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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 233

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New Polk Republican headquarters taking shape Building should be complete by Feb. 1 by Leah Justice

Construction of the new Polk County Republican headquarters building, located on Peak Street in Columbus, is moving along, with Republican officials saying it should be complete by Feb. 1. Polk Republican officials broke ground on the property on Sept. 27, 2011, and construction of the steel framework of the building began in October 2011. Original estimates were that the building would be complete by the end of the year, but construction was delayed several times by weather, mainly heavy rains. (Continued on page 4)

The front of the new Polk County Republican headquarters being constructed in Columbus. Brick work on the front began this week. (photo by Leah Justice)

Tryon will hold its quarterly test of the emergency alert siren Jan. 7 at noon. The test will last for four minutes. *** Harmon Field has received a PCCF grant to create a master tree plan at the park. Officials will hold a meeting to get community input for the plan Jan. 11 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Harmon Field cabin. A light lunch will be served; those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 828-859-5784 before Jan. 6.

Vaughn Creek purchase completed Tryon Town Manager Justin Hembree and Tryon Mayor J. Alan Peoples recently jointly announced the acquisition of 24.72 acres of land on Vaughn Creek from Donald Lewis Smith and Robert Lewis. This effort had been a project of the Tryon Parks Committee since October 2005. Funding for the project came from grants from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the

Marjorie M. & Lawrence R. Bradley Endowment Fund of Polk County Community Foundation. Tryon Mayor Peoples signed the transfer documents at Tryon Town Hall on Nov. 22, 2011. The property, which contains an existing trail along the creek, is to be used as a permanent public greenway.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian club meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-8940001. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Crossings Book Study Group, will meet Thursday, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 27 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. The books under discussion are “Gilead” and “Home,” both by Marilynne Robinson. All are welcome. Call 828-859-9741 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. St. Luke’s Hospital will hold a blood drive Thursday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. All donors will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt or a pair of movie tickets. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Community Library, will have preschool story time every Thursday 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. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Columbus Lions will meet Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvert’s Kitchen in Columbus. District Governor Randy Champion will present the program. 828-894-2505. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to

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Obituaries Mildred Price Cochran, p. 17

Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon.


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 – 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 828899-0673 for more information. Lanier Library, Book Lovers will meet Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss books members have enjoyed. Open to all book lovers. 828-859-9535. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. 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.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m., bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. 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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• Vaughn Creek (continued from page 1)

In addition, the Town of Tryon was also awarded a grant of $95,000 from the North Carolina Division of Water Resources that will permit improvements on the Vaughn Creek trail to begin in 2012. The acquisition is the culmination of several years of planning and effort by the volunteers of the Tryon Parks Committee, with assistance from Jon Calabria, former member of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Water Quality Group, and the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. The proposed greenway will begin near the bridge over Vaughn Creek on New Market Road and end at the Norfolk Southern Railroad property behind the Old Mill Market Square complex. Hembree said the new walking/ running path will complement other facilities in the area and provide alternatives to other sites, like Harmon Field. (Continued on page 5)

Tryon Mayor J. Alan Peoples signs documents to acquire land for Tryon’s Vaughn Creek Greenway, while Rebekah Robinson of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Lynn Cox, the closing attorney, look on. (photo by Meg Rogers)

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news briefs A glance at some of the latest news in the area.

Columbus appoints Williams to ABC board Columbus Town Council during its Dec. 15 meeting appointed Devin Williams to the ABC board. Williams will replace Shane Blackwell, who recently resigned.

Columbus moves forward with WWTP rehab Columbus Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe told council engineers working on the wastewater treatment plant rehab are close to the final design process. Some changes will be necessary, Kanipe said, but officials are working to ensure the changes do not exceed the project budget. Council will be further updated on the project this month.

Columbus, Saluda and Tryon work on final water line agreement Columbus, Saluda and Tryon are working on an agreement that will allow the towns to share ownership of a joint water line that was constructed between Tryon and Saluda along Howard Gap Road. Columbus Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe told council on Dec. 15 that the agreement is ready for council review, with the line expected to be fully operational now.

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The Columbus Planning Board will receive training from the N.C. Division of Community Planning on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 1–5 p.m. Columbus has invited the planning boards of Tryon and Saluda to join, as well as any area council members and the general public.

Tryon receives used leaf machine while awaiting new machine’s arrival The Town of Tryon has received a used leaf machine while waiting on the arrival of its new machine ordered this past summer. Public works director Joel Burrell updated council at its Dec. 20 meeting that crews were working on collecting leaves on the main roads. The town completed six roads in the first six days.

• Republican (continued from page 1)

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having a large access area to the left of the building. Parking for the Republican Headquarters will now be in the rear of the building. The former building was torn down last year after the roof collapsed from a snowstorm in December 2009. The original building was initially built to house the Columbus Post Office in the 1950s or 1960s.

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• Vaughn Creek (continued from page 3)

John Vining, chairman of the Tryon Parks Committee, said he remembers walking the trail as a kid. Vining said the property is an oasis in the woods. Walkers could get the feeling they were strolling along a mountain stream. The path would run along the opposite side of the creek from all adjoining private property on Vaughn Creek. The property is also valuable to the town since it is currently used as an existing sewer rightof-way. Currently the Tryon Parks Committee is looking for volunteers who may wish to help with the improvements along the trail. There are several exotic plant species such as kudzu and privet that need removal. Anyone interested should send their name and email address to John Vining at john_vining@ncsu.edu. – article submitted by Meg Rogers

Map showing the Tryon-Greenways master plan. The Vaughn Creek Greenway is shown on the right below Ziglar Field.


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Walend appointed to fill Guice’s seat in N.C. House by Leah Justice

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Polk County and District 113 have a new state representative who is no newcomer to the job. Trudi Walend was appointed to replace former state Rep. David Guice, who resigned last month after being selected by Gov. Beverly Perdue to run the state’s new probation system. Walend said she is looking forward to serving Polk County residents again, saying she really enjoys Polk County and the people who live there. “I will be involved in Polk County,” Walend said by phone yesterday. “I’m very thankful and proud and honored to be coming back to represent Polk County.” Walend, of Brevard in Transylvania County, served 10 years in the state house prior to resigning in 2009. Guice was elected to fill her seat. The N.C. House District 113 executive committee appointed Walend to replace Guice during a special meeting Monday, Jan. 2 at the home of Jim Meyer, chair of both the District 113 Executive Committee and the Transylvania County Republicans. The District 113 Republican Executive Committee is made up of executive committees from Polk, Henderson and Transylvania counties. The Republican executive committees were charged with selecting a replacement for Guice, a Republican. Gov. Perdue was scheduled to sign Walend’s appointment Wednesday, Jan. 4. Walend said she was most impressed with the turnout at Monday’s meeting, given the holidays and the weather and the work it took for area Republicans to appoint a new member in the couple of weeks ahead of the meeting. “I came away from that (meeting) thinking this is America working,” Walend said. “They were prepared and ready. Those people were voting on behalf of the 75,000 (residents in the district) and they realized the importance of that. It was a great thing to see.”

Walend was selected among four candidates for the position. Also in the running were former Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins, Transylvania County School Board Chairman Chris Whitmire and Polk County resident Ted Beddingfield. A candidate was required to receive 50 percent of the votes to be appointed to the seat. On the first vote, Walend barely missed the 50 percent needed, receiving 49 percent of the delegate votes. In a runoff between Walend and Hawkins, when all Transylvania delegates voted for Walend, she was appointed with 61.7 percent of the votes. The votes from Henderson and Polk delegates did not change in the runoff. Henderson County had 10 votes for Hawkins and one vote for Walend, while Polk County submitted four votes for Hawkins and five votes for Walend. The number of allocated votes per delegate was weighted based on population in the county the delegate represents. Polk County Republican Commissioner Ted Owens, who did not vote but attended Monday’s meeting, said he feels Walend will do a good job for the district because she has experience. “She has 10 years there and that gives her seniority,” Owens said. Owens said Walend’s seniority should give her advantages with regard to which committees she serves on. Guice’s term is up this November, when Walend will have to run to be elected for a two-year term. Walend was leaving yesterday, Jan. 3, to go to Raleigh, where she said it is urgent to be at a floor meeting to override a veto from Gov. Perdue of the Racial Justice Act. Democrats approved the act in 2009 and Republicans later repealed it. Walend can be reached at Guice’s old state phone number at (919) 715-4466. She said she hopes sometime today, Jan. 4, to have a state email address for residents to contact her.

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Seniority makes Walend good choice to replace David Guice

Polk County by the numbers

Six terms might sound like a lengthy run in the state legislature, especially with many in this country raising concern toward the election of “career politicians,” but much can be said for seniority within a governing body. Seniority gives a representative clout in the legislature. Seniority gives one more control over the committees he or she might serve on during their time. Seniority can play in a district’s favor when issues more directly affecting the area come up for discussion. And seniority is something of which Trudi Walend, the newly appointed representative for District 113, has in plenty. Walend was selected to replace outgoing Republican Rep. David Guice by the local Republican Executive Committee. While Walend is only guaranteed to be in the legislature until the end of this year with the seat is up for election in November, she said she hopes to accomplish much in that time. The important thing for Polk County and District 113 residents to do is to keep their concerns and opinions in Walend’s ear and email inbox. Representatives are meant to work for the people and so the people must serve their role - as the representative’s boss - to ensure they are being properly represented. To do your part you can contact Walend at Guice’s old state phone number at 919-715-4466. Walend hopes to soon have a state email address where she can also be reached. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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2006 Population 19,207 County Employees 155 School Enrollment 2,472 School Employees 366

Numbers from new perspective To the Editor: I was very pleased and relieved to see Leah Justice’s article in the 12/30/11 Bulletin. She reduced the 2011 employee totals for the County and the School system, reported in the 12/22/11 Bulletin, by adjusting for part-time employees; as was done when producing the totals for 2006. This resulted in growth or decline in the county and school

2011 Change 20,588 Up 7.2 percent 167.9 Up 8.5 percent 2,355 Down 4.8 percent 350 Down 4.4 percent

system employees from 2006 to 2011 that were very much in line with the changes in county’s population and school enrollment. The growth percentages in my previous letter to the editor in the 12/28/11 Bulletin were based on the 12/22/11 Bulletin article and should be ignored. Unlike our national government, Polk County has kept its foot off the throttle of growth in the governmental sector of our local economy. Well done! – Bill Ennis, Mill Spring

will teach them, and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms. Our school board is one of more than 100 such boards across To the Editor: the state. Have you thanked With the advice a s c h o o l b o a r d Letters and counsel of member lately? the educational to the S c h o o l b o a r d Editor professionals they hire, members exemplify our school board has local citizen control an impact on virtually and decision making in education. every aspect of our schools. They volunteer hundreds of hours This is a huge responsibility and and an immeasurable amount of one that should not be taken lightly. energy to assure that our schools They represent you, and they are providing the best education take this responsibility seriously possible for the children of our by attending meetings and community. conferences where they broaden That is why we are taking this their knowledge about education. opportunity to recognize them Too often we neglect to during School Board Appreciation recognize the dedication and hard Month in January. work of these men and women who School board members are represent us. citizens whose decisions affect our (Continued on page 9) children – what they learn, who

Thank a board member

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Local rescue, EMS organizations receive grants from state N.C. Insurance Commissioner matching grants per fiscal year, and State Fire Marshal Wayne and rescue organizations having Goodwin recently announced that cash assets of less than $1,000 may almost $1.5 million in grant fund- apply for non-matching grants up ing has been awarded to rescue to $3,000. and EMS organizations across the “Rescue and EMS organizations state. Five local organizations were selflessly serve our communities among those to receive grant funds. large and small, and their budgets The Polk County Rescue Squad don’t always match the magnitude received $24,994.08, the Green of their responsibilities,” Goodwin Creek Volunteer said. “It is imporF i r e D e p a r t - “Rescue and EMS tant that our state ment received helps support $3,965, the Mill organizations selflessly them by providSpring Volun- serve our communities ing the means by teer Fire Departwhich they can large and small, and ment received obtain the best $ 1 1 , 9 8 9 . 7 0 , their budgets don’t always equipment to do and the Sunny match the magnitude of their jobs safely View Fire and and effectively.” Rescue received their responsibilities” The state -- Wayne Goodwin received 160 $15,000, and the Tryon Volunteer Volunteer ResFire Department received $30,000. cue/EMS Fund applications for The funding is provided by the 2011 program, which had the Volunteer Rescue/EMS fund, $1,460,764.27 available for the which was created by the North grants. Of those applications, 136 Carolina General Assembly to were approved for a total distribufinancially assist North Carolina’s tion amount of $1,456,049.12. The volunteer emergency personnel. surplus money will be placed in the Under the direction of Insurance 2012 Volunteer Rescue/EMS fund Commissioner Goodwin, the fund for distribution to future applicants. program helps rescue/EMS orgaThe Volunteer Rescue/EMS nizations purchase equipment and Fund has disbursed more than $27 make capital expenditures. Rescue million since 1989. organizations may apply for up – article submitted to $25,000 in dollar-for-dollar by Lizz Wall

• Board members (continued from page 8)

The staff and students of our school district are asking all local citizens to take a moment to tell a school board member “thanks for caring about our children’s education.” We salute the Polk County Board of Education whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow. Geoff Tennant – chair Sherry Page - vice chair Cindy Allen

“We salute the Polk County Board of Education whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible.” -- Bill Miller

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Bravo Marketplace, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. Collection includes works by Diana Gurri, Linda Hudgins, Bob Neely, Jim Shackelford, Ford and Mara Smith and J.T. Cooper. Gallery open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. Currently conducting an ongoing class in expressive watercolor, the non-traditional approach, each Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m., with open studio from 4 – 5 p.m. Kathleen’s Gallery, 98 N. Trade St., Tryon. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 - 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-859-8316. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 North Trade St., Tryon, “Peace, Joy and Paint,” now through January. For more information: info@skyukafineart.com or 828-817-3783. T ryon F ine A rts C enter , 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Kindermusik Classes for students 0 - 6 begins Jan. 7, 2012. Call 828-859-8322 for information. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. Jan. 7 - 21, Instructors’ Show featuring works by Bill Ryan (painting), Margie Davis (painting), Lalage Warrington (sculpture) and Dick Neff and Michael McCarthy (life drawing). Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. The gallery is closed until January 27 when the 2012 season begins with new exhibits, “The Fine Art Ramblers” and “The Innovative Camera.” page 10 Tryon Daily BulleTin / The WorlD’s

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fer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 10, 2012 at 2:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Polk County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Tract (A) containing 25.00 acres, and all of Tract (B), containing 0.39 of an acre, and being shown and delineated on that cetain plat entitled "Shelley L. Dayton, Columbus Twp., Polk Co., No.Car." Dated September 10, 1991, revised February 2, 1994 and prepared by Butler Associates, Registered Land Surveyor, said plat being duly recorded in Card File C at Page 50, 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 property pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 47-30(g). SAVE AND EXCEPT that 5.00 acre tract conveyed by John G. Perry and Wife, Ellen L. Perry to Brent P. Seagle in a Deed dated June 15, 2004 and recorded in Book 315 at a Page 791 of the Polk County Registry. The above described property is conveyed subject to those certain restrictions and protective covenants set forth in deeds recorded in Book 190, Page 1812; Book 190, Page 1814; and Book 194, Page 509, Polk County Registry, reference made to said recorded restrictions and protective covenants as if fully set forth herein. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of

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record. October 1, 2007, may, af ter receiving the notice of Said property is com- sale, terminate the rental monly known as 1906 agreement upon 10 days’ Landrum Road, Colum- written notice to the landbus, NC 28722. lord. The notice shall also state that upon terThird party purchasers mination of a rental must pay the excise tax, agreement, the tenant is and the court costs of liable for rent due under Forty-Five Cents (45¢) the rental agreement proper One Hundred Dollars rated to the effective date ($100.00) pursuant to of the termination. NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal If the trustee is unable to checks) of five percent convey title to this prop(5%) of the purchase erty for any reason, the price, or Seven Hundred sole remedy of the purFifty Dollars ($750.00), chaser is the return of the whichever is greater, will deposit. Reasons of be required at the time of such inability to convey the sale. Following the include, but are not limexpiration of the statutory ited to, the filing of a upset bid period, all the bankruptcy petition prior remaining amounts are to the confirmation of the immediately due and ow- sale and reinstatement of the loan without the ing. knowledge of the trustee. Said property to be of- If the validity of the sale is fered pursuant to this No- challenged by any party, tice of Sale is being of- the trustee, in their sole fered for sale, transfer discretion, if they believe and conveyance “AS IS the challenge to have WHERE IS.” There are merit, may request the no representations of court to declare the sale warranty relating to the ti- to be void and return the tle or any physical, envi- deposit. The purchaser ronmental, health or will have no further remsafety conditions existing edy. in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered Trustee Services of for sale. This sale is Carolina, LLC made subject to all prior Substitute Trustee liens, unpaid taxes, any Brock & Scott, PLLC unpaid land transfer Attorneys for Trustee taxes, special assess- Services of Carolina, LLC ments, easements, rights 5431 Oleander Drive of way, deeds of release, Suite 200 and any other encum- Wilmington, NC 28403 brances or exceptions of PHONE: (910) 392-4988 record. To the best of the FAX: (910) 392-8587 knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the cur- File No.: 11-11064-FC01 rent owner(s) of the property is/are Katherine M. Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 28, 2011, and Jan. Pfaff. 4, 2012 An Order for possession of the property may be is- FC/PFAFF, KATHERINE sued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against Selling your home? Advertise here and the party or parties in sell it faster. possession by the clerk Call Classifieds of superior court of the at 828.859.9151. county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the prop- Sell your home in erty pursuant to a rental the classifieds call agreement entered into 828.859.9151 or renewed on or after

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Foothills duplicate bridge results for Dec. 30

Bridge Players Corner by Karl Kachadoorian

Reading bridge columns where all four hands are shown often results in the reader missing some of the finer points of the lesson. Quite often the solution on how to play a particular suit to maximize your chances for success is overlooked. The key to both good declarer play and defense is having a good understanding of card combinations. When analyzing card combination play in a particular suit you must first determine your objective, specifically how many tricks you need in the suit. The following examples, specifically on declarer play, are provided with defined objectives and preferred solutions. The thought process associated with these solu-

tions can be applied to other card combination situations. 1. You have a suit with K10932 opposite A4 and need four tricks to make your contract. The preferred way to play this combination is to cash the Ace and lead the four to the King, then play the 10 or 9. This way you get four tricks if the suit breaks 3-3 or the Queen or Jack is doubleton. 2. You need all six tricks in the following suit with no entry problems, AKJ1032 opposite 65. The preferred way to play this combination is to lead the five toward the dummy and finesse for the Queen on the very first round by playing the Jack or 10. If this wins, come back to your hand and finesse


again. 3. In this next situation you have a side suit with A1098 opposite Q432 and, with no clues from the bidding on who has the King or Jack, you need to take three tricks. The preferred way to play this combination is to lead the two toward the dummy and if left hand opponent follows small, finesse the 10. If this loses to the Jack, next time lead the Queen for a finesse against the King. If the first finesse loses to the King, when you get in later cash the Queen. If the first finesse won, you then lead low from the dummy, in case left hand opponent has the King - Jack fourth.

Morning restricted pairs North-South 1. Barbara Schuvart - Sally Huffaker 2. Eilene Morgan - Evalynn Hyra East-West 1. Edward Krainer - Jack DePriester 2. Paul Madar - Nan Halbach-Merz Afternoon open pairs North-South 1. Marian Unger - Donna Lohr 2. Richard Long - Karl Kachadoorian East-West 1. Marian Unger - Donna Lohr 2. Richard Long - Karl Kachadoorian – article submitted by Marily Williams

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Davenport home on leave from Afghanistan Major (P) Richard B. Davenport recently came home to Campobello on leave from his Afghanistan position and spent time with his family; father, Cary, and stepmother, Bridget at the family farm. Davenport’s wife, Mary Catherine, and their five daughters all joined the family for outings. Davenport is a U.S. Army master sergeant. Currently he is assigned as a security officer advisor to the Afghan National Army (ANA) 4th Brigade 203rd Corps, which is commanded by BG Raziq. Davenport has been assigned to this post since Sept. 24, 2011, when he arrived at the FOB Shank, which is in the Logar Province in Afghanistan. Davenport is the psychological operations officer assigned to BG Raziq by the Third Army U.S. Central division. BG Raziq is in charge of the 4th Brigade 203rd Corps, which

has six battalions and 4,500 Afghan soldiers. The corps covers both Logar Province and the Wardak Province (just south of Kabul). The people of Afghanistan respect BG Raziq because of his success against fighting the Taliban and the Soviets when he was a Mujaheddin commander, Davenport said. Raziq is a religious Muslim Mullah. Davenport said the civil leaders in the Karzai government, such as the ministry of defense and ministry of information, often communicate with Raziq to resolve issues. The elders of the local villages also respect him because he is a Pashtin and a Mullah. The military, the BDE and especially the corps listen to Raziq’s advice, Davenport said. “The most rewarding aspects of my job are the relationships that are made, especially with (Continued on page 15)

Richard Davenport and his wife, Mary Catherine, on his recent visit home to Campobello on leave from Afghanistan. Davenport is a U.S. Army master sergeant and chief military advisor to an Afghan general. (photo submitted by Barbara Childs)

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B.G. Raziq,” Davenport said, “because I spend most of my time with him, listening to his stories and his thoughts on Afghanistan from the past, present and future, which are meaningful and rich in value. I also enjoy Raziq’s stamina and joyful character.” Davenport graduated from the University of Alabama ROTC program, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in 1993. He also studied Chinese at the language institute at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Following his infantry assignments, Davenport spent five years commanding two psychological operations detachments and one psychological operations company with the 4th Psychological Operations Group. After completing Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., he was assigned to the Third Army Central, where he

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has served as information operations directorate since January 2009. Davenport’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Superior Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the War on Terrorism Global Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantry badge, the Master Parachutist badge and the Ranger Tab. Davenport is married to the former Mary Catherine Hanson. They have been married for 14 years and have five daughters: Hanson, 13; Parker, 8; Patterson, 7; Kate, 5, and Olivia, 3. - article submitted by Barbara Childs



Richard Davenport and his father, Carey Davenport, on a recent visit home to Campobello on leave from Afghanistan. Davenport is a U.S. Army master sergeant and chief military advisor to an Afghan general. (photo submitted by Barbara Childs)

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White Oak Village Apartment residents visit Helen, Ga. Residents of White Oak Village Apartments recently took their annual trip to Helen, Ga. Organizers said everyone

had a wonderful day visiting the village shops, eating at The Troll restaurant and enjoying the scenic drive there and back.

Residents who participated were Roberta Hensley, Edith Larsen, Trudi Hipple, Paul Nelson, Alicia Kreps, Jeanne

Helms, Walt Ray and Pearl Gritton. – article submitted by Faith Ross

State funding available for value-added agricultural operations The North Carolina ValueAdded Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, is now accepting applications for the 2012 equipment cost share funding cycle. The program, funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, provides up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and processors seeking to purchase specialized equipment to start or grow a value-added operation. A value-added agricultural product is a raw, agricultural commodity that has been changed in some manner so that it no longer can be returned to its original state. This change

results in increased market value, allowing the producer to receive a higher price for these value-added products compared to the original commodity. Cheese (from milk), wine (from grapes) and bread (from grains) are a few examples. T h e N C VA C S p r o g r a m works hand-in-hand with the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) by reducing the costs of equipment purchases that are not funded by the USDA grant. The 2012 cost share cycle allows value-added producers and processors to apply for funding to purchase new or used equipment. Equipment cost share awards will 

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plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu. edu/extension/cost-share. Applications are due by March 1, 2012. Guidelines and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the website. NCVACS is coordinated by N.C. MarketReady, the Cooperative Extension outreach of the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute, located at the N.C. Research Campus. Funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, the cost share program was launched in 2009 and will have provided nearly $1 million in direct cost share assistance to value-added producers and processors throughout North Carolina by the end of 2012. Learn more at plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu. – article submitted by Justin Moore

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vary from 25 to 50 percent of the total cost of the equipment, up to a maximum of $50,000. Continuing from the 2011 funding cycle, the program’s expanded guidelines for valueadded products include nonstandard production methods (such as organic), physical product segregation – keeping genetically modified (GM) corn separate from non-GM corn, farm-based renewable energy and some locally produced food products. Examples of equipment previously funded include an aging cooler for meats, pasteurizing machinery for goat milk, a seasoning applicator for roasted soybeans and fermentation tanks for producing wines. Applications for the NCVACS 2012 equipment cost share are available online at

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Morning restricted pairs Section A: North-South 1. Jackie Caldwell - Donald Eifert 2. Silvia Crouse - Carolyn Jones 3. Barbara Schuvart - Evalynn Hyra East-West 1. Robert Palmer - David Hart 2. H. Ingram Willis Jr. Andrea Kahn 3. Lois Merrill - Yinghan Ding Morning restricted pairs Section B: North-South 1. Margaret Kennard - Jane Janke 2. Barbara Clegg - Betsy Carr 3. Richard Belthoff - Marily Williams East-West 1. Ken Yeager - Charlie Stratford

2. Jean Stratford - Kenneth Foster 3. Yoshikazu Kinoshita Virginia C. Davis Afternoon open pairs North-South 1. Silvia Crouse - Karl Kachadoorian 2. Linda Sherer - David Bonner 3. Donna Lohr - Al Howard 4. Marian Unger - Ivalee Rymer East-West 1. H. Ingram Willis Jr. Andrea Kahn 2. Chris Ter Kuile - Robbie Ter Kuile 3. Marily Williams - Sally Jo Carter 4. Donald Eifert - Jim Jackson – article submitted by Marily Williams

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WCCR presents ‘How To Live To Be 100’ Winter jazz series opens The Western Carolina Classic Radio Club will meet Monday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in Studio 118 on the ICC Polk campus. A George Burns TV special from 1984, “How To Live To Be 100,” will be presented. Burns, who did live to 100, advises viewers on how to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. Bob Hope, a guest on the show, adds his own brand of advice and humor. Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen, toured England in 1929, doing a vaudeville act, and first appeared on the BBC. They performed on American radio from 1932 to 1950 and then turned to television, where their successful show ran from 1950 to 1958. At about 3:05 p.m., the

WOTJ Winter Jazz Series will open with what some have said is the greatest jazz concert ever. “The Quintet at Massey Hall,” featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach, is the only time this group recorded together. All are welcome, and there is no charge. - article submitted


Mildred Price Cochran

Mildred Price Cochran, 70, of Mill Spring passed away Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2012 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum. Born in Polk County, she was the daughter of Jannie Mathis Price of Mill Spring and the late Calvin Birch Price and widow of Calvin Cochran, who died in 2000. She taught at East Rutherford High School for 27 years before retiring in 1993. Mrs. Cochran was a member of Pea Ridge Baptist Church where she played the piano for several years. Surviving in addition to her mother is one son, Christopher Cochran (Melena) of Mill Spring and one brother, Wayne Price (Shirley) of Mill Spring. Also surviving are a



special son, Scott Jones (Niki) of Lynn, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Cochran, who died in 1973. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev. William Kanupp, Rev. John Edwards and Rev. Bobby Capps officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus. The family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to Pea Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 8732 Hwy. 108 East, Mill Spring, N.C. 28756. An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.



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Sending letters to Santa

Caroline Worthington, 6 years old, and Jackson Winn, 3 years old, drop letters to Santa in the box by the Rotary clock tower in downtown Tryon before Christmas. The two are grandchildren of Kim and Susan Luedi and great-grandchildren of Elsbeth Luedi of Tryon. (photo submitted by Elsbeth Luedi)

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UU Fellowship service Jan. 8 The Unitarian Universalist with certain inalienable rights; Fellowship will hold its first that among these are life, liberty, service of the new year on Jan. and the pursuit of happiness; that 8. The group meets at the Tryon to secure these rights, governYouth Center on Rt. 176 N. at ments are instituted among men, 10:30 a.m. deriving their just powers from The speaker will be Reverend the consent of the governed.’” The struggle Jean M. Rowe, to preserve and whose topic will Want to go? be “What Do enhance democWe Want? Free- What: UU Service racy, liberty and dom! When Do When: Sunday, Jan. 8 freedom is in We Want It? 10:30 a.m. the forefront of Now!” national politics “ F r e e d o m Where: Tryon Youth Center once again. But and equality lie Rowe said there at the heart of our identity as a is a huge gulf in the arguments of country,” Rowe said. “In fact, the right and left in the causes of freedom is seen as a God-given threats to democracy, liberty and right. It is part of the essence of freedom. She said the arguments being human, and this country have their roots in opposing reliwas explicitly founded on that be- gious beliefs. lief – a religious belief, as stated Come early for refreshments clearly in the Preamble to the U. and fellowship. For information, S. Constitution: ‘We hold these call 828-894-5776 or visit www. truths to be self-evident; that all uutryonnc.org. men are created equal; that they – article submitted are endowed by their Creator by Dan Dworkin

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Terwilligers celebrate 69th wedding Topanniversary Quality Horse Bill and Harriett Terwilliger celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Christmas Eve. They were married in front of Tthe uesday , december Christmas tree13, in2011 the home of Harriett’s parents in DeKalb, Ill., in 1942. Long-time residents of Hunting Country, Bill and Harriett celebrated this year with a quiet evening at home with their daughter, Cynthia. They related their traditional tale of driving into Chicago on a beautiful wintery night with the moonlight gleaming off the snowy fields, staying at the Palmer House and waking up to find out their car had been stolen from the hotel parking lot. This year they are happy to report all of their cars are still in the garage. – article submitted by Cynthia Terwilliger Right: Bill and Harriett Terwilliger, who celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve. (photo submitted by Cynthia Terwilliger)


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St. Luke’s sponsors blood drive Jan. 5 Many Americans nationwide face a time of great vulnerability have been donating blood to en- in which we will need blood. sure a sustained And that time and secure is all too often blood supply unexpected.” Want to go? for everyone. What: Blood drive 1x1 W,F S t . L u k e ’s Together with Hospital is Jan. 10, 5 15,helping 17, 22, make 24, The Blood Con- When: Thursday,4/8, 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 29, 5/1 nection, these sure that blood Hospital i s a v a i l a b l e donors are en- Where: St. Luke’sLARL-028884 suring that the by sponsoring safest possible a blood drive blood is readily available when- with The Blood Connection on ever and wherever needed, ac- Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. – cording to the American Red 4:30 p.m. Call 828-894-2408 to Cross. schedule a time convenient for “We all expect blood to be you. Free pizza will be served, there for us, but barely a fraction and donors can choose to receive of those who can give do,” Red a free T-shirt or movie tickets. Cross officials said. “Yet sooner – article submitted or later, virtually all of us will by Jennifer Wilson LARL-028884

Meeting Place bridge results, Dec. 28 The results of the Wednesday afternoon bridge played at the Meeting Place on Dec. 28 were as follows: First: Morton Poliakoff


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Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army as Medic during WWII. page 20 In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bill Horne of Green Creek; four daughters, Juanita Odel of Sunny View, Ambrose Mills portraysPate, his Marilyn Horne and Regina ancestor, Col. Ambrose Mills, both of Green Creek. and Laura for an audience of students Saenger of Hickory, N.C.; from four the PolkGeneva CountyHarrell Recreation Desisters, of Bakpartment. Mills told the children ersville, N.C., Imogene Burns about the Polk Historiof Inman, S.C., County Janice Fagan of cal Museum, located on Green Creek and Linda Walker Horne Street in Columbus. of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grandIn 2011, said, Bradmore children, KimMills Odel, Kelly than 800Bradley, people Brandon visited the Polk ley, Lee Horne, County history museum from Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, nearly half the states the Joseph Pate, Jacob Pate, inMiles United States, as well as from Saenger and Will Saenger; and Toronto and British Columbia in five great-grandchildren. Canada Liverpool, The and family will England. receive The museum open Tuesday and friends fromis 11:30 a.m.-1:30 Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. p.m. Friday, July 15 at Mill Creek and Saturday 10 a.m. –4 Church of the from Brethren Fellowp.m., the same hours as the newly ship Hall. Funeral services will opened House of Flags follow at 2 p.m. in theMuseum church in Columbus. sanctuary, conducted by Rev. – article Steven Abe. Burial willsubmitted be in the by James Metcalf church cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Brandon Horne to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4530Mounted Park Rd, #240, The 2NC Infantry, Charlotte, N.C. 28209. along with elements of the CharCondolences may left at lotte Marines, will bebe camping www.pettyfuneralhome.com. at Harmon Field from Friday, FuneralSunday, Home& Jan. CremaJan.Petty 21 through 23. tory, Landrum.

and the Woodmen of len (Rudy) Waymon of Syracuse, the World. Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of Houston, Texas, and Lovell Simmons husband Omie Lee  Laughter TryonofDaily Bulletin /  The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Ga.; (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, Gibbs, who died in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of RiverSurvivors include one daughdale, Ga.; three brothers, John Irter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) vin Waymon of Antelope, Calif., of Rutherfordton, N.C.; son, Carrol Waymon of San Diego, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs Calif., and Samuel Waymon of of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilHerbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. dren, great-grandchildren, other Also surviving are five grandchil- relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by dren, Randy Toney (Kimberly), both parents, Mary Kate and John Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora D. Waymon; son, Van Waymon; Brock (Jeff), Jeffrey Gibbs (Colsisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and Simone (Eunice) and brother, six great-grandchildren, Mason Harold Waymon Sr. Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Brock, Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs and Zane Gibbs. Funeral services were held Must 7/19/11 Sunday, July 16, in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon. Burial was in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with military rites by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad. Memorials may be made to Ambrose Mills portraying his ancestor, Col. Ambrose Mils for an audience Hospice of Rutherford County, of Polk County Recreation Department students. (photo submitted) P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, Columbus, N.C. 28722. ThisThe is family an instructional time for with opposing forces. The public will be at the home the soldiers, covering topics of is invited to view all aspects of of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs camp life, military maneuvers Toney, 400 Radar Rd., Ruther- the weekend at no charge. and strategy, – article submitted fordton, N.C.firing drills, and in all likelihood, active skirmishing by Lorna Rae Dever An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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