker tipped the rebound to Ari Stewart. Stewart hit two free throws with 12.7 seconds left, and Harris, the team’s only returning starter, added two more free throws with 2.4 seconds left. Stewart finished with 10 rebounds for the Demon Deacons, who came up with just enough plays to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 1979-80 team opened with consecutive losses to N.C. State and Duke in the Big Four Tournament. Wake was playing for the first time since freshman point guard Tony Chennault was lost for 8-10 weeks with a broken left foot, and an already thin backcourt was further tested when Harris picked up his second foul just over two minutes in. That led Bzdelik to insert walk-on guard Aaron Ingle at the first TV timeout.


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Boocoo Auction Items Used Blue Sofa. Listing #30615. Buy Now $150. Can be seen at Used Vintage One Piece School Desks. Listing #30617. Buy Now $15 each. Can be seen at White Wicker dresser with pottery barn pull knobs. Listing #30610. Buy Now $49.99. Can be seen at

Antiques & Collectibles Antique electric lamps. 3 for $150. Antique sausage-lard press. $150. 336-751-2826 Antique oak wall phone. $225. Set of 6 black iron pots, various. $275. Call 336-751-2826 Beautiful Dolls Collectible Dolls for Sale. Will sell one or all ten, daughter is growing up and wants to change decor in room! $10/doll 704-239-2835

Building Equip. & Supplies

Bed Rails- Primo folding bed rails, white, like new! $25. Call 704-279-2603 after 1PM Crib – Convertible crib $100, changing table with hutch $75. Please Call 704-856-1224

Just for baby Baby stroller, $25; High chair, $15, 3 car seats, $10 ea; walker, $15; bouncer, $15. 704-8571867.


Cell Phones - 2 Nextel phones i560 $30 each & 1 Nextel phone i265 $20. Good shape. Call 704754-7435

Wedding Dress - Bonny Unforgettable, strapless ivory wedding dress. Fits 28w to 30w. Brand new $250. 704-798-7607 l/m

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Computers & Software

15,000 sq.ft. Building for Sale. Listing #30789. Buy Now for $300,000.

Computer just like new with printer. $150. 704458-2389. Call for more information.

19 foot ski/fishing boat with trailer, depth finder. Listing #30609. Buy Now $5,800. Can be seen at


Children's Dolphin Accent Wall Mural. Wallpaper Listing #28621. Buy Now $19.99 each. Can be seen at Children's Dolphin Accent Wallpaper Wall Mural. Listing #28621. Buy Now $19.99 each. Can be seen at Girl's Pink Chair... Very Pretty. Listing #30613. Buy Now $29. Can be seen at Girl's Pink Chair... Very Pretty. Listing #30616. Buy Now $29. Can be seen at

TV - 42" Flat Screen TV $150. For More Info Please Call 704-857-1854 TV's – 2 Philco 21” TV's with stands & 1 Zenith 27” Floor Model. All for $100 obo. 704-857-0093

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

Food & Produce

Fresh Veggies!

Tractor 3 point dirt scoop, front and rear hook-up. Easy to use, excellent condition. Retired $125. 704-857-7501

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

Leather (plush) club chair, burgundy $200. Call 704-798-9599. anything for information.

Bedroom Set - 4 Poster bedroom set, full bed, end table, dresser. Very good condition. $300. 704-239-2835 Bedroom Suite – 1940's Rock maple. Excellent condition. $499. Please call 704-762-9197 Bedroom suite - Pine w/ stenciling, twin headboard, chest, hutch, frame, dresser, mirror, $250. Must sell. 704-326-5049

Coffee & end table, walnut color. With storage. $50 for coffee table. $20 for end table. 704-637-6504 DaybedWood and wrought iron. Great shape. $75. Please Call 704-856-1224 Dining Room Table and Chairs, solid oak. $300. 704-938-2860 or 704-467-2471 Dining Table 36in. Wide, 48in.long, 30in. high with chairs $100 firm. 704857-2945

Sweet potatoes by box of 25 lbs (48¢/lb). By pound 79¢. Mixed greens (you pick them) 50¢/lb. Collards, turnips and broccoli. Buddy's Produce, 9309 Wright Rd, Kannapolis. 704-9322135

Yum-m-m! Fresh Winter Veggies!



Sofa, brown leather, Ashley Furniture, great condition $300, 100% leather upholstery, casual contemporary style, plush pillow arms & lumbar supported back. 704-7989599

Lawn and Garden

Washer – Roper, heavy duty, extra large capacity, 4 cycle. $200 firm. Call 704-857-2945

Games and Toys Games for kids. Candyland, checkers, Chutes & Ladders. $2 ea. Call 704640-4373 after 5pm. Nintendo DS games Drawn to Life, Geometry Wars Galaxies, Scribblenauts. $25 336-751-5279 jenny

Rock on!

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

Machine & Tools

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. Camper top shell, red, fits shortbed excellent condition $500 obo. Leave message 704-2794106 704-798-7306

Electric Wench – Northern Industrial, ¾ HP, 1100 lb. Lift. $250 value, selling for $175. 704-857-0093

Canning jars $15; hospital bed $25; Kerosene heater $15; brown chair $5. 704-636-4632

Misc For Sale

Coca-Cola Collector's 6 packs $5 each. CocaCola glasses and bottles $1.00 each. Salisbury 704/212-7813

26 Light Sunbed, new bulbs. $800 Firm. Please Call 704-939-6915 ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Fixtures, Bathroom used. 2 sinks and 1 toilet. $25 for all. Please call 336-751-2600




Cat - Must find good home. 4 year old male neutered. Very sweet Black cat. 704-791-0801.

BLUE PIT BULLS American Pit Bull pups with papers. $500 OBO 704-738-5118

Puppies free to a good home. Great with kids, will be medium size dog. Call Kathy anytime 704310-6770

Mixed greens, collards, creasey & turnip. You pick! Freshly dug sweet potatoes. 704-938-9863 Leave message.

Fuel & Wood 60 Gallon Fuel Tank/ Tool Box $250, Fireplace Insert w/Stone Mantel $200. For More Info Call 704-857-1854 Firewood for Sale: Pick-up/Dump Truck sized loads, delivered. 704-647-4772 Used Porterlator insert for wood burning stove. Asking $100 negotiable. Please call 704-239-2835

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Free cats. 2 male 7 month old cats. Indoor. Litter box trained. Kanna. area. 704-932-1584 Free kittens. Male & female. Some long hair. All kinds. 6 weeks & up. Please call 704-933-1835

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Kitten - 4-5 week old found in hay barn. Please Help! Cannot Keep, Rockwell, 704305-2036

Dogs Beagle Mix Pups - Six playful pups. Ready for good homes. Call 704279-7761

Christmas Beagles Christmas Beagle puppies. Wormed & first shots. No holding please $60 704-639-6299 CKC puppies. Chihuahuas & Pomeranians. $200 cash. Call 704-633-5344 Dog - FREE to a good home Brown female Lab/chow mix dog. Very sweet and loving. Call 704-637-1310 Free puppies. Pit Bull mix. 6 weeks old. Call 704-719-7754 or 704637-1201 for more info.

Concrete pipe. 2- 4ft. by14in. 1- 4ft. by 40in. 6 -4ft. by 27in. $40.00 each. Call 704-239-8351 Curio Cabinet, glass shelves and sides, light. 19x13x69". $35. 704855-8353 Fiberglass Topper off full size 95 Chevy short bed. Blue in color, good shape. Needs clean up. $425. 980-234-8877 Fireplace Insert Squires $450. Please Call 704 892-4628

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Puppies. German Shepherd, pure bred. AKC registered. Parents on site. 4 females, 5 males. Ready for new home Nov. 25! Taking deposits now for your choice. 704-762-0223 or 704-279-4007.

CHIHUAHUAS 10 weeks, vet. checked, 1st shots, wormed,want good inside homes only $150. 336-859-0161

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Puppies. Pointer/Setter mix. 6 weeks old. Parents started. Some liver, some black. Males & females . Shots, wormed. $75 each. Mocksville. Please call 336-391-2176.

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

Pure breed AKC Shih Tzu puppies. 7 weeks old Wormed and 1st shots. Mom and Dad on site. Call for more information 704-209-1813 or 704433-3559

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Other Pets HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our November Special! Spay/Neuter Clinic 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. 704-636-3408 for appt.

Supplies and Services Puppies. Yorkies. CKC registered. Ready on Nov. 20th. All female. $400 each. Taking deposits now. Please call 704-636-9867

Ready for Loving Homes Puppies. Pembroke Welsh Corgis AKC registered. Tri-color, Very loving, friendly and loyal and get along great with other pets. Great with children. 1st shots, tails docked, dew claws removed. Five males and two females. $350 each for males and $400 each for females. 704-279-3355 after 6pm


Puppies. Adorable CKC Yorkie puppies. 1 female, $450. 3 males, $400 each. Black & tan, parents on site. Shots & wormed, tails docked. 704-929-1964

GERMAN ROTTWEILER Female puppies ONLY! $500. Gorgeous 6 wks old! MUST SEE! 704309-5017

Puppies (2) need a good home. Approx. 3 mo. old. Found inn ER YMCA parking lot. Boxer mix & husky/shepherd mix. Very friendly & intelligent, doing well inside. 704-279-2957 / 704-433-4951 Rob or Kara

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Puppies. Pembroke Welsh Corgis, AKC, home raised, tails docked and dew claws removed, wormed and 1st shots, two black tri-color females, $400 each. 704-278-0019

Beautiful & Loyal Pets!


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Engagement ring and band, both 14 kg. 1 ct. total weight. $500 704707-7214 lv msg.

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Sofa, beige. Like new. $250. 7 ½ ft. artificial Christmas tree $75. 2 TV tables $35 ea. 6 ½ ft. floor lamp. 704-638-8965

Stove – Electric - $150 Washer/Dryer - $325 All in great condition 704-798-1926

Misc For Sale Bed frames, 2pc. Metal. 2 pair. $10/pair. Truck bedliner, $30. Call 704640-4373 after 5pm.


Games, Rock Band / Guitar Hero for PS2. Also PS2 Drum Set, 2 guitars $40.00 (336)751-5279 Jenny


INSTALLATION/ MAINTENANCE Freirich Foods is in need of a experienced welder-MIG & TIG mainly. Focusing on sanitary type welding. Also, Food process equip. exp. a plus. Forward resume to PO Box 1529, Salisbury, NC 28144

Ladder stand. 20 foot single deer ladder stand. Excellent shape. $100. 704-212-7313 anytime

Kitchen table, 4 chairs, Canadel brand, maple & green, $200. Stained glass & oak fireplace screen, $50. Must sell 704-326-5049

Phil Coger or Ken Morris

Looking for a New Pet or a Cleaner House?

Sofa & Loveseat Leather $200. Clothes Dryer $75. For Additional Info Call 704-857-1854

Hunting and Fishing

Pecans for Sale -Shelled - $7/lb., Unshelled - $5/lb. Karen 704-857-6313 after 5pm & weekends 704-740-8264 anytime

Wood heater, Englander. Free standing, brick lined, two speed fan. Uses up to 30” logs. $300. 704-699-5592

Honda CR250 Dirtbike. Listing #30611. Buy Now $1200. Can be seen at Panasonic RR-930 Microcassette Transcriber Listing #26922. Buy Now $50 each. Can be seen at

Leyland Cypress Trees, 3 ft. tall. $5 each. Any size tree available. Will plant for you for small fee. 704-213-6096

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


Furniture & Appliances

China Cabinet, 2 Pc, china included. $350 Excellent condition. 704223-1678

Wedding dress. Aurora D'Paradiso style #4003 ivory wedding dress size 32w, brand new $200. 704-798-7607 l/m Wedding gown, for sale, with veil and gloves. Size 16. $500. Please Call 704-245-9953.

Furniture & Appliances

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

Business Equipment & Supplies

Women's handbags. 10 bags, $1-5 ea. Women's clothes (1x-2x) 15 pcs, $2 each. Call 704-6404373 after 5pm.

African Violets. Listing #30784. Buy Now $3 each. Can be seen at

36'' Leyland Cypress or Giant Trees. Green Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. $10 per tree. Varieties of Gardenias, Nandina, Juniper, Holly, Ligustrum, Burning Bush, Hosta, Viburnum, Gold Mop, Camelias, Forsythia, Arborvitae, Azaleas AND MORE! $6. All of the above include delivery & installation! 704-274-0569

Kitchen, laundry and bath sinks, $100 ea. Christmas tree stands, 3, $5 ea. 704-857-1867

Clothes Adult & Children

Baby Items

Flowers & Plants

Puppies, Shih Tzus. 2 males. Full-blooded. 8 weeks. Shots & wormed. Parents on site. $300. Call 704-202-5220

Rabies Clinic Sat. Nov. 20th, 8am-noon. $10/vaccine. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

Riding Lessons

USDF Certified Instructor Pasture Boarding Lease Horse Available Lighted Arena *Christmas Lesson Packages* 704- 640-7040

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Misc For Sale Fish Pond Pumps (2) – 300 & 1900 GPH. Both new in boxes. $250 value, selling for $140. 704-857-0093 Inversion Table (stretches the back), $80. 100 Playboy magazines, $40. 704-278-2247 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Newsbags. One-use, 4 in. + wider. 500+ Halfprice 40¢ each 50-pack. Good. Please call 704431-4550 Radio/cassette player from a 2000 dodge grand caravan. $35 firm. Call 704-857-2945 SHOP LIGHTS W/ 47 1/4 bulb and plug in. $10 ea. 4 left. Please call 704857-2945 lm.

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Casio, organ like musical instrument $90. Call 704458-2389 for more information.

Restaurant Equipment Deep Fryer $400. For More Info Please Call 704-857-1854

Marlin Mod 30AW, 3030 with Gold Trigger, 39x40 Pro Hunter Scope and Sling. $425. Call 704-209-6460

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


Call today about our Private Party Special! *some restrictions apply

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

Free Stuff Oil Drum - 250 gallon oil drum, no stand 704209-3623 or

Found Cat. Friday, Nov. 5, N. Ellis Street, Siamese mix. Call 704431-4821 to identify. Found dog. Boxer type. Call to identify 704-636-5700, option 9 leave message

Convenient Location

Treadmill In good shape & runs good. Free. Call: 704-857-8626 between 10 AM & 8 PM.

Business Opportunities HHHˆH HHHHHHHHHHHH

BAR/DANCE HALL Sale or lease 3,000 sq. ft. Building. I-85 Exit. 704-636-1477 J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

Found dog. Large black & white dog. Off Old Union Church Rd., on Gaither Dr. Found Friday, Nov. 12. Very sweet & well-groomed. Call 704633-8796 after 3pm to identify. Found dog. Small dog. Lake Fork Rd. area. Please call to identify. 704-633-5413 Found Female Boxer Historic District of Salisbury. Please call 602-999-5987 to identify Found Medium Beagle on Shore Acres Road. Please call to identify. 704-638-6236

TV, Curtis Mathes, 32”. $100; Toshiba TV, 27” $125; 704-938-2860 or 704-467-2471

Lost Orange & White Cat on Garrick Road in Salisbury. If found, please call 704-638-6869 Lost orange tabby Manx (tailless) cat. 4yr old neutered male, very friendly, no collar. Near Hwy 152 in China Grove. Please call 704-856-2302

Free Stuff

Wood Stove – Vermont Castings. Top & front loading, glass doors, great shape. Catalytic model, accepts up to 18 inch wood. Cast iron with blue porcelain finish. $475. 980-234-8877

Homes for Sale

Alexander Place

Free Kittens. Female calico mix kittens to a good home. Very friendly. Born in May 2010. Call 704-630-1111. Free Puppies. Pit/Rott mix. 9 weeks old. 704637-1380 or 704-2027582 before 9pm CUTE! Parents on site! LOST WHITE MALE DOG in MALTESE Winston-Salem 10/26. NEEDS MEDS TO LIVE! Addison's Disease!! Call 336-293-6695.

SALISBURY - Very nice 2 BR 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $103,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Country Club Area

New Home

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

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


Salisbury, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Great Home!

Happy Thanksgiving

Salisbury 2604 Stokes Ferry. Lovely 3BR/2BA Brick Ranch in Great Location. Hardwood Floors, Large Rooms, SunPorch, Attached Garage, Big Fenced Backyard. MLS#976913 $129,900 For Details 704-202-0091


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

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

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Deadline Tues. Nov. 23 • 4:00 PM Wed. Nov. 24 • 1:00 PM Wed. Nov. 24 • 2:00 PM Fri. Nov. 26 • 1:00 PM Fri. Nov. 26 • 2:00 PM Fri. Nov. 26 • 3:00 PM Friday, Nov. 26 • 3:00 PM

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

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Homes for Sale

1st time home buyers ~ Special financing programs available! Please call 704-528-7960

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

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

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

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

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. Reduced to sell! $389,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267

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Kannapolis. 3BR/2BA. Ofc., all new A/C, heating & siding, granite in bathrooms & kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, new washer & dryer, all new tile & carpet. Easy access to shopping & Dale Earnhardt Blvd. $74,900 + $2,000 in closing costs with full price offer. 980-621-9197 Salisbury


Salisbury, 3 BR, 1.5 BA in very nice neighborhood. Brick, nice size living room, nice kitchen with bar and dining room combo. Large yard, on Cul-desac. R50212. $69,900. Monica Poole 704-2454628 B&R Realty Salisbury

3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, 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

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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

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Salisbury, 3 BR, 1 BA Full Unfinished Basement. Sunroom with fireplace. Double garage. R50828 $89,900 B & R Realty 704.633.2394

Homes for Sale

Grace Ridge Gem!



B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

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

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

Duplex for Rent

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

1224 Gracebrook Dr. Very nice, well maintained home, large master suite with walk in closet. Great lot with 12x14 deck with SunDowner- Retractable awning. This one is special--Only $164,500 Key Real Estate Inc. Jim: 704-223-0459

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

407 S. Carolina Ave. 1 BR, 1 BA, very spacious, washer & dryer hookup, gas heat, water included. 704-340-8032

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

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

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

EAST ROWAN AREA 2BR 1BA Duplex in nice safe, quite n'hood. in Granite Quarry. All brick, with appls. $400/mo. Call 704-947-0035 or 704577-7444


3-BR, 2-BA house at end of long, winding drive on 6plus acres on U.S. Highway 64 W in Davie County. 1,281 sq. ft. Two-car garage, 21-by-42 heated basement (outside entrance only), cottage-type outbuilding, and 10-by-42 covered back porch offers place to entertain, relax and enjoy a beautiful mountain view. Fence and row of Leyland cypresses provide privacy. Stream at back of property makes great picnic area. Call 336-407-3981, $175,000 - price negotiable.

Land for Sale

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

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

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

Land for Sale

Beautiful 16.17 acre tract bordering the South Yadkin River. Great hunting land. Property is located off Foxwood Ln. off Potneck Rd. $79,900. 704-213-1201 East Rowan. 10 acres. 160 ft. road frontage on Gold Knob Rd. $94,500. Call 704-279-4629

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

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner 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:

Homes for Sale

Lots for Sale


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

West Schools. 3BR, 2BA. Kitchen with appliances, laundry room, living & dining room, fireplace with gas logs. 2 car detached garage. Central heat & air. House built in 2003. Large lot. $134,000 Reduced $126,500 or make offer. Please call 704-633-0229

Homes for Sale


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Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334

Fulton Heights - 3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Chair front Rocking porch, nice yard. R50846 $119,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Deadline Mon. Nov. 22 • 4:00 PM Mon. Nov. 22 • 4:00 PM Tues. Nov. 23 • 4:00 PM Wed. Nov. 24 • 12:00 Noon Wed. Nov. 24 • 12:00 Noon Fri. Nov. 26 • 11:00 AM

Showcase homes discounted for cash buyers. Call 704-528-7960

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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

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

Trades = Down Payment on your new home! Please call 704-528-7960

Homes for Sale

New Construction

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. New stainless appliances, open floor plan, wonderful location close to hospital, still time to choose colors. R51547 $99,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

China Grove 2BR Apt. $550/month. Includes water and garbage pickup. Call 704-857-2415.

Will also consider leasing with option to buy

Thanksgiving Day!

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

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

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

Allen Tate Realtors Spencer, 4 BR 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $127,000 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663

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

Homes for Sale

Manufactured Home Sales

Real Estate Services


East Salisbury. 4BR, 2½BA. Lease option purchase.1,800 sq. ft. +/-. Call 704-638-0108

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

Homes for Sale

New Listing

Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA , wonderful location, new hardwoods in master BR and living room. Lovely kitchen with new stainless appliances. Deck, private back yard. R51492 $124,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Homes for Sale

New Listing


FOUND: Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler). Red. Male. Kannapolis area. Call 704.239.6798 Found: Chocolate lab near Gold Hill, possibly a mix, less than one year old. Very sweet, and loves to jump. Please call 704-640-4166.

Homes for Sale

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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.

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587 1BR or 2BR units. Close to VA. Central HVAC. $450 - $600/mo. Call 704-239-4883. Broker 1BR/1BA duplex fully furnished. TV, BR suite, furniture, refrig., LR washer/dryer, Section 8 approved. Heat, air, electricity & water incl'd. $750/mo + $500 dep. 2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks on Old Concord Rd. Has refrigerator & stove. All elect. Rent $425, Dep. $400. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2 BR, 1 BA close to Salisbury High. Has refrigerator & stove, all electric. $425 rent & $400 dep. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020 519/521 E. Cemetary St. 1 BR, $330; 2 BR $350. No pets. Deposit req. Call Jamie at 704-507-3915. AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

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

Manufactured Home Sales A Country Paradise

Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808


15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 BR/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet area. $850 start-up, $475/mo includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENT-TO-OWN. 704210-8176. Call after 1pm

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


Spencer. 1BR duplex $400/mo & 2BR unfurn'd + dep. Water & garbage P/U incl'd. 336-596-6726 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588 Kannapolis - 1 BR. $430 per month + $400 deposit. References required. 704-933-3330 or 704-939-6915

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

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Call for Specials! S. Fulton St. Very nice 1500 sq ft 3 BR 2.5BA town house apartment. All elec., central heat/AC. Water incl., stove, refrig., dishwasher furnished. Outside storage. No pets. 1 yr lease. $625/mo. & $500 dep. 704-279-3808 Salis. 1BR & 2BR. Wood floors, appls, great location. $375-$450/mo. + dep. 704630-0785 or 704-433-3510 Salisbury, near hospital. 1BR, 1BA. Central heat and air. $325/mo. + deposit. 704-279-3518 Salisbury. 2BR, 1½BA townhouse. Range, refrigerator, W/D hook-ups. Newly remodeled. Nice neighborhood. 704-202-8965 Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA duplex. Appliances included. Heat/air, laundry room. $500/mo. + $500 dep. 704-239-9259 Salisbury. Nice 1 BR, 1BA in convenient location. Central heat/AC. $335/mo. 704-202-2484 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

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Salisbury, 503 Walton Rd, 2 BRs. Central heat & air, new paint & carpet, well maintained, water furnished, no pets, $450 per month + $450 deposit. References & background check required. 704-6362486



Great Location! 2BR/2BA spacious condo, 2nd floor. Must see!!! Call 704-436-8159 for details and showings SPENCER Townhouse 2 BR, 1½ BA Recent Remodel, All Appliances. No Pets. $550/mo plus 1 Month deposit. 411 First St. 704-798-5595 Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319

Houses for Rent 2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695 3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233 312 VANCE AVE. Large 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. $700 Month, 1 Year Lease, $700 Deposit 704-857-7949 3BR/1BA RENT TO OWN! Nice. $8,400 dn. NO MTHLY PAYMENTS! 1st Yr. 704-630-0695 4 BR, 1 BA on Jackson St. Refrigerator & stove furnished. Gas heat. Ren $675, Dep. $600. Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 4 BR, 2 BA on W. Henderson. Large w/double car garage. Has refrigerator, stove & dishwasher. Has gas heat. $750 rent, $700 dep. Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446

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

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA homes at 108 John Michael Lane & Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info. E. Area 3BR/1½ BA brick ranch, $775/mo + $775 dep, lease & refs req'd, no smoking. 704-279-1934 E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, all electric., no pets. $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit check. 704-293-0168. E. Spencer, 306 E. Torbush, 3BR/1½ BA, fully furnished: 2 large TVs, 3 BR suites, LR furniture, dish washer, refrig., washer / dryer, central heat/air. Sect. 8 approved. $875/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1850 East Rowan, 2 BR, 1 BA, completely renovated. All appliances. No pets. $600/mo. + dep. 704637-1029/ 704-202-0727 Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428 Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 – 1007 Kannapolis Skyland St., 2 BR, 1 BA, $550/month; 315 Tara Elizabeth Pl., 3 BR, 2 BA, $825/month. Max. occupancy-4 people. KREA 704-933-2231 Landis/China Grove–2 BR, 1 BA, total electric, well, hardwood floors & yard maintained, very quiet neighborhood. $750/ month. Please Call 704793-3315.

Houses for Rent Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA. All electric. Clean. Washer/ dryer hook-up. No pets. $600/mo. 704-638-2690 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Designer Home in City. Minutes to I-85/Lowe's Shopping Center. Garage, hardwood floors, central air, dishwasher, W/D, yard maintenance incl, $900 rent + deposit. 704-636-8188 Salisbury. 3BR, 401 Heilig Ave. $650/mo. Or will finance to purchase. 704-202-5879 Salisbury. Elizabeth Ave. 3BR, 1½BA. All electric. Free water and sewer. $645/mo. Section 8 OK. 704-633-6035 Salisbury. TeriJon Props. 2BR, 1BA, $600, Electric. 3BR, 2BA, $875, Gas. Sec Dep Rq'd. 704-490-1121 Salisbury/E. Spencer 2 BR, 1 BA. $425. 704-2482520. Sect. 8 OK. CarolinaPiedmont Properties Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm

Spencer, 2 BR, 2 BA. Handicapped accessible, hardwood floors throughout, nice 20X24 neighborhood. outbuilding, corner lot. $650/month + $650/deposit. Call 704-633-1437 or 704985-2252 Spencer, 4 BR, 1 BA, central air/gas heat, appl. hookups, carpet. $650. 704-636-3307 Spencer. 3BR/1BA, new carpet/paint, excellent condition. No pets. $600/mo / dep. 704-633-5067 Spencer. 4-5 BR, formal DR, 2 BA, very private, electric, & central air. $600/mo. 704-637-1200 or 704-310-1052 W Rowan/Woodleaf school dist. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. $425/mo. 704-754-7421 West Rowan area. Big home. 20 acres. $895/ month. Please call 704239-0691

Office and Commercial Rental 5,000, 10,000 & 20,000 sqft. Buildings available with loading docks and offices. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 HHHˆH HHHHHHHHHHHH

3,000 sq. ft. building, 2 BA, large lot on 4-lane Hwy. 704-636-1477 China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry Special Commercial Metal Bldgs for Small Trade Business, hobby shop space or storage. Units avail up to 1800 sq ft w/ office area. Video surveillance and ample parking. 704279-4422 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


Miller Chapel Rd. 2BR. Office, appl., Large yard. Limit 2. No pets. $650/mo + dep. 704-855-7720

Move-In Ready Salisbury. 3BR, 1½BA. LR, den, kitchen & dinette. Storage building. Fenced yard. Great location. $850/mo. 704-633-7344 N. Salisbury – 2 BR, 2 BA, very nice. $500/dep. + $525/month. Call 704-239-9579

Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 5 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 223 2803

Office and Commercial Rental



Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

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

Chevrolet, 2008, HHR LS. P7529C. Silverstone Metallic exterior, Gray interior. $11,797. Call now 1-800-542-9758

Cleveland 3BR/2BA, 1,000 SF, priv lot, 3 mins from Freightliner Plt. $600/mo + $600 dep. 704-326-5016

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power low miles, ops, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires BULLET PROOF WINDOWS, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-603-4255

Salisbury City, Near Hospital. 4BR/2½BA, 2,250 Sq. Ft., Two Car Garage, Fenced Backyard. $1500/month + $1500 deposit. Call Lauren 704-232-0823. Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 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 offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850

Toyota, 2007,Yaris. T10707A. Silver Streak Mica exterior, Dark Charcoal interior. $8,897. Call now 1-800-542-9758

Chevy Cobalt, 2007, ONE OWNER, CLEAN CAR FAX, great on gas, low miles, ready to go. 10K182A $9,295 Beautiful large lots ready for your single wide 97 or newer mobile home. Established quiet community and infrastructure includes paved roads, individual septic tanks, weekly trash collection and 2 vehicle parking spaces. $185/ month, near exit 83 from I85. Call after 1pm for details. 704-210-8176

Chrysler '97 LHS 130K, V-6, rebuilt trans. All options, alloy rims, $1800 OBO. Toyota '92 Celica 1.6L, 5 speed, good tires, $600 OBO. 704-431-4209

Nissan 350, 2004 Conv Silver with Black leather interior, 3.5, V6, auto tiptronic trans, Bose am, fm, cd, tape sound system, FUN FOR THOSE NICE DAYS!!!!! 704-603-4255

Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 East area. 2BR, 2BA. No pets. Limit 3. Deposit required. 704-636-2764 or 704-636-7878 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 EAST ROWAN AREA Taking applications for a 2 BR, 1½ BA, max. occupancy 3, no pets, garbage, and lawn service included. Great park for retired person. 704-279-3882 or 980234-2469 Faith–2 BR, 1 BA. $350/mo. + dep. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425/mo. + dep. Near Carson High. 704239-2833 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Granite Quarry. 2BR, 2BA. 3 person limit. No pets. $450/month + deposit. 704-279-5905 Hurley School Rd area nice sub2BR/1BA, division, large lot. $460/mo + dep. 704-640-5750

Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2003. Patriot Blue Pearl with 2 tone grey leather, 2.4, 4 cyl., auto trans., AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, chrome rims, good tires, EXTRA CLEAN INSIDE & OUT!! 704-603-4255

PT Cruiser, 2009, Clean, Almost new, Car fax, 10b254CA $11,775

Rockwell. Nice 2BR under $460/mo + dep, incls water, sewer, & trash pick up. No pets. 704-640-6347

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

Ford Escort LX, 1995. Automatic, air, clean. 118k. $1,800. 704-6364905. Dealer 17302

Ford, 2009, Fusion SE. F10170A. Vapor Silver exterior, Charcoal Black interior. $16,397. Call now 1-800-542-9758

Volvo, 2007 S40 Brilliant Red on ash leather interior 2.4 5 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, duel heated seats, all power ops, extra clean. 704-603-4255

Rentals & Leasing

Chevrolet HHR LS, 2009 ONE OWNER, CLEAN, FUEL ECONOMY, very nice car, well maintained. Stock # 10D129A $12,987. 704-637-9090

Dodge Dakota 1991, V8, 2WD, 218,300 miles, currently on the road, runs fine. Can be used as a work, farm or hunting truck. $725. Call 704637-7280

Transportation Financing

Transportation Financing

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

Dodge Dakota SLT Truck Quad Cab, 2005, Low miles, Stock # 10D136A $15987. 704637-9090

Dodge, 2005, Magnum SE. LIKE NEW SUV wagon! Don't miss out on this vehicle! Stk.# 10B293CA. $14,587. 704-637-9090

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Toyota, 2006, Prius. P7550A. Super white exterior, gray interior. $14,197. 1-800-542-9758



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VOLKSWAGON BEETLE TURBO S, 2004, WELL MAINTAINED, Hard to find in this GREAT shape! You will not be disappointed. Stock # 11K126A $10495. 704637-9090 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2004. 4x4. Light pewter metallix w/grey leather interior, 4.0 V6, auto trans., all power ops. AM/FM/CD, power driver seat, sunroof. NON SMOKER, extra clean. RUNS & DRIVES GREAT! 704-603-4255

Mazda, 1997, Miata. WARRANTY INCLUDED! Only 73k Miles. Very Clean. Drives like new. This is the best value on the market today. Stk.# 10B271KB. $6,995. 704-637-9090

Motorcycles & ATVs

Acura MDX, 2002 Touring Red with Tan leather interior, 3.5, V6, auto trans., am, fm, cd changer, tape, NAVIGATION, all power ops, alloy rims, SUNROOF, chrome step bars, FULLY LOADED MUST SEE!!!! 704-603-4255

Ford Expedition XLT, 2004, Blue with Grey cloth interior 4.6 back with auto trans, all power ops, 4X4 with towing pkg, rear air and audio, 3rd seat, lighted running boards PERFECT FOR THE FAMILY!!!! 704603-4255

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Hyundai, 2009, Accent GLS. P7570. Platinum Silver & Pearl exterior, Gray interior. $11,897. Call now!1-800-542-9758

Infinity G35, 2006 Obsidian Black on Black leather interior 3.5 V6 6 speed trans, LOADED all power ops, SUNROOF, steering wheel controls, Bose stereo system, alloy rims, SUPER NICE! 704603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Rentals & Leasing

Ford Escape Hybrid, 2008. Stock #F10516A. Pearl slate Black clearcoat metallic exterior & stone interior. $17,497. 1-800-542-9758

Pontiac 2002 Sunfire, two door, auto, cruise, 86,000 miles, like new, 704-202-0326.

Boats & Watercraft


BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, duel seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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

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

Chevrolet S-10 LS, 2002. Stock #T10509C. Dark Cherry Red Metallic exterior & graphite interior. $7,197. 1-800542-9758

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

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Statesville Blvd. 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer incl. Pets OK. $450/mo. + $450 dep. 704-279-7463

Rooms for Rent


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

Financing Available!

Salisbury. 2BR, 1½BA in the country. $375/mo. + deposit. References. No pets. 704-855-2100

Salisbury. For Sale or Rent. 3990 Statesville Boulevard. Lot 17, 3BR. $409/mo. 704-640-3222

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

Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255

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

Salisbury, Woodleaf Rd, 3BR/2BA, priv. lot, F/P, $725/mo includes water. 704-636-2143.

Salisbury. 3BR, 1BA. $400/month + deposit. No pets. References. Call 704-855-2100

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Datsun 280 ZX, 1983. 5 speed with T-tops, 200k miles. 26 miles per gallon. $1900. 704-6420526 or 336-953-2563

Hurley School Rd area, 2BR/1BA, nice subdiv, large yard, water incl'd, $410/mo 704-640-5750 Kannapolis 2BR/1BA on priv. lot, water & garbage incl'd, $350/mo, refs & dep req'd. 704-791-6221

Transportation Dealerships


East Salisbury mobile home lot. Water & electric ready for hook-up. Not in park. Call 704-638-0108

Manufactured Home for Rent

Trust. It’s the reason 74% of area residents read the Salisbury Post on a daily basis. Classifieds give you affordable access to those loyal readers.

Transportation Dealerships


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

Recreational Vehicles

Jayco 29' Clean Travel Trailer, 1999. $4,990. Please Call 704-2792296 or 704-279-2122

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

Office Space

Salisbury. We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041


450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., gas heat. Storage bldg. $500/mo. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Rowan Hosp. area. 3BR / 2BA. Cent. H & A. No Sect. 8. No pets. $700/mo. 1St & last mo's rent & dep. Call before 5pm 704-636-4251



Motorcycles & ATVs

Harley Davidson 2004, Wide Glide 5400 miles, one owner. Will consider partial trade for four wheeler 704-791-6221

Harley Davidson Sportster, 2003, XL 1200 Custom. 12,000 miles, many chrome extras. $6500 OBO. Please Call 704-433-8173



Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles of Salisbury. south Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. All batteries brand new, not reconditioned or refurbished (definition: weak or old batteries washed out). Buy 6 batteries & receive $10 gift receipt for purchase of a bottle of OLD STONE Wine. Coupon good until 11/30/10. 704-245-3660


Acura, 2002, MDX Touring. You have to come and test drive this sweet looking and driving SUV! Stk. # 10H200A. $12,587. 704-637-9090

Acura, 2008, RDX. AWD, one owner. Carfax Certified. The paint on this vehicle looks like it just rolled out of the showroom. Like new condition. Stk.# 10B292HA. $26,541. 704-637-9090

Ford F-150 XL, 2008. Stock #F7562A. Black Clearcoat exterior & medium flint interior. $14,797. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Freestyle SEL, 2006. Stock #F11051A. Oxford White Clearcoat exterior, Shale Interior. $14,797. 1-800-542-9758

Wholesale Not Retail If it's a battery, we sell it! We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon 704-213-1005 $5 off with ad

Chevrolet Equinox LT, 2006, clean Carfax, locally owned, well maintained!! 10H566A $14,691






Ford Windstar, 2003, LOCAL TRADE, A dependable ALL-AROUND vehicle priced within anyone's budget. Road ready TO GOOOOO!!! Stock # 10C26A $8495. 704-637-9090

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford, 2000, Ranger XLT. 4 door. Automatic, cruise, tilt, CD player, power windows, power locks. Very clean! $5,295. 704637-7327

Honda Pilot EXL, 2005 Burgandy Red on Tan leather interior, 3.5, V6, auto trans, 4X4, LOADED, all power, SUNam,fm,cd,tape, ROOF, DUAL HEATED SEATS, steering wheel controls, MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!!!!! 704-603-4255

GMC Envoy, 2007, lowmileage cream puff, great bang for your buck, nicely equipped. 10B206CA $15,974

Ford, 2007 Escape Brown on Grey cloth interior 3.0 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, SUNROOF, all power ops, luggage rack READY FOR TEST DRIVE!!! 704-603-4255

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Honda Element, 2004, ONE OWNER, LOCAL TRADE, SAVE THOUSANDS, HARD TO FIND, FUEL-EFFICENT SUV. Stock # 10H310A $10,995. 704-637-9090

Carport and Garages Auctions

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

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

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

Chimney Sweep & Fireplace


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

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

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No. 60670

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Jerry E. Smith, 267 Stafford Estates Dr., 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 22nd day of January, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 15th day of October, 2010. Norma J. Smith, Executor of the estate of Jerry E. Smith, File #10E1012, 267 Stafford Estates Dr., Salisbury, NC 28146

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Edward Kenneth Fleming, 1100 Grace Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28083, 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 25th day of January,, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 19th day of October, 2010. Edward Kenneth Fleming, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1031, Lynda Jo Fleming Birch, 28102 Sommerset, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 Attorney: Benjamin H. Bridges, III, PO Box 1007, Salisbury, NC 28146

No. 60671 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors for the Estate of Nell M. Brown, 1027 Theodore Lane, 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 28th day of January, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 22nd day of October, 2010. Nell M. Brown, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E981, Guy Osborne Brown, 6220 Lynn Road, Salisbury, NC 28147, Steven Randall Brown, Sr., 2985 Sherrills Ford Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

No. 60737 AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 1895 / 10-SP-519 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Monica Ruggs, dated December 1, 1998 and recorded on December 4, 1998, in Book No. 838, at Page 635 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Courthouse Steps, North Carolina on November 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 1116 Fries Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Tax Parcel ID: 013 27501 Present Record Owners: Monica Ruggs The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 809 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by WANDA H JAMES, A Single Woman to Jerry Baker, Trustee(s), which was dated February 27, 2004 and recorded on February 27, 2004 in Book 1000 at Page 977, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on November 18, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot No. 12, of WOODHAVEN Place, as shown on map recorded in Book of Maps at Page 2752, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 403 Woodhaven Drive, China Grove, NC 28023. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Wanda H. James. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, By: Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-14919-FC01

Dated: July 26, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809

No. 60723

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 07SP320 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY ROGER DALE GUNTER AND DARLENE GUNTER DATED JUNE 30, 1998 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 826 AT PAGE 315 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA 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 11:00 AM on November 29, 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: Beginning at a stake on the East side of Main Street (now known as Cool Springs Road) leading from the Town of Woodleaf to the Southern Railway Station, corner of Lot 57, Owen's corner (now or formerly), and running thence with the line of Lot 57 about North 75 deg. East 130 feet to a stake; thence South 27 deg. East 100 feet to a stake, corner of Lot 54; thence South with the line of Lot 54 South 73 deg. West 186 feet to a stake on the East edge of Main Street (now known as Cool Springs Road) North 6 deg. East 100 feet to the beginning, and being Lots 55 and 56 of Woodleaf Heights as shown on plat by N.A. Trader dated December, 1925. And Being more commonly known as: 10030 Cool Springs Rd, Woodleaf, NC 27054 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Roger Dale Gunter. 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 October 27, 2010. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee - 07-91257 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107


In the Matter of the Foreclosure of the Deed of Trust executed by Walter Kenneth Wood, Grantor, to W. Eric Medlin, Original Trustee, As recorded in Book 1160, Page 960 of the Rowan County Public Registry.

No. 60722

Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009.

No. 60739

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 â&#x20AC;˘ 11B


NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 10-SP-851 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Trudy Williams Darby, dated May 25, 2005 and recorded on May 27, 2005, in Book No. 1037, at Page 299 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on November 17, 2010 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 143 Faith Farm Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Tax Parcel ID: 359E019 Present Record Owners: Trudy Williams Darby The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009.

Pursuant to the power and authority contained in the Deed of Trust from Walter Kenneth Wood recorded in Book 1160, Page 960 of the Rowan County Public Registry (the "Deed of Trust"), the undersigned Trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, the real property described as: Being all of Tract 1 as shown on the survey for Eddie and Joe Davis recorded in Plat Book 9995, Page 4259, Rowan County Register of Deeds. and also known as 202 E. Main Street, Cleveland, NC 27013. The record owner of the Property as reflected by the records of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice was Walter Kenneth Wood. The Property will be sold subject to any and all superior mortgages, deeds of trust and liens, including, without limitation, the lien of unpaid taxes and assessments, easements, conditions, restrictions and matters of record. The Property will be sold "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Sections 45-21.10, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit in an amount not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the Property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statutes Sections 45-21.30(d) and (e). In addition to the purchase price so bid any successful bidder will also be responsible for payment of revenue stamps and other costs of closing the sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR TENANTS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WITH LESS THAN 15 RENTAL UNITS: An Order of Possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. HOUR OF SALE: DATE OF SALE: November 30, 2010 PLACE OF SALE: Rowan County Courthouse

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This the 6th day of October , 2010. W. Eric Medlin, Trustee, Robertson, Medlin & Bloss, PLLC 127 North Greene Street, Third Floor, Greensboro, N.C. 27401 (336) 378-9881 No. 60721 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 10 SP 853 ROWAN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF PAULA G. MILLER and BARRY W. MILLER, Grantor(s), To: TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, AND WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIARY, As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 997, Page 935, Rowan County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 1167, Page 203, Rowan County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. Paula G. Miller TO: Barry W. Miller 530 Miller Road 530 Miller Road China Grove, NC 28023 China Grove, NC 28023 Unknown Spouse of Barry W. Miller 530 Miller Road China Grove, NC 28023

Occupant 530 Miller Road China Grove, NC 28023

Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated January 16, 2004, filed for record on January 16, 2004, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $82,215.00 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 997 at Page 935, Rowan County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust"), and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rowan County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on November 23, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, the real property in China Grove Township, Rowan County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of 530 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023, and as described in the attached Exhibit A hereto. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Barry W. Miller An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 9th day of September, 2010 Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010

Dated: October 18, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, 4667, By: Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 704-442-9500

EXHIBIT A BEING all of that parcel on the western side of Miller Road, said parcel described in a deed to Barry W. Miller, said deed dated August 14, 2006 and recorded in Book 1073, Page 131, Rowan County Registry. Reference to said deed is hereby made for a more description. PIN: 11402501 Address: 530 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023

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Information about Gaucher disease Dear Dr. Gott: My granddaughter has been diagnosed with Gaucher's disease. She is a 20-year-old college student and has been able to keep up with work and travel opportunities so far. Has anything new been discovered about this illness? What treatment is available? Both her father and mother are and I DR. PETER carriers, found that I GOTT am, too. On my side, I realized that my grandfather must have been a carrier, since both his sisters died as young women. My own doctor knows very little about this illness. I know it is rare. Please let me know if, and where, it is being studied. Thank you. Dear Reader: Gaucher's (pronounced go-shayz) disease is genetic, meaning it is caused by an inherited malformation. This causes a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, which is responsible for metabolizing the fatty substance glucocerebroside. It most commonly occurs in

those of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish descent. There are 34 known mutations that can cause the disorder. Of these, four account for 95 percent of all cases that affect those of Askenazi descent and 50 percent of all cases within the general population. There are three types of Gaucher. Type 1 is the most common, accounting for 90 percent of all cases. It can occur at any age but is most common in adults, with the average age of 30 at the time of diagnosis. It doesn't typically damage the brain but can cause skeletal abnormalities, nosebleeds, an enlarged spleen and/or liver, yellow spots in the eyes, delayed puberty, excessive fatigue, anemia and susceptibility to bruising. Type 2 is rare and the most severe form. It develops during a baby's first year and progresses rapidly. Symptoms include those of type 1 and also rigidity, cognitive deterioration (including mental retardation and dementia) and seizures. Type 3 is also rare and typically begins in childhood or adolescence. It progresses more slowly than type 2 and

tends to be chronic. The brain is affected, but this is usually milder than type 2. Symptoms may include any of those in the first two types but may occur more frequently. Abnormal eye movements and loss of muscle coordination may also be seen. Diagnosis can be confirmed by evaluating levels of the deficient enzyme and/or through genetic testing. Type 1 may not require treatment if symptoms are mild. Both type 1 and type 3 can also be treated with enzyme-replacement therapy, bone marrow transplant and medication. There is no specific treatment for type 2. Those with mild forms of Gaucher's, especially those who develop it in adulthood, can expect close to normal life expectancies. Children with type 2 do not often live past age 2. Those with type 3 who survive into their teens generally live for many more years. Gaucher's disease can be difficult to deal with for both the sufferer and his or her family. Based on your letter, I suspect your granddaughter may have a mild form, and, if this is the case, she may not need treatment at all. You do

not say whether she is receiving treatment and, if so, what kind; therefore, I cannot offer you any other advice. I do recommend that she be under the care of a physician familiar with this disorder. She may also benefit from a support group, likely online due to the rare nature of her illness. You and she may also wish to check out the National Gaucher Foundation website ( to keep up to date with research, clinical trials (of which there are several currently recruiting), treatment and more. You can also phone 800-504-3189 or write for further information to the National Gaucher Foundation, 2227 Idlewood Road, Suite 6, Tucker, GA 30084. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including "Live Longer, Live Better," "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet" and "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook," which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is United FeatUre Syndicate

Animated Oscar race to feature only 3 nominees LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only three nominees will be in the running for best animated feature film at this year’s Academy Awards. Oscar organizers announced Monday that 15 animated features have been accepted for consideration, one short of the minimum 16

needed to expand the category to five nominees. Among the films accepted for consideration are “Toy Story 3,” which was the year’s top-grossing movie, along with fellow hits “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Megamind.”

Also in the running: “Alpha and Omega,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “Idiots and Angels,” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” “My Dog Tulip” and “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.” The final four of the academy’s 15 accepted films still

need to start a one-week run at a Los Angeles theater by Dec. 31 to qualify for this year’s Oscars: “Tangled,” “The Illusionist,” “The Dreams of Jinsha” and “Summer Wars.” Nominations come out Jan. 25, with the Oscar ceremony following on Feb. 27.

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Today’s Celebrity birthdays Actor Steve Railsback is 65. Actor David Leisure is 60. Actress Marg Helgenberger is 52. Drummer Mani (Stone Roses) is 48. Country singer-guitarist Keith Burns of Trick Pony is 47. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 46. Guitarist Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver is 44. Actress Lisa Bonet is 43. Actress Tammy Lauren is 42. Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 41. Actress Martha Plimpton is 40. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 33. Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 31. Actor Noah GrayCabey (“Heroes,” “My Wife and Kids”) is 15.

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Friedrich Nietzsche said, “The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.” That sounds like a bridge player who has made a mistake and tries to justify his play with a faulty argument. This week we are looking at how defenders try to wrest trump control from declarer. This usually requires two things: a bad trump break (from declarer’s point of view) and forcing declarer to ruff in the long trump hand, so that he cannot draw trumps without turning his suit contract into no-trump. In this example, West leads off with his two top clubs against four hearts. What happens with best play by declarer? And what if he errs slightly? Over North’s single raise, South should be happy with game. A slam is extremely unlikely. Suppose South, thinking everything is cool, ruffs at trick two and draws two rounds of trumps — then what? He goes down! If South takes two more rounds of trumps and plays a spade, East will win with his ace and cash three club tricks for down two. And if South abandons trumps, playing on spades, East wins with his ace and returns the club

queen. After South ruffs, he can do no better than play a spade to dummy, ruff the last club, and cash two diamond tricks. He still gets dummy’s heart queen, but that is only nine tricks. South was unlucky that East had four hearts and five clubs. However, if he had drawn only one round of trumps before playing on spades, he would have been all right whatever happened.

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Danville D l 58/47 Greensboro o Durham D h m 58/49 65/52 52 2

Salisbury Salisb S al sb b y bury 63/49 49


W Wilmington to 72/58 Co C Col Columbia bia 68/ 68/50

Au A Augusta u ug 6 68 68/ 68/49 8/ 9 8/49

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..........-3.29 High Rock Lake............. 651.71.......... -3.29 ..........-2.11 Badin Lake.................. 539.89.......... -2.11 Tuckertown Lake............ 594.6........... -1.4 Tillery Lake.................. 277.8.......... -1.20 Blewett Falls.................177.6 ................. 177.6.......... -1.40 Lake Norman................ 95.70........... -4.3

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Air Quality Ind Index ex Charlotte e Yesterday.... 51 ........ .... moderate .......... particulates Today..... 30 ...... good N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 verryy unhealthy, 301-500 haazzardous

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Today: .4 - low Wednesday: 2.5 - low-medium Thursday: 1.9 - low

24 hours through 8 p.m. yest........... 0.00" Month to date................................... ...................................0.52" 0.52" Normal year to date....................... 33.80" Year to date................................... .................... ... 33.80" -0s


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Pollen Index

High.................................................... 60° Low..................................................... 37° Last year's high.................................. 76° ....................................43° Last year's low.................................... 43° Normal high........................................ 63° Normal low......................................... 42° Record high........................... 82° in 1993 .............................20° Record low............................. 20° in 1969 ...............................41% Humidity at noon............................... 41%


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L Lumberton b be 72 72/52 2

Darlin D Darli Darlington 72/52 /5 /52

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