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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 83 / No. 110

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Tennant of safety Geoff Tennant retiring after 28 years as Columbus fire chief by John Clayton

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

Today

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. to 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. to noon. 828894-0001. Saluda Senior Center, Wednesday activities, power yoga class 6:15 a.m., Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m. Movie Matinee, 2 p.m.  828749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Skills Building/Problem Solving Skills for boys ages 12-17, Wed., 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 8942340. (Continued on page 2)

A radio is clipped to Geoff Tennant’s belt where it sits permanently on his left hip, blaring occasionally a succession of long beeps and brief chatter – the tones of trouble. Somewhere. But it is peaceful at the Columbus Fire Department where Tennant has served as a firefighter for 35 years and as fire chief since 1982. No alarms sound and nothing at all hints at Tennant’s impending departure. After nearly 30 years of service as chief, Tennant is set to retire – or at least his version of it – at the end of 2010, giving Fire Chief Geoff Tennant poses next to an old firetruck at way to Bobby Arledge, who was Columbus the Columbus Fire Department. Tennant is retiring as chief after 28 selected as new chief Monday years on the job. (photo by John Clayton) night (see front page story). “As for going home and sitguess, when I go to the golf course after Jan. 1, I ting and sitting on my front porch in a rocking won’t be taking a pager on the course with me. I’ll chair – no, that’s not me,” said Tennant, 71, a just go to play golf.” retired educator of 30 years who is also the chairman of the Polk County Board of Education. “I (Continued on page 6)

Arledge new chief of Columbus Fire Dept. by John Clayton

Bobby Arledge, a long-time officer in the Columbus Fire Department and its only paid firefighter, was elected fire chief Monday night. Arledge, now the deputy chief, will replace the retiring Geoff Tennant as chief Jan. 1. He will spend the next six months training to take over the position. “Everybody sort of said (I

would be elected),” said Arledge. “So, I guess I felt good about it.” Tennant has served as the department’s fire chief for the past 28 years. He will serve the remainder of this year as chief and Bobby Arledge said he plans to move into an unspecified role within the He department after his retirement begins (see article above).

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Arledge joined the department in 1994 as a volunteer and was hired as its lone professional firefighter five years ago. He has served as a lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and in his current position as deputy chief. said becoming chief of the (Continued on page 3)


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Tryon Youth Center Production, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” opens July 7, 6 p.m., at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, Melrose Avenue. Tickets available at TLT Workshop, 516 S. Trade St., 828-859-2466. Performances July 7-11.

Thursday

Saluda Senior Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m., gentle Yin Yoga 5:30 p.m.,  Saluda Center. 828-7499245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. 828894-0001. NCDMV Driver’s License van, three Thursdays a month, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in front of Columbus Post Office. Check www.ncdot.gov/dmv/office_locations for schedule. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies & Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Saluda Community Library, Summer Reading Program, High

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Sea Adventure, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8. Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road. Parkinson’s Support Group, second Thursday each month, 1:30 p.m., Landrum Library, 864-457-2218. Tryon Farmer’s Market, Thursdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Depot Street, downtown Tryon. BNESCO Young Entrepreneurs, for ages 18 - 25, Thursdays, 6 p.m., Lilac Wine, Tryon. Tryon Wine Society, Thursdays, 6 p.m., Pine Crest Inn. 8599135 or tryonwine@alltel.net. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, Bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-625-9477. 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.

Friday

The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include Movie Matinee, line dancing, 10 a.m. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Senior Center Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Game Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. Saluda Farmer’s Market, Fridays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., downtown Saluda. American Legion Post 250 weekly Bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free.

Saturday

Landrum Farmer’s Market

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Local Weather Forecast:

Today

Tomorrow

Moon Phase

Today: Mostly sunny, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 96, low 70. Thursday: Mostly sun- Mostly sunny Mostly sunny ny, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 96, low 71. Friday’s weather was: High 79, low 64, no rain. Saturday’s weather was: High 82, low 64, no rain. Sunday’s weather was: High 89, low 64, no rain. Monday’s weather was: High 90, low 66, no rain.

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Saturdays 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Depot. Columbus Tailgate Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Courthouse Street, Columbus. Middle School Chess Club, taught by Dr. Brian Crissy, every other Saturday 9 to 11 a.m., Morning Glory Farm, Mill Spring. Information 828-894-2217. Next meeting July 10. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Coon Dog Day Parade, July 10, downtown Saluda, 11 a.m. To enter a float, show up at corner of Ozone Drive and Hwy 176 by 10 a.m. Trophys will be awarded. Information 828-749-2581.

Sunday

American Red Cross, blood drive, Sunday, July 11, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Coopers Gap Baptist Church, 730 Coopers Gap Road. 828-894-8069, 828-894-3232 or 828-625-9272 for information or to schedule appointment.

Monday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. to noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include Line Dancing, 9:30 a.m.; senior fit-

ness, 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 to 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. American Red Cross Community blood drive, Monday, July 12, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church, Tryon. Call 828894-2700 for information or to schedule appointment. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday

Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. 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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Ward’s Grill, a landmark in 60-year old Thompson’s Store downtown Saluda that closed in and Ward’s Grill was uncertain. February, will reopen tomorrow, After buying these businesses say new owners Clark Thompson from the family-owned propriComing!" and"The Judy Ward. Amish Breakfast will beAre etor, Charlie Ward, and operating served at 6:30 a.m. the businesses for three years in a At 10:30Come a.m. the rights to down economy, the current owners in and enter to win the first hamburger cooked in were calling it quits and closing the Ward’san GrillAmish-made will be auctioned hickory rocker! doors. After opening almost every off. Thompson will cook the day except Sunday for more than six burger, and Ward will serve it to decades, the “heart” of Saluda was the top bidder. P.S. from the auction n boarded up andnwent .dark. . u . All proceeds f t f o e will be matched, inm (Continued on page 6) Louptsto $500, by

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The Polk County Extension Office is offering two workshops on canning and preserving. “Canning Made Easy” will be held at the Polk County Extension Center on July 13 at 2 and 6 p.m. Both classes cover the same materials. The second workshop, “Jam, Jellies, and Pickles,” will be on July 15, also at the extension center. Both workshops will be informative two-hour classes. Call 828-894-8218 to reserve your space for these workshops.

Lake Lure park plans

The Town of Lake Lure plans to purchase 200 acres north of the lake and turn it into a public park. The town will use a $450,000 grant from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to purchase part of the 1,527-acre Weed Patch Mountain tract from the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy at half its appraised value. The 200-acre portion is accessible from Buffalo Creek Road just north of the Rumbling Bald Resort. The town plans to leave the majority of the tract in its natural state, but will develop trailhead parking and a picnicking area as well as public trails that will be among the first links in a trail system that might one-day circumnavigate Lake Lure. The proposed 30-mile Summits Trail would connect the new parkland with other recreational resources in the area including Chimney Rock State Park.

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“There are some things I’d like to do, I just don’t know what they are yet." Tennant has about six months to figure those things out, but he said even after that he will still be involved in some capacity with the department. While he has been at the helm, the Columbus Fire Department has grown with the community and has built and occupied a new firehouse. Tennant joined the department in the mid-1970s. Then, the department consisted of a small allvolunteer force and a couple of home-crafted fire trucks. Today, the department has one paid firefighter and 28 active volunteers in addition to junior members and several associate members who also belong to neighboring departments. “At some point in life, you have to look for ways to give back to the community in which you live,” he said. “At the same time, that’s the point of the department – giving back to people in need. Every once in a while, you have the ability to understand that the people who work here are able to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.” But Tennant was never supposed to be here as an educator or as a fire chief. As a youngster, Tennant’s aptitude was tested at the behest of his mother to determine his best professional route. The tests said that he was best suited for the business world. Tennant disagreed vehemently, choosing instead to teach and then

to be on the front lines when the community needed him instead of chasing profit margins. “I wanted to be in an occupation where I could work with people…. It’s always been important to me to give back to the community that I’ve lived in,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons I became an educator and why I’m still involved in education. It’s a way to stay connected to the totality of Polk County and to help it improve as a whole. I believe we’re here to enrich one another’s lives. It’s easy to lose track of yourself and never find out how other people enrich your life, and I guess that’s why I’ve done what I’ve done. The good times have outweighed the bad, and I’ve enjoyed it. It may sound like altruistic pap but it’s just part of who I am.” In Tennant’s eyes, handling the emergency calls and putting out fires is only part of the job of his department. “We see people on the worst days of their lives and if you can provide some bit of comfort through that service, then you’re doing your job.” Tennant easily recalls some of his most harrowing and proudest days as chief – when his small department stood up to its biggest challenges: a natural gas leak at Silver Creek Road that caused a large evacuation and put his firefighters in considerable danger and a chemical spill in December of 1998 that left Tennant at odds with

• Ward's Grill

will remain basically the same. The biggest change patrons will notice is the expanded seating area to accommodate more customers. And, of course, Charlie Ward’s homemade sausage will again take center stage. A website is planned from which to offer overnight delivery of Charlie’s sausage to out-of-town customers. “As our work begins, my larger dream is to encourage and assist others in Saluda in the creation of a master plan which will assure the preservation of our community for future generations. Now I am being provided an opportunity to give back to the place of my birth and upbringing,” said Clark Thompson. Thompson’s Store and Ward’s Grill was founded by Roy and Lola Ward in 1939.

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Thanks to the efforts of Thompson, a Saluda native, and Ward, who is the widow of Charlie Ward, the grill will open again tomorrow. They formed a partnership to purchase and operate the businesses and the 6,000 square feet of buildings. Renovations have started to improve the grill and store. Renovation work on the Thompson’s Store side will take more time to complete as will the expanded cooking facilities for the grill. The goal is to offer totally new and

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ment after her application had first been turned down by an all-male (continued from page 6) Tryon department. “He was more of a father figure state bureaucrats. The cleanup and safety operation than a chief, really,” said Pack, surrounding a chemical spill after now a Polk County Sheriff’s a tanker overturned on I-26 lasted Deputy. “He fathered all of us in more than three days. some ways. “I was under a great deal of pres“In the fire service, Chief has sure from the state to hurry things always treated me as an equal – along, but I refused to allow that,” and in a county that didn’t have a Tennant said. “It’s something that lot of female firefighters in it back had to be done the right way.” in the early 2000s, I think that says Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis, a lot. He has always gone out of a former county fire marshal and his way to make sure everyone associate member of the Columbus was treated the same, whether in Fire Department, said that’s the way training or on a fire scene.” Tennant has always worked. Tennant admitted that he can “He has that ungodly stretch sometimes come off a little curof I-26 to deal with,” said Davis. mudgeonly – and he slyly relishes “Unfortunately, Geoff is right in that role – but he also admitted the middle of it. He hears it from fatherly concern about the peothe Highway Patrol. I think then ple who refer to him simply as there was pres“Chief.” sure coming “Every once in a while, “I don’t tell from the secrethe members of tary of state to you have the ability to the department reopen the road, understand that the very often, but but Geoff said, every time we people who work here are ‘when we get the go out into the cleanup done and able to make a difference field, I’m worwhen it’s safe, ried about them. we’ll open it.’ … in the lives of the people I tell them our With Geoff there they serve.” are no compro-- Geoff Tennant first mission is to make sure we mises.” all go home…. Davis calls adultsnew here, except for Tennant’s pending departure from We’re alluse logo the junior (members), but they’re the chief’s position “surreal.” effective 2/8/10 “It’s bittersweet for me and I all my responsibility and that’s the think it’s kind of surreal for a lot way I see it.” But Pack, a die-hard Clemson of people,” Davis said. “Geoff has been the one constant for fire fan, also enjoys good-natured service in this county for three ribbing with Tennant, a North decades.” Carolina graduate, occasionally “They still do department elec- decorating his vehicle with orange tions annually in Columbus and for tiger paws and the like. 28 years now, he’s never had any“I can’t think of a better person body run against him,” Davis said. to have had for an educator, a “That says a lot about the man and coach, a fire chief and, more imthe respect he has from his people, portantly, a true friend,” she said. especially in a position that’s volun- “If I could just convince him to teer. In positions like that, there’s pull for Clemson over UNC….” always volatility, always changeTennant, who was named Fire over, always someone who thinks Chief of the Year by the Westthey can do it differently or do it ern North Carolina Firefighters’ better…. But Geoff Tennant has Association in 2007, will begin never had to succumb to that.” training his successor, a training Kim Pack, a former high school that will last until Tennant offistudent and golfer who was taught cially leaves the office at the end and coached by Tennant, was also of the year. among the first female firefighters “I’ve never regarded this as a at Columbus, joining the depart-

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Plans under way for Tryon’s 125th birthday party By John Clayton

Plans for Tryon’s 125th birthday celebration got under way last Thursday. The celebration is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, so planners have just eight weeks to put together a parade, concerts and other attractions. Organizer Wanda May said she understands they have a tight schedule, but she is counting on involvement from local organizations and businesses to make the event a success. “The word is just now beginning to circulate,” said May. “Tryon always pulls together and is able to pull it off.” There is no charge for businesses and organizations to be involved in the parade or for their involvement in other displays and projects for the weekend. “What we are trying to do is keep it simple and not labor intensive so businesses and organiza-

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job,” Tennant said. “It’s always been kind of a calling. “I hope I’ve helped in some shape or fashion to shape what the department does in the future.… It’s been an interesting run with this department. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes.”

tions can take the ball and run with it and do what they want to do,” May said. May said she wants to highlight Tryon’s 125-year history through displays and tributes to former residents such as iconic jazz performance artist Nina Simone and a poetry workshop conducted by Poet Laureate of North Carolina and current resident Cathy Bowers Smith. A parade is scheduled to begin in the late morning on Sept. 4. It will be followed by live music on the streets of Tryon. Though still in the planning stages, May said she is in talks with carriage companies about conducting carriage tours and with regional car clubs about bringing their classics to town for a car show. “There’s a lot of history to highlight in Tryon, so we’re very excited,” said May. “I think we can turn this into a fun weekend for people to enjoy.”

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Eva Laughter Gosnell Eva Laughter Gosnell, 90, of 233 Scriven Rd, Tryon died Monday, July 5, 2010 in White Oak Manor, Tryon. She was born July 7, 1919 in Polk County and was the daughter of the Late Mintie Jackson Laughter and Lee Laughter Sr. Mrs. Gosnell was a member of the Tryon Second Baptist Church. She retired after 42 years of service from Southern Mercerizing in Tryon. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Gosnell Sr., who died November 5, 1969, and a sister, Ethel Belue, who died January 22, 1999. Survivors include one son, John Wesley “Junior” Gosnell (Dot) of Tryon; one daughter,

Jeanette Gosnell of Tryon; one half brother, Lee Laughter Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; and one special niece, Joyce Hipp of Tryon. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Dr. Dennis Jones and Rev. Albert Teague officiating Burial will be held in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Tryon Second Baptist Church, 76, McDonald St., Tryon, N.C. 28782 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722. An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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Runners take off just after the start of the inaugural Firecracker 5k run Saturday morning in Columbus. Eighty-four runners participated in the event. Asheville’s Stuart Moran and Katie Gibson were the overall winners. (staff photo)

Asheville runners dominate 5k event by John Clayton

While stuart Moran staged his own one-man British invasion of saturday morning’s Firecracker 5k in Columbus, Katie gibson won both the race and, perhaps more importantly, a bet. gibson won the women’s division of the 5k with a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds, while Moran, a native of england who now lives and works in asheville, cruised to victory in the men’s division in 15:28. “I had a bet with a teammate that if I won, he’d have to wear a dress at Bele Chere,” said gibson, an asheville emergency veterinarian and member of Joe’s running Club. Moran and gibson also pocketed $100 each for their victories. Gibson finished more than two minutes ahead of spartanburg’s susan rogers (21:13) and was three minutes faster than third-

place Mandy Wolfe (21:31). “It was a very nice course,” said gibson of the inaugural race. “I really liked the first mile and felt good most of the way.” Gibson sprinted to the finish alongside Landrum doctor todd Walter, who had kept pace with her for the final section of the course. “He really helped me out the last half-mile,” gibson said of Walter, who finished first in his 40-44 age division. While gibson had competition to the finish line, Moran spent most of the race alone out front. “(the 15:28) was kind of on the slow end of what I normally run,” said Moran. “this course got kind of tough with some hills in the middle, and it’s easy to slack off a little bit when you’re out there by yourself.” Moran was more than two (Continued on page 15)

Women’s winner Katie Gibson, left, and Landrum’s Todd Walter sprint to the finish in Saturday’s Firecracker 5k in Columbus. (staff photo by John Clayton)

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                Call 828-863-4444 ���  Call 828-863-4444 C   for more information    for more information        0tfn1mon - page 8                                   0tfn0COnInDD         Call 828-863-4444 for more information    TDBPROMO - pa   

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Kicking the habit In the 1970s, I worked in the through treatment and becoming ghetto in Ybor City, Tampa, Flori- free of the addiction is very difda. The setting was a “store front” ficult. There is both physical and counseling center that focused on emotional pain. Recidivism is drug abuse prevention and treat- very high. Individuals undergoment. In the first phase of my work ing this change display frayed there, the center mainly saw teen- emotions - anger, frustration, agers and young adults who were fear and hostility. The physical experimenting with marijuana manifestations include cramping, and/or with hallucinogens. Later, nausea, sleeplessness, headaches, however, as the scope of the proj- and bowel dysfunction. The only ect expanded I became the director answer is to “go through it”; you of the methadone maintenance can’t dodge this bullet. On the program. This was a shift in cli- other side of successful treatment, entele from recreational drug us- new habits must be formed to fill the time and eners to hard core ergy voids left addicts. Addiction doesn’t ocConversations from previous, now discarded, cur in the way from Birdland lifestyle. TV sometimes by DonWeathington In his state claims it hapof the union adpens. It’s not a dress in January “get hooked if you even try it” situation. That of 2006, then president George analysis is used in an attempt to W. Bush made the point that discourage all experimentation. “America is addicted to oil.” For some few people that first taste The point is almost obvious but I will presage an addiction, but that admit that viewed in the context person was probably destined by of my clinical background, the his/her DNA to become addicted statement resonated in me and has to something. Facts support a continued to linger at the fringes gradual descent into addiction of my consciousness. Certainly either from recreational or medi- the gradual increase in consumption is readily visible. Long lines cal use. The journey from first use to and mass grumbling resulting full blown addiction is usually from periodic “shortages” dating filled with ups and downs - the from the 1970s demonstrate the ups positively reinforcing con- anxiety that arises when supplies tinued use in the most coercive are threatened. The long run of and binding manner (intermittent America’s feelings of well being reinforcement). I heard stories have become so common place from clients about bursts of cre- that it seems normal for that to ativity, feelings of well-being, be the case. Americans’ lifestyles and clarity of thinking or freedom typically require mobility. Currently, the Gulf of Mexico from pain. Accompanying those stories, however, were stories of is awash in a killer flood of oil anxiety, confusion, depression gushing from a burst deep well. and feeling out of control. These A way of life is threatened. A clients followed a pattern - initial precious ecosystem is on the brink low dose usage to more frequent, of desecration. The wisdom of higher quantity use to constant continued drilling for a supply of use, sometimes in quantities that cheap energy is called into question. Truly, this is a catastrophic boggle the mind. Entering treatment to attempt to event - with no visible end in kick the habit was almost always sight. Will America take the hint and precipitated by some event - often an arrest, but also things like trau- enter treatment? If so, what might matic accidents, marital problems, we expect to result from such an or threats to employment. Going undertaking?

I believe that treatment of the nation to break its dependence on fossil fuels will be no different from the individual’s experience of detoxifying from a drug. The hard part will be committing to making the change. If drilling in the gulf is curtailed, shortages will occur and prices at the pump will rise. There will be anxiety and outrage. Accusations will be hurled (probably at whichever political organization is in power). Adjustments to lifestyle will be mandatory. Public transportation will become more fashionable and in demand. The ability to go and do whatever we want will be curtailed. The percentage of our income devoted to transportation will grow. We will suffer physical, emotional and economic distress. But we can survive this. After making the adjustments to the changes foisted upon us we will seek answers to new lifestyle arrangements. Hopefully we will finally find a way to create a national energy policy that addresses the true needs of the entire nation, rather than simply serving the wishes of the oil conglomerate and its shareholders. We should see a retooling of national industries toward transportation driven by electricity. We should see freight being moved over long distances more by rail than by truck (at least one of the country’s billionaires, Warren Buffet has already begun to invest heavily in rail transportation). Perhaps fuel cells or hydrides will provide an answer. Whatever the new answers are, it will take time to recover our balance and status. I don’t doubt the ability of Americans to solve these problems. We must first admit that there really are problems, and then set about doing the work required to get back on track. Overcoming this addiction will require R & D money and a lot of patience. Will the rupture in the Gulf wake us up? Don Weathington is a retired psychotherapist and business owner who lives in Gillette Woods at a place called Birdland.


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Local luthier delivers guitar to Gossin

Tryon luthier Jay Lichty, left, delivers a custom Lichty Guitar to top country performing artist Tom Gossin, of the band Gloriana. Gloriana has just come off tour with Taylor Swift and has begun its own summer tour. (photo submitted)

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Several gymnasts from Foothills Gymnastics Academy in Tryon competed on June 19 at the 2010 State Games of North Carolina. The competition is for any Level 1-3 gymnast in the state and was held in Mooresville, N.C. The Powerade State Games is a multi-sport, Olympic-style competition promoting physical fitness, and good sportsmanship to North Carolinians of all ages. The competition is designed to facilitate grass roots development of Olympic sports in our state while also providing personal development through physical fitness and sport. Patterned after the Olympic games, the State Games recognizes winners with gold, silver, and bronze medals. Win or lose, participants learn valuable lessons on how to set and reach goals, how to work as a team, and how to stay physically fit. More than 14,000 athletes and 650+ teams competed in this 25-sport festival, which is the largest in N.C. and one of the largest state games in the nation. Each gymnast competes in her level and is divided up by age brackets within that level. Gymnasts are judged on their USGA routines on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Their combined scores rank them in the All-Around Competition. Making her competition debut, Ella Waldman (level 1, age four to five bracket) won five gold medals. Waldman won four

apparatus golds and won her fifth gold in the All-Around. Waldman received a first place ranking in her age category with the highest all-around score. Waldman is the daughter of Ethan and Renae Waldman of Tryon. Three Foothills gymnasts competed in the Level 1 (age six to eight bracket). Scout Harmon, daughter of Jeff and Kristin Harmon of Tryon, earned two gold medals and two silver medals, also earning silver in the AllAround ranking with the third highest score. Lauren Wilson, daughter of Brian and Julie Wilson of Mill Spring, won three apparatus silver medals and one bronze. Wilson also earned an All-Around silver ranking fourth. Breanna Cochran, daughter of Beth and Johnny Cochran of Rutherfordton, earned four bronze medals. Cochran won a silver medal placing fifth in this age division. Four Foothills gymnasts competed in the Level 2, seven year old division. Ragan Ashmore, daughter of Warren and Jackie Ashmore of Landrum, won one gold and three silver medals plus won a gold in the All-Around tying for second. Rollins Carter, daughter of Robert and Margot Carter of Tryon, won two gold medals, two silver medals, and also won a gold medal in the All-Around tying for the second place ranking. Julia Griffin, daughter of Kenny and

Tangela Griffin of Tryon, won three silver medals and one gold medal. In the All-Around, Griffin won a silver medal and finished with a third place ranking. Making her competition debut, Elsie-Morrah Padgett, daughter of Edwin and Ashley Padgett of Tryon, won one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. Padgett earned a bronze in the All-Around and ranked eighth overall. Sarah Nonamaker, daughter of Michael and Melissa Nonamaker of Columbus, represented Foothills in the Level 2, age nine and up division. Nonamaker won one gold medal, two silver, and one bronze also earning a gold in the All-Around with a third place ranking. Competing in the Level 3, age 10+ division representing Foothills Gymnastics were two gymnasts. Kate Padgett, daughter of Edwin and Ashley Padgett of Tryon, won two gold, two silver, earning a gold medal in the All-Around ranking fourth. Jenna McInerney, daughter of Jimmy and Tara McInerney of Saluda made her competition debut, winning one gold, two silver, and one bronze. McInerney won a silver medal in the All-Around ranking fifth with her total score. Foothills Gymnastics Academy is located at 66 Academy St. in Tryon. Jana Williamson is the owner and coach. Registration for fall classes is taking place now. For more information, call 828-859-3131. – article submitted


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Art Walk Spartanburg returns July 15 Art Walk Spartanburg returns on Thursday, July 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors can begin at any point on this self-guided stroll, using the map available at each gallery. Carolina Gallery, 145 West Main Street, is hosting “Photography Invitational,” work by artists from all over North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and awards will be announced for Best in Show and first, second and third in the categories of black and white and color. MYST, 154 West Main St., is exhibiting paintings, sculpture and mixed media by over twenty artists who work in an abstract, surreal, or expressive manner. The Showroom at HUB-BUB, 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave., is holding an opening reception for the AiR Entry show from 7 to 9 p.m. This is an opportunity to see the work of Corinne Manning, Ian Shelly, Kerri Ammirata and Ron Longsdorf. The West Main Artists Cooperative at 578 West Main Street will be welcoming visitors to view work by their 36 studio artists and featuring an exhibit

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TLT seeks new home The Tryon Little Theater (TLT) has produced more theater fun over the years than most towns ever see. It has been a pleasure over the years to witness friends and neighbors, many amateurs, some professionals, bring shows to life, most often on the Tryon Fine arts Center stage. So many memories were made there. at one time, Tryon Little Theater’s home was the Tryon Fine Arts Center, where it housed its offices and performed all its shows. But both organizations had needs which diverged about ten years ago. The Tryon Fine arts Center needed to use its theater more often, run its own shows to pay for maintenance and renovation of the facility. Its had to assign its real costs for usage of the stage. Considering that Tryon Little Theater needed the stage for at least a week in advance of every show, just to put up the set and give actors some time to rehearse on the stage where they would perform, it was expensive. expense considerations also limited the kinds of shows TLT could produce, mostly to old Broadway hits which would draw a sure crowd. TLT wanted to branch out, with less risk. Thus, after 35 years together, though it still stages shows at TFaC, TLT began a migration away from TFaC in 1999, first to the old furniture store on Hwy. 176 and then in 2005 to the old Napa auto parts store. Now TLT is looking for a permanent “home.” The theater group board announced the formation of an ad hoc committee to begin looking for a site to build a “black box” theater, capable of housing set construction, costume storage, and rent-free performance space for smaller shows. TFaC is also at a crossroads. a consultant is being hired to help guide the arts center’s future plans, and to survey all the arts groups in the area. perhaps, these two planning efforts can lead to a reunifcation of sorts. Certainly it is hard enough to fund the arts. United efforts, as in the past, may help everyone succeed. — JB

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association (nee Mutual Concert association), Tryon Crafts, the Tryon Chamber of Commerce, and three people at large met at To the editor: Through the years, I’ve noted the home of TLT president Fanvarious evolutions and permuta- ning Hearon. James Black agreed to chair tions of the histories of local the “Tryon Fine arts institutions without Center” fund drive becoming concerned Letters whose mission was to as long as there were to the match Violet parishstill a number of Editor Watson’s oft-misunpeople around who derstood bequest and knew the facts firstthen raise enough to build the hand. Well, those numbers are facility she had envisioned. dwindling! a TFaC project steering comToday I read the article in the mittee was named and money Tryon Daily Bulletin about Tryon began to roll in, largely through Little Theater’s search for a new the efforts of John Landrum and home. I received the June 6 letter James Black who approached infrom TLT, from which the article dividuals willing to give $10,000 was drawn, and made note of errors. Since space is limited, I each and become founders of will address only the errors that TFaC. about six months later (March appeared in the article. 4, 1965), the directors of Tryon There was no such group as Little Theater voted to sell “The “players Fortnightly.” Drama Barn” and contribute these funds Fortnightly was a club that read and other cash and pledges to the plays every two weeks (eventuTFaC project. ally reading in costume in front As Fanning Hearon wrote in of small audiences) which existed TFAC’s first season’s program, from about 1920 to 1938. “We had lost our ‘First Love,’ Tryon Little Theater was orbut found another - not one we ganized in 1948 as Tryon Little could touch and feel, but [one] Theater. with more promise.” “Black Box” theater is exI feel overwhelmed knowing perimental theater. TLT probably that erroneous sources (that don’t intends to build a small theater even match each other) have perhaps in the style of a typical served as sources themselves black box theater which might over the years. inspire an occasional “experiI doubt that addressing those ment.” errors now will make much difTLT did not sell “The Barn” ference, but I feel I owe it to those in 1964 and there was no such who were there working together organization as “Tryon Music and realizing many shared viassociates.” On September 3, sions for this community. 1964, representatives from Tryon — Rita E. Landrum Little Theater, Tryon Concert

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