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Landrum boys win state track championship Girls place seventh by Joey Millwood

Landrum boys track coach Russell Mahaffey was confident

this team was the best team he’d ever coached at Landrum. He knew the Cardinals would be in the thick of things to win a state championship over the

weekend, and they didn’t let him down. The Cardinals did enough to bring home the state championship for Mahaffey on

Saturday, scoring 65.5 points to outduel Lamar’s 55 points. Kenneth Human led the (Continued on page 3)

Shelby Morris set a personal best and a Landrum girl’s record with her pole vault of 9:00 and won a silver medal at the S.C. state track championship. The winning vault was also at the same height but the winner had one fewer fault than Shelby. (photo by Lorin Browning)


Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for nonprofit community and governmental organizations:

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. (Continued on page 2)

Polk improves courthouse security Video cameras, access locks to be installed by Leah Justice

Polk County decided this week to install video cameras in various locations at the historic courthouse in Columbus, as well as increasing the security of the courthouse’s back doors.

Commissioners met Monday, May 16 and unanimously approved purchasing the security equipment for approximately $10,400 from Security Appliance Company. The total includes video cameras, the door access system and installation. Polk County Systems Coordinator

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

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- noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian club meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Farm Bureau will offer free health screenings at BI-LO in Columbus Wednesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, BMI, bone density and lung function. Event is open to the public. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday each month, 1:30 p.m., large meeting room at Landrum Library, 864-457-2824. All welcome. Female Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.

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Local Weather

Corrections/Clarifications The “Market Place” story on p. 10 of the Monday, May 16 Bulletin should have given The Knitter’s Nest’s owner’s name as Joanne Alderman. *** In the “Where We Work” feature on p. 7 in the Monday, May 16 Bulletin, Dave Sidener’s email address should have been given as dave@


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; Saluda Center. 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Shriners benefit, paper sale for Shriners Hospitals for Children on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20. Various locations in Tryon and Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Thursdays, Tryon, McCown St., 4 - 6:30 p.m., VISA/EBT accepted. Visit polkcountyfarms. org for vendor list or sign-up. Columbus Lions will meet this Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvert’s Kitchen. Zone Chair Leon Pryor will present

Wednesday, May 18, 2011




Moon Phase

Today: Cloudy, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 70, low 50. Thursday: Par tly Cloudy cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 77, low 54.

Partly cloudy

Monday’s weather was: High 66, low 49, 0.19 inches of rain.

the program. Information: 828894-2505. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon.


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee, 10 a.m. bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-894-0293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828-2906600. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Fridays, Saluda, West Main parking lot, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., VISA/ EBT accepted. Visit for vendor list or sign-up. American Legion Post 250,

weekly Bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Foothills Astronomy Club meets the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at FENCE in the great room. Enter through the back of the building and ask for Jessie Willard. Free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Columbus Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Womack building parking lot. New vendors, live music, free pet-sitting. Visit to register or for more information. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828290-6600. NAMI-Four Seasons meeting, Saturday, May 21 at 10:15 a.m. at Pardee Educational Center in Blue Ridge Mall. Presentation from Cooper Riis, a residential healing farm community located in both Mill Spring and Asheville. Foothills Humane Society’s on-the-road crew will bring dogs and cats ready for adoption to The Garden Patch nursery in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 828-894-2200 for more information.


‘A Course in Miracles,’ Sundays at 4 p.m., 162 Lynn Court in Tryon. A spiritual course in learn(Continued on page 6)

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Peyton McCarter competes in the pole vault at the state track meet. The Cardinals boys team took the championship. (photo by Lorin Browning)

• Landrum track (continued from page 1)

way for the Cardinals. The senior was directly involved in 24 points. Human, Levi Wedde, Danny Bruce and Chris Downey finished first in the 4x800. Human finished third in the 1600 and second in the 3200. Cole McDowell won a state championship in the triple jump. Wedde scored 18 points for the Cardinals. Sophomore Peyton McCarter finished third in the pole vault. Downey scored 14 points. “The entire team stood out this weekend,” Mahaffey said. “We had some adversity at (the region meet) and I am so proud of our team for stepping it up and winning a state championship.” The girls’ track team finished seventh at the state meet with 28.5 points. Shelby Morris finished second in the pole vault and Ciera Belue finished fourth. Samantha Waters, Elizabeth Walter, Paige Herbst and Sarah Cash placed third in the 4x800.

“The entire team stood out this weekend.” -- Coach Russell Mahaffey

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Polk Schools: Conference on expanding, teaching global view

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Renowned speaker Brews to give free community lecture at TFAC Aug. 19 by Samantha Hurst

Polk County Schools administrators plan for the system to participate, along with Rutherford County Schools, in a World View Opening of School Conference Aug. 19. The program, with the theme “Global Issues in the 21st Century Classroom,” will include two world-renowned speakers in the fields of economics and chemistry. “Our whole objective with this is to get our teachers more and more up to speed on what a global view means for our students,” Polk Schools Superintendent Bill Miller said. “A big part of that relates to helping staff understand that math and science are where the jobs are and where they’re going to be.” Speakers for the event will be Dr. Peter Brews, an associate dean of the OneMBA Program and associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship; and Dr. Joseph DeSimone, the 2008 winner of the Lemelson-MIT prize and Chancellor’s eminent professor of chemistry at UNC.

• Courthouse (continued from page 1)

Marche Pittman said the clerk of superior court, the bailiff and the sheriff asked his department for cameras for the lower level of the courthouse and access control equipment for the rear doors of the courthouse. The county set aside $10,600 for courthouse security in this year’s budget. County manager Ryan Whitson said the cameras and door security should be installed within the next couple of weeks. The bid included four 2MP video cameras that will record


“Our whole objective with this is to get our teachers more and more up to speed on what a global view means for our students. A big part of that relates to helping staff understand that math and science are where the jobs are and where they’re going to be.” -- Polk Schools Supt. Bill Miller

Dr. Brews plans to discuss the new global economy and America’s place in it. Dr. DeSimone will introduce the latest inventions from his labs in Research Triangle Park. The day will also include breakout sessions where teachers from both school systems can discuss innovative teaching approaches. Each session will last about 50 minutes each. The all-day program for teachers will run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at RS Central High School. As a means of taking his message to the community, Dr. Brews will present a free community lecture at the Tryon Fine Arts Center Aug. 19. activity in the building constantly, Pittman said. As the cameras run out of storage space for the videos, earlier recordings will be overwritten. The circa 1859 courthouse will be the second county building to receive security enhancements. The Womack building across the street that houses county offices received access security equipment last year. County employees who work in the courthouse will now access the rear of the building using identification cards, as employees at the Womack building do.

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Susan Whitfield will present a book signing for her book “Read Between the Wines” at Green Creek Winery Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Whitfield is the author of the award-winning Logan Hunter mystery series, including “Genesis Beach,” “Just North of Luck,” “Hell Swamp,” “Sin Creek” (which mentions Polk County and local vineyards) and “Killer Recipes” (all recipes are from mystery writers and the profits go to cancer research). She lives in North Carolina, and all of her stories are set in the state. – article submitted by Alvin Pack, Green Creek Winery

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ing to forgive the world and get rid of anger. Call 828-859-9994 for parking information. FENCE Armchair Traveler series, Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. focusing on Libya and offered by Norm Powers, who visited the country just before the outbreak of violent anti-government protests. Free program. Vegetarian community potluck, hosted by Carole Antun every Sunday at 5:30 p.m at 162 Lyncourt Drive, Tryon. This event is open to the community and music will also be included. Info: 828-859-9994.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays -except holidays, noon - 1 greenriverbbq page 37 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 828-859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus.

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Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Polk Soil & Water Conservation district board meeting is held the last Monday of each month, at the Mill Spring Ag & Community Center. The next meeting will be May 23 at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. Tryon Tourism Development Authority’s next meeting will be Monday, May 23 at 5 p.m. at Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Public welcome. Information: 828-859-6655. Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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The quality care you expect… even when the unexpected happens Throughout our 125-year history, Mission Hospital has provided quality healthcare to the residents and visitors of Western North Carolina. We are your safety net hospital – caring for premature babies weighing less than one pound, victims of lifethreatening accidents, and the sickest children and adults in our 18-county region. As the region’s only state-designated trauma center, we regularly care for drivers injured in car and motorcycle accidents on our rugged mountain roads, nature lovers whose waterfall explorations result in unexpected falls, and hikers who take a wrong turn. In 2010, more than 100,000 patients received life-saving treatment in our Emergency Department. Mission Hospital plays an equally important but less visible role when it comes to preparing our region for the unexpected. This includes being ready for plane crashes, epidemics like influenza and whooping cough, and natural disasters like the recent storms that devastated the Southeast. It’s part of our pledge to you to be prepared for both the expected and the unexpected… regardless of what life, mayhem, and Mother Nature may have in store.

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Polk, Landrum athletes shine in post-season The Cardinals of Landrum High School and the Wolverines of Polk County High have made great strides in puffing up the chests of parents and community fans alike this month. Landrum High School’s boys’ track team captured a state title, while its varsity girls’ squad followed with a seventh-place finish and several individual top finishes. Just down the road, Polk County baseball, softball and soccer all fought their way to state playoff rounds. PCHS even sent freshman golfer, Will Ballard, to state this month. It takes determination and perseverance to make it to the top in high school athletics. There is no room for taking it easy or being too lazy to practice or run a few laps. We know to shine at their level they have to put in a tremendous amount of effort. Although this seems a given, our staff wants to congratulate our local student athletes on these achievements. We’re proud to see teens achieve these accolades, especially when they are teens we know excel not only on the field but also in the classroom and community. In fact, one of our staff members witnessed one of our varsity baseball players standing off to the side of the field after Polk’s big win over Forbush. While his teammates were busy celebrating, this player was off talking to a young boy in a baseball uniform asking the kid how his game went. Talk about great character. With a flurry of showers falling steadily about noon on Tuesday, it wasn’t clear whether our Polk County baseball and softball teams would be taking the mound in their state playoff games on Wednesday because of weather. What we did know about that time yesterday was that regardless of what happened in the playoff stages, our area athletes had already gone a long way in making our community proud. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Yours Barbecue festival too big for Harmon

Many other reasons exist to move the Blue Ridge Barbecue some place else. Ask any resident living near Harmon Field. Ask any To the Editor: Andy Millard was dead on merchant who owns a restaurant. with his effort to move the Blue For many years, and I think it is Ridge barbecue and I eagerly sup- about 18, we have tolerated the ported it at the time as he will re- Blue Ridge Barbecue. I speak for call. It had become more evident all of us who say enough of it. Top of my list is the traffic in our community as time passes. In the interim we have discovered problem. Look at hidden costs, all the a key matter was lost for years during the barbecue, which seems highway patrol got to cost at least to be a real kicker to moving the a fortune. And for what? To close the road in front of my church. It barbecue some place else. We find the soccer field at is un-American, if that is a word. Enough of the Blue Ridge BarHarmon Field is also used as a primary landing zone for emer- becue. Please when you have that meeting you have this gency medical heliyear, move it. copter evacuation in Letters Move it some our local community. to the place and any place We find this hap- Editor other than Harmon pens only on occaField. sion. When it happens Eighteen years is more than it usually means a life and it is a matter of life or death. This is a enough for us residents. You are in for a fight if it continues. Is that big issue. Life matters. As we look into this important what we need in our community? community matter, we find this Another fight and this time over a barbecue instead of annexation? takes over the issues. The writing is on the wall. We find on the few occasions Andy Millard, you were when it is necessary to use that soccer field as a landing zone it right. The Blue Ridge Barbecue is is the only really suited place for miles around which is routinely too big for Harmon Field. When you forget about the used. We find obstacles to using other areas, such as static need for emergency landing zone discharge from fences, trees and in our community and you make all this big traffic pattern change blown up debris. We find all the rest of the it is simple for anyone to see the year this is always an option at event is too large for Harmon Harmon Field. However, during Field. Harmon Field is not a stadium. the setup, barbecue event and Either downsize the event so it fits takedown, the landing zone is not able to be used for emergency with all its parking on Harmon evacuation because of the blue Field so Harmon Field Road does not have to be closed or else ridge barbecue event. The Polk County Commission move it some place or any place has been informed of this. They other than Harmon Field. That is our message. You can impose on do not respond to it. Now the question must be locals only so long and we have asked. Is a barbecue worth a life? (Continued on page 8) We will not accept this.

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Letter to the Editor

McTeacher Night for TES To the Editor: Tryon Elementary School had great support at McTeacher Night last Tuesday. We had a blast! Mr. Cowan was in the back making your sandwiches and burgers with the help of Mr. K. Mrs. Pack was working the drive-thru

window, while Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Kilgore were taking turns on the specialty drink machine. Mrs. Green was happily making sundaes and McFlurries, while all of our other wonderful teacher volunteers were busy greeting customers, wiping down tables and refilling the paper goods. We raised $803 for our R.I.F. program. We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall. – Sue Heston, TES

Comments on stories found online at From: Nadine Naujoks In response to: “Polk to expand insurance for high school athletes’” on May 16. While I understand the reasoning behind the School Boards decision, an optional $5,000 insurance expenditure that benefits only a handful of student athletes seems a bit extravagant while the student body as a whole is facing so many drastic cuts to its core budget. From: In response to: “Dog society aims to help Saluda stray ‘Bridge Dog’” on May 15. I can’t believe this story has made its way all the way up to ABC National news (where I saw it). Now come on people of Polk County… How difficult can it really be to catch this dog? Do we need to call in Seal Team 6? It is far more cruel to allow

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had more than enough of it. So we return to the comment once again. How many lives is a barbecue worth? Is it worth the life of even one baby born nearby that happens to need ICU when barbecue had that landing zone blocked? Is it worth the life of one heart attack that happens at the event

that dog to roam around with no care as you look for an “owner” that clearly is no longer around, or does not want this dog. Put some food on the bridge where he lays, let him return, and if need be block off the bridge from both sides once he is back in his spot, then go in to get the dog… a dog, by the way, who clearly does not appear to be vicious. He looks like he has Golden in him, a very nonaggressive dog. Use your heads, get the job done and don’t be so concerned about “upsetting his routine”… a routine that is clearly more harmful to the dog that having him in a loving home. Now the only question is where is this bridge and will my frequent travels get me close to it in the near future so I can drive by, open my door and welcome him into my car?… hmmm… and the two lane roads to the hospital are blocked by all the traffic? How about a big scenario of the open end aspect of the event to attract as many as possible. Do you want Tryon to be famous along with the name “Woodstock.” I was there. It may be famous but it was not nice. Andy you are right. Blue Ridge Barbecue must either downsize or move. My opinion.

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TFAC receives grant check for Art and Garden Bazaar

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Tryon Fine Arts Director Beth Child (right) receives a grant check from Janet Sciacca of the Carolina Foothills Chamber Foundation There will be no Monday paper. for the Art and Garden Bazaar held on Saturday, April 30 in Tryon. This was the second year for the bazaar and organizers said it was a great success. Many garden and art vendors Deadline for Tuesday (5/31)lined ads both sides of McCown Street in Tryon with flowers, shrubs and trees, works of willoutdoor be 4pmart.Wednesday garden and other The chamber(5/25) foundation receives funding from the proceeds of the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival and other special eventsfor andWednesday has provided (6/1) grants ads to many organizations in Deadline the area since 1996. (photo submitted by Janet Sciacca)

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The Southern Appalachian tivation of moss as a revenueChapter of the North Ameri- producing crop. can Rock Garden Society Martin is the owner and (SARGS) will feature An- CEO of Mountain Moss Ennie Martin, “Mossin’ Annie,” terprises in Pisgah Forest, N.C. presenting “Moss as a Viable She has a master’s of art from Horticultural Choice.” Appalachian State University The program will be held in educational media and a Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at bachelor’s of art in sociology Flat Rock Village Hall, located from the University of North at 2710 Greenville Hwy. in Flat Carolina-Charlotte. Rock, N.C. (opposite the Flat Registration and coffee Rock Playhouse). will be held from 10 - 10:30 Martin is a business entre- a.m. The meeting and program preneur establishing a leader- will be held from 10:30 a.m. – ship role in the emerging moss 12:30 p.m. Meetings are open industry by advocating moss to the public. as a viable horticultural choice For further information, through moss landscapes and contact Mary Lou Kemp, proDue to postal holiday (no delivery) moss-as-art creations. gram chairperson, at 828-698Martin is committed 7868. Monday, May 30 The Bulletin willtobesus-clOSeD tainable agricultural practices article submitted in honor of MeMorial –day. in nursery operations and culby Bob Kemp

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Carter speaks to Columbus Lions about community alternatives program Libby Carter, RN, recently told the Columbus Lions that she travels up from Spartanburg every day to serve as director of the Polk County Community Alternatives Program (CAP), a state function administered by St. Luke’s Hospital with an office in the hospital’s hyperbaric building. Carter said CAP’s mission is to help disabled adults receive support, enabling them to remain in their own homes rather than going into a nursing home. Applicants must be residents of Polk County and qualify for Medicaid, but the current funding limit is 53 people. A larger waiting list could lead to increasing that limit. Carter said she loves her work and her people and manages to visit each of them every month. Clients range in age from 20 years old to one lady who was 107 years old, who said the secret to living so long is to “never stop working.” She planted and tended a vegetable garden every year and ate what she grew, sharing any surplus with others. She said she had “never been to a restaurant.” Carter said when she met her for the first time, she found her picking green beans. She asked Libby whether she knew how to pick beans and handed

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her a basket when told that she did indeed. Anyone who needs the services CAP can provide can contact Carter at 828-894-0564. Columbus Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at Calvert’s Kitchen in Columbus. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact president Fran Goodwin at 828-894-2505. – article submitted by Garland Goodwin

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FENCE benefits from ticket sales for 2011 BMW Pro-Am The 2011 BMW Pro-Am will be held at Bright’s Creek Golf Club Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21. Tickets can be purchased by calling FENCE at 828-8599021. FENCE receives the entire price of a patron ticket after the tournament. Patron tickets include access to the grounds of all courses Thursday and ac-

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Free health screenings offered at Columbus BI-LO May 18 The North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative will provide free health screenings at the BI-LO grocery store on May 18 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saluda Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital and other healthcare organizations are working with the North Carolina Farm Bureau and the Polk County Farm Bureau on this initiative in Polk County. “In this region, many people are without health insurance and have trouble accessing these screening services because of the cost,” said Bobby Tipton, medical provider at Saluda Medical Center. “Saluda Medical Center and the rest of the Polk County Wellness Coalition have worked hard to create opportunities for the local community to access needed healthcare services and we are excited to be working with Farm Bureau to provide these screenings.” “On behalf of the Polk County Farm Bureau, we are excited to offer this much needed service to our community. We appreciate the invaluable commitment and involvement from Saluda Medical Center, St. Luke’s

Hospital and the rest of the healthcare community to improve the overall health of Polk County,” said Doug Harmon, president of the Polk County Farm Bureau. Healthy Living for a Lifetime is an approach to addressing the immediate healthcare needs of rural North Carolinians while fostering awareness of healthy lifestyle choices that will result in long-term health improvements among vulnerable populations. Using a 50-foot state-of-the-art mobile health-screening unit, the initiative will provide rural North Carolinians with free health screenings, educational materials and a path towards a healthier lifestyle. The unit is handicap accessible. The North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime mobile unit will be equipped for the following screenings: cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density and lung function. There will also be organizations from throughout the community to provide local resources to attendees. This event is open to the public. – article submitted by Mike Garlow




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MOVING SALE Thurs. & Fri. 9-4. Lots of bargains! Lovely china hutch w/ glass doors, miscellaneous chairs, lamps, china, kitchen appliances, LP records, stamp albums, collectibles. 1489 Lynn Rd., Columbus. Call 828-859-6257.

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Services CONLON TREE CARE Quality tree work at reasonable prices. Pruning, removals, chipping, log splitting. Free estimates, references. INSURED, EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE. Call Tom at 828-863-4011. HOUSE CLEANING and organizing, local references. 828-817-1937. ISABELL CONSTRUCTION CO, Design/build specialists, new homes, over 30 years experience. Room additions, home repairs and remodeling, basement waterproofing. LICENSED NC CONTRACTOR. Call 828-817-9424. J.A. LANDSCAPING. Mulching, pruning, edging, debris removal, property maintenance and much more. Over 25 years of combined horticultural experience. Call for a free estimate. Jesse Sackett, 828-551-5910 or PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Excellent references! For free on-site estimate, call 828-894-3701.

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Education PCHS Cadet Fish Fry June 4 @ Cafeteria from 11-7. $7/Plate-$5.50/Plate for Seniors and Children. Sponsored by PCHS Band

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Homes For Rent BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN HOME: 7yr old, 2500sq.ft., 3BR, 2.5BA, garage, wood floors, fireplace. Secluded, yet only 15 minutes from towns of Saluda, Tryon & Columbus. References. $1000 plus security. 828-859-9320.

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Hay, Feed, Seed, Grain FOR SALE: Alfalfa/orchard grass mix hay. First cutting, excellent quality. $6.50 @barn. Lattimore area, 30-40 minutes from Tryon. 704-472-3565, 704-434-9697.

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Public Notices EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Having qualified on the 3rd day of May, 2011, as Executor of the Estate of MARY LOUISE GOYAK, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 11th day of August, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 11th day of May, 2011. John Kenton Goyak, Executor Estate of Mary Louise Goyak 40 Shoolbred Ct. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 R. Anderson Haynes Attorney at Law P.O. Box 100 Tryon, NC 28782 adv. 5/11,18,25;6/1


Bright Star Touring Theater enlightened and entertained local students and community members on Friday, May 6 at Rogers Park with their production of “Jack’s Adventure in North Carolina History.” More than 400 years of North Carolina’s history was recreated before the audience’s eyes. From Sir Walter Raleigh to Zebulon Vance to Wilbur and Orville Wright, some of the most influential, exciting and colorful figures in North Carolina’s past emerged. This production was made possible by a Kirby Rogers Park grant of the Polk County Community Foundation. (photos submitted by Alison Hamrick)




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Smith Hill Drive, Bon Air on Saluda’s Tour of Homes June 4 Smith Hill Drive and Bon Air are two of the homes that will be featured on the Historic Saluda Committee’s Tour of Homes on Saturday, June 4 from 1 – 5 p.m. The tour is part of Saluda’s 130th Anniversary Celebration and is a fundraiser for preservation projects in Saluda. Historic Smith Hill has been chosen as the site of the tour. There will be six homes, a teahouse and two additional smaller buildings on the tour, all within walking distance of each other. In 1914, Dr. D. Lesesne Smith of Spartanburg started the Infants’ and Children’s Sanitarium in Saluda as a place where “anxious parents could get skilled attention, careful diet and treatment for their suffering children during the hot summer months.” Dr. Smith’s wife owned two houses in Saluda, so he had a base from which to operate. Dr. Smith also had under his care the Spartanburg Baby Hospital, established in the same year. From an original eightroom cottage, the sanitarium grew to 12 cottages, a central dining room, a diet kitchen, an assembly hall and examination and treatment rooms. Dr. Smith, jbtrees - page 10

along with Dr. Frank Howard Richardson of New York and Black Mountain, returning from a meeting of the Southern Medical Association, decided general practitioners needed to be trained in childcare. From the hospital in Spartanburg and the sanitarium in Saluda grew the idea of a Southern Pediatric Seminar, where from 1921 – 1959, it is estimated that between 3,000 - 4,000 doctors from all over the country and several foreign countries came to Smith Hill in Saluda to study the latest in pediatrics during two weeks every summer. When the seminar closed in 1959, the property was divided among Dr. Smith’s four children. Some of the buildings were torn down, but the ones that remain are now permanent homes and all but one on the tour are still owned and now lived in by granddaughters and other relatives. The houses have all been restored in the last five years. 50 Smith Hill Drive was built by the Matthews family of Charleston about 1910. The house was part of the sanitarium and accommodated mothers and children and, years later, was used for playing poker at (Continued on page 17)

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night. Various children of Dr. Smith occupied the house until the 1960s. Louisa Searson, who was married to Daniel Ravenel, a nephew of Dr. Smith, bought the house from Porcher Smith in the late ‘60s. In 2008, Louisa turned the house over to her daughter, Lavinia Ravenel French, who has spent the past two years renovating and rebuilding the house. Bon Air was built for Nettie Hane and her cousin in 1896 by Mr. Staton. It was used as a summer residence and boarding house, as well as a hospital and a school during winter months. When the Smith Hill property was divided in 1960, Dr. Keitt Hane Smith and his wife, Vivian, became the owners. Their daughter, Vivian “Vee Vee” Smith Blackshear, became owner of the house upon Viv’s death in 1998. The children’s dining hall (the round building – the Tea House) was built around 1920 and stabilized around 2006. Tickets are available at city hall, Historic Thompson’s Store

and Heartwood Gallery in Saluda. Parking is available at the First Baptist Church at the corner of Carolina and Henderson Streets, and shuttle vans will be

available to take you to Smith Hill for the tour. Tickets will also be available at the Saluda Arts Festival on May 21. For more information, con-

tact Lynn Cass at 828-7491975. – article submitted by Lynn Cass, chair of the Historic Saluda Committee



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FENCE Armchair Traveler visits Libya with Norm Powers May 22 The FENCE Armchair Traveler series will offer an illustrated presentation on Libya by Norm Powers, who visited the country just a week before hostilities erupted between Qaddafi loyalists and anti-Qaddafi insurgents. This special edition of the Armchair Traveler will be on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. Powers was part of a small group touring Libya’s pristine Roman and Greek antiquities sites in early February. “Friends had emailed from the United States saying there were reports of an upcoming ‘day of rage’ against the government, but all we saw were pro-Qaddafi rallies in Tripoli’s Green Square,” Powers said. His group had already left Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, when violence broke out there and had left Libya

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completely before protests spread west toward Tripoli. Powers’ presentation will explore the Greek, Roman and Byzantine sites at Leptis Magna, Sabratha, Cyrene and Apollinia, all designated World Heritage sites. The FENCE Armchair Traveler series is offered free of charge with the support of the Kirby Endowment Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation. – article submitted by FENCE

At right, Qaddafi supporters filled Tripoli’s Green Square when presenter Norm Powers visited in early February. (photo submitted)

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The third annual Blue Ridge Bookfest is scheduled for May 20 - 21 at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C. This literary festival brings together more than 40 authors and hundreds of readers for a unique opportunity to meet, listen and share ideas. The authors represent a variety of literary genres for all ages and interests. Some of the genres include poetry, fiction (children’s, mystery, fantasy and regional) and nonfiction (travel/outdoor, history, biography regional and ethnic). The bookfest itself has no admission fee. Workshops begin Friday afternoon, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a “Meet and Greet” reception for a fee. The ticket automatically enters the holder in a drawing for a two-night stay at the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on Amelia Island, Fla. Tickets for the reception are available at the Henderson County Visitors Information

Center, the Waverly Inn and at the door. Free activities resume at 6:30 p.m. with a program featuring Ann B. Ross, the 2011 Bookfest Honoree and bestselling author. This event includes an interview with Ross and a “Miss Julia” dramatization. The festival continues Saturday, May 21 with workshops, book exhibits, conversations with authors, sales and signings from 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day. The complete Bookfest program listing of the activities, authors, area lodging and directions to the Blue Ridge Community College can be found at Questions concerning the Blue Ridge Bookfest may be directed to Tom McCain at 828-692-3267 or Bill Ramsey at 828-698-1022. – article submitted by Kent M. Loy

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Emma Zarriello selected as 2012 Morehead-Cain Scholar Emma Zarriello was recently honored by being awarded a Morehead-Cain Scholarship – the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States. As set out in the program’s founding documents, selection criteria for the MoreheadCain are leadership, academic achievement, moral force of character and physical vigor. Morehead-Cain recipients are chosen solely on the basis of merit and accomplishment, not financial need. The class of 2015 will include 27 scholars from North Carolina; 19 American scholars from outside North Carolina; three British scholars and three Canadian scholars. In addition to covering all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at UNC, the Morehead-Cain features a dis-

tinctive program of summer enrichment experiences. Over four summers, scholars have the opportunity to complete an outdoor leadership course, carry out public service in the United States or abroad, conduct research at sites across the world and gain experience in private enterprise. The summer enrichment program, designed to broaden each scholar’s experience and worldview, is complemented during the academic year by a Discovery Fund that encourages deeper exploration of a particular interest. From attending development conferences in Geneva to shadowing emergency room doctors in Boston, Morehead-Cain scholars are given the resources to pursue educational opportunities wherever they find them. In the past nine years, 12 Morehead-Cain scholars have














won Rhodes Scholarships to England’s Oxford University, one of the world’s most competitive and prestigious awards for graduate study. Since the first Morehead Scholars graduated from Carolina in 1957, 29 of UNC’s 32 Rhodes Scholars have been Morehead-Cain graduates. Morehead-Cain Scholars have accounted for 21 of the university’s 30 Luce Scholars and 19 of Carolina’s 32 Truman Scholars, among the nation’s most generous and distinguished awards for graduate study. Twenty-six Morehead-Cain Scholars have won Fulbright Fellowships. Zarriello will graduate this spring from Chase High School in Rutherfordton, N.C., where she is an award-winning Beta Club orator and speech and debate team debater. She also serves as co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad.

Emma Rose Zarriello Morehead-Cain Class of 2015

Zarriello is the daughter of Debra Backus, Steps to HOPE publicity/public relations coordinator, and granddaughter of Lester and Sylvia Backus of Morgan Chapel Village. – article submitted by Debra Backus



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Art Exhibits Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade Street, Tryon. “Something To Crow About” proves the appeal of crows (and other birds) for 10 established regional artists. Work includes oil paintings, colored pencil drawings, prints, engravings, glclees, wood carving, glass and ceramic art. “New Waves: Western Carolina University MFA Graduates” introduces new artists’ interactive installations, video art, paintings, photography and book art. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact 828-8592828 for details. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 North Trade St., Tryon, Equestrian show runs through May 27. Call Kim at 828-817-3783, or email Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. TPS will exhibit a selection of Richard Baker’s oil paintings at Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Gallery One, May 15 – June 18.

Concerts Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Singer/ songwriter and bluegrass prodigy Sarah Jarosz appears on the Veh Stage Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Box office open Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit or call 828-859-8322. Polk County Middle School Spring Concert, 321 Wolverine Trail, Mill Spring. Polk County Middle School Jazz Band, sixth grade concert band and the combined seventh and eighth grade bands will perform Thursday, May 19. Before the concert, the band will hold a fundraiser dinner with barbeque, hot dogs and pizza. The dinner begins at 5:30 and ends at 7:15 p.m. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the meal must be purchased by Monday, May 16 and can be purchased through a PCMS band student, at the PCMS office or by calling PCMS at 828-894-2215.

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Tryon Fine Arts Center accepting grassroots grant applications Tryon Fine Arts Center is now accepting applications for the N.C. Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program through June 30. Since 1977, this program has provided North Carolina citizens access to high quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. Though TFAC is not an arts council, it provides administrative support and serves as the N.C. Arts Council’s partner in awarding sub-grants to local organizations for arts programs in Polk County. Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Polk

Representatives of organizations receiving 2010-2011 Grassroots support from the N.C. Arts Council are (from left): Laura Linz of Tryon Arts & Crafts, Melanie Campbell-Cobb of Children’s Theater Festival and Marybeth Trunk of Tryon Painters & Sculptors. Grants in years past have been awarded to Polk County Schools, Upstairs Artspace and Tryon Little Theater. (photo submitted)

County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organi-

zations, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the N.C. Arts Council’s General Support Program. Projects must occur between July 1, 2011 and May 15, 2012. Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the TFAC website at or may be picked up at

TFAC during business hours, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on June 30, 2011. Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and awards are announced in August. For questions or more information, contact Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322 or at – article submitted by Beth Childs

NAMI Four Seasons meeting May 21 The NAMI-Four Seasons meeting will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 10:15 a.m. at Pardee Educational Center in Blue Ridge Mall. The meeting is the group’s general meeting and education program. This month there will be a presentation from Cooper Riis, a residential healing farm community located in both Mill Spring and Asheville. There will be a brief

overview, but the focus will be on personal viewpoints from residents. NAMI Four Seasons is a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses. The education meetings are open to all those who are suffering from a mental illness, as well as their family members/ partners and friends. – article submitted by Adrienne Brady

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Tryon Summer Youth Shows presented at Tryon Fine Arts Center by Mark Monaghan

Man’s search for meaning is the theme of Tryon Little Theater’s summer youth musical production of Stephen Schwartz’ “Pippin,” opening July 7 - 10 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC). Originally conceived by Schwartz as a student musical, the show opens with an acting troupe, in a variety of colorful costumes from several eras, intentionally anachronistic. In the opening song, “Magic to Do,” the leading player sings to the audience what is about to unfold: a journey of a young prince, Pippin. On a quest to find meaning for his life, Pippin sings “Corner of the Sky” and dreams of an ‘extraordinary’ life. Though the characters of Pippin and his father, Charlemagne, are based on two individuals from the early Middle Ages, the plot offers very little historical accuracy. Directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse, it starred Tony Award winner Ben Vereen as the leading player and John Rubinstein in the title role. Irene Ryan, of “The Beverly Hillbillies” television fame, created the role of Berthe. She performed the song “No Time At All” and was nominated for Broadway’s 1973 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress for a Musical. Sadly, Ryan suffered a stroke during a performance of “Pippin” and died several days later at the age of 70. Tryon director Chris Tinkler and musical director Lena Duncan hope to give the community a production that is “bright, colorful and fun.” The actors range from 13 - 21 years of age. Tickets for “Pippin” go on sale June 23 at the TLT box office, located at 516 S. Trade Street in Tryon. The box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to performances at the TFAC. Call 828-859-2466 and leave message or email ticket requests to tryonlittletheater@

“Pippin” director Chris Tinkler (left) and Lena Duncan discuss the summer musical. (photo by Lorin Browning)

Tryon Little Theater and Tryon Youth Center will present “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain July 28 - 31. This youth production features actors from 8 - 12 years of age.

Directed by Marianne Carruth, “Tom Sawyer” will open July 28 - 31 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Tickets for “Tom Sawyer” go on sale July 14 at the TLT box office. Tickets may also be purchased

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Nancy Worsnop’s donation of a car offers hope When Nancy Worsnop (right, pictured with Rachel Ramsey, Steps to HOPE executive director) read that Steps to HOPE was looking for a donated car, she responded immediately, never pausing to ask “why.” Within a matter of days a low mileage, late model Honda Accord was being driven away by an extremely grateful, tearful client, anxious to shine up the car before surprising her children by picking them up from school. This donation will enable Steps to HOPE’s client to find employment and support her family; until now, she depended on others for any and all transportation needs. Worsnop was a Steps to HOPE board of directors treasurer before becoming its president in 1993. An active volunteer for the agency for years, she formed the first Women’s Support Group, with which she continued to be involved for more than five years. Worsnop currently resides at Tryon Estates. (photo submitted by Debra Backus, Steps to HOPE)

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Jarosz, singer/songwriter, features second album at TFAC Sarah Jarosz, who appears at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Friday, June 3, is fast becoming a “roots” sensation, appealing to audiences across the age spectrum. In Jarosz’ new album, Sugar Hill Records explained, “Her approach to acoustic music is expansive and vital; she sees no need to choose between old-timey and modern material; between picking, singing and writing; between experimenting and reviving tradition. She does all of it, and pushes it all further, on her new album.” Due to hit the streets May 17, the new album will be featured as Jarosz stops off in Tryon after her debut at the Spoleto Festival the night before. For a sneak peek, NPR radio has a link to the songs at http://www.npr. org/2011/05/02/135770158/

first-listen-sarah-jarosz-followme-down. The 20-year-old Jarosz, still studying at Boston’s New England Conservatory, will be accompanied by the even younger Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello for the Tryon concert. She has been nominated for a Grammy and Americana Music Award and received invitations to play on “Austin City Limits” and “A Prairie Home Companion,” with appearances at Bonnaroo, Newport and Telluride. For tickets, call 828-8598322 or come to the box office Tuesday - Friday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, visit – article submitted by Beth Child

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TFAC’s Mahler Room reveals new picture-hanging system The Mahler Room of the Tryon Fine Arts Center has a new picture-hanging system thanks to the generosity of a former member of the Tryon Painters and Sculptors. Ruth Danis moved to Tryon from Ohio and was very active in TPS, serving as president from 1979 to 1981. She left a generous bequest to TPS upon her passing. Pictured above in the Mahler Room are artist Carol Antun, left, and TPS president Aviva Kahn. The picture-hanging system employs rods with hooks on them that are suspended from a track. It provides ease and flexibility in positioning paintings. (photo submitted by Aviva Kahn)

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Historical Treasure of the Month: ‘Pull-U’ golf cart

The “Pull-U” Golf Cart is truly a local treasure. William Ganskopp of Polk County conceived the idea for a motorized golf cart when he had trouble finding a caddie. Teaming up with Carl Edney, a Pacolet Valley garage owner, they designed and built the first “Pull-U” in 1970. The Pull-U cart was meant for “the golfer who wants to – and should – walk for exercise” and was powered by a fractional-horsepower gas engine that could be adjusted by the individual golfer to a comfortable walking pace. The Pull-U was later redesigned as the electric Kangaroo Motorcaddie and is still made here in Polk County. See the last known Pull-U and other artifacts once made and used in Polk County at the Polk County Historical Association Museum in Columbus. The museum is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (photo submitted by George Comparetto)





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PCHS senior Melinda Morgan signs her letter of intent to attend CVCC Friday, May 13. She is shown with her grandmother, Joan Morgan, and mother, Phyllis Arrington (front). In back (l-r) are CVCC head coach Tommy Edwards, Polk assistant coach Michelle Fagan, Polk head coach Craig Culbreth, Polk Athletic Director Jeff Wilson and PCHS Assistant Principal Robert Frost. (photo by Daniel Hecht)

Polk’s Morgan inks basketball letter of intent with CVCC by Daniel Hecht

Polk County’s Melinda Morgan signed a letter of intent on Thursday, May 12 to attend Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) to play basketball for the Lady Buccaneers. CVCC, an NJCAA Division II school located in Hickory, N.C., competes in the Region X Carolinas/Virginia Athletic Conference. CVCC women’s basketball head coach Tommy Edwards said that Morgan first appeared on his radar screen through articles in the local papers. “I saw Melinda’s name listed as a scoring and rebounding leader,” said Edwards at the signing, held at the library at Polk County High School. “I called Coach Culbreth, and he said to come on up and have

a look at her.” ketball team my “I saw some “I saw some things from seventh grade t h i n g s f r o m Melinda on the basketball year,” said MorMelinda on the gan, adding, “I basketball court court that I really felt just wasn’t good that I really felt could help us. We’re going enough.” could help us,” Being reto play her at a three wing jected continued Edat such wards. “We’re and a four post.” a tender age -- CVCC head coach may have disgoing to play her at a three wing Tommy Edwards couraged many and a four post.” young girls, but Morgan began honing her skills for Morgan, it was a wake-up call. on the hardwood early, participat“I was pretty upset about not ing in recreational hoops when she making the team, and I decided I was just four years old. The road was going to do something about to basketball success has not been it,” said the feisty 5’11” senior. free of potholes, and Morgan’s “I went to tons of camps, and did story is an inspirational tale of how travel ball over the summer, and my persistence and hard work can pay mom even hired a personal coach for me and I worked with him every dividends. “I actually didn’t make the bas- Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.”

The dedication and willingness to pay the upfront price for success has clearly paid off. Morgan was named a starter the following year, and has been a starter and stand-out performer ever since, earning the Wolverine award her sophomore year and pulling down all Western Highlands Conference honors in her senior year. Morgan also earned conference honors on the volleyball court. She was recruited by CVCC volleyball coach Shannon Hudson as well, but decided to focus on her first love. “I decided not to play volleyball, because I want to focus on basketball, and the seasons run into each other. Since I plan on playing basketball after Catawba Valley, I didn’t want volleyball to get in the way.”

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Polk hosts NCHSAA 2A Western Region Track Meet

Polk High hosted the NCHSAA 2A Western Region Track Meet Saturday, May 14. For more results, see the Friday, May 20 Bulletin. Top left: Aliyah Mullins competes in the women’s long jump at the NCHSAA 2A Western Region Track meet Saturday, May 14. Mullins finished in 13th place. Top right: Rebecca Elliott wins the 800 meter race with a time of 2:24.99. Bottom: Autumn Miller runs a leg for Polk County in a women’s relay. (photos by Leah Justice)



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Jim Carson holds outdoor painting workshop June 2 - 4 Saluda artist Jim Carson will conduct a “plein air” (outdoor) oil and/or acrylic workshop, titled “Painting Fast and Loose,” in Saluda Thursday – Saturday, June 2-4. The workshop will concentrate on values, color and temperature, and making color changes without making value changes, which Carson said results in more harmonious paintings. This procedure allows painterly brushwork without resulting in spotty paintings, Carson said. The class will practice making value sketches prior to beginning the painting, thus assuring a good design before the painting is started. The three-day workshop will be held at different outdoor locations each day and feature demonstrations by the artist and critiques of the student’s work at the end of each day. “Along the Docks” by Jim Carson

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The local River Valley Pony Club won big at the regional eventing rally at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C. Showing off their blue ribbons are, from left: Maren Daniels, Hunter Metcalf, Dakota DePalma, Chloe Bosshard, Rebecca Price, Samantha Haas, Abby Billiu and Samantha Firby (the horse is J.J.). (photo submitted by Tracey Daniels)

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agents and the artists themselves to find the best time for them to come to Tryon. It’s a process that requires working ahead for as long as five years. Audiences have noted how successful that process has been in identifying and booking excellent performers. A frequent comment is that it is surprising how many artists include Tryon as a performing venue. Another key, organizers say, is the generosity of the Tryon Concert Association subscribers whose contributions enable the TCA to keep its concert series prices reasonable. TCA’s concert series has a long his-

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On Tuesday, May 3, the Tryon Concert Association presented the final concert of its 56th year. Tuesday’s concert featured the world-renowned, G r a m m y Aw a r d - w i n n i n g Chanticleer in a performance that concert-goers said more than lived up to its billing as “an orchestra of voices.” Now that it’s over, organizers said it’s reassuring to reflect on the success of this and previous seasons. Of course, quality music presented by world-class artists is the key, they said. That requires a dedicated and knowledgeable program committee that develops a rapport with artists’

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Tryon Concert Association concludes 56th season

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