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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 189

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Polk approves contract for recreation master plan Contract with IPDC for $6k This day in 1976, I-26 “missing link” was dedicated between Columbus and Saluda.

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by Leah Justice

Polk County commissioners voted Oct. 15 to contract with Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) to create a recreation master plan. Commissioners chose the IPDC bid, which was the lowest at $6,000. The county will take the money out of its contingency fund. The current recreation master plan is from 1999 and does not include several assets, such as the county recreation park in Mill Spring. The recreation

Polk County Mobile Recycling, Mondays, Harmon Field/ Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Polk County Democratic Headquaters, open Monday - Friday, Oct. 15 - Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Get candidate and election information and register to vote. 828-894-0539. 64 Ward St., next to sheriff’s office in Columbus. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit The 1940s Radio Hour, The Tryon Little Theater box office is open Monday-Satur-

Tryon ABC store remains closed; future still unclear

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by Leah Justice

The Tryon ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) store will remain closed at least until after town council’s Nov. 20 meeting and it’s future remains unclear. The ABC board met Thursday, Oct. 25 for the first time in months due to a lack of volunteer members

This old playground equipment was removed from outside Stearns in Columbus earlier this year as part of continuing efforts to improve recreation opportunities in Polk County. Polk County commissioners voted Oct. 15 to have Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) create a master plan for the recreation department. (photo by Leah Justice)

following the town and the state closing the ABC store on Sept. 7. ABC board members discovered during the meeting that they need a lot more information regarding the store’s financials before it can recommend whether or not to re-open the store. The N.C. ABC Commission

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day 10-1 at the Workshop, 516 S. Trade Street, for the nostalgic musical “The 1940s Radio Hour,” to play Nov. 8-18. Reservations: 828-859-2466. The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Democratic Women’s Club, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. Everyone is welcome. 828-894-3219. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Green Creek Community Center, line dance classes (ultra beginner and beginner/intermediate), Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. in

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the gym. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. The Meeting Place Senior Center, 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 Asscication 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. Polk County Public Library, “Cats, Bats and Witches!,” preschool storytime, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. 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. 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. Foothills Fire Service Area Commission, meeting Tuesday,

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; medication assistance; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday, senior fitness and Italian club, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Green Creek Community Center, quilters’ group, Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit www. Saluda Community Library, no preschool storytime Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Saluda Halloween Stroll, downtown Saluda from 3 to 6 p.m. Columbus Halloween Stroll, Columbus Downtown Merchants Association will hand out candy between 4 - 6 p.m. in downtown Columbus. Tryon Halloween Stroll, Tryon Halloween Stroll Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m. Trade Street merchants will decorate their shops to welcome all the creepies and cuties with sweet treats. Grace Church

will turn their space into a Halloween maze and a decorated “Spookmobile” (aka Polk County Bookmobile) will be on hand. Costume contest will take place at 6 p.m. in the Tryon Movie Theater. Landrum Holloween walk Oct 31, 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by Landrum Business Asssociation in downtown Landrum. Bring out your cutest - we mean scariest ghouls and goblins. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Polk County Economic & Tourism Development Commission (ETDC), meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the First Peak Visitor Center conference room, 20 E. Mills St., Columbus. For information, call 828-894-2895. Trunk or Treat, Faith Temple Baptist Church located on Mt. Range Rd. in Mill Spring will host a free hotdog supper and “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween night, Oct. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. The comunity is invited to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous Tryon 12 and 12, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tryon Coffeehouse, 90 Trade Street.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior (Continued on page 19)

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• Tryon ABC (continued from page 1)

the store not generating revenue for several years. Tryon Town Manager Caitlin Martin attended the ABC board meeting and said the town has the recommended options or to keep the store open on its own if the board thinks the store can make money. She said the state audit concluded that there were almost 400 bottles of liquor missing from the store. The majority of the missing inventory were mini bottles at 128 bottles missing, but there were also 122 fifths missing and 79 halfgallons missing, among others. ABC board member Dennis Durham said he was under the impression that most of the missing bottles were mini bottles, which could be stopped by securing those behind the counter. “But half gallons missing,” Durham said. “How could you get out the door with a half gallon?” Durham said the missing in-

ventory list says to him there’s a problem with receipts or a problem with theft. He initially suggested trying to merge with Columbus, which could greatly reduce costs, he said. But ABC board member Richard Rardin said he doesn’t see why Columbus would want to merge. “I don’t honestly see why Columbus would want to merge,” Rardin said. “I don’t see a large bonus for Columbus.” Martin said it is her understanding the Columbus’ store isn’t making much profit either. According to the Columbus ABC monthly report from September, the Columbus store distributed $500 to the town. Martin said in order to merge with Columbus, the towns would have to have a contractual agreement and the two towns would appoint two members each to a board. The store would be operated by both jurisdictions, she said. Once Tryon ABC board members discovered they do not have financials, full inventory of what



ABC board members are trying to determine the fate of the Tryon Store. (photo by Leah Justice)

is in the store and sales receipts, board members seemed to think it’s possible with the right management to continue to run the store. “This is a management problem,” Durham said. “Simple management. There’s no excuse for this.” Rardin added that this year’s budget showed a slight profit and said he thinks the ABC board, now

that there is a full board, needs to be more on top of the store’s operations. “I think the store could be made profitable,” said Rardin. “It’s going to depend a lot on who gets hired (to run the store).” Board member Debra Isabell said she would hate to see another (Continued on page 4)


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and the department goes above and beyond. (continued from page 1) “I’m just really impressed,” board decided to revise the plan, Walker said. “It’s a small, yet in part, because most grant fund- mighty department.” Lynch said the recreation ing requires an updated master department does fundraisers plan. The recreation board held every year to supplement needed community meetings last year funding and also mentioned the to solicite input from the public success of the recreation department’s affordable after-school through surveys. Recreation advisory board and summer program to help member Laura Lynch said the working parents. The after-school program board is looking at different opcurrently serves portunities for about 25 stugrant funding. She said state “I’m just really impressed. dents and the summer camp grant officials It’s a small, yet might serves approxiwant the mas- department.” mately 80 chilter plan to be a -- Commissioner Cindy Walker dren with a waitcomprehensive ing list. long-range plan. Josh King with IPDC said Lynch reviewed numerous updates to Stearns gymnasium since they can create Polk’s recreation 2009, including painting, new master plan more inexpensively windows, the floor, backboards than the other proposals because and scoreboards and a volleyball IPDC works with Polk and has net, with much of the work being already spent a great deal of time on hiking trails around the done by volunteers. She also mentioned the play- county. He also said he plans to ground at Stearns Park, which get the county’s towns to adopt was removed due to equipment the plan once it’s complete. King being deemed dangerous. The mentioned that the work of the county has recently donated recreation advisory board and deequipment and is working on partment on the surveys and community meetings probably saved getting the equipment installed. Gibson Pool has also under- the county $6,000 to $10,000 in gone several improvements over work on the master plan. Other proposals obtained for the past couple of years, including painting, new drains, a new the master plan included one for slide, new lifeguard stands and $16,500 and another for up to $36,000. patio furniture. IPDC estimates the plan will Commissioner Cindy Walker said every year recreation has take six to 12 months to complete. new regulations to comply with

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business close in Tryon and feels under the right management it could be profitable. The board decided to get all the financials it needs and get direction from town council on how the town wants to proceed. Rardin was appointed earlier this year to the board but there were not enough members to hold meetings. Town council recently appointed Durham and Isabell

with last week being their first meeting. For the time being, Tryon is selling its ABC store inventory at costs to other stores in order to pay bills. Martin said approximately $2,500 worth of bills has been paid so far through the sell of the inventory. The ABC board set its next meeting to be for Monday, Nov. 19 at 5:15 p.m. held at town hall. Town council’s meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department.

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Commission candidates respond to Bulletin questions The Tryon Daily Bulletin requested that commission candidates respond to five questions. Their answers to question three are available below. Look for answers to remaining questions in the Bulletin over the next week.

What is your opinion of the proposed unified development ordinance (UDO) and current mountainside and ridgeline protection ordinance (MRPO)? Do you feel the county should make changes or delete both ordinances altogether and why? EMILY BARTLETT: (D) The UDO continues to be the most talked about issue in the county and unfortunately has become a political football. While I understand the reservations of many property owners concerning limited use, we need a balance between permitted use, the health and safety of residents, liability for the county, ease of use for employees administering the document and the public it will affect, and the intended and unintended impact on growth and our economy. While I am not convinced that a majority of residents want significant restrictions, I think that most people agree we cannot leave ourselves with no protections. Determining the degree of those protections is where the rubber hits the road. It is only natural that the townships have shown concern about the impact of the new ordinances not only because it is a complicated document for those not accustomed to planning language but also because the intent seems to have gone beyond the mere consolidation of existing

ordinances. Regarding the UDO’s affect on our economy, I would advocate for more coordination with recommendations between the planning and economic development boards with input from the mayors and representatives of each township. The most recent UDO meeting reached an agreement and a compromise to increase slope to 30 percent. I encourage the committee to apply slope standards across the zoned areas of the county and not to single out those areas of the county in the higher elevations. In closing, when and if Polk County improves its water infrastructure and sewer services, the county will be in need of the ability to control and direct growth. I view my role as a commissioner as a representative, giving residents what they want, not what I want. Finding balance through compromise and continued community input will be necessary to meet the diverse needs and desires of our community. MICHAEL GAGE: (R) The MRPO/UDO should be thrown out and this is why; The UDO was intended to be a process of taking the existing ordinances, consolidating them, and giving the citizens a clear picture of how these regulations apply to them. When local government passes a single ordinance, it normally goes in this order; planning board, commissioners, multiple public hearings, commissioners vote or send it back to the planning board for changes. The UDO has various single ordinances wrapped into existing ordinances, as a result, there was only one public hearing and some commissioners tried to pass the UDO in one vote. An example of what is bad about this document, (Article 11) Building Design Guidelines, (Continued on page 8)

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this is what this section would require of a commercial building: [11.5.2. No portion of a building constructed of unadorned (unfaced) concrete masonry units or corrugated and/or sheet metal may be visible from a public roadway. These are requirements you would see in a downtown area of one of the county’s three municipalities, not out in the county. The result would be the loss of; new businesses, property tax revenues and jobs. The MRPO was designed to protect the ridgelines and the steep slopes of our county. The Polk County Planning Board acquired expert environmental opinions as to what tragedies could happen as a direct result of a major weather event. I feel the Polk County building department can do a better job making these decisions. The building inspector is required to use the guidelines that are regulated by the Department

of Insurance, and these regulations are developed by the NC. Building Code Council, which is a board consisting of 17 members that have been appointed by the governor as authorized by GS 143-136. These members are all experts in their field of study; architect, building inspector, electrical contractor, fire services, structural engineer, etc. The building code council develops their codes based on future risks that such building activities pose on insurance companies. If the activities are costing the insurance industry too much in claim reimbursements, they will then go to the building council and request modifications to lessen future risk. Our county is so diversified that zoning should be as localized as possible. If a community feels the need to impose a zoning ordinance, then at that time they should set up an advisory board consisting of those property owners. Once that is established they would then contact the commissioners to begin the process of

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creating an ordinance for their area only. KEITH HOLBERT: (R) The unified development ordinance was originally set to combine Polk County’s ordinances into one volume, which would have allowed a person to locate the requirements for compliance more easily. It however evolved into a much more restrictive document (almost 400 pages) with as much as a 50 percent of the document being rewritten. The board of commissioners voted to send the MRPO back to the planning board where it is currently being discussed and changed. The changes should soon be sent back to thecommissioners, and the current board will review the changes. Until the current board makes a decision, it would be speculation as to what should be done and how. I would have to see the changes and their impact upon the citizens to even begin to form an opinion. RENEE MCDERMOTT: (D) I have read the full UDO and Mountain and Ridgeline Protection Ordinances (MRPO), more than once, and have a good working knowledge of them. I support some parts but not others. They definitely should not be thrown out in their entirety. Most of the UDO is just a compilation of ordinances that have been on Polk County’s books for many years. Some of those ordinances have been updated or clarified. I support those. The UDO committee greatly improved the subdivision ordinance. It was unanimously adopted by the board of commissioners last spring. I support that. One new UDO section contains building design guidelines. Think of the outcry when Dollar General built an unappealing store in Tryon. These guidelines are intended to “present an attractive ‘face’ for Polk County.” They apply only to commercial buildings along specified major highways. Such standards have been shown to improve economic develop-

ment elsewhere. I support them. The planning board has just rewritten MRPO and recommended the rewrite to the commissioners. It includes no use restrictions but still includes extending the slopes requirements to all of Polk County, which I voted against on the UDO Committee. The slopes requirements are not needed outside the truly mountainous areas. While about 50 citizens spoke against the UDO at the public hearing, most negative comments were generalizations or based on falsehoods published in the “liberty” ads and website. Many were about a section previously removed from the UDO. When the visioning committee’s survey was sent to every address (12,100 addresses) in Polk County, 21 percent (2,553 households and businesses) responded, an unusually high survey return rate. 88.5 percent (arguably 3,700 Polk citizens) expressed “strong sentiment” in favor of good land use planning and protection of Polk County’s beautiful mountains and natural resources. These voices must also be heeded. Protection is crucial. RUSSELL MIEROP: (D) I attended the most recent planning board meeting (Oct. 22) and feel that as a county, we are moving forward in a beneficial direction. This feeling is illustrated by the planning board’s action and unanimous decision for steep slope regulation. They showed a well thought out decision, and I feel that with their work in regards to steep slopes in the county are of great value. I want to be very clear that I do not support zoning White Oak and Coopers Gap townships. The use table should be applied uniformly to the zoned parts of the county, and the subdivision ordinance should be applied consistently to the whole county. One year ago, the BOC, by unanimous vote, passed the revised subdivision ordinance. I think the subdivision ordinance is (Continued on page 10)

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Tryon Elementary School McTeacher’s Night, Oct. 30 Saluda bridge results On Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m., Tryon Elementary School will celebrate McTeacher ’s Night at the McDonald’s in Columbus. Many teachers and staff, and even principal, Mr. Ott Sizemore, will work at McDonald’s - seating customers, taking food orders, making shakes and sundaes, serving dinner, all while students get a chance to hear their teachers say, “Do you want fries with that?”

A portion of the sales made that evening will go directly to the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program at school, which provides free books to children three to four times a year. To make this fundraiser a success, the school needs to get as many school supporters to meet under the Golden Arches on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m. for a McTeacher’s Night dinner. Please tell your neighbors

and bring your family and friends to support school. – article submitted by Sue Heston

Saluda Mountain Bridge Club results for Oct. 22 are: first N/S - Carolyn Ashburn and Barbara Trumble; second N/S - Veevee Blackshear and Pat McCall. First E/W -Pinckney Clement and Margaret Rembert; second E/W Roger and Louise Hagy. Games are played each Monday at 1:30 p.m. with a bridge discussion from 12:45-1:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. A partner is guaranteed. - article submitted by Tollie Ross

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will limit the growth of new jobs in Polk County due to the restrictions on new and growing business in Polk County. The UDO took the existing ordinances and in many cases made them much more restrictive than what we currently have. The vice-chairman of the Rutherford Board of Commissioners commented to me at our UDO hearing, that he wanted us (Polk County) to pass the UDO so jobs

will keep coming to Rutherford County. As to the MRPO, I do not agree with the ordinance as it is currently written. We are punishing the residents that live above 1,650 ft. in elevation. That needs to be corrected and use some common sense. We can easily insure that we protect the health and safety of our citizens when building on a steep slope by having the “build-

ing inspector” make a pre-visit to the worksite before construction begins. He can make the call if an engineer needs to get involved because of any concerns he has with the type of soil, slope, etc… This way we are not requiring the added expense of an engineer for all construction but just when they are really needed. Again on both of these issues, let’s use some common sense and not over complicate the issues.

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well suited to the county. TOM PACK: (R) I have read the UDO in its entirety and have an understanding of the workings and complexity of the document. I do not support the current version of the UDO as it is a taking of private property rights and

Want to go? What: McTeacher’s Night When: Tuesday, Oct. 30 Where: McDonald’s in Columbus

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Tryon Family Dentistry open house Tryon Family Dentistry and Dr. John Hooker announce the grand opening of their new location to be held Monday, Nov. 5. Tryon Family Dentistry’s staff will welcome visitors to the new location at 70 Depot Street, next to the historic train depot, from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. (photo s u b m i t t e d b y D r. Hooker)

Millard accepted into NAPFA C. Andrew Millard of Millard & Company in Tryon has been accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). With membership, Millard becomes affiliated with an organization of more that 2,400 of the most-qualified financial advisors in the nation who deliver objective, fee-only advice. Membership in NAPFA and the NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor designation are available only to fee-only financial advisors who meet NAPFA’s stringent membership qualifications. Those standards require advisors to receive compensation only directly from their clients, to act in clients’ fiduciary interest at all times, and to provide comprehensive planning services. In addition, NAPFA has some of the industry’s most

rigorous education and training requirements. All candidates for membership are required to submit a complete comprehensive financial plan for a full-scale peer review. Furthermore, NAPFA’s continuing education requirements exceed those of any other association of financial advisors. “I congratulate Andy for demonstrating his intention to provide transparent, clientcentered services by making a commitment to uphold the high standards NAPFA sets for all its members,” said NAPFA Chair Lauren Locker. In contrast to most financial professionals, NAPFA members receive no commissions or other rewards for selling financial products. Those forms (Continued on page 11)

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Jim Quick to perform in Saluda Jim Quick and Coastline will bring the best of live beach, blues and soul music to The Party Place and Event Center. Quick is an awardwinning singer, musician and songwriter who has been to the top of Beach Music Charts. He will perform on stage Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at The Party Place and Event Center facility. The Party Place & Event Center is located on Friendship Church Road in Saluda. Call 828-7493676 or visit the web www. par typlaceandeventcenter. com for information. (article and photo submitted)




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of compensation create potential conflicts of interest that may serve to undermine an advisor’s objectivity and fiduciary responsibility. It is for this reason that all NAPFA members must sign the Fiduciary Oath that explicitly promises to “to place the clients’ interests first.” Locker continued: “NAPFA is leading the charge toward the development of a financial services community that rivals other professions in its desire and ability to foster trust by offering true fiduciary-level care to our clients. We welcome Andy to our ranks and look forward to his contribution to our organization.” For more information about fee-only financial planning and NAPFA, visit or call 1-800-366-2732. – article submitted by Andy Millard


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WHERE WE WORK An in-depth look at an area business

PERSON FEATURED: Javin Miller BUSINESS: Yoder Seamless Gutter PHONE NUMBER: 828-817-9904 ADDRESS: 343 Blanton St., Columbus. EMAIL ADDRESS: OPERATING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. NATURE OF BUSINESS: Water diversion systems and gutter cleaning PRINCIPAL MANAGER: Javin Miller YEAR FOUNDED: 2006 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One HOW’S BUSINESS? I acquired the business the first part of September and I’m blessed to say that business has been great since then. I really enjoy getting to know all my customers on a personal level.

ONE THING I WISH EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT THIS BUSINESS: Locally owned and operated. I seek to keep serving the local customers that I know and love. SOMETHING YOU OFFER THAT A CUSTOMER WON’T FIND ELSEWHERE: Individually owned and operated with high emphasis on customer relations and quality of work. The owner himself will be on every job site to ensure that the job is done right. ADVICE TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: I, myself, am a young entrepreneur and the best advice I could give is to not give up on your dreams. I feel blessed to own my business and with hard work and dedication noth-

Right: Javin Miller (photos submitted)

ing is impossible. MY FIRST JOB: My first job was working for my dad’s business, Miller’s Siding and Home Improvement. My dad is the main one who taught me all about owning your own business and a good work ethic. YOUR ROLE MODEL (in business or in life generally): My role model is Marlin Yoder, the gentleman that owned the business prior to me taking over. Not only did he train me how to run the business and do the work, but he also gained my respect by the amount of integrity he has and the way he ran his business. THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS: For me the key to success is first and foremost keeping God at the center of my business. However, hard work, dedication and honesty are also very important. I want to build my business based on customer satisfaction and quality of work.

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We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Exc ref. Free Estimates. Call 828-894-3701. Saluda Construction: Grading, landscaping, driveways, land clearing, underbrushing, property maint. Stone, mulch, licensed, insured, bonded. G. Eargle 828- 243-4300




Want to go on vacation Home Improvement & not worry about your Roofs, renovations, siding, furry friends? I will farm carpentry, decks, winsit while you are away. dows, screening. All Home 864-266-8964 or www.not Repairs. FREE estimates. myfarm. “It’s Home: (828) 859 - 5608. not my farm, but I will treat Cell: (828) 817 - 0436. it like it is."

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BEST CARTAGE is seeking qualified CDL CLASS A DRIVERS to run out of Shelby, NC. Must have two years tractor trailer experience. Average miles will be 2200-2500 per week. Could be out as much as 5 days, but probably will get back through Shelby on average 2-3 times per week. Will most likely start late in the day each day around noon to 3pm and make night time deliveries at grocery warehouses. (This is not hauling groceries, therefore no

DRIVERS/ DELIVERY/OTR touch freight to the driver). Will be hauling paper products. We offer a competitive pay package also Health/ Dental/ Vision/ Life and more. Call today 800-849-1818 or apply online at

HELP WANTED Animal Care Attendant Employment Opportunities Foothills Humane Society, Columbus, N.C. Part-time employment opportunities available for Animal Care Attendants. Responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for ani mals and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Assures all animals' nutrition, housing and basic medical needs are met on a daily basis. Assists the public when admitting and adopting ani mals and promotes responsible pet ownership in conversations with customers. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Animal Care Coordinator. Animal care experience preferred. Works varying hours, including some weekends, not to exceed 20 hours weekly, as scheduled by supervisor. Please send applications to: Attn. Executive Direc tor, Foothills Humane Society, 989 Little Moun tain Road, Columbus, NC 28722.

NOW HIRING Accounting Clerk

needed by Modular Home Manufacturing. Variety of duties including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable. Must have Quickbooks exp. Mail resume to: Blue Ridge Log Cabins 625 East Frontage Rd. Campobello, SC 29322 or fax to: 864-457-3422

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New Restaurant Apply in person: Southside Grill 82 N. Trade St. Tryon

HELP WANTED The Tryon Daily Bulletin Is currently seeking a freelance sports writer to cover fall sports for Landrum High School. This position pays on a per-story basis and would require both writing and basic photography skills. Writer needed mostly to cover sporting events in the afternoon to early evening and weekends. Writer would assist with Fall Sports Preview edition. Please send your resume and writing samples to samantha.hurst@ Weaver & Fixer needed for a Jacquard weaving operation. Must be flexible and have good attitude. At least 3 years weaving or fixing experience recommended. Please apply in person at 81 Skylar Road, Lynn NC or email resume to lauriew@ 828-859-9916 ext 204

REAL ESTATE Rent To Own Mountain Log Home

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TRANSPORTATION Drivers/Owner Operators Now hiring Independent Contractors with 3 years experience hauling tankers. Must own your own truck. HazMat NOT req. Local work around the Greenville/Upstate area. Home every night. Call Brandon 864-230-3919


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Currently seeking Local Drivers. Home Daily, 2 yrs. CDL-A Tractor Government Trailer Exp. Required Salem Carriers Subsidized, elderly Specials 4810 Justin court 14x70 2+2 used $15,804 handicapped, heat/air Charlotte, NC 28216 16x80 2+2 used $21,995 included. Walk to town. 1-800-709-2536 16x70 3+2 New $28,995 828-817-2744 16x80 3+2 New $34,995 Do you have 28x80 5Bd,3Ba $64,995 OMMERCIAL 30 Homes on Display available jobs? MARKDOWN HOMES OR ENT Mauldin-Greenville Call 828.859.9151 to let Beautiful professional others know about job Exit 48A on I-85 3 miles on Hwy 276 E office space for rent. opportunities at your 864-288-0444 From 150 sf - 1900 sf business.




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APARTMENTS For Rent - Tryon 1 bdrm efficiency, furnished. Water and electricity included, central heat/air, no smoking. $400 month plus deposit. Call 828-817-5380 For Rent in Tryon 1bdrm, 1ba, furnished, water & electricity included, no smoking, small pets with deposit. $440/month plus deposit. Call 828-817-5380

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DAY at Green Creek Farm Supply, 2291 Chesnee Rd., 828-863-4343. Channel Catfish, Hybrid Blue Gill, Sterile Grass Carp, Blue Gill/Shell Cracker. Thursday Nov. 1 @ 9:00 am. Place order before 10/29/12.

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE POLICE OFFICER The City of Landrum is now accepting applications for a Police Officer. Qualified applicants must be 21 years old, a resident of SC, have a valid SC driver’s license and be able to pass a rigid background investigation. Certified officers will be given preference. Applications will be accepted at City Hall, 100 N. Shamrock Avenue until 5pm November 9, 2012. Tryon Daily Bulletin October 26, 29, and 31, 2012 POLICE OFFICER


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Carson appointed chief reader for annual AP reading Responsible for ensuring scores reflect college level achievement Local resident, Dr. Warren Carson, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at USC Upstate, has been appointed chief reader for the national college board’s advanced placement program’s annual reading. Each June, more than 11,000 college faculty members and Advanced Placement high school teachers from some of the best academic institutions across the globe come to the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. As chief reader for the AP English Literature unit of the free-response section, Carson is responsible for ensuring that

students receive scores that ac- writers use language to provide curately reflect college-level both meaning and pleasure for achievement. In addition, he their readers. As they read, stuoversees the progress of the pro- dents should consider a work’s cess and the work of the other structure, style, and themes, as readers. well as such According smaller-scale to the Col- “It’s important to elements as the lege Board, remember that we’re use of figuraAP courses tive language, f o c u s “ n o t working on behalf of the imagery, symon memoriz- students.” bolism, and ing facts and tone.” -- Dr. Warren Carson figures,” but “The Engare designed lish Literature to “engage (students) in intense unit is a real mix of literary works discussions, solve problems col- and genres,” said Carson. “There laboratively, and learn to write is a very careful and deliberate clearly and persuasively.” process for selecting works to be The College Board defines on the exam that includes looking the English Literature course as for balance and works representaone “designed to engage students tive of different periods.” in the careful reading and critiThough he knows being a cal analysis of imaginative lit- chief reader will have its chalerature…so students can deepen lenges, Carson is intent on maintheir understanding of the ways taining perspective throughout

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New classes launch this week at ICC Polk Center Campus Register today for these upcoming classes at ICC Polk Center in Columbus Computing for the Workplace, instructor Michael Kleiner. Learn the basic skills you need to use a computer at work. Basic computer vocabulary and how to use the calendar and various programs in Microsoft Office. Tues/Thurs: Oct 30 – Nov 27, 6-8:30 p.m. Open Watercolor Studio, instructor Jeanne Parsons. Work on your own individual projects and be introduced to a variety of techniques and approaches to subject matter. Beginning watercolor is a prerequisite. Thursdays, Nov 1 – Jan 3, 1 – 4 p.m. Suncatchers in Stained Glass, instructor Dot Pearce. A quickie class designed to give you a taste of what “doing glass” is all about. Learn how to cut glass, use copper foil and solder and take a finished piece home with you.

Thurs: Nov 1 and 8, 9 a.m.-noon. The History of Ireland in Lecture & Film, instructor Dr. Dennis Sommers. An entertaining examination of one of the world’s oldest and most interesting histories. This series covers various aspects of Irish history, literature, and life from ancient times to the present. Thurs: Nov 1- 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chinese Government Policies and Influence on U.S. and World Politics, instructor Ed Kan. A study of China’s evolution to a superpower of the 21st century and its impact on government policies and world politics. Mondays, Nov 2 – Dec 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mosaic Hot Pad, instructor Dot Pearce. An easy, fun, no experience needed glass art project that makes a great gift. Mondays, Nov 5 and 12, 9 a.m.-noon. Practical Horsemanship Control with Balance, instructors

Lynn Brown and Dania Fadeley. Achieving Natural Balance-Learn the secrets to control and confidence for a safer ride. Tuesdays, Nov 6 – 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Beginning Stained Glass, instructor Dot Pearce. Learn the basics of the copper foil method of stained glass. Tuesdays, Nov 6 – 27, 9 a.m.–noon. A Survey of Irish History and Literature, instructor Dennis Sommers. A fascinating and informative study of the ancient, complex and mystical history of Ireland. Tuesdays, Nov 6 – 27, 10 a.m.-noon. Photo Elements III, instructor Carolyn Michel. This class is geared to the student who has been using Photoshop Elements and would like to move on to more advanced techniques. Wednesdays, Nov 7 – Dec 12, 9 a.m. – noon. Social Security: Your Questions Answered, instructor Jay

Geddings. Understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. Wednesday, Nov 14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Facebook for Business, instructor Michael Kleiner. Learn how to use Facebook to develop a business page and to promote your business. Mon/Wed: Nov 19 – Dec 10, 6-8:30 p.m. Social Networking, instructor Michael Kleiner. Learn “how to think” about Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn and instant messaging, as well as “what to do.” We’ll help you make the connection with this new online world. Tues/Thurs: Nov 29 – Dec 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Fall class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus and online at Call 828-894-3092 for more details or to register for classes. - article submitted

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Nov. 2 PAC goes to Pisgah National Forest for 5-mile hike Strenuous loop, total ascent of 1,000 feet

Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) on Friday, Nov. 2, for a 5-mile hike at Pisgah National Forest, the fourth hike of PAC’s Fall Hiking Series. PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina will lead hikers to John Rock. The 5-mile hike is a strenuous loop with a total ascent of approximately 1,000 feet. The trailhead is accessed from the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery. The highlight of this hike is John Rock, a large granite dome that offers views of the fish hatchery, Looking Glass Rock and Pilot Mountain. The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery, operated by the NC Wildlife (Continued on page 19)

PAC members and supporters on a hike earlier this year. (photo submitted)

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Resources Commission (NCWRC), was originally the site of a logging community and then a Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the Great Depression. The theme at the Center for Wildlife Education is, “Mountain Streams-Where Water and Life Begin.� The Center conducts statewide environmental education programs for educators and youth leaders and offers informative exhibits that focus on wildlife conservation, the geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains, unique N.C. habitats, preservation of streams and wetlands, responsibility and safety in the woods, the science of wildlife management, N.C. Wild Education sites, the

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Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Devotions, 10 a.m.; Bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m.; Grocery shopping, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 6 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Please submit Curb Reporter

ecology of wetlands and ways to get involved in wildlife conservation. The center’s theme is directly in line with that of the work conducted at the fish hatchery. The NCWRC raises thousands of trout at this site. These trout are destined for release in Western North Carolina streams, providing recreational opportunities, as well as an important component of the food chain. If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at Pisgah National Forest, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or email, Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication

that you may require. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by 3 p.m., at the latest. In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place. Hikers will be meeting at the Columbus Bi-Lo at 8:30 a.m. to start the approximately 1-hour drive to the trail head, just past the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery. If you cannot make this hike but would like to attend other hikes, please visit PACs website,, or go to PACs Facebook page for information on upcoming hikes. The next and final hike is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the PAC protected Walnut Creek Preserve. – article submitted by Pam Torlina

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Polk Central School first-graders Jordy Rojas, Gracy Roberts and Conner O’Shields were delighted to be chosen by their teachers as Terrific Kids. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)

Polk Central Kiwanis Terrific Kids for October Walters – Matthew Lewis; Ms. Ford – Michael Bradley; Ms. Carlson – David Ramirez; Ms. Siegel – Katherine Campuzano-Gomez; Ms. Arledge – Ben Hardin; Ms. Davis – Hannah Ridings; Ms. Wilson – Steffan Walker; Ms. Hardin – Ariel Ballard; Ms. Smith – Noah Foy; and Ms. Walter – Anastasia Ballard and Landry Edwards. – article submitted by Lynn Montgomery

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Skeie – Yoana Dominguez; Ms. Whittemore – Emmalyn Rathbone; Ms. Tanko – Dominic Painter; Ms. Edwards – Will Dotson; Ms. McCormick – Myra McMahon; Ms. Schladenhauffen – Natalie Serrano; Ms. Powell – Gracy Roberts; Ms. Bame – Conner O’Shields; Ms. Cox – Jordy Rojas; Ms. Dotson – Kaleigh Wilson, Jaren McDowell and Victoria Garcia; Ms. Fowler – Michelle Ketwitz; Ms.

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During October, school counselor Susan Howell talked to students about using good judgment, the character trait of the month. Each teacher chose the student(s) in her class who had been showing good judgment by making the right decision in situations at school. The following students are the Kiwanis Terrific Kids for October: Ms. Johnson – Kristian Ruff; Ms. Jackson – Joslyn Gilmore; Ms.

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