North Carolina Newspapers

    March 25, 2009
Volume 12 No. 11
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Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition
— In campus news —
Hot shot or not, take
part in Hoops for Hope
fundraiser. See page 2.
Spring break was no
time of rest for students
who went on mission
trips. See p.2
Find out what fun the
Springs Alive festival
holds for you. See p.2
The contestants pose a
problem for ‘America’s
Next Top Model’. See
Enjoy some hillbilly hi-
jinks when ‘Li’l Abner’
takes the Dover The
ater stage. See p.4
McDonald’s construction under way
. Opinion/editorial I
Pilot editor Blake
DuDonis has good
things in mind for
GWU. See p.4
■ In sports-
By Molly Phipps
Pilot staff writer
On March 6, ground was
officially broken for the new
McDonald’s restaurant slated to
open in Boiling Springs in late
Town and Gardner-Webb
University officials, along with
the owners and operators of the
future establishment, posed with
shovels in hand to celebrate the
“I’m just thrilled that now
we have the opportunity to be
here,’’ said owner Dave Hunt,
who also noted that things are
on track for the McDonald’s to
be open before the first of July.
According to Hunt, this res
taurant will possess a number
of distinctive features. First, it
will have a double-lane drive-
through that can service up to
203 cars per hour.
Also, there will be an exten
sive selection of coffees and hot
drinks in the McCafe. Free Wi
Fi will be available.
In addition, a 10-foot con
ference table is to be included,
which Hunt and his partner.
Bob Holger, believe will be a
resource for GWU faculty and
Hunt said he hopes to inte
grate Gardner-Webb themes in
the design, with the Bulldog
logo and Gardner-Webb colors
One idea Hunt mentioned
specifically was the possibility
of painting large paw prints on
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Photo by Kaylee Potter
A crowd joined Dave Hunt and Bob Holger, left, in breaking ground for the new McDonald’s
on Main Street. Next to the owners are GWU President Frank Bonner, Town Manager Zach
Trogdon and Mayor Max Hamrick.
the drive-through, erators hope to work with high
Holger, franchisee of the school students from the area as
restaurant, further emphasized well as Gardner-Webb students.
■ - ■ " One question important to
The wrestling team did
well in the regional
competition, but the
NCAAs proved a bit
much. See p.3
The track and field
team is off to a fast
start for the outdoor
season. See p.3
The women’s basket
ball team came oh-so-
close to going to the
Big Dance. See p.3
The swim teams didn’t
capture CSSA titles,
but they flew through
the water. See p.3
Wednesday Thursday
Mar. 25 Mar. 26
High 51 High 64
Low 48 Low 51
rain rain
Source: The Weather Channel
Index 2.4
page 3
page 4
working with the college so
that students will enjoy the at
mosphere and feel comfortable
On the opening days, Holger
said there may even be specials
for Gardner-Webb students.
The McDonald’s is set to
employ 45-60 people. The op-
students is whether McDonald’s
will make use of the one-card
The answer, according to
Hunt, is yes. The plans are to
have the system in place for stu
dents at or shortly after the time
the restaurant opens.
“We will strongly push for
this with the Gardner-Webb I.T.
department,” said Hunt.
The typical wait between
groundbreaking and opening
is around 110 days, according
to Holger, who has been in the
business for 29 years,
“What a wonderful thing,”
said Hunt, “I’ve been waiting
15 years to build a restaurant
Books, food, surprises
ound in 3 new shops
on nearby Main Street
By Michelle Alwerdt
Pilot staff writer
Over the past months Boil
ing Springs has welcomed three
new businesses into the com
munity. After just a short walk
up Main Street, students can
now enjoy a good used book
from Got Books, Japanese food
from Ebi Grill, and lucky finds
at the Chasing Rabbits Consign
ment Shop.
Got Books
The store is located right
behind University Tanning. The
store sells books, music, videos
and DVDs, with a specializa
tion in religion.
The business began with
four and a half years of online
sales. Owners George Nye and
Carmen Henneberger decided
to open a store in Boiling Spring
because the area lacks a used
Got Books was previously
located in the back of the Chas
ing Rabbits Consignment Shop
but quickly outgrew the space,
they said.
Although the business has
a physical location now, there
are still 2,000 items online. The
online store at
does not charge a shipping fee
and the price for online invento
ry is 5 percent less than the list
ed price. By joining the mailing
list, customers can receive dis
count information in the mail.
“We beat Amazon all the
time on any in stock books,”
said Nye.
The store also offers consign
ment services and pays cash for
textbooks, certain video games,
and DVD sets in good condi
tion. Books that aren’t suitable
for the store’s inventory get do
nated to the YMCA library.
See New businesses, p.2
Earth Hour aims to be world’s
biggest turn-off ever Saturday
By Diana Palka
Pilot staff writer
Saturday Gardner-Webb stu
dents, staff and faculty have the
opportunity to “use their light
switch as their vote” and partici
pate in the World Wide Fund for
Nature/World Wildlife Fund’s
annual Earth Hour.
From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the
WWF urging people world wide
to shut off their lights in efforts
to reach its goal of 1 billion
People and businesses
around the world have pledged
to participate this year, accord
ing to
UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon Friday urged citizens
around the world to join in Earth
The “votes” will be present
ed at the United Nations Climate
Change Conference in Denmark
this December.
This meeting should culmi
nate in the Copenhagen Accord,
which should cut greenhouse
gas emissions beyond what
the Kyoto Protocol negotiated
in 1997 and put into effect in
Earth Hour dates back to
2007 when 2.2 million homes
and businesses turned off their
lights for an hour in Sydney,
Australia, in a program con
ceived by the W\W.
Last year, the results sky
rocketed to 50 million. This in
cluded monumental participants
such as San Francisco’s Golden
Gate Bridge and New York
City’s Times Square.
Photo by Cat McDonald
Dr. Charles Moore, shown here in his office, was honored as
the 2009 Teacher of Excellence by a national organization.
Spanish professor
honored by peers
By Jessica Mobley
Pilot staff writer
Dr. Charles Moore, who has
taught Spanish for 12 years at
Gardner-Webb University, was
honored as the 2009 Teacher
of Excellence by the Southern
Conference on Language Teach
This was the first time
Moore had been nominated for
the SCOLT award, which he re
ceived at the group’s convention
in Atlanta March 6. Moore said
the glass plaque he received at
the ceremony is on a table in his
“It was just a thrill to be at a
big luncheon on the top floor of
the Renaissance Hotel in Atlan-
SGA meeting April 1
The next Student Government Association meeting
is scheduled in the GWU clubhouse at 8 p.m. April 1.
All students are welcome to attend.
ta with a view of the skyline,”
he said. “The venue couldn’t
have been more rewarding and
In a GWU press release be
fore the ceremony, Moore had
said the award was “a wonder
ful validation of my 25 years of
teaching. It’s a'great thing to be
viewed as ‘successfiil’ by one’s
peers and former students.”
A nomination comes from a
student, or colleague who is also
a SCOLT member. The award
candidate is ranked on teaching,
service, scholarship and activity
within SCOLT.
It is one of five regional af
filiates of the American Council
on the Teaching of Foreign Lan
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