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Jewels Marlewski (left), Connor Bush (middle) and Xander Walker (right) raise their hands to answer questions during class on the first day of kindergarten at Tramway Elementary School Monday morning.
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Many students at Tramway Elementary, Lee County’s lone year-round school, like being back on campus even though their neighbors are at home By ALEXA MILAN firstname.lastname@example.org
SANFORD — The majority of Lee County students are sleeping in, heading to camp or taking a family vacation, but it was back to school Monday for the kids at Tramway Elementary, Lee County’s year-round school. The last day of school for Tramway students was June 9, around the same time as schools on the traditional calendar. But after a five-week summer break, the Tramway classrooms are filled with students and teachers once again. Second-grade teacher Robin Beeker said people who are more familiar with the traditional calendar frequently ask her how she likes teaching on a year-round schedule.
Kamron Jaleel laughs with classmates as they eat lunch on the first day of classes at Tramway Elementary School. “I think that year-round school is sometimes a difficult concept for people to get until
they’re in it,” Beeker said. “But I think overall it revitalizes the teachers and gives them a
Weekend fire destroys 3 Horner businesses
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SANFORD — A large fire late last week has left a decades-old Sanford structure in ruins. The fire, according to Sanford Fire Department Chief Wayne Barber, destroyed a building at 936 N. Horner Blvd. that housed three businesses. Barber said officers for Monarch mental health, Freedom Income Tax Service and an insurance company were leveled by the multi-floor blaze, which was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Friday. Nobody was hurt in the fire,
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and the investigation is ongoing into what touched off the flames, firefighters say. “It just got up in the roof areas and we just couldn’t get to it,” Barber said. “When it was spotted, it had already had a good head start.” Barber said the building had been a mainstay on that section of Horner Boulevard, once serving as an early office for local convenience store company The Pantry. Firefighters were forced to call in aerial support to contain the blaze, Barber said, remaining at the scene until
n The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its July meeting at 7 p.m. at the W.B. Wicker Center, 809 S. Vance St., in room #120. The program “W.B. Wicker School — Its History, Restoration and Current Programs” will be presented by John Howard.
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Board to pick a new chairman today Three newly elected board members to be sworn in by clerk By ALEXA MILAN firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT WILL BECOME OF LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN? The prospects for domation of the golf world are not good for the South African, even though he destroyed the field at St. Andrews over the weekend. The Herald’s Alex Podlogar points to the fate of major winners from the last three years as proof that it’s tough to be the king of the links these days. Page 1B
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breath of fresh air.” Tramway students are taught the same basic curriculum as students on the traditional calendar, and they are in school the same number of days. But instead of having one long summer break, the calendar is divided into nine-week quarters with three-week breaks, or intersessions, between quarters. “I like it because when you need a break, you get a break,” Tramway fifth-grader Thomas Rouse said. Parents who decide Tramway is the right fit for their children have to fill out enrollment forms in late January or early February. Tramway often has a waiting list because more students want to
SANFORD — Lee County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to ax a new ethics guideline that would have targeted at least one current board member. The paragraph in the still in-the-works ethics code called for a ban on commissioners holding Shook office in a political party at the same time as they serve on the board, stating that serving in both offices might place the commissioner in a “position where they could serve the party over the good of the entire county.” If passed, the text would impact Commissioner Linda Shook,
SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Education will kick off its monthly meeting today with the induction of three new board members and the announcement of a new board chairman. During the meeting, the board is expected to pick a new chairman to replace sitting board member Bill Tatum, who announced earlier this year he would not seek reappointment. Before that, Susie Thomas, the Lee County Clerk of Court, will swear in Mark Akinosho, John Bonardi and Linda Smith. “They’ll have their families with them and stand, and there’s an oath that the board
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TODAY n The Lee County Board of Education will met at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. The board swearingin ceremony and reception will precede the regular meeting. n The Sanford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall. n The Chatham County Board of Elections will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Elections office in Pittsboro.
WEDNESDAY n The Lee County Agriculture Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. in the Family and Consumer Sciences Laboratory at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. n The Moore County Social Services Board will meet at 3 p.m. at the DSS Board Room in Carthage. n The Moore County Library Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Library Conference Room in Carthage.
Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Larry O’Connell, Laura Lea Hamilton, Randy Garrett, Marie Barrentine, Trey Kelly, Malcolm Heflin, Corey West, Lakisha Patterson, James Lee Stone, R.H. Pegram, Faye Kersey, Nikesha Barrett, Scotty Addington, Adam Medlin, Beverly Gagnon, Michael Gill, Nicshaun Kelly, Kimberly Cross Percell, Jerel Diggs and Nikesha Shawnika Russell. CELEBRITIES: Rock musician Carlos Santana is 63. Rock singer Chris Cornell is 46. Rock musician Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) is 44. Actor Reed Diamond is 43. Actor Josh Holloway (“Lost”) is 41. Singer Vitamin C is 41. Actress Judy Greer is 35. Singer Elliott Yamin (American Idol) is 32. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is 30. Actor Percy Daggs III is 28. Actor John Francis Daley is 25. Country singer-ballroom dancer Julianne Hough is 22. Actress Billi Bruno is 14.
Almanac Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2010. There are 164 days left in the year. This day in history: On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after landing their lunar module. In 1810, Bogota, the capital of Nueva Granada (present-day Colombia), declared independence from Spanish rule. In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Va. In 1871, British Columbia entered Confederation as a Canadian province. In 1917, the draft lottery in World War I went into operation. In 1944, an attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion at Hitler’s Rastenburg headquarters only wounded the Nazi leader. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago. In 1954, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into northern and southern entities. In 1960, a pair of Polaris missiles were fired from the submerged USS George Washington off Cape Canaveral, Fla. at a target more than 1,100 miles away. In 1976, America’s Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.
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At left, Margaret Olive is holding the winning ticket for the 1998 Nissan Quest van given away by the Western Harnett Overhills Area PTO Thrift Store at the store’s first anniversary celebration at their new location over the weekend. At right, Margaret Douglas (left) presents a dedication plaque given to the manager, Barbara Graham (right). The land was donated in memory of Douglas’s husband, Wesley. The store is now located at 3793 Olivia Road, adjacent to the Olivia Post Office.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY n The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its July meeting at 7 p.m. at the W.B. Wicker Center, 809 S. Vance St., in room #120 (follow posted signs). The program “W.B. Wicker School - Its History, Restoration and Current Programs” will be presented by John Howard and Jimmy Haire. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 499-1909 or 499-766
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FRIDAY WEDNESDAY n “Walk in ‘e Moon” book signing with author LaVerne Thornton and illustrator Perry Harrison will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steele Street Coffee and Wine Bar, 120 S. Steele St., Sanford. n Sanford Jobseekers, a community support group for the unemployed, will meet at First Baptist Church from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This week’s program will help you design your business card. For questions, call 776-6137.
THURSDAY n Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic supper and “Function at the Junction” at Depot Park. This free outdoor family event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a variety of music throughout the summer. For more information, visit downtownsanford.com or call 919-7758332. n Story time for children ages 3 to 5 in the Lee County Library auditorium at 11 a.m. This program will include stories, music, movement, flannelboard stories,
n Blood drive will be held from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave., Sanford. Free eco tote bag for all donors. Contact Julia Dossenbach at 499-8963 to schedule your appointment. n CCH Auxiliary and First Uniform Inc. Uniform and Shoe Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Central Carolina Hospital Classroom. Proceeds benefit the projects of CCH Auxiliary. n Raven Rock State Park will present “Raven Rock Night Life” at 8 p.m. Join a park ranger for a one-hour program to discover some of the secrets, sounds and myths of our local night life. Taxidermy mounts will be on display. For more information call the park office at (910) 893-4888. Raven Rock State Park is located six miles west of Lillington off U.S. 421 North.
SATURDAY n Local farmers will be selling their fresh products from 9 a.m. to noon at Deport Park in downtown Sanford as
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n Raven Rock State Park presents “Predator Safari” at 1 p.m. Join a park ranger for a program and one-mile hike to learn about the park’s “predators in the park.” This program is intended for ages 6-11 (with an accompanying adult). Space is limited so pre-registration is required. For more information call the park office at (910) 893-4888. Raven Rock State Park is located six miles west of Lillington off U.S. 421 North.
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Library to celebrate 50th anniversary of â€˜To Kill a Mockingbirdâ€™
SANFORD â€” One of the most memorable books of the 20th century has just had its 50th birthday. Harper Leeâ€™s classic novel, â€œTo Kill a Mockingbird,â€? was published in July of 1960. Since then, it has been translated into 40 languages and has never once gone out of print. The Lee County Library will celebrate this milestone with two special events. On Aug. 16, at 7 p.m., the film version starring Gregory Peck will be shown in the library auditorium. The following day, the library will host an open discussion of the book at 7 p.m. Due to limited seating, registration is required. Multiple copies of â€œTo Kill a Mockingbirdâ€? are available for checkout, including an audio version read by actress Cissy Spacek. Borrowers may keep books and audiobooks for three weeks. For more information or to register for a program, call the Lee County Library at (919) 718-4665 Ext. 5483. â€” from staff reports
Raven Rock to host Celebrate N.C. events this week
LILLINGTON â€” First Gentleman Robert Eaves, in partnership with the Office of the Governor and the Department of Cultural Resources, launched an initiative â€” Celebrate North Carolina â€” to focus on the people, culture and rich resources of North Carolina in 2009. For each season of the year, Celebrate North Carolina explores one of the many gifts the state has to offer through public events, education and opportunities to engage and learn. Raven Rock State Park will be offering the following free programs during Celebrate N.C. weekend. These programs will start at the recently completed Raven Rock State Park Visitor Center. n Friday, 8 p.m.: Raven Rock Night Life â€” Join a park ranger for a one hour program to discover some of the secrets, sounds and myths of our local night life. Taxidermy mounts will be on display. n Saturday, 9:30 a.m. â€” Hike to Raven Rock: Join a park ranger on a two-hour, 2.2-mile hike to learn about some of the cultural and geologic history of Raven Rock. Sturdy closed-toe shoes for walking are recommended. n Sunday, 1 p.m. â€” Predator Safari: Join a park ranger for a program and one-mile hike to learn about
our â€œpredators in the parkâ€?. This program is intended for ages 6-11 (with an accompanying adult). Space is limited so pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register for the Predator Safari program, call the park office at (910) 8934888. Raven Rock State Park is located six miles west of Lillington off U.S. 421 North. The website, www.celebrate.nc.gov, will provide more information on events and links to further resources. â€” from staff reports
Etheridge, Price will host business match-making event U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) and U.S. Rep. David Price (D-Chapel Hill) will host a first-time free small busines- to-lender match making event for North Carolina small business owners in Cary on Aug. 2. The event, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., is designed to give small business owners the opportunity to match their business plans with loan opportunities from local banks, provide an opportunity to learn about loan and financial incentive programs from the U.S. Small Business Association and meet with SBA participating lenders and counseling partners. There will also be a small business resource center and presentations given by the Small Business Technology Development Center, the SBA and ICE to provide details about what resources and assistance they offer to small businesses. Registration and networking will begin at 7 a.m. The event will be held at Wake Technical Community Collegeâ€™s western campus, located at 3434 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. â€” from staff reports
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SANFORD n R.E. Burns & Sons Co. reported breaking and entering into a business Friday at 3299 N.C. 87. n The Bread Basket reported trespassing Friday at 140 E. Chisholm St. n Belk reported shoplifting Friday at 1065 Spring Lane. n Kmart reported shoplifting Friday at 2515 S. Horner Blvd. n Walmart reported shoplifting Friday at 3310 N.C. 87. n Winford Allen Clegg, 53, was charged Friday at 140 E. Chisholm St. with second-degree trespassing. n Felicia Carol Cameron, 22, was charged Friday at 1031 Old U.S. 421 in Lillington with larceny. n Fecia Lenars McLean, 20, was charged Friday at 3310 N.C. 87 with larceny. n Patrick Oneill Clegg, 30, was charged Friday at 505 Goldston Blvd. with possessing stolen goods. n Jose Refugio Alvarado, 25, was charged Friday at Wicker Street with driving while impaired. n Ernest Torance Lawrence, 26, was charged Saturday at 301 S. Seventh St. with assault on a female. n A woman reported assault on a female Saturday at 301 S. Seventh St. n Johnson Real Estate reported breaking and entering into a residence Sunday at 1231 First Pointe. n Tonya Martina Green, 18, was charged Saturday at 399 E. Trade St. with injury to personal property. n Casandra Lashall McCormick, 31, was charged Saturday at 504 Bragg St. with disorderly conduct. n Pedro Rivera, 31, was charged Sunday at 133 Thornwood Loop with possession of drug paraphernalia. n Charlie Wilber Hussey reported failure to appear Sunday at 707 W. Frazier Drive. n Marshall Anthony Creador, 38, was charged Sunday at 1050 S. Horner Blvd. with larceny from a
person. n Barbara Ivonne smith, 43, was charged Sunday at 520 Bounty Lane with failure to appear. n Jackelynett Ticole White, 17, was charged Sunday at 825 Juniper Drive with simple assault. n Jackelyn McNeil Gilmore, 47, was charged Sunday at 825 Juniper Drive with simple assault. n Gwendolyn Kay Grier, 48, was charged Sunday at 825 Juniper Drive with simple assault.
LEE COUNTY n Robin Leonard Whitt Jr. , 21, of 3926 Swann Station Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for felony larceny, possession of stolen goods and failing to appear in Lee and Harnett County Court; he was held in excess of $11,000 secured bond. n Charlie Lawrence Johnson, 42, of 3926 Swann Station Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods; he was held under $5,000 secured bond. n Christian Jerome Carnegie, 19, of 1207 Fernridge Drive in Sanford, was arrested Friday for breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods; he was held under $6,000 secured bond. n Brittani Lynn Bennett, 20, of 325 Badders
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HARNETT COUNTY n Rebecca Ann McNeese, 31, of 64 Ramona Collins Court in Cameron, was charged Friday with simple assault and misdemeanor larceny. n Sean Christopher Joyner, 36, of 64 Ramona Collins Court in Cameron, was charged Friday with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female. n Jason Craig Gillis, 34, of 2000 Broadway Road in Sanford, was charged Thursday with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and trespassing. n Porchea Quinette Dubose, 20, of 323 Nicole Drive in Sanford, was charged Saturday with felony possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance in jail or prison. n Dirrell Lamont McAuley, 21, of 141 Romas Drive in Broadway, was charged Friday with injury to personal property. n Terry Allen Warpoole, 28, of 688 McDougald Road in Sanford, was charged Sunday with a hit and run. n Michael John Houle II, 23, of 150 Carlton Lane in Broadway, was charged Sunday with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. n Comila Ann Clay, 37, of 14 Patriots Way in Cameron, was charged Sunday with failure to appear.
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Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods and violating a court order; she was held under $598 secured bond. n Gregory Jackson Clark, 25, of 15 Quiet Country Lane in Sanford, was arrested Friday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $500 secured bond. n Andre Dwight Taylor, 24, of 3002 Wedgewood Drive in Sanford, was arrested Saturday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $2,000 secured bond. n Jonathon Gary Degraw, 23, of 705 Wall St. in Sanford, was arrested Friday for failing to appear in Wake County court; he was held under $2,000 secured bond. n Kiante Devon Fox, 17, of 1321 Oquinn Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $2,000 secured bond. n Wendy Lou Collins, 46, of 6567 Jefferson Davis Highway in Sanford, was arrested Sunday for driving while impaired and failing to appear in Cumberland County Court; she was released under $1,000 unsecured bond. n Adam Monroe Moore, 34, of 116 Orchard Road in Sanford, was arrested Sunday for violating a domestic protective order; he was held under no bond.
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Raven Rock experience enhanced Our View Issue: The opening of a new visitors’ center at Raven Rock State Park on Saturday
Our stance: Though the park is already home to a natural wonder, the center should do nothing but enhance tourists’ experience there
The Raven Rock State Park experience has improved dramatically with a new visitors’ center open at the Harnett County landmark. With exhibits and displays and information about the park, Raven Rock Park Superintendent Kristen Brigner notes, “It really gives people a good starting point. It ties the whole experience together for the visitor.” The park obviously is a popular place to visit, as evident by its 47 percent jump from attendance from 2008 to 2009. Charlie Peek, public information officer for North Carolina State Parks, said, “It’s a tremendous park, and suddenly it has a new face. It has a new personality. It’s
coming into its own. For all the people that have been connected with the park over the years, it’s very gratifying.” It is a tremendous park and a tremendous attraction for both Central Carolina area residents and visitors alike. And Raven Rock is just one of the various outdoor recreation gems that can be found in the Central Carolina area. Jordan Lake State Park is another that draws much attention. And, it’s hard to beat the picturesque San-Lee Park, which is so ably operated locally. And there’s the Deep River and the Cape Fear River. There’s also the local Old Gilliam Mill Park, which is operated
by a non-profit organization. Then there’s the House in the Horseshoe property, which is a State Historic Site. There are other outdoors sites, no doubt, within our Central Carolina area that are wonderful places to visit. We should consider ourselves fortunate to have such a plethora of outdoor wonders that give us the opportunity to enjoy nature and explore our surroundings. Raven Rock State Park is a nature wonder, which has now become even better with its new visitor center. What was a great experience now becomes an even greater experience.
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auging the historical significance of the moment isn’t an easy task. So, perhaps the political upheaval and scandal in North Carolina over the past five or six years will turn into just a footnote in the state’s political history, blotted out by future events. I don’t think so. Criminal investigations that send a state House speaker off to prison, lead to the indictment of a top lieutenant of a former governor and put that former governor under threat of indictment are not historical norms for North Carolina. That’s not to suggest that politics and scandal of one sort or the other haven’t always gone together. ... Until recently, state contracting was where political scandal usually reared its head in North Carolina. That’s no longer the case because of shifts in money and power. It’s no coincidence that Jim Black became just the second House speaker to serve more than two terms, the first Democratic speaker to oversee a modern-day, multi-million dollar fund-raising operation, and the first to be sent to prison. It may be no coincidence that Mike Easley was just the second governor to enjoy veto power and the first to use it, and is now the subject of a serious criminal investigation. These scandals have only happened as political power has become more concentrated among the governor, House speaker and Senate president pro tem. They’ve only happened as the money moving through legislative campaigns has gone from a dribble to a torrent. Obviously, some people have performed better under this test of power than Black or Easley. That doesn’t mean that the test hasn’t become tougher. But the test could also become easier in the future. Defenders of Black and Easley would say that one of the reasons that they ran into trouble is because the rules weren’t so clear. Whether you agree with that assessment or not, prior to 2005, North Carolina’s laws to ensure that elected and appointed officials kept it out of the ditch didn’t contemplate six-figure legislative campaigns and modern-day fund-raising operations in which legislative leaders raised millions. Three separate batches of ethics reform laws passed by the legislature over the last five years are an inevitable response to that money and the need to draw brighter lines in the fray around it. State lawmakers passed the latest ethics reforms in the wee hours of Saturday morning, just before adjourning for the year. Like their earlier efforts, the legislation will make for better government. It makes criminal penalties tougher for exceeding donation limits by giving in the name of an employee or someone else. It requires that more fund-raising activities be disclosed. It allows the public to know more about state worker raises, promotions or firings. The latest laws draw those clearer lines. And they do something else: They seek to restore some equilibrium to a state of politics that’s been missing it for some time.
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n 1931, during the liquidation of millions of kulaks, Josef Stalin granted an audience to George Bernard Shaw and Lady Nancy Astor. Astor bluntly asked: “When are you going to stop killing people?” To which Stalin replied: “When it is no longer necessary.” Stalin found it necessary to the end of his days. He was a hardworking dictator, often in the office 16 hours a day. It takes considerable effort to cause the deaths of perhaps 20 million human beings. And death was Stalin’s primary political instrument. Statues and busts of Stalin were once mass-produced in Russia as icons of a political cult. Few can now be found on public display outside his hometown of Gori, Georgia, where some people remain perversely proud of a local boy made bad. But a newly cast memorial bust of Stalin now stands at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., accompanying sculptures of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill. A plaque recounts Stalin’s practice of “eliminating” his opponents. But Stalin would doubtlessly be pleased by the likeness and its setting. Others are not so pleased. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, the local congressman and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation have called for the bust’s removal. Americans have sometimes viewed Stalin with more ambivalence than, say, Adolf Hitler. For a period during World War II, “Uncle Joe” was an ally. Roosevelt sent about $11 billion worth of war materiel to Stalin under Lend-Lease. But Stalin had previously been an ally of Hitler as well, both inspiring and admiring Nazi methods. Following Hitler’s purge in 1934 known as the “night of the long knives,” Stalin told a meeting of the Politburo: “Some fellow that Hitler. Knows how to treat his political opponents.” One reason that Stalin has sometimes gotten more favorable treatment than Hitler is the conviction, mainly found on the American left, that communism is less evil than fascism. Stalin may have been a monster, but at least he was not a genocidal racist. His methods were barbaric; but the goals of Soviet socialism — economic equality and justice — were nobler than National Socialism. This attitude once turned some Western leftists into Stalin apologists. The durable belief in communist good intentions led, according to historian Robert Conquest, to “feminists applauding women who were bowed down by hundredweights of coal, Quakers applauding tank parades.” But Stalin authored racial atrocities of his own. Historian Andrew Roberts notes: “Stalin also committed seven major acts of racial genocide, against the Ukrainians in 1930-32, the Poles, Balts, Moldavians and Bessarabians in 1939-41 and 1944-45, the Volga Germans in 1941, the Crimean Tatars
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in 1943, the Chechens and the Inguches in 1944.” Stalin and Hitler were moral equals in nearly every respect — the slave labor camps, the mass graves, the night arrests, the sadistic and sycophantic circle of enablers. Stalin added forced famine — in which millions of lives were taken like a scythe takes wheat — along with show trials and purges. Stalin’s lieutenants would act out for his entertainment the pleadings of old colleagues about to be executed. “The greatest delight,” Stalin once said, “is to mark one’s enemy, prepare everything, avenge oneself thoroughly, and then go to sleep.” The main difference between Hitler and Stalin is that one lost a war and ended with a bullet in his head. The other gets a bust at the National D-Day Memorial. Officials at the Bedford memorial respond to the controversy with typical museum-speak about their “educational mission” to examine “global contexts and consequences” while being a “catalyst for serious discourse.” The former president of the memorial compared criticism of the Stalin bust to criticism of a statue depicting FDR in a wheelchair. It is extraordinary how people dedicated to the preservation of history can so effectively trivialize history by denying its emotional and moral content. How would a Pole whose father or grandfather was murdered in the Katyn Forest massacre be educated by walking past a memorial bust of Stalin? How is Russian sacrifice in World War II honored by the image of a man who treated Russia to endless, unnecessary sacrifice? For most Americans who fought in World War II, it was not merely a historical event; it was a cause. They temporarily shared an alliance with Stalin, but they fought for principles he hated. His presence at their memorial is not educational; it is offensive.
Today’s Prayer This is our God; we have waited for Him, that He might save us. (Isaiah 25:9 RSV) PRAYER: O Lord, I will not fear, for You are with me. I will wait for Your will. Amen.
Letters to the Editor Nightmare in the Gulf isn’t over just yet To the Editor: The fragile Louisiana coast has endured so much in the past five years — horrifying death from hurricane-driven flood waters and desolation of entire beach communities. The summer of 2010 was going to be different. The New Orleans Saints had won the Super Bowl. The rare mangroves were beginning to grow again and protect their shy, unseen tenants. Louisiana finally had enough surplus in the budget to rebuild the ravaged beaches flattened by Hurricane Ivan. At last, the Cajun music could again lift the spirits and proclaim the rebirth of South Louisiana. The nightmare of the past five years was officially over. Then more than 80 days ago, the unimaginable happened — an oil platform off the Gulf coast exploded and burst into flames. Men jumped into the water, praying for safety and instead found a fiery death. The rig crumbled, livelihoods were wiped away and families destroyed. Lurking two miles below — the worst was yet to bubble to the surface. Oil was now silently streaming up towards the gleaming coast. In the aftermath of the disaster, millions of gallons were now seeping quietly upward and crawling across the Gulf of Mexico. Without a sound, the oil’s long spindly fingers formed a death grip on the fragile coastline, each minute drawing a few inches closer. The lack of personal responsibility exhibited to the world by British Petroleum is purely criminal and the United States government should respond accordingly. British Petroleum — the leafy green logo on all of their gas and grocery marts even symbolizes Mother Nature, how convenient. I spent a lot of time today researching British Petroleum and their corporate philosophy. The chief executive officer, Tony Hayward, claims on the British Petroleum website, “BP delivers safe, responsible and reliable operating activities. We also create a platform for sustainable improvement, allowing BP to capture additional value through efficiency. Ultimately, this delivers sustainable excellence in operating.” I have to choke on the fact this company can even present this on their current website considering their involvement in this disaster. There seems to be no sense of remorse or resolution to the crime, only business as usual. I am more than angry, not only at British Petroleum, but at the United States government. If the Potomac River coastline and historical cherry trees were about to be decimated, would President Obama react? If the blue shell crab men off the coast of Maryland all lost their livelihood, would that hit closer to home? What does it take for this administration to recognize a national threat? Unlike the 911 tragedy, the disastrous oil spill gave us fair warning. The most powerful nation in the world has the technology to save the Louisiana coastline, but we sat, watched and waited. This country has relied on a foreign conglomerate to save our own natural shores. Where are our elected officials and this country’s personal responsibility to protect our own coastline? The Democratic system was designed to insure chosen officials would represent the needs of the American people. Until those elected officials fully understand their elected responsibility, the black oil continues to creep silently, inch by inch, toward into the coast — where the inhabitants believe the nightmare is over. CYNTHIA KENDRICK Sanford
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OBITUARIES Shirley Bowlin
SANFORD — Shirley Bowlin, 73, died Monday (7/19/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by BridgesCameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.
SANFORD — John W. Buie, 76, of 260 Happy Lane, died Sunday (7/18/10) at Lee County Nursing Home in Sanford. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.
SANFORD — Funeral service for Ruth Virginia Pettit Johnson, 84, of the Deep River Community, who died Thursday (7/15/10), was conducted Sunday at Zion Christian Church with the Rev. Steve Johnson officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Organist was Gerri Hearn. Teresa Pilson and Eddie Gunter sang a duet. A quartet consiting of Kathy Bridges, Jane Craig, Teresa Pilson and Eddie Gunter sang. The congregation also sang. Barry Cashion played the trumpet at the cemetery. Pallbearers were Joel Johnson, Patrick Fisher, Mike Hubbard, Hobert Wicker, Dewitt Baker, J.E. Hearn, Tommy Wicker and Eddie Pilson. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.
SANFORD — Graveside service for William David Perdue, 55, who died Friday (7/16/10), was conducted Monday at the McDougald Holder Family Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Blackmon officiating.
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who also serves as chairwoman of the Lee County Republican Party. But county attorney Kenneth Hoyle, responding to questions posed by Shook, said he was advised by legal experts on elected office that the stipulation was not likely to hold up under a court challenge. An incensed Shook, who is one of two Republicans on the seven-member panel, described the paragraph Monday as the “Shook clause,” indicating it was designed by partisan foes to target her. Shook often votes on the minority end of key issues with the Board of Commissioners. “I am extremely disap-
The Rev. Russell Blackmon sang two hymns at the graveside. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.
William Lawrence SANFORD — William W. Lawrence died Monday (7/19/10). Arrangements will be announced by MillerBoles Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Sanford.
Melvin Paul Kelley
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SANFORD — Melvin Paul Kelley, 70, of Sanford, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was born June 23, 1940 in McCall, S.C. to the late James Henry Franklin Kelley and Ethel Ketner Kelley. Mr. Kelley, a Vietnam Veteran, retired from Whitin-Roberts Company with over 40 years of service. He was a member of Hunt Springs Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Thelma Kelley, Earline Stone and Bernice Kelley of Sanford; and a grandson, Matthew McGee of Winston-Salem. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Barbara Parrish Kelley; a daughter, Connie Kelley Curtis of Winston-Salem; a son, Richard Paul Kelley and wife Jean of Kernersville; sisters, Deurie K. Barker and husband John of Sanford, June K. Thomas and husband J. W. of Sanford, Retha K. Seagroves of Apex; and two grandchildren, Noah and Sarah Curtis of Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Hunt Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Wesley Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo-Jonesboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St. Andrews Church Road, Sanford, N.C. 27332. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.
FLORENCE, S.C. — David Wayne Yarborough, 32, of Florence, S.C., died Sunday, July 18, 2010, in a Florence hospital. Mr. Yarborough was born in Florence, S.C., a son of Jerry Wayne and Linda Carol Bellamy Yarborough. He worked at Roger’s BBQ, was very outgoing and anyone that knew him loved him. He loved music, dancing, having fun and working with children. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a former student of West Florence High School. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, P.A. Yarborough and Aileen Yarborough and Pearline Treadway. Surviving are his parents of Timmonsville; siblings, Lianne Y. (Tim) Blackmon, Misty Y. Crawford and Jason (Nichol) Creel, all of Florence, S.C., and Jerry (Amy) Yarborough, Jr. of Timmonsville; twelve nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews and a special friend, Brian Dion Wilder of Florence. Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4860, Florence, S.C. 29502. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in the Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Florence Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LILLINGTON — Annie Jane Morrison, 81, died Monday (7/19/10) at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. A lifelong resident of Lillington, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm James and Mary Jane Holder Butler. She was preceded in death by grandsons, Robin and Rodney Holder; brothers, Eldridge Royce, Arthur and Robert Butler; and a sister, Mattie Griffin. She retired from Cornell Dublier. She is survived by daughters, Mary Frances Holder of Lillington and Diane Morrison Christian of Mamers; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and at the home of Mary Frances Holder. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at O’Quinn-Peebles Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Schlink officiating. Burial followed at Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.oquinnpeebles.com. Memorials may be made to E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center, 185 Pine State St., Lillington, N.C.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jessie Marie Smith, 71, died Thursday (7/15/10) at her home. A native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Smith and Lillie Norris Moore and was preceded in death by her sister,
Margie Porter of Lillington. She is survived by her husband, William Creasey of the home; sons, Randy Smith and wife Robin of Harrisburg, Pa. and Derrick Smith and wife Tiffany of California; daughters, Kay Longenecker and husband Bob and Cindy Smith, all of Florida, and Yvonne Sorazano of York Haven, Pa.; nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m.
pointed that someone was listening to political advice from the peanut gallery,” Shook said. Lee County Manager John Crumpton declined to name the commissioner or commissioners who suggested adding the provision to the ethics code, although board Chairman Richard Hayes, a Democrat, indicated Monday that he supported the wording. The ethics code, which touches on a variety of potential conflicts for commissioners and lays out plans in case commissioners call for disciplinary action, is required by state statute, Crumpton said. It includes orders that commissioners uphold state law, avoid improprieties and conduct public business in an open forum. He said state lawmakers
did not recommend that counties include a paragraph banning members from serving offices in a political party. Shook was voted in as GOP chairwoman after she was elected to the Board of Commissioners, members said. Hayes said he believed the language was “no reflection on” Shook, but a necessary precaution to avoid the perception that commissioners are implementing the will of a political party instead of county voters. “You are here to serve all the people of the county,” Hayes told Shook Monday. “I cannot help but believe that your thought processes are sometimes driven by the party of which you are chairman.” Shook blasted Hayes’ argument as “unconsti-
tutional,” adding that the board would be circumventing the voters that put her in office if they approved such a policy. “You’re speaking for 33 million registered voters in Lee County,” Shook told Hayes. “That’s a big chunk to chew off.” Hayes eventually voted with the board to remove the provision after several commissioners, including Democrats, cited reservations. “I believe that anybody, no matter what they do, should be allowed to be a county commissioner,” said Commissioner Jamie Kelly, a Democrat. Another Democrat, Commissioner Robert Reives, said he has not heard calls from the general public to place such restrictions on commissioners.
27546. Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.
Walter Dudley Spivey SANFORD — Walter Dudley Spivey, 47, of Sanford, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Central Carolina Hospital. Mr. Spivey was owner and operator of Mid Carolina Electric. He was born Sept. 11, 1962 in Lee County. Dudley was a member of Grace Chapel and was a graduate of Lee Senior and Central Carolina Community College. Surviving relatives are his parents, David Wayne Spivey and Sylvia W. “Linda” Spivey, both of Sanford; sister, Crystal Spivey Burke, and nephews, Austin Burke and Taylor Burke all of Newport. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Grace Chapel Church with Dr. Rudy Holland and the Rev. Bob Yandle officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Chapel ABR Missionary Society, 2605 Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford, N.C. 27332. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. Paid obituary
Wednesday at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington with the Rev. David Porter officiating. Condolences may be
made at www.oquinnpeebles.com. Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.
“We’re going a bit too far,” Reives said. Commissioners said
Monday that they don’t expect to take a vote on the ethics code until September.
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enroll than the school can accommodate. â€œI think it creates a positive atmosphere that parents choose for their children to come here,â€? Assistant Principal Andrea Sloan said. In her experience, Sloan said the year-round calendar contributes to less burnout among teachers and students because of the more frequent breaks and better retention of the previous yearâ€™s material because of the shorter breaks. The intercessions also allow students to learn any material they might have missed during the school year rather than waiting to attend summer school. â€œDuring the intersessions, the kids get the opportunity to play catch-up so they donâ€™t get too far behind,â€? Sloan said. Most of the students who attend Tramway Elementary remain at the school from kindergarten through fifth grade. Beeker said occasionally it can be a struggle at first if a student has to go back to school while a sibling on the traditional calendar stays at home. But for the most part, her students donâ€™t complain about it. â€œThe kids are really excited to be back, and I love that,â€? Beeker said. Fifth-grader Abri Gross, who has attended Tramway since kindergarten and has a sister in first grade at the school, said she didnâ€™t mind having a shorter summer vacation because she was ready to see her friends again. â€œMe and my sister just love the schedule and our teachers,â€? Gross said. The year-round schedule with frequent breaks also appeals to the studentsâ€™ parents. Tina Har-
ABOVE: Delaney Hickman (left), and Nickol Villajuan, read together during class on the first day of classes at Tramway Elementary School on Monday. RIGHT: New book bags line the lockers on the first day of school. BELOW: Children (shown in the reflection) get off the bus ready for Day 1.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) â€” A former North Carolina youth basketball coach faces prosecution in New York on charges he had sex with a 16year-old autistic girl who played on his team. Freddie Lamont Wilson was released from a North Carolina prison in February after pleading guilty in 2009 to having sex with a minor. He has been sent to New Yorkâ€™s Long Island to face charges related to the
same case. Nassau County prosecutors say he had sex with the teenager while in Elmont, N.Y., in 2008 for a basketball tournament. The 62-year-old Wilson is being held without bail following his arraignment Friday on third-degree rape charges. Wilsonâ€™s defense attorney could not immediately be reached for comment on Monday.
about 150 feet long and 25 to 30 feet wide with a second level. â€œIt was a pretty big fire,â€? he said. Firefighters donâ€™t expect foul play in the case, he said.
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tions throughout the year. â€œThe kids love it,â€? Harrington said. â€œEverybody works well together as a team, and we always feel welcome as parents. The children feel safe and loved, which is huge for me as a mom.â€?
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Lottery sets records for sales, education funds
Marshall has less than $200k in campaign cash
RALEIGH (AP) â€” New weekly jackpot drawings and more retail locations helped North Carolina Education Lottery ticket sales increase by 10 percent last year compared to the year before. The lottery said Monday sales grew to more than $1.4 billion during the 12 months ending June 30. The record sales helped send more than $419 million in net profits to education programs. Thatâ€™s also the highest annual transfer since the first tickets were sold in 2006. The lottery began selling tickets for the multistate Mega Millions game in January, with drawings on Tuesday and Friday nights. North Carolina already participated in the Powerball drawings.
RALEIGH (AP) â€” North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elaine Marshall has less than $200,000 in campaign cash. Thatâ€™s $6 million less than her Republican opponent, Sen. Richard Burr. Marshallâ€™s campaign said in its filing to the Federal Election Commission that she had $163,000 in cash on hand at the end of June. The reporting period ended just days after she won a June 22 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Marshall spokesman Sam Swartz said Monday the nomination battle forced the campaign to drain funds. He says the campaign feels good about the fundraising since she won the runoff.
Medical-device maker plans new warehouse
2 NC-based Marines killed in southern Afghanistan
FOUR OAKS (AP) â€” A global medical device maker plans to expand in North Carolina, building a new East Coast distribution center in return for a promised state gift of $600,000. Gov. Beverly Perdueâ€™s office said Monday that Becton Dickinson will add nearly 190 jobs by 2015. The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company would pay an average salary of nearly $29,000 a year plus benefits, below Johnston Countyâ€™s average annual wage of $31,000.
CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) â€” Department of Defense officials say two North Carolinabased Marines have been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Monday that 21year-old Cpl. Dave M. Santos of Rota, Marianas Islands of the Pacific, and 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Justus S. Bartelt of Polo, Ill., died on July 16 in Helmand province. Santos and Bartelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune.
CHARLOTTE (AP) â€” Nearly half of the 86 banks chartered in North Carolina and overseen by state regulators are troubled institutions hurt by sliding real estate values, overdue loans and weak loan demand, regulators said. The state-chartered banks considered troubled have increased to 40 from 23 in October, The Charlotte Observer reported Monday. Regulators are barred from naming troubled banks or their ratings to prevent a run on deposits that would worsen their ability to resolve problems. But seven state-chartered banks are identified by the state banking commission and federal regulatorsâ€™ records as having significantly deteriorated financial conditions. One of those most-distressed banks, The Bank of Currituck, was bought Friday by a Virginia bank in a deal expected to close this fall.
State-chartered banks are typically community, midsize and regional banks. North Carolinaâ€™s largest is Winston-Salem-based BB&T Corp., which passed the federal governmentâ€™s worst-case scenario stress test last year and repaid federal bailout dollars. National firms such as Bank of America are not regulated by the state and so would not be on its troubled list. Since the credit crisis began in 2008, two North Carolina have failed. Both happened last year in Wilmington. Deposit insurance protected customers from losing money, although investors were wiped out, state Banking Commissioner Joseph Smith said. â€œIf youâ€™re over the insurance deposit limits, get under them,â€? Smith advised bank customers. â€œIf youâ€™re under, youâ€™re safe.â€? The last time North Carolina had so many troubled banks was 1990, when 18 of 44 were
on the state regulatorsâ€™ watch list. That was 41 percent of the state-chartered tally, compared with 47 percent now. Just one bank failed at the time. Harry Davis, an economist for the North Carolina Bankers Association, said he doesnâ€™t expect a large number of banks to fail. â€œThe reason there are so many problem banks right now isnâ€™t because they were poorly managed,â€? said Davis, who is also an Appalachian State University banking professor. â€œItâ€™s because the absolute bottom has fallen out of the economy.â€? The most troubled banks are all smaller and were most likely to concentrated their lending nearby. The banks also are less likely than large banks to have revenue from other services, such as fees from investment banking, to make up for consumer and small business slumps.
For example, Bank of Granite is concentrated in Caldwell and Catawba counties, which have been hurt by job losses in the furniture and textile industries. The bank was once praised by Warren Buffett as one of the nationâ€™s best-run community banks, but it has operated since August under a regulatory order to take specific steps to improve its financial health. Some states have seen many more banks fail. Georgia has accounted for 41 of the 288 failures nationwide since Jan. 1, 2008, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Two South Carolina lenders failed on Friday. First National Bank of The South in Spartanburg and Woodlands Bank, a thrift near Hilton Head, brought the stateâ€™s tally of failed banks to three. All were federally chartered, including the Myrtle Beach bank that failed in April.
National group hopes to widen battlefield BENTONVILLE â€” A national preservation group is trying to raise money to expand the site of the Civil Warâ€™s last major battle. The Civil War Preservation Trust is prepared to buy about 240 acres around the site in the Johnston County community of Bentonville and add it to the 1,350acre state-managed site, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday. The 1865 battlefield covered about 6,000 acres. More than 80,000
troops fought at the battlefield where Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated the forces of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Shermanâ€™s troops had burned their way across Georgia and were marching to capture an important railroad junction at Goldsboro. Confederate General Robert E. Leeâ€™s surrender ended the war less than three weeks later. The Bentonville site is ideal for preservation because it is well-managed and historically
significant, said Mary Koik, a spokeswoman for the trust. â€œItâ€™s a site where there is that willingness in the community, among the landowners, to see it protected,â€? she said. The new property will include land where troops fought on the first and third days of the battle, including woods, farmlands and fields, said Donny Taylor, manager of the historic site. The trust has signed contracts with landowners to buy four tracts at Bentonville and is
waiting on the money to make the buys, Koik said. The planned purchases are the kickoff for a larger, $2.2 million North Carolina Legacy Campaign the trust hopes will spur donations from its 55,000 members. A federal grant program will match all donations. The money would be used for land purchases instead of overhead costs, Koik said, though in most cases donations will be spread among North Carolina property purchases rather than strictly at Bentonville.
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8A / Tuesday, July 20, 2010 / The Sanford Herald GULF OIL SPILL
Oil, gas leaking again from well cap
NEW ORLEANS (AP) â€” Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BPâ€™s ruptured oil well but the cork will stay in place for now, the federal governmentâ€™s point man on the spill said Monday. The leaks â€” which started late Sunday night â€” arenâ€™t â€œconsequential,â€? retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said, relieving concerns that they are a sign the cap is creating too much pressure underground. That could mean the cap thatâ€™s stopped oil since Thursday would have to be opened. Allen said BP could continue evaluating the cap and keeping it shut, for at least another 24 hours. He said BP must keep rigorously monitoring for any signs that this test could worsen the overall situation. If there was a quick rise in pressure, the well would be vented immediately to keep from creating leaks deep underground, Allen said. The next step isnâ€™t clear. Allen seemed to budge on his previous stance that the cap would eventually be hooked up to a mile-long pipe to pump
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen speaks to the news media about the BP PLC gulf oil spill in front of a line drawing of the containment stack at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in Washington Monday. the crude to ships on the surface. That would mean flooding oil back into the sea for a few days. Unless larger problems develop, he said heâ€™s not inclined to loosen the cap. But heâ€™s also not sold on leaving the cap in place until the well is permanently plugged, which is what BP wants. â€œIâ€™m not prepared to say the well is shut in until the relief well is done. There are too many uncertainties,â€? he said Monday. The government and BP spent two days disagreeing over what to do with the undersea ma-
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chinery holding back the gusher. â€œWe had some concerns ... about commitments that BP had made that we did not feel that they were adequately living up to in terms of that monitoring,â€? White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said earlier. â€œThat was dealt with last night on a call that lasted late into the evening.â€? The company very much wants to avoid a repeat of millions of gallons of oil spewing from the blown well for weeks, watched live across the country on underwater
video. If the valves are kept closed, as BP wants, itâ€™s possible that no more oil will leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Work on a permanent plug is moving steadily, with crews drilling into the side of the ruptured well from deep underground. By next week, they could start blasting in mud and cement to block off the well for good. But the government is worried that the cap on the well is causing oil and gas to leak out elsewhere, which could make the sea floor unstable and cause the well to collapse. Thatâ€™s why federal officials want to pump the crude to ships on the surface. That would require opening the well for a few days to relieve pressure before the pipes could be hooked up, letting millions more gallons of oil spill out in the interim. Allen said other options are also being developed to control the oil until it can be plugged from below, including pumping mud from the top of the cap. The idea is similar to the failed top kill plan that couldnâ€™t overcome the pressure of the geyser streaming up.
Clinton urges review of Lockerbie bomberâ€™s release WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The Obama administration has asked the governments of Scotland and Britain to review the decision last summer to release the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie airliner bombing. In letters to U.S. lawmakers, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was encouraging the Scottish and British authorities to review the circumstances leading to the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. Four senators wrote Clinton last week, questioning whether oil giant BP played a behind-thescenes role in the decision. In her response, Clinton wrote that she remained deeply troubled by the Libyanâ€™s release. â€œThat al-Megrahi is living out his remaining days outside of Scottish custody is an affront to the victimsâ€™ families, the memories of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing, and to all of those who worked tirelessly to ensure justice was served,â€? Clinton wrote.
Abortion groups denounce decision to deny coverage WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Abortion foes have won a round in the first test of how President Barack Obamaâ€™s health care law will be applied to the politically charged issue. Meanwhile, traditional allies of the administration are grumbling about a decision to ban most abortion coverage in insurance pools for those unable to purchase health care on their own.
The Catholic bishops â€œwelcome this new policy,â€? said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, although he added the organization remains concerned that other parts of the health care overhaul will promote abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice America called it â€œinexplicable and wrongheaded.â€? Abortion politics flared up after at least one state â€” New Mexico â€” initially decided to allow coverage of elective abortion in a new federally funded program to provide coverage for high-risk uninsured people turned away by private carriers.
Insiders get gun permits for access to Texas Capitol AUSTIN, Texas (AP) â€” Everyone from lobbyists to lawyers and journalists is rushing to get permits to carry guns inside the Texas Capitol, where legislators already often tote pistols in boots and purses or stow them away inside their desks. A unique loophole in a new security procedure means a gun permit is like a special-access pass into the domed building, allowing people who are certified to carry a gun to bypass lines at the metal detectors that were set up after a shooting incident earlier this year. â€œNobody wants to be the one standing in line behind three hundred kids wearing the same colored T-shirt,â€? said University of Texas political scientist Jim Henson. â€œIf youâ€™re trying to get in and out really quick and thereâ€™s going to be choke points, well, people donâ€™t want to have to deal with that.â€?
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Lohan faces Hilton treatment in jail By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer
LYNWOOD, Calif. — Inside a nondescript two-story building next to a busy freeway in an industrial neighborhood far removed from Hollywood is where Lindsay Lohan will likely spend several weeks as part of her punishment for violating her DUI probation. Lohan is slated to begin her sentence Tuesday at the bleak, 16-year-old Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., just south of downtown Los Angeles. The actress would be housed in the 2,200-bed facility’s special needs unit, where she would live in isolation for her own safety. Thanks to jail overcrowding and a state program that credits inmates for good behavior, nonviolent female misdemeanor offenders such as Lohan typically serve only about 25 percent of their sentences, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. That means Lohan’s 90-day sentence could be reduced to about three weeks and she could be out of jail in time for the premiere of “Machete,” the action-thriller opening Sept. 3 that stars Lohan as a nun.
The interior of a typical jail cell at the Century Regional Detention Facility in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood, Calif, where Lindsay Lohan will serve her sentence. It won’t be Lohan’s first time inside the lockup, which has served as Los Angeles County’s only all-female jail since 2006. The actress spent about 84 minutes there in 2007 for a drunken driving offense, reduced from her already trimmed daylong sentence because of the overpopulation issue. She was searched, fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell but allowed to keep wearing her street clothes. This time, with a much longer sentence, the 24year-old “Mean Girls” and “Georgia Rule” star will most certainly have to trade her sparkly Pamella Roland jumpsuit — or whatever ensemble she decides to wear going in — for a jail-issued orange one. Lohan will also be
asked to arrive emptyhanded and must surrender any jewelry. Besides the jumpsuit, Lohan will also be given a set of simple toiletries that all inmates receive: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, deodorant, shampoo and shaving implements. Paris Hilton received one for her own secluded 23-day stay in 2007 for reckless driving charges, according to Whitmore. Like other inmates in the special-needs area, Lohan will be served her meals in her cell and will be allowed outside the 12-foot-by-8-foot space for at least an hour each day. With only a public pay phone at her disposal, the frequent micro-blogger will likely be silent on
Twitter during her incarceration. Cell phones and computers aren’t allowed inside. Alexis Neiers, the reality TV starlet from E!’s “Pretty Wild,” is currently serving a six-month sentence in Lynwood after being implicated in a break-in at Orlando Bloom’s home. Neiers’ mother, Andrea Arlington, has criticized the jail’s conditions on Twitter, suggesting the water made her daughter sick and that Neiers wasn’t receiving items ordered from the commissary. Neiers’ lawyer, Jeffrey Rubenstein, said the 19year-old aspiring model had a difficult time at first adjusting to her solitary life, from eating “really bad food” like noodles and apples to being woken up throughout the night. Rubenstein, who visited Neiers last Tuesday, said the folks inside the facility are buzzing about the potential arrival of Lohan. Other celebs who have been housed at the jail include Daryl Hannah, who spent a few hours there in 2006 after being picked up for trespassing during a tree-sitting demonstration. Nicole Richie and Khloe Kardashian both spent less than a day there in 2007 and 2008 for their respective drunken driving charges.
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Zsa Zsa Gabor recovering from hip surgery LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband thinks she’ll be watching “Jeopardy” again in no time. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the 93year-old actress’ eccentric husband, Gabor told a throng of reporters gathered outside their Bel-Air home Monday that Gabor underwent successful surgery to replace her right hip, which she broke over the weekend while watching her favorite game show. He said she tumbled to the floor when she tried to answer the phone. “It’s just bad luck,” von Anhalt said. “It could happen to anyone.” Gabor, who has to use a wheelchair after being partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident, was in surgery for 3 1/2 hours at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to von Anhalt. He said she remained heavily sedated but in good spirits Monday and would likely be recuperating in the hospital for four or five days before returning home. The 65-year-old socialite entered California governor’s race as an independent in the primary but has not yet filed to run in the general election. His platform includes legalizing marijuana and prostitution and lifting the ban on Cuban cigars, then taxing them all. He said he would hold off
on his campaign if Gabor’s condition does not improve. “If my wife doesn’t recover the way I would like to see it, he said, “then I will skip it.” His 1986 marriage to Gabor was his seventh and her ninth. Before von Anhalt met her, he worked as a bank clerk, screenwriter and sauna manager, acquiring his royal title along the way. After his parents died, he said he was adopted by a German princess who gave him the title of Prince Frederic von Anhalt of Munich, the Duke of Saxony.
Cherry Jones to make Broadway return in Shaw play NEW YORK (AP) — Tonywinning actress Cherry Jones returns to Broadway in a revival of George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.” The controversial 19thcentury family drama examines the tension between a mother and daughter after a family secret is revealed. It is regarded as one of Shaw’s greatest plays. Jones plays Kitty Warren, a woman forced to make terrible sacrifices for her family. Golden-Globe winner Sally Hawkins makes her Broadway debut as Kitty’s daughter, Vivie. Hawkins won a Golden Globe for her performance in the British film “HappyGo-Lucky.” Jones won the Tony for her portrayal of Sister Aloysius in “Doubt.” She also played President Taylor on the hit series, “24,” for which she won an Emmy. The Roundabout Theater Company production begins previews Sept. 3, with opening night set for Oct. 3.
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the Senate act on the legislation â€” after a vote already had been scheduled for Tuesday â€” and blasting Republicans for the holdup. â€œThe same people who didnâ€™t have any problem spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are now saying we shouldnâ€™t offer relief to middle-class Americans,â€? Obama said. Republicans say they do favor the benefits but are insisting that they be paid for with spending cuts elsewhere in the governmentâ€™s $3.7 trillion budget. After initially feeling heat when a lone GOP senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, briefly blocked a
benefits extension back in February, the GOP has grown increasingly comfortable in opposing the legislation. â€œWhat the president isnâ€™t telling the American people is that many of us in the Senate are fighting to make sure our children and grandchildren arenâ€™t buried under a mountain of debt,â€? said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. â€œIf we are going to extend unemployment benefits, then letâ€™s do it without adding to our record debt.â€? Tuesdayâ€™s Senate voting â€” with Democratic newcomer Carte Goodwin of West Virginia being sworn in just in time to cast the 60th vote to break a GOP
filibuster â€” will cap a battle of more than four months thatâ€™s featured bad blood and a shift in sentiment among key Republicans. Though the economy is said to be slowly recovering, the jobless rate remains painfully high at 9.5 percent. And Obama, putting a human face on those hard times, brought three unemployed people to the Rose Garden with him on Monday. An increasing number of people, however, have been out of work for so long that they have exhausted their eligibility for benefits, which ends at 99 weeks in most states. This measure wonâ€™t help them.
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Abducted girl placed with foster family LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” A 7-year-old girl who was snatched from California as a toddler and raised in Arizona has learned her true name and was being given therapy to cope with the trauma of leaving the only family she remembers, an investigator said Monday. Amber Nicklas was placed with an undisclosed California foster family until authorities can determine where she finally will live, Los Angeles County sheriffâ€™s Capt. Patrick Maxwell said. He had no immediate word on how the girl was acclimating after being taken weeping last week from the home of a Phoenix couple who run a palm-reading business. The family called her Sandra.
Calif. tests next frontier of health reform â€” pets SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â€” While states across the nation grapple with national health care reform, a new population of patients is gaining attention in California: Fido and Fluffy. Many feline and canine companions face health care challenges similar to those that confront humans. Veterinary care costs are skyrocketing with services including sonograms and chemotherapy.
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WASHINGTON (AP) â€” With a new face and a 60th vote for breaking a Republican filibuster, Senate Democrats are preparing to restore jobless checks for 2.5 million people whose benefits ran out during a congressional standoff over deficit spending. President Barack Obama says, â€œItâ€™s time to do whatâ€™s right.â€? But first, Obama and his Democratic allies are pressing for maximum political advantage, blaming Republicans for an impasse that halted unemployment checks averaging $309 a week for those whose eligibility had expired. Obama launched a fresh salvo on Monday, demanding that
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As the summer league baseball regular season wraps up, area coaches — like Grace’s Bucky Payne (left) — sum up the good and bad from their respective seasons
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BRAVES’ VENTERS, COX SUSPENDED BY MLB NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters has been suspended for four games and fined by Major League Baseball for throwing consecutive pitches at Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder last weekend. Baseball’s vice president in charge of discipline Bob Watson also said Monday that Braves manager Bobby Cox has been suspended for one game. Cox will serve the suspension during Tuesday’s game against San Diego. Venters will start his penalty Tuesday unless the players’ association appeals. Both were ejected for their actions Saturday. Cox’s ejection was his record 156th and third this season.
NHL HURRICANES SIGN NASH TO ENTRY-LEVEL DEAL RALEIGH (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed center Riley Nash to a three-year contract. The entry-level deal announced Monday will pay Nash $550,000 next season, $600,000 in 2011-12 and $700,000 in 2012-13 at the NHL level. He will earn $65,000 per season if he plays in the American Hockey League. The 21-year-old Nash completed his third season at Cornell, finishing with 12 goals and 23 assists. Carolina acquired the 2007 first-round draft pick from Edmonton in June.
TENNIS WTA: SERENA MAY MISS OPEN AFTER SURGERY (AP) — Serena Williams is questionable for the U.S. Open because of her recent foot injury, according to the WTA Tour. Williams cut her right foot on broken glass at a restaurant shortly after winning Wimbledon. The tour said last week she needed surgery and would miss three tournaments leading up to the Open. On Monday, tour spokesman Andrew Walker said Williams is questionable for the final Grand Slam of the year. Because of the injury, Williams is missing the entire World Team Tennis season with the Washington Kastles. Her team said she cut the bottom of her foot and needed stitches.
TITANS, JOHNSON AGREE TO REVISED DEAL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Johnson’s agent says the running back and the Tennessee Titans have agreed on a revised deal that should ensure he reports with the rest of the team for training camp. Agent Joel Segal confirmed the deal Monday in a text to The Associated Press. The deal pays Johnson incentives this season that he was due to be paid in 2012. It’s not the minimum $30 million guarantee The AP 2009 Offensive Player of the Year says he wanted after becoming just the sixth back to run for at least 2,000 yards.
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South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen kisses the Claret Jug on the Swilken Bridge as he celebrates winning The Open Championship 2010 during a photo call at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, on Monday.
What becomes of major winners?
hen a major golf championship begins with its earliest tee time on Thursday, one of two things is going to happen. Either a world class player will move up a rung of golf’s elite, or some middling player of modestto-little staying power is going to rob the game of further glory after four days of unexpected success. One or the other. This season of major championships has proven to be the norm in golf over the past few
years. After a stirring Masters victory by one of the game’s greats, Phil Mickelson, players with substandard Q ratings have taken the U.S. Open (Graeme McDowell) and now, after lapping the field at St. Andrews, it’s Louis Oosthuizen at the Open Championship. Such major mediocrity is nothing new. Since 2003, 31 major championships have been played in nearly eight full golf seasons. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have won nine of them — a whopping 29 percent. Pad-
raig Harrington, the one player outside of Lefty and Tiger in the last five years to forge his legacy by virtue of major wins, has won three championships. That single triumvirate boasts 12 major wins. Beyond a third major by another great, Vijay Singh (2004 PGA Championship), and two fluky wins by Angel Cabrera, there has been little separation from what is a “major winner” and a “fledgling, journeyman pro”. (Retief Goosen,
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Reality sets in for Oosthuizen By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews. If his seven-shot victory in the British Open felt like a dream, reality arrived when he awoke Monday. “I put it next to my bed last night, and I woke up this morning and I looked at it, and I immediately grabbed the phone and text Chubby Chandler, my agent, saying, ’I’ve got this funny old jug next
to my bed.’ “Man, oh, man,” he said. “That was special waking up next to it.” Equally special was his victory at the home of golf, a performance so pure that he never trailed over the final 48 holes and hit into only one bunker on the Old Course, on the 14th hole Sunday when the championship had already been decided. Oosthuizen became the fifth player in the last six Grand Slam events to win his first major, and the question sure to follow is whether he is capable of winning more or if
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South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen hugs his trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, on Sunday.
Wade apologizes for ‘World Trade’ comparison MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade issued an apology Monday to those who may have been offended by his use of the phrase “World Trade” while answering a question about the upcoming Miami Heat season. The All-Star guard made the remark Sunday before the annual charity basketball game he co-hosts with Alonzo Mourning. Standing at his locker before a group of reporters, Wade said:
“There’s going to be times when we might lose one, two games in a row, maybe two games, three games Wade in a row, you never know. It’s going to seem like the world is crashed down. You all are going to make it seem like the World
Trade has just went down again. But it’s not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games lost and we’ll have to get back on track.” On Monday, before leaving on a flight to Los Angeles for some television appearances — he was previously booked to talk with Jay Leno — Wade issued an apology through the Heat. In the statement, Wade said: “In an interview yesterday, I
attempted to explain how some people may view the Miami Heat losing a few basketball games in a row during the upcoming season. It appears that my reference to the World Trade Center has been either inaccurately reported or taken completely out of context. I was simply trying to say that losing a few basketball games should not be compared to a real catastrophe.”
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SOCCER Registration open for SASL rec season SANFORD â€” Registration for the Sanford Area Soccer Leagueâ€™s 201011 recreation season is open. SASL is open to players born between the dates of Aug. 8, 1992, and July 31, 2007. Registration is $75 until Saturday. Late registration will then be open from July 25-31 and will cost $80. The league is designed for fun, with no scores being kept and the focus on the playersâ€™ development of the skills. Registration forms are available at www.sasl. net and can be mailed to: SASL, P.O. Box 1212, Sanford, N.C., 27331. For more information, call (919) 708-6886 or visit www.sasl.net.
CAMP Grace hosting soccer camp SANFORD â€” Grace Christian School is hosting a soccer camp soon. The camp, hosted by Crusaders coach Chris Pratt, will be held on Aug. 2-6 and is for girls and boys in grades 1-8. The cost is $60. For more information, contact Grace Christian Athletic Director Chris Pratt at (919) 353-5755.
BASKETBALL Youth hoops camp scheduled SANFORD â€” Basketball Fundamentals will be coached at a youth camp by Larry Goins at the Stevens Center from 6-8 p.m. from July 26-29. The camp is for 6-to-16year-olds of all abilities. It will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and layups. Registration is $20. For more information, call (919) 776-4048 or visit www.stevenscenter.org.
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Place in NBA secured, Redick looks to now become a starter By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” As if emotions arenâ€™t high enough on a honeymoon, J.J. Redick was on edge awaiting word in Europe on whether the Orlando Magic would match an offer Chicago made for the restricted free agent. â€œMy gut feeling changed about seven times during that week,â€? Redick said. It was only fitting that the culmination of his remarkable NBA turnaround would occur in such fashion. After all, nothing has come easy in the NBA for Redick. But the work has paid off. The former Duke standout is getting more than $19 million for the next three seasons to remain with the Magic, the same team that once benched him. Now with Vince Carter signed for only one more season, Redick will likely have the opportunity in the coming years to be a starter. â€œI think I can start on a lot of teams. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll start on this team (now), and Iâ€™m OK with that,â€? Redick said Monday. â€œIâ€™d be lying to say that I donâ€™t want to start at some point.â€? The latest journey couldnâ€™t have begun at a stranger time. Redick was in Rome with his newlywed wife, Chelsea, when he learned the Bulls would be making him an offer. They were eating dinner the following day in Florence when the
CAMP Lee County hosting Future Stars camp SANFORD â€” The Lee County football team is hosting its annual Future Stars football camp beginning on Monday at Lee County High School. The camp, which will last until Thursday, July 29, is open to kids between the ages of 8- 14. It is for players of all positions. The camp begin at 8 a.m. and will last until noon. The cost of the camp is $60, which includes a T-shirt and a team lunch on the last day. The lunch will be provided by the camp. For more information, contact Lee County football coach Burton Cates at (336) 266-5383.
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Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith said Friday that the team will retain J.J. Redick (right). The Magic matched a $19 million, three-year offer sheet that the Chicago Bulls made for Redick. offer became official. â€œI think the people at the restaurant must have thought I was crazy or I didnâ€™t like my wife because I was literally getting up like every 10 minutes and going out to the square and pacing around. I pace when I talk on the phone,â€? Redick said, chuckling. â€œWe went back to the hotel and played the fax game. There was some stuff that was lost in translation with the hotel employees, but we got it done.â€? Then came the stressful wait. Because Redick was a restricted free agent, the Magic had seven days to decide whether to match Chicagoâ€™s offer. The Redicks would have to wait all seven. A week later on a
Barcelona beach, phone calls started to trickle in that Redick would be staying with the Magic. They scurried into the first restaurant they could find â€” a shoddy place, as he recalled â€” to try and get official word. Not exactly an ideal location. â€œWe walked in and it was an old lady behind the counter and like four chairs,â€? Redick said, laughing. â€œAnd then we just did some stuff to kill time. I got back, and my phone was lighting up and I saw that I was coming back to the Magic. Those couple hours, I tried to get out of place, out of mind.â€? Now begins his next journey, one that comes after a tough four years. After being selected
with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 draft, Redick was relegated from college star to seldom-used reserve. He struggled so much early on that by 2008 the shooting guard and his agent went public with the frustration, asking to get more minutes or be traded. That memory has faded. Redick has become a significant contributor for the Magic. Heâ€™s more of an all-around player now and not just a strong shooter, and he is no longer a defensive liability. Redick averaged 9.6 points per game off the bench last season. He also came up big in the Eastern Conference finals against Boston, averaging 11.2 points in the series while Carter struggled.
SANFORD â€” Lee County Parks and Recreation will be holding its annual basketball camp on Tuesday in the gymnasium at B.T. Bullock Elementary. The camp, for boys and girls between the ages of 7-14, is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will last until Thursday. To register, stop by the Lee County Parks and Recreation office on Tramway Rd. For more information, contact Lee County Parks and Recreation at 775-2107 ext. 206.
CROSS COUNTRY Lee County holding cross country meeting SANFORD â€” There will be a meeting on Wednesday for those interested in running cross country at Lee County this fall. The meeting will take place in room 204 of the Library Building at Lee County High School. The meeting is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start. Due to the construction at Lee County, the only entrance to the building is the front door near the Administration building.
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he happened to play his best golf during an important week. The margin of victory is what makes this stand out. Until his conservative play on the 17th to make bogey, Oosthuizen was poised to tie the Open record over 72 holes with an eight-shot victory, last achieved by Tiger Woods a decade ago. Seven shots is no less impressive. In the 150 years of major championships, only 14 players have won by seven shots or more (Woods has done three times, Jack Nicklaus twice). Of those players, only two â€” Fred Herd in the 1898 U.S. Open and Willie Smith in the 1899 U.S. Open â€” never won another major. Where does Oosthuizen fit in? â€œI think based on the margin of victory, his demeanor on the golf course, the quality of his game and steady progress that heâ€™s been making in the world rankings and in tour events, I think very much mark him as a player on the rise,â€? Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson said Monday. â€œEvery great Open champion has to win for the first time.
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And I for one would not be surprised to see him win again.â€? That would be the plan for the 27year-old South African. In this age of players turning pro earlier and winning tour events immediately, from Ryo Ishikawa to Rory McIlroy to Anthony Kim, Oosthuizen might be a late bloomer. Ernie Els noticed his skill immediately when he invited Oosthuizen to be part of his foundation, which helps promising juniors who need financial assistance. Oosthuizen wears â€œ57â€? on his sleeve, the name of his own foundation, as a tribute to the score he shot on his home course of Mossel Bay along the Garden Route in South Africa. â€œThe wind blows so hard there that the sea gulls walk,â€? Chandler said. Yet the self-belief was lacking until Oosthuizen won the Andalucia Open in Spain earlier this year, his first European Tour victory. And while he wouldnâ€™t have predicted a victory in the British Open, he knew he was capable. He figures the seven years he spent on the European Tour toughened him up, and winning in Spain for his first European Tour title did nothing but boost his confidence.
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Sports on TV Tuesday, July 20 CYCLING 6:30 a.m. VERSUS â€” Tour de France, stage 16, Bagneres-de-Luchon to Pau, France MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 10 p.m. WGN â€” Chicago White Sox at Seattle WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 â€” New York at Connecticut
British Open Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At St. Andrews (Old Course) St. Andrews, Scotland Purse: $7.3 million Yardage: 7,305; Par: 72 Final (a-amateur) Louis Oosthuizen, $1,305,593 Lee Westwood, $767,996 Rory McIlroy, $394,237 Henrik Stenson, $394,237 Paul Casey, $394,237 Retief Goosen, $268,798 Robert Rock, $186,239 Sean Oâ€™Hair, $186,239 Nick Watney, $186,239 Martin Kaymer, $186,239 Alvaro Quiros, $125,439 Jeff Overton, $125,439 Luke Donald, $125,439 Rickie Fowler, $87,839 Tom Lehman, $87,839 Charl Schwartzel, $87,839 Ignacio Garrido, $87,839 a-Jin Jeong, $0 Robert Karlsson, $87,839 Sergio Garcia, $87,839 J.B. Holmes, $87,839 Dustin Johnson, $87,839 Trevor Immelman, $64,511 Graeme McDowell, $64,511 Stephen Gallacher, $64,511 Tiger Woods, $64,511 Edoardo Molinari, $47,999 Matt Kuchar, $47,999 Ryo Ishikawa, $47,999 Bradley Dredge, $47,999 Marcel Siem, $47,999 Robert Allenby, $47,999 Adam Scott, $47,999 Kevin Na, $47,999 Miguel Angel Jimenez, $47,999
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who has seven PGA Tour wins and 14 European Tour wins, won his second major in this period at the 2004 U.S. Open.) Take the 14 â€œhigh-majorâ€? wins away â€” Woods, Mickelson, Harrington, Singh and Goosen â€” and youâ€™re left with 17 major titles among 15 major-championship winners. This is where we use the term â€œmajorâ€? lightly. Greatness seems only to come to only about half of the actual major champions. Hereâ€™s a look at each player who has won a single major since 2003: Mike Weir (â€™03 Masters) Eight career wins on the PGA Tour, Weir has won just twice on Tour since donning the green jacket. He has not won since 2007, or finished better than sixth in a major since 2006. Jim Furyk (â€™03 U.S. Open) The best player of the most recent â€œsingle winners,â€? Furyk has won 15 times on Tour, including seven times since he won the Open. But he has thrown away chances at a second major win on several Sundays in the last three years. Ben Curtis (â€™03 British Open) He was ranked 396th in the world when he played in and won his first major
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tournament, the Open at Royal St. Georgeâ€™s. Heâ€™s won twice since, but both came in 2006. He was second at the 2008 PGA and made the Ryder Cup team. Shaun Micheel (â€™03 PGA) One win. You know which one. Todd Hamilton (â€™04 British Open) Hamiltonâ€™s other PGA Tour win at the Honda Classic came four months before he beat Ernie Els in a playoff at Royal Troon. He hasnâ€™t won since, but does claim 11 wins on the Japan Tour. OK, then. Michael Campbell (â€™05 U.S. Open) A series of injuries have derailed Campbellâ€™s career, and heâ€™s won only once since holding off Woods in Pinehurst. At the time of his Open win, though, Campbell had won seven times in six years on the European Tour. Geoff Ogilvy (â€™06 U.S. Open) Though his major was gift-wrapped by Mickelson, Ogilvy is more Furyk than Hamilton. Ogilvyâ€™s won seven times on Tour, four of which have come since his major victory. Two of those wins include World Golf Championships. Zach Johnson (â€™07 Masters) Heâ€™s close to joining the next-level group with Furyk and Ogilvy. Johnson has won seven times on Tour, with five of the victories coming after Augusta. Johnsonâ€™s won three times since January 2009, but has just one top-10
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finish in a major since winning. Trevor Immelman (â€™08 Masters) Better before than after: two wins on the PGA Tour, three other wins on the Euro Tour, though none of them have come since 2004. He hasnâ€™t finished better than T-19 in 10 major starts since his win. Lucas Glover (â€™09 U.S. Open) Only other Tour win came in 2005 at a late-season event at Walt Disney. Stewart Cink (â€™09 British Open) In his 15th year on Tour, he has six wins. Cink hasnâ€™t finished better than T-40 in his last four majors since winning. Y.E. Yang (â€™09 PGA) The one guy to come from behind to beat a leading Woods in And heâ€™s also already 38 years old. Graeme McDowell (â€™10 U.S. Open) McDowell is on par with Johnson already. Before winning at Pebble Beach, McDowell had claimed five Euro Tour victories in a span of eight years. Louis Oosthuizen (â€™10 British Open) Quite a year for the 27-year-old. He won on the Euro Tour in March and finished second as well. Before his triumph Sunday, though, Oosthuizen had made just one cut in eight previous major starts, finishing 73rd at the 2008 PGA. After the hits and misses over the last eight years, letâ€™s just say the juryâ€™s still out on the new Open Champion.
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Some employees work hard while others hardly work DEAR ABBY: I understand the frustration of “Takes My Job Seriously” (June 1), the supervisor who complained about her female employees requesting time off for kids’ school and sports events or beauty appointments. Over the last few years I have noticed a decline in work ethic across the board. Phone calls go unreturned, workers stand around idle and errors are made on important forms. People seem to do the minimum necessary to make it to the end of the day, and supervisors aren’t much different — they allow this behavior. Years ago, people worked hard for their money. Now they hardly work. — GETTING THE JOB DONE
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Happy Birthday: You can let down your guard a little and open up to new friends or lovers this year. The people you meet will contribute to your creative drive and motivate you to follow through with plans you may have walked away from in the past. Love is in the stars and, with a little planning, you can impress someone to whom you are attracted. Your numbers are 11, 18, 24, 29, 30, 36, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): There won’t be much you can do to control your current situation, but you can prepare for what you hope to see happen in the future. Don’t share your plans, ideas or thoughts with someone who doesn’t understand your reasoning. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your relationships take an emotional turn if you are the least bit difficult to get along with. Don’t argue when what works best is collaborating and working hand-inhand toward a common goal. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take the initiative and make things happen. Sitting back, waiting for someone to do things for you, will mean you fall behind. Don’t lose enthusiasm because of the way someone reacts toward you or what you are doing. Jealousy will be the cause. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take on a task at home you’ve been putting off and you will find it gets rid of some of the pent-up tension you’ve been feeling. The way will be paved for exciting, new developments. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It will be difficult to hide your feelings, so face any controversy and put it behind you. Once you have gotten rid of some of your anxiety, you should make plans to visit a place you enjoy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
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DEAR GETTING: Your letter was one of many I received filled with interesting — and varied — comments on this topic. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I am the owner of a recruiting company, and I agree with the writer’s views on the quality of today’s work force. I hear from many frustrated clients seeking employees who actually want to work for their paycheck. We have turned into an entitlement society. No one wants to take responsibility for his/her work or life any longer. And they expect big-time money for no responsibility. — VALERIE IN GEORGIA DEAR ABBY: “TMJS” fails to take into consideration the evolution of the work force. Not only are there more women working now, but we
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usually work far beyond the regular 9-to-5 grind. As a single mom, I need flexibility in my schedule to get everything done that’s demanded of me at work and at home. I take my laptop home every night and work after my son goes to sleep. “TMJS” may feel superior because I’m not in the office as much as she is, but I’ll bet I work more hours per week. Technology now allows us the flexibility of choice. — BONNIE C. DEAR ABBY: I supervise several younger women. Studies have shown that while these employees want to do a good job, they find it equally important to have “work/ life” balance. I actually think they are smarter than we are. We tend to overwork and feel guilty if we take a day for ourselves. If they take the time they have earned and use it for what they enjoy — good for them. — WORKAHOLIC IN FORT COLLINS
DEAR ABBY: “TMJS” should update her management training. While we mourn the loss of the way things were, there have been positive changes as well. Understanding diversity in the workplace is imperative for a successful manager. My 20-year-old would be shocked at the concept of staying in one job for 45 years — but that was the norm in my dad’s day. In this global economy, “different” does not equal “bad.” — PATTY IN LANCASTER, PA. DEAR ABBY: “TMJS” must have entered the work force when companies still took care of loyal, longtime employees by providing good benefits and job security. It paid to go the extra mile for your employer because you knew your company would return the favor when needed. In recent years this has changed. Workers today realize that sacrificing their personal life for their professional one does not necessarily reap any benefits. The so-called breakdown of the family unit may be the result of workers dedicating themselves more to their jobs than to their home lives. — FAMILY FIRST IN TEXAS DEAR ABBY: I supervise young, highly paid federal employees and expect them to work hard for the money taxpayers pay them. They seem to think their personal problems should be mine. I disagree. A job is a privilege too many people fail to appreciate until it’s gone. — SERIOUS, TOO, IN THE SOUTHWEST
ODDS AND ENDS Police: Handcuffed man opened car door, escaped ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say a man who was handcuffed somehow managed to open a police cruiser’s door and escape after complaining he was claustrophobic and couldn’t breathe. Altamonte Springs police say the officer had opened the windows slightly for 19-year-old Ridgh Genesis Achille, who had been arrested Friday night on a shoplifting charge. On the way to the jail, the man somehow opened the door from the outside and took off running. The Orlando Sentinel reports that officers, police dogs and even a helicopter were still trying to find Achille on Saturday morning.
Mass. releases ‘great places’ list — with errors BOSTON (AP) — It turns out that some of Massachusetts’ greatest places aren’t so great after all. To promote tourism, the Legislature last week released a list of the state’s top 1,000 attractions. But the Boston Herald reports that some sites don’t exist any more, some are closed to the public and some are listed in the wrong towns. The list also actually has 996 places. The list includes the Baker Robinson Whale Oil Refinery in New Bedford, which has been gutted to make way for a hotel; and Worcester’s African Cultural Center and Ashland State Park, both of which are closed. St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Pittsfield was closed by the Springfield Diocese two years ago. Tourism officials acknowledge some mis-
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1,000 runaway plastic ducks need to be rounded up FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A child advocacy agency is hoping to get all its ducks in a row after more than 1,000 plastic entrants in a charity duck race floated to freedom in northeast Indiana. Stop Child Abuse & Neglect says 17,000 plastic ducks were dropped into the St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne during the June 19 fundraiser but that only 15,000 were retrieved that day. Spokeswoman Jennifer Boen says about 1,000 of the rogue ducks have since been recovered, and that some of the others have been spotted as far away as Ohio. The group says it is working with the Fort Wayne Water Department to catch the remaining ducks and that it wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize the beauty of the river.
Ohio to test Chia Pet-like sound wall on highway CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio plans to build a sound barrier made out of soil and plants in the state’s first eco-friendly attempt at muffling highway noise. A spokesman for the state transportation department says the 12-foot high wall will be like a Chia Pet: Workers will water bags filled with soil and seeds and watch it grow. The transportation department says the noise wall will be built this fall. It will span 400 feet along a westbound stretch of Interstate 70 near Columbus.
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Never too late to commit to Jesus Christ Q: I just turned 50, and I didn’t think it would bother me, but it has. Suddenly, I’ve realized I’m getting older, and I wonder if I’m headed in the right direction. I haven’t paid much attention to God, but is it too late to change that? -- K.C. A: I’m thankful you’re thinking about your life and where you’re headed, because this is one of the most important questions you’ll ever ask. Tragically, many people never ask it until it’s too late and their lives are over. The Psalmist prayed, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). No, it isn’t too late for you to turn to God and discover His plan for the rest of your life -- and I strongly encourage you to do so. You may have forgotten God -- but God hasn’t forgotten you, because He loves you and wants to help you discover the joy of knowing Him. The only life worth living is the life that puts God at its center instead of self. And this can happen, because God loves us and wants us to walk with Him every day. How do I know this? I know it because God sent His Son into the world to bring us back to Himself. You see, only one thing separates us from God, and that is our sin. No matter who we are or how good or bad we’ve been, we are all sinners, and we are all separated from God. But Jesus Christ came to erase our sin and guilt, and reconcile us to God.
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DENNIS THE MENACE
FUNKY WINKERBEAN PEANUTS
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
C R O S S W O R D
MUTTS B y E u g e n e S h e f f e r
ROSE IS ROSE
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0232 A Tool and Die Maker: Must be able to work 1st and 2nd Shifts. Position requires the completion of technical or vocational college Tool & Die program or apprenticeship program and 2 years on the job experience. Must be able to setup and operate standard tool and die tool room equipment. Must be able to read blueprints sketches and tool descriptions; perform tig welding; make core pins to print; proficient in use of precision measuring instruments Must be physically able to exert 25 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible to 10 pounds of force constantly as well as lift at 50 lbs. Must be able to pass background and drug test. Please send resumes to email@example.com or fax to 919-776-1989 EOE A Time and Methods Analyst: Must be able to develop time and motion studies and work measurement criteria to analyze current utilization of personnel and facilities; use principles of ergonomics to analyze individual job duties to maximize efficiency of work and minimize strain on the employees; analyzes equipment used and plant layout to determine if facilities are being used to best advantages; use mathematical analysis to achieve objective measurements of alternate work patterns and layouts. Bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering technology, industrial technology, or related field a plus but not required. Two or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferably automotive manufacturing. Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing and Lean Production techniques will be advantageous. Must be able to pass background and drug test. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 919-776-1989 EOE Looking for a Production Assistant and Administrative Assistant. Experience is a must. Need to have strong skills with spreadsheets in excel and customer relation. Outgoing, organized and a multi task person. Please email resumes to julie.stamper@ mooresmachine.com only. No walk-ins please. Part Time Clerical Help Wanted For Construction Firm Email Resumes To: Meredith.Davis@southeasterncompanies.com Full Time Construction Help Wanted Apply In Person 2505 Dalrymple Street Arden Companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of outdoor patio consumer products located in Sanford, NC has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Plant Manager. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for providing leadership and support on issues
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AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Assist the Plant Manager to ensure the plant is meeting production goals, inventory targets and that product shipments are on time, complete and correct. Ensure all products meet quality requirements, and oversee the quality assurance processes in the facility. Manage the functions of receiving, shipping, purchasing and production planning. Provide leadership and vision in the area of lean practices implementation. Provide leadership to ensure projects are completed on time and the team provides value to its customers. Manage records, communicate plant information and generate reporting, as requested by the Plant Manager and corporate headquarters. Work with the Plant Manager on staffing needs, including hiring and termination decisions, and ensure such practices conform to ethical and legal standards. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: Demonstrated expertise in lean manufacturing. Knowledge of process control, quality assurance and manufacturing applications in a production environment. Clear understanding of Purchasing, Customer Service, Quality Control, Human Resources, Receiving, Shipping and Warehouse operations and how they interact with each other. Strong analytical skills. Ability to prepare reports by compiling and summarizing data. Computer proficient with MS Office suite; Excel, Word and Power Point. Working knowledge of MS Access is strongly preferred. Thorough understanding of Bill-of-Material structures, labor operations, and overhead principles. Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - with all levels of the organization. EDUCATIONAL, LICENSING, OR SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED: BachelorĘźs Degree in business, engineering or technical discipline. Five years or more production management and / or supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus, but not requiredCandidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer.Additional Arden Companies corporate information is available online at www.ardencompanies.com.
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Blueberries For Sale Please Call 776-2649, 3 to 9 P.M. To Order Field Peas, Okra, Squash, Tomatoes, Peaches, Cantaloupes, & Watermelon. B&B Market (Across From Courthouse) 919-775-3032. For Sale: Blueberries You Pick 92 Country Way 919-258-3523
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LAND AUCTION- Halifax County, NC, 400 +/-Acres- Divided. Friday - July 30th, 10:00 AM, Shields Road, Tillery, NC - Excellent Hunting & Agriculture Land - Adjoins Game Lands. www.HouseAuctionCompany.com 252-729-1162, NCAL#7889. TAX SEIZURE AUCTIONWednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. 196 Wilson Park Road, Statesville, NC. Selling Seized Restaurant Equipment for the NC Department of Revenue for Unpaid Taxes. 7 Restaurants, Seating, Coolers, Freezers, Gas Equipment, more. www.ClassicAuctions.com. 704-791-8825. ncaf5479. REAL ESTATE AUCTION-
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Misc for Rent
Cattle Pasture For Rent (Deep River Area) 3 Acres w/ Barn. Water Furnished. Call: 919-776-3992 or 919-356-2117
Mobile Homes for Rent
*2BR,1BA near Moen, $385/mo *2BR, 1BA on Hwy 87, near Buffalo Lakes Rd $300/mo. No pets & Lawn Maint. & Water Incl. with Both Johnson Real Estate 777-6060 18 A&B MHP $390/mo 3BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 2 MH FOR RENT - 2BR 2BA in Harnett County No Pets. Credit Appl. Req. $400/mo $400/Dep or $450/mo $450/dep 919-775-3828 2BR/2BA $425/mo Call:499-7672 or 919-935-9116 3BR 2BA Double Wide on 5 Acres. Mechanic Garage, Handicap Ramp, Dual Drive Way. $775/mo + Sec Dep. In West Sanford 304-655-7386 for more info 3BR MH, Single Wide, In Lemon Springs. NO PETS. Appliances, Grass Mowing, & Trash Inc. $480/mo $480/sec dep. All Of Security Deposit & First Month Rent Req'd. Call: 919-770-3218 Cameron- 4BR/2BA, 2 Living Rooms, 8 Acres, $650/mo + dep. No Pets. Call: 910-245-1208
Riding Lawn Mower Runs and Cuts Great $200 2500 wat portable generator used very little $200 258-5116 or 770-3807
Large Double Wide. 3BR/2BA On 2+ Acres. Secluded, New Appliances, Heating/Air, Deck, Fireplace, $650/mo. $650/dep. Call: 910-528-7505
A All New Furniture Factory Direct Bed Sets $195 5PC $495 Sofa & Loveseats $495 Sectional $495 Dining $145 910-639-9555 A Brand New Pillowtop Queen Sets $125 King Sets $225 Twin $115 Full $125 All models brand new! 910-639-9555 Duncan Phyfe Sofa, Brocade Queen Ann Chair, Antique Side Table Round with Claw Feet. $500 Excellent Condition 895-8520
Misc. Items for Sale
Rascal 320 Mobility Chair. Good Condition. Good Battery. $450 Antique Sofa Good Condition $275 919-776-0818
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1BR Apt N. Horner $360/mo & Dep Req 919-356-4687 1BR Apt., Tramway Area $145/wk, Utilities Furnished Clean, Appliances, No Pets. References 775-9939 2 & 3 BR Apts. Available 1112 Juniper Drive (Sanford) 919-774-1117 Beat the Heat!Move your family into aCool and comfortableapartment home!Now taking applications!Westridge APARTMENTS Pathway DriveSanford, NC 27330(919) 775-51342 BR Unit AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!Washer/dryer hook up in each unitSection 8 welcomedDisability accessible unitsEqual Housing Opportunity
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100lb Barrel Of Granular Chlorine For Sale- $125. Call: 919-499-9442 44" Round Pedestal Table w/ Inlaid Tiles & Oak Trim, 4 Oak Chairs, Good Cond., $200. Recliner, Velour, Rose Color, Good Cond., $50. 499-5510 8 Mailbox Covers-All Seasons. $40 For All. Call: 919-775-3182 Antique Oak Dresser w/Mirror $60, Antique Oak Chest of Drawers $55, Antique Hooiser Kit Cabinet $60 919-353-5703 Cannon G3 Powershot Digital Camera. Exc. Cond. All Accessories & Charger. Take Pics/Movie Clips, Fold Out LCD Screen. $75 Call: 774-1066 Dell & Gateway Computers. Several Models Available Starting $125. Call 774-1066. Moving Must Sell: 6Ęź Bookshelf $15, Glass Fireplace Screen w/tool set and grate $25, Misc. Tools - ¾â€? Drive Socket Set, Palm Sander and Jig Saw and more $50 for all, 6 ½Ęź Christmas Tree $10. 919-258-5588 Refridgerator/Freezer Runs Great, Perfect for 2nd Fridge. $200 919-777-8273 Schwinn Stationary Bike $50 Excel. Con., 2 Metal Fire Doors for Home $45 Each, Wood Grain Computer Desk $20, 919-721-2185
EAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Homes for Sale
All Brick 4 BR, living rm, lrg den, 2.5 BA, double garage, screened porch, 2400 sq feet, great landscaping, must see. $215,000 call 919-353-5386
Homes for Sale
Carolina Trace $119,500 2BR 2BA, 1,095 SQ FT 919-498-5865 House for Sale inside city limits. 3BR, 1BA, Laundry Room, Open LR-DR Area, Appliances included, Large Lot, 80x200, fenced in back yard. $75,000 call 919-718-0912 7-11pm
Lots & Acreage
For Sale by Owner: Carolina Beach Property. Lot 16 Block 40. 4 Blocks from the Ocean. $75,000 919-774-5000
Mobile Homes for Sale
Mobile Home For Sale 2BR/2BA. Very Good Cond. Will Finance if Needed. Call: 919-774-9654 Nice 3BR 2BA Double Wide on Large Lot in Broadway. New Roof. Siding, & Carpet. Lots of Storage. $79,000 Call 258-5603
Fully Equiped Deep River Restaurant. The Whole Building. Repairs needed on roof. $28,000. 774-5000
99 Harley Davidson Heritage Springer Like New 10,000 Miles Silver w/ black & red trim. Just had 10,000 Service. New Tires. $12,000 842-0441 For Sale: 1997 Honda Gold Wing GL 1500 with 2001 California Side Car Trike Kit, with matching Escapade trailer, Pearl Black. Loaded with accessories. Garage Kept. 919-776-2894
Cars for Sale
Affordable Auto Sales 498-9891 Sale! Clean used cars. No credit check financing. Low down payments at $500 dn.
CREDITOR'S NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINACOUNTY OF LEE Having qualified on the 8th day of July, 2010 as Co-Executrices for the Estate of Gwendolyn Howard McIver, deceased late of Lee County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before October 19, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate should make immediate payment. This the 14th day of July, 2010. Elizabeth McIver Wickham 2724 Heather Glen Road Durham, North Carolina 27712 Co-Executrix for the Estate of Gwendolyn Howard McIver and Lillian Marshall McIver 7927 Lowell Valley Road Bahama, North Carolina 27503 Co-Executrix for the Estate of Gwendolyn Howard McIver W.W. Seymour, Jr., Attorney at Law PAAttorney for EstatePO Box 3516Sanford, North Carolina 27330Telephone: (919) 775-2137 Executor Notice Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Ruby Rogers Scoggins, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from July 20, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 19, day of July, 2010. Carolyn Scoggins Boyd 8620 Humie Olive Rd. Apex, NC, 27502 Executor/trix of the estate of Ruby Rogers Scoggins (7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10)
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10 SP 179 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Lee County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Francisco J Ventura, unmarried to William R Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated February 28, 2003 and recorded on March 3, 2003 in Book 835 at Page 829, Lee 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 July 22, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the northern line of Charlotte Avenue at a point South 78 degrees West 67.5 feet from the northwest intersection of Seventh Street and Charlotte Avenue; and running thence parallel with Seventh Street, North 12 degrees West 140 feet to a stake; thence South 78 degrees West 67.5 feet to a stake; thence South 12 degrees East 140 feet to a stake in the north line of Charlotte Avenue; thence, as the north line of Charlotte Avenue, North 78 degrees East 67.5 feet to the Beginning, being part of the lands conveyed to Bryant R. Johnson by deed of Wilkins Corporation, dated December 16, 1946, said deed being recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina, in Book 45, at page 5. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 421 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330. 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 Francisco J. Ventura. 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. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-11634-FC01, 720876 7/13, 07/20/2010
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, LEE COUNTY 10 SP 181 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Stephanie M. Needham to CT - Mortgage Information Svcs., Trustee(s), dated July 13, 2004, and recorded in Book 927, Page 229, Lee 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Lee County, North Carolina, at 11:45AM on July 27, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: The land referred to in this exhibit is located in the County of Lee and the State of North Carolina in Deed Book 711 at Page 953 and described as follows: Beginning at an iron stake in the Eastern line of State Road No. 1538 (East Harrington Avenue). A corner of Patterson; running thence as the Eastern line of State Road No. 1538 (East Harrington Avenue) North 17 deg 11 mins East 103.73 feet to an iron stake. A corner of the Linda R. Cashatt Lot: Thence as the Southern line of the Linda R. Cashatt Lot South 63 deg 08 mins East 303.28 feet to an iron stake in the Dorothy Rosser Line; thence south 19 deg 14 mins West 103.70 feet to a stake in the Patterson Line; thence as the Patterson Line North 62 deg 59 mins (previously erroneously referred to as 39 mins) West 299.64 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.71 acres, more or less. Said property is commonly known as 213 Harrington Avenue, Broadway, NC 27505. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Stephanie M Needham. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ________________________ ___________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1003950NC /M Publication Dates: 07/13/2010 & 07/20/2010
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 July 22, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the north line of Oakwood Avenue at a point 100 feet West From the intersection of the northern line of Oakwood Avenue with the Western line of Seventh Street, corner of lots #16 and #17 of Block 93, and running thence in a northerly direction with the line of lots 16 and 17, 150 feet to a stake; thence in a westerly direction, parallel to Oakwood Avenue, 50 feet to a stake in the line of lots 17 and 18; thence in a southerly direction, with the line of lots 17 and 18, 150 feet to a stake in the line of Oakwood Avenue; thence with the Oakwood Avenue, in a easterly direction, 50 feet to the Beginning and being part of Lot 17 in Block 93 as shown on map of A. P. McPherson lands, recorded in Map Book 1, page 4, Lee County Registry and a part of the land conveyed to Lee Housing Corporation by Mrs. Goldie Gunter and husband, J. T. Gunter, dated March 6, 1944, and recorded in Book 40, page 258, Lee County Registry; and being the same land conveyed by deed of Lee Housing Corporation to A. C. Davis and wife which deed is dated September 1, 1945 and recorded in Deed Book 43, page 189, Lee County Registry; and being also the land conveyed by deed of A. C. Davis and wife to Bernice Kelly and wife, which deed is dated February 14, 1957, and recorded in Deed Book 68 page 44, Lee County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 421 Oakwood Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330. 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 James W. Newman. 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. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-02683-FC01, 720877 7/13, 07/20/2010
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10 SP 0191 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Lee County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by James W Newman and Andrea P. Newman, his wife to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated June 13, 2007 and recorded on June 13, 2007 in Book 01089 at Page 0345, Lee 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
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0955 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Betty Carolyn B. Lamm, Deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate to present them to the undersigned at the office of G. Hugh Moore, Attorney at Law, 1401 Woodland Avenue, Post Office Box 194, Sanford, North Carolina 27330, on or before the 18th day of October, 2010, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to the estate will please make immediate payment. This the 15th day of July, 2010. Vickie L. Searles Executrix of the Estate of Betty Carolyn B. Lamm 293 Hancock Road Sanford, North Carolina 27332 G. Hugh Moore Attorney at Law 1401 Woodland Avenue Post Office Box 194 Sanford, North Carolina 27330 Publish Dates (7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10) EXECUTOR NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Walter Craven Laier, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from June 22, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 22, day of June, 2010. Peggy S. Lanier 4696 Buckhorn Road Sanford NC 27330 Executor/trixof the estate ofWalter Craven Lanier June 22, 29, July 6, 13 Executor NoticeHaving qualified as Executor of the estate of Ruth W. Richards, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from July 13, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 13, July, 2010. Sharon Richards CorrieroPO Box 460Lemon Springs, NC, 28355CodeExecutor/trixof the estate ofRuth W. Richards(7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3) 10 SP 143NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, LEE COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by James G. Williams & Gloria C. Williams, Tenants by the Entireties to First American Title, Trustee(s), which was dated June 9, 2008 and recorded on June 16, 2008 in Book 01139 at Page 0247, Lee 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 July 21, 2010 at 3:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN JONESBORO TOWNSHIP, LEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING ALL OF LOT 34, CARR CREEK ESTATES, SECTION TWO, AS SHOWN ON MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 9, PAGE 78, LEE COUNTY REGISTRY. TAX ID#:PARCEL ID#: 9661-67-8785-00PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3412 EVERS AVENUESANFORD, NC, 27330 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3412 Evers Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330. 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. Follow-
ing 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 James G. Williams and Gloria C. Williams. 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 daysʼ 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. Substitute TrusteeBrock & Scott, PLLC By:_____________________ ______ (SEAL)Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 323465431 Oleander Drive Suite 200Wilmington, NC 28403PHONE: (910) 392-4988FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-02897-FC01
ers Road, Sanford, NC 27332Present Record Owners: Modesto Villatoro and Santos E. Hernandez VelasquezThe terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax.The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 daysʼ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009.Dated: July 6, 2010Posted:______________ _________Witness: Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:______________________ __________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2701 Coltsgate Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28211-3594 (704) 697-5809
Enclosure1959195910-SP0197NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTYUNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Modesto Villatoro and Santos E. Hernandez Velasquez, dated January 10, 2008 and recorded on January 10, 2008, in Book No. 01118, at Page 0845 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Lee County Courthouse, Sanford, North Carolina on July 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Sanford, County of Lee, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:BEGINNING at an iron stake located at the point where Carolina Power and Light Company's transmission line crosses the line between the lands of R. E. Perkins and E. C. Roberts Estate, and running thence South 19 degrees 34 minutes East 252.5 feet to a stake in the center of the paved highway leading by the residence of R. E. Perkins; thence as the center line of said highway, South 32 degrees 30 minutes West 332 feet to a point in the center of said highway; thence North 47 degrees 26 minutes West 248 feet to an iron stake located beneath the power line; thence North 38 degrees 17 minutes East, 220 feet to a stake in the line of T. M. Perry, Sr.; thence as Perry's line, South 42 degrees 34 minutes East 30 feet to a stake, Perry's corner; thence as another of Perry's lines, North 7 degrees 26 minutes East 57.8 feet to a stake in Perry's line beneath the power line; thence as sais power line, North 38 degrees 17 minutes East 186.9 feet to the BEGINNING, containing two (2) acres, more or less, according to a survey and plat by Lacy M. Johnson, Surveyor, dated November 10, 1960.Address of property: 178 Sand-
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