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Tuesday

December 20, 2011

Volume 142 No. 227

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Man could face death penalty

Convicted of double-murder in 2007

Teddy Kulmala

Staff writer

LUMBERTON — The sentencing

phase began on Monday for

a Brooklyn, N.Y., man who was

found guilty on Friday of firstdegree

murder, second-degree

murder and assault with a deadly

weapon inflicting serious injury.

Larry Bonnell Shawn Robinson

was found guilty of the May 2,

Season

for giving

Kindergartener Leticia

Regino receives her present

from Santa Claus Monday at

Magnolia Elementary School

on Monday. The school gifted

125 students with presents

from donors. Guests

in attendance included

Sen. Michael Walters, Rep.

Charles Graham, county

Commissioners David Edge

and Jerry Stephens, Lumbee

Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks

and other community members.

Contributed photo

Wednesday deadline draws near;

Stocking Fund surges past $30,500

Twenty-nine new donations

have pushed The

Empty Stocking Fund past

the $30,500 mark with

just today and Wednesday

remaining to contribute.

The largest gift today,

which is for $1,000, comes

from the Lumberton

Surgical Associates and is

Weather

2007, murders of Lee Chavis

and Darrick Locklear and shooting

and injuring Jason Bryant

Oxendine. The shootings took

place at a mobile home at 615

Lumbee Ave., in the Raft Swamp

community. Robinson faces either

the death penalty or life in prison.

Prosecutor Martha Duvall said

that sometime between 5:30 and

6 p.m., Chavis, Locklear and

Oxendine were leaving the home

given in honor of all the

employees at Southeastern

Regional Medical Center

who take care of the clinic’s

patients. All 29 of the

gifts are for at least $15,

meaning each one will be

matched with a $25 donation

from an anonymous

donor. There are also sev-

Index

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Comics . . . . . . . 7A

Editorial . . . . . . 4A

Nation . . . . . . . . 5A

Sports . . . . . . . . 1B

State . . . . . . . . . 2A

World . . . . . . . . 6A

of their employer and Oxendine’s

father, Merlin, when a black sedan

pulled up in the driveway.

Duvall said that a passenger in

the rear driver’s side seat got out,

and the driver began shooting at

the men. Oxendine and Chavis

saw the driver shoot Locklear and

ran toward the backside of the

house, Duvall said.

“Two more shooters came from

the other side of the house and

eral other gifts from individual

departments at the

hospital.

We also have gifts from

second graders at Union

Elementary, Asbury United

Methodist Church, the

Gardenettes of Lumberton

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ObItuarIes spOrts

Betty Chavis, 79, Rowland

Charles Locklear, 52, Red Springs

Virginia Walters, 69, Lumberton

Billy Hodge, 86, Fairmont

Hansford Gentry, 88, Laurinburg

Larry Garner, 68, Bladenboro

Jonathan McGirt, 3 months, Red Springs

John Navarro Jr., 54, Raeford

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were shooting at them from the

other side,” she said. Merlin

Oxendine went inside, grabbed a

gun and returned fire.

“The evidence suggested, and

the jury apparently agreed with

that, that the defendant was the

one driving the car and he got

shot by Merlin,” Duvall said. “He

tried to get away by jumping in

Judges refuse to fast track

trial on redistricting maps

Gary D. Robertson

Associated Press

RALEIGH — Judges hearing redistricting

lawsuits declined Monday to order a

fast-track trial sought by those challenging

the new boundaries for North Carolina legislative

and congressional seats, but they

set a key hearing date for next month.

A three-judge panel set a scheduling

order to consider together the two lawsuits

— one filed by Democratic elected leaders

and the other by voting and civil rights

advocacy groups — that accuse legislators

of drawing lines that harm blacks and will

confuse voters. Republican mapmakers and

state attorneys defend the maps as lawful.

The judges rejected the request of the

attorneys who sued that the combined cases

go to trial Feb. 2. The lawyers argued their

schedule would bring less disruption to the

2012 elections. The candidate filing period

begins Feb. 13.

One of the judges called the request an

“extraordinary timetable” during a court

hearing late last week. The hearing was

first for this round of the once-a-decade

mapping based on U.S. census population

See PENALTY | 8A

totals.

Monday’s six-page order set another

hearing tentatively set for Jan. 12 to listen

to a motion by the state and Legislature to

ask the cases be thrown out because they

lack merit. The motion to dismiss was filed

late Monday.

The panel — Superior Court Judges Paul

Ridgeway of Wake County, Alma Hinton of

Halifax County and Joseph Crosswhite of

Iredell County — gave no explanation in

Monday’s order for its decision. The judges

See JUDGES | 3A

Larry Bonnell Robinson

Man

dies in

crash

Teen severely hurt

Staff report

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RED SPRINGS — A Red

Springs man was killed

Saturday and a teenage girl

severely injured when his

car crossed the center line

and collided head on with

her vehicle, according to the

state Highway Patrol.

Charles Raven Locklear,

52, of 3244 Old Lowery

Road, Red Springs, was

traveling west on Mt. Tabor

Road about a mile east of

Red Springs at about 11:30

p.m. Saturday when his

1991 Pontiac struck a 1990

Honda that was being driven

east by Brittany Michelle

Caulder, 19, of Greensboro,

according to Trooper W.A.

Richardson’s report.

The report said that tests

were being done to see if

Locklear had been drinking,

but any results would

not be available for weeks.

Locklear was not wearing a

seat belt.

Caulder, who was wearing

a seat belt, was transported

to Southeastern

Regional Medical Center in

Lumberton and later transported

to Duke University

Medical Center. Her condition

today was not available,

but the report indicated that

her injuries were severe.

The cars were traveling at

an estimated 55 mph, which

is the posted speed limit for

that zone.

Dr. Peter Villani, left,

and Dr. Sam Britt present

a check for $1,000

from Lumberton

Surgical Associates.

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AG says 18 charged in Medicaid fraud busts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —

Thirteen home health workers,

a speech therapist and

the operator of a group home

are among 18 people who face

charges of defrauding North

Carolina’s Medicaid system

and the taxpayers who support

it, the state Justice Department

said Monday.

The suspects in ten counties

were arrested last week at

Crime Report

sTAff RepoRT

n Thefts

PARKTON — Carveler

Smith, of 3783 Glenn Road

in Parkton, reported on

Friday that someone broke

into his home through a

back window and took a

$2,000 television, a $150

mp3 player and five hats

valued at $125, according

to a sheriff’s report.

n Break-ins

The following people and

businesses reported breakins

to the Robeson County

Sheriff’s Office:

Petra Oxendine, at 2995

Union School Road in

Rowland; Vernon Knadler,

at 662 Rex Church Road in

St. Pauls; Deborah Locklear,

at 925 Lombardy Village

Road in St. Pauls; Minnie

Britt, at 4290 S. Creek

Road in Orrum; Mablene

McLean, at 48 Oxford

Circle in Rowland; Robert

Lee, at 210 Childrens Road

in Red Springs; Kevin

Hunt, at 4995 Seventh

Street Road in Lumberton;

Lewis Ritchie, at 70 Oxford

Circle in Rowland; Sheila

McRae, at 89 Paizley

Drive in Lumberton;

Moises Gonzalez, at

121 Norman Drive in

Lumberton; Vanessa Bell,

at 2569 Saddletree Road

in Lumberton; and Jessica

Williams, at 281 E. Parkton

Tobemory Road in Parkton.

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the start of a statewide sweep

aimed at cracking down on

people suspected of cheating

the health program for the poor

and disabled. Most of those

arrested last week were homehealth

workers who were paid

for time they didn’t work.

More suspects are expected

to be arrested soon, Attorney

General Roy Cooper said.

“Ripping off Medicaid hurts

RALEIGH(AP)

— Republican Pat

McCrory confirmed

Monday what's been

the least-disguised

decision in North

Carolina politics

for months — the

former Charlotte

mayor is running

for governor again.

In an interview with

The Associated Press, the

GOP's 2008 gubernatorial

nominee said he's "100

percent committed" to

seek the Republican nomination

in May. McCrory

lost to Democrat Beverly

Perdue in 2008 in the

closest general election

for the job in 36 years.

A rematch seems to be

the most likely outcome

in 2012.

McCrory said this fall

he'd say something about

his plans early next year

and confirmed Monday

that an official announcement

would still be forthcoming.

Details haven't

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needy patients, wastes taxpayer

money, and drives up

health care costs,” Cooper said.

“We’re sending a strong signal

to those who defraud Medicaid

that we will find you and make

you pay.”

Authorities allege the

suspects took in more than

$500,000 in fraudulent payments.

One Guilford County man

McCrory said he

wanted to make

clear his intentions.

"I am convinced

that now

is the time to

run for governor

and bring the

changes to a broken

government

and hopefully generate

an environment that

allows our economy to

grow in North Carolina,"

McCrory said, adding "I

just think it's important

for me before the holiday

season to let (the public)

know I'm 100 percent

committed to this effort."

There was little doubt,

however, that McCrory

was going to enter the

race. The 55-year-old

McCrory, a record seventerm

mayor of Charlotte,

began speaking at local

Republican and tea

party-style events within

months of losing to

Perdue by 3 percentage

points.

He's also been slowly

assembling a campaign

team and raising money

with assistance this fall

from Govs. Chris Christie

of New Jersey and Bobby

Jindal of Louisiana.

McCrory's political committee

was competitive

with Perdue's campaign

on fundraising through

allegedly gave false information

when applying to be a Medicaid

home-care provider and billing

for services to dead recipients,

costing the program more than

$200,000, Cooper’s office said.

Kendar Malik Muhammad was

charged with obtaining property

by false pretenses, the attorney

general’s office said.

A woman answering a call to

a number listed for Muhammad,

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the first half of 2011.

Perdue has been struggling

throughout her

three years in office to

overcome a poor national

economy and uncertain

state government fiscal

picture.

McCrory, who works at

his brother's consulting

company and a Charlotte

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said she didn’t know him.

Other busts were carried

out in Alleghany, Cumberland,

Gaston, Harnett, Hertford,

Pitt, Robeson, Union, Wake

and Wayne counties, the attorney

general’s office said. State

authorities recovered $49

million from Medicaid abusers

in the year that ended in

September, Cooper’s office said.

McCrory promises second run for governor

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Brothers in alleged N.C.

terror ring face sentencing

NEW BERN (AP) —

Two brothers who pleaded

guilty to a conspiracy

to support terrorists learn

their sentences Tuesday

for their roles in a homegrown

terror cell federal

prosecutors say plotted

attacks under their

father's leadership.

Dylan Boyd, 25, and

Zakariya Boyd, 22, could

be sentenced by U.S.

District Judge Louise

Flanagan to a maximum

of 15 years in prison, but

both cooperated with

prosecutors and expect

lesser sentences.

According to prosecutors,

the brothers were

part of a group of eight

men who raised money,

stockpiled weapons and

trained for jihadist attacks

against American military

targets and others they

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also didn’t give much of a

roadmap beyond the dismissal

hearing.

Although the court

declined to use the fasttrack

schedule, the date

of the dismissal motion

hearing means the case

is still moving at a brisk

pace, said Eddie Speas, an

attorney representing the

Democratic officials and

voters.

Speas said Monday his

clients will evaluate other

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them from asking the judges

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FIRST AMENDMENT

TO THE CONSTITUTION

OF THE UNITED STATES:

Congress shall make no law respecting an

establishment of religion, or prohibiting the

free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom

of speech, or of the press; or the right

of the people peaceably to assemble; and to

petition the government for redress of grievances.

Your view

Will you be cutting back on

Christmas gifts this year?

“No, I don’t plan

on cutting back on

Christmas. Instead

I started shopping

in August and

always look for the

best deals.”

— Katara

Oxendine,

Pembroke

“I said I was

going to cut down

on Christmas for

others and focus

more on my kids. I

hope that doesn’t

sound too mean,

but I’d rather know

my kids are happy

because times are

hard this year.”

— Adrienna Hunt,

Rowland

Tuesday, december 20, 2011

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“Yes, I’m cutting

back on gifts this

year because the

greatest gift of all

is love and that’s

all we need. Jesus

is the reason for

the season.”

— Lydia Chavis,

Rowland

“Yes. I love

Christmas, but

I don’t like what

Christmas has

become. Its about

Jesus’ birth and a

time of giving and

showing love, not

presents.”

— Jessica Epps,

Pembroke

“Really we

should’ve, but we

didn’t because it’s

only one time a

year. And we can’t

do for everyone all

year, so why not

now?”

— Kenan Lundy,

Lumberton

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More than 200 years

ago, when the first

Continental Congress

met amidst escalating

tensions with the British,

members turned to

God for wisdom to help chart

a course for the future of our

great nation. Even during its

infancy, prayer was shaping our

nation’s history, and that tradition

of prayer continues today

with both chambers of the U.S.

Congress opening each day

with prayer. Prayer is deeply

rooted in the traditions of our

society and rooted in the very

fabric of American history.

As co-chairmen of the

Congressional Prayer Caucus,

Congressman Randy Forbes and I

are working to protect and preserve

the Constitutional right that all

citizens are afforded under the First

Amendment. The Congressional

Prayer Caucus was established to

acknowledge formally the pivotal

and powerful role prayer plays in

American life, and we defend the

individual right to religious liberty

and expression. Approximately 100

members of Congress — Democrats

and Republicans — have come

together in this important endeavor,

and political labels are left at the

The Robesonian’s opinion is expressed

only in its unsigned editorials. The opinions

expressed in columns, letters and cartoons

are those of the authors and artists.

A fix looking for a problem

A

few months ago, tooling

along in my brand new

Honda (aka “cute car”),

I came to a stop at a red

light. On my right, a police

cruiser with lights flashing was

investigating a fender bender.

A total of three cars, the two

that were in the accident plus

the police car, were off on the

shoulder. I was waiting for

the light to change when —

bam — someone crashed into

me from behind. One of the

police officers instructed us

to pull over to the side of the

road near the other two cars.

“Everybody OK?” My husband

and I nodded. “I saw the whole

thing,” the officer said. “So this

won’t take long.”

As we were filling out paperwork

and exchanging insurance information

(the other driver was mortified

and cooperative), yet another car

rear-ended a third car waiting at the

red light. The road was so strewn

with red and white glass that it

looked like a holiday display. When

my husband and I expressed amazement

at the three crashes within the

space of about eight minutes, the

officer shrugged. “It happens all the

time.”

The cause of the second two accidents

(I don’t know what caused

the first.): “distracted driving.”

Both drivers were “rubbernecking”

instead of paying attention to the

road in front of them. By the logic

that the National Transportation

Safety Board applied last week in

its recommendation to ban all cell

phone use by drivers, perhaps we

should also ban police cars?

The accident that led to the

NTSBs sweeping recommenda-

Mona

Charen

Contributing

Columnist

tion was similar to the one I just

described, except that it was more

serious. In Gray Summit, Mo., in

2010, a distracted driver crashed

into a truck. Then, in an accordion

pattern, two school busses

crashed into him. Two people

were killed and 35 injured.

The NTSB investigated and

determined that the original

crash was due to texting on the

part of a distracted driver. As

for the school bus drivers, one

was found to be rubbernecking,

and the other neglected “a

timely brake application.” Well,

yes.

Along with suggestions that

Missouri modify its school bus

inspection regime, the NTSB recommended,

to the entire nation, that

we “ban the non-emergency use of

portable electronic devices,” including

hands-free cell phones.

Is there an epidemic of fatal

crashes caused by texting and talking

on cell phones? NTSB Chairman

Deborah A.P. Hersman implied as

much. She noted that cell phones

and Personal Digital Assistants are

ubiquitous. She cited a study suggesting

that 21 percent of drivers

in the Washington, D.C., area admit

to texting while driving, and she

stated flatly that 3,000 people lost

their lives last year due to texting

in the driver’s seat. Is that true? No.

In a detailed report on distracted

driving issued earlier this year, the

National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration found that only 995

deaths resulted from distraction by

cell phones in 2010. The 3,000-person

figure refers to all distracted

driving.

The Chicken Littles in D.C. notwithstanding,

the roads are getting

Prayer: The real source of power

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Mike

McIntyre

door when we meet privately to pray

for wisdom as each week’s legislative

session begins.

The Prayer Caucus is on the

forefront of protecting religious

freedoms, and some of the

initiatives we have undertaken

include:

n Ensuring that our nation’s

religious heritage is properly

included in the new U.S.

Capitol Visitor Center.

n Supporting the National

Day of Prayer and the National

Prayer Breakfast.

n Reaffirming our national

motto, “In God We Trust.”

n Fighting attempts to

remove “Under God” from our

Pledge of Allegiance.

n Opposing efforts to remove a

memorial cross honoring military

veterans.

n Working to retain the practice of

reference to God during flag-folding

ceremonies for veterans’ funerals.

n Protecting the ability of military

chaplains to pray according to their

consciences.

In the small chapel of the U.S.

Capitol, there is a beautiful stained

glass window called “Washington’s

Gethsemane.” It depicts a kneeling

figure of George Washington on a

cold winter day in Valley Forge, Pa.,

safer, not more dangerous. The

number of car accident fatalities has

been dropping steadily for decades.

In 1990, 44,599 people lost their

lives in crashes. In 2010, 32,885

were killed — a decrease that is

even more significant considering

the rise in the total number of

licensed drivers and cars on the

road. According to the NHTSA,

there were 1.7 deaths per 100 million

vehicle miles driven in 1994,

but only 1.14 in 2009, the lowest

level in 60 years.

Alcohol-related fatalities are also

down. In 1999, 22,587 people died

in crashes in which alcohol was a

factor. By 2004, again, despite the

increase in cars and drivers, the

number was 16,694. But here’s an

arresting statistic: In both years,

men were almost three times as likely

as women to be drunken drivers.

Shall we ban men behind the wheel?

The NHTSA is panicking about

cell phones. Yet another report from

the NHTSA (there are so many)

issued earlier this month found that

only 5 percent of drivers have been

observed holding cell phones to

their ears while driving, and only .9

percent were seen to be “manipulating”

a hand-held device.

People do other stupid things

behind the wheel, including but definitely

not limited to eating, arguing

with passengers, petting their dogs

and writing government safety recommendations.

There would be zero traffic fatalities

if we simply banned cars. But

the freedom and conveniences are

seen to outweigh the cost in lost

lives. Preventing the (perhaps) 3

percent of traffic fatalities caused by

cell phones is nanny statism at its

worst.

just days before Christmas, praying

for his soldiers and our country.

It serves as a powerful affirmation

of faith and patriotic duty, and it

embodies the deep spiritual underpinnings

of the founding of our

nation.

The Apostle Paul wrote in I

Thessalonians 5:17 that we should

“pray without ceasing.” Indeed, if

any of us desire to know the true

source of power, it cannot be found

in the halls of Congress, the chambers

of the Supreme Court or the

Oval Office in the West Wing. It

must be found in the One who is the

only true source of power. Prayer

gives us an opportunity to express

our heart to God, and it gives Him

the opportunity to speak to a receptive

heart.

You, your family, your fellowship

group or your place of worship can

readily join us in this effort to pray

for us and for all leaders that we may

rely upon the wisdom which only

He can give. You can join us in this

endeavor at www.mcintyre.house.

gov/prayercaucus. Thank you, and

may God bless you and yours during

this Christmas season and throughout

the new year!

n Mike McIntyre is a U.S. congressman

representing the 7th District.


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Deadly snowstorm halts travel across Great Plains

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) —

Fierce winds and snow that

caused fatal road accidents and

shuttered highways in five states,

crawled deeper into the Great

Plains early Tuesday, with forecasters

warning that pre-holiday

travel would be difficult if not

impossible across the region.

Hotels were filling up quickly

along major roadways from

eastern New Mexico to Kansas,

and nearly 100 rescue calls came

in from motorists in the Texas

Panhandle as blizzard conditions

forced closed part of Interstate

40, a major east-west route,

Monday night.

About 10 inches of snow had

fallen in western Kansas before

dawn Tuesday, and several more

inches — along with strong wind

gusts — were expected, National

Weather Service meteorologist

Marc Russell said.

"We're talking about whiteout

conditions," he said.

The storm was blamed for at

least six deaths Monday, authorities

said. Four people were killed

when their vehicle collided with

a pickup truck in part of eastern

New Mexico where blizzard-like

conditions are rare, and a prison

guard and inmate died when a

prison van crashed along an icy

roadway in eastern Colorado.

The late-autumn snowstorm

lumbered into the region

Monday, turning roads to ice and

reducing visibility to zero. The

conditions put state road crews

on alert and had motorists taking

refuge and early exits off major

roads across the region.

In northern New Mexico,

snow and ice shuttered all roads

from Raton to the Texas and

Missing Maine girl’s family

worried about her safety

WATERVILLE, Maine

(AP) — Police said

they were considering

all possible scenarios in

the search for a missing

20-month-old girl, whose

disappearance unleashed

a flood of leads from a

concerned public.

"We are looking at

everything. We don't want

to miss anything along

the way as we continue

on in this investigation,"

Waterville Police Chief

Joseph Massey said as the

search continued Monday

for Ayla Reynolds.

Ayla was reported

missing Saturday morning

by her father, Justin

DiPietro, who called

police to say she was not

in her bed in Waterville.

She was last seen Friday

night wearing a green

one-piece pajama set with

polka dots and the words

"Daddy's Princess" on it.

Relatives of Ayla's

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WASHINGTON (AP)

— With the Senate

adjourned for the holidays,

House Republicans

are moving to shelve a

bipartisan two-month

extension of the Social

Security payroll tax cut

that cleared the Senate

over the weekend and are

demanding instead that

their fellow lawmakers

return to the Capitol for

negotiations.

After a spate of bipartisanship

last week, the

combatants are back in

full-throated warfare over

President Barack Obama's

payroll tax initiative and

other expiring measures,

including jobless benefits

for almost 1.8 million

people who will lose them

next month if Congress

doesn't act.

Instead of accepting

a two-month stopgap

Senate measure that

would ensure fighting

continues into February,

Republicans said they

would move Tuesday to

set up an official House-

Senate negotiating panel

known as a conference

committee. The Senate's

top Democrat said he

would refuse to negotiate

until the House passes the

short-term version.

Both sides insist they

want to extend the provisions

before a Dec. 31

deadline, but that will

prove difficult. After

overwhelmingly passing

a two-month extension

Saturday, senators raced

for the exits in the belief

that the House would see

no alternative but to go

along. The Senate isn't

scheduled to resume legislative

work until Jan. 23.

The Senate's shortterm,lowest-commondenominator

approach

would renew a 2 percentage

point cut in the Social

Security payroll tax, plus

jobless benefits for the

long-term unemployed,

and would prevent a huge

cut in Medicare payments

to doctors.

mother, meanwhile,

said they were concerned

about the

girl's safety while

she was staying

with her father,

who was caring for

her.

Welfare agents

had placed Ayla

with her father

weeks ago while her

mother, Trista Reynolds,

was in rehab for substance

abuse, Reynolds'

stepsister Whitney

Raynor said Monday. The

toddler's maternal grandmother,

Becka Hanson,

told the Morning Sentinel

newspaper it was the

Department of Health

and Human Services that

took custody of the girl

and turned her over to

DiPietro.

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her father, the toddler

suffered a broken arm,

said Raynor, who serves

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it was packed with unhappy skiers

who had been headed to lodges

in Colorado and elsewhere in

New Mexico.

"They lost a day or two of

skiing, and they had budgeted

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"They are not happy, but we

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) —

The body of North Korea's long-time

ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a

memorial palace Tuesday as weeping

mourners filled public plazas and state

media fed a budding personality cult

around his third son, hailing him as

"born of heaven."

Indicating that the leadership transition

in the communist dynasty is on

track, Kim Jong Un — Kim's youngest

known son and successor — visited

the body with top military and

Workers' Party officials and held what

state media called a "solemn ceremony"

in the capital, Pyongyang, as the country

mourned.

The Korean people were in "deep

sorrow at the loss of the benevolent

father of our nation," Ri Ho Il, a lecturer

at the Korean Revolutionary History

Museum, told The Associated Press in

Pyongyang.

"He defended our people's happiness,

carrying on his forced march both night

and day," Ri said.

Still images aired on state TV showed

ILIGAN, Philippines

(AP) — The Philippine

government shipped more

than 400 coffins Tuesday

to two flood-stricken cities

in the south where the

death toll neared 1,000

as President Benigno

Aquino III declared a state

of national calamity and

relief agencies rushed to

help.

The latest count listed

957 dead and 49 missing

and is set to climb further

as additional bodies are

being recovered from the

sea and mud in Iligan and

Cagayan de Oro cities.

A handful of morgues

are overwhelmed and running

out of coffins and

formaldehyde for embalming.

Aid workers appealed

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tents and clothes for many

of 45,000 displaced in

crowded evacuation centers.

Navy sailors in Manila

loaded a ship with 437

white, wooden coffins to

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of water bottles.

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of silence, and then circled the bier, followed

by other officials.

Kim Jong Il died of a massive heart

attack on Saturday caused by overwork

and stress, according to the North's

media. He was 69 — though some

experts question the official accounts of

his birth date and location.

Although there were no signs of

unrest or discord in Pyongyang's somber

streets, Kim's death and the possibility

of a power struggle in a country

pursuing nuclear weapons and known

for its secrecy and unpredictability have

heightened tensions in the region.

With the country in an 11-day period

of official mourning, flags were flown at

half-staff at all military units, factories,

businesses, farms and public buildings.

The streets of Pyongyang were quiet,

but throngs of people gathered at landmarks

honoring Kim, AP video footage

from Pyongyang showed.

The state funeral is to be held at the

Kamsusan Memorial Palace on Dec. 28.

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Iraq’s Sunni VP denies charges he ran hit squad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Sunni

vice president denied charges he

ran a hit squad that killed government

officials during the nation's

wave of sectarian bloodletting,

accusing the Shiite-led government

Tuesday of waging a campaign of

persecution.

Tariq al-Hashemi told a news

conference that he has not committed

any "sin" against Iraq. He

described the charges against him

as "fabricated" and said the Shiite

prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki,

was behind a plot to embarrass

him.

"I'm shocked with all these

things," al-Hashemi told reporters

in the televised news conference in

the northern city of Irbil. "I swear

by God that al-Hashemi didn't do

any sin or anything wrong against

any Iraqi whether today or

tomorrow and this my pledge

to God."

He said the arrest warrant

was a campaign to "embarrass"

him. He blamed al-Maliki,

although he did not say

specifically what he believed

the Shiite premier had or had

not done.

"Al-Maliki is behind the

whole issue. The country is in the

hands of al-Maliki. All the efforts

that had been exerted to reach

national reconciliation and to unite

Iraq are now gone. So yes, I blame

al-Maliki," he said.

The Iraqi prime minister effectively

runs the Ministry of Interior,

where the charges originated.

Iraqi officials on Monday accused

al-Hashemi of running a hit squad

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bodyguards for al-Hashemi.

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days after the last U.S. soldiers

withdrew from the country,

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sectarian tensions run deep.

Al-Hashemi is in Iraq's semiautonomous

northern Kurdish

region and is not in custody. He

thanked Iraq's President Jalal

Talabani, a Kurd, for his support

and said that Talabani promised

he would be responsible for his

security.

Official: Pakistan sees lull

in strikes by U.S. drones

ISLAMABAD (AP) —

The CIA has stopped firing

missiles at militants in

Pakistan since last month's

deadly NATO airstrikes

along the Afghan border so

as not to "aggravate" already

strained ties with Islamabad,

the chief of Pakistan's senate

defense committee said

Tuesday.

The 33-day pause is the

longest since the program

began in 2004, according

to the Long War Journal,

a website that tracks the

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complete review of its relationship

with Washington.

Javed Ashraf Qazi, the

defense committee chief,

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by the many opportunities and choices

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a decision, you might want to further

explore a new concept. You hold

many feelings in. You could be seen

as remote or unavailable. If you are

single, you might put a suitor on a

pedestal. This tendency could damage

a potential bond. If you are attached,

you, too, might not be seeing your

sweetie clearly. When this person falls

off his or her pedestal, don’t blame

him or her, but you -- you put this person

there. SCORPIO makes a good

healer.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day

You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive;

3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

HHHH You are known as the

Pioneer of the Zodiac, yet you also

work well with one other person.

Together you could clear the decks

more easily for the upcoming weekend.

Be sensitive to what appears to

be too good to be true. Tonight: Enjoy

the one you are with.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

HHHH Others dominate. Don’t

worry — they do value your opinions.

You could have difficulty understanding

where others are coming from. A

true gentleness emerges because of

the interaction you have with a loved

one. Tonight: You can only say “yes”

to an offer.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHH Dive into work. You know

the possibilities. Don’t sell yourself

short. You have the ability to get past

a problem. The unexpected occurs

when dealing with a friend or someone

around work. Flex and understand.

Tonight: Make nice.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHHH Allow your ingenuity to

flourish. You will not only complete a

task but be able to finish any last-minute

details. Just because you look up

to or respect someone doesn’t mean

either of you might be suppressing

strong feelings. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

HHH Stay close to home, and

don’t venture far. Not that you will

get lost, but your imagination could

encourage an adventure when you

don’t have time. Still, you just might not

care, as you adapt your plans accordingly.

Remember, for every action

there is a reaction. Tonight: Head

Today’s Answers

THE LOCKHORNS William Hoest

Jacquelene Bigar’s Horoscope

home early.

VIRGO (Aug. 2 3-Sept. 22)

HHHH You feel inspired, no matter

what you are doing. You have a lot

going for you, though it might be hard

to tell. You have a tendency to go to

extremes. Make calls, return calls and

schedule meetings. Let more caring in.

Tonight: On the phone, the computer

and/or sharing with friends.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HHHH Allow greater give-andtake.

If you’re wondering about a few

last-minute gifts, know that not everything

has to be a material manifestation.

Consider a valued experience as

a present. Understand what might be

ailing a family member. Listen to news

with a grain of salt. Tonight: Anchor in.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHHHH Methodically enter the

next few days. You might have too

many lists, but you will burst through

them like lightning. A child or new

friend might need your time. Don’t

overthink things. You might not be

comfortable with a personal matter.

Tonight: All smiles.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HHH The best of attitudes can

sometimes tumble during times of

stress and fatigue. For a brief moment,

the holidays or another situation could

stress you out. A little distance could

help you recuperate. An optimistic

attitude helps you recharge. Tonight:

Take a night off from the hectic pace.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHH Your instincts play out when

dealing with a partner or someone you

care about. Pitch in with suggestions

while completing a key project. Don’t

skip an important meeting. Recognize

that you can stall a child’s or someone

else’s requests. Tonight: Where the

fun is.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHH Take a stand, though

you might need to handle a personal

or domestic issue. You have what

appears to others to be an endless

source of energy and optimism. Listen

to your instincts with finances. You

cannot keep postponing a decision.

Tonight: The spotlight is on you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHHHH Read between the lines

with what is occurring in a friendship.

At first the situation seems hazy.

Detach, and you will see clearly. Use

this information to eliminate a problem

that could affect you and others.

Tonight: Orchestrate with music.

Jacqueline Bigar is on the Internet

at www.jacquelinebigar.com.

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Death Notices

Betty Chavis

Rowland

Betty Ruth Lee Chavis, of 6401 U.S. 74 West,

was born on April 12, 1932, and died on Dec. 18,

2011, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m.

Wednesday at Independent Full

Gospel Holiness Church, the Revs.

Jimmy Strickland, Derrick Chavis, Earl

Deese and Johnny Locklear officiating.

Burial will follow in Chavis family

cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late

John Willie Lee and Charity Taylor Lee. She was

preceded in death by her parents, and seven siblings,

Lessie Scott, Ida Mae Hardin, Johnny Lee,

Ethereen Hardin, Lola B. Scott, James (Jim Bo)

Lee, and Lillie Ray Locklear. The love of her life

the Rev. Gene A. Chavis and precious granddaughter,

Constance Locklear.

Betty Chavis known as the mother of the church

at Independent Full Gospel Holiness, she loved

her family, sisters, brother, and church family. She

helped co-ministered with her husband the Rev.

Gene Chavis for 43 years at five different churches

throughout her life. She was a mentor to many

and a spiritual advisor to her brothers and sisters

in Christ. She loved the Lord and helped many

with their spiritual walk with Christ; her knowledge

of God’s word will be missed by all those that she

helped.

Betty Chavis leaves to cherish her memories,

four sons, Gene C. Chavis and wife Healy, both

of Raleigh, Timmie Chavis and John D. Chavis,

both of Rowland, and Michael Chavis and wife

Melissa, both of Red Springs; five daughters,

Pamela Strickland and husband William, both of

Fairmont, Connie Locklear and husband Stevie

of Rowland, Fala Williams and husband Dewey,

Audrey Archevald and husband Billy, Justina

Chavis-Hall and husband Nicky, all of Rowland; 18

grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters,

Naomi Smith of Laurinburg and Nellie Gray Walker

of Charlotte; a brother, Wilson R. (Buddy) Lee of

Orrum; many friends from numerous counties, and

churches in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at

Independent Full Gospel Holiness Church.

Arrangements by Thompson’s Funeral Home of

Pembroke

Paid obituary

Charles Locklear

Red Springs

Charles R. Locklear, 52, of 3242 Old Lowery

Road, died Dec. 17, 2011, at Mt. Tabor Road in

Red Springs.

The funeral will be 2 p.m.

Wednesday at Galilee Baptist Church,

the Rev. Larry Chavis and Marlee

Locklear officiating. Burial will follow

in Locklear family cemetery in Red

Springs.

He was preceded in death by

his parents, Early G. and Roshelle

Locklear; a brother, Jerry Locklear; and a sister,

Margaret Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Dolly Locklear of the

home; sons, Charles Locklear Jr. and Brandi and

Joshton Locklear, both of Pembroke, and Dakyai

Locklear of the home; two daughters, Brandette

Locklear of Lumberton and Bethanie Locklear of

Pembroke; four brothers, Donald Locklear and

Maxine of Maxton, Ervin Locklear and Cathy,

James Locklear, Michael Locklear, all of Red

Springs; five sisters, Sally Sampson and Cliff of

Lumber Bridge, Jean Locklear and Clevand of

Shannon, Janice Locklear and Ronnie, Debra

Locklear and Reese, and Dora Locklear, all of Red

Springs; and seven grandchildren.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at

Heritage Funeral Home.

Paid obituary

Virginia Walters

Lumberton

Virginia Muriel Britt Walters, 69, of Lumberton,

passed away on Dec. 16, 2011, in Lumberton.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m.

Wednesday at New Hollywood Cemetery, Pastor

Jeff Broadwell officiating.

She was born in Bladen County on Oct. 13,

1942, to the late Vurlie Lee Britt and Bertha Mae

Tyson Britt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in

death by her husband, E.J. Walters Sr.; and several

siblings.

Walters is survived by a son, E.J. “Jamie”

Walters Jr. of Lumberton; two daughters, Jan

Walters Parker and husband Terry and Jessica

Walters Ward and husband Don, all of Lumberton;

two brothers, Carl Britt and Roger Britt, both

of Hope Mills; and six grandchildren, Madison

Walters, Austin Allen, Lauren Parker, Chelsi Ward,

D.J. Smith and Christopher Branch.

The visitations will be held at the homes of Jan

and Terry Parker, 1665 Ivey Road, Lumberton

and E.J. “Jamie” Walters, 518 Linwood Ave.,

Lumberton.

Memorials may be made to Christopher

Branch’s Bone Marrow Transplant Fund at State

Employee’s Credit Union.

Online condolences may be made through

www.floydmortuary.net.

Paid obituary

Billy Hodge

Fairmont

Billy Hudson Hodge, 86, of 314 Sandy Road,

died Dec. 17, 2011, at Wesley Pines Retirement

Facility.

A military graveside service will be 3 p.m. today

at Rowland Cemetery in Rowland, Chaplain Dean

Carter and the Rev. Michael Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Patty Hodge of the home;

three sons, Billy Hudson Hodge Jr. of Leland; stepsons,

Bruce Bullock of Rowland and Percy Warren

Bullock of Kennesaw, Ga.; daughters, Margaret

Hodge Adcock of Conover, Billie Jane Hodge Van

Ark of Long Mont, Colo.; and stepdaughter, Cathy

Bullock Shooter of Rowland; a sister, Alma Lee

Baker of Melbourne Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 16

great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. before the

service at Boles Funeral Home in Rowland.

Hansford Gentry

Laurinburg

Hansford Gentry, 88, of Laurinburg, died Dec.

17, 2011.

The funeral was this morning at Trinity United

Methodist Church in Red Springs, the Rev.

William Gentry officiatied. Burial followed in the

Philadelphus Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Peyton Gentry of West

End; three daughters, Carol Barber of Charlotte,

Susan Gentry Gaston of Marco Island, Fla.,

and Janis Bracey of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a

brother, Billy Gentry of Vass; three sisters, Mary

Ann Luttrell of Avon Park, Fla., Joyce Gibson

of Laurinburg, and Rose Alice Robinson of

Greensboro; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by McDougald Funeral Home

and Crematorium.

Larry Garner

Bladenboro

Larry Thomas Garner, 68, of Bladenboro, died

Dec. 18, 2011.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Center

Road Baptist Church, the Revs. Vernon Britt,

David Rutland, Dave Pyatte and special speaker,

David Masters officiating. Burial will follow in Allen

Cemetery in Dublin.

Surviving are his wife, Polly C. Garner of the

home; two sons, Lloyd Guyton of Bladenboro and

Penalty

From page 1A

the car and backing the

car out of the driveway,

but he backed into

the drainage ditch. He

jumped and ran from the

vehicle and collapsed

in a field less than 100

yards away. Eventually

the ambulance came and

took him to the hospital.”

Locklear, who was shot

seven times, died at the

scene. Chavis later died

at the hospital. Oxendine

was hospitalized with a

gunshot wound to the left

calf.

Duvall said it’s “hard

Stewart Carroll of Tar Heel; a daughter, Paula

Russ of Bladenboro; a brother, Randy Garner of

Tar Heel; a sister, Betty Jo Barnes of Tar Heel; six

grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30

p.m. Wesdnesday at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral

Home.

Jonathan McGirt

Red Springs

Jonathan Cole McGirt, 3 months, of 1502

Andrew Road, died Dec. 17, 2011, at Cape Fear

Valley Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. today

at Piney Grove Independent Holiness Church

Cemetery in Red Springs, the Rev. Gene Truman

Chavis officiating.

Surviving are his father, Jeremy McGirt; his

mother, Stephanie McGirt; three brothers, Jeremy

McGirt, Jalen McGirt and James McGirt; and a sister,

Hailey Nicole Gentle.

John Navarro Jr.

Raeford

John A. Navarro Jr., 54, of 1189 Gainey

Road, died Dec. 17, 2011, at Morrison Manor in

Laurinburg.

The memorial was held Monday at the home.

Surviving are his wife, Katheryn Navarro; six

sons, John Navarro III and Nicholas Navarro,

both of Jacksonville, and stepsons, Bric Creech

of Whiteville, Frank Creech and Sam Creech of

Raeford, and Eric Creech of New York; five daughters,

Crystal Navarro and Nicole Navarro of New

York, stepdaughters, Jacqueline Lowry of Raeford,

Erica Hair of Linden and Rose Neighbor; two brothers,

Anthony Navarro of New York and Joseph

Navarro of Calabash; and four grandchildren.

Incompletes

Carol Paulus Gniadek, 73, of Lumberton, died

Dec. 19, 2011, at Southeastern Hospice House.

Floyd Mortuary in Lumberton.

L.B. Hunt, 87, of Shannon, died Dec. 18, 2011,

at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Boles

Funeral Home in Red Springs.

Lindsey “Big Boy” Locklear, 77, of 3250

Chason Road, died Dec. 19, 2011, at Cape

Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. Boles

Funeral Home in Red Springs.

Anna Davis, 81, of 1555 Willis Ave.,

Lumberton, died Dec. 19, 2011, at Southeastern

Regional Medical Center. Worley Mortuary in

Fairmont.

Jacky Wilson Pierce, 51, of 485 Harleyville

Road, Rowland, died Dec. 18, 2011, at home.

Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Olegario Regino Trinidad, 42, of 293 Hearty

Road, Lot 96, Lumberton, died Dec. 18, 2011,

at UNC Hospitals. Colvin Funeral Home in

Lumberton.

Silas Fields, 77, of 602 Memory Lane,

Laurinburg, died Dec. 19, 2011, at home.

McPhatter Funeral Home in Laurel Hill.

Marvin Chandler, 82, of Rowland, died Dec.

18, 2011. Jackson Funeral Home.

Funerals Today

Charlie McCall, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church

in Lumberton.

Phenie Watterson, 2 p.m. at Lewis-Bowen

Funeral Home Chapel.

Johnnie Thompson, 2 p.m. at St. James

A.M.E. Zion Church in Red Springs.

Billy Hodge, 3 p.m. at Rowland Cemetery in

Rowland.

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to say” what the motive

was.

“The theory was that

it was a planned robbery

that was aborted

once they got there and

saw the victims outside

the house and began to

shoot,” she said. “… It

was a calculated, planned

killing for sure. Based

on the jury’s verdict, I’m

not sure they felt that we

were able to prove beyond

a reasonable doubt that

there was a planned robbery.

They did not find

guilt on felony murder.

First-degree murder, the

theory is pre-meditated,

deliberate, with malice.”

Robinson is the only

person who has been

Wormhoudt said. A safety patrolman on

a Jet Ski swooped in and picked up the

actor.

Butler was shaken up but not seriously

injured, Wormhoudt said. He was taken

by ambulance to Stanford Medical Center

for examination and was later released.

charged in the case.

“We have our suspicions

as to who they are,

we just haven’t been able

to put enough evidence

together to charge them,”

Duvall said.

Robinson, who did not

take the stand during the

trial, was arrested two

days after the murders

and has been in jail since.

Jury selection for the

case began Sept. 19, but

presentation of evidence

didn’t begin until Nov.

28.

Superior Court Judge

Douglas Sasser is presiding

over the case. The

sentencing hearing was

set to resume today at 9

a.m.

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December 21, 2011 Weather

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Dear Dr. Brothers:

I trust my doctor, but I

have issues. I am a pretty

healthy, happy person,

but every time I enter the

medical center, I seem to

get very tense. When he

examines me and talks to

me about my symptoms

or problems, I seem to

watch his face for every

little sign of concern, and

when he questions me,

I sound like some kind

of hypochondriac. Then

I am afraid to talk, and

I also think I’m holding

him up from his next

appointment. How can I

make this all go better?

— E.H.

Dear E.H.: It is pretty

common for people to

get a little tense when

they visit the doctor,

but the fact that you

basically trust him is a

NEW YORK (AP) —

You might say that Lady

Gaga’s year really began in

an egg.

That’s how she arrived at

the Grammys in February,

encased in a large, translucent

pod carried by scantily

clad dancers. When she

“hatched” onstage,

she effectively gave

birth to “Born This

Way,” performing

the eponymous lead

single of her second

studio album

and anthem to selfacceptance.

In 2011,

the album would

carry her around

the world, where she rarely

went unnoticed.

After a year of extravagant

globe-trotting and

relentless advocacy of tolerance,

Lady Gaga has been

voted Entertainer of the

Year by members of The

Associated Press.

There were 135 ballots

submitted by U.S. news

organizations that make

up the AP’s membership.

Editors and broadcasters

were asked to cast their ballots

for who had the most

influence on entertainment

and culture in 2011.

“I am humbled and

honored to be named

‘Entertainer of The Year’

by The Associated Press,”

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good thing to hear. So

what you are worried

about is how you appear

to him, and what his

reaction to you will be

in the examining room.

We all dread finding out

that something is wrong,

and your fears are making

you behave in a way

that might very well be

raising some red flags

with him. His concern

then makes you more

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Lady Gaga said in a statement

Monday signed

“Mother Monster.”

“My deepest gratitude to

the broadcasters and journalists

who’ve supported

me over the years, and in

turn, are now supporting

the loves of my life: my

fans. Thank you for

believing in ‘Born

This Way.’ May

you continue to

brave the dreams of

Showbiz.”

Lady Gaga narrowly

edged out the

late Apple founder

Steve Jobs by three

votes. Many others

received numerous votes,

including Taylor Swift,

Charlie Sheen, Adele and

the cast of “Harry Potter.”

Previous winners of the

AP Entertainer of the Year

include Betty White, Swift,

Tina Fey and Stephen

Colbert.

But it was Lady Gaga

whose eminence in 2011

stood out most to voters.

While accepting the best

pop vocal album Grammy

for her previous disc, “The

Fame Monster,” earlier this

year, she said stardom was

an adjustment for her.

“When I wrote ‘Born

This Way,’ I imagined

(Whitney Houston) was

singing it because I wasn’t

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nervous, and around and

around you go. What you

donwant to happen is

for him to have a skewed

picture of your basic

emotional health — that

even could prompt him

to suggest some course

of medication that is

entirely unnecessary.

So, your problem really

should be addressed, for

your own good.

One way to approach

this may be to make an

appointment that doesn’t

include any prodding

or poking — ask for

a consultation in his

office, where you can

just talk calmly about

anything that is bothering

you. Write it down

in a list. Don’t worry

so much about his reactions,

but listen to his

words. You’re not alone

secure enough in myself to

imagine I was a superstar,”

she said.

When the album was

released in May, 1.1 million

copies sold in the first week,

partly aided by a dramatic

discount from Amazon,

which sold it for 99 cents.

But it was an industry-shattering

moment because an

extraordinary 60 percent

of sales in the first week

were digital downloads.

Altogether, it outsold the

next 42 albums on the

Billboard chart combined.

As of October, worldwide

sales had surpassed 8 mil-

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— a study by University

of Michigan researchers

found that doctors

and patients routinely

give each other many

nonverbal clues that are

misinterpreted by both

parties. Your doctor may

appreciate the sit-down

as much as you do.

Dear Dr. Brothers:

My husband and I have

always been polar opposites:

He loves to go

skiing and hiking in the

mountains; I prefer the

beach and working in my

garden. We’ve managed

to live in the middle of

the country for 20 years,

and have taken turns

going to vacation spots

where at least one of us

can be happy. But with

retirement looming,

we are starting to fight

lion copies.

“One of my greatest artworks

is the art of fame,”

the 25-year-old told “60

Minutes” earlier this year.

“I’m a master of the art of

fame.”

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I would rather give in

than be at odds with him

all the time. Is that the

best course? — T.M.

Dear T.M.: It’s good

that you are thinking

about putting your long,

committed relationship

first instead of concentrating

on having things

your own way. But you

must realize that if you

think of it as just “giving

in,” that could set off a

whole other set of feelings

that could work just

as well to bring down

your relationship; there

is nothing like simmering

resentment to ruin a

marriage. So there must

be another way to look

at things and work out a

compromise. First, consider

whether you really

need to move anywhere.

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of the “taking turns”

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would have abandoned it

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You could rent two

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Davidson shocks Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Take

a mid-major, add a neutral court and

Kansas has a recipe for disaster.

The Jayhawks have stumbled

against everyone from Bucknell to

Bradley in the NCAA tournament,

and barely squeaked by teams like

Davidson.

They weren’t so fortunate Monday

night.

Nik Cochran scored 21 points,

including a clutch 3-pointer in the

closing minutes, and the plucky

Wildcats shocked the 12th-ranked

Jayhawks 80-74 at the Sprint Center

to exact a little bit of revenge for an

epic NCAA tournament loss three

years ago.

“They were our equal and we

Panthers’

Chudzinski’s

playbook has

no limits

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Panthers

offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski

has a bag full of tricks and he’s not

afraid to use them — even if it means

borrowing a play from a kids’ movie.

With Cam Newton under center,

Chudzinski is finding fun news ways

to use the talented rookie’s athleticism

to his advantage.

The latest twist was borrowing a

hidden-ball trick very loosely adapted

from a play called “the annexation

of Puerto Rico” from the 1994

movie the Little Giants to help the

Panthers beat the Texans 28-13. The

play resulted in a 7-yard touchdown

run by fullback Richie

NFL

Niners drub

Big Ben,

Steelers | 4B

Section B

PreP sPorts

Wanted wideout

Photo by Rivals.com

Ex-Lumberton quarterback Marquez North has offers from various SEC and ACC schools after a

standout junior season at Mallard Creek in Charlotte.

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Ex-Pirate North

mulling offers

from colleges

Brad Crawford

Staff writer

LUMBERTON — When Marquez North

burst onto the gridiron scene at Lumberton

High School in 2010, he did so with an evergrowing

cult following of supporters.

After scoring 30 touchdowns as a 14-yearold

freshman on the junior varsity squad,

most Pirate fans already knew of the 6-foot-3,

205-pound sensation and couldn’t wait to see

him perform on Friday nights.

He didn’t disappoint as a sophomore starting

quarterback in Mike Brill’s altered Shot-T

offense, totaling 1,650 yards and 22 touchdowns

while leading the Pirates to the

state playoffs. Without North this season,

Lumberton’s offense had its lowest production

total in four years and averaged 16.2

points per game, last in the Southeastern

Conference.

His all-county campaign with the Pirates

was just the beginning for North.

Following a January transfer to Mallard

Creek in Charlotte, North made his mark on

offense and special teams for the Mavericks.

As a wideout and safety, his freakish frame

and 4.35 speed is wanted by a host of

Division I football programs. College coaching

staffs knew of North while at Lumberton,

but the offers are pouring in now that the

multi-purpose athlete is one of the expected

headliners in the class of 2013.

“There’s going to be a lot of schools that

recruit him,” Mallard Creek coach Mike

Palmieri told ESPN recruiting guru Dave

Hooker in August after watching North

practice.

Palmieri’s prediction came before his

See NORTH| 4B

Leach lends hand for Christmas

Kaleb Roedel

Sports Editor

Brockel and landed

the Panthers on highlight

reels across the

country.

And it had the

Texans chasing

an empty-handed

Newton, who sold the

play perfectly.

“Cam’s ability to run and throw, it

just adds another dimension,” coach

Ron Rivera said. “It has been kind of

neat to see the different things we’ve

been able to do with him over the

course of the season and show he’s an

integral part of what we are and what

we’re going to become.

It’s not the first time Chudzinski

has ventured into a gadget play to

ignite the offense — and probably

won’t be the last. Two weeks against

Tampa bay he called for a throwback

pass from receiver Legedu Naanee —

who originally went to Boise State

to play quarterback — to Newton

that resulted in a big gain and nearly

another touchdown before he was

dragged down at the 2-yard line.

Chudzinski has also experimented

with using running back DeAngelo

Williams in the Wildcat.

LUMBERTON — A buzz was

building in the Garden Center of

Walmart in Lumberton on Monday.

Shopping carts gripped by parents

and sidled by jumpy kids filled

the space, as shoppers awaited the

arrival of Vonta Leach, an NFL fullback

for the Baltimore Ravens who

hails from Robeson County.

Leach, who was born in

Lumberton and graduated from

South Robeson High School, is in

his eighth season in the league. He

was selected to his first Pro Bowl

last season as a member of the

Houston Texans. This past summer

COLLEgE HOOPS

UNC and Duke cruise to wins | 3B

knew that coming in,” Kansas coach

Bill Self said.

Since arriving at Kansas in 2003,

the mid-major has been a major

headache for Self. Along with losses

to the “Killer B’s,” the Jayhawks

have also fallen to Northern Iowa

and Virginia Commonwealth.

They barely survived the Wildcats

in the regional finals in 2008 before

winning the NCAA title.

“I don’t think you can take as

much this game as you can other

games because this team’s not that

he signed a three-year deal with the

Ravens

Leach didn’t stroll into Walmart

as a pro football player, rather as a

proud native, reaching out to those

less fortunate during the Christmas

season.

“It’s very important,” Leach said

of his annual Vonta Leach Shopping

Spree, which gives 100 kids —

preselected based on need by the

Public Schools of Robeson County

— each a $100 Walmart gift card.

“From where I came from to where

I am today, I’m just giving back not

only to the community that I grew

up in but all over Robeson County.

“It’s a time of giving. I just try to

give a lot of my time and effort and

good,” Self said of his Jayhawks.

“Other games we were more talented

and somebody beats you, you

consider that an upset. That wasn’t

an upset tonight.”

Self also wasn’t convinced that a

lengthy break for finals was a problem.

He said the team had a good

practice Sunday and a “spirited”

workout before the game.

“I’m pretty sure Davidson had

finals too,” Self said. “I’m not buying

into that.”

Thomas Robinson had 21 points

and 18 rebounds for the Jayhawks,

while Tyshawn Taylor came back

from surgery to repair a torn meniscus

in his right knee to get 15 points

and seven assists.

everything to help those people that

are less fortunate than I am.”

And how important is it to the

local families?

The ear-to-ear smiles flashed by

the kids and parents who made their

way to the gift card-giving Leach

said it all. In fact, most wanted to

capture their appreciation with a

photo, as children and their families

posed for pictures with the 6-foot,

260-pound Pro Bowler before getting

their shopping sprees started.

“It has made the difference in

the lives of a lot of young people

who otherwise would not

have the opportunities to shop for

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Rich Sugg | Kansas City Star

Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor drives to the basket against Davidson’

Chris Czerapowicz during the opening half at the Sprint Center in

Kansas City, Missouri.

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Vonta Leach

distributes

$100 gift

cards to

children at

the Walmart

Supercenter

in Lumberton

on Monday.

One-hundred

kids were

pre-selected

based on need

by the Public

Schools of

Robeson

County.

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SPORTS

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Dec.

20,

2011

From staff and wire reports

County Hall of Fame

taking applications

LUMBERTON — The deadline

for applications for the 2012 class

of the Robeson County Sports Hall

of Fame is Dec. 31. An induction

ceremony is set for April 2012.

The Robeson County Athletic Hall

of Fame was organized in 2008 to

honor the outstanding contributors,

both male and female, to

sports across county.

Inductees have distinguished

themselves on and off the playing

fields. Applications may be

obtained by calling (910) 272-

6400, emailing info@angelelitesports

or at

www.angelelitesports.com.

Rangers awarded

rights to Darvish

NEW YORK (AP) — The

Texas Rangers won the Yu Darvish

sweepstakes with a record bid of

$51.7 million. Now they'll try to

agree on a contract with Japan's

top pitcher.

Major League Baseball

announced that the Hokkaido

Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's

Pacific League informed the U.S.

commissioner's office they had

accepted the highest bid for

Darvish.

That sealed offer was submitted

under the posting system by the

Rangers, winners of the past two

AL pennants. They have 30 days to

negotiate with Darvish and sign

him to a deal. A person familiar

with the details said the winning

bid by the Rangers was $51.7 million

— more than the $51.1 million

posting fee the Boston Red Sox

paid for Daisuke Matsuzaka in

2006.

Phils,Rollins finalize

$33 million deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —

Jimmy Rollins and the

Philadelphia Phillies finalized a

$33 million, three-year deal.

The contract includes a vesting

option for a fourth year at $11 million.

If not vested, that could be a

club option at $8 million or a player

option at $5 million.

The 33-year-old Rollins is a

three-time All-Star shortstop and

the 2007 NL MVP. He has spent

his entire career with the Phillies

after being selected in the second

round of the 1996 amateur draft,

and was a free agent for the first

time. Last season, he hit .268 with

16 home runs, 63 RBIs and 30

steals.

D-backs, Kubel

have two-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The

Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to

a two-year, $15 million contract

with free-agent outfielder Jason

Kubel. General manager Kevin

Towers confirmed the deal, saying

it was contingent on Kubel passing

a physical. The contract includes a

mutual option for a third year.

Kubel had 104 home runs and 429

RBIs in seven seasons with the

Minnesota Twins.

Knicks sign

point guard Davis

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) —

The New York Knicks signed point

guard Baron Davis.

Davis joined the Knicks after

the Cleveland Cavaliers waived

him last week and designated him

as their amnesty player so his

salary wouldn't count against their

cap figure.

It's unknown when Davis can

play after sitting out all of preseason

thus far with a back injury.

Davis played in 58 games last season,

averaging 13.1 points and 6.7

assists for the Clippers and

Cavaliers.

ESPN’s James to

run for U.S. Senate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Craig

James, the college football analyst

who starred as a tailback at

Southern Methodist and played for

the New England Patriots, left

ESPN and entered the Republican

race for the open U.S. Senate seat

in Texas.

The 50-year-old James said he

is running as a conservative outsider.

SCOREBOARD

TV SCHEDULE

TODAY

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

8 p.m.

ESPN — Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl, FIU vs.

Marshall, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

7 p.m.

ESPN2 — Samford at Kentucky

9 p.m.

ESPN2 — Butler at Gonzaga

NHL HOCKEY

7:30 p.m.

VERSUS — Chicago at Pittsburgh

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

10 p.m.

FSN — Tennessee at Stanford

LOCAL SPORTS

Basketball

Bill Sapp Open Hours

Holiday Play Free Schedule

TODAY

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Parkview Gym 9am-8pm

Wednesday

Parkview Gym 9am-8pm

Thursday

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Parkview Gym 9am-8pm

Friday

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Parkview Gym 9am-12pm, 1:30-6pm

Saturday

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Dec 26-27

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Parkview Gym 2-6pm

Dec. 28-30

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Parkview Gym 9am-8pm

Dec. 31

Bill Sapp Gym 11am-4pm

Parkview Gym 2-6pm

Late Middle School boys

Southeastern Academy 25,

St. Mary’s 20

SEA — Oliver 10, Evers 6, Bailey 5, Ellis 2,

Williams 2.

Southeastern Academy 32,

Wilmington Christian 14

SEA — Oliver 12, Evers 7, Williams 6, Bailey

5, Nemeroff 2.

Southeastern Academy 47,

Waccamaw Academy 24

SEA — Williams 13, Evers 10, Oliver 10,

Britt 3, Ellis 3, English 3, Nemeroff 2, Bailey

2, Bonner 1.

Southeastern Academy 42,

Myrtle Grove 17

SEA — Oliver 22, Williams 10, Evers 4, Britt

2, Ellis 2, Nemeroff 2.

Records — SEA 4-0 in conference

Wrestling

St. Pauls individual results

Dec. 17

113: PORTER, COLBY (Hoke County High

School) FALL Hendrix, James(St. Pauls

High School) 1:31

113: Scott, Dakota (Swett, Purnell High

School) DEC Hendrix, James(St. Pauls High

School) 8-6

120: McCall, James (St. Pauls High School)

FALL Jones, Khalil(Smith, E. E. High School)

4:47

120: RIVERA, AUSTIN (Hoke County High

School) FALL McCall, James(St. Pauls High

School) 3:26

120: Douglas, Tashad (South Robeson High

School) FALL McCall, James(St. Pauls High

School) 4:05

132: Hall, Tavarius (St. Pauls High School)

FALL Napolitano, Anthony(South View High

School) 5:05

132: Hall, Tavarius (St. Pauls High School)

TF HARTGROVE, AUSTIN(Hoke County

High School) 5:00

132: Council, Robert (Swett, Purnell High

School) DEC Hall, Tavarius(St. Pauls High

School) 9-4

145: McRea, Demetrius (Smith, E. E. High

School) FALL Broady, Chris(St. Pauls High

School) 1:05

145: Oxendine, Austin (Swett, Purnell High

School) FALL Broady, Chris(St. Pauls High

School) 1:17

152: Harrell, Justin (St. Pauls High School)

FALL Carter, Mario(South View High School)

0:34

152: Harrell, Justin (St. Pauls High School)

FALL Bleazey, John(Gray's Creek High

School) 2:36

152: Harrell, Justin (St. Pauls High School)

DEC MINTON, FREDERIC(Hoke County

High School) 5-4

170: Munn, Deshawn (St. Pauls High

School) DEC Richardson, Justis(Gray's

Creek High School) 9-8

170: Cox, Darious (Douglas Byrd High

School) FALL Munn, Deshawn(St. Pauls

High School) 0:57

170: Staub, Jacob (Richmond Senior High

School) DEC Munn, Deshawn(St. Pauls

High School) 10-6

182: Gonderman, Anthony (Lumberton High

School) FALL Williams, Ishiah(St. Pauls

High School) 1:45

182: WATKINS, JOHN (Hoke County High

School) FALL Williams, Ishiah(St. Pauls

High School) 1:00

220: Drake, Corey (Gray's Creek High

School) FALL Scholl, Edward(St. Pauls High

School) 3:47

220: AARON, MICHAEL (Hoke County High

School) FALL Scholl, Edward(St. Pauls High

School) 0:59

285: Buxton, Elijah (Gray's Creek High

School) FALL Freeman, Michael(St. Pauls

High School) 2:33

285: WIRT, DARRIUS (Hoke County High

School) FALL Freeman, Michael(St. Pauls

High School) 2:09

Lumberton Seadogs

Port City Duals

Sunday, Dec. 18

Castle Hayne, NC

1 — Lumberton Seadogs (Team Champions)

2 — Port City Pirates

3 — Mebane Hurricanes

4 — Holly Springs Hawks

5 — Southport Cougars

Round 1

Lumberton defeats Southport 78-15

Round 2

Lumberton defeats Mebane 62-20

Round 3

Lumberton defeats Holly Springs 63-30

Finials

Lumberton defeats Port City 63-24

TRANSACTIONS

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS_Signed RB Armando

Allen, DE Thaddeus Gibson and WR Max

Komar from the practice squad. Signed RB

Robert Hughes to the practice squad. Placed

S Chris Conte and WR Johnny Knox on

injured reserve.

CINCINNATI BENGALS_Signed CB Devon

Torrence to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Placed CB

Aqib Talib on injured reserve. Signed DT

Jovan Haye. Released TE Martell Webb

from the practice squad. Signed LB Mike

Balogun to the practice squad.

COLLEGE

SYRACUSE_Named Terry Donovan executive

senior associate athletics director/chief

financial officer.

Monday’s scores

EAST

Albany (NY) 76, St. Francis (NY) 64

Caldwell 82, Queens (NY) 68

Colgate 61, Dartmouth 55, OT

Delaware 70, La Salle 66

East Stroudsburg 79, Sciences (Pa.) 65

LeMoyne 97, CW Post 81

Maine 77, Utah Valley 60

Misericordia 75, Marywood 57

Morehead St. 64, Binghamton 45

West Virginia 72, Tennessee Tech 53

SOUTH

Auburn 76, Florida A&M 69

Charlotte 74, Coppin St. 63

Clemson 70, Alabama St. 45

Duke 90, UNC Greensboro 63

ETSU 83, Milligan 43

East Carolina 76, Coastal Carolina 51

Florida 82, MVSU 54

Georgia Tech 65, Alabama A&M 54

Jacksonville St. 81, Reinhardt 75

James Madison 67, The Citadel 49

LSU 67, Marquette 59

Lincoln Memorial 73, Augusta St. 57

Marshall 87, Belmont 86

Memphis 85, Lipscomb 75

North Carolina 99, Nicholls St. 49

Northwestern St. 89, Central Methodist 79

Randolph-Macon 78, Averett 67

SC-Upstate 80, Florida Gulf Coast 75

South Alabama 70, Georgia Southern 57

South Florida 70, Cleveland St. 55

Tennessee St. 92, LeMoyne-Owen 55

UNC Pembroke 96, Armstrong Atlantic 88

UNC Wilmington 67, Campbell 65

Vanderbilt 99, Longwood 71

Virginia Tech 84, North Florida 55

Winston-Salem 74, Tusculum 70

MIDWEST

Akron 88, Youngstown St. 62

Davidson 80, Kansas 74

Ferris St. 57, N. Michigan 49

Franklin 82, Trine 75

Grand Valley St. 70, Michigan Tech 68, OT

IUPUI 66, Ball St. 57

Ill.-Chicago 57, W. Illinois 56

Illinois 64, Cornell 60

Indiana 107, Howard 50

Iowa 105, Cent. Arkansas 64

Loyola of Chicago 69, Rockhurst 46

Michigan St. 89, UMKC 54

Missouri St. 66, Texas A&M-CC 53

N. Iowa 84, Loras 48

Nebraska-Omaha 82, Hastings 49

Northwood (Mich.) 77, Ashland 64

Notre Dame 106, Sacred Heart 65

Rose-Hulman 67, DePauw 59

S. Illinois 80, SIU-Edwardsville 57

SMU 84, SE Missouri 65

Wichita St. 102, Newman 53

SOUTHWEST

Arkansas St. 108, Lyon 61

Baylor 95, Paul Quinn 54

Concordia-Austin 93, Louisiana College 92

Creighton 83, Tulsa 64

St. Edward's 99, Harding 81

Temple 77, Rice 70

UTEP 69, McNeese St. 54

Wayland Baptist at UTSA, ppd.

FAR WEST

Boise St. 70, Fresno St. 63

California 70, UC Santa Barbara 50

Colorado 70, CS Bakersfield 64

Colorado St. 85, Texas Southern 61

Denver 57, Wyoming 46

Great Falls 90, Walla Walla 47

Long Beach St. 76, E. New Mexico 54

New Mexico St. 91, Southern U. 66

Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, Kennesaw St. 51

San Diego St. 80, UC Riverside 55

Stanford 75, Bethune-Cookman 56

UNLV 81, Louisiana-Monroe 63

Utah 72, Portland 67

Weber St. 106, Mayville St. 57

UNC PEMBROKE 96,

ARMSTRONG 88

UNC PEMBROKE (8-4, 3-0 PBC)

Marcus Heath 8-12 2-2 19; Ben Jacobs 7-8 3-

3 18; K.J. Cooper 2-6 10-11 16; Shahmel

Brackett 4-8 2-2 13; George Blakeney 4-7 3-

6 11; Griffin Pittman 3-3 2-2 10; Nathan Priest

2-4 1-1 5; Miguel Starkey 1-1 2-2 4; Mike

Robinson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-50 25-29 96.

ARMSTRONG (4-6, 1-3 PBC)

Aric Miller 9-17 1-2 25; Mychal Horn 8-11 1-2

21; Chris Vanlandingham 7-11 1-1 17; Grant

Domsic 3-7 2-2 10; Keyshore Williams 3-8 2-

3 8; DeVon Jones 2-3 0-0 4; Austin Edens 1-

2 0-0 3; J.C. Winn 0-0 0-0 0; Stephen Davis

0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-61 7-10 88.

3-point goals--UNC Pembroke 9-14

(Shahmel Brackett 3-5; Griffin Pittman 2-2;

K.J. Cooper 2-4; Marcus Heath 1-2; Ben

Jacobs 1-1), Armstrong 15-31 (Aric Miller 6-

10; Mychal Horn 4-5; Grant Domsic 2-6; Chris

Vanlandingham 2-4; Austin Edens 1-2;

Keyshore Williams 0-4). Fouled out--UNC

Pembroke-None, Armstrong-Keyshore

Williams. Rebounds--UNC Pembroke 31

(George Blakeney 8), Armstrong 21 (Grant

Domsic 6). Assists--UNC Pembroke 12 (K.J.

Cooper 3; Marcus Heath 3), Armstrong 20

(Mychal Horn 5; Chris Vanlandingham 5).

Total fouls--UNC Pembroke 14, Armstrong

20. Technical fouls--UNC Pembroke-None,

Armstrong-None.

No. 7 DUKE 90,

UNC-GREENSBORO 63

UNC-GREENSBORO (2-10)

Simpson 1-10 2-3 4, Brackett 5-10 0-2 10,

Williams 2-6 1-3 5, Parker 2-2 3-4 8, Van

Dussen 2-5 0-2 4, Armstrong 4-10 2-4 11,

Bethea 1-1 0-0 2, Randall 4-7 2-2 12, Henry

1-4 1-2 3, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, Paulos 0-0 0-

0 0, McNeely 1-1 0-0 2, Hoffer 1-2 0-0 2.

Totals 24-59 11-22 63.

DUKE (10-1)

Mas. Plumlee 6-8 3-8 15, Kelly 1-3 7-10 10,

Rivers 5-11 2-4 14, Thornton 1-2 0-0 3, Curry

2-6 4-4 9, Cook 6-7 0-0 14, Gbinije 2-2 4-4 8,

Hairston 2-8 2-2 6, Dawkins 4-6 0-0 11, Mi.

Plumlee 0-1 0-0 0, Zafirovski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals

29-54 22-32 90.

Halftime_Duke 45-34. 3-Point Goals_UNC-

Greensboro 4-13 (Randall 2-4, Parker 1-1,

Armstrong 1-3, Williams 0-1, Simpson 0-2,

Van Dussen 0-2), Duke 10-21 (Dawkins 3-5,

Cook 2-3, Rivers 2-5, Kelly 1-2, Thornton 1-2,

Curry 1-4). Fouled Out_None.

Rebounds_UNC-Greensboro 27 (Simpson

6), Duke 46 (Mas. Plumlee, Mi. Plumlee 13).

Assists_UNC-Greensboro 14 (Van Dussen

4), Duke 10 (Cook, Mas. Plumlee, Rivers 2).

Total Fouls_UNC-Greensboro 21, Duke 19.

No. 5 N. CAROLINA 99,

NICHOLLS 49

NICHOLLS (4-8)

Prest 1-8 0-0 2, McBeath 1-5 0-0 2, Lewis 5-

17 0-0 10, Rillieux 3-9 3-5 9, Hammond 7-13

0-1 15, Talkington 1-8 0-0 3, Smith 4-9 0-0 8,

Smith-Hyde 0-1 0-0 0, West 0-0 0-0 0. Totals

22-70 3-6 49.

NORTH CAROLINA (10-2)

Barnes 4-12 0-3 9, Zeller 3-7 1-2 7, Henson

2-9 3-4 7, Strickland 6-8 2-4 14, Marshall 4-5

0-3 8, Bullock 4-10 0-0 10, Hairston 3-11 6-8

13, Watts 3-6 3-5 9, McAdoo 5-9 4-6 14,

Hubert 1-2 0-2 2, White 0-1 0-0 0, Simmons

1-3 1-2 3, Crouch 0-1 1-2 1, Cooper 1-1 0-0

2, Dupont 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 21-41 99.

Halftime_North Carolina 48-22. 3-Point

Goals_Nicholls 2-22 (Hammond 1-3,

Talkington 1-6, Rillieux 0-1, Smith-Hyde 0-1,

McBeath 0-2, Lewis 0-3, Prest 0-6), North

Carolina 4-19 (Bullock 2-8, Barnes 1-3,

Hairston 1-5, Crouch 0-1, White 0-1, Marshall

0-1). Fouled Out_McBeath, Smith.

Rebounds_Nicholls 35 (Prest 8), North

Carolina 72 (Henson, Zeller 11).

Assists_Nicholls 11 (Prest 4), North Carolina

19 (Marshall 7). Total Fouls_Nicholls 26,

North Carolina 13. A_18,072.

DAVIDSON 80,

No. 12 KANSAS 74

DAVIDSON (7-3)

Cohen 4-8 2-2 12, Brooks 6-11 0-2 13,

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

HE S AID IT I

“When we put that play in, I never

thought in a million years that that

play was going to work, let alone get a

touchdown.” — Panthers WR Brandon

LaFell, referring to the Carolina’s trick play

taken from the movie “The Little Giants” in

Sunday’s 28-13 win over Houston

Kuhlman 5-12 4-4 15, Cochran 5-6 7-8 21,

Droney 1-4 2-3 4, Kalinoski 2-7 0-0 6, Reigel

0-0 0-0 0, Ben-Eze 0-1 0-0 0, Czerapowicz 1-

7 3-4 6, Mann 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 25-61 19-25

80.

KANSAS (7-3)

Robinson 7-18 7-12 21, Releford 2-3 4-7 8,

Withey 4-6 1-1 9, Taylor 4-11 6-11 15,

Johnson 6-13 0-0 15, Tharpe 0-0 0-0 0,

Teahan 2-9 0-0 6, Wesley 0-1 0-0 0,

Juenemann 0-0 0-0 0, Young 0-1 0-0 0.

Totals 25-62 18-31 74.

Halftime_Davidson 33-32. 3-Point

Goals_Davidson 11-33 (Cochran 4-5, Cohen

2-4, Kalinoski 2-6, Kuhlman 1-4, Brooks 1-5,

Czerapowicz 1-6, Mann 0-1, Droney 0-2),

Kansas 6-23 (Johnson 3-10, Teahan 2-8,

Taylor 1-5). Fouled Out_Brooks, Teahan.

Rebounds_Davidson 40 (Droney, Kalinoski

6), Kansas 43 (Robinson 18).

Assists_Davidson 14 (Kuhlman 4), Kansas

15 (Taylor 7). Total Fouls_Davidson 24,

Kansas 20.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBS Bowl Schedule

TODAY

Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday

Poinsettia Bowl

At San Diego

TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), 8 p.m.

(ESPN)

Thursday

MAACO Bowl

At Las Vegas

Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 8

p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday

Hawaii Bowl

At Honolulu

Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2),

8 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 26

Independence Bowl

At Shreveport, La.

North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 4 p.m.

(ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

At Detroit

Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6),

4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Belk Bowl

At Charlotte, N.C.

North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5),

8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Military Bowl

At Washington

Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 4:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Holiday Bowl

At San Diego

Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m.

(ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 29

Champs Sports Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 5:30

p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl

At San Antonio

Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 9 p.m.

(ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 30

Armed Forces Bowl

At Dallas

Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN)

Pinstripe Bowl

At Bronx, N.Y.

Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Music City Bowl

At Nashville, Tenn.

Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6),

6:40 p.m. (ESPN)

Insight Bowl

At Tempe, Ariz.

Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m.

(ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 31

Meinke Car Care Bowl

At Houston

Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6),

Noon (ESPN)

Sun Bowl

At El Paso, Texas

Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 2 p.m.

(CBS)

Liberty Bowl

At Memphis, Tenn.

Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Fight Hunger Bowl

At San Francisco

UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Chick-fil-A Bowl

At Atlanta

Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 2

TicketCity Bowl

At Dallas

Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon

(ESPNU)

Capital One Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1

p.m. (ESPN)

Outback Bowl

At Tampa, Fla.

Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1

p.m. (ABC)

Gator Bowl

At Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m.

(ESPN2)

Rose Bowl

At Pasadena, Calif.

Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m.

(ESPN)

Fiesta Bowl

At Glendale, Ariz.

Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1),

8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Sugar Bowl

At New Orleans

Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8

p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Orange Bowl

At Miami

West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8

p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 6

Cotton Bowl

At Arlington, Texas

Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8

p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 7

BBVA Compass Bowl

At Birmingham, Ala.

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 8

GoDaddy.com Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois

(10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 9

BCS National Championship

At New Orleans

LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 21

East-West Shrine Classic

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN)

Saturday, Jan. 28

Senior Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Feb. 5

Texas vs. Nation

At San Antonio

Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

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AFC

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-NewEngland11 3 0 .786 437 297

N.Y. Jets 8 6 0 .571 346 315

Miami 5 9 0 .357 286 269

Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 311 371

South

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Houston 10 4 0 .714 343 236

Tennessee 7 7 0 .500 279 278

Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 207 293

Indianapolis 1 13 0 .071 211 395

North

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Pittsburgh 10 4 0 .769 282 198

x-Baltimore 10 4 0 .714 334 236

Cincinnati 8 6 0 .571 305 283

Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 195 274

West

W L T Pct PF PA

Denver 8 6 0 .571 292 343

Oakland 7 7 0 .500 317 382

San Diego 7 7 0 .500 358 313

Kansas City 6 8 0 .429 192 319

NFC

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 8 6 0 .571 348 296

N.Y. Giants 7 7 0 .500 334 372

Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 342 311

Washington 5 9 0 .357 252 300

South

W L T Pct PF PA

x-New Orleans11 3 0 .786 457 306

Atlanta 9 5 0 .643 341 281

CAROLINA 5 9 0 .357 341 368

Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 247 401

North

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Green Bay 13 1 0 .929 480 297

Detroit 9 5 0 .643 395 332

Chicago 7 7 0 .500 315 293

Minnesota 2 12 0 .143 294 406

West

W L T Pct PF PA

y-San Fran 11 3 0 .769 307 182

Seattle 7 7 0 .500 284 273

Arizona 7 7 0 .500 273 305

St. Louis 2 12 0 .143 166 346

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Saturdayʼs Game

Dallas 31, Tampa Bay 15

Sundayʼs Games

New Orleans 42, Minnesota 20

Seattle 38, Chicago 14

Cincinnati 20, St. Louis 13

CAROLINA 28, Houston 13

Kansas City 19, Green Bay 14

Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 13

Miami 30, Buffalo 23

Washington 23, N.Y. Giants 10

Detroit 28, Oakland 27

New England 41, Denver 23

Arizona 20, Cleveland 17, OT

Philadelphia 45, N.Y. Jets 19

San Diego 34, Baltimore 14

Mondayʼs Game

San Francisco 20, Pittsburgh 3

49ers 20, Steelers 3

Pittsburgh 0 0 3 0— 3

San Francisco3 3 7 7—20

First Quarter

SF_FG Akers 22, 3:25.

Second Quarter

SF_FG Akers 38, 12:13.

Third Quarter

Pit_FG Suisham 51, 6:08.

SF_V.Davis 1 pass from Ale.Smith (Akers

kick), 3:44.

Fourth Quarter

SF_Gore 5 run (Akers kick), 9:06.

Pit SF

First downs 20 17

Total Net Yards 389 287

Rushes-yards 19-84 30-100

Passing 305 187

Punt Returns 2-(-10) 0-0

Kickoff Returns 3-85 2-30

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-52

Comp-Att-Int 25-44-3 18-31-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-25 0-0

Punts 4-38.5 6-47.5

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 9-72 7-49

Time of Possession 31:26 28:34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 15-64,

Moore 1-21, Roethlisberger 1-0, Redman 2-

(minus 1). San Francisco, Gore 18-65, Dixon

5-12, Ale.Smith 3-12, Ginn Jr. 1-6, Miller 1-3,

Hunter 2-2.

PASSING_Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 25-44-

3-330. San Francisco, Ale.Smith 18-31-0-187.

RECEIVING_Pittsburgh, Cotchery 5-93, Miller

5-82, Wallace 5-66, A.Brown 5-59,

Mendenhall 3-25, Moore 2-5. San Francisco,

V.Davis 6-72, Crabtree 4-35, K.Williams 4-33,

Hunter 2-24, Ginn Jr. 1-14, Swain 1-9.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Pittsburgh, Suisham

48 (WL).

Sunday boxes

Panthers 28, Texans 13

Carolina 7 14 0 7—28

Houston 0 0 6 7—13

First Quarter

Car_Smith 26 pass from Newton (Mare kick),

12:07.

Second Quarter

Car_Shockey 9 pass from Newton (Mare

kick), 12:19.

Car_Brockel 7 run (Mare kick), :55.

Third Quarter

Hou_FG Rackers 26, 11:07.

Hou_FG Rackers 34, 2:53.

Fourth Quarter

Hou_Foster 1 run (Rackers kick), 13:48.

Car_D.Williams 24 run (Mare kick), 9:54.

Car Hou

First downs 20 18

Total Net Yards 316 358

Rushes-yards 34-166 25-150

Passing 150 208

Punt Returns 1-1 5-63

Kickoff Returns 1-21 2-84

Interceptions Ret. 2-26 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 14-24-0 19-30-2

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Carolina, D.Williams 15-61,

Newton 7-55, Stewart 11-43, Brockel 1-7.

Houston, Foster 16-109, Tate 7-26, Yates 2-

15.

PASSING_Carolina, Newton 13-23-0-149,

A.Edwards 1-1-0-11. Houston, Yates 19-30-2-

212.

RECEIVING_Carolina, Smith 5-82, Shockey

2-35, Naanee 2-16, Olsen 2-15, Stewart 2-8,

Brockel 1-4. Houston, Foster 5-58, Vickers 4-

29, Daniels 2-29, Walter 2-26, B.Johnson 2-

23, Dreessen 2-19, Jones 1-24, Tate 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Houston, Rackers

49 (WR).

Redskins 23, Giants 10

Washington 3 14 3 3—23

N.Y. Giants 0 3 0 7—10

First Quarter

Was_FG Gano 36, 9:14.

Second Quarter

Was_Moss 20 pass from Grossman (Gano

kick), 13:42.

Was_Young 6 run (Gano kick), 7:56.

NYG_FG Tynes 40, :02.

Third Quarter

Was_FG Gano 43, 11:49.

Fourth Quarter

Was_FG Gano 25, 14:57.

NYG_Bradshaw 3 run (Tynes kick), :33.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Washington, Helu 23-53, Royster

10-36, Young 4-14, Armstrong 1-14, Paul 1-7,

Grossman 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Giants,

Bradshaw 10-58, Jacobs 8-33.

PASSING_Washington, Grossman 15-24-2-

185. N.Y. Giants, Manning 23-40-3-257.

RECEIVING_Washington, Gaffney 6-85, Helu

3-16, Moss 2-40, Stallworth 2-35, Paulsen 1-

9, Young 1-0. N.Y. Giants, Nicks 5-73, Cruz 5-

44, Manningham 3-57, Bradshaw 3-21,

Pascoe 2-26, Hynoski 2-13, Ballard 1-15,

Barden 1-6, Ware 1-2.


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MALE

College basketball

UNCP outlasts Armstrong Atlantic

Braves 3-0 in PBC for first time in history

Staff report

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Armstrong

Atlantic nailed a season-best 15

3-pointers and shot 55 percent from

the field, but UNCP used timely

rebounding and a lights-out offensive

performance in the second half

to run past the Pirates, 96-88, on

Monday evening in Alumni Arena.

The victory helped UNCP (8-4,

3-0 PBC) move to 3-0 in

Peach Belt Conference

play for the first time in

school history. The Braves

have now won six of their

last seven outings since

a home loss to Wingate

in late November. The

setback marked the third

win in the last five series

matchups with Armstrong

(4-6, 1-3) as well.

Marcus Heath scored a teambest

19 points on 8-for-12 shooting

from the field to pace six players

with double-figure scoring nights

for the Braves who also had all five

of their starters post double-figure

nights for the first time this season.

Freshman Ben Jacobs registered

a season-best 18 points on 7-of-8

shooting from the field, K.J. Cooper

added 16 points and preseason all-

American Shahmel Brackett tallied

a baker’s dozen.

Aric Miller nailed six 3-point-

Robert Willett | Raleigh News Observer

North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo goes after an offensive rebound in the first half against Nicholls State at the Smith Center in

Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels held a 72-35 edge on the boards.

Heels win 4th straight

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Nicholls

State coach J.P. Piper knew his players

were giving up plenty of size

to No. 5 North Carolina. He just

hoped the Colonels could hit enough

3-pointers to hang around a while.

Instead, the Tar Heels more than

doubled the Colonels on the boards

while Nicholls State made two 3s in

a 99-49 loss Monday night.

The Tar Heels finished

with a 72-35 rebounding

advantage, including 31 on

the offensive glass that led

to 36 second-chance points.

The Colonels missed 20 of

22 tries from 3-point range,

while the Tar Heels blocked

nine shots after halftime

when the Colonels tried

attacking the paint.

“I don’t know if (the 3-point shooting)

was a function of us having to

work so hard to get to open spots

because of their size, quickness and

athleticism, or if we were just a little

off tonight,” Piper said. “I kept telling

our guys to shoot it. They got

reluctant in the second half to shoot

The Robesonian, Tuesday, decembeR 20, 2011 — 3b

Athlete of

FEMALE

Athlete of

the Week How to

the Week

Trey Harrell

Nominate

Keanna McNeill

Harrell took first place at the

Hoke County Tournament last

weekend, defeating Frederic

Minton of Hoke County by a 5-4

decision at 152 pounds. Harrell is

currently 10-1 on the season for

the Bulldogs.

ALLEN

ORTHOPEDICS

Marcus Heath

J.P. Piper

ers en route to a game-high 25

points for the Pirates who have

now dropped five-straight outings,

including three-straight against

league foes.

A Jacobs 3-pointer less than

10 seconds into the second half

sparked the Braves on a 14-4 run

that allowed them to take a 56-49

lead with 15:33 to play. UNCP

pushed its advantage out to double

digits, 67-57, on a pair

of free throws by Miguel

Starkey four minutes later,

and then used a mild 12-6

scoring spurt to pad the

advantage out to 14 points,

79-65, on a pair of Blakeney

free throws at the 4:46 mark.

The Pirates finally whittled

their deficit down to

single digits, 89-80, on

Miller’s trey with 39 seconds

to play, but UNCP sank six

of their eight free throw attempts

down the stretch to stave off any

kind of comeback effort.

UNCP will return to action on

Dec. 30 when it opens up a threegame

home stand against Shawnee

State in the English E. Jones Center.

Lady Braves fall short in

PBC play, 54-52

The UNCP women’s basketball

it and started attacking the rim, and

that was really a disaster. ... When

you can’t make 3s and can’t lay the

ball up, you’re in trouble.”

As for the rebounding, Nicholls

State didn’t start anyone taller

than 6-foot-7 against a front line of

Harrison Barnes (6-8), John Henson

(6-11) and Tyler Zeller (7-0).

“I don’t think we necessarily

competed as hard as

we needed to early for some

of those rebounds,” Piper

said. “There were times,

however, when I felt like

we put a body on a guy and

had good position, and they

were just superior.”

For North Carolina,

Dexter Strickland scored 14

points and freshman reserve

James Michael McAdoo added a

season-high 14 for the Tar Heels

(10-2), who dominated the undersized

and overmatched Colonels for

their fourth straight victory.

UNC’s 31 offensive boards were

second-most in program history.

The Tar Heels had 39 rebounds by

team suffered a two-point loss

to Peach Belt Conference rival

Armstrong Atlantic on Monday

evening in Alumni Arena, 54-52.

Junior Courtney Bolton collected

her second consecutive and third

overall double-double this season

with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Senior DeDe Cotten drained 12

points as she was 4-of-7 from the

three-point line. The Lady Braves

(4-5, 1-2 PBC) shot 38.5 percent in

three-point shooting and 75.0 percent

from the charity stripe.

The largest lead of the game for

Armstrong was at the 11:59 mark

on the layup by Angelia Hill, but

the Black and Gold continued to

press on and tie the game for the

fifth time after 20 minutes of action

with a score of 22-22.

The final and 11th tied score of

the game came with 38 seconds

on the clock, but the Lady Braves

suffered as the ball was turned over

in the final seconds to secure the

victory for the Lady Pirates.

The Lady Braves will take 10

days off for the Christmas holiday

before returning to the court

in the Georgia College Classic

Tournament to face Limestone

(5-4) on Dec. 30 and Tusculum

(5-3) on Dec. 31.

halftime to match or exceed their

total for six games this season, and

their 72 for the game were tied for

second in school history and the

program’s most since 1956.

Bryan Hammond scored 15 to

lead Nicholls State (4-8), which

didn’t manage a point for the first

5½ minutes and shot just 31 percent

for the game.

The Tar Heels are midway through

a nine-game home stand that will

keep them at the Smith Center

through their first two Atlantic

Coast Conference games in January.

The next game comes Wednesday

night against Texas — which beat

North Carolina in Greensboro on a

last-second shot last season — so

Monday night’s game offered the

Tar Heels a chance to fine-tune their

game before facing the Longhorns.

North Carolina had a 30-7

rebounding advantage in the first

12½ minutes, including 18-0 on the

offensive boards. North Carolina’s

first seven baskets were secondchance

points, including a stickback

from Reggie Bullock.

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SALUTES OUR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Chuck Liddy | Raleigh News & Observer

Duke freshman Quinn Cook scores on an acrobatic second half play

over North Carolina-Greensboro’s Korey Van Dussen at Cameron

Indoor Stadium in Durham.

Cook leads Duke past

UNC Greensboro, 90-63

DURHAM (AP) —

Playing its only game in

nearly three weeks, No. 7

Duke refused to let it turn

into one to forget.

Freshman Quinn Cook

scored all of his season-high

14 points in the second half

of the Blue Devils’ 90-63

rout of UNC Greensboro on

Monday night.

Mason Plumlee had 15

points and 13 rebounds

and Austin Rivers added

14 points for Duke (10-1),

which hadn’t played since

Dec. 10 and which won’t

play again until Dec. 30.

“We didn’t want to be

laying on a bad win,” Rivers

said. “We wanted to leave a

message and go into the

break with good spirits.”

The Blue Devils shot

54 percent from the field,

shook off a sluggish start

and overcame 18 turnovers

to win their third straight

since the one-sided loss at

No. 2 Ohio State.

Kyle Randall scored 12

points for the Spartans

(2-10), who made things

interesting early but shot

just 34.5 percent in the second

half and went on to

their seventh straight loss.

The last two have come

under interim coach Wes

Miller, a former North

Carolina guard who took

over last week.

“This isn’t an ideal situation

to get put into a head

coaching chair,” Miller said.

“When you have guys in

the locker room that come

together through adversity,

it makes it easy on you as

a coach.”

Duke needed an 18-4 run

late in the first half to take

the lead for good. The Blue

Devils then pulled away

by opening the second

half with a 29-8 burst that

pushed the lead into the

30s.

Cook — who was 6 for

6 from the field after halftime

— scored 11 points

during the run, and his

3-pointer with 7½ minutes

left capped the spurt and

made it 73-42.

Andre Dawkins finished

with 11 points, Ryan

Kelly added 10 and Miles

Plumlee had 13 rebounds

to help the Blue Devils

extend a few impressive

streaks.

LSU extends

winning streak

BATON ROUGE, La.

(AP) — Ralston Turner

scored 22 points and LSU

extended its winning

streak to five games while

handing No. 10 Marquette

its first loss of the season,

67-59 on Monday night.

Turner hit two clutch

3-pointers in the final 4

minutes to give the Tigers

the lead and added two free

throws to make it 60-54

with 1:19 to go. Justin

Hamilton then closed out

a 13-point performance by

making seven free throws

in the last 53 seconds to

ensure the Tigers (8-3) held

off a comeback attempt by

the Golden Eagles (10-1).

Jae Crowder scored

22 points for Marquette,

which came in shooting

nearly 50 percent on the

season but connected on

only 36.2 percent (21 of

58). The Golden Eagles

attempted 23 3-pointers,

hitting only 8.

LSU shot 53.5 percent

(23 of 43), far above their

39 percent mark for the

season.

Baylor 95,

Paul Quinn 54

WACO, Texas (AP) —

Quincy Acy had 24 points

and seven of Baylor’s 17

dunks as the Bears defeated

Paul Quinn College for

their 10th consecutive victory.

Baylor (10-0) has won its

first 10 games for only the

second time, the best start

in team history being 12-0

in 2000-01. The Bears have

won 50 of their last 53 nonconference

home games

over the past six seasons.

Darrell Augustine had 15

points for Paul Quinn, an

NAIA school from Dallas

that counted the game

as an exhibition and not

against its 2-7 record.

The junior forward was named

MVP of the Robeson County

Shootout last weekend after helping

the Pirates claim their sixth

title. McNeill scored 21 points

in Lumberton’s 67-25 rout of St.

Pauls.

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4B — The RoBesonian, Tuesday, decemBeR 20, 2011

NatioNal Football league

Steelers stung in loss to 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ben

Roethlisberger sat stoically at his locker

in a cramped Candlestick Park locker

room, hands on his cheeks, watching a

team trainer wrap ice around his injured

left ankle.

“I want you guys to know he didn’t play

with any needles,” one trainer said.

It will be difficult for Roethlisberger

and the Steelers to take the sting off this

loss.

Roethlisberger threw three interceptions

with a sprained left ankle, and the

Pittsburgh Steelers missed a chance to

take over the AFC’s top spot in a 20-3

loss against the San Francisco 49ers on

Monday night in a game delayed by two

power outages.

“Even when the lights go out, you got

to stay prepared. I just didn’t play good

football,” Roethlisberger said.

San Francisco’s lights-out return to

prime time helped salvage what could

have been an embarrassing evening for

everyone involved on the NFL’s biggest

stage after a pair of power outages

delayed the game for close to 35 minutes

in all.

Enough time to ice Roethlisberger.

unproven lanky receiver

dominated the Charlotte-

Mecklenburg area — a

usual hotbed for talent —

with 17 total touchdowns

as a junior. He caught

36 passes for 922 yards,

ran for 410 more and

returned four kickoffs for

touchdowns.

Flagged by friends,

North was back in

Robeson County last week

to support his former

school in the Shootout,

attending Friday’s game

against Fairmont and

Saturday’s tournament

final at UNCP.

North Carolina, Duke,

Wake Forest, N.C. State

and East Carolina have

each offered scholarships

as well as Clemson, South

Carolina, Virginia and a

host of others.

The Robesonian

caught up with North

on Saturday to discuss

his most recent contacts.

His most startling offer

during this recruiting

hot bowl season came on

Dec. 8.

“Urban Meyer’s staff

called me from Ohio

State,” he said. “They like

me.”

Clemson and North

Carolina have given North

the most interest according

to two well-known

recruiting services, and

the rising senior has

unofficially visited both

schools on game days this

fall. At Lumberton on

Friday, North was wear-

ing a Georgia t-shirt.

“There’s a lot of schools

I like,” he said.

He isn’t ready to narrow

down his favorites

and has no timetable for

a decision. He could wait

until National Signing

Day 2013 to announce his

choice.

“I’m just weighing my

options,” he said. “I’m in

no rush.”

Roethlisberger, playing on an ankle

that had him in a walking boot during the

week, threw two early interceptions and

another in the waning minutes.

Even all those Terrible Towel-waving

Steelers supporters couldn’t will the

road team to victory when San

Francisco’s unique home-field

advantage became two blackout

delays.

“I just feel like San Francisco

took a big step to show the

NFL and to show the state of

California that they need a new

stadium,” Steelers safety Ryan

Clark said. “I think it was a very

strategic move, and Candlestick

may be no more.”

So might be Pittsburgh’s

chance at a first-round bye.

The Steelers (10-4) missed a key

opportunity to take sole possession of

first place in the AFC North and gain the

AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed. Instead, they

trail Baltimore (10-4) in the division

because the Ravens beat the Steelers

twice.

Vernon Davis caught a 1-yard touchdown

pass for the 49ers (11-3) one play

Prospect farm

North isn’t the only

player at Mallard Creek

garnering DI attention.

D.J. Humphries, the No. 1

offensive lineman in this

year’s class according to

ESPNU’s Top 150, recently

committed to Florida

in August. The five-star,

6-foot-6 tackle is one of

eight Mavericks, including

North, expected to

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Roethlisberger

after setting himself up with a 21-yard

reception from Alex Smith, Frank Gore

ran for a 5-yard score and David Akers

kicked field goals of 22 and 38 yards to

overtake Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for San

Francisco’s single-season scoring record.

San Francisco became the first

team in NFL history to hold

an opponent without a rushing

touchdown through each of the

first 14 games.

“I think we showed the world

we can play the game of football

on a national stage,” Davis said.

“At the end of the day that’s what

it’s all about: respect.”

San Francisco rode its vaunted

defense once again.

Carlos Rogers, Dashon

Goldson and Tarell Brown made interceptions,

while Rookie of the Year candidate

Aldon Smith had 2½ sacks for San

Francisco’s stingy defense. The 49ers also

have gone 36 games without allowing

a 100-yard rusher. Rashard Mendenhall

had 15 carries for 64 yards.

Roethlisberger still finished 25 for 44

for 330 yards, but was sacked three

times. After his second pick, he fumed as

Packers perfect season snapped

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The

Green Bay Packers’ perfect season

came to a crashing halt on Sunday

against the beleaguered Kansas City

Chiefs, who rallied behind interim

coach Romeo Crennel and new quarterback

Kyle Orton to a shocking

19-14 victory.

Orton finished 23 of 31 for 299

yards in his first start for the Chiefs

(6-8), who fired coach Todd Haley

last Monday with the team having

lost five of its last six games. The

loss also ended the Packers’ 19-game

winning streak.

But behind an inspired performance

by the defense, four field

goals by Ryan Succop and Jackie

Battle’s short touchdown run with

4:53 left in the game, Kansas City

managed to hand the Packers (13-1)

their first loss since Dec. 19, 2010, at

New England — exactly one day shy

of a full year.

Aaron Rodgers was just 17 of 35

for 235 yards and a touchdown, and

he also scampered eight yards for

another touchdown with 2:12 left

in the game. But the Packers were

unable to recover the onside kick and

then pick up a couple of first downs

to secure the victory.

Colts 27,

Titans 13

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dan

Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass

and the key block on an 80-yard TD

run, leading the Colts to their first

win of the season.

Indianapolis (1-13) avoided

becoming the second team in NFL

North

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history to go 0-16. The loss dealt a

serious blow to the Titans’ playoff

hopes. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck

was picked off twice and Chris

Johnson rushed for only 55 yards for

Tennessee (7-7).

Orlovsky gave Indy a 10-6 lead

with an 18-yard TD pass to Reggie

Wayne in the third quarter, and

Jacob Lacey made it 17-6 with a

32-yard interception return for a TD.

Jake Locker got the Titans within

20-13 with a 7-yard TD pass to Nate

Washington with 3:43 to go. But

on the next play from scrimmage,

with Donald Brown reversing field,

Orlovsky threw a block that helped

Brown get to the corner and sprint

80 yards to seal the win.

Patriots 41,

Broncos 23

DENVER (AP) — Tom Brady and

the Patriots shut down Tim Tebow

and clinched a playoff berth with

their sixth straight victory.

The Patriots (11-3) won another

AFC East title by bouncing back

from an early 17-6 deficit and an

awful first quarter in which they

were outgained on the ground 167

yards to 4.

This time, there was no last-minute

magic from Tebow, Denver’s enigmatic

quarterback who had guided

the Broncos (8-6) to four straight

fourth-quarter comebacks and six

straight wins.

Instead of another slow start

followed by a fantastic finish, the

Broncos started out fast and then

fizzled. They scored on their first

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three possessions and then were

done in by a trio of second-quarter

turnovers.

Eagles 45,

Jets 19

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeSean

McCoy ran for three touchdowns

to set two team records and keep

Philadelphia alive in the NFC East

race.

The Eagles (6-8) have won two

straight for the second time this season

and somehow still have a chance

to repeat as division champions

despite underachieving most of the

year. But they have to catch Dallas

(8-6) and the New York Giants (7-7).

The loss snapped New York’s

three-game winning streak, dropping

the Jets (8-6) into a tie with

Cincinnati for the final wild-card

spot in the AFC.

Michael Vick threw for 274 yards

and a touchdown, and also ran for

a score.

McCoy had 102 yards rushing and

surpassed Hall of Famer Steve Van

Buren with his 19th touchdown of

the season and 16th rushing TD.

Lions 28,

Raiders 27

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —

Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard

TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 39

seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard

scoring drive as Detroit rallied from

13 points down late in the fourth

quarter.

sign big-time scholarships

over the next two seasons.

Mallard Creek opened

in 2007 and went 1-20 its

first two years. Since, the

Mavericks are 37-4 and

lost to Greensboro Page

in this year’s 4AA state

semifinal.

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272-6119 or at bcrawford@heartlandpublications.com

www.robesonian.com

he limped off the field and could be seen

yelling into his chin strap.

The 49ers made a big statement in

their most meaningful home game since

their last trip to the playoffs in January

2003, when San Francisco came from

behind to stun the New York Giants

39-38 in one of the greatest comebacks in

NFL history.

They had to wait 20 minutes to get

started after the power went out the

first time. It didn’t seem to faze San

Francisco.

“It wasn’t too bad. It was unusual,”

Alex Smith said. “You don’t expect to

have to deal with it, and it happened

twice. But it was the same for both

teams.”

Smith wasn’t sacked after being taken

down 18 times in the previous three

games, including nine in the Niners’ prime

time flop at Baltimore on Thanksgiving

night against Jim Harbaugh’s big brother,

John.

Jim Harbaugh prepared for the Steelers

by comparing notes with his brother

after the Ravens won both meetings this

season with Pittsburgh in one of the

AFC’s fiercest rivalries.

NatioNal basketball associatioN

Biyombo signs

with Bobcats

CHARLOTTE (AP)

— Forward Bismack

Biyombo signed a rookie

contract with the

Charlotte Bobcats hours

after agreeing to pay a

buyout clause to release

him from his contract with

Spanish club Fuenlabrada.

Terms of his new deal

were not disclosed.

Biyombo will not play in

Monday night’s preseason

opener against the Hawks

because he hasn’t had a

chance to practice with

the team, coach Paul Silas

said. Silas said Biyombo

would begin to practice

Tuesday and would play

in Thursday night’s game

at Atlanta.

Fuenlabrada said

Monday that Biyombo

had agreed to pay the

$1.5 million clause that

will free him from the

remaining two years of

his contract. The Bobcats

agreed to pay $525,000 of

that — the most allowed

Leach

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Christmas, would not have

the opportunities to enjoy

toys and other gifts that

some kids do,” DeRay

Cole, assistant superintendent

of Human Resources

with the Public Schools

of Robeson County, said.

“We are very proud that

(Leach) is doing that. I

don’t know what would fill

the void for these children

if he wasn’t giving his time

and efforts and finances

to make them have a very

Merry Christmas.”

The annual shopping

spree is a day that Leach

looks forward to every

year, even if it comes on

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by international rules —

according to Rod Higgins,

the Bobcats’ director of

basketball operations.

Bobcats owner Michael

Jordan had agreed to pay

that before the team drafted

Biyombo.

Biyombo had to watch

his teammates from the

sideline during training

camp while he worked on

the side.

“If you just saw him

during the practice session,

he was sitting over

there about as depressed

as I’ve ever seen anyone,”

Silas said. “Now when I

first walked in, he had his

hands in the air and smiling,

so this is great for

him as well as the team.”

On his Twitter account,

Biyombo said, “Thank

God it’s over.”

The Bobcats did not

make him available for

interviews after the shootaround

because he hadn’t

signed his contract.

the heels of his team losing.

The Ravens were outdone

by San Diego, 34-14,

Sunday night.

But that couldn’t stop

Leach from flying crosscountry

Monday to continue

making his mark on

his homeland of Robeson

County.

“Vonta the football player

is one thing,” Leach

said, “but I want to talk

about Vonta the person.

That’s who is going to

leave more of a lasting

impact than anything.”

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NORTH CAROLINA, ROBESON

COUNTY, 11 SP 415

Under and by virtue of a Power of

Sale contained in that certain Deed of

Trust executed by April Martin a/k/a

April H. Martin a/k/a April Hall Mar-

tin and Kevin S Martin a/k/a Kevin

Martin to Heath Eric West, Trustee(s),

dated March 13, 2006, and recorded

in Book D 1523, Page 516, Robeson

County Registry, North Carolina. De-

fault having been made in the pay-

ment of the note thereby secured by

the said Deed of Trust and the un-

dersigned, having been substituted

as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by

an instrument duly recorded in the

Office of the Register of Deeds of

Robeson 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 Robeson County, North

Carolina, at 2:45PM on January 03,

2012, and will sell to the highest

bidder for cash the following de-

scribed property, to wit: In the City of

Lumberton, Robeson County, North

Carolina, and being all of Lot Number

Five (5) of Block G as shown on a

map of "North Highland Park", pre-

pared by W.E. Stone, Jr., Registerd

Surveyor, dated September 27, 1967

and recorded in Book of Official Maps

No. 16 at Page 125, Robeson County

Registry, reference to which map is

hereby made for a more particular

description of said lot and for the

purpose of incorporating the same in

this description as if the same were

fully set forth herein. Said property is

commonly known as 351 Arlington

Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358. 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), which-

ever is greater. A deposit of five per-

cent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hun-

dred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), which-

ever is greater, will be required at the

time of the sale and must be ten-

dered in the form of certified funds.

Following the expiration of the statu-

tory upset bid period, all the remain-

ing amounts will be immediately due

and owing. Said property to be of-

fered pursuant to this Notice of Sale

is being offered for sale, transfer and

conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are

no representations of warranty relat-

ing to the title or any physical, envi-

ronmental, health or safety condi-

tions 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 assess-

ments, 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 Kevin

S. Martin and April Martin. PLEASE

TAKE NOTICE: An order for posses-

sion 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 per-

son who occupies the property pur-

suant to a rental agreement entered

into or renewed on or after October

1, 2007, may, after receiving the no-

tice of sale, terminate the rental

agreement upon 10 days' written no-

tice 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 agree-

ment 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.: 432.1002917NC

SP122011 12/20 12/27

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS Of Vardell Hunt DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Administrator, of the estate of Var-

dell Hunt, deceased, late of Robeson

County, this is to notify all persons,

firms and corporations having claims

against said estate to exhibit them to

the undersigned on or before the

22nd day of March, 2012, or be

barred from their recovery. All per-

sons indebted to said estate are

asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of December,

2011.

Dwayne Hunt

PO Box 1254, 298 Bailey Rd.

Fairmont, NC 28340

VH122011 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10

11-SP-220

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES

FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROP-

ERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the

power and authority contained in

that certain Deed of Trust executed

and delivered by Teryle J. Burns,

Ronald Burns wife & husband, dated

May 30, 2007 and recorded on June

11, 2007, in Book 1609 at Page 604,

in the Office of the Register of Deeds

of Robeson County, North Carolina;

and because of default in the pay-

ment of the indebtedness secured

thereby and failure to carry out and

perform the stipulations and agree-

ments contained therein and, pursu-

ant 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

Robeson County Courthouse, in

Lumberton, North Carolina, on Tues-

day, January 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

that parcel of land, including im-

provements thereon, situated, lying

and being in the City of Shannon,

County of Robeson, State of North

Carolina, and being more particular

described as follows: See legal de-

scription as referenced in Deed of

Trust recorded on 06/11/2007 in

Book 1609 at Page 604.

Address of Property: 16590 NC Hwy

71 N, Shannon, NC 28386. Present

Record Owner: Ronald Burns and

Teryle J. Burns. The terms of the sale

are that the real property hereinbe-

fore described will be sold for cash to

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11-SP-220

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES

FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROP-

ERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the

power and authority contained in

that certain Deed of Trust executed

and delivered by Teryle J. Burns,

Ronald Burns wife & husband, dated

May 30, 2007 and recorded on June

11, 2007, in Book 1609 at Page 604,

in the Office of the Register of Deeds

of Robeson County, North Carolina;

and because of default in the pay-

ment of the indebtedness secured

thereby and failure to carry out and

perform the stipulations and agree-

ments contained therein and, pursu-

ant 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

Robeson County Courthouse, in

Lumberton, North Carolina, on Tues-

day, January 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

that parcel of land, including im-

provements thereon, situated, lying

and being in the City of Shannon,

County of Robeson, State of North

Carolina, and being more particular

described as follows: See legal de-

scription as referenced in Deed of

Trust recorded on 06/11/2007 in

Book 1609 at Page 604.

Address of Property: 16590 NC Hwy

71 N, Shannon, NC 28386. Present

Record Owner: Ronald Burns and

Teryle J. Burns. The terms of the sale

are that the real property hereinbe-

fore described will be sold for cash to

the highest bidder. The Substitute

Trustee reserves the right to require

a cash deposit or a certified check

not to exceed the greater of five per-

cent (5%) of the amount of the bid or

seven hundred fifty Dollars

($750.00). In the event that the

holder is exempt from paying the

same, the successful bidder may also

be required to pay revenue stamps

on the Trustees Deed, any Land

Transfer Tax, and the tax required by

N.C.G.S. 7A-308 (a)(1). The real

property hereinabove described is

being offered for sale AS IS, WHERE IS

and will be sold subject to all supe-

rior 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 Substitute Trustee is unable to

convey title to this property for any

reason, the sole remedy of the pur-

chaser is the return of the deposit.

Reasons of such inability to convey

title include, but are not limited to,

the filing of a bankruptcy petition

prior to the sale and reinstatement of

the loan without knowledge of the

Substitute Trustee(s). If the validity of

the sale is challenged by any party,

the SubstituteTrustee(s), in its/their

sole discretion, if it/they believe(s)

the challenge to have merit, may de-

clare 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 that 15 Rental Units: An or-

der 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 oc-

cupies the property pursuant to a

rental agreement entered into or re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

may, after receiving the notice of

sale, terminate the rental agreement

upon 10 days written notice to the

landlord. Upon termination of a

rental agreement, the tenant is liable

for rent due under the rental agree-

ment prorated to the effective date of

termination.

Dated: December 14, 2011

The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC, Attor-

ney for Poore Substitute Trustee, LTD

as Substitute Trustee

(704) 334-7114; (110.1369/Burns)

RSVP122011 12/20 12/27

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

DISTRICT COURT DIVISION

FILE NO. : 11 CVD 03262

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS

BY PUBLICATION

COUNTY OF ROBESON, a political

Subdivision of the State of North

Carolina; Plaintiff,

VS.

ANY AND ALL ASSIGNEES, HEIRS AT

LAW AND DEVISEES OF SANDRA LOU-

ISE POOLE, Owner, CASSANDRA LOU-

ISE POOLE, Heir At Law, RONALD G.

POOLE, Heir At Law, and DONALD

BULLARD, GUARDIAN AD LITEM OF

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SANDRA

LOUISE POOLE, TRAVIS SHAWN

POOLE, Deceased, and PAUL ALLEN

POOLE, Deceased; Defendants.

TO: ANY AND ALL ASSIGNEES, HEIRS

AT LAW AND DEVISEES OF SANDRA

LOUISE POOLE, Owner, TRAVIS

SHAWN POOLE, Deceased, and PAUL

ALLEN POOLE, Deceased;

Take notice that a pleading seeking

relief against you has been filed in

the above-entitled action, and notice

of service by Publication began 6th

day of December, 2011. The nature

of the relief being sought is as fol-

lows: foreclosure sale to satisfy un-

paid property taxes on your interest

in the property described as:

Title Reference: Book 1045, Page 301

PIN No: 1211 03 032

Tax Account No: 77380000

Property Location:

1271 Bloomingdale Road

All that certain tract or parcel of land

situated in Orrum Township, Robe-

son County, North Carolina and more

particularly described as follows: Be-

ing all of Lot Twenty Two (22) of

Bloomingdale Acres Subdivision re-

corded in map Book 29, Page 36,

surveyed by John D. Powers, Regis-

tered Land Surveyor, January, 1987.

The above described lot is conveyed

subject to the following covenants of

use and restrictions which shall apply

to all successors in title hereafter ac-

quiring any interest in said lot as fol-

lows: No farm-type animals such as

pigs, chicken, etc. are to be main-

tained on these premises. No junk

automobiles, i.e. those vehicles

parked unmoved for more than 90

days are to be maintained on these

premises. Plaintiff seeks to extin-

guish any and all claim or interest

that you may have in the property.

You are required to make defense to

such pleading not later than forty

days after the date of the first publi-

cation date, being forty days after

December 6, 2011, or by January 17,

2012, and upon your failure to do so,

the party seeking service against you

will apply to the court for the relief

sought.

This 30th day of November, 2011.

BY: J HAL KINLAW, JR., Attorney for

Plaintiff, NC BAR NO. 8355

701 N CHESTNUT ST

LUMBERTON, NC 28358

RCTD120611 12/6 12/13 12/20

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NORTH CAROLINA, ROBESON

COUNTY, 11 SP 255

Under and by virtue of a Power of

Sale contained in that certain Deed of

Trust executed by GORDON G MILLS

and Jeanette Mills aka Jeanette R Mills

to TRUSTEE SERVICES OF CAROLINA,

LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated Oc-

tober 20, 2004 and recorded on Oc-

tober 29, 2004 in Book 1423 at Page

0623, Robeson County Registry,

North Carolina. Default having been

made of the note thereby secured by

the said Deed of Trust and the un-

dersigned, Trustee Services of Caro-

lina, LLC, having been substituted as

Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and

the holder of the note evidencing

said default having directed that the

Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the un-

dersigned Substitute Trustee will of-

fer for sale at the courthouse door of

the county courthouse where the

property is located, or the usual and

customary location at the county

courthouse for conducting the sale

on December 22, 2011 at 2:30PM,

and will sell to the highest bidder for

cash the following described prop-

erty situated in Robeson County,

North Carolina, to wit: Being all of

Lot 25, in a subdivision known as

Acadiana, Section Three, and the

same being duly recorded in Book of

Plats 40, Page 110, Robeson County

Registry, North Carolina. Save and

except any releases, deeds of release

or prior conveyances of record.

Said property is commonly known as

121 Vermilion Drive, Parkton, NC

28371. Third party purchasers must

pay the excise tax, and the court

costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per

One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pur-

suant 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 statu-

tory upset bid period, all the remain-

ing amounts are immediately due

and owing. Said property to be of-

fered pursuant to this Notice of Sale

is being offered for sale, transfer and

conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are

no representations of warranty relat-

ing to the title or any physical, envi-

ronmental, health or safety condi-

tions 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 Gordon G. Mills

and wife, Jeanette Mills. 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 prop-

erty 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 writ-

ten 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 prop-

erty 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 with-

out 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 chal-

lenge to have merit, may request the

court to declare the sale to be void

and return the deposit. The pur-

chaser will have no further remedy.

Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC

Substitute Trustee

Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for

Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC

5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200

Wilmington, NC 28403

PHONE: (910) 392-4988

FAX: (910) 392-8587

File No.: 11-03444-FC01

BS121311 12/13 12/20

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

OF NORTH CAROLINA, SUPERIOR

COURT DIVISION, ROBESON COUNTY

11SP216, IN THE MATTER OF THE

FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST

EXECUTED BY JAMES E. BAXLEY AND

PHYLLIS W. GAINES DATED NOVEM-

BER 8, 2007 AND RECORDED IN

BOOK 1638 AT PAGE 377 IN THE

ROBESON COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY,

NORTH CAROLINA, NOTICE OF SALE

Under and by virtue of the power and

authority contained in the above-ref-

erenced deed of trust and because of

default in the payment of the secured

indebtedness and failure to perform

the stipulation and agreements

therein contained and, pursuant to

demand of the owner and holder of

the secured debt, the undersigned

substitute trustee will expose for sale

at public auction to the highest bid-

der for cash at the usual place of sale

at the county courthouse of said

county at 2:30 PM on January 3,

2012 the following described real es-

tate and any other improvements

which may be situated thereon, in

Robeson County, North Carolina, and

being more particularly described as

follows: All that certain tract or par-

cel of land lying about 4 miles south-

west of the center of Lumberton, NC,

about 400 feet southeast of NC

Highway 41 South and adjoining the

lands of Randy King (837/144) and

James A. Baxley (830/765) on the

south and other lands of James A.

Baxley (830/765) on all other sides

and being more particularly de-

scribed as follows: BEGINNING at a

iron pipe found, the northeast comer

of Randy King (837/144) and the 2nd

corner of the James Alton Baxley

18.92 acre tract of which this is a

part (830/765), said iron pipe being

located South 57 degrees 10 minutes

41 seconds East 445.16 feet from a

iron pipe found in the southeast right

of way line (60 ft. right of way) of NC

Highway 41 South, a comer with

Randy King (830/144) and James A.

Baxley (830/765), this iron pipe be-

ing South 57 degrees 10 minutes 41

seconds East from a nail found in the

center of NC Highway 41 South, this

nail being located North 32 degrees

16 minutes 00 seconds East 404.70

feet from a nail found in the center-

line of NC Highway 41 South, this

nail being located North 30 degrees

57 minutes 26 seconds East 207.17

feet from a nail found in the center-

line of NC Highway 41 South and the

Legals

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

OF NORTH CAROLINA, SUPERIOR

COURT DIVISION, ROBESON COUNTY

11SP216, IN THE MATTER OF THE

FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST

EXECUTED BY JAMES E. BAXLEY AND

PHYLLIS W. GAINES DATED NOVEM-

BER 8, 2007 AND RECORDED IN

BOOK 1638 AT PAGE 377 IN THE

ROBESON COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY,

NORTH CAROLINA, NOTICE OF SALE

Under and by virtue of the power and

authority contained in the above-ref-

erenced deed of trust and because of

default in the payment of the secured

indebtedness and failure to perform

the stipulation and agreements

therein contained and, pursuant to

demand of the owner and holder of

the secured debt, the undersigned

substitute trustee will expose for sale

at public auction to the highest bid-

der for cash at the usual place of sale

at the county courthouse of said

county at 2:30 PM on January 3,

2012 the following described real es-

tate and any other improvements

which may be situated thereon, in

Robeson County, North Carolina, and

being more particularly described as

follows: All that certain tract or par-

cel of land lying about 4 miles south-

west of the center of Lumberton, NC,

about 400 feet southeast of NC

Highway 41 South and adjoining the

lands of Randy King (837/144) and

James A. Baxley (830/765) on the

south and other lands of James A.

Baxley (830/765) on all other sides

and being more particularly de-

scribed as follows: BEGINNING at a

iron pipe found, the northeast comer

of Randy King (837/144) and the 2nd

corner of the James Alton Baxley

18.92 acre tract of which this is a

part (830/765), said iron pipe being

located South 57 degrees 10 minutes

41 seconds East 445.16 feet from a

iron pipe found in the southeast right

of way line (60 ft. right of way) of NC

Highway 41 South, a comer with

Randy King (830/144) and James A.

Baxley (830/765), this iron pipe be-

ing South 57 degrees 10 minutes 41

seconds East from a nail found in the

center of NC Highway 41 South, this

nail being located North 32 degrees

16 minutes 00 seconds East 404.70

feet from a nail found in the center-

line of NC Highway 41 South, this

nail being located North 30 degrees

57 minutes 26 seconds East 207.17

feet from a nail found in the center-

line of NC Highway 41 South and the

Run of Little Hog Swamp and runs

thence from said beginning iron pipe

with the 1st line of said 18.92 acre

tract of which this is a part North 57

degrees 10 minutes 41 seconds West

44.90 feet to a iron rod set in said

line; thence North 32 degrees 24

minutes 40 seconds East 157.24 feet

to a iron rod set; thence South 53

degrees 31 minutes 42 seconds East

182.85 feet to a iron rod set; thence

South 32 degrees 24 minutes 40

seconds West 145.60 feet to a iron

rod set; thence North 57 degrees 10

minutes 41 seconds West 137.50

feet to the beginning containing 0.63

acres more or less.

Easement Granted and Reserved:

BEGINNING at a iron pipe found in

the southeast right of way line of NC

Highway 41 South at its intersection

with the northeast line of Randy King

(837/144) and the 1st line of Jame-

sAlton Baxley (830/765) and runs

with the southeast right of way line

of NC Highway 41 South, North 32

degrees 00 minutes 06 seconds East

49.95 feet to a concrete post found,

a comer with James A. Baxley and

Martha Jane Locklear (831/820);

thence with Locklear's southern line

South 57 degrees 06 minutes 20

seconds East 93.05 feet to a iron

pipe found, a comer with Baxley and

Locklear; thence South 57 degrees 12

minutes 36 seconds East 307.57 feet

to a iron rod set in the northwest or

2nd line of the above described 0.63

acres tract; thence with the north-

west or 2nd line of said 0.63 acre

tract South 32 degrees 24 minutes

40 seconds West 50.0 feet to a iron

rod set in the line of said 18.92 acre

tract of which this is a part; thence

with said 1st line North 57 degrees

10 minutes 41 seconds West 400.26

feet to the beginning and being an

easement Granted and Reserved for

ingress, egress and utilities from NC

Highway 41 South to the above de-

scribed 0.63 acre lot. And being a

part of that 6.19 acre tract conveyed

by James Edward Baxley to James Al-

ton Baxley and wife Gladys T. Baxley

by deed dated April 28, 2006, and

recorded in Deed Book 1553, page

293, Robeson County Registry. Bear-

ings referenced to Deed Book 830,

page 765, Robeson County Registry.

Exempt from Robeson County Subdi-

vision Ordinance under Article V,

Section 501, Item c. And Being more

commonly known as: 621 NC Hwy

41 South, Lumberton, NC 28358

The record owner(s) of the property,

as reflected on the records of the

Register of Deeds, is/are James Ed-

ward Baxley. The property to be of-

fered pursuant to this notice of sale

is being offered for sale, transfer and

conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither

the Trustee nor the holder of the

note secured by the deed of trust,

being foreclosed, nor the officers, di-

rectors, attorneys, employees, agents

or authorized representative of either

Trustee or the holder of the note

make any representation or warranty

relating to the title or any physical,

environmental, health or safety con-

ditions existing in, on, at or relating

to the property being offered for

sale. Any and all responsibilities or

liabilities arising out of or in any way

relating to any such condition ex-

pressly are disclaimed. This sale is

made subject to all prior liens and

encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and

assessments including but not lim-

ited to any transfer tax associated

with the foreclosure. A deposit of five

percent (5%) of the amount of the bid

or seven hundred fifty dollars

($750.00), whichever is greater, is

required and must be tendered in the

form of certified funds at the time of

the sale. This sale will be held open

ten days for upset bids as required

by law. Following the expiration of

the statutory upset period, all re-

maining amounts are IMMEDIATELY

DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit

funds in a timely manner will result

in a Declaration of Default and any

deposit will be frozen pending the

outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NO-

TICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If

you are a tenant residing in the

property, be advised that an Order

for Possession of the property may

be issued in favor of the purchaser.

Also, if your lease began or was re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

be advised that you may terminate

the rental agreement upon 10 days

written notice to the landlord. You

may be liable for rent due under the

agreement prorated to the effective

date of the termination.

The date of this Notice is November

29, 2011.

11-016323, Katherine JoAnn Begor

Attorney for Substitute Trustee

10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400

Charlotte, NC 28216

(704) 333-8107

http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/

SI122011 12/20 12/27

Legals

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

OF NORTH CAROLINA, SUPERIOR

COURT DIVISION, ROBESON COUNTY

11sp311, IN THE MATTER OF THE

FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST

EXECUTED BY MARLITA M. CLARK

AND WILTON DEAN CLARK DATED

OCTOBER 14, 1999 AND RECORDED

IN BOOK 1082 AT PAGE 1 IN THE

ROBESON COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY,

NORTH CAROLINA, NOTICE OF SALE

Under and by virtue of the power and

authority contained in the above-ref-

erenced deed of trust and because of

default in the payment of the secured

indebtedness and failure to perform

the stipulation and agreements

therein contained and, pursuant to

demand of the owner and holder of

the secured debt, the undersigned

substitute trustee will expose for sale

at public auction to the highest bid-

der for cash at the usual place of sale

at the county courthouse of said

county at 2:30 PM on January 3,

2012 the following described real es-

tate and any other improvements

which may be situated thereon, in

Robeson County, North Carolina, and

being more particularly described as

follows: Beginning at a point in the

center of a canal, said point of be-

ginning being South 1 degree 10

minutes 21 seconds West 273.25

feet from the Northern most corner

of the original tract of which this is a

part and running thence South 09

degrees 44 minutes 26 seconds West

for a distance of 50.23 feet to a point

in the center of a canal, an original

corner; thence South 28 degrees 05

minutes 00 seconds East for a dis-

tance of 172.88 feet as an original

line to a stake, said stake being

South 74 degrees 01 minutes 05

seconds East 11.03 feet from a nail

in the centerline of Secondary Road

No. 1348; thence South 74 degrees

01 minutes 05 seconds East for a

distance of 350.25 feet to a 3/4 inch

pipe located beside a damaged con-

crete monument; thence North 35

degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds West

for a distance of 172.18 feet to a 3/4

inch pipe set; thence North 61 de-

grees 49 minutes 09 seconds West

for a distance of 317.26 feet to a

railroad spike in the centerline of

Secondary Road No. 1348; thence

North 75 degrees 18 minutes 06

seconds West for a distance of 31.60

feet to the point of beginning, con-

taining 1.11 acres, more or less. This

security instrument secures an obli-

gation for a manufactured home

which is already or to be permanently

affixed to the subject real estate:

Make: Horton Model Name: Summitt

Serial Number: H11976886LR

Width:26 Length:60, Year Built: 1996

And Being more commonly known as:

952 Eddie Rd, Pembroke, NC 28372

The record owner(s) of the property,

as reflected on the records of the

Register of Deeds, is/are Marlita M.

Clark and Wilton Dean Clark.

The property to be offered pursuant

to this notice of sale is being offered

for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS

IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor

the holder of the note secured by the

deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor

the officers, directors, attorneys, em-

ployees, agents or authorized repre-

sentative of either Trustee or the

holder of the note make any repre-

sentation or warranty relating to the

title or any physical, environmental,

health or safety conditions existing

in, on, at or relating to the property

being offered for sale. Any and all

responsibilities or liabilities arising

out of or in any way relating to any

such condition expressly are dis-

claimed. This sale is made subject to

all prior liens and encumbrances, and

unpaid taxes and assessments in-

cluding but not limited to any trans-

fer tax associated with the foreclo-

sure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of

the amount of the bid or seven hun-

dred fifty dollars ($750.00), which-

ever is greater, is required and must

be tendered in the form of certified

funds at the time of the sale. This

sale will be held open ten days for

upset bids as required by law. Fol-

lowing the expiration of the statutory

upset period, all remaining amounts

are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING.

Failure to remit funds in a timely

manner will result in a Declaration of

Default and any deposit will be fro-

zen pending the outcome of any

re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASE-

HOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant

residing in the property, be advised

that an Order for Possession of the

property may be issued in favor of

the purchaser. Also, if your lease be-

gan or was renewed on or after Oc-

tober 1, 2007, be advised that you

may terminate the rental agreement

upon 10 days written notice to the

landlord. You may be liable for rent

due under the agreement prorated to

the effective date of the termination.

The date of this Notice is November

29, 2011.

05-68309, Katherine JoAnn Begor

Attorney for Substitute Trustee

10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400

Charlotte, NC 28216

(704) 333-8107

http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/

SI122011 12/20 12/27

11-SP-0180

AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE

TRUSTEES FORECLOSURE SALE OF

REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIR-

TUE of the power and authority con-

tained in that certain Deed of Trust

executed and delivered by Melvin

Sharper and Amy Sharper, Husband

and Wife, dated November 11, 2003

and recorded on November 13, 2003,

in Book 1351 at Page 0718, in the

Office of the Register of Deeds of

Robeson 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 con-

tained therein and, pursuant to de-

mand of the holder of the indebted-

ness 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 Robeson

County Courthouse, in Lumberton,

North Carolina, on Wednesday, De-

cember 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM that

parcel of land, including improve-

ments thereon, situated, lying and

being in the City of Lumberton,

County of Robeson, State of North

Carolina, and being more particular

described as follows: See legal de-

scription as referenced in Deed of

Trust recorded on 11/13/2003 in

Book 1351 at Page 0718.

Address of Property: 517 East 17th

Street, Lumberton, NC 28358.

Present Record Owner: Amy Sharper;

Melvin Sharper ; Spouse if any of Amy

Sharper; and Spouse, if any of Melvin

Sharper. The terms of the sale are

that the real property hereinbefore

described will be sold for cash to the

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11-SP-0180

AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE

TRUSTEES FORECLOSURE SALE OF

REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIR-

TUE of the power and authority con-

tained in that certain Deed of Trust

executed and delivered by Melvin

Sharper and Amy Sharper, Husband

and Wife, dated November 11, 2003

and recorded on November 13, 2003,

in Book 1351 at Page 0718, in the

Office of the Register of Deeds of

Robeson 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 con-

tained therein and, pursuant to de-

mand of the holder of the indebted-

ness 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 Robeson

County Courthouse, in Lumberton,

North Carolina, on Wednesday, De-

cember 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM that

parcel of land, including improve-

ments thereon, situated, lying and

being in the City of Lumberton,

County of Robeson, State of North

Carolina, and being more particular

described as follows: See legal de-

scription as referenced in Deed of

Trust recorded on 11/13/2003 in

Book 1351 at Page 0718.

Address of Property: 517 East 17th

Street, Lumberton, NC 28358.

Present Record Owner: Amy Sharper;

Melvin Sharper ; Spouse if any of Amy

Sharper; and Spouse, if any of Melvin

Sharper. The terms of the sale are

that the real property hereinbefore

described will be sold for cash to the

highest bidder. The Substitute Trus-

tee reserves the right to require a

cash deposit or a certified check not

to exceed the greater of five percent

(5%) of the amount of the bid or

seven hundred fifty Dollars

($750.00). In the event that the

holder is exempt from paying the

same, the successful bidder may also

be required to pay revenue stamps

on the Trustees Deed, any Land

Transfer Tax, and the tax required by

N.C.G.S. 7A-308 (a)(1). The real

property hereinabove described is

being offered for sale AS IS, WHERE IS

and will be sold subject to all supe-

rior 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 Substitute Trustee is unable to

convey title to this property for any

reason, the sole remedy of the pur-

chaser is the return of the deposit.

Reasons of such inability to convey

title include, but are not limited to,

the filing of a bankruptcy petition

prior to the sale and reinstatement of

the loan without knowledge of the

SubstituteTrustee(s). If the validity of

the sale is challenged by any party,

the Substitute Trustee(s), in its/their

sole discretion, if it/they believe(s)

the challenge to have merit, may de-

clare 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 that 15 Rental Units: An or-

der 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 oc-

cupies the property pursuant to a

rental agreement entered into or re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

may, after receiving the notice of

sale, terminate the rental agreement

upon 10 days written notice to the

landlord. Upon termination of a

rental agreement, the tenant is liable

for rent due under the rental agree-

ment prorated to the effective date of

termination.

Dated: November 28, 2011

The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC,

Attorney for Poore Substitute

Trustee, LTD as Substitute Trustee

704-334-7114, (110.1683/Sharper)

RSVP121311 12/13 12/20

NORTH CAROLINA ROBESON COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION

BEFORE THE CLERK, 11 SP 167

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLO-

SURE OF A DEED OF TRUST FROM

RICKY O. PARKER, MARK A. NEAL SR.,

AND WIFE, LISA NEAL, TO EARL H.

STRICKLAND, TRUSTEE, DATED OC-

TOBER 1, 2001, RECORDED IN BOOK

1190, PAGE 111, ROBESON COUNTY

REGISTRY Pursuant to an order en-

tered November 29, 2011, in the Su-

perior Court for Robeson County, and

the power of sale contained in the

captioned deed of trust (Deed of

Trust), the undersigned Substitute

Trustee will offer for sale at auction,

to the highest bidder for cash, AT

THE COURTHOUSE DOOR IN LUMBER-

TON, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH

CAROLINA ON DECEMBER 29, 2011,

AT 12:00 NOON the real estate and

the improvements thereon secured

by the Deed of Trust, less and except

any of such property released from

the lien of the deed of trust prior to

the date of this sale, lying and being

in Robeson County, North Carolina,

and being more particularly de-

scribed as follows: Being all of Lot

Number SIX (6), Fork Pine Subdivi-

sion, as shown on map prepared by

Johnny W. Nobles, RLS, recorded in

Map Book 36, Page 76, Robeson

County Registry. There are no to-

bacco or other crop allotments to be

transferred with this property; all ag-

ricultural benefits of every kind and

description provided by either the

State or Federal Governments to the

grantor as a result of the prior own-

ership of this property are expressly

reserved. The above described is

conveyed subject to the restrictions

in Deed recorded in Book 1053, Page

316, Robeson County Registry. In the

Trustees sole discretion, the sale may

be delayed for up to one (1) hour as

provided in Section 45-21.23 of the

North Carolina General Statutes. The

record owner(s) of the real property

not more than ten days prior to the

date hereof are Ricky Parker and

wife, Jamie Parker. A five percent

cash deposit, or a cash deposit of

$750.00, whichever is greater, will be

required of the last and highest bid-

der. The balance of the bid purchase

price shall be due in full in cash or

certified funds at a closing to take

place within thirty (30) days of the

date of sale. The undersigned Substi-

tute Trustee shall convey title to the

property by nonwarranty deed. This

sale will be made subject to all prior

liens of record, if any, and to all un-

paid ad valorem taxes and special

assessments, if any, which became a

lien subsequent to the recordation of

the Deed of Trust. This sale will be

further subject to the right, if any, of

the United States of America to re-

deem the above-described property

for a period of 120 days following

the date when the final upset bid pe-

riod has run. The purchaser of the

property described above shall pay

the Clerks Commissions in the

amount of $.45 per $100.00 of the

purchase price (up to a maximum

amount of $500.00), required by

Section 7A308(a)(1) of the North

Carolina General Statutes. * If the

purchaser of the above described

property is someone other than the

Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust,

the purchaser shall also pay, to the

extent applicable, the land transfer

tax in the amount of one percent (1%)

of the purchase price. To the extent

this sale involves residential property

with less than fifteen (15) rental

units, you are hereby notified of the

following:

a. An order for possession of the

property may be issued pursuant to

Section 45-21.29 of the North Caro-

lina General Statutes 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; and

b. Any person who occupies the

property pursuant to a rental agree-

ment entered into or renewed on or

after October 1, 2007, may, after re-

ceiving the notice of sale, terminate

the rental agreement upon 10 days


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More than $1 million in negative

a windfall from the federally two strong-running candidates

advertising — much of it bank-

backed mortgage giant. Monday over their past support

rolled by Mitt Romney’s allies

He then offered his latest of the $700 billion Wall Street

— has eroded Newt Gingrich’s

explanation, saying that his bailout while visiting a pizza

standing in Iowa and thrown

consulting firm, the Gingrich buffet in Manchester.

the Republican presidential

Group, was hired over a period “This Wall Street bailout is

race here wide open two weeks

of six years for strategic advice the single biggest act of theft

before the first votes.

and he earned about $35,000 in American history,” he said.

The former House speaker’s

a year — “less than I got per “And, you know, Newt and Mitt,

Iowa slide mirrors his newfound

NORTH CAROLINA ROBESON COUNTY

troubles IN THE GENERAL nationally, COURT OF JUSTICE and it has

boosted SUPERIOR COURT Romney’s DIVISION confidence

speech.” Gingrich said that

when Freddie Mac was seeking

a bailout in 2008, he told

they both were for it. That’s one

of the reasons I say that if you

really want an individual who is

BEFORE THE CLERK, 11 SP 167

while fueling talk that libertari-

House Republicans “my position an outsider, someone who has

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

an-leaning IN THE MATTER Texas OF THE Rep. FORECLO- Ron Paul

was to not give them money.” not been engaged in part of that

SURE OF A DEED OF TRUST FROM

could RICKY O. pull PARKER, off a MARK win A. in NEAL the SR., leadoff

Altogether, Gingrich’s firm process, I hope you’ll take a look

caucus AND WIFE, state LISA on NEAL, Jan. TO 3. EARL H.

earned some $1.6 million from at me.”

STRICKLAND, TRUSTEE, DATED OC-

TOBER “The 1, 2001, only RECORDED person IN who BOOK prof-

Freddie Mac.

Most of the money lent to the

1190, PAGE 111, ROBESON COUNTY

Charlie Neibergall | Associated Press

its REGISTRY from Pursuant Republican to an order ads enattack-

As Gingrich tried to answer financial institutions has been

tered November 29, 2011, in the Su- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich greets local residents after speaking

other Republicans is Barack

the criticism, Romney, his chief repaid.

perior Court for Robeson County, and ing recently at the Willow Ridge Golf Course in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Obama the power and of sale I contained think it in is thepretty

rival, was increasingly express- On her own bus tour of the

captioned deed of trust (Deed of

reprehensible Trust), the undersigned behavior Substitute on the Gingrich’s weakened position of campaigning before voters ing optimism as he reveled in state, Minnesota Rep. Michele

Trustee will offer for sale at auction,

part to the of highest some bidder of the for candidates,”

cash, AT follows a barrage of advertis- tune out this weekend for the a series of endorsements from Bachmann, looking to peel off

Gingrich THE COURTHOUSE said DOOR Monday IN LUMBER-as

he ing that cast him as a longtime Christmas holiday.

establishment GOP figures such Paul supporters, sought to sow

TON, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH

arrived CAROLINA ON in DECEMBER Davenport, 29, 2011, jabbing Washington, D.C., power-broker. He told about 200 people in as Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP doubt about Paul’s opposition to

AT 12:00 NOON the real estate and

his the improvements opponents thereon even as secured he insist- The ads, primarily financed by the garage of a security com- nominee, early-state leaders pre-emptive military action in

by the Deed of Trust, less and except

ed any of he such was property running released an from upbeat so-called super PACs, underpany in Davenport that he like South Carolina Gov. Nikki nations such as Iran and North

campaign.

the lien of the deed of trust prior to score the power of independent would launch a 44-stop Jobs Haley, and newspapers includ- Korea.

the date of this sale, lying and being

in Later, Robeson County, at an North appearance Carolina, in groups following a Supreme and Prosperity tour before ing The Des Moines Register. “Ron Paul would be a danger-

and being more particularly de-

Hiawatha, scribed as follows: Gingrich Being all encouraged

of Lot Court decision last year that the caucuses, and use those Romney joined those critious president,” Bachmann said

Number SIX (6), Fork Pine Subdivi-

voters sion, as shown to demand on map prepared that Romney allowed people, unions and cor- events to answer any charges

by

cizing Gingrich’s comments in Grundy Center. “He would

and Johnny others W. Nobles, take RLS, down recorded the intough

porations to donate unlimited put out there. Gingrich, whose on judges, telling Fox News have us ignore all of the warning

Map Book 36, Page 76, Robeson

spots, County Registry. saying that There they are no “ought to- to amounts of money to outfits campaign nearly collapsed last in an interview Monday that signs of another brutal dictator

bacco or other crop allotments to be

be transferred ashamed with this of themselves.”

property; all ag- advocating the election or defeat summer, also acknowledged his Gingrich’s idea of sending who wants to wipe Israel off the

ricultural benefits of every kind and

description “If you provided see Romney, by either tell the him of candidates. Since the rul- Iowa organization lags behind. authorities after judges was nei- face of the Earth. I won’t...The

to State take or Federal them Governments off the air,’” to the he told ing, groups have popped up to “There’s no question, some canther constitutional nor practical. death of Kim Jung Il reminds

grantor as a result of the prior own-

several ership of this hundred property supporters.

are expressly work on behalf of every serious didates have been running for “Let me tell you, there are us that we live in a dangerous

reserved. The above described is

conveyed Despite subject his to the chiding, restrictions attacks Republican presidential candi- five or six years and have raised a lot of decisions by judges I world.”

against in Deed recorded him in are Book all 1053, but Page certain date.

millions of dollars and they’re vehemently disagree with,” Gingrich, indirectly but

316, Robeson County Registry. In the

to Trustees continue. sole discretion, For the sale one, may

Gingrich said while better organized than I

Romney said. “The solu- unmistakably,

be delayed for up to one (1) hour as

Attention went Salespeople after Paul, !!

the provided Restore in Section Our 45-21.23 Future of the

campaigning in Iowa that am.”

tion to judges out of too, for wanting to close U.S.

North Carolina General Statutes. The

political record owner(s) action of the commit-

real property

any candidate faced with But Gingrich has also

control is not to tear up military Do bases you want abroad to have and fun? bring

tee, not more made than ten up days of prior former to the

such a concentrated an been trying to catch up,

the Constitution and say all or date hereof are Ricky Parker and

Have nearly you troops been looking home. for a“I

Romney wife, Jamie staffers Parker. A from five percent his

attack will slip.

and got some good news

that the Congress of the stand position apart in from sales some that really of our re-

cash deposit, or a cash deposit of

failed $750.00, 2008 whichever bid, is greater, plans will to be

“You get enough nega- upon his return to Iowa.

United States becomes candidates wards in believing you for your we need

required of the last and highest bid-

spend $1.4 million more

tive ads without answer- Gingrich planned to

the now ultimate power a strong efforts? defense,” Your ship may Gingrich have

der. The balance of the bid purchase

come in. Ask yourself some of

over price shall the be next due two in full weeks, in cash or

ing them, your numbers announce Wednesday

in this country. ... In the asserted.

certified funds at a closing to take

the following questions to find

including place within thirty on (30) a new days of ad the

go down for a while,” said during a campaign stop in

Constitution, there is a That criticism out: aside, the vast

date of sale. The undersigned Substi-

beginning tute Trustee shall Tuesday convey title that’s to theMitt

Romney Gingrich, who has tried Des Moines the endorse- Ron Paul

method for removing a majority of attacks over the

property by nonwarranty deed. This

Could any or several of the fol-

expected to be aimed at

to refrain from attackment of Iowa House

justice. There’s also a past week sale will be made subject to all prior

lowing have words be been used against to de-

Gingrich. liens of record, That if any, would and to all bring un- to ing his fellow Republicans. “I Speaker Kraig Paulsen and New method for reversing their deci- Gingrich, scribe and not you or limited your to

paid ad valorem taxes and special

roughly assessments, $3 if any, million which became the amount a think the average Republican’s Hampshire House Speaker Bill sions.”

television personality? advertising. Adventurous,

lien subsequent to the recordation of

competitive, decisive,

spent the Deed by of Trust. the This group sale will against be going to be very unhappy with O’Brien.

Paul, who has built arguably An persistent, anonymous eager, independent

bold, force-

Gingrich.

further subject to the right, if any, of Republicans whose entire cam- Gingrich has also redoubled the largest get-out-the-vote orga- group the United States of America to reful,

calling inquisitive. itself How Iowans about as- for

deem Aides the above-described for several property campaigns paign is negative.”

his appeals to conservatives, nization in Iowa and has steadily Christian sertive? Leadership Do you have is a pleasurg- for a period of 120 days following

competing the date when the against final upset Gingrich bid pe- as With the caucuses looming in who make up the base of the been inching up in Iowa polls, ing conservatives ant voice? Are not you good to back at

riod has run. The purchaser of the

multi-tasking? Do you work

well property as described outside above independent two weeks, the race in Iowa is GOP, with sharp criticism of

shall pay

spent the day in New Hampshire Gingrich, in light well with of his two

groups the Clerks aligned Commissions with in the can- arguably anyone’s to win. And the judiciary, saying he would before returning to Iowa for a divorces others and and past with the marital public? infi- Do

amount of $.45 per $100.00 of the

didates purchase price say (up their to a internal maximum polls the results here will shape the have the Justice Department packed schedule later in the delity. you The consider group yourself has issued a good fli-

amount of $500.00), required by

customer service

find Section that 7A308(a)(1) he has of fallen the North over the rest of the state-by-state march instruct the U.S. Marshal ser- week. He’s been on the air here ers and person? posted If a you've scathing answered online

Carolina General Statutes. * If the

last purchaser week of from the above the described top slot in to the GOP nomination. vice to arrest judges who ignore with ads assailing Gingrich. video aimed yes at to Gingrich, many of these but has

Iowa. property is And someone a national other than the Gallup Gingrich has acknowledged subpoenas to testify in Congress Former Pennsylvania Sen. not begun questions, showing you may TV be ads. the per-

Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust,

son we are seeking. Our

poll the purchaser released shall also Monday pay, to thefound

that the onslaught has tested about their decisions. And he Rick Santorum was among sev- The

extent applicable, the land transfer

newspapers pro-Romney are group, looking mean- for en-

Gingrich’s tax in the amount support of one percent plummeting:

(1%) his pledge to keep his criti- tried anew to end accusations eral conservatives canvassing time,try has level spent salespeople $1.1 million to train on in

of the purchase price. To the extent

He our advertising

this sale had involves the backing residential of property 26 percent cism focused on Democratic he lobbied on behalf of troubled Iowa in hopes of taking advan- Iowa advertising over the past

of with Republican less than fifteen voters (15) nationally,

rental President Barack Obama. Freddie Mac or other organizatage of Gingrich’s slide and two weeks with departments. a spot referring

units, you are hereby notified of the

down following: from 37 percent on Dec. The Republican rushed back tions.

mounting a late-game surge. to Gingrich’s This is “baggage,” a full time position includ-

8. a. An Romney’s order for support possession was of the largely to Iowa on Monday after a “We should have had a much Another, Texas Gov. Rick ing ethics working charges Monday that through led to Fri- his

property may be issued pursuant to

unchanged Section 45-21.29 at of 24 the percent. North Caro- three-day absence for three days more coherent answer,” he said Perry, was in the midst of a departure day. Hourly from Congress. wage plus a genlina

6B General —The Statutes RoBesonian, in favor of the Tuesday, decemBeR 20, 2011

www.robesonian.com

erous commission

purchaser and against the party or

program.

parties in possession by the clerk of

superior court Legals of the county in which Other Services (SERV)

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