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National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrating history of Rosenwald Schools; five documented in Polk Editor’s note: The following article was submitted by Mae Carolyn Jackson Williams. She is the daughter of Della H. Jackson and attended Edmund Embury School and Union Grove School in Polk County, both of which have been identified as Rosenwald Schools. She now works with a committee that planned the renovation of the Ridgeley School, a Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights, Md. Between 1912 and 1932, many schools were built for African-American students throughout the south, including Polk County, with financial help from the Rosenwald Fund. The money in the Rosenwald Fund was donated by Julius Rosenwald, a former president of Sears, Roebuck and Company. (Continued on page 3)

Above: The renovated Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Maryland. Right: A plaque marking the former location of the Edmund Embury School in Tryon. (photo by Angela Holmes)

You may have noticed the Ford Thunderbird parked in the Tryon Federal Bank parking lot for the past several weeks. Someone will drive home in that car this Saturday, Aug. 11. That’s when the drawing will be held in the Tryon Youth Center’s annual fundraising car raffle. For tickets, call 828-817-4303, 828-817-1459 or email

Polk Schools meet federal test targets by Samantha Hurst

All seven Polk County schools met proficiency-testing standards this past school year, according to results released Aug. 2 from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Polk County Schools Superintendent Bill Miller said he was happy with the schools’ achievements. “I do hope it helps people see that

our schools continue to perform incredibly well,” Miller said. Schools across the state were evaluated based on three key areas, including the percentage of students proficient in grade-level skills and knowledge; the amount of growth the school’s students achieved in the year and whether the

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dancing, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864-457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 828-859-5051.

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Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 828-894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Vermicomposting (worm composting) seminar, Monday, Aug. 6, 1:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Columbus. Learn how to recycle your food scraps in a small container to make your own nutrient-rich organic fertilizer for your garden or houseplants. Sponsored by Foothills Association of Master Gardeners, with a brief meeting for members following the program. 828-894-8509. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. 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 High School will hold a mandatory athlete parent/guardian meeting for all fall sports athletes on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Important insurance information and other forms will be covered and completed. Thermal Belt Stamp Club meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


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

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T-storms Partly cloudy Tuesday: Par tl y cloudy, with 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 79, low 68. Thursday’s weather was: High 90, low 68, no rain. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions and art class, 10 a.m.; Let’s move… Let’s move dance, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. 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. Saluda Center Tuesday activities include bridge, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Al Anon, 6:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit www. 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. Polk Soil & Water Conservation District board meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center. The public is invited. 828-8948550. Polk County Public Library, quilting club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 4-6 p.m.

Harmon Field Board of Supervisors meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. Public welcome. Information: 828-8596655. Saluda Business Association, first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. 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. Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800286-1326. American Legion, Polk County Memorial Post 250, first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., 43 Depot Street, Tryon. Foothills Knitting Guild, first Tuesday of each month, North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn, 221 North Main St., Campobello, 7 p.m.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. Landrum farmers market, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, N. Trade Ave. in Landrum. For more information, call Joe Cunningham, 864-457-6585. The Meeting Place Senior Center Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; medication assistance; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday, senior (Continued on page 15)

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• Rosenwald (continued from page 1)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring a national initiative to save all existing Rosenwald Schools that have not been demolished and to identify the location of all Rosenwald Schools that have been demolished. Five schools in Polk County have been identified as Rosenwald Schools: Edmund Embury School, Union Grove School, Green Creek School, Pea Ridge School and Coxe School. Booker T. Washington went to Rosenwald in 1912 to ask for money to construct six schools in Alabama. The construction of these schools was such a success that a partnership between Rosenwald and Washington was established for the purpose of building other schools for African-American children. (Continued on page 4)

The classroom in the Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Maryland has been renovated to show how it would have looked when the school was built in 1927. (photo by Angela Holmes)


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• Rosenwald (continued from page 3)

From 1912 until 1932, Rosenwald donated money to help construct more than 5,000 schools in 15 southern states for African-American children. A Rosenwald School could range in size from one room to a school with 14 or more rooms. One of the designated plans for a Rosenwald School had to be used when constructing a school. One of the distinguishing features of a Rosenwald School is classrooms with a wall of windows. Rosenwald School museum in Maryland The Ridgeley School, a Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights, Md., is a three-classroom school that was built in 1927 for African-American children who lived in the Ridgeley area of Maryland. In 2005, work began to renovate the school, which is now a museum celebrating the history of Rosenwald Schools. During the planning process, the committee planning the renovation determined how the school would be used and ways to secure funding. The funds were secured before the renovations began. The renovation of the school’s interior and the two acres of land surrounding the building began in 2009 and was completed in 2011. Each classroom now has a different purpose. One classroom is a recreated 1927 classroom with students’ desks and a teacher’s desk from that period.

Another classroom is an exhibit/ meeting room with displays on the wall of activities that are related to the school and tables and chairs for meetings. The third classroom is a conference/ reading/reception room with a conference table and chairs, bookcases with books and a kitchenette. An industrial arts/ home economics area is located in a space between two of the classrooms. The land surrounding the school is now landscaped with grass, shrubbery and a parking lot for visitors. The newly renovated Ridgeley Rosenwald School is operated by the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It is open for tours, which are guided by volunteers from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Rosenwald School Conference held in June In June, a Rosenwald School Conference celebrating the existence of Rosenwald Schools for 100 was held at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala. The conference was sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Attendees at the conference learned about many Rosenwald Schools that are being saved through renovation. This information was provided through workshops, speakers, film documentaries, tours, poster presentations and discussions. – article submitted by Mae Carolyn Jackson Williams

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• Polk Schools

ers helped reinforce common core curriculum that students’ school met federal Annual Mea- regular classroom teachers were presenting every day. surable Objectives (AMOs). “It’s just such a special place Of schools statewide, just for kids to learn, it truly is,” Dill 46.2 percent, or 1,165 schools, said. “Teachers really take an met the AMOs, which replaced interest in these kids; the kids Adequate Yearly Progress or can feel that from the teachers.” AYP goals previously required Tryon Elementary achieved by the U.S. Department of 90.4 percent and “expected Education. Miller said all seven schools growth” status, Polk Central – Tryon Elementary, Polk Cen- achieved 86 percent and “extral, Polk County Early College, pected growth” status, Polk Polk County High School, Polk County Early College achieved County Middle School, Sa- 100-percent proficiency and “expected growth” status, luda ElemenPolk County tary and Sunny High School View Elemen- “It’s amazing how many achieved 88 tary – placed schools in this state are percent and with at least an “expected in the 50 and 60 percent 86-percent stugrowth” stadent grade-lev- status [compared to tus and Polk el proficiency. Polk Schools’ 86-percent County Mid“It’s amazdle School ing how many student grade-level schools in this proficiency]. That’s what achieved 87.1 percent and state are in the “expected 50 and 60 per- I hope people get – that cent status,” their children are going to growth” status. Sunny View Miller said. good schools.” Elementary did “That’s what -- Polk Schools Supt Bill Miller not make exI hope people pected or high get – that their growth status even though children are going to good the school performed with an schools.” overall student grade-level Miller said one unexpected change coming out of this year’s proficiency of 90.4 percent results is that only one school in among students in grades three the system reached the “high” through five. What lowered Sunny View’s growth status. overall growth achievement, Saluda Elementary achieved according to the report, were this designation with 93.8 perstudents’ reading achievement cent of its students performing scores. In the 2008-2009 school at grade level or higher. year, the school’s students Principal Ronette Dill said the scores are a testament to the reached a reading proficiency dedication of the Saluda School of more than 90 percent. This year, that overall reading profamily. “I’m really thrilled for our ficiency level dropped to 84.5 students and our teachers be- percent. The school’s math cause they all worked really proficiency level placed at 94 hard all year long,” Dill said. percent, however, according to “I think our continued focus on the report. Miller explained that North individual students and their Carolina’s model is a combinastrengths and weaknesses is tion model that recognizes stuwhat made all the difference.” dents’ grade-level proficiency Dill said she believes the and how much growth students school’s participation in the Amade within a year. plus program also assisted in its How much each student improgress, because it meant that (continued from page 1)

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Landrum Antiques sells old magazines to benefit charities by Ashley Brewington

Antiques are timeless but at Landrum Antiques they are not the only things being sold. Landrum Antiques and Furniture recently started collecting money for charity in an interesting way. Owner Kim Karaman said the antique store is collecting old magazines dealing with furniture, design, gardens and home décor. The magazines will be sold for $1 a piece,

• Polk Schools (continued from page 1)

proves from the end of a year is important to every child and every family, Miller said. “What the state is trying to say is that it’s critical that as many students as possible are performing at grade level, but

with the entire amount going to one of three charities of the buyer’s choice. “Whatever we can raise will be great,” Karaman said, “even if we have to send the charities a small check every month.” Magazines contain timeless information, Karaman said, and Landrum Antiques plans to recycle and resell those maga-

zines to raise money for organizations like Steps to Hope, Thermal Belt Outreach and Foothills Humane Society. Steps to Hope Director Rachel Ramsey said any donations received will benefit the organization’s various programs. “It’s wonderful when people do these things for us,” Ramsey said. “It shows how caring our

community really is.” Karaman said the idea started because a woman came into the store and asked if they took in old magazines. “I thought, ‘Well, why not?’” Karaman said. “An organization brought its donation can in and we decided to give the money back to the community through the resold magazines.” Landrum Antiques is located in the center of downtown Landrum.

it’s also important that a large number of students, whether they were performing below grade level, at grade level or above grade level, achieve a year’s worth of growth,” Miller said. “A really high performing school could say it’s not easy to do that every year if 98 percent of your students were already

on grade level, but the state is trying to make sure there is a reward there for constant improvement.” Miller said there is a lot of data inside of these scores that would be difficult for the public to understand, but that the schools are using every day to make sure students are perform-

ing on a higher level each year. The ABCs model was enacted in 1996 and expanded with No Child Left Behind in 2002. This is the final year of the ABCs of Public Education accountability program as the state transitions to the READY school accountability model in the 2012-13 school year.

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Pine Crest Inn - refreshing a Tryon tradition enjoyment and brought back to For the last five to six months, life furniture pieces that have been Mark Parsons has made it his a part of the inn for 80 - 90 years. aspiration to breathe a bit of new Parsons said they’ve also slowly life into Tryon’s historic Pine modernized bathrooms and other features of guest rooms. Crest Inn. “I think the Parsons took Pine Crest Inn is on the position “I think the Pine Crest a place of beauty of operations and history that m a n a g e r o f Inn is a place of beauty people apprecithe more than and history that people ate,” Parsons 1 0 0 - y e a r- o l d appreciate. This is a place said. “This is a inn earlier this place where we year. He said he where we invite people to invite people to and owner Carl come and rest. We want come and rest. Caudle aim to them to feel that they can We want them remind people to feel that they why the inn has come here to heal from can come here been a mainstay work, heal from sadness; to heal from of the area for work, heal from more than 100 heal from anything, sadness; heal years. really.” from anything, “Carl [Cau-- Mark Parsons really.” dle] has been Over the last the leading light here,” Parsons said. “I believe he few months, Pine Crest workers brought me on board to assist in have also spent a considerable his aim of maintaining the tradition amount of time entertaining corand character of this historic inn porate groups. Parsons hopes these but at the same time keep it fresh.” guests will enjoy their stay enough Sustaining that tradition, yet to come back as individuals or providing some modernity, is recommend the inn and area to where Parsons’ years of experience friends and family. Parsons, whose first career was in the hospitality industry come as a choral instructor, has spent his into play. “Great service is an art,” Par- second career in the hospitality insons said. “It’s about the experi- dustry. Parsons worked for Robert ence the guest has while they are Mondavi in wine education and then Spier South African wines. here.” To enhance that experience, The South Africa job started out Parsons and Caudle have slowly as a two-month consulting stint worked to update the inn’s look and transformed into a two-year and feel. They’ve refreshed the stay. Now, he said he’s excited to main sitting area with lighter paint get wine and food events back up colors, added a piano for guests’ and running at Pine Crest. by Samantha Hurst

Parsons’ and his staff ’s first move has been to change the feel of meals already served at the inn. “We made the decision in the last two months to go in a new and exciting direction with our food,” Parsons said. “It’s southern food but it’s got this wonderful edge of beauty to it.” For guests, this means breakfasts like a French toast bake with fresh peach maple syrup or a 1906portS ection everY ueSdaY quiche recipe with Granny Smith apples and caramelized onions. While this may excite the inn’s guests, the No. 1 question Parsons A sign at the Pine Crest Inn, located just off New said he gets from Market Road in Tryon. (photo by Samantha Hurst) the community is, “When are you all going to open for dinner?” guests,” Parsons said. first step,HurSdaY he said, is to reOpening the inn’s restaurant portS ection The verY to the public for dinner remains vive the inn’s regular wine dinners on the table, but Parsons said the starting this Friday, Aug. 10 at 6 primary goal is to do everything p.m. This wine event will feature in its own time and to perfection. winery W. H. Smith of California. “Corporate work demands a It will be a four-course Pinot Noir great deal of time and what we dinner, Parsons said. For more don’t want to do is stretch our- information, call 828-859-9135 selves too thin and not be able or email Parsons at mrk.parsons@ to provide quality service to all

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‘For the Love of Tryon’ opens at Skyuka Fine Art Aug. 11 Skyuka Fine Art gallery in Tryon will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 11 for its new show, “For the Love of Tryon.” Multiple artists have produced works featuring scenes of Tryon, including Lake Lanier, downtown Tryon, Sidestreet Pizza, Hunting Country, Tryon Country Club, mountain scenes and much more. Artists include: Richard Christian Nelson, Michael McNamara, Gary Cooley, Shelia Wood Hancock, Linda Cheek and Keith Spencer. Skyuka also welcomes local fine art crafters Andy Costine and Doug Dacey. Costine is a woodworker who uses salvaged wood from Western North Carolina. His pieces combine organic forms as well as geometric design. Dacey produces fine porcelain that is functional as well as architectural. Colors and forms in nature inspire his pieces. Historic Tryon paintings from the Tryon colony artists Mazzanovich, Brown, Rowell and Harrison Barnes will also be available. The show opens during the August Tryon Gallery Trot, which now features 13 businesses showcasing art, as well as other retail establishments opening their doors. Local band The Trophy Husbands will provide live music thanks to a donation from The Polk County Community Foundation. As a special treat for Tryon Gallery Trotters, local winery Parker-Binns will bring its tasting room to Skyuka Fine Art during the opening reception. Samples will be available as well as a souveniretched glass. The “For the love of Tryon”

show will run through mid-September. Skyuka Fine Art is owned and operated by artist Richard Christian Nelson and his wife, Kim. Find the gallery on Facebook, visit, email info@skyukafineart. com or call 828817-3783 for more information. The gallery is located at 133 N. Trade Street in downtown Tryon. – article submitted by Kim Nelson

Above:Tryon Country Club scene, by Sheila Wood Hancock, one of the paintings featured in Skyuka Fine Art’s new show, “For the Love of Tryon,” which opens Saturday, Aug. 11. Below: Hunting Country pasture, by Richard Christian Nelson. Below left: Porcelain bowl by Doug Dacey. (photos submitted by Kim Nelson)



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Where We Work An in-depth look at an area business

person featured: Cory Thompson business: Thompson Garden Gallery & Outdoor Living phone number: 828-859-3185 Address: 83 Palmer Street, Tryon email: operating hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday Nature of business: The gallery is a place for showcasing local talent, artists and craftspeople, with a mix of items for home and garden. Everything from pet portraits, wooden quilts, casual comfy hammocks and teak furniture. A mix of whimsical with the practical in a showroom that is constantly changing. Principal Owner: Cory Thompson year founded: The gallery just opened; the landscaping business has been operating 13 years Number of employees: 6 how’s business? Business is great! The gallery gets a lot of support from our family of landscaping clients. Our customers come from all over the country, evidence that people love our small, charming town.

One thing I wish everyone knew about this business: The gallery is composed of items that appeal to a variety of tastes at a range of price

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Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Unique items that are created by a talented local group of artists and craftspeople. advice to young entrepreneurs: The fear of failing – the fear of jeopardizing your future – is the biggest obstacle to creating great results. Take the road less traveled. my first job: Providing lawn care. Your role model (in business or in life generally): I like some of the views of Warren Buffett. The key to a successful business: Communication and consistency.

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McGarity acquires Richardson dental practice in Landrum Dr. Newman C. McGarity of forward to being back with some Spartanburg County recently an- of his old patients, as well as the nounced his acquisition of the den- opportunity to meet the patients of tal practice of Dr. Byron Richard- the Landrum community. His office will provide a comson in Landrum. Dr. Richardson, who has practiced dentistry at the prehensive scope of dental services and is committed 1000 E. Rutherto incorporating ford Street locaMarketPlace the latest techtion for 32 years, niques in dental imaging, services, has stepped down. Dr. McGarity has practiced practice organization and record more than 15 years in the upstate, maintenance in the office. He said most recently in Union, S.C. After he is looking forward to implea brief time practicing in Bluffton, menting these enhancements and S.C., Dr. McGarity is returning believes patients will appreciate to the upstate, which he said he the expanded care they provide. For more information or to considers home. He said he looks

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Local All-Star baseball team finishes first in state tournament This local D1 7-8 All-Star baseball team finished first in the state tournament, qualifying for regionals in Andalusia, Ala. The team has received support for regional tournament expenses from numerous local sponsors, including: Kathryn Gillie, Carruth Furniture, Palmetto Restaurant, Williamson’s Paint, Buck’s Pizza, Tryon House, Cowan’s Hardware, Stott’s Ford, Debbie Hodge, Brandi Thompson, Burrell’s Fuel, Pro Physical Therapy, Larkin’s Restaurant, Foothills Mountain Barbeque, The Hare and Hound, Nationwide Insurance and Henson’s Mulch and More. For more information, contact Emily Pereira at 828-989-3506 or email - article submitted by Emily Pereira

Local D1 7-8 All-Star baseball team qualifies for regionals and heads to Andalusia, Ala. (photo submitted)

McDowell signs with Coker College by Joey Millwood

Landrum point guard Cole McDowell will take his speed and toughness to the next level. McDowell, who helped the Cardinals reach the upper state finals last season, will continue his basketball career at Coker College. The Landrum point guard was already committed to attending Coker, located in Hartsville, S.C., but it was purely an academic decision as it appeared basketball was in his past. With some determination, however, the sport he loves is no longer in his rearview. His family and coaches gathered Aug. 2 as he made the announcement that he’d be playing basketball for the Cobras. “It makes it even more exciting,” he said. “It’s just a bless-

ing.” Landrum Coach Lyn Smith said McDowell’s desire to continue fighting to be able to play basketball at the next level is just a tribute to his character. “His strength is his drive to be the best that he can possibly be,” Smith said. “He just works hard. He’s going to get down there and work hard.” McDowell had a conversation by phone with Coker College’s Coach Dan Schmotzer and a tryout was set up. “I’m just thankful to be able to play on the next level,” he said. For the Cardinals, McDowell was the spark plug. The point guard was quick down the court in Landrum’s up-tempo style of play. He wasn’t afraid to shoot a 3-pointer or drive to the basket. The Cardinals played for the Up-

Landrum point guard Cole McDowell signs with Coker College. (photo by Joey Millwood)

per State championship this year, but fell just short of reaching the finals. McDowell is the second Cardinal basketball player to sign and play at the next level this year. Cardinal center Alex Bry-

ant will play close by in Francis Marion. “I’m glad he’s getting the opportunity,” Smith said. “He’s a good basketball player. It’ll be good to see him develop at the next level.”

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Spartanburg Little Theatre announces 2012 - 13 season Season opens with ‘The King and I’ The Spartanburg Little Theatre recently announced its upcoming 2012-13 season. The season opens Sept. 7-16 with the classic musical “The King and I,” which tells the story of Anna, a British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king’s many children. This love story includes many popular songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance.” “Moonlight and Magnolias” will take the stage Nov. 2-11. A comedy that illuminates the behind-the-scenes business of

Hollywood movie making in the 1930s and 40s, this production focuses on a famed Hollywood producer’s solution to problems with the script for his latest historical epic, “Gone with the Wind.” The popular musical “Chicago” starts out the new year, with performances Jan. 11-20, 2013. Set in 1920s Chicago, the show tells the story of chorus girl Roxie Hart, who murders a faithless lover and winds up on death row. She joins forces with Velma Kelly, another merry murderess, and the two vie for the spotlight and the headlines in search of the American dream: fame, fortune and acquittal. “Chicago” features numerous well-known songs, such

as “When You’re Good to Mama,” “Cell Block Tango” and “Razzle Dazzle.” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is next in the season, March 8-17, 2013. This musical tells the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. The season winds up May 3-12, 2013 with one of the iconic masterpieces of American theater, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Ten-

nessee Williams’ famous play follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche Du Bois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn, brutish and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her. Call the Spartanburg Little Theatre at 864-585-8278 for more information or to order season tickets. - article submitted by Jay E. Coffman

Church Women United meet Aug. 11 with speaker Lisbeth Riis-Cooper Riis. Registration and a tour of the facility will be at 11 a.m., lunch

will be at noon and the meeting with speaker and worship will be at 1 p.m.

The speaker will be Lisbeth Riis-Cooper, cofounder (Continued on page 15)

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fitness and Italian club, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit www. Polk County Democratic Party will open its headquarters on White Street in Columbus for visitors twice weekly.

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intersection of Hwy. 108 and Hwy. 9. Go to the first building, 101 Healing Farm Lane. Reservations are necessary for lunch. Contact Linda Eiserloh at 828-859-9800 for more information. - article submitted by Jane Janke

During August, the headquarters will be open Wednesdays noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Alcoholics Anonymous Try-

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Sculpture by Rick Conn, one of five pieces he created for the Rail Trail in Spartanburg, S.C. Each piece is created from an actual steel train rail he torch cut, heated and bent. The whimsical rail cars on top are made from fused brass plate and represent actual trains that used to operate in the area. Conn is currently working on a sixth piece in the series. (photo submitted by Pauline Ross)

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Well-known painter and sculptor Rick Conn has been selected to judge the works submitted for the 14th Regional Juried Art Show sponsored by Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS). Conn was recently invited to show at the West Main Artist Coop annual invitational in Spartanburg. The juried show is TPS’ most competitive and prestigious art show and will take place at the TPS gallery from Sept. 29 – Nov. 10. Show organizers Sandy Sibley and Christine Mariotti said extensive marketing and advertising will bring in a collection of serious entries that will be narrowed down to the “best of the best,” which will make up the show. They said outstanding entries will be rewarded with more than $1,500 of prizes, and many works in the show will represent areas surrounding Tryon as well as out of state. Artists who would like to submit works for this juried show can download information and a prospectus from the TPS website at or pick them up at the gallery at 26 Maple Street in Tryon. The opening reception for the show will take place Friday, Sept. 29 from 5-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. - article submitted by Pauline Ross

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