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Tryon Daily Bulletin


Vol. 84 / No. 231

Tryon, N.C. 28782

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A look back at the top stories of 2011 starts on pg. 6.

Walker Williams retired from Tryon Elementary. (photo submitted)

Roland Linder was navigating when this Enzo Ferrari wrecked into the Atlantic Ocean in September. (photo submitted)

Law enforcement busted a still near Landrum. (photo submitted)

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Annalise Littleton recently presented an overview of her year in Singapore to members of the Rotary Club of Tryon. Littleton earned a master’s degree pursuing an understanding of international relations and working with peoples of different nations and cultures.

Donors saved the Columbus Fourth of July fireworks show. (photo by Leah Justice)

St. Luke’s Hospital purchases Carolina Medical Center in Columbus Hospital continuing plans for expansion St. Luke’s Hospital officials announced Thursday, Dec. 29 the purchase of a multi-specialty medical office building

near downtown Columbus, a six-year-old building that will be the new home for Rosenberg Bone and Joint and provide additional medical office space that will be valuable in the hospital’s efforts to recruit

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

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Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo at 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. 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.


Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – noon. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus.

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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.


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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group, meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864-457-7278. 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. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Harmon Field Board of Supervisors, meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. Public welcome. Information: 828-859-6655. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Friends of Harmon Field, will meet Monday, Jan. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harmon Field cabin. Public invited. For information, contact Lorna Dever at 828-8943370 or Meg Rogers at 828-8596655. Landrum Library, free Yoga

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classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


P olk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority, makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or 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. American Legion Auxiliary, meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care, provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy is scheduled every Tuesday. An opportunity for

participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Polk County Library, will have preschool story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Open to all area children and caregivers. 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. Polk County Historical meeting, on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Museum in Columbus, Ted Owens will talk about Lake Adger. All are welcome. 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. Saluda Business Association, first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. Foothills Autism/Asperger’s Parent Support Group, meets the first Tuesday, 6 p.m., Polk County Library community room (Columbus). Al-Anon Family Group, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800286-1326. . 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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much-needed physicians to serve the area. “Many people recognize this building for its size and architecture, so we are thrilled that St. Luke’s Hospital was able to reach a purchase agreement,” said Ken Shull, chief executive officer for St. Luke’s Hospital. “We have been in dire need of additional medical office space, and this impressive building will obviously help us in our recruitment efforts.” Formerly known as Carolina Medical Multicare Center, the building conveniently located on Hwy. 108, was owned and occupied by a local chiropractor and housed several health care providers. St. Luke’s Hospital officials are considering a new name for the building to reflect the services housed there, including plans for a general medical practice and the growing orthopedic practice of Brian Rosenberg, MD. Rosenberg Bone and Joint,

St. Luke’s Hospital officials announced the purchase of the former Carolina Medical Multicare Center on Highway 108 in Columbus. (photo submitted)

currently serving patients on the hospital campus, will relocate by late Spring 2012 to provide improved efficiency and state-ofthe-art patient care with additional

patient treatment rooms and updated digital radiology capabilities. “In the past eight years, Dr. Rosenberg’s practice has grown, such that the current office is

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and a growing patient base for Dr. Rosenberg’s services, we need to make these changes. More and more patients cross county, state and international borders seeking Dr. Rosenberg’s advanced procedures and ‘bedside manner.’” Advanced orthopedic procedures like direct anterior hip replacement and custom-fit total knee replacements have helped build regional recognition for St. Luke’s. Dr. Rosenberg was the second physician to be trained and certified to perform the custom-fit knee replacements using “ShapeMatch” technology. The seventh “ShapeMatch” surgery ever performed in this country took place in the OR at St. Luke’s Hospital. In addition, the use of an advanced operating table enabling direct access to the hip joint has considerably improved surgery, recovery and rehab for hip patients. “It’s impressive that our hospital leadership has purchased advanced technology that provides consistent outcomes and a quick recovery for patients suffering from hip and knee problems,” said Dr. Rosenberg. “I appreciate, and I know my patients appreciate, the forward-thinking decisions that have allowed us to better serve

patients who seek alternatives to the traditional orthopedic procedures.” This new medical office space is just another example of the hospital board’s commitment to grow on our strengths, Shull said. The 9,100 square-foot building, located at 89 West Mills St., was purchased for $1.1 million and financed through the local Tryon Federal Bank. Some renovations are necessary to accommodate advanced radiology equipment and reconfigure medical office space. Renovations and infrastructure for information technology will begin within the month. “A major focus of the hospital’s strategic plan is to recruit additional medical providers to meet the need in Polk County, but we’ve been limited not only by space, but by suitable space,” said Susan McHugh, who chaired the hospital’s board of trustees during the purchase negotiations. “Physicians eager to open a medical practice need good infrastructure with a comfortable up-to-date look; aesthetics and room for growth are vital in the decision. “We have a very dedicated and proactive board of trustees who are committed to ensuring that St. Luke’s Hospital is equipped and ready to meet the future health (Continued on page 5)

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Polk government staff increased 8 percent since 2006 Full-time equivalent employees included in audit report by Leah Justice

While it appeared Polk County government employees had increased by 45.2 percent since fiscal year 2006, the method of reporting changed and employees actually only increased by 8.5 percent, according to Polk County Finance Officer Sandra Hughes. The Bulletin published an article Dec. 21 citing Polk County’s top employers over the past five fiscal years. That article stated the number of employees grew in Polk County from 155 in 2006 to 225 in 2011. The numbers were taken from Polk’s audit report, but the information did not show “apples to apples,” Hughes said. The method of reporting the numbers changed over the years with full-time equivalent (FTE)

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care needs of the communities we serve,” McHugh added. “We are pleased with the timing of the purchase of the building; it signals the beginning of a long-overdue growth phase for our hospital. St. Luke’s has been financially successful for the second year after many years of losses and challenges, so it’s exciting to have building plans and funding that will enable us to add a new six-bed patient wing and state-of-the-art therapeutic gym,” McHugh said. The building layout is under design by Ron Boozer of the architectural firm DesignStrategies of Charlotte. Ground breaking for the new $5.6 million wing will be spring of 2012. Through the “Building on Excellence~2012” capital campaign, the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation has committed to raise $2 million for the construction; additional funding will come from

employees reported in 2006 and total employees, including part-time employees reported in 2011, according to the Polk County finance department. The same occurred with Polk County Schools’ information. Hughes said the FTEs were too difficult to get from employers other than the school, county and hospital due to most employers not keeping track of FTEs, therefore, her office changed the methodology and collected total employees. Another report, also included in the county’s audit report compares FTE employees for Polk County government that goes back to fiscal year 2003 and shows a more accurate account of how the government has grown. FTE is defined as the number of employees that equals one fulltime employee. For example, two part-time employees that work 20 hours per week equal one FTE. In 2003 Polk County had 130.2 local lending institutions. “It’s an exciting new chapter for St. Luke’s Hospital and those we serve,” said McHugh who passed the board leadership to Fred Foy during the December meeting. “I personally am thrilled that St. Luke’s has reached a point where we could make these positive announcements. I’m sure these projects will energize the community as they have our board, administration, staff and physicians.” Shull stated the hospital administration and staff have all worked hard to move St. Luke’s to profitability and the opportunity to upgrade its facilities and services. “We’re excited to begin to a new phase of building improvements that reflects the level of exceptional care we provide and that our community deserves, close to home,” said Shull. St. Luke’s Hospital is a not-forprofit, acute care hospital affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System of Charlotte, NC, and committed to providing exceptional care, close to home.

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

FTE Employees

% change by year

130.2 140.7 144.9 154.8 160.5 172.8 174.4 170.0 167.9

8.1% 3.0% 6.8% 3.7% 7.7% 0.93% -2.5% -1.2%

FTE employees, in 2006 the county had 154.8 FTE employees and in 2011, the county had 167.9 FTE employees, according to the report. The school system in 2011 had approximately 350 FTEs compared to its 366 FTEs in 2006, meaning employees in the school system actually decreased over the past five years.

The county’s employment has grown by 37.7 FTE employees since 2003, or 29 percent and by 13.1 FTE employees since 2006, or 8.5 percent. Polk County government has remained in the top five employers of the county since 2006, following Polk County Schools, St. Luke’s Hospital and Tryon Estates.


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The annual Coon Dog Day Festival was held in Saluda. (photo by Leah Justice.

About 40 feral pigs ran rampant on local properties. (photo submitted) Editor’s note: With another memorable year winding down, the Bulletin chose to reflect on those stories that kept the community talking. Over the next several issues, we’ll present highlights of those stories.


• Principal Walker Williams made his retirement from TES official at the Polk County Board of Education meeting June 27. His last day was June 30. • The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office busted a moonshine still near Landrum June 30 that Sheriff Chuck Wright said was one of the largest in the county’s history. The sheriff’s office seized $150,000 in cash, four vehicles and approximately 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of illegal white liquor. • Chad Ware, 26, of Deerfield, Ill., won the Firecracker 5K in Columbus 15 seconds ahead of last year’s winning time. Ware finished at 15:13.2. • William Ott Sizemore took on the role of principal at Tryon Elementary School July 1, following the retirement of longtime principal Walker Williams. • In July, unemployment rates for the month of May were released showing Polk County’s unemployment rate as the fifth lowest in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC). Polk’s rate was 7.1 percent compared to North Carolina’s 9.7. • Tryon resident Carol Jean Vosburgh swam, biked and ran her way to two gold medals at the National

Senior Olympics in Houston. • The Town of Columbus contracted with Emergency Communications Network (ECN) to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system. The cost to the town was $2,520. The system allows the town to send out messages to residents in an emergency. • The Polk County Recreation


Advisory Board began the task of creating a new recreation master plan expected to recommend recreation improvements in the area for the next 10 years. • Polk County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Dennis Martin, of 1182 John Shehan Road, Tryon and charged him with selling/delivering a schedule IV controlled substance. Tracy Martin, of the same address, was also charged with selling/delivering a schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/ place for a controlled substance. Both arrests were part of the office’s Operation Pill Sweep. • Bear sightings became a common occurrence. • Sixteen-month-old Farrah Rose Huff died in Saluda on July 13 after she fell from a truck traveling on Greenville Street, according to Saluda officials.

• Polk commissioners approved a new policy July 11 offering raises to some sheriff’s officers who complete Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET). The controversial policy was approved by a 3-2 vote. • Dr. Mary Margret Ingle retired after 13 years as associate superintendent, PCHS principal Aaron Greene became director of curriculum and instruction and Mary Feagan became PCHS principal. • The Polk County Sheriff’s Office discovered more than 3 pounds of marijuana July 15 and arrested David Warren, of 4600 Hwy. 9 South, Tryon. Warren was charged with three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and two counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, both felonies. • All seven Polk County schools achieved their federally mandated Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals this year. • A 35-40 member herd of feral pigs destroyed properties on Hogback Mountain Road. • Information from a search warrant and probable cause documents were released in the investigation of Vanessa Mintz’ murder. Mintz was found shot to death on Feb. 19, 2011. • Officials used helicopters to find 286 marijuana plants in Polk County. The plants were estimated at a total value of more than $286,000. • A stolen car was found set on

In Memoriam Maggie Lee Gibbs Conner Doreen Pearson Maurine V. Crandall Ralph Adams Caitlin Mauney Ruby W. Ravan James ‘Jim’ Rose John Hanley Gibbs Flora Bell Arledge Stanley Huddleston Ann Nix Rosalie Martin Dorothy Waymon Simmons Helen Revan Berry Princess J. Ransom Margaret Bradley Hodge

fire atop White Oak Mountain July 25. The 2009 Subaru Imprezza had been stolen from the Fox Mountain Road area. • Giardini Trattoria, an Italian restaurant located between Columbus and Mill Spring, sought annexation into the town of Columbus. The town denied the request. • Tryon hosted Art Trek and Tryon Gallery Trot events. • Green Creek resident Keisha Mae Harris was arrested for being suspected of shaking her 2-monthold baby and giving it Xanax.

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Medicap Pharmacy in Columbus was robbed. (photo Leah Justice)


• Polk County Sheriff Officers partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport nine illegal aliens by August. Sheriff Donald Hill said the department doesn’t go and round people up but will work with ICE when individuals commit crimes. • Pavillon Treatment Center in Mill Spring was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation for its new Patient Admissions Welcome Center. • Construction of the new Department of Social Services building was a month behind schedule in August. County Manager Ryan Whitson said there were issues with getting the roofing completed. • Reclassification of Lake Adger was passed onto the state after Henderson County expressed little to no interest in giving its support for the effort. Polk County officials aim to eventually use the lake as a water source if necessary. To do so, the lake must be reclassified from Class C (recreational use) to a Class III. • Polk County Commissioners approved the creation of an Economic and Tourism Development Commission Aug. 1. • Columbus City Council members denied a voluntary annexation request from Giardini Trattoria Aug. 2. The restaurant owners had hoped to add on-premise alcohol sales with the annexation into Columbus. • Area native Joe Fenten

opened Dark Corner Distillery, homage to his home, in downtown Greenville. • Protex Investment Group Inc. officially closed on Bright’s Creek golf development Aug. 3. • The Columbus Police Department seized $159,000 in drug money during a checkpoint held at Hwy. 108 near Polk County Isothermal Community College.


• The USDA ranked North Carolina 10th in country for its number of farmers markets. • Saluda Board of Commissioners Aug. 8 approved moving forward with plans to renovate its city hall. The historic building needed new brick, a new roof and new windows among other updates. • Saluda BOC voted to hike property taxes by 10 percent. The city’s tax valuation is now 60.5 cents per $100. • Polk County was classified under a D1 drought this summer. Records at the Tryon water plant showed the area only garnered 1.12 inches in July. • Margaret Louise Forbes, a notable champion of education and philanthropy, passed away Aug. 12. Forbes and her husband, Stuart,



Margaret Louise Forbes, a notable champion of education and philanthropy, passed away Aug. 12. (photo submitted)

founded the Stuart and Margaret L. Forbes Scholarship Program and later donated the building where the Forbes Preschool now exists. • Police spent the day Aug. 16 searching for a suspect who robbed the Medicap Pharmacy in Columbus. The suspect, Michael Spencer Bolling, 31, of 77 Medford Rd., Tryon, was eventually captured and taken to the hospital after ingesting medication. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of second degree kidnapping, two counts of trafficking opium, one count of felony possession and one count of felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. • Bright’s Creek announced it will not host the 2012 BMW ProAm celebrity golf tournament. The tournament raised $625,000 fro area charities in 2011. • A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that took place in Virginia was felt in Polk County Aug. 23. • On Aug. 24, Polk County Sheriff’s officers busted the largest methamphetamine lab in Polk County’s history. Two toddlers were also found in the home. Jessica Nicole Hardin, 22, of 3201 Hwy. 9 North, Columbus, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute, both felonies. Jason Carroll Barnes, 33, also of 3201 Hwy. 9 North, Columbus, was also charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute.

In Memoriam

Shirley Harris Wallace Roy Julian Vehorn Charlie Hirst Lovelace Esther C. Brown Ricky Neal Day Sr. Harriet Fortune Hall Charles Searcy Arthur “Chip” Jones Juanita Johnson Phillip Leon Champion Wiley Graham Newman Audrey Primrose Ingles Robert M. Brown Martha Garrett McCall Margaret Louise Forbes Helen Gilbert Kathleen Wright Peoples Ansel ‘Bud’ Wilson Faye Farrell Launa Burrell Metcalf Helen Robinette Pete Byars Archie Pearson Lt. Gen. George C. Axtell Barbara Pierce Clement Margaret Dumoulin Arlee Burns Graham Gale Henry King Edna L. McCraw Dr. F. L. ‘Terry’ Chase III Alfred Payne Jr. Gwendolyn Bennett Goodwin Judy G. Collins Nathan Philpott Donnie Mae Burnett Donald Greenway Raymond C. Cantrell


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Students from O.P. Earle Boys and Girls Club won $10,000 for the program through a Disney film competition. (photo by Samantha Hurst)


• St. John the Baptist Catholic Church celebrated 100 years with an Italian Feast. • Renovations of the new county mental health building began. The county purchased the building from Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. • Polk County Sheriff Officers arrested Timothy William McCurry, 39, after finding him hiding in a drain in the basement of the former Grover Industries building in Lynn. McCurry was arrested for stealing copper out of the building for several months. • A 1-year-old and a 2½-yearold living in the Sunny View home recently busted as a methamphetamine lab both tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. • Polk Central, Sunny View and Tryon Elementary schools all received grants to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to their students for snacks. The grants totaled $54,000. • Students in the Boys and Girls Club at O.P. Earle Elementary in Landrum won $10,000 for their program by competing in the Disney/Pirates of the Caribbean competition. • The N.C Department of Insurance Sept. 8 arrested seven area residents accused of an insurance fraud scheme involving staged accidents. The N.C. Department of Insurance, which conducted the investigation and made the arrests,

said the total estimated losses were in excess of $100,000. • After discussing a development agreement with Foster Creek Preserve for about a year, the Town of Columbus considered the final draft. Columbus held a public hearing Sept. 8 and heard several comments and suggested changes


from the public. • N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin Sept. 13 announced the arrest of Michael Kareem Hannon, 26, of 740 E. Howard St., Tryon to be the ringleader of a suspected insurance fraud scheme. • The N.C. Department of Health Service Regulation approved a certificate of need (CON) Sept. 9 for a proposed six-bed replacement facility on the St. Luke’s Hospital campus in Columbus. • Residents of the Ashley Meadows at White Oak apartment complex requested to be a part of the Town of Columbus. Columbus Town Council met Sept. 15 and acknowledged receipt of the petition for a contiguous voluntary annexation. The town later denied the request. • Landrum City Council members voted to ban the sale of “bath

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Hundreds came out to participate in the annual Ache Around the Lake run to support the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation. (photo submitted)

salts,” synthetic products sometimes used to get high, from being sold inside the city limits. • Saluda Mayor Fred Baisden commended city employees for their hard work to encourage residents to complete the 2010 U.S. Census. Baisden said the census reported 715 citizens in Saluda, compared to about 575 citizens in the 2000 census. • Silver Creek residents heard during a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) meeting Sept. 15 that the paving of Bishop Lane, the community’s main road, would begin in September. Community members have worked for decades to get roadways improved through their neighborhood. • The Polk Wellness Center received three grants from the Polk County Community Foundation totaling $50,000. • Columbus Town Council met Sept. 15 and agreed to spend $23,250 for an iron and manganese sequestration project to clear up discoloration of water being produced from the town’s Woods well. • The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) uncovered a large indoor marijuana grow operation Sept. 22 in Saluda. David William Propest of Saluda was arrested and transported to the Buncombe County Jail on outstanding charges of trafficking a schedule IV controlled substance. • Murder suspect Travis McGraw filed a motion to suppress

In Memoriam

Leothus Nathaniel ‘Pilly’ Gray Phyllis May Churchill Anthony Aldo Conte Jo Ellen Watkins Taylor Betty H. Stepp Morley Platt Kahoe Phyllis May Churchill James E. Slanaker Helena Graham Glover Douglas V. Rippy George Ferguson Finnie Jeanne Hitt Parker Ruby Camp Shehan Robert Waters Robin ‘Tony’ Earley Iris W. Flynn Larry Dean Shytle Robert ‘Bob’ Shuford Eddie Smith Nannie Bell Briscoe Logan Ann Whidden McAndrews Ervin John Pack Archie A. Pearson Elise Jones-Harris James Alfred Ruff Sr.

evidence in the case against him regarding the murder of his wife, Vanessa Mintz. The motion asked the court to suppress cell phone records. • It was announced that U.S. 74 and portions of Sandy Plains Road and Harmon Field Road would all be improved by July 30, 2012, according to the N.C. Dept. of Transportation (NCDOT).

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North Carolina remains one age of 0.92 percent, the slowest of the fastest growing states in national growth rate since the the country, according to the first mid-1940s, according to Census state population estimates since Bureau officials. The latest estithe 2010 census. mates show three states, MichiNorth Carolina had an esti- gan, Rhode Island and Maine, mated population of 9,656,401 lost population since the 2010 as of July 1, 2011, an increase census. While North Carolina’s of nearly 121,000 since April 1, growth rate remained one of 2010. The Tar Heel state ranked the fastest in the country, it was fifth among the 50 states for the well behind pre-recession levels. total number of people added and Between 2005 and 2006, North 10th for the percentage increase Carolina added about 200,000 in population. new residents. Only Tex– source: as, California, WinstonFlorida and Salem Journal, Georgia added 12/21/11 more residents *** during the North Caro15-month period. lina is one of nine states that will Keith Debbage, a UNC- share $500 million in federal Greensboro geographer, said the funding aimed at encouraging country continues to see econom- improvements in education. The ic growth shift to southern states. states were awarded a Race to the “The restructuring of the na- Top-Early Learning Challenge tional economy to the Sun Belt grant from the U.S. Department states is very self-evident in the of Education and the U.S. Dedata, and North Carolina contin- partment of Health and Human ues to benefit from that restructur- Services. ing,� said Debbage. North Carolina competed with Although the latest figures 37 applicants for the federal funddo not include county popula- ing, which will support programs tion estimates, Debbage said to ensure that all children start the Raleigh-Durham metro area kindergarten with a strong founremains the growth center of the dation for learning. state, while new residents also “Today, North Carolina’s continue to flock to other North youngest children moved one Carolina cities, along with areas step closer to a brighter future clearwtr - page 6 in the mountains and along the thanks to the magnificent work beach. of a dedicated group of people According to the latest popu- who made winning this grant a lation data released by the U.S. true ‘holiday gift’ for us all,� said Census Bureau, North Carolina Dr. Olson Huff, board chairman added about 96,000 residents in of the North Carolina Partnership the one-year period from July 1, for Children. 2010 to July 1, 2011. The Census The governor’s office says Bureau estimates about 33,000 early childhood programs from of the new residents came from birth to age 5 improve “school other states and about 19,000 readiness, academic achievement, came from other countries. The college graduation and good rest of the increase comes from citizenship� and give the state a the estimated difference between productive workforce. the number of births and deaths North Carolina applied for in the state. $70 million, although the exact North Carolina’s latest growth (Continued on page 11) rate topped the nationwide aver- cwca-025919




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allocation for the nine awarded states has not been announced. The state’s grant application outlined several early education initiatives, including more early learning programs in underserved areas, more diagnostic screening programs to ensure early intervention for health and development problems, and more incentives and resources to support the state’s early childhood workforce. “All children in a classroom benefit if everyone starts kindergarten ready to succeed,” said N.C. Governor Bev Perdue. “North Carolina’s early childhood system is a national leader, and this grant will allow us to take dramatic steps toward the goal I have set of assur-

ing that every child has the chance to succeed in school and life.” The state plans to create an Early Childhood Advisory Council to develop and coordinate early childhood education programs. The governor said state, local agencies and non-profit agencies will work together to implement “this far-reaching and transformative plan.” The governor also called on state legislators to respond to a court order regarding early education. Earlier this year, the N.C. General Assembly cut funding for early education programs, but Superior Court Judge Howard Manning ordered the state to continue offering the programs to all at-risk 4-year-olds who apply. – source: N.C. Governor’s Office

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Polk district court results In Polk County District Court Jeramy Adam Hensley was held Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 convicted of felony probation with Judge Peter Knight presiding, violation. Hensley’s probation 55 cases were heard. Some cases was terminated. were continued, dismissed or Ruby Miller Miller was consent to superior victed of failure court. The folto stop at stopCourt Results lowing persons sign/flashing were convicted red light. Miller of a crime (names are printed as was fined $25 and court costs. they appear in court records): Stephen Greg Pettyjohn was Timothy Edwards was con- convicted of three counts of comvicted of speeding 92 mph in a 65 municating threats. Pettyjohn was mph zone. Edwards was fined $92 sentenced to 18 months unsuperand court costs. vised probation and court costs.



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2x1.5 EOF, end 3/25/11 tnaw-040480 Tryon Daily Bulletin Publisher Betty Ramsey presents a $250 check to Doug Dickerson, winner of the Bulletin’s Photo Calendar Contest. Dickerson’s photo of Scout Harmon blowing bubbles at a friend’s birthday party caught staff members’ attention. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

2012 photo calendars are here The 2012 photo calendars are by Trish Green shows 4-year-old here! The pictorial calendars in Trenton Rhodes of Columbus today’s paper are a gift to our playing in his first baseball game. readers. Produced by the staff of The December winner is Mandy the Tryon Daily Bulletin and Wolfe; her photo depicts two chilsponsored by area businesses, the dren mailing their letters to Santa calendar showcases local pho- at the Santa mailbox in Stearns tographers who Park, Columbus. participated in would Publisher’s likeIftoyou our photo conenter the Notebook contest next year, test. We received send in pictures by Betty Ramsey so many great that represent entries, either each month. We through our website at tryondai- like to try and match up the holiday, through emails or or season with the photo for that in person at our office on Trade month. Also, horizontal photos Street. It was hard to narrow them work better than vertical. down. But I think we have picked Winners chosen for the inside the best of the best. pages include: Savannah Bowyer, Congratulations to Doug Dick- Kimberly Roland, January; Cindy erson of Tryon; the winner of our Page Atkins, February and May; first annual photo calendar contest. Renae Waldman, March; Shelley The picture, one of more than 120 Dayton, April; Trish Green, June; that were entered into the contest, Apryl Miller, July; Mara Smith, shows a cute young girl, Scout August; Peggy and Claude Turner, Harmon of Tryon, trying to blow September; Doug Dickerson, Octhe biggest bubble at a birthday tober; Barbara Hyder, November; party. Mandy Wolfe, December; Glenn Many of the photo’s chosen for Covington, January 2012. the inside pages automatically fit Extra copies are available at with the month they were paired the Tryon Daily Bulletin office up with. The June winner, taken for $2 each. natural way- page 6

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Polk Central School’s Kiwanis Terrific Kids for December Below is a list of all Terrific Kids for December Polk Central Elementary School. Pre-kindergarten Ms. Hathaway – Nolan Simpson Ms. Thompson – Alec Carroll Ms. Whittemore – Gabriel Nava-Chavez Kindergarten Ms. Edwards – Savannah Blackwell Ms. McCormick – Jackson Wines M s . Ta n k o – C o n n e r O’Shields First grade Ms. Bame – Abby Morgan Ms. Cox – CJ Williams Ms. Powell – Elizabeth Lopez Second grade Ms. Dotson – Michael Bradley

Ms. Fowler – Damian Busbee Ms. Walters – McKenna Hill Third grade Ms. Carlson – Hannah Ridings Ms. Ford – Ben Hardin Ms. Siegel – Tiffany Cardwell Fourth grade Ms. Arledge – Amelia Nespeca Ms. Davis – Austin Toney Ms. Wilson – Karli Kilgore Fifth grade Ms. Hardin – Susie Peters Ms. Smith – Jesus Avellaneda-Torres Ms. Walter – Stephanie Serrano, Galen Sachse Ms. McFarland’s class – Sasha Walker – article submitted by Lynn Montgomery

Karli Kilgore, a fourth grader in Ms. Wilson’s class, with her teacher and Ed Komorous, Kiwanis Terrific Kids coordinator. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)

The students in the pre-kindergarten class at Polk Central School who were chosen by their teachers as Terrific Kids for the month of December. Left to right: Alec Carroll, Gabriel Nava-Chavez and Nolan Simpson. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)


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Notice of TAX LISTING FOR POLK COUNTY FOR 2012 NC General Statute 105-274 states: All property, real and personal, within the jurisdiction of the State shall be subject to taxation unless it is: (1) Excluded from the tax base by a statute of statewide application. (2) Exempted from taxation by the Constitution or by a statute of statewide application. All property on hand January 1, 2012 both real and personal is subject to taxation regardless of age and sex of owner. Property required to be listed include all vehicles not licensed on January 1, 2012, all boats, boat motors, jet skis, airplanes, campers, trailers and mobile homes. Vehicles operating with dealer tags for more than one year and multiyear permanent tagged vehicles are to be listed. Other property required to be listed include any personal property used in connection with a business including tools used carpenters or mechanics, all leased equipment, and all furnishings owned and rented by a property owner. Motor vehicles with current license tags should not be listed to prevent being billed twice for the same vehicle. TAXPAYERS SHOULD REPORT ANY NEW BUILDINGS OR ANY IMPROVEMENTS BUILT ON THEIR REAL ESTATE, OR ANY CHANGES TO THEIR REAL ESTATE MADE DURING 2011. Listing will begin on January 3, 2012 in the Tax Assessor’s Office in the Womack Building. Assistance with listing will be available in the Polk County Tax Office during regular business hours of 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Listing abstracts will be mailed the last week of December to anyone who listed personal property in 2011. Abstracts must be returned by January 31, 2012 to avoid a 10% late listing penalty. Please return the listing form even if you have nothing to list. If you need to list personal property as indicated above or report changes to real estate and you do not receive a listing abstract, please contact the Polk County Tax Assessor’s Office for the proper forms. PROPERTY TAX RELIEF 1. Elderly / Disabled Exclusion: a. Income from all sources for 2011 must be $27,100 or less b. Must be 65 years of age or totally disabled on January 1, 2012 c. A reduction of $25,000 or 50% of the value of the home and up to one acre of land whichever is greater. 2. Disabled Veterans Exclusion: a. Honorably Discharged Veteran b. 100% disabled from a service related injury c. A reduction of $45,000 off value of the home and up to one acre of land 3. Circuit Breaker (DEFFERRED TAXES) a. Must be 65 years of age or older or totally and permanently disabled b. Must be a North Carolina resident c. Must have owned and occupied property as the owner’s permanent legal residence for five years prior to 2012. d. Income from all sources for 2011 cannot exceed $40,650. If you did not receive the exclusion in 2011 but are now eligible, applications for 2012 may be obtained in the Polk County Tax Assessor’s Office located in the Bryant H. Womack Building, 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus, NC. Exclusion applications must be filed by June 1, 2012. If the recipient of the Property Tax Relief is deceased, the Polk County Tax Office must be notified of the death of the recipient. Failure to notify the Tax Office may result in penalties and interest being charged to the heirs. If you received the Property Tax Relief in 2011, you do not need to reapply for 2012. If you 2011 income exceeds $27,100, you must inform the Tax Office to avoid interest and penalties.

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Letter to the Editor To the editor:

Acknowledging kindness

As 2011 draws to a close I wanted to personally acknowledge all of you who have helped us with our seasonal programs we have here at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. You helped us make our annual Toy Run a success. You have helped by donating to the Sheriff’s Fund for the Needy, which allows us to purchase such items as fuel oil for those in need during these cold winter months. I wanted to take a moment to share a special story about your generosity. At FENCE’s annual Fall Festival, a raffle was held with the winner receiving a new bicycle. Hyland Sheffron won the bike. Hyland, you see, already had a bicycle at home and thought someone else would enjoy a new bike, so Hyland gave the bike to the Sheriff’s Office so that it could be given to a child in need when we did our annual toy drive giveaway the week of Christmas. Hyland’s generosity helped ensure another child in our county received that special item they had asked for at Christmas – someone who otherwise may have not had that

wish fulfilled. Stories such as these – repeated on an almost daily basis – make working for you such a pleasure. My staff and I wish you the best in 2012. If we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to let us know. - Warmest regards, Donald J. Hill, Sheriff Polk County


news from the Tryon Daily Bulletin; coffee from Trade Street and It is the end of another year in Open Road coffeehouses; movies our fair town of Tryon. Let me take at Tryon Theatre; new books from this opportunity to tell all of our The Bookshelf; ironwork from the citizens how much we appreciate Saluda Forge; vitamins from the another “Nearly perfect; Always Storehouse; repairs at Stott’s Ford; Tryon” year. watch batteries and bands at Bill’s As we look back at 2011, the Jewelers; and other purchases too economy stands out as one of our numerous to mention. greatest concerns. The country Since the New Year is just around itself had many economic woes, the corner, I have a great suggestion! and Tryonites faced money issues Begin January 1st with a pledge to too. Our Tryon busispend whenever you ness owners struggled Letters can with the local mervaliantly, though, and to the chants: this includes their efforts led to a Editor Tryon, Columbus, Saslight increase in the luda, Landrum and the Town’s financial figures. My hat is remainder of Polk County. off to the shopkeepers who worked On New Year’s Day why not mohard to carry our economy forward. sey on over to view the impressive It is amazing to consider the local art at Rich Nelson’s Skyuka broad spectrum of shopping oppor- Fine Art. He’ll be open 1-5 p.m. tunities we have here, and I offer a When you have finished there, stop hearty thank you to those townsfolk by and see Richard Baker’s studio who shopped locally this year. Har- just a couple of doors down. Bob riet and I purchased groceries from Morgan, who is a master framer, is the IGA (many locally grown); parts conveniently located between these for sinks, doors and new electrical two exceptional artists, and he can outlets from Cowan’s; fuel from the take care of all your framing needs. Triangle Stop; lunch from 10 North Again thanks to all of you for Trade; dinner from My Place; a living in a great town with wondershirt from The Tryon House; medi- ful people! cine from Tryon Pharmacy; local - J Alan Peoples, Tryon Mayor

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Sheriff Donald Hill thanks Hyland Sheffron for his bike donation. (photo submitted by Kim Pack)



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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! OF INTEREST WE BUY FIREARMS! We buy hand guns and rifles, new and old, short and long. Call 828-395-1396 or 828-393-0067

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Full-time opening for a Development Assistant Hospice of the Carolina available jobs? at Foothills. The Development Assistant will provide Call 828.859.9151 to administrative support to let others know about the Development Departjob opportunities at ment assisting the Development Manager in the your business. day-to-day operations of

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HOUSES FOR SALE Cottage/Small House for Sale. 2br/ 2ba. Great Mountain View, Tryon Valley Area. 1+ acres. Apx. 1000sf. $69,000. Call 828-817-5705

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3BR, 1BA mobile home for ANTED O rent. Double carport, large UY EHICLES covered front porch. In Tryon. $400 a month (864) WANT TO BUY: Junk 590-0336 cars, trucks and vans. Call anytime for pick up. FOR RENT IN GREEN (828)223-0277 CREEK: 2 BR 2 BA, nice mobile home on 1/2 acre ANTED lot. Garbage, grass mowing & water included $500. FOR RENT: Remodeled No pets. C a l l Junk vehicles wanted. 2 bedroom, 1 bath in 828-899-4905 No title, no problem. Must Tryon. Wood floors. have ID. Will pick up any$475/month. Call where, 24/7. Never any 786-303-7108. towing fee. Price is $325 PARTMENTS cash to max. $3325 cash, Furnished or Unfuron the spot. Call nished Charming Cot- One Bedroom Apart- ( 8 2 8 ) 7 4 8 - 6 7 3 9 or tage. 1bd/1ba, living room ment, Large porch, In (864)283-2945. w/ fireplace, kitchenette, Tryon. Stove & Refrigeralarge screened in porch, tor. Hook up for washer & surrounding with bamboo dryer. $400/month. Call EGALS in secluded neighborhood 864-590-0336 in Tryon. $500/month. LEGAL NOTICE Call 828-817-4166 or TRYON - 1 BR Apt. 828-859-5152. NOTICE OF Lots of windows. Central heat & AC. Washer/Dryer. SUBSTITUTE Furnished rentals. 2 night Off-street parking. TRUSTEE'S minimum. Short and long Private location in town. FORECLOSURE SALE term. Contact Pam Martin $625/mo. Utilities paid. OF REAL PROPERTY at First Real Estate. 828-817-0755 (828) 859-7653. UNDER AND BY VIRwww.TryonRealEstate. com TRYON - CHESTNUT ST. TUE of the power and Exceptionally large & authority contained in that Landrum, Business or charming, 2 BR/2BA certain Deed of Trust Residential - 2bd/1ba, Wood Floors, Dining executed and delivered range, refrigerator, central Room, Family Room, Liv- by Rodney J. Butterfield, h/a - $540. 3bd - $550. ing Room, Eat-in Kitchen dated May 10, 2006 and Call 864-895-9177 or and Porch. $675/mo. recorded on May 17, 2006, in Book No. 341, at 864-313-7848 (828) 894 - 2029






LEGALS Page 1084 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indeb¬tedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebted¬ness secured by said Deed of Trust, the under¬signed Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Polk County Courthouse, Columbus, North Carolina on January 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Mills Springs, County of Polk, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 11550 Hwy 108E, Mills Springs, NC 28756 Tax Parcel ID: P112-1 Present Record Owners: Rodney J. Butterfield The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes,

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! LEGALS and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If a third party is the high bidder at the time of sale confirmation, the third party will have fifteen (15) days following the sale confirmation to remit the balance of his/her bid to the Trustee. In the sole discretion of the Trustee, an extension may be granted, but in that instance, if required by the noteholder or loan servicer, the bidder shall be required to pay per diem interest at the current rate on the note secured by the deed of trust described herein until the day he/she remits the balance of his/her bid to the Trustee. If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property or the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in it's sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. In either event the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee's attorney or the




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Additional Notice Where David A. Simpson, P.C. the Real Property is Resi- Substitute Trustee dential With Less Than By: David A. Simpson, Attorney 15 Rental Units: 6047 Tyvola Glen Circle An order for possession Charlotte, NC 28217 of the property may be is- (704) 619-6551 sued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the Tryon Daily Bulletin purchaser and against Dec. 23 and 30, 2011 the party or parties in possession by the clerk Accounting ID of superior court of the 113473-05971 county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Posted:___________ Witness:___________ Assistant/Deputy Clerk of

LEGAL NOTICE NORTH CAROLINA POLK COUNTY NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust executed by Woodland Mills Incorporated, to Andrea Leslie-Fite, Trustee for Carolina First, dated December 31, 2009, and Recorded in Book 0377 at Page 2558 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County, North Carolina, and under and by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned by an Order of the Clerk of Court of Polk County, North Carolina, dated December 8, 2009, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the


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said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the courthouse door in Columbus, North Carolina, at 11 a.m. on the 13th day of January, 2012, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Polk County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All those certain places, parcels or tracts of land altuate, lying and being in the State of North Carolina, Polk County, on the northwesterly side of N.C. Hwy. #108, containing 54.240 acres and 9.349 acres, being more particularly shown on plat of survey prepared for Woodland Mills Corp. by Burnt Chimney Surveying, dated March 27, 2000, recorded in Card File D, Page 854 and having such metes and bounds as appears thereon, incorporated by reference. EXCEPTING THE FOLLOWING: 16.26 acres conveyed to Polk County, a political subdivision of the State of North Carolina on June 3, 2004 and

recorded in Deed Book 314 at Page 1901 of the Polk County Register of Deeds; Being a certain tract or parcel of land containing 16.26 acres, as shown and delineated upon a plat entitled, “POLK COUNTY, White Oak Township, Polk County, N.C.,” dated December 16, 2003, prepared by Patterson and Patterson, Engineering, Surveying, Planning, (L-4406), Hendersonville, North Carolina, and recorded in Card File E at Page 814, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina; reference is hereby made to said recorded plat for a full and complete metes and bounds description of said tract, pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 47-30(g). AND 4.43 acres conveyed to Timothy J. Edwards and wife, Alicia H. Edwards on July 28, 2004 and recorded in Deed Book 316 at Page 2105 of the Polk County Register of Deeds; Being a certain tract or parcel of land containing 4.43 acres, as shown and delineated upon a plat entitled “Boundary Survey for Timothy J. Edwards, located at Mills Spring-White Oak Township”, Polk County, North Carolina, dated March 26, 2004, and prepared by Timothy E. Huskey, Professional Land Sur-

veyor, Spartanburg, South Carolina, which plat is duly recorded in Card File E, Page 852 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina ; reference being made to said recorded plat for a full and complete metes and bounds description of said tract, pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Section 47-30(g). This sale is subject to taxes and all other prior liens of record. The high bidder at the sale will be required to deposit at the time of sale 5% of the purchase price or $750.00, whichever is greater.


Notice to Creditors  Having qualified on the 7th day of December, 2011, as Administrator CTA of the Estate of DULCIE G. PEARSON, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 14th day of March, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate will please make immediate This the 12th day of De- payment. cember, 2011.  This the 15th day of DeAndrea Leslie-Fite cember, 2011. Substitute Trustee  PO Box 1329 Estate of Dulcie G. Pear211 South Washington son Street Priscilla J. Pearson, AdShelby NC 28150 ministrator CTA Phone: 704-482-7718 3164 Pearson Falls Fax: 704-482-6747 Road Saluda, NC 28773 Tryon Daily Bulletin  December 30, 2011 and A. Bailey Nager January 6th, 2012. Attorney at Law P.O. Box 851 FC/WOODLAND MILLS Tryon, NC 28782  Tryon Daily Bulletin Selling your home? Dec. 16, 23 and 30, Advertise here and 2011, and Jan. 6, 2012.

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Food Lion supports Thermal Belt Outreach food pantry Colby Bur nette, Columbus Food Lion manager ; Nicole Crawford, assistant manager; Jim McClintock, Outreach pantry manager; and Carol Newton, Outreach executive director pose with boxes of food currently being sold at Food Lion. These food boxes are donated to the food pantr y of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministr y and are distributed to Polk County residents facing hunger during the holiday season. To date, more than 130 boxes have been purchased. (photo submitted by Wendy Thomas)

St. Luke’s Hospital announces improved contract, services for blood products St. Luke’s Hospital officials are pleased to announce a new contract with an Upstate, S.C. provider for blood products. Improved pricing, distribution, collection, tracking and customer service are just a few of the reasons St. Luke’s has contracted with The Blood Connection out of Greenville. Every two seconds, someone in the United States will need blood. No matter the age of one in need, blood is necessary to sustain life, and it’s a wonderful thing that others can contribute this precious life source. Blood can be shared from one individual to another, safely and efficiently, to help people suffering critical injuries or serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and sickle cell anemia. According to the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), an estimated 23 million units of blood components are transfused into patients annually in the United States. “We used 90 units of fresh frozen plasma, 22 units of platelets, and 552 units of blood and blood products last year at St. Luke’s Hospital,” said Jody Flynn, manager of the lab at St. Luke’s Hospital. “Most of this was used

during surgery, following a traumatic injury or as a transfusion to treat disease, but all blood and blood products were to many, a true gift of life. “Polk County residents are very generous and regularly schedule blood donations, but it seems there is always a need,” Flynn said. “With The Blood Connection, St. Luke’s Hospital will have a guaranteed supply of the blood type and product we need. If we have a type we haven’t used but it’s nearing expiration, The Blood Connection will get it to another hospital right away so no donation is ever wasted and discarded. According to The Blood Connection, donors are informed that their blood donations may be used locally or to help save lives across the country. The important thing for donors to realize is that the needs of the patients in the hospitals regularly served by The Blood Connection are always met first. After meeting this priority, the perishable human resource (red blood cells 35-42 days, platelets 5 days) will be sent to other hospitals rather than expiring. “We believe donors will continue to support the hospital’s need for blood donations, knowing that

this service brings great improvements and cost savings to our community hospital,” Flynn said. In the past few months, St. Luke’s and several neighboring NC hospitals have joined major hospitals in Spartanburg and Greenville, to utilize The Blood Connection for blood supplies, said Ken Shull, chief executive officer for St. Luke’s Hospital. Founded in 1979, The Blood Connection is the largest nonprofit community blood center in Upstate South Carolina. The Blood Connection is licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “We have already greatly benefitted from their commitment to excellent customer service and especially their inventory management. Nothing feels worse than having to discard life-sus-

taining blood someone selflessly donated,” Shull said. “We are pleased to join a growing list of area hospitals that depend on The Blood Connection, and we look forward to a long relationship. The community is invited to come out for our first blood drive of the New Year scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5. This is a great opportunity to meet our new partner while helping others and helping St. Luke’s Hospital provide exceptional care, close to home.” Start the New Year off right— give the gift of life during a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital. Please call 894-2408 to schedule a time convenient for you. Free pizza will be served, and donors can choose to receive a free T-shirt or movie tickets.

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Tryon Elementary School geography bee winners

Tryon Elementary School held its National Geographic Geography Bee on Dec. 19. The winners, pictured left to right, are Smith Metcalf, third place; Grant Wooten, first place and Keenan Harmon, second place. (photo submitted by Denise Corcoran)

Yoga classes resume at PCPL Public libraries now stretch mind and body

January is the perfect time to kick-off a new exercise program. Join the cheerful group of yoga enthusiasts on Thursdays at noon at the Polk County Public Library’s (PCPL) community room (Columbus). Due to a successful “trial run” in November and the first two weeks of December, the weekly yoga classes are back with a start date of Jan. 5. Classes are free for Polk County Public Library card-holders. The goal is to offer Polk County residents an opportunity to participate in a relaxing, midday break. Classes will start at noon – but casual walk-ins will be welcome until 12:10 p.m. and can join the class in progress. Participants must bring their own yoga mat (a water bottle is also suggested).

A group of faithful participants have advocated for the yoga program’s continuation with emails in support of this free program. Tracey Daniels, PCPL’s community relations specialist said, “At this point, we have funding to get us through February. We have hopes that the program will be able to continue through the rest of the spring… possibly the rest of the year. The class is appropriate for beginners and also those with experience in more advanced postures. The support from the attendees has been astounding.” If the yoga classes remain well-attended, other fitness programs are likely. For more information about the Polk County Public Library’s programs and resources, visit our library or our website at www., – article submitted by Tracey Daniels

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Live Theatre


Jan. 12 - 21

You Are Here - Centre Stage

Jan. 13 - 22

The Honky Tonk Angels - Chapman Cultural Center

Feb. 4

Chonda Pierce Show - ICC Foundation

Feb. 10 -11

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Spartanburg Little Theatre



Dec. 31

Avett Brothers - BiLo Center

Jan. 5

Deep River Rising - ICC Foundation

Jan. 6

Kathy Griffin Live - Verizon Amphitheatre

Jan. 14

Bob Segar - BiLo Center

Jan. 20

Jason Aldean - BiLo Center

Feb. 11

The Duhks - ICC Foundation

Art Exhibits


Now - Jan. 31

“Water and Earth” exhibit by Eula La Croix - Chapman Cultural Center

Jan. 5 - Feb. 2

Milliken Art Gallery Exhibition: “Letting the Light In” works by Owen Riley Jr. Converse College

Venues Asheville Community Theater (ACT) - Asheville, www.ashevilletheatre. org or 828-254-1320. Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704.372.1000. Centre Stage, 501 River Street, Greenville, SC, 864-233-6733, Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, 864-2789698. Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, 800-766-1125, www. Diana Wortham Theatre - 2 S. Pack Sq., Asheville, 828-257-4530, www. Flat Rock Playhouse, Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, N.C., 828-693-0731, www. Hendersonville Little Theater, 1025 State Street, Hendersonville, 828-6921082, ICC Foundation, Spindale, 828-286-9990, Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville, 800-888-7768, www.peacecenter. org. Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 Seaboard St., Charlotte. www. Spartanburg Little Theatre, 200 E. St. John St., Spbrg, 864-585-8278, www. Verizon Amphitheatre, 707 Pavillion Blvd., Charlotte., www.jumboticket. com.

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Wed. Dec. 28 Celtic Tavern Live music 4 - 8 p.m. Purple Onion Fred Whiskin

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Holiday Events Melrose Inn, 55 Melrose Ave., Tryon. New Year’s Eve dinner, from 5-8 p.m., includes music from classical and Spanish guitarist Jon Akers. New Year’s Day, brunch/ luncheon from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orchard Inn, 100 Orchard Inn Lane, Saluda. Dec. 31 will feature a New Year’s Eve dinner starting at 7 p.m. Call 828-749-5471 for more information. Hare & Hound Pub, 101 E. Rutherfordton St., Landrum. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve celebration. Special Edition from 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 864-457-3232 for more information. Larkin’s Carolina Grill, 155 W. Mills St., Columbus. Dec. 31 will feature New Year’s Eve menu with champagne. Open till 10 p.m. Call 828-894-8800 for more information. Purple Onion, 16 Main St., Saluda. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve dinner. One seating at 5:30 p.m. Second seating at 8 p.m. Music by Scoot Pitman Trio from 9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Call 828-749-1179 for more information. Zenzera Restaurant Coffee and Wine bar, 208 E. Rutherford St., Landrum. Dec. 31 “Bling in the New Year.” Beginning at 8 p.m. the event will feature musical entertainment by Blues Underground, a buffet dinner, two drinks of choice plus a champagne midnight toast. Reservations required by Dec. 28. Call 864-457-4554 for more information.

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LHS overcomes deficit to beat Broome in border battle by Joey Millwood

The Landrum men’s basketball team played its first half and second half on opposite ends of the spectrum Wednesday night. Landrum played arguably its worst half of the season against Broome before pulling away for a 62-58 victory. Down 33-24, the Cardinals turned up the heat and by the end of the third quarter Landrum was up 42-37. What turned the momentum? “Defensive pressure,” Landrum Coach Lyn Smith said. “We switched to a man-to-man defense.” That pressure was definitely what turned the tide, Centurion coach Ben Martin said. “We didn’t react well to that,” he said. The Centurions lost starting point guard Tyler Shippy for the year with a knee injury and they unveiled a packed 1-3-1 zone Wednesday. That zone gave the

Cardinals fits in the first half. “With our size, I like the options this zone gives us,” Martin said. The Cardinals had the ultimate zone buster tonight, however. Senior guard Mark Wilson hit eight threes and scored 26 points to lead the way for Landrum. “My team was just giving me the ball and I was hitting shots,” Wilson said. “God just blessed me tonight.” He led the charge in the first and second half. In the second half, however, he got help. Alex Bryant turned it on in the paint and finished with 14 points. He played angry in the second half, energizing his team. “I was proud of the effort in the second half,” Smith said. “We were fortunate enough to come back and win the game.” Landrum played Chapman at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. See for results from the rest of the Battle at the Border tournament.

Landrum’s Mark Wilson shoots a free throw against Broome on Wednesday, Dec. 28. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Lady Cardinals lose out in first round to Chesnee by Joey Millwood

Landrum couldn’t get passed Chesnee in the first round at the Battle at the Border Tournament. The Lady Cardinals play host to the tournament, but Chesnee ran away with a first round win Dec. 28. Led by Jasia Martin, the Eagles thwarted any run the Lady Cardinals made. Martin finished the game with 26 points. Martin hit six threes to lead the

Lady Eagles on Wednesday night. The Lady Eagles, however, didn’t keep the pedal to the medal remaining down at the half 27-21. The Lady Eagles came out in the third quarter and went on a 5-2 run. By the end of the third, the Cardinals were only down three. And Landrum’s best offensive outburst came at the start of the fourth. Led by sophomore Taylor Jenkins, the Lady Cardinals went on a 10-0 run to take a 42-35 lead. Landrum,

however, couldn’t sustain it. Martin led Chesnee back with eight points on a 14-0 run. “We didn’t get rattled,” Chesnee coach David Garner said. “We came back and got the stops.” For Landrum, it’s a matter of playing a complete game, head coach Deon Brice said. “We got in a hole early,” Brice said. “In the third quarter we made a good run. We gotta work on finishing the game strong.”

Landrum’s Macy Atkins plays defense against Chesnee on Wednesday, Dec. 28. (photo by Joey Millwood)

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Buy, Sell, Trade…? Let TDB Classifieds Work for You! On Dec. 7, Dan Dworkin visited the Tryon Kiwanis Club to talk about his return to Fiji and the site where he was a Peace Corps volunteer from October 1967 until December 1969. Fiji is composed of 330 islands, of which 30 are inhabited. Dworkin had to learn Fijian, the language of the Fiji people, before he went there. By staying in touch with some of the friends he made, he said he has maintained much of his language proficiency. He said he found the people living in Fiji to be easy-going, relationship-centered and accepting of whatever comes. One of the cultural differences he discovered is that things occur in “Fiji standard time,” which is plus or minus 24 hours. Dworkin displayed many of the items he brought back with him, including the map shown. Mary Sasser (left) invited him to the meeting. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)

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Registration open for YouTheatre Registration is now open for the spring session of the YouTheatre of Flat Rock Playhouse, which starts Jan. 23 and ends April 28. Some new classes in this youth theater program include “The Boxcar Adventures,” “Voice-over Workshop,” “Sing for the Broadway Stage,” “Practical Sewing Tips” and “The World

of Art.” Some favorites also return: “Musical Mania,” “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” “High School Acting” and “Dance for Musical Stage.” Visit for a complete list of spring classes or call 828-693-3517 for more information. – article submitted by M.C. Gaylord

Men’s Duplicate Bridge Club results On Dec. 19, the Men’s Monday Duplicate Bridge Club met in the home of Don Eifert for its weekly session of duplicate bridge games. At the conclusion of the afternoon’s play David Hart and Gordon Cwik emerged the winners. Placing second was the Richard Belthoff and Ken Yeager partner-

ship. Finishing in third place was the team of George Cashua and Jack Saunders. The club will take the next two weeks off to enjoy the holidays. Its next meeting will be next year on Jan. 9 in the home of Mickey Brandstadter. – article submitted by Jack Saunders

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Eifert honored at TFAC reception

Phyllis Eifert signs copies of her book, “Sixty-Two Years of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture,” for Cynthia Boyle at a holiday reception held in her honor at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Friends and fellow artists gathered to respect and acknowledge her accomplishments as both artist and writer. The book, as well as several of her sketches, can be viewed in TFAC’s permanent collection. For information, call Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

Meeting Place bridge results, Dec. 21 The results of Wednesday afternoon bridge held at the Meeting Place were as follows: First: Jan Greene

Second: Betty Fenner Third: Jeane Helms Fourth: Audrey Oliver – article submitted

Keglers bowling results for Dec. 28 The Keglers have room for new bowlers. This is a very lowkey fun league for adults over 50 who want a little recreation. They bowl on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City. Here are the results of the bowling on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Women’s High Game: 1.Phyllis Ruegg - 154 2.Gerri Reitz - 146 Women’s High Series: 1.Phyllis Ruegg - 417 2.Ellen Harvey - 413 Men’s High Game:

1.Scott Ruegg - 199 2.Mike Davidson - 179 Men’s High Series: 1.Scott Ruegg - 517 2.Mike Davidson - 512 Most Pins Over Average: Bret Diedrich +36 Ellen Harvey +21 Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 894-5823 or email kwk1970@windstream. net. Members are asked to please call Mike when they cannot bowl. –article submitted by Mike Davidson




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Jingle Bell Rock and Ride Hunter Pace results On Dec. 11, the Western Carolina Hunter Pace and Trail Ride Series featured the Jingle Bell Rock and Ride Hunter Pace at Croft State Park in Spartanburg, S.C. The ride benefited the HALTER Equine Therapy Program in Spartanburg at Croft State Park. Some horses and riders came dressed for the season. Special prizes for the best-dressed horse went to Chris Cannon on Savannah from Moore, S.C. Runnersup were Kelly Cannon on Lady from Moore, S.C. and Amy Gantt on Promise from Seneca, S.C. Honorable mention went to Donna Monagle on Big Guy from Pauline, S.C. The well-marked route traversed Foster Mill Road to Upper Rocky Ridge across Foster Mill to Memorial Trail to Beechtree Circle across Lake Craig Dam Trail. The mileage was an estimated 6.5 miles. The many volunteers included Fern Powell; Janice Gelband; Nancy Finkell; Mike Hollifield; Marilyn Hollifield; Brenda Wieland; Jerry and Debbi Guilfoyle; Jaime Robertson; Debra Marshall; Kelly French; Laura and Marah Karas; Lori Merck; Rachel, Tara, Sarah and Hannah Newman; Ashley Goodlett and Gillian. Steve Gelband, Rick Henderson and Bobby Turner all contributed to trail work and marking the trails. HALTER volunteers also served a lunch of chili with trimmings, drinks and dessert options. The optimum time for the Field Hunter Division was one hour, 20 minutes. The calculated optimum time for the Trail Rider Division was one hour, 56 minutes and nine seconds. In the Field Hunter Division there were 16 teams with 29 riders. The Trail Riders Division had 15 teams with 33 riders a total of 31 teams and 62 riders. Taking home the blue ribbon for the Field Hunter Division was Amy Gantt of Seneca, S.C., with a time of one hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds. Second place went to

the pair of Janice Cyrill and Betty Hill, both of Columbus, with a time of one hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds. Third place went to Baiba Bourbeau of Tryon and Beatrice Lamb of Columbus, with a time of one hour, 20 minutes, 58 seconds. In fourth place were Sarah Hendricks of Mills River, N.C. and Brittany Whitmire of Brevard, N.C., with a time of one hour, 21 minutes, five seconds. Fifth place went to Doug McMillan of Belton and Vickie Smith of Inman, S.C., with a time of one hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds. Sixth place went to Beth Goldizen of Roebuck, S.C., with a time of one hour, 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Also out to enjoy the jingle and musical clippity clop of hooves were Carol and Caroline Bridges, Christina Chappell, Julie Cook-Walker, Anita Crouse, Jan Ellis, Jan Hayward, Peggy Horton, Patti Lovelace, Anne McIver, Emily Mitchell, Lisa Moore, Andi Nelson, Lindsey Newsom, Thomas Pluemper, Sara Riggins, Isabella Schnittger, Stephanie Schulte and Margaret Clare Summers. Taking home first place in the Trail Rider Division were Donna Monagle of Pauline, S.C., Sydney Galloway of Spartanburg and Isabel Miles, with a time of one hour 57 minutes, 42 seconds. Second place went to Debra Kennerly and Jennifer Smith, both of Simpsonville, S.C., with a time of one hour, 57 minutes, 45 seconds. Third place went to Marilyn Hollifield of Pauline, S.C. and Brenda Wieland of Inman, S.C., with a time of one hour, 53 minutes, 24 seconds. Fourth place went to Nancy Finkell of Spartanburg and Jaime Robertson, with a time of one hour, 59 minutes, 18 seconds. Fifth place went to Peggy McMakin of Tryon, with a time of one hour, 52 minutes, 31 seconds. Sixth place went to a team of five: Tammy and Victoria Bailey (Continued on page 27)

Best Dressed Holiday Horse “Savannah” and runner up “Lady” with Chris and Kelly Cannon. (photo by Lou Smith)

WCHP series standings as of Dec. 15 After six of the 17 scheduled events of the 2011-12 Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series, the standings are as follows: Field hunters 1. Brittany Whitmire, 24 series points. 2. Sarah Hendricks, 23 series points. 3. Carolyn and Brian MacCormack, 22 series points a piece. 4. Beth Goldizen, 21 series points. 5. Baiba Bourbeau, Amy Gantt, Beatrice Lamb, Doug McMillan and Marie Solomon, 20 series points a piece. 6. Vickie Smith, 19 series points. Trail riders 1. Donna Monagle, Lisa Spriggs and Skyler Warren, 18 series points apiece. 2. Nancy Finkell, 17 series points. 3. Sally Rock,14 series points. 4. Victoria Bailey, Kelly Cannon, Tamara Crosby and Bobby, 13 series points. 5. Doug and Nicole Cobb, Amy Cooke and Kristen Pearce, 12 series point. 6. Deanna Baldwin, Joseph Alex Banks, Chris Cannon, Beverly Huntley and Misha Marshall, 11 series points.

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Laurel Watson. Next on the calendar is The Scotsgrove Hunter Pace on Jan. 7 and Biltmore West Range on Jan. 22. Visit for all upcoming events, news, articles, photos, placements and contact information. Photographer Lou Smith capture the riders and their mounts as they fly over jumps, canter through the fields and ride the trails. Click on “Photos” on the website to view pictures. For information on the Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series, email series coordinator Jan Smith at jan@wchpace. org or or call her at 828-894-8760. - article submitted by Jan Smith


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Name change to distinguish coalition from services “Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly, A Coalition For Wellness Promotion” is the new message for the former Polk County Wellness Coalition, a consortium of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the health and wellness of Polk County. The new name reflects the mission of a broad-based group of community leaders, health professionals and concerned community members working together to plan and implement effective strategies to promote wellness in our community. Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly recognizes that wellness is more than absence of disease and requires more than access to medical care. Wellness involves thriving and emphasizes such factors as physical activity, healthy eating, spiritual comfort and positive, supportive relationships. “We felt compelled to be er organize if we really want to implement effective strategies and make change happen,” said Linda Greensfelder, the new chair for Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly, also known as PF3. “We needed a cohesive board of leaders and an updated name, both to emphasize our expanded definition of wellness and to minimize confusion of our group with the Polk Wellness Center. The names are just too similar, because we’re both focused on wellness.” Polk Wellness Center is located at Columbus Professional Center, 801 West Mills St., Columbus, with an office utilizing physicians, physician assistants, therapists and support staff to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to Polk County and sur-

rounding areas. Originally formed years ago as an advisory committee for Polk County Board of Commissioners, the Mental Health Advisory Board reconvened in 2003 as the Polk County Wellness Coalition, always working to address health issues and avoid duplication of services while ensuring a muchneeded safety net of communitybased assistance. In addition to sharing resources and information, the Wellness Coalition, now Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly, helps coordinate a federally mandated Community Health Assessment every three years and creates programs to address those health issues and health disparities as identified by the assessment. Because of the collaborative efforts to address various healthcare issues, the Coalition achieved Healthy Carolinians status in 2007 and statewide recognition along with $5,000 in funding. Budget cuts in 2009 saw the demise of funding and the group lost its part-time administrative assistant. “These changes created the need and the opportunity for the Wellness Coalition to regroup and refocus,” Greensfelder said. “We held a workshop last fall to discuss direction and funding. A determination was made then to reorganize the Wellness Coalition and to explore names that would distinguish our group from the Polk County Wellness Center.” PF3 reorganized with a board of volunteers who’ve agreed to serve a one-to three-year term and work with any or all of the four action teams that continue to meet to address concerns identi-

fied in the last Community Health Assessment: Access to Care; Wellness Promotion; Obesity; and Mental Health/Substance Abuse. Board members must live or work in Polk County. Most all demographics and communities are represented. The board and action teams meet monthly while the full group and sub-committees meet quarterly for networking and brainstorming. PF3 is comprised of volunteers and professionals from numerous social, civic and spiritual organizations, including representatives from Polk-Rutherford-McDowell Health Department, St. Luke’s

Hospital, Department of Social Services (DSS), Mental Health Services, Polk County Transportation, Thermal Belt Outreach, The Dental Center, Mill Springs Agriculture Center, Manna Food Bank, Polk County Extension Services, Smart Start and Polk County School System, to name a few. The next meeting of the full Coalition will be held at noon, Jan. 26, at the new DSS building and will include a tour of the building. For more information, please call 828-894-2408. – article submitted by Kathy Woodham

Tryon Country Club golf results for the weekend of Dec. 17 and 18 Tryon Country Club’s Weekend Dog Fight Association played Dec. 17-18. The results were as follows. Saturday, Dec. 17: First team: Tie between Benji McCall/ Rusty Van Voorhis and Vernon Dusenbury/Steve Walker First individual – Craig Gillie Closest to the hole – Hole no. 5,

Fred Edwards Jr.; hole no. 9, Billy Walker; hole no. 14, Ron Bircher; hole no. 18, Tommy Gardner Sunday, Dec. 18: First team: Hub Arledge/Ron Bircher Second team - Steve Walker/ Ron Bircher (blind draw) First individual – Ron Bircher Closest to the hole – Hole

no. 5, Hub Arledge; hole no. 9, Gary Laughter; hole no. 14, Ron Bircher; hole no. 18, Gary Laughter Monday Men’s Day: The results of Monday Men’s Day combined low net threesomes played Monday, Dec. 19 were as follows: First: Bill Basye – Don

Weinberger – John Albree (109) Second: Rody Dayvault – Dick Johnson – Wil Potter (109) Third: Jim Diggs – Edd White – Bob Morgan (112) Closest to the hole: Hole no. 9 – Sandy Ellliot – article submitted by Marc Brady

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What kind of socialist are you? So, I’ve just returned from guish between socialism and despending some time in Wiscon- mocracy and wrap up anything sin doing work for my small that involves governing society business. Over the last 30 years as socialism. It gets confusing. of my career, with many visits, One thing I know is that I have I have to say that I think they yet to hear someone argue for soare wonderful, mostly down-to- cialism, but I have heard plenty earth people. of viewpoints coming from both Wisconsin has one of the “All the left wing and the right wing Star” conservative governors of our political spectrum that in our nation in a state that is are aimed at more government heavily industrialized. Yet, there to manage our society. are aspects of Wisconsin poliThe Romans introduced modtics and goverern civilization nance that, as an to the “tribal” Rhyme or outsider, make societies of EuReason you wonder if rope and put the residents are into motion one by Rodney Gibson really aligned of the most sigwith their govnificant events ernor. in human history. This is when I tend to listen to locals when society began to move from I travel and my business gives tribal to national societies. me the privilege of spending These early efforts lead to time with people from all walks modern societies and eventuof life. There didn’t seem to be ally to our own country based a consensus on any issue I heard on Democratic principles. But discussed much like what I’ve it was and still is all based on noted here at home. governing society for the comThere seems to be a lot of mon good. However, from what emotion about the role of gov- I’ve been hearing, many people ernment and a lot of fear and now consider the governance of anxiety about “socialism.” Well society in any form as socialism. there is a big difference between I guess that makes any form of socialism and democracy, but governance (tribal, religious, both are aimed at governing national and international) sosocieties. cialism. And as a result, it makes Some of my “right leaning” us all socialists. So let’s go friends and family keep flinging with that. the phrase “socialism” around Given the “new” definition like strings of beads at Mardi of “socialism,” there seems to gras. My first question is “what be four kinds of Socialists (yes, are they talking about?” based on the new definition, They don’t seem to distin- you’re one of them).

Type No. 1 is a real socialism and in this case, it is Communism. Let’s see, let me just say a few words or phrases such as China, the old Soviet Union, North Korean and Cuba. These are forms of governance based on socialism, but in the form of Communism. Type No. 2 is the American left wing. They tend to lead with their heart and ideologies about human beings and governance. They tend towards governance to protect us from ourselves and away from individual accountability. They see the benefits of government without seeing the costs and compromise of individual rights. Type No. 3 is the American right wing. This type of socialist thinks “capitalism” is a form of governance based on the “invisible hand of capitalism” concept. They tend towards restricting individual rights based on “Nationalism” and self-righteous (and sometimes religious) dogma. They favor governance that tends to restrict input from the lower economic class because they see that as socialistic behavior. Type No. 4 is the pragmatic and Independent wing. Independents are more interested in solving problems. They tend to base decisions on facts instead of ideology. Like the middle class, they are under constant attack from the left wing and right wing for not acting “ideologically.” They are an endangered species. So with the new definition of socialism we are either socialists

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or anarchists. Unless you’re an anarchist, then you’ll have to pick which type (type 1 through 4) you want to be. The real problem with this “new reality” is that we have all become victims to ideology, not beneficiaries. These right and left wing ideologies are enforced by powerful special interests that don’t care a whit about Americans. It’s all about power and greed in their worst contexts like the forces that came to bear and caused this current economic disaster. I have become very intolerant of the simple-minded “ideologies” that have dominated our political lives for the last 40 years. I don’t care if it comes from the right wing or the left wing. Both factions appear to let others do their thinking for them and then they become disciples of the “sound bite.” Only pragmatic statesmanship has ever moved us forward and made us stronger and that is what we need to deal with the long-term government deficits, the constant erosion of a “value-based” economy and the resultant deterioration of the middle class. Right or left wing forces are too ideological to solve even the simplest challenges and have demonstrated their folly so clearly in the last 40 years. And worst of all, none of the leaders of these factions are willing or capable of admitting how wrong they are. And they are wrong about so many things.

Foothills Duplicate Bridge Results for Dec. 16 and 22 Morning Restricted Pairs North-South 1 Jean Byrd - Kathy Bartlett 2/3 Donald Eifert - Joan Post 2/3 Hoppy Long - Rosamond Dauer East-West 1 Jean H. Case - Putsy Wardlaw 2 Roger Clifton - Yoshikazu Kinoshita Afternoon Open Pairs North-South

1 Ronald Wingo - Virginia Ambrose 2 John Memory - Jack Williams 3 Mary Meyers - Sally Jo Carter 4 Donna Lohr - Marian Unger 5 Mariana Tarpley - Mary Ostheim East-West 1 Mary Elder - James Gumbert 2 Jim Jackson - Yinghan Ding 3 Marily Williams - H Ingram

Willis Jr. 4 Mary Hierl - Karl Kachadoorian 5 Barbara Clegg - Nan Shively The results of the Foothills Duplicate Bridge played Dec. 22 were as follows: Morning restricted pairs Section A: North-South 1 Lon Bell - Bill Norteman 2 Chris Ter Kuile - Charlotte Lindsey

3 George Cashau - Virginia Ambrose East-West 1 Mary Elder - Carole Stuenkel 2 Sandra Parker - Teenie Elliott 3 Robert Palmer - David Hart Morning restricted pairs Section B: North-South 1 Jane Janke - Margaret Kennard 2 Sherril Wingo - Carolyn (Continued on page 31)

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Lennie’s Kids: a never-ending story

As the year comes to a close I once again find myself overwhelmed with Special Cases but I will do as I always do, take them one at a time. Misty is a 5-year-old tan and white female Boxer that was an owner turn in on Dec. 10. This girl is so beautiful and so Mitsy and the tumor that had been plaguing her. (photo submitted) full of life and love you can’t I am currently working with a help but smile being around her. the poor vets in our area for the Misty was supporting a tumor emotional turmoil and the diffi- 6 month old at Landrum vet that that was growing on her left rear cult cases I place in their hands. needs special care; perhaps Tonic thigh and leg that was the size of It’s too much to explain all that will be next week’s tale. Yes, unwas going on with Misty but it fortunately, it is a never-ending a volleyball. cancerous. A few days story but I wish to conclude on When I first saw her I wept wasn’t Strauss & Associates, PA Strauss & Associates, PA note. uglyPlanning thing hanging with frustration for this thing had later the Estate and from an uplifting Estate Planning and This has been aAttorneys wonderfully leg was removed. to be going on for years, yet she Misty’s Administration Attorneys Administration As212 expected there was mas- successful andStreet many lives carried it with her like it was just S. Grove Street 212 S.year Grove sive bleeding and Ian feared saved. Polk County Hendersonville, NC her were Hendersonville, NCis head part of life. Dedicated to Dedicated to blood count was low. and shoulders above surround“What should we do, LenPreserving andget Protecting and areas when it Protecting comes to the “We couldn’t it all Len- ingPreserving nie?â€? Your Assets Assets on, “it went too welfare ofYour our animals. “We’ll do anything and every- nie,â€? Ian went Yes, the shelter, rescues and thing that we can,â€? I responded deep into her thigh, but it went pretty well and I think she’ll be vets are full but the support from as I enfolded her in my arms. Phone calls were made fine. She’s a lovely girl,â€? Ian donors, volunteers and workers is awesome. added. and the very I visited her I personally wish to extend Humane Society next morning I every chance my never-ending gratitude to Special Cases brought her into I couldEsq. for the those who both openly and Bonnie Brae’s Leonard RizzoLee C. Mulligan, Lee C. Mulligan, Esqcause. . next few support my to see my dear Estate Planning for days anonymously Guardian ad litem I am also so appreciative for the and was amazed friend Dr. Ian the Single Person Q. What is a guardian ad at how well she was healing. I letters I receive, the envelopes Fitch. When we walked into the Q. I am single and have no litem? never the left for me and the folks who just clinic there wasn’t a dry eye in could children. Whytruly do I express need estate love and appreciation I have for walkA.upAtoguardian me and say, the waiting room. planning? ad “This litem is wonderful people and for your kids.â€? Misty (bless her soul) happily all these is usually an attorney or A. A proper estate plan will workforthey do for myofkids. You allspecially have helpedtrained save lives greeted every person and animal the provide the distribution your other assets after your death. I brought Misty backJustto asthe and havewho pulled me through she met. When we got in to see person is appointed important, it can ago also provide a week and forforall countless scrapes when I thought my friend Ian, I was flooded with shelter by the court to advocate your care in the event you become intents and purposes she is good there wasn’t an answer. emotion. for the best interests of a disabled. of her North tumor My kids I are ever grateyou chances do no planning, child or aandperson with a “Please doc, use your magic to go.IfThe Carolina will determine yourat ful, growing back arewhozero, please A keep us in your disability. guardian ad and do everything and anything ever % "  # as long as I am alive. prayers, you most certainly litem isfornecessary when you can for her, I don’t care what least   #  "     I get to see her every day and are in ours.      it costs.â€? example, if you have a parent living sweet someHave a wonderful Year, the child and his New or her at your dateBowser of death,until that parent “I’ll do my best Lennie, I my "is  # to   parent.for A guardian ad litem wise  enough add these thanks being there and as promise,â€? said Ian, himself vis- one  # #   protects the interest of the beautiful, loving and joyful kids always, ibly shaken.  ! !  % child or for disabled Thanks listening.person You should all feel sorry for to their  family.   #   " when there is no parent "  #   %   #" or other guardian who  # $   can adequately do so. 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