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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 83 / No. 154

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Party time in Tryon

Right: Peggy Carter (left) and Jim Johnston stand beside the clock tower in downtown Tryon Saturday. They were among the many participants at Tryon's 125th birthday celebration Saturday. Below: James Payne rides in a horseless carriage in the parade Saturday, which some said was the biggest ever in Tryon.

See p. 4 for more photos. (photos by Mara Smith)

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. 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, Wednes(Continued on page 2)

Teens seriously injured in crash by Leah Justice

Two Polk County teenagers were seriously injured in a car wreck in Tryon over the weekend. The Tryon Police Department reports that a single car accident occurred on U.S. 176 at the city limit line heading toward the Pacolet Valley on Saturday night around 8:40 p.m. A male teenager was driving the vehicle with one female passenger. Both victims were ejected from the

vehicle, according to reports. Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood says it appears neither were wearing seatbelts. The vehicle was traveling toward the Pacolet Valley when it ran off the road and struck the Tryon City limit sign, according to reports. Both victims were airlifted to hospitals, the male to Spartanburg and the female to Greenville. Both were still hos-

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day 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, 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.

Thursday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. to noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. 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. This month, Sept. 9, 16, 23. Saluda Senior Center,

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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. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies & Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise classes Thursdays, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., in gym. 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, 864-457-2824. Tryon Farmer’s Market, Thursdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Depot Street, downtown Tryon. Tour de Leaves Planning Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Polk County Library conference room. Polk County Republican Party, Thursday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., 206 Mills St., Columbus, across from Calvert’s Kitchen. Cheryl Every, 828-894-6457. 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. 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. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Local Weather Forecast:

Today

Tomorrow

Today: Partly cloudy, with 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. High 88, low 64.

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Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Thursday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 86, low 62. Friday's weather was: High 93, low 65, no rain. Satuday's weather was: High 82, low 61, no rain. Sunday's weather was: High 82, low 61, no rain. Monday's weather was: High 86, low 64, no rain.

OBITUARIES Freeman memorial, p. 11 Dedrick McDevitt, p. 13 Marjorie Westphal, p. 11

Friday

Saluda Senior Center Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Game Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include Movie Matinee, 10 a.m. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. 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

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 Sept. 4. Columbus Lions Club, working with Dr. Perraut, will be providing free vision screening at the Green Creek Heritage Festival Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to

3 p.m. Call 894-2505 for more information. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free.

Monday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. to noon. Saluda Senior Center, Monday activities include Line Dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.saluda. com. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include 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 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. Polk County Isothermal New Century Scholars reception, Monday, Sept. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., ICC Polk Campus. Light (Continued on page 9)


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To the Editor: Half the Polk County Planning Board seats, four of eight positions, will expire 10/31/10 and the vacancies will be appointed by the Board of Commissioners. I have been a member of the board for well over a year and will give you an overview of the board. The Planning Board meets on the second Thursday from 5 p.m. to about 7 p.m. The board reviews subdivision applications, considers requests from the Board of Commissioners, reviews such ordinances as the zoning and subdivision ordinances and considers modifications and updates and reviews new ordinances such as the Mountainside and Ridgeline Protection Ordinance. The seats are appointed for three years. Another activity the Planning Board will be involved with is the County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Following the approval of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Commissioners agreed that the next step is to create a Unified Development Ordinance which will work to combine all land use ordinances into one ordinance for ease of use and application and to

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roll into it suggestions from the Comprehensive Land Use Plan passed this year. The UDO committee appointed by the Commissioners, of which I am a member, has begun their multi-year task of creating the ordinance. The UDO will eventually be presented to the Planning Board for review and then will be forwarded to the Board of Commissioners. As you can see, the Planning Board is a crucial element in the effort to define and keep Polk County rural, green and economically vibrant. Please contact the the County Manager’s office for an application (email or hard copy), 828-894-3301 ext 7, and submit by Sept. 31 for consideration by the commissioners during the selection process that will occur in October. Also encourage your friends to apply. The board needs a mix of people with varying backgrounds. As you know, Polk County citizens have made great strides working together towards creating a sustainable rural, green and vibrantly economic County. The next Planning Board meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Womack building. The meetings are open to the public. Please attend and learn more about the Planning Board. – Lisa Krolack fact, the bid package has only now been sent out. Could it be that this was just politics as usual in Polk County? Could is be that this was election year politics to help one of the three sitting commissioners that voted “yes” get re-elected? You judge. The many veterans and civic organizations in Polk County did not even have an opportunity to provide input. Seems like a shame to me. Would it not have been better to get community input and have a committee, consider the suggestions from the community and make recommendations to the commissioners to name the building when it was completed? You judge. – Paul Sutherland


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Obituaries

Marjorie A. Westphal Marjorie A. Westphal, a Tryon resident since 1983, passed away September 4, 2010. Born in Peoria, Illinois, the only child of John L. and Annabel Hart Westphal, Marjorie spent most of her life in Springfield, Ill., until she retired to North Carolina, in fulfillment of a long standing dream. As a young woman she had admired the team of Lulu Belle and Scotty, who were regular entertainers on Station WLS, Chicago. Their occasional references to their home state of North Carolina determined Marjorie to plan for retirement many years later somewhere in that state. The place was determined when she found books written by Jean Hersey which described Tryon and fell in love with the town. Marjorie was employed as a bookkeeper/secretary for 25 years in a private investment firm, and for the next 20 years by the state of Illinois at the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities as a budget analyst for the newly established Sangamon State University (now known as University of Illinois at Springfield). During her years in Tryon she was active as a volunteer in many civic and educational organizations, as well as in the Christian Science Church, of which she was a lifelong member. Her survivors include numerous cousins and dearly loved friends. Cremation rites were accorded, and no funeral is planned. Memorials may be made to the Christian Science Church, Tryon; Lanier or Polk County libraries; Foothills Humane Society; or the charity of choice. LAWN-PRO RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST: Mowing, trimming, pruning, fertilization, mulch, seeding, spring clean-up, planting, greenhouses, chainsaw, pressure washing, deck restoration, ...and more. Free estimates. Fully insured. 828-817-2651.

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EMPLOYMENT BEHAVIORAL TECHNICIAN to provide support service for a 9-year-old boy in Polk County, Green Creek area, 3:157:15 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and 9am-2pm Saturday. Other assignments available. Call HomeCare Management Corporation at 828-247-1700 or visit www.homecaremgmt.org. HELP NEEDED TO DO Radiator demolition and plumbing material removal. Also to replace floor joists, sub-floor and level floors throughout home near Tryon. 803348-8811 to meet and give estimate. NIGHT AUDITOR WANTED. Previous experience required. Immediate openings at resort facility in Lake Lure. Nights and W/E required. Apply in person at 2771 Memorial Hwy. PART TIME MORNINGS HANDYMAN needed immediately, horse farm. Mowing, weeding, etc. 828-863-2145, leave message.

MISCELLANEOUS GOT GUNS??? WANT $$$ ? We buy hand guns and rifles, new and old, short and long. Call 828-395-1396 or 828-393-0067. ICE MERCHANDISER Holds up to 150 10-pound bags of ice. For inside or outside use. $800. Call 864-517-6578. NEED TO LIQUIDATE 8,000 SQ.FT. of furniture parts, machinery, antiques and collectibles. 828-859-6018. POCKET BILLIARD (Pool) table with slate bed, regulation size. Comes with wall rack, balls and cues. Good condition. $150. 828-859-2064. SOUTHSIDE SMOKEHOUSE & GRILLE. Come test your Trivia skills on Wednesday nights at 7:30! Happy Hour prices for Trivia players until closing. 864-457-4581. U-PICK MUSCADINE GRAPES Super-sweet certified organic, ready to pick. Great for wine, jelly or just eating. 25lb minimum, $1.50/pd/quart, quantity discounts. Appointments only, 828-8634660, Green Creek.

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REAL ESTATE/ SALES & RENTALS 3.27 ACRES FOR SALE BY OWNER. Very nice wooded lot located on Acorn Alley in desirable Oakridge Estates, Columbus. Nice bldg site w/mountain views. Paved roads & underground utilities. HOA. ASKING $74,900. 828-894-3575. APARTMENTS IN RENOVATED house. 2BR/2.5BA, DR, Fireplace, deck, screened porch, laundry room, offstreet parking. $760/mo. 2BR 2BA $640. Call 864-895-9177 or 864313-7848. BEAUTIFUL COLUMBUS HOME for sale... like living in the country but 2 minutes from I-26. Four bedrooms (two master suites), three full baths, over 2,200 sq ft and 2+ acres. Cathedral Ceilings, Fireplace, Sunroom and deck. Visit http://www.forsalebyowner.com/ #22741587. $259,000. Call Janice at 864-680-6211 and make us an offer! CHARMING 2BR 2BA CONDO within walking distance to downtown Tryon. Available immediately, $675 month. 828-817-6119. CHARMING RENOVATED APT. ACROSS FROM HARMON FIELD Fully furnished with wonderful antiques. UTILITIES INCLUDED! Just bring your suitcase. Must see. check out pics online, 2BR/2BA, $950/mo. Pics/info: www.carolinaadvantageproperties. com, 828-817-2046. EFFICIENCY $400/MO. All new kitchen, bath, flooring. Water included. Private deck entrance. 188-B Grady Ave, Tryon. No pets or smokers. 864-404-7216. Deposit required. FOR LEASE, LANDRUM: corner lot in nice neighborhood near schools, park and downtown. 3BR/2BA, CH/A, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, W/D, deck. $850/mo w/deposit. 828-894-8492. FOR RENT, CHESNEE area. 4BR/3BA, $1000/mo. No pets, references. Call Pat Martin, First Real Estate, 828859-7653. FOR RENT: 3BR/1BA, Brick home, Prince Road, off Chesnee Highway, $625/mo. No pets, references. Call Pat Martin, First Real Estate, 828859-7653. FOR RENT: Nice 3BR 2BA doublewide, very private location on horse farm. Prefer non-smokers, $700 per month, $1000 security deposit. References and rental application required. 828863-2029.

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FOR RENT: PREMIUM one bedroom apartment: Fully furnished, all utilities included. Located in Harmon Field area of Tryon. Enjoy the spectacular views and serene setting. $750/mo. Inquire at 828-817-9748. FOR RENT: TRYON HISTORIC Toymakers residence: 2BR/2BA, all appliances, balcony and lots of storage. No smokers or pets. $950/mo. Security deposit required. Chaz Williams, WWE Realty. 864-607-0174. FOR SALE BY OWNER Lovely, light and bright, 3BR/2BA home in Tryon’s Godshaw Hill area. Remodel features new white custom cabinets in LR/DR, wood floors, all new kitchen and baths, gas log fireplace, large deck, gas furnace, electric heat pump and much more. Partially finished heated/cooled walkout basement for expansion. Quiet location w/winter mountain views. REDUCED to $288,000. Brokers protected. Call for appointment: LYNNE ADAMS, OWNER/AGENT. 828-859-2493. FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA Hunting Country Condo. 1400sf main level w/unfinished lower level for storage. Adjacent to FETA trails. Perfect for horse/nature lovers/hikers. Large great room w/gas FP. $150,000. Call 423-625-4020. FOR SALE BY OWNER: 6-room livable fixer-upper on neat 0.81 acre lot in quiet Columbus neighborhood. Minutes to everything. Below tax appraisal. Call for an appointment. 828-863-2415. HOUSE FOR RENT: Located off Hwy 14 between Landrum and Gowensville. 2BR/1.5BA, quiet neighborhood, fenced yard, water included. $550/mo plus $550 deposit. Call 864-612-0165. LAND FOR SALE. 9.45 acres off Fox Mountain Rd, Columbus, NC. Price negotiable. 828-894-5602. Call, leave message. LANDRUM/CAMPOBELLO APARTMENT FOR RENT 2BR/2BA, appliances, mountain and country views, convenient to interstate, two levels, $750/mo plus security deposit. Call 864-590-7444. NEW EXECUTIVE HOME ON GOLF COURSE For Rent: Golf Course Road, Columbus. High end finishes throughout. High ceilings, gleaming hardwoods and all the “bells & whistles.” 3BR/2BA, $1550 monthly. Pics/info www.carolinaadvantageproperties.com. 828-817-2046. NEW NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN with bold stream on 2+ acres, $89,900. Large front and back decks, high ceilings, private level wooded setting, ready to finish. 828-286-1666.

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Dedrick McDevitt Dedrick McDevitt, 71, of Marshall, N.C., died on Sun., Sept, 5, 2010. Mr. McDevitt was born May 22, 1939 in Madison County, N.C., where he had lived all of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Harley McDevitt. In addition to his mother, Fina McIntosh McDevitt, Dedrick is survived by his wife, Reva Roberts McDevitt; sons, Michael McDevitt and Ricky McDevitt and wife, Tina, all of Marshall; sisters, Revonda Hensley of Asheville, N.C., Texine Robinson of Leicester, N.C., and Bertha Pace and husband, Harold, of Tryon; brother, Harley McDevitt Jr. of Asheville; two grandchildren, Amanda Gail and Jacob Dillon McDevitt; and two great grandchildren, Wesley and Jayden McDevitt. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bud Marlor officiating. Interment will follow in the Clarence Ramsey Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the funeral home. www.MadisonFH.com

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Big meet nice start for locals by john Clayton

Polk County high WR Alec Philpott (9) goes up for a catch Friday night during the Wolverines’ 35-14 win at R-s Central. PChs improved to 3-0 on the season. (staff photo by Fulton hampton)

Wolverines improve to 3-0 by john Clayton

r-s Central couldn’t make it two in a row. polk County High school stopped the Hilltoppers winning streak in the series at one Friday night with a 35-14 road victory, avenging a loss from 2009. In a sometimes sloppy game that featured nine turnovers between the two teams, pCHs got scores from all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams – en route to the victory. The Wolverines have now won seven of eight games against r-s Central. “We need to convert better after we get turnovers, but we were able to score on defense,” said pCHs head coach Bruce ollis. “But we did score on defense, and scoring on defense is

a big deal.” Cody orick capped the scoring with a fourth-quarter 40-yard interception return for a touchdown and giving the unbeaten Wolverines (3-0) a cushion. Coming off a 56-0 victory over Brevard a week earlier, pCHs appeared headed on its way to another blowout after Joel Booker returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. orick added a 17-yard touchdown run in the first quarter as PCHS jumped out 13-0 before r-s Central (1-2) scored. r-s Central quarterback Jacob Kinlaw broke through for the Hilltoppers with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Darrien Watkins, but the Wolverines, following interceptions thrown by Kinlaw

and Andre Overholt, answered with a score before the half. tyler ridings’ pick off of a Kinlaw pass gave PCHS possession at its own 37. Four plays later, Overholt connected with Ryan Thomas on a 13-yard touchdown pass. Overholt then connected with Booker on the two-point conversion try to put pCHs ahead 21-7. Kinlaw added a 15-yard run in the third-quarter to bring r-s Central to within 21-14, but Overholt answered with an 11yard touchdown run to extend the lead. “We went into our two-minute offense there, and we practice that a lot,” said Ollis. “Our kids never panicked, so I’m very pleased with that. scoring before the half created some momentum.”

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Landrum’s boys and girls defending Class a champion crosscountry teams both captured topfive finishes in Saturday’s Eye opener meet at Milliken park in spartanburg. The Cardinals boys’ team finished second overall in the high school Championship Division behind Prep Lake Norroundup man (N.C.) Charter school. the LHs girls’ team took third place behind first-place spartanburg Christian academy and runner-up Lake Norman. Meanwhile, the polk County High school girls notched a 12thplace finish with 333 points, and the PCHS boys finished 19th. Lake Norman Charter easily won the boys division with a low score of 32, well ahead of LHS with 100. In the girls division, Spartanburg Christian took first with 79 points, Lake Norman Charter was second with 134 and LHs third with 150. Individually, Landrum’s Samantha Waters led the Cardinals with a fourth-place finish in 20 minutes, 1 second and was followed by Sarah Cash (14th), Ciera Belue (19th), Elizabeth Walter (36th), Rachel Furman (77th), Lauren Pitts (79th) and Morgan McClellan (87th). Landrum’s Levi Wedde (7th place, 17:56) and Kenneth Human (10th, 18:05) both recorded top-10 finishes and were followed by J.J. Carruth (18th), phil Salle (21st), Joshua Jones (44th), Danny Bruce (52nd) and Mick (CONTINUED ON PAGE 15)


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a dominating eagles defense and a series of costly mistakes doomed Landrum Friday night in a 41-0 loss at Chesnee. the Cardinals turned the ball over six times -- three fumbles lost and three interceptions -- and never got its running game going as the eagles held LHs to just 6 yards rushing on 31 attempts after sack yardage and tackles for loss. Cannon, who passed for 135 yards on 12 of 23 passing, was sacked five times and intercepted twice. “We made too many mistakes, and we’re working to correct those mistakes this week,” said LHs head coach russell Mahaffey. the eagles (2-0) scored on six of their first seven possessions and took a commanding 34-0 lead into halftime. Chesnee quarterback Walt Miller connected on 14 of 23 pass attempts for 225 yards and four touchdowns, including two each to receivers taylor Wade and DaJohn rowland. running back grant Jones also scored on runs of 2 and 17 yards in the second quarter. Cole McDowell managed a team-best 61 yards on 12 carries for the Cardinals (1-1). He also had three receptions for 46 yards. Jacob Lindsay had two catches for 38 yards. the tough loss left head coach russell Mahaffey taking the blame. “It was my fault,” Mahaffey said. “I obviously didn’t have the team ready to play and that’s on me. I’m working on that, too.” the Cardinals are back on the road Friday night when they face polk County in their annual border rivalry.

donna the dog tries to help jim mcCain line up a putt Friday afternoon during the Tryon 125th birthday Tournament at Tryon Country Club. mcCain’s foursome won the 9-hole division. (photo by john Clayton)

Golfers turn out for birthday tourney by john Clayton

sixty-four golfers completed in the tryon 125th Birthday Celebration golf tournament Friday at tryon Country Club. the captain’s choice tournament featured nine- and 18-hole divisions as well as low-gross and low-net winners. In the nine-hole division, the team of Jim McCain, Bill Brock, Chuck Huneycutt and Hub arledge were the low-gross winners. In the low-net flight, ron Wingo, Jerry atkins, Frank

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prather (66th). For the pCHs girls, ashley Lynch was the top finisher in 30th place, ahead of rebecca elliott (54th), Cabot Lee petoia (58th), Kara garvin (95th), Casey McDowell (96th), Leigh Deaver (119th) and alessandra akers (120th). In the boys’ division, polk’s ricky Mozequedo took 24th

ortiz and John gargiulo teamed up for the win with a 25, three strokes ahead of Charles and Lib McKeller and Fred and June Current. In the 18-hole division, the foursome of Mike edwards, gene gregg, Choya Mcentire and Bruce Fisher fired a 59 for the low-gross win. In the net flight, the husbands and wives foursome of Duane and Harlene Harm and Bill and Judith Kerns won on a scorecard playoff with a 54. second place went to Mc-

Cain, Bill Brock, robert Brock and arledge. proceeds from the tournament went to aid patriots’ golf Day, which helps provide educational benefits for the children and spouses of U.s. service men and women who have lost their lives or have been injured in the line of duty. First Citizens Bank was the tournament’s presenting sponsor. owens pharmacy and tryon House also sponsored the tournament.

to lead andy Conner (49th), Bruce Butler (117th), Kelby orr (144th), Dylan Walker (146th), Kyle Whitson (152nd) and Nick Morse (153rd).

earned a doubles victory.

PCHS netters win again the pCHs girls tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 6-3 win thursday over east Henderson. Natalie Hilbig, Jessical pullara, emily antonio and rachel Vining notched singles victories. Hilbig and Hannah High also

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PCMS blanks Brevard Bryce Martin ran for 107 yards and threw for 48 more to lead polk County Middle school to a season-opening 40-0 win over Brevard thursday. Martin also ran for a touchdown and connected with Dequin gray on a scoring pass. tyler Jackson scored twice while Jamal tanner and Damian Cantrell scored a touchdown apiece.

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Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. David Edgar presents a myriad of colordul animals, fish and sculptures created from everyday plastic containers on view in Gallery I through Sept. 11. “Art, Wine and Cheese,” with Ann Gleason, clay artist, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4-6 p.m. Small fee for nonmembers. Saluda Artist Dale McEntire exhibits at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, Sept. 10 through Oct. 31. Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 11, 2 to 5 p.m. Information and directions: 877622-7238.

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Gosnell Cabin ‘hainted’ with groans, kick sounds Local folk and scouters begin morning work. On a particular Friday, buildto tell others about Luther. Before long, some began hearing groans ers informed him that, since a and kicking sounds coming from number of workers would be the old cabin. They said it was attending a mason’s meeting, no his spirit reliving his agony and work would be done on Saturday. kicking to get his legs out of the While they were talking, a group of scouts arrived and Mr. Stanley fire. When a new Scout Execu- told them to camp in one of the tive of the Blue Ridge Council, shelters near the old Gosnell Lawrence L. Stanley, arrived cabin. After the scouters left for the years later, he heard details of the camp site, the Gosnell cabin’s Twice-told head mason ‘hainting.’ Tales of the remarked that He included the cabin when Dark Corner the old cabin was ‘hainted.’ relating other Other workers ghost stories to by Dean Campbell agreed that campers around mid-week campfires. Little did ghosts had been seen and heard he know that soon he would have around it. Deciding not to stay at the an opportunity to experience the director’s cottage that night, Mr. mysterious sounds first hand. When builders were con- Stanley told the scouters he was structing a new, large stone and returning to Greenville and that frame lodge for the camp before they would have the entire place opening for the summer, Mr. to themselves. On Monday morning, the Stanley would come up from his Greenville office on Friday scoutmaster of the troop showed to inspect and discuss progress up in Mr. Stanley’s office to tell then stay overnight in the direc- him the group did not stay at tor’s cottage for their Saturday camp on Friday night. At about

The old cabin that Gresham Callahan first inhabited and the Gosnell family lived in for three generations fell into limited use and disrepair for a number of years on Camp Old Indian grounds. Used only as a secret meeting place for the Order of the Arrow, an honor camping group, the cabin was always locked up and shutters nailed shut to prevent vandalism between the infrequent meetings of the secret group. This fact alone created ‘buzz’ among scouts and scoutmasters as they camped in shelters near the mysterious old structure. A number of accidents and tragedies had befallen members of the Gosnell family in the old cabin over the years. Luther, the last family member to live in the cabin, had an epileptic fit near the fireplace, while alone. The spasms caused his legs to go into the fire. He was not found for three days and died of gangrene in the old Greenville General Hospital.

eight o’clock they were frightened by a strange groaning like a man in agony and a banging sound like a man kicking a wall. The sounds were coming from the cabin. The scouts were too excited to get any sleep, so the decision was made to return home. The following Friday, Mr. Stanley kept a close eye on all the workmen to determine if any of them showed any indications that they might have returned to the camp and scared the scouts for a lark. He discovered none. That evening, after all the workmen had gone home, Mr. Stanley waited for twilight. He put on a dark jacket and cap and found his flashlight. Then, he locked the director’s cottage door with the lights still on and quietly slipped out the back door into the darkness. The cabin was about one hundred yards away through woods. He slowly made his way up a familiar path and stopped (Continued on page 20)

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Upcoming election already getting interesting To the Editor: As you can tell from recent letters to the editor it is getting to be that time again. The upcoming election is going to be interesting to say the least. In the last few weeks I have been attacked in several letters to the editor. I will say that the majority of the accusations were either comments taken out of context, half truths, or complete lies. It is a shame when we get to this point that we can’t have honest debate on a particular issue where both sides can state their case without resorting to distorting the facts or out and out lying. The facts are as follows and can be verified. I have not made any public comments about the new DSS Building up to this point. Nor have I asked anyone to speak on my behalf. The real issue is a difference of opinion between what the prior Board of Commissioners had planned for the new DSS and Mental Health building and what the current Board of Commissioners see as the appropriate plan. This difference of opinion is not just based on location but also on the amount to spend for project. The new Board of Commissioners has a much more elaborate building planned than what the prior board had envisioned. The change of plans by the new board regarding location and building type has caused delays and additional cost to the taxpayers of Polk County. Do we need a new DSS Building? Of course we do, and we started the process almost six years ago when I was a commissioner. But, we could not get a majority to approve anything until our last year in office and we agreed upon a site on Park Street. This site was recommended by the County Manager and staff.

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The County Manager also had a retired Architect that is well qualified and respected throughout the community look at the property and agreed the property would work. Did we pay too much as charged by Walker, McDermott and Gasperson for the property on Park Street? No, we instructed the County Manager to have the property appraised. The property was appraised at $112,500 by Frederick Placak, Jr. who is a state certified appraiser. We negotiated to buy the property for $95,000. To try to imply that it was worth only $22,916 because that was the tax value is ridiculous as it is over two acres of land inside Columbus Town limits. Mr. Hardvall accuses me of being involved in illegal meetings as a commissioner in regards to the purchase of the Park Street property. This is not true. During all of these meetings the County Manager and County Attorney were present. They informed the commissioners of what could and could not be discussed. I am sure the current majority of the Board of Commissioners trusts the County Manager as he is still employed by them. They must have also trusted the County Attorney as they kept him on board until his health prevented him from continuing as County Attorney. At no time was I aware of or made aware by County Staff that there was any issue with being within 300 feet of the park for the Mental Health facility. If so, I would have not voted to purchase property on Park Street as we could not have used this site. I also was not aware of Sheriff Hill’s concerns until after the property was already purchased. As a matter of fact, these two issues were first revealed at one of Commissioner Walker’s, McDermott’s and Gasperson’s meetings after I was no longer a sitting commissioner. So this begs the following questions to be asked. Why did Commis-

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sioners Walker, McDermott and Gasperson vote to put the DSS building adjacent to the County Recreation Facility and Middle School knowing it could not include Mental Health? The DSS building is going to cost close to $2 million and it is not going to have any space for Mental Health. What a waste of taxpayer money as the citizens know that building or acquiring two separate facilities and maintaining them is much more expensive than combining them into one. Also why did Commissioners Walker, McDermott and Gasperson not listen to Sheriff Hill’s concern about a public safety issue when they located the new DSS Building adjacent to the Recreation Park and Middle School? Why did Commissioner Denton really vote against the Park Street property? He wanted

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to buy a much larger piece of property that the county could not afford. There were also some questions as to whether it would be ethical in regards to buying the property Denton wanted. Did we let the current DSS building boiler deteriorate beyond repair? No, it was in poor shape when we came into office. We made repairs to keep the building where it could be used until a new facility was built. But we did not spend $50,000 only expecting it to last two years! That is taken out of context. We expected it to take two years to complete the new building and the repairs would cover us until the new building was complete. Those heat pumps will last much longer. Otherwise every two years people would be replacing their heat pumps at home! Did I vote to raise taxes when I first went into office? Yes, due to the fact the prior Board of Commissioners had signed contracts and started construction on four

major projects (Transfer Station, Library, Middle School and Recreation Facility). They had borrowed the money and planned for the next board to raise taxes to pay the loan payments. The County Manager recommended the amount of tax increase and we approved. It was a bad situation the prior board had left us with. Did the four major projects go over budget? Yes, the prior board, in order to get the bids for the four projects to total what the LGC (Local Government Commission) said the county could borrow, cut necessary items from the projects. These items had to be added back to complete the projects. As one example of many, the Recreation Facility used PARTF (Parks and Recreation Trust Fund) grant money to pay for part of the project. Some of the items required by the grant were left out of the original contract. We had to add those back in order to receive the grant money.

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Other items that we had to add back to projects in order to complete included lighting for the ball fields, paving at the transfer station, furniture for the library, erosion control measures, and the list goes on and on. We had a mess on our hands trying to finish four major projects that were poorly planned. Did I try for a tax cut before I left office? Yes, we were taking in too much in revenues and needed to give some back to the citizens. I tried, but could get only two of the three votes needed for the tax cut. We left office with too large of an unreserved fund balance. This enabled the current Board of Commissioners to pay off debt and claim it was their financial skills that allowed this to happen. Did the current Board of Commissioners cut taxes as they claim? Depends on how you view a tax cut. If you view a tax (Continued on page 24)


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ExEcutor's noticE Having qualified on the 25th day of August, 2010, as Executor of the Estate of ralph FishEr, 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 1st day of December, 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 1st day of September, 2010. William Dave Fisher, Executor Estate of Ralph Fisher 777 Blanton St. Columbus, NC 28722 R. Anderson Haynes Attorney at Law P.O. Box 100 Tryon, NC 28782 adv. 9/1,8,15,22

noticE to crEditor's FilE no. 2010-E-140 1x3.5 The undersigned having qualified as adv. 9/1,8,15,22 Personal Representative of the estate ofX281-038528 c.c. harnEss, iii, deceased, of Polk County, North Carolina, hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims against c.c.harnEss iii to present their claims in care of the undersigned attorney on or before the 30th day of November, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement of same. This the 1st day of September, 2010. JuLiE C. HARNESS PERSONAL REPRESENTATivE C.C. HARNESS iii, ESTATE Jason R. Patomson or William M. Alexander, Jr. Law Offices of William M. Alexander, Jr., PLLC Justice Street Center 559 North Justice Street Hendersonville, NC 28739 adv. 9/1,8,15,22

To the Editor: This quote by Ronald Reagan is the first thing I thought of when I saw Commissioners Gasperson, McDermott and Walker’s lengthy letter in the August 27 TDB justifying their votes to approve the 32 percent over budget funding for grading the proposed DSS Building. In this letter, they challenged a number of points I made in a Letter to the Editor on this subject the prior week. My points were based on three facts, as reported in the Bulletin, about comments made at the August 2 Board of Commissioners Meeting. All the explanations in the world don’t change these facts. The first fact is that Cindy Walker said the original budget was just a “guesstimate,” which the Board should not be bound to work within. The second fact was Renee McDermott’s comment that we have needed a new DSS Building for 20 years and could

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cut as the County receiving less money in tax revenues from real property taxes (taxes on land and buildings) from one year to the next, then definitely not! Just go to the County Finance office and look at the tax revenues from one year to the next and decide for yourself. In closing, you need to look at the letters from Walker, McDermott, Gasperson and Hardvall again and I think you will see them for what they really are. They are propaganda letters trying to make Gasperson look good for re-election and all of his non-Democrat opponents look bad. I stand by my record when I was a County Commissioner several years back. I made the

not delay the project another two months to re-bid it because they previously agreed to a schedule. And the third fact was the County Manager’s report that we reduced the grading cost to being $54,000 over budget (oops... over guesstimate) by limiting the usefulness of the property for future growth by 50 percent. These are facts. They are also positions I do not agree with, especially if you are going to claim to be fiscally responsible. When the Board of Commissioners approves a budget, they do so with the intention of operating within that budget, without knowing at that time what the formal project estimates will be. If a project then comes in over the budgeted estimate, there are two responsible courses of action they can take: re-spec and re-bid the project till it is within the budget, or cut something of lesser importance in the budget to cover the overbudgeted costs of that project. A third option, going over budget by dipping into the county’s rainy day fund (our reserve) or spending money we don’t have, is not a fiscally responsible best decision possible with the facts that we had in front of us at the time. I talked often with the citizens of Polk County either in person or by phone to get their ideas on issues we faced as Commissioners. If any of the issues need further clarification, please call me and I will be happy to discuss them. This applies to any other issue that the county faces and you would like to know my position. My number is in the phone book. I take the job of being a County Commissioner seriously and understand the trust the people place in one they elect to serve. That is right, the commissioners serve the people, not the other way around. If elected I promise to serve the people with honor and respect. I will spend people’s

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decision. In their letter, Commissioners Gasperson, McDermott and Walker say that “governing officials must ultimately deal in realities, in the real world, in what bids actually show.” In the real world, projects are adjusted to reflect what bids actually show, not just accepted as unavoidable overspending. Accepting overbudget spending is the kind of government thinking that has lead to a U.S. federal deficit of over $13 trillion. This is our money they are spending folks, and I think the County Commissioners should be held accountable for how they vote to spend it. That’s why we have elections. And yes, in response to the question asked by the three Commissioners in their letter, I objected when a previous Board went over budget on the community campus project. But I guess they made the tough decisions in the process because our reserve grew during their term. How is the current Board doing in this regard? Facts are stubborn things! – Don Hofmann money wisely. It is the people’s money and not the county’s money. I will work to make the county government more efficient and cost effective, thus resulting in lowering your taxes. I will strive to lower your taxes enough that someone will not have to tell you that your taxes are lower. You will be able to see the difference when you receive your tax bill from the county. I will also strive to reduce the intrusion into your lives by the county government. We are supposed to be a free people and don’t need the government watching everything that we do. The government should be there to help us when we need, but not overbearing as to trample our rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution. – Tom Pack

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Polk County 4-H takes part in Green Creek Heritage Festival

Several of the Polk County 4-H youth are gearing up for the Green Creek Heritage Festival Livestock Show on September 11. Bill and Barbara Smith of Mill Spring are loaning their goats to the 4-H youths who are experiencing how to show livestock. The livestock show will be at 9 a.m. at the ball field behind the old Green Creek School. Shown above is Drew Bailey, daughter of Jeffrey and Marla Bailey of Tryon, trying to persuade her adopted goat, Trouble, to pose for the judges. For more information on the Polk County 4-H program contact the Polk 4-H Office at 828-894-8218. (photo by Helen Clark)

Housing meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 9 The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission is seeking strategies and solutions to the many housing related issues facing Polk County. As a part of this ongoing process, the commission is hosting a local meeting on Thursday, September 9, to gather input from the community. This meeting will be held at the Polk County Campus of Isothermal Community College in Columbus in the auditorium from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The commission staff intends for this to be primarily a listening session to assess the needs and desires of Polk County. Individuals attending will be asked to participate in a discussion group. Topics to be discussed include:

affordable housing/workforce housing, infrastructure for existing or future housing, home construction, energy efficiency programs, housing rehabilitation/urgent repair programs, land recycling, and economic development. Similar meetings will be held in McDowell, Rutherford, and Cleveland counties. Information gathered at these meetings will be used to prepare for a larger region-wide meeting to be held in Spring, 2011. RSVP by phone or email by contacting Amy Bridges, grant services project manager at 2872281, ext. 1250, or abridges@ regionc.org. – article submitted

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Oak Grove Baptist holds Old Timers Day Oak Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its heritage as well as its future on Sunday, September 12 at the 11 a.m. worship service.

Lunch will be served following the service. The public is invited to attend. – article submitted

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Private property vs. ‘charm’ There is such a contrast in views in the Thermal Belt when it comes to community and property. Take the outcry over the construction of a Dollar General store in Tryon. No surprise that a national chain built a non-descript building. There is one element of our local population that believes, and we tend to agree with them, that Tryon would have been well served to have established ordinances which would have required Dollar General to build something with more “charm.” However, defining in legal terms what features a new Tryon building needs to be thought of as “charming” is a daunting task. No doubt, had the new Dollar General been built according to strict “charm” codes, some would nonetheless now be calling the new building “ugly” and the charm code writers “stupid.” Welcome to public life. That said, we still believe a community has a right to collectively express its wishes through elected officials using all applicable laws, even as regards what private citizens do with private properties. A letter writer points out that in Hilton Head, S.C., all fast food restaurants have been forced to blend into the beach town’s ambience. Hilton Head knew what it wanted and its citizens saw their wishes made law and their town made prosperous. Certainly, if we had known what we wanted here, Dollar General would have, very likely, happily complied. In Polk County, citizens have expressed their wishes through at least two surveys and a long public process of “vision” planning. Yet even so, you can hear in the patter of the Republican candidates for the county board the firm notion that no community wishes, no matter how often expressed and written down, will ever trump private property rights if it comes down to it — and it will always come down to it. One can only wish there were some place to meet in the middle, shake hands and preserve Polk County’s particular ambience and charm. — JB

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not smoke near a child even when they were younger, it’s just something that shouldn’t be done anyway. Smoking around children To the Editor: should be a legal form of child My name isn’t important, abuse. Children are brought but what I have to say is; our to the emergency main goal in sociroom with serious ety is to protect our Letters breathing problems kids whether its from to the and allergies includphysical or mental Editor ing asthma, which abuse. This is a full is caused by secondtime job and a priority. It’s very hand smoke. difficult to keep our kids safe. Being exposed to these toxSmoking around kids isn’t a ins can and will double their good idea. When smoking was chances of lung cancer including popular, millions of kids were respiratory problems. This is an exposed to second-hand smoke, inexcusable action for anyone to whether they were in cars, homes put a child at risk just for their or wherever a child might be. satisfaction. Even then most people would – Vincent McCue

Smoking around children a form of child abuse

Charm is what people look for, not chain stores To the Editor: Although I have not lived in Tryon for 42 years, Tryon still feels like home to me. I do not visit as often as I used to, nor as often as I would like to. But, Tryon still holds and will always hold a special place in my heart. Unfortunately, when growing up there, I did not appreciate it like I do today. My sister told me about the Dollar General store that was being built in Tryon, but until I saw it with my own eyes about two months ago, I had no idea of the “magnitude” of the structure. I envisioned a structure like Landrum’s: small, with a storefront amongst other buildings. But one Saturday, my husband and I were driving from Asheville, and I decided to drive through Tryon on our way back to Charlotte. I had not told my husband about the new structure, and

when he saw it, well...I won’t tell you exactly what he said, but his feelings were pretty clear. The structure, a huge metal box, is particularly atrocious after driving through Tryon, which is a pretty little southern town. After crossing the railroad tracks...Bam. It hits you in the face like a bucket of cold water. I read with interest the Letter to the Editor from Mayor J. Alan Peoples in the Aug. 17, 2010 Bulletin. I totally agree with him, he cannot do it alone; it takes the support and involvement of individuals caring enough to volunteer their time and energy for the betterment of the town. If I lived in Tryon, I would like to be a part of the planning and zoning committee, and I would willingly ask to serve on the Architectural Review Committee, as I currently sit on the homeowner’s board of directors in my community of Charlotte. We are very strict about what can and cannot be built in our (Continued on page 28)


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