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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 121

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Friday, July 22, 2011

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Wild hogs invade Hogback Mountain New trapping law takes effect Oct. 1 by Leah Justice

A herd of feral pigs has been destroying properties on Hogback Mountain Road in the Tryon area, and homeowners are asking how to get rid of the animals. One Hogback Mountain resident, Colleen Carey, has taken pictures and video of a herd of 35 to 40 hogs on her property. She said they are tearing up her backyard. The feral pigs, which can reach 5 feet in length and can weigh more than 300 pounds, have been seen in the Hogback Mountain Road area since early July. Carey is not the only one who has been victim to the feral pigs, otherwise known as wild hogs, (Continued on page 3)

Feral pigs in the Hogback Mountain Road area of Tryon. The animals are reportedly causing extensive damage to property. (photo by Colleen Carey)

Polk County High School football players Andre Overholt and Tyler Philpott played for the winning West team in the 63rd annual East-West All Star Game on Wednesday, July 20 in Greensboro, N.C. The West team won 19-7.

Details released on Mintz murder by Leah Justice

Information has been released from a search warrant and probable cause documents regarding the crime scene and evidence found following the murder of Vanessa Mintz earlier this year. Mintz was found shot to death on Feb. 19, 2011 at the Saluda Mountain Lodge, located off Holbert Cove Road. She was 53 at the time of her death.

Her family owned the lodge at the time. Mintz’ husband, Travis Lee McGraw, who was 44 at the time, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. McGraw will appear Monday, July 25 in Polk County Superior Court, but his case is not on the trial list. It is not

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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. Democrat Men’s Club will meet at Democratic Party HQ, 64 Ward Street in Columbus, at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 23. Dog Days of Summer, Second Annual Flea Market, Mill Spring Ag Center, July 23, 8 a.m - 2 p.m. Local vendors, yard-salers, information booths for non-profit or organizations. Dog-related activities and obedience class. Visit for more info. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society Saturdays from 9:30 – noon. 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. Landrum Depot, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. the Landrum Depot, Station 187 Model Railroad Club displaying their HO-gauge layout. No charge. Donations accepted. Information call 4572426. 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. 828-290-6600.


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.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Local Weather Forecast:


Moon Phase


Today: Mostly sunny, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 93, low 72. Saturday: Partly cloudy, Mostly sunny Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 92, low 72. Sunday: Partly cloudy, with 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 91, low 71. Monday: Partly cloudy, with 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 90, low 71. Wednesday’s weather was: High 94, low 77, 0.02 inches of rain.

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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. Democratic Women’s Club, Will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 25th at 11 a.m. Located at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Plans for a fundraising breakfast with proceeds going to Polk teachers’

school supplies will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. More info please call 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 ac(Continued on page 9)

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wild boar or swine. Other residents have said the herd has been “ravaging” upper Carolina Drive, tearing up yards as the hogs look for insects, nuts and bulbs. “They’ve eaten all my peaches, they’ve torn up my backyard looking for roots and food,” Carey said. “We just want to know what to do to get rid of them.” The answers do not look hopeful, according to Carey. She has researched the issue and spoken with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission. According to her research, private property owners can shoot and kill wild feral on their property if they are causing damage anytime. But for those who don’t want to kill them, the alternative is to trap and relocate them. However, the rules on trapping and hunting feral pigs will change on Oct. 1, 2011. (Continued on page 4)

A herd of feral pigs on Hogback Mountain. (photo submitted by Colleen Carley)

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A new law was enacted in an effort to deter people from trapping and relocating feral pigs to other areas. The new law requires that hunting of feral swine be done only by hunters who have a valid hunting license and who are wearing orange. The law also prohibits the transport of live hogs unless the animal has a form of identification approved by the state veterinarian and prohibits the removal of live feral hogs from traps. Those who fail to obtain identification before transporting hogs, as required, are subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for each hog. “The new law was enacted in part to address the proliferation of feral swine across the landscape of North Carolina,” states House Bill 432. “Feral swine are not native to North Carolina and pose threats to commercial hog farming operations and native wildlife through disease transmission and habitat destruction.”

Polk County to their propWildlife Officer “We were having a lot erty, however, Toby Jenkins may shoot the said the nui- of people trap these in pigs causing the sance of feral Georgia, South Carolina damage, Jenpigs in this area and Alabama and kins said. has been caused Jenkins by people from transport them here and said there was other areas trap- release them. We had no a problem reping them and cently involving releasing them law on such practices. a man who was here (see the box Now it’s a very serious charging a local on page 5 for his- penalty.” golf course to torical and other -- Toby Jenkins trap the pigs and information move them. He about feral pigs). charged a hefty “We were having a lot of people fee for each pig and then took them trap these in Georgia, South Caro- on top of the mountain above the lina and Alabama and transport golf course and released them, so them here and release them,” said the pigs would return. Jenkins said Jenkins. “We had no law on such that problem was eliminated and practices. Now it’s a very serious the new law should take care of penalty, $5,000 for anyone trap- similar cases in the future. ping/releasing and transporting “This new law will take care of these live feral pigs.” those relocating pigs here to North Jenkins said after Oct. 1, night Carolina when they are caught,” and Sunday hunting will not be al- Jenkins said. “This should help lowed unless the hunter is using a reduce the numbers (of feral pigs). bow and arrow or crossbow. The pigs can cause a lot of damage Landowners who have damage and usually cover several miles in

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a day. They travel with the food sources and may be in Tryon one day and in the Greenville watershed the next day.” Feral pigs do carry dangerous diseases, including brucellosis, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission. The diseases can infect people if they come in contact, through their eyes, nose, mouth or a cut in the skin, with blood, fluid or tissues from an infected wild hog. People can also become sick after eating improperly cooked meat of a feral pig. “Several people hunt these pigs on a regular basis and use them for food. However, they do carry many diseases and some are serious,” said Jenkins. “Feral swine are not vaccinated like domestic swine and must be cooked properly to avoid disease transmission. “ Other than shooting the feral pigs, placing an appropriate fence around the property is one of the only other options for property owners. There are no effective poisons to eliminate wild boar.

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About feral pigs History in Western North Carolina In 1908 the Whiting Manufacturing Company bought a large tract of land in the Snowbird Mountains in Graham County, N.C. Within this tract was a mountain known as Hooper’s Bald. Mr. George Gordon Moore, an American advisor for the company, was allowed to establish a game reserve on company land on Hooper’s Bald around 1909. In 1911, a 500 to 600-acre hog lot was constructed, with a split rail fence nine rails high. In April 1912, a shipment of 14 European wild hogs, including 11 sows and 3 boars, arrived and was released in the lot. They each weighed approximately 60 to 75 pounds. They were purchased from an agent in Berlin, Germany, who claimed that they came from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The hogs arrived in Murphy by train and were hauled to Hooper’s Bald by ox-drawn wagon. One sow died en route to Hooper’s Bald. From the beginning the lot was not hog proof, and apparently some of the hogs escaped and returned at will. The majority remained in the lot for eight to 10 years and increased in numbers. In the early 1920s, when the lot contained approximately 60 to 100 hogs, a hunt with dogs was conducted. Only two hogs were killed, but many escaped the lot during the hunt. The escapees became established in the surrounding mountain terrain of Graham County, N.C., and Monroe County, Tenn. Today Hooper’s Bald is owned by the U.S. Forest Service and is a part

of the Nantahala National Forest. The boar thrived in Graham County and spread into other counties, as well as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 1979, the boar was given the status of game animal by the N.C. legislature. The first open season was held in the Cherokee National Forest in 1936 and in the Nantahala National Forest in 1937 (Frome 1966). Longevity The majority (59 percent) of hunter-harvested boars are considered adults, 30 weeks old or older. People who rear wild hogs report animals living as long as 12 years in captivity. Reproduction Male wild boars reach sexual maturity at approximately nine months of age and females as young as seven months. The female usually produces one litter of one to 10 piglets (average 4.8) each year, with a gestation period of approximately 115 days. Although wild hogs have the potential to produce two litters a year, there is no evidence that a wild sow has produced more than one surviving litter per year. The sex ratio at birth is approximately 50/50. At birth the piglets are light brown with longitudinal brown and black stripes, similar to the stripes on chipmunks. The reproductive rate is highly dependent on good mast crops, especially acorns. – source:


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known what matters will be handled next week, nor when the trial will be held. According to the probable cause document, completed by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) agent Steve Modlin, Modlin became aware that on Sat. Feb. 19, 2011 at approximately 9:28 a.m. Polk County sheriff’s officers were dispatched to the lodge in reference to a gunshot wound and possible robbery. Officers searched the employee’s living quarters/office area and discovered an unresponsive white female lying in the bed, covered in blood, according to the documents. Officers located a shotgun shell on the floor between the North CaroliNa end of the bed and the entertainment center, according to the Discover the state you're in. report. Members of the Polk 1-800-visit NC www.visitNC.Com sheriff’s office notified the SBI that a murder had occurred and secured the scene, the report said. It also said the Polk County Medical Examiner, Dr. Kornmayer, pronounced Mintz as deceased. The cause of death was head trauma, according to the medical examiner’s report. Mintz was found by one of her daughters, official documents said. She told investigators when she arrived at approximately 9:15 a.m., Feb. 19, 2011 she heard the television on in the bedroom and noticed the blinds closed and the lights off, stated the report. The sign to the office area said, “closed,” according to the daughter. “She walked into the living room area, set her purse and coffee down, and then walked into the bedroom,” stated the report. “She observed stuff on the wall and thought her mother had thrown up. (Daughter) shook her mother’s foot and knew when she touched her there was something not right. (Daughter) called 911.” TDB Fillers -The pagereport 6 continued with details of how the daughter found wounds on her mother’s

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arm and head and called 911 again. The daughter arrived at the lodge to relieve her mother and McGraw, both of whom were scheduled to work the night shift, according to the report. McGraw was not at the lodge when the daughter arrived, nor was his vehicle, so the daughter called McGraw and advised him he needed to get to the lodge because something happened to Mintz, according to the SBI report. The report said McGraw was at the Cracker Barrel with his two children when Mintz’ daughter called him about Mintz’ death. McGraw told investigators that he left the lodge at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, according to the report. “Travis McGraw stated he gave Vanessa Mintz a hug and she had already changed into her pajamas,” stated the report. Officers obtained written consent from McGraw to search his 2005 red Chevrolet pickup truck, the report said, and an officer found one unfired shotgun shell in the passenger side front door panel. The shell found in the lodge and the shell found in McGraw’s truck were the same brand, according to the report. “These two shotgun shells were the same brand, had the same red color and had the same markings,” stated the report. The report then details the execution of a search warrant of McGraw’s home, located at 41 Ransier Drive in Hendersonville, to collect firearms. “Travis McGraw told (an SBI agent) he knew it was part of the process and agreed to go with law enforcement to get the guns,” stated the report. Several firearms were obtained from McGraw’s residence, including two shotguns and one rifle from one room, two shotguns and one rifle from the basement and ammunition. The report also detailed a relationship between McGraw (Continued on page 7)

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First Polk recreation public input meeting set for July 26 The Polk County Recreation Advisory Board will hold the first of four public meetings to gain input from the public on recreational facilities and activities in Polk County on Tuesday, July 26. The meeting will be at the Green Creek Community Center at 7 p.m. Additional meetings will be held in other parts of the county. The second meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Isothermal Community College in Columbus, the third will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Polk County Middle School and the last will be Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Saluda Elementary School. All meetings will be at 7 p.m. These meetings are part of the recreation staff’s efforts to update the comprehensive plan for the

department. The purpose of the plan is to provide the county with a guide to use as decisions are made concerning parks and recreation through the year 2021 with regard to facility and programming needs. The plan also makes recommendations for meeting those needs. If this study is to be successful, Polk Rec officials said, it must reflect the needs and desires of the citizens of Polk County. In addition to the meetings, the board has developed a survey for residents to complete. Surveys can be obtained at the county offices in the Womack Building in Columbus and online at – article submitted by the Polk recreation department

• Mintz murder

McGraw is currently being held at the N.C. Department of Corrections in Raleigh on no bond. He has written a couple of handwritten letters requesting a bond hearing while being incarcerated. In one letter dated April 20, 2011, McGraw provided background information on himself, including that he is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force. McGraw wrote that he served seven years of active duty and 13 years in the reserves. “I have worked as a police officer,” wrote McGraw. “Due to an on the job injury I am totally and permanently disabled. I have been an assistant scout master. I have never been arrested before.” McGraw also said he is the father of two teenagers and noted where they attend school and their activities. He also said because of the injuries that forced him into retirement, he needs to continue physical therapy. “Being released on bond would also allow me to finish putting together attorney fees,” said McGraw’s letter.

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and a woman, including text messages between the two on the weekend of the murder. The woman told investigators she did not know McGraw was married, but knew McGraw and Mintz were in a relationship, according to the report. The woman had given McGraw a deadline of Sunday, Feb. 20 for McGraw to “let her know where their relationship was going,” stated the SBI report. The report says the woman texted McGraw at approximately 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 and found out Mintz had been killed. The report included detailed findings from the NCSBI Western Lab Firearms Section, which examined the four shotguns owned by Mintz. It was determined that the camouflage Mossberg shotgun fired the shell collected from the crime scene, according to the report. McCraw was arrested on Feb. 23, 2011. On March 9, a judge found probable cause to charge McGraw with firstdegree murder.



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Landrum chugging along in depot renovation effort for outdoor music and plays. The Landrum City Council enter- city has also requested that detained the idea Tuesday, July 12 of signers interested in handling the placing train cars near the depot, project submit plans for the addibut before such ideas come to frui- tion of windows to allow in more tion, city leaders want to enhance natural light, an enclosed kitchen, the structure. replaced lightCity admining and HVAC, istrator Steve “The idea came from accessible restWolochowicz some of the representatives rooms, flexible said while the and functional enthusiasm to of the area businesses. meeting space use train cars They thought that it and improved as a means of might help Landrum as landscaping. boosting tourOfficials ism in the town a destination if we could would like to is encouraging, get some train cars out see a renovation the practicality completed simithere. Several of them said of it may still lar to what was be a year or so they might even be willing done in Tryon, down the road. to rent space in the cars.” he said. He said “The idea -- Landrum City Administrator the town wants it came from some Steve Wolochowicz to look similar to of the representhe way it would tatives of the in its original pearea businesses. They thought riod although no one expects it to that it might help Landrum as a destination if we could get some be identical to its original specs. The city has requested design train cars out there,” Wolochowicz firms interested in the project to said. “Several of them said they submit proposals to Wolochowicz might even be willing to rent space at Landrum City Hall by 4:30 in the cars.” Aug. 18. Wolochowicz said after discusIn September, Wolochowicz sion with Norfolk Southern, it was said he hopes to have potential determined that a lease agreement would have to be made for that to design options regarding exterior, happen. Right now the city owns interior and footprint for the counthe depot but leases the land from cil to consider. The council will Norfolk Southern. The city also then be able to bid out a contract for aims to fire up plans this fall to a design firm to complete official renovate the depot, another project drawings. “Ideally, I’d really like to get that could involve alterations to the current lease agreement with a grant to help out with that, not just use city money, but get some Norfolk. Wolochowicz said the city outside funds,” Wolochowicz said. wants to add a covered loading “We’re not quite at that point yet dock that would serve as a stage but I think we will be.” by Samantha Hurst

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SDA church offers exercise class Seventh-day Adventist Church will offer a free introductory exercise class Monday, July 25, from 8 - 9 a.m. The class will be located at 2820 Lynn Road, Tryon. Organizers suggest participants


bring light weights and dress. Classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays every week from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – article submitted by Roberta Amoroso

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Columbus to test CodeRED Emergency Notification System

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The Town of Columbus will use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Thursday, July 28 to call the entire town and all water and sewer customers. The calls will begin in the morning at 11 a.m. and will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give town personnel the chance to operate the system as if there had been a community wide emergency. The message that will be delivered directs recipients to the town website to add additional contact numbers, and also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors. Jonathan Kanipe, town manager, said, “All individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other nontraditional phones as well as email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message

is sent.” Businesses should register, in particular, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who have changed their phone number recently and those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers. Citizens are urged to log onto the town website at www. and follow the CodeRED link at the top of the page. Those without Internet access may call 828-894-8236 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to register. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered. More information about the CodeRED system is on the website. If you have any questions, contact the Town of Columbus at 828-894-8236.

Hagan responds to Polk request about Mill Spring post office

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Editor ’s note: The Polk County Board of Commissioners recently sent a letter to N.C. Senator Kay Hagan in support of keeping the Mill Spring Post Office open. The following is a response from Hagan. Dear Polk County Board of Commissioners, county manager and clerk to the board: In response to your letter dated, June 20, 2011, Senator Hagan’s office contacted the Government Relations Office for the U.S. Postal Service regarding the Mill Spring Post Office. In April of this year, the USPS made an internal move to consoli-

date the Mill Spring Post Office with the nearby Columbus location. This consolidation involved the relocation of the carrier unit. The carriers’ routes remain the same, but beginning in April they have reported to the Columbus location at the start and close of business. All customer services offered at the Mill Spring location have remained unchanged and the USPS reported that they have no plans to close the Mill Spring location. Thank you for your letter and please follow up if you have further questions. Thank you. – Senator Kay Hagan

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tivities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Polk Soil and Water Conservation district board meeting is held the last Monday of each month, at the Mill Spring Ag and Community Center. The next meeting will be May 25 at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. PC Recreation Advisory Board, Sponsored cookout at Gibson Park pool. Monday, July 25 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted for a new slide at the pool. For more info call 894-2646. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, Free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 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. Tryon Downtown Development Association will hold its monthly coffee and downtown update at The Melrose Inn at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26. Call 828-817-5059 for more info. 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, e-mail saludacenter@ or visit 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. Landrum Library, Zelenik, a magician, will be at the library at 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Info call 864-457-2218. 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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Friday, July 22, 2011

Columbus Presbyterian Church takes baseball outing THE PEG SUS GROUP

Members of the Columbus Presbyterian Church (CPC) attended faith night at the Forest City Owls baseball game on Wednesday, July 13. Above: CPC member Fran Rosenblad caught (with one hand) one of the signed baseballs that were being thrown into the crowd at the game. Below: Members of the CPC youth group pose with the Owls mascots. (photos submitted by Donna Ashley)

John Shehan reunion Sunday, July 24 The John Shehan family will gather for a reunion at Beulah Baptist Church’s fellowship hall on July 24 at 1 p.m. Visitors are asked

to bring items for dinner. For more information, call Jeanette Pittman at 828-894-3348. – article submitted

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Polk County District Court results, July 13 session In Polk County District Court held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 with Judge Athena F. Brooks presiding, 133 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent to superior court. The following persons were convicted of a crime (names are given as they appear in court records): Joe Young Bennett was convicted of speeding 34 mph in a 25 m.p.h. zone. Bennett was fined $40 and court costs. Michael Wayne Bullis was convicted of operating a vehicle with impaired equipment. Bullis was fined $11 and court costs. Brandon Claren Burgess was convicted of misdemeanor breaking and/or entering, misdemeanor larceny after break-

ing and/or entering and injury vised probation, 24 hours of to real property. Burgess was community service, a $100 fine sentenced to one year unsuper- and court costs. vised probation, a $100 fine and Andrea Parker Horner was court costs. convicted of speeding 74 m.p.h. Debra Abbott Carton was in a 65 m.p.h. zone. Horner was convicted of speeding 44 m.p.h. fined $40 and court costs. in a 35 m.p.h. zone. Carton was Ryan Ricky Houston was fined $40 and convicted of court costs. operating a veCourt Results John Franhicle with imcis Gargiulo paired equipwas convicted of speeding 44 ment. Houston was fined $11 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone. and court costs. Garguilo was fined $40 and Garland Wil Kuykendall court costs. was convicted of driving while Bryan Emanuel Ghent was license revoked. Kuykendall convicted of speeding 74 m.p.h. was sentenced to one year unin a 65 m.p.h. zone. Ghent was supervised probation, a $100 fined $5 and court costs. fine and court costs. Duncan G. Herbert was Christopher J. Lindsey was convicted of level 5 driving convicted of consumption of while impaired. Herbert was alcohol by 19/20 year old. sentenced to one year unsuper- Lindsey was fined $75 and

court costs. Danny Kyle Martin was convicted of failure to appear on misdemeanor. Martin was fined $100 and court costs. Dylan Andrew Moore was convicted of speeding 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. Moore was fined $40 and court costs. Adjin Muharemovic was convicted of speeding 92 m.p.h. in a 65 m.p.h. zone. Muharemovic was fined $92 and court costs. Stacey Ann Murray was convicted of misdemeanor larceny. Murray was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served. Jesse Lee Ruff was convicted of assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly (Continued on page 14)

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Wonderful Landrum Estate Sale Saturday, July 23, 9:00 am 3:00 pm., Lighted curio cabinet, king brass bed, antiques, steamer trunk, china (Limoges, Bavarian, Wedgwood), glassware, table linens, quilts, kerosene lamps, Raikes bears. House is packed full. Everything must go! Home is also for sale. Direction: From I-26 SC Exit 1, take Hwy. 14 toward Landrum 1/2 mile. Turn left on Campbell Rd. (beyond Bi-Lo). Follow signs. See you Saturday!

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Seeking employment. I will sit with your loved one seeking a companion. Will take to doctor's appts. and help with daily needs. Excellent references, dependable, flexible hours and pay. If you don't want to worry about your loved ones, call me today. 864.490.1828

Seeking a part time caregiver in the Saluda area. Every other weekend, split shift , approx. 12 + hours. Taking care of couple with medical needs. 828-749-2220 for interview.

NEED SHINGLES REPLACED? Reasonable Rates, References & Insured. 16 yrs. experience 894-2683 or 817-3627

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Yard Sales Big yard sale, Saturday July 23rd, 8am - 4pm, Peak Street, Columbus. Something for everyone, lots of treasures. (Rain date, Saturday, July 30.)

Services 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. 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. DE-CLUTTER NOW! Our friendly, efficient, non-smoking team will be glad to haul away your junk. Locally Owned. Great References call.828.817.3793 or 828.859.0241 HANDYMAN SPECIAL. Wash windows, pressure washing, repair and clean gutters, repair siding and overhangs, paint interior and exterior, build decks. Call 864-363-2484. 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.

THE SIGN SHOP. Custom Signs for Home, Farm & Business. Signs, Banners, Vehicle Lettering, Magnetics, Logo Design, Home Decor. 828-335-3177/835-C N Trade St., Tryon, NC Tommy 5 Home Improvement roofs, renovations,siding, carpentry, decks, windows, screening. All Home Repairs. FREE estimates. Home 828.859.5608 Cell 828.817.0436

Professional Services Country Boy for Hire with tools to do anything. Home improvements, residential and commercial handyman services. 20 yrs. experience. Call Norm 828-699-5195.

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

LANDSCAPING Lawn maintenance, landscape design & lighting, mulching, retaining walls, paver walkways, drainage work. 828-223-5198 Help Wanted Certified Medical Assistant-Recruiting CMA with medical and office experience for full time position beginning in August. Job duties include assisting medical services, phlebotomy and monitoring medical and financial statistics of program. Fax cover letter and resume to 828-894-2229 Full-time night position for a Certified Nursing Assistant at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills (7pm - 7am). SC certification preferred. One year experience, with some experience in geriatrics and end-of-life care preferred, minimum of a high school school diploma (or G.E.D) required. Weekend work required. For more information or to apply please visit

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Help Wanted Need strong individual to assist in daily mailing/pressroom, part time late afternoon to early evening Mon. - Fri. Minimum wage to start. Must be 18 years old, have driver's license and own transportation. Call Tony at 849-9151 after 3 pm Wednesday or Friday.

SITTERS AVAILABLE: Will run errands, do shopping, take to local appointments, light house cleaning and cooking. REFERENCES AVAILABLE. Call Lib Edwards: (828)894 - 5014.

Looking to hire nail technician at new tanning salon in Saluda, 2 to 3 days a week. Contact Tanya Jackson or Amanda Anderson at (828) 749-1000.

Help Wanted Technical Looking to hire nail technician at new tanning salon in Saluda. 2 to 3 days a week. Contact Tanya Jackson or Amanda Anderson at (828) 749 - 1000.

Homes For Rent FOR LEASE LANDRUM: 3BRs, 2BAs, corner lot in quiet neighborhood near schools, parks & downtown. Central heat & air, carport, deck, all appliances. $850/month plus deposit. 828-894-8492. FOR RENT. Tryon - Harmon Field Area. Approx. 2000 Sq. Ft. single family home on 2+ acres. 3/2 with LR, DR, Kitchen & lg. family room. Pets negotiable. $900/mo plus deposit. 828-817-9897 Green Creek area. 4BR/2BA, nice home in quiet area, garage with washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, LR and Family room. $950 per month, 1st month and security. 864-884-5778. GREEN CREEK: New 3BR, 2BA, hardwood floors. No pets. $800 plus security. References. FIRST REAL ESTATE, 828-859-7653. HOME FOR RENT 2 bedroom/ 2 bath with full basement, carport, private. Hunting Country $1,000 per month, references. First Real Estate 828-859-7653 Home For Rent: Tryon walk-to-town, home for short or long term lease. 3 BRs/2 BA, wood floors, porch w/views, great neighborhood. $900/mo. Call Blaze Realty 828-859-5858 HOUSE FOR RENT - 1600 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, Private acre in Columbus. Quality home with just completed total redo in & out. Immaculate, Landscaping, water, trash, recycling and more included. Offered at $975/mo. Qualified applicants inquiry at 828-808-3089.

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Mobile home for rent 2 bedroom, 1 bath, on private 11 acre lot in Green Creek. No smoking, no pets. $400 per month plus deposit. 828-817-5121.

Tryon - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, HW floors, Chestnut paneling, Bookshelves, heat & hotwater included.$475 call 864-415-3548 Tryon - 2 lg. bedroom, 2bath, Charming, dinning room, Living room, Library, HW Floors, heat & hotwater included $750. call 864-415-3548.

FOR RENT IN GREEN CREEK: 2 BR 2 BA, nice mobile home. $550. No pets. 828-899-4905.

2 Big leather peach recliners in fair condition. $200 pair, T.V. 36 in. Sharpe, 15 yrs. old $150. 828-859-9320

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.


PENIEL RD. 1960s brick 4BR/3.5 BA, ranch style in lovely open setting. New Berber carpeting, exceptional storage space. $1200/month. Call 828-894-2029. Romantic log cabin, near Columbus, one room with sleep loft, No Pets, Non-smoker, w/d, wood stove plus electric. $450/month plus deposit to begin.. Call 828-817-1262 Tryon - approx 1400 sq ft. duplex with 2 lg. Br., 1 Ba, small office. Lg. LRDR combo w/ hdwd floors. Back deck, water/sewer included, w/d hookup. Walk to Harmon Field, pets neg., $690/mo plus deposit (828)817-9897

Apartments Appliances, wd floors, parking, central H&A: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Godshaw Hill - $550; Entrance Cliffs of Glassy Utilities paid, $795: 864-895-9177 or 864-313-7848 For Rent in Tryon 1 Bedroom $300 per month Call 864-590-0336 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. FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM LOFT APARTMENT. Includes utilities plus cable/internet, monthly or long term, $675, references, no pets. 828-817-4509. Studio apartment with attached 3 stall barn for rent. Pasture included on FETA trails. $700 a month. Also pasture/board only available at $200 a month. 828-863-2979.


Condominiums For Rent WHITE OAK MOUNTAIN CONDO: 2BRs, 2.5BAs, unfurnished. $800, references, no pets, security deposit. FIRST REAL ESTATE, 828-859-7653.

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.

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Looking for home in Saluda to rent with option to purchase. Call Jim McNamara 828-817-4495.

Houses for Sale Bright, open, comfy home w/hrd wd flrs, appliances, deck, & garage on attractive lot next to the park. Recently updated. MLS 483837. Preferred Realty. $89,500. Call Katherine 828-817-0755. Columbus. Doublewide built in 1995 w/open floor plan & brick foundation on 1+acres. All appliances. Double garage & workshop. MLS 481118. Preferred Realty. $90,000. Call Katherine 828-817-0755.

Miscellaneous Beautiful 4 piece Red Oak, king size bedroom set. Armoire has place for T.V. with drawers underneath. Long dresser with mirror, one nightstand. Bed has head & foot board. Reproduction to look hand cravered. $1,200. Red Oak Rolltop reproduction computer desk with chair. Many drawers & cubbyholes, comes apart fro easy moving. $500 call 828-894-5390. Billboard available for advertising at the state line in Tryon. 15 ft. X 7 ft. call 828-817-4166 for more info. Cutting down a tree? We would like to BUY your branches. Leave a message and give a phone number. 864-704-8869. 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 GOT GUNS??? WANT $$$ ? We buy hand guns and rifles, new and old, short and long. Call 828-395-1396 or 828-393-0067.

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Vendors Wanted: Community Yard/Sale Flea Market, "Dog Days of Summer" Mill Spring Ag Center, Saturday July 23, 8-2 (vendors arrive at 7,please.) $15 booth rental, benefitting Foothills Humane Society and Mill 4rping Ag Center. Visit to reserve space. Walk-up vendors welcome.

WE BUY STANDING TIMBER Nothing too big or too small Call 828.287.3745 or 704.473.6501 Green River Forest Products

For Sale: washer and dryer. Amana, like new. $450, or best offer. Call (828) 817-3221

NC MOUNTAINS New custom built partially finished log cabin on 1.7ac, Vaulted ceilings, spacious porches, private setting with paved road access $85,000. Hurry won’t last 866-738-5522


8 horsepower Briggs And Statton Trac Vac for sale. Holds 44 bushels, great condition. $1200.00 Call Donnie Whiteside: (864) 978 - 5870.

Horses & Equipment 17.3 H Perchon Hunt Horse, saddle and reins. Over 8 years fox hunting. Firm $8,000. Call Mike 828-817-1638

Hay, Feed, Seed, Grain NEW 2011 HAY IS HERE! With and without Alfalfa. Sale on 1 load of 2010 first cutting, Timothy Brome 10% Alfalfa, 65 lb bales, $8/bale. Located on Rt. 9So. in Pierce Plaza (near Re-Ride Shop). As always, please call...Hay, Lady! Open M-S 10a.m. 828-289-4230. Orchard grass hay, superior second cutting, 50Lb bales. $7.50. No delivery. (828)894-3020.

Want to Buy - Vehicles JUNK VEHICLES WANTED - NO TITLE REQUIRED! Must have ID. Paying highest prices around period! Pick up 24-7. Paying minimum $300 cash & up depending on size of vehicle. Will pick up vehicles anytime day or night. All vehicles bought come w/2 free large pizzas included. SCRAP WARS, 828-202-1715 or 828-447-4276. WANT TO BUY: Scrap and junk metal, junk cars and trucks. Call 828-223-0277.

Cars For Sale: 2006 Gray Chrysler Pacifica Station Wagon, 100 thousand + miles. Excellent condition - 4 new tires. Price $7,500.00 Contact Janet 864-468-4765.

Trucks 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT club cab pick-up. 35,600 one-owner miles. 6 cyl, all power, bed liner, sliding rear window, chrome 17" wheels, Michelin tires, 6 CD changer, Deep Molten Red Pearl Coat paint. $12,000.00 828-894-0304

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Polk Central Elementary Kiwanis Terrific Kids

Polk Central Elementary School fifth-grade students (left to right) Caleb Cantrell, A.J. Coffey, Austin Lusk and Mariela Ramirez completed their final year at the school as Kiwanis Terrific Kids for May. Malcolm Ward, a fifth-grader in Ms. McFarland’s class, was also named a Terrific Kid for May. Other Terrific Kids for May at Polk Central were: Pre-kindergarten: Elisa Wilson, Laura Jackson, Caedyn McCraw and Grayson Pack. Kindergarten: Mathias Ward, Jacob Fitchpatrick and Caroline Emory. First grade: David Nava-Chavez, Kaitlin Ledbetter, Victoria Thompson and Anthony Serrano. Second grade: Coleby Boles, Victoria Ward and Nate Henderson. Third grade: Aalyiah Miller, Hannah Spicer and Blade Emery. Fourth grade: Makayla Staley, Galen Sachse and Tera Walker. (article and photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)

Tryon Presbyterian Church summer Bible adventure Aug. 1-5 Tryon Presbyterian Church (TPC) will hold a summer Bible adventure called “The Big Picnic” at 430 Harmon Field Road, Aug. 1 - 5. The theme of the event will be the feeding of the 5,000. Through the first week in August, TPC is collecting 5,000 pounds of food to give to the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (TBOM) located at 154 White Drive, Columbus. Two classes will be offered during the summer Bible adven-

ture. An intergenerational class of children (starting at age 5), youth and adults will focus on the story “Feeding of the 5,000.” Some of the activities for participants will include: • Take a look at hunger across the world • Tour TBOM • Help with TBOM’s Feed a Kid program • Hear about the Heifer project • Create a communion cloth • Create dry soup

At 8:15 p.m. every evening there will be recreation for children and youth. The second class is for adults, led by Dr. Dent Davis, focusing on the part food played in the stories Jesus told: • Monday will feature the miracle of Jesus changing water into wine • Tuesday will focus on the feeding of the 5,000 • Wednesday will discuss where Jesus gives disciples fishing lessons

• Thursday will feature Jesus teaching about the bread of life and the nourishment on faith. Friday evening at 6 p.m. the church will hold a picnic at Harmon Field. All are welcome who have participated during the week-long event. The summer Bible adventure is for ages 5 and up. Registration is required. For more information contact the church office at 859-6683.

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Time Warner, which employs more than 5,000 people in North Carolina, plans to offer an overall average wage for the new jobs of $61,044 a year, not including benefits. That exceeds the average for Mecklenburg County of $51,584. The state’s Economic Investment Committee awarded a Job Development Investment Grant to Time Warner for the project. The grant could yield $2.9 million in maximum benefits for the company if it meets its job and investment targets. *** Matt Conrad, the operator of a children’s train ride that crashed at a Spartanburg park earlier this year, killing a 6-year-old boy, will not face criminal charges. A report by Spartanburg County officials attributed the

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cause of the crash to excessive speed, noting that the train was going 22 miles per hour, nearly three times the recommended speed, when it rolled off the tracks and into a ditch. However, Charleston Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, who was asked to review the case because of a conflict in the local prosecutor’s office, ruled that Conrad had no intention of causing the crash and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Conrad’s lawyer said Conrad was pleased to hear that he will not face charges and he hopes new regulations will prevent such accidents in the future. Since the crash, government officials have been working on new regulations regarding miniature train rides. Lawmakers are considering a bill that

would require a speedometer on the trains and a device to limit speed. Labor officials also have announced a new system for inspecting trains that will use licensed outside contractors instead of state employees. The state labor department fired inspector Donnie Carrigan for falsifying records pertaining to the train that crashed at Spartanburg’s Cleveland Park. Carrigan admitted he cleared the train for use even though he had not taken a test run on the train because the battery was dead. The train crashed on its first day of operation in a new ride season, injuring 28 and killing 6-year-old Benji Easler. Pastor Dwight Easler said Easler’s family had been told that no charges will be filed, and Nathan Ellis, a spokesman for

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the church, said the church is at peace with the decision. “Charges wouldn’t have changed the outcome,” said Ellis. *** Henderson County commissioners have agreed to hold a referendum next May to determine whether alcohol sales will be permitted outside the incorporated areas of the county. The referendum will give residents their first chance to be heard on the matter since county voters decided in 1955 to make the county dry. County commissioners also voted this week to allow a proposed new ABC store on Upward Road. Commissioners reversed their position on the new store after hearing a presentation from the Henderson Alcoholic Beverage Control (Continued on page 21)

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Board. The board said a third store will generate significant revenue for the county, the city of Hendersonville and schools. *** Broadband Internet capacity continues to grow around Asheville and the rest of Western North Carolina. The 2009 federal stimulus package included $7 billion for projects that will expand high-speed Internet access, including a project to install 25 miles of new fiber around Asheville. Private companies in the region also are moving forward with infrastructure improvements and the non-profit Mountain Area Information Network recently was awarded an FCC license to explore the use of unused portion of the TV broadcasting spectrum for high-speed Internet access. A National Broadband Plan issued by Congress last year noted the importance of highspeed Internet access. “Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life,” said the plan. The report also noted that broadband Internet access in rural areas is much less developed than in urban areas, leaving more than 20 million Americans without access to broadband. The Center for Rural Strategies said last month in a study of rural broadband availability that North Carolina is behind national standards. The FCC established a standard of 4 megabits per second (mbps) download time and 1 mbps upload time, but approximately

57 percent of households in North Carolina have Internet speeds below those minimum standards. The FCC has set a standard for 2015 of 50 mbps download and 20 mbps upload. AT&T announced last month that it plans to expand high speed Internet access to Leicester, N.C., after receiving a request from a resident. The resident contacted e-NC Authority, an organization created by the N.C. General Assembly in 2000 to help Internet service providers better serve rural areas. Charter Communications has announced it will provide an option for Asheville residential customers to obtain speeds up to 60 mbps, and it now provides commercial customers with speeds up to 100 mbps. The company said such services will support business growth and development in the area.

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who averaged 38 miles a day, is the 23rd person to complete a through-hike on the trail. Allen de Hart and Alan Householder, two originators of the trail concept, were the first to make the journey in 1997. Kirk has taken on other distance challenges in the past, including the 40-mile Mount Mitchell Challenge and other ultra-marathon trail runs. He broke the record for the SB6K, traversing all peaks higher than 6,000 feet elevation in WNC in four days and 14 hours and he “fast-packed” the 300-mile Benton MacKaye Trail in 48 days.

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Horseless Carriage Club brings antiques to Landrum

Three of the 87 antique cars that visited Landrum with the Horseless Carriage Club of America on Tuesday, July 19. The club is on its 60th annual tour, traveling approximately 100 miles per day through the North Carolina area in cars dating from 1909 to 1927. Car owners came from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Connecticut. The club parked and ate lunch at Landrum First Baptist Church and spent the afternoon browsing in Landrum’s shops. (photos by Leah Justice)



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Karen and Paul Johnson (above) of Rutherfordton, N.C., happened upon a stop on the Agri-Tour at Overmountain Vineyard and Winery on Sandy Plains Road in Polk County, Saturday, June 25. Jimmi Buell (below) of Polk County Cooperative Extension services leads the “RPM Cyclists,” a group of 15 regional riders, on a 30-mile loop to several farm stops and a box deli lunch and ice cream at AP Williams Dairy Bar and Deli in Green Creek. The event brought in $1,400 for the Mill Spring Ag Center and sent an estimated 200 guests across Polk and into the edge of Rutherford County, visiting farmland and vineyards, farm markets and farm to table food stops. (photos submitted by Carol Lynn Jackson)

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Rocking Agri-Tourists at Overmountain Vineyard and Winery

Agri-Tourists rock in the scenery from the Overmountain Vineyard and Winery porch in the late afternoon on Saturday, June 25 during the Mill Spring Ag Center’s second annual PolkFresh Agri-Tour. Left to right: Dave Arnold, Cathy Swope, Kate Swope, “Plato” and Peggy and David Riddle. (photo submitted by Carol Lynn Jackson)

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Friday, July 22, 2011


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Learn to surpass your exercise plateau

One problem most people who them two things. No. 1: There workout experience from time is no such thing as the perfect to time is the dreaded “exercise exercise program forever. plateau.” No. 2: Every exercise I have Wednesday For those of you who don’t them do is to get them ready for 10:00 A.M. Bible Study & Prayer know what this is … you start an a new and different exercise. To exercise routine, and everything get great results, your exercise Jeffrey C. Harris, pastor Dr. Bill Rev. Henderson, Pastor in the Interim seems great; routine needs you’re losing to change and Diet & Exercise Please place picture of church over the X. w e i g h t a n d 2x2 by David Crocker progress. you’re motivatDoing the Oh, dear…Missed 12/4 F tfn ed. You feel like same exercises anOtHer TBAP-033564 you’re on the right track, when day after day is boring, and Good Bargain? all of a sudden … NOTHING. your muscles get used to it and You stop losing weight. You still stop making progress. Also, it’s Get TDB work out, but you don’t feel like important to know just how and in the mail! you are getting fitter. That’s an when to make changes in your exercise plateau, and boy, is it workout program. frustrating. I recommend getting help 828-859-9151 Today, I’m going to help you from an experienced trainer. TRYonbapTisT - page 31 “unstick” your routine so you It makes all the difference. subs@tryondailybulletin. can make real progress again. Another key to losing body fat com First, let me explain why we is to realize that exercise is only sometimes reach a plateau. part of the equation. Proper nutriExercise plateaus are based on tion is essential. the theory of adaptation. Simply In fact, in one study, over put, when your body is presented weight adults who both exerwith a new exercise, it is stimu- cised and managed there caloric lated or shocked, if you will, by intake, lost 66 percent more body the experience. Your body then fat than those who exercised or adapts by getting stronger and dieted alone. more fit in response to this exerGot a nutrition or fitness quescise stimulus. When your body tion? Email me at dwcrockno longer perceives the stimulus or visit fitGet TDB as new, it won’t change, in re- sponse to the exercise. David Crocker of Landrum in the mail! The first thing to ask yourself has been a nutritionist for 24 if you have reached an exercise years. He served as strength plateau, is “Am I working out director of the Spartanburg 828-859-9151 • hard enough?” Y.M.C.A., head strength for the Exercise can be enjoyable, S.C. state champion girls gymV isa • Mastercard • Discover • American Express but at times you need to push nastic team, USC-Spartanburg yourself. Also, I recommend baseball team, Converse college you change up your exercise equestrian team, lead trainer to routine every four weeks or so. L.H. Fields modeling agency, I constantly change my client’s and taught four semesters as workout routines. In fact, I tell USC-Union. X


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Dowser instructor visits Kiwanis Club

Club president-elect Kathy Woodham and member Ernie Giannini, thanked Mr. Barnes for his presentation.

Dowser instructor, Lee Barnes spoke at the Tryon Kiwanis Club meeting in March to explain dowsing, a form of applied intuition. Barnes has used his dowsing ability to find 150 wells. The Appalachian Dowsers are dedicated to public education about dowsing and intuitive abilities. Visit for more information on dowsing - article submitted by Lynn Montgomery

Local goes a long way in food and art

basil, lavender sprigs and tastes of home-baked treats are given to me. I always end up feeling like the richest person in the world when I leave, warmed by smiles I was late getting to the Saluda and hugs and the makings for a Tailgate Market last Friday, but nice simple summer meal to be still found an array of wonderful enjoyed outside with the sunset local goodies ... and discovered and a glass of crisp white wine, white tomatoes! overlooking the many flowers I will admit to buying red blooming in my Pooh Garden. tomatoes instead This just re- all the while minds me that Saluda wondering how local, friendly News & a n d s m a l l i s a white tomato could possibly Notations the way to go. taste like a real Something got by Bonnie Bardos lost in ‘big,’ imtomato. Next time I’ll personal, corpoget one out of curiosity. Tossed rate America; going back to the with a hint of fresh basil and a basic roots of a local friendly drizzle of sesame ginger dressing, feel has been growing all over the juicy red tomatoes made my the country. I like it. It’s the way day: yum! A handful of purple I grew up, and there’s nothing okra to toss in my trusty iron pan sweeter than doing business with ... you just can’t leave the market people you know, like and want empty-handed. to help. Thanks to Beth Carson, I went They care about what they hurrying back to the Wildflour grow — and they’re not in it for tent to get a vegetarian Reuben only money — they do it from pocket wrapped in whole-wheat their heart, and love of the land. crust; all I had to do was heat in It’s part of the circle, that we are the oven — there wasn’t a bite all connected. I like knowing left. where my food comes from, and The vendors are so friendly meeting those that grew it. Their (and kind) ... on one visit I ran hands to mine; how symbolic. out of dollar bills (which seems to This applies to many things, happen rather often these days). not just food. Wouldn’t hurt for The gentleman selling a truck- us all to remember that lesson! load of corn told me to take corn The Saluda Tailgate Market is and pay him next time. on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Handfuls of fragrant green While I’m going on and on “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” - Lewis Grizzard

about local, remember that several Saluda artists will be on the third-annual Art Trek Tryon foothills open studio tour July 30-31. There’ll be a preview party at the Upstairs Artspace, on July 29 from 5-8 p.m. featuring work from all artists on the tour. John Waddill, who will be at the Saluda Center for Art Trek, has presented a retrospective of decades his work over the past month - what a lifetime of creating beauty! The weekend is a popular one for the open studios, so make the rounds to see some of your favorite artists and discover new ones. Happy July birthdays to Doris Marion, Debi Thomas, Linda Poole, Rheta Foster, Nancy Weinhagen, Tosh Miller, Emily Rose Ford and Jeremy Ford. Congratulations to Julie and Clay Arrington, who recently tied the knot in Gatlinburg after almost 20 years. Sympathy and hugs go out to the Huff family and the Ralph Adams family. Please remember those who have lost someone dear. Keep Barbara, Charlotte, Charlie, Jo and others in your ‘thought hugs,’ too. Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! If you have something of note, feel free to contact me at; or 749-1153. You may also visit my website at for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.


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Friday, July 22, 2011

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Polk gymnasts win gold at national championships Six gymnasts from Tryon’s Foothills Gymnastics Academy won national honors at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gymnastics National Championship held July 1 - July 3. More than 300 teams from around the country, competed in this national held at the ESPN wide world of sports complex in Orlando, Fla. Gymnasts from level two thru level eight, plus the adult ladies division competed on vault, floor, beam, and uneven bars in the individual age group competition as well as receiving all-around placements. There were 150 - 300 gymnasts competing at each level for national honors and recognition. Foothills level two gymnast, Ella Waldman, earned a gold medal as the national vault champion in her age group with a career high score of a 9.8. Waldman also tied for third place on bars with a 9.00, tied for fourth place on beam with a 9.350 and won sixth place on floor with a 9.025. Waldman was awarded the second place all-around silver medalist with a combined score of 37.175. She is the 6-year-old daughter of Ethan and Renae Waldman and is a first grader at Tryon Elementary. Waldman has been taking gymnastics since she was 3 and began training as a level four gymnast this summer. Representing level three for Foothills was gymnast Rollins Carter. In her age group, Carter placed sixth all-around with

ABOVE: Foothills gymnasts before opening ceremonies of the AAU National Championship. Left to righ: Lily Nelson, Sydney Waldman, Rollins Car ter, Ella Waldman, Julianna Robbins and Savannah Robbins. RIGHT: Sydney Waldman, a fourthgrader at Tryon Elementary, on beam (photos submitted)

a combined score of 36.650. Carter also placed 12th on vault (8.450) and won fourth place on bars with a 9.275. Carter won two bronze medals with third place finishes on beam (9.550) and floor (9.375). Carter is a third grader at Tryon Elementary and is the daughter of Robert and Margot Carter of Tryon. She has been taking gymnastics since moving to Tryon in 2007 (Continued on page 31)

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and began her level four training this summer. Lily Nelson competed at nationals in the level four division. Within her age group, Nelson was awarded national vault champion receiving a gold medal, first place win with a 9.750. Nelson won a silver medal with her second place finish on bars (9.350), tied for seventh on beam (8.900) and tied for sixth on floor (9.325). Nelson was the fifth place all-around winner with a 37.325 and just one tenth away from a third place national finish. Nelson is the daughter of Rich and Kim Nelson of Tryon and will be a sixth-grader at Lake Lure Academy this fall. She has been taking gymnastics since kindergarten and will compete next season in level five. Level five gymnast, Sydney Waldman, was the gold medal, national champion in her age group with her first place allaround finish (36.150). Waldman became the national floor champion (9.000) and national bar champion (9.300) as well with gold medal first place finishes on those apparatus. Waldman placed sixth on vault (8.900) and won fourth place on beam (8.950). Waldman is a fourth grader at Tryon Elementary and has been taking gymnastics since 2005 at the age of 3. She is the daughter of Ethan and Renae Waldman of Tryon. Julianna Robbins also competed for national honors in level five. In her age group, Robbins won third place allaround with her season-high combined score of (36.350). On vault, Robbins placed fifth (9.175), won the bronze third place medal on bars (9.200), won the silver second place medal on beam (9.375) and won fifth place on floor with a 8.600. Robbins is a fifth grader at Tryon Elementary

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and has also been taking gymnastics since she was 3. She is the daughter of Arthur and Joy Robbins of Columbus. Competing in modified, intermediate optionals was Foothills’ Savannah Robbins. Robbins earned personal and season-high scores with her allaround score of 36.450. Robbins won sixth place all-around. Robbins also tied for fifth place on vault (8.925), won fifth on bars (8.900), won sixth on beam (9.400) and won eighth on floor with a 9.225. Robbins is a eighth grader at Polk County Middle School and is the daughter of Arthur and Joy Robbins of Columbus. She has been taking gymnastics for 11 years. Level five gymnasts Sydney Waldman and Julianna Robbins will join teammates Savannah Robbins and Colleen Burke on the modified optional team this fall. Modified optional is between levels six and seven and allows each gymnast to develop their own, original routine with certain required elements present. All of the Foothills Gymnasts, coached by Jana Williamson, are continuing their training this summer and will begin their new competition season January 2012. “I could not have been more happy with my girls’ performances. They were all very focused, driven, and excelled even with the distractions of being in the national spotlight. They competed with television cameras around, large crowds of spectators, and in the large, intimidating venue of the ESPN Center I could not be more proud of them,” Coach Williamson said. “They all had individually, season-high performances. Medals aside, they were champions in their sportsmanship, attitudes, and abilities.” Williamson has owned, operated and coached Foothills Gymnastics Academy since 1995. Fall classes will begin Sept. 1. – article submitted by Foothills Gymnastics




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I’ve never seen any medication over here before. All you’ve ever taken is vitamins. If you’ve become terribly ill, I just wish you’d share that with me!” There are moments in life of which a comedian dreams. This was one. Wordlessly, I walked over to the counter, feigning illness, coughing, grasping the kitchen island for support and scooped up the bottles and shakingly placed them, one by one, into her hands. “Oh, my gosh!” she gasped, her eyes beginning to brim with tears. “This is Enalaprilheart medication! And this is for acid reflux and this one’s a strong antibiotic, and so is this one! And Novox- isn’t that an anti-inflammatory?” I nodded, and then unable to stifle a smile I whispered, “Read who they’re prescribed to.” Her eyes widened and then reading aloud, the penny dropped, “Bonnie Stone and Vicki Zimmerman? Your dog? And the cat?” I will laugh at that memory for the rest of my life. And the next time I need a big favor from someone I won’t hesitate to line up those bottles in a place they’re sure to be noticed. Ain’t folks nice when they think you’re about to push up the squash? Comedienne Pam Stone writes her column for The Tryon Daily Bulletin twice each month from her office at her home in Gowensville.

Mill Spring resident publishes medicinal plant book Mill Spring resident Jean Marlowe, has published her first book, “Smoky Mountain Secrets: Folk Remedies for the Nature Lover.” It is a collection of 46 native Smoky Mountain medicinal plants, with information on the history, how to locate, identify, harvest, prepare and formulate these plants for medicinal use. Many of the plants included in

this book are now endangered or threatened species. The need to preserve these medicinal plants and how they are used is important to Marlowe. Marlowe was born in Rutherford County and graduated in 1969 from East Rutherford High School. She now lives in the Mill Spring with her dog, Foxy, and her cat, Silvey. She is a mother, grandmother, busi-

ness owner and human and civil rights advocate. Marlowe is available for book signings, interviews and appearances. She begins her book signing tour next month. For more information contact Jean Marlowe at or call 828-625-2277. - article submitted by Jean Marlowe

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Keely Grace Horton born July 1

July 1 at 2:08 p.m. Keely Grace Horton was born at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) to William Gregory Horton and Sydney Kate Young. She weighed in at 8 pounds 5 ounces and 19.5 inches long. (photo submitted by Connie Fry Cedervall)

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Another wonderful chapter Aunt Mildred always observed ends at Tryon Elementary School that Wright “could not read or with the retirement of Principal write.” Yet what he built was later Walker Williams. determined in a survey to be in the I became acquainted with this best condition of any Polk school remarkable man when I made building. arrangements as a member of I entered first grade there in the Columbus Lions Club to 1936. Mrs. Charlotte Kittrell “celebrate liberty” at his school taught me, as well as a generaseveral years ago. of others in that first chapter “Please cancel aims ad toin tion The Lions program ofpaTryon School’s history. If Mr. e per n c o uand r a g eonline ASAP. The Williams is like a good citizengrandpa, Remember favorite adby was ship distrib- definitely a sucshe was like your When uting booklets favorite grandma. cess! People from Miami, containing the She loved kids Garland Greensboro, CharlottebyGoodwin and Declaration of and treated us as Independence if we were her WNC called immediately. and the Confamily. Thank you.” stitution of the United States to That time was in my opinstudents in fourth, eighth and ion the “Golden Age” of Tryon 12th grades each year. We take Your Ad School. HereBoth faculty and student an elected official to talk to them body were certifiably “smarter Call the check about their TDB workat in 828-859-9151 government thanfor yourdetails averageor bear,” as Yogi before handing out the booklets. would say, for some our website at left to teach The Lions feel the free booklets in universities and many “overwill have more value if given by achievers” have a Tryon High someone active in government. School diploma. After Tryon Mr. Williams was well past re- High, college was downright easy tirement age then, and he seemed for me! like a much-loved grandpa to me Jim Cowan, of the hardware as I watched him interact with store and known for his built-in the students, calling each one by train whistle, was on the Tryon name. He was hardly ever in his School board for years and conoffice when I went there to tune tinues to ensure the quality of the pianos, have pancakes with Polk County education by his serthe Kiwanians or to celebrate vice on the county school board. liberty again. He would rather Anne Sevier, one of my English be among his teachers and their teachers at Tryon High, went on to pupils. teach at Winthrop University, and On one visit to tune the Hard- is now more than 100 years old. man grand in the auditorium, I Betty Doubleday left teaching found no lights on in there. In at the school to become a Red fumbling around for a switch, I Cross girl serving coffee and set off the fire alarm. I did not doughnuts to bomber crews in hear or see anything, so I went to WWII; she returned as the wife find Mr. Williams to turn on some of Colonel Norme Frost, one of lights. He was herding all the kids the B-17 pilots. outside, all very quiet and orderly. I am pleased to have on my He did not scold me as he smiled diploma the signature of R. B. at my mistake. Guess the kids White, chairman of the school enjoyed the extra recess. board, and father of Ben Jr., about That stately building on the whom I wrote as a “Friend for hill above Tryon wasYour built inAd Life” many years ago. Here 1923 by one Wright Gaines, Call the TDB at 828-859-9151 for details or check our website at about whom all I know is that (Continued on page 37)

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Artist prepares for Art Trek Tryon Christine Mariotti is one of 30 artists in Polk County and Landrum who is preparing for the annual Art Trek Tryon. Mariotti’s studio is located in Tryon’s Gillette Woods. Mariotti creates silk scarves, paintings and a line of hand-painted sweatshirts and T-shirts. She has honed her skills as a fabric artist and painter through years of study, employment in the garment industry and being a fashion design instructor. Locally, Mariotti is active in Tryon Painters and Sculptors and Tryon Arts and Crafts, where she teaches art workshops. Recently, she founded the arts alliance, a group of Polk County nonprofit arts organizations. Art Trek Tryon is Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, noon to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Upstairs Artspace sponsors Art Trek Tryon, which includes a preview party at the gallery on Friday, July 29, 5 to 8 p.m. The party kicks off a twoweek exhibit of artwork by the artists on the trek. For more information, call 828-859-2828 or visit www. - article submitted by Sophia Dow

Courses on Paris start Aug. 2 at ICC Two new short courses “A Year in Paris: Living and Learning the City of Lights” and “American History in Paris: Our Founding Fathers” start at the Polk County Center of Isothermal Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 2. “A Year in Paris: Living and Learning the City of Lights” runs 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays for four weeks, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, through Tuesday, Aug. 23. “American History in Paris: Our Founding Fathers,” is 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays for three sessions, Aug. 2 through Aug. 16. Students attending “A Year in Paris: Living and Learning the City of Lights” will hear from a recent Paris resident through discussion, powerpoint presentation, hand-outs and memoirs about behind the sidewalk cafes and tourist destinations. The city’s seasons, habits and holidays are the backdrop as instructor Mary Jo Padgett relates her life living with an American

family in Paris and with a Scotswoman and a French woman in Saint Germain-en-Laye. Padgett also describes her favorite parks and hidden gardens, hot chocolate and chocolatiers, surprises in the metro, the American Cathedral in Paris, weather, Bastille Day, learning the French language, French festivals and more. “American History in Paris: Our Founding Fathers” is a powerpoint walking guide for the American patriot and tourist that will take students throughout Paris to places that are connected to the American Revolution and French involvement. This short course brings the close connections between the American colonies and France. To register call the Polk Center/ICC campus at 894-3092. Course information and registration forms are available at the campus and on the college web site at - article submitted by Mary Jo Padgett

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Mountain destinations depict beauty of Western North Carolina It amazes me what we often times overlook in life. Places that people travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to see are right out our back door. It’s somewhat embarrassing for me to admit, but although I’ve lived here all my life, I had never been on Chimney Rock till about three or four years ago; a place people come to from all parts of the country and across the seas to see. I hope to shed some light on some our mountains unique areas that draw people from afar. These places are too good to go unnoticed. Some you may know, some you may not.

walking the hillside of Graveyard Ridge in search of the tasty treats. Buckets in hand and hats adorned, folks take advantage of the opportunity they have to pick the berries in a cool climate and a remote setting. I am told you are allowed one gallon per day for personal consumption. A trail from the parking lot works its way in a natural made tunnel of Mountain Laurels and Rhododendrons down to the creek crossing where you can start scanning for berries, or begin a hike to the upper or lower falls. You can even start a lengthy hike on the Mountains to Sea trail. The lower falls are a short, easy .3-mile hike from the parking lot, Graveyard Fields the upper Yellowstone falls are A place with the name grave- a moderate 1.6 mile hike to the yard in it might not sound to ap- base. The centerpiece of the fields pealing to some, but don’t let the for me is the Yellowstone Prong, name throw you, its a tributary to the east quite a place to see. fork of the Pigeon Nestled some 5,120 River. Unfortunately, Life feet above sea level no photo does justice Outside for the colors found on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost Four Walls in the rocks on the 418.8, the Graveyard streambed. Its cold, by Rob fields are believed to ultra clear water lets be a product of a natunature’s handiwork McComas ral disaster that took stand out as it should. place 500 to 1,000 The waters of the years ago. Yellowstone also harbor a trea“A tremendous wind blow up- sured resident of the Appalachian rooted the spruce forest. Through mountains, the Native Brook the years the old root stumps and trout. trees rotted, leaving only dirt The Appalachian Brook trout, mounds. These odd mounds gave or Spec, as many locals call them, the appearance of a graveyard. is the only native species of trout, The forest eventually recov- or more correctly Salmonid to ered, only to be destroyed by a North Carolina. While wild fish catastrophic fire in 1925. The fire of the Rainbow and Brown trout consumed thee entire spruce forest kind can be found in many of our and the ancient mounds.” mountain streams, the fragileness The area is a picture of nature of the native Brook trout makes in transition. The fire burned many any water they call home valuable. of the soils nutrients, but a rather Brook trout usually live in the abundant supply of blueberry, uppermost parts of a high altitude blackberry and other small bushes mountain stream, most of the are slowly adding nutrients back time above a waterfall that acts to the soil, so one day a Spruce as a barrier between them an the forest may thrive again. other trout. The wild blueberries and The Brookies that call the Yelblackberries are a major draw for lowstone home, are rather spooky people in the late summer. Usually and more often than not will dart around mid to late August, people to a safe harbor when you are a from near and far can be seen ways away. But if you tread softly

Rob and Amanda McComas tretch their arms around an old tree but still cannot reach one another. (photo submitted)

and slowly, you just might catch a glimpse of one against the camouflaged bottom of the bedrock, a beautiful sight to see as the bright white tips of his fins are the only thing that gives him away. My wife and I enjoy fly-fishing these waters. It may sound strange, but when I hold one of these fish, a deep sense of respect for something that called these waters home long before my ancestors sailed across the Atlantic causes me to realize that this is a truly unique privilege that should be appreciated in the deepest sense. Keeping one just isn’t an option for me. To get there take I-26 west to Hwy. 64, go west on Hwy. 64 to Brevard. Get on Hwy. 276 toward Pisgah Fish hatchery. Stay on 276 to the Blue Ridge Parkway exit. Turn left and travel west to milepost 418.8. Joyce Kilmer Forest A little farther west and you can find another unique part of the wild. A part of the wild that wasn’t unique a couple hundred years ago, but today is out of the ordinary. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is located about 15 miles from Robbinsville in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. The forest is a memorial to Joyce Kilmer a soldier and poet, author

of “Trees,” a member of the 165th Infantry Rainbow Division. He was killed in action in France on July 30, 1918. The uniqueness of this forest is the old growth Yellow Poplar trees that are found there. Virgin timber is an awe-inspiring sight to the outdoors enthusiast. These massive trees with a circumference of 20 feet are something to behold. Trees that were already a century old when Benjamin Franklin was born 400 years of weathering and still standing. The trail that works its way thru the forest is a 2-mile round trip. The trail is rather easy to walk and shouldn’t be too difficult for kids at the right pace, but I will say that strollers are out. Yes, we learned the hard way. The forest wraps around the Little Santeetlah Creek as it makes its way down the Santeetlah Gap. Yes, I fished it, and yes, it seems to have a very good population of wild Rainbow trout. The trees are easy to get to, but please leave your carving knife in your pocket. I’m not sure if people are that ignorant or that disrespectful, but your initials carved in a 400-year-old tree is not cool. I only saw this on one tree, but that was one too many. (Continued on page 37)

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You can also see a tragedy in the making as you make your drive to the Graveyard Fields or walk thru the memorial forest. That tragedy is the loss of our Eastern Hemlocks. An invasive aphid-like insect, native to Asia, is taking its toll on this much needed part of our mountains. Most trees die in four to 10 years after being infected. There is a lot to be said about its huge impact on the ecosystem, and hopeful treatments, but in either case get out there and see them before they become like the American Chestnut, that was devastated by an invasive Asian bark fungus. Hopefully the humbling experience of standing next to a towering Poplar, and the tragic sight of a Hemlock forest in decline will help folks to be good caretakers of the blessings God has given us. There are many aspects of our mountains to be appreciated, many things to be learned. We have a rich heritage and I hope if you are able you will do more than just read about them, go experience them. We may not always have the opportunity to do so. To get there, take I-26 west to I-40 west. Exit at the Hwy. 19/23/74 exit heading west. Ride a ways then turn right on Hwy. 28, turn left on Hwy. 143 to get to Robbinsville. Turn right on Hwy. 129 and follow signs. I recommend GPS or Google driving directions.

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Jonathon Korey Smith, who graduated from Polk County high school in June, is headed to Panama with AFS (formerly the American Field Service) intercultural program. Smith will participate in the AFS gap year program, doing community service in Panama while living with a local family. Smith is this year’s recipient of the Polk County AFS scholarship through the Polk County Community Foundation. For more information about AFS intercultural programs call 828-863-4020 or visit www. - article submitted by Lone Krarup

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Above photo of the June 4 Tryon Trot at Skyuka Fine Art, shows many trotters savoring refreshments and enjoying art.

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Downtown Tryon was buzzing with activity as more than 200 people came out for the Tryon Gallery Trot held on June 4. There were musicians in the street and refreshments served at eight participating businesses, galleries and shops, building on the success of the previous Trot. The gallery crawl started in April with four galleries and shops hosting openings, offering refreshments and staying open late. The evening was well received, that plans were made to continue. An event needed an appropriate name so creative heads were put together and they came up with “Tryon Gallery Trot” drawing on our equestrian heritage and Morris. Kim Nelson, of Skyuka Fine Art, designed a logo that now appears in the windows of the participating shops and galleries. Nelson also prepared a map of the shops, galleries and businesses that will be open late available at all those locations.

This event continues to grow as a way to spend a evening with friends and neighbors and support local businesses. Some of the galleries, studios and businesses included on the trot are Upstairs Artspace, Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Kiveo, Kathleen’s Gallery, Vines and Stuff, Skyuka Fine Art, Green River Gallery and Richard Baker Studio. Future trots are scheduled for July 30, Aug. 20 and Oct. 8. Tryon Painters and Sculptors enters the third annual trot with news that they have moved out of the lower level of Tryon Fine Arts Center to 26 Maple St. in downtown Tryon and will be open with a new show on July 30. Musicians and vendors can contact Kim Nelson at info@ for more information or visit their facebook page for up to date info and pictures. The Tryon Gallery Trot is sponsored by the Tryon Downtown Development Association. - article submitted by Kathleen Carson

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Assistive listening devices can help seniors hear better Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about assistive listening devices? My husband is hearing impaired but doesn’t like wearing his hearing aids, so I’m wondering if some of these devices can help. Loud Talking Spouse Dear Loud, Assistive listening devices (or ALDs) are very useful products that can help hearingimpaired people – with and without hearing aids – hear better. Here’s what you should know. Listening helpers ALDs are electronic amplifying devices that will let your husband adjust the volume and tone so he can hear and understand the television, telephone or other people speaking. It’s also important to know that these devices work best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss, you don’t need a prescription to buy them, and they usually aren’t covered by insurance or Medicare. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of ALDs that can help. Telephone amplifiers To improve hearing over the telephone there are a number of handset and in-line amplifiers you can add to your regular phone, or you can purchase an amplified telephone. Most amplified phones allow you to adjust the volume and tone for better clarity and they usually come with extra loud ringers and flashing ring indicators to alert you when a call is coming in. Clarity (c larityproducts. com, 800-426-3738) and ClearSounds (, 888965-9043) make nice varieties of these products. Harriscomm.

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com are also good sites to shop. Or, see if your state has a specialized telecommunications equipment program (see tedpa. org), which provides free amplified phones. If the amplified products don’t do the trick, another option is caption phones. These are telephones that have a builtin screen that will let your husband listen to the caller, as well as read written, word-for-word captions of everything the caller is saying. Go to (or 800-233-9130), and click on your state to learn more. TV listening systems If hearing the television is a problem, a TV listening device will let your husband increase the volume and adjust the tone to meet his needs, without blasting out you or the rest of the family. The best devices available today are wireless infrared systems that come with a headset. Many of these devices work with radios and stereos too. Or, if your husband would rather not wear a headset, some systems offer a small speaker that can be placed by his chair, and many work with T-coil enabled hearing aids. TV Ears (tvears. com, 888-883-3277) is one of the best products sold today. Personal listening devices Depending on your husband’s needs, there are many different types of listening devices on the market, in all price ranges, that can help. For one-on-one and small group conversations, a pocketsized amplifier that comes with a small microphone and ear

buds may do. Or, for a wider range of hearing capabilities, consider FM listening devices. These are wireless products that can boost hearing in many difficult listening situations including auditoriums and lecture halls. FM devices come with a small microphone and transmitter placed on or by the person speaking, and the listener wears a receiver that may be used with ear buds, earphones or with T-coil enabled hearing aids when worn with a neck loop. and are two good sites for locating these types of products. Alerting devices There are also a variety of alerting devices that can help people who have trouble hearing the doorbell, alarm clock, telephone or smoke detector. These products use flashing lights, special multi-tone ringers or vibrating devices as a means to alert you. You can find these items at many of the websites previously listed, along with and Savvy tip: For more information and assistance with ALDs, contact an audiologist or hearing instrument specialists (see or to find one near you). They’re familiar with all these technologies and can help your husband choose the best products to meet his needs. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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