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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 84 / No. 20

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, February 28, 2011

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Investigators seize 35 marijuana plants by Samantha Hurst

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., Bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Democratic Women’s Club, monthly meeting will held on Monday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. Everyone welcome. 828-894-3219. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 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. Saluda Center, Monday activities, include Line Dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Tryon Tourism Development Authority, next meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 28 at (Continued on page 2)

Polk County narcotics investigators Feb. 24 seized 35 marijuana plants along with drug manufacturing equipment from a vacant house in Columbus. Michael Capps, sergeant of the narcotics unit, said the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about midday that marijuana was being grown in a vacant home off Peniel Road. When narcotics officers entered the home they found 35 plants in “shoddy” condition, Capps said. “While you may say well that was just 35 plants, it’s still a really big deal because most people who are going to grow marijuana around here might just grow one or two plants,” Capps said. “It’s not the best manufacturing I’ve seen, but a crime is a crime. It doesn’t matter if you have one or 100, we’re going to bust you, especially in Polk County.” Forensics tech Lori Morris processed the scene for additional evidence in the ongoing investigation, Capps said. He said the owner mentioned that multiple people had access to the home but no one currently lives there.

A grouping of the plants seized from the home. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Chamber ‘interested’ in taking over Polk County travel and tourism duties B&B owners urge county not to transfer service

by Leah Justice and Samantha Hurst

The Foothills Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to county commissioners recently saying the board is “unanimous in their interest” in taking on the task of assuming travel and tourism

duties. “We strongly believe that the chamber is the appropriate organization to handle the job and that we could handle it very well,” said chamber president Andy Millard in a letter to commissioners. Chamber members did say they had a few questions before making a final decision as to whether or not they would ac-

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

cept the responsibilities. County commissioners met Monday, Feb. 21 and directed county manager Ryan Whitson to answer those questions. Also last week, travel and tourism advisory board chair Peggy Turner submitted a letter asking the county to appoint an open position on the travel and (Continued on page 3)


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5 p.m. at Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Public welcome. Information: 828-859-6655. Al Anon: Green Creek, meets at the Green Creek Community Center Mondays, 6 p.m., 828-817-6675. Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Green Creek Community Center Christian Wisdom Circle, for friends and families of alcoholics/addicts, Monday 7:15 p.m. 828-817-6675. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority, makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s

How To Reach Us

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) Betty Ramsey, Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000 or 800-617-7132 or Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, e-mail saludacenter@ or visit www.saluda. com. 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. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care, provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy is scheduled every Tuesday. An opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Polk County Library Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Free. All area children and caregivers welcome. Caregiver must remain with child. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills daytime grief support group, first Tuesday each month, noon, Hospice Center behind St. Luke’s Hospital. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. No charge to attend; newcomers welcome. 828-894-7000, 800617-7132, Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Special meeting of Saluda Board of Commissioners, Tuesday, March 1 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library meeting room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss workshop for personnel policy issues and 2011 Coon Dog Day. Polk County Museum, Bill Mosseller will speak Tuesday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. on arrowheads and how he finds them. All are welcome. Teen Character/Skills Building Group, Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Saluda Business Association,

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Today: Cloudy, with 70 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 68, low 41.

T-storms Tuesday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 60, low 37.


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Thursday’s weather was: High 58, low 46, 0.21 inches of rain.

OBITUARIES Edna Suddeth Holden, p. 8 Thomas Kenneth Page, p. 8

first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary will have a joint supper meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. Meat and dessert will be provided. Bring side dishes and bread. Foothills Autism/Asperger’s Parent Support Group, meets the first Tuesday, 6 p.m., Polk County Library community room (Columbus). 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. American Legion, Polk County Memorial Post 250, first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., 43 Depot Street, Tryon. Prior to this meeting, a new group American Legion Riders will meet for the first time at 6 p.m. in the same location. Foothills Knitting Guild, first Tuesday of each month, North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn, 221 North Main Street, Campobello, 7 p.m. Polk Democratic Party Precinct meetings, will be held at the following locations: Columbus 1 & 2 - Democratic Party HQ at 7 p.m.; Coopers Gap - Sunny View Elementary School at 7 p.m.; Green Creek - Green Creek Fire Department at 7:30 p.m.; White Oak - Mill Spring Fire

Department at 7 p.m.; Saluda Saluda Library at 7 p.m.; Tryon - Harmon Field Log Cabin at 7 p.m. Meetings are free and open to any registered Democrat residing in the precinct. Visit www. or e-mail County chairman Blake Arledge at


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian Club Meeting, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m. bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Medication Assistance, 9 a.m. noon. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. 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.

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tourism board, to allow the board to spend budgeted monies to invest in the website and to place the travel and tourism advisory board on the county’s March 21 agenda. “The Polk County tourism businesses have great concerns about the proposed changes to the Polk County Travel and Tourism department,” Turner said. “They request that you do not make a hasty decision about the tourism department’s fate and that you allow them time on your March 21, 2011 meeting agenda to make a presentation with their recommendations on changes and/or plans for the department’s future.” Some accommodation providers have already expressed concern over the chamber possibly taking over travel and tourism services. Jim Ott, owner of the Mimosa Inn, says there are some facts about the issue that the Bulletin has not addressed, including that the county’s travel and tourism office was

created by an occupancy tax that accommodation providers asked to be imposed on visitors. The revenue from that tax is dedicated by law to promote travel and tourism in Polk County. Ott said the biggest elephant in the room is that the accommodation providers have for years “constantly and consistently complained to the county manager and county commission regarding the operation and direction of the travel and tourism office, feeling changes were needed to make the office efficient.” “These complaints were for the most part politely listened to and then ignored, sometimes; suggestions were modified to such an extent to be ineffective,” said Ott. “Therefore the complaints continued. In truth, county officials are actually just plain tired of hearing about (travel and tourism), and the idea to transfer the office along with daily responsibility to the chamber looks on the surface as a good way to dispose of the problem and actually save money while doing it.”

Ott said he doesn’t think the chamber has the same agenda as accommodation providers. Chamber director Janet Sciacca said the chamber was asked by county officials if they would be interested in taking on the role as a means of trimming the county budget. She said the chamber did not seek the proposal out. Sciacca also said those opposed have not sought her out. “None of the accommodations owners who seem so opposed to the idea have called us and I think that is interesting,” Sciacca said. “So I don’t feel they do know what the chamber’s stance is. I welcome anyone to come into our office and talk with me about it.” Other travel and tourism industry providers have also expressed concern about the current tourism advisory board being dissolved and the chamber creating a new board with chamber members. Some area accommodation providers are not chamber members. The county included seven letters in its agenda packet last



week from various tourism related businesses that do not want the county to transfer the service to the chamber. “Tourism is the main economic engine of the county and to pull all funding on travel and tourism would be a huge mistake to the local tourism industry,” said Saluda Business Association officers Catherine Ross, Jim Carson, Cathy Jackson, Shelley Dekay and Joni Mahaffey. “Furthermore, allowing the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce to manage the local tourism would be destructive to the industry and a conflict of interest.” A few letters mentioned what a detriment it would be to lose travel and tourism director Melinda Young, who has been described as a “driving force” for travel and tourism. Butterfly Creek Retreat and Spa owner Sarah Huff asked the county to consider options less drastic than allowing the chamber, which “crosses state lines and has historically proven to not support (Continued on page 4)


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Millard to railway property owners: ‘We messed up’ by Leah Justice


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Saluda Grade Rail Committee member Andy Millard made a public apology last week to railway property owners who recently expressed concern they weren’t consulted on plans for a trail along the railroad. The Polk County Board of Commissioners heard Monday, Feb. 21 from Millard as well as residents who offered both positive and negative comments about the trail effort. “I understand that at last month’s meeting several property owners expressed displeasure and rightly so,” Millard said. “That’s our fault. And for those property owners who are here this evening and may not be, I’d like to apologize. We messed up.” Millard said the committee

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local businesses in tourism,” to take over tourism office duties. “Most of the tourism related businesses in our area have dropped out of the chamber due to its ineffectiveness,” said Huff. Sciacca said the chamber has done their homework and believes there is no reason it would not be capable of handling the challenge. “This is not something we were looking for, but we would try and do the very best job we could. Right now its all still very up in the air,” Sciacca said. Sciacca said the chamber would have to hire an additional staff member. Millard’s letter to the commission included a list of what the chamber understands can be included in the contract: • The current $60,000 to $65,000 in occupancy tax would be transferred to the chamber tourism office. • The county would provide $10,000 in start-up funds on July 1. • The chamber will request a four-year contract. • The chamber will provide a

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knew property owners who aren’t on board with the proposal would be an issue and the committee planned to include them, but unfortunately, the committee didn’t get around to it. “We want to address that and we’ve started to do that already,” said Millard. “We think we may have something here that could be of great benefit to the entire county, including the property owners.” Millard announced a meeting to be held with the committee and property owners for March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tryon Depot. Millard asked that the meeting be specifically for the committee and property owners to discuss the proposal. (Continued on page 5)

financial statement of expenses annually. • The current tourism advisory board will be dissolved. • The chamber will form a tourism steering committee consisting of chamber board members. • The chamber will maintain a website specifically for Polk County. “If we are given the responsibility of operating travel and tourism, we will require full authority in executing that responsibility, including how the funds are spent, who to hire, etc.,” Millard’s letter said. “Along these lines, please be advised that we would not be bound by any contracts entered into by the current tourism board from this point forward until the contract is signed and agreed upon. Again, we do have a keen interest in taking on this very important job.” Accommodations providers plan to meet March 3 to discuss the issue. Polk commissioners will hear from the travel and tourism advisory board during the March 21 meeting in the commissioner’s meeting room of the Womack building at 3 p.m.

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During the county’s last meeting on Feb. 7, commissioners heard from seven property owners from Tryon Township who said commissioners should not have approved a resolution without speaking to them. Commissioners apologized and said they did not think of how the venture could affect nearby residents. Some of the same residents spoke last week on issues concerning a trail in their backyard. Gary Walker said people keep talking about adjacent property owners, but “there’s no adjacent when you own the property to the center line of the tracks.” “You requested security in this small room,” Walker said, referring to the commissioners’ decision to increase security for county meetings. “Where’s the security going to come from on thousands of acres of the railroad?”


Carroll Edney said he owns 30 tee is trying to explore possible acres and has fears about the pub- uses for the rail that hasn’t been lic using the trail on his property. used in 10 years and can’t be used “How has Millard got control currently because it’s washed out. to ride on my land?” asked Edney. “We would just ask that you al“How come I can’t come down to low us to continue on in discovery ya’ll’s property and ride on it? I’m as to how and if the Saluda grade not having raping and people hav- can be converted to a rails trail,” ing sex. I don’t Chapman said. want that junk J e ff B y r d going on in my “I understand that at last also spoke in backyard.” favor of the efmonth’s meeting several Jerry Burns fort. said the property property owners expressed He said a owners own the displeasure and rightly trail could be railroad already so.... I’d like to apologize.” an economic and pay taxes engine for our -- Andy Millard on the property. c o m m u n i t y. Norfolk-SouthByrd asked if ern has a right of way, Burns said, the county wants jobs and busiand asked if that means they can nesses to thrive. He said the just turn over that right of way to reason is to explore, not to upset anyone they want. the property owners. “What’s the compensation?” The rail committee was formed Burns asked. “I bought that land. to see if Norfolk-Southern would Whether this project goes ahead allow a trail system between or not, I would think the expense Landrum and Saluda for walking, of it will be tremendous.” biking and possibly horses. The Ed Chapman said the commit- committee is attempting to get




support from local governments prior to officially approaching Norfolk-Southern. Millard said last week the committee spoke with N.C. Congressman Heath Shuler, who said he thinks it would be a good idea. Millard also said the committee spoke to Norfolk-Southern, who said, “no,” but that doesn’t mean it has to be “no” forever, he said. “It could be a great thing for the economic welfare of the towns and the county as a whole, as well as the idea of the ability to preserve this beautiful and historic corridor for future generations,” Millard said. Millard also said there’s a possibility the project won’t happen, because Norfolk-Southern might not allow it and costs might be too prohibitive. “We want to work together to develop something that just about everybody can feel good about,” Millard said. “I ask you to allow us to continue to explore it for a while.”


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Saluda holds special meeting March 1 Mayor Baisden has called a special meeting of the Saluda Board of Commissioners for Tuesday, March 1 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library meeting room. 110228 - page 2

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the following: • Workshop for personnel policy issues; • 2011 Coon Dog Day. – article submitted

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Edna Suddeth Holden

Mrs. Edna Suddeth Holden, 95, formerly of Inman, S.C., went to her heavenly home Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at White Oak Manor in Tryon. Mrs. Holden was born in Inman on July 22, 1915, the daughter of the late Blanche and Minnie (Weaver) Suddeth, and was the widow of Claude Cleveland Holden. They were married for over 59 years. Mrs. Holden was a faithful member of Holston Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School


Thomas Kenneth Page

Thomas Kenneth Page, 70, of Landrum died Thursday, Feb. 24 at his home. Born in Spartanburg, S.C., on Jan. 17, 1941, he was the son of the

teacher for young girls for many years. She was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class and had been a member of the sanctuary choir. Mrs. Holden was a wonderful cook and a homemaker. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens and most of all loved sharing with her family and many friends. Survivors include two sons, Grady Holden and his wife Nancy of Lyman, S.C.; Alfred Holden and his wife Marilyn of Inman; a

daughter, Carolyn Staggs and her husband, Julian “Bud,” of Campobello; a brother, Nolan Suddeth and his wife Barbara of Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister, Heddie Wolfe and her husband Albert of Inman; five grandchildren, Scott and Gregg Staggs, Susan Gilbert and Michael and Mark Holden. There are also 13 great-grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. She was predeceded in death by six brothers, Roy, Jim, Woodrow, Charles, George and Fletcher Suddeth; one sister, Lyda Newman, and her stepmother, the late Sunnie Barnett Suddeth. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 3 p.m.

at Holston Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. Reggie Parker and Rev. Donnan Lawson conducting the services. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman. Pallbearers serving were: Scott and Gregg Staggs, Michael and Mark Holden, Clint Staggs and Cody Gilbert. The Winsome Sunday Class served as honorary escort. Memorials may be made to: Holston Creek Baptist Church, 311 Holston Creek Church Rd., Inman, S.C. 29349. An online guest register is available at: www. Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory, Inman, S.C.

late Thomas Reginald and Beatrice Ravan Page. A painter by trade, he attended Fairview Baptist Church. He leaves behind his children, Terri Page Sobel (Russell) of Morgantown, W.V., and Jeffrey Kenneth Page (Chely) of Pauline, S.C.; his grandchildren, Erik Page, Reagan Sobel and Luke Page; his sisters Frances McCarty (Doug)

of Landrum and Virginia Good (Frank) of Gowensville, S.C.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 in the Fairview Baptist Church, Landrum, with Rev. Chuck Mullinax officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following

the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 705 Hwy. 14 W., Landrum, S.C. 29356. An on-line guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a joint meeting with the legion on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be a covered dish supper celebrating the birthday of the legion, which was founded in March 1918.

The men are supplying the meat and drinks and the auxiliary will supply casseroles, salads and desserts. All members should make an effort to attend. There will also be a surprise guest speaker. – article submitted

S.C. Republican Party to meet March 3 The South Carolina Republican Party will be reorganizing each of its precincts in Spartanburg County on Thursday, March 3. The Landrum Republican Party Precinct reorganization will be held at the Landrum Civic Center (Old Depot) on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. During this meeting, the of-

ficers for the precinct and delegates to the county and state convention will be elected. All Republican voters for the Landrum Precinct are invited to attend and participate. For questions call Paul Ayers, president, at 864-978-2629 or Bob Walker at 864-4573328. – article submitted

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Lingerfelt Landscape Management Services Chuck Lingerfelt 4265 Collinsville Rd. Columbus, NC 28782

R.L. Wellborn shot best in VFW ’s 2010 Turkey Shoot

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Shown above is R.L. Wellborn (left) and VFW Post 10349 Mill Spring Post Commander Kurtis Pike. Wellborn is holding the belt buckle that he won for shooting the best every week during the yearly event in 2010. The turkey shoot runs from September to December every year. (photo submitted)

Letter to the Editor

Chamber and travel and tourism

To the Editor: As executive director of the  Carolina Foothills Chamber  of Commerce, I would like to address a comment printed in a  recent Bulletin article.  Can’t run a barbecue festi val? I seriously doubt anyone  agrees with that statement, but bear with me.  Last year the Chamber hired  a professional survey organiza tion, TouchPoll out of Georgia, to conduct a survey at the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival. They  surveyed hundreds of visitors.  They rated our festival a 9 out of 10, and called it one of the  very best festivals they have  ever surveyed.  We got high scores for ev erything: parking, trams, music, food, location, clean port-ojohns, general cleanliness,  0tfn0COn- InDD - page efforts, 50 recycling atmosphere, number of and quality of vol unteers. The list goes on.  They were quite impressed. And, according to the cook

teams and BBQ vendors that have been on the BBQ festival circuit all these years, ours is one of the very best out of more than 400 held nationwide each year. And this was not just a oneyear phenomenon. Since its founding by Jim Tabb and a few other stalwarts in 1994, the festival has grown steadily, earning national prominence and pumping millions of dollars into our local economy. After considering the possibility of closing it down following the 2009 event, the community pulled together and revived it. And this year promises to be better than ever. Are we perfect? Not by a long shot. But I believe that if we could assemble in one place the thousands of dedicated volunteers who over the years have made the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival one of the best events in the nation, I believe they would tell you unequivocally: we know how to run a barbecue festival. –– Janet Sciacca, executive director, Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce

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Remembering Don, Chuck, Earl and Evelyn I mentioned our loss of my long-term friend Donald Arledge in my Christmas column. We went through Tryon School together. He was one of the few guys who had a car when we got to high school, which meant he could have many girl friends. To my knowledge, he chose only one. Actually, I think his winning smile and personality trounced the little Oldsmobile coupe as the attractant. The common denominator for Don and me was airplanes. Did we ever love airplanes! We both made all sorts of models of them, and flew them from Harmon Field and even the school ground. Don graduated to radio controlled models and I later designed and flew real airplanes. We would compare notes in his drug store when I visited Tryon; he always wished he could make more time to build and fly his models. My wife Fran attended nearly all of the history classes that the

late Chuck Ross jeans to class!� Remember ( R e m e m b e r taught at the local ICC. I felt hippies?) When that I knew Col. Another by Garland Ross from her solid citizen of Goodwin regular reports of our county was what happened Earl Foy. When in his classes. He had a devoted fol- I saw him in a store a week before lowing, for his classes never failed he died unexpectedly, I commentto “make,� even when repeated. ed that it was the first time I had He always taught in terms of seen him without his wife, Ruth. the personalities and realities inHe told me where she was and volved. A battlefield commander we parted for the last time. When himself, he was able to involve I later saw Ruth in the same store, his students in the intricacies I told her it was the first time I had of the wars that determined the seen her without Earl. I say this course of our history. because to me they were a truly He invited class participation, so devoted couple; she confirmed that there were always lively discussions they always did things together. that Chuck usually kept on track. I took a picture of Earl at a party When he related that Desoto where he was picking up empty had been exploring Our Area two-liter drink bottles to put them in when for no known reason he sud- the trash. He turned one up to drain denly went to Florida, Fran put her the last drop into his mouth, and I hand up and said, “Surf’s up!� To recorded that moment for posterity. which Chuck replied with mock I carried the photo in my car exasperation, “Well, what can we for weeks without seeing the expect from someone who wears Foys, but I took it to Ruth at the

visitation. She says someone in their family has framed it! When I was giving blood regularly (my meds now prevent me) at Holy Cross, either Dot McCall or Evelyn Chapman would escort me to the table for juice and cookies afterward. I am about twice as big as either of them, but I always enjoyed being pampered by such wonderful ladies. I never noticed any ill effects from the loss of that pint of blood, but I have wondered whether they could have kept me from falling! As I wrote in my tribute to Dot McCall, this struck me as a role reversal: the little old lady was helping the Boy Scout to cross the street! Demus and Evelyn were among the first to welcome us back to Polk County when we retired. They were the kind of folks that everyone misses when they leave us. They both essentially left us long ago, but we take comfort in thinking that now they are together again where we may one day join them. Â


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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! Estate/Tag Sales MOVING SALE: Fri., 2/25 and Sat., 2/26, 9am-2pm, Hummingbird Ln. in Columbus, Mtn. Shadows off Skyuka Rd. Furniture, art, smalls, etc. Follow signs off Skyuka Rd. Please be courteous when parking.

Services BRENDA NAUMANN announces her new website:

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BUILDING SITES EVALUATED Is it buildable? Site prep cost? Setbacks? So many questions... we have answers. For more information visit our website at, click 'Services' tab. Office 864-472-3420. Serving Landrum, Polk, Rutherford and 75 mile radius. CONLON TREE CARE Quality tree work at reasonable prices. Pruning, removals, chipping, log splitting. Free estimates, references. INSURED, EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE. Call Tom at 828-863-4011. CRAFTSMAN SERVICES 864-978-2283. Custom Builders, Repairs, Kitchens & Baths. Decks, Roofing, Plumbing. FERTILIZER & LIME. Pastures and hayfields, custom and standard blend. Call Green Farm Supply for price and scheduling. 828-863-4343. LOVE LOCATION, HATE HOUSE? We can help. Custom General Contractor. Remodel, renovate, upfit, addition, decking unlimited, steps on steep terrain, more ceiling height, handicap conversions and more. Visit our w e b s i t e a t, click 'Services' tab. Office 864-472-3420. Serving Landrum, Polk, Rutherford and 75 mile radius.

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Help Wanted WANTED: FARM HELP NEEDED. Small immaculate horse farm needs help with morning barn chores from 8am to noon. Applicant must have experience with horses and farm equipment such as tractors, mowers, spreaders, sprayers, etc. The successful applicant will have a high school diploma, transportation, speaks English fluently, and experience with horses. These particular horses are high maintenance with medical conditions that require constant care. Applicant should be aware some heavy lifting is needed to assist with restocking heavy compressed bales of hay and shavings. References are required. Pay will start at $10/hour. Applicants must submit their resume and contact information in writing to P.O. Box 152, Tryon, NC 28782 by March 4.

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Homes For Rent FOR RENT: DUPLEX in Green Creek. Spacious, attractive, clean 2BR 1.5BA w/large master, walk-in closet, W/D, non-smoking. $695/month plus deposit. Call 828-863-4242. HWY. 11, CLIFFS ENTRANCE. One bedroom, jacuzzi, wood floors, two balconies, appliances, utilities paid. $795 month. Call 864-895-9177. LOG CABIN near Columbus. One room with a loft. Washer and dryer, fireplace with new wood stove, includes trash pickup. $425/mo. 828-817-1262.

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Apartments FOR RENT: 1BR, 1BA Apt., covered porch overlooking Trade St., lots of closets, large great room, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer connections, $695. 864-313-7848 or 864-895-9177. 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.

Houses for Sale NICE OLDER RANCH-STYLE home, move-in condition, 2BR/1BA, large mature lot quiet setting, close to town. $85,000. By appointment, 828-863-2415.

Condominiums for Sale FOR SALE: 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo. 161 Melrose #2. $18k cash or owner financing available for qualified buyer. Sold as is. Call 803-556-8193.

Farms, Acreage & Timber 9.47 ACRES, 2 Houses, large 3 stall pole barn, large run-in shed, 3 fresh water springs, 1/2 in city, 1/2 in county, short walk to Columbus. Horse Farm? May divide, may trade. By Appointment Only. 828-817-0706.

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Carolina Keglers Bowling results

The following are the results of the Carolina Keglers games bowled on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Autumn Lanes in Forest City. Women’s High Game: 1. Debi Monahan – 171; 2. Phyllis Ruegg – 161. Women’s High Series: 1. Gerri Reitz – 446; 2. Phyllis Ruegg – 445. Men’s High Game: 1. Dave Ritchie – 202; 2. Mike Lohr – 189. Men’s High Series: 1. Dave Ritchie – 520; 2. Mike Davidson – 512. Most Pins Over Average: Debi Monahan - +29; Dave Ritchie - +53. Best Team (4 points/most wood): Phyllis Ruegg, Mike Lohr Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Gerri Reitz at 828-859-5206. Members are asked to call Gerri when they cannot bowl and to advise when they will return. – article submitted


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WHERE WE WORK An in-depth look at an area business

NAME OF PERSON FEATURED: Tiffany Hardee. NAME OF BUSINESS: Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital. STREET ADDRESS: 155 Shuford Rd. PHONE NUMBER: 828-894-6064. HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - noon. OWNERS: Angel Mitchell, D.V.M., C.V.A. and Iain Fitch, D.V.M. E-MAIL: NATURE OF BUSINESS: Animal hospital and boarding facility. HOW’S BUSINESS? We have been steady even though the economy has been slow. ONE THING YOU WISH EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS: Where we are located! We are right past Medicap Pharmacy & Link Medical. SOMETHING YOU OFFER THAT A CUSTOMER WON’T FIND ELSEWHERE: In addition to “traditional” western medicine, we offer holistic medicine such as chiropractic, nutritional support, acupuncture and herbal medicine.

ADVICE TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Make sure you start a business that you are passionate about – after all, there is a lot of hard work, stress and long hours involved. If you love what you do and believe in the product/service that you are selling it will prosper. YOUR FIRST JOB: Bell Laundry – I was the counter clerk who checked in each piece of clothing for cleaning, alterations, etc. We got plenty of free dry cleaning and the chance to meet some very interesting people! YOUR ROLE MODEL (IN BUSINESS OR IN LIFE GENERALLY): I have two – my son because he is the happiest person I know, and my husband for all of his wisdom. THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS: Loving what you do and lots of patience!

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Letter to the Editor

County gives away tax dollars To the Editor: It is said, the only definite things in this world are “death and taxes.” So, as an accommodations provider in Polk County we pay our share to the federal, state, county, city and Travel and Tourism entities (five total). It is also understood that there should be “no taxation without representation.” So, when the advisory board to Polk County Travel and Tourism learned that the organization that many had labored years to establish was to be

“dissolved” and our tax dollars diverted to the Foothills Chamber of Commerce, it was deeply upsetting to a good number of business owners in this community. The hard working people of Saluda, Columbus and Tryon should be upset as well, because what is happening to us could easily happen to you! What the accommodations providers and other tourism related businesses in this area contribute to the county coffers helps to offset the tax burden on the general public. Since the mills have all closed and agricultural lands are being developed, tourism is a good place to focus. The engine that drives local tourism would best be managed by the people that have invested

their homes, their educations, their lives and tax dollars to see it do well. Is the membership of the Foothills Chamber qualified to do that? Would we be expected to pay again for membership to the chamber to have our voices heard? Look at the very name the chamber group is using – they call themselves the “Foothills Chamber of Commerce.” The reason for that is because they also promote business interests across the border in South Carolina. Is that where we need our tax dollars to go – to another state? Just visit our website,, and there you will find that first example of the hard work the tourism mem-

bership has put into promoting this most beautiful part of the country. Should we be forced to throw it all away? In these difficult economic times, we all need to get the most for every dollar spent. So why should the chamber turn down a $66,000 contribution from the county? (This brings us back to that “taxation without representations” thing again.) It is recognized that governments across this great land have made some bad decisions. Can we allow our local government to hand over 66,000 of our tax dollars to a private entity with no proven track record? We can’t allow that to happen here. There’s too much at stake. – Dale Potruski, owner of The Oak Bed and Breakfast

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Polk County Middle School celebrates Pajama Day

Polk County Middle School celebrated Pajama Day on Monday, Feb. 14. Pictured above are Kelsey Staffelback, Rebecca Price, Wess Hill, Bethany Hyder, Victoria Swain and Marshall Price. (photo submitted)

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Owls in Western North Carolina Owls: The very name conjures up visions, not all good, as for centuries owls have been associated with death, black magic and the dark images of the night. In real life, owls are chiefly nocturnal, although certain species are active during the daylight hours, as well as the hours of Polk County dawnnotiCe and dusk. of Current and In Westernvolunteer North Carolina we uPComing board have five widevaCanCies spread species, animalasCruelty as well sev- investigation -1 regular eral thatvacancy migrate appearance Commission -1 regusouth for winter lar vacancy months. Council aging - 4 regular The five on resivacancies dent species are economic development Commisthe Screech-Owl, Great sionEastern - 1 regular vacancy Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Northequalization and review -5 reguern Saw-whet Owl and the Barn lar vacancies Owl, while those that - 2move library board of trustees regusouth include the Long-eared and lar vacancies nursing Home Short-eared OwlsCommunity and rarely,advithe sory Committtee - 2 regular magnificent Snowy Owl.vacancies * region Workforceowls developOur mostCfamiliar are ment board 1 regular vacancy the Screech, Great Horned and tarand Heelthese delegate reguthe senior Barred, are- 2found lar vacancies commonly throughout our region Zoning board of adjustments - 2 in suburban gardens, cities and alternate vacancies woodlots. *Must be from the private-for-profit Owls sector. are usually found at business night by listening to their calls if interested, please pick up an and tracking them down. Each application at the County manager's species has itsBuilding, own distinctive Office, Womack Columbus, nC orand call 894-3301, ext.very 7 for on-line call, they can be vocal accessattracting instructions. when mates and going adv. 1/31;2/2,7,9 through courtship behavior. The Eastern Screech-Owl, the small-eared owl, is found 1x4.5 throughout western North Carolina in woods with dense clumps of pines. The long drawn–out whinnies and squealings it utters are a familiar sound of wooded

areas. This small owl comes in two color phases; gray or a rich chestnut-brown. The gray phase birds are predominantly birds of western areas, while the red phases show an easterly bias. Often mixed pairs of these color phases can be found breeding together. Screech-Owls nest in disused woodpecker holes, natural cavities and man-made nest boxes, so leaving dead trees around could atby Simon tract these birds Thompson into your area. Barred Owls are larger, do not have ear tufts and are found from southern swamps to mountain forests. They are gray-brown in coloration, with a strong barring of black stripes on their breast and dark brown eyes. They are well known for their loud “whoopings” and calls that sound like a troupe of monkeys in distress. Their calls are commonly paraphrased as “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for y’all.” Larger still is the Great Horned Owl. They are crow-sized and their nesting habits differ considerably from its far smaller relative, the Screech-Owl. Although Great Horned Owls have been recorded building their own nests, they more commonly take over the nests of Red-tailed Hawks, crows and those of other large birds of prey. Nesting starts very early in the year, and the birds have been observed sitting on eggs under

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Public Notice As per House bill 1160, clean Water Act 1999 the town of tryon has completed the 2010 Annual Performance Reports for the following facilities: Wastewater treatment Plant Permit No. Nc0021601 Wastewater collection System Permit No. WQcS00111 tryon Middle School Permit No. Nc0034932 Polk County A copy of the Annual Performance notiCe of Current and reguReports can be obtained during volunteer board laruPComing business hours at the tryon town vaCanCies astern Screech Owlwebsite, Hall or Ethe town of tryon's appearance Commission a blanket of snow as early-1as adv.2/16 regular vacancy December. Council on aging - 4 regular Great Horned Owls are also vacancies known as Hoot Owls and have isothermal Planning & devel1x2.5 large ear tufts that emphasis their opment Commission - 1 regular 2/16P size even more. vacancy Their deep hoots are common library board of trustees -2 sounds throughout the late winter regular vacancies and nursing early spring as Community they pair up Home and establish territories advisory Committtee - 2 throughregular out our area. They are actually vacancies recreation boardowls -2 one of the mostadvisory widespread regularfound vacancies being from Canada to * region C Workforce developTierra del Fuego. ment board regular All of these1 owls canvacancy be found Zoning board of adjustments -2 roosting during the day if one alternate vacancies searches diligently amongst the *must be from the private-forlarge andsector. the deep thickets. profitpines business In real life, owls arebeindeed applicants must currentfasciresinating birds and not the mysteridents of Polk County, with no taxes ous, evil birds old.applications in arrears. Pickofup Thompson hasOffice, lived at Simon the County Manager's building, Columbus, nC inWomack WNC for the past 16 years. or go to He owns and operatesand hisclick own resourcetour finder to print. forVentures further birding company, details: Tours. 828-894-3901 ext. 7. Birding www.birdventures. adv.. 2/23.2/25.3/2,4 com

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Public Notice the town of tryon Water and Sewer Department will conduct smoke testing on the sewer lines starting the week of February 21, 2011 and will continue for approximately four weeks, weather permitting. adv. 2/25,28; 3/7,14

notiCe 1x1.5 of PubliC Hearing february 21, 2011 2/25 notice is hereby given that at 7:00 p.m. on monday, march 7, 2011, at the green Creek fire department, 8645 Hwy. 9 south, Columbus, nC, the Polk County board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed bright’s Creek development agreement. if you cannot attend the meeting, you may direct your comments on the proposed bright’s Creek development agreement to beth fehrmann, Clerk to the board, at or P.o. box 308, Columbus, nC 28722. beth fehrmann Callto 828-863-4444 for Clerk the board P o l k more C o u information nty board of Commissioners adv. 2/24, 2/28

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‘Ignite Foothills NC 2011’ youth event April 10 On Sunday, April 10 at 6 p.m., the Polk Baptist Association will sponsor a youth event, “Ignite Foothills NC 2011,” which will be held at the Polk County High

School gymnasium. Youth Evangelist Clayton King will be the guest speaker. King has preached to youth in 23 countries and 43 states

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