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Boy wanders from home, found in pool BY SHELLEY SMITH

Rescuers examine the drained inground pool after 10-year-old boy was found.

A 10-year-old boy drowned in a pool behind his home Tuesday night. James “Cooper” Wood, a fifth-grader and honor roll student at Mt. Ulla Elementary School, took his dog for a walk Tuesday afternoon, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said. Cooper was reported missing when the dog came back to the home alone at 4:40 p.m. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office immediately sent out dogs to search the area, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol called in a hel-


icopter. Emergency communications indicated that a police dog detected something around the pool behind the family’s home, and the Locke Volunteer Fire Department was called to pump the murky water out of the pool. The Rowan Rescue Squad and neighbors searched the neighborhood for Cooper, who was wearing a red sweatshirt and khaki cargo pants. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office also went door-to-door asking residents if they

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RECORD COLD Wintry blast bathes region in cold air BY SHAVONNE POTTS

It’s cold, as in record-setting cold. The temperature reached 12 degrees in the Charlotte area Tuesday morning, breaking the old record of 14 degrees set in 1937, according to National Weather Service . There are no record temperature results for the Rowan County area available through the National Weather Service. The high temperature today will reach the upper 30s and later tonight the low is forecast to be 18 degrees. “The temperature will slowly rise into the mid-20s and the highs into the mid50s,” said NWS meteorologist Rodney Hinson. Saturday’s snow is likely nothing more than a memory as there is no additional snow is expected this week, though rain is in the weekend’s forecast. And then real wintry stuff comes back. “After it warms up this weekend, next week it’s going to get cold again,” he said. The temperatures kept some people indoors, but othThe fountain near ers Tuesday’s chill in stride. Gateway Park stayed Shelley Allison, took her dog, partially frozen Eva, for her regular stroll throughout the day. through downtown Salisbury. Harry Garlin also stepped out into the cold to help a friend move. “I’m wearing sweats under my pants and a thick shirt,” he said as he put on gloves. He spent the afternoon moving books from the Book Nook on Innes Street, when the temperature was still in the low 30s. The temperatures also drove the homeless into Rowan Helping Ministries. Shelter Coordinator Quentin Wilson said there were 48 people in the shelter Monday night. The shelter normally houses about 30 people at night, but reg-

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Carolyn Wilson, left, with daughter Rebekah, husband Bill, and son Will, at Rebekah’s graduation from Wake Forest University’s School of medicine earlier this year.

Repeat drunken driver charged in fatal collision BY SARAH CAMPBELL


Shelley Allison of Salisbury bundled up herself and her dog for a stroll in downtown Salisbury during Tuesday’s blast of cold.

Two weeks after meeting Carolyn Blalock, Bill Wilson knew he was going to marry her. “We met in September and she had an engagement ring by the end of the year,” he said. “We just knew. “We’ve been married for 33 years and we have been each other’s best friend for all those years.” Wilson said his family will never fill the void left after of his wife was killed in a headon collision on Monday. Authorities charged the driver of the other vehicle with driving while impaired. Carolyn Wilson, 52, was driving home from work about 5:40 p.m. when a Chevrolet pickup driven by Kenneth M. Lewis, 43, crossed the center line and collided

with the Wilsons’ Toyota Prius. Trooper M.P. Eason of the N.C. State Highway Patrol said Lewis sustained “minor scrapes, bruises and abrasions.” Lewis, of 155 Moorland Park St., China Grove, could face additional charges after discussions with the Rowan County District Attorney’s Of- LEWIS fice. “I do feel sorry for the guy that hit her,” Bill Wilson said. “That’s going to be a terrible thing for him to have to live with.” According to the N.C. Department of Correction’s web-


Council targets fifth district for incentives Walkers share in Tax credits used to draw businesses Christmas Happiness BY EMILY FORD

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Mary Hipp walks at the YMCA with six friends every morning, as they have done for the last four years. They gab away as they walk, but this year the talk among the Ys Walkers and Talkers, as they call themselves, turned to making a donation to the Christmas Happiness fund rather than exchanging gifts. “It’s a group of seven of us that walk every morning. We just started meeting at the Y. Most of us didn’t know each other,” Hipp said. The walkers and talkers soon began gathering for

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Christmas and exchanging gifts. Last year, Hipp made a contribution to Christmas Happiness instead of giving a gift.

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To help lure industry to the economically distressed North Long Street corridor, Salisbury City Council has designated the area for tax credits and approved a $25,000 incentive for a new business. Council on Tuesday agreed to award a $25,000 cash grant to TurnKey Technologies if the Concord company moves to Salisbury and renovates the former Power Curbers building at 402 Bringle Ferry Road, just off North Long Street. If the building sale goes through, TurnKey will relocate 12 employees here and


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hire two more during the move, said Robert Van Geons, executive director for RowanWorks Economic Development. TurnKey would hire three additional employees in the near future, Van Geons said. “These smaller companies are backbone of our economy,” he said. The city’s incentive grant would reimburse TurnKey for some of the renovating cost, estimated at $215,000. The company would not be paid until improvements are complete. TurnKey is the first applicant in the city’s new Industrial Building Revitalization Grant Program, designed to encourage companies to re-

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habilitate older, vacant buildings. TurnKey engineers one-ofa-kind machines for the plastics industry, President Tony Ward said. Started in 1999, the company has grown every year but 2009, he said. “This would be a big step for us in g r o w i n g Salisbury’s parks again,” he department said. earns recogniW a r d tion, 3A said he is looking forward to building a relationship with Rowan County machine and sheet metal shops. TurnKey has identified 17 potential clients within a five-mile radius of the


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Power Curbers building, he said. “We want to keep it all local,” he said. TurnKey also would use the property for sales, design and fabrication of the custom automation equipment, making use of a significant portion fo the building set up for office use, Van Geons said. The city’s new fiber-optic telecommunications utility helped lure TurnKey, Ward said. “Fibrant was a piece of the puzzle, yes,” he said. All council members welcomed Ward and thanked him for considering Salisbury. Council also named North Long Street as one of the city’s five proposed Urban Progress Zones, which would

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Elizabeth Edwards shared private pain with public CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Elizabeth Edwards lost her hair to cancer, her son to an accident, her husband to another woman. No wonder she called one memoir “Resilience.� And another “Saving Graces.� Edwards’ death Tuesday at age 61 ended a struggle of extraordinary and multiple dimensions, any one of which might have consumed the more faint-hearted. She had lived side by side with high political ambition, personal betrayal, advancing disease and single-minded determination, and in her last years built a network of supporters who took life lessons from her adversities. A public figure to the end, Edwards said goodbye to them the day before, online, after doctors had concluded they could do no more to save her. They figured she might have weeks at best; she lived hours. John Edwards, the man she had advised as a strategist and

supported as a spouse through a Senate campaign and two runs for the presidency, joined the family by her side. The couple had separated about a year ago, their marriage and their shared dreams of power shattered by his affair with a campaign videographer and his eventual admission that he had fathered his lover’s child. David “Mudcat� Saunders, a political adviser and friend of the family, said Elizabeth Edwards’ health rapidly deteriorated over the last few weeks. During that period, her estranged husband and their adult daughter, Cate, came to be with her, Saunders said. Elizabeth Edwards became an advocate in her own right for health care reform and for the poor, two issues that had driven her husband, too. In that work, she lacked his clout but also his baggage. “Our country has benefited from the voice she gave to the cause of building a socie-


several years ago to live closer to Bill Wilson’s parents, the late Basil and Mildred Wilson. Carolyn Wilson worked as an administrator for the Beaufort County Health Department and served as the county finance director for a number of years. But her first love was the couple’s children. “Rebekah danced with the Greenville Civic Ballet and they were in the car every day going back and forth for dance practice,� Bill Wilson said. Carolyn Wilson volunteered to make costumes for performances. “I would come home and there would be fabric and material all over our living room,� Bill Wilson said. Will had health problems as a child, but Bill Wilson said his wife worked tirelessly to care for the boy.

ty that lifts up all those left behind,� President Barack Obama said. Edwards was calculating and ambitious in her own right, as well. A shrewd attorney, Edwards contributed mightily to her husband’s rise in politics and acted conspic-

uously to prevent his fall, his partner in hiding a secret that would come out anyway. Two books published about the 2008 campaign characterized her as shrill toward her husband and sometimes verbally abusive to campaign staff, especially as his run faltered and tabloid reports of his affair piled up. In a riveting moment from the Democratic presidential primary campaign, the couple stood together in apparent harmony and loving mutual support in March 2007 to tell the country that her breast cancer, diagnosed in 2004, had returned, spread and could not be cured. His campaign would press on, she said that day, because “it’s important that the American people have the opportunity to have a president like him.� John Edwards quit the race after poor showings in the primaries that made Obama the Democratic nominee, and he

“She pretty much willed him to live,� he said. Bill Wilson said his wife was proud to see Rebekah, 27, graduate from Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine and go on to work at Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. She watched Will, 18, graduate from West Rowan High School in June and was looking forward to his success at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. “The kids could tell you that she is the greatest mom that you could ever have,� Bill Wilson said. “(Her death) is going to leave a huge hole.� Clarence Herring, who worked with Carolyn Wilson at Queen City Audio, Video & Appliances in Salisbury before she was transferred to Mooresville, said she was “a really sweet person.� “I’ve known her for a cou-

ple of years now,â€? he said. “She was a good soul, she would give you anything she had.â€? • • • After being diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, Bill Wilson feared the worst but hoped for the best. “Carolyn’s case was caught very early and she had radiation and no chemotherapy,â€? he said. “Since then, she’s been just as healthy as anybody. “It’s a shock when you beat something like cancer and then you die coming home from work for no real reason.â€? • • • The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Summersett Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Summersett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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“She was out to live every single day,� Trippi said. “She was going to live every single one of them with all the energy and grit that she could. That’s a big lesson that her life could teach all of us.� Edwards connected easily with the public and her battle with breast cancer resonated. She shared the most intimate details, writing and speaking about the pain of losing her hair and her efforts to reassure her young children about her future. It was not her first experience publicly dealing with very private matters. She wrote in her 2006 memoir about the death of their 16year-old son, Wade, in 1996 and the grief that consumed her for two years afterward.

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Local teachers say the State Board of Education’s decision to teach U.S. History in two semesters rather than one will have a positive impact on students. Daniel Bryant, a U.S. History teacher at A.L. Brown High School, said he’s looking forward to having more time to teach the class. “The obvious reason why it’s good to be two semesters is that it’s so much material,” he said. “The current course is kind of a mile long and an inch deep, there isn’t a lot of depth to it.” David Hord, U.S. History teacher and special education department head at Jesse Carson High School, said having less than 90 days to cover all the material can be challenging. “Now, you just have time to basically tell what it is and what the significance is, there is very little higher level thinking,” he said. “We just hit the big ideas and the big concepts and that’s it.” Carson teacher Chris Walters, who has taught U.S. History for 11 years, said he currently teaches the Civil War in about a week. “I teach World War II in about a day,” he said. “The problem with the way it is now is that it’s not in-depth and we can’t spend the time letting kids absorb it.” Ryan Chandler, who has been teaching U.S. History at Carson for the past three years, said although some students can keep up with the brisk pace, others cannot. “Kids get left behind,” he said. “Some kids get it and some don’t,” he said. Chandler said spreading the material out will allow him to do more projects with his classes in the future. Bryant is planning to use more technology to engage his students. “This is going to give us more time to do more enrichment activities to make history come alive,” he said. The focus will shift to real world scenarios in Jim Pope’s class. Pope, who teaches at Carson, said he wants students to understand how history affects their lives. “The definition of social studies is to develop objective young Americans,” he said. Pope said when he began teaching the subject nearly 22 years ago it spanned an entire year, giving him time to bring in veterans to talk to students and plan activities to get them excited about learning. “I remember when I used to teach at South


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During the Holiday Caravan this year, a man approached Post photographer Jon Lakey and told him about a cat at his house that he suspected might represent the mating of a cat and a raccoon. A coon cat, if you will. Jon passed that information to me with a telephone number, and last Friday I visited the man’s MARK house out of sheer curiosWINEKA ity. I resisted any preliminary research and went with an open mind and blank notepad. I was ready for a freakish, biological oddity but also prepared for the sobering evidence that the man just owned an unusual feline. I had agreed to some ground rules. I would not identify the man, who we will call “Tom,” and I would resist saying where he lived. Tom and his girlfriend were worried that someone

would read about their special animal and make plans to steal it. The cat’s name is Bigfoot. When he was born, Tom says, they called him Fluffy, mainly because he was a big ball of tabby fur. But as he grew and took on the size and characteristics of a raccoon, they figured the name had to change. “Bigfoot” resulted from his unusually large feet, especially for a cat less than a year old. On my visit, Tom stopped short of suggesting that Bigfoot represented the offspring of a cat and raccoon, though the body shape, some of the markings, the size of the feet and the bushy tail had raccoon-like qualities. “We have no clue,” Tom said. “We’re not sure. ... He may be something that everybody has.” Tom has six cats: Bigfoot, Mini Me, Smokette, Missy, Tiger and Pee Wee. Missy, the mother to Bigfoot, stays in the house a lot. Otherwise, the cats live outdoors. To bring them all together, Tom


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Salisbury has one of the best parks and recreation departments in the state, according to an accreditation group. Irby Brinson, chairman of the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, presented Salisbury with a 10-year re-accreditation award Tuesday at the City Council meeting. Salisbury Parks and Rec is one of 97 agencies in the United States and one of six in North Carolina with this accreditation status. The department has been an accredited by the agency since 2000. National accreditation through CAPRA is a multi-year process, which includes the completion of an application and detailed self-assessment report, a site visit by a committee of park and recreation professionals and a final assessment. Accreditation requires agencies to respond to 144 standards. Salisbury missed only one. That’s rare, Brinson said. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

In other City Council business: • Inspectors have detected a critical repair needed on the Fisher Street bridge, City Traffic Engineer Wendy Brindle said. The bridge is safe to use, she said, and will not close during the repair. Council agreed to use money set aside for painting and cleaning the bridge to pay for the repair. Painting and cleaning will occur next year. The city is waiting for approval from the railroad to begin the repair, Brindle said.


Women’s longtime friendship became Iron clad B Y D AVID F REEZE For the Salisbury Post

When Angie Pilkington and Crystal Karriker met in the 7th grade, neither had any idea that they would become friends for life. They had no idea what twists and turns that life would take them through. They did realize they wanted to be challenged physically. Recently that desire for challenge culminated following months of training at the Beach to Battleship Ironman Triathlon at Wilmington, Race day was Saturday, Nov. 13th. Pilkington and Karriker became fast friends when both competed on the track team as 12-year-olds. They found out that their birthdays were two days apart, but both eventually shared much more. They came from similar broken homes, and bonded because of it. The girls sweated together at Northwest Cabarrus High School where both were coached by David Mills. “He made us strong, and he taught us how to work hard,” said Karriker. They plan to let him know

that they completed the Ironman, and that they give him a lot of credit for pushing them forward. Karriker said “When others slowed on a hill, he told us to pump those arms and the legs would follow up the hill. We learned so much from him.” Karriker and Pilkington went on to run 3 marathons together in their early 20’s. Life took them in different directions, but both stayed in contact. They participated in each other’s weddings, and Pilkington is godmother to Karriker’s middle child. Pilkington moved to Florida for a while, but now lives in Harrisburg. Karriker lives near China Grove. Living close meant easier commutes to where long runs and long bike rides would start. Having completed multiple marathons and half Ironmans, the friends decided to go for the full Ironman distance of 2.4 miles open water swimming, 112 miles of biking, and finally 26.2 miles of running. They chose the Beach to Battleship Ironman because it was close and because most of their longest

training would not have to come in the worst heat of the summer. Also, rumor had it that the open water swim would be with the current. The 38-year-old mothers were glad that a large group of family members made plans to attend. Karriker and Pilkington set off on practice swims of up to 85 pool laps, or about 2.4 miles. Karriker is a strong swimmer and Pilkington worked to improve her speed in the water. Regular bike rides of 100 miles, followed by 30 to 60 minute runs, became commonplace. Weekly long runs of 18 to 20 miles prepared them for the always daunting 26.2 marathon miles. Pilkington is an accomplished marathoner, and said “this is my thing.” She planned to make up ground on the run. Karriker has a minor hip injury that usually won’t allow her running much past 18 miles. Overall, the women planned to use their strengths and push through the rest of the race. Race day dawned clear but cold. Air temperature was 38 degrees. Both women real-

ized that the current was not with their swim, so the first event would be more difficult than expected. Karriker entered the water with the leaders, while Pilkington started with the back of the pack. Both stuck to their race plan, with Karriker wanting to do well in the swim, while Pilkington just wanted to get past it and on the bike. Karriker was elbowed and kicked by other competitors but did have a good time, leaving the water well ahead of Pilkington. The water was very cold, but both were able to transition to the bike and the 112 mile ride. 75 miles of the bike ride were into a headwind, and both women were glad to make the turnaround out of the wind. Pilkington and Karriker stayed with their race plans as Karriker continued to hold a significant lead. Both women left the bike feeling well, having enjoyed the blue skies and beautiful scenery along the route. They battled a traffic jam near the end of the bike ride and had to ride on the road shoulder

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4A • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 Robert Lee Woodbury

Brian Scott Jackson

Bruce Barraclough

George Allen Turner

SALISBURY — Mr. Robert Lee Woodbury, age 65, of 3526 Hickory Place, Salisbury, passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at W.G. Hefner Medical Center, Salisbury. Born July 22, 1945, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Raymond Blair and Mary Patterson Woodbury. He was educated in Rowan County Public Schools He was last employed at the W.G. Hefner Medical Center, and served in the U.S. Army. He was a Member of Refreshing Springs Christian Ministry where he was a member of the Men's Fellowship, the Godly Men Of Purpose. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, William Woodbury and James Woodbury He is survived by sons, Brian J. Woodbury (Chante) of Statesville, and Robert J. Woodbury (R.J.) of Andover, Ohio; daughters, Cynthia L. Woodbury Campbell (Donald) of Atlanta, Ga., and Monique S. Woodbury of the home; sisters, Mary Bailey Lorietha Lutz, and Cynthia Pharr, all of Salisbury, and Barbara Ann of Warner McCullough Robins, Ga.; brother, Arthur Woodbury of Winston-Salem; and 3 grandchildren. Services: Committal Services and Military Rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville Blvd. with memorial services following immediately at Refreshing Springs Christian Ministry, 4650 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. Pastor Naomi Hopkins is in charge of the Service. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the home at other times. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to

SALISBURY — Brian Scott Jackson, 45, passed on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Davis Regional Medical Center, Statesville. Born Nov. 15, 1965, in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Arthur Cowan and the lat James Edward and Parthenia Kerns Jackson. Mr. Jackson was educated in the Salisbury city schools, and was last employed as a cook at the North Carolina State Veterans Home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell O. Jackson, Sr. Left to cherish fond memories are sisters, Deborah (Charles) McGee and Marilyn (Sam) Moore, both of Salisbury, Gay Jackson and companion Carl Young of Granite Quarry, and Marilyn Cowan and companion Anthony Stevenson of Stateville; brothers, Sterling Jackson, Keith Jackson and Dan Jackson, all of Salisbury, Cornell Jackson and companion Ann McClain of Decatur, Ga., Jerome (Joyce) Jackson and Kenneth (Cynthia) Jackson, both of Raleigh; an aunt, Kathleen (William) Chambers Hill of East Spencer; uncles, John Chambers and William Chambers, both of Salisbury; nieces; nephews; cousin; and friends. Public Viewing: 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Mitchell and Fair Funeral Service. Visitation and Service: Funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 9, at 12:30 p.m., Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Clarence Marlin, pastor, will officiate. The visitation will be Thursday 12-12:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of a sister, Marilyn Moore, 711 Willow Rd., the remainder of the time. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to: Mitchell and Fair Funeral Service is assisting the family.

SALISBURY — Mr. Bruce Allen Barraclough, 60, of Salisbury, passed away on Dec. 4, 2010 at his residence. Born Aug. 10, 1950 in Camden, N.J. to the late Frances Helen Edwards and Herbert O. Barraclough, he was a graduate of Cherry Hill West High School. Bruce was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Barraclough worked for Lane Punch as the Corporate Manufacturing Manager. He was of the Episcopal faith and was an avid boater and historical enthusiast. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Jerry Barraclough. Mr. Barraclough is survived by his longtime loving companion, Kim Thorpe and her son Daniel; son, Mark Barraclough and wife Amy of Arlington, Tex.; daughter, Cindy Broemser and husband Craig of New Berlin, Wis.; brothers, Herbert Barraclough and wife Elanor, John Barraclough and wife Marjin both of New Jersey; sisters: Mary Ann Mathis and husband Elmer, Alice Talucci and husband Joe both of New Jersey; sister-in-law Arlene Barraclough and two grandchildren, and numerous friends. Service: A Memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at Summersett Memorial Chapel with Father William Agner officiating, a visitation an hour prior to the service at Summersett Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Salisbury Historical Foundation P.O. Box 4221 Salisbury, NC 28145 or American Heart Association 222 S. Church St Suite 303 Charlotte, NC 28202. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — George Allen Turner, 59, of Salisbury, who left this earthly home on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, was born to Mrs. Emma Allen Turner of Salisbury and the late Charles Turner in Hartwell, Ga., on June 16, 1951. A 1972 graduate of Salisbury High School, Mr. Turner was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church; was a Mason with Western Star Lodge 9; was a member of The International Society of Poets; and had received numerous awards from The International Library of Poets. He was last employed by Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina as an apartment manager. He leaves memories to his mother, Emma Turner of Salisbury; daughters Georgette (fiance Damon Turner Wright), Areta (Darren) Neely, both of Salisbury; brothers Ulysses (Teresa) Turner, Spencer, Marjester Turner, Salisbury, Dallas (Amanda) Turner, Cleveland, Alvin Turner, Salisbury; sisters Odessa (Lee) Adkins, Shirley (Welborn) Williams, both of Salisbury; five grandchildren; fiancee Deborah Wright; and a host of other relatives. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 10 at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow at City Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. At all other times, they will be at 1717 Second St., Salisbury. Rowan Funeral Services is serving the Turner family.

Mel Watt sets December hours for Rowan County office U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., has set December office hours for his satellite office in Rowan County. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 16 at the Rowan County Administrative Building, 130 W. Innes St. It will be closed Dec. 23 and 30 for the holidays. Adam Hall, an aide for Watt, will be avail-

HISTORY FROM 3a Rowan I would host a ‘Night of Notables,’” he said. “Kids took a period of history and became a person from that time. “They had to learn everything about them, write a paper and create a trifold.” Walters said writing used to be emphasized in social studies classrooms, but that focus has been ditched in recent years. “You can’t teach writing and teach the material,” he said. “By allowing the two semesters it will enable that writing component for students.” It’s unclear at this time how the end-of-course test will be administered in the future. “(U.S. History) is still going to be tested, but the test will be altered,” Walters said. Bryant said when A.L.

BIGFOOT FROM 3a shook his key ring. “This is their dinner bell,” he said. Soon, the cats were at Tom’s feet in his driveway. Mini Me and Bigfoot come from the same litter, and all the cats are kin. But it’s striking how different — and how much larger — Bigfoot is compared to the other cats. “You can see the difference,” Tom said, “and he’s the only one down here like this.” Bigfoot is skittish and hard to hold, Tom reported, picking him up for a short time. “If I catch him, I’ve got to hold him a different way, or he’d run,” he added. Did Bigfoot make the



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Brown split the course into two semesters, test scores improved. “We went away from it because of the concerns that we were also trying to teach electives and we had teachers trying to teach both semesters and having a hard time,” he said. Several teachers said the only drawback of having two semesters of U.S. History is that students will miss out on the opportunity to take an elective course. “That’s the downside of it all,” Pope said. “We don’t want to take away from programs like art, dance and band.” The revised social studies standards, approved by the state school board last week, will require students to take two U.S. History courses, which means they will need a total of four social studies credits to graduate. Other key elements of the revised social studies stan-

dards include: • A study of U.S. History in fifth grade • A study of North Carolina and U.S. History in eighth grade; • The integration of financial literacy and environmental literacy throughout the K12 standards; • A continued focus on North Carolina history in fourth grade; and • A study of world civilizations and societies in sixth and seventh grades with a focus on geography and cultures. The revised standards will go into effect during the 2012-13 school year. “Obviously, we’re thrilled,” Hord said. “I think the kids are going to like it too, they will develop an appreciation for a lot of our history.”

sounds of a cat, I asked. Yes, Tom said, but his girlfriend also heard him roar like a lion once. Does he do anything that would suggest he is as much raccoon as he is cat, I also asked. When he’s scared and running, he flattens out his body, making it incredibly low to the ground, Tom said. Bigfoot apparently has great tree-climbing skills, too. Before returning to the office, I stopped at the Rowan Animal Clinic and sought the opinion of a veterinarian. Holding up my camera, I showed Dr. Juston Schmidtke the photographs I had taken of Bigfoot. “He does look quite a bit larger than his litter mates,” Schmidtke said, adding that Bigfoot may be showing early signs of a growth disorder such as gigantism. But there

also can be a lot of different variants among litter mates, Schmidtke said, and Bigfoot could just be, well, different. As for the possibility that Bigfoot represents the mating of a cat and raccoon, Schmidtke said it was a biological impossibility, just as one can’t cross a dog with a cat. “The genomes would not match up,” Schmidtke said. My own cursory exploration into what Bigfoot is led me to conclude he’s a Maine Coon breed of cat, or simply a long-haired cat descended from the Norwegian Forest Cat. I’m not sure what my next exploration into the animal world will be. But I have this weird hankering for catfish. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or

Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

Hobert Leonard Yost SALISBURY — Mr. Hobert Leonard Yost, 82, of Salisbury, formerly of Rockwell, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 29, 1928, in Rockwell, he was the son of the late P.J. Yost and Ella Bost Yost. He was the retired owner and operator of H.L. Yost Jewelry Store, and was a member of Crowne Point Baptist Church, 703 Tennessee St., Kannapolis, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie Yost Yost, July 3, 2002. Mr. Yost is survived by his wife, Edna Upton Yost; 1 son, Edward "Eddie" Yost of Harrisburg; 1 sister, Betty Shipton of Wilmington; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral & Burial Service: The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at Crowne Point Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Beaver officiating. Interment will be in Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6-7:30 p.m. at Lady's Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Crowne Point Baptist Church, Post Office Box 1387, Kannapolis, NC 28082 in memory of Mr. Yost. Remembrances may be sent to the family at Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Yost Family.

Carolyn Blalock Wilson SALISBURY — Carolyn Blalock Wilson, 52, of Salisbury died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center. Born Oct. 3, 1958, in Greensboro, she was the daughter of Roy and Betty Lou Bowman Blalock of Greensboro. She was educated in the Burlington schools, graduated from Cummings High School, Class of 1976. Carolyn attended NC State University and graduated Valedictorian from Rowan Technical College and James Sprunt Community College in Duplin Co. She was previously employed as an Accounting Supervisor for Murphy Farms in Rose Hill, a Health Department Assistant and later a Financial Director for Beaufort County. She and her husband owned and operated 2 Sears stores, and at the time of her death was employed with Queen City Appliances. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Washington, and was a past member of the Chamber of Commerce in Tarboro and Nags Head. Carolyn was a trumpet player for the Brass Choir at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, was in charge of costuming for the Greenville Civic Ballet. Those left to cherish her memory in addition to her parents are her husband, William Basil "Bill" Wilson, III whom she married Aug. 6, 1978; daughter, Dr. Rebekah Wilson of Charlotte; son, William Basil Wilson, IV of the home; sister, Melissa Walters and husband Tom of Alexandria, Va.; brother, Steve Blalock and wife Jan of Winston-Salem. Funeral Services: Will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at the Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Stephen D. Haines, minister of the First United Methodist Church of Salisbury officiating. Interment will follow at City Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the Summersett Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials: May be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, c/o Charlotte Affiliate, 505 East Blvd., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203 Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Carole Graham Greer LEXINGTON — Mrs. Carole Graham Greer, affectionately known to her grandchildren as "Jan Jan", 71, of Lexington, formerly of Rockwell, passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at Lexington Memorial Hospital in Lexington. Carole was born June 18, 1939 in Slab Fork, WV, the daughter of the late Giles Graham and Faye G. Graham. She was educated in the Ashe County School System, and was the Claims Manager for Central Carolina Insurance Company and she retired in 2009 with 36 years of service. Carole held the following insurance certifications; CPCU and CPIW. She was a member of Rock Grove United Methodist Church, a former charter member of the Summitt Civitans of Salisbury, past Chief Judge of the Rowan County Board of Elections. Carole loved to read, travel and spend time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Max L. Greer and a brother, Earl Graham. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Bivens of Lexington; son, Michael Greer and wife, Heather of Rockwell; daughters, Bambi Amick and husband, Michael of Raleigh, Susan G. Pickler and husband ,Wayne of Salisbury; grandchildren, Jared Faw, Amanda Greer Corriher and husband Shannon, Christopher Greer, Blake Amick, Lexi Pickler, Julieanne Amick, Graci Pickler, and a brother, James Graham of Todd. Visitation: 6-7:30 p.m. today at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell. Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel, conducted By Rev. Tony Owens, pastor of Bethel & Bailey's United Methodist Church's in Mocksville. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell. Memorials: May be made to American Cancer Society of Rowan County for Rowan County Relay for Life, C/O Frances Morris, 1103 Burkes Way Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146 Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is serving the Greer family. Online condolences may be to

Mr. B. Victor Shive 2:00 PM - Wednesday St. Luke's Episcopal Church Visitation: Following Service in Church Parrish Hall ——

Mr. James Fred Denny, Jr. 2:00 PM - Thursday Woodland Cemetery Winston Salem, NC ——

Mr. Bruce Allen Barraclough 6:00 PM-Thursday Summersett Memorial Chapel Visitation 5-6 PM-Thursday ——

Mrs. Carolyn Blalock Wilson 2:00 PM - Friday Summersett Memorial Chapel Visitation: 6-8 PM Thursday

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Mrs. Dorothy Bonds Culp Hansell Graveside Service 11:00 AM - Wednesday Rowan Memorial Park —

Mr. Maurice Edward LaBonte Graveside Service 12:00 PM - Wednesday Salisbury National Cemetery —

Mrs. Ruth Yost McKinney Wednesday Visitation: 12:30-2:30 PM Service: 3:00 PM St. Marks Lutheran Church —

Mr. Thomas Theodore Wilson, Jr. Wednesday Visitation: 1:30-2:30 PM Funeral Home Graveside: 3:00 PM Rowan Memorial Park

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CRIME ROUNDUP Man tight-lipped about shooter

Man arrested during break-in

A Salisbury man who went to Rowan Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his foot late Sunday refused to tell police how he got it. According to the Salisbury Police Department, officers went to Rowan Regional Medical Center to investigate a gunshot wound to the foot of Lamar Aubrey Savage, 29. The shooting, police said, happened at 1440 N. Long St. They did not know if EMS took Savage to the hospital or he got there another way. Police reported Savage would not tell them what happened to his foot and said he didn’t know who shot him. No charges had been filed Tuesday.

Authorities say they charged a man after catching him red-handed during a break in eastern Rowan County. Deputies responded Saturday morning to a house on Bringle Ferry Road where the resident said she had seen a man walk out of her utility room and head toward a neighbor’s house. T h e deputies searched the area around the woman’s home and noticed the door to a neighbors garage open and still MORGAN swinging, according to a sheriff’s office report. They found 19-year-old Cody Lee Morgan, of 1565 Providence Church Road, behind the door, the report said. The original caller said she was awakened by a noise and a motion light and watched through a window as Morgan left the utility room at her house. Deputies discovered that Morgan had also broken into two cars in the neighborhood — stealing two knives — and vandalized four cars. Morgan is charged with two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count of felony breaking and entering, one count of firstdegree burglary and one count of misdemeanor larceny. He remained in the Rowan County jail Tuesday night under a $12,000 bond.

Ten bags of marijuana found during traffic stop

Man arrested after hiding from police under bed covers Authorities arrested a Rockwell man they say hid under bed covers at his grandmother’s house and refused to show deputies he was no longer wielding a knife.

Sheriff’s office recovers stolen guns The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has recovered several guns stolen in October from a Mount Ulla home. Authorities found the guns on a convicted felon’s property, a report said. Mark Brown reported the guns stolen in October. He recently got a call from the Mooresville Police Department, LEAZER where investigators said they had found his Taurus .357 handgun. Brown then called the Rowan Sheriff’s Office and told authorities he suspected

the culprit behind the thefts was Wendy Leazer of 865 Wilkinson Road. Deputies went to Leazer’s home and she led them to the guns, which had been hidden in a back bedroom of an RV on her property, a report said. The guns included two 12gauge shotguns, two .22-caliber rifles, a 6.5mm rifle and a .22-caliber handgun. Brown identified the guns as his, and authorities issued warrants for Leazer. Charges include possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of stolen firearms. The warrants had not been served Tuesday. Leazer was sentenced to two years probation in November 2009 on a conviction of possession with intent to sell drugs.

Drug find results in charges Authorities charged a Granite Quarry man early Saturday after finding 51 grams of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report said. According to the report: Deputies stopped Wesley James Morton, 21, of 817 N. Salisbury Ave., for speeding Poole on Road. The silver MORTON Jeep he was driving also fit the description of a vehicle connected to a recent breakin, and Morton’s behavior after the stop was a little suspicious. An open bag of marijuana, visible from the driver’s side window, lay on the passenger side floorboard of the Jeep. Deputies questioned Mor-

ton about the marijuana, and he admitted buying it and two Oxycontin pills after leaving a bar earlier in the evening with friends, who were also in the car. Searching the vehicle, deputies found a bag containing 47 grams of marijuana, a smaller bag containing 4

grams, a box of sandwich bags, a grinder, digital scales, a pipe and “snort straws.” Morton is charged with felony possession of marijuana, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $2,500 secured bond.


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A 19-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., faces charges after police say he handed over 10 bags of marijuana during a traffic stop Monday. According to the Salisbury Police Department, Finley Xavier Drewery left the BP on West Innes Street and headed down the road without his headlights on around 11:15 p.m. Police stopped him and immediately smelled marijuana when two females in the back seat rolled down their windows. Officers asked Drewery if there was anything in the car, the report said, and he handed over a bag of marijuana. Officers asked Drewery if that was all he had, and he handed over nine other small bags filled with marijuana — a total of 13.2 grams. Drewery cooperated with officers and was charged with selling or delivering a controlled substance. He was given a $1,000 secured bond, according to the report.

According to authorities, the grandmother of Brandon Scott Goins, 20, who lives at 2790 Shuping Mill Road with his grandmother, called 911 claiming Goins had a knife in his hand while the two argued Saturday afternoon. When officers arrived, according to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report, Goins ran to his bedroom and got under the covers, cursGOINS ing his grandmother for calling. Deputies found him in the bed and asked him to stand up to show he was unarmed. Goins refused, staying in bed. Deputies ordered Goins a second time to get out, and he told them he didn’t have to talk to them, authorities reported. Deputies finally dragged Goins from the bed and charged him with resisting an officer. He received a $1,000 bond.


More needs for Sharing the Season A few more non-profit organizations have sent in their needs for the Post’s Sharing the Season list, which was published Nov. 28. Rowan Blues and Jazz Society P.O. Box 176 Salisbury, NC 28145-0176 A non-profit 501(C) (3) tax exempt community organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and presenting of blues and jazz music. The RBJS has presented the Annual Blues and Jazz Festival for the past 12 years. Youth music workshops are also taught by professional musicians on a regular basis. It is the goal of the RBJS to continue to present this signature festival that attracts a diverse audience every year. Needs: Major sponsors are needed to fund a program director and future free festivals. Also festival committee members, fundraiser office supplies, donated office space, a van, musical instruments for youth and festival backline, volunteer musicians to assist with the youth music workshops, volunteers to join Board of Directors and to assist with set-ups at festivals and other events. Contact: Eleanor Qadirah at 704636-2811 or rbjs Website: National MS Society,

Mid-Atlantic Chapter 9801-I Southern Pine Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273 Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter funds national research projects searching for a cure for MS, and provides programs and services to help people living with the disease. Needs: Financial donations through one-time contributions, multi-year pledges, automatic payroll deductions, car and stock donations, memorial gifts. Volunteers for clerical and office duties, event registration and set-up, event planning and committees, programs and services, state and federal advocacy, professional services and much more. Contact: Kristyn Edwards,704-5255906 x102 Pregnancy Support Center 847 South Main Street Salisbury, NC 28144 The Pregnancy Support Center is a non-profit organization that provides the following services: free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound services, material assistance for mother, father, and baby, pregnancy, fetal development and parenting education, and community agency referrals. We do not provide abortions or refer for abortions. Baby Boutique Wish List: Dia-



pers (preemie through 6); baby wipes;, new car seats; cribs and mattresses; baby lotion, powder, wash, shampoo; new bottles and new clothes. Maternity Boutique & Daddy’s Den Wish List: Maternity clothes, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, men’s and women’s devotional books, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shaving gel/cream, men’s and women’s deodorant, soap, tools. Office Needs: Blank cards, bottled water, canned soft drinks, cleaning supplies, paper towels, stamps, toilet paper, trash bags, volunteers. Financial contributions: Tax-deductible gifts may be mailed to 847 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Tax-deductible gifts can also be made electronically at Contact: 704-633-7695 or

Woman pleads in killing of man and volunteer WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A Winston-Salem woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of a Meals on Wheels volunteer and the man she was delivering lunch to in 2008. Multiple media outlets reported that Ashley Smith was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday after

the plea in Forsyth Superior Court in Winston-Salem. Smith’s boyfriend, Timothy Hartford, was sentenced to die for the same crimes after he was convicted last month. Sixty-four-year-old Bob Denning and a Meals on Wheels volunteer, 77-yearold Anne Magness, were

killed on April 24, 2008. The woman’s husband, Bill Magness, survived six gunshot wounds. Prosecutors say Smith and Hartford went to Denning’s home planning to rob him. Denning was beaten when he fought back and the volunteers were shot when they arrived.

Habitat for Humanity of Rowan PO Box 3356 Salisbury, NC 28145-3356 Needs: Applicants for Habitat homes, volunteers to help build houses and to work in the Habitat ReStore (no experience necessary), new and used items in good condition for resale in the ReStore. Contact: Jane Hartness, 704642-6292, ext. 101

Letters from Home Two more addresses have come in for Letters from Home, our list of local members of the military who are away from home this Christmas. Sylvia Pinyan send Brandon Eidson’s address. The son of Bob and Linda Eidson of Barger Road, Brandon left for Kuwait on Monday. Here’s his address: SPC Eidson, Brandon N.

411th Trans. Det. (LSV-6) APO AE 09337 Carmen and Larry Swindel’s son, John, is a “dedicated Marine,� according to Carmen. He recently completed a successful deployment and is stationed in Okinawa, Japan. John is a graduate of North Rowan High School and has been a Marine for three years, his mother says. His address is:

CPL Swindel, JM 0118 COMM. Co HQBN 3D.MAR.DIV.UNIT35880 FPO AP 96602-5880 A list of 11 other addresses previously published in Letters to Home can be found at http://www.salisburypost. com/News/112510-lettersfrom-home-qcd. Send addresses to or call 704-797-4244.

Operation Medicine Drop – Dispose of Your Unused, Expired Prescriptions Take-back event offers public safe, secure way to dispose of their medications. Who: Safe Kids Cabarrus Coalition and Cabarrus County Sheriffs Office What: Prescription drug take-back event where the public can dispose of expired, un-

used prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications and keep them out of the wrong hands. Operation Medicine Drop cannot accept biohazard materials. When/where: Friday December 10, 2010 from 10am2pm @ CMC Northeast in front of CafĂŠ 920. Everyone who brings medicine to drop off will be entered into a drawing to


Operation Medicine Drop Friday win one of 2 gift cards to Walmart. Why: Unintentional poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina – since 1999, nearly 4,500 people have died from prescription poisoning. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of their prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect their families and the environment.

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McCullough still ahead of Thigpen in court race RALEIGH (AP) — Doublechecking vote totals in nearly all of North Carolina’s counties has done nothing to change the leader in the race for the Court of Appeals. The State Board of Elec-

BUSINESS FROM 3a Bank Street bridge repairs are complete and the street has reopened. • Auditor Erica Brown reported on the city’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The city is in good financial health, she said. The city’s combined fund balances total $9.29 million, a decrease of $1.69 million from the prior year due to spending $1.65 million of debt proceeds on city facilities. About 48 percent of the ending fund balance, or $4.49 million, is available in the general fund for Council’s use. The city paid off $4.9 million in debt in the current fiscal year. Long-term debt increased by $1.29 million, or 1.4 percent. The city issued $6 million in new debt, primarily to pay for water and sewer facilities. The city’s general obligation bond ratings of A+ by Standard & Poor’s and A1 by Moody’s were reaffirmed. Fitch Ratings gave the city a rating of AA- with a stable out-

marle. Stephen was one of the 10 finalists in the contest in Memphis, Tenn., sponsored by Elvis Presley Enterprises. Stephen is from WinstonSalem, and will perform songs from the Elvis Aloha Concert.

Also performing are Salisbury's Michael Thomas, enacting Elvis' younger years, and Elvis Goldeagle performing the ’68 Comeback Special black leather show. Tickets are $12, and can be ordered by calling the box office at 704-986-3666.

tions said Doug McCullough had a nearly 6,500-vote lead over incumbent Judge Cressie Thigpen after 99 of the 100 counties completed their canvass Tuesday. Warren County had yet to be added but there weren’t enough votes there to change the outcome. Unofficial results Monday from the same 99 counties

gave McCullough a lead of 6,700 votes. Thigpen must decide whether to seek a recount since it’s so close. The candidates advanced to a second round of voting after voters ranked their top three among 13 who sought the court seat through instant runoff voting.

look on combined enterprise system revenue bonds. While property tax revenue increased slightly, sales tax revenue fell in Salisbury, as it has across the state, Brown said. City Manager David Treme said city staff worked throughout the year to adjust expenditures when revenues were not meeting expectations. “They did a very good job,â€? Treme said. The recession and an expensive waterline replacement project in the Meadowbrook neighborhood combined to make this a “very difficult year,â€? he said. Next year will be even more challenging, said Treme, but added he remains optimistic. • The city will close North Long Street from Park Avenue to Bringle Ferry Road and the 400 blocks of East Cemetery, East Franklin and North Shaver streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21 for the annual Salvation Army Toy and Food Giveaway. Detours will be set up for through traffic.

• City Management Services Director John Sofley reported on last month’s ribbon cutting at the Salisbury Customer Service Center, which opens at 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at 1415 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The $7 million facility will house several departments, including Fibrant, the city’s new telecommunications utility. • A city and county partnership to extend water and sewer lines down the I-85 corridor is done on time and under budget, Treme said. Each government pledged $3.25 million to the project, which totaled $5.8 million, he said. Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Director James Behmer identified cost-saving measures during construction, Treme said. • Changes to the sale of property to MFW Associates to build a new Bojangle’s restaurant on East Innes Street likely will reduce the sale price by $20,000 to $25,000, Treme said. Council voted to proceed with the sale. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.


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Noisy neighbor creates mutual embarrassment Dear Amy: I own a duplex. A single woman owns the other side of my duplex. We have lived alongside each other for 10 years with absolutely no problems. We are good neighbors but not intimate friends. The problem is that recently a man has come into my neighbor’s life, and, because our bedrooms share a wall, I can hear them ASK when they AMY make love. The headboard hits the wall, and so I feel like I am eavesdropping on everything they do! I go to bed fairly early, and they arrive home at midnight, and then the noise starts. I’ve had three hours of sleep or so when I am awakened, and then I am up for the rest of the night! It’s strange, but I am the one embarrassed by this! My daughter says I absolutely cannot tell my neighbor that I hear her, and I agree. I would die of embarrassment, as, I’m sure, would she! Can you think of any solution? — Sleepless in Seattle Dear Sleepless: Because you’re not willing to say anything to your neighbor, your options run along these lines: 1. You could move. 2. You could sync your sex schedule to your neighbor’s. Given that these two choices probably don’t ap-

peal to you, you should put yourself in your neighbor’s position (figuratively, anyway). If you were creating a disturbance of this nature, wouldn’t you want to know? Sure you would. Would you be embarrassed? Momentarily. You could spare an extended mutual embarrassment by steeling yourself to say, “Hey, neighbor, sometimes I can hear you and your boyfriend at night. Do you think you could move your bed — or at least pull it away from the wall?” Dear Amy: I am a college student and currently in a long-term relationship with a wonderful guy who is a classmate. My boyfriend pays for the majority of our dates. I always offer to split the bill or to take turns paying. He has always refused. I try once or twice a month to specifically designate a date that I will be treating him to, even though my boyfriend will still offer to pay. This recently came up in a conversation with my dad. Dad seemed shocked and surprised. My father said I need to contribute more financially to the relationship. However, I spoke with my boyfriend and he said he enjoys paying. He said I should keep the money from my part-time job for school and personal expenses. My boyfriend and I discussed this and feel that this is a simple case of different couples approaching their fi-

nances differently. What can I tell my dad? Is letting a boyfriend pay for dates considered improper? If so, what should I do? — Melissa Dear Melissa: Your father might be nervous that you will be financially beholden to your boyfriend if you let him pick up the tab. You should ask your dad to explain his objection. There is no one “proper” way to divvy up expenses between couples. This is your business and, aside from thanking your lucky stars to find yourself dating “Mr. Ilike-to-pick-up-the-tab” (I thought he was a mythical creature!), you should relax. If this makes you uncomfortable, however, your boyfriend should respect your wish to be “Ms. I-liketo-pick-up-the-tab-too.”




because he doesn’t seem to realize this isn’t about him; it’s about the kids. I coached kids several decades ago who still call me “Coach.” — Proud Coach Dear Proud: “Cranky Coach” was burned out. I suggested he bench himself for a season or two. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores.




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Dear Amy: “Cranky Coach” wanted to be thanked for service as a volunteer coach. I started coaching when my son was 8 years old. Now I have the privilege of coaching my granddaughter’s softball team. My son (who is 45) coaches three sports. Coaches I have known do not expect thanks; we do it for the enjoyment of being with the kids and the privilege of teaching them the rules, skills and joy of playing sports. The payment for us is the ability to stay “young at heart” and remember when other adults volunteered their time to teach us about teamwork. I feel empathy for Cranky

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• Real clean fakes. I have two decorative faux ivy vines that sit on the top of my kitchen cabinets. Dust, grease and pollutants build up on the leaves, and I decid-

ed it was time to clean them, but I wasn’t sure how. I decided to wash them in the clothes washer with laundry detergent and warm water, stopping the machine after the rinse but before it hit the spin cycle. It worked perfectly! Only one leaf was pulled from the vine, and there was no excess water left on the vines. I hung them on a hanger to air-dry. — Stacy, Louisiana

• Regift exchange. Our church is holding a regift exchange this year. We’re to bring a gift-quality item that we don’t want. It might be an item we received in the past that we know we never will use or some other useful item that is in excellent condition. When we bring a gift, we’ll receive a voucher to exchange for another item at a later date. In December, we'll start “shopping” with our vouchers. We're hoping it’s a great way to save on our Christmas expenses and a way to de-clutter our homes without guilt, too! — Kathy, e-mail

• Good to the last cent. I received a $75 rebate card for a large purchase. After quickly using most of it on groceries and other needs, I used the last $8.64 on gasoline by going inside the gas station and having the person set the pump for the exact amount. I beat the system by

using that rebate card right to the last drop. Not one cent was left on it, but I didn’t need to reach into my pocket to pay for any amount by which I might have overspent. — Dortha,



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• Discount gift certificates. I am a longtime gift card hater, but I have found one useful niche for them. When we budget our monthly dining out, we go to and check for gift card deals. For example, Olive Garden is one of our favorite restaurants, and we frequently can get a $50 gift card for $25. I equate this with shopping for coupons for products you already use. It basically means my family of four gets dinner for about $35 including tip. — Charlie,

ber and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York this past spring were highlights. “I went to the Met Gala with Ralph Lauren! It was an amazing time, an enchanting night. I got to wear a white gown like a wedding gown from one of his collections,” she says. One of her last big red-carpet appearances was at the American Music Awards where she wore her normally curly locks in an atypical blowout and her dress was short and edgy, unlike the more old-Hollywood looks the public got used to her wearing. That got fashion followers buzzing. Swift, who turns 21 Monday, says she was “amused” and “flattered” that so many people had an opinion, but, contrary to some of the commentary, she wasn’t sending any larger message: She just followed her mood of the day — and that’s what consistently guides her style.

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Taylor Swift savors the stylish perks of fame NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t look for Taylor Swift in rumpled clothes and no makeup: She’s not interested in dressing down to go incognito. Gowns, red lipstick, hairstylists, front-row runway seats — and, as icing, a CoverGirl model contract — are perks of her fame. She’s not going to run away from them, especially if her fans are watching. “When I’m in Nashville, I feel like I can go natural and not really worry about it, but I generally love makeup and I love dress-up. That’s why award shows are so much fun for me,” Swift says. “I’d never wish away makeup and getting all dolled up.” She owes it to her supporters to put on a good show, she says, and at 5’10” she’d stand out in a crowd anyway. Swift, in a recent telephone interview, says she still sees her adventures in the fashion world with very wide eyes. The 40-year anniversary runway show that Roberto Cavalli staged in Septem-



“I go through phases. When I was recording my new album, I wore a side braid on the left side every day. It just seemed to be the only style that seemed like the right one at the time. Then there was a phase when I’ll pin my hair in elaborate updos. In wintertime, I’ll usually straighten my hair, and in the summertime and spring, I wear a lot of headbands. In the fall, I wear a lot of knit beanies.” In her new CoverGirl NatureLuxe ads debuting this week, she has a more ethereal vibe. Yes, she says, there have been quite a few offers to be a spokeswoman for products, but some make more sense than others. Her partnership with American Greetings cards, for example, is a natural fit because her expertise lies with writing sayings and making memories, she explains. But, Swift adds, her whole life isn’t going to become a commercial. “I love cooking,

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Are you thinking of sending a care package to someone who is in the military or otherwise a long way from home and living in challenging conditions? If you can’t come up with inexpensive ideas for what to include, you are MARY going to love HUNT today’s first great reader tip. So will your wallet. • Gems in a care package. When I send packages to my nephew in the military, I use rolls of good toilet paper as packing material. He is very grateful because what they have is not soft and can be quite scarce. I also send pocket packs of Kleenex and packs of gum or mints, as they can’t always brush and water is limited. ChapStick is very much in demand, as are Life Savers. Small medicated Band-Aids give relief from blisters and bug bites. I’ve discovered these are items most people don’t think to include in care packages from home, but they’re so appreciated. — Jonnie,


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Salisbury Post staff members share recipes BY KATIE SCARVEY

Here at the Post, we really like to eat. Some of us even like to cook, so when a cookie exchange was suggested as a way to facilitate a holiday cookie page, we had no problem finding folks to devote part of their weekend to baking. Cookie exchanges require you to bake one big batch of cookies to share with other participants. In return, you get a wonderful selection of home-baked cookies to take home, including cookies you like but would never dream of making yourself. Our cookies ran the gamut from fancy (pizzelles) to festive (iced gingerbread and sugar cookies) to tried and true (chocolate chip) to a chocolate-lovers’ dream (double chocolate chip cookies). If you can’t find a cookie recipe here that you like, then you probably don’t like cookies.

Editor Elizabeth Cook made beautiful and tasty Gingerbread Trees (and snowflakes) that are wonderfully festive and will look fabulous on your holiday table.

Gingerbread Trees

Elizabeth’s gingerbread trees. 21⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground allspice 1 ⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 ⁄2 tsp. baking soda 1 ⁄2 tsp. salt 1 C. unsalted butter, room temperature 1 ⁄2 C. packed golden brown sugar 1 ⁄4 C. mild-flavored molasses Whisk first 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in molasses. Beat in dry ingredients. Gather dough; divide into 4 pieces. Shape into disks. Wrap; chill at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Roll out one dough disk to 1⁄8 inch thickness. Using 31⁄2 -inch cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Transfer to sheet. Gather scraps; chill. Bake cookies until almost firm in center, 12 minutes. Cool on sheets 2 minutes, then cool on racks. Repeat, using all dough. Decorate with Royal Icing (optional). DO AHEAD: Store airtight at room temperature up to three days or freeze up to two weeks. Makes about 64.

Royal Icing 1 16-oz. package powdered sugar (31⁄4 C.) 3 Tbs. meringue powder 1 ⁄2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp.vanilla In a large mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar, meringue powder and cream of tartar. Add the water and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed for a few minutes. Add coloring as desired. Cookies can be dipped in or painted with this. Cover bowl with a damp paper towel and plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to two days.

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Pecan Crescents 11⁄4 sticks butter 4 Tbs. powdered sugar 2 Tbs. cold water 2 C. all-purpose flour 1 Tbs. vanilla 1 ⁄2 C. pecans, chopped Mix all above ingredients together and form into crescents or balls and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes on ungreased baking sheet. Roll in powdered sugar. Makes 70.

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Barbara Barnes made pizelles, a fancy Italian cookie. You will need a pizzelle maker (kind of like a waffle iron) for pizzelles, a beautiful, delicate cookie made by Barbara Barnes, who also baked Oatmeal Lace Cookies.

Italian Pizzelle Cookies 6 eggs ½ C. flour 1½ C. sugar 1 C. cool melted butter 4 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. vanilla extract Confectioner’s sugar for dusting

Preheat pizzelle griddle. Beat eggs, add sugar gradually and beat well. Add butter and vanilla. Sift flour and baking powder and add to creamed mixture. Dough will be very sticky. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto pizzelle griddle sprayed with Pam. Cook until steam stops and cookies are a rich golden brown. Dust with confectioner’s sugar. Cool on wire racks and store in air tight container. Makes five dozen.

Chocolate-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

1 C. sour cream 1 tsp. baking soda 1 C. butter, softened 11⁄2 C. granulated sugar 2 egs 2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 tsp. vanilla 4 C. flour 11⁄2 C. powdered sugar 2 Tbsp. milk Mix sour cream and baking soda; set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs; mix well. Blend in nutmeg, vanilla and sour cream mixture. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or just until centers are set and edges are lightly browned. Let stand on baking sheets 3 minutes; remove to wire racks. Cool completely. Mix powdered sugar and milk, until well blended; spread onto cookies. Let stand until frosting is firm.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies 1 C. Quick Quaker Oats (1 minute oats) 3 Tbs. flour ¼ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla 1 C. sugar 1 stick soft butter 1 beaten egg Mix first 4 ingredients together. In separate bowl, mix vanilla, sugar and butter, add egg and slowly add dry ingredients. Drop teaspoonfuls about 3 inches apart onto cookie pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown.

These oatmeal lace cookies were made by Barbara Barnes.

This cookie made by Cindy Nardozzi is similar to Katie Scarvey’s Chocolate-Cherry Oatmeal Cookie, but with white chocolate. Cindy added some toasted macadamia nuts to this recipe, a variation that worked well.

Oatmeal-cranberry white chocolate chunk cookie ⁄3 C. butter or margarine, softened ⁄3 C. brown sugar

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2 large eggs 11⁄2 C. old-fashioned oats 11⁄2 C. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 ⁄2 tsp. salt 6 ounces (about 1 C.) dried cranberries 2 ⁄3 C. white chocolate chunks or chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using an electric mixer, beat utter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 11⁄2 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies. This recipe makes a lot of cookies — about 100 — and lends itself to variation. You can use cranberries or raisins (if you’re a traditionalist) instead of the dried cherries, but the cherry/chocolate chip combination is oh-so-good. This is a substantial stickto-your ribs cookie. 3 C. all-purpose flour 4 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 11⁄2 C. granulated sugar 11⁄2 C. packed brown sugar 11⁄2 C. butter (3 sticks), softened 4 large eggs 4 tsp. vanilla extract 6 C. old-fashioned oats, uncooked 2 C. dried tart cherries (or raisins or cranberries) 2 C. (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

grees. Grease two large cookie sheets. In small bowl, with wire whisk, stir flour, baking soda and salt until blended. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat granulated and brown sugars until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula (you can also cream by hand). Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl. With wooden spoon, stirk in oats, dried cherries and chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookies sheets. Bake cookies until tops are golden 12-14 minutes (12 for a soft, chewy cookie). Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

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While not strictly a Christmas cookie, the Double Chocolate Chip Cookie is so deliciously chewy and chocolately that it won’t take a backseat to showier cookies, at least not after one bite. Emily Ford made this simple recipe — only five ingredients — which is perfect for busy moms — or dads for that matter.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil’s Food Cake Mix 1 ⁄2 C. butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 2 eggs 1 C. chocolate chips Combine half of the cake mix with butter, vanilla, eggs. Add remaining mix and chocolate chips. Stir. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake. Bake just until edges are set — centers will look gooey and soft. Cool one minute and remove.

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1 large egg 1 ⁄2 C. molasses 21⁄2 C. all-purpose flour 1 ⁄4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 ⁄2 tsp. ground nutmeg granulated sugar for rolling cookies In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream shortening and sugar until light. Beat in egg and molasses until well blended. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Stir into the creamed mixture until blended. Chill for 1 hour, or until firm. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Shape the dough

into small balls about 3⁄4 inch in diameter; roll in the granulated sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 to 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. Cool in pan on a rack for 2 minutes; remove to a rack to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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Another twist in Alcoa saga s Alcoa Power Generating Inc. battles for renewal of a federal license for its Yadkin hydroelectric project, the waters got a lot murkier last week when the state revoked a crucial certification. It’s not just that state regulators revoked the water quality permit (known as a 401 certification) — although that would be setback enough. What raises the stakes even more is the accusation, contained in the DENR order, that Alcoa didn’t simply misstate its ability to meet the standards but did so deliberately. DENR Director Coleen Sullins leveled the charge in her notification letter: “Specifically, APGI intentionally withheld information material to determining the project’s ability to meet the state’s water quality standards for dissolved oxygen.” In addition to the licensing battles being waged on various fronts, Alcoa is also locked into a public-relations war with Stanly County officials, the Yadkin Riverkeeper and state leaders — including Gov. Beverly Perdue — who want the federal license to be denied so the state can gain leverage in its attempt to wrest control of Alcoa’s dams. Even those who have criticized state takeover of the project may find antitakeover sentiment dissolving if it turns out Alcoa has deliberately misled regulators. Alcoa denies that’s the case, even though e-mails cited in the DENR decision suggest company officials had doubts about whether recent “enhancements” to the dams would meet all dissolved-oxygen requirements, which were established to protect fish and other aquatic life downstream from the dams. Alcoa has appealed the DENR action. If it loses that appeal, it can still take further corrective actions regarding the dissolved-oxygen issue and resubmit its 401 application. But make no mistake: This is a serious blow and will involve further rounds of legal wrangling. However, the ruling also raises questions for DENR. It OK’d the certification in 2009, presumably after a thorough vetting of the documentation. The Yadkin Riverkeeper and commissioners in Stanly County challenged the certificate, prompting administrative hearings that have been ongoing since September. If Alcoa’s documentation was flawed, why wasn’t that determined during the application process? If other existing 401 certifications issued to Duke Energy and other hydroelectric owners were scrutinized with similar fervor, how many might reveal similar problems? Alcoa’s federal relicensing and the future of the Yadkin dams are at center stage in this drama, but the water certification shouldn’t be viewed as simply another step in the process. The health of the Yadkin is the paramount concern. If Alcoa misled regulators, that not only negates its certification but invites skepticism about its claim to responsible stewardship of the resources from which it profits. Alcoa — or any other hydroelectric operator — must adhere to water standards, and regulators should ensure that’s the case before issuing their seal of approval.


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o much for all that talk about fiscal discipline and attacking the federal budget deficit. The first round of Bushera tax cuts, passed in 2001, took one year to demolish a painfully worked-out balanced budget agreement and end a four-year run of budget surpluses. Aided by the cost of two wars that the Bush administration financed entirely by borrowing — and the Obama administration DALE still does — MCFEATTERS and a spendthrift GOPrun Congress, the government has been awash in red ink ever since. And it will be for at least two more years, thanks to a deal President Obama cut with congressional Republicans on extending those tax cuts. It doesn’t even make a token wave at the deficit. The Bush-era tax cuts were set to expire at midnight this Dec. 31, itself a Republican budget gimmick to make the cuts seem more affordable than they were and mask their impact on the national debt. Letting those tax cuts expire on schedule, the White House says, would have hit the typical working family with a tax increase of $3,000, not a terribly good idea during a recession. But during the 2008 campaign and repeatedly since, Obama advocated the much more justifiable course of allowing the tax cuts to lapse on the top 2 percent of taxpayers, individuals making more than $200,000 a year and households earning more than $250,000. Doing so would have put a $700 billion dent in federal deficits over the next 10 years. It seemed like a political winner. The Republicans would be in the position of holding middle-class Americans hostage to protect a tax break for the wealthiest. It was a game of chicken and Obama flinched. The White House insists it was prepared to fight but that Senate Democrats were not and the House Democrats were not going to act unless the Senate did. Whatever. The after-action reports are still coming in and — no surprise — liberal Democrats are even more irked with Obama than they were before. It was not the only Democratic climb-down. The White House agreed to an extension of an inheritance tax rate of 35 percent on estates worth more than $5 million when the Democrats wanted a tax rate of 45 percent on estates of $3.5 million or more. Obama did win Republican agreement to continue extended unemployment benefits to the estimated 9 million workers likely to be eligible for them over the next 13 months. And he got agreement on a cut, for one year, from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent in the employee’s share of the Social Security tax on incomes up to $106,800. That, at least, would affect the people who most need the break, since most Americans — some 75 percent — pay more in payroll tax than income tax. This deal on tax cuts is set to expire at the end of 2012, which means the whole battle will have to be refought in the hothouse atmosphere of an election year. The two-year extension of the Bush cuts will add $700 billion to $900 billion to the national debt. Let’s hope the Chinese have the money to pay for all this, because we don’t. • • • Dale McFeatters writes columns and editorials for Scripps Howard News Service.

The Bigger Bang Theory ALEIGH — As Gov. Beverly Perdue and the new Republican legislature grapple in the coming months with a state budget deficit exceeding $3 billion, they’ll get a lot of advice — and little of it will be “free.” For every dollar of public expenditure or targeted tax break on North Carolina’s books, there’s a lobbyist or interest group paid to protect or expand that dollar. They’ll make every JOHN possible arguHOOD ment to accomplish their goal, as is their obligation. At the same time, it is the obligation of every elected official to listen to these arguments carefully and skeptically. The basic truth of the matter is that there will always be more noble causes, good intentions, and interesting ideas than North Carolina taxpayers are willing to finance. Isn’t that true in your own household or business? It’s true in government, too. So policymakers have a duty to ask tough questions and demand hard answers. After all, they’re spending someone else’s money, not their own. If it were me, I’d apply the following decision rule: if a program has been created or expanded in the past 20 years and there has been no significant improvement in its relevant outcomes, then it should be defunded. A related concept is that if


North Carolina spends far more than it used to on a given function, and more than similarly situated states spend on that function, then it should be posting better outcomes – or a spending reduction is in order. For a recent nationwide project, I constructed a table comparing government spending as a percentage of gross domestic product for every state going back to 1992. The findings for North Carolina were most revealing. Over the past two decades, government spending as a share of North Carolina’s economy has grown by about 16 percent — which is, interestingly enough, roughly the same proportion as the projected 2011-12 deficit is to the state budget. This growth hasn’t been spread evenly across all state functions, however. In the single-largest area of expenditure, for public schools, North Carolina devotes about as much of its GDP to K-12 education as it did nearly two decades ago. The actual spending per pupil has grown significantly, of course — to about $10,000, when all expenditures are properly accounted for — but it’s fair to say that K-12 education has not been among the main drivers of budget growth as a share of GDP. North Carolina also doesn’t rank high in K-12 funding, it must be said. The situation is far different for higher education. North Carolina public colleges and universities are among the most subsidized institutions in the United States, and the share of state output devoted to higher education has grown

LETTERS Doublecheck study on gays in military Regarding Jacob Hilton's letter concerning “don’t ask, don’t tell”: Jacob states the recently released Pentagon study showed that open homosexuality will have little or no effect on combat readiness, unit cohesion or troop morale. Let’s dig a little deeper into the report and find the real truth. A closer reading of the fine print in the newly released Pentagon survey shows our troops answered as follows: Question 45: If you had a leader whom you believed was gay or lesbian ... 9 percent positive, 91 percent negative or mixed impact on unit’s performance. Question 68c: 85 percent of Marine combat arms, 75 percent of Army combat arms, 64 percent overall say negative, very negative or mixed impact on unit trust if DADT is repealed. Question 90: 29 percent would take no action if assigned open showers with homosexuals; 71 percent would shower at other times, complain to leadership or chaplains, don’t know or do “something else” (including violence). Question 81: 24 percent will leave the military or think about leaving sooner than planned. Question 80: 6 percent will positively recommend service to others after repeal; 94 percent feel negative, mixed, no effect or don’t know about recommending military service to others. Question 66: If open homo-


by more than a fifth since 1992. Unfortunately, college graduation rates and other outcomes have not shown similar gains. The largest percentage increases in real government spending in North Carolina have come in health care and public assistance programs, which are up 25 percent and 35 percent respectively. Again, outcome measures such as health status or poverty rates don’t reflect similar gains. A couple of years ago, a John Locke Foundation colleague, Joe Coletti, conducted a study comparing North Carolina spending and policy outcomes to the rest of the nation. He assigned a letter grade based on the cost-effectiveness of government spending. States that got a bigger bang for each taxpayer buck they spent got high scores. The A honor roll included the likes of Florida, Texas, and Tennessee. Expand the list to the A-B honor roll, and it included Virginia and South Carolina. North Carolina got a D. We spent more and got less. So as Perdue and the General Assembly fashion a smaller state budget for the coming year, they should take heed of the Bigger Bang Theory. North Carolina taxpayers aren’t just upset about the size and scope of government, and how much of their income it consumes. They are also dissatisfied with the results. So set aside the atmospherics, ignore the special pleading, and reward results. • • • Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation.


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sexuality impacts combat performance, is the impact ... 9 percent positive, 91 percent negative or mixed impact. Question 71: 11 percent feel positive or very positive about permitting open homosexuality in field environment or at sea; 60 percent negative or mixed; 19 percent no effect. Twenty-three percent of combat members stated they would seek early release or would not re-enlist at the end of their term. This would be approximately 528,000 service members. This would totally destroy the combat effectiveness of the entire U.S. military. So Jacob, how do you feel about a mandatory draft to replace these departing service members? — Rick Johnson Salisbury

Research CFL risks Dart to those pushing us to replace all incandescent light bulbs with compact florescent lights (CFL). We are told that the CFLs will save on expenses by lasting longer and will supposedly help the environment. So everyone rushes to buy them. Then we learn about there being mercury in them and the dangers that would be encountered should they break. I know of someone who got mercury poisoning as a child and went totally blind.

Of course, we are told what must be done to clean up should they break and to discard them by taking them to certain collection places to ensure they do not end up in our water system or landfills. So, do you believe that of all the citizens of Rowan County, there is no one who will discard them in their regular trash? Are you willing to take the chance that the mercury will never enter our water and/or soil? Is it worth the little savings to take that chance? From what I have read, another danger is electromagnetic waves. I know someone who has a Pomeranian dog that began howling when inside her house. Since that is her first Pomeranian, she wondered if that was a natural behavior of that breed. I did some research for her and found that it is not a natural behavior but that it could be caused by CFL bulbs. Sure enough, she had put a few in her home. We helped her to remove them, and the dog hasn’t howled since! I have read that these waves can cause migraines and affect people with a variety of health conditions. Do your own homework. Do not blindly accept what you are told. Then speak up. One website I found is news1.html. — M. June Clancy Salisbury

US gives up on halting Israeli settlement WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has abandoned attempts to convince Israel to slow West Bank settlement activity, officials said Tuesday, in what appears to be a major setback for a key White House foreign policy initiative. After months of trying to broker a formula under which Israel would impose a new freeze in return for U.S. incentives, two American officials said the administration had concluded their efforts were not the best way to relaunch negotiations. Talks stalled in September, barely a month after they started. An announcement of the decision will likely come later Tuesday, one of the officials said. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The officials said the administration was not abandoning efforts to broker a peace deal and noted that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will visit Washington next week for consultations.

Cholera outbreak linked to UN troops PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise — pumping money into the economy almost immediately and probably creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next two years, economists say. The compromise already has economists raising their forecasts for growth next year, mainly because it includes a surprising oneyear cut in Social Security taxes. The amount of that cut — 2 percent of pay for most American workers — instantly becomes more takehome money. Critics complain that the deal would further swell the $1.3 trillion federal budget deficit. Two central parts of the agreement extend income-tax cuts that would have expired Dec. 31 and renew benefits for the long-term unemployed. Those were both expected. But they still give a psychological boost to shoppers in the midst of the holiday shopping season. The certainty that income-tax cuts will now remain for at least another year could also reassure Americans and businesses to spend more in 2011 and help rejuvenate the still-sluggish economy. “It will ensure the economic recovery evolves into a self-sustaining economic expansion,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “Prior to this, I was less sure of that.” Zandi noted that the plan doesn’t only put more money in people’s pockets. It also gives businesses more incentives to invest by increasing tax write-offs for new equipment. Zandi has raised his forecast for economic growth next year from 2.7 percent to 4 percent. Economists at JPMorgan Chase have raised theirs from 3 percent to 3.5 percent. Their old projections had assumed that Congress would approve only an extension of the income-tax cuts Congress enacted in 2001 and

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LONDON (AP) — A British judge sent Julian Assange to jail on Tuesday, denying bail to the WikiLeaks founder after Assange vowed to fight efforts to be extradited to Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation. Despite Assange’s legal troubles, a WikiLeaks spokesman insisted the flow of secret U.S. diplomatic cables would not be affected. He also downplayed efforts to constrict the group’s finances after both Visa and MasterCard cut off key funding methods Tuesday. “This will not change our operation,” spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told the Associated Press. As if to underline the point, WikiLeaks released a dozen new diplomatic cables, its first publication in more than 24 hours, including the details of a NATO defense plan for Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that prompted an indignant response from the Russian envoy to the alliance. Assange turned himself in to Scotland Yard on Tuesday morning, and was sent to the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the early afternoon. He showed no reaction as Judge Howard Riddle denied him bail and sent him to jail until his next extradition hearing on Dec. 14.


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Environment forum takes up side issues CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — The world’s environment ministers got down to the business Tuesday of settling knotty side issues in coping with global warming, while marking time for one more year on a sweeping deal to slash greenhouse gases and slow climate change. As delegates entered the final days of the annual twoweek climate conference, the U.N. environment chief pointed out that countries’ current, voluntary pledges to reduce emissions would, at best, offer the world limited protection against serious damage from shifts in climate. Deeper, obligatory cuts are needed, said Achim Steiner. “One of the objectives of the (conference) is still to work toward a global climate agreement,” he reminded negotiators. Another reminder came from the mountains of south Asia: In a new report, experts said people’s lives and livelihoods are at “high risk” as warming melts Himalayan glaciers, sending floods crashing down from overloaded

mountain lakes and depriving farmers of steady water sources. Despite such evidence of growing impacts, and scientists’ warnings that temperatures will rise sharply in this century, parties to the 193-nation U.N. climate treaty have made little progress over the past decade toward a new global pact on emissions cuts to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Republican rebound in Washington promises to delay action even further.

Top Catholic leader concealed knowledge of abuse allegations MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Price was struggling with memories of the sexual abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a high school teacher, so he reached out to the religious order that runs the Catholic school he attended. De La Salle Christian Brothers, which educates more than 1 million students around the world, apologized for Price’s pain and sought to reassure him. The order’s Midwest leader said the brother in question had been forbidden from contact with anyone under 18 and was working in a prison. But in a 1995 letter obtained by the Associated Press, the leader neglected to mention something: The prison was for males from age 10 to 21. The writer of that letter, Brother Thomas Johnson, is now the second-ranking official in the worldwide order. Brother Raimond Rose was counseling young inmates at a juvenile detention center in Minnesota. One of the inmates later filed a lawsuit accusing him of molestation. In fact, 21 men have filed lawsuits against Rose in cases dating back to the 1960s. Four of the suits were filed last month. Price, of Richmond, Va., and the other accusers feel betrayed by the order, which operates more than 1,000 schools and educational institutions in 82 countries, including about 75 high schools in the U.S.



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RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue is ready to discuss her approach to reorganize North Carolina state government, but won’t release most details until early next year. Perdue told reporters Tuesday she would give a speech Thursday in Moore County about her philosophy to consolidate government and make agencies more efficient. But she said it would be abbreviated — most of the details of her changes would show up in her budget proposal for the next two years, hopefully in February. The governor said that plan would include what she calls downsizing, ending duplication and eliminating middle management positions. Perdue said last spring she was working on this plan and said this fall she would release the plan in November, after the election.


107 N. Main St. Salisbury, NC

FROM 1A ularly helps about 40 on cold nights. The shelter extended its hours because of the cold, said Nate Valentine, director of operations. “We allow them to come in at 6 p.m. and stay in as long as 8 a.m. and on weekends if the temperature is below 32,” Wilson said. The new schedule will be a permanent change from the previous hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The increased numbers in the shelter also drive higher need to help people cold with the cold, said Cam Campbell, Director of Resource Development and Community Relations at the shelter. “For all the clothing that’s donated, what we don’t get enough of is blankets,” Campbell said. There is also a need for toboggans, gloves and coats. She said people in need are also turning to Rowan Helping Ministries to get kerosene fuel for heaters and to help with utility bills, which is provided only to families in crisis. Requests for aid are screened, and can be submitted at Rowan Helping Ministries from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales are also up at local businesses that sell or service heating equipment. “We are having a lot of kerosene heater repairs,” said R.C. Kesler, floor manager at Bernhardt’s Hardware. The store has also sold some kerosene and electric heaters, as well as toboggans and gloves. The store is also stocked up with sleds if more snow falls this winter, he added. Sleds are hot commodities when the snow flies, and supplies ran short in previous years. Requests for secondary sources of heat are also up at Carolane Propane, said Tim Smith,

Perdue says changes ahead for state government


had seen the boy. Rowan County Emergency Services was in the process of sending a community notification message to about 100 homes in the area when Cooper was found in the pool. About six rescuers who were around the pool while it was being drained immediately jumped into the water when they saw the boy, and they performed CPR on Cooper on the concrete around to the pool. Deputies escorted the ambulance to Rowan Regional Medical Center, where Cooper was pronounced dead. Cooper was in the water for about an hour before he was found. The fenced-in pool was uncovered and held more than two feet of greenish-brown water in the deep end. It is not known if the gate to the pool was locked. The boy’s family rented the home. Authorities would not release the names of those who lived at the 125 Mountain View Home with Cooper, including names of the parents. Frank Thomason, director of Rowan County Emergency Services, said the search operation was widespread, involving several agencies and the community notification






South-Brown Gaddy scores 24 but South falls to Wonders/12B

CHARLOTTE — It’s been more than two months and 169 pass attempts since Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen threw a touchdown pass. His two interceptions returned for scores are one more than his touchdown total for the season. The rookie is 0-6 as a starter and learning tough lessons on the NFL’s worst team with plenty stacked again him. He’s getting little protection from his offensive line, has no reliable No. 2 receiver and is coached by a man who Monday was all but talking about his tenure in Carolina in the past tense.

Jeter admits he was mad offer. “I was pretty angry about TAMPA, Fla. — Derek it, and I let that be known,” Jeter can admit it now: He Jeter said Tuesday after fiwas definitely getting nalizing a $51 million, threesteamed at the New York year contract that cut his Yankees. salary. “I was angry about it While because I was the one that Jeter tried said I didn’t want to do it. I to keep said I was the one that wastalks quiet n’t going to do it.” as the sides At a news conference at negotiated, the team’s spring training the Yankees home to announce the agreewent public ment, Yankees managing with suggesgeneral partner Hal Steintions his in- JETER brenner and Cashman maincreasing tained there will be no linage and decreased numbers gering fallout. Manager Joe should result in a pay cut. Girardi and Jennifer SteinAt one point, Yankees brenner Swindal sat alonggeneral manager Brian side Jeter, while Hank SteinCashman said the 36-yearbrenner was in the back and old shortstop should explore Jeter’s dad in the audience other options if he was disSee JETER, 4B satisfied with New York’s Associated Press

And Clausen’s future may hinge on whether he can finally lead the Panthers to a win. If not, Carolina (1-11) will finish with the league’s worst record, get the No. 1 draft pick and perhaps take Stanford’s Andrew Luck. It could make Clausen the permanent backup or lead to his ticket elsewhere. “I think Jimmy will get better with time,” coach John Fox said Monday, “and we’ve got some time left.” But with Fox in the last year of his contract and Clausen putting up shaky numbers, nothing is certain beyond the month left in their miserable season.

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Panthers QB Jimmy clausen has had an inauspicious start to his NFL career.

Pats prove they’re best in the East


Cavs beat West

BY JIM DONALDSON The Providence Journal

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s no doubt now, which is the best team in the AFC. And, let’s just say it’s the P-A-T-S, Pats, Pats, Pats! Who Monday night exposed the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets, as a J-O-K-E, joke, joke, joke. What was expected to be a thriller turned out to be a laugher. It was a night of highscoring, high-hilarity for New England who led, 17-0, after just one quarter and wound up pounding New York, 45-3. They exiled the Jets from the apex of the AFC East to the loneliness of Revis Island. Which may not be such a bad place for the Jets to hang out for the next week, as long as there are no newspapers, television highlight shows or talk radio available. The tight-lipped Patriots showed the loquacious Jets, summer-time stars in HBO’s cute and colorful training camp reality show, exactly what really “Hard Knocks” were. The Jets like to talk the talk. But this time, instead of walking the walk, they let the Patriots walk all over them. Actually, make that stomp all over them. Before his team’s game with the Browns in Cleveland, Rex Ryan, New York’s good-natured, alwaysquotable coach, wore a wig to impersonate his longhaired twin brother, Rex, the Brownies’ defensive coordinator. After this one, Ryan may have wanted to add dark glasses, a false nose and whatever other disguise would help him slip out of Gillette Stadium incognito. Assuming, that is, it’s possible for a 300-plus-pound guy to slip out of anywhere unnoticed. The Jets have been living on the edge for the last month. They were lucky to beat the Lions and Browns in overtime. They came from behind to nip the Texans with a touchdown in the final seconds two weeks ago. On Monday night the Patriots pushed the Jets over the edge. Whether they plunged them into an irrecoverable tailspin remains to be seen but, with games later this month on the road at Pittsburgh and Chicago, the Jets are going to have to regain control of the throttle in a hurry, lest they find themselves in a death spiral. The high-flying Patriots were in complete control Monday night.


Clausen learns hard lessons for Panthers Associated Press

December 8, 2010


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MOUNT ULLA — Twenty-four hours after jacking up 3s, clanging free throws N. Rowan 54 and setting the game of basketW. Rowan 46 ball back 20 years or so, North Rowan’s talented boys got back on track on Tuesday. The 3s disappeared, but they were replaced by layups and stickbacks. And this time the free throws fell in a rugged 54-46 win at West Rowan. West (0-3) is short-handed without its football studs, but it still has coach Mike Gurley and star guard Keshun Sherrill, and the Falcons, no matter who’s around to put on a blue jersey, will always play as hard as anyone. Even with superior size and talent, it’s a game North (3-1) easily could’ve lost if it hadn’t gotten some problems fixed. “Keshun’s good enough almost to beat you by himself,” North coach Andrew Mitchell said. “But we had a nice talk session today after school. I told them with all the turnovers and missed free throws and missed shots, we left 100 points on the floor on Monday against Salisbury in a game that we lost by two. “Tonight, we took a lot better care of the ball, and instead of shooting after one pass, we swung the ball side to side. We penetrated. We looked inside. We finished the game this time.” Poised freshman Michael Connor led the Cavaliers with 17 points, including a sweet runner that broke a 43-43 tie with 2:50 remaining and gave North a lead it never gave back. “Connor’s a very nice kid and a very gutsy kid,” Mitchell said. “He’s special because he believes in jon c. lakey/sALisBUrY Post


t.J. Bates skies over devin Parks to score in North rowan’s victory over the Falcons.

Easy victory for Falcons BY MIKE LONDON

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West rowan's Alison sobataka (20) looks for a teammate.

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan girls coach Erich W. Rowan 60 Epps yelled for AliN. Rowan 24 son Sobataka to set a screen for Ayana Avery, and Sobataka did what she was told. Avery was 23 feet away from the hoop, but she suddenly found herself wide open and drilled a 3-pointer. Most everything went exactly how the Falcons had drawn it up on the greaseboard on Tuesday, and they smothered cold-shooting North Rowan 60-24 in the West gym. “We hadn’t played for a week, but we only gave up 10 points in the second half,” winning coach Erich Epps

said. “You’ll take that every time.” Radford signee Avery breezed to 20 points, sitting down with more than five minutes left. Avery is averaging 25 points per game. She now has 1,551 career points and passed Andrea Grissett for third on the Falcons’ all-time scoring list last night. West sophomore Shay Steele didn’t score in the second half but was still pretty dominant with eight points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots. “I thought we generally played well and made good decisions,” Steele said. Brittney Barber turned in a solid 10-point effort, quick Nyceiko Dixon created mayhem defensively, and Tabitha Ball chipped in with six points.

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West rowan’s Brittney Barber See WEST GIRLS, 3B eyes the basket.


TV Sports Wednesday, Dec. 8 meN's CoLLeGe bAsKetbALL 7 p.m. espN2 — seton hall vs. Arkansas, at Louisville, Ky. 9 p.m. espN2 — bradley at duke 9:30 p.m. espN — Notre dame vs. Kentucky, at Louisville, Ky. 11 p.m. FsN — Gonzaga at Washington st. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. espN — denver at boston NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VeRsus — san Jose at philadelphia RODEO 10 p.m. espN CLAssiC — pRCA, National Finals, seventh round, at Las Vegas

Area schedule Wednesday, December 8 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. West Rowan at davie east Rowan at salisbury 6:30 p.m. south Rowan at Robinson

Prep football Championships 1A — murphy (13-2) vs. Wallace-Rose hill (15-0), Noon, saturday, dec.11, uNC 1AA — Albemarle (11-4) vs. pender (12-2), 7:30 p.m., Friday, dec. 10, uNC 2A — Winston-salem Carver (13-2) vs. tarboro (14-0), 3 p.m., saturday, dec. 11, Wake Forest 2AA — salisbury (12-3) vs. elizabeth City Northeastern (13-2), 7 p.m., saturday, dec. 11, Wake Forest 3A — West Rowan (15-0) vs. eastern Alamance (13-2), 3 p.m., saturday, dec. 11, N.C. state 3AA — shelby Crest (11-3) vs. Northern Guilford (13-2), 7 p.m., saturday, dec. 11, N.C. state 4A — davie County (9-6) vs. durham hillside (15-0), 11 a.m., saturday, dec. 11, Wake Forest 4AA — matthews butler (15-0) vs. Wake Forest-Rolesville (14-1), 1 a.m., saturday, dec. 11, N.C. state

Prep wrestling Middle schools Corriher-Lipe 55, West 36 83 — Fields (CL) p. Gillespie, 2nd 93 — ozona (CL) p. Graham, 1st 103 — durham (CL) p. sywenki, 3rd 112 — Ruiz (CL) maj. d. poteat 13-0 119 — Ridenhour (WR) p. milem, 1st 125 — broughton (WR) p. Cruse, 1st 130 — Kluttz (WR) p. C.York, 2nd 135 — N.York (CL) p. Gannon, 2nd 140 — honeycutt (CL) won by forfeit 145 — turner (CL) p. haire, 2nd 152 — Karriker (CL) d. Whitley 2-0 160 — urey (CL) p. Radtke, 1st 171 — triche (WR) p. Cope, 2nd 189 — parham (CL) p. thompson, 3rd 215 — Norman (WR) p. milem, 1st hwt — messimer (WR) p. stancil, 1st

China Grove 63, Erwin 27 83 — brown (e) p. ingle, 1st 93 — Argabite (e) d. Au. Lear 4-0 103 — An. Lear (CG) p. Ritchie, 2nd 112 — holloman (CG) d. Freeman 11-10 119 — muncey (e) p. Goss, 2nd 125 — hall (CG) won dQ Godsey 130 — schenk (e) p. brown, 1st 135 — J. mcCurry (CG) p. Lambert, 1st 140 — phillips (e) p. Welch, 1st 145 — hager (CG) p. Coe, 3rd 152 — sloop (CG) p. myers, 1st 160 — Livengood (CG) p. Correll, 1st 171 — A. mcCurry (CG) won by forfeit 189 — honeycutt (CG) p. barringer, 1st 215 — Lyles (CG) p. Ward, 2nd hwt — brown (CG) p. Kimmer, 1st

China Grove 54, Knox 36 83 — ingle (CG) won by forfeit 93 — Au. Lear (CG) d. Winfield 4-2 103 — hitchens (K) p. An. Lear, 1st 112 — Clark (K) p. holloman, 1st 119 — Goss (CG) won dQ Woods 125 — Jackson (K) p. hall, 3rd 130 — Coleman (K) p. Kepley, 1st 135 — J. mcCurry (CG) p. Vera, 2nd 140 — mintor (K) p. Welch, 1st 145 — hager (CG) p. Rawars, 1st 152 — smith (K) p. Clearwater, 1st 160 — sloop (CG) d. burton 1-0 171 — A. mcCurry (CG) p. oglesby, 2nd 189 — honeycutt (CG) won by forfeit 215 — Lyles (CG) p. James, 1st hwt — brown (CG) p. stiller, 1st

Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys YVC Overall West montgomery 3-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 North Rowan Gray stone 1-1 2-4 east montgomery 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 Albemarle Chatham Central 0-0 1-1 North moore 0-1 2-1 0-2 0-3 south stanly south davidson 0-2 0-3 Tuesday’s games North Rowan 54, West Rowan 46 West montgomery 76, Gray stone 71 Albemarle at south stanly south davidson at Chatham Central North moore at east montgomery Girls south stanly North moore North Rowan south davidson Chatham Central Albemarle east montgomery Gray stone West montgomery

YVC 2-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2

Overall 2-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-3

Tuesday’s game games West Rowan 60, North Rowan 24 Gray stone at West montgomery Albemarle at south stanly south davidson at Chatham Central North moore at east montgomery Wednesday’s game West montgomery at Jordan-matthews

2A Central Carolina Boys CCC Overall thomasville 0-0 2-0 Salisbury 0-0 1-0 West davidson 0-0 1-1 Central davidson 0-0 1-2 Lexington 0-0 1-3 east davidson 0-0 1-3 Monday’s games salisbury 62, North Rowan 60 thomasville 51, trinity 47 (ot) parkland 76, Lexington 73 Central davidson 48, Randleman 36 Tuesday’s game West davidson at Ledford Girls CCC Overall Salisbury 0-0 2-1 Central davidson 0-0 2-1 Lexington 0-0 2-1 east davidson 0-0 2-2 thomasville 0-0 1-1 West davidson 0-0 0-3 Monday’s games thomasville 69, trinity 18 salisbury 71, North Rowan 36 Central davidson 65, Randleman 38 Tuesday’s game Ledford 63, West davidson 24 Wednesday’s game Randleman at east davidson Ledford at Central davidson hp Andrews at thomasville south davidson at West davidson east Rowan at salisbury Lexington at Word of God

3A North Piedmont

Boys NPC Overall West iredell 0-0 2-1 0-0 2-4 Carson statesville 0-0 1-2 North iredell 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-4 South Rowan West Rowan 0-0 0-3 East Rowan 0-0 0-4 Monday’s games Central Cabarrus 66, Carson 63 east Rowan at NW Cabarrus Tuesday’s games North Rowan 54, West Rowan 46 Carson 72, hickory Ridge 56 A.L. brown 75, south Rowan 70 mooresville at statesville North iredell at Lake Norman West iredell at south iredell

NPC Overall Girls West Rowan 0-0 3-0 0-0 3-1 North iredell Carson 0-0 4-2 South Rowan 0-0 3-2 0-0 2-3 East Rowan West iredell 0-0 0-4 statesville 0-0 0-4 Monday’s games east Rowan 45, NW Cabarrus 37 Carson 65, Central Cabarrus 43 Tuesday’s games West Rowan 60, North Rowan 24 Carson 60, hickory Ridge 41 A.L. brown 53, south Rowan 49 North iredell 75, Lake Norman 43 south iredell 46, West iredell 36 mooresville at statesville Wednesday’s games West Rowan at davie south Rowan at Robinson east Rowan at salisbury

3A South Piedmont Boys SPC Overall 0-0 4-0 Central Cabarrus Concord 0-0 2-1 mount pleasant 0-0 2-1 0-0 3-2 Robinson hickory Ridge 0-0 3-2 A.L. Brown 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-1 NW Cabarrus Cox mill 0-0 0-4 Monday’s games Central Cabarrus 66, Carson 63 butler 85, Robinson 72 east Rowan at NW Cabarrus Tuesday’s games Cox mill at Lake Norman Charter Carson 72, hickory Ridge 56 A.L. brown 75, south Rowan 70 Overall Girls SPC Robinson 0-0 3-1 A.L. Brown 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-3 hickory Ridge mount pleasant 0-0 1-2 Concord 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-4 Cox mill NW Cabarrus 0-0 0-3 Central Cabarrus 0-0 0-4 Monday’s games butler 82, Robinson 35 east Rowan 45, NW Cabarrus 37 Carson 65, Central Cabarrus 43 Tuesday’s games A.L. brown 53, south Rowan 49 Carson 60, hickory Ridge 41 Cox mill at Lake Norman Charter Wednesday’s games Central Cabarrus at West stanly hopewell at Concord

4A Central Piedmont Boys CPC Overall 0-0 6-0 mount tabor Reagan 0-0 5-0 Davie County 0-0 4-0 0-0 3-0 North davidson West Forsyth 0-0 2-1 R.J. Reynolds 0-0 1-5 Tuesday’s games Reagan 73, North Forsyth 65 (ot) West Forsyth 45, Atkins 36 R.J. Reynolds 65, east Forsyth 53 Overall Girls CPC North davidson 0-0 3-0 West Forsyth 0-0 3-0 0-0 4-1 mount tabor R.J. Reynolds 0-0 3-1 Davie County 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-4 Reagan Tuesday’s games North Forsyth 45, Reagan 41 West Forsyth 75, Atkins 9 R.J. Reynolds 49, east Forsyth 26 Wednesday’s games mount tabor at hp Central Ragsdale at Reagan surry Central at West Forsyth

College hoops AP Top 25 Record Pts Pvs 8-0 1,625 1 1. duke (65) 2. ohio st. 6-0 1,534 2 3. pittsburgh 9-0 1,494 3 7-0 1,403 4 4. Kansas 5. Kansas st. 7-1 1,291 5 6. Connecticut 7-0 1,285 7 6-2 1,168 6 7. michigan st. 8. syracuse 8-0 1,126 8 9. Georgetown 8-0 1,011 16 6-0 990 11 10. baylor 11. tennessee 6-0 914 13 12. Villanova 6-1 870 12 7-0 802 14 13. memphis 14. san diego st. 7-0 759 17 15. missouri 6-1 726 9 8-1 715 20 16. illinois 17. Kentucky 5-2 557 10 18. bYu 8-0 515 21 7-1 432 22 19. purdue 8-0 426 24 20. uNLV 21. Washington 5-2 302 23 22. minnesota 7-1 294 15 8-0 291 25 23. Notre dame 24. Louisville 6-0 162 — 25. texas 6-2 146 19 others receiving votes: Florida 72, Vanderbilt 52, North Carolina 43, Arizona 38, uCF 28, Cleveland st. 13, Gonzaga 9, texas A&m 9, Cincinnati 6, Northwestern 6, saint mary’s, Calif. 5, temple 3, Wichita st. 3.

Standings ACC ACC Overall Virginia 1-0 6-3 duke 0-0 8-0 0-0 6-2 boston College Florida state 0-0 6-2 miami 0-0 5-2 maryland 0-0 6-3 North Carolina 0-0 5-3 Wake Forest 0-0 5-3 Clemson 0-0 5-3 N.C. state 0-0 4-3 Georgia tech 0-0 4-4 Virginia tech 0-1 4-4 Tuesday’s games Georgia 73, Georgia tech 72 Virginia 54, Radford 44 Wednesday’s games providence at boston College, 7 p.m. North Carolina at evansville, 7 p.m., espNu uNC Greensboro at maryland, 7:30 p.m. bradley at duke, 9 p.m., espN2 Saturday’s games saint Louis at duke, Noon, Cbs usC upstate at N.C. state, 2 p.m. savannah state at Georgia tech, 4 p.m. Long beach state at North Carolina, 7 p.m., Fs south

Scores EAST Columbia 77, Wagner 71 harvard 69, Worcester tech 5 Kansas 81, memphis 68 penn st. 57, mount st. mary's, md. 53 Rutgers 64, marist 48 st. bonaventure 67, st. John's 66 stony brook 54, holy Cross 53 syracuse 72, michigan st. 58 West Virginia 82, Robert morris 49 SOUTH belmont 88, middle tennessee 87, 2ot Charlotte 68, Winthrop 57 Coll. of Charleston 79, etsu 59 Coppin st. 65, Navy 64 elon 90, Gardner-Webb 82 Georgia 73, Georgia tech 72 Lipscomb 73, Austin peay 70 marshall 67, James madison 63 old dominion 81, east Carolina 68 MIDWEST Canisius 73, south dakota 69 dayton 63, Cent. Connecticut st. 61 iowa 51, N. iowa 39 marquette 86, A&m-Corpus Christi 50 miami (ohio) 76, saginaw Valley st. 57 purdue 76, Valparaiso 58 WEST Cs bakersfield 75, idaho st. 56


SCOREBOARD utah 67, pepperdine 60 utah st. 81, Long beach st. 53

Notable boxes Georgia 73, Ga. Tech 72 GEORGIA (6-2) thompkins 8-17 4-5 21, price 1-4 0-0 2, Leslie 1-4 2-2 4, Ware 7-9 0-0 21, Robinson 5-12 0-2 11, thornton 0-2 0-2 0, barnes 12 1-2 3, d. Williams 0-1 0-2 0, Nolte 1-1 0-0 2, brantley 3-9 0-0 9. totals 27-61 7-15 73. GEORGIA TECH (4-4) oliver 3-15 2-2 10, d. miller 3-5 1-3 7, udofia 2-4 0-0 5, shumpert 6-14 4-4 18, Rice Jr. 6-11 0-0 14, m. miller 3-7 3-3 9, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, morris 3-3 0-0 7, holsey 0-1 0-0 0, hicks 1-1 0-0 2. totals 27-61 10-12 72. halftime—Georgia tech 35-29. 3-point Goals—Georgia 12-22 (Ware 7-9, brantley 3-7, thompkins 1-2, Robinson 1-4), Georgia tech 8-20 (Rice Jr. 2-4, shumpert 2-5, oliver 2-8, morris 1-1, udofia 1-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Georgia 30 (Leslie, thompkins 6), Georgia tech 43 (Rice Jr. 11). Assists—Georgia 23 (Robinson, Ware 6), Georgia tech 13 (oliver 5). total Fouls— Georgia 16, Georgia tech 15. A—6,725.

Virginia 54, Radford 44 RADFORD (2-6) edwards 1-3 0-0 2, Cerrah 3-5 1-1 7, Robinson 0-1 0-1 0, Faulkner 3-5 1-2 9, sonmez 6-16 2-2 15, mitchell 1-2 0-0 3, J. smith 3-8 2-2 8, dickerson 0-1 0-0 0, spagnolo 00 0-0 0, Abele 0-1 0-0 0, Curry 0-1 0-0 0, Winegarner 0-1 0-0 0. totals 17-44 6-8 44. VIRGINIA (6-3) scott 1-7 8-8 10, sene 0-4 0-2 0, evans 0-2 2-2 2, Farrakhan 2-7 8-8 14, harris 5-14 1-2 14, Regan 0-0 0-0 0, Zeglinski 0-3 0-0 0, baron 0-1 0-0 0, harrell 5-6 0-0 13, mitchell 0-3 1-2 1. totals 13-47 20-24 54. halftime—Virginia 32-19. 3-point Goals— Radford 4-10 (Faulkner 2-3, mitchell 1-1, sonmez 1-4, J. smith 0-1, dickerson 0-1), Virginia 8-21 (harrell 3-3, harris 3-10, Farrakhan 2-4, baron 0-1, Zeglinski 0-3). Fouled out—Cerrah. Rebounds—Radford 30 (sonmez 6), Virginia 35 (scott 13). Assists—Radford 6 (Robinson 2), Virginia 8 (evans, Zeglinski 2). total Fouls—Radford 20, Virginia 15. A—8,242.

Charlotte 68, Winthrop 57 WINTHROP (4-5) dreher 2-12 2-3 6, Valentine 3-6 2-2 8, morgan 1-5 0-0 2, middleton 5-9 3-3 14, Jones 3-8 1-1 9, Gamble 2-4 0-0 6, burton 2-7 0-0 5, Jerome 0-0 1-2 1, Corbin 3-8 0-0 6. totals 21-59 9-11 57. CHARLOTTE (4-5) barnett 0-2 0-0 0, Wilderness 5-11 1-2 11, braswell 3-7 4-7 10, Green 2-10 5-6 10, briscoe 5-8 5-6 18, sirin 2-6 0-0 6, Jones 4-5 2-2 10, Lewis 1-1 0-0 3. totals 22-50 17-23 68. halftime—Charlotte 42-18. 3-point Goals—Winthrop 6-22 (Gamble 2-4, Jones 2-4, burton 1-2, middleton 1-5, Corbin 0-2, dreher 0-5), Charlotte 7-20 (briscoe 3-5, sirin 2-6, Lewis 1-1, Green 1-5, barnett 01, braswell 0-1, Wilderness 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Winthrop 30 (Valentine 7), Charlotte 39 (braswell, Jones 8). Assists—Winthrop 9 (dreher, middleton 3), Charlotte 11 (briscoe 4). total Fouls— Winthrop 24, Charlotte 13. A—4,701.

ODU 81, ECU 68 OLD DOMINION (6-2) Cooper 3-6 3-6 9, hassell 4-6 0-2 8, Finney 7-12 1-2 17, James 4-11 3-4 13, bazemore 8-12 1-2 20, Wright 1-1 0-1 2, iliadis 1-2 1-2 4, de Lancey 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 3-7 2-3 8. totals 31-57 11-22 81. EAST CAROLINA (7-3) morrow 5-6 4-6 14, Abrams 9-16 0-0 22, Young 1-6 5-6 7, Gaines 2-7 1-2 5, straughn 2-3 0-0 5, sampson 1-1 0-0 3, sherrod 2-6 3-3 8, ellison 0-0 0-0 0, Wynn 2-3 0-0 4. totals 24-48 13-17 68. halftime—east Carolina 31-30. 3-point Goals—old dominion 8-19 (bazemore 3-4, Finney 2-5, James 2-6, iliadis 1-2, Carter 0-2), east Carolina 7-18 (Abrams 4-10, straughn 1-1, sampson 1-1, sherrod 1-2, Gaines 0-2, Young 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds— old dominion 33 (Cooper 8), east Carolina 25 (straughn 5). Assists—old dominion 21 (James 5), east Carolina 18 (Gaines 6). total Fouls—old dominion 13, east Carolina 18. technical—sherrod. A—4,358.

College football FCS playoffs Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 10 New hampshire at delaware, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 Villanova at Appalachian state, Noon Georgia southern at Wofford, 2 p.m. North dakota state at eastern Washington, 3:30 p.m.

Bowls Saturday, Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl utep (6-6) vs. bYu (6-6), 2 p.m. (espN) Humanitarian Bowl Northern illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno state (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (espN) New Orleans Bowl ohio (8-4) vs. troy (7-5), 9 p.m. (espN) Tuesday, Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Louisville (6-6) vs. southern mississippi (8-4), 8 p.m. (espN) Wednesday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl utah (10-2) vs. boise state (11-1), 8 p.m. (espN) Thursday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl san diego state (8-4) vs. Navy (8-3), 8 p.m. (espN) Friday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl hawaii (10-3) vs. tulsa (9-3), 8 p.m. (espN) Sunday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl toledo (8-4) vs. Florida international (6-6), 8:30 p.m. (espN) Monday, Dec. 27 Independence Bowl Georgia tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4), 5 p.m. (espN2) Tuesday, Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl North Carolina state (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (espN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. missouri (10-2) vs. iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (espN) Wednesday, Dec. 29 Military Bowl east Carolina (6-6) vs. maryland (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (espN) Texas Bowl baylor (7-5) vs. illinois (6-6), 6 p.m. (espN) Alamo Bowl Arizona (7-5) vs. oklahoma state (102), 9:15 p.m. (espN)

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New england 10 2 0 .833 379 N.Y. Jets 9 3 0 .750 267 miami 6 6 0 .500 215 buffalo 2 10 0 .167 243 South W L T Pct PF Jacksonville 7 5 0 .583 257 indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 317 houston 5 7 0 .417 288 tennessee 5 7 0 .417 263 North W L T Pct PF pittsburgh 9 3 0 .750 267 baltimore 8 4 0 .667 260 Cleveland 5 7 0 .417 229 Cincinnati 2 10 0 .167 255 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 8 4 0 .667 295 oakland 6 6 0 .500 283 san diego 6 6 0 .500 323 denver 3 9 0 .250 256 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 8 4 0 .667 308 philadelphia 8 4 0 .667 344 Washington 5 7 0 .417 222 dallas 4 8 0 .333 294 South W L T Pct PF Atlanta 10 2 0 .833 304

PA 269 232 238 333 PA 300 290 321 235 PA 191 201 239 322 PA 237 269 253 333 PA 247 281 293 336 PA 233

New orleans 9 3 0 .750 299 227 tampa bay 7 5 0 .583 243 251 1 11 0 .083 154 307 CAROLINA North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 9 3 0 .750 246 192 8 4 0 .667 303 182 Green bay minnesota 5 7 0 .417 227 253 detroit 2 10 0 .167 278 306 West W L T Pct PF PA seattle 6 6 0 .500 240 289 st. Louis 6 6 0 .500 232 237 san Francisco 4 8 0 .333 203 259 Arizona 3 9 0 .250 200 338 Thursday, Dec. 9 indianapolis at tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 N.Y. Giants at minnesota, 1 p.m. tampa bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at buffalo, 1 p.m. Green bay at detroit, 1 p.m. oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Atlanta at CAROLINA, 1 p.m. seattle at san Francisco, 4:05 p.m. st. Louis at New orleans, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at san diego, 4:15 p.m. denver at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New england at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. philadelphia at dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 baltimore at houston, 8:30 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB boston 16 4 .800 — 13 9 .591 4 New York toronto 8 13 .381 81⁄2 1 philadelphia 7 14 .333 9 ⁄2 6 16 .273 11 New Jersey Southeast Division L Pct GB W orlando 15 6 .714 — Atlanta 15 8 .652 1 14 8 .636 11⁄2 miami CHARLOTTE 8 13 .381 7 Washington 6 13 .316 8 Central Division L Pct GB W Chicago 11 8 .579 — indiana 10 9 .526 1 7 13 .350 41⁄2 milwaukee Cleveland 7 14 .333 5 detroit 7 15 .318 51⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W san Antonio 17 3 .850 — 1 ⁄2 dallas 17 4 .810 13 7 .650 4 New orleans 1 houston 8 13 .381 9 ⁄2 memphis 8 14 .364 10 Northwest Division L Pct GB W utah 16 6 .727 — denver 13 7 .650 2 8 .636 2 oklahoma City 14 portland 9 11 .450 6 minnesota 5 16 .238 101⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB 14 6 .700 — L.A. Lakers phoenix 11 9 .550 3 Golden state 8 13 .381 61⁄2 5 17 .227 10 L.A. Clippers sacramento 4 15 .211 91⁄2 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 116, New Jersey 101 CHARLOTTE 100, denver 98 philadelphia 117, Cleveland 97 dallas 105, Golden state 100 houston 97, detroit 83 phoenix at portland, late Washington at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday’s Games denver at boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. indiana at milwaukee, 8 p.m. oklahoma City at minnesota, 8 p.m. detroit at New orleans, 8 p.m. Golden state at san Antonio, 8:30 p.m. memphis at phoenix, 9 p.m. miami at utah, 9 p.m. Washington at sacramento, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Notable box Bobcats 100, Nuggets 98 DENVER (98) Anthony 8-21 6-10 22, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Nene 4-6 4-5 12, billups 5-13 11-12 25, Afflalo 3-8 2-3 9, smith 5-9 0-0 14, harrington 2-8 2-2 7, Forbes 1-2 0-0 3, Lawson 24 0-0 4. totals 31-73 25-32 98. CHARLOTTE (100) Wallace 7-17 5-11 20, diaw 5-9 0-0 10, mohammed 1-2 0-0 2, Augustin 7-11 1-1 18, Jackson 8-22 2-2 23, K.brown 0-0 1-2 1, mcGuire 1-4 0-0 2, thomas 6-8 4-4 16, Livingston 4-5 0-0 8. totals 39-78 13-20 100. 16 31 29 22 — 98 Denver Charlotte 21 31 24 24 — 100 3-point Goals—denver 11-27 (smith 4-6, billups 4-8, Forbes 1-1, harrington 1-4, Afflalo 1-5, Anthony 0-1, Lawson 0-2), Charlotte 9-20 (Jackson 5-11, Augustin 3-6, Wallace 1-2, diaw 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—denver 45 (Anthony, Nene 7), Charlotte 50 (Jackson, Wallace 9). Assists— denver 17 (billups, Lawson 5), Charlotte 22 (Jackson 7). total Fouls—denver 20, Charlotte 23. technicals—billups, K.brown, thomas. A—15,737 (19,077).

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF pittsburgh 29 19 8 2 40 91 philadelphia 28 17 7 4 38 95 N.Y. Rangers 29 16 12 1 33 83 New Jersey 27 8 17 2 18 50 N.Y. islanders25 5 15 5 15 53 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF 28 18 8 2 38 75 montreal boston 26 15 8 3 33 75 buffalo 28 11 13 4 26 70 29 12 15 2 26 62 ottawa toronto 26 10 12 4 24 59 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 29 18 8 3 39 96 Atlanta 28 15 10 3 33 88 tampa bay 28 15 10 3 33 86 Carolina 26 11 12 3 25 75 Florida 26 12 14 0 24 68 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF detroit 25 17 5 3 37 86 Chicago 29 15 12 2 32 90 Columbus 26 15 10 1 31 70 st. Louis 26 13 9 4 30 67 Nashville 26 12 8 6 30 65 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 25 14 8 3 31 80 Colorado 27 13 10 4 30 94 minnesota 26 11 11 4 26 63 Calgary 28 12 14 2 26 78 edmonton 27 10 12 5 25 72 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF dallas 26 16 8 2 34 76 phoenix 26 13 7 6 32 74 Anaheim 30 14 13 3 31 74 Los Angeles 25 15 10 0 30 69 san Jose 26 13 9 4 30 78 Tuesday’s Games Anaheim 3, edmonton 2, so montreal 4, ottawa 1 boston 3, buffalo 2, ot Florida 4, Colorado 3, ot Calgary 4, tampa bay 2 Wednesday’s Games san Jose at philadelphia, 7 p.m. toronto at pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Nashville at detroit, 7:30 p.m. dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

GA 67 69 77 81 83 GA 54 52 76 85 76 GA 79 80 98 84 69 GA 67 84 71 72 68 GA 64 86 76 84 96 GA 69 72 89 61 73

Transactions BASEBALL American League NeW YoRK YANKees—Agreed to terms with ss derek Jeter on a three-year contract. National League pittsbuRGh piRAtes—Agreed to terms with Rhp Kevin Correia on a twoyear contract and Lhp scott olsen on a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARiZoNA CARdiNALs—placed Qb max hall on injured reserve. signed Qb Richard bartel.

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North hills middle school’s Leonard murdoch, Jay Wood, Logan miller, Will Cody, Collin Lewis and Grayson Whicker made the all-conference team.

Carson: 4 straight wins From staff reports

The Carson girls basketball team is on a roll. The Cougars defeated Hickory Ridge 60-41 on Tuesday night, bringing their winning streak to four and tying the school record. Carson (4-2) avenged a loss in its season opener. Hickory Ridge’s star player Jordan Strode was injured and didn’t play, and coach Brooke Misenheimer said her team took advantage, outscoring Hickory Ridge 41-19 in the first half. The Cougars shot 50 percent in the first two quarters. Six players had at least six points for the balanced Cougars. Kelly Dulkoski led with 11 points, while Jakey Clark had a career-high nine. Allison Blackwell had eight, Sarrah Holman and Michalea White each had seven and Tyesha Phillips added six. “That’s the nice thing about our team,” Misenheimer said. “We don’t have anyone who has to carry the load.” Carson begins NPC play on Friday at Statesville “Getting four wins is a big confidence booster,” Misenheimer said. • On Monday, Blackwell led the way with 14 points in a 65-43 rout of Central Cabarrus. “It was a physical game,” Misenheimer said. “It was sloppy on our part. Not one of our better outings.” It didn’t really matter, as the Cougars raced out to a 36-18 halftime lead. Holman had a career-high, 11 while Dulkoski and Phillips each scored nine. Chloe Monroe had eight.

 North Hills soccer

Nick Houston scored 16, Cody Clanton 14 and Rik Heggins 11. The Cougars are playing better after some rough outings. “Confidence-wise, this has to help.” Perry said. • On Tuesday, Heggins had 18 points in a 66-63 loss to Central Cabarrus. Houston led the way with 20. Clanton’s 3 gave Carson a 3-point lead late in the game, but the Cougars didn’t get the good look Perry wanted on their last possession.

 Jayvee hoops Carson’s girls defeated Hickory Ridge 43-23 on Tuesday. Kate Cole led the Cougars with 14 points. Megan Gray had 10 and Madison Weast added seven.

 Prep golf Salisbury girls golfer Madison Kennedy was named third team AllState.

 Middle school hoops Alexis Archie’s 17 points, 11 boards, four steals and five blocks led West Rowan’s boys to a 44-33 win against Corriher-Lipe. Tyler Poteat had 12 points and four rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-1). Celexus Long and M.J. Rayner scored eight points each as West pulled away in the fourth quarter. Rayner and Long had five rebounds each. Chandler Corriher scored 13 for Corriher-Lipe. Burke Fulcher had nine points, and Quan Rhyne had seven. Burke and Rhyne had six rebounds apiece.  Knox’s girls romped 49-17 against Southeast. Demeria Robinson led the Trojans with 19 points and Ashley Blaire scored 10. Rachael Moore led the Patriots with eight points.

The North Hills Middle soccer team went 11-0 and reigned as Junior Piedmont Athletic Conference champions. Head coach Daniel Butner and assistant Stephanie Payonk guided the undefeated team. “The credit for this outstanding season goes to the deserving players  Middle school wrestling who came out to practice willing to Corriher-Lipe’s wrestling team learn, play, and succeed,” Butner said. “This season has laid a sturdy won 55-36 against West Rowan to imfoundation for a solid and expanding prove to 5-1. Tyler Fields, Angel Ruiz and Logan Durham are all 6-0 for the soccer program at North Hills.” Yellow Jackets. China Grove’s wrestlers won  Carson boys basketball matches against Erwin and Knox. When Devon Heggins is on, so is See Scoreboard for results. the Carson boys basketball team. “It’s critical,” coach Brian Perry  Local tennis said when asked about getting a good Sacred Heart’s Kayla Honeycutt game from the Cougar guard. Heggins scored 23 points in a 72-56 brought another USTA championship win over Hickory Ridge on Tuesday. home to Salisbury over the weekend. Braving frigid temperatures and The senior drilled three 3s as Carson jumped out to a 21-14 lead after a snow, she swept the girls 12s Division at the “Quest For The Best” tennis quarter and led by 14 at halftime. In the fourth period, Carson (2-4) tournament held in Concord. Honeycutt won 6-0, 6-0 on the first went 13-for-18 from the foul line, inday and won 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-0 on cluding seven makes by Heggins. “When he scores and leads the team, the second. She is ranked 50th by the USTA in North Carolina. we’re a lot better,” Perry said.

Barger named to all-time team Staff report Duke recently named 25-man alltime football teams for both the era when athletes played both offense and defense and the two-platoon era. The 1964 season was the dividing line. Single-wing tailback Clarence “Ace” Parker was picked as the greatest Duke player of the old days, while receiver Clarkston Hines was picked as the best of the modern era. The teams were chosen by a panel of Duke historians and media and published in GoDuke The Magazine. Salisbury native Jerry Barber was ranked 23rd on the single-platoon team. Most local football fans are familiar with Barger, Duke’s quarterback from 1951-54 and ACC Player of the Year in 1954. Also receiving votes for the team

was Lexington native Allen Starling Johnson Jr., a 187-pound lineman for the Blue Devils from 1937-39. Johnson, who was known as “Sweet Pea,” was a member of Duke’s 1938 Rose Bowl team — the “Iron Dukes” — and captained the 1939 squad. Johnson was named to several AllAmerica teams and was inducted into Duke’s Hall of Fame in 1977. He lived for years in Salisbury and was a notable businessman, philanthropist and civic leader. He died in 1982. The other area athlete named to the single-platoon team was Concord end Tee Moorman, a 1960 All-American. Tackle Bear Knotts, a native of Albemarle, received votes. Thanks to Dr. Clyde Young for submitting information.





Keshun Sherrill scrambles for a loose ball against North Rowan.

NORTH BOYS FROM 1B his abilities. When he walks out there, he believes he’s the best player on the floor.” The game was more gritty than special, and outside shooting took a vacation. There was only made 3. Gurley played a lineup in which Sherrill was his third tallest guy. But the Falcons got major mileage out of 5foot-6 freshmen Darius Gabriel and Broderick Avery. They combined for 16 points. “We’re doing what we can,” Gurley said. “These young guys are giving great effort. Hopefully, we’ll reap benefits down the road from the valuable minutes these kids are getting in tough games.” West took a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter when freshman Seth Martin tossed in a shot on the move. Connor’s eight-point second quarter inched the Cava-

liers in front 30-26 at the half. The third quarter featured interesting cat-and-mouse between Gurley and Mitchell. After a pair of stickbacks by Daniel Chambers gave North a 36-32 lead, Sherrill dribbled two minutes off the clock, pounding the ball to the floor as North laid back in a zone. Gurley’s thinking was North had more horses, and he wanted to shorten the game. Mitchell’s thinking was, “Go ahead and hold it. We’ve got the lead.” Later in the quarter, North guard Jordan Kimber, dribbled away another two minutes as the Falcons watched. “It was crazy,” Connor said. “I really didn’t know what would happen next.” North took a five-point lead to the final quarter, but the Falcons caught up at 37-37 when Sherrill drilled a long 3 from the left corner after a scramble. It was back and forth from there until Connor’s clutch runner in the lane. “I was trusting my team-


North Rowan's Jordan Kimber (5) is defended by West Rowan's Broderick Avery (21).

mates on that play, looking to penetrate and dish, but I had the open shot,” Connor said. Awful at the foul line against Salisbury, North went 9-for-12 under pressure in the fourth quarter. Kimber and T.J. Bates sank three apiece. Kimber played at West as a freshman. “Kimber played wonderful tonight,” Gurley said. “He’s a great kid and I’m glad he’s healthy and doing well.” West missed chances at the foul line and had to chase, and Kimber made solid decisions down the stretch for North. “We showed a lot more patience tonight,” Kimber said. “No crazy shots and we made our free throws when we needed to.” NORTH ROWAN (54) —Connor 17, T. Bates 10, A. Bates 6, Bowman 6, Kimber 5, Chambers 4, Ford 4, Hargave 2, Starks. WEST ROWAN (46) — Sherrill 14, Avery 10, Parks 8, Turner 6, D. Gabriel 6, Martin 2, Laster, Davidson, Tucker, Gallagher. N. Rowan 11 19 W. Rowan 12 14

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North coach Andrew Mitchell yells instructions as Tim Bates, left, and Bill Kesler watch.



West Rowan's Shay Steele, left, blocks a shot by North Rowan's Teaunna Cuthbertson.

The Falcons are 3-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season when they had at least seven college athletes on the squad, and they beat North for the ninth time in a row. “About the only frustration I had was our guards fouled too much early in the game,” Epps said. “We need to move our feet more and we need to be stealing the pass, not trying to slap the ball out of someone’s hands.” West led just 8-5 after five minutes, but the Falcons scored 20 unanswered points to put the Cavaliers (1-3) away early. A 3-pointer by Avery started the spree, and a stickback by Ball finished it. North went more than six minutes without a point. “We had no energy at all,” puzzled North coach Tony Hillian said. “I don’t know if we were drained from playing Salisbury (on Monday) or what, but we didn’t show up. We had no effort at all, except in a few spurts. That’s not going to get it done against West or against the teams in our own league.” Kelli Berry hit two nice 3s against West’s zone in the first half, but the Cavaliers spent the whole night looking for another offensive spark. They shot 14 percent from the field (7-for-50). That’s not going to beat many people. It definitely wasn’t going to beat West. “We were down 17 at the half, but I thought we were still in the game if we could’ve found some energy,” Hillian said. “But we weren’t tough enough or aggressive enough in the third quarter. Then you look up and it’s up to a 30-point deficit in a hurry. We didn’t make our shots, and then we


Nycieko Dixon (3) shoots as North’s Jojo Carby defends. did a poor job of boxing out.” Teaunna Cuthbertson and Tiffany Brown, who usually lead the Cavs, combined for one successful field goal. That was a flying hook by Cuthbertson in the fourth quarter, and by then it didn’t matter much. A lot of North’s shooting woes can be attributed to the 6-foot-2 Steele. Besides the seven blocks, she altered a bunch of shot attempts. Looks that appeared wide open turned into wild airballs when Steele stepped out to challenge shots in the lane or in the corners. “Our main objectives defensively were to stop Brown and Cuthbertson because that’s their two scorers,” Steele said. “I’ve worked a lot on blocking shots without fouling. I’m trying to keep some space between myself and the shooter.” West didn’t exactly light it up with 34-percent shooting, but Steele, Ball and Barber controlled the boards, and the

Falcons turned it over only 14 times. 

NOTES: West’s erratic schedule continues tonight when it travels to Davie County. ... Davie’s had some good wins and some ugly losses. Amy Steller and Laura Shelton usually lead the War Eagles. ... Avery averaged 22 points against Davie last season. ... Epps said Allison Parker is out with illness, but he expects to add Kym Caldwell and volleyball star Breeann Lambert to the roster soon. ... Steele is averaging 12 points per game. ... West will be the No. 1 seed for the Christmas tourney if it stays unbeaten. ... North takes on YVC foe Gray Stone on Friday. NORTH ROWAN (24) — Berry 8, Sells 5, Carby 4, Cuthbertson 3, Bradley 2, Fortson 2, Brown, Bush, Dickerson, Vann. WEST ROWAN (60) — Avery 20, Barber 10, Steele 8, Dixon 8, Ball 6, Sobataka 3, Harrington 2, Dutton 2, Watson 1, Miller. N. Rowan 5 9 W. Rowan 16 15

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Pitt fires coach

Bobcats deny Karl 1,000 Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH — Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt is being forced out of the job he always wanted, and the one he never truly wanted to leave. Wannstedt resigned under pressure Tuesday, three days after Pittsfinburgh ished up a disappointing 7-5 season by WANNSTEDT b e a t i n g Cincinnati 2810. The former Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins coach will remain as a special assistant to AD Steve Pederson. Pitt apparently chose to change coaches now, rather than after playing Kentucky in the Jan. 8 Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., because most top candidates would not be available then, and national signing day would be less than a month away. Wannstedt gave no signs Sunday after Pitt accepted the minor bowl bid that he was weighing retirement, and he said he was looking forward to recruiting. But after he met Tuesday with Pederson, Pitt held a hastily called news conference. It was evident that Wannstedt didn’t voluntarily choose to leave. A number of Pitt players, not invited to the news conference, gathered around him to show support. “You know what? I had a few things to say but this says it,” an emotional Wannstedt said. “I appreciate the opportunity that (chancellor) Mark Nordenberg and this university gave me to come here, win games and most importantly to try to make a difference in these young men’s lives. Thank you.”



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Maryland coach ralph Friedgen, right, and ecU coach ruffin McNeill share a laugh.

ECU leads UM in ticket sales Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen felt it necessary to appeal to fans to buy tickets to a bowl game in their own backyard. East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill didn’t have to say a word. The Pirates faithful always show up in big numbers, even when they’ve had a 6-6 season. They’ve already sold about 6,000 tickets and have fully booked the official team hotel. Imagine the embarrassment when, as seems likely, the traveling Conference USA team outdraws the local Atlantic Coast Conference team when the teams meet in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on Dec. 29. The bowl is a letdown for Maryland (8-4), which tied for third in the ACC but was sent to the bowl that has the No. 8 selection from the conference. One factor, to be sure: The crowds at College Park have been disappointing this season, so the

JETER FroM 1B along with Jeter’s agent, Casey Close. “A big happy family,” Jeter said. “You move past it. It’s over with, and I won’t bring it up again. I’m happy because this is where I want to be.” Following a Nov. 8 meeting, talks came to a standstill as the sides expressed frustration with each other. Wanting negotiations to remain private, Jeter was dismayed when Cashman suggested he explore the market. “To hear the organization telling me to go shopping and I just told you I wasn’t going to, oh yeah, if I’m going to be honest with you, I was angry about it,” Jeter said. And the public comments from team officials rankled Jeter. “The thing that probably bothered me the most was how public this became,” he said. “The negotiations were suppose to be private. It was an uncomfortable position I felt that I was in. It was not an enjoyable experience because throughout the years I’ve prided myself on keeping things out of the media and this turned into a big public thing. “That was something I was not happy about and let my feelings be known. I never wanted to be a free agent. It was the situation I was in. I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t angry,” he said. He maintained even before the start of negotiations that he wouldn’t discuss play-

CLAUSEN FroM 1B The second-round pick from Notre Dame got off to his best start as a pro Sunday at Seattle, leading Carolina on two first-half scoring drives and a 14-0 lead. He said it was “probably in college” that last time he felt so comfortable. But it all came crashing down when Lofa Tatupu returned his interception 26 yards for a TD during the Seahawks’ 21-point flurry in less than 5 minutes in the third quarter. It ended with Carolina allowing 31 unanswered points and enduring another blowout loss. “I think early on in the game he fired the ball out there with a lot of confidence,” Fox said. “I think like anybody, that one particular play where they ran it back may have thwarted his confidence a little bit.” Confidence is in short supply as the losses pile up on a team where the coaches and many of the players are in the last year of their deals. Fox sidestepped those questions Monday, saying that he “can’t predict the future” and repeating that his contract expires Feb. 1. “I can say that I have enjoyed every minute I’ve been here and appreciative of that opportunity,” Fox said. “But this is a business and those decisions are made after the season.”

higher-tier bowls in distant locales were no doubt concerned whether Terrapins fans would travel in decent numbers. “This year, attendance wasn’t what it’s been,” Friedgen said. “The dilemma we’re in right now is our fans need to come out and support us. I think we’ve got a chance to send a message to these people that turned us down. This is right in our back yard, and East Carolina’s going to show up. And if we really care about our football program, our fans need to show up.” For East Carolina, any bowl game is a bonus in a season in which the team gave up points in bunches. Also, the Pirates relish any chance to knock off an ACC team. A good turnout and a win could help the school’s position the next time the major conferences on the East Coast are looking to add teams, but McNeill shied away from such a big picture. “I’m not looking at it as an audition or anything like that,” he said.

ing for other teams. “At the end of the season I said that in private meetings I had with the Yankee organization. I had never planned on going anywhere,” Jeter said. “I didn’t want to talk to any other teams. I didn’t want to hear from other teams. I told Casey that. This was a situation where this is the only team I ever want to play for, contrary to some other reports.” Cashman pointed ou Jeter’s performance. He hit .270 with 10 homers this year, down from a .334 average and 18 homers the previous season. While his RBIs increased by one to 67, his on-base percentage fell from .406 to .340 and his slugging average dropped from .465 to .370. “You’d like to think that last year was a hiccup, I guess,” Jeter said. “But it’s my job to go out there and prove that it was.” Talks finally resumed Nov. 30 after Close, called Hal Steinbrenner and the sides met in Tampa. “I think it helped a lot,” Hal Steinbrenner said. “No. 1, we got to air our frustrations about how big the media part of it had become. We just talked. It all turned out for the best. I think it was absolutely imperative, I think, at that point that we sit down face to face and kind of not leave the room until we get closer, closer and closer.” The sides negotiated over the rest of the week, including another face-to-face session in the New York area Saturday, until they reached the agreement.

Fox never planned to use Clausen much in his ninth and likely final year in Carolina. But Matt Moore’s struggles and then his seasonending shoulder injury forced Clausen in there perhaps before he was ready. He’s completed barely 50 percent of his passes with one touchdown — in a 16-14 loss at New Orleans on Oct. 3 — and six interceptions. His 55.3 passer rating ranks 32nd in the NFL and perhaps is the best example of his inconsistency. “It’s tough, playing as well as we did in the first half and coming out slow in the second half,” Clausen said. While Clausen appears to get rattled when he’s pressured and is quick to throw the ball away, he has little to work with. No receiver after Steve Smith has stepped into the No. 2 role. The run game has been spotty. The offensive line is often porous. Clausen has been sacked 19 times and missed a game with a concussion. Combine that beating with all the losses and there’s some fear Clausen’s could be harmed longterm. Carolina went 1-15 in 2001 with rookie Chris Weinke at QB and he was never a regular starter in the NFL again. “I think there are some pretty successful guys that had some pretty inauspicious starts in the National Football League. Troy Aikman comes to mind,” Fox said. “I’m sure there are some other guys.”

The NBA roundup ... CHARLOTTE — Everything pointed to a storybook night for George Karl. Sitting at 999 NBA wins, he was back in North Carolina where he played in college and coaching against buddy Larry Brown. Karl even joked before the game of missing the postgame flight to Boston and drinking wine with Brown to celebrate becoming just the seventh coach to win 1,000 games. Instead, Karl was slumped in a chair at the end of the night dressed in a Tar Heel sweatshirt debating a late-game decision and lamenting the end of the Denver Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak. Stephen Jackson scored 23 points, Gerald Wallace added 20 and the Charlotte Bobcats rode their big guns in building a comfortable lead before sweating out a 100-98 victory Tuesday night. “We only come here one time a year and of course going against Larry is always a challenge,” Karl said of Brown, a 1,000-win club member. “It would have been something I’d have remembered if I won my 1,000th here. But hopefully we’ll get it on this trip.” The Nuggets nearly rallied from eight points down with 90 seconds left. After Jackson failed to hit the rim on a 3-point attempt, the Nuggets had a chance to tie. Chauncey Billups dribbled the ball into the right corner, but his fadeaway that would have tied it bounced off the rim at the

buzzer. Billups scored 25 points and Carmelo Anthony added 22 points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets, who nearly overcame a miserable start and 43 percent shooting to force overtime. "I had (D.J.) Augustin on me, who I knew couldn't really affect my shot," Billups said. "I got a good look, just didn't knock it down." Jackson scored nine points in the fourth quarter, including consecutive 3-pointers to put Charlotte ahead 95-88 with 3:23 left. Boris Diaw's bucket with 1:35 left made it 99-91. The Bobcats then did just enough to pick up their third win in eight games. Mavericks 105, Warriors 100 DALLAS — Third-string center Ian Mahinmi had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and fourth-stringer Alexis Ajinca provided quality minutes to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 105-100 Tuesday night for their 10th straight victory. Hawks 116, Nets 101 ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored a season-high 34 points to lead streaking Atlanta to another victory. Rockets 97, Pistons 83 HOUSTON — Luis Scola had 35 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Rockets spoil Tracy McGrady’s return to Houston. 76ers 117, Cavaliers 97 PHILADELPHIA — Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and the 76ers picked up their fourth win in five games.

Hamilton may move to left Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Josh Hamilton's days as a center fielder for the Texas Rangers could be numbered. Texas manager Ron Washington says he wants Hamilton in left field next season to save wear and tear on the AL MVP.

NHL BOSTON — Mark Recchi tipped Dennis Seidenberg's slap shot into the net in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Panthers 4, Avalanche 3, OT SUNRISE, Fla. — Stephen Weiss’ second goal of the game 43 seconds into overtime gave the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

COLLEGE HOOPS NEW YORK — Rick Jackson matched his season-high with 17 points and grabbed

16 rebounds to lead No. 8 Syracuse to a 7258 victory over No. 7 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. No. 4 Kansas 81, No. 13 Memphis 68 NEW YORK — Markieff Morris had 16 points and his twin brother Marcus added 14 to lead the Jayhawks over the Tigers in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. No. 19 Purdue 76, Valparaiso 58 VALPARAISO, Ind.— E’Twaun Moore scored 23 points to help the Boilermakers beat the Crusaders. Virginia 54, Radford 44 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Freshman Joe Harris scored 14 points in Virginia’s 54-44 victory against Radford. Georgia 73, Georgia Tech 72 ATLANTA — Dustin Ware hit his seventh 3-pointer of the game with 15.3 seconds remaining, leading Georgia to a 73-72 win over Georgia Tech .

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

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Keep Warm Pecans – Fresh! Locally grown. $3/lb shelled, $5/lb unshelled. 704614-9500 for more info.

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Wood. 3½ cords good quality seasoned hardwood. $250. Also half cord of wood for $45. Will deliver in Rowan & counties. surrounding Call Jerry at 704-6380099

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Christmas Beagles Christmas Beagle puppies. Good stock. Wormed & first shots. No holding please $80 each. 704-639-6299 CKC puppies. Chihuahuas & Poms, Shih Tzu. 10 weeks & up. Shot. $200 cash. 704-633-5344 Free dog to home. Lab, Shepherd mix old. If interested 657-7356.

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Lots of Love Chihuahuas. 5 females. Cinnamon & white & Blue (Tri-Color), $300 ea. CKC. Cash. 8 wks. Tiny toy size (4-5 lbs) full grown. Little apple head. 704-603-8257.

Yorkie AKC, CKC. Toy & tea cup size. Ready for Christmas. Call Rhonda 704-224-9692. Check the site for pricing and availability.

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PEKINGESE PUPS 7 week Pekingese pups for sale. Parents on site. 2 male & 1 female. Had first shots. Call 704-6379159 or 704-223-4646. Leave message.

Chia-Do's, Toys, 5 weeks old, 2 males & 2 females, first shots. $300. Will hold until Christmas. 704-6409149 of 704-640-9128

Wench. 1100Lb elec. Wench. Like new. Used 2 times. $275 new. Will sell for $150 firm. Please call 704-857-0093

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Jewelry Black Diamond – 1CTW, Round Stone. Make someone very happy this X-mas $200. Call 704232-1249 L/M

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Disc on wheels, 3ft. Good for small garden or food plots. $125 firm. Call 704-857-0093

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Bathroom Sink Vanity $20; large bathroom sink - $40; hand truck - $10. 704-642-0512

“Heaven's Gate” Salisbury's Steeples art print by Patrick Sullivan $50. 704-762-9197

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Free cat. Pure white w/patch of gray on head, needs a loving & caring home. 14 months old. Has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. 704895-0469

Dresser, six drawer dresser with mirror $100. If interested Call 704857-2945

Washer and Dryer. Super Large capacity. Excellent Condition. Maytag made. $350. Call (704)791-2205 for more information.

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Free puppies. Mixed, 12 + mother needs home (mother is Shepherd / Chow mix), very sweet, very humble. 704-8561109

Corner cabinet, mahogany. Old. Great condition. $500. Please call 704798-8811 for more info.

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3 in 1 convertible bed. White, unisex. Have no space for it! Must go! Great deal! $50. Call 980-253-3762

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Treadmills, Proform. With upper body ski motion incline pulse, etc. $250 obo. 704-762-9197 2003 New Holland Skid Steer Loader with VTS track system $19,000 336-596-1298

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Puppies, Yorkies. 6 wks. AKC/CKC registered. $650. Ready now! 2 left male & female. Parents on site. 704-224-9903 Puppies. Bassett Hound mix, 7 weeks old, male and female, dewormed and 1st shots, very loving. To home with fence. 704-279-8602

Supplies and Services Adopt a Puppy or Kitten for Christmas. $80. (3) Coton de Tulear for Sale, small white, long hair exotic breed dogs. $400 ea. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

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Bed frames. Metal, two piece. 1 queen & 1 full. $10 each. Call 704-6407343 after 5pm.

Professional mechanic's tool box (MATCO) paid $4600, $3500 or best offer. 704-721-0498 or 704-232-4921

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Bedliner. 6' truck bedliner. Unknown truck type. $35. Call 704-6404373 after 5pm. Bedroom suite, king size. Thomasville. 6 piece. Walnut. Excellent condition. $500. Call 704798-1013 for information Bench seat, reupholstered (blue). Fits small truck. $150 pick-up value. Sell for $75. Call 704-857-0093 Bird Stand. Wooden. One of a kind. For exotic indoor birds. Must see. Moving. $125. 704-6034005 Bob Timberlake print. Signed & numbered. Framed “Midday.” Valued at $1,200. Selling for $500. Call 704-938-3137 Book - World of Bob Timberlake Art book signed. $300. Please Call 336-751-2600

Stereo system, complete, w/ record turntable, dual cassette deck w/recorder, AM/ FM radio, CD player, 2 large speakers. Good cond-ition. $50. Karaoke mach-ine. Like new. Used twice. Great for parties! $50. 704-210-8863 Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

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Lost dog. Miniature Dachshund, dapple (black, white & brown), female. Lost near Highway Patrol Station. 3 kids are missing me. 704-232-1494 or 704633-2581 Ask for Brandy

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Found Dog. Male, young, yellow and friendly, Dec. 2, Calahaln Rd. Call 336492-5542 Found Male Yellow Lab around Lane St, Jackson Park area Kannapolis. Call to identify. 704-855-7468

Monument & Cemetery Lots Cemetery plots, 4 avail. In Brookhill Gardens. $1,800 ea. 704-637-2276 Leave message.

Christmas decorations. 7' tree, lights, greenery, bulbs, lights in boxes. $25. Call 704-639-1164 Computer desk, $15. Cold steel walking cane, $40. Call 704-640-4373 after 5pm. Computer desk, $45. Entertainment center, $20. Sofa end cabinet, $15 ea. (2 avail.) Call 704-279-8346 Cracker Barrel Magnolia design cannisters, coffee cups, tea pitcher, wind chimes, candle holders, clocks. Over 20 pieces. $45 obo. 704-633-2349 Estate leftovers ~ Lot of items including chairs, dishes, frames, etc. $500 value. Sell all for $250. Call 704-857-0093 Guitar - Yamaha small guitar. Excellent condition, $75. Please Call 704-633-4109

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Extensive collection. Concentrated in early 1990s. Some completed series, others complete to date. 704-213-9342 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Motor. 350 motor. 132,000 miles. GMC complete motor. $300. Call 704-314-7846 Mulcher- Simplicity $150 cash only. Please call 704-279-1493

Music Sales & Service Camper top shell /red fits a shortbed exel cond. 500. Leave message 704-2794106 or 704-798-7306

Bikes-2 new bikes, Mens mongoose & ladies Schwin $125 each negotiable 704640-7758 l/m Scooter - E100 Razor kids standing scooter (RED). $75. Please Call 704-642-7155

All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123

Cash Paid Sterling silver flatware sets, tea sets, gold wedding bands, class rings, wrist watches. 704-305-0315 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 Will buy: Railroad Pocket Watches, Double Barrel Shotguns, Antique Jewelry, Silver Flatware 704-633-5177

Nissan, 1997 twin cam motor is complete. 132,000 miles. $300. Call 704-314-7846 Oil drum. 500 gallon. About 70 gallon oil. You haul. $400 value. $150. Call 704-857-2360 Piano, spinet, great condition, walnut finish, made in USA, well-cared for. $500. 704-855-8353. Pool Table, 8 ft. solid wood base, 1 inch slate, new felt, with accessories. $500. 704-645-1122

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3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $99,000. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty


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

East Rowan home $35,000 less than tax value. Over an acre, close to I-85 & Hwy 52, Rockwell. Needs TLC. 51185 $79,900. Call Varina Bunts, B&R Realty @ 704.640.5200

Rockwell, 3 BR, 2 BA. Cute brick home in quiet subdivision. Outbuilding, wooded lot, nice deck off back. Kitchen appliances stay. R51385 $129,900 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663



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


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

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Carson Area - Lease Option available Very nice 3 BR, 2 BA home with 2 car garage. Call Mi Casa Real Estate (704) 202-8195

Motivated Seller

China Grove. 289 Forest Abbey. (off Hwy 152).Great 2-story with basement. Lots of room, mountain-like views. Come for a warm cup of cider! $248,900. Carolina Central Homes 980-521-7816

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

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

New Construction

Lot for sale, 50 by 150, with brick structure house present. Needs lots of work. $4800. Priced for quick sale. Call today (336)431-5092 or if no answer (336)803-2104.

Lovely Home

West Rowan - 401 Primrose - Perfect for that growing family!! 3,700+sf, .8 acres, 6 BR, 4½ BA, large rooms, lots of storage, tile throughout. Priced in the $200's. Motivated Seller! Bring Offer! USDA 100% Financing still available - MLS #49584 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

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



Land for Sale

Davis Farm - One of the last exterior lots available - 613 Fly Fisher Drive .95 acres cleared, ready to build. Trees on the rear of the property offer great privacy. Perk is on file. MLS # 50324 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

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

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

Land for Sale

East Rowan. 10 acres. 160 ft. road frontage on Gold Knob Rd. Wooded. Paved road. Near East Rowan High School $94,500. 704-279-4629 W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced $19,900. 704-640-3222

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

Homes for Sale Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

Craftsman Style

New Home

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American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

Real Estate Services

Lots for Sale All Lots Reduced

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587 1BR/1BA duplex fully furnished. TV, BR suite, LR furniture, refrig., washer / dryer, Sect. 8 approved. Heat, air, electricity & water incl'd. $750/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1850 2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks on Old Concord Rd. Has refrigerator & stove. All elect. Rent $399, Dep. $400. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020

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

521/523 E. Cemetary St. 1 BR, $330; 2 BR $350. No pets. Deposit req. Call Jamie at 704-507-3915.

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

PRICED TO SELL!! BRING OFFERS!! Take advantage of lower land costs and interest rates! Six lots from .94 to 3.6 acres. Near Salis., Mooresville, Concord. Wooded & basement lots are available-builders are welcome. Teresa Rufty TMR Development. 704-433-2582.


Southwestern Rowan Co.

Holiday Special 2BR ~ 1.5 BA Senior Discount

Water, Sewage & Garbage included 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

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

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

4 BR 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $127,000 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704-202-3663


Over 2 Acres No. 60792

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

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

Homes for Sale


Grace Ridge Gem!

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor for the estate of Key Jennings Waggoner, Jr., 908 Brookdale St., Kannapolis, NC 28083, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 25th day of February, 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 18th day of November, 2010. Lisa W. Roseman, Executor of the estate of Key Jennings Waggoner, Jr., File #10E1142, 1325 Duffer Blvd., NE, Leland, NC 28451 Attorney at Law, Richard D. Locklear, P.O. Box 56, Landis, NC 28088 No. 60765 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Kathleen M. Cauble aka Kathryn M. Cauble, 12635 Hwy. 52, Gold Hill, NC 28071, 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 21st day of February, 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 10th day of November, 2010. Ronald Cauble, Executor of the estate of Kathleen M. Cauble, File #10E1086, 155 St. Peters Church Rd., Gold Hill, NC 28071 Attorney at Law, S. Edward Parrott, P.O. Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829 No. 60790 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NORTH CAROLINA - ROWAN COUNTY

A Must See

Having qualified as Administratrix of the estate of SARA FRANCES WATSON JONES, deceased, 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 February, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporation indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 22nd day of November, 2010. FARRAR GRIGGS, JR., Attorney at Law, 601 Coach St., Kannapolis, NC 28083

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

For Sale By Owner House and 6+ Acres with Stream

No. 60797 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Mary Elizabeth Talley, 3315 Earnhardt Rd., Rockwell, NC 28138. 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 1st day of March, 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 November, 2010. Mary Elizabeth Talley, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1141, Mary Alice Lyerly, 150 West Park Dr., Rockwell, NC 28138 No. 60794


PRICE REDUCED $27K – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Located on 3.11 acres, Large rooms with great closet/storage space, oversized garage. A definite must see!! Priced in the $200's!! MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

MUST Sell! Beautiful True Modular Display. 3 BR, 2 BA, Marsh Oak Cabinets™. Many features, porch included. Save over $10,000. Only $115,900. Includes setup and foundation, 50 mile radius of Richfield, NC. Call 704463-1516

Allen Tate Realtors

1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC Cleveland & near Woodleaf & 3 Interstates: I-40, I-77, 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:


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

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

********************** Front St. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477

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


Reduced Price


Country Club Area

New Listing

Manufactured Home Dealers

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



Huge Price Reduction!

Jane Urban Allen Tate Realty 704-650-6075


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

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

Real Estate Commercial

Salisbury Great home priced 33k below tax value! Builder says bring all offers! Make lower interest rates work for you! Walk into your brand new home w/ equity! 3,112 sf 4BR, 4BA on .918 ac. Quality built w/lots of custom features. Central to Salis., Mooresville, Concord. MLS #50008 Teresa Rufty TMR Realty (704) 433-2582

China Grove

3BR/2BA D/W on 1.07 acres, new roof and HVAC. New Price! $89,000. MLS 982148

Homes for Sale


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

Salisbury. 925 Agner Rd. Below tax and appraisal value at $399,000. 3 BR/2BA brick home w/sunroom and 2 car garage sits in the middle of this beautiful property. Open and wooded pasture areas w/barn. 704-603-8244 or 704-209-1405

Timber Run Subdivision, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, granite countertops, wood floors, rec room, screened porch, deck. R51603 $349,900 Dale Yontz 704.202.3663 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 B&R Monica Poole Realty 704-245-4628

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

Convenient Location

East Rowan

Alexander Place

Western Rowan County



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Real Estate Services

Lots for Sale


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

3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $119,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty 1409 South Martin Luther King Jr Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA, fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $750 Down $411/month. 1-803-403-9555

Homes for Sale

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

East Area

Homes for Sale

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

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

Homes for Sale


Drum Set-Beginners Pearl White Drum set $40. Call 704-232-1249 L/M. Great X-MAS present

Sporting Goods

New Listing

Fulton Heights


Bathroom Cabinet cabinet, new, white, put together yourself. $15. Call 336-751-2600.

E. Spencer

Homes for Sale

East Rowan

Found dog. Chihuahua mix. Male. Old Beatty Ford Rd. area in Rockwell. Call 704-2790646 to identify.

Lost dog. Rat terrier, male. White w/black markings. Had tags. Long Ferry Rd. at Trading Ford Baptist Church. Please call 704-754-3446

Let us know! We will run your ad with a photo for 15 days in print and 30 days online. Cost is just $30.

Homes for Sale

Found Black, tiger really furry, striped, female adult cat in Bostian Heights area. Took to Animal Shelter on Julian Rd. Found dog, small white. Hills Christian North School on Hwy 601. Please call 704-682-2468 to identify.





NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Gary Wayne Basinger, 325 Victoria St., 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 21st 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 14th day of October, 2010. Deborah Thompson Barnhardt (Basinger), Executor of the estate of Gary Wayne Basinger, file#10E966, PO Box 224, Spencer, NC 28159

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.

No. 60793 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Sarah Castor Wallace, 620 Playground Lane, 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 1st day of March, 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 November, 2010. John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, as Executor for the estate of Sarah Castor Wallace, deceased, File 10E0704, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144


No. 60831

No. 60814

No. 60766

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Gaynelle M. Gibbons, 523 Faith Rd., 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 29th day of February, 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 November, 2010. Carolyn L. Paris, Executor of the estate of Gaynelle M. Gibbons, File #10E1151, 1501 Glover Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, Douglas Todd Paris, 113-A East Council St., Salisbury, NC 28144

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Naomi M. Morgan, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 23rd day of February, 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 12th day of November, 2010. Arthur Gerald Morgan, Executor of the estate of Naomi M. Morgan, 3345 St. Peters Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, PA, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60791 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mae F. Swing, 234 Northdale Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of February, 2011, or this will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 19th day of November, 2010. Paula M. Starnes, Executor for the estate of Mae F. Swing, deceased, File 10E1148, 8629 Overcash Road, Concord, NC 28027 Attorney at Law, Reginald K. Smith, PO Box 24, Kannapolis, NC 28082 No. 60809 NOTICE TO CREDITORS James Elliott Mathis, Jr., having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Mary Ida Mathis, 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 1st day of March, 2011. This notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 29th day of November, 2010. James Elliott Mathis, Jr., Executor for the estate of Mary Ida Mathis, deceased, File 10E1110, P.O. Box 379, Granite Quarry, NC 28072 Attorney at Law, Glenn E. Ketner, Jr., Ketner & Dees, P.A., P.O. Box 1308, Salisbury, NC 28145-1308

No. 60832 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY Rowan County -Plaintiff Vs. SANDERS, WILLIE K. BROWN (All heirs and devisees) Take notice that a judgment seeking relief against you will be filed in January 2011 Notice of service of process by publication begins: December 8, 2010 and December 15, 2010 The nature of the relief being sought is: Foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on properties described as follows: BEING Tax Map 047 Parcel 004, Salisbury Avenue, recorded in Book 247 at Page 032 in the Register of Deeds office, for Rowan County. Being Lot No. 1 as shown by the map of the Brown lands near Yadkin, made by N. A. Trexler, 1923. Rowan County Tax Collector No. 60830 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 10sp1048 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JOHN D. ESQUER AND GINA ESQUER DATED JANUARY 16, 2007 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1085 AT PAGE 725 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 11:30 AM on December 20, 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: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF TOWNSHIP, COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 AND 120 AS SHOWN ON MAP #2 W.G. CORRELL ESTATE, AS SHOWN IN ROWAN COUNTY REGISTRY BOOK OF MAPS 9995, PAGE 665. And Being more commonly known as: 1140 Brandon Scott Ln, China Grove, NC 28023 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are John D. Esquer. 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.


The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Beverly Knox. 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 November 22, 2010. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee - 07-93625 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 No. 60813 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ROWAN COUNTY



The date of this Notice is November 29, 2010.



As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1046, Page 287, Rowan County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 1168, Page 531, Rowan County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee.

No. 60810 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 425 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by KEVIN D LEE, A SINGLE MAN to Lutzel, Broadway and Associates, PC, Trustee(s), which was dated March 19, 2008 and recorded on March 20, 2008 in Book 1117 at Page 502, 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 December 9, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: Lying and Being in China Grove Township and Being all of Lot Eight (8) of SUNSTONE SUBDIVISION as shown on plat recorded in Book of Maps 3944 in Rowan County Register of Deeds, Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 147 Sunstone Court, 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 Kevin D. Lee. 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.: 10-09161-FC01

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 10 sp 867 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY CALAROSE ROYSTON DATED MAY 22, 2007 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1096 AT PAGE 250 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 11:30 AM on December 20, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 35, Walden Glen, Phase Three, Map One, as shown on map thereof, recorded in Map Book 9995, Page 3289 and revised in Map Book 9995, Page 4178, Rowan County Registry. And Being more commonly known as: 1266 Weatherby Dr, Salisbury, NC 28146 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Cala Rose Royston. 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 November 17, 2010. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-007240 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

And Being more commonly known as: 111 Spring Dr, Salisbury, NC 28144

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.

Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-009700 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107



TO: Jackie L. Vanderburg 2128 Glenwood Street Kannapolis, NC 28083

Unknown Spouse of Jackie L. Vanderburg 2128 Glenwood Street Kannapolis, NC 28083

Occupant 419 Kimball Street Kannapolis, NC 28081 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 August 31, 2005, filed for record on September 18, 2005, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $13,292.30 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1046 at Page 287, 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 December 15, 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 419 Kimball Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081, 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: Jackie L. Vanderburg 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).



Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Jeffrey W. Trexler, Elizabeth G. Trexler, Jonathan David Love, Melissa Renee Love, Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Inc., North Carolina Department of Transportation-Division of Motor Vehicles, Lisa S. Campbell, Substitute Trustee, Defendant(s). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Order Granting Summary Judgment entered in the above-captioned case on November 1, 2010 ("Order"), whereby the undersigned Jeremy B. Wilkins, has been appointed as Commissioner in said judgment to sell the property commonly known as 1825 Barger Road and 3.3 acres, adjacent to 1825 Barger Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 ("Property"). Said Property is secured by the Deed of Trust executed by ELIZABETH G TREXLER AND JEFFREY W TREXLER WIFE AND HUSBAND, dated May 1, 2006 and recorded on May 2, 2006 in Book 1064 at Page 570 of the Rowan County, North Carolina Registry, together with improvements located thereon, towards satisfaction of the debt due by ELIZABETH G TREXLER AND JEFFREY W TREXLER WIFE AND HUSBAND, and secured by the lien against such property in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.. The undersigned Commissioner, will offer for sale to the highest bidder for case at a public auction on December 9, 2010 at 10:00AM at the Courthouse Door, or at its usual and customary location, of the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, the following described real property (including all improvements thereon) located in Rowan County, North Carolina and described as follows: Tract 1: BEGINNING at a stake in the centerline of Barger Road, said stake also being in the centerline of a 60 foot road easement and a corner on Lots 2 and 3, and running thence with the centerline of said road easement South 80 degrees 24 minutes 44 seconds East 570.47 feet to a stake, corner of Lots 9 and 13; thence with the line of Lot 13 South 09 degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds East 239.43 feet to a stake, corner of Lot 8; thence with the line of Lot 8 North 81 degrees 09 minutes 21 seconds West 673.35 feet to a stake in the centerline of Barger Road; thence with the centerline of Barger Road North 15 degrees 45 minutes 14 seconds East 236.68 feet to the point of BEGINNING and containing 3.300 acres and being Lot 7 as shown on survey entitled "Division of the Charles F. Cauble Estate" prepared by Shulenburger Surveying Company and dated January 21, 1981. The above described property is subject to a road easement along the Northern line, the total width of road easement being 60 feet, 30 feet of which is located on the above-described property. Tract 2: BEGINNING at a stake in the centerline of Barger Road in the line of John Irvin Cauble's lot designated as "B" on map of Division of the Charles F. Cauble Estate and running thence South 81 degrees 09 minutes 21 seconds East 673.35 feet to a stake; thence South 09 degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds East 174.73 feet to a stake in C.T. Trexler's line; thence with the line of C.T. Trexler and Mrs. C.T. Trexler North 86 degrees 21 minutes 44 seconds West 759.29 feet to a stake in the centerline of Barger Road; thence with the centerline of Barger Road North 15 degrees 45 minutes 14 seconds East 236.68 feet to the point of BEGINNING, and containing 3.300 acres and being Lot #8 as shown on survey entitled, "Division of the Charles F. Cauble Estate," prepared by Shulenburger Surveying Company and dated January 21, 1981. The above described property will be sold, transferred and conveyed "AS IS, WHERE IS" subject to liens or encumbrances of record which are superior to such Deed of Trust, together with all unpaid taxes and assessments and any recorded releases. Neither the Commissioner nor the holder of the debt secured by such Deed of Trust, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Commissioner or the holder of the debt make any representation 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 and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed. The undersigned Commissioner shall convey title to the property by non-warranty deed, without any covenants or warranties, express or implied. 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. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current record owners of the property as reflected on the records of the ROWAN COUNTY Register of Deeds' office not more than ten (10) days prior to the date hereof are Jeffrey W. Trexler and Elizabeth G. Trexler. A cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the purchasing price will be required at the time of the sale. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price of bid in cash or certified check at the time the Commissioner 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 of bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for under North Carolina law. The sale will be reported to the court and will remain open for advance or upset bids for a period of ten (10) days as required by law. 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 commissioner. 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.

Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010


Publish: December 1, 2010, December 8, 2010

This the 11th day of November, 2010

EXHIBIT A: BEING all of that parcel on Kimball Road, said parcel as described in a deed to Jackie L. Vanderburg, said deed dated 6-9-2005 and recorded in Book 1039, Page 1, Rowan County Registry. Reference to said deed is hereby made for a more perfect description.

By: Jeremy B. Wilkins, Commissioner 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 202-2800 Phone, (888) 207-9353 Facsimile

This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 5th day of October, 2010.

8B • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 Apartments




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

China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA $450/month, deposit req. Approx. 1000 sqft. Call 704-798-9495.

Colonial Village Apts.

Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. ½ rent for December. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775

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

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

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

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

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


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

EXTRA NICE! Spencer. 1BR, furnished, $400/mo. Water & garbage P/U incl'd. 336-596-6726

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

East Rowan. Large 2BR, 1½BA duplex, in the country. Completely remodeled, ceramic tile / hardwood, large yard, dishwasher, ice maker, garbage, lawn care, & water furnished. Pets negotiable. Seniors welcome. Handicap ramp available on request. $600/month + $600 dep. 843-992-8845 or 704-279-5555

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall


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


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

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

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 S. Fulton St. Very nice 1500 sq ft 3 BR 2.5BA town house apartment. All elec., central heat/AC. Water incl., stove, refrig., furnished. dishwasher Outside storage. No pets. 1 yr lease. $625/mo. & $500 dep. 704-279-3808

Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Fabulous Loft!

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals


North Rowan. 1-2BR apt with washer/dryer. Central heat & air. $450/mo. + dep. 704-603-4199 Lv. msg.

Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more Equal information. Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

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

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997

Great Location! 2BR/2BA spacious condo, 2nd floor. Must see!!! Call 704-436-8159 for details and showings

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

Salisbury. 1BR efficiency, refrig. & stove, move in for $325 & up. $100 dep, water incl., refs. 704-239-0145

Carport and Garages

Cleaning Services

Grading & Hauling

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

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

WOW! Clean Again! November Special! Lowest Prices in Town, Senior Citizens Discount, Residential/Commercial References available upon request. For more info. call 704-762-1402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


704-279-2600 Since 1955

Chimney Sweep & Fireplace

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

3 Check for Cracks & Obstructions & Repair

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

NC licensed, Insured

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Cleaning Services

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

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

Carport and Garages

Maid 4 U Cleaning Service

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

15+ Yrs. Reliable Svc. Kelly Wright Holiday Discounts Residential, Real Estate Commercial 704-773-0828

Cleaning Services





704-633-9295 FREE ESTIMATES

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

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

Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Buying Vehicles, Junk or Not, with or without titles. Any/ All. 704-239-6356

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

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

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

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting service, under home repairs, foundation and masonry repairs, light tractor work and property maintenence. 36 Years Exp. We accept Visa/MC. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes 3Leaf

Houses for Rent

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

3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233

Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

419 Torbush Dr. East Spencer. 3BR, 1BA. Cent heat/AC. $500/mo. $500 dep. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019

Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

4BR, 3BA. 2,000 sq.ft. ± VERY NICE! Includes 2BR guest house on property. ONLY $5,000 dn! TAKE OVER PAYMENTS! 704-630-0695

Heilig Ave. 2BR, 1BA. ALL ELECTRIC Home. Nicely updated, avail Dec. 1. $600. TeriJon Props. 704-490-1121

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

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

China Grove 312 Vance Ave. Large 3BR/2BA, $700/mo + $700 dep., 1 yr lease. 704-857-7949

Inside city limits. 2BR & 3BR units. Central HVAC. $575-$700/mo. 704-239-4883 Broker

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

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

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

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

FREE Estimates

Painting and Decorating

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

Roofing and Guttering

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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Pools and Supplies

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883

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

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

3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

Roofing and Guttering

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

Manufactured Home Services

Removal 3Gutter Cleaning

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

pets for everyone!

Don't Pay Rent!

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

The Floor Doctor

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

3BR, 2BA homes at 108 John Michael Lane & Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info.

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

A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471 Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

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

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


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

Home Improvement

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

Houses for Rent


Drywall Services

Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA spacious 1st floor condo. Appliances, fireplace, covered porch. Pool, tennis court. $750/mo. + deposit. 704-209-1805 Lv. msg.


Downtown Salisbury 2nd floor loft. All appliances. $970 plus. Free parking 704-637-0855 days 704636-6240 evenings

Heating and Air Conditioning

Quiet Setting

Salisbury city. 2BR, 1BA duplex. VA convenient. Remodeled. Cent. air/heat. $475 + dep. 704-640-5750

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

Condos and Townhomes

2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695

Condos and Townhomes


Crosswinds Senior Apartments. Must be 55 years of age and older Beautiful one bedroom apartments available now. Call 704-639-9692 Our Gift to you--No rent due till January 1st with a $99 deposit.

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Duplex for Rent

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



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SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home for Rent

Kannapolis–1704 Moose Rd. 3 BR, 1 BA, $675 monthly. China Grove–440 Sylvan Rd. 3 BR, 2 BA, $725 monthly. KREA 704-933-2231

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

Dunns Mt. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. North schools. No pets. Water, sewer, trash & lawn care provided. $500/mo. + $500 deposit. 704-640-0129

Long Ferry Rd. 2BR, 1½BA. Newly renovated w/privacy fence. $650/mo + deposit. 704-202-1913 Miller Chapel Rd. 2BR. Office, appl., Large yard. Limit 2. No pets. $650/mo + dep. 704-855-7720 N. Salisbury – 2BR, 2BA. Very nice. Sect. 8 OK. $500/mo. + $400/ dep. Call 704-239-9579 Rockwell 3BR, 2BA Central HVAC, appls. Storage bldg. $700/mo. All electric, 704279-6850/704-798-3035 Rockwell, near Rockwell Park. 2BR, 1½BA. Brick home w/garage, deck. Very nice neighborhood. All appl. $700/mo. + dep. 704-6365992 or 704-771-5497 Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., gas heat. Storage bldg. $450/mo. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802 Salisbury

3 BR, 2 BA, West/Hurley Schools. Quiet, private in nice location subdivision. 3 miles to mall. Central heat/air, appliances, dishwasher, wired storage building, concrete drive. $800 plus deposit. 704-279-0476

Salisbury 3/4BR/2BA, attached double garage, open floor plan, all electric with new heat pump, private wooded 2 acre lot on Cauble Rd. Available December with one year lease required. No Section 8. $990/mo + $990 security deposit + credit check. Conditional pet policy with fee. 704633-8670 Salisbury 315 Club House Dr. 3BR/1BA, gas logs, H/W flrs & fenced bk yd. $800/mo. Call 704-7983108 for more info. Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696 Statesville Blvd. 2 BR, 1½ BA, large house. Large fenced in yard. Rent $695, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 W Rowan/Woodleaf school dist. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. $425/mo. 704-754-7421 W.Rowan, 120 Redman Dr., 3BR/2BA, $600/mo + $600 dep. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019 West Rowan area. Big home. 20 acres. $895/ month. Please call 704239-0691 Woodleaf & Kannapolis 3-4BR, 2BA. $650-$700/ mo. Deposit required. Please call 704-788-1603

Office and Commercial Rental

1st Month Free Rent! Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

5,000, 10,000 & 20,000 sqft. Buildings available with loading docks and offices. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 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 Holiday Special! Only 3 Units left! Move in by 12/31/10 & pay no rent until 3/1/2011! Commercial Metal Buildings perfect for contractor, video surveillance & parking. Call 704-279-4422 or 704-2323333 for more info. Kannapolis

For Sale or Lease!

Brick 3BR, 1.5BA. Appliances, including dishwasher and microwave, carport, storage building, back porch. New carpet. Lease, decredit check. posit, $800/mo. 704-782-5037

Kannapolis area. 2,500 s.f. church complete with pews, 10 yrs old, heat & AC on 3.5 acres, lots of parking. Can be used for office space, shop or warehouse $1,100/mo. 704-791-6750


East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 EAST ROWAN AREA Taking apps. 2 BR, max. occ. 3, no pets, garbage, & lawn service incl. 704-2793882/ 980-234-2469

Dodge, 2006, Magnum R/T. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock!


Kia Spectra EX, 2009. Sedan. Stock #P7582. White Exterior w/beige interior. $9,897. Payment $159/mo. 1-800-542-9758

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Faith. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, trash service incl'd. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Hurley School Rd. 2 BR, 2 BA. Nice yard, subdivision. Central air/ heat. $460/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750 Morgan School Area – 2 & 3 BR, water & trash included. Deposit required Max occupancy 4. 704-637-9218 Near Faith. SW on private, wooded lot. No pets. Max. occupancy 3. Credit check & deposit req. $400/mo. 704-279-4838

Lexus, 2004, ES330. Loaded. 79,000. Lexus maintained. Perfect condition. $14,200. 704-633-4771 Dodge, 2007, Caliber. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Looking Good!

Mercury 1995 Sable, very good condition, looks good, runs good, 160K miles, $1,500. 704633-9044 HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-700 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538


Office Space

Saturn ION 2 Sedan, 2006. Cypress Green exterior with tan interior. $8,598. $139/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Ford Focus SE Sedan, 2009. Stock #P7597. Brilliant silver exterior with medium stone interior. Payment $12,397. $199/mo. 1-800-542-9758

Roommate Wanted Ford Mustang, 2004, 2 door convertible. Silver exterior with gray interior. $9,597. $159/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Mercedes C320, 2003 Black on Black leather interior 3.2 V6 auto trans, am,fm,cd, all power ops, SUNROOF, alloy rims, like new tires, rear air vents, EXCELLENT TRANSPORTATION!!!! 704-603-4255

Transportation Financing Ford Taurus SE Sedan, 2007. 4-speed automatic, 3.0L, V6. Stock #P7596. $10,997. Payment $179/ mo. 1-800-542-9758

*3BR/1BA - $650/mo. *3BR/2/5 BA - $750/mo. *3BR/2BA + ofc., garage & storage bldg. - $1,100/mo Please call Shelly at 704202-7996 Salisbury

Great Convenient Location!

303-B W. Council St. Impressive entry foyer w/mahoghany staircase. Downstairs: L/R, country kit. w/FP. Laundry room, ½BA. Upstairs: 2BR, jacuzzi BA. Uniquely historic, but modern. 704-691-4459

Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100 Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021 Salisbury, 3BR, 1BA Duplex. All electric, central air/heat, appliances, hookups. Near VA. $525. 704-636-3307 Salisbury, 928 S. Jackson St., 3BR/1BA, $600/mo + $600 dep., no pets. Call Jamie 704-507-3915 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury. 2 & 3BR homes energy efficient, all electric, free water included. $395$645/mo. 704-633-6035 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury/E. Spencer 2 BR, 1 BA. $425. 704-2482520. Sect. 8 OK. CarolinaPiedmont Properties

Industrial/ Warehouse Salisbury - 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse, close to I-85. $600 per month. Please Call 704-213-0459

Acura TL, 2004 with NAV Charcol Grey with Black leather interior 3.2 V6 with Auto stick trans, am,fm,cd, SUNROOF, all power ops, DUEL HEATED SEATS, NONSMOKER, READY FOR TEST DRIVE!!!704-603-4255

Ford, 2006 Fusion SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 100 Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan, 2009. Cosmic Silver exterior w/charcoal interior. $10,697. $179/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Honda Accord EX, 2006 . Graphite Pearl with gray cloth interior. 5 speed automatic transmission with overdrive, sunroof. Dual front airbags. 704-603-4255

Honda, 1992 Civic White w/ black interior, LS driver and passenger seat. Bronze Circuit 8'' wheels, JDM fog lights, front and rear EBC brake rotors and pads. KGB 4 way adjustable suspension. Car has 170,000 miles; motor has 50,000 miles. Clean title. $4,500. John, 279-8346

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

Dodge, 2004 Dakota. 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 100 Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.


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

Ford Edge SEL SUV, 2007. Blazing copper exterior with charcoal interior. Stock #T11179B. $17,897. $299/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

Mercedes ML320, 1998 Onyx Black, Dk Grey interior, 3.2 V6 auto trans, all power, DUAL HEATED LEATHER SEATS, alloy rims wrapped in good tires, SUNROOF, runs & drives awesome!! 704603-4255

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

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

Mercury Grand Marquis, 2010. Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic exterior w/medium light stone interior. $19,197. $309/mo. 1-800-542-9758.

Nissan Frontier SE, 2007 crew cab 4.0 v6 auto trans, Black Opal with Grey cloth interior am, fm, cd, alloy rims, cargo net, EXTRA NICE!!!!! 704-603-4255


Mini Cooper Hatchback, 2005. Pepper white exterior with black interior. Stock #P7585. $13,297. Payment $219/ mo. Call 1-800-542-9758

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

Toyota, 2005 Camry, LE/XLE/SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Volkswagen Jetta Ecodiesel turbo, 1992, 5 speed, 48+ mpg, 192K miles, $2700 or best offer. 704-223-0603

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial Blue Metallic exterior w/titanium interior. Stock #P7562B. $12,797. Payment $199/mo. 1800-542-9758

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. 4-speed auto., Platinum Silver Metallic exterior with gray interior. Stock # P7570. $10,897. Payment $179/ mo. 1-800-542-9758

We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663 for your cash offer.

Suzuki XL7 Luxury SUV 2007. Stock #F10395A. Majestic silver exterior with grey interior. $16,697. $289/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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


Ford, 2003, Explorer. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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 GMC, 2000. Yukon/Denali 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Regular Cab, 2008. Stock #F10479A. $22,697. $389/mo. Call now! 1-800-542-9758 Honda CR-V LX SUV, 2008. Stock #T10761A. Glacier blue metallic interior and gray interior. $18,697. $319/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet Trailblazer LS SUV, 2006. Silverstone metallic exterior w/light gray interior. Stock #T10295A. $12,797. Payment $209/mo. Call now 1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet, 1990, 1500 pickup truck. 4WD. $3,000. Runs good. Call 704-8568451 for more information.

Toyota 4 Runner, 1997 Limited Forest Green on Tan Leather interior V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, tape, SUNROOF, alloy rims, good tires, CHEAP TRANSPORTATION!!!! 704-603-4255

Toyota Sienna CE, 2007. 4 door passenger van. Stock #P7544. $16,597. $279/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

Honda Element LX SUV, 2008. Tango Red Pearl exterior w/Titanium/Black interior. Stock #T10724A. $15,897. $269/mo. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Tundra Sr5, 2007, crew cab 2WD. Silver sky metallic w/grey cloth int., 4.7, V8, auto trans. AM/FM/CD, all power, towing pkg, non smoker, low mile, Extra Clean! 704603-4255

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright silver metallic with black cloth interior. 6 speed manual trans. AM, FM, CD Player, rollover protection system. 29K miles. 704-603-4255

Toyota, 2002 Sienna XLE LOADED! Grey leather seats, 3.0 V6 back with auto trans, tape, cd changer, all pwr. Duel heated seats, sunroof low price what more could you ask for! 704-603-4255

Weekly Special Only $14,995

Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720

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

Jeep, 2006, Grand Cherokee LAR/COL/FR. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Jeep, 2007, Compass Sport. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock!

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Manufactured Home for Rent

China Grove. 2BR,1BA. Refs. $425/mo. + $300 dep. Incls. garbage, water. No pets. 704-8573473 or 704-202-4344

Chevy Suburban 2006 Dark Blue metallic w/tan leather interior, 4 speed auto trans, am, fm, cd premium sound. Third row seating, navigation, sunroof, DVD. 704-603-4255

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

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power low miles, ops, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255

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

Chevrolet, 2006, Equinox LT. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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.

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

Wholesale Not Retail


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 Salisbury. In town. Convenient location on S. Main Level access. Utilities paid. Parking lot. 704-638-0108

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. 704-245-3660

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

Toyota Corolla LE Sedan, 2005. Indigo Ink Pearl exterior w/light gray interior. $10,697. $179/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Jeep, 2003, Wrangler Sahara. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! 100+ Vehicles in Stock!

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For Rent by US Realty

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

Suzuki Reno S Hatchback, 2005. Titanium Silver metallic exterior with gray interior. Stock #T10680A. $7,196. $129/ mo. 1-800-542-9758

Rooms for Rent

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Chevrolet, 1997, S10. 3 door. V-6 auto. $3,395. 62K miles. Call 704-6377327 for more info.


Mazda 3, 2006. 96,000 miles. 5-speed manual, CD player. Well taken care of. Silver. Only one owner. $6,850. Please call 980-234-2121

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

Large home, full kitchen access, OTR truck driver usually not home. Owner pays power, water, sewer, trash & gas. $400/mo. No Pets. 704-754-2108

Oldsmobile, 1998, Intrigue GL. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock!

Financing Available!

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, W/D, stove & refrig, includes water & trash. No pets or smoking. $450/mo, $400 dep. 704-279-8880 S. Salisbury 2BR/2BA, priv lot, $550/mo + dep. Also, garage apt for single $95/wk. 704-857-1854


Service & Parts

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

309 North Main St. Ground level, newly redecorated. 765 sq. ft. Utilities, janitorial & Parking included. Call 704-798-8488

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Coupe, 2010. Winter Frost pearl exterior w/charcoal interior. Stock #P7555. $18,397. $319/ month. 1-800-542-9758

Prime Location

Salisbury City, Near Hospital. 4BR/2½BA, 2,250 Sq. Ft., Two Car Garage, Fenced Backyard. $1500/month + $1500 deposit. Call Lauren 704-232-0823.


Faith–2 BR, 1 BA. $350/mo. + dep. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425/mo. + dep. Near Carson High. 704239-2833

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


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Chevrolet, 2006, Impala. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Hyundai, 2006, Sonata GLS/LX. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock!

Jaguar S-Type, 2005. Black with black leather interior, 6 speed auto trans, 4.2L V8 Engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet, 2005, Colorado 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.




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Is a spiral CT the answer? Dear Dr. Gott: My friend told me about a recent news program on television regarding early detection for lung cancer through X-ray. I missed it because I was visiting my father, who is in a nursing home, but I would love to know what this new testing is all about. Can you fill me in on the details? Dear Reader: I believe the testing you are referring is spiral computed tomography (SCT). These scans are now being performed as a means of early detection for lung cancer in peowho DR. PETER ple smoke or did GOTT in the past. Within 12 to 20 seconds, the machine rotates around the patient and creates images that are reconstructed into a three-dimensional model of the lungs. The National Cancer Society is conducting a study that should answer questions as to whether a chest X-ray or spiral CT can lower death rates from lung cancer. Evidence from several studies indicates that the spiral CT can detect small cancers not detected on standard chest Xrays. Of the people tested, up to 60 percent will have abnormalities that are not cancerous. They are simply benign nodules. Unfortunately, this can put the person on an emotional roller coaster, not to mention the radiation exposure. Beyond that, the disadvantage of the CT is that

about 25 percent of those tested may produce false positive results, meaning that a person might be considered to have lung cancer when in fact he or she doesn’t. When a problem is suspected, the patient will likely be scheduled for a biopsy or treatment and perhaps even unnecessary invasive surgery, a procedure that can reduce pulmonary function. And that has nothing to do with the fact that many insurance companies will not recognize the cost of the CT, which will likely be close to $1,000. I can already imagine readers saying they will gladly pay this amount to avoid the tortuous medication and side effects they might face, and I can fully appreciate that view. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Perhaps that is why more and more hospitals across the country are using spiral CT for this very purpose, even before knowing study results. If you are a smoker, the most effective means of prevention is to stop. This addiction, as with alcohol, drugs and countless other issues, is not an easy one to break. Tap into a local support group, and speak with your doctor about over-the-counter patches, gums, inhalers or prescription medications to get you through the initial stages of withdrawal. There is help, and the benefits are well worth it. If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, go to Then ask your doctor whether spiral CT is right for you. About 60 percent of the

hospitals across the United States own this type of machine. It is said that early detection can reduce lung-cancer mortality by 20 percent. That’s impressive. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Pulmonary Disease.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is United FeatUre Syndicate

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Wednesday, Dec. 8 The next solar cycle could turn out to be a most satisfying one for you, fulfilling both your restless needs and your material requirements. Don’t let any opportunity to quench your personal desires slip past you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Commercial conditions for buying, selling or promoting a new product look especially promising for you. Give the other guy the same kind of deal you want for yourself. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’ll find Lady Luck to be in your corner with any endeavor where you’re inclined to put forth some strong effort. Focus your energy on projects that are personally significant. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Conditions on the whole look quite favorable for you, but your strongest possibilities for success are likely to lie in situations that directly affect your financial affairs. Focus on the green! Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — This is likely to be on of your better days for circumstances involving close relationships and friendships. Pleasant happenings could happen through pals who think the world of you. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Keep a weather eye out for an opportunity having something to do with your work or career. If you spot it, it could bring you a valuable client. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — This is the time to work out any special arrangement needed to acquire an associate’s cooperation. People in general tend to be agreeable and willing to listen to new proposals, so strike while the griddle is smoking. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — There is always room for someone to join a lucrative situation when the person has something to offer that is highly needed. If you fit this bill, tell your story without overselling. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t be too proud to ask for help if you believe something significant can be achieved with the assistance of competent allies. Just make sure there is something in it for them. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Measures you take for those you love should be very important if you believe they could bring security and personal gratification to kith and kin. These duties will be your top priority. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Keep an open mind, and it will be possible that someone you seldom acknowledge will end up being the greatest help to you. It pays to accept everybody. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Developments could turn out to be quite promising where your material needs are concerned. It behooves you to constantly be alert for ways and means to add to your resources. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Sell with selfassurance, enthusiasm and authority to anyone who will listen. Persons who could turn out to be pertinent to your plans will enthusiastically listen to your proposals. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor-producer-director Maximilian Schell is 80. Singer Jerry Butler is 71. Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 69. Actor John Rubinstein is 64. Singer-keyboardist Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers is 63. Actress Kim Basinger is 57. Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) is 54. Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard is 53. Country singer Marty Raybon (The Raybon Brothers, Shenandoah) is 51. Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth) is 48. Actress Teri Hatcher is 46. Rapper Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys is 44. Singer Sinead O’Connor is 44. Actor Matthew Laborteaux (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 44. Guitarist Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel is 38.

From yesterday to an old deal BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

In yesterday’s column I mentioned a book about declaring in no-trump contracts. So you should find today’s deal easy! Against three no-trump, West leads the heart jack. How would you plan the play? Would it change your play if you were told by your opponents that the opening lead showed zero or two higher honors in hearts? I would have opened that North hand with one notrump, showing 15-17 points. The good five-card suit and two 10s make the hand strong enough. Then East would have led his fourth-highest spade and made life easy for declarer. East let the vulnerability

persuade him to make a simple intervention, not a weak jump overcall. Your response showed a balanced 13-15 points with spades well held. West’s lead was debatable (most would choose their spade), but it was best here. You have seven top tricks: one heart, five diamonds and one club. If the club finesse is working, as you would expect given East’s bid, you will be all right. The heart finesse might succeed too. If West could have the heart king, it seems natural to take that finesse at trick one. Here, though, East wins with the king and returns his second heart. Now you must judge whether to drive out the spade ace, hoping East does not have a third heart, or to take the club finesse.

If you know East has the heart king, you should play dummy’s ace at trick one, hoping to block the suit. Then you can take the club finesse. It loses, but you cannot go down with this layout.

Jonas Brothers manager looks for next star on Web NEW YORK (AP) — The manager behind the Backstreet Boys, ‘NSync and the Jonas Brothers is looking online for his next pop act. On Wednesday, Johnny Wright will begin accepting video auditions worldwide from aspiring musicians, ages 16 to 30. The field will gradually be winnowed down through challenges and a boot camp in Los Angeles. A final band will be chosen in June 2011. Wright’s search will be followed in the 21-episode Web series “On the Spot: Johnny Wright’s Quest for the Next Pop Sensation.” It will be streamed by AT&T’s U-verse TV service, and,

the music site co-owned by the Jonas Group, AOL and MGX Labs. Wright is recognizable not just from the acts he has managed but also from Sean “Diddy” Combs’ MTV show “Making the Band” and NBC’s short-lived “Fame.” He said he’s often approached in public — at places like the Cheesecake Factory or Footlocker — where people give impromptu auditions, singing a song or rapping a few lines. “I always felt uncomfortable because I felt like I had to give them an immediate response to what they did and I didn’t have enough time to register what they did,” Wright says. “A friend of

mine named Doug flipped out his camera phone, and he started filming the person on camera.” Wright would upload the videos to his website,, and see what fans thought of the performers. Later, when Cambio asked about a possible Web series, Wright said his improvised auditions might be the basis of something. Auditions will run through Feb. 25. The series, which can be watched online and on mobile phones through U-Verse and Cambio, will begin in January. Wright says he wants to see sincere passion come through in the auditions.



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Jones wins a shootout with South’s Gaddy Wonder outscores Raider 35-24 From staff reports

South Rowan’s Johnathan Gaddy and A.L. Brown’s Teven Jones had a shootout in Landis Friday night. Gaddy continued his hot scoring with 24 points for the Raiders, but he was outgunned by Jones, whose 35 points helped the Wonders to a hard-fought 75-70 victory. “I thought South played real scrappy and got to the Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST foul line,” said Brown coach Tevin Jones goes up for two of his 35 points while being Shelwyn Klutz. “We’ve got a lot of young kids but they’re defended by South’s Josh Medlin (21) and Qua Neal (32). playing hard and I see improvement. So far, I’m pleased with the effort.” Despite standing 1-4, John Davis is pleased with his Raiders’ hard work, too. It was close the entire way with A.L. Brown leading by around four points. In the fourth quarter, though, the Wonders upped the margin to nine and it looked over. E n t e r Mark McDaniel. The senior scored 11 of his 17 points in the final period. “It wasn’t enough,” Davis said. But back MCDANIEL to the duel. Davis said Gaddy scored just about every way possible with another 20-point-plus outing. Northwest “Against Cabarrus, he made a lot of free throws,” Davis said. “Against Cox Mill, they were all twos. He was driving. Tonight, he had an all-around Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST good game. Johnathan Gaddy penetrates the A.L. Brown defense. Gaddy Klutz said Jones’ performled South with 24 points. ance was a “little mixture.”

The Wonder coach said, “He hit four threes and attacked the basket.” Sophomore Josh Medlin had the best game of his career inside for South, scoring 15 points. He was 7 of 8 from the foul line, getting fouled while battling the bigger Wonders. Qua Neal, the hero of South’s only win of the season, when he hit a long 3 at the buzzer against Cox Mill, added eight. Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST Nathan Lambert had four and Shawn Spry two for South. Sam Goins takes it to the basket against A.L. Brown’s Sara Klutz praised the play of Tuttle. Goins had 10 points. Braxton Waddell, who scored 14 points. Parish Smith added 12. But this night belonged to Jones. It’s obvious he has taken on the leadership role. “He really has,” Klutz said. “He’s been aggressive with the ball.”

n South girls In the first meeting against A.L. Brown, South coach Jarrod Smith had his team press. It worked in a Raider win. On Tuesday night, it didn’t and it cost South in a 53-49 loss. “We had a lot more turnovers than I wanted,” Smith said, citing 20 turnovers in the first half. Those miscues helped the Wonders crawl back from a nine-point deficit to tie the game at 23 at the half. Maria Gaddy led the Raiders with 12 points and Sam Goins added 10. Nicole Barringer chipped in with nine. • NOTES: South Rowan’s tams travels to Robinson tonight. ... Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST The game with West Rowan Maria Gaddy, who led South Rowan with 12 points, drives on on Friday has been postponed A.L. Brown’s Zebresha Blakeney. due to football.

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