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Johnson receives Tryon firefighter of the year award 18-year-old is youngest recipient in award history Wesley Johnson, 18, was named the youngest ever recipient of the Tryon Fire Department’s Clarence G. Scoggins Firefighter of the Year award. The Tryon Fire Department held its annual Ladies Night on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Caro-Mi and gave out various awards for 2011. Johnson has been a member of the Tryon Fire Department since 2007, joining as a junior firefighter. In 2011, Johnson was in the top percentage of the members for total number of emergency calls responded to at 149 and had 232 training hours. Johnson is currently attend(Continued on page 4)

Wesley Johnson with the trophy he won for being named Tryon Firefighter of the Year. With him are (left to right) Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis, Deputy Fire Chief Johnny Hipp, Assistant Fire Chief Marshall Lipscomb (far right front) and longtime former assistant chief Bob Scoggins. Hipp, Lipscomb and Scoggins have all been named firefighter of the year in previous years. (photo by Leah Justice)

Getting tickets for Super Saturday, coming on March 17, can be a challenge. Elementary student ticket orders will go through the Round Robin process at the Tryon Fine Arts Center Tuesday morning, March 6. Then on March 7, tickets go on sale to the general public. See page 5 for more details on tickets and show information.

Nine vie for three seats on Polk board of commissioners Alley files for N.C. House Dist. 113 by Leah Justice

Polk County’s election races will include six Democrats and three Republicans vying for three open seats on the Polk County Board of

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

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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.; 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. 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 caregivers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828-457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker

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The front-page article on election filing in the Wednesday, Feb. 29 Bulletin should have said Rhonda Corley has filed to run for a seat on the Polk County School Board representing Saluda Township.

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. Polk Republican Women’s Club will hold a luncheon meeting Thursday, March 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Tryon Estates. Keith Holbert, candidate for the office of Polk County commissioner, will be the guest speaker. For reservations or additional information, call Opal Sauve at 828-863-2437. Polk County Public Library, free yoga class (bring your own mat) every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Daffy-Jills Garden Club will meet Thursday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Landrum Library. Kathy Johnson Zimmerman will present a program about hillside gardening and stormwater control. Members should contact Marcia Burrus or Margaret Kennard if they are unable to attend. Columbus Lions Club will meet Thursday, March 1 at 5:15 p.m. at the House of Flags Museum in Columbus. Dinner at Calvert’s Kitchen will follow the program presented by Bob and Judy Lair. Information: 828894-2505. Tryon Fine Arts Center, “Explore the Tango,” Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. with Larry Gant of Tango Asheville. Part of the Explore the Arts series of programs at TFAC. 828-859-8322. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to

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Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. Polk County Democratic Party executive committee will meet Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Democratic headquarters in 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.

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PAC hike will take place at Paris Mountain State Park Friday, March 2. Hikers will meet at the Gowensville Spinx at 8:30 a.m. to carpool for the 30-minute drive to the park. Four-mile moderate loop hike. Bring a lunch, water, snack and any needed medication. Dress appropriately. Will return no later than 2 p.m. 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 bin-

go 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. 828-894-0293. 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.

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Columbus Town Council will hold a budget retreat Saturday, March 3 in council chambers at Columbus Town Hall, located at 95 Walker Street. The retreat will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public invited. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society,Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – noon. There is no fee for the class and allmaterials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy CrossEpiscopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 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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Feagan files for new 47th District seat in N.C. Senate Phil Feagan announced Tuesday, Feb. 28 his candidacy for the North Carolina Senate. He became the first Democrat to officially enter the race when he filed at the Polk County Board of Elections. “After many conversations and much consideration, I have decided to run for the new 47th District of the North Carolina Senate,” said Feagan. “I did not anticipate taking on this challenge at this point in my life, but I feel very strongly that the current legislature has been too partisan and too extreme. They are taking North Carolina in the wrong direction and a change is needed. I’m stepping up because I think our district deserves to have a choice at this critical time.” “I believe people are sick of the nastiness and polarization of politics today,” Feagan continued. “I’m tired of seeing our representatives put their narrow ideologies ahead of practical results. They are attacking public education at every level, and

they seem to be more interested in pushing divisive social issues than creating jobs. I hope to be a moderate and civil voice, and will focus on protecting education and promoting economic development.” Feagan would be the first member of the General Assembly from Polk County since Thurston Arledge served in the 1950s. The redrawn 47th District includes Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford and Yancey counties. First-term Republican Ralph Hise Jr. of Mitchell County currently holds the seat. Feagan is a Western North Carolina native whose family has lived in what are now Rutherford and Polk counties for generations. Feagan worked for nearly five years as a congressional aide in the Capitol Hill office of Congressman David Price, the senior Democrat in the North Carolina delegation. He is a graduate of Polk County High School and the University

Phil Feagan files at the Polk County Board of Elections office for the new 47th District seat in the N.C. Senate. (photo submitted by Phil Feagan)

of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will complete his law degree from Carolina this May. While in law school, he has worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel, the North Carolina Department of Justice Education Section and the

district attorney’s office for North Carolina Judicial District 15B. At 30, Feagan would be the youngest member of the North Carolina Senate. An Eagle Scout, he is a member of Tryon First Baptist Church. – article submitted by Phil Feagan


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In a three-way tie, Daniel Walker (left), Savannah Hipp and Ethan Edwards all were named 2011 Junior Firefighter of the Year for the Tryon Fire Department. Walker is the son of retired Tryon Fire Captain Gary Walker, Hipp is the daughter of current deputy fire chief Johnny Hipp and Edwards, also the 2011 Green Creek Junior Firefighter of the Year, is the younger brother of Tryon Fire member Nick Edwards. (photo by Kim Pack)

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ing the Spring 2012 Firefighter Academy at Cleveland Community College. Upon graduation from the nine-week class, Johnson will be certified as a Firefighter II in North Carolina. The course involves 440 hours of training and is seen as one of the top academy-style fire schools in the state, said Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis. Johnson plans to join the U.S. Navy following graduation to continue his firefighting career. “I’m very proud of Wesley’s accomplishment,” Davis said. “To be voted as a recipient of this award by your peers at the fire department truly is the highest honor you can receive at Tryon. The fact that Wesley is the youngest to have won this award really says something. He has been a valuable part of our department since joining in 2007 as a junior firefighter.” Firefighters, excluding the chief, vote on the annual Clarence G. Scoggins Firefighter of the Year award, which has recredeemed - 19

ognized outstanding firefighters since 1963. Johnson is the son of Pam Johnson and the late Elmo Johnson of Tryon. Other awards included two chief’s awards to James “Tank” Waters and Christian Miller. Waters was also recognized for receiving Firefighter II certification last year. The Junior Firefighter of the Year award was a three-way tie among Ethan Edwards, Savannah Hipp and Daniel Walker. The first “Ocean Lakes” award went to Johnny Hipp for dedication to the fire department. Outstanding service awards went to Leah Justice with the Tryon Daily Bulletin for her years of covering articles pertaining to the fire department; to Danny Jones for his service with the Landrum Fire Department; to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill for his work with the Toy Run and the Needy Fund and to Polk County Sheriff’s Office administrative assistant and Tryon firefighter Kim Pack for her work with the Toy Run, Needy Funds and the soup kitchen. – article submitted by the Tryon Fire Department


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Ordering Super Saturday tickets: Round Robin and after ceive order forms in their classrooms to be taken home and completed. Those in the community without school-aged children are welcome to mail in orders either using the order form that appeared in the Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 29, or by printing out the form at www. TryonSuperSaturday.com. The website also gives information on each of the performers to help patrons make their show selections. Orders received at TFAC by Monday, March 5 will go through the Round Robin

process via the “community� table, so getting your order in early makes it more likely that you will be able to get your first choice of shows. TFAC’s box office will be open for Super Saturday tickets March 7-9 and 15-16 from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for some shows will be available on Super Saturday itself. For more information call TFAC at 828-859-8322, ext. 301. – article submitted by Connie Clark

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House of Representatives District 113. Phil Feagan (D) filed for the N.C. Senate District 47 seat on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

A primary will be needed this year only for the Democrats running for Polk County commissioner. The seats of county commissioners Renée McDermott (D), Tom Pack (R) and Cindy Walker (D) are open this year, and Pack and McDermott have filed for re-election. Walker is not seeking re-election after serving a four-year term. Others filing for Polk County commissioner include Michael Gage (R), Keith Holbert (R), Emily Bartlett (D), Ritchie L. “Bubba” Greene (D), Giannini (D), McFalls (D) and Russell Mierop (D). In the primary, which will be held on May 8, Democrats will

select three out of six Democratic county commissioner candidates to run against the three Republicans. The only other local seat with a race this year is for Polk County Clerk of Superior Court, in which Pam Hyder (D) will face challenger Marche Pittman (R). Hyder was appointed as Polk County Clerk of Superior Court last year after the retirement of Charlene Owens. No race is needed for the Polk County School Board as incumbents Rick Covil for Tryon and Cindy Allen for White Oak both filed with no opponents. Melanie Talbot did not seek re-election for the school board representing Saluda, but Rhonda Corley filed to fill the seat with no opponents. There will also not be a race for Polk County Register of Deeds as no one filed to run against incumbent Sheila Whitmire (R).

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Polk County candidates Polk County Board of Commissioners Emily Hyder Bartlett (D) Michael Gage (R) Ernie Giannini (D) Ritchie L. “Bubba” Greene (D) Keith Holbert (R) Renée McDermott (D) (Incum.) Rickie McFalls (D) Russell Mierop (D) Tom Pack (R) (Incum.) Polk County Clerk of Court Pam Hyder (D) Marche Pittman (R)

Feagan is challenging Ralph Hise Jr (R) who currently holds the N.C. Senate seat with the district being redrawn last year to represent Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford and Yancey Counties.

Polk County Register of Deeds Sheila Whitmire (R) (Incum.) Polk County Board of Education Rhonda Corley – Saluda Township Rick Covil – Tryon Township (Incum.) Cindy Allen-White Oak Township (Incum.) N.C. Senate District 47 Phil Feagan (D) N.C. House District 113 George Alley (D)

Alley is challenging Trudi Walend (R), who holds the N.C. House of Representatives District 113 seat after being appointed last year to replace David Guice (R) who resigned to take a state corrections director position.


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Fork Creek Baptist holds senior citizens day March 4 Fork Creek Baptist Church in Saluda will be holding its annual senior citizens day Sunday, March 4 to honor the church’s seniors. A special morning worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m., followed by an afternoon potluck meal Fork Creek Baptist Church and then an afternoon singing at 2 p.m. featuring the Jimmy Justice Family The pastor of Fork Creek Bapof Hendersonville, N.C. tist Church is Rev. James Parker. Everyone is invited. Call 828– article submitted 749-3347 for more information. by James Metcalf

Monthly beading class at LaurelHurst Monday evenings LaurelHurst Independent Living in Columbus will host a monthly beading class for adults. The first class will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the LaurelHurst private dining room. The class is open to everyone in the community. Heatherly McGarity, activities director for LaurelHurst, and her mom, Joan Bridges, will

teach the class how to sew beads together (also known as bead weaving) to make jewelry. The first class will focus on making a beaded bracelet. No experience is necessary. For information about cost and materials, or to register, call McGarity at 864-978-0098. – article submitted by Heatherly McGarity

Foothills Duplicate Bridge results, Feb. 23 Morning restricted pairs Section A: North-South 1. Elizabeth Young - Mary Frances Story 2/3. George Cashau - Donald Cobb 2/3. Carolyn Jones - Carole Stuenkel Section A: East-West 1. Robert Palmer - David Hart 2/3. Mary Elder - Chip Boyle 2/3. Jackie Caldwell - Donald Eifert Section B: North-South 1. William Kelly - Peggy Henson 2. Mel Rogers - Stephanie White 3. Jane Janke - Margaret Kennard 4. Esther Taylor - Barbara Clegg Section B: East-West 1. Jean Stratford - Charlie Stratford

2. Yoshikazu Kinoshita - Martha Frederick 3. Patricia Komorous - Virginia C. Davis 4. Janice Dunn - Kris Diggs Afternoon open pairs North-South 1/2. Linda Sherer - David Bonner 1/2. Richard Long - Jim Jackson 3. Lynn Potter - Carole Stuenkel 4. Charles Cannon - Sally Jo Carter East-West 1. William Saunders - Doris Saunders 2. H. Ingram Willis Jr. - John Memory 3. Richard Caser - Karl Kachadoorian 4. Louise Rezac - Mickey Brandstadter

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Above, 22 hikers joined PAC’s, Pam Torlina, on the first hike of the Spring Hiking Series, at Peter’s Creek Heritage Preserve on Friday, February 17, near Spartanburg, SC. Pictured (not in order): Tryon Lindabury, Lois and Dave Torlina, Dixon Harris, Judith Royer, Melanie Archer, Carol and Mark McCall, Elizabeth Habel, Barbara Hall, Kathy Gross, Mary Savard, Peggy Burke, Patsy Panther, Carolyn Parker, Rebecca McCall, Christine Cheseldine, Ann Ewing, Bob Tobey, Diane Ruby and Mara and Ford Smith. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Friday’s PAC hike goes to Paris Mountain State Park Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) this Friday, March 2, for the second of six hikes offered this spring. Hikers will enjoy a

4-mile hike at Paris Mountain State Park. PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina will lead hikers on the moderate loop

through the park. Paris Mountain State Park is one of the oldest protected areas in South Carolina. Originally protected as a watershed for the City of Greenville, S.C. the 1,540-acre park features large stands of oldgrowth hardwood forests. The loop trail begins with a gradual ascent, paralleling a stream that leads to a dam, a remnant of the reservoir originally created to provide water for Greenville, S.C. The trail continues to follow the stream to the top of the ridge, then, leaving the stream, the trail follows the ridgeline before descending through the forest back to the starting point. This park was developed during the Great Depression in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the park continues to display CCC craftsmanship in several buildings and structures. Geologically, Paris Mountain is a manadnock, an immense rock that remained when the mountains around it weathered away. The park has become a gem to those living and working in Greenville, S.C., a close natural getaway from city life and a convenient location to reconnect with nature. If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at Paris Mountain State Park, contact the PAC office

to sign up by phone at 828-8595060 or by e-mail at landprotection@pacolet.org. Note that there is a park fee for this hike. Hikers should be prepared to pay park admission: $2 per adult and nonresident, $1.25 for S.C. seniors and free for 15 and younger. S.C. park passes are accepted. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Be sure to bring any personal medication you may require. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by 3 p.m. at the latest. In case of inclement weather, contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place. Hikers will meet at the Gowensville Spinx (at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 11 in South Carolina) at 8:30 a.m. to arrange carpooling and start the approximately 30-minute drive to the park. If you cannot make this hike but would like to attend other hikes, visit PACs website, www.pacolet. org, or go to PAC’s Facebook page for information on upcoming hikes. The next hike is scheduled for March 16 at Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve. – article submitted by Pam Torlina


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Argentine Tango: Dance of spirit and beauty at TFAC Larry Gant will lead an “Explore the Arts” program about the tango at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) today Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Gant’s passion for Argentine Tango began in 1999 when he was introduced to the Colorado Tango Camp, a dance camp run by Americans who had just returned from years of study in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A concentrated seven-day workshop whetted his desire to improve his skills and learn more about this captivating dance form. Gant’s interest in tango became a passion that would take him to Atlanta, New York, Miami and many other cities and finally to study in Buenos Aries itself, the birthplace of tango. Gant’s teachers have included a veritable who’s who of Tango elite, including Copes, the Zotto brothers, Naveira, Veron, Ladas, Trenner and Shulman. After years of requests and the

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Larry Gant and Daniela Saylor. Gant will lead an “Explore the Arts” program at TFAC today, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. (photo submitted by Alisha Silver)

urging of fellow Tangueros, Larry began teaching Argentine tango classes and workshops, emphasizing the fun and partnership of dancing and staying true to the spirit and beauty of the tango. The program will be held in the

Mahler Room at TFAC. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. while refreshments are served. The program will begin at 7 p.m. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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TO APPLY: Submit completed State Application PD-107 to Lou Parton, Director, Polk County Department of Social Services, 231 Wolverine Trail, Mill Spring, NC 28756 PD-107 applications can be picked up at DSS and are located on the OUSES FOR Internet at ENT http://www.osp.state.nc.u s/jobs.htm Highest view in Tryon w/ An Equal Opportunity quick access. Spacious Employer 2bd/2ba cottage on private estate. Spectacular views ELP ANTED from all sides. Currently under renovation. AvailEDICAL able April 2012. $1200 per month. Call 843-514-5900 Full-time position for a Healthcare Representative in South Carolina for Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. The Healthcare Rep- This Charming Farmresentative assesses and house offers LR, Den, implements outreach ef- DR, 3 BR, 1.5 Baths, & forts with our healthcare Kit./Dining area., DW, Ref. referral sources, and as- & Stove. The 1.5 story sists in community educa- home is located on Coltional and public relations linsville Road. Rent is events. Minimum of a two $850 per month. 1 yr. year associate degree in lease & escrow required. Business, Marketing, Available now. Call R.H. Communication, or related La Pour 863-2412 field; or clinical healthcare degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of four years experience in sales, customer service, TRYON. A beautiful 1 marketing and/or public bedroom with hardwood relations or hospice floors, lovely kitchen. healthcare delivery. EOE. $475 per month. Includes Please apply online at heat & hot water. Call www.hocf.org. 864-415-3548.

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Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina, in Book 367 at Page 1561 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the 6x6 General Dump stipulations and agreeTruck . 5 ton. Cummings ments therein contained Diesel. 5spd with 2spd and, pursuant to demand transfer. 13,000 original miles. Best offer. (828) of the owner and holder of the indebtedness se894 - 5544 cured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned ANTED TO UY Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidWanting to purchase der for cash at the usual handmade, custom, gour- place of sale in the met ice cream. Please County Courthouse of call and leave message: Polk County, in the city of 828-894-5506. Columbus, North Carolina, at 11:00 AM on the WE BUY FIREARMS! 8th day of March, 2012, We buy hand guns and all that certain parcel of rifles, new and old, land, more particularly short and long. described as follows:

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Fred J. Abbatiello, Trustee of the Fred J. Abbatiello Trust U/A/W Dated November 15, 1999 and Toya A. Abbatiello, Trustee of the Toya A. Abbatiello Trust U/A/W Dated November 15, 1999, dated the 28th day of August, 2008, and recorded in the Office of the

IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEGINNING at an old iron pin, an established corner near the intersection of the eastern margin of Broadway Street and the northern margin of Second Street, said beginning iron pin being the beginning point in that certain deed from Elmer L. Lashua and Josephine Mary Lashua, his wife, to Vesta Graham Cornwell, dated January 25, 1979, recorded in Book 171, Page 755, Polk County Registry; and running thence from said beginning point and along the eastern margin of a concrete sidewalk North 30 degrees 30 minutes West 111.26 feet to an old iron pin at the southwest corner of that certain property conveyed by Eva H. Godshaw and Charles Godshaw to Eliza F. Thurston by deed dated March 3, 1911, recorded in Book 28, Page 140, Polk County Registry; thence with the L. Hamrick line (formerly the Eliza F. Thurston line) North 59 degrees 22 minutes 30 seconds East


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141.81 feet to a new iron pin in the L. Hamrick line; thence South 38 degrees 40 minutes East 61.8 feet to an iron pin; thence South 18 degrees 15 minutes East 51.12 feet to an iron pin located near the northern margin of Second Street; thence along the northern margin of Second Street South 59 degrees 19 minutes West 139.74 feet to the point of BEGINNING, containing 16,204 square feet, and being designated as Lot A upon a plat entitled "Survey for Vesta G. Cornwell, Polk County, North Carolina", dated May 18, 1982, prepared by Wolfe & Huskey, Inc., Engineering and Surveying, Post Office Box 35, Lyman, S.C. 29365, and reference is hereby made to said plat in aid of the foregoing description. The above described property is identical to that conveyed to Fred J. Abbatiello Trust U/A/W Fred J. Abbatiello, Trustee, dated November 15, 1999, and Toya A. Abbatiello Trust U/A/W Toya A. Abbatiello, Trustee, dated November 15, 1999, by that certain deed from Fred J. Abbatiello and Toya A. Abbatiello, recorded in Book 260 at Page 622, Polk County Registry. Reference is also hereby made to that certain deed to Fred J. Abbatiello and wife, Toya A. Abbatiello, from Southern Growth Properties, Inc., dated January 10, 1997, and recorded on January 13, 1997, in Book 238 at Page 517, Polk County Registry, wherein the above described property is identified as Tract I.

Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling.

party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust.

purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 215 Broadway Street, Tryon, NC 28782-3702 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute

PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Fred J. Abbatiello, Trustee and Settlor of the Fred J. Abbatiello Trust U/A/W Dated November 15, 1999; Toya A. Abbatiello, Trustee and Settlor of the Toya A. Abbatiello Trust U/A/W Dated November 15, 1999, Fred J. Abbatiello; Toya A. Abbatiello Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third

The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 6th day of February, 2012. Caudle & Parnell, PLLC, Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle President & Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http://www.caudlelaw-

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF POLK File# 11M000047 In the General Court of Justice Superior Court Division Before the Clerk TOWN OF TRYON AND POLK COUNTY Plaintiff Vs Sarah Billie Taylor Defendant NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND UNDER EXECUTION By virtue of that certain execution directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Polk County in the action entitled Town of Tryon and Polk County vs. Sarah Billie Taylor, I will, on the 15th of March, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Polk County courthouse door in the Town of Columbus, sell to the highest bidder for cash to satisfy the execution, the parcel of real property described following the name of the judgment debtor herein after set out. The execution was issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Polk County, and the execution is in the amount specified following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described real property is located in the Tryon Township, Polk County, North Carolina and is listed for taxes for the year 2011 in the name of Sarah Billie Taylor, the judgment debtor,

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LEGALS and described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the southern margin of B.C. Livingston's subdivision road at the Northwest corner of Lot 3C in B.C. Livingston subdivision of The Town of Tryon owned by Ben Cheek and running thence with the line of said Lot 3C, South 5 degrees 30 minutes East 134 feet to a stake; thence South 72 degrees 40 minutes West 150 feet to a stake, Southeast corner of Lot 1C of said subdivision; thence with line of Lot 1C North 7 degrees East 172 feet to as stake in the margin of said subdivision road; thence with said road South 86 degrees 15 minutes East 69.5 feet to the beginning, and being Lot 2C in said B.C. Livingston's subdivision of The Town of Tryon. Amount due under judgment, excluding costs $8361.61 The sale will be made subject to all outstanding taxes and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. The sale will be for cash and the highest bidder will be required to post ten percent of the bid or $750.00, whichever is greater, at the time of the sale with the remainder due at tender of the deed. This is the 3rd day of February 2012 Donald Hill Sheriff of Polk County By: Sgt. Clayton Price Deputy Sheriff

LEGALS EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 24th day of February, 2012, as EXECUTRIX of the Estate of Marguerite Jewell Wilson Williams, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and/ or corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Jane W. Jones on or before the 1st day of June, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and/ or corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment to the undersigned Jane W. Jones 115 Oakleaf Dr. Landrum, SC 29356 This is the 1st day of March, 2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012 EXECUTRIX NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE The Town of Tryon Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting March 6, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and March 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department Meeting Room. The purpose of the meeting will be a budget work session. Please call Town Clerk, at 828-859-6655 if you need special accommodations for the meeting. Tryon Daily Bulletin March 1, 2012 SPECIAL MEETING

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Matt and Heidi Ramsey of Green Creek celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Heidi is the assistant after school director of Polk County Schools. The couple has three children, Brittney, Shelby and Tanner. They plan to enjoy their day with family, friends and church. The Ramseys are members of Mill Creek Church of the Brethren. (photo submitted by Matt Ramsey)

Economy of scale Definition of ‘Economy of she? We bought 25 day-old turkey Scale’: Reduction in cost per unit chicks years ago, and only two of resulting from increased produc- them lived to be six months old, tion, realized through operational and those two died before Christefficiencies. Economies of scale mas. Some of the chicks drowned can be accomplished because as because they did not have the production increases, the cost of sense to seek cover from the rain, but most of them producing each additional unit Conservation Corner died of ‘unknown causes.’ Dawn’s falls. Betsy Burdett experience was Sometimes I similar to ours. find it difficult to put thoughts and feelings into Since her first year with turkeys, words. For that reason, the title Dawn started getting incubator to this column has been at the top eggs locally and has had a much of a blank page on my computer better survival rate. Her belief is for over a year now, just like this: that local turkeys are adapted to Economies of Scale = waste and local bacteria, soil and climate; in stuff we don’t want. This week, short, they simply do better than when Allen and I drove to Green a baby turkey or turkey egg from Creek to buy some baby chicks somewhere in Utah with a different from Dawn Jordan, I finally under- environment. Each incubator egg stood my feelings about ‘economy costs more, but it is five times more of scale’ and am able to put them likely to live to adulthood than an into words. Whether or not it egg from a hatchery. So, does it makes sense to anyone but me really cost more? Nowadays, the only way for an remains to be seen. egg producer to make big money Allen asked Dawn if she had raised turkeys from incubated eggs, and if so, how successful was (Continued on page 15)


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Obituaries

Walter John Gregonis

Walter John Gregonis was born May 2, 1922 in Shenandoah, Pa. Fervently dedicated to family, he was the son of Michael and Mary Gregonis, originally of Vilnius, Lithuania. Accepted to University of Pennsylvania on a football scholarship, he qualified for admission to the Wharton School of Business. In his third year, during which time he became “the sweetest end to ever snag a pigskin on Franklin Field,” the Army called him up from the enlisted reserves for

Obituaries

Howard Gotthardt Howard Gotthardt was born in Jersey City, N.J. on Dec. 17, 1915 and died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus on Feb. 22, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, after a marriage of 67 years. He is survived by his sisterin-law, Elizabeth Meyer of New Jersey; nieces and nephews and his faithful caregiver of many years, Teresa Pate of Landrum. In his youth, Mr. Gotthardt was primarily interested in aviation. Prior to completing aeronautical engineering courses, he went to work as a draftsman for Chance Vought Aircraft, a manufacturer of naval aircraft. In 1938, he joined

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active duty in WWII. After several months of officer training at Louisiana State University and playing tight end for LSU, then the Army team, all the men in this program were assigned to the 99th Infantry Division. The division was shipped to France in September 1944 and engaged in heavy combat in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star Medal. Remained in Germany after the war to organize athletic programs for the occupation forces until 1946, then returned to the Wharton School and graduated with honors in 1948. General Motors hired him for the executive training program at the Wilmington, Del, assembly plant. Concurrently, he played semi-professional football for the Wilmington Clippers. He met his future wife, Jean Anna Hubert of Wilmington, while they played at a GM softball game.

They married on September 15, 1951. A promotion in 1953 took the couple to the GM plant in Linden, N.J., and during their residency in Metuchen their four daughters were born. Subsequent promotions took the family to plants in Southgate, Calif.; Norwood, Ohio and Baltimore, Md., where he retired as plant manager in 1986 after 37 years of service to GM. The couple moved to Orlando, Fla. in 2010, then Columbus in 2011. Gregonis received a National Alliance of Businessmen Citation from President Carter in 1980. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1979 and was an active member of Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and St. Margaret Parish of Bel Air, Md. He and Jean attended numerous Army and 99th Division reunions across the country. Their love of travel took them to every state in the Union, Canada, Europe, Cen-

tral and South America. He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Louis and Mitchell; two sisters, Helen Chesla and Mary Witkowski. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Jean; sister, Bernice Stefanowicz; daughter, Jane Louise Rice; daughter, Vicki Jean and husband, Bob Leibfried; daughter, Kristine Gregonis and husband, Hans Hahne; daughter, Judith Mary and husband, Glenn McDonald; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild. A memorial service will be held on April 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Parish, 141 N. Hickory Ave, Bel Air, Md. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to VFW (www.vfw.org) or Bel Air Lions Club (www.belairlions.org). An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com, McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

Stearman Aircraft, a division of Boeing Aircraft, in Wichita, Kansas. In December 1938, he and Margaret were married. They began their married life in Baltimore, Md., where Mr. Gotthardt was employed by the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company. In 1940, the company subcontracted an aircraft design project to Otis Elevator Company in New York City. Mr. Gotthardt was transferred to New York City and worked there until the end of the war, at which time the Gotthardts moved back to Baltimore. Apartment rentals were hard to find and the Gotthardts decided to return to the New York City area to see what the future held. A short time later, an Otis acquaintance heard of their return and

offered Mr. Gotthardt a job with Otis. That was the beginning of a career that continued for 20 years. The Otis advertising department, dormant during the war years, was being recreated and Mr. Gotthardt was assigned to it. Upon leaving Otis, he had been advertising manager for six years. The Gotthardts were living in rural northwestern New Jersey. Mr. Gotthardt found a position as draftsman for an architect. This reduced his commuting time from four hours a day to 20 minutes a day. In 1972, the Gotthardts moved to Tryon, where he was employed as a draftsman by the local architectural firm of Brady & Brannon. Recalling his days working with Brady & Brannon, Mr. Gotthardt

often said, “Those were the most rewarding experiences of my entire career.” Mr. Gotthardt was a member of the Tryon Painters and Sculptors and exhibited some of his art works in their gallery. He also participated with the art group to help with the hanging of exhibits at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The Gotthardts retired in 1993. At the time of his death, Mr. Gotthardt resided at LaurelHurst Apartments in Columbus. A memorial service will be held at the dining room at LaurelHurst on Monday, March 5 at 4 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

than 10 local hatchery eggs? After watching all our turkey chicks die, I think we’d choose the 10 over the 50. I have always thought of this ‘economy of scale’ issue in terms of the unnecessary waste it produces. When you go to Staples or any other big box store to buy 25 envelopes you must buy 500

envelopes because that’s the way they are packaged; it is a ‘bargain’ because the per unit price is so much cheaper. After a year or two the glue on the envelopes stick them all together, so all but 50 of the envelopes go in the recycle bin. It’s a waste but it’s no big deal. The envelopes were cheap enough in the first place.

But what about all those dead baby chicks. That’s a different ball game. Why do we clear cut our mountainsides? It’s because by doing so the per unit price is cheaper. It means that our paper or lumber is cheaper at the huge and convenient (Continued on page 16)


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To change our buying habits are someplace far removed from will require more time and trouble here, we don’t have to make the on our part. It was more trouble to connection between the ream of lumber store. There is no profit in go out to Green Creek to buy eight paper we purchased and the clearsingle tree harvesting unless the chicks rather than order 50 chicks cut down the road. single tree is huge and of great on line and have them 0tfn3tue delivered - page Those 2 baby chicks made the value for it’s wood, and that’s not to the Saluda Post office. Large connection for me. What we need the wood webconsume corporations it easy may not be what the big distribuTryonthat daily ulleTin /in great The World ’s smallesT dhave aily nmade eWspaper page 3 quantities for our daily needs. A to go to big box stores where we tors have for sale, in spite of a compromise is local harvesting of can buy a lot of what we really do lower per unit price. It is up to us small patches of woodland, to be not want, but it is still easier than to determine our real needs and sold locally. The unit cost may be finding a local source. An added buy accordingly, regardless of more, but the cost to the environ- perk is that if we buy at Walmart what someone on the outside tells ment would be less. or any store whose headquarters us we need.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of public heariNg

Notice is hereby given that at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, March 5, 2012, in the Sunny View Elementary School Library, 86 Sunny View School Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756, the Polk County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on the following ordinances:

1) An Ordinance Amending the Mountainside and Ridgeline Protection Ordinance for Zoned Areas of Polk County; Amending the Definition of the Term “Excavation”; Amending the Definition of the Term “Single-­‐‑Family Dwelling”; Providing an Exemption for Minor Land-­‐‑Disturbing Activities

2) An Ordinance Amending the Mountainside and Ridgeline Protection Ordinance for Unzoned Areas of Polk County; Amending the Definition of the Term “Excavation”; Providing an Exemption for Minor Land-­‐‑Disturbing Activities

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for review or purchase (at a nominal cost) in the County Manager’s Office in the Womack Building. They are also available online at www.polknc.org. For additional information about these ordinances contact County Planner, Cathy Ruth, at (828) 894-­‐‑2732.

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