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Vol. 84 / No. 111

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Dog days of summer Saluda prepares for 48th annual Coon Dog Day Saturday, July 9 by Samantha Hurst

Saluda expects a flood of people this weekend at the 48th annual Coon Dog Day. Festivities kick off Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. with the Coon Dog Day 5K and run until 11 p.m. with a community street dance. Organizer Monica Pace said an estimated 15-20,000 people show up to experience Coon Dog Day each year. “In a town of 700 that’s a lot of people and a lot of work for a small staff, but it’s worth it,” Pace said. “I’ve only missed one Coon Dog Day my whole life and (Continued on page 4)

Coon dogs sleep in the heat of the 2010 Coon Dog Day. This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 9 in downtown Saluda. (photo by John Clayton)

Barry White, who grew up in Columbus and graduated from Polk Central High School in 1961, reports that WMS Construction, the company he owns and operates in Melbourne, Fla., was just named to the “Space Coast Business” magazine’s 2011 “100 Most Admired Companies.”

Sizemore new principal at TES by Samantha Hurst

New family photos grace the filing cabinets and a new nameplate sits on the desk of the principal’s office at Tryon Elementary School (TES), but the man behind the desk shares a common passion with retired principal Walker Williams. “Now, I’m not Mr. Williams, but the passion for children is definitely

one thing we share,” said William Ott Sizemore, the new TES principal. “I do hope people see very soon that I really care about their children. Every child here, every child, is just as important as the next.” Sizemore took on his new role July 1. “We are certainly fortunate to find

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


Saluda Center , Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee, 10 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828-2906600. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Fridays, Saluda, West Main parking lot, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., VISA/ EBT accepted. Visit for vendor list or sign-up. American Legion Post 250, weekly Bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m..

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Landrum Farmer's Market, meets Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. at the Depot. For more information, call Joe Cunningham at 864-457-6585. Columbus Farmer's Market, Saturdays, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Womack building parking lot. New vendors, live music, free pet-sitting. Visit to register or for more information. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes will be held at the Congregational Church Annex, 210 Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828290-6600.


Vegetarian community potluck, hosted by Carole Antun every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at 162 Lyncourt Drive, Tryon. This event is open to the community and music will also be included. Info: 828-859-9994.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food,fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. 12:30 p.m. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community.

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Local Weather Forecast:



Moon Phase

Today: Par tly cloudy, with 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 83, low 67.

Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy, with 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 85, low 67. Sunday: Partly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 87, low 67. Monday: Partly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 89, low 69. Wednesday’s weather was: High 88, low 67, 0.04 inches of rain.

Poll results Do you like the Board of Education’s plan to add two additional instruction days to next school year? Percentages taken from 37 total votes

No, they should have taken the waiver

No, they should have added in all five days

Yes, it will be good for students, teachers and parents

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894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone

Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. 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 Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, Tuesday activities in(Continued on page 9)

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such a distinguished school administrator with a proven track record to replace Mr. Williams,” said Superintendent Bill Miller. “We think Mr. Sizemore is the right person to maintain the high level of achievement Tryon Elementary School has obtained under Mr. Williams.” Sizemore most recently served as principal of Holly Springs – Motlow Elementary School in Spartanburg County Schools District One. Sizemore holds a master’s and educational specialist’s degrees from Converse College. He has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and director of personnel in Spartanburg County. He said leaving his prior school was far from an easy decision. “Tryon and Polk County are probably the only places in the world I would have left District

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“We are certainly fortunate to find such a distinguished school administrator with a proven track record to replace Mr. Williams. We think Mr. Sizemore is the right person to maintain the high level of achievement Tryon Elementary School has obtained under Mr. Williams.” -- Polk Schools Supt. Bill Miller

One for,” Sizemore said. “My love for Mr. Williams and deep respect for Bill Miller made it an easier decision.” Sizemore served as assistant principal under Williams 18 years ago at Duncan Elementary in Dis(Continued on page 4)

Ott Sizemore sits in the courtyard of Tryon Elementary, where he serves as the new principal following Walker Williams’ retirement. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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Christmas event and regular school-based musicals and plays. Please picture•of828-859-5375 church over the X. 125 Pacolet Street, on the hillplace in town Sizemore aims especially to WE WANT TO SHARE OUR CHURCH AND OUR LORD WITH YOU. trict Five in South Carolina. Dur- instill ownership of the school in ing that year, the two grew close its fifth graders. Sundays are for Worship! To do so, he plans to host professionally and personally. 10:00 A. M. Sunday School “That same year, my father a program called Lunch with 11:00 A. M. Joyful Worship X Youth “Refuge” 56:00 P. M. passed away and Williams served Leaders in which a handful of Choirs for all ages basically as a surrogate father and fifth graders will be asked to have mentor to me,” Sizemore said. lunch with himself, the counselor Wednesday and local com“We’ve had a 10:00 A.M. Bible Study & Prayer very, very close “Following Mr. Williams munity leadJeffrey C. Harris, pastor Dr. Bill Rev. Henderson, Pastor in the Interim ers. He said he relationship – plans to rely on we would have is one of the greatest these students dinner once or honors I’ve ever had. It Please place picture of church over the X. 2x2 in particular to twice a month could be intimidating lead the school. without fail.” 12/4 F tfn “I really S i z e m o r e but I know he’s laid TBAP-033564 want to get to moved on in his the groundwork for us know the chilcareer to become dren so we can principal at O.P. to continue to do great continue to E a r l e , w h e r e things.” he served from -- New Tryon Elementary be the kind of 1993 to 2000. Principal Ott Sizemore school to prepare them for During those the future,” he said. “You can’t seven years, the school was TRYonbapTisT - page 31 named an Academic Gold Win- do this without great teachers ner and “Exemplary Reading” but you also can’t do it without School of the Year for South students wanting to achieve.” Sizemore said many people Carolina. It also was made a member of the Writing School might have found it overwhelmHall of Fame and won a Literacy ing to follow in the footsteps of Spot Award. O.P. Earle was the their mentor. “Following Mr. Williams is first South Carolina school to win all four awards in the same one of the greatest honors I’ve academic year. At every school ever had,” Sizemore said. “It Sizemore has led, he held up could be intimidating but I know community involvement as a key he’s laid the groundwork for us to continue to do great things.” to the students’ success. Sizemore is married to Lynda At TES he hopes to work with the Parent Teacher Organization Sizemore, also an educator. He to plan a back-to-school bar- has three daughters, a son, two becue, an old-timey “Dickens” stepsons and one grandson.

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I love it.” The 48th-annual Coon Dog Day also corresponds with Saluda’s 130th birthday this year, making the event especially commemorative. “It’s a free event, which is very nice, but it also has a good down home feeling to it,” Pace said. “For me, because I’m from here, it’s like a homecoming. You see people you went to school with and other people you haven’t seen in years. You get to

catch up with a lot of people.” One of Pace’s favorite events during Coon Dog Day is the parade. “The parade, we don’t require any registration for it, it just kind of happens,” Pace said. “That makes it even more fun for us because even we don’t know what kind of things people will do … everyone just sort of lines up and surprises us all.” This means a unique assembly of homemade floats, tractors, motorcycles and, of course, the (Continued on page 5)

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One of the competitors at last year’s Coon Dog Day events. (photo by John Clayton)

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Coon Dog Day Royalty Court. Artist Bernard Edwards of Warrior Mountain Woodworks in Saluda also volunteered his handiwork and crafted unique parade trophies. The wood carvings are fashioned as coon dog figurines mounted on blocks of wood. “He contacted us last year and said he really loves Coon Dog

Day and Saluda and wanted to know what he could do,” Pace said. “That’s what makes Coon Dog Day so special – the sense of community it brings.” The annual Coon Dog Day Parade will be judged in three categories: best commercial float, best civic float and most original float. Another event brandishing great prices is the Coon Dog Day (Continued on page 6)



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5K. This is the first year the city has hosted the Coon Dog Day 5K with the help of local sponsors. Pace said there are already about 100 people registered to run in the race and she expects another 100 to register the day of the race. PAGE 3

The race will begin at 8 a.m. Parking for this year’s Coon Dog Day will be available at the Saluda Mountain Jamboree. The city will have a trolley service shuttling festival-goers from the Jamboree to town and back all day. Parking will include use of the Jamboree building for restrooms and the trolley shuttle service.

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Polk unemployment rate in May among state’s lowest by Barbara Tilly

Polk County’s unemployment rate was the fifth lowest in North Carolina in May, according to the latest figures from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC). Currituck County had the lowest rate at 5.6 percent, followed by Orange at 6.2 percent, Chatham at 6.6 percent, Gates at 6.8 percent and Polk at 7.1 percent. Scotland County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 16.2 percent, followed by Edgecombe County at 14.4 percent. Polk’s unemployment rate was down .4 percent from April’s 7.5 percent. The May rate reflected a 1.7 percentage point drop over the year so far. Statewide, North Carolina’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 9.7 percent in May. This was an increase of 0.1 percent from April’s revised rate of 9.6 percent, and a 1 percentage point drop over the year. The state’s rate was 0.6 percent higher than the national rate in May, which was 9.1 percent. Rates decreased in just under half of North Carolina’s 100 counties in May. Rates decreased in 40 counties, increased in 44 counties and remained the same in 16. In the state’s metropolitan statistical areas, unemployment rates increased in 10 of the areas. The Rocky Mount metropolitan area had the highest unemployment rate in May at 12.7 percent. The Durham/Chapel Hill area had the lowest rate at 7.2 percent, which increased 0.1 of a percentage point from the previous month. Asheville followed

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S.C. 10.0 pct. Spartanburg 10.5 pct. Greenville 8.8 pct. at 7.7 percent. Polk County had a labor force of 9,255 in May, of whom 8,596 were employed and 659 were on the unemployment rolls. Statewide, the number of people employed (not seasonally adjusted) in May was 4,079,708. The number of people unemployed was 435,787. “Seasonal hiring has begun to increase in some areas of North Carolina,” said ESC Chairman Lynn R. Holmes. “We experienced growth in several of our industrial sectors last month and over the year. We continue to focus on growing jobs and working with our economic, education and workforce development partners.” South Carolina's unemployment rate in May was 10, up 0.2 percent from April’s rate of 9.8 percent. The rate reflects a 1.4 percent drop over the year so far. Spartanburg County’s jobless rate rose from 9.5 percent in April to 10.5 percent in May. The rate in Greenville County also rose, from 8.0 to 8.8 percent.

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clude ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Aux., Will meet Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. 'One World, Many Stories' at PCPL, Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program at the Polk County Public Library. “Balloon Fairy Magic.”Marcie the Balloon Fairy brings fun, creativity and imagination to the library with her balloon creations. Kids will also make a balloon creature to take home. 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. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Teen Character/Skills Building Group, Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Tuesdays, in the Re-Ride parking lot, crossroads of Landrum and Hwy. 9, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Visa/EBT accepted. Visit polkcountyfarms. org for vendor list or sign-up. 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 1-800-286-1326. Thermal Belt Friendship Council meeting, second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Roseland Community Center.


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cling 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 (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-894-0001.

Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. 'One World, Many Stories' at Saluda Library, Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program at the Saluda Community Public Library. “Balloon FairyMagic.” Marcie the Balloon Fairy brings



fun, creativity and imagination to the library with her balloon creations. Kids will also make a balloon creature to take home. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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New fiber optic to be installed from Columbus through Saluda by Leah Justice

The Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative infrastructure expansion is quickly approaching the Town of Columbus. The expansion of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) is being done at a total cost of approximately $146 million by the independent, non-profit MCNC. The expansion is estimated to be complete by 2013. The initiative will improve broadband infrastructure by creating more access for schools, libraries and public health facilities, while also reaching underserved citizens. MCNC will construct two 1¼” conduits, one containing a 96-count fiber optic cable, along NCDOT rights of way through downtown Columbus (from Cleveland County) and continuing on N.C. 108 toward Tryon, to Harmon Field Road and up U.S. 176 to Saluda and Hendersonville. MCNC currently serves as the backbone Intranet and Internet network needs of 95 percent of the state’s K-20 education institutions. This expansion includes 480 miles of new fiber throughout the western and southeastern part of North Carolina.. Fiber optic already exists in much of the area, provided by e-Polk, Inc., PANGAEA Internet, which has 160 miles of fiber optic cable in Polk and Rutherford counties. PANGAEA provides Internet service and transport to the schools, libraries, governments, hospitals and many businesses and provides bandwidth to residential service providers Carolina Cable and Skyrunner Internet. PANGAEA does not offer fiber to Saluda or eastern Rutherford counties. That gap will be solved with the MCNC partnership, according to e-Polk officials. PANGAEA is working with MCNC to upgrade the fiber service to Polk County community anchor institutions, including the schools, library and Polk County

Isothermal Community College. MCNC will be installing underground conduit and fiber optic cable, going aerial in places where underground is not feasible. “To fund this expansion, MCNC applied for and received two U.S. Department of Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) awards totaling $104 million,” states MCNC’s website at www. “In addition, MCNC raised $42 million in private matching funds as required by the BTOP program. MCNC’s sources of matching funds included $24 million from the Golden LEAF Foundation, $8 million from the MCNC Endowment, $4 million from private-sector wholesale telecommunications company FRC, and an estimated $6.55 million through donations of land and existing conduit from individual community colleges, universities, and others, including the Albemarle Pamlico Economic Development Corporation. No direct funding from the State of North Carolina was required.” MCNC estimates the expansion of NCREN will create or save 2,500 engineering, construction, and manufacturing jobs in the state. Both MCNC awards are a part of a coordinated strategy developed by the Office of the Governor, the N.C. Office of Economic Recovery & Investment, and e-NC Authority to improve broadband access for businesses and residents in underserved areas. Once all work is complete, the two rounds of BTOP infrastructure have the potential to serve directly, or through MCNC partnerships with private-sector service providers, more than 1,500 community anchor institutions, 180,000 businesses, and reach more than 300,000 underserved families.” For more information and to check the progress of the extension, including maps, visit MCNC’s website at

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Landrum Library celebrates jazz with New York jazz artist

even some jazz fans scratching their heads and wondering what all of that jazz is about. Enter Tierra Records recording artist and jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer. As part of his week-long 2011 Jazz Appreciation East Coast Tour, Latimer, a resident of the New York region, will give a presentation entitled, “What’s All That Jazz About?” at the Landrum Library Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation features live music performed by Shenole with his saxophone, some lecturing, prepared listening examples of classic

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Seth Vining Jr. basketball camp wraps up third year by Daniel Hecht

Though classrooms were empty, the gymnasium at Polk County High School was teeming with activity from dawn until dusk last week, as more than 65 youngsters came out to fine-tune their basketball skills under the tutelage of Polk County coaches and high school players. The third annual Seth Vining Jr. Basketball Shooting Camp, which ran from Monday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 29, featured three sessions each day to accommodate various age groups and skill levels. Organizers said the camp was by all measurements a resounding success. “We had a great turnout,” said Polk County High School men’s basketball head coach Josh McEntire. “I feel like every kid that was here this week got better at basketball – you could really see the improvement from day to day.” The camp staff, which was led by McEntire, included Polk men’s JV basketball coach Brian Taylor and Lady Wolverine bas-

Above: Sydney Metcalf and Kinslee Wright take a break during last week's Seth Vining Jr. Basketball Shooting Camp at Polk County High School. Below: Lady Wolverine player Alyssa Montgomery drills campers during the basketball camp last week. (photos by Daniel Hecht)

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“We had a great turnout. I feel like every kid that was here this week got better at basketball – you could really see the improvement from day to day.” -- PCHS men's basketball head coach Josh McEntire

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Lady Wolverines JV Coach Michelle Fagan (left) instructs campers as Alyssa Montgomery looks on. (photo by Daniel Hecht)

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ketball coaches Craig Culbreth and Michelle Fagan, as well as community coaches John Vining and Jeff Miller. Current and former Wolverine players, including Alyssa Montgomery, Dylan Jones, Stephen Staley, Melinda Morgan and Jamie Hrobak, also participated as assistant instructors and counselors. “I was really impressed with the participation of the kids,” continued McEntire. “They really got into everything we did, and worked hard every day. Every drill we do is a drill they can take home with them and work on through the summer to improve their basketball skills.” The camp focuses on the development of fundamental basketball skills, with an emphasis on shooting, passing and ball handling. All proceeds from the camp, including registration fees and concession sales, go directly

“We’re very happy with the way the camp turned out again this year. This will continue to be a yearly event, and hopefully we’ll keep improving basketball throughout our community while raising money for our basketball programs.” -- PCHS men's basketball head coach Josh McEntire

to benefit Polk County High Schools men’s and women’s basketball programs. “We’re very happy with the way the camp turned out again this year,” said McEntire. “This will continue to be a yearly event, and hopefully we’ll keep improving basketball throughout our community while raising money for our basketball programs.”



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Polk district court results In Polk County District Court $40 and court costs. held last Wednesday, June 29 Lawrence G. DeAngelo was with Judge Athena F. Brooks convicted of level 5 driving presiding, 226 cases were heard. while impaired. DeAngelo was Some cases were continued, dis- sentenced to one year unsupermissed or sent to superior court. vised probation, 24 hours of The following persons were community service, a $100 fine convicted of a crime (names are and court costs. given as they appear in court Matthew Dylan Dyer was records): convicted of possession of mariJason Monte Abernathy was juana up to ½ ounce. Dyer was convicted of two counts of pro- sentenced to pay court costs. bation violation. Abernathy’s James Stephen Fuller was probation was revoked. convicted of speeding 74 mph in Robin Darlene Alexander was a 65 mph zone. Fuller was fined convicted of speeding 74 mph in $40 and court costs. a 65 mph zone. Alexander was Travis Kendell Gale was fined $40 and court costs. convicted of possession of mariMatthew Lee Barnes was juana up to ½ ounce. Gale was convicted of fined $50 and level 5 driving court costs. Court Results while impaired. Walter Lee Barnes was senGivens was tenced to one year unsupervised convicted of level 5 driving probation, one day in jail, a $100 while impaired. Givens was senfine and court costs. tenced to one year unsupervised Jason Lee Bontrager was probation, one day in jail, a $100 convicted of operating a vehicle fine and court costs. with impaired equipment. BonCody Lee Horton was contrager was fined $40 and court victed of reckless driving to costs. endanger. Horton was sentenced Bobby Alan Boone was con- to one year unsupervised probavicted of level 4 driving while tion, a $100 fine and court costs. impaired. Boone was sentenced Matthew S. Lagarenne was to one year supervised probation, convicted of consumption of 48 hours of community service, alcohol by 19/20-year-old and a $100 fine and court costs. possession of marijuana up to Donald Gene Bradley was ½ ounce. Lagarenne was senconvicted of simple assault. tenced to one year unsupervised Bradley was sentenced to one probation, a $100 fine and court year unsupervised probation and costs. $236 in restitution. Ronald Duane Lewis was Mandy Protts Bradley was convicted of operating a vehicle convicted of simple assault. with impaired equipment. Lewis Bradley was sentenced to one was fined $41 and court costs. year unsupervised probation, a Michael N. Lyons was con$50 fine and court costs. victed of level 2 driving while Ricardo Aceved Cortes was impaired. Lyons was sentenced convicted of level 2 driving to 18 months supervised probawhile impaired. Cortes was sen- tion and 10 days in jail. tenced to 12 months supervised Virginia Dee Maloney was probation, 10 days in jail, a $300 convicted of possession of natufine and court costs. ral bait in trout waters and fishNathan Richard Dalton was ing trout water during closed convicted of speeding 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. Dalton was fined (Continued on page 17)

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Alexander re-appointed to AdvantageWest Board N.C. Lt. Governor Walter Dalton has reappointed W. Thomas Alexander of Asheville to the board of the Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission (AdvantageWest), which serves Polk County as well as other counties in the region. Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1994, AdvantageWest is a non-profit, public-private partnership whose primary focus is marketing the North Carolina mountains to corporations seeking to relocate or open a new facility, expand an existing business within the region, and those who might otherwise improve the quality of life for citizens within the region

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through activities such as filmmaking, entrepreneurship and tourism. Polk is among the counties served by AdvantageWest. Alexander is the business development manager at Taylor and Murphy Construction Company in Asheville and is currently chair of the board. He holds a degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. “Tom Alexander brings a wealth of leadership experience to the position,” said Dalton. “He particularly understands the economic issues facing Western North Carolina and I am confident he will continue his great work on the AdvantageWest board.” The four-year term began July 1.

tainer after consuming alcohol first and failure to appear on (continued from page 16) misdemeanor. Sellers was senseason. Maloney was fined $38 tenced to one year unsupervised and court costs. probation, a $150 fine and court Lisa Nyberg Moser was con- costs. victed of level 5 driving while Brian William Travis was impaired. Moser was sentenced convicted of speeding 94 mph to one year unsupervised proba- in a 65 mph zone. Travis was tion, 24 hours fined $94 and of community court costs. Court Results service, a $100 Marcos fine and court Trejo was concosts. victed of misdemeanor probaAngela Dawn Pittman was tion violation. Trejo’s probation convicted of speeding 54 mph was terminated. in a 45 mph zone. Pittman was Irineo Cortez Uribe was conto pay court costs. victed of level 5 driving while Domingo Rios was con- impaired. Uribe was sentenced victed of possession of drug to one year unsupervised proparaphernalia. Rios was fined bation, 24 hours of community $50 and court costs. service, a $100 fine and court Soren Mai Roberts was con- costs. victed of possession of drug Joshua Matthew Walsh was paraphernalia. Roberts was convicted of speeding 90 mph sentenced to one year unsuper- in a 65 mph zone. Walsh was vised probation, a $100 fine and fined $75 and court costs. court costs. Brandon Michael Warren Kyle Landon Sellers was was convicted of unsafe moveconvicted of speeding 80 mph ment. Warren was fined $40 and in a 65 mph zone, open con- court costs.



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4 family yard sale, clothes, furniture, nicknacks, lamps, Friday & Saturday 8 am until somethings for everyone. 1266 Moore Rd, Tryon, 828-817-3697 Garage Sale, Commercial Air Compressor, Pressure washer, gas leaf blower, chainsaw, military trailer, tires, tools, toolboxes, jewelry, household, antique guns,mis. Sat - Fri. 9 & 5pm. 3300 Hwy. 108 East, Columbus. GIGANTIC BACK YARD SALE 5 FAMILIES. A little of everything. 915 Louisiana Ave., Saluda. Sat. July 9. PLANT SALE SAT. July 9th 7:30 - 12:00 Down to Earth Garden Center 1080 S. Trade Street Tryon All Plants Trees and Shrubbery must go! Cash or Check Only YARD SALE 106 South Peak Street Saturday July 9th 8 until. 3 families, new and used items, lots of roosters, children's clothing, shoes etc. Rain date July 16th YARD SALE, Saturday July 9th 8am til clothes, kids bikes, furniture, area rugs, fabric and much more 475 Holly Hill Drive, Columbus

Services $5 BAG SALE ON CHILDREN'S CLOTHES Thurs., Sat., July 9 at New For You on 687 N Trade St., Tryon. ALMOST CLEAN - whether it's a little help or a lot just give me a call. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, free estimates, references. Reliable, reasonable. Doing business for over 17 years. 828-393-7581. BAS LANDSCAPING, over 15 yrs experience. Grading, clearing, bushhogging & all types Lawncare. Best Price Guarantee! 864-303-4051

DE-CLUTTER NOW! Our friendly, efficient, non-smoking team will be glad to haul away your junk. Locally Owned. Great References 828.817.3793 or 828.859.0241 EXTREME MOWING Small trees, brush, kudzu, privett. Acreage, lots, ditches, ponds & fence rows 864-415-2185 HANDYMAN SPECIAL. Wash windows, pressure washing, repair and clean gutters, repair siding and overhangs, paint interior and exterior, build decks. Call 864-363-2484. I do elderly care, sitting, errands, light housekeeping, and comppanionship. Have references, call Mary 828-894-5650. Over 23 years experience. ISABELL CONSTRUCTION CO, Design/build specialists, new homes, over 30 years experience. Room additions, home repairs and remodeling, basement waterproofing. LICENSED NC CONTRACTOR. Call 828-817-9424. 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. NEED SHINGLES REPLACED? Reasonable Rates, References & Insured. 16 yrs. experience 894-2683 or 817-3627 PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Excellent references! For free on-site estimate, call 828-894-3701.

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Professional Services EXCAVATING: SKID STEER, grading, driveways, trenches, basement excavation and existing basements, footings, raised garden beds. Also brush clean-up and FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Digging out flooded existing basements and repairs, storm damage, demolishing old buildings. PORTABLE SAWMILL: m. Ask me about termite damage! Rod Slater, 828-817-6238 or 828-863-4551 Lawn Care LANDSCAPING Lawn maintenance, landscape design & lighting, mulching, retaining walls, paver walkways, drainage work. 828-223-5198

Help Wanted Hiring experienced cleaners for Sat. & Sunday. Must be REALIABLE, have own transportation, work independently. Interviewing now 828-749-2233. LAKE LURE CLASSICAL ACADEMY. Bus driver wanted. Starting in August, apply at LLCA 6-27 thru 7-15. Closed week of July 4th. 828-625-9292

Help Wanted Clerical/Office FULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER SERVICE Monday-Friday: 8-5. Applicant must possess the following skills: Be a self-starter and detail oriented. Be able to multi-task in a busy environment. Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Quickbooks, Word & Excel. Have a polite & professional telephone manner. Non-Smoking office. No Health Insurance offered. Apply IN PERSON between 8-12 and 1-5pm. Hyder Plumbing Company, Inc., 615 N. Howard Ave., Landrum, SC. FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT This is a full time position with excellent benefits, a fun working atmosphere and the opportunity for growth within the company. Qualified applicants must be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word and have the ability to learn new programs quickly. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a team player, well organized and possesses excellent customer service skills. To apply please EMAIL a resume, cover letter and earnings expectations using FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT in the subject line to: No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for interviews.

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For Rent in Tryon 1 Bedroom with utlities $300 per month FOR RENT LANDRUM: 1BR, beautiful, quiet neighborhood. No pets. $375/month plus deposit. Includes water and trash pickup. Call 571-438-5295 or 864-680-6158. 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, 1/1 lower level unit. Includes all utilities, w/d, fenced yard and private. Pets negotiable. Walk to town, very cute. $550/plus deposit. 828-817-9897. FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM LOFT APARTMENT. Includes utilities plus cable/internet, monthly or long term, $675, references, no pets. 828-817-4509. GARDEN APARTMENT, 1 bedroom in Tryon, Recently renovated, secluded, minutes from downtown . GREAT DEAL $495 per month includes heat, cable, Internet,water/garbage,washer/ dryer & off-street parking. Avail 7/1. 828-333-4546 or 828 243-2195.

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FOR RENT MOBILE HOME: 2BR 1BA, central H&A, some utilities furnished. $475/month plus $475 security deposit. Non-negotiable. Serious inquiries only. Also 1 singlewide mobile home lot. 828-863-4453.

VACATION RENTALS/COTTAGES LAKE LANIER, TRYON: Vacation lake front furnished rentals. Time available for daily/weekly/monthly. Call Paul Pullen, Town and Country Realtors. 828-817-4642.

Houses for Sale 2BR 1BA HOUSE ON .81 ACRE LOT. Nice, quiet, close to Columbus. $80,000. Why pay rent? By Appointment Only. Call 828-817-0706. 3BR/1.5BA house with 19+ acres in Campobello with a pond, creek, walking trails and large outbuilding w/ electricity. Very peaceful setting w/ plenty of wildlife. $279,900 Call Jason Ashmore 864-706-7520 Campobello – 4BR/2BA like new mobile home w/ 5 acres of fenced pasture and beautiful mountain views! Only $109,900 Call Jason Ashmore 864-706-7520

Miscellaneous GOT GUNS??? WANT $$$ ? We buy hand guns and rifles, new and old, short and long. Call 828-395-1396 or 828-393-0067. 1954 WEBER MAHOGANY BABY GRAND PIANO. Appraised at over $15,000. Price $4000. Boiling Springs, SC. 864-578-7272. GARDEN SAVIOUR RAIN BARRELS Organic Garden Center Now Open - FREE PLANTS! Will be at Saluda tailgate on Friday & Coon Dog Day Call Cindy Bosien, Molly Pace 828.625.9684 Kawasaki Mule ATV Super condition, great farm vehicle. $4500, 40gallon fish tank, accessories included, custom cabinet New $830 sell for $100, 828.289.9026


LIKE NEW, CLEAN, FRESH, MOVE-IN READY 3BRs/2BAs, open floor plan w/big kitchen. 3200 heated sq.ft. on 1 acre. Secluded yet close to Columbus. More land available w/creek. Recently appraised at $193,000, asking $169,000. Call 828-894-5783.

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION of leatherbound Franklin Library 1st Edition books. Large collection includes at least 20-25 signed copies. For information e-mail: .

Quiet, private and serene describes the setting of this log cabin on 3.02 acres in the NC Mountains. 1328sf, 3/4 loft, creek property. $89,900. Ready to finish 828-286-1666

Beautiful 5 piece bedroom set, solid pine, queen size bed, lighted mirror on dresser. Excellent condition, very well taken care of. $400 or best offer. 828.894.2818

Commercial for Rent RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE. 1206 & 530 sq. ft. $732 & $362 per mo., parking on site, water & sewage incl. Main St. Saluda. 828-702-0395 or 828-749-9224

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Warehouse Contents for Sale. Small Lincoln welder, all types racking,heavy duty rolling carts, tools, Office contents, file cabinets, desks, must see. call 864-978-6186.

1987 ASC MCLAREN CONVERTIBLE. 5.0 H.O. automatic, ready for the road. $6,000 OBO. Call 828-817-0706.

Horses & Equipment 2 Nelson Pasture Waterers. Model NHW730-24SH. New still in box price new + insulation & anchor bolts $406. Will sell for $325 each. Tryon 828.817.5412

Domestic Pets Labadoodle 1 year old felmale for adoption. Buff color, high energy, very timid. Good with other dogs and children. Not good with cats. Call 828-808-8610

Hay, Feed, Seed, Grain BEAUTIFUL TOP QUALITY TIMOTHY MIX HAY from New York State. Now located on Rt. 9S for your convenience at the north end of Pierce Plaza (Re-Ride location), just south of 9&14 intersection. As always, please call...Hay, Lady! 828-289-4230.

Want to Buy - Vehicles I'm looking for a good used car at a reasonable price. Call 864.457.6830

Motorcycles/ATVs For sale. Can Am Spyder motorcycle. Approx 8500 mi. You've seen them on TV. 2008 model with extras including highway pegs, 2" Cam Am handlebar risers, Kewl metal dash with web design, 5" pull back handlebars, Kuryakin grips, spider design foot rests for rider and passenger, Corbin seat with 2 back rests, Kewl metal mirror extensions, Baker air wings, Kewl metal luggage rack with spider design cover plate, Cee Bailey 25" windshield, J&M CB radio/intercom, Mp3 holder with input cable, Can AM fog lights,spider design shock covers, hood bra, all original stock parts boxed to go with deal. $14,500. Call 828-863-2247

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1998 Z 3 BMW Roadster Convertible, very nice Boston Metalic Green. A classic in great condition. For details call 864-457-7320

Trucks 6 ft. by 12 ft. galvanized trailer, ramps, new decking asking $1,500.00, 1991 F-150, auto, overdrive trans., very good condition $1,500.00 call Susanne 828-863-1386

Public Notices ADMINISTRATRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 10th day of June 2011 as Administratrix of the Estate of Wanda Gilbert Robbins, 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 Administratrix on or before the 17th day of Sept. 2011 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 17th day of June 2011. Estate of Wanda Gilbert Robbins Faye Lindsay, Administratrix 137 Forrest Street Fort Mill, SC 29715 adv. 6/17,24,7/1,8/11 EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Having qualified on the 8th day of March, 2011, as Executor of the Estate of Mary Jane Christopher, 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 17th day of September, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 17th day of June, 2011. Estate of Mary Jane Christopher Steve Earl Christopher, Executor 124 Sims St. PO Box 951 Columbus, NC 28722 adv.6/17,24,7/1,8

Above: Children take a train ride at the Fabulous Fourth celebration in Columbus on Monday, July 4. The train was one of the kid's rides on the lawn at Stearns during the festival. Below: Jewell and Jerry Lynch sell produce from a booth at the Columbus Fourth of July festival. (photos submitted by the Town of Columbus)

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Youth production of ‘Pippin’ continues Players Sam E Spencer (left), Alissa Fiorillo, Holly Horton and Katherine Carruth rehearse for the Tr yon Little Theater youth production of “Pippin.” The show tells the greatly fictionalized story of Pippin, Charlemagne’s son, who is searching for meaning in his life. The production opened Thursday, July 7 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center on Melrose Avenue in Tryon, and performances continue at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For ticket information, call 828859-2466. Tickets are also available at the door an hour before performances. (photo by Lorin Browning)

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*** Raleigh is ranked No. 1 on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. The top of the list was dominated by many western cities, although others in North Carolina received high rankings, including Charlotte at number 22, Asheville at number 24 and Durham at number 31. Atlanta was ranked 33rd on the list, which Forbes created after considering a dozen criteria, including educational attainment, cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth, projected economic growth, crime rates and cultural and recreational opportunities. Greenville, S.C., came in at number 60 and Columbia was number 73, while Charleston was the highest-ranking city in South Carolina at number 40. *** All Wachovia banks are expected to be rebranded to Wells Fargo by the middle of October 2011 as Wells Fargo & Co. completes one of the largest mergers in

banking history. Wells Fargo began in 2008 the merger with Wachovia, which has nearly 280,000 employees, including more than 32,800 in the Carolinas. Wachovia branches in South Carolina will be switched over to the Wells Fargo brand in September, followed by branches in North Carolina in October, according to Wells Fargo. Wachovia has 37 branches in North Carolina with 26,800 team members and $45 billion in deposits. The bank has 147 branches in South Carolina with 6,000 team members and $11.7 billion in deposits.

BB&T to acquire RBC. *** Regional Management Corp. (RMC), based in Greenville, S.C., plans to offer up to $100 million in common stock in a proposed initial public offering (IPO). The company, which provides installment loans, along with loans for automobile, furniture and appliance purchases, has 146 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Alabama. The company, founded in 1987, said it plans to open new branches in its current operating region and expand to new states.

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*** PNC Financial Services Group Inc. said it plans to buy Raleighbased RBC Bank, which will make PNC the fifth largest among U.S. banks and give it a total of 2,870 branches. Pittsburgh-based PNC said RBC will give it better access to the southeast markets. RBC has 424 branches and about $25 billion in assets. According to a Wall Street journal report, PNC beat out rival

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Bears on the loose? How could a cat have wings, anyway? It sounded more like one beast, rather than many: a cross between an angry cat, squawking bird and howling monkey. Finally, the answer came to me: it must be the elusive woolly One sultry booger! Saluda night around Years ago, News & 3 in the mornmany a ghost Notations s t o r y w a s ing, lace curtains drifting shared with by Bonnie Bardos in whispering cousins on breeze, I was rudely awakened Grandma’s front porch, overby snarling and growling, looking the purple-dark of clashing and what sounded woods, or over the crackling like fur flying outside, then orange flames of a late-night flapping of low-riding wings. campfire at Scout camp. This was definitely more These tall tales included than being awakened by my (Continued on page 27) own snoring! A cat fight?

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adults and children to explore ancestral skills, will take place July 14-17 at Camp Pinnacle in Henderson County. Natalie Bogwalker, co-founder of the camp, said it gives participants a chance to connect to ancestors “in a way that is ubersustainable.” The camp offers more than 100 classes from instructors who are masters of various skills, such as woodcarving, fire building, tracking, trapping and primitive cooking. Organizers said they have seen a growing number of families attending the gathering, which offers both morning and afternoon sessions specifically designed for children. Bogwalker said more than 500 people are expected to attend the gathering, which she indicates a growing movement in the area of sustainable living.

Approximately 3,000 people gathered this week for the opening of the North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville. The $13 million park was first planned by state and local officials in the 1990s. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) said the new park will be a “defining landmark in our state.” The fiveacre park includes an Oath of Service Wall with bronze hands, pools of water and a visitors center, highlighting the state’s military heritage from colonial times to present. Vietnam veteran Bob Joyner, one of 100 veterans who had their hands cast for the Oath of Service Wall, said he was very impressed by the park, which opened with several speeches from state and local officials, music by the 82nd Airborne Division band and a flyover by the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

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be on the third-annual Art Trek Tryon Foothills open studio tour July 30-31, with artists from Columbus, Tryon, Mill Spring, Green Creek and Landrum. There’ll be a preview party at the Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade St.,Tryon on July 29 from 5-8 p.m. featuring work from all artists on the tour. This means I’d better start cleaning up around here so folks can get in the house. What a happy day to see Pace’s store reopen with the Morgan family in charge. The Morgans have a long history in Saluda. In my mind’s eye, I see Robert Pace standing at the antique cash register, smiling with Saluda stories. Volunteers make Saluda a special place; and a big thanks goes to all those who worked tirelessly on the Saluda Art Festival: music and art made it a fantastic day. Love waterfalls? Horace Pace has a DVD for sale of the Green River Narrows and The Devil’s Tracks - remote areas that many of us have never seen. A woodsman and fisherman, Horace filmed these locations back in 1990. Happy July birthday: to Doris Marion, Debi Thomas, Linda Poole, Rheta Foster, Nancy Weinhagen, Tosh Miller, Emily Rose Ford and Jeremy Ford.

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various frights and haunts, as well as featuring the woolly booger haunting the long shadows of night trees. We scared ourselves silly, over and over, at every little rustle. Eyes grew wider and wider, and we huddled just a little closer to the fire and each other, shivering in fearful excitement that the creature was hovering out there in the dark forest. Then yelled “Woolly Booger” to frighten it away. I hope some where those frightfully delicious ghost stories are still being told over the fire, and the blue glow of cell phones banished. I never found out what was outside my window, and asked my neighbors if they’d heard the frenzy. Not a thing. Those woolly boogers really are elusive creatures. In my lifetime, while never having spotted one, I now have heard one. The critter vanished to the woods, and hasn’t come back. Maybe it’s hunting a campfire near you. Community: Saluda’s 48thannual Coon Dog Day is Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m., and lasts about an hour; the rest of the day is live music, fun events, street dancing and more. We l l n e s s o n W h e e l s (W.O.W.) will be at the Saluda Center on Tuesday, July 12 from 8 - 11 a.m. The Saluda Tailgate Market is Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Support local folks and enjoy their smiles and fresh, delicious offerings. Several Saluda artists will

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The lake at camp has been muddy since campers arrived three weeks ago. We’ve had some hard rains that could cause the lake to be muddy, but the mud has been with us before the storms as well as afterwards. I asked the camp director (Casey) if she knew the source of this sedimentation, and her only thought was that it could be a newly cleared pasture upstream. But that pasture is not cleared up to the stream’s edge, and there is a silt fence installed on the streambank, so Casey and I were left speculating. The minimum distance from the stream any earthmoving should be done is based upon the slope of the land and what sort of vegetation adjoins the stream. The steeper the slope, the wider the vegetated buffer needs to be. This particular new pasture is on level land, and the owners had left at least a 25foot vegetated buffer, so it is our conclusion that the mud is coming from somewhere else. This morning I got an idea as to the source of our mud problem. Do you remember a Conservation Corner last summer in which I mentioned that hundreds of acres were being clear cut on top of Pinnacle Mountain, directly above camp? This morning I drove up to the top of the mountain and took a moment to look at the timbered site. The cutting stopped last fall, and the site does not look all that bad if you don’t know what was there before. I got out to walk around below the road and found a clue as to where our mud is coming from. Rainwater falling at the top of the ridge has created a path down through the clearcut, flowing through 100-plus acres of steep raw dirt and rocks into our stream. Camp is a mile or more downstream. Sediment entering a stream can end up in the Atlantic Ocean as long as there is enough stream velocity to carry the sediment. Sediment from that clearcut gets stopped at our little lake. Every few years the lake needs to be dredged to clean out the accummu-

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lated sediment, at great expense. It does seem unfair that the cost of dredging the lake is borne by an innocent party rather than by the entity that caused the problem. Unfortunately that’s the nature of pollution: the polluters make their money and someone else pays the price. What interested me this morning is the fact that the cause of the sediment was not easily visible. Had I not wanted to know, and had I known nothing about the land and its terrain, including where the creek flows, I would never have been able to figure it out. It’s easy enough to talk about the muddy lake at the dinner table, but it takes energy to get outside and see if there is anything that can be done to stop it. The locals have stopped fussing about the clearcutting because it no longer looks ugly, but the pollution will go on for years to come. The small, eroded ravine at the top will get bigger and bigger each year until the water cuts down to rock. But none of this is within sight of the road: out of sight, out of mind. I think about how much time and energy is spent “cleaning up” our county by removing old mobile homes and junk cars. Those could be called visual pollution, but those junk cars don’t kill fish or pollute the air. As a society we are quick to deny what we can’t see. Few of us care enough to look below the surface; we’re pretty sure that we won’t like what we find. So let’s keep pretending that what we see is what is underneath, and leave it to our children to figure it out. Here’s a quote from Peter Coyote from June’s “Sun Magazine”: “Every generation is a life and death struggle between wisdom and ignorance, and there is no guarantee that wisdom is going to win.” Ignorance is bliss. It can be deadly.

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recently gained international attention as crop damage and shortages around the world can trigger spikes in costs to local consumers and contamination outbreaks abroad cause alarm here at home. Home-grown investments like this initiative not only address these security issues, they also help preserve farmland by enabling farming to be an economically viable livelihood. The Polk County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors established these new grants as a tribute to Paul Culberson, who invested decades of his life enhancing the community. Culberson served for 20 years as the volunteer executive director of the Polk County Community Foundation, working to achieve the Foundation’s vision of improving the quality of life for all citizens in Polk County and the surrounding area. He retired in 1977 as the county extension chair, helping the agricultural community in Polk (Continued on page 30)

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The Polk County Community Foundation recently launched a new grant program to promote the role of local food in creating healthy, sustainable communities. The Paul Culberson Local Food Initiative will award $100,000 for innovative projects that increase the supply and consumption of locally harvested foods. The initiative seeks to impact the community by educating members about the importance of local food, growing the demand for local food through increased consumption and supporting the production of quality food by local farmers. Grant proposals that address one or more of these impact areas are now being accepted. The foundation finds that food touches many issues critical to the well-being of the community. In addition to being healthier for children and adults, fresh food helps build closer connections with one another in the community and conserves energy that would otherwise be used to ship or truck in non-local food. Issues of food security have

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Hannah Belle and Jewel I just returned from a very dif- seems, there is beauty and love in ficult shift at Foothills Humane this tale also. Gabby, one of the many great Society (FHS); we are literally swamped with cats, dogs, puppies staff members at Landrum vet, has agreed to take Jewel home and kittens. It seems like no matter how where she will be loved and her many programs we set up for spay play monitored. I will assist in and neutering, the battle goes on. those expenses now and then It’s not only our shelter but the when needed from my private fosters, rescues and our vets that funds. Thanks to Gabby and all the others involved, Jewel will not are also crammed. Tomorrow is our annual adopt- be discarded like a piece of trash; a-thon and I pray many of these she’ll live a happy life (what’s left sweet kids will find a home. of it) and depart this world with There are three other cases dignity. of dogs that I’m trying to find I take a quick shower then homes for and I wish to apologize check messages as I fix myself a to those people sandwich. Two for not getting messages from Humane Society Special Cases back to them yet, cases I’m workbut I’m working ing on, I’ll be Leonard Rizzo on it. met at the adoptJewel is the a-thon tomorrow little Shepherd-Cattle dog mix with a rundown. I had spoke of in “Fighting for “Good,” I think to myself, life.” When you look at her you “that will ease my schedule.” see all the attributes of a happy The last two messages are and healthy puppy, playful, loving from Landrum vet and the shelter. and hungry for attention. An emaciated hound was sent to I had received some bad news Landrum that was found lying about her and I was going to see in gravel on the side of the road. Dr. Raines. It seems little Jewel’s I call FHS and receive as many problems are incurable and even particulars as I can. with the best of care, has a year I learn she was brought in by to live, at best. I have seen the one of our very reliable foster x-rays as Donna and I were both moms. A quick change of clothin tears while things were being ing and I head out to Landrum. I explained to me. arrive and check on Shasta and The hardest part is that I can- Jewel before seeing Gabby and not afford to fund her cause any thanking her. longer. It wouldn’t be fair to de“She’s a sweet girl,” Gabby plete my funds for a lost cause and said tearfully, “We’ll work somedeprive other animals of a chance. thing out.” Those who know me understand We hug and then head over that I would move heaven and to look at the hound that was earth if there was hope. I can fight brought in. My heart sinks as against ignorance and cruelty, I gaze into her cage, at first I but I cannot battle fate. Sad as it thought she was a puppy. Every

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County during his 31 years with the extension service. He also served as the state president of the NC Agricultural Agents Association. The Quality Local Food Initia-

tive is in addition to the Culberson Agricultural Development Fund, an endowed fund, which was established as a perpetual tribute to Paul Culberson and funded by many members of our community. Paul Culberson Quality Local Food Initiative grant applications

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bone is protruding as she looks up with sad and confused eyes. I open her cage and her tail thumps, she is happy and grateful for the attention. There’s plenty of food and a soft blanket in her cage. “She’s eating up a storm,” Gabby said. She’s definitely a hound but I can’t determine her breed until another staff member tells me, she’s a black and tan. Underneath it all I can see it and I am amazed. I take her in my arms and she is as light as a feather. We bring her to the scale and she stands for a few seconds, tries to take a step and falls down. “That’s the first time she’s even stood up,” Gabby tells me. Dr. Donna Raines, who had been busy with another patient, joins us. “God Donna, she’s only 19 ½ pounds,” I said, shaking with rage and emotion. I fight hard to hold back my tears because I have a way of setting this group off. We estimate her age to be around 3 years old and we all agree she is less than half the weight she should be. “First of all,” I said to Donna, “you run whatever tests she needs

and do for her whatever you deem necessary. You send the bills to Lennie’s Fund at the shelter, okay?” Donna just nods, fighting back tears, she’s been around this block with me before. I decide to give her a name. A few are bantered about and then Gabby comes up with Hannah. “That’s a very special name for me,” I tell her. “I intend to turn her back into a find southern lady.” We all agreed on Hannah Belle. I open her cage back up, “What do you think Hannah Belle?” She looks up at me with loving eyes and I place a kiss right between them. “You are now one of Uncle Lennie’s Kids, sweetheart, I and all these wonderful people will see to it that no harm will come to you ever again.” By now I’ve lost the battle and I tearfully leave the vets office. Outside I look up to the heavens, “I don’t know what your plan is Lord, but I trust in you.” As I drive away, it dawns on me, because of Jewel, one that I must eventually lose, He has sent me Hannah Belle, one that I can eventually save. Thanks for listening.

are available online at www. or at the Community Foundation’s office and are due by Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Local organizations who are interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to contact Noah Wood, director of grants, to learn more. Creativity is highly

encouraged. For more information contact the Polk County Community Foundation by visiting 255 South Trade Street in Tryon, calling 828-859-5314, or checking online at -article submitted by Noah Wood

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2x2 1/7 then F tfn Robin Lattimore, North Carolina’s 2009 Historian of the Year, addressed the Rotary Club of Tryon at a recent meeting of the club. Lattimore offered a slide presentation in which he spoke about various homes of significant historical importance in Western North Carolina and in particular in Rutherford and Polk counties. Pictured with Lattimore is Rotary Club President Don Lyons. (photo submitted by Bill Hillhouse)

Sunny View Elementary announces perfect attendance Sunny View School recently recognized students who had perfect attendance for the final six weeks of the 2010-2011 school year. Those students were: Prekindergarten: Banks Barber, Daylon Bradley, Miya Jackson, Thaddeus Ruff, Henry Velazquez-Reynoso, Josh Weis and Kaylee Willard. Kindergarten: Colton Bradley, Chandler Burnett, Makayla Gosnell, Kaleigh Holcombe, Jamie Laughter, Christopher Ruff and Rebecca Russell. First grade: Chan Barber, Christopher Hancock, Ainsley Hodge, Carley Lawter, Sebastian Potter and Riley Searcy. Second grade: Lily Bishop, Tyler Bowling, Isaiah Bradley, Kole Eubanks, Brady Hall, Maddy Lawter, Tristan Mistler, Colin Searcy, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy, Gavin Shelton, Jevon Snoddy, Stella Tallon, Shawn Thompson, Mario Trejo, Ivey Upton and Hadden Whitson. Third grade: LeeAnn Brad-

ley, Callie Burnett, Tristin Carter, Logan Conner, Noah Cook, Trey Ferguson, Raphael Flores, Hannah Henderson, Austin Hodge, Chase Jackson, Riley Lawter, Hunter Lynch, Krista Neal, Daniel Ruff, Sarah Russell, Bryson Seay, Gage Shelton, James Smith and Lauren Wilson. Fourth grade: Kiri Ashley, Kameron Blackwell, Brittany Bradley, Nathan Bradley, William Bradley, Avery Edwards, Nolan Franklin, Austin Jackson, Bryson Jenkins, Cameron Kempton, Ansley Lynch, Savanna Mills, Clark Phipps, Caleb Potter, Luke Sellers, Dylan Siniard, Michelle Solis, Ivey Thompson and Christian Velazquez. Fifth grade: Luke Arledge, Betsi Boyce, Daniel Bradley, Lydea Carson, Haley Fowler, Maranda Gosnell, Rylee McDowell, Autumn Owen, Savanna Roberts, Carisa Sellers, Clowie Upton, Austin Wilson and Autumn Wilson. – article submitted by Angela Hall

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One way I try to understand water fish at night. With the fish and wildlife is to try and eerie calm of night, the water relate them to something I am stills and top water lures can familiar with, and since I have draw fish from a distance. very little experience as a deer The downside is they tend or fish I try to compare them to miss more at night so it to people. takes an extra dose of patience While this doesn’t always to not pull the lure away at work since humans and wild- the sound of a bite. Waiting life are different in many to feel the fish before setting ways, it does work on certain the hook is easy to write, hard levels. to practice. I’ve tried to use this thought The quietness of night process over the years and it seems to magnify the sound of has proved helpful a good bite on top, on many occasions. you gotta love it! Life It applies to summer Good ole Jitterbugs, Outside Devil’s Horse prop fishing as well. When it’s too hot Four Walls baits, Zara Spook to move during the baits and buzz baits by Rob day, the fish agree. are excellent after Most people do dark. McComas their activities very Think shallow, early or at night, think night lights, and the fish follow suit. think shallow points or flats, Night bass fishing in the think isolated cover. summer can produce fish when These places can hold mulno other time can. Fish move tiple fish and some of those to shallow water to feed as hard to find big fish that come darkness sets in. Fish can be out to play in the dark. found surprisingly shallow at As I always say, “you have night, sometimes within 1-2 to do what the fish want, not feet of the bank in 6-inches of what you want.” With that in water or less. mind, hanging in there till the It's common knowledge in pre-dawn hours might be just the fishing world that black is what it takes to catch those one of the best colors at night. wary summertime fish. Sound strange? The moon also seems to be Well, it is until you hear a big factor in night fishing. I it explained. Largemouth are hear of all the good full moon primarily sight feeders and in fishing, but it just doesn’t the dark they see silhouettes play out for me, maybe it does or outlines thus the darker the for you. I prefer a dark moon color the more distinct the phase with no wind. silhouette. So, if the bass are rapidly I have noticed, though, in disappearing for you, try the our clear mountain lakes that night bite. It just might be the fish seem to see better than ticket. we think. I have just as much success or more on natural Rob McComas is a licensed colored soft plastics at night North Carolina fishing guide as I do dark colors. on Lake Lure and Lake JoYes, Green Pumpkin col- cassee in S.C. He has been a ored worms do just as good guide for 11 years and fishing at night. Texas rigs, Carolina for more than 30. McComas rigs, even the subtle Senko lives with his wife, Amanda, baits, work well after dark in in Sunny View and runs Robs our clear water. Guide Service. He can be One of the best ways to get reached at robsguideservice@ your heart pounding is to top

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Sleep more like your cat One thing cat lovers can tell hormone.” This is the hormone that is you about their pets is they responsible for much of the sleep an awful lot. Big cats and even their do- repair that takes place in our mestic counterparts can sleep bodies. Without this release as much as 20 hours a day. of HGH, our bodies age preCats are also pound for pound maturely. Also, getting enough sleep among the strongest animals on is essential earth. for our imDoes the Diet & Exercise fact that they by David Crocker m u n e s y s tems to funcsleep so much tion properly. have anything to do with their extraordinary Now some people try to use alcohol to help them sleep. strength? They usually refer to this as a Actually, it just might. Getting enough rest is cru- “night cap.” The problem is, that while cial to keeping our bodies strong. It’s also very impor- alcohol does make you fall tant in our body’s healing asleep quickly, it only allows you to reach stages one and processes. In fact, when I’m working two of sleep. To get a better night’s sleep, with a client, and we have a specific time line (an athlete, there are several things I recmodel or even someone trying ommend you do: to lose a specific amount of • Exercise daily, but not too close to bedtime beweight in a given time frame), cause exercise can cause an one of the very first things I readrenaline rush, which can quire of them is that they get an actually prevent sleep. extra hour of sleep every night. I tell them to do this, wheth- • Avoid alcohol, especially too close to bedtime. er they have to go to bed an hour earlier, or get up an hour • Try to establish regular sleep patterns. later. There are actually five dif- • In extreme cases of insomnia, consult your doctor. He ferent stages of sleep that may be able to help. Proper we experience. They are catstrategies in diet and exeregorized as stages, “One, two, cise can help you make real three, four and REM” sleep. changes in your body. Stages three and four are referred to as “Deep Sleep.” Diet or exercise question? REM sleep is the fifth stage Email me at dwcrocker77@ of sleep, and is called REM, because of the “Rapid Eye or visit fitness4yMovement” experienced dur- David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritioning this phase. REM sleep is also the stage ist for 24 years. He served as strength diof sleep where we’re able to rector of the Spartanburg dream. During stages three, four Y.M.C.A., Head strength coach and REM our bodies are in a to the S.C. state champion girls constant state of repair. This gymnastic team, USC-Spartanis the time when brain cells burg baseball team, Converse are being replaced and muscle, college equestrian team, Lead bone and organ tissue is re- trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, taught four semesters paired. REM sleep is also the period at USC-Union. Crocker was when “HGH” is released. HGH also a regular guest of the Pam stands for “human growth Stone radio show.

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Carl Chesick will speak at the next Carolina Foothills Beekeepers meeting. (photo submitted)

Honeybee expert to speak at local beekeepers meeting The Carolina Foothills Beekeepers will welcome Carl Chesick as a guest speaker at the monthly meeting next Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Chesick will speak about natural, treatment-free ways to keep bees and the strategies and issues facing beekeepers who are keeping bees without chemical interventions. The meeting will be held at the Pine Crest Inn Conference Center in Tryon. “I measure success in beekeeping by hives that survive winter – without treatment with medications, chemicals or organic substances (including acids, menthol, thymol or powdered sugar)," Chesick said. He believes genetic diversity is an important part of a successful beekeeping philosophy. “I add a few queens from selected 'survivor stock' to my apiary each year, and hope a widely disparate range of genetic material will endow bees a better chance to cope with future global maladies,” he said. Chesick has experimented with small cell foundation, foundationless frames, double-queen colonies, and various techniques in locally adopted queen rearing. “I keep bees for what they teach me.” said Chesick. “I attempt to recognize and amend the disadvantages imposed by mankind.”

When Chesick is not focused on raising his bees or his research to help the bees, he has a sign carving business and he and his wife, Joan, operate a certified naturally grown 13-acre organic farm and apiary in West Asheville. He is also one of the founders and current director of the WNC Center for Honeybee Research, located in Western North Carolina. The Carolina Foothills Beekeepers, the Polk County Chapter of the NC State Beekeepers Association, is a non-profit group open to first-time, novice and experienced beekeepers, as well as non-beekeepers that are interested in honeybees or beekeeping. The group is focused on fostering information and equipment sharing among area beekeepers, improving beekeeping methods and best practices, educating the general public regarding honeybees, including schools and community groups, encouraging and assisting people who may wish to enter into the field of beekeeping, and most importantly, the healthy proliferation of honeybees in our area. For more information or to attend the presentation, contact Carl Caudle at 864-457-6288 or via email at polkbeekeepers@ - article submitted by Carl Caudle



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Plants for pets at Garden Patch Nursery

The Garden Patch Nursery in Columbus recently held a “Plants for Pets” day and donated a percentage of sales to the Foothills Humane Society (FHS). Several FHS dogs were placed in “forever” homes during the event. Presenting a check from left to right: Anna Dalton (employee), Ruth Grubbs (FHS Board President), Jeanine Gauen (Garden Patch owner) and Gerda Hook (FHS board member). (photo submitted by Barbara Clegg)

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Focus on the mountain mover, not the mountain A couple of days ago I was out to others, in some small way, to reading about a leading Australian help complete the circle of giving. equestrian, now training and compet- This past week has been a worrying ing in Europe, who, after taking her one indeed with our beloved terrier, champion horse to a medical clinic Bonnie, remaining critically ill and for a routine visit, had to make a requiring desperate trips to the emerdrastic maneuver to avoid a car that gency clinic at midnight, hearing an pulled out directly in front of her. earful of grim suspicions all beginHer evasive action resulted in ning with the dreaded ‘C’. What the horse trailer has buoyed us up tipping over this fright“I’m Just during and her beloved ening time is the Saying…” countless emails animal being so catastrophically and Facebook injured that the messages, all by Pam Stone vet, able to arrive offering prayers immediately, had of healing and to euthanize him on the spot. goodwill. Honestly, it makes the tears One week earlier this same young come to know how good and kind woman, 33, found that her breast people really are. And peace came cancer had returned from an initial with each note read. diagnosis seven years earlier. But peace fell about my feet Wham. How can one even think and faith flagged with each scrap of about moving forward after an emo- negative news concerning a blood tional collision as this? test or physical examination. My vet I don’t know her, Hayley Beres- is good and kind and competent in ford, from Adam, nor she me, but I presenting each potential scenario. It felt compelled to send her an email was all I could do one evening, after of sympathy and prayers. I am so lying Bonnie, lethargic and showing very hoping this message, this wish no appetite, cushioned against the for peace, from the other side of the armrest of the sofa, to leave her side world, will give her some kind of and take a walk around the farm to comfort amidst the heartache. clear my head and heart. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been Gripping the pasture gate firmly very much on the receiving end with both hands to check my emoof this that I felt the need to reach tions, I remembered reading some-

where that “when you have problems the size of mountains, don’t concentrate on the mountains, focus on ‘the mountain-mover.’” In almost a forlorn manner, I prayed for my dog, but didn’t think to pray for peace. It came anyway. Out of the corner of my eye, I thought I spotted a pair of wood doves fly across the small field and land on the fence that skirts one side of the driveway. “That’s a sweet sign, God,” I thought, as I scratched the ears of Teddy, our donkey, who wandered up for a cuddle. Opening the gate, I proposed to walk towards them, about the distance of five acres, just to see if they really were doves when one of them suddenly left its mate, flew directly toward me and alighted on the branch of a massive oak, directly above my head - just long enough for me to make my confirmation, then flew back from whence it came. Perching back on the rail of the fence for just a moment, it then, joined by its mate, took flight and returned to the woods. Like a child tucked into bed by the loving hands of his mother, I felt nearly drowsy with relief. I don’t know what lies before us, but I know we’re being watched over. And that means everything.

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Letter to the Editor

Fourth for family To the Editor: The fireworks were quite impressive this year for a small county. Although, the crowd couldn’t enjoy the bands due to vendors

parked right in front of the stage. Everyone sitting in the grass could only catch a glimpse of their knees through the vendor windows. We also had to endure cigarette smoke coming from every direction. Even with children playing all around them, they continued to puff away. This isn’t the first outdoor event we had to deal with second

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McMillan leads visit to Pearsons Falls Patrick McMillan led a group of 22 interested persons on a guided walk at Pearson’s Falls on June 25. Participants in this event received copies of the Donald Peattie’s 1932 documentary, "Pearson’s Falls Glen In Story In Flora In Birds." McMillan is host of the Educational Television Program, "Expeditions with Patrick." He is the director of the Clemson Botanical Garden and an ex-

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The first graduating class of Polk Central High School will hold its 50 year class reunion Saturday, July 16. The event will be held from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the old Polk Central High School (now the Polk County Elementary School), 2141 Hwy 9 South, Mill Spring, in the school cafeteria. All former students, administrators, teachers and staff are invited to attend the reunion. Please come and help celebrate this "Historic 50 Reunion." Please RSVP to pchs50r@ - article submitted by Martha B. Smith

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