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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 83 / No. 149

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy 176, Saluda, 7 a.m. to noon. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, We Care informal social group for women coping with loss. Open to newcomers, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon. Shannon Slater, 828894-7000. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., Bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Senior Center, Bridge, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., chair exercise, 2:15 p.m. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludaseniorcenter@tds. net or visit Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Polk County Library, Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Free. All area children and caregivers welcome. Caregiver must remain with child. Green Creek Community (Continued on page 2)

Tryon, N.C. 28782

GOP finds temporary home on Mills St.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Only 50 cents

local triathletes grab gold

by Leah Justice

After about eight months without a permanent place to meet, the Polk County Republican Party has leased a building on Mills Street temporarily. The GOP headquarters building roof collapsed last December following heavy snowfall and the building was condemned. The building was later torn down. The Republican party has been holding meetings in different places, mostly using the Polk County Courthouse. Republican Chair Cheryl Every says the party has leased the building located at 206 Mills St. and will be there at least through this November ’s election. Some businesses are interested in buying the former GOP lot, but it has not sold yet. Every says they have options regarding building a new building, but have to wait on the sale of the lot to proceed. (see photo of lot on page 4).

Local triathletes, Carol Jean Vosburgh and Tracey Hudson competed August 28, in the challenging Lake Lure Triathlon. Both Vosburgh and Hudson won gold medals, finishing first in their age groups. The event included a 500m swim in Lake Lure, followed by a 25K bike, ending with a 5K uphill then downhill run that finished on the beach. The charity event drew nearly 400 athletes, and is among the most scenic and well organized triathlons in the area. (photo submitted)

House of Flags gets $40k donation Anonymous donor helps project proceed Plans for a new House of Flags museum building in downtown Columbus received a big boost recently with a $40,000

anonymous donation. The museum has been raising funds to remodel the former Columbus fire hall on Gibson Street, which most recently served as the county's maintenance buildig. The House of Flags says the recent donation, combined with $70,000 donated previously from

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nearly 300 people, service organizations and businesses, will help the project move forward. The museum is currently located at the Green Creek Community Center, but has been seeking a move to Columbus for the past few years in order to have a (Continued on page 3)


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Center, Zumba exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Green Creek Farmer’s Market Tuesdays 5 to 7:30 p.m., Green Creek Community Center. Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800286-1326.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. to noon. Saluda Community Library, Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free. All area children and caregivers welcome. Caregiver must remain with child. 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. 828-894-0001. Saluda Senior Center,

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Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Jeffrey A. Byrd, Editor and Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by the Tryon Daily Bulletin, Inc., 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Tryon Daily Bulletin Inc., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

Correction An article in the Friday, August 27 Bulletin should have stated that Anna Pack Conner and Terry Hall will speak at the Polk County Library about Polk County history on Wednesday, September 1 at 6 p.m. Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m. Movie Matinee, 12:30 p.m. 828-7499245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Skills Building/Problem Solving Skills for boys ages 1217, 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. 894-2340. Friends of the Polk County Library, guest speaker program with Anna Pack Conner and Terry Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m. in the Polk County Library conference room.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. to noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. 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. 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 for schedule. This month, Sept. 9, 16, 23. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. 828894-0001. 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.,

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Room, TFAC. 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., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include Movie Matinee, 10 a.m. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. 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. 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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Columbus tables Watson's request


Town still considering reimbursement for flood damage by Leah Justice

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The Town of Columbus tabled a request again last week to reimburse Watson’s Carpet and Appliances for costs incurred to clean up flood damage. Watson’s owner Larry Hill has asked the town to help with over $9,000 in clean up costs from damage caused in the spring. Hill says the building has never had a problem since Design for the proposed House of Flags museum in Columbus. The museum, currently located in Green Creek, 1955 until the town did street plans to move to the old Columbus fire hall building on Gibson Street. work in 2005. N.C. Forest Service to move ning short," says Williamson. The town has discussed the from the upstairs of the build- "Troubles with rainwater leakrequest on a couple of occas- (continued from page 1) ing to a new location in Mill ing into the building coupled sions publicly and tabled the more central location and to be with a lack of air conditioning Spring. issue last Thursday until the Meanwhile, Williamson (and heat) and restrooms have town can speak with the N.C. located next to Veteran's Memosays the museum is finalizing been taking their toll. Department of Transporta- rial Park. "We are eagerly awaiting an agreement with a local con"However, the flag collection (DOT) and its insurance our move to downtown Co- trator to oversee the remodel- tion and displays have not provider. been damaged." The town’s insurance com- lumbus," says Paul William- ing project. son, chairman of the House of Williamson says the muEstimates are also being pany has said the damage was prepared, he says, for the seum board appreciates the not caused by town infrastruc- Flags Board of Directors. Williamson says the Polk restroom and lobby additions community's support for the ture, that the private property owner’s drain was not being County government has va- to the building, along with the move to Columbus. Anyone GARH cated the ® building on Gibson HVAC cleaned out. interesting in learning more system. jjc Mon - 03/08/2010 - 4:51:15 PM 352500.7088 VERIFY ALL COPY FOR ACCURACY But Hill’s engineer says Street in Columbus, but the "Our time in the temporary about the project can visit the damage was caused by the museum is waiting for the Green Creek facility is run- town. The sidewalk in front of the store is higher than the door, ® according to Hill's engineer. The town is considering shaving off the sidewalk, but wants to ny get permission first from DOT, GUTTERS -orwhich did the work. utter elmet

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United States. She received her M.F.A. degree from Clemson University in 2001. In 2005 she was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and installed her largest, site-specific work, Encircling Spaces, in the Rotunda galleries at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C. In 2007 Orselli had a solo exhibition at OK Harris Works of Art in New York City. She will have another show at OK Harris in September 2010. Janet lives near Columbus. Each Explore the Arts event (8 in all) is open to all ages. Refreshments are served. The series is held in the Mahler Family Board Room at Tryon Fine Arts Center, located at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon. For further information call 828-859-8322 or visit the website at – article submitted


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The schedule is set for the Mountain Music Festival at this year’s Mountain State Fair, held September 10 to 19 at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center in Fletcher. The Mountain Music Festival will feature lots of bluegrass and clogging shows, plus a competition for bluegrass and old-time bands. The winners of the bluegrass and old-time contests will open for John Cowan on the fair’s final night. Get more information on the Mountain State Fair at www. Discount tickets for both admission and rides are now on sale. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 10: Southern Appalachian Cloggers, Hazel Creek, Fines Creek Flat Footers, Appalachia Song and Forge Mountain Cloggers. Sept. 11: Hominy Valley Boys, Mountain Tradition Cloggers, Stoney Creek Cloggers, Waymasters and 50 Southern Mountain Fire. Sept: 12: Elk Mountain Cloggers, The Doghouse Band and

Andy Buckner Sept. 13: Old-Time Competition with Honey Holler, Dona’s Bow, and Mountain Thunder Cloggers. Sept. 14: Buckner Family Band, Southern Mountain Smoke and the Front Porch Pickers. Sept. 15: Bluegrass Competition with Andy Buckner, Xtreme Tradition, Bobbie & Blue Ridge Tradition and the Southern Connection Cloggers. Sept. 16: Performers from Mrs. Hyatt’s Jam. Sept. 17: Bluegrass Competition with Bluegrass Mix, Quarter House, The Freeman Kids, Cullowhee Valley Cloggers, Gospel Grass of Union and Green Valley Cloggers. Sept. 18: Bluegrass Competition with The Moore Brothers Band, Dixie Darlin’ Cloggers, Appalachian Mountaineers, Buck Ridge, and Appalachian Darlins. Sept. 19: Winner of the oldtime contest, winner of the bluegrass contest, the Cole Mountain Cloggers and John Cowan. – article submitted

September art exhibit in Saluda features ‘Advent Artists’ The Saluda Center presents the September art exhibit: “Advent Artists” of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, S.C. This exhibit of watercolors, mixed media and acrylic paintings will be displayed from September 1 through the 30 at the center, located at 64 Greenville Street in Saluda, during regular center hours. The public is invited to a reception honoring the artists on Thursday, September 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. “Advent Artists” are 18 painters who have been teachers, nurses, volunteers and business people and whose experience in the arts ranges from beginner to professional. The group was founded 13 years ago by instructor and director Sa Smith of Saluda and Spartan-

burg. The “Advent Artists” group meets weekly for painting classes and their work has been previously exhibited in churches, schools, restaurants and residences. The group assists in funding various parish programs and outreach programs in Equador. A portion of proceeds from sales of the work exhibited at the Saluda Center will benefit ongoing and future programs offered at the Saluda Center. Exhibiting artists include Carol Ramello, Malinda Tulloh, Dolores Dye, Ginger Watson, Ellen Rutter, Katie Hodge, Pat Jennings, Lois Stringer, Louisa Coburn, Lorelei Foster, Joyce Veytia, Irene Howell, Sally Overcarsh, Jackie Hollis, Angie Brock, Susan Hopps and Jean Hamilton. – article submitted

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TFAC begins ‘Explore the Arts’ The Tryon Fine Arts Center is beginning its second year of Explore the Arts, a series of programs planned to pique your curiosity and creativity, and to explore diversity in today’s arts. Each program is planned for the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mahler Family Board Room at TFAC, located at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon. The schedule is as follows: September 2: “Explore Installation and Found Object Art” - Janet Orselli, artist. Create art with what you’ve got in your house, yard and memory. Janet Orselli will discuss the creative process involved in this popular art form. October 7: “Explore Poetry in Black” - Warren Carson, Ph.D., African American Literature Who are the best contemporary African American poets? What do their poetic voices say about our America? Carson leads the discussion with readings from

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April 7: “Explore Photography In and Around the Garden” - Chris Bartol, photographer. Bartol will combine his expertise with cameras, computers and technology and his enthusiasm and humor to reveal secrets you can use to capture the beauty in your own garden.

January 6: “Explore Music, Mystery and Method” - Mark Schweizer, writer. Author of six highly acclaimed liturgical, comical mysteries, Schweizer mixes music, mystery, and mayhem as he leads participants down the road to literary perdition.

February 3: “Explore Drumming Around the World # 2” - River Guerguerian, percussionist. River Guerguerian returns to explore more drumming around the world, emphasizing the percussion of the Himalayas: Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, cymbals, and water with John Vorus on the didgeridoo. March 3: “Explore Contemporary Dance” - Kathleen Carson, artist and dancer. The Tap Dames and Dude explore this unique

May 5: “Explore Art on a Plate” - acclaimed chefs and artists. Like to eat? Enticed by tantalizing tastes and colorful cuisine? There will be demonstrations by creative chefs, displays of artistry with food, and tastes for the palate. The TFAC committee includes cochairmen Jean Pettigrew and Chris Bartol, along with Warren Carson, Marianne Carruth, Jeanie Daniel, Sofia Dow, Pat Ferullo, Frances McCain, Mimi Traxler, Judy Warden. No reservations are necessary. Light refreshments will be served. For further information call 828859-8322 or visit the web site www. – article submitted

Sheriff Hill offers safety tips for children going back to school Sheriff Donald Hill of Polk County offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school this year. “Parents can teach their children the following safety tips which will inform the youngsters of the danger signs to watch for and avoid when walking between school and home,” Sheriff Hill said. “Drivers should be cautious of children walking back and forth to school,” added the sheriff. “We can all learn from the safety tips below and abide by them to make Polk County safer for all.” • While walking, remember to always travel with a friend. Two heads are better than one,


especially if there’s an emergency. • A stranger is anyone you or your parents don’t know well. • You or your friend must Flute and piano never take candy, money, medicine music or anything else from a for parties, stranger. openings, • Ifgallery a stranger in a car asks youweddings questions, don’t close and get other to the car (you could get pulled special in) - and neveroccasions. get in the car. • Strangers can be very tricky - Barbara they can Tilly ask you to walk with them Fluteto “show” them something; they can offer 828-859-6568 to pay for your video game, or ask you to help them find a lost Pam McNeil dog or cat. Don’t be fooled. Piano • Don’t tell anyone your name or828-859-6049 address when you’re walking and don’t think that

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Wolverines hammer Brevard, 56-0 by John Clayton

Brevard’s “worst loss in team history” only lasted a week, thanks to a prolific scoring performance from host Polk County High School Friday night. The Wolverines pounded Brevard 56-0, just one week after the Blue Devils began the season with a 48-0 home loss to Owen. PCHS quarterback Andre Overholt accounted for five of Polk County’s six first-half touchdowns as the Wolverines jumped out to a 42-0 lead by intermission. “Honestly, I was a little surprised,” said PCHS head coach Bruce Ollis after the lopsided victory against a team the Wolverines met in the opening round of the state playoffs a year ago. “We got a shutout and that’s hard to do in high school football these days. “I thought our line executed real well up front and we were able to run the ball, which is something we wanted to do and the big plays were there when we wanted to execute them.” Overholt scored on runs of 2 and 6 yards in the first half and connected on touchdown passes of 73 yards to tight end Chandler Miller, 25 yards to Joel Booker and 65 yards to Kerry Littlejohn. Any rust Overholt may have shown from a mostly inactive preseason due to an ankle injury was gone against Brevard (0-2). He threw for 182 yards on 6 of 7 passing. “When you complete six of your seven pass attempts and half of those go for touchdowns, there isn’t much else you can say,” Ollis said. Miller added a first-half interception that he returned 43 yards for a touchdown to the first-half scoring juggernaut.

The Polk County High School defensive unit, led by LB Juan Hicks (33) and DE Chandler Miller (12) swarm a Brevard ball carrier in Friday night’s 56-0 shutout victory over the Blue Devils. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

Overholt and most of PCHS starting unit sat out most of the second half Booker, who rushed five times for 48 yards, added a 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and running back Tyler Ridings added a 2-yard score in the fourth. Ridings finished with a team-high 75 yards. Meanwhile, the PCHS defense held Brevard to 99 yards of total offense en route to the shutout. ollis said he was happy to see his reserves get a lot of playing time with things well in hand in the second half. “We got some time for our backups, so it was good to see them get some snaps on a Friday night in front of people,” said Ollis. PCHS (2-0) travels to RSCentral Friday night.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL STATS Polk County 56, Brevard 0 Score by quarter Brevard 0 0 0 0 - 0 PCHS 14 28 7 7 - 56 1st quarter PC - Andre Overholt 2 run (Jacob Christiansen kick) PC - Chandler Miller 73 pass from Overholt (Christiansen kick) 2nd quarter PC - Joel Booker 25 pass from Overholt (Christiansen kick) PC - Miller 43 interception return (Christiansen kick) PC - Overholt 6 run (Christiansen kick) PC - Kerry Littlejohn 65 pass from Overholt (Christiansen kick) 3rd quarter PC - Booker 25 run Christiansen kick) 4th quarter PC - Tyler Ridings 2 run (Christiansen kick) Rushing: PC - Ridings 9-75, Booker 5-48, Overholt 4-21, Jaylon Twitty 1-10, Littlejohn 1-8, Cody Orick 3-2. Passing: PC - Overholt 6-7-0-182 Receiving: PC - Miller 2-88, Booker 1-25, Littlejohn 1-65, Ryan Thomas 1-13, Orick 1-4.

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Cardinals tame Devildogs by John Clayton

after a convincing 36-9 win Friday night over Class 3a opponent travelers rest, a growing confidence within the Landrum High School football program overflowed. “this isn’t like anything I’ve been a part of in my three years,” said junior quarterback Brandon Cannon, whose 301 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns – two rushing and two passing – was just a chorus in a largely dominating Cardinals performance. “Even the coaches were different on the sidelines. I think what we’ve got here is something special. It’s something I haven’t had here before. You can tell the coaches are fired up about it, too – not just us. We’re all excited.” after clinging to a 14-9 lead at the half, LHS exploded for 16 unanswered points in the final 1:08 of the third quarter. Cole McDowell’s 47-yard touchdown reception from Cannon started the barrage and was followed by a safety with 50 seconds left in the quarter. Following the free kick, LHS took over at the travelers rest 44 and McDowell rushed for 15 yards and then went the remaining 29 for a score to put the Cardinals ahead 30-9 with five seconds remaining in the third quarter. McDowell turned in a career night with game highs in rushing yardage (146) and receiving yards (75), and he was quick to give credit to the offensive linemen. “they’re the heart of this offense and I don’t get anywhere without them,” McDowell said. “So, my heart goes out to them. I’m thankful to have them.” The Cardinals rolled up 475 yards of total offense, and after a shaky opening two quarters, the LHS defense shut out the Devildogs (0-2) in the second half. travelers rest’s spread attack was held in check for most of the night, finishing with 205 yards of



LHS news Netters suffer loss to Class 4A opponent The Landrum High School girls tennis season began the season this past week with a 4-2 loss to Boiling Springs. The match was part of the Highway 221 Eye-Opener Tournament. Senior Emily Gowan and freshman Lindsey Wilson, who play at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, scored the Cardinals’ two victories. Singles: No. 1 Lindsey Wilson (L) def. Skye Taylor 4-6, 6-1 (10-3); No. 2 Emily Gowan (L) def. Hillary Martin 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Amanda Efimetz (BS) def. Sierra Wiley 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Heidi Nisbett (BS) def. Sheryl Kaur 6-1, 6-3; No. 5 Rachel Gregory (BS) def. Katherine Carruth 6-1, 6-2. Doubles: Kelsey Mankins and Karina Swainston (BS) def. Kaitlyn Dill and Megan Barnwell 6-1, 6-1.

Garrison McDowell helps Lions to win

Landrum WR Jacob Lindsay looks for yardage after a catch Friday night in the Cardinals’ season-opening victory over visiting Travelers Rest. (photo by staff photographer)

total offense. Quarterback Barron Morgan was 9 of 23 passing for 108 yards and an interception. “We’re real proud of our defensive effort,” said LHS head coach Russell Mahaffey. “I felt like we had 11 hats to the ball all night, so I’m real proud of what they did.” GAME NOTES LHS won its home opener for the first time since moving to the new campus and new stadium four seasons ago. . . . The Cardinals were penalized 13 times for 110 yards. . . Each team scored safetys afer being called for penalties in the end zone.

Former LHS standout Garrison McDowell carried the ball eight times for 42 yards Saturday in Mars Hill’s 36-30 victory over North Greenville.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL STATS Landrum 36, Travelers Rest 9

Score by quarter Travelers Rest 2 7 0 0 - 9 Landrum 7 7 16 6 - 36 1st quarter LHS - Brandon Cannon 10 run (Doar kick), 7:13 TR - safety, 3:18 2nd quarter LHS - Cannon 22 run (Doar kick), 6:33 TR - A.J. Starks 1 run (Stefan Styles kick), 1:19 3rd quarter LHS - Cole McDowell 47 pass from Cannon (Doar kick), 1:08 LHS - safety, :50 LHS - McDowell 29 run (Doar kick), :05 4th quarter LHS - Derek Belue 6 pass from Cannon (kick failed) Rushing: TR - June Downs 11-61. LHS - McDowell 19-146, Cannon 15-132, Peyton McCarter 1-18, Belue 1-3, Clark Edmonds 2-1. Passing: TR - Barron Morgan 9-23-1-108. LHS - Cannon 13-27-0-169. Receiving: TR - Lance Campbell 5-45. LHS - McDowell 3-75, Jacob Lindsay 2-38, McCarter 1-8, Lindsey 2-28, Tyler Logan 2-19, Heffner 2-18.

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To the Editor: The following column was written by Dr. Stephen Gordin of Gowensville and published in the Aug. 25 edition of the The State. A Hindu proverb tells of five blind men trying to describe an elephant. One feels the trunk and concludes that an elephant is a snake. One feels a leg and concludes it is a tree trunk. And so it goes, each man making generalizations about the whole based on his limited experience. But the sum of the parts is, of course, a different animal. The story is about perspective, something that is sadly lacking in today’s political environment. We need to develop some, or else we risk losing our nation as we know it. This is not hyperbole. After all, what is it that makes a country? In Europe, geography and ethnicity created natural boundaries, leading to their development from the various principalities; a shared history and common enemies helped forge the bonds. Yet America possessed none of those things at the beginning. Instead, we were held together by a shared philosophy. The freedoms enshrined in our founding documents have been the basis for what maintained us as a united federation. But how strong are those ties? Leading up to the Civil War, their agrarian economy and culture, aided by geography, slow travel and poor communications, had led Southerners to identify themselves as a separate country. In other

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The following are upcoming events at Blue Ridge Christan Academy. • August 31 - Parent Orientation begins 6:30 p.m. Parents will meet in the cafeteria for a short introduction and presentation before being dismissed to their child’s classroom. • September 3 - JV and Varsity

words, what had happened in Europe centuries earlier happened to some extent here. Obviously, there were many issues involved, but the feeling of a different national identity was a motivating factor for many Southerners. That such could happen today seems inconceivable, with immediate communications and fast transportation. We should be closer now than ever, but in fact our ideas about what we should be about are tearing us apart. arehave reading ad We become this modern-day tribes, and our allegiance changes confirms our claim depending we do for a livto beonawhat closely-read ing, our socioeconomic class, our – and race,newspaper etc. Our political parties exploit illustrates the old our interests and fears formotto their own advantage, you’remultumpromoting in parvo –amuch either-with-us-or against-us attitude. in little. The next time Such division creates polarization you have When something to the extremes. extremism to sell, remember theand rules, the middle gives way, a dangerous situation arises quickest, surest andthat threatens existence. mostsociety’s welcome way These days we face innumerable, to reach buyers is difficult challenges. There are no favoritethat easythrough answers, their only decisions havenewspaper. consequences. We hear the news about a tube The Tryon of toothpaste killingDaily a woman, Bulletin about the possible side effect of a children’s vaccine, about the unemployed, the uninsured and oil-covered turtles. They produce 1c x and 5.5in powerful images create fear or sympathy, but they tell half the story. If you don’t brush your teeth, you may lose them to tooth decay. Your child probably has a better chance of dying from a preventable disease than being injured by the vaccine. By raising taxes, creating new mandates on businesses and ultimately raising the costs of hiring, we create an environment where the economy has a difficult time growing and add-

ing jobs. No drilling offshore? Then higher prices at the pump. There are, in other words, consequences for action and inaction. But discussing a situation and pointing out the pros and cons of various actions confuses the narrative that interested parties oftentimes want to promote, which is based on the universal story of good versus evil. And such an approach creates division amongst us. We should appreciate the consequences and reject the notion that any legislation will “fix” all of our problems. It might solve one problem while creating a host of new ones. Our media should be facilitators of national discussion on such matters; instead, they too often seem to have their own agenda. Besides, in-depth analysis takes time and doesn’t sell as well as blaring headlines. However, our politicians, from our president on down, can and should tone down the rhetoric and realize that in approaching problems, people of good faith may simply have a difference of opinion. That does not by itself make them “good” or “bad” people. Saying you want to listen is easy; actually doing so requires respect and consideration for the other side. The alternative to compromise is that the forces tearing us apart become greater than the bonds holding us together, just as they did during the Civil War. We are not merely a sum of our parts. Just as a trunk cannot walk by itself, so we need one another to create a sustainable society. The sooner we can open our eyes and see this simple fact, the closer we come to appreciating the enormous but fragile animal before us. – Stephen Gordin

volleyball and Varsity soccer at Hendersonville Christian Academy. Games begin at 4:30 p.m.

be arranged by contacting Angie Dentler at angie.dentler@brca. us.

• September 7-10 - Picture days. Nils Fretuwurst with Fretwurst Photography will be on campus taking both portait photos and candids in the classrooms of students during these days. A schedule will be sent home with children’s assigned portrait days and times. Siblings pictures can

• September 11 - Southern Savers Couponing Workshop. BRCA will host a couponing workshop presented by Jenny from Pre-register on the Southern Savers website. Seating is limited to 150 people. – article submitted



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Smiths sign books during Tryon’s 125th birthday celebrations Sept. 4 As Tryon celebrates its 125th birthday, residents Mara and Ford Smith will be introducing two new books. On Saturday, September 4, the Smiths’ first booksigning will be held from 12 until 2 p.m. at The Book Shelf. This autograph party will be for the couple’s first novel, “Endangered,” a suspense that has been 20 years in the making. Their second booksigning will also include a winetasting. Held from 4 to 6 p.m. at La Bouteille, wines have been selected from the Smiths’ new “Winning Wines.” This 20102011 edition of “Winning Wines” has been updated and expanded to include 537 wines that cost $12 or less. While living in the Tryon area, Mara and Ford Smith have written two retirement books, “The Retirement Sourcebook” and “101 Secrets for a Great Retirement” available through McGraw-Hill, and an award-winning children’s book, “ABC All-American Riddles” for Peel Publications. Together the Smiths photo-

Ford and Mara Smith hold up proof copies of their two new books. Copies will arrive in time for their two book signings on Saturday, August 4. (photo submitted)

graphed for “America 24/7.” Eighteen of their images were published in “North Carolina 24/7.” With two other women photographers, Mara made a year-long record of the region. After a successful exhibition at the Upstairs Artspace, the Smiths printed more than 150 of her images in “Focus on the Foothills.” During Tryon’s birthday

party, The Book Shelf will feature other Tryon authors, too. The Book Shelf is located at 90 Pacolet Street, across from the post office. La Bouteille, the wine and beer boutique located at 10 N Trade Street, will present its own craft beer, BottleTree, in addition to hundreds of other beers and wines. – article submitted

Sunny View Elementary awarded Fresh Fruit & Vegetable grant Sunny View Elementary School has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program for the 2010-2011 school year. One hundred six elementary schools across North Carolina were selected to participate in the program which provides funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. These snacks will be offered to students (at no charge) throughout the school day.

Fresh fruits and vegetables will be available to students at scheduled times as coordinated with the principal, teachers and child nutrition staff. The goal of the program is to make a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables easily accessible to students so they will be able to eat and enjoy them more often. The program also creates a healthier school environment. Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily can improve overall health and prevent the risk of cancer. Ac-

cording to health experts, too few students consume enough fruits and vegetables. These foods contribute to better health because they are low in calories and fat, but are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Sunny View staff says they hope to challenge parents to encourage their child or children to sample a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. By doing this, parents can help to instill healthy habits in their children at an early age. – article submitted



creditor's notice Having qualified on the 19th day of August, 2010, as Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of arVie tHoMPson BroWn, 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 Limited Personal Representative on or before the 24th day of November, 2010, 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 24th day of August, 2010. Estate of Arvie Thompson Brown Mary L. Bradley, Limited Personal Representative 58 Beaver Street Tryon, NC 28782 adv. 8/24, 31 ;9/7, 14

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION 1x3 NORTH CAROLINA adv. 8/24, 31 ;9/7,COUNTY 14 POLK X271-038318 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NUMBER 10CVD-161 COUNTY OF POLK, PLAINTIFF VS. TRACEY BOOKER, GARY S. BOOKER, THE CHARLOTTEMECKLENBURG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (LIENHOLDER), CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 309, LLC (LIENHOLDER) AND TOWN OF TRYON (LIENHOLDER), DEFENDANTS To Tracey Booker, the abovenamed defendant: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: the foreclosure of a parcel of property located in Polk County, North Carolina, as specifically described in a deed recorded in Book 134 at Page 195, Polk County Registry. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than the 11th day of October, 2010, said date being 40 days from the first publication of this notice; and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 31st day of August, 2010. Lora T. Baker Attorney for the Plaintiff, Polk County Feagan Law Firm, PLLC P.O. Box 309 Columbus, North Carolina 28722 (828) 894-3541 adv. 8/31, 9/7, 14

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