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iPad reading fun at Sunny View Elementary Dora Bailey, a student in Julie Wilson’s second grade class at Sunny View Elementar y, takes a break from using a reading app on an iPad. The iPad was recently purchased in par t using funds from an “Elementar y Seeds for Education” grant from The Polk County Community Foundation. The fund was inspired by the late Rick Howell, a longtime educator in Polk County who was principal of Sunny View Elementary when he retired in 2009. The purpose of the fund is to motivate teachers and students to reach for academic excellence in the classroom. (photo submitted by Julie Wilson)

The Tryon Kiwanis Club plans to host its annual Spaghetti Supper at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Jan. 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. The dinner will be held in the church’s fellowship hall. You can purchase tickets from Kiwanis members or by stopping by the Bulletin office, Owen’s Pharmacy or the Edward Jones’ office in Lynn. All money raised will benefit PCHS Key Club Scholarships.

Two PCHS students charged with selling illegal pills at school by Leah Justice

Two students at Polk County High School were charged recently with selling illegal prescription medications at school, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The students were charged with sell-

ing/delivering a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine. According to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill, the students were not sell-

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


Saluda Center Friday events: chair exercise, 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. 828894-0293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828290-6600. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smokefree. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane

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Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Betty Ramsey, Publisher

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

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 828-899-0673 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. 828-290-6600.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. 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 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. The WOTJ Winter Jazz Series will open at 3:05 p.m. with “The Quintet at Massey Hall,” featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie

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Today: Sunny, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 63, low 39. Saturday: Cloudy, with 60 percent chance of rain. High 65, low 42.

Sunday: Cloudy, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 55, low 42. Monday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 59, low 39. Wednesday’s weather was: High 45, low 24, no rain.

Parker, Bud Powell, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach. All welcome. Free. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or 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 As-

sociation 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 scheduled every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more information. 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. 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. Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Jan.10 at 7 p.m. at the McDowell County Health Department. Public welcome. 828287-6101 for more information. 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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Tuesday School Christmas program Students of Tuesday School, Tr yon’s parent-cooperative preschool, presented the school’s annual Christmas program on Dec. 15 at Tryon Estates. The program showcased the preschoolers’ Christmas carol singing and dancing and their excitement about the season. Along with singing some traditional Christmas songs, the 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds also sang a song in Spanish and recited a poem. The performance stage was decorated with the artwork of the students. Family and friends of the Tuesday School said the performance was a hit and they look forward to next year. (photo submitted by Brittany Hampton Tokar)

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested an area man last week for felony possession of marijuana and possession of illegal prescription medication. Robert Lewis Simpson Jr. of 185 Abrams Moore Road, Rutherfordton, N.C. was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/ deliver marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff’s office reports. Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill said Simpson was arrested following a traffic stop in Green Creek on Dec. 31.

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American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial set for Jan. 20 - 22 The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20 – 22. The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Spectators are welcome to attend (no dogs) and admission is free. More than 300 purebred dogs, from throughout the southeast,

will compete at various levels of difficulty, against each other and the clock. There will be approximately 70 AKC registered breeds competing. The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is located off of I-26, exit 40, on Airport Road. For more information about the trial or Blue Ridge Agility Club, visit www.blueridgeagility. com or call 828-713-3278. – article submitted by Karen Baker

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Hill said school system officials alerted the sheriff’s office of the alleged pill selling and were very cooperative. The case was turned over to the N.C. Juvenile Justice Department Delinquency Division, which determined that charges for the two students were warranted. The students made a first appearance in court on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The case will be heard in Polk County Juvenile Court, and charges were handled by the county’s juvenile officer.

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ing cocaine, but because some of the medication being sold contained the same type of substances, that is the charge associated with the crime. Hill said the two students are under the age of 16 so cannot be named. The Polk County School System and the sheriff’s office each conducted investigations into the alleged selling of prescription pills. natural way- page 6

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Polk district court results Dec. 28, 2011 session Christopher J. Hollis was In Polk County District convicted of speeding 74 mph Court held Wednesday, Dec. in a 65 mph zone. Hollis was 28, 2011 with Judge David fined $30 and court costs. K. Fox presiding, 151 cases Christin Bailey Horton was were heard. Some cases were convicted of possession of marcontinued, dismissed or sent to ijuana up to ½ ounce. Horton superior court. was sentenced to seven days in The following persons were jail with credit for time served. convicted of a crime (names are Thomas Michael Howell given as they appear in court was convicted of unintentional records): littering. Howell was fined $50 Robert William Arrowood and court costs. was convicted of hunting/fishKyle Philip Jackola was ing on posted property with convicted of unlawfully parkno permit, hunting from a mo- ing a vehicle on N.C. game tor vehicle, hunting from a land. Jackola was fined $10 and state road and failure to wear court costs. hunter orange. Arrowood was Christina sentenced to M. Jackson one year unsuCourt Results was convictpervised proed of driving bation, a $250 while license fine and court costs. revoked. Jackson was sentenced Michael Talmad Bradley to one year unsupervised probawas convicted of driving after tion, a $100 fine and court costs. consuming under age 21. BradCara Michelle Jenkins was ley was sentenced to one year convicted of speeding 90 mph unsupervised probation and in a 65 mph zone. Jenkins was court costs. fined $90 and court costs. James William Cagle was Jonathan Thomas Jordan convicted of possession of mariwas convicted of two counts of juana up to ½ ounce. Cagle was possession of deer taken during sentenced to 24 hours of comclosed season and transporting munity service and court costs. game animal/bird and possesMiller Ziegler Colvin was sion. Jordan was sentenced to convicted of speeding 74 mph one year unsupervised probain a 65 mph zone. Colvin was tion, a $250 fine and court costs. fined $40 and court costs. Viktor I. Kulbitskiy was Mark Anthony Edwards was convicted of level 5 driving convicted of driving a vehicle while impaired. Kulbitskiy was with no operator’s license. Edsentenced to two years unsuwards was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a pervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $200 fine $50 fine and court costs. Justin Allen Galloway was and court costs. Matthew James Kurimsky convicted of following too was convicted of consumption closely. Galloway was fined $25 of alcohol by under 19 year old. and court costs. Ryan Clifford Gilmore was Kurimsky was sentenced to one convicted of second degree tres- year unsupervised probation, a passing. Gilmore was sentenced $40 fine and court costs. Bryan Scott McDowell was to one year unsupervised probation, 12 hours of community convicted of possession of open container/consumption service and court costs. Jacob Isaac Hardin was con- of alcohol in passenger area victed of assault on a female. and possession of marijuana Hardin was sentenced to 18 up to ½ ounce. McDowell was months unsupervised probation, (Continued on page 7) a $125 fine and court costs.

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11-year-old accidentally shot Boy recovering in hospital by Leah Justice

An 11-year-old Polk County boy was treated for a gunshot wound on Monday, Jan. 2 after his 14-year-old brother accidentally shot him, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where he is currently being treated and is expected to make a full recovery, according to sheriff reports. The sheriff’s office is charging the mother, Cassidy Lee Schronte, 31, of Bill Collins Road in Tryon, and Steven

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Justin Taylor Stevens was convicted of speeding 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. Stevens was fined $40 and court costs. William Blakely Welch was convicted of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Welch was fined $40 and court costs.

sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $75 fine and court costs. Gregory Scott Poteat was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Poteat Dec. 30, 2011 session was sentenced to one year unsuIn Polk County District Court pervised proheld Friday, bation, a $150 Dec. 30, 2011 Court Results fine and court with Judge T. costs. Mack Brittain David Allen Sierk was con- presiding, 41 cases were heard. victed of level 5 driving while Some cases were continued, disimpaired. Sierk was sentenced missed or sent to superior court. to two years unsupervised pro- The following persons were bation, 24 hours of community convicted of a crime (names are service, a $200 fine and court printed as they appear in court costs. records): Wendell Craig Skipper was Julian A. Littlejohn was conconvicted of driving a vehicle victed of speeding 49 mph in with no operator’s license. a 35 mph zone. Littlejohn was Skipper was sentenced to one fined $40 and court costs. year unsupervised probation, a Corey M. Strelsky was con$100 fine and court costs. victed of speeding 90 mph in Vireak Mike Soy was con- a 65 mph zone. Strelsky was victed of possession of drug sentenced to 12 months unsuparaphernalia. Soy was sen- pervised probation, a $90 fine tenced to one year unsupervised and court costs. probation, a $75 fine and court James Anthony Vaughn was costs. convicted of level 5 driving James Chadwick Sprouse while impaired. Vaughn was was convicted of driving left of sentenced to 12 months unsucenter. Sprouse was fined $25 pervised probation, 24 hours in and court costs. jail, a $100 fine and court costs.

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Thomas, 32, also of Bill Collins Road, with misdemeanor failure to store firearm to protect minor, according to sheriff reports. Det. Sgt. Randall Hodge said the sheriff’s office received a call around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2 about the incident, which occurred inside the home on Bill Collins Road, located off Peniel Road in Columbus Township. The boy was shot in the lower back area by a 22-caliber rifle, Hodge said. The 14-year-old was playing with the gun and thought it was not loaded, Hodge said. The incident is being ruled accidental and no charges will be filed against the 14-year-old, according to Hodge.


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Building activity in November boosts N.C. economic index An increase in building activity helped improve economic conditions in North Carolina in November, according to the North Carolina State University (NCSU) economic index. The NCSU Index of North Carolina Leading Economic Indicators jumped 1.9 percent in November compared to October. It was the second straight month that the index rose, and it also showed an improvement over last year. The index was up 1.3 percent compared to November 2010. The improvement in November was due, in part, to a 40-percent rise in the number of building permits issued compared to October. Building permits were also up nearly 26 percent compared to November of 2010. All five components of the index, which was created by NCSU economist Michael Walden, showed improvement in November. Unemployment claims were down 13.8 percent compared to October and down 7.5 percent compared to November 2010. Hours worked and earnings also rose slightly for North Carolina employees in manufacturing in November compared to both the previous month and the same time last year. Walden said the rising index indicates the state should see a continued economic turnaround this year. “It certainly doesn’t mean we’re going to see the unemployment rate go down to 5 percent, but it looks like we may start the year with a more robust economy than we’re used to,” said Walden. He adds that he expects the state’s unemployment rate will fall from 10 percent currently to 9 percent later this year. “I’m predicting we’ll see 40,000 to 50,000 jobs created in North Carolina in 2012, com-

pared to the 20,000 created in $26,374. 2011,” he said. Other North Carolina public Walden’s report showed universities also made Kipmixed results in the state’s real linger’s top 100 list this year. estate market. The strongest UNC-Wilmington came in performance in November was 15th, N.C. State University was seen in the mountains region, 19th, Appalachian State was where sales were up 2 percent 33rd and North Carolina School and prices were up an average of the Arts was 41st. of 4 percent over October. AvUNC-Asheville came in 45th erage prices were also up in the for in-state coastal plains and 60th for region and the Around out-of-state. piedmont reThe ranking the Region gion, rising on showed UNCaverage 2 perAsheville has cent and 1 percent, respectively. an admission rate of 77 percent However, sales were down 7 and a four-year graduation rate percent in the Coastal Plains of 30 percent. The total cost and 8 percent in the Piedmont. per year for in-state students at – source: NCSU economic UNC-Asheville is $13,645 and index; Winston-Salem Jour- the average debt at graduation nal, 12/3/12; www.abclocal. is $15,443., 12/2/12 Among private universities in the country, Kiplinger placed *** UNC-Chapel Hill is the three North Carolina institubest value among all public universities in the nation, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. UNC-Chapel Hill, which has an undergraduate enrollment of 18,579, topped the magazine’s annual ranking for the 11th consecutive year. Kiplinger said UNC-Chapel Hill has a highly competitive admission rate (32 percent) and low student-faculty ratio (14), which contribute to the university’s high four-year graduation rate (76 percent). The magazine also says UNC-Chapel Hill has a “moderate sticker price” ($17,628 total in-state cost) and offers generous financial aid. An average of about $11,000 in aid annually is provided to students who qualify. The average debt at graduation from the university is $16,165. The university also ranks as the no. 1 value for out-ofstate students, says Kiplinger. The average need-based aid for out-of-staters is $11,080, reducing the total cost to

tions on its top 200 list. Duke University had the highest ranking at seventh, followed by Wake Forest at 26th and Elon at 34th. Duke had an admission rate of 19 percent, a studentfaculty ratio of eight and a four-year graduation rate of 87 percent. The average total cost per year at Duke was $55,245 and the average debt at graduation, after subtracting financial aid, was $21,884. In South Carolina, Clemson had the highest ranking of public universities, coming in 34th. USC-Columbia was 57th and College of Charleston was 61st. Clemson had an average admission rate of 63 percent and a four-year graduation rate of 50 percent. – source: Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine (Continued on page 10)


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The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department plans to convert 10 of its patrol cars *** to run on propane to reduce The North Carolina Center expenses and emissions. Confor Creative Retirement at verting the Ford Crown VictoUNC Asheville has received rias will cost about $5,800 per a $2 million endowment that’s vehicle, which will be covered expected to provide $80,000 to by a Department of Energy $100,000 annually. grant administered through the The endowment, provided Virginia Clean Cities Coalition. by the Bernard Osher FoundaBuncombe County Sheriff tion, will help expand class Van Duncan says the converofferings at the center, along sion will lower his department’s with programs designed to help fuel costs and provide cleanerseniors transition from work to burning cars without a “noretirement. ticeable” difference in vehicle The center, which has close performance. The county says to 1,700 members, already of- it expects to save at least $1 a fers more than gallon in fuel 285 classes on Around costs. a wide range Buncombe the Region of topics, rangCounty’s 10 ing from Budconverted padhism to quilting. The North trol cars will be part of a naCarolina Center for Creative tionwide trend. The Southeast Retirement will become part Propane Autogas Development of the Osher Lifelong Learning Program says it will convert Institute, which has a network 1,195 vehicles to run on proof 119 other institutes across pane autogas conversions by the the country. spring of 2012. “By becoming part of the Os– source: Asheville Citizenher Lifelong Learning Institutes Times, 12/24/11 network, we secure our place in *** the national conversation about Baldor Electric Co. plans to learning in the second half of invest $17 million and add 166 life,” said the center’s executive jobs to its Cleveland County director Catherine Frank. “We operations that produce electric will preserve what is unique motors for wind-power applicaabout the North Carolina Center tions. The company, a unit of for Creative Retirement, which Switzerland-based ABB Group, are our life transition and civic plans to buy a 270,000-squareprograms, and we will be able foot building on U.S. 74 in to strengthen our College of Shelby. Seniors, which has been so vital The average annual wages to so many Asheville retirees.” for the new jobs will exceed Frank said the funds will help the Cleveland County average make up for the loss of state annual wage of $32,344, acfunds, which are about one-third cording to the N.C. Governor’s what they were in the 2008Office. Baldor began in 1983 2009 budget year. The center, building electric motors in housed in the Reuter Center at Kings Mountain, where it curUNC-Asheville, gets most of its rently employs 530. funding from participant fees The company says its exand relies heavily on help from panded operations will help it volunteers. keep up with growing demand – source: Asheville Citizenfor wind-powered technology. Times, 12/27/11 (continued from page 9)


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*** A panel of three doctors will (continued from page 10) determine whether Henderson The company will receive a County Sheriff Rick Davis will $400,000 grant from the One be allowed to retire for medical North Carolina fund if it meets reasons, according to the N.C. investment and job creation Treasurer’s Office, which oversees targets. Cleveland County also the state’s retirement system. Davis announced in November is offering tax incentives on the he suffers from manic bipolar disproperty for 10 years. – source: www.areadevel- order, and he recently informed the Henderson County Board of Commissioners that he plans to seek a *** Greenville County had the medical retirement by the end of most fatal vehicle accidents of this month. Davis said he was adany county in South Carolina vised by his doctor to leave his job. last year, according to the S.C. County commissioners have been Department of Public Safety. demanding more information from Davis regarding his behavior and a The state says $5,000 deduct53 people died ible the county Around in vehicle accipaid for a legal dents in Greenthe Region claim involvville County in ing Davis and 2011. Lexinga female law enforcement officer. ton County was second with 51 However, Davis has not answered deaths. Statewide, there were 810 people killed in vehicle ac- questions from commissioners. – source: Asheville Citizencidents in 2011, up slightly from Times, 1/1/12 801 in 2010. The number of deaths was still well below the 2007 total of 1,052. Law enforcement authorities attribute the decline to a stricter seat belt law. While the number of people who died in vehicle accidents went down from 591 in 2010 to 559 in 2011, the number of pedestrians killed on state roads jumped nearly 20 percent to 110. According to Transportation for America, South Carolina is ranked as the second most dangerous state for pedestrians with 981 pedestrian deaths from 2000 to 2009. The number of people killed riding motorcycles also rose in South Carolina from 82 in 2010 to 102 in 2011. One state lawmaker has proposed a bill to require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, but it’s unclear how much support it will have. Last year, the S.C. Supreme Court rejected a city ordinance to require bikers to wear helmets in Myrtle Beach. – source:, 1/2/12

*** Hunters in North Carolina will now have a chance to hunt feral swine at night. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will allow the night hunting with the aid of light with a special permit. The commission says hunters who obtain the permit in addition to a hunting license can hunt feral swine after normal shooting hours, a half hour before sunrise and a half hour past sunset, where allowed by local law. Hunting by firearms on Sunday is not allowed, and the special permit does not grant access to any property. Landholders must grant permission to enter private or public property. The permit, valid through March, also does not allow hunters to take feral swine on state game land. The new permit was created in response to growing problems with wild pigs in the state. Wildlife officials note that the pigs often destroy farm crops and they consume many of the same foods of many other animals. – source:

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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

LOST & FOUND Lost - Australian Shepherd. “REWARD”. Black tan and white. Male. Family heartbroken. If found, please return our baby to us! 828-980-4403 or 828-863-2083 Lost: Painting of a little boy. Around a 10x14 in size. Lost at the First Baptist Church Parking Lot in Landrum in September. If found, call 864-415-0736 Missing German Shepherd, black & tan female. Last seen 1/2/2012 in Saluda. Anwser to Daisy. We miss her terribly. Please call 843-330-0646. She is a young girls best friend.

FIREWOOD All Oak Dry Firewood. Mid size load $55, Large load $75. Call 864-978-6557.

Selling your home? Advertise here and sell it faster. Call Classifieds at 828.859.9151.

SERVICES Plan ahead and recover your outdoor furniture cushions during winter! Beautiful outdoor fabrics from Sunbrella, etc. We do interiors! Call Brenda 828-859-9298

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COMPLETE PAINTING SERVICES. Yoder Painting is fully insured, including worker's comp. No job too large. Call 828-894-5094.

Selling your home? Advertise here and sell it faster. Call Classifieds at 828.859.9151.





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CONLON TREE CARE zation. Must have a mini- A Frame on private estate, 2 Bedroom 2 bath near China Cabinet, 54” tall, Deeds of Polk County,

Quality tree work at reasonable prices. Pruning, removals, chipping, log splitting. Free estimates, references. INSURED, EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE. Call Tom at 828-863-4011

mum of a high school diploma, preferably an associates or bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years secretarial/clerical experience. Excellent writing, telephone, and computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher is preferable. Some work OOFING outside normal business IDING UTTERS hours may be required. For more information or to L & R ROOFING/SIDING apply, please visit: FREE ESTIMATES. Shingles & Metal Roofs All types of Siding Full-time Position for a 828-817-1278 Marketing Assistant at 828-817-3674 Hospice of the Carolina Leo Price/Robert Ives Foothills. A minimum of a high school diploma (or OME GED), two or four year deMPROVEMENT gree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Increase The Value of related field preferred. ExYour Home! Brick, Block perience in customer serv& Rock Underpinning. Ve- ice, sales, marketing neers, Fireplaces & Foun- and/or public relations redation. Pictures & local quired, and hospice or references. 828-817-4726 healthcare preferred. Proficient computer skills and professional telephone Tommy's skills required; graphics Home Improvement and writing skills preRoofs, renovations, siding, ferred. Position involves carpentry, decks, contact with referral windows, screening. sources and community All Home Repairs. partners, and includes FREE estimates. some evenings and weekHome: (828) 859 - 5608. ends. For more informaCell: (828) 817 - 0436. tion or to apply, please visit:







HELP WANTED Director of Youth Ministry – Develop youth program to include music, service, scripture study and fellowship. Experience: working with youth; trusted mentor; strong Christian faith & spiritual life; creative; good interpersonal, communication & organizational skills. P/T, Flexible hours, salary negotiable. Church is in Polk Co., NC. Mail resume & references to: Pastor Ned Owens, Lebanon United Methodist Church, 1786 Oak Grove Church Rd., Ellenboro, NC 28040. Full-time opening for a Development Assistant at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. The Development Assistant will provide administrative support to the Development Department assisting the Development Manager in the day-to-day operations of fundraising for the organi-

HELP WANTED - MEDICAL / DENTAL Do you like knowing you have made a difference in someone's life? Looking for afternoon/ evening hours? Arcadia Health Care , a leader in home care, is seeking a compassionate & caring Certified Nursing Assistants for the Polk County area. Must have current NC CNA license, a current driver's license, & at least one (1) year relevant job experience. Call 828-2775950.

COTTAGE For Rent - Cottage Available. Min. 1 year lease. 2BD, Den, L/R w/ working Fireplace, Central Air. Very Private. Pets Welcome. 828-863-4201

overlooking Harmon Field & Piedmont. 2BR, 2BA. 1200 sq. ft. Brick fireplace. All new renovations inside & out. Very secluded. Spectacular view. $1000/ mo. (843) 514 - 5900

Elegant 3BR, 2.5 Home For Rent in Tryon’s Old Hunting Country on 9+/-acres. Formal 4,000+/sq ft home great for entertaining with features including Sunroom, Library /Den, Wet Bar, Large KIT & much more. Call 305-494-5344 or 864-457 -6811 for further details.

Polk County Middle & High School on Fox Mountian Rd. $475 per month + security deposit. 828-859-5286.

Mobile Home for rent, 2 bedroom. $525 per month includes electric. Call 625-4142, leave message.



Large home in Morgan Chapel Columbus, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath w/2-car garage. $1,000 month plus utilities. Security & references. Option to buy. 828-859-6018. Mini Farm 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch style home. New center aisle 4 stall barn with big pasture on trail system. $1200 per month. Also a furnished 1 bedroom apartment for $450.00 a month. Bring your horse. Call 828-8632979. Rental Lease. 1100 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, A frame house. Central air and heat, All utilities included, $650 per month. Columbus area. 828-894-3528


Apartmement 1 Bedroom UY EHICLES Duplex $360 Per Month, $360 deposit, Appliances WANT TO BUY: Junk furnished. No pets! Call cars, trucks and vans. Call anytime for pick up. 828-625-9711 (828)223-0277

FOR RENT: Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath in Tryon. Wood floors. $475/month. Call One Bedroom Apart786-303-7108 or ment, Large porch, In 828-817-3691 Tryon. Stove & Refrigerator. Hook up for washer & dryer. $400/month. Call Gillette Woods Home. 864-590-0336 2bd/2ba. $750 per month with lease & security. Call Allan at Pruett & Associates. 828-859-9715 or TRYON - CHESTNUT ST. 828-817-1868 Exceptionally large & Landrum - Lake Lanier area - 3bdrm, 2bth. Newer home, large kitchen, master suite, full basement, nice lot. Other rental available. Thousand Pines 828-859-5858

39” wide, 13” deep. Antique Oak China cabinet with claw feet. Beveled glass. Curved front. Asking $650.00, 2 Antique Mahogany night stands. $200.00 for both. Other antique pieces also for sale. Roll Away Cot, 3/4 bed. Older. Great condition. $50, Queen Size Sofa Bed. Good condition. Cream color. Asking $150. P l e a s e call 828-775-5175

charming, 2 BR/2BA Wood Floors, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Eat-in Kitchen and Porch. $675/mo. (828) 894 - 2029

Tryon - Melrose area 2bdrm, 1 bth, bright, quiet, screen porch, w/d, walk to town, $450/mo. Other rentals available. Thousand Pines 828-859-5858

Tryon - Pacolet Valley 2 bdrm, 1bth, very clean, w/d, central ht&a/c, large backyard, low utilities, $575/mo. Thousand Pines 828-859-5858

TRYON GARDEN APARTMENT, 1 Bedroom, Secluded, Minutes from downtown. $545 per month MANY EXTRAS: heat, water/garbage, cable, internet, washer/dryer, your own yard & off-street parking. 828-333-4546 or 828-243-2195 available January

CARS For Sale - Infinity I30. 1997 w/ Gold pkg., spoiler on back, 6 cyl., all power, sunroof, good condition. $2900. 828-894-5570

MISCELLANEOUS 1939 Ford Ferguson Tractor. Excellent condition. $2500.00, ‘05 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Excellent condition. 50,250 milles asking $7500.00, Call 864-316-4631 Good Home needed for 1 year old Neutered Male Beagle Mix. Veterinarian reference required. Call 859-9982

LEGALS 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

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 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

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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 Surveyor, 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.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing

The Town of Tryon Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 beginning at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Tryon Fire Station located at 56 W. Howard Street, Tryon NC. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss funds available through the Community Development Block Grant program, specifically the Infrastructure category. The purpose of the Infrastructure This the 12th day of De- category is to improve the quality of life in a residencember, 2011. tial targeted area or a local government jurisdicAndrea Leslie-Fite Substitute Trustee tion by using CDBG Funds to eliminate the PO Box 1329 211 South Washington severe water and wastewater problems with Street Shelby NC 28150 health and environmental consequences. Phone: 704-482-7718 Fax: 704-482-6747 The maximum award for an infrastructure applicaTryon Daily Bulletin tion is $750,000 and apDecember 30, 2011 and plications will be funded January 6th, 2012. based on severity of need, percent of LMI FC/WOODLAND MILLS households, feasibility of the project and estabPut your ad here lished priorities. Income call 828.859.9151 surveys are required with


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the application. CDBG funds are provided to the state by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are administered at the state level by the NC Department of Commerce through the Division of Community Investment and the Commerce Finance Center.


sioners. Please call Joey Davis, CZO at 828-859-9566 if you have questions about specific cases. Please call Susan Bell, TownClerk, at Tryon Town Hall at 828-859-6654 if you need special accommodations for the meeting.

please make immediate payment.  This the 15th day of December, 2011.  Estate of Dulcie G. Pearson Priscilla J. Pearson, Administrator CTA 3164 Pearson Falls Road Saluda, NC 28773  A. Bailey Nager Attorney at Law P.O. Box 851 Tryon, NC 28782  Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 16, 23 and 30, 2011, and Jan. 6, 2012.

Accommodations for the disabled are available upon request prior to the meeting. Please contact Susan Bell (828)859-6655 if you need assistance. Esta información está disponible en español o cualquier otra lengua a petición. Por favor contacto Susan Bell en (828) 859-6655. Tryon Daily Bulletin January 6, 2012 Notice of Public Hearing

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Town of Tryon Notice of Public Hearing Town Board of Commissioners Town of Tryon Fire De partment 56 West Howard Street Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 7:00pm The Tryon Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 7:00pm to consider ordinances to order the demolition of structures determined to be in violation of the Town’s minimum housing ordinance. The properties in question are: Tax Parcel T8-I2 (123 Cleveland Street), Tax Parcel T8-I13 (351 East Howard Street), Tax Parcel T1-D10 (Shepherd Street), and Tax Parcel T5-H20 (East Howard Street). All interested individuals are invited to attend the public hearing and present their comments the Town of Tryon Board ofCommis-

Tryon Daily Bulletin January 6 and 9, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING

LEGAL NOTICE 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


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Flat Rock Playhouse seeks musicians for 2012 season Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock, N.C., the State Theatre of North Carolina, is now accepting resumes for musicians interested in playing one or more shows during the 2012 season. Proficient musicians of all types will be needed as orchestra for musical productions at Playhouse Mainstage and Playhouse Downtown, as well as for the Music on the Rock Concert Series.

Musicians are being sought for future seasons as well. Instruments needed include: piano/ synthesizer, guitars of all types, basses (both electric and upright), percussion and drum set, violins, cellos, saxes, clarinets, oboe, flutes, piccolo, trumpet, trombone and French horn, as well as other instruments, such as the harmonica, accordion and harp. The above list is a sample – oth-

ers not listed are also of interest. All rehearsals and performances will take place on Flat Rock Playhouse properties located either in Flat Rock or Hendersonville. In addition to a resume, all applicants must send audio or video samples that sufficiently represent the skill for any instrument that the applicant wishes to be considered. Additional infor-

mation that provides more insight into the musician’s abilities and/ or previous music positions can be included in a cover letter but is not necessary. All materials should be mailed to: Flat Rock Playhouse, attn. Eric Leach, P.O. Box 310, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731. The Playhouse, as needed, will contact applicants of interest. Musicians are asked not to call or email.



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TFAC holds Benefit Concert to ‘Chase Away the Blues’ for Arts in Education On Saturday, Jan. 28, Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) invites you to leave your troubles behind and head up to “Club TFAC “ for a night of blues. TFAC is bringing together players living in the area with a following from coast to coast to play a nonstop night of music from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the lobby and on the Veh stage at TFAC. This evening of blues music will benefit the Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Arts in Education programs. Music will start in the lobby when the doors open at 4 p.m. Concerts on the main stage start at 4:20 p.m. and will end around 10:30 p.m. Each group will perform 45-minute sets with a jam session at the end. In between each set on the main stage guest musicians will play blues on the piano in the lobby. Performers planned at this writing are Zataban, Daryle Ryce and the Shane Pruitt Band, all from Spartanburg, S.C. From Greenville, S.C. via San Francisco, is Rudy Blue Shoes Wyatt. From Asheville, Chuck Beattie,

Daryle Ryce, songwriter, singer, guitarist and pianist, will lead off Tryon Fine Arts Center’s “Chase Away the Blues” benefit on Saturday, Jan. 28. Rolling Stone Magazine calls Ryce ”a distinctive and uniquely American artist.” Call 828-859-8322 for tickets or more information. (photo submitted)

a.k.a. “Dr. Blues,” will bring his Chicago sound down the mountain. Rounding out the wide range of blues, soul, jazz and funk are Tommy Lytle, the Jim Peterman Quartet and Citizens Mojo. For more information, call TFAC at 828-859-8322 ext. 213 or email – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

Schedule of performers Lobby

Tommy Lytle

4 - 4:20 p.m.

Main Stage


4:20 - 5 p.m.

Main Stage

Daryle Ryce

5 - 5:45 p.m.


Rudy Blue Shoes

5:45 - 6 p.m.

Main Stage

Jim Peterman Quartet 6 - 6:45 p.m.


Rudy Blues Shoes

6:45 - 7 p.m.

Main Stage

Citizens Mojo

7 - 7:45 p.m.


Jim Peterman

7:45 - 8 p.m.

Main Stage

Dr. Blues Chuck Beattie 8 - 8:45 p.m.


Rudy Blues Shoes

8:45 - 9 p.m.

Main Stage

Shane Pruitt Band

9 - 9:45 p.m.

Jam Session


9:45 - 10:30 p.m.

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Realistic resolutions Resolutions have become a tradition to many of us, a way to turn over the proverbial new leaf at the beginning of a new year by examining ways to improve our lives with a single, declarative statement such as “I am going to lose weight,” or “I am going to stop smoking,” or “I am going to exercise more.” Resolutions are a bold way to force us into making significant life changes, but, once declared, may seem impossible to fulfill. It is one thing to say it, and another to do it. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” so says the Chinese philosopher Confucius over 2,500 years ago. As basic and obvious as that famous quote is, it seems never more applicable than now … at the beginning of a new year when many of us ponder how to achieve our resolutions. A realistic resolution is one that is defined more by the journey than the destination. The realistic resolution begins with that single step and does not set us up for failure if not immediately attained. Realistic resolutions give us a starting point and, ultimately, a direction. One of the most common resolutions every year involves weight loss. If you want to lose weight and declare it either privately or to a small, trusted circle of friends or even to your Facebook friends, think of that resolution as part of a process. The first step is wanting it. The

Journey to wellness by Laura Ellington

next step is examining ways to change your lifestyle to make the resolution more attainable. These initial steps are often the most difficult because it means taking a long, hard look at the state of one’s lifestyle. What are you willing to change or give up to take these steps on this journey to a healthy weight? Change involves several stages. In the first stage, there is little recognition of the need for change other than a vague sense that there is a need to lose weight, for example. The second stage is contemplation — gathering information and identification of resources available to assist with developing a plan. In our weight loss example, a physical exam would be indicated, as well as an exploration of strategies for diet and lifestyle change. Next is the action stage: implementing the plan including diet and lifestyle changes and utilizing supportive resources. The maintenance phase of change involves recognition of results refining the plan as needed. This article was submitted by Laura Ellington, LCSW, LISWCP, at Polk Wellness Center. For more information about Polk Wellness Center, visit www. or call 828894-2222.

Harmon Field seeks public input on master tree plan Jan. 11 Harmon Field has received a Polk County Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund grant to create a master tree plan at the park. Supervisors of the park are now looking for community input to help them develop the plan. There will be a stakeholder

meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Harmon Field cabin. A light lunch will be served, so those expecting to attend should RSVP to 828-859-5784 before Friday, Jan. 6. – article submitted by George Alley





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Friday, January 6, 2012

Tears flow abundantly

“Have you seen ‘War Horse’ his children as they sat upon Santa’s lap, I could only control myself yet?” asked a friend. “Are you crazy?” I said. “I cry by stuffing the fringed corner of a at the trailer. I’d never make it throw cushion in my mouth. “You alright?” Paul said, not through the movie!” It’s a strange thing because taking his eyes from the screen. “Yep.” although my reply was I’m not a woman who cries easily. Even during the heartrending muffled. “There’s nothing wrong with bust-ups of past romantic liaicrying, you sons, I wasn’t a know.” he added. girl who threw “I’m Just “It made me well herself, sobbing, upon her bed, Saying…” up.”“Well, I’m convulsed with grief. not you and I’m by Pam Stone I generally not crying.” just cussed a lot Then came and then popped open a beer. Sort the commercials for ‘War Horse.’ of like Jeff Bridges in ‘Crazy And the thing is, having spent Heart.’ several years on a television set, I When a young horse I was understand all about audience matraining threw me like a rag doll nipulation: I understand how a cast and I landed heavily on my side, of actors, a good script, strategic hearing a toe-curling ‘pop’ some- lighting and, most importantly, a where in my ribcage, I just sighed, soaring musical score, can reduce rolled over on my back, stared even the toughest longshoreman up at the animal and said, “Well, into a blubbering rag. I see through thanks very much, you complete all that stuff, especially Spielberg, jerk.” who is the master of soft-focus But no tears. contrivance. This is the guy who Yet, suddenly, within the last made a creepy, melon-headed year or so, I’m crying all the time. alien with a glowing finger recite What the heck is that all about? the line, “E.T., phone home,” and “Hormones,” nodded one older sent theater audiences reaching, friend, understandably. “We all go gulping their tears, for Kleenex. through it, honey. I had to go on So when the first ‘War Horse’ hormone replacement therapy.” commercial aired recently, I took Don’t be ridiculous, I splut- a deep breath and clenched my tered. That stuff is for overly emo- fist as memories of every horse tional females that can’t get a grip. I’d ever had and lost flashed Not for a woman who washes her through my brain. Watching the face with ‘Lava.’ Not for a woman movie horse (the same horse, by who lives in quilted Carharts dur- the way, as used in ‘Seabiscuit,’ ing the winter. Not me. which means he also has a better “What is wrong with you?” agent than I have) rear and gallop Paul asked, somewhat bemused, through the still-smoking battleas I tried to nonchalantly wipe fields and knowing how, in reality, hidden tears away with my shirt hundreds of thousands of horses sleeve when the 13-year-old Ra- were slaughtered by machine guns chel Crow, getting voted off ‘X during WWI, I began to chew my Factor,’ collapsed in sobs of grief lip but nearly contained myself on the stage. until seeing his young owner cry, “Nothing.” I snapped. “That “I will find you!” and made a sort stupid Nicole just threw her under of choking noise deep in my throat. the bus! I mean, why be a judge “For the love of Mike, cry!” if you’re going to pass it on to the Paul barked from the kitchen. public to judge?” “Otherwise you’re going to have Barely a week later, watching an aneurysm. It’s not very appealthe nightly news which featured (Continued on page 17) a returning serviceman surprising

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You asked, we received: Fine print getting bigger Dear Readers, Last fall, to better assist our classified advertising customers, we made the decision to change the software we used for our classifieds. Part of that transition included a change to the print size of our classifieds. While many were happy with the new classified system itself the reaction to the new font size was not so well received. We have received calls and emails about the small print size and just yesterday I spoke with a very nice lady from Saluda, (she wants to remain anonymous)

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ing living with Steven Segal, you know.” “I have to go check on the horses.” I replied stoutly, keeping my back to him and marching purposely out the front door. Once in the privacy of the barn I cried so hard my head began to pound at the temples. And the pain alone

and she told me that while she enjoys reading the paper she just can’t read the classifieds because the print is too small. I let her know that we are going to increase the font size, and now you know too. The lady brought up the question of cost. “Would this make the cost more?” A good question and one I’m happy to answer with a

resounding no. We will adjust the rates to reflect the new size. I wish I could say it will happen immediately but in today’s world of technology what used to be a simple change can now be a more involved project. However, I’m confident that in the next few weeks you will see the classifieds return to a larger, easier to read font. Thank you for your patience with us as we make this transition and thank you for your continued readership. Sincerely, Betty Ramsey

made me cry harder. Then Bonnie, my beloved terrier, sprang lightly against my thigh with troubled and concerned eyes, which sent me once again reeling into convulsions of emotion. Both my horses left their hay momentarily, not to see if I was alright, but to see if anything that was happening involved food, and returned to their quiet munching. Then one of them, completely unlike any hero movie horse, emitted a long, sustained,

breaking of wind, which served for me as a transition into peels of laughter. Still chuckling, I went back into the house and Paul, noting my face, commented, “So now you’re laughing? OK, now you’re freaking me out. Maybe you do need that hormone therapy stuff.” Dismissing his suggestion with a wave of my hand I replied, “Nah, I just needed the equine equivalent of ‘pull my finger.’”

Publisher’s Notebook by Betty Ramsey


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Lee C. Mulligan, Esq. Is there a way I can tell my children?

Q. Is there a way I can tell my

children some personal things outside of my estate plan? A. Yes, we have had clients be very creative in the ways they choose to communicate with their loved ones after they are gone. My own uncle left a very touching and inspirational letter to each of his sons. I have had clients leave detailed letters outlining their wishes for future generations, their values and philosophy of life. Several have even videotaped their messages to children and grandchildren. Many of these messages have been quite well done and much appreciated by the recipients. Call (828) 696 1811 for info on legal planning techniques.





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Area pastors participated in the “Sharing in the Community” Christmas social at Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church: Rob Staley (left), Arnie Twitty, Theodore Kelly, Eleanor Miller, Keith Knox and Phil Forney. (photo submitted)

More than 100 attend ‘Sharing in the Community’ Christmas social A “Sharing in the Community” Christmas social was held recently at the G. Riddle Banquet Hall of the Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, with more than 100 people in attendance. The Christmas social was made possible by the Polk County Community Foundation 2011 Seasonal Assistance Grant and was sponsored by the Unity in the Community Organization. The event provided fruit and gift baskets and live entertainment for senior citizens and needy families of the community. For the third consecutive year, Mountain View BBQ & Deli of Columbus catered the meal, which was served by volunteer waiters and waitresses. The menu

consisted of smoked leg quarters, meatloaf, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans. Guests had a choice of desserts prepared and donated by members of the community, which included pound cake, cheesecake, coconut cake, fruit cake, red velvet cake, banana pudding and buttermilk pies. Rev. Theodore Kelly, pastor of the Moores Grove Baptist Church, was master of ceremonies for the evening. Rev. Eleanor Miller, pastor of the New Zion C.M.E Church, Mill Spring, spoke about her most memorable Christmas. James Bryan of Tryon and Ulysses Miller of Gastonia sang songs of the season. Live music was provided by

the Briscoe Family Band. One of the highlights of the evening was the segment of fun and games in which the audience was required to participate. Organizers said the attendees were like kids at heart as their names were called and they approached the stage area to select from an assortment of more than 130 wrapped gifts, gift baskets, fruit baskets and gift bags. The remaining gifts were given to local community leaders and pastors to distribute to the needy and senior citizens in the community. Others assisting with the Christmas social were Rev. Phil Forney, Terry Hines, Roy Miller, Michelle Miller, Linda Hines and Rev. Keith Knox. - article submitted

James Bryan sang seasonal songs at the “Sharing in the Community” Christmas social. He was joined by Ulysses Miller. (photo submitted)

Celebrating its heritage, ninth annual Saluda Arts Festival Celebrating its heritage and arts culture, the Saluda Business Association (SBA) is excited to announce its ninth annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 19, 2012 in historic downtown Main Street in Saluda. With a reduced exhibit fee of $50 and a non-jury event, festival

organizers are expecting a large number of entries. Some types of work will be accepted on a limited basis. Early entries will be given first choice of booth location in historic downtown in Saluda. Applications for participation can be downloaded from the website or by

contacting Susie Welsh at 828749-3900 or email at sswelsh@ Applications are due by March 15, 2012. With funding from a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation’s Saluda Fund, an impressive music lineup is being scheduled.

“Saluda abounds with natural assets. It’s our duty to the heritage of Saluda to celebrate and promote its artistic culture, historic buildings, and the natural beauty of our mountains and waterfalls,” said spokesperson for the SBA, Cathy Jackson. - article submitted

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Scenes from recent Polk County High School basketball action. The varsity boys’ current record is 6-7 overall and 1-3 in conference games. Varsity girls have a 7-6 record overall and 2-2 in conference. Junior varsity boys are 3-7 overall and 1-3 in conference games, while JV girls have a 6-1 record overall and 2-1 conference record. Polk teams play three games next week: Tuesday, Jan. 10 they play at Owen, Wednesday, Jan. 11 they take on Avery at home, and on Friday, Jan. 13 they face Hendersonville at home. (photos by Fulton Hampton)


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PCHS students attend FCA Women in Sport Conference In November, 11 Polk County High School students attended the FCA Women in Sport Conference. This nationally recognized annual event was sponsored by the Spartanburg County Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was held at The Hanger of First Baptist Spartanburg. Middle schools and high schools from Spartanburg, Cherokee and Polk counties attended the conference. The female athletes attended six break out sessions on topics such as bullying and peer pressure and were provided lunch by Chickfil-A. The conference concluded with a message from 3-time NCAA champion and 3-time Olympic gold medalist softball player Leah O’Brien-Amico. The students who attended were Kayla McEntire, Autumn Miller, Allie Clayton, Jamie Greene, Jenny Page, Katie Miller, Naomi Bentley, Lyric Flood, Hannah High, Sarah Phipps and Allie Picone. - article submitted by William Pack

PCHS students attend the FCA Women in Sport Conference with varsity boys and girls soccer coach Charles Rock (second from right) and JV boys and girls soccer coach Will Pack (far right) in November. (photo submitted)

Will Pack (left) and Charles Rock (right) with NCAA champion and Olympic gold medalist softball player Leah O’Brien-Amico at the FCA Women in Sport Conference. (photo submitted)

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Participants in the play performed in the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program. (photo submitted by Lynnea Stadelmann)

Martin Luther King commemoration program Jan. 14 The Polk County Thermal Belt Friendship Council announces its annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, located at 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon. In this year’s celebration, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height and Ella Baker will all come to life as the friendship council embraces the women of the civil rights movement. Michelle Miller, Rev. Eleanor Miller and Tamieea Brown will bring to life these well-known women who played important

roles in the civil rights movement. Music will be sponsored by the Unity Choir, members of local choirs and the community who come together in unity and song. The choir will be under the direction of Dr. Joseph Fox and accompanied by Kimberly Porter. The commemoration program will also feature the Bunton Institutional CME Church (BIC) Mime Ministry. The event is made possible with financial support from the Arthur M. & Frances H. Wilhelm Endowment Fund through the Polk County Community Foundation, and is

in partnership with the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The Thermal Belt Friendship Council meets monthly at Roseland Community Center, located at the intersection of Peake and Howard streets in Tryon, every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Membership is open to any community member wishing to further the dialogue between the races. The friendship council is a nonprofit organization created to foster unity throughout the many diverse communities in the Thermal Belt region, including North and South Carolina. No membership dues are collected by the organization; the only

requirement for membership is a desire to foster equality and diversity. The organization views diversity not only in light of race but also in terms of age, physical and mental challenges, national origin and ethnicity. All residents of the Thermal Belt region are encouraged to participate. For more information related to the commemoration celebration or other events sponsored by the Thermal Belt Friendship Council, contact Dr. Joseph Fox at 828-421-7580 or at JLFox1@ - article submitted by Lynnea Stadelmann

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Saluda School student’s artwork through February: reception is Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m. Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a front porch visit with me — your comments are

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Zorro, just an ordinary dog Around three years ago I told “Okay Lani, I’ll authorize a tale called “the every dog.” payment out of my fund, tell It was my interpretation of the them not to worry.” “You’re labrador retriever and all the the best Lennie.” things this amazing breed can “That’s what the money is do and do well. for, dear.” I also told of how the most Later that afternoon I met common dog in our country is with Bob and Rosemary from the Lab mix. Over my years Kiwanis and after giving them a at FHS, I can’t recall a single tour of the facility and introductime we haven’t had at least ing them to my kids I received one lab mix at the shelter and a check for $1,000. often many. “God bless you,” I said, fightA few months back we had ing back tears, “you haven’t any a sweet little idea the good black lab mix this money will Humane Society at the shelter do.” Special Cases named Zorro. “No, God Leonard Rizzo Though I knew bless you Lenhim, my internie, and it’s our action with him was minimal, pleasure.” after all he was just another I then produced Zorro’s bill lab mix and I had bigger fish to and said, “This is what you have fry. This doesn’t mean I didn’t done.” care for this boy and I was very Bob smiled and said, “there’s pleased when I learned he was enough there to do another adopted into a loving family. one.” On the 28th of December I hugged him so hard I think I had the privilege to speak at I may have bruised a few of the Kiwanis for the second time. sweet old gentleman’s ribs. After our Q and A I received A few days later I received a nice $100 check from a sup- this email: porter for my personal fund. I “On a Friday about four was summoned to another table months ago we discovered the where Bob and Rosemary said best dog in the entire world. they’d meet me the next day at I know everyone thinks that FHS with a large donation to my about their dog, but he’s just fund for Lennie’s kids. perfect. My son and I met him, The next day I received a call the shelter let him out into an from Lani at the shelter. open field to interact with us. “Lennie, we have a dog in He didn’t run away or run wild trouble that may need assistance but sat in front of my son while from your fund.” “What’s up he petted him nonstop. With Lani?” tears in my eyes I looked at my “Do you remember Zorro?” son while he hugged Zorro’s “Sure, a cute little lab mix.” neck softly and I knew we were “The family that adopted him bonded forever. Zorro went is frantic, he developed a cough home with us to Inman and has and it was learned he has a se- been a favorite of our family vere heartworm infestation. The and everyone he meets. He is bill for the treatment is $500 and the most gentle lab mix I have they can’t afford it right now.” ever met. I think sometimes


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Elegant Home for Rent and the Woodmen of N.Y., Simmons of Housin Kenneth Old Hunting Country the World. Mr. Gibbs was the Over 4,000 sq. ft.Lovell home w/3 BR, ton, Texas, and Simmons husband of Omie Lee Laughter 2.5 BA, large rms, high ceilings, (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, aily Bulletin  /  The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Ga.; Gibbs,Tryon whoDdied in 1986. formal DR, 14x45 sun porch one sister, Frances Fox $2,300/ of River& library. Furnished Survivors include one daughdale, Ga.; three brothers, John Irter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) mth. Unfurnished $1,700/mth. furnished 1,200ofsq. ft. guest house vin Waymon Antelope, of Rutherfordton, N.C.; son, w/2 Br, 1 BA, available onlyCalif., w/ Carrol Waymon of San Diego, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, main house for additional $700/ Calif., and Samuel Waymon of N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs mth. Min 1 yr lease. N.Y.; a host of grandchilCall 1-305-494-5344. of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, dren, great-grandchildren, other Herbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. 1x1.5 relatives and friends. f, 12/10-12/31 Also surviving are five grandchilShe wasMooney 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. 7/19/11 Funeral services were held Must J.L.'s Towing Service Sunday, July 16, in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon. Want to buy unwanted Burial was in Polk Memocars and scrap metal. rial Gardens, Columbus, with military rites by the Polk County Cell: 828-429-5491 Memorial Burial Squad. Memorials may be made to Lake Lure: 828-625-2349 Hospice of Rutherford County, P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, 1x1.5 f 3/03 - 5/26 Columbus, N.C. 28722. The family will be at the home of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs Toney, 400 Radar Rd., Rutherfordton, N.C. An online guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, LOCAL PRODUCE Tryon. The Foothills Music Club will present a concert on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. and at themore! Polk campus of

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Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army as Medic during WWII. page In28 addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bill Horne of Green Creek; four daughters, Juanita Odel of Sunny View, Marilyn Horne and Regina Pate, both of Green Creek. and Laura Saenger of Hickory, N.C.; four sisters, Geneva Harrell of Bakersville, N.C., Imogene Burns of Inman, S.C., Janice Fagan of Green Creek and Linda Horne of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Kim Odel, Kelly Bradley, Lee Bradley, Brandon Horne, Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, Joseph Pate, Jacob Pate, Miles Saenger and Will Saenger; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary, conducted by Rev. Steven Abe. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Brandon Horne to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4530 Park Rd, #240, Charlotte, N.C. 28209. Condolences may be left at Petty Funeral Home& Crematory, Landrum.

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