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Morris “Big Mo� Hampton of Blowing Rock, N.C. sets up racks in his smoker Thursday, June 7 as he prepares for the 19th Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival, to be held Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at Harmon Field in Tryon. His team, Big Mo from AHO, will make its seventh appearance at the festival, competing against approximately 80 other teams in the N.C. State Barbecue Championship. In addition to lots of barbecue and fixin’s, the festival also offers a craft fair, live music on two stages and rides for kids. Gates are open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with free admission on Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, see the special barbecue festival insert in today’s issue. Also see page 3 for another photo of the preparations. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

The City of Saluda will begin trimming trees along city streets on Wednesday, June 13. If you would prefer to trim the street areas at your property rather than having the city handle the trimming, city officials say you should do so before Wednesday. Any remaining vegetation in the right-of-ways after June 13 will be trimmed back by the city.

Lake Adger sedimentation, erosion issues focus of boat tour by Leah Justice

On a recent tour of Lake Adger, area officials saw beautiful mountain views and watched a bald eagle fly overhead, but they also saw the lake’s many years of neglect, with fallen trees, eroding stream banks and water depths slowing

The Green River Alliance organized the event with Lake Adger homeowners and invited a variety of organizations on Friday, June 1 to tour the lake. Five boats carried approximately 30 people on the tour. Those attending

decreasing as a result of silt.

(Continued on page 6)

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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. Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival at Harmon Field Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. The event is the state of North Carolina barbecue championship. Free admission from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June 8. Gates open 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. with music, food, rides and more to enjoy. Winners of the competition will be announced at 4 p.m. under the covered pavilion on Saturday at 4 p.m. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy. 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. Saluda farmer’s market, Fridays, 4:30 p.m., in downtown Saluda.

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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.


Columbus farmer’s market, Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon at Courthouse Square in downtown Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free.


16th annual Green Creek School reunion will be held on Sunday, June 10. This allinclusive reunion will be held at the former school (now Green Creek Community Center) from 2-5 p.m. All former students and teachers, their families and friends, as well as anyone with former ties to Green Creek, are welcome to attend.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; bridge, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with bridge discussion session at 12:45 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Lun-

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Today: Mostly sunny, with no chance of rain. High 83, low 61. S a t u r d a y : P a r t l y Mostly sunny Partly cloudy cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 85, low 63. Sunday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 84, low 65. Monday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 78, low 62. Wednesday’s weather was: High 67, low 58, 0.01 inches of rain.

cheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 828-859-5051. 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 Green Creek Community Center, line dancing, Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Community Chorus, members’ annual meeting and reception for concert singers, instrumentalists and donors, Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Tryon Presbyterian Church. 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, 800-6177132 or The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Auxiliary meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy 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 info. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Tryon Parks Committee will meet Tuesday, June 12, 4 p.m. in the McCown Room at Tryon Town Hall. Contact: John Vining, 828-894-8218. Women to Women support group, first and third Tuesdays of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Steps to HOPE, 60 Ward Street, Columbus. 828-894-2340. (Continued on page 31)

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Rides going up for BBQ festival Vibrantly colorful rides sit ready to invite kids in to twirl and slide Friday and Saturday. Families can purchase arm bands that allow kids to enjoy an unlimited number of rides during one of two six-hour sessions either day. General admission to the festival is free on Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The festival is open both days from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Live music by Acoustic Syndicate, The Danberrys and many other bands will be featured, in addition to a craft show. And of course, lots of barbecue and other edible treats. (photo by Samantha Hurst)



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

Abril case continued The case of Chris Marino Abril, who is charged with possessing stolen goods, identity theft and unlawful obtaining a credit card, was continued until July 18 in Polk County District Court on Wednesday, June 6. Abril is accused of unlawfully taking the debit card of his exsister-in-law. Abril said he had power of attorney and was allowed to use the card.





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The case of Billy Ray Praytor was continued until July 11 in Polk County District Court on Wednesday, June 6. In the case involving the break-in of Silver Creek Road homes earlier this year, including the theft of approximately $500,000 in cash from William Arledge, Praytor is charged with resisting a public officer, breaking and or entering, felony larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, felony conspiracy, misdemeanor larceny and possession of a firearm by a felon. The cases of Alfred Lee Lynch, who is charged with accessory after the fact and felony conspiracy, and Donna Michelle Praytor, who is charged with felony larceny and felony conspiracy, both in connection with the Silver Creek Road thefts, were also continued until June 11.

Bradley pleads to conspiracy in $500k theft Carla Praytor Bradley pled guilty in Polk County District Court on Wednesday, June 6 to felony conspiracy in connection with the theft of approximately $500,000 in cash from the home of William Arledge. Judge Athena F. Brooks sentenced Bradley to 6-17 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections, which was suspended for Bradley to serve 18 months supervised probation and pay court costs. The judge also ordered Bradley to cooperate with law enforcement and assist in the return of any items of the state’s victim.

Polk appoints volunteers to boards During a Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting held Monday, June 4, commissioners appointed Bill Ennis to the planning board; Rolfe Wardner to the appearance commission; Benny Smith to the Harmon Field Board of Supervisors and Laura Lynch and Adrienne Wallace to the recreation board.

Green Creek Fire Department May report For the month of May 2012, the Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to 29 calls for service. The department responded to 13 ambulance calls, three public service calls, four motor vehicle accidents and nine fire alarms/calls.

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• Lake Adger (continued from page 1)

included representatives from the Green River Watershed Alliance, the Polk County Board of Commissioners, the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission, N.C. Wildlife Resources, Altamont Environmental Inc., the Pacolet Area Conservancy and other conservancy organizations, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), local contractors, the Polk Soil and Water Department and local business owners and residents. Sky Conard, Green River Watershed Alliance organizer, talked about the history of the lake and the alliance’s concerns regarding the lake’s sedimentation and erosion issues. Polk County purchased Lake Adger in 2009 as a future water source (Continued on page 7)

Some of the participants on the recent boat tour of Lake Adger sponsored by the Green River Watershed Alliance to alert officials of the need for a watershed assessment and plan. (photo by Leah Justice)

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• Lake Adger (continued from page 6)

and is in the process of getting the Green River Watershed reclassified. The Green River Watershed Alliance was formed as a group of concerned residents interested in the reclassification of the watershed, which encompasses 156,824 acres or approximately 245 square miles in Polk and Henderson counties. The watershed spans the boundary between the mountain and piedmont regions with nearly 2,000 feet of elevation change between its headwaters and the Green River’s confluence with the Broad River. The alliance organized the lake tour on June 1 to alert area officials of the need for a watershed assessment and plan, with hopes of obtaining grants to help fund the efforts. The group visited several sites on the lake that have erosion and other issues, including the marina (at the mouth of the Green River), the mouth of Panther Creek, the waterfall, Little Jackson Cove, the island, Frog Rock, the Turner Shoals Dam and the mouth of Jackson Cove. Conard reviewed many areas where trees have fallen into the lake and where stream bank erosion is present. The silt coming from the Green River has filled the lake over the years, she said. The mouth of Panther Creek, for example, at one time had a depth of 22 feet and now is 12 to 13 feet deep, representatives said. Conard stressed the need to protect the county’s water resources and said the group is trying to get some projects funded. Polk County commissioners Ray Gasperson, Renée McDermott and Ted Owens attended the tour. Gasperson said he’s been told there weren’t sedimentation issues until I-26 was constructed. Others mentioned a former sand mining operation on the Green River that was shut down

years ago, saying it could be one cause of recent sedimentation issues. Sediment used to drop in a sand pit at the mine, but since it was shut down about 18 years ago the silt now drops into Lake Adger. The boats met in different




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Five boatloads of people from local governments and other organizations took part in a recent boat tour of Lake Adger sponsored by the Green River Watershed Alliance. The tour focused on sedimentation and erosion issues around the lake. (photo by Leah Justice)

• Lake Adger (continued from page 7)

areas and reviewed some improvements that have worked at individual properties, such as a boulder wall constructed to stop bank erosion. Joel Lent of Altamont Environmental discussed several ways to help bank erosion, including using the fallen trees as a less expensive way to approach problem areas. The Green River was dammed in 1925 with the 87-foot-high Turner Shoals Dam to create Lake Adger. The Green River and Lake Adger area is largely undeveloped and is known for its recreational hunting, fishing (trout, bass, sunfish and muskie), kayaking, canoeing, tubing and swimming. Officials said the lake is approximately 438 acres with 14.5 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 24 to 26 feet. In 1996 Jim Smith purchased approximately 3,200 acres of property surrounding the lake and created the Lake Adger Development. Public access is still allowed on the lake, with restrictions on the size of boat motors allowed. Fishing, kayaking and swimming are

allowed, but jet skis and waterskiing are prohibited. “We could choose like the last 87 years to do nothing,” said Conard. “We would like to take a hard look at assessing what exactly are the problems. Are there best management practices that aren’t being fulfilled upstream? We have to talk about our natural resources.” Polk County purchased the lake bed for $1.6 million from Northbrook Carolina Hydro LLC. Northbrook continues to operate its power plant there through a lease with Polk County for $1 per year. Polk County owns Turner Shoals Dam, which is in need of repairs. The county has been budgeting funding annually to save for those repairs, which in 2009 engineers estimated at approximately $1.8 million. The engineers also cautioned the costs could be as much as between $2.5 million and $3.5 million depending on unit costs and contingency by the time the repairs are done. By the end of next fiscal year, which will end June 30, 2013, Polk County is expected to have $600,000 saved for the repairs, with $200,000 included in next year’s recommended budget.

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The Friends of Harmon Field funds for capital projects and will hold its fifth annual meet- programming at Harmon Field ing on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 that are not covered by tax disp.m. at the Harmon Field cabin. trict revenues. The event will kick off with Friends of Harmon Field aca covered dish dinner followed complishments to date include by the annual meeting. The organizing and running the agenda will include a presen- Harmon Field 80th birthday tation by Ann Cornay on a celebration in October 2007, proposed project to construct annual Harmon Field Heritage a year-round indoor swimming Days every March, annual puttfacility for Polk County that putt golf concession at the Blue would be open Ridge BBQ & to the public. Music FestiThe facility val every June, Want to go? could be used What: Friends of Harmon and the annual by Polk Coun Field fifth anniver- Tour de Leaves ty schools bicycle ride sary meeting/ for physical every October. celebration education and The Friends of s w i m m i n g When: Wednesday, Harmon Field t e a m c o m - June 21, 6 p.m. organization petitions and Where: Harmon Field has formed by St. Luke’s cabin partnerships Hospital for with other lowater exercise cal organizaprograms for fitness and reha- tions such as the Thermal Belt bilitation. Rotary Club, Thermal Belt The Friends of Harmon Amateur Radio Club, local Boy Field Inc., a 501(c)(3) non- Scout and Cub Scout troops, the profit organization, held its 2nd North Carolina Mounted first meeting in January 2007. Infantry, Big Brothers-Big The organization was formed Sisters, Blue Ridge Hunter & to provide volunteers and help Jumper Association and many raise funds for programs and others to make these events capital improvements at Har- successful. mon Field. Membership is open Friends of Harmon Field to anyone interested in helping has also provided funding and keep Harmon Field a high- volunteers for landscaping imquality recreational facility for provements at Harmon Field’s our region. main gate and around the park Harmon Field’s operations buildings and funding for speand maintenance are funded by cial training for Harmon Field a special property tax district staff in tree maintenance as well that includes the Town of Tryon as other projects. and much of Tryon Township. All are welcome to attend No other annual dedicated fund- both the dinner and the meeting ing is provided by Polk County on June 21, even if they are not or any other local governments currently Friends of Harmon in the area for the park’s opera- Field members. Attendees will tions. The Friends of Harmon have the opportunity to join Field organization provides an the organization at the event, opportunity for Harmon Field if desired. users from all over the service For more information, conregion that includes Columbus, tact president Lorna Dever at Landrum and much of Polk 828-894-3370. County and upstate Spartanburg - article submitted County, to participate in raising by Meg Rogers

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UUs hold International Flower Communion June 10 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet on Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Tryon Youth Center on Hwy. 176. The speaker for this final service until September will be Reverend Jean Rowe. She will lead an International Flower Communion. “This year on June 10, Czech Unitarians will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Prague Unitarian Church, and the 89th International Flower Communion. We’ll be with them in spirit right here in the Tryon Youth Center at 10:30 a.m.,� Rowe said. The Flower Communion signifies the historic Unitarian emphasis on tolerance and accep-

tance of one another, Rowe said. Each person is invited to bring a flower or flowering branch to add to a large bouquet the group will create. Before leaving, each one will take a different flower. “The celebration, though simple in concept, is moving and beautiful,� Rowe said. Following this service will be a general meeting and election of officers for the coming year, as well as a pizza party provided by Franklin McKaig. Pizza and salad will be available. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert and drink. For information, call 828-8945776 or visit - article submitted by Dan Dworkin





Preparations under way for Fabulous 4th Bike Tour The Rotary Club of Tryon is currently getting ready for the Fabulous 4th Bike Tour, to be held on Wednesday, July 4, rain or shine. The event features hundreds of riders taking to Polk’s rural roads for a challenging tour of the county in an effort to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Tryon’s Gift of Life program. This year, the bike tour will feature the well-known 67-mile route through Hunting Country and up the Greenville watershed, but will also offer a shorter, less challenging route of 34 miles for cycling enthusiasts. The cyclists will take off from Harmon Field at 7 a.m. The presenting sponsor for this year’s bike tour will be Wells Fargo Advisors of Tryon. When Mike Ashworth, senior vice president of Wells Fargo Advisors in Tryon, heard about the Gift of Life program he said he was eager to support its mission to help local

families facing the challenges associated with receiving specialized medical care needed for their children. “When our family moved to Tryon from Raleigh two years ago, we were so glad to know we had joined such a giving community. Getting involved in charity events like the Fabulous 4th Bike Tour is a great way to teach our children how to give back,� Ashworth said. The Gift of Life program was established by Rotary International in 1975. Because of the current economic climate, the Rotary Club of Tryon recently decided to use Gift of Life funds locally. This program, which began in 2011, has already helped three families in the Polk area obtain medical services. For more information about the ride or how to become a sponsor, visit - article submitted by Katie Malone

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Polk district court results In Polk County District Court impaired equipment. Carlile was held on May 30, 2012 with Judge fined $40 and court costs. Mauel Monte Hernandez was Pet Knight presiding, 121 cases were heard. Some cases were convicted of operating a vehicle continued, dismissed or sent to with no operator’s license and resisting a public officer. Hernansuperior court. The following persons were dez was sentenced to one year convicted of a crime (names are unsupervised probation, a $75 fine given as they appear in court and court costs. Thomas Jordan Hoard was records): Paolo Frances Anchisi was convicted of speeding 90 mph in convicted of driving after consum- a 65 mph zone. Hoard was fined ing under age 21. Anchisi was $90 and court costs. Randy Marlon Hodge was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $25 fine and convicted of speeding 95 mph in a 65 mph zone, failure to appear on court costs. misdemeanor, Timothy Lee possession of Court Results Anderson was marijuana up convicted of to ½ ounce and level 5 driving while impaired. Anderson was unauthorized use of motor vehicle. sentenced to one year unsuper- Hodge was sentenced to 30 days in vised probation, 24 hours of com- jail with credit for 21 days. John David Howard was conmunity service, a $100 fine and victed of speeding 94 mph in a 65 court costs. Richard Timothy Blanton was mph zone. Howard was fined $94 convicted of failure to appear on and court costs. Clayton Michael Johnson was misdemeanor. Blanton was senconvicted of speeding 93 mph in tenced to five days in jail. Michael Scott Boyd was con- a 65 mph zone. Johnson was senvicted of level 2 driving while im- tenced to one year unsupervised paired, misdemeanor child abuse, probation, a $93 fine and court speeding 87 mph in a 65 mph zone costs. Sharon Ledford Lovelace was and a window tinting violation. On the driving while impaired charge, convicted of driving while license Boyd was sentenced to one year revoked. Lovelace was sentenced supervised probation, seven days to one year unsupervised probain jail, a $100 fine and court costs. tion, a $100 fine and court costs. Laron J. Sabb was convicted He was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and court costs of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph on the child abuse, speeding and zone and carrying a concealed window tinting violation charges. gun. Sabb was sentenced to one Ryan Scott Carlile was con- year unsupervised probation, a victed of operating a vehicle with $150 fine and court costs.

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The Columbus Town Council will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Columbus Town Hall, 95 Walker Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss fiscal year budget 2012/2013. The public is invited to attend.

LOST & FOUND Found Dog - Older female pug. Found 5/24 around Lake Adger. Has Missouri Rescue Micro Chip. Call 828-894-0650 Lost Cat. Long haired calico. Mostly gray/ white bib, legs & belly. Answers to "Pooka." Tryon, Hunting Country Trails area. (828) 859-5410. Lost May 15 in the vicinity of Mountain Page Rd., Saluda, NC a calico cat answering to the name of "Zoe", wearing pink collar. $100 reward offered. Contact Saluda Dog Society @749-1332

GARAGE SALES COMMUNITY–WIDE BARN/GARAGE/TAG SALE SATURDAY JUNE 9TH, 8 AM – 2PM GREEN FIELDS COMMUNITY, 4 MILES FROM I-26 EXIT 1 TOWARDS RT. 9. Horse tack and equipment, farm implements, power and hand tools, art supplies, kitchen and household items, furniture, electronics, children’s books, DVDs and CDs, and much much more. All treasures priced to sell. Cash Only. Huge Onsite Estate Auction Saturday, June 9th 10:00AM West Point Farms Event Center at 1887 Union Rd, Rutherfordton, NC. Golden Memories Auction along with Mercer Auction Company will be auctioning vehicles and personal property belonging to the

LARGE GARAGE SALE Sat. June 9th. 7:30am. Patio table + chairs, outdoor,canopy, lawn chairs, shop tools, lots of outdoor items (yard & garden decor) jogging stroller, kitchenware, house decor & lots more! Clarice Circle in Landrum.



Yard Sale - Sat. June 9 Furnished 2 BR/2BA from 8-12. Baby girl clothes (0 - 9 months), House. W/D, Horse pasteen girl clothes, women ture available. No smokand men’s clothing, ing. Short term lease or purses, shoes, household longer. On beautiful farm in Greencreek. $1000 items, wicker desk, Christmas deco., barbie dolls, per month 828-817-4970 toys and beanie babies. We have something for Brandburn Oil Company, everyone in the family. We Pump Out #1 and #2. 405 Asbury Dr. Landrum Heating Oil and Diesel Oil. Call 864-608-1779.

CEMETERY PLOTS For Sale: Polk Memorial Gardens, 2 lots. $950 each. Call 859-9018

SERVICES Lost Keys Made For All Cars Call 828-577-0504

Saluda Construction: Grading, landscaping, driveways, land clearing, underbrushing, property maint. Stone, mulch, licensed, insured, bonded. G. Eargle 828-243-4300


Sat June 9th at 5393 PAINTING SERVICES Peniel Rd. 7 am until 2 Yoder Painting is fully pm, Ladies Plus size insured, including worker's clothes, girls clothes, comp. No job too large. shoes, and much more! Call 828-894-5094.



Summer Sale! 50% off MPROVEMENT All Clothing Thurs - Sat of this week! New For You PROTECT YOUR HOME Thrift Store 687 N. Trade AND FAMILY. USE St in Tryon Stop By! ONLY LICENSED AND INSURED CONTRACTORS. Yard Sale - Little bit of everything. Friday, June 8 Tommy's and Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. - until? 76 Will Ed- Home Improvement ward Rd. in Mill Spring, Roofs, renovations, siding, one mile from crossroads carpentry, decks, winoff Hwy. 9 S. dows, screening. All Home Repairs. FREE estimates. Home: (828) 859 - 5608. Cell: (828) 817 - 0436.


SALES Boat & Trailer, Bass Hound 9'4", 40lbs Trolling Motor. Live Well $1200.00 (828) 899-2828.

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Modular Manufacturing Now Hiring Carpenters & Roofers. Great Benefits, CDL Class A Drivers 401k, Paid Holidays , Paid Vacation. Location BEST CARTAGE Upstate SC. Follow is seeking qualified Interstate 26 E into SC, CDL CLASS A DRIVERS to run out of Shelby, NC. take exit 5 at Campobello, turn left on Hwy 11, go 1/4 Must have two years mile, turn left onto E. tractor trailer experience. ELP ANTED Frontage Rd., go 1 mile, Average miles will be turn left into Blue Ridge 2200-2500 per week. ROFESSIONAL Log Cabins. Could be out as much as 625 E. Frontage Rd. 5 days, but probably will Accountant/Bookkeeper 864-457-7343 get back through Shelby (Landrum SC) on average 2-3 times per The Tryon Daily week. Will most likely start Accountant/Bookkeeper Bulletin late in the day each day Needed Small size manuIs currently seeking a around noon to 3pm and facturing company Locafreelance sports writer make night time deliveries tion: Landrum SC to cover fall sports for at grocery warehouses. The position requires 2 Polk County High (This is not hauling years and more experiSchool. This position groceries, therefore no ence with G/L, A/p, A/R, pays on a per-story touch freight to the driver). P/R and Taxes. Associate basis and would require Degree preferred. Strong Will be hauling paper both writing and basic products. We offer a computer skills are essenphotography skills. competitive pay package tial. Excel/Word is a must. Writer needed mostly to also Health/ Dental/ Please submit resume cover sporting events in Vision/ Life and more. with salary requirements the afternoon to early Call today 800-849-1818 by E-Mail to evening and weekends. or apply online at jjackson@simkinsindusWriter would begin in July to assist with Fall Sports Preview edition. Professional Truck Please send your EAL STATE Driver Training, Carriresume and writing ers Hiring Today! PTDI samples to Certified Course, One samantha.hurst@ Student per Truck, 1BR furnished residence tential Tuition Reim OR outstanding investbursement. Approved ment/rental property Do you have WIA & TAA provider. $77,000 Info Photos: available jobs? $34,000 first year . SAGE Tech Services & Isother- Call 828.859.9151 to let site/Tryonoctagonal/ mal, 828-286-3636 ext others know about job 221 www.isothermal. opportunities at your FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA edu/truck business. home in Tryon, no pets, $800 per month with lease Need to find the & security. Call Allan at SALEM right employee? P r u e t t e & A s s o c . , 828-859-9715 or CARRIERS 828-817-1868 Currently seeking Local



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REAL ESTATE For Rent: Artist’s/Crafter’s Studio Space. Serious producer of quality work, The Old Chicken House, Saluda, Cross RR track from main on to Greenville St. Lg. building on left 1 mile from town. 828-749-9718, lv. msg.

CABINS Owner Liquidating NC mountain property 5.32 acres w/creek $32,900, log cabin shell w/land $89,900, pvt 3.54 wooded acres $17,900, 1.23 level acres $8,900. Won’t last 866-738-5522

HOUSES FOR SALE ONE TIME SPECIAL OFFER! Our best selling 3 bd / 2 ba singlewide with designer decor Please call 828-684-4874 2700 sq. ft. home on 1.40 AC. Located in Sunny View. 6 bdrm, 3 full baths, fireplace, front porch & back deck full length of house, paved parking. Creek & great mtn. views. Just remodeled inside & out. Some appliances. $179,900 Call 864-978-7983 and leave call back information.

HOUSES FOR RENT For Rent 3 Bdr / 2 Ba Home in the Green Creek Area. Private. Ref. Req / No Pet / No Smokers. $975 / mo. 828-859-7653 House for Rent $1000 a month, 3 Bd/ 2 Ba, on 5.9 acres in Milll Springs located on a quiet road near the Green River, Call Laura 828-273-2950

Lake Lanier Cottage. Fully Furnished, 1 Br, LR, Kit, Ba., Patio & Front Porch. Water furnished. FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA, $650/mo 864-598-0004 balcony overlooking Tryon village, $875 per month Lynn - Skyuka area - 2 with lease & security. Call bdrm, 1 bth. Good, simAllan at Pruette & Assoc., ple home, w / d. Conven828-859-9715 o r ient. $550 / mo Thousand Pines 828-859-5858 828-817-1868

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DAYLILIES - CAMPOBELLO DAYLILIES NOW IN BLOOM . We're downsizing but several hundred daylily plants are available 14x80 for only now. Gardens open $32,113! Spacious 9am till dusk & weekends with Style. Call through bloom season. Tryon-In Town- 2 Bdrm, 1 667-2529 for details. CANTRELL GARDENS, 275 Cantrell St. Behind Bth smaller home, quiet District One Schools Ofand private, stacked w/d, fices. (864) 468-4284. ht & a/c, $550/mo ThouPARTMENTS sand Pines 828-859-5858



1 BR on Private Horse USICAL Farm in Green Creek. Wonderful 1 Bdr NSTRUMENTS Completely Furnished, Cottage. Living / Dining Beautiful Setting, No Room, Upgraded Kohler + Campbell Smokers, Gentle Pets Ok. Kitchen, Hardwood Spinet Piano $650/month, $500 deposit, Floors, Terrace. InAbout 45 yrs old, made in includes utilities, satellite. cludes heat & hot water. NC, very good condition 828-863-4363 $600 / mo 864-415-3548 w/ matching bench. $500 OBO. (828) 894-5716 Apartment - Town Columbus - 2 Bdrm, 1.5 bth. OBILE OME Located on quiet street. Updated. Cheap utilities. ENTALS OMESTIC ETS w/d $525 / mo. Thousand 2 bd/ 1 ba, on private lot in Pines 828-859-5858 Miniature Australian ShepSilver Creek Community in Millspring. No pets. Refer- Apartment - Townhouse herds for Sale. 3 Blue ences r e q u i r e d . Lynn- 2 bdrm, 1 bth. Merles with blue eyes. 1 $380/month w/ $200 de- Bright, Eat-in kitchen, loft, Black Tri with full white posit. Call 864-978-3597 w/d, $525 / mo Thousand collar. Ready to go home July 7. Call 817-0783 or Pines 828-859-5858 email: FOR RENT IN GREEN OMMERCIAL CREEK: 2 BR, 2 BA, nice OR ENT mobile home on 1/2 acre QUIPMENT FOR lot. Garbage, grass mowing & water included. Beautiful professional ALE $500/m. No pets. Call office space for rent in Tryon / Columbus area. 828-899-4905 All Donaldson filters (Behind Chamber of (in stock only) Commerce.) 450 square 25% off through June. For Rent In Sunnyview, 2 feet/ 3 offices. Call Mike CAROLINA TRAILERS Bdr. Trailer 828-625-4073 864 457-3283. at: 828-817-3314












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WE BUY Cheap running cars and junk cars. Up to $1000.00. Come to your location. FAST SERVICE. (828) 289 - 4938.

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Local & OTR Drivers Needed. Class A CDL Drivers needed for Regional carrier. Home most weekends. Good pay and Benefits. Dry Van East Coast only. One year OTR exp.


WANTED Need transportation to and from Campbello SC to Spartanburg, Greenville, Tryon and local areas at a resonable rate. 864-4685627

AUTOMOTIVE 1981 Mercedes 380SL 76000 miles, Silver w/ black leather interior, 2 tops, no air. Asking $7500 Call 954-232-0255

This is to inform the public of the opportunity to attend a public hearing on the proposed Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) application to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation no later than June 20, 2012 by the county of POLK . The public hearing will be held on June 18, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the Polk County commissioners meeting in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice Building located at 40 Court House St. Columbus, NC. Polk County will provide auxiliary aids and services under the ADA for disabled persons who wish to participate in the hearing. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jewell Carswell (Trans-


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portation Director) as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made. The programs included in the Rural Operating Assistance Program application are:

PROGRAM: RGP, TOTAL, $54,906 TOTAL, $115,089

1. Elderly & Disabled Transportation Assistance (EDTAP) Program provides operating assistance for the public transportation of elderly and disabled citizens. 2. Employment Transportation Assistance Program provides operating assistance for the public transportation of persons with employment related transportation needs. 3. Rural General Public (RGP) Program provides operating assistance for the public transportation of persons living in non-urban areas of the county. The period of performance for Rural Operating Assistance Program funds is July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The FY2013 individual program totals are: PROGRAM: EDTAP, TOTAL $52,407 PROGRAM: EMPL, TOTAL, $7,776

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This application may be inspected at the Transportation Office located at 3 Court House Square, Columbus, NC from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Mon.- Friday. Written comments should be directed to Jewell Carswell P. O. Box Columbus, NC 28722, before June 14, 2012 . Tryon Daily Bulletin June 8, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING

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Truth and myths about metabolism

These days you can hardly gallons in one sitting it could pick up any health book or mag- actually kill you by making your Sundays are for Worship! azine without reading something brain swell. 10:00 A. M. Sunday School 2) Eat more protein. Protein about “How to raise your metab11:00 A. M. Joyful Worship X helps boost metabolism, because olism.� That stuff’s everywhere. Youth “Refuge� 56:00 P. M. Thing is, most of the information your body uses more energy to Choirs for all ages is either misleading, half-truths process it. This is known as therWednesday mic effect of food (TEF). or just wrong. 10:00 A.M. Bible Study & Prayer Your body burns twice as Today, I’m going to share with you what will help boost many calories to digest proRev. Jeffrey C. Harris, pastor Dr. Bill Henderson, Pastor in the Interim your metabolism and what tein as it does carbohydrates. You don’t need won’t. Please place picture of church over the X. huge quantities First, what Diet & Exercise 2x2 Strive is metabolism? by David Crocker though. 12/4 F tfn to get 10 to Metabolism 20 grams with comes from TBAP-033564 the Greek words “metabole� each meal. 3) Hot foods fire up me(change) and “metabolismos� (outthrow), and is a series of tabolism. That’s right, “capsachemical reactions that hap- icin,� the chemical that makes pen to all living organisms to peppers hot, can not only turn sustain life, including digestion up your metabolism, but can and transport of materials to and actually reduce hunger. In one TRYONBAPTIST - page cells. 31 study, 1 tablespoon of chopped between When is comes to fat loss, Chile pepper, equal to 30mg of think of it this way. Fat is the capsaicin, resulted in up to a fuel, your liver is the furnace. temporary 23 percent boost in Your thyroid is the thermostat, metabolism. Just sprinkle red and your metabolism is the rate pepper flakes onto your favorite of heat. High metabolism, high dishes or do what I do; eat pepheat, lots of fat burned. Low pers on the side, like a pickle. 4) Lift weight. Lifting metabolism, low heat, not much weights raises your metabolism fat burned. Some say as we age our more than a cardio workout. Did metabolism automatically goes you know that just a 3 pound down. That’s not in and of itself muscle gain can increase your very accurate. While it’s true our caloric burn by 6 to 8 percent? bodies do burn 2 to 5 percent That means you’ll burn 100 fewer calories with each decade calories more a day, not to after age 40, there are still things mention muscle is smaller and we can do to raise our metabo- shaped better than fat. Start a weight training prolism at any age. Here are a few. 1) Drink the right amount gram, but check with your doctor of water. Remember, all your first, then get help from a weight body’s chemical reactions, in- training professional. 5) Exercising at a higher cluding metabolism, depend on water. Just being dehydrated intensity. Those who exercise alone, you may be burning 2 at higher intensities experience a post exercise boost in their metapercent fewer calories. Cool water will help you bolic rate that’s larger and lasts burn even more calories, be- longer than those who workout cause your body has to heat the at a low to moderate rate. Here cool water to your body’s regu- again, check with your doctor lar temperature. One caution first, and you really should have though, you can drink too much help with a professional trainer water. Water leaches out miner- with this one. 6) Drinking tea helps boost als (electrolytes) responsible for muscle contraction, so too much metabolism. Tea contains comcould cause muscle cramps. (Continued on page 17) Also, if you were to drink two WE WANT TO SHARE OUR CHURCH AND OUR LORD WITH YOU.


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pounds called “catechins,” which can boost metabolism by 4 percent for 1 ½ hours. Try a cup of green or oolong tea in place of your morning coffee, and add a squeeze of lemon. It’ll help for better catechin absorption. Diet or exercise question? Email me at dcwrcoker77@ or visit David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and professional trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, USC-Spartanburg baseball team, Converse college equestrian team, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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It’s BBQ time in the foothills, festival kicks off today We have a great opportunity this weekend to show literally thousands of visitors what makes our area so special. Why they should shop, stay and play here. At 11 a.m. today the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival kicks off at Harmon Field in Tryon. In it’s 19th year this famous festival brings cookers from around the country to compete for the best BBQ. Along with the “cookers” come thousands of visitors who will pour into our area for two

Publisher’s Notebook by Betty Ramsey

full days of great food, fun and entertainment. As visitors drive through our towns, stop at our stores to ask directions or pick up a few things let’s take this opportunity to welcome them. The Foothills Chamber of Commerce and countless

volunteers have worked hard to bring this event to our area. It’s an opportunity we shouldn’t take lightly. Who doesn’t want to shop, vacation or play where they feel welcome and invited? Smile, say hello and put out the welcome mat - it’s BBQ time in the foothills! Let’s make this a weekend to remember for our visitors. Hopefully they’ll come back again and again to enjoy.

Bill Drake, Gary Poole live at WCCR/WOTJ, June 18 The Western Carolina Classic Radio Club will meet Monday, June 18 at 2 p.m. on the Isothermal Community College Polk campus. Bill Drake, a radio personality on 103.3 FM who is known as Spartanburg’s “goodwill ambassador,” will join with Gary Poole, “the man with many voices,” to present

live stand-up comedy as performed in the early years of radio. Drake and Poole together make up the Merriment Players. Professor Hoyt will keep everyone guessing with his trivia quiz. WCCR will present a TV/radio video of “Martin Kane, Private Eye.” “Martin Kane” was unusual,

because it was first conceived for television but also ran on radio at the same time. The program broadcast from August 1949 to December 1952 and is best remembered for the “Happy McMann’s Tobacco Shop” selling Model pipe tobacco. - article submitted by Bob Meeske

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‘I Love Me A Turkey Butt Samwich’ It would be less than honest to which later gave me the confidence say I’m not simply giddy with the to write ‘Tess,’” Nope, as Popeye opined, “I prospect of the promotional tour of my book. Having been satisfied yam what I yam and that’s all I am. I yam a middle aged woman with its performance as an ebook, the decision has been made to who moved from a small career bring my literary effort out in a in Hollywood to a small town in soft-cover version, complete with the Carolinas. I’ve written about a fully scheduled summer of both it for years in several different radio and television appearances. newspapers and have combined When I was touring non-stop the best of those missives in this as a stand-up comic, flying in the book named after one of the funnight before a weekend gig some- nier columns. It’s catchy, for sure, where, I was obliged to be met in and even memorable. And I knew it would be good the hotel lobby for a laugh. the following “I’m Just But what I morning at 5:30 Saying…” look forward to a.m. in order to the most is makmake the rounds by Pam Stone ing Jack Roper on several differs a y “ Tu r k e y ent radio shows to plug my performance. The Butt” live on-air. And not the Jack Roper from pressure was always on to be tremendously funny to the captive “Three’s Company.” Jack, if you don’t know him, audience, bleary eyed and stuck in traffic on their morning workday is the long suffering, now retired, weatherman from our local televicommute. But now as an ‘author’ (and, sion affiliate. He currently hosts a really, that must be said with full morning show on WSPA, along pretension, don’t you think? With with the far- too-beautiful-for-thatthe long ‘a’ that’s terribly affect- early-in-the-morning, Kimberly ed?), I can make my promotional Kelly. Between book signings, appearances in a far more relaxed speaking engagements and a comanner with a tweed jacket and hosting stint on ‘Charlotte Today,’ Meerschaum pipe and perhaps I will be appearing on ‘Your Caroeven a walking stick to aid an in- lina,’ again, June 11. I say, ‘again,’ as I was not sucjury suffered in the Korean War... yes, wrong decade, I know, not to cessful on my last appearance, mention wrong sex, but that’s what when Turkey Butt was released as comes to mind when I think of an an ebook, to get those words out of ‘author’: confident, erudite, and, Jack’s mouth. “I’m not gonna say it,” Jack most of all, distinguished. Ah, well, there’s the rub. Par- shook his head. “Oh, come on, Jack,” I wheeticularly the distinguished part. When the title of ones book is dled. “what are you, five? Say it!” “Nope.” “I Love Me A Turkey Butt SamBut Kimberly, bless her, shot wich,” you can throw the jacket and pipe right out the window. I’ll her hand in the air as if in class never be Rod McKuen (wasn’t and enthused, “I’ll say it! I’ll say he just the end-all in his day?), it!” and proceeded to announce the strolling along the beach, quoting title with gusto. “I can’t believe you won’t say Turkey Butt lines to his latest love or Jacqueline Susanne, stirring a it,” I pressed him, further, when we pitcher of martinis for her cock- went to a commercial break. “I’ve tail guests and chirping, “Have always supported your career, even you heard? Turkey Butt’s been when you irritated me.” “When did I irritate you?” he optioned by Hollywood! It’s going to be a film!” And you certainly asked, incredulous. could never imagine Thomas (Continued on page 19) Hardy muse, “It was Turkey Butt


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Photos of local residents in exhibit Visitors from the Thermal Belt might recognize someone they know in the photos featured in The Living Mask exhibit at the Flood Gallery in Asheville, N.C. The Living Mask is an exhibit of digital pinhole portraits of WNC characters hiding (or revealing) their innermost personas behind exotic masks from around the world. In this exhibit, Rimas Zailskas, the co-publisher of Bold Life, Verve and Carolina Home and Garden, presents a body of work outside the editorial

arena. The portraits in The Living Mask are surreal, often defying common sense, but always seeking the essence of the subject. The Flood Gallery is located at the Phil Mechanic Studios at 109 Roberts Street in the River Arts District of Asheville. The exhibit will continue through June 30. For more information, call 828-254-2166, or visit www. – article submitted by Jolene Mechanic

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your butt is blocking the view?!� “And we’re back in 5, 4, 3...� called the floor director. “Say it.� “Nope.� “....2, 1. Go!� But just you wait, Jack Roper. I’ll be back. And you’re going to say it. Or you’ll never eat Turkey Butt in this town again.

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“When your butt blocked Landrum during the weather.� I shot back. “Do you know how irritating it is to see storms coming and wondering if you need to run out in the field and bring in horses right away but you can’t really see where they’re coming because

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The first time I ever met Martha Stoney Anderson was a serendipitious moment back in my early years in Saluda when my son was kindergarten age. My young son in tow with Number One Shar-Pei pooch Puddles, I’d strolled down the hill from my house to town to swings, sand and all things that connect kids to other kids. Silver sparkles in her loose top-knot, sparkling kind eyes and a big smile in place, Martha was a welcoming magic fairy I found that day at the town park. That special day stays in memory: spotting Martha sit- Mar tha Stoney Ander son, a ting, exuding laughter and joy Saluda treasure, supports Saluda Community Land Trust at a recent on a grassy bank with her grand- meeting , her daughter Nora daughter, now college-age — a Parks Anderson is membership small girl in dancing pigtails, chairperson on the board of SCLT. happy and carefree. Let’s just (photo by Bonnie J. Bardos) say kids of all ages can find each grandchildren, and one greatother in this special town. Oh, how time flies! Yet, that grandchild. She’s been long-ago day knitting since stands out in Saluda News third grade, my heart, and & and is wellI’d found a Saluda Treasure. Notations k n o w n f o r not only her Saluda by Bonnie Bardos knit creations, Treasures but for basket abound in this town, and always have...Martha weaving more than 40 years, is one of the best! Living in and caning/weaving chair bot“Happy Hut,” a rustic, comfort- toms, an old-time skilled craft able log home her parents built indeed. You often see her on in the Columbia Heights sec- hand at the Saluda Hometown tion of Saluda in 1928, Martha Christmas event, knit items on grew up spending summers in display, people gathering around Saluda, except for a few years to admire and buy. “We are so lucky to be here!” when her family lived in Hawaii. Columbia Heights was the first Martha said, as she remembers summer development in Saluda, other Saluda Treasures like based mostly on Columbia, S.C. Robert Pace, Jack Ward, Charlie families who built second homes Ward, and many others. “The here to escape low land summer core of Saluda has not been heat. Her father was an Episco- lost.” It’s weathered through, reinpal minister, as was her husband. “Mother and Daddy loved venting itself several times in a Saluda,” she laughs, as she re- lifetime, over and over. According to Martha, it’s members the past. “Saluda was those core values that hold this home. This was it.” After retirement from teach- little town intact, a place with ing and the ministry, Martha and heart, where folks still care her husband moved full-time about one another. She mentions here from Mandarin, Florida. a past snow storm, when she was Widowed 10 years now, Martha enjoys her five children, five (Continued on page 21)

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keeping three grandkids and had no electricity. How Good Samaritan Dick Wright hauled over a supply of wood so she’d have heat, how folks would call and check on her. If you happen to be by the town park and see a silver-haired fairy with a big smile and magic in her happy eyes, that’s Martha Stoney Anderson, a Saluda Treasure indeed! Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! Each and every one of you is special to my heart — I want you to feel like we’re visiting on the leafy, flower-filled front porch enjoying tea together. If you have something of note, feel free to contact me at; or 828749-1153. You may also find me on facebook, or visit my website at

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Exercise class at Gibson Park Pool Gibson Par k Pool’s water exercise class is up and going, despite cool mornings recently. The class is designed to offer a workout appropriate for all ages and levels. Classes are at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The instructor, Sarah Harriman, graduated with a bachelor of science in biology and earned an masters of science in exercise physiology from UNC-Greensboro. Her graduate work included several community outreach programs, which supports her philosophy that daily activity can help improve every life. While safety is her primary concern, she said she believes in creating a fun environment and encourages participants to challenge and surprise themselves while getting and staying fit. To register for the class, you can visit or stop by Stearn’s gym. (photo submitted by Julia Zellner)

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My hopes and dreams in your hands To have so many people sup- With a quick trip to Columbus in port your dreams and desires is the evening, most of the afternoon an experience so humbling there and evening was used to write isn’t any way I could truly express some thank you letters. it. The gala for my kids was a Tuesday, donations were put in rousing success and the look my accounts and then I paid off of pure joy and all outstanding love on all the atbills. I knew Humane Society tendees faces kept I needed some Special Cases me fighting back rest but I was Leonard Rizzo tears all evening. on such a high There are far too there was one many to thank individually, but more visit I wished to make. Off I I will make an attempt to thank went to visit Kanisha and Katrina you all collectively. First and in their new home. The call was foremost, my amazing and coura- made earlier so I was expected. geous kids whose stories inspire When I pulled up I was immeyou all. diately greeted by DeeKay, their There were so many wonderful big beautiful Mastiff, as the girls items to auction that so many self- playfully circled him. I learned lessly gave to support the cause. the Kanisha (black) was now All those who graciously gave Kaylee, and Katrina is now Kylee. up their time to assist in making I laughed to myself, “Well at least things run smoothly. they’re still K 9’s.” The whole All attendees and those who family was extremely cordial and could not attend but contributed I had a fantastic time with them none the less. Each time another and the girls, DeeKay too. animal is helped or saved, your As I wearily sat in my car faces flash before my eyes. preparing to head home, I was so As I stated in my prayer at the flooded with emotions I literally Gala, I am certain that the Good wept. I thought back to when I Lord smiles upon you all as we at- first saw them behind that fence, tempt to honor His wishes and do so confused and frightened. And what we can for the least of these. now seeing the constant smiles on After the fundraiser I had their faces as they dance around a busy Memorial Day. I was their new big brother was just scheduled for work but made my too much for me to handle. My customary stop at Memorial Park hopes and dreams for them and for a few prayers of thanks before so many others have been put in my shift. After work I rushed your hands and you have so magback to thank all the old veterans nificently heeded the call. that make up the honor guard. Thanks for listening. 110218 - page 2

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Storytelling at Landrum Library

Spring into summer

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Michelle Reedy and Wendy Thomas of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries paint kids’ faces during the Spring Into Summer event held Saturday, June 2. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Vacation Bible School at West Point Baptist Church June 10 Vacation Bible School will be held at West Point Baptist Church, 1160 Union Road, Rutherfordton, on June 10 – 14 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Family night will be Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Sky: Everything is possible with God.”

Call 828-287-0165 for more information. – article submitted by Sheree Crowder

Tweens (rising fifth and sixth graders) are invited to hear spinetingling tales from award-winning storyteller Rixon Lane on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Lane is a young man from Woodruff, S.C. who began telling stories in elementary school and has performed at numerous festivals, schools and colleges. He is a four-time national champion in storytelling competition for various age groups and is a honors college and broadcast journalism student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. For more information about this and other programs for Tweens, call 864-457-2218. - article submitted by Nancy Caldwell

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Green River Gallery The Tryon Downtown DeGreen River Gallery will feavelopment Association has announced its next scheduled “Tryon ture the original works of Charles Gallery Trot” will be held Satur- Harpt. Limited edition giclees day, June 23, 5 to 8 p.m. Join 11 of Michael Bedoian’s celebrated participating galleries, businesses bears will also be available. Tryon Painters and Sculptors and restaurants for opening art Tryon Painters and Sculptors receptions, music and special will host an opening reception for events. Participating businesses are Joan Murphy. Murphy began her Richard Baker’s Studio, The Book career in the field of fashion art but Shelf, Bravo Outdoor Market- turned to painting full time in the place & Interior Design, Green early ‘70s. Her work has enjoyed River Gallery, Kathleen’s, New ever-increasing popularity and View Realty, The Pine Crest Inn, critical acceptance since that time. many Skyuka Fine Art, Tryon Painters & After clearwtr - page 6 years of painting the Sculptors, Upstairs Artspace and indoor-outdoor life of CaliforVines & Stuff. For more informa- nia and the Mediterranean, she tion, find “Tryon Gallery Trot” on switched her focus to the coastal Facebook, visit www.downtown- marshes and beaches of the or email Kim Nelson at east. Now the mountain landscape and changing seasons of North A few of the scheduled events Carolina bring new inspiration. Skyuka Fine Art are: Skyuka Fine Art will feature Richard Baker Richard Baker invites art lov- its in-house artists exclusively and ers to see his latest works, includ- showcase their newest works. Arting “Lake Logan,” “Full Moon on ists are: Richard Christian Nelson, Lake Lanier” and “Sunset Rock,” Bonnie Bardos, William and Anne with moving skies and dancing Jameson, Tucker Bailey, Dave Cawater. Described by many as a palungan, Keith Spencer, Jim Carprolific artist, Baker said he never son, Bill Lovett, Jaye Williamson, fails to be inspired by the Western Richard Oversmith, Linda Cheek and Shelia Wood-Hancock. MusiNorth Carolina Mountains. “The beauty that surrounds cal entertainment will be provided us is perfect for my landscapes,” (Continued on page 25) he said.

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Former Polk exchange student graduates from Hamilton College Yinghan Ding, son of Suyan Meng and Dapeng Ding of Beijing and formerly an AFS exchange student at Polk County High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 20. Hamilton awarded 462 diplomas in the ceremony. A.G. Lafley, former chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co., and a 1969 graduate of

“Black Balsam Ascent,” by Richard Oversmith, one of the works at the Pine Crest Inn. (photo submitted by Kim Nelson)

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during the reception. Pine Crest Inn The 1906 Pine Crest Inn will welcome “trotters” to enjoy live music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and the art of Richard Baker and a new installation of works by Richard Oversmith. Upstairs Artspace Upstairs Artspace has three exhibitions during the Trot. Evolution, space and consciousness come in the form of abstract paintings by Barbara Fisher, Ann Stoddard and Felicia van Bork in Mind Over Matter. In Parallel

Play, duo Jan and Jim Kransberger exhibit figurative glass sculpture and mixed media folk art. Funny Papers is the third of these group shows, curated by Tryon painter Margaret Curtis and Ursula Gullow. The cast is entirely from Asheville, N.C. and yes, most of the works are on paper. Julie Armbruster, Andy Herod, Kreh Mellick, Michael Ohgren, Victor Palomino, Nathanael Roney, Martha Skinner, Kirsten Stolle and Jessica White take on current socio-political issues with the humor of the funny papers. For more information, visit www. – article submitted by Kim Nelson

Columbus resident, Tary, graduates from Southern Adventist University Janel Tary graduated cum laude from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn., in May with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Tary is a resident of Columbus and the daughter of Gerald Tary of Columbus. At Southern, she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta (international English honor society). Home to more than 3,200

students, Southern Adventist University is a graduate and undergraduate coeducational accredited university located near Chattanooga, Tenn. Tary was part of a graduating class of 364 students. The academic program consists of 50 graduate degrees, 214 baccalaureate degrees and 100 associate degrees. - article submitted

Hamilton, delivered the commencement address. Ding, who graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics and mathematics and was the class valedictorian, now joins an alumni body of more than 20,000, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government and the arts. - article submitted by Hamilton College

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Rhythm fun at health fair Tr yon F ine Ar ts Center’s summer camp teachers recently attended the health fair at St. Luke’s to share music, art activities and information with children and parents. Pictured is 3-year-old Riley Hardin learning about rhythm instruments from Kindermusik instructor Bryant Belin. Also pictured is Julia Snyder, who will teach two weeks of art camps for young children. For more information, call TFAC at 828-859-8322, ext. 213. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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Tryon 8-year-old, Housinger, wins state tennis championship by Barbara Childs

at Carolina Junior Tennis are There is a new rising star in wonderful! They are great with the world of Carolina tennis in kids and make daily practice a 8-year-old South Carolina state fun time. They coach good life champion Sydney Housinger of lessons like respect, teamwork, sportsmanship and honesty,” Tryon. Sydney is an avid member mom, Amy Housinger said. of Coach Cary Davenport’s “Sydney gets excited when it’s junior Carolina Tennis Pro- time for tennis practice, which gram and will be moving up to is something you don’t find with the 10-year-old divisions this every sport.” A typical week of tennis weekend. consists of three Davenport hours of group said Sydney has lessons along many attributes “She accepts correction with one hour of that carry her to and criticism well. She a shared private victory. does not get upset - she lesson with her “First is her passion. Sydney just makes things better.” friend Hannah -- Coach Cary Davenport Mabry. Sydney embraces tennis also likes to with her whole heart and soul and she can play play tennis with her family during the week, and said she can’t all day,” Davenport said. He said Sydney also has a tre- wait to play more tennis in the mendous amount of endurance, summer. She is looking forward in parhas exceptional hand and eye coordination, and is coachable. ticular to playing a tournament “She accepts correction and at Myrtle Beach in June with her criticism well. She does not get friend Hannah Mabry. “Tennis has always been a upset - she just makes things choice for Sydney and so far it’s better,” he said. Her fifth, and most impor- been one of the most fun decitant strength he said, is that she sions she has made,” said Amy Housinger. moves well. Sydney said the easiest move“The passwords for the tennis program are “move your feet” ment for her is the forehand and this is something that is a stroke, and the hardest to master God given gift to Sydney,” he is the serve. Her new goals for said. “The top 50 international tennis are to learn new swings, tennis players all move their feet improve her loop and be in the and are the best professional ten- top 60 in the world. “I also like hiking, swimnis players in the world. Moving your feet is most important - and ming, running, playing games, Sydney does this skill with great being around the animals (especially my cat, Benjamin), listenbalance and skill.” Sydney began taking tennis ing to music, singing, dancing lessons with Carolina Junior and playing pranks on my Dad! My favorite song is “The Climb” Tennis in September 2011. Mom, Amy Housinger, said by Miley Cyrus, and my favorite Sydney is self-motivated with food is tacos,” Sydney said. Sydney will attend third grade bigger than life dreams and goals at Tryon Elementary School in for herself. “Coach Cary and everyone the fall.

Sydney Housinger with her coach, Cary Davenport. (photo submitted)

Sydney Housinger is a member of the junior Carolina Tennis Program. (photo submitted)

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Polk County High students named WHC female athletes of year by Samantha Hurst

The Western Highland Conference recently honored Polk County High School seniors Jamie Hrobak and Rebecca Elliot as conference Female Athlete of the Year and conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, respectively. “It’s a really big deal for these two girls to both be acknowledged since we’re talking about four players total out of eight teams for the whole season,” said PCHS Athletic Director Jeff Wilson. Four players are chosen for top honors from throughout the conference each year – a male and female athlete of the year and a male and female scholar athlete of the year. Hrobak, who was named conference softball player of the year, signed with Brevard earlier this year. She is also a four-time all-conference softball player, three-time all-state, two-time all conference in basketball and ran cross-country for four years.

“It’s a huge award and she definitely deserves it just for her overall excellence in several sports over all these years,” Wilson said of Hrobak. “This gets said about a lot of students, but honestly, she is genuinely top of the chart as a kid and a person – so humble, so much of a worker.” Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Rebecca Elliot served as an anchor of the Wolverine’s repeat 2A 4x400 Relay state champion team and maintained a weighted GPA of 4.04. PCHS Track Coach Allan Peoples said Elliot has been running cross-country and track since seventh grade. “The best things about her are that she always works hard, studies hard, makes good grades and is an inspiration on the track team and in the classroom. I want many more just like her,” People said. Elliot is a three-season, three letter athlete who was named all-

Two Polk County High softball players to compete in state games by Samantha Hurst

of 10 picked – that’s pretty tough.” Softball is divided into two Two Polk County High School softball players will take the field tournaments – a high school senior later this month when the 2012 East-West series and an eight-team Powerade NC State Games kick underclassmen (rising sophomores, juoff near Winston-Salem. “It’s one thing to be named to niors and seniors) tourThe games, sponsored by 20 a team by coaches but when nament. Underclassmen corporate teams, you go try out somewhere like Couch set players from from a line of 30 girls and and Jones across the state will play in up in tourna- are trying to be one of 10 ment-style com- picked – that’s pretty tough.” a four-game, petition. -- Coach Jeff Wilson round robin tournament Brittany Jones, a sophomore this past year June 18-20. The tournament will for PCHS, and Cassie Couch, a be held at Forsyth Country Day junior this season, both made the School in Lewisville, N.C. For more information about the region 8 softball team. “We’re awfully proud of them,” games, contact the Powerade State said PCHS Softball Coach Jeff Games office at 919-361-1133 or Wilson. “It’s one thing to be named at to a team by coaches, but when you You can also visit www.ncsports. go try out somewhere from a line org for a complete roster and of 30 girls and are trying to be one schedule.

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conference in cross-country. She qualified for five events at the indoor state track final - 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1600 meter, 4 x 800, and 4x400. For outdoor track, she qualified for regional in 4 x 800, 4 x 400, 800, 400 and 1600, setting a 2A Regional record in the 800 meter. Elliot also won four events at the conference meet and ran an-

chor for 4 x 800 and 4 x 400 that won conference. She also won the 400-meter, the 800-meter and was named the WHC female runner of the year. Teams that compete in the conference along with Polk County include Avery County, Hendersonville, Thomas Jefferson, Madison County, Mitchell, Mountain Heritage and Charles D. Owen.

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Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any types of financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I have two grandchildren who are about to permanently move in with my husband and me, and we could use some help. Parents Again Dear Parents, When it comes to raising grandkids, you definitely have plenty of company. Across the country about 5.8 million children are living with their grandparents, as the parents struggle with a variety of problems such as financial hardship, drug and alcohol addiction, prison time, domestic violence, divorce and more. To help with the day-to-day expenses of raising grandkids, there are a variety of government programs and tax benefits that can make a big difference in stretching your budget. Here’s where to look for help. Financial assistance For starters, find out whether your family qualifies for your state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which may include cash assistance, food stamps and free or low-cost daycare. Or, if your household income is too high to qualify as a family, ask about the “child-only grant” for just the grandchild’s support alone. Also, find out if your state offers any additional programs like guardianship subsidies, non-parent grants or kinship care. Contact your state TANF program (see ofa for contact information), or call your county social services office for more information.

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Columbus Town Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. in council chambers of the Columbus Town Hall, 95 Walker Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2012-13. Public welcome. Thermal Belt Friendship

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A new statue will be dedicated in honor of local author Lilian Jackson Braun at the Polk County Public Library in Columbus on Wednesday, June 20. The statue, which was installed in late winter, was commissioned by her husband, Earl Bettinger, and was created by Mayo Mac Boggs. The dedication date of June 20 coincides with Braun’s birthdate. This marquee event will start at 6 p.m. and will also feature music and performances. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. According to PCPL Director Cindy Nanney, the statue is a duplicate of one Bettinger and Braun have had for years at their home. The statue is an artistic interpretation of Koko and Yum Yum, the cats in Braun’s wellknown “The Cat Who…” mystery series. Braun had a love for libraries, Polk County’s in particular. More information about the event will be posted on the library’s website and announced in the Bulletin soon. – article submitted by Tracey Daniels

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4 Tryon Cook Teams Ready to take on competition at home.

6 Hogs & Kisses

Youngest competitors ever to take on veterans.

8 Festival History

Discover more about how it all got started.

11 Live Music

We'll give you a complete lineup and bios of the bands.

16 Festival Map

Figure out how to get around.

18 Food Vendors

BBQ, ice cream, roasted corn and more!

20 How It Works

Understand how the competition works.

24 Cooker Teams

Get to know the teams in Hog Heaven.

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Eddie Smith of barbecue cook team Fast Eddie's prepares pork at last year's festival. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Tryon cook teams

ready to take on competition at home By Samantha Hurst

While the wheels on some cook teams' caravans will have traveled from as far as Denton, Texas, Hammond, La. and Huntsville, Ala., many of the teams competing in the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival live just down the road from Harmon Field. “It’s easy to get family here and bring a bunch of our friends together for a good time,” cooker William Volpe of B4BBQ said of the Tryon event. “We’d love to make a little bit of money so we break even, but in the end it's fun and it’s local, so we want to support it all we can.” Fellow Tryonite Lane Scott of Applewood Barbecue shares that sentiment. Scott has competed in Tryon

before with vendors the Texas Rib Rangers. For the last two years, he’s cooked on his own at other events, getting as far as sixth place twice. He said this year he is excited to try his hand at the home competition. William Volpe will compete with his brother, Mike. The Volpes grew up several states west and surrounded by barbecue. “I grew up in Texas so I’ve been cooking brisket and barbecue pretty much my whole life,” Volpe said. “Going out to the Tryon event really encouraged us to give competitions a try ourselves.” This will be the team’s sixth year to compete in the North Carolina state championship. Since kicking off their competition efforts a handful of

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years ago, the Volpe brothers have competed in five or six events every year. The last two years they have had to curtail the number of festivals they compete in, however, as Mike began cooking barbecue professionally in upstate New York. He’ll fly down this weekend especially for the Tryon event. Volpe said B4BBQ won seventh place in brisket three years ago in Tryon and has won several top fives over the years at other events. Volpes, like many teams, enjoy getting a bit more creative in the Anything But competition, which will be held Friday night. One year B4BBQ offered shrimp with wasabi, wrapped in bacon and served on a salad with a secret sauce.

Another year they made shrimp over grit cakes as well as a beef tenderloin. Scott, meanwhile, said he’ll stick to the four KCBS categories – chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. For years he’s been friends with the Texas Rib Rangers – one of the biggest vendors here – and he said he learned a lot from them but still has room to grow in the barbecue arena. “I’ve made a lot of changes over the winter with my recipes, my cook time, my method. I’ve totally changed equipment. So I definitely want to be in the top 10. Of course you always want to win, but I’m still trying to perfect some things so if I have a personal success I’m happy,” Scott said. (Continued on page 5)

Teams must pass meat inspections Thursday before firing up their smokers. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Festival goers pick a whole hog bare. (photo by Leah Justice)

• Teams (continued from page 4)

Like many of the cookers preparing to set up in Hog Heaven, Scott said barbecue is something he has always loved. “I grew up around it, cooking whole hogs and having pig pickings at different holiday events throughout the year with my circle of friends and family,” Scott said. “It was unique. It

wasn’t something people did every day.” He also ran a commercial barbecue business for several years using festival founder Jim Tabb’s signature rub. “I’m a traditionalist when it comes to barbecue,” he said. “The wood smoke is what makes barbecue– not a sauce or a gas grill. I enjoy attention to detail, too, and that’s something that is used to make good barbecue.” T ryon D aily B ulletin : BLUE RIDGE BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL, 2012 – 5

Hogs & Kisses youngest competitors ever for BBQ festival When the smoke rises over Harmon Field in Tryon a new record will be set at the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival. Hogs & Kisses, the youngest team ever to compete here, will vie against the seasoned veterans. And team members Allison Herrmann and Madison Arrowood are serious about winning. The two 14-year-olds competed for the first time and won big last October in the Future Legends of BBQ at Camp Mondamin near Flat Rock, N.C. On the way to the grand championship they took first in ribs and first in sauce. Their twice-baked potatoes took third place in competitors’ choice, and they placed third in the theme category. Herrmann is the stepdaughter of Justin Hembree, pit master of Fast Eddie’s Fine Swine, and Arrowood is the daughter of Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood. Hembree said when the girls told him they wanted to enter the Tryon contest, he suggested they might compete in the chicken and ribs categories. But Madison, who knows the contest rules, immediately responded, “But if we just do that, we can’t win the grand championship!” As a result of this determination,

they are entering all the required categories – pork shoulder, pork ribs, chicken and beef brisket. They are also cooking a whole hog, something only a few of the competing teams are equipped to do. The team also plans to enter the “Anything But” and the dessert contests on Friday. (“Anything But” refers to any entree that does not include meat from the four categories required for the grand champi- Jim Tabb onship.) High praise for the young team came from BBQ veteran Jim Tabb, who founded the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival 19 years ago. “They did so well at that youth contest,” he said, “and I am so proud that they have enough nerve to tackle our competition. It is so good to see young people get involved in cooking – it’s something they can hang onto for a lifetime.” Tabb was present at the event last October when Allison and Madison first competed, along with Mike Mills, known as “The Legend” for his many BBQ championships. The event was licensed by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and judged by its rules. – article submitted by Brenda Bradshaw

"They did so well at that youth contest. And I am so proud that they have enough nerve to tackle our competition."

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Left to right: Jim Tabb, founder of the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival; Hogs & Kisses team members Allison Herrmann and Madison Arrowood; and Mike Mills, national BBQ champion. (photo submitted by Brenda Bradshaw)

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Are y’all going to the Barbecue this year? From humble beginnings in 1994, the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon has grown to be the biggest annual event in Polk County, one of the most popular festivals in Western North Carolina, and one of the premier barbecue events in the nation. Around Polk County, the festival is known simply as “The Barbecue,”

as in, “Are y’all going to the Barbecue this year?” It brings together thousands of Polk County residents, who join in to throw an annual party for their regional neighbors. Planning begins in

August for the following year’s event, with a volunteer steering committee brainstorming ways to enhance the experience of the thousands of attendees. The pace of work gradually builds for

Jim Tabb, had the idea of hosting a barbecue cook-off in his own hometown.

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10 months, reaching a peak in the final days leading up to the second week in June. When the gates open on festival Friday, an army of several hundred friendly volunteers is on hand to serve the guests, who have come from as far away as California, Maine and Florida to experience (Continued on page 9)


Motorcycles lined up outside the 2011 BBQ Festival. (photo submitted)

• History (continued from page 8)

barbecue in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The seeds of the festival date back to 1992, when barbecue legend Jim Tabb had the idea of hosting a barbecue cook-off in his own hometown. Tabb is a retired airline pilot and internationally acclaimed barbecue judge. By using

his connections in the barbecue world, he pulled together a field of 24 cook teams and as many judges for the first festival in 1994. One secret to this festival’s success has been Tabb's insistence on inviting only the best, most experienced barbecue judges to the Tryon event. This consistent quality of judging gives potential cook teams the assurance that their entries will be judged fairly, without

the danger that an inexperienced judge will throw off the results. As a result, combined with the royal treatment they receive at the hands of volunteers, the field of competitors has grown each year — with from 70 to 90 participating in recent years. The total prize purse totaling more than $20,000 doesn’t hurt participation, either. The event is held at Harmon Field, at the foot of Warrior Moun-

tain, along the banks of the Pacolet River. Participants and visitors enjoy the tranquil beauty of the site as well as the “isothermal effect,” a local geographic phenomenon that sometimes makes the Harmon Field area several degrees cooler in summer than surrounding locales. Obtaining the coveted North Carolina State Championship designation from the governor added (Continued on page 10)

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The BBQ festival includes carnival rides. (photo submitted)

• History (continued from page 9)

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prestige. Former Governor Hunt, then Governor Mike Easley and now Governor Beverly Perdue have renewed the championship designation every year. The “Governor’s Cup” goes to the highest scoring North Carolina team competing (along with commensurate bragging’ rights, of course). The 2012 festival will again offer great music on two stages both days — the Main Stage plus the smaller (shadier) Riverside Stage. Also offered are the Foothills Crafts Fair and a Kids and Teens Fun Park with carnival rides and games. The second annual Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, June 9 with cars checking in beginning at noon, and there will be two “Hawg Runs” (motorcycle poker runs) — one from Greenville and another from the Asheville area. Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. The festival closes at 11 p.m. both days. In 2006 the festival committee introduced the Going Green

Initiative — which they believe is a first for barbecue events — and set a three-year goal of 75-percent reduction in trash weight by the end of the 2008 festival. The first year a 32-percent reduction was achieved, and by the end of the 2007 festival, that number stood at 52 percent. Sadly, the committee announced that they fell short by only 10 percent that third year of the initiative. Finally, in 2009 organizers made it! But the effort applied only to the guest area of the festival. The committee's long-term goal is to get the cookers in Hog Heaven “fired up” about going green also. All in all, festival organizers averaged a 13,000-pound reduction in waste going to the landfill each year. The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce hosts the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival each year with proceeds supporting chamber operations. Additional funds go to the Polk County Chamber Foundation to be returned to the community through distributions to a variety of programs and projects throughout the county.


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ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE friday, june 8 MAIN STAGE 12:45 Opening Ceremony 2:00 Aaron Burdett Band 3:30 Flea Market Hustlers 5:15 Silver Travis 7:00 Sol Driven Train 9:00 Acoustic Syndicate RIVERSIDE STAGE 1:00 SDT Kid’s Show 3:00 Noah Stockdale 4:30 Country Spirit Band 6:15 The Danberrys

saturday, june 9 MAIN STAGE 11:45 Opening Ceremony 12:00 Dance 1:30 Tryon Music Review 3:00 The Danberrys 4:30 Flannel Church 6:00 The Black Lillies 7:45 The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker 9:30 The Lee Boys RIVERSIDE STAGE 12:45 Jack Roper Magic Show 2:15 Matthew “MJ” Milam 3:45 Wink and Friends 5:00 Aaron Burdett 6:45 Speedwell 8:30 Project X * Schedule subject to change 12 – T ryon D aily B ulletin : BLUE RIDGE BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL, 2012

ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE Friday, 9-11 p.m. (Main Stage) Known for its down-home hearts, local farm raising and rollicking live shows, Acoustic Syndicate has been a driving force in high-energy new-grass for 20 years and running. Western North Carolina’s own have trekked the countryside playing to thousands across their long careers, being featured at events like Bonnaroo, Farm Aid, MerleFest, and of course the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival. Starting back in 1992, brothers Fitz (drums) and Brian (banjo) McMurray, along with cousin Steve McMurray (guitar) and mutual friend Jay Sanders (bass) have

been writing and playing songs with an honest message and a driving progression. Considered some of North Carolina’s greatest musical pioneers, the foursome is now joined by dobro virtuoso Billy Cardine. With a new album due out this year, Acoustic Syndicate is swinging like old times again. And it is easy to remember old times when reminiscing amongst a 20-year anniversary milestone. With an incredible night to remember at last year’s event, we at the festival are ecstatic to be hosting a 20th anniversary party for Acoustic Syndicate on Friday night.

Friday, 6:15-7:30 p.m. (Riverside Stage) Saturday, 3-4 p.m. (Main Stage)

Whether one calls it kismet or destiny, some things are just meant to be, like The Danberrys. Dorothy Daniel and Ben DeBerry both began to learn music around the age of 10 and later joined talents when they met in high school in 1997. They dated through their first two years of college and then after four years, Dorothy and Ben went their separate ways. Five years later

they realized they never should have parted. They were married in October 2006. Drawing deep from the blues, folk, bluegrass and soul/funk traditions, the Danberrys deliver inspired original tunes featuring strong harmonies and dynamic musicianship. "Company Store," (Continued on page 14)

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as a teenager, before striking out as a full-time member of Hampton's band, the Pharaoh Gummit. Rounding out the Flannel Church rhythm section is fellow Hampton bandmate, bassist Kevin Scott. But the colonel's storied legacy digs even deeper with New Orleans guitarist and vocalist Gregory Wolf Hodges, a veteran of the legendary Codetalkers and Blueground Undergrass. From swampy late nights on Frenchmen Street to blazing hot shuffles on the Carolina coast, Flannel Church's live show is a raw celebration of jazzy NOLA funk and deep south rhythm and blues. Don't expect to be preached to, but you may just find salvation. Coming from all over the south, expect to see Flannel Church get the party started on Saturday afternoon with high-energy blues and soul with a little taste of Jam. Oh, and special guests would definitely be in the air for this set.

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the duo's first EP, was released in April 2010 and was followed by the single "Shady Grove" in June 2011. The group is currently recording several new songs for upcoming projects. The Danberrys have worked and performed with some of Nashville’s most talented young musicians, including Ethan Ballinger, Ryan Cavanaugh, Ryan Furst, Geoff Henderson, Christian Sedelmeyer, Jake Winebrenner and Mike Witcher. Their engaging live shows are always energetic and soulfilled affairs with a healthy dose of improvisation and an emphasis on having a Danberry good time! Recent nominees for Independent Music Award for best EP, this act is very new and one to watch coming out of Nashville, Tenn. Treat yourself to some amazing Americana music.



Saturday, 9:30-11 p.m. (Main Stage)

The Lee Boys are one of the finest African-American families practicing the music known as “Sacred Steel” today. “Sacred steel” is described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in gospel, but infused with

rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations. When The Lee Boys bring their joyous spiritual sound to the stage, audiences instantly recognize that this is not “sitting and listening” music: dancing, shouting out and having

fun are considered essential parts of their tradition. Founder and bandleader Alvin Lee explains “The inspiration and feeling that comes along with our music is the reason that people feel good. It is like the new music on the block and it’s just getting ready to explode!” It’s mostly original material, with a few standards and hymns the group “blueses up a little.”

In 2008-09 alone, the group performed for more than 250,000 music fans at festivals throughout the United States. Their unique sound has attracted musical artists such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Los Lobos, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks Band w/ Susan Tedeschi, The North Mississippi Allstars, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Oteil & Kofi Burbridge, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Toubab Krewe, Victor Wooten, The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin' McCourys– all of whom have played with the Lee Boys and/ or invited them to tour with them. Featured at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Music Festival, MerleFest, Wanee, Memphis in May and so many more, The Lee Boys are performing Saturday night to make one serious soulsaving shakedown to close out the festival. (Continued on page 25)

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The Killer Bees Team at the 2011 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival. (photo submitted)

The following are the cookers who will sell to the public. They are also competing for all the prizes. Often festival sell cookers are on the winners list.

Foothills Mountain BBQ General Porktitioners Mountain View Barbecue Still Smokin’ Barbecue Texas Rib Rangers



B& D Concessions

Corn, Baked Potato, Ribbon Fries, Blooming Onion, Iced Tea Jerk Chicken, Shawarma, Falafel, Polish and Italian Sausage, Island-style Steak & Cheese, Gyros, Fajitas (Veggie, Steak & Chicken), Chili Cheese Nachos, Fried Twinkies, Fried Snickers Flavored Nuts, Candies, Cookies, Fudge Kettle Korn, Pork Rinds, Spiral Fries, Limeade Lemonade Ice Cream (Churned) - Strawberry, Peach, Apple, Old-Fashioned Ice Cream - Vanilla and Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream Funnel Cakes, Blooming Onions, Twisted Onion, Onion Rings, French Fries, Ribbon Fries, Fried Pickles, Fried Pepper Rings, Fried Green Tomatoes Shaved Ice - Flavored

Caribbean Grill & More Cinn-ful Nuts Flint River Snacks Nanny's Lemonade Ole Ken Cole's Smitty's Handmade Sweeties Unique Shaved Ice

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HOW IT WORKS The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival barbecue competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), and their representatives will be present. Main competition judging is on Saturday, June 9, using the blind judging technique. CATEGORIES: 1. Chicken 2. Pork Ribs 3. Pork 4. Beef Brisket Other: Whole Hog

Teams may enter in any of the categories at left. Those teams that wish to be considered in the grand championship competition MUST compete in all categories 1-4 above. The Whole Hog competition is a separate contest.

AWARDS: • GRAND CHAMPION - $2,500, an invitation to the Kansas City Invitational and eligibility for Jack Daniels Invitational drawing. • Reserve Grand Champion - $1,000 • Third Place - $400 • Fourth Place - $200 • Fifth Place - $150 • Sixth through Tenth Place - $50 • 1st Place in Category- $1,000 • 2nd Place in Category - $600 • 3rd Place in Category - $500 • 4th Place in Category - $ 250 • 5th Place in Category - $ 200

• 6th Place in Category - $ 50 • 7th Place in Category - $ 50 • 8th Place in Category - $ 50 • 9th Place in Category - $ 50 • 10th Place in Category - $50

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• 1st Place - $700 plus Trophy • 2nd Place - $200 plus Trophy

• WHOLE HOG • 1st Place - $1,000 • 2nd Place - $400 • 3rd Place - $200 • “ANYTHING BUT” Defined as “Anything But,” this contest is held on Friday and may include any meat other than one of the four KCBS judged categories. Must be prepared on site. 1st Place - $500 4th Place - $150 2nd Place - $300 5th Place - $100 3rd Place - $200 • DESSERT (Friday)

1st Place - $300 2nd Place - $150 3rd Place - $100

NEW CATEGORY: SMITHFIELD RIB SUPER SERIES Cookers must pre-register with Smithfield online. First - $500 Second - $ 250 Third - $100 * Winners will be announced around 4:30 p.m. at the Judges Pavilion (open air gym). The pubic is invited to attend. Top winners will be brought to the main stage and introduced to the crowd after all awards have been presented. Winners will be posted on the festival website as early as possible, around 7 p.m. at

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BIG MO’S FROM AHO Morris Hampton Blowing Rock, N.C.

CAROLINA BBQ CO. Dale Duckworth Hildebran, N.C.

CULTURE ON THE COBB Richard Ohrstrom Tryon, N.C.


BLINDOGS OUTLAW BBQ GANG Drew Grega Huntsville, Ala.

CHATHAM ARTILLERY BBQ Bill Anderson Savannah,Ga.

DEADHEAD SMOKERS Tom Loflin Kingsport, Tenn.

B4BBQ William Volpe Tryon, N.C.

BUB-BA-Q William Latimer Woodstock, Ga.

COOL SMOKE Tuffy Stone Richmond, Va.

FAT BACK Corey Brinson Fayetteville, N.C.

B.S. PITMEISTERS Charles Fretwell Boiling Springs, S.C.

BUBBA’S BACKYARD BBQ Jerry Burgin Alexis, N.C.

COUNTY LINE QUE Tim Cooke Greer, S.C.

FINE SWINE Tom Virant Asheville, N.C.

BACKWOOD SMOKIN BBQ Wally Capps Candler, N.C.

BURNING DESIRES BBQ Kevin Cowan Spartanburg, S.C.

CRAGGY MOUNTAIN SMOKERS Stuart McManus Asheville, N.C.

FIRE-N-SMOKE Bill Sack Rosman, N.C.

BALD HAWG BBQ Andrew Cloer Simpsonville, S.C.

BUTTRUB.COM Bryon Chism Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

CREEKSIDE SMOKERS Harvey Hart Swannanoa, N.C.

FLAMING PIG Vickey Wilkins Red Springs, N.C.

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CANNONS BBQ HUT L.J. Cannon Spartanburg, S.C.

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MOTLEY CUE Shane Olive Fort Lawn, S.C.


KICK BACK COVE RACING & BBQ C.T. Red Boroner Inman, S.C.

MOUNTAIN VIEW BBQ (V) Shane Blackwell Columbus, N.C.

PIGS IN HEAT John Childers Toccoa, Ga. PIT BULLS Danny Coogle Kennesaw, Ga.

GENERAL PORKTITIONERS (V) Mike Herring Fayetteville, Tenn.

KILLER B’S BBQ Jim Burg Evans, Ga.

OINK, CACKLE & MOO TWO Donnie Weddington Tullahoma, Tenn.

PITDOG BARBECUER’S Andrew Gage Asheville, N.C.

GOOD OLE BOYS COUNTRY BBQ Gary Borders Cherryville, N.C.

KILTED KILBY Michael Kilby Easley, S.C.

PAPA SMOKE --NEW Henry Griffin Irmo, S.C.


HAMBONES BY THE FIRE Rick Hamilton Yorktown, Va.

KING’S COOKING, INC. Chip Davis Shelby, N.C.

PAPPY Q —NEW Tom Hillman Fisherville, Kent.

QUENIVOROUS John Bublitz Del Rio, Tenn.

HOG WILD NEIGHBORS Donny Clayton Dorchester, S.C.

MAD HOG 20/20 Grey Wicker Greenville, S.C.

PICKIN’ PORKERS Roger Wise Clemmons, N.C.

RAW TALENT Gary Kunes Fort Mill, S.C.

HOGS & KISSES Justin Hembree Hendersonville, N.C.

MIDNIGHT BURN Kim Hicks Hendersonville, N.C.

PIGLET ENEMY Jeff Martin Moore, S.C.

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RECYCLED SMOKE Kevin Winter Marston, N.C.

SLEEP EASY & MIDNIGHT SMOKERS Steve Taylor Gaffney, S.C. SLOPPY SECONDS Chuck Patterson Otto, N.C.

REDNECK S.C.IENTIFIC Jerry Stephenson Clayton, N.C.

SMOKE ON THIS Jackie Price Lenior City, Tenn.

TEXAS YOUNG GUNS Doug Lonidier Pasadena, Texas

ROCKY TOP BARBEQUE Walt Moulton Jonesborough, Tenn.

SMOKIN B’S BBQ Brian James Stem, N.C.

TEXAS REB RANGERS Bill Milroy Denton, Texas

ROCKY TOP SMOKIES Jonathan Upchurch Monroe, N.C.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN SMOKERS Joe Amore Sevierville, Tenn.

THE BLUE BLOODS David Mauro Hammond, La.

SAUCED! BBQ Scott Adams Charlotte, N.C.

STILL SMOKIN’ BARBECUE (V) Don Helper Canton, Ga.

THE SMOKHOUSE MAFIA Andrew Rasmussen Taylorsville, N.C.

SERIAL GRILLER Mark Breen Yorktown, Va.

SUE E. PIGG Steve Wainscot Clemson, S.C.

THE THREE BLIND HOGS Tiger O’Rounke Greenville, S.C.

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TENACIOUS Q Jason Bishop Buford, Ga.

TOO BAD YOU’RE MY COUSIN Hudson Denney Greenville, S.C. TWIN VITTLES —NEW Garrett Pearson Gastonia, N.C. TWO OLD MEN AND A GRILL Bobby Roberts Bessemer City, N.C. UP IN SMOKE Joe Ervin Greer, S.C. VIRGINIA ‘Q—NEW Terry West Lexington, Va. WICKED QUE Jeff Campbell Watkinsville, Ga.

*This list was last updated June 5, some teams likely added between then and the end of the week.


The Flea Market Hustlers Friday, 3:30-4:45 p.m. (Main Stage) The Flea Market Hustlers bring it... every time. Sometimes it's an infectious groove with a deep pocket, other times it's a manic bluegrass meditation on spirituality and beer, but all of the time it's a unique celebration. The Hustlers is a group of Nashville area musicians and friends who came together as a side project to have fun playing bluegrass. With a weekly gig at the famous Millers Grocery, the Hustlers honed their skills and cultivated their unique approach to bluegrass. As the band continued to evolve, more influences from the members' outside interests began to blend into the music. Soon the Hustlers took their musical menagerie of drums, electric guitars and acoustic instru-

ments to the local and regional club scene where they continue to play to enthusiastic crowds.


Saturday, 1-2 p.m. (Main Stage) This mixed grouping of local musicians will celebrate what our community has to offer in a good ol’ fashioned jam session! Lead by Tryon’s own Jim Peterman-best known as a founding member of The Steve Miller Band and current member of The Shane Pruitt Bandthe Tryon Music Review is a way to showcase the individual talents of some amazing musicians found right here in our backyard. This was a fan favorite of last year’s event, so we are making a return to the big stage on Saturday afternoon.

The Your Town Music Series The “Your Town” Music Series is held on the Riverside Stage all weekend long, and features

many of the best musicians in our area. The idea is to always showcase local talent and support


Friday, 5:15-6:30 p.m. (Main Stage)

Silver Travis broke up in the mid 80s, but in 2005 reunited to record their first album, "One Monkey Don't Spoil the Show." With the success of the album, the band received international exposure and CD sales. The debut CD received favorable reviews in Bands of Dixie magazine, published in France, as well as in GRITZ music magazine. Songs from the CD have received airplay from Internet based radio stations, local broadcast stations as well as appearances on the SIRIUS satellite radio network. Since their reformation, Silver Travis has shared the stage with the great Bonnie Bramlett (as her backing band), The Southern Rock the making of music by anyone and everyone. Make sure to show your support and rock out with Your Town! This year’s series will feature sets from: - Jack Roper Magic Show

Allstars, Tommy Crain of the Charlie Daniels Band, Donnie Winters of the Winters Brothers Band, Mark Burrell of the Toy Caldwell Band, and Jerry Eubanks and Pat Ellwood of the Marshall Tucker band. The band members have played on stage alongside original members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet, the Charlie Daniels Band and others. Southern rock done right by local rockers and Silver Travis Band is back at the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival! These guys have really been behind the event, and they will heat up the main stage for what looks to be a special evening Friday night. - Project X - Speedwell - Country Spirit Band - Noah Stockdale - The “MJ Kid” Michael Milan - Winky and Friends

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CHARLES WALKER AND THE DYNAMITES Saturday, 7:30-9 p.m. (Main Stage)

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If the first attention-grabbing horn lines of The Dynamites album Kaboom! evoke a dramatic curtain call from a late ’60s funk concert at the Apollo Theater, it’s no accident. After all, that’s exactly where Charles Walker, the band’s singer and front man, first cut his teeth as a performer. When the revolutionary "new bag" now known as funk first made the scene, Walker was right there in the thick of it, opening for the likes of James Brown, Etta James and Wilson Pickett, and involving himself in a cultural movement’s genesis. Walker deserves his due after decades as an unsung musical hero. He first became a professional entertainer in his native Nashville in the late 1950s, recording with hit producer Ted Jarrett and appearing nightly at the New Era Club, one of the South’s leading black nightclubs. Walker spent most of the 1960s and ‘70s in New York, performing frequently at the Apollo Theater and Small’s Paradise when the original funk scene coalesced. Expect to shake your tail feather for this soul and funk legend during a Saturday evening powerhouse set!

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Saturday, 6-7:15 p.m. (Main Stage)

With "Whiskey Angel" (debut album release), The Black Lillies established themselves, and it didn’t take long for them to make their mark on the national scene. They kicked off their first national tour at the Ryman Auditorium, the hallowed mother church of country music, and have since labored through three crosscountry treks, with a fourth planned for the summer of 2011. They’ve performed on National Public Radio’s "Mountain Stage" and on two episodes of PBS’s "Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s," and they’ve conquered numerous festivals – Pickathon, the Americana Music Association Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, even Bonnaroo. And in June 2011, the show that made country music famous – "The Grand Ole Opry" – invited the band to make its debut on the historic circle of wood where so many other legends have performed. The groups latest album, "100 Miles of Wreckage," has so far spent more than five months on the Ameri-

cana radio Top 40 charts – four of them in the top 20 – once again proving that a band with this much spirit can break through traditional industry boundaries to achieve success independently, without the constraints of a major label. The band continues to tour nonstop, and without a doubt, they’ll soon be appearing in a town near you. That’s a relative term, of course, but trust us on this – they’re worth the drive, however far it is, because you’ll leave feeling like you’ve witnessed an old-fashioned southern tent revival. These songs will haunt your thoughts long after the curtain closes, rattling through your head like a crooked screen door slaps against its frame when a storm is coming. Organizers said they are excited to bring these alt-country up-andcomers to Blue Ridge BBQ this year, and their mix of high-energy honkytonk with melody and harmony driven ballads makes this Tennessee band a fast favorite.

you’ll leave feeling like you’ve witnessed an oldfashioned Southern tent revival.

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LIVE MUSIC AARON BURDETT BAND A clear connection between honest experience and an artist's music isn't really the norm these days, but they are inseparable for a songwriter like Aaron Burdett. Burdett’s powerful, genuine songwriting style has a refreshing ability to communicate his own experience to any audience. A lifelong songwriter and musician, Burdett shares through his music an appreciation for the simple pleasures of life, often inspired by living day to day with his wife at their home in Saluda. Building on the traditions of the finest performing songwriters – such as John Hiatt, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, John Prine and many more – Burdett’s music is a fusion of bluegrass, world beat and folk styling. His honest songwriting pours between hammer-on chord changes and rolling rhythms, all the while keeping at the forefront

Friday, 2-3 p.m. (Main Stage) Saturday 5-6 p.m. (Riverside Stage) his own unique sound and voice. Whether he is performing solo or with his band, Burdett’s talent for the art of songwriting and knack for re-forming older classics has won him praise time and time again. From Ireland and the UK to the southeastern United States, Burdett's abilities have been noticed and showcased on some of the premier singer-songwriter stages during his almost ten year career. He has shared the bill and/or stage with many of the great American artists of our time, including Acoustic Syndicate, The Avett Brothers, Doc Watson, Keller Williams, The Larry Keel Experience and Old Crow Medicine Show, just to name a few. Burdett is one to watch from our own backyard in Saluda. Make sure to see one of the most amazing songwriters our area has had to offer in quite some time.

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1:30-2:30 p.m. (Riverside Stage) SOL DRIVEN TRAIN Friday, Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. (Main Stage) Sol Driven Train is a band in motion—perpetually piling on and off the bus. The momentum of the band's hard work and heartfelt music propels the group in front of growing crowds across the country. At shows, the band members bounce to the pulse of the music along with the crowd. Stylistically, the band seam-

lessly mixes Allmanesque southern rock, languid world-beat, swampy funk and catchy melodies as they swap lead singers and instruments. A punchy horn section adds an extra dimension of sweaty soul (Atlanta Creative Loafing, 11/21/06). “Believe,” the band’s eighth independent release, is earning critical praise and

quickly gaining the band many new fans through national radio airplay. Since the fall of 2005, “the train” has been touring full-time, averaging 150 shows per year at festivals, theaters, and bars. In the spring of 2010, they celebrated their 1,000th live show and 10 years together as a band. In those 10 winding years they have shared stages and bills with a diverse array of artists, including Michael Franti, Richie Havens,

Keller Williams, Arlo Guthrie and Blues Traveler. Sol Driven Train is no stranger to the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival, but expect new and amazing from this national up-and-comer, recently voted 2012’s Artist on the Verge by Relix Magazine. Sol Driven, is a long-time favorite of this region, brings a kid’s set to start off the day on Friday afternoon, then a body-moving “adult” set on the main stage Friday evening.

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