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Myron Britt conviction upheld

Teddy Kulmala

Staff writer

RALEIGH — The state Court

of Appeals has affirmed the conviction

of Myron Britt, who was

convicted of murdering his wife

in her childhood Lumberton

home in August 2003 to order to

collect insurance money.

According to Robeson County

District Attorney Johnson Britt,

who is not related to Myron

Britt, the court heard Myron

Show

boat

About 20 boats participated

in Thursday

night’s Christmas Flotilla,

including entries like this

Catfish Carolers boat.

People gathered along the

banks of the Lumber River

and on the Fifth Street

bridge to enjoy the show.

Survey shows spike in hunger,

homeless across the Carolinas

RALEIGH (AP) — Major cities in

the Carolinas are among those around

the country seeing increases in hunger

and homelessness, according to the

results of a survey released Thursday by

the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The study, which surveyed 29 cities

from Boston to Los Angeles, found that

between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31,

2011, most of those metropolitan areas

reported spikes in requests for emer-

Pembroke Kiwanians donate $300

Those of you who

are generous enough

to think of others during

this Christmas season

and donate to The

Empty Stocking Fund

should have the assurance

that money, all of

it, is used as intended.

It is.

First, there are no

administrative costs

associated with The

Empty Stocking Fund.

Every penny goes to

buy vouchers that are

then delivered directly

Weather

Guilty of killing wife in 2003 for money reasons

Britt’s arguments on Nov. 7

and filed its decision on Dec. 6.

Johnson Britt said he learned of

the decision early this week.

The Court of Appeals rejected

Myron Britt’s objection to

forensic evidence and testimony

presented by the State Bureau

of Investigation, including evidence

to support the state’s the-

to the needy families,

and must be redeemed

for children’s gifts.

Additionally, there is a

rigorous screening process

at the Department

of Social Services to

prevent abuse. On

Thursday, we received

an e-mail from DSS

saying that 45 families

had been disqualified

after a close examination

for various reasons,

ranging from providing

false information, children

being ineligible

gency food assistance and the number

of people without a place to live.

The survey included three cities in

North Carolina — Asheville, Charlotte

and Gastonia — and Charleston, S.C.

The pattern found across the country

was also reported by officials in those

cities, who also say they see no signs

of significant improvement on the horizon.

“We do have an increase in the num-

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ory that he killed his wife for

pecuniary gain.

Because the decision was

unanimous, Britt cannot appeal

to the state Supreme Court.

Britt was first tried in 2006,

and the case was highlighted on

Court TV and the NBC show

“Dateline.” That trial ended with

the jury deadlocked 11-1.

ObItuarIes spOrts

Ruth Cross, 82, Matthews

Winston Oxendine, Marysville, Wash.

Carolyn Clark, Lumberton

Mario Ares Sr., Fayetteville

Willard Barden, Newark, N.J.

Franklin Oxendine, 65, Red Springs

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Jurors in the 2006 trial told

The Robesonian that the holdout

juror told fellow jurors of his

past legal problems, that police

were out to get him, and that he

suffered with paranoid schizophrenia

and was off his medication.

ber of people who are asking for food

stamps,” said Asheville Mayor Terry

Bellamy, who is the co-chairwoman of

the conference’s task force on hunger

and homelessness.

Overall, Asheville saw a 10 percent

increase in requests for emergency food

aid and increased its food assistance

budget by 27 percent, to over $13.5

million, in the time period covered by

the survey.

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Shootout semis

Lumberton boys,

girls face Fairmont

tonight.

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because they were too

old or too young, living

out of county, to having

received help from the

fund last year.

We share this only to

provide comfort that

the money you donate

doesn’t get entangled in

red tape, or end up in

the wrong hands.

Now, back to the good

stuff.

We have five new

donations, which add

$1,050 to our total, and Elliott and Caroline Williamson present a $500 check from the Century 21 The Real Estate

Center family. They have been making an annual donation for about 15 years.

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Obituaries Archives News

Sports Features

Tribe

marks

historical

dates

Bob Shiles

Staff writer

FAYETTEVILLE — The Lumbee

Tribal Council on Thursday declared

two dates as “Lumbee Tribal Days

of Historic Recognition” because of

their significance to the tribe.

The first ordinance

sets Jan. 18

as the day the tribe

will annually celebrate

the “Victory

at Hayes Pond.”

It was on that date

in 1958 that several

hundred Lumbee

Indians confronted

and routed members

of the Knights

Louise Mitchell

of the Ku Klux Klan who were holding

a rally near Hayes Pond, just

south of Maxton. The Lumbees,

many of them armed, chased the

KKK members through the swamps

surrounding Hayes Pond and out of

Robeson County.

“From this day forward, Jan. 18

is declared a Lumbee tribal day of

historic recognition in honor and

memory of the Lumbee warriors

who participated in the Battle of

Hayes Pond,” the ordinance reads.

The second ordinance establishes

Feb. 2 as the annual observance

for the adoption of “Lumbee” as the

tribal name.

According to the ordinance,

between 1885 and 1952, the Lumbee

people were legally designated


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n Thefts

LUMBERTON —

Patricia Russell, of

Lamb Road, reported on

Wednesday that someone

used her bank account information

to make $920 in

unauthorized transactions

on her account, according

to a police report.

LUMBERTON —

Deborah Russ, of North

Myrtle Beach, S.C., reported

on Wednesday that

someone used her bank

account information to

make about $327 in unauthorized

transactions on

her account, according to

a police report.

n Break-ins

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GOP lawmaker named probation chief

Perdue calls appointment proof of bipartisanship

RALEIGH (AP) — A

Republican state legislator

who shepherded a wideranging

criminal justice

reform package through

the General Assembly

this year will now head

North Carolina’s probation

system, Democratic

Gov. Beverly Perdue said

Thursday.

Rep. David Guice, R-Transylvania,

will become chief of what’s now the

Division of Community Corrections

when the new Department of Public

Safety is formed Jan. 1.

Guice, a former chief probation

and parole officer and parole services

manager in western North

Carolina, was elected to the

Legislature in 2008. He became a

budget subcommittee co-chairman

for criminal justice programs when

Republicans gained a majority in

the chamber this year.

RALEIGH (AP) — A bridge that

would rise above the Pamlico Sound

and bypass two breaches on N.C.

12 on Hatteras Island caused by

Hurricane Irene is among those now

being considered as a long-term solution

for access to the coastal highway.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representatives

proposed a bridge that

would start north of a breach on Pea

Island and reconnect with land at

Rodanthe, the northernmost of the

seven villages on Hatteras Island and

the site of the second breach, the state

Transportation Department said in a

news release Thursday.

The proposal came at a meeting

of various state and federal agencies

involved in finding a more permanent

way to repair the road. Early

estimates show the bridge would be

5 to 7 miles long, but it’s early in the

process to be definitive, DOT spokes-

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highlights of bipartisanship and

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Guice’s hiring “reflects my continued

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our communities and putting the

best technology and information

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“By focusing our efforts on

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— Tim Trogdon,

DOT’s chief operating officer

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DOT is searching for long-term

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which is the only link from the

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Hurricane Irene, which struck in late

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which was closed for weeks because

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A temporary bridge was built

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Trial of accused student

slayer nears last stages

HILLSBOROUGH,

(AP) — The trial of a man

accused of murdering a

University of North Carolina

at Chapel Hill student body

president approached its last

stages Thursday as prosecutors

called their final

witness and the

judge scheduled closing

arguments.

Laurence Lovette

is charged with firstdegree

murder in the

death of Eve Carson,

an Athens, Ga. native

who was found shot Lovette

to death about a mile

from her home in Chapel

Hill in March 2008.

After calling dozens of

witnesses over seven days,

prosecutors rested on

Thursday. Lovette’s lawyers

called no witnesses of their

own, so Orange County

Superior Court Judge Allen

Baddour scheduled closing

am willing to reach across

party lines to work together,”

she said.

Guice, 56, will succeed

Tim Moose, who

is being promoted to an

administrative post in the

new Division of Adult

Corrections, which will

include the state prison

system and community corrections.

The new department consolidates

the current departments

of correction; crime control and

public safety; and juvenile justice

and delinquency prevention.

The community corrections division

manages probation, electronic

house arrest and community service

programs for offenders who

leave prison or don’t receive an

active sentence.

It also oversees offender substance

abuse programs and victims’

services.

The agencies rejected beach

renourishment as a permanent repair

at either breach, leaving individual

bridges as the only other options

being considered. The only other

option for the Pea Island breach is

a bridge where the road now stands.

For the Rodanthe breach, the agencies

agreed that DOT should either

build a bridge within the easement

or build one that extends into the

Pamlico Sound.

“There are laws and regulations

associated with some of the options

that we are not likely to be able

to meet,” Jim Trogdon, DOT’s chief

operating officer, said in the release.

“By focusing our efforts on the most

realistic options, we can more efficiently

develop long-term fixes for

N.C. 12 that will provide a reliable

way for people to get to jobs and

education.”

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arguments to begin Monday.

Investigators say Lovette,

along with DeMario

Atwater, abducted Carson

from her home and forced

her to withdraw $1,400 from

automated teller machines

in Chapel Hill and

Durham before

shooting her five

times and dumping

her body in the

street.

Lovette has pleaded

not guilty. Last

year, Atwater pleaded

guilty in the case

and was sentenced

to life in prison. Carson’s killing

was a major trauma for

the historic college town. It

also put a spotlight on problems

within North Carolina’s

probation and parole system.

Atwater was never placed

under intensive probation

despite two court orders to

do so.

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state/nation

Shutdown averted as tax talks continue

WASHINGTON (AP) —

Congress appears on track to

avert a government shutdown

this weekend, even as President

Barack Obama’s push to extend a

payroll tax cut and jobless

benefits for another year

is encountering snags.

Those hiccups in finding

spending cuts to pay

for extending a 2 percentage

point cut in Social

Security payroll taxes

and jobless benefits for

millions have prompted

Democratic leaders to

suggest just a two-month, $40

billion extension of expiring tax

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Redistricting

hearing today

RALEIGH — The pace

and method for refereeing

lawsuits challenging

North Carolina’s redrawn

legislative and congressional

seats are the focus

of the first court hearing

on the Republican-written

redistricting plans.

A three-judge panel

scheduled a hearing today

to decide whether to consolidate

two lawsuits

challenging the maps and

to consider a timetable to

hear the cases.

Attorneys for the

advocacy groups and

Democratic elected officials

who sued last month

want rulings by mid-February

so any disruptions

to the 2012 elections

would be minimized.

League hosts

fracking talks

RALEIGH — The

North Carolina League of

Municipalities is hosting

a symposium about a natural

gas drilling method

called fracking.

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Obama’s push to extend payroll tax cuts hits snag

breaks and jobless benefits might

be needed.

But the first act in clearing

away a pile of unfinished

business for an unpopular

Congress is for the GOPcontrolled

House to pass

a massive, bipartisan,

$1 trillion-plus spending

measure funding 10

Cabinet departments and

U.S. operations in Iraq and

Afghanistan.

That vote is on track

for this afternoon, but a stopgap

bill could be needed to fund the

Massachusetts, Minnesota, North

Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island

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an administration official who

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because the winners had not been

officially announced.

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tatives and members of

the academic community

will speak at the meeting

Friday in Raleigh.

Municipal representatives

attending the meeting

will have a chance to ask

questions after the presentations.

Locomotive

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BURLINGTON —

The newest locomotive

for the North

Carolina Transportation

Department has been

named for Burlington.

The “1893 City of

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during a ceremony

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on Thursday.

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Burlington the locomotive

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and was refurbished by

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North Carolina transportation

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Trogdon says the agency

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to buy and renovate

the engine.

Trogdon says that’s

about one-third the cost

of a new locomotive.

government into next week.

Senate Majority Leader Harry

Reid, D-Nev., told reporters

Thursday night that he was still

optimistic that bipartisan talks

on yearlong extensions of the

Social Security payroll tax cut

and unemployment coverage

would succeed. But as a “Plan B,”

he said, they were working on

a two-month extension as well,

which would also prevent cuts

in Medicare reimbursements for

doctors during that period.

“We’re still working on the

long-term” bill, Reid told report-

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to age 5 ready for kindergarten.

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ers as he exited the Capitol after a

day of talks over both the payroll

tax and spending measures. As

for the two-month version,

he said, “We’ll only

do that if what we’re working

on doesn’t work out.”

Reid’s remarks put

a slight damper on a

day on which for the

first time, Democratic

and Republican leaders

expressed optimism at

prospects for swift compromise

on their payroll tax

Harry Reid

standoff and a spending battle

that had threatened to shutter

federal agencies beginning at

midnight Friday.

A deal on the $1 trillionplus

spending bill was

reached after Republicans

agreed to drop language

that would have blocked

President Barack Obama’s

liberalized rules on people

who visit and send money

to relatives in Cuba. But a

GOP provision will stay

in the bill thwarting an

Obama administration

rule on energy efficiency standards.

N.C. one of nine states chosen to share $500 million early-learning grant

Thirty-five states along with the

District of Columbia and Puerto

Rico applied for the chance to

win between about $50 million

to $100 million apiece in prize

money. The winnings are to help

build statewide systems that affect

all early learning programs, including

child care, Head Start centers

and public or private preschools.

Billions are spent annually on

early education programs, but the

quality of those programs varies

greatly. Roughly half of all 3-yearolds

and about a quarter of 4-yearolds

do not attend preschool,

said Steve Barnett, director of

the National Institute for Early

Education Research at Rutgers

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Hands off

hands-free

There is growing evidence that motorists

who are talking on cell phones

are a road hazard, with some studies

concluding that their threat is similar

to — or even greater than — that of a

drunken driver.

But a recommendation this week by the

five-member National Transportation Safety

Board to ban all cell phone use by the driver

of a vehicle goes too far as it didn’t distinguish

between hands-free and hand-held phones.

The board appears to be overreacting to an

accident in Missouri last year that killed two

people and injured 38 more. That accident, a

pileup that included a school bus with about 50

students, happened when a teenager drove a

pick-up truck into the back of a tractor-trailer,

causing a chain reaction. An investigation

showed that the teenager had sent or received

11 text messages in the 11 minutes leading up

to the crash.

North Carolina already bans operators of

motor vehicles from sending text messages,

and provisional drivers, those under the age of

18, are banned from talking on a cell phone as

well. House Bill 44, which was sponsored by

Rep. Garland Pierce, who represents part of

Robeson County, sought to ban drivers from

using hand-held and hands-free cell phones, but

failed to be approved this year even when the

hands-free provision was dropped from the bill.

Banning cell phone use by drivers of a

vehicle would save some lives and limbs. So

would a speed limit of 35 mph on Interstate

95, but no one would suggest that is practical.

How far down this road do we travel? Would

the banning of loud music in a vehicle be next?

A prohibition on enjoying a chocolate nut sundae

while driving? Forbidding a woman from

checking her lipstick in the rear-view mirror?

In today’s fast-food society, where every

second seems to count, there is considerable

commerce that is advanced by motorists on cell

phones who otherwise would struggle to find

the time for that conversation. But the convenience

extends beyond doing business and to

all aspects of our lives.

Ideally, drivers would limit cell phone use to

conversations that, while short of a 911 call,

were necessary. But there is simply no way to

ensure that through legislation.

We understand the push to ban the use of

hand-held cell phones by drivers. Such a cell

phone occupies a hand that should be in either

the 10 or 2 o’clock position on the steering

wheel. But why ban a hands-free device that

doesn’t take a hand off the wheel, and allows

a driver to join a conversation not unlike one

with a passenger in the car.

The NTSB doesn’t have the power to impose

the restrictions, but its recommendations

do carry weight with federal regulators and

congressional and state lawmakers. So this

conversation will continue, but it should focus

only on hand-held devices or the reach will be

too far.

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OpiniOn

O

ne of the ironies of the

holiday calendar is that

Christmas follows closely

after Thanksgiving.

Many of the Pilgrims

and Puritans who

helped make Thanksgiving an

American tradition were appalled

by and opposed to the celebration of

Christmas.

One of my ancestors, the pioneering

Connecticut publisher John

Tully, made a big stink about the

issue back in the 1680s. Tully’s

defense of Christmas came not

from an outsider, however, but from

someone with strong marital ties to

the Puritan aristocracy.

The tale begins not with Tully

but with the Puritan settler

Nicholas Danforth, who arrived in

Massachusetts in the early 1630s.

A surveyor by trade, Danforth was

a major landowner in Cambridge,

an original member of its church,

and in 1635 served as its representative

to the Massachusetts

legislature. Nicholas Danforth, who

was my 10th great-grandfather,

also served on the panel that created

what would soon be known

as Harvard College. The Danforth

family was to play a significant role

at Harvard, and in the public life of

Massachusetts, for generations.

America’s first printing press

arrived at Harvard in 1639. Shortly

thereafter, Nicholas Danforth’s son

Samuel enrolled at Harvard College.

Among his academic interests was

astronomy, which perhaps explains

why Samuel Danforth began using

the Harvard press to publish his

annual almanac in 1646. His four

editions – 1646 through 1649 – constitute

the oldest-surviving run of

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.

Cheeky defense of Christmas

American periodicals.

Meanwhile, Nicholas’s daughter

Lydia Danforth married a

Connecticut Puritan named William

Beaumont. It was their daughter

Mary Beaumont who

brought my 8th-great

grandfather John Tully

into the picture by marrying

him in 1671.

Tully, who had immigrated

to Connecticut

from England, began

publishing his Tully’s

New England Almanac

in 1681. It was one of

the most-read journals

in the English colonies.

I don’t know if Tully had received

assistance or inspiration for his publishing

venture from his wife’s uncle

Samuel Danforth at Harvard, but it

wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

Tully published his almanac until

his death in 1701. Actually, the last

issue appeared posthumously in

1702. His main claim to fame was

stylistic. According to an 1897 New

York Times account, John Tully was

the first American to give almanacs

“a humorous tone, and his witty

remarks and anecdotes were widely

read.” Tully’s 1698 almanac also featured

the first print illustration ever

published in America.

You can see John Tully’s humor

at work in one of his most famous

causes: challenging the Puritans’

edict against Christmas. During the

early decades of the New England

colonies, Puritan authorities forbade

the celebration of Christmas

– and discouraged even mentioning

the holiday in public or in print.

But in the late 1680s, John Tully

decided to challenge the Puritan

aversion to Christmas in the pages

of his almanac.

In his 1687 edition, Tully printed

CHRISTMAS-DAY in big, bold letters

on the page for December 25.

He also printed the names of other

Anglican holy days that Puritan

governments had attempted to suppress.

The following year, Tully

went even further to tweak his critics.

At the end of his 1688 almanac,

he included a series of satirical

predictions for each month. The

December prediction made poetic

references to the holiday:

This month the Cooks do early

rise

To roast their meat & make their

Christmas pies…

Poor men at rich men’s tables

their guts forage

With roast beef, mince-pies, pudding

& plum porridge.

A silly verse, yes, but Tully’s

purpose was a serious one – to challenge

the misuse of government

authority to regulate the gatherings

and traditions of free people.

He followed up his poem with

more provocation. “This month,”

he wrote, “Money and Rum will be

in great request; and he that hath

the first shall not fear wanting the

latter.” Tully concluded one of his

predictions with this suggestion: if

it didn’t come true, he wrote, readers

should “light tobacco, or make

bum-fodder with our Observations.”

In other words, John Tully was

inviting any critical readers to use

his almanac for toilet paper.

Cheeky, huh?

-30-

Hood is president of the John

Locke Foundation and publisher of

CarolinaJournal.com.

The darker side of staying slim

Y

es, there are those charming

reasons “French

Women Don’t Get Fat,”

as outlined in the popular

book of that name by

Mireille Guiliano. Portion

control is key. Frenchwomen may eat

their famously rich sauces and fatty

pates with gusto, but only in dainty

amounts. They go for quality over

quantity and avoid “diet” foods —

said to drain off the hearty flavors

that sate appetites. And, of course,

they walk more.

But other reasons may be less

charming. The scandal over the

drug Mediator and the lax oversight

of the French drug licensing

agency point to other, less appealing

weight-control practices. Mediator

was licensed as a diabetes drug,

which gave it cover for a less essential

use — as a diet pill. Allegedly

damaging to hearts and lungs, it

may have caused as many as 2,000

deaths and sent countless others to

the hospital, according to government

monitors. French officials took

Mediator off the market two years

ago, and now many question how it

got there in the first place.

The answer, it appears, does not

speak well of France’s relatively

laissez-faire drug regulatory system.

Amazingly, members of the committee

that approves drugs for the

French market may also work for

the pharmaceutical companies selling

them. America’s more stringent

Food and Drug Administration is

far less forgiving of such conflicts

of interest. Such double-dealing is

John Hood

Contributing

Columnist

actually a crime.

The French press has focused

on Mediator’s maker, the secretive

Laboratoires Servier, accused in the

past of pushing dangerous weightcontrol

products onto

French women. Two

of them involved the

appetite suppressant

fen-phen, which was

blamed in this country

for increased cases of

heart-valve disease.

Froma

Harrop

Contributing

Columnist

Another dietary aid

for French women is

cigarettes. (The decline

of smoking in this

country is often partly

blamed for the rising

incidence of obesity.)

About seven years ago, Guiliano

argued against that explanation, noting

that 21 percent of Frenchwomen

smoke, not far from the 20 percent

of their American sisters who

do. Recent statistics tell another

story. Smoking rates among French

women have risen from 20 percent

to 26.5 percent, according to French

anti-smoking advocates. Some say

that tobacco-related diseases may

become the leading cause of death

for Frenchwomen by 2025.

Christelle Toure, who heads

France’s anti-tobacco campaign, has

said that Frenchwomen’s greatest

fear in quitting smoking is that they

will “fatten up.”

Cigarettes have long been regarded

as an eating substitute by the

weight-conscious — of whom French

women lead (forgive the pun) the

pack. Though not officially French,

actress Audrey Hepburn might as

well have been. Her lifelong lithe

figure was helped by a smoking

habit of two or three packs a day.

(On the set of “A Nun’s Story,” she

reportedly chain-smoked while wearing

a nun’s habit.) Hepburn died at

63 of appendix cancer, a condition

for which smoking is a major risk

factor.

Like many French actresses,

Hepburn glamorized on-screen

smoking. One of her iconic images,

from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” has

her dolled up in a large hat and

little black dress, and with a long

cigarette holder dangling from her

mouth. That photo briefly landed

on a stamp issued by Germany. It

was withdrawn after Hepburn’s son

opposed the picture of his mother

happily smoking and refused to

grant the rights to use it.

Let it be noted that Audrey

Hepburn remains one of our most

admirable stars and started smoking

long before surgeons general began

issuing warnings. Furthermore,

smoking by adults is the business of

the adults.

But suffice it to say, Hepburn

maintained her 110 pounds by doing

more than avoiding Burger King

Whoppers. And Frenchwomen don’t

get fat for some of the same reasons.

To find out more about Froma

Harrop, and read features by other

Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists,

visit the Creators Syndicate

web page at www.creators.com.


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Phone ban proves problematic

Law on talking while driving tough to enforce

WEST PALM

BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A

driver in the next lane is

moving his lips. Is he on

a hands-free cellphone?

Talking to someone in

the car? To himself?

Singing along to the

radio?

If lawmakers follow

the advice of a federal

board, police officers

will have to start figuring

that out — somehow.

The National

Transportation Safety

Board said this week

that drivers should not

only be barred from

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A

Canadian sports doctor with a

high-profile client list faces up

to 18 months in prison when

he is sentenced Friday for

bringing unapproved and mislabeled

drugs into the United

States.

Anthony Galea of Toronto

is scheduled to appear in U.S.

District Court in Buffalo. The

healing specialist who has

helped Tiger Woods and other

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)

— The worst drought in

Texas’ history has led to

the largest-ever one-year

decline in the leading cattle-state’s

cow herd, raising

the likelihood of increased

beef prices as the number

of animals decline and

demand remains strong.

Since Jan. 1, the number

of cows in Texas has

dropped by about 600,000,

a 12 percent decline from

the roughly 5 million cows

the state had at the beginning

of the year, said David

Anderson, who monitors

beef markets for the

Texas AgriLife Extension

Service. That’s likely the

largest drop in the number

of cows any state has ever

seen, though Texas had a

larger percentage decline

from 1934 to 1935, when

ranchers were reeling from

the Great Depression and

Dust Bowl, Anderson said.

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A driver uses a cellphone while driving in Los Angeles.

using hand-held cellphones,

as they are

in several states, but

also from using handsfree

devices. No more

“Sorry, I’m stuck in traffic”

calls, or virtually any

other cellphone chatter

Anderson said many

cows were moved “somewhere

there’s grass,” but

lots of others were slaughtered.

He said that in Texas,

Oklahoma, New Mexico,

Louisiana and Arkansas,

about 200,000 more cattle

were slaughtered this year,

a 20 percent increase over

last year.

That extra supply could

help meet increased

demand from China and

other countries, but the

loss of cows likely will

mean fewer cattle in future

years.

“Consumers are going to

pay more because we’re

going to have less beef,”

Anderson said. “Fewer

cows, calves, less beef

production and increasing

exports.”

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behind the wheel.

Though no state has

yet implemented such

restrictive rules, the

NTSB’s recommendations

carry weight that

could place such language

into future laws,

star athletes come back from

injuries pleaded guilty to a

federal charge in July.

In a letter to the judge,

Galea said his arrest has had a

devastating effect on his status

as a sports doctor.

“I truly regret my actions

and can assure you that the

past two years have had a profound

and sobering impact on

my life,” he wrote Thursday.

Galea wasn’t licensed to

The U.S. Department of

Agriculture estimates that

beef prices will increase

up to 5.5 in 2012, in part

because the number of cat-

or motivate the federal

government to cut funding

to states that don’t

follow suit.

Many of the men

and women patrolling

the nation’s streets and

highways wonder how

they would sort the

criminally chatty from

the legally chatty.

“It would be almost

impossible to determine

if someone was talking

on a phone or exercising

their vocal cords,” said

Capt. Donald Melanson

of the West Hartford,

Conn., police department.

Doctor faces charges of drug mishandling

practice in the United States

when he made numerous trips

across the border to treat athletes

from 2007 to 2009.

The former team doctor

for the Canadian Football

League’s Toronto Argonauts

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injury treatment, but

prosecutors said some patients

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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) —

The U.S. military is making its

case for why Army Pfc. Bradley

Manning should be court-martialed

on charges of endangering

national security by stealing and

leaking an enormous trove of

government secrets.

Manning, 23, was to

make his first public

appearance today at the

opening of his pretrial

hearing at Fort Meade.

The Army post near

Washington is, ironically,

home to U.S. Cyber

Command, the organization

whose mission

includes protecting

computer networks

like the one Manning allegedly

breached by illegally downloading

huge numbers of classified

documents in Iraq.

He is suspected of giving the

documents to WikiLeaks, the

anti-secrecy website that last

year began publishing the materials.

The hearing was expected to

last through the weekend and

possibly beyond. Manning’s lawyer

asserts that the documents’

release did little actual harm.

The case has spawned an

international movement in sup-

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If his case goes to trial and

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On Thursday, Secretary of

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Sunday School

Lesson

Genesis 22:1-14

December 18, 2011

God will

supply a

sacrifice

One of the most

spiritual stories

in God’s Word is

told in Genesis

22.

God tempted Abraham,

but not in the way that

Satan tempts people. God

tempts to make us grow

spiritually, while Satan’s

temptations are intended

to draw us into sin.

Abraham had been

tested before, but God

gave him a trial of his

faith that would be more

severe than any he had

ever faced in his obedience

to God’s call.

A trial of your faith is

not a one-time event in

your life, just as it was

not the case in Abraham’s

life. Always remember,

you may face a trial of

faith followed by an even

more difficult trial of your

faith.

God told Abraham

to take his son Isaac to

Moriah, kill him and offer

him up as a burnt offering.

Isaac was the only son

of Abraham and Sarah.

He was the son promised

to the couple, and he was

the son through whom

the promise of many

descendants would be fulfilled

to Abraham.

The land of Moriah

lay three days’ journey

away, and Abraham had

ample time to think about

killing his son and then

burning the body.

Rising early, he saddled

his donkey, gathered

some wood for the burnt

offering, and, accompanied

by two servants and

Isaac, began his journey

to the place God sent

him.

After three days, they

arrived near to their destination,

Abraham told

the servants to wait with

the donkey while he and

Isaac went to worship.

He told the servants that

he and Isaac were going

on ahead to worship, and

then they would “come

again to you.”

It is fascinating to connect

this account to the

Gospel’s account of God

giving His only begotten

Son. In Genesis, Abraham

placed the wood for the

burnt offering on Isaac’s

shoulders, and in the New

Testament we find Christ

burdened under the

weight of the cross.

At any rate, Isaac

took note that they had

everything they needed

to offer a burnt offering

except the sacrifice itself.

Abraham responded that

God would “provide himself

a lamb for a burnt

offering.”

Arriving at the place

God designated for

the offering, Abraham

arranged the wood, tied

his son and laid him on

the wood. Abraham raised

a knife over his head,

ready to plunge it into

Isaac, and the angel of the

Lord stopped him from

killing Isaac. Nearby, a

ram had gotten his horns

entangled in a thicket,

and the ram became

the sacrifice offered on

Moriah that day.

Abraham gave the place

a name that means “the

Lord will provide.” There

is no doubt that Abraham

feared God, who provided

Himself a lamb that day

on Moriah – and later the

Lamb at Calvary.

n The Sunday school

lesson is written by

Ed Wilcox, pastor of

Centerville Baptist

Church. edwilcox@nc.rr.

com

Church Happenings

Christmas

Holy Swamp Baptist Church will be having

a Christmas prayer at 4 p.m. on Sunday

Everyone is invited. The church is located at

216 Anointed Drive in Lumberton.

Harvest Church will present the play

“Merry Christmas From Heaven” at 6 p.m.

on Sunday. The church is located at 986

Raynham Farms Road in Rowland. For information

call 910-740-3523.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church will hold

its annual Christmas cantata at 6 p.m.

on Sunday. Under the direction of Bayne

Prevatte, the choir will perform “Mary, Did

You Know?” Fellowship follows. The church

is located at 3373 7th St.

On Saturday the New Jerusalem Holiness

Church in Red Springs will have their

Christmas play entitled “Christmas Bliss.”

It starts at 7 p.m. The pastor is Ronald N.

Locklear. For information call 910-740-4359.

The music ministry of East Lumberton

Baptist Church will present the program

“Down From His Glory (The Love Story of

Christmas)” at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

The program features the adult choir, youth

and children’s ensemble and the pre-school

choir. Featured soloists are Larry Cooke,

Julie Brisson, Tre Smith, Ginny Stubbs-

Creech, Evita Sanderson and Kameron

Roberts. Everyone is invited.

The church is located at 201 Whiteville

Ave. in Lumberton. For information call

910-739-3358.

New Beginning Church of Lumberton

will have its children’s Christmas play at 11

a.m. on Sunday. The play is entitled “The

Generation of Jesus.” A special musical presentation

of Christmas songs by the children

and Christmas message by Pastor Pelham.

The church is located at 950 Linkhaw Rd.

New Beginning Church of Lumberton

will have its children’s Christmas play at 11

a.m. on Sunday. The play is entitled “The

Generation of Jesus.” A special musical presentation

of Christmas songs by the children

and Christmas message by Pastor Pelham.

The church is located at 950 Linkhaw Rd.

The Saint James AME Zion Church in

Red Springs will present its annual Christmas

program, featuring “The Christmas Story” at

5 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and the

morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Children’s

church starts at 11 a.m. every second and

fourth Sunday. Every fifth Sunday children

and youth are in leadership for morning

NEW YORK (AP) — When

Emily Russell’s two young sons

wake up on Christmas morning,

they’ll find that Santa left them

a note instead of the videogames

they requested.

“Hey, I couldn’t get by your

house last night,” Russell, a single

mother from Kernersville, N.C.,

plans to write to her sons and sign

Santa’s name. “Your mom is going

to take you to the store when she

can.”

Some people have always postponed

Christmas celebrations

because their jobs don’t pause for

the holiday. But in the weak economy,

folks are delaying Christmas

for another reason: money.

Deloitte’s annual holiday survey

for the first time asked shoppers

whether they planned to wait

until January to do the bulk of

their shopping for Christmas. Six

percent of the more than 5,000

respondents said they did.

The strategy can pay off. After

Christmas, retailers offer discounts

of up to 75 percent on a

wider variety of items than they

do in the weeks leading up to the

holiday.

It’s something cost-conscious

shoppers have gotten hip to. Retail

sales during the seven days after

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religion

services. Prayer service and Bible study

take place at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

Intercessory prayer takes place at 9 a.m. on

the second through fifth Sundays.

The church is located at 116 West Brown

Ave. The pastor is Rev. Tim McKoy.

The Pentecostal United Holy Church

youth department will present a musical

Christmas program at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The church’s Christmas Day service will

be held at 8 a.m. on Dec. 25.

The church will also hold watch night services

at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. Dr. Russell Rogers

will be speaking. Music by Pentecostal Mass

Choir. Breakfast will be served.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church

will celebrate Christmas with “A Festival

of Nine Lessons and Carols” at 11 a.m.

on Dec. 25. The church is located at 403

Elizabethtown Rd. in Lumberton.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church will present

the Christmas play “A Dish of Blessings” at

6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Rev. Timmie Sampson

will speak. The church is located at 410

Morro Street in Fairmont.

The Oakton Baptist Church choir will

present the Christmas musical, “Gather At

The Manger,” at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Everyone is invited.

The members of Trinity Holiness Church

invite everyone to join them Saturday morning

from 9 until 10 in “Walking for Jesus.”

People are invited to give one hour to

support keeping “Christ” in “Christ’mas,”

because He is the reason for the season.

Trinity Holiness is at 4650 Fayetteville

Road, Lumberton.

Trinity Holiness Church, Lumberton,

will present “The Angels Called Him Jesus”

on Sunday evening at 6:30.

Everyone is invited to join the church

family for this drama. Refreshments will be

served following the presentation.

The church is at 4650 Fayetteville Road.

A program of Lessons and Carols will

be presented Sunday by the choir at First

Presbyterian Church in Maxton. The choir

is under the direction of Dr. Seung-Ah Kim.

An offering will be received for the church’s

Joy Gift. The proceeds of the offering will be

used to supplement the incomes of retired

ministers, missionaries and church workers.

The Rev. Robert S. Dendy and the church

family invited everyone to this program of

Christmas music and Scriptures.

Dr. Michael Fields, senior pastor at

Christmas rose year-over-year in

three of the past five years, according

to research firm ShopperTrak.

And last year, year-over-year online

spending grew by 22 percent on

Dec. 26 and 56 percent on Dec. 27,

according to computer giant IBM’s

retail consulting arm.

Elaine Wu and her husband

plan to wait until the day after

Christmas to shop because they’ve

agreed not to spend more than

$150 for each other — a difficult

task given they like to splurge on

upscale Marc Jacobs handbags and

Armani shoes.

Wu says she’s also waiting until

after Christmas to shop for some

of her friends. Real friends, she

figures, wouldn’t want her to go

through the headache of shopping

in the pre-Christmas madness anyway.

“Just because it’s a day late

doesn’t mean it’s going to be any

less special or didn’t come from

the same sentiment,” says Wu,

36, a marketing manager for the

startup website BlogHer in Silicon

Valley. “It just means that it’s going

to save us 60 percent.”

Postponing Christmas Day,

originally a Christian holiday to

celebrate the birth of Christ, is

almost unheard of in some circles.

Christian Faith Center, will be celebrating

Christmas with fellowship and dinner at 11

a.m. on Dec. 18. Special musical guest is

Shea Floyd from Raleigh.

The center is locarted at 1203 Lovette Rd.

in Lumberton.

For information call 910-316-6027

Concert and play

Bethany Presbyterian Church is hosting

a high priority contemporary worship music

concert along with the drama musical play

titled “Say Yes to Jesus.”

It begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the

Bethany Presbterian Church, located at 700

Elizabethtown Rd., Lumberton.

Proceeds will benefit the Bethany

Presbyterian Church building fund and

usher board.

Youth tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 at

the door. Adult tickets cost $10 in advance

and $12 at the door.

To order tickets call 910-739-3359 or email

JobSayTix@yahoo.com. For group sales call

(910) 258-9165

New Year’s Eve

Holy Swamp Baptist Church will be

holding watch night services beginning at

9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. The church is located

at 216 Anointed Drive in Lumberton.

New Year’s Day

The Branch Street United Methodist

Church on Case Street in Lumberton will

be holding a New Year’s Day revival. Service

begins at 9:45 a.m. Special music by Joyce

and Youth in Christ. Pastor Sylvia Collins

Ball and the congregation invite everyone to

join them.

Dedication

Dedication services will be held at 11 a.m.

Saturday at the Saint Paul AME Church,

3169 Oakdale Church Road, Fairmont.

Elder Evelyn G. Dunn, presiding elder of

the Southern District of the North Carolina

Annual Conference, will be the speaker for

the service. Everyone is invited.

The Rev. Jesse Peacock, Sr. is the pastor

at Saint Paul.

Gift offer

About 95 percent of Americans

celebrate Christmas — including

80 percent of non-Christians,

according to Gallup polls.

But Bruce David Forbes, author

of “Christmas: A Candid History,”

says those who delay Christmas

festivities can take some comfort

in the fact that Dec. 25 isn’t the

date of the birth of Christ.

When Christians started celebrating

his birth in the 300s after

the Roman emperor Constantine

converted to that religion, they

didn’t know the birthdate, so it

appears that they picked a day to

coincide with Romans’ midwinter

celebrations of their own gods.

Meanwhile, Christians in more

eastern countries, like Turkey and

Greece, were already celebrating

on Jan. 6.

So, Forbes, who teaches religious

studies at Morningside College in

Sioux City, Iowa, says if you’re celebrating

anywhere between Dec.

25 and Jan. 6, “you’re not even

doing it late.”

That may be a relief to Mujtaba

Al-Qudaihi of Baltimore, Md., who

plans to spend Dec. 25 watching

a movie, catching up on reading

or killing time on the Internet.

His real Christmas celebration —

which includes his dad dressing up

The Lumber River Quartet has a new

CD, “Basics of Life,” a new DVD, “Basics of

Life,” and their Christmas CD packaged for

sale at a reduced price. Visit the group’s website,

www.lumberriverministries.com, and

click on the online store tab and go to the

Christmas Special.

The quartet appreciates everyone’s prayers

and support.

When When Christmas comes comes late

as Santa and the extended family

exchanging gifts and eating a big

meal — will happen a few days

later.

That’s because it’s cheaper for

Al-Qudaihi and other relatives

to fly to his parents’ home in

Indianapolis after Christmas.

Besides, Al-Qudaihi figures that

the prices on gifts he plans to

buy will be much cheaper after

Christmas.

“Nothing changes,” says

Al-Qudaihi, 27, who works in

information-technology consulting

for a public university. “Just the

date.”

Danielle McCurley of Lacey,

Wash., also is planning to postpone

Christmas a couple days. She

wants to wait until her financial

aid check for her school tuition

arrives so she can spend the extra

money on gifts.

In normal years, McCurley

would have finished her Christmas

shopping weeks ago. But this year

is different: After losing her job as

a home health aide, McCurley, 32,

returned to school to study social

work this fall. Adding to that, her

husband, Mario, was out of work

for a year and a half, though he

recently found a job as a security

guard.


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ROBESON COUNTY COMMUNITY CHURCH DIRECTORY

CHURCHES

Basic Training Center Church

120 Oakdale Church Rd. Fairmont -

628-5480

Berea Baptist Church

120 Odom St. Pembroke -

521-4661

Breath Of Life

1985 Roberts Av. Lumberton

618-9265

Church Of God Of Prophency

Lumberton

738-2052

Church of God Parsonage

96 Dresden Av. Lumberton

738-2206

Church of The Living God Column

And Pillar of The Truth The Light

of the World

1405 Carthage Road, Lumberton NC

608-2095

Cornerstone Assembly of God

950 Linkhaw Rd. Lumberton

739-7090

Divine Refuge Ministries

908 Hardin Rd. Lumberton

272-0039

Dogwood Baptist Church

Iona Church Rd. Rowland

422-8180

East Lumberton Church of God

100 Dresden Ave. Lumberton

739-3397

Faith Temple Holiness Church

1202 N Pine St. Lumberton

739-9082

Family Worship Center

2450 Hwy 211 W. Lumberton

739-4477

First Baptist Church

416 S Main St. Fairmont

628--0626

First New Testament Church

513 E 20th St. Lumberton

First Orrum Missionary

Baptist Church

18011 NC 130 Hwy E.

Orrum 628-6224

Five Forks Baptist Church

1880 NC 904 Hwy Fairmont

628-1966

Fountain of Deliverance

2470 E. 5th St. Lumberton

739-8206

Greater New Bethel Missionary

Baptist Church

172 Plainview Dr. Lumberton

671-9558

Horace Grove Baptist Church

11001 Old 74 Evergreen

671-9197

House of Joy

104 Trinity St. Fairmont

628-8188

Living Waters Ministry

1308 Linkhaw Rd. Lumberton

738-8007

Long Branch Baptist Church

8878 NC 72 Hwy. E Lumberton

739-6690

Mission Church

142 Mission Church Rd. Pembroke

522-0019

Morning Star Community Church

702 Dunn Rd. Lumberton

671-0607

Native American Interfaith Ministry

450 Prospect Rd. Pembroke

522-0900

New Generation Ministry

103 N Grace St. Lumberton

739-8489

New Jerusalem Interdenominational

Ministries Inc.

708 E 1st St. Lumberton

608-0053

New Light Apostolic Church of

Jesus Christ

19 Allen St. Lumberton 739-1448

New Zion UMC

US 74 Hwy Pembroke 521-0387

Riverside Church of God

8 Taylor St. Lumberton

739-1240

Saddletree Church of God

1508 Rennert Rd. Lumberton

739-3158

St. Mary Holiness Church

69 Chambers St. Lumberton

739-2885

Sandy Grove Baptist Church of

Lumberton

1600 Fairmont Rd. Lumberton

739-7202

Tabernacle of Praise & Worship

4409 Pine Log Rd. Lumberton

674-4680

Victory in Christ Ministry

903 E 2nd St. Lumberton

608-4002

Zions Tabernacle Church

3496 Tar Heel Rd. Lumberton

618-9417

AME

McCormick Chapel AME

215 Main Street Lumberton

739-0461

Mt. Pleasant AME Church

921 Echo Rd. Rowland

422-9375

St. Matthew AME Church

6 Ellison Rd. Rowland

422-8500

LUMBERTON

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500 Linkhaw Road

Management & Employees

763-6775

BO’S SUPERMARKET

11 Locations Serving You

Lumberton (3), Fairmont,

Pembroke, Elizabethtown,

Clarkton, Raeford,

Bladenboro & Southern Pines

SAN JOSE

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

3027 Roberts Ave.

671-0866 or 671-0179

Authenic Mexican Food

PEMBROKE HARDWARE CO.

7331 Hwy 711, Pembroke

521-3406

“Everything in Hardware”

Saint Paul AME Church

3169 Oakdale Church Rd. Fairmont

628-9683

Turners Station AME Church

Marietta Area Fairmont

628-9224

AME - ZION

Chrysolite AME Zion Church

1307 Meadow Rd. Lumberton

671-8874

Providence AME Zion Church

279 Purvis Rd. Rowland

422-9738

APOSTOLIC

Born Again Church General Office

320 S Main St. Fairmont

628-1234

First Apostolic Church

Hwy 1157 Pembroke

521-8880

House of Prayer

2007 Oakwood Av. Lumberton

738-6363

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

First Assembly of God Church

3201 W 5th St. Lumberton

738-2911

Harvest Church of The

Assemblies of God

5932 US 301 Hwy S Rowland

422-9009

Pembroke Assembly of God

90 Jaycee Hut Rd. Pembroke

521-9100

Redeemed Assembly International

Church

4282 NC Hwy 211 W Lumberton

608-0230

BAPTIST

Aaron Swamp Baptist Church

3854 Iona Church Rd. Fairmont

422-8082

Antioch Baptist Church

2233 State Road Orrum

628-9650

Baker's Chapel Baptist Church

581 Old Baker Rd Maxton

521-2542

Barnesville Baptist Church

Waddell Rd. Orrum

628-7606

Bear Swamp Baptist Church

1948 St. Anna Rd. Pembroke

521-9593

Benson Chapel Baptist Church

270 Benson Chapel Rd.

422-9300

Bethel Baptist Church

6573 NC 41 Hwy N Lumberton

671-8611

Bethel Hill Baptist Church

2660 Shannon Rd. Lumberton

738-5570

Broad Ridge Baptist Church

949 N Broadridge Rd. Orrum

738-5514

Burnt Swamp Baptist Church

Rt. 4 Lumberton

739-0085

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

3373 Seventh Street Rd. Lumberton

739-0036

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

of Fairmont

410 S Morro St. Fairmont | 628-8770

Clybornville Baptist Church

1941 Carthage Rd. | 739-6023

East Lumberton Baptist Church

201 Old Whiteville Rd. Lumberton

739-3358

Ebenezer Baptist Church

2338 Marietta Rd | Marietta

(910) 628-9751

Elrod Baptist Church

538 McRae Rd. Rowland | 422-8201

Faith Baptist Church

1667 NC 710 Hwy S | 522-0090

Faith of Calvary Baptist Church

3980 West Carthage Rd. Lumberton

739-1244

First Baptist Church

606 N Walnut St Lumberton

739-4336

First Baptist Church

301 N Main St. Fairmont 628-6844

First Baptist Church

504 W 2nd St. Lumberton

739-3939

Freedom Baptist Church

4020 W McDuffie Crossing Rd.

Lumberton | 671-0153

Friendship Missionary Baptist Ch.

2173 Prospect Rd. Pembroke

521-9516

Godwin Heights Baptist Church

704 Godwin Ave. Lumberton

739-7574

Greenville Baptist Church

Greenville Church Rd. Lumberton

739-2036

Harpers Ferry Baptist Church

1549 Harper's Ferry | 521-4412

Hilly Branch Baptist Church

1411 301 S Lumberton | 738-2364

Hog Swamp Baptist Church

Wire Grass Rd. Lumberton

738-4448

Holy Swamp Baptist Church

NC 72 Hwy Lumberton | 671-4607

SHAW

OFFICE SUPPLIES

806 N. Pine Street

739-2906

BRITT’S CARPET SERVICE

324 E. 4th Street

Lumberton • 738-8466

“Free Estimates”

And the peace of God, which

passetch all understanding,

shall keep your hearts and

minds through Christ Jesus.

PHILLIPPIANS 4:7

KENNY MORGET,

ACCOUNTANT

306 North Cedar Street

Lumberton, NC

739-1348

Hyde Park Baptist Church

301 Roberts Ave. Lumberton

739-4780

Island Grove Baptist Church

John C Oxendine Rd. Pembroke

521-9470

Jonesville Baptist Church

327 Mill Branch Road Fairmont

628-5566

Living Water Baptist Church

1548 Midway Rd. Maxton

522-7397

Mill Branch Baptist Church

10310 NC 130 Byp Fairmont

628-9146

Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Rennert Rd. Lumberton

738-3093

Mount Olive Baptist Church

1476 Mt. Olive Church Rd. Lumberton

738-1398

Mount Tabor Baptist Church

305 Elm St. 422-4100

New Point Baptist Church

3410 S Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

739-8628

North Lumberton Baptist Church

1901 Carthage Rd. Lumberton

738-5762

Oak Grove Baptist Church

6901 N Chicken Rd. Lumberton

738-5888

Oakton Baptist Church

203 Oakton Church Rd. Fairmont

628-1222

Parkton Baptist Church

108 E. David Parnell Street Parkton

858-3355

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

2515 Tar Heel Rd. Lumberton

739-2375

Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church

1075 Pleasant Meadow Rd. Lumberton

738-8812

Pleasant View Baptist Church

Hwy 130 West 628-6490

Raft Swamp Baptist Church

Old Red Springs Rd. Lumberton

738-2784

Reedy Branch Baptist Church

3047 E McDonald Rd. Fairmont

628-9117

Rock Hill Baptist Church

3698 Pine Log Rd Lumberton

739-0360

Rose Hill Baptist Church

3815 NC 130 Hwy E

422-9776

Sand Hill Baptist Church

Pope's Crossing Rd.

739-5748

Singletary Baptist Church

4061 Singletary Church Rd.

Lumberton

738-4679

Smyrna Baptist Church

Hwy 211-E

738-8448

Spencer Chapel Baptist Church

608 Stafford Street Fairmont

628-6249

Spring Branch Baptist Church

Atkinson Rd. Fairmont

628-5941

Star of Bethlehem Church

907 MLKJ Drive Fairmont

628-6574

Stoney Grove Baptist Church

391 Wilton Dr. Lumberton

671-9500

Tabrnacle Baptist Church

1695 Hardin Rd. Lumberton

738-2560

Tabernacle Baptist Church

NC 711 Hwy Lumberton | 738-6992

Ten Mile Baptist Church

5176 Barker Ten Mile Rd. Lumberton

738-6014

Ten Mile Center Baptist Church

Rt 8 Lumberton | 739-6623

Union Baptist Church

8895 Elizabethown Rd Lumberton

618-0658

West End Baptist Church

West Dr. Lumberton | 739-9901

West Lumberton Baptist Church

2320 W 5th St. Lumberton

738-2838

White Hill Baptist Church

US 74 Hwy Pembroke | 521-8659

Word of Truth

3293 Pine Log Rd. Lumberton

671-4911

Zion Hill Baptist Church

12883 NC 41 Hwy | 738-2927

BAPTIST-FREE WILL

Barnesville Freewill Baptist Church

2335 S Creek Rd. Orrum

628-5631

Eastside Free Will Baptist Church

2691 Dallas Rd. Lumberton

738-5347

E. Lumberton Free Will Baptist

101 Hollywood Dr. East Lumberton

Fairpoint Free Will Baptist Church

1862 Marion Stage Rd. Fairmont

628-5040

Greenpine Freewill Baptist Church

Philadelphus Rd. Pembroke

521-0715

BARGAIN HOUSE, INC.

H.T. Taylor & Employees

1403 E. 5th St.

Lumberton, NC

739-5692







Carolina Casket Sales

“Save Money on Final Expenses”

Life Insurance Accepted

740-7283


That if thou shalt confess with

thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and

shalt believe in thine heart that

God hath raised him from the

dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:9

Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church

194 Progressive Farm Rd. Fairmont

628-9994

St. Anna Free Will Baptist Church

1662 St. Anna Rd. Pembroke

521-0605

BAPTIST- INDEPENDENT

Calvary Way Independent Baptist

307 S Jones St. Pembroke

521-4114

Country Bible Baptist Church

NC 211 Hwy Lumberton

739-8224

Purvis Independent Baptist Church

2958 Purvis Rd. Rowland

422-9555

BAPTIST- MISSIONARY

Deep Branch Baptist Church

4082 Deep Branch Rd. Lumberton

739-6575

Elizabeth Heights Baptist Church

2315 Collins St. Lumberton

739-1151

Lumber River Missionary

Association

155 Plainview Dr. Lumberton

739-7827

New Hope Missionary

Baptist Church

Leggett Rd. Fairmont

628-5025

New St. Marks Missionary

Baptist Church

1168 Persimmon Rd. Rowland

422-3633

BAPTIST-SOUTHERN

Antioch Baptist Church

5089 Old Whiteville Rd. | 739-9425

Baltimore Baptist Church

171 Baltimore Church Rd. Fairmont

628-9395

Centerville Baptist Church

3428 NC 41 Hwy S Lumberton

738-2773

First Baptist Church

606 N Walnut St. Lumberton

739-4336

Forest Acres Baptist Church

604 Barker Ten Mile Rd. Lumberton

618-0055

Midway Baptist Church

2686 Beulah Church Rd. Lumberton

738-3885

Mt Airy Baptist Church

7209 NC 72 W Pembroke | 521-2565

Mount Elim

645 N Creek Rd Orrum | 738-9955

Oakdale Baptist Church

SR 2472 | 628-0408

Pembroke First Baptist Church

302 Union Chapel Rd. Pembroke

521-0205

Piney Grove Baptist Church

1st Street Fairmont | 628-9749

Thompson Chapel Baptist Church

1620 Popes Crossing Rd. Lumberton

671-0202

Zion's Tabernacle Baptist Church

3496 Tar Heel Rd. Lumberton

739-8868

CATHOLIC

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

2000 E. Elizabethtown Rd. Lumberton

739-4723

San Andres Iglesia Catolica

301 Mercer Avenue, Red Springs

843-3440

Mission San Pablo

406 W. Broad St., St. Pauls

843-3440

CHRISTIAN

New Beginning Church

3475 Fayetteville Rd. Lumberton

671-6700

CHRISTIAN and

MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Mt Haven Alliance Church

Old Hwy 301 S Lumberton

738-4191

Newgate Community Church

3990 Fayetteville Rd. Lumberton

739-3145

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Church of Christ 7th Street

1807 E 7th St. | 739-9904

South Lumberton Church of Christ

306 Church St.

739-6402

CHURCH OF GOD

Bethel Charity Church of God

109 E Main St. Rowland

422-9900

Covenant Church of God

1270 Linkhaw Rd. Lumberton

738-5870

Day Star Church of God

99 Allenton Rd. Lumberton

671-9812

East Lumberton Church of God

100 Dresden Av. 739-3397

Fairmont Northside Church of God

1331 Marion Stage Rd. Fairmont

628-0099

Life Line Church of God

871 South 41 Highway, Lumberton,

524-1063

LUMBERTON

BOWLING CENTER

“The Family Bowling Center”

2205 Godwin Ave.

739-4499

SHEFF’S SEAFOOD

RESTAURANT

100 East 3rd St., Pembroke

521-4667

“Banquet Facilities Available”

TEMP-PER-TURE

CONTROL, INC.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Contractors

611 E. 17th St. • 738-6095

Bobby K. Lewis & Employee

WALMART

Better Everyday Low Prices

For The Pembroke Area

Hwy. 711, Pembroke

522-2595

Oakdale Church of God

Rowland-Fair Bluff Rd. Fairmont

628-5588

Pembroke Church of God

516 Breece St Pembroke | 521-3323

Saddletree Church of God

1508 Rennert Rd. Lumberton

739-3158

Smith Chapel Bible Church of God

380 W 5th St. Lumberton

671-0947

CONGREGATIONAL

HOLINESS

Potters House Church

2394 NC 904 Hwy Fairmont

628-8600

COVENANT

Rainbow Covenant

6536 NC 70 Hwy S Rowland

422-8989

EPISCOPAL

Trinity Episcopal Church

1202 N Chestnut St Lumberton

739-3717

HOLINESS

Cromartie Temple Assembly Blding

774 Reva Rd Fairmont

628-1710

Cromartie Temple of Praise

107 Lessane St. Lumberton

738-1751

Evergreen Holiness Church

3295 Oakgrove Chrc. Rd. Lumberton

521-1800

Faith Lighthouse Church

925 Purvis Rd. Rowland

422-8222

Floyd's Temple Number One

2946 Regan Church Rd

671-0366

Fresh Manna Full Gospel

Holiness Church

211 N. Patterson St. Maxton

844-2641

Full Gospel Holiness Church

4020 W McDuffie Crossing Rd Lumberton

738-3725

Greater Higher Grounds P.H.C.

320-A East 24th Lumberton

739-6598 | 618-7077

Greater Highway Church of Christ

132 Washington Rd. Fairmont

628-6030

Liberty Holiness Church

130 Greenview Dr. Lumberton

738-2710

Mt Sinai Holiness Church

106 Page St Lumberton

738-5416

New Zion Holiness Church

104 Linda's Dr. Fairmont | 628-0850

Oak Grove Holiness Church

Union Chapel Area Pembroke

521-2692

Trinity Holiness Church

4650 Fayetteville Rd Lumberton

738-8050

West Lumberton Holiness Church

1027 Odum Road Rd Lumberton

INDEPENDENT

Annease Dr. Praise & Worship Cntr

492 Annease Dr. Fairmont | 416-1873

Northside Independent Church

378 Circle Dr. Lumberton | 739-2884

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

Faith Community Christian Center

1220 Alamac Rd Lumberton

738-3070

INTERNATIONAL

PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

Pentecostal United Holy Church

2300 Gavintown Rd | 739-9351

St Peter's Church

406 W Cherry St Rowland | 422-0440

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

Jehovah's Witnesses Fairmont

Congregation

5939 NC 130 Hwy E Fairmont

628-0878

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's

Witnesses

918 Piney Grove Rd Lumberton

739-9754

LATTER DAY SAINTS

Church of Jesus Christ of

Later Day Saints

1009 Old Main Rd Pembroke

521-2511

Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter Day Saints

Lumberton Branch

450 Liberty Hill Rd Lumberton

738-3461

LUTHERAN

St Mark's Lutheran Church

202 W 24th St. Lumberton 739-2329

METHODIST

Beauty Spot United Methodist Ch.

SR 1179 Rowland | 422-3893

PROTECTIVE

AGENCY, INC.

“Better Insurance Since 1939”

400 N. Walnut Street

739-3217

NORTH STATE

OPTICS, INC.

4336 Fayetteville Road

Lumberton, NC

MCKENZIE

SUPPLY COMPANY

726 East 16th. | Lumberton, NC

738-4801

Kimbrell’s Furniture Inc.

“We Welcome New Customers”

302 CHESTNUT STREET

ON-THE-PLAZA DOWNTOWN

LUMBERTON, NC

Visit us at www.kimbrells.com

Cathy Lewis & Staff

Hopewell Methodist Church

3512 Union School Rd Rowland

521-1220

New Bethel Methodist Church

3396 Iona Church Rd. Fairmont

422-8879

New Hope United Methodist

Church

210 S Martin Luther King St. Rowland

422-3434

New Prospect Methodist Church

4359 NC 710 Hwy N Pembroke

521-3167

Riverside Memorial Methodist

Church

5674 US 74 Hwy W Rowland

521-6007

Saint Johns AME Church

700 Leesville Rd. Fairmont

628-9539

Union Chapel Methodist Church

Eureka Rd Pembroke

521-9084

METHODIST-UNITED

Asbury United Methodist Church

118 Orange St. Lumberton

738-8471

Ashpole Center United Methodist

Church

3235 South Robeson Rd Rowland

422-3166

Bethesda United Methodist Church

4413 Leggett Rd Fairmont

628-7858

Branch Street United Methodist

Church

Case St Lumberton

738-6638

Chestnut Street United Methodist

Church

200 E 8th St Lumberton

739-3304

First United Methodist Church

101 Breece St Pembroke

521-8197

Mount Olive Methodist Church

403 Elizabethtown Rd Lumberton

738-7600

New Philadelphia United

Methodist Church

7028 NC 710 Hwy N. Red Springs

843-1053

Prospect United Methodist Church

3929 Missouri Rd Maxton

Robertson Community Ministries

600 W 5th St Lumberton

Rockingham District Native

American Co-Op Ministry

2708 Union School Rd. Rowland

522-0670

Rowland United Methodist Church

Ofc Church St Rowland

422-3414

Sandy Plains United Methodist

Church

2468 Union Chapel Rd Pembroke

521-8600

St. James United Methodist Church

207 N.Jones St.Pembroke | 291-9872

Trinity United Methodist Church

307 Trinity St Fairmont

628-7427

West Robeson United Methodist

Church

10999 US 74 Hwy W 521-3835

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

All Nations Church

Prospect Rd Maxton 521-4400

Anointed Believers Ministries

900 S MLKJ Dr. Lumberton

735-1133

Christian Faith Center

of Lumberton

1203 Lovette Rd Lumberton 671-1889

Cornerstone Free Will Church

127 Freewill Ln Lumberton 521-0580

Omega Christian Center

3356 Regan Church Rd Lumberton

474-3205

PRESBYTERIAN

Ashpole Presbyterian Church

192 Ashpole Church Rd. Rowland

422-8085

Bethany Presbyterian Church

700 E. Elizabethtown Rd. Lumberton

739-3359

First Presbyterian Church

1006 N. Elm St. Lumberton

739-7581

First Presbyterian Church

606 Church St. Fairmont | 628-6660

Freedom Fellowship Church

2638 Lowe Rd. Lumberton

843-2540

Mount Pelier Presbyterian Church

4389 NC 130 Hwy W. Rowland

422-8226

Rowland Presbyterian Church

Main St. Rowland 422-3084

Recycle It!

M&J Gas Co.

1911 E. 5th St

Greg Lane & Employees

739-6492

For God so love the world that

He gave His only begotten, that

whosoever believeth in Him should

not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

INSULATION (Residential & Commercial)

BRANCH ACOUSTICAL, INC.

222 East 1st Street

Lumberton • 738-1845

“FREE ESTIMATES”

OLIVER OIL

COMPANY

1811 E. 5th St., Lumberton

738-1401

“Ask for Chris or Sonny”


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European banks face credit crunch

Rueters

The European Central Bank has stepped

in to lend when no one else has, supplying

banks with $801 billion over three months.

Chirac receives suspended sentence

ARIS (AP) — As French

president, Jacques Chirac

was called all sorts of

names, not the least for his

vociferous opposition to the

U.S.-led war in Iraq. Now,

he has a moniker that will

stick: Convicted criminal.

The avuncular

79-year-old on

Thursday became

France’s first former

leader to be

convicted since

Marshal Philippe

Petain, who

headed the Nazi

collaborationist

regime during

World War II, in

1945. Chirac will not go to

prison, but received a twoyear

suspended sentence

for corruption linked to his

18-year term as the mayor

of Paris.

In a statement hours

after the decision, Chirac

said though he “categorically

contest(ed)” the verdict,

he would not appeal.

Despite the “pain and

the profound sadness this

Britt

From page 1A

During a 2009 retrial, Britt

was convicted and sentenced

to life without parole. He

faced the death penalty in

both trials.

“The proof was, he killed

her for financial gain, to

obtain insurance proceeds.

They were in a financial mess

that, our evidence shows, she

wasn’t aware of,” Johnson

Britt said. “He had substantially

increased their life

insurance months before she

was killed. That would have

provided enough monetary

gain to get out of the hole

that he was in.”

Nancy Britt, a Wake

County teacher, was in

Lumberton on the night of

Aug. 23, 2003, to care for her

disabled sister while a third

sister was out of town. She

was shot once and died at the

end of hallway of her home

on Rowland Avenue.

The prosecution argued

that Myron Britt left their

home in Cary, drove to

Lumberton, killed his wife,

and then returned to Cary,

disposing of the murder

weapon along the way.

The murder weapon was

never recovered, but Johnson

Britt argued during the 2009

trial that Myron used his

father’s old .25-caliber handgun.

The gun had accidentally

discharged in 2001 and

left a bullet lodged into the

kitchen baseboard of Myron

Britt’s childhood home in

Lumberton.

During the trial, Britt’s

attorneys tried to discredit

two firearms experts who

said the bullet used to kill

Nancy was fired from the

same gun that discharged the

bullet into the kitchen wall.

Johnson Britt said during

the trial that Myron didn’t

acknowledge possessing his

father’s handgun until he

learned his brother Dickie

told police he’d given him

the gun about a month before

Nancy was killed.

Nancy Britt was struck in

the abdomen by one bullet—

a rare Winchester .25-caliber

expanding point bullet.

Police testified they recovered

an unspent Winchester

.25-caliber expanding point

Jacques Chirac

PARIS (AP) — Europe’s banks

are being squeezed from all sides.

They’re holding risky government

debt. They’re struggling

to get loans to operate. They’re

paying higher rates when they

do borrow. And regulators want

them to build bigger cushions

against bad loans.

The banks share the blame

for Europe’s debt crisis. They

enabled governments to pile up

too much debt. But they also

provide the grease that keeps an

economy running. Without them,

there can be no recovery.

A flurry of ominous news for

Europe’s banks has fueled fears

about the ability of some to survive

the crisis. Many are also concerned

that the banks will choke

off money to the continent’s economy

just as it’s struggling to eke

out growth.

Former leader convicted of corruption

verdict has inflicted,” the

statement said, “I sadly no

longer have the necessary

strength to lead before new

judges the combat for the

truth.”

He said that as

mayor, “it is up to

me and me alone

to take responsibility,”

but stressed

that “above all, I

affirm with honor:

I cannot be blamed

for anything.”

“I leave (judgment)

to my compatriots,

who know who I

am: an honest man who

never had any other desire

or motivation than the

unity of the French people,

the greatness of France, and

action in favor of peace.”

The verdict was an

uncomfortable coda to

Chirac’s four-decade career

as a fixture of French politics,

and could aid efforts

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driver’s seat of Myron Britt’s

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UBS and Credit Agricole, are preparing

waves of layoffs.

Last week, leaders from more

than two dozen European countries

crafted an agreement that

would force countries to submit

their budgets for review and limit

the deficits they could run. The

goal is to prevent another debt

crisis.

Yet since then, doubts have

grown over whether that deal will

be effective — or even enacted.

European stocks have slid 2 percent.

Borrowing costs for Italy

and Spain remain at levels considered

unsustainable.

The rising uncertainty about

by critics to rid the political

system of its cushy cronyism.

It also tarnishes the

lofty image that French

presidents often enjoy at

home just as the country

gears up for another presidential

race.

Chirac was found guilty

in two related cases involving

19 totally or partially

fake jobs created for his

benefit at the RPR party,

which he led as Paris mayor

from 1977 to 1995. He was

convicted of embezzling

public funds, abuse of trust,

and illegal conflict of interest.

Critics of the conservative

Chirac — many on

the political left — hailed

the decision as measured

and courageous, saying the

court showed how political

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were equal under the law.

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Britt has been incarcerated

since his arrest on Sept. 4,

2003.

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dealings in the French political

machine, rejoiced.

“I see it as a historic and

very important decision for

the future of French democracy,”

said Jerome Karsenti,

a lawyer for the anti-corruption

group Anticor, which

had argued against Chirac.

as a civil party to the

case.

“This is a strong message

from the court — a

message to all politicians of

responsibility. It’s also proof

of a mature and transparent

democracy that is today

able to make a distinction

and try a former president,”

Karsenti added.

Allies, however,

expressed personal sadness

for Chirac, praising him as

a defender of French values

on the world stage who

was now embarrassed by

what some characterized as

a scandal of little consequence.

whether the crisis can be resolved

is having a direct impact on the

banks: They’re lending less to one

another for fear of never being

repaid.

It’s a dangerous trend. Once

credit between banks dries

up, fewer loans would flow to

businesses and households.

Economies would struggle to

grow.

Lending is particularly important

to European companies,

which are more reliant on banks

than their counterparts in the

United States are. U.S. companies

can more easily raise money by

issuing bonds.

Europe’s so-called junk bond

market is only a third the size of

America’s.

And stock-market declines

could even increase European

companies’ dependence on banks.

“This is a decision that

I don’t believe will alter

the personal relationship

between the French people

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to hold a set level of cash at day’s

end, to satisfy customers who

want to withdraw their money.

To pay those customers, banks

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The European Central Bank

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banks with €615.3 billion ($801

billion) to operate their businesses

averaged over the three

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Ruth Graham Cross

Matthews

Mrs. Cross, 82, of Plantation Estates in

Matthews, passed away on Dec. 12, 2011, following

a lengthy illness.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday

at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs followed by a

service to celebrate her life at 2 p.m.

Saturday at Plantation Estates.

She was a native of Red Springs,

born there on Oct. 19, 1929, and

attended Queens College in Charlotte,

and Flora McDonald College in

Red Springs, and graduated with a

Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951 in primary

education. Married in 1950, she

was a proud career U.S. Army wife and mother

for 23 years prior to settling with her family in

Charlotte in 1968.

She was preceded in death by her parents,

John C. Graham and Kathleen L. Graham of Red

Springs; her husband, Thearon M. Cross, and a

son, John Richard (Rick) Cross, both of Charlotte.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri K. Cross

of Douglasville, Ga., and Rebecca G. Cross of

Atlanta; son, Wayne M. Cross and wife Rhonda,

both of Statesville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Cross

of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Preston G. Cross,

Megan M. Cross, Jack A. Cross and Kathleen

(Katie) E. Cross, all of Charlotte; a brother, Dr.

John C. Graham Jr. and wife Phyllis, both of Kitty

Hawk; nephew, John C. Graham III and wife

Laurie, both of Southern Shores; and a niece,

Stephanie Graham Miller and husband Bill, both of

Greensboro.

The family will receive friends following each

service.

The family is requesting memorials to Cystic

Fibrosis Foundation, Charlotte Office, 7506 E.

Independence Blvd., Suite 120, Charlotte, N.C.,

28227; the Samaritan Fund of Plantation Estates,

733 Plantation Estates Drive, Matthews, N.C.,

28105; or the charity of one’s choice.

Harry & Bryant Company of Charlotte is serving

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Winston Oxendine

Marysville, Wash.

Winston (Ox) Oxendine, formerly of Fairmont,

passed away Dec. 12, 2011, at Providence

Hospital in Everett, Wash., after a lengthy illness.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.

Wednesday at New Bethel Cemetery in Fairmont,

the Rev. Gary Deese officiating. Floyd Funeral

Services in Fairmont is also handling arrangements.

A celebration of Winston’s life will be held at 11

a.m. Saturday in Marysville at the Emerald Hills

Estates clubhouse. Military honors will be afforded

TSGT Oxendine. Funeral arrangements were handled

locally by Funeral Alternatives.

Winston was born in Fairmont to Debo

Oxendine and Mamie Hammonds on March 28,

1929, a proud member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe

of North Carolina. While stationed with the U.S.

peacekeeping forces in Berlin, Germany after

World War II, Winston married Hannelore Hetzger,

with whom he spent 63 wonderful years. After

retirement from the Air Force, Winston continued

his law enforcement career with the State of

Alaska, Department of Corrections.

Winston and Hannah retired to North Carolina

in 1989, where he became involved in local community

affairs. In 2001, the Oxendine’s moved

to Marysville, Wash., to be closer to family. With

their daughter Ramona, Winston and Hannah cofounded

Vagabond Travel in Fairbanks, Alaska,

and took advantage of many travel opportunities,

traveling worldwide. Winston often remarked about

his fondness for Maui, Hawaii.

Those fortunate to have known Winston will

remember him as a plain-spoken, honest man who

always had a good story to share. Winston possessed

keen insight on virtually any subject and

willingly shared his views and advice. Winston

stressed the importance of continuing education,

keeping up to date on political issues and being

socially responsible members of society.

A loyal and devoted family man, Winston is

survived by his wife Hannah, who he lovingly

called Shotzi; children, Jesse Oxendine (Connie)

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of Anchorage, Alaska, Ramona Oxendine of

Fairbanks, Gordon Oxendine of Kirkland, Wash.,

and Tina Oxendine of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.;

grandchildren, Nathan Damario, Sarah Labbe,

Gordon Oxendine Jr., Megan Damario, Hannah

Oxendine, and Jesse Oxendine.

Winston’s legacy lives on in his great-grandchildren,

Deacon, Preston, Bobby, Langston, Lillian,

and Ethan. Winston is survived by his sister, Eva

Mae Shull (Gene) of Fairmont.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Paid obituary

Carolyn Clark

Lumberton

Carolyn Huntington Jordan Clark, born Dec.

1, 1922, in Elizabethtown, daughter of Clyde

Raymond Jordan and his beloved wife, Belva

Chamberlain Huntington Jordan, died in Lumberton

on Dec. 15, 2011.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at

the First Presbyterian Church, 1002 N. Chestnut

St., Lumberton. Burial will follow at the Clarkton

Cemetery, N.C. 701 Business in Clarkton.

Carolyn was the youngest of four children. Her

siblings were Josephine Dorsett Jordan Grantham,

Clyde Raymond Jordan Jr., and Marion Katherine

Jordan Clark. She attended Elizabethtown High

School and the Women’s College of the University

of North Carolina, graduating with a degree in

Business Administration.

She married Dr. Douglas Hendon Clark Sr. in

1947. They had four children, Dr. Douglas Hendon

Clark Jr. of Lumberton, Eugene Spencer Clark II of

Raleigh, Clyde Jordan Clark of Atlanta, and Mary

Jo Clark of Davidson. Dr. Clark Sr. died in 1999.

Carolyn was also predeceased by her siblings.

Carolyn served the University of North

Carolina at Greensboro as district chairman of

the Katherine Reynolds Scholarship Committee

and was elected as a member of the Alumni

board of trustees. She served as board member

of the Cape Fear Museum. She served the N.C.

Museum of History Associates as secretary for six

years and as co-chairman of membership. In First

Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, she served

as elder, as moderator of Presbyterian Women,

and as commissioner to the General Assembly

of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., in 1984. She

was awarded a Life Membership in Presbyterian

Women. She also served for many years as a volunteer

for Southeastern Hospice.

Carolyn enchanted her children by her animated

reading of the classics to them as bedtime stories.

She taught them to sail and ski at her beloved

White Lake. She was a trusted friend and confidant.

She welcomed family, friends, and strangers

into her home and heart and served them delicious

meals and offered a listening ear and words of

encouragement for the challenges in their lives.

She visited the elderly, the sick, and the lonely and

brought them baked goods from her kitchen, the

fruits of the season, and camellias and lilies from

Dr. Clark’s garden.

She was a physically and spiritually beautiful

woman who brought elegance and grace into

every day. She loved to read and to watch the

changing light on the water at White Lake. She

steadfastly supported Dr. Clark in his efforts to

extend the ministry of the church, provide excellent

medical care, and encourage the growth of the arts

in Lumberton.

Survivors include her children, her daughterin-law,

Patricia Phillips Clark; son-in-law, William

Hill Brown; nine grandchildren, Carolyn Jordan

Clark II and husband Alan Rasmussen, both of

Harrisburg, Margaret Johanna Clark of Boone,

Douglas Jordan Clark of Charleston, S.C., Anna

Dorsett Clark Davis and husband Preston Andrew

Davis, both of Bessemer City, Amanda Graham

Clark Mudd and husband Joshua Matthew Mudd,

both of Smyrna, Ga., Suzanna Davidson Clark of

Atlanta, Douglas Huntington Brown Clark and his

wife Kara Louise Ruth Clark, both of Nashville,

Tenn., Aubrey Spencer Clark-Brown of Haverford,

Pa., and Jordan Hill Clark-Brown of Davidson.

Carolyn was also delighted to welcome into the

world her first great-grandchild, Jordan Michael

Mudd. She treasured and is also survived by her

niece, Beverly Clark Alexander; and her nephew,

William Byrd Kay.

The visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday

at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc., 809 E. Fifth

St., Lumberton.

Memorials may be made to Southeastern

Hospice, 2002 N. Cedar St., Lumberton, N.C.,

28358.

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Mario Ares Sr.

Fayetteville

Mario Ares Sr., of Fayetteville, died Dec. 14,

2011.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the

Reeves Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at

Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Ares; two sons,

Mario Ares Jr. and Tony Ares; a sister, Felicita

Ares; and a grandchild.

The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday before the service.

Willard Barden

Newark, N.J.

Willard Barden died Dec. 11, 2011.

The funeral will be noon Monday at Perry

Funeral Home in Newark, N.J. Burial will follow in

New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, N.J.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Barden; a daughter,

Hazel Barden-Searles; a grandson; and siblings,

Jefferson Barden and Millie Ann Barden.

The viewing will be from 11 a.m. to noon

Monday at the funeral home.

Franklin Oxendine

Red Springs

Franklin Oxendine, 65, of 1183 Highland

Games Road, died Dec. 14, 2011, at Southeastern

Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hoke

County Church of God. Burial will follow at

Oxendine Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Oxendine; a son,

Alva Oxendine of Red Springs; three daughters,

Susanne O. Ransom of Shannon, and Reena O.

Locklear and Loretta Dunn, both of Maxton; three

brothers, Alva Oxendine Jr. of Parkton, Robert

Oxendine of Baltimore, and Wheeler Oxendine of

Red Springs; a sister, Polly Oxendine of Raeford;

and four grandchildren.

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at Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Red Springs.

Incompletes

Jerry W. Martin, 63, of St. Pauls, died Dec. 15,

2011, in Southeastern Hospice House. Saint Pauls

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Charles J. McCall, 72, of 2605 Martin Luther

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Maxine Freeman, 81, of Lumberton, died Dec.

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Floyd Mortuary in Lumberton.

Barbara Cashwell Lamb, 87, of Lumberton,

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Ruth Cross, 3 p.m. at Alloway Cemetery in

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Richard Sealey, 7 p.m. at Worthington Funeral

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Lucille Clark, 1 p.m. at Reedy Branch Baptist

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Nellie Brockington, 1 p.m. at New Hope

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Mario Ares Sr., 1 p.m. in the Reeves Funeral

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Carolyn Clark, 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian

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Franklin Oxendine, 2 p.m. at Hoke County

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Willard Barden, noon at Perry Funeral Home in

Newark, N.J.

Wednesday

Winston Oxendine, 11 a.m. at New Bethel

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Syrian violence escalates

Rebels kill 27 troops; Canadians advised to leave

BEIRUT (AP) — Army defectors

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were among the deadliest by rebel

troops since the uprising

began nine months ago. The

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Tribe

From page 1A

by the North Carolina

General Assembly as

Croatan (1885); Indians of

Robeson County (1911);

and Cherokee Indians of

Robeson County (1913).

In 1951, tribal members

held a series of community

meetings to choose a tribal

name that more accurately

described their ancestry.

Eventually the name

Lumbee, the tribe’s ancestral

name for the Lumber

River, which snakes its

way through the tribe’s

homeland of Robeson,

Cumberland, Hoke and

Scotland counties, was

selected by tribal members

during a referendum on

Feb. 2, 1952. In 1953, the

North Carolina General

Assembly reaffirmed the

act of tribal sovereignty

and self-determination by

enacting legislation changing

the legal name of the

tribe from “Cherokee

Indians of Robeson

County” to “Lumbee

Indians of North Carolina.”

In other business during

the Tribal Council’s

meeting Thursday, which

was held at the Cape

Fear Baptist Church in

Fayetteville, council members:

n Repealed an ordinance

governing the duties

of Tribal Council officers

and decorum of the council

meetings, and adopted the

contents of the ordinance

as a “Tribal Order of Rules

and Regulations.”

Louise Mitchell,

who chairs the council’s

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said that the ordinance is

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‘We’re just trying to do

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Mitchell said.

The only content change

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term.

n Passed a resolution

entitled “Tribute to Fallen

Warrior Christopher

Phoenix ‘Jacob’ Levy.”

Levy, an enrolled member

of the Lumbee Tribe, died

last week from injuries suffered

during his military

service in Afghanistan.

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to the land of the free and

the home of the brave,” the

resolution reads.

n Recognized BB&T,

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to the Lumbee Tribe

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does to coordinate and

Pres. Assad

uprising substantially this week, saying

more 5,000 people have been

killed since the revolt began.

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repression may allow him to hang on

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Still, the regime could exploit the

escalation of armed attacks by military

defectors to escalate the crackdown

with full force on pockets of

defectors concentrated in Daraa and

the northwestern province of Idlib

that borders Turkey.

Defectors from the Free Syrian

Army, whose leaders are based in

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rocket-propelled grenade at a bus carrying

policemen into the town of

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officers, an activist based nearby said.

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force of soldiers. The defectors

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who would only agree to be identified

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Dear Dr. Brothers:

My son is a freshman in

college, and he stayed

together with his highschool

girlfriend when they

went off to college, despite

moving many states away.

He’s coming home for the

holiday vacation soon, and

our family is nervous that

he’s planning on breaking

up with her. She’s great for

him, and we hoped their

relationship would last.

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him to stay with his

high-school sweetheart and

not drop her just because

they’ve gone to college? —

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can do for your son probably

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to be making his own decisions

regarding his relationships,

and regardless of

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girlfriend, he needs

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for his own life. Parental

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sweethearts will stay sweet.

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This potential breakup

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husband and I recently

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My dad was never

around when I was growing

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While you may have fears

about this because of your

own father, you shouldn’t

project these fears onto

your husband. Talk to him

about his feelings about

being a father, and discuss

his relationship with his

own father when he was

a child. Keep the lines of

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SHOOTOUT SCOREBOARD

BOYS

GIRLS

Lumberton 67, Dillon 55

Lumberton 59, Dillon 53

FMA 63, Red Springs 34

Red Springs 62, FMA 25

St. Pauls 59, Swett 50

St. Pauls 54, Swett 39

Fairmont 63, S. Robeson 44 Fairmont 47, S. Robeson 43

See 2B for today’s Shootout schedule

Section B

Bulldogs upset unbeaten Rams

Brad Crawford

Staff writer

ST. PAULS — Equipped with two veteran

starters with three years of Robeson

County Shootout experience, St. Pauls’

girls basketball team knocked Purnell

Swett from the ranks of the unbeaten

Thursday night with a convincing 54-39

victory in the opening round of the tournament’s

26th installment.

Khadijah Priest and Bianca Palazzola

— All-Shootout first-teamers a season

ago — helped the Bulldogs overcome

two previous losses to the Rams this

season with timely stops and key baskets

Pirates push forward

Lumberton boys, girls fend off Dillon

Kaleb Roedel

Sports Editor

LUMBERTON — Lumberton girls basketball

head coach Danny Graham and his staff have been

preaching to junior forward Keanna McNeill to be

more aggressive. More active.

She’s listening.

McNeill made her presence felt in and outside the

paint, dropping in 12 first-quarter points on her way

to a team-high 24, anchoring the Pirates in a 59-53

win over Dillon, S.C., in opening round action of the

Robeson County Shootout Thursday.

McNeill showcased versatility in the process, muscling

in a layup on her first bucket before stepping

back for a 3-pointer on her second. She also finished

9-of-11 from the free-throw line.

“I’m just trying to get this title for my seniors

before they leave — they want to win the Shootout,

so we have to bring it,” McNeill said.

Dillon had a hot-hand of its own in Chelsea

Frazier, who poured in a game-high 36 points,

including a whopping 16 in the fourth quarter. She

buried one of her three triples with 2:32 left to knot

the game at 51-51, erasing the Pirates’ once 10-point

advantage early in the fourth.

The Wildcats had the chance to take the lead

on three straight possessions but came up empty,

as Lumberton’s defense put the clamps down on

Frazier, a reigning all-state player in South Carolina.

“No. 10 (Frazier) is just a great player, a super

player,” Coach Graham said. “But I have to give our

kids a lot of credit, because it got real tight there and

in the end and they didn’t fold. They came up with

the big plays and that’s a credit to us.”

Maya McCoy, who had 10 points on the night, hit

two crucial free throws with 25.6 seconds left to put

Lumberton up 57-53.

“Maya McCoy’s free throws were big. Real big,”

Graham said.

On the ensuing possession, Frazier charged the

ball past half court looking to unleash a 3, but

Aliyah Ratley picked her clean and marched in an

Pirates need 4 strong quarters vs. Fairmont

L

umberton boys basketball head

coach Ted Gaskins shrugged,

holding it for emphasis with his

palms toward the ceiling.

“I don’t know,” Gaskins

said when asked about his

team’s early-game struggles.

More accurately, first-throughthird

quarter struggles. Fourth

quarters? No problem. Lumberton

has been pulling away from its opponents

in the fourth like clockwork.

Most recently, in last night’s 67-55

win over Dillon, S.C., in round one

action of the 26th annual Robeson

County Shootout.

Throughout the Pirates’ recent

four-game winning streak, one can

almost see the switch flip from OFF to

ON in one play.

Seconds into the fourth against Dillon,

Lumberton center VJ Hicks shorthanded

a gimme layup on a nifty no-look dish

from Dorian Davis before going after his

own miss, corralling the rebound and lofting

in a put-back as he was hacked. Vicks

hit the free-throw for a 3-point play.

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down the stretch.

“We just went at it and played hard,”

Palazzola said.

Priest added: “We knew we had to

fight until the end and finish strong.

Purnell Swett is a tough team.”

Highly-animated and rarely predictable,

veteran St. Pauls coach Mike Ratley

said he asked his mother for some “divine

intervention” before tip-off against a

red-hot Rams’ club that had won seven

straight, including two games against

the Bulldogs.

“Everybody thinks Tim Tebow is the

only one that has connections,” Ratley

said. “My momma always told me she

The shot seemed to give the Pirates the

shot in the arm they needed.

The defense settled into a full-court

press that suddenly was nearly impenetrable

by Dillon’s ballhandlers.

The Wildcats, who had no problems

carving up the court until

then, were now relentlessly trapped.

Swarmed and double-teamed. Dillon

couldn’t get a sniff of offense going.

Heck, the ‘Cats could barely get past

half court.

The Pirates were on all right.

“Maybe we’re only a fourth-quarter

team … ,” Gaskins said, laughing,

clearly not OK with that stigma.

A game prior on Tuesday,

Lumberton coasted for 3-1/2 quarters

before orchestrating a late run to

force overtime with St. Pauls and eventually

squeeze out the win. It was the same

story in the two team’s matchup a week

earlier.

Now, after defeating Dillon, tonight the

Pirates will play their biggest game — in

more ways than one — so far this season:

A Shootout semifinals showdown with

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couldn’t pray for us to win because

it wouldn’t be fair to the other team.

She told me that when I was in Little

League.”

It was an upset win similar to last season’s

semifinals victory over Lumberton

in the Shootout, a tournament that

ended prematurely for the Bulldogs

in the championship game. Priest and

Palazzola were the stars of that signature

win over the Mustangs and on Thursday

Joe Bailey | Contributor

Jaynell Brown and the Pirates host Fairmont today in the semifinals of the Robeson County

Shootout at 6 p.m. tonight. Lumberton improved its record to 6-4.

rival Fairmont.

“It’s a big game. It’s a big rivalry,”

Lumberton senior guard Christian McRae

said. “I’m sure the house is going to be

packed.”

One could argue the Pirates have been

managing their four-game winning streak

without playing complete games because

of their talent and depth — Gaskins routinely

floors a dozen or more players on

any given night.

That will have to change tonight against

Fairmont, a fast-paced squad riding a

three-game winning streak. After a slow

start, the Golden Tornadoes are finding

their stride, especially Draquine Floyd,

whose 14 points led the way in Fairmont’s

63-44 win over South Robeson Thursday.

If there were ever a time for Lumberton

to go from a fourth-quarter team to a fourquarters

team, it’s tonight.

“I think it’s going to be an uptempo

game,” Gaskins said. “We better be ready

to run. If not, we’re going to be run out …”

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night, combined for 29 points, 12 steals

and 14 rebounds.

St. Pauls’ first-round stunner came on

the strength of 18 steals, none bigger

than Palazzola’s swiped pass and layup

with 2:24 to play that put the Bulldogs

ahead 46-35.

“We’ve asked so much of those two

seniors since the first day of the season,”

Ratley said. “Anything that the younger

girls can do is a plus, but those two

understand all the pressure put on their

shoulders.

Swett’s perfect season ended amid a

St. Pauls

earns spot

in semifinals

Brad Crawford

Staff writer

See UPSET | 3B

ST. PAULS — Pacing back and

forth along the St. Pauls bench, head

coach Travis Lemanski peered at

the scoreboard with 5:08 remaining

Thursday night in the first round of

the Robeson County Shootout and

took a seat by the water cooler.

In the same position three times

previously this season, his Bulldogs

had come up empty.

This time was different.

“I called timeout up by 10 and told

the guys to relax,” Lemanski said.

“I told them I would stop screaming

and relax too if they did.”

After letting a pair of double-digit

leads slip away in the fourth quarter

to Lumberton recently, St. Pauls

maintained its composure against

Purnell Swett and held on to beat

the Rams, 59-50, to snap a two-game

losing streak to its cross-town rival.

More importantly, the win puts

the Bulldogs in tonight’s semifinals

against Flora Macdonald in

Pembroke.

“Yesterday I didn’t even break out

the balls for practice, I just sat the

players down in my room and told

them we need to finish games,”

Lemanski said. “We had to be mentally

tough and make sure we didn’t

tank up. When things go bad and

you drop your head and pout, that’s

called tanking up. I’m proud of the

guys for not tanking up tonight.”

St. Pauls (2-7) enjoyed some

breathing room most of the second

half thanks to Antonio Henderson’s

continued resurgence on offense

and a pair of clutch drives from

Deion Gilchrist. Henderson lit up

Lumberton for 18 points in an overtime

loss Tuesday and poured in a

team-high 19 against the Rams.

He also added six assists.

“Coach has been telling me it’s

time to produce and I’m doing my

best with that,” Henderson said.”We

hear that Flora Macdonald is pretty

good. We’re just going to have to box

out, hit free throws and play like we

did tonight.”

The Bulldogs began the second

half on a 13-4 run, highlighted

by a coastto-coast

layup from

Henderson. The

senior captain

broke down a

defender at midcourt

and swooped

through the lane

for two points with

his right hand to put St.

Pauls ahead, 37-26.

Rebounding and turnovers crippled

the Rams, who lost for just the

second time in eight games. Swett

will play Red Springs tonight with

the winner advancing to Saturday’s

fifth-place game at UNCP.

“I really just thought we got outplayed

and out-coached,” Swett

coach Jeremy Sampson said. “I

told our guys that St. Pauls took

Lumberton to the wire in overtime

twice, so we can’t take them lightly.

They are better than 1-7. They’re

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SPORTS

NOTES

Dec.

16,

2011

From staff and wire reports

Ryan,Falcons

fly pastJaguars

ATLANTA (AP) — As the

Atlanta Falcons learned so painfully

in last season's playoffs, the key

is peaking at the right time.

Maybe they'll get it right this

season.

With their best effort of an upand-down

season, the Falcons

clinched a fourth straight winning

record with a 41-14 rout of the

Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday

night. Matt Ryan had another big

game, throwing three touchdown

passes in less than three quarters

of work, and John Abraham terrorized

rookie quarterback Blaine

Gabbert with 3½ sacks.

ACC to have 18-game

hoops schedule

GREENSBORO (AP) — The

Atlantic Coast Conference will

move to an 18-game league schedule

in both men's and women's

basketball starting next season.

The men's teams have played a

16-game schedule while the

women's teams moved from 14 to

16 league games this season. In a

statement, ACC commissioner

John Swofford says the increase

will happen "regardless of our

membership number."

The league announced in

September that it will add

Syracuse and Pittsburgh from the

Big East, though the Big East's

bylaws require a 27-month notice

before leaving.

Bears WR Hurd

facing drug charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Bears wide

receiver Sam Hurd was locked up

in federal custody Thursday following

his arrest with more than a

pound of cocaine, his stunned

teammates learning he had been

charged with trying to set up a

drug-dealing network.

U.S. Magistrate Young Kim

ordered Hurd held until at least

Friday while prosecutors and

defense attorneys work out bond

details before he is sent to Texas to

face charges.

McQueary takes

stand in PSU hearing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A

Penn State assistant football coach

testified Friday that he believes he

saw former assistant coach Jerry

Sandusky sexually molesting a boy

but said he wasn't 100 percent sure

it was intercourse.

Mike McQueary, speaking for

the first time in public about the

2002 encounter, said he truly

believes what he saw in a Penn

State locker room was intercourse.

McQueary took the stand

Friday in a Pennsylvania courtroom

against two school officials

accused of lying to a grand jury

about the child sex-abuse allegations

against Sandusky.

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.

Dreams Come True

basketball camp

DURHAM — Lamont Taylor,

coach of the Robeson Rockets, and

his colleagues are hosting The

Dreams Come True Sports

Exposure/Skill Development basketball

camp, sponsored by Under

Amrour, on Dec. 18 at Lakeview

School in Durham.

Taylor is the regional scout

recruiter for the camp, which is

held for 5th-8th graders. Scouting

service will be there as well.

For more information contact

Taylor at 910-374-7322 or director

Antoine Fletcher at 804-322-7780.

SCOREBOARD

TV SCHEDULE

TODAY

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

11 a.m.

ESPN2 — NCAA Division II, playoffs, championship

game, Wayne St. vs. Pittsburg St.,

at Florence, Ala.

2 p.m.

ESPN — New Mexico Bowl, Temple vs.

Wyoming, at Albuquerque, N.M.

5:30 p.m.

ESPN — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Utah

St. vs. Ohio, at Boise, Idaho

9 p.m.

ESPN — New Orleans Bowl, San Diego St.

vs. La.-Lafayette

GOLF

3 p.m.

TGC — Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies

Masters, final round, at Dubai, United Arab

Emirates (same-day tape)

8:30 p.m.

TGC — PGA Tour Australasia, JBWere

Masters, final round, at Cheltenham,

Australia

1:30 a.m.

TGC — Asian Tour, Thailand Championship,

final round, at Bangkok

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Noon

ESPN — Ohio St. at South Carolina

FSN — Miami vs. FAU, at Sunrise, Fla.

2 p.m.

CBS — National coverage, Butler vs.

Purdue, at Indianapolis

2:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Temple at Texas

FSN — Florida vs. Texas A&M, at Sunrise,

Fla.

4 p.m.

CBS — Regional coverage, Memphis at

Louisville or Gonzaga vs. Arizona, at Seattle

4:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Notre Dame vs. Indiana, at

Indianapolis

FSN — Mississippi at Southern Miss.

6:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Syracuse at NC State

10 p.m.

FSN — Georgia at Southern Cal

10:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — New Mexico vs. Oklahoma St., at

Oklahoma City

NFL FOOTBALL

8 p.m.

NFL — Dallas at Tampa Bay

SWIMMING

2:30 p.m.

NBC — Team USA vs. European All-Stars, at

Atlanta

WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

8:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — NCAA, Division I championship

match, UCLA-Florida St. winner vs. Illinois-

Southern Cal winner, at San Antonio

PREP SPORTS

Basketball

Robeson County Shootout

Boys

TODAY, 7:30 p.m.

Game 5 (at Purnell Swett) — Flora

Macdonald vs. St. Pauls

Game 6 (at Lumberton)— Lumberton vs.

Fairmont

Game 7 (at Red Springs) — Red Springs

vs. Purnell Swett

Game 8 (at South Robeson) — South

Robeson vs. Dillon

Saturday, at UNC-Pembroke

Fifth place — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8

winner, noon

Third place — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6

loser, 4 p.m.

Championship — Game 5 winner vs.

Game 6 winner, 8 p.m.

Girls

TODAY, 6 p.m.

Game 5 (at Purnell Swett) — Red

Springs vs. St. Pauls

Game 6 (at Lumberton) — Lumberton vs.

Fairmont

Game 7 (at Red Springs) — Flora

Macdonald vs. Purnell Swett

Game 8 (at South Robeson) — Dillon,

S.C. vs. South Robeson

Saturday, at UNC-Pembroke

Fifth place — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8

winner, 10 a.m.

Third place — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6

loser, 2 p.m.

Championship — Game 5 winner vs.

Game 6 winner, 6 p.m.

Girls

St. Pauls 54, Swett 39

PS 12 7 12 8 — 39

SP 10 16 12 16— 54

Purnell Swett — Kayla Lews 14, Laura Bird

11, Hunt 4, Chavis 3, Oxendine 3, Locklear

2, McCallum 2.

St. Pauls — Khadijah Priest 17, Bianca

Palazzola 12, Tia Glover 10, Roberson 8,

Hunt 4, Ta. Glover 2, Locklear 1.

3-Point Goals — PS: Lewis, Oxendine.

STP: Roberson 2, Priest.

Records — Purnell Swett 7-1. St. Pauls 4-5.

Red Springs 62, FMA 25

FMA 4 11 2 8 — 25

RS 14 13 21 14— 62

Flora Macdonald — Jamie Power 15,

Smith-Hendricks 2, Sachpatzidis 8.

Red Springs — D'Niqua Murphy 12,

Jasmine Murchison 15, Harris 6, Norris 4,

McNeill 4 McRae 2, McPhaul 9, Hawkins 2,

Pencina 4, Mack 4.

Technicals —RS: Murphy

Records — RS 4-5, FMA 3-7.

Fairmont 47, S Robeson 43

FMT 12 7 14 14 — 47

SR 3 11 7 12 — 43

Fairmont — Anasia Evans 32, Arnette 7,

Pierce 4, Thorndyke 2, Faison 2

South Robeson — Ladavis McMillian 15,

A.Lowery 7, S. Hunt 6, McCormick 5, White

4, Chavis 4, Drawhorn 2

Fouled out — FMT: Addison

3-Point Goals — FMT: Evans 2

Records — Fairmont 3-3. S Robeson 0-9

Lumberton 59, Dillon 53

LHS 16 10 16 15— 59

D 12 8 15 18— 53

Lumberton — Keanna McNeill 24, Aliyah

Ratley 12, Maya McCoy 10, Asaya Graham

7, Destiny McCoy 2, Jordan Jones 2.

Dillon — Chelsea Frazier 36, Briana Lee 9,

Kadejhia Sellers 4, Kedisha Davis 3.

3-Point Goals — LHS: McNeill, Graham. D:

Frazier 3.

Records — Lumberton 6-4. Dillon 7-1.

Boys

Fairmont 63, S Robeson 44

Fairmont 12 20 11 20 — 63

SR 7 16 4 17 — 44

Fairmont — Draquine Floyd 14, Jarrod Neal

11, Charlton Townsend 10, Luke Hunt 10,

Taylor 4, Barfield 4, Oxendine 2, Frierson 2,

Britt 2, Washington 2, Harris 2

South Robeson — Laquan Pankey 11,

Carter 9, Page 8, Burden 7, Thomas 4,

McIntyre 3, Branch 2

Fouled out — FMT: Taylor SR: Thomas

Technical foul — SR bench

3-Point Goals — SR: Carter 3, Page 2,

Burden 1, Pankey 1, McIntyre 1.

Records — Fairmont 4-2. S Robeson 1-8.

St. Pauls 59, Swett 50

PS 10 12 11 17— 50

SP 11 13 20 15— 59

Purnell Swett — Juwan Jones 20,

McDonald 9, Harrington 8, Oxendine 7,

Jacobs 4, Chavis 2.

St. Pauls — Antonio Henderson 19, Deion

Gilchrist 11, McMillian 8, Leonard 7, Locklear

5, Humphrey 3.

3-Point Goals — PS: Jones, McDonald,

PREP SPORTS

Oxendine. STP: Humphrey, Locklear,

Henderson, Gilchrist.

Records — Purnell Swett 6-2. St. Pauls 2-7.

FMA 63, Red Springs 34

FMA 12 14 20 19— 63

RS 8 10 7 9 — 34

Flora Macdonald — Anton Wilson 11,

Darren Williams 10, Jordan DeVaughn 16,

Anthony 9, Johnson 4, Scott 8, Day 5.

Red Springs — Jameson Baker 14, Quinn

Lowery 11, Leach 9.

3-Point Goals — FMA: Wilson 1, DeVaughn

1. RS: Baker 3, Leach 1.

Records — FMA 11-3, RS 0-9.

Lumberton 67, Dillon 55

LHS 12 18 14 23— 67

D 7 19 13 16— 55

Lumberton — Austin McNeill 15, Montrae

Strother 9, VJ Hicks 9, Colby Johnson 9,

Christian McRae 7, Ricky Nagrampa 8,

Dorian Davis 4, Bullard 2, Josh Smith 2,

Frederick 1, Revels 1.

Dillon — Page 15, McCollum 9, Hargrove 7,

Cabbagestalk 7, McLeod 4, Williams 4,

Hayes 4, Saunders 2, Caulder 1.

3-Point Goals — LHS: McNeill, Johnson 3.

D: Page 2, Cabbagestalk, McCollum.

Records — Lumberton 6-4. Dillon 1-5.

Middle School results

Boys

St. Pauls 52, Magnolia 20

Magnolia — J. Oxendine 2, D. Bell 1, T.

Smith 4, D. Carter 5, J. Spaulding 2, J.

Lesane 6.

Records — Magnolia 2-2.

Girls

Magnolia 22, St. Pauls 12

Magnolia — Kiya Ransom 2, W. McNeil 4, L.

Fields 2, M.Locklear 12, S. Jacobs 2.

Records — Magnolia 5-0.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Thursday’s scores

EAST

Bradley 67, George Washington 66

SOUTH

Belmont 78, Troy 55

LSU 66, UC Irvine 59

Murray St. 89, Lipscomb 65

Northwestern St. 76, Louisiana-Monroe 63

UNC Asheville 109, Montreat 61

William & Mary 70, Wesley 47

Winthrop 59, Jacksonville 45

MIDWEST

Akron 87, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64

Missouri 104, Kennesaw St. 67

North Dakota 89, S. Dakota St. 70

Northwestern 81, Texas Southern 51

Wisconsin 66, Savannah St. 33

SOUTHWEST

Jackson St. 59, SMU 58

South Alabama 66, Texas A&M-CC 64

Texas-Pan American 65, Wentworth Tech 48

FAR WEST

Gonzaga 67, Oral Roberts 61

Oregon St, 93, Howard 72

Portland St. 91, CS Bakersfield 87

Saint Mary's (Cal) 84, NC A&T 45

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Named Derek

Falvey director of baseball operations (player

personnel and acquisitions) and David

Stearns director of baseball operations (contracts,

strategy and analysis).

MINNESOTA TWINS_Agreed to terms with

OF Josh Willingham on a three-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS_Agreed to terms with

RHP Fabio Castillo and C Chris Robinson on

minor league contracts.

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS_Released OF-1B Nick

Stavinoa from his minor league contract.

NEW YORK METS_Agreed to terms with

LHP Chuck James on a minor league contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Agreed to terms

with LHP Dontrelle Willis on a one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Agreed to terms

with LHP J.C. Romero on a one-year contract.

Frontier League

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed RHP

Jason Potsill.

ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS_Signed OF

Devin Shepherd.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS_Signed INF

John Wagle.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS_Signed 3B

Wes Kartch.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Signed G Reggie

Williams to a two-year contract.

DALLAS MAVERICKS_Waived G Andy

Rautins.

DENVER NUGGETS_Signed F Michael

Ruffin.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Signed F

Dominic McGuire.

MIAMI HEAT_Signed F Billy White.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS_Signed F Jon Leuer.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES_Signed G

Malcolm Lee to a three-year contract and G

Bonzi Wells.

NEW YORK KNICKS_Signed C Jerome

Jordan.

NEW JERSEY NETS_Signed F Ime Udoka

and Shawne Williams. Waived F Travis

Outlaw.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS_Signed G

Jamal Crawford to a two-year contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Placed S LaRon

Landry on injured reserve.

Canadian Football League

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS_Named

Corey Chamblin coach.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

NHL_Fined Boston D Adam McQuaid $2,500

for kneeing Ottawa F Nick Foligno in a Dec. 4

game.

BUFFALO SABRES_Signed F Kevin

Sundher to a three-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS_Recalled LW Tomas

Tatar from Grand Rapids (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Sent RW Nick

Palmieri to Albany (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Recalled D Calvin

de Haan and G Kevin Poulin from Bridgeport

(AHL). Placed G Rick DiPietro on injured

reserve.

PHOENIX COYOTES_Recalled D Chris

Summers from Portland (AHL).

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS_Signed G

Nick Niedert and D Wes Cunningham.

CONNECTICUT WHALE_Recalled F Jeff

Prough from Greenville (ECHL). Signed F

Brendan Connolly.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS_Signed F Everett

Sheen.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE_Recalled F

Angelo Esposito from Cincinnati (ECHL).

Reassigned F David Marshall to Rio Grande

Valley (CHL).

COLLEGE

ASSUMPTION_Announced the retirement of

director of athletics Ted Paulauskas, effective

at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.

FORDHAM_Named Joe Moorhead football

coach.

LIBERTY_Named Turner Gill football coach.

NYU_Named Joseph Mosher athletic trainer.

OHIO STATE_Named Mickey Marotti assistant

athletic director for football sports performance.

TEMPLE_Announced the resignation of

deputy athletic director Eric Roedl.

HE S AID IT I

“If Tebow is standing next to me I

would tell it to his face — come check

me out in five years, Jack, and you'll

know who's the best quarterback.”

— Panthers WR Steve Smith who feels

there is no comparing Carolina QB

Cam Netwon and the Broncos’ Tim Tebow

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBS Bowl Schedule

Saturdayʼs Games

New Mexico Bowl

At Albuquerque

Wyoming (8-4) vs. Temple (8-4), 2:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

At Boise, Idaho

Utah State (7-5) vs. Ohio (9-4), 5:30 p.m.

(ESPN)

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego

State (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Poinsettia Bowl

At San Diego

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

(ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 22

MAACO Bowl

At Las Vegas

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

p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 24

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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NFL

AFC

East

W L T Pct PF PA

New England 10 3 0 .769 396 274

N.Y. Jets 8 5 0 .615 327 270

Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 288 341

Miami 4 9 0 .308 256 246

South

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Houston 10 3 0 .769 330 208

Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 266 251

Jacksonville 4 10 0 .308 193 252

Indianapolis 0 13 0 .000 184 382

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Baltimore 10 3 0 .769 320 202

Pittsburgh 10 3 0 .769 282 198

Cincinnati 7 6 0 .538 285 270

Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 178 254

West

W L T Pct PF PA

Denver 8 5 0 .615 269 302

Oakland 7 6 0 .538 290 354

San Diego 6 7 0 .462 324 299

Kansas City 5 8 0 .385 173 305

NFC

East

W L T Pct PF PA

N.Y. Giants 7 6 0 .538 324 349

Dallas 7 6 0 .538 317 281

Philadelphia 5 8 0 .385 297 292

Washington 4 9 0 .308 229 290

South

W L T Pct PF PA

x-New Orleans10 3 0 .769 415 286

Atlanta 9 5 0 .615 300 267

CAROLINA 4 9 0 .308 313 355

Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 232 370

North

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Green Bay 13 0 0 1.000 466 278

Detroit 8 5 0 .615 367 305

Chicago 7 6 0 .538 301 255

Minnesota 2 11 0 .154 274 364

West

W L T Pct PF PA

y-San Fran 10 3 0 .769 307 182

Arizona 6 7 0 .462 253 288

Seattle 6 7 0 .417 216 246

St. Louis 2 11 0 .167 140 296

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Thursdayʼs Game

Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14.

Saturdayʼs Game

Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m.

Sundayʼs Games

New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

CAROLINA at Houston, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m.

Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.

Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m.

Mondayʼs Game

Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

NFC Individual Leaders

Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int

Rodgers, GBY 438 305 4125 39 6

Brees, NOR 543 385 4368 32 11

Romo, DAL 453 294 3646 26 9

Manning, NYG 489 303 4105 25 12

Stafford, DET 516 327 3754 29 14

A. Smith, SNF 358 221 2565 15 5

M. Ryan, ATL 479 288 3474 23 12

Cutler, CHI 314 182 2319 13 7

Kolb, ARI 253 146 1955 9 8

Newton, CAR 452 270 3573 15

Rushers

16

Att Yds Avg LG TD

L. McCoy, PHL2421172 4.84 60 14

M. Turner, ATL 2541068 4.20 61 8

Gore, SNF 2341054 4.50 55 6

Forte, CHI 203 997 4.91 46 3

M. Lynch, SEA225 969 4.31 47 9

B. Wells, ARI 216 943 4.37 71 9

Murray, DAL 164 897 5.47 91t 2

Jackson, STL 202 895 4.43 47t 5

Peterson, MIN 186 872 4.69 54 11

Blount, TAM 167 737 4.41 54t

Receivers

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No Yds Avg LG TD

Graham, NOR 80 1101 13.8 59 8

R. White, ATL 75 965 12.9 43 6

Sproles, NOR 74 580 7.8 36 4

Gonzalez, ATL 73 812 11.1 30 7

Johnson, DET 72 1121 15.6 73t 12

Harvin, MIN 69 779 11.3 52t 5

Cruz, NYG 68 1150 16.9 74t 7

S. Smith, CAR 67 1217 18.2 77t 5

Jennings, GBY 67 949 14.2 79t 9

H. Nicks, NYG 65 1023 15.7

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L. McCoy, PHL 17 14 3 0 102

Newton, CAR 13 13 0 0 78

Johnson, DET 12 0 12 0 72

Peterson, MIN 12 11 1 0 72

M. Lynch, SEA 10 9 1 0 60

J. Nelson, GBY 10 0 10 0 60

Jennings, GBY 9 0 9 0 54

B. Wells, ARI 9 9 0 0 54

Br. Jacobs, NYG8 7 1 0 50

D. Bryant, DAL 8 0 8 0 48

AFC Individual Leaders

Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int

Brady, NWE 496 328 4273 33 11

Schaub, HOU 292 178 2479 15 6

Rthlisbrger, PIT429 276 3526 21 11

Rivers, SND 480 302 3745 22 17

M. Moore, MIA 263 162 1864 10 6

Tebow, DEN 198 96 1290 11 2

Sanchez, NYJ 426 242 2859 21 11

Hasselbck, TN 403 246 2701 15 10

Dalton, CIN 415 245 2833 18 12

Fitzptrick, BUF 449 278 3013 20

Rushers

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JonesDrew,JAC27712224.41 41 7

R. Rice, BAL 2341029 4.40 67 10

A. Foster, HOU239 957 4.00 43 8

Mathews, SND185 943 5.10 39 4

Jackson, BUF 170 934 5.49 80t 6

McGhee, DEN 199 920 4.62 60t 4

Benson, CIN 222 883 3.98 42 5

Johnson, TEN 217 875 4.03 48t 4

Greene, NYJ 207 868 4.19 31 6

Be. Tate, HOU 146 820 5.62

Receivers

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Welker, NE 1001339 13.4 99t 9

Gronkowski,NE 71 1088 15.3 52t 15

Marshall, MIA 67 937 14.0 46 4

Bowe, KAN 65 937 14.4 52t 4

Johnson, BUF 63 790 12.5 53 6

Wallace, PIT 62 1034 16.7 95t 8

R. Rice, BAL 62 593 9.6 52 2

Garcon, IND 60 851 14.2 87t 6

Washington,TN 59 798 13.5 57 5

Hernandez, NE 59 607 10.3

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R. Rice, BAL 12 10 2 0 72

Foster, HOU 10 8 2 0 60

JonesDrew,JAC10 7 3 0 60

Decker, DEN 9 0 8 1 54

Welker, NWE 9 0 9 0 54

M. Bush, OAK 8 7 1 0 48

Green-Ellis, NE 8 8 0 0 48

Jackson, SND 8 0 8 0 48

Mndenhall, PIT 8 8 0 0 48

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Cundiff, BAL 33-33 27-35 51 114

Gostkowski, NWE 46-46 22-26 50 112

Rackers, HOU 36-37 24-29 54 108

Nugent, CIN 28-29 25-27 49 103

Novak, SND 31-32 23-28 53 100

Janikowski, OAK 30-30 22-24 63 96

Bironas, TEN 29-29 21-24 52 92

Folk, NYJ 39-39 16-21 51 87

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Panthers look to slow down ex-Tar Heel Yates

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Panthers

know if they want to get back on the winning

track Sunday against the Houston

Texans they’ll need to do something

nobody has managed to accomplish —

beat T.J. Yates.

Yates has rewritten the history books

this month, becoming the first former

North Carolina Tar Heel to start

a game at quarterback in the

NFL and the first rookie in 43

years to lead his team to comefrom-behind

wins the fourth

quarter or overtime of his first

two starts.

Yates, who led the Texans

to wins against Atlanta and

Cincinnati and the franchise’s

first playoff berth, will be hard

to stop in the mind of Panthers

coach Ron Rivera, whose team

gave up four touchdown passes last week

to Matt Ryan.

“Each week, he’s (Yates) getting better

and better,” said Rivera. “I don’t want to

say they want him to manage the game.

They want him to make plays. They’re

trying to put him in a position to make

plays.”

Yates has made huge plays at the end

of back-to-back come-from-behind wins

— 17-10 at home against Atlanta in his

Upset

From page A1

plethora of mistakes, most

of them forced by a fullcourt

press. Kayla Lewis

and the Rams scored the

game’s first eight points

but after falling behind

13-12 early in the second,

they never led again.

Swett never found its

rhythm offensively and

trailed by double digits

most of the second half.

The Rams turned the ball

Pirates

From page A1

uncontested layup, sealing

the 59-53 victory.

Ratley finished with 12.

“Our fast guards —

Ratley, Destiny (McCoy)

and Jaynell (Brown)

were holding her down,”

McNeill said, crediting

her teammates for their

late-game defense on

Frazier.

Lumberton (6-4) moves

on to face Fairmont,

which defeated South

Robeson 47-43, in the

Shootout semifinals at 6

p.m. tonight at LHS.

Lumberton boys

pull away late

Lumberton’s fullcourt

press squeezed the ball

over 31 times.

“Everything went

wrong,” Swett coach

Danyel Locklear said. “If

you allow a team to get

to the basket and make

layups, they’re going to

win. Period. St. Pauls is

a smart team. We were

stuck to floor and didn’t

talk or defend.

“I’m completely blown

away by our perfor-

away, leading to a VJ

Hicks jumper. Seconds

later, Montrae Strother

swiped a pass and flew in

a layup.

The Pirates were opening

the fourth quarter

with a flurry.

Heading into the fourth

with a slim five-point

edge, Lumberton erupted

with a 9-0 run to start the

frame to claim an eventual

67-55 win over the

Wildcats in the nightcap

of the Shootout’s opening

day at LHS.

Lumberton just wishes

it could be that productive

on both sides of the ball in

the first three quarters.

“We got to stop coming

out in the fourth … start

starting debut on Dec. 4 and 20-19 at

Cincinnati last Sunday. It came after getting

his first career action at the end of

Houston’s 20-13 win at Jacksonville on

Nov. 27 and only after Texans starter

Matt Schaub and backup Matt Leinart

were injured and lost for the season.

Last week’s victory not only ensured

the NFC North division title but

made Yates the first rookie quarterback

to lead winning drives in

the fourth quarter or overtime of

his first two starts since Virgil

Carter did so for the Chicago

Bears in 1968. And he’s the first

quarterback of any level of experience

to do so in his first two

career starts since Seattle’s Jon

Kitna in 1997 and 1998.

Those comebacks alone have

gotten the attention of the

Panthers.

“That’s an impressive thing,” Panthers

linebacker Dan Connor said. “A lot was

on the line for them and he helped them

win. That says a lot about him as a quarterback

to be able to do that, especially

when he’s a rookie.”

Since the Panthers have their own

rookie quarterback in Cam Newton, what

do they think of Yates and his two-and-ahalf

game sample of play?

auto raciNg PreP sPorts

mance.”

The Rams hit four of

their first five shots from

the floor before turnovers

came in rapid succession.

Locklear wasn’t

satisfied with her team’s

effort level and says the

Rams’ two previous easy

wins against the Bulldogs

could have been a factor.

“Maybe this is something

that in the end, will

coming out in the beginning

of the game playing

hard defense all the time,”

Christian McRae said. He

chipped in seven points.

“That’s what brings us

back in games, really —

the defense. We got to

come out hard the first

quarter.”

Heading into the final

frame, holding a 44-39

lead — Lumberton led

by single digits until the

fourth — head coach Ted

Gaskins told his team a

simple fact: “If you want

to be better, you have to

play better,” he said.

“We picked it up in the

fourth quarter,” Austin

McNeill said. He was the

lone Pirate in double fig-

George Bridges | MCT

Quarterback T.J. Yates of the Houston Texans drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons. Yates

is the first former Tar Heel to start an NFL game at quarterback.

Panthers’ Smith: No comparing Newton to Tebow

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Panthers wide

receiver Steve Smith said when it comes

to comparing Cam Newton to Tim

Tebow there is no comparison.

Smith said time will prove Newton is

by far the better NFL quarterback.

“If Tebow is standing next to me I

would tell it to his face — come check

me out in five years, Jack, and you’ll

know who’s the best quarterback,” Smith

said.

Newton is 4-9 as a starter, although

he’s put up incredible individual numbers.

He has a chance to become the first

quarterback in NFL history to throw for

4,000 yards and run for 500 in the same

season. He already has 554 yards rushing

and needs only 427 yards passing to

reach 4,000.

Tebow is 6-1 as a starter this year for

Denver with five impressive come-frombehind

victories. But Smith believes

Denver’s defense isn’t getting enough

credit for the Broncos playoff push.

Smith said Newton’s versatility makes

him a better quarterback.

“Everybody wants to crown Tebow

as a versatile quarterback,” Smith said.

“Versatile to me means you can throw

the ball very accurately, run the ball and

create things. The only he can create is

running. He isn’t very accurate.”

Tebow has won more games than

Newton this year, but that doesn’t matter

to Smith.

“You can’t compare Cam to Tebow. I

Surface factor in Wheldon crash

(AP) — Las Vegas Motor

Speedway’s “limitless” racing surface

was singled out Thursday as a significant

factor in a “perfect storm”

of conditions that led to the death

of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner

Dan Wheldon.

Wheldon was killed Oct. 16 during

the series’ season finale when his car

sailed 325 feet through the air into a

catchfence, and his head hit a post in

the fence. The blow created a “nonsurvivable

injury.”

In the wake of the 15-car wreck,

many criticized CEO Randy Bernard

and IndyCar for creating a deadly

mix of circumstances — offering a

jobless Wheldon the chance to earn

a $5 million bonus if he could drive

from the back of a 34-car field to

Victory Lane on a high-banked oval,

where a field of mixed experience

levels had enough room to race threewide

at over 220 mph.

But IndyCar president Brian

Barnhart dismissed those factors

and focused instead on Vegas’ multigrooved

wide racing surface that

heightened the dangers of pack rac-

Ron Rivera

ing on a high-banked oval.

The IndyCar, with open wheels

and an open cockpit, is not suited

for the pack racing that develops on

ovals. Unlike NASCAR, where cars

bump and bang on every lap, any

contact in an IndyCar results

in either a crash or a slew of

broken parts.

“Racing grooves not only

restrict drivers’ naturally

aggressive racing behavior,

but make the location of

another competitor’s car on

the racetrack more predict-

able,” the report said.

But when the race began

at Vegas, the packed 34-car

field was all over the track — movement

series officials did not expect

despite drivers’ warnings.

“The ability of the drivers to race

from the bottom of the racetrack

all the way up to the wall and run

limitless is not a condition we’ve

experienced before,” Barnhart said.

“I don’t think we were expecting it

to be any different from what we’d

experienced in the last decade at

places like Chicagoland, Kentucky,

Fontana and Texas. ...

“We were never expecting to be

able to run from the top to the bottom

(at Las Vegas).”

Most ovals have one or two racing

grooves.

Drivers, however, predicted

as early as preseason

testing that Las Vegas would

be hairy and repeated those

warnings during the buildup

to the race.

“We knew that was the

case before we even started

the race, because it’s been

Brian Barnhart

the case at (ovals) where

you can run multi-grooves,”

driver Will Power, who broke his

back in the accident, told The

Associated Press.

“The biggest problem we face is it’s

almost like driving on the highway at

full speed and you can’t get away

from anyone,” he said. “It’s the same

thing NASCAR has with Daytona

and Talladega and when they have

the big one, the consequences aren’t

nearly as bad as in IndyCar.”

get our minds together,”

Locklear said.

St. Pauls (4-5) moves

on to face Red Springs

tonight at Purnell Swett

in one semifinal at 6 p.m.

“We came close to winning

last year’s Shootout,

so we need to get this

one,” Palazzola said.

Reach Staff writer Brad Crawford at 910-

272-6119 or at bcrawford@heartlandpublications.com

ures, finishing with 15.

“That defense helped us

out and we got fast breaks

and layups.”

Mirroring McNeill,

Breon Page was Dillon’s

only double-digit scorer

with 15.

Strother, Hicks and

Colby Johnson added

nine points apiece for the

Pirates.

Like the girls,

Lumberton (6-4) squares

off with Fairmont, coming

off a 63-44 win over South

Robeson, in the semifinals

tonight. Tip-off is slated

for 7:30 p.m.

Reach Sports editor Kaleb Roedel at

910-272-6111 or kroedel@heartlandpublications.com

FMA boys cruise

Staff report

RED SPRINGS — Topseeded

Flora Macdonald

coasted past winless

Red Springs in the first

round of the 26th annual

Robeson County Shootout

Thursday, scoring double

digits in every quarter of a

63-34 victory.

The Cougars (11-3)

battle St. Pauls (2-7)

tonight, a 59-50 winner

over Purnell Swett, in a

boys’ semifinal contest in

Pembroke at 7:30 p.m.

Veteran Red Springs

starter Julian Brown did

not play against FMA

after suffering an injury

in practice Thursday. He

is a game-time decision

for tonight’s tilt against

Purnell Swett (6-2).

Flora Macdonald was

led by three players in

double figures, highlighted

by 16 points from Jordan

DeVaughan. Three players

scored for the Red Devils

including a 14-point effort

from Jameson Baker.

Lady Red Devils

move into semifinals

RED SPRINGS —

Jasmine Murchison

scored a season-high 15

points Thursday night

as the Red Springs girls’

basketball team took out

Flora Macdonald, 62-25,

at home.

Red Springs (4-5) outscored

the Cougars 21-2

in a decisive third quarter

and will battle upsetminded

St. Pauls tonight

at Purnell Swett. The winner

will advance to play

Lumberton or Fairmont in

Saturday’s championship

game at UNCP.

Golden Tornadoes

breeze by South Rob

Bulldogs

From page A1

really athletic.”

Juwan Jones paced

Swett with 20 points and

six steals. Jones is the

area’s leading scorer at

just under 19 points per

game and along with forward

James Chavis, was

Lemanski’s main focus

defensively.

“If Swett was going

to beat us this time, we

think Cam’s a more complete player,”

Smith said. “Tebow has the wins. But

everybody wants to crown Tebow. Yes,

he has the will to win. I think Tebow

is no different than any other professional

(in that way). But Tebow has a

great opportunity to play behind a great

defense.”

Denver has allowed the fourth-fewest

points in the league; the injury-plagued

Panthers defense ranks 22nd in points

allowed.

FAIRMONT — The

Fairmont boys basketball

team used a quartet of

double-digit scorers to

defeat South Robeson,

63-44, Thursday night.

For the Golden

Tornadoes (4-2), Draquine

Floyd continued his hot

play with a game-high

14 points. Jarrod Neal

chipped in with 11, while

Luke Hunt and Charlton

Townsend each had 10

points in the victory.

South Robeson (1-8)

was led by Laquan

Pankeys’ 11 points.

Fairmont travels to

Lumberton to face the

Pirates, a 67-55 winner

over Dillon, in the semifinals

at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Fairmont girls ride

Evans to win

FAIRMONT — Behind

Anasia Evans’ 32 points

and 10 steals, Fairmont

advances to the semifinals

with a 47-43 victory over

South Robeson.

“Evans came up big for

us in the second half to

give us the win. This was

a total team effort and

we’re just excited to be in

the semifinals,” Fairmont

coach Chris Rodriguez

said. The Golden

Torandoes (3-3) take on

Lumberton, which topped

Dillon 59-53, for a 6 p.m.

showdown.

South Robeson (0-9)

led 39-37 in the fourth

before an 8-0 Fairmont

run put the Tornadoes up

45-39. The Mustangs cut

it to 45-43, but Fairmont’s

Christa Thorndyke hit a

wide open Chelsea Pierce

for a late layup to all but

clinch the Tornaodes’ win.

Thorndyke finished with

a game high 16 rebounds.

Ladavis McMillian had 15

points in the loss.

weren’t going to let those

two guys get off,” he said.

“They had a little trouble

against our zone late in

the second game so we

tried it again tonight. It

seemed to work pretty

well.”

Reach Staff writer Brad Crawford at 910-

272-6119 or at bcrawford@heartlandpublications.com


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DENNIS THE MENACE

Hank Ketchum

CONCEPTIS SUDOKU

by Dave Green

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday,

Dec. 16, 2011:

You are unusually direct and precise

this year. At times, your candor

could distance others. Work could be

a source of confusion and/or misunderstandings.

Contain this problem

to the workplace. A promotion or pay

raise could appear. You will need to

flex. If you are single, you are in a

position to meet many potential suitors.

If you are attached, the two of you

need to go out more together, bonding

you closer. Choose a common commitment.

VIRGO can push hard.

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 Remain as mellow as possible.

Pressure builds quickly, as you

could be judging yourself a little too

much. Let go of this internal conversation.

Go off and accomplish what you

must. Tonight: Easy works.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

HHHHH While many people

stress out as a misunderstanding

sets in, you find unusual solutions. A

change in perspective might be absolutely

necessary. You have a strong

drive and a need to achieve. Your

goal could be a social and/or personal

one. Tonight: Fun and games, of the

TGIF variety.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHH You are well anchored and

determined to achieve exactly what

you want. Stay light with a family

member who often has to speak of

gloom and doom in the name of realism.

Have you considered that you

might be too gracious? Still, express

your uniqueness. Tonight: At home.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHHHH You are full of fun and

excitement. Listen to your inner voice

about a misunderstanding. What purpose

does a misunderstanding serve

but to push someone away? Rarely

does that behavior serve you in the

long run. Give it up! Tonight: Make a

caring gesture.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

HHHH Be aware of what you

have to offer — not everything can

be measured in financial or monetary

terms. A loved one could create quite

a smoke screen. You might want to

express your depth and caring to

another person in a way that counts.

Tonight: Bring others together for a

fun activity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today’s Answers

THE LOCKHORNS William Hoest

Jacquelene Bigar’s Horoscope

HHHHH You are all smiles and

move through a hassle easily. You

might want to do something very different.

Do just that. Some of you want

to explore a new, different or updated

neighborhood. Others might have different

fancies. If you’re at work, open

up to a new idea. Tonight: Whatever

knocks your socks off.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HH You might want to vanish and

play it low-key. Your innate creativity

points to an imaginative flight of fancy.

Others try to get you to land, to no

avail. Take action later, when you’re

grounded. Tonight: Not to be found.

Let others wonder.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHHHH Zero in on what you

want. A meeting plays a significant

role in your plans. You could be confused

about a domestic or personal

matter. Put this issue on the back

burner for now. Let a key person know

that you both have been a victim of a

misunderstanding. Tonight: Friends

will want to join you wherever you are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HHH Pressure builds wherever

you are. You feel overly responsible,

as if you must perform. You jump

through some unnecessary hoops.

Stop and indulge yourself a little. Buy

yourself that coveted item. Tonight: In

the limelight.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH You discover the importance

of breaking past a self-imposed

barrier. You will see situations more

clearly and feel better ultimately. Make

plans before it is too late to meet a

friend or loved one halfway during the

next few weeks. Swapping gifts in a

new setting could be fun. Tonight: Let

your mind relax to great music.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHHH You might believe you

are too dependent on another person.

Don’t worry about it. You are far more

independent than you realize. Relax

and enjoy this person in your life.

Tonight: Try to live more in your heart

than your head.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHHH Others come toward you

and share a lot of themselves. In a

professional situation, you might not

mind — personally, you could feel

burdened by some of what is said

and feel that in some way you are the

cause of the problem. Tonight: The

only answer is “yes.”

Jacqueline Bigar is on the Internet

at www.jacquelinebigar.com.

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBT-

ORS Of Atlas Hartwell Hickman

DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Executor, of the estate of Atlas

Hartwell Hickman, 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 3rd day of March, 2012,

or be barred from their recovery. All

persons indebted to said estate are

asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This 30th day of November, 2011.

Danny Hickman, Executor

c/o Attorney Richard Townsend,

Registered Agent

4904 Fayetteville Road

Lumberton, NC 28358

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

ESTATE OF DORIS PAUL BARTLEY

The undersigned having qualified as

Executrix of the Estate of Doris Paul

Bartley, deceased, late of Robeson

County, North Carolina, this is to

notify all persons having claims

against said estate to present them

to the undersigned Executrix on or

before March 5, 2012, or this notice

will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.

All persons indebted to said estate

are asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned

Executrix.

This December 2, 2011.

Ann Tyndall Pait, Executrix of the

Estate of Doris Paul Bartley,

Deceased.

P.O. Drawer 1087

Lumberton, NC 28359

Ramsaur & McLean

Professional Association

Attorneys at Law

P.O. Drawer 1087

Lumberton, North Carolina, 28359

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

ESTATE OF HUBERT L. GORE

The undersigned having qualified as

Co-Executors of the Estate of Hubert

L. Gore, deceased, late of Robeson

County, North Carolina, this is to

notify all persons having claims

against said estate to present them

to the undersigned Co-Executors on

or before March 5, 2012, or this notice

will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.

All persons indebted to said

estate are asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned

Co-Executors.

This December 2, 2011.

Hubert Gearl Gore and John Larry

Gore, Co-Executors of the Estate of

Hubert L. Gore, Deceased.

104 Azalea Lane

White Lake, NC 28337

Ramsaur & McLean

Professional Association

Attorneys at Law

P.O. Drawer 1087

Lumberton, North Carolina, 28359

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBT-

ORS Of Josephine H. Johnson

DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Executrix, of the estate of Josephine

H. Johnson, 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 27th day of February, 2012,

or be barred from their recovery. All

persons indebted to said estate are

asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This the 25th day of November,

2011.

Jacqueline Minnette Johnson aka

Jacqueline Minnette Johnson Mays

1187 N. Roberts Ave., Apt P3

Lumberton, NC 28358

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Legals

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBT-

ORS Of Robert A. Williams

DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Administratrix, of the estate of Robert

A. Williams, 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 4th day of March, 2012,

or be barred from their recovery. All

persons indebted to said estate are

asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This 2nd day of December, 2011.

Diane W. Amaniampong

3537K Lynhaven Drive

Greensboro, NC 27406

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBT-

ORS Of Ronald William Cochran

DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Administratrix, of the estate of Ronald

William Cochran 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 27th day of February,

2012, or be barred from their recovery.

All persons indebted to said estate

are asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This 25th day of November, 2011.

Ida Bell Cochran

1333 Mount Tabor Rd.

Red Springs, NC 28377

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBT-

ORS Of Stacy Lewis Watson

DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Executrix, of the estate of Stacy

Lewis Watson, 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 27th day of February,

2012, or be barred from their recovery.

All persons indebted to said estate

are asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This 25th day of November, 2011.

Yetta R. Watson

6264 NC Hwy 904

Fairmont, NC 28340

c/o Charles E. Floyd, Attorney

200 S. Main St.

Fairmont, NC 28340

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF ROBESON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS Of William Junior Glover

DECEASED

The undersigned having qualified as

Administrator of the estate of William

Junior Glover, 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 12th day of March, 2012,

or be barred from their recovery. All

persons indebted to said estate are

asked to please make immediate

payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of December, 2011.

Alexander Glover

53 Toot Toot Street

St. Pauls, NC 28384

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12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

DISTRICT COURT DIVISION

ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH

CAROLINA, 08 JT 261

IN RE: MADISON RENEE RAY

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY

PUBLICATION

TO: Kecia Renee Ray, Mother of the

above-named juvenile, Alvin Lamont

Freeman, Father of the above-named

juvenile and Unknown Father of the

above named juvenile.

TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking

relief against you has been filed in

the above-entitled action in Robeson

County, Lumberton, North Carolina.

The nature of relief being sought is

as follows: TERMINATION OF YOUR

PARENTAL RIGHTS

You are required to make defense to

such pleading not later than the 18th

day of January, 2012, said date being

forty (40) days from the first publication

of this Notice, or from the date

Petition is required to be filed,

whichever is later; and upon your

failure to do so, the party seeking

service against you will apply to the

Court for the relief sought.

This 9th day of December, 2011.

Jessica B. Scott

Attorney for Petitioner

LOCKLEAR, JACOBS, HUNT & BROOKS

PO Box 1045, Lumberton, NC 28359

(910) 739-7327

(910) 739-5560 (FAX)

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON

PIERCE COUNTY

ORDER FOR SERVICE OF SUMMONS BY

PUBLICATION

No. 11 3 03768 1

Jeremy D. Mason, Plaintiff

vs.

Jackie D. Locklear, Defendant

TO: Jackie Denise Locklear

TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking

relief against you has been filed in

the above entitled action. The nature

of the relief sought is as follows:

Absolute Divorce.

You are entitled to make a defense to

such pleadings not later than the

4th day of January, 2012, said

date being (40) days from the first

date of this publication notice, and

upon your failure to do so, the party

seeking service against you will apply

to the Court for the relief sought.

This 25th day of November, 2011.

Jeremy D. Mason

901 S. Grant Ave., Apt #4

Tacoma, Washington 98405

JDM 11/25, 12/2, 9, 16, 23, 30,2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lost & Found (ANNOUNCE)

Lost set of keys, it had a clear

keyring with poke a dots ceramic

red with 5 or 6 keys at

Biggs Park Mall. 910-843-4849

Notices (ANNOUNCE)

* W * I * N * N * E * R *

YOU ARE OUR

CIRCULATION WINNER!

"CONGRATULATIONS"

Peggy Poremski

Corvette Ave. Parkton

Prize must be claimed in

person within the next 3

business days from the day

your name appears in the

newspaper. Please present

your picture I.D.

THE ROBESONIAN

(910) 739-4322

* W * I * N * N * E * R *

ROBESONIAN

CLASSIFIED

ADVERTISING

Early Deadlines

Fri., Dec. 23rd Edition

Deadline is

Wed., Dec. 21st @ 12 PM

Sat., Dec. 24th Edition

Deadline is

Wed., Dec. 21st @ 3 PM

Sun., Dec. 25th Edition

Deadline is

Wed., Dec. 21st @ 3 PM

Tues., Dec . 27th Edition

Deadline is

Fri., Dec. 23rd @ 12 PM

Wed., Dec. 28th Edition

Deadline is

Fri., Dec. 23rd @ 12PM

ANIMALS

FINANCIAL

300 SERVICES

Pets (ANIMALS)

AKC Pekingese Pups female

$200, male $175. White, black,

& fawn. 910-648-4882

Free Christmas puppies.

(Spaniel) to good home.

910-785-5968

FREE KITTEN'S

Call 910-738-3883

Great Pyreness for sale,

all white raised with livestock

call 910-374-5463

Rottweiler puppies. $200.

each. Parents on site.

910-739-6536.

AGRICULTURE

Garden & Produce (AGRi)

December Special Collards

$2 EACH (910) 618-7287

please leave a message.

ROBESON COUNTY

FARMER'S MARKET

8th and Elm Street

Lumberton

is now open on Wed. & Sat.

from 7am-1pm. Produce: bell

peppers, egg plants, new and

cured sweet potatoes, cabbage,

onions, rutabaga, butternut

squash, hot peppers, (dried,

boiled) peanuts, turnips,

collards, mustard greens,

fresh eggs, gourds.

See you at the Market!

Winter Strawberries

READY NOW Powers Farm

Market. 910-738-9404

MERCHANDISE

Auctions (MERCH)

Dec 17th at Noon

Selling 1970's pinball

machines, 3HP Sea King

outboard, Gift boxed jewelry,

fresh water pearls, old cameos,

antique walnut kitchen

clock, glassware, pottery,

much more. Pictures at

auctionzip.com 1023 W. 5th

St. Lumberton Auction and

Estate Sales. 10% buyers

premium applies. NCAL

9120. Let us sell for you.

910-736-1264

First American Enterprises

STORAGE AUCTION

Dec. 17th, Starting at 9 A.M.

Located at 773 Old Main Rd.

Pembroke, N.C. 28372

Fuel/ Oil / Coal / Wood /

Seasoned Hardwood

1.5 cord $85, & full cord $160.

Call Joe at 910-578-1113

Furniture (MERCH)

Maple Finish Dinette Set

2 Leafs & 6 Chairs. $75.00.

Call (910) 739-9326

Out of Business Sale

Solid oak crib/changing table &

dresser, riding toys, Sq. play

pen, infant furniture, white cabinet,

huge Leggo set, crab sand

box. To see call for appointment

(910) 739-7948

Miscellaneous (MERCH)

For Sale 2500 Comic Books

and old TV Guides Make an

offer. Day (910)608-3245 or

evening (910) 738-5119

Want To Buy (MERCH)

"1 AAAAAAA" JUNK CAR

REMOVAL CASH PAID

CALL 910-618-0221

"100% Best Price For Junk"

wreck or running vehicles.

910-774-3765 - 910-374-3454

"AAAAbsolute"BEST

PRICES! We Buy Junk Cars.

Call (910)536-5327 or

(910)474-2452

"BUY YOUR RIDE" Retired,

Wrecked, or Junk. We Buy

Batteries. 910-618-6286

"TOP DOLLAR" For Junk

Cars/Trucks (910)258-2555

Yard Sale (MERCH)

BAKE SALE !!!

Center Point Shopping Center

Sat. Dec 17 (9am - 1pm)

Help defray cost of people to

people Student Ambassador

going to Canada July 2012

Books for Everyone !!!

STORE CLOSING

Fill A Bag $3.

Friday & Saturday

9am - 5pm

The Family Thrift Shop

2206 Saddletree Rd.

Yard Sale Sat. Dec. 17th

from 7am til 10am

206 West 18th Street

Ladies & misses blue jeans,

clothes, & shoes. Small household

items. Under carport

out of weather.

Yard Sale: Men, Women &

Baby clothes. Houseware,

Luggage, Gym equipment,

kids toys & much more. Saturday

Dec 17th, 7am until. 47

Barley Green Drive, off Carthage

Rd Lumberton

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

AUTOMOTIVE

Autos (AUTO)

'99 Cavalier C24, 80k miles,

auto, cold air, $1595.

910-734-0239 or 843-4098

1967 Chevelle Needs

Restoration $9,500.

910.733.2286

Want To Buy (AUTO)

I Buy Junk Cars Pay $170. -

$600. 100% Guaranteed.

Open 24/7, 910-385-8585

SAT & SUN PICK UP

Cash For Junk Cars.

7am -7pm Call 910-258-8612

REAL ESTATE SALES

Houses For Sale (REAL

$59,000 2BR/2B in Pembroke

Owner Financing

Call 1st Choice 910-521-8301

$65,000 3BR/2B St Pauls,

Owner Financing

Call 1st Choice 910-521-8301

600 ANIMALS

LAND FOR SALE

5.6 Acres Corner of Singletary

& Dallas Road Lumberton

$45,000

Owner Financing 10% down.

--------------------------------

Double Wide with 1 acre land

(Red Springs Area) $55,000

CIRCLE OF ONE INC.

910 734-1170

Mountain land for sale

between US I-40 & Maggie

Valley N.C. Price Neg. Contact

Terry Jones Call (910)

536-9995 or (910) 536-6041

OWNER FINANCE

1+ acre near Tarheel, 5 min. to

Smithfield Packing

for your D.W.M. Home Price

$9,950, Low Down Payment of

$950. Call 803-473-7125

REAL ESTATE RENTALS

Apartments/Townhouses

2 Bd/ 1 Ba Apartment's For

Rent at 801 Pine St. Pembroke.

Call (910) 740-4641

Apartments/Townhouses

2 Bd/1 Ba, Duplex Apt.

Appliances included. $500 per

month. Great location in

Pembroke. Call 910-734-7832

2B/1B Duplex L'ton $600

/mo 739-7487 or 733-6768

814-B East 11th St L'ton

$365/mo + dep.

910 736-7453

For Rent

2 BR / 2 BA Duplex

Apartment $675

2 miles from UNCP

Alarm, Appliances, Storage

Contact Re/Max 738-1466

Commercial (RENT)

BRANCH RENTALS

3500 sq ft warehouse

or shop/garage

fenced lot

$800.00

910.739.5106

House For Rent (RENT)

3BR House for Rent on

2317 Rosewald Lumberton.

910 739-4593

3BR/2B Pembroke City

Limits $630/mo. 910 740-1707

Room for rent $87.50 wk +dep.

603 MLK Dr. Fairmont utilities/

cable included. 374-7512

Lease (RENT)

Leasing Farm Land for 2012

Paying Top Dollar

Contact Sunny Dale Farms at

910-739-7912 or

910-736-5936

MANUFACTURED HOUS-

Rentals (MANUFACTURED)

2 & 3 Bedroom homes in quiet

area. Homes have vinyl siding,

shingle roof, decks, and security

system. $445. 739-5106

2 & 3 Bedrooms, & Lots

For Rent at Rosewood

Call (910) 739-1941

2Bd /2Ba at Long Branch

$375 per month.

Call 910-739-7749

3 Bed/ 2 Ba, Doublewide

on private lot. Call

(910) 739-7837 before 9pm

3BR/2B Doublewide on

Private Lot $475/mo + dep.,

AND 3BR/2B in Small MHP

$375/mo + dep (Avail. Jan 1st)

910 740-3731 or 521-4500

3BR/2B, on private lot off Hwy

74 on Farrell Dr. $400/mo +

$400 dep. * AND

2BR/2B $375/mo + $375 dep.*

*County Water, References

Required, No Pets

Call Hunt at (910) 521-0309

or (910) 225-3872

Donleigh Properties

LIKE NEW SINGLE &

DOUBLEWIDES

FOR RENT

Alarm Systems

in Every Home

( Lumberton area )

(910) 827-9851

Doublewides Available

Orrum, Rowland/Pembroke

areas. Contact (910) 521-0879

or (910) 736-4105

FREE Months Rent Mobile

Home Park in Lumberton City

Limits. 2 & 3 Bedrooms

910-674-3537 9am-7pm

Sales (MANUFACTURED)

1996, 14x76, 3BD/2B, w/Fireplace,

A/C included, $9,800.

1997, 14x48, 2BD/1B, $6,500.

1999, 28x56, 3BD/2B, w/Fireplace,

A/C included, $24,900.

1995, 28x74, Windzone 2,

4BD/3B, w/Fireplace, A/C included,

$34, 900.

2009, 14x70, 3BD/2B, Appliances/A-C,

underpinning &

steps, $24,900.

Call 910-734-8404

2 & 3 Bedroom Singlewides

remodeled starting at $14,000.

Call (910) 536-9011

Double wide in excellent condition.

3BR, 2BA. priced to

sell. 618-4935 or 618-4700

RESORT PROPERTY

EMPLOYMENT

Drivers & Delivery (HW)

Need Driver with experience moving

mobile homes. Clean driving

history. Call (910) 739-2022

Drivers & Delivery (HW)

EARN EXTRA CASH

The Robesonian has an

independent contractor

newspaper route available in

the SADDLETREE area.

Deliver newspapers a few

hours in the afternoons and

early morning on weekends

and net over $200.00 per

week. You'll need a dependable

car and good credit. You

will be your own boss, retirees

are welcome to apply.

Call Dahlia Hunt at 272-6115.

Help Wanted - General (HW)

Dental Assistant, F/T needed

for Lumberton practice. Must

be energetic and self motivated.

Experience preferred,

but will train if necessary, great

hours and benefits. Mail

resume to: Dental Assistant,

P.O. Box 7406, Lumberton,

NC 28359, Attn: Carolyn

or fax to 910-739-6246.

Experience mobile home set-up

personnel. Must have a drivers license

& clean driving history.

Call 910-739-2022

Grant Writer Needed for

Non-Profit. Call Dr. Kelly

910-739-4130

Telemarketers

NEEDED

Local People

to call on

Local Companies

Two positions are available at

The Robesonian. You will be

contacting local and area businesses

by telephone. Qualified

applicants must be effective

sales consultants, routinely

produce a high volume of

calls, be a relationship builder

and be an accurate typist.

An hourly wage is offered and

a generous escalating commission

plan that grows with

sales. You will work at The

Robesonian in Lumberton and

be eligible to participate in the

company benefits program.

Send resume to:

Joe Craig at The Robesonian,

PO Box 1028 Lumberton, NC

28359 or email: jcraig@

heartlandpublications.com

Process Server, serving legal

documents, experienced

required, email resume to

absoluteprocess@comcast.net

Management / Supervisory

THE ROBESONIAN

is now accepting applications

in our Circulation Department

for a District Sales Manager.

The sales manager would supervise

several adult motor

route carriers and assist with

marketing our newspaper in

Robeson county. Candidates

should have sales aptitude, get

along well with others, basic

math skills, reliable transportation

and customer service

skills. We are part of a growing

company with opportunities for

advancement and a great work

environment. If interested

please send resume to:

eeknight@heartland

publications.com,

or complete an application at

THE ROBESONIAN Office

located at 2175 Roberts Ave.,

Lumberton, N.C. 28358

Attn: Ed Knight. EOE

Medical (HW)

Covenant Care Long term

Care Facility is now accepting

applications. Med Techs must

be certified, PCA's must have

experience, cooks must be well

trained in all areas of cooking.

Call Mon.-Thur. 9am-3pm for

directions. (910) 738-7777.

Sales (HW)

Attention Salespeople !!

Do you want to have fun?

Have you been looking for a

position in sales that really rewards

you for your

efforts? Your ship may have

come in. Ask yourself some of

the following questions to find

out:

Could any or several of the following

words be used to describe

you or your

personality? Adventurous,

competitive, decisive,

persistent, eager, bold, forceful,

inquisitive. How about assertive?

Do you have a pleasant

voice? Are you good at

multi-tasking? Do you work

well with

others and with the public? Do

you consider yourself a good

customer service

person? If you've answered

yes to many of these

questions, you may be the person

we are seeking. Our

newspapers are looking for en-


personality? Adventurous,

competitive, decisive,

persistent, eager, bold, forceful,

inquisitive. How about assertive?

Do you have a pleasant

voice? Are you good at

multi-tasking? Do you work

well with

others and with the public? Do

you consider

Sales

yourself

(HW)

a good

customer service

person? If you've answered

yes to many of these

questions, you may be the person

we are seeking. Our

newspapers are looking for entry

level salespeople to train in

our advertising

departments.

6B —The RoBesonian, FRiday, decemBeR 16, 2011

This is a full time position

working Monday through Friday.

Hourly wage plus a generous

commission

program.

If interested send inquiry or resume

to: jcraig@heartlandpublications.com

Heartland Publications has

newspapers in several North

Carolina communities including

the Raleigh area, Clinton,

Elizabethtown, Lumberton,

Saint Pauls, Red Springs,

Laurinburg,

Rockingham, Anson and

Mount Airy.

We are a growing company offering

excellent

compensation and

opportunities for

advancement for motivated individuals.

EOE

Textiles/Factory (HW)

Alamac American Knits, a

leading supplier of knitted apparel

fabrics, is seeking to hire

a cost accountant for its manufacturing

facility. Four year college

degree required. Responsible

for building cost systems

and product costing. Textile experience

a plus. For consideration,

please contact HR Manager

at (910)618-2251.

STATEWIDE ADS

2 ABSOLUTE

AUCTIONS/Same Day, Same

Location. Construction &

Truck- 8:00 AM - December

27, 2011- Lumberton, NC.

1:00 PM 45 Acres Prime Real

Estate Joins I-74 & I-95 (2)

Parcels. Romulus Z. Linney

Estate. Call Brad Martin

910-738-1466. www.meekinsauction.com

NCLN 858-

NCRL 186605.

232.15+/- Acres in Richmond

County, NC at Sealed Bid offered

3 ways: Land Only,

Standing Timber Only and

Combined Land and Timber,

Pee Dee River View, Trophy

Whitetail, Turkey, Waterfowl,

Small Game, December 21,

2011 at 11:00 AM, Iron Horse

Auction Company,

910-997-2248, ironhorseauction.com,

NCAL 3936.

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE-

Receive $1000 Grocery Coupon.

United Breast Cancer

Foundation. Free Mammograms,

Breast Cancer info:

www.ubcf.info. Free Towing,

Tax Deductible, Non-Runners

Accepted, 1-888-444-8231.

EARN COLLEGE DEGREE

ONLINE. Medical, Business,

Criminal Justice. Job placement

assistance. Computer

available. Financial aid if qualified.

SCHEV certified. Call

888-899-6918. www.Centura-

Online.com

ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend

college 100% online.

Job placement assistance.

Computer available. Financial

Aid if qualified. SCHEV

certified. Call 800-481-9409

www.CenturaOnline.com

Drivers- CDL-A Need Extra

Cash for the Holidays? EXPE-

RIENCE PAYS! Up to $3,000

Bonus Sign-On Bonus! Get the

money & respect you deserve!

6 months OTR Experience &

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877-521-5775.

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TANKER & FLATBED INDE-

PENDENT CONTRACTORS!

Top Earnings Potential. 100%

Fuel Surcharge - Own Your

own business. Call Today.

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Driver- Dry and Refrigerated.

Single source dispatch. No

tractor older than 3 years.

Daily Pay! Various hometime

options. CDL-A, 3 months current

OTR experience.

800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com

SPOTLIGHT

Apply. Call for details.

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