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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 218

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Meeting Santa at the Tryon Stroll

Children are invited for cookies and photos with jolly od Santa Claus Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1:30-3 pm. in the front lobby of St. Luke’s Hospital Families can enjoy punch and homemade cookies. Elves will even be on hand to help write Santa a letter of Christmas wishes. This event is free. For more information, please call 828894-2408.

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


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. (Continued on page 2)

Santa hands 6-year-old Ada Kelley a candy cane during the Tryon Christmas Stroll Friday, Dec. 7. Santa’s sleigh was parked outside Foothills Realty so kids could meet him and get their pictures taken as they visited downtown. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Polk slips back into a moderate drought status by Leah Justice

After spending the month of October completely out of abnormally dry or drought conditions, Polk County is back in a moderate drought, according to the N.C. Drought Management Advisory Council. The small amount of rain that

fell Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 was the first for the area in weeks. Tryon received 0.02 inches of rain on Dec. 10 and 0.16 inches of rain Dec. 11, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Polk County Extension director John Vining said although November is typically the area’s

driest month, he said the last few months have been “bone dry.” “But this is also one of those fake years, because of cloudy weather, where you’d think we’ve had a lot of rain,” Vining said. The months of November and (Continued on page 4)

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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 saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Tryon Christmas Parade, Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m., downtown Tryon. 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, corner of Hampton Court and Hwy 108. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Polk County Drivers License Mobile Unit, Thursday, December 13, the Polk County Driver License Mobile Unit will be at 130 Ward St. in Columbus, directly in front of the post office

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from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. The Meeting Place Senior 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. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. AA Open Discussion Meeting, Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, Columbus. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-8945098. Republican General Member Meeting, Republican headquarters, 33 Peak S., Columbus. 7 p.m. 828-894-2520. “Do-it-Yourself” Messiah, Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Mark Schweizer conducts, Beth Child accompanies as audience performs Handel’s Masterpiece in

Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Moon Phase

Today: Cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 53, low 34. Thursday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 57, low 30.



Monday’s weather was: High 62, low 41, 0.16 inches of rain.

OBITUARIES Margaret Sheldon Edwards, p. 7 Richard Whiteside, p. 9

this TFAC tradition of the season. Free event. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. TPS Holiday Show, TPS Holiday Show - runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-894-0293. 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.


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. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, ThursdaySaturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Wreath-making workshop, The Mill Spring Ag Center is hosting a wreath-making workshop every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 p.m. Regeneration Group, Saturday, 4 p.m., Ashley Meadows Community Room. There is Christ-centered help for all ad(Continued on page 23)


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Seniors’ video wins PCHS $2,500 Seniors Molly Nelson and Sammie Walker gave their high school an early Christmas gift. The $2,500 gift all started with a paper airplane. The N.C. School Board Association, representing 115 school boards, was in its second year of sponsorship for a video contest to promote public schools, and there were 52 entries. Nelson and Walker, representing Polk County High School, were notified on Nov. 1 that their video was one of the top three finalists. On Nov. 13th video journalism teacher Stan Coss drove his two students and their mothers, Carol Walker and Maria Nelson, in a school van to the NCSBA conference in Greensboro. In the massive Guilford Banquet Hall, the Polk County group was glad to claim their second prize trophy and check, but there was no banquet. Polk

County School Board Chairman Geoffrey Tennant took the prize winners out to their choice of restaurant, the nearby Olive Garden. The $2,500 check was especially welcome as several computers and camcorders for the video journalism classroom were in need of an upgrade. Nelson and Walker had only three days notice to do the video; other schools may well have been planning their projects from much earlier in the year because prizes would have been publicized from the previous year. The PCHS entry had a paper airplane in flight throughout the school, with the question on takeoff, “What do you like about public education?” In the course of five landings, students penciled in their own responses, from unity to friendship to opportunity, before the plane spiraled past the flag

Seniors Molly Nelson and Sammie Walker with video journalism teacher Stan Cross. (photo submitted)

flying at the front of the school. The tune and lyrics from Black Eyed Peas’ “One Tribe” resonates in the stop animation piece, which can be found on

the home page of the class’s website: www.trackstradition. shutterfly.com. – article written by Stan Cross

Join Us for Cookies With Santa at

Sunday, Dec. 16 1:30 - 3 p.m. St. Luke’s Hospital Lobby Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa hopes to see your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends! Come have their picture taken with Santa, write a letter to Santa and enjoy some cookies, too! This event is FREE, so join us and have a jolly good time! For any questions, call 894-2408.

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2012 PRECIPITATION TOTALS Month January February March April May June July August September October November December

Rainfall (inches)

4.21 1.31 3.39 4.12 9.5 2.5 7.9 5.45 4.92 4.7 0.56 0.19

Average (1981-2010 5.1 4.86 5.76 4.58 4.57 5.38 5.27 6.18 5.38 4.65 4.8 5.24

*Note: data obtained from the National Weather Service. December totals are through Tuesday, Dec. 11.


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December fell short of normal averages, with the area only receiving 0.56 inches of rain in November and only 0.19 inches so far in December. Normal rainfall (based on averages from 1981 through 2010), for November is 4.8 inches and 5.24 inches for December. “We don’t do a lot of fall crop so that’s why we haven’t heard much from gardeners or farmers worried about the drought,” Vining said. “But there are probably some farmers right now trying to reseed their pastures and without moisture they could lose all of that work.” Besides the month of October, in which the area received a total of 4.7 inches of rain, the area has been in either a moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions since June. According to the drought monitor, Polk County was abnormally dry from Jan. 3 through April 3 and moved into a moderate drought on April 10 until May 8. Beginning on May 15, Polk County was classified as in no drought conditions and continued the no drought status through June 19.

At the end of June, Polk County was either in abnormally dry conditions or a moderate drought through the end of September. Rainfall has been abnormally low all year except for the months of May, July and October. May and July saw significantly higher than normal rainfall, with the area receiving a total of 9.5 inches of rain in May and 7.9 inches in July. October was also slightly above average with the area receiving 4.7 inches compared to the average of 4.65 inches. There have been several months this year of significantly lower than average rainfalls, including the months of February, June and November. The area received 1.31 inches of rain in February compared to the average of 4.86 inches; 2.5 inches in June compared to the average of 5.38 inches and 0.56 inches in November compared to the average of 4.8 inches. (see chart for comparison of monthly rainfall compared to averages). The area has also seen less precipitation this year overall than last. So far for 2012, the area has received 48.75 inches of rain compared to 56.82 inches in 2011. The average annual rainfall from 1981 through 2010 was 61.68 inches, according to NWS data.

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We deliver excellent care during one of life’s most treasured times. Lee and Jacqueline Waters, who both work at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, knew the reputation for exceptional patient satisfaction at The Birth Place. In September, they witnessed firsthand.

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“The nursing staff is just so nice and helpful — they took such good care of us,” Jackie says. “No matter how busy they were, they always made us feel like we were a priority.” The couple even received a card signed by nursing staff and Dr. James Godfrey of Rutherford OB-GYN. “It was something nice they didn’t have to do,” Lee says.

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The after care offered through The Birth Place also helped to make the transition from hospital to home easier. Childbirth and Women’s Health Coordinator Lucy Calhoun visited with them and helped Jackie with breastfeeding Isaac.

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Specializing in Sports Medicine Dr. Michael Roberts, board certified in orthopaedic surgery, is a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center in California. He completed his internship at the National Naval Michael Roberts Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and his residency at the Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Roberts has extensive experience in caring for the injured athlete. He spent more than four years taking care of U.S. Marines at Camp Lejeune; while there, he had a tremendous amount of experience in both operative and non-operative care of sports medicine injuries. Dr. Roberts specializes in: n Arthroscopic surgery n Sports medicine (Operative and non-operative care) n Joint replacement surgery with minimally invasive techniques n Surgical treatment in disorders of the knee

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Sheriff’s office busts ninth meth lab of year Materials discovered inside a vehicle by Leah Justice

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests this week after discovering a rolling methamphetamine lab, or materials to make a meth lab inside a vehicle. Narcotics detectives said they made a routine traffic stop Monday, Dec. 10 at Fire Tower Road and Shady Lane in Mill Spring. A K9 dog hit on the vehicle and officers discovered a backpack with all the materials necessary to make a meth lab. Farrah Peeler, 35, of Landrum was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession, distribute methamphetamine precursor, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports. Darrell James Waters, 36, of Landrum was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession, distribute methamphetamine precursor, identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, according to sheriff reports. This is the ninth meth lab dis-

Darrell James Waters

Farrah Peeler

covered this year in Polk County. The last one was discovered on Oct. 23 in Sunny View where four children ranging from ages two months to 7-years old were also living in the home. This week’s meth lab in the vehicle is the county’s 12th discovery since August 2011. The sheriff’s office also confiscated Peeler’s vehicle in Monday’s arrest, a 2005 Honda Accord. Peeler was released on a $30,000 bond, according to sheriff reports. Waters was still being held as of yesterday afternoon under a $60,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.

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by all her siblings, her parents, her husband, Charles Edwards, and youngest daughter Lesley Margaret Sheldon Edwards Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Carole HinelyEdwards Fegley (Jim) of Collierville, Margaret Sheldon Edwards Tenn., her son Derek C. Edwards passed away peacefully at home (Kathrine) of Savannah, Ga., and on Sunday, December 9, 2012. daughter, Susan E. Reid (Walter) She was born on May 22, 1918 of Eastman, Ga., three grandchilto William and Edith Shel- dren, Kimberly R. B. Orr (Steven) don in Manchester, England, of Olive Branch, MS, Kevin S. the United Kingdom. She was Baltier (Rhonda) of Collierville, the seventh of 14 children. Tenn., and Geoffrey D. Edwards She grew up in Manchester and of Atlanta, Ga., and two great married her childhood sweetheart. grandchildren, Creighton and During World War II, she Christian Baltier. survived “The Blitz” and was an air raid shelter monitor. After the war, she and her husband and four children immigrated to Canada and then to the United States, settling in Savannah, Ga. in the mid 1950s. When her youngest child entered school, Margaret got a job at the Bargain Corner Grocery Store, a precursor to the warehouse grocery stores of today. She worked her way up from cashier to office administrator. In 1972, she and her husband applied for and were hired as managers/caretakers of Grove Point Plantation, which was used as a business retreat by Great Dane Trailer Corporation. Through the years, they turned it into a “destination” for many Great Dane customers and clients who not only enjoyed the fine dining, oyster roasts, and atmosphere created by the two, but also enjoyed hearing stories from “Lady Margaret” and “Sir Charles,” as they were affectionately called, about their experiences during the war. Upon retirement, they built a home in Saluda, where they lived for a number of years before moving back to Savannah. Upon the death of her husband and youngest daughter, Margaret moved to Germantown, Tenn. to be near her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a vivacious and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sorely missed by family and friends. Margaret was predeceased

Her body was cremated. There will be a graveside service for interment of ashes at a later date in Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah, Ga. The family would like to thank Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center and Methodist Hospice for their kind and loving support. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial gift to Page Robbins at www.pagerobbins.org, Methodist Hospice at secureforms.methodisthealth. org/apps-methodist/donation/, or a charity of their choice. Collierville Funeral Home has charge of


the arrangements. Please visit www.dignitymemorial.com/collierville-funeralhime/en-us/index.page to express condolences.


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Group home zoning decision in Columbus tricky situation for council

Nonprofits must speak out

In recent weeks, community leaders who work daily with adults living with disabilities spoke out about the potential negative effects of a recommendation in Columbus that would restrict placement of family care homes. Homeowners in the Holly Hills neighborhood raised concerns back in October when they received word that a second group home, owned by Synergy In Action, was set to locate down the road from one that already exists in the subdivision. Residents said they have experienced no problems with the original group home - it’s been there since 2002 - but they have concerns that a second one might depreciate home values. Depreciation of a home’s value is based on a multitude of factors. Are neighboring homes dilapidated with falling in sheds or weed growing toward the sky? Are the streets lit properly? From residents’ own comments, it seems there is nothing occurring there that could damage property values. A single-family home could be in shambles and do more detriment than these group homes might. To protect the privacy of the individuals, in fact, it is often kept confidential where the homes are even located. It should not be assumed that because someone lives with a physical or mental disability they are not capable of being good neighbors. People in these circumstances often move into these homes to get the assistance needed to live independently such as mowing the grass. The tricky sticking point to this situation is that Synergy in Action, and even other reputable agencies in the community, are not the only ones that might one day want to open a family care home in Columbus. There are no guarantees that the next agency will provide suitable updates to a home or the same quality assistance to those that live in their homes. One of the biggest investments most adults make in their lives is the purchase of a home and the residents of Columbus have a right to protect their investments. We only hope a compromise can be made that doesn’t discriminate against adults with disabilities and doesn’t limit the good work people and organizations such as Synergy in Action are trying to do for those of us who need a bit of extra help through life. After, all any one of us could need similar help in the blink of an eye. A public hearing on the matter will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 in Columbus at 7 p.m. – Tryon Daily Bulletin editorial staff

To the editor: I serve on the board of directors of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits (www.ncnonprofits.org), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit that helps other nonprofits to lead and manage their organizations effectively, reduce costs, save time and work together to solve social problems. We’re proud of our 1,605 member nonprofits, which serve all 100 counties of North Carolina. The federal “fiscal cliff” poses an extremely serious threat to our state’s nonprofit sector and the many people Letter who depend on them. to the I urge my fellow North Editor Carolinians to contact their members of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation and ask them to work across the aisle to prevent the arbitrary spending cuts that will result if no agreement is reached. I also urge you to ask our Congress not to add to the strain on nonprofits’ essential work by imposing new caps on itemized deductions that would eliminate tax incentives for donations. If Congress doesn’t act before Dec. 31, more than $54 billion will arbitrarily be cut from federal

The Tryon Daily Bulletin The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Betty Ramsey, Publisher Editor Designer Reporter

Samantha Hurst Gwen Ring Leah Justice

Property values, not discrimination To the editor

This letter is in regards t o M r. S t u c k e r a n d M r s . Romich’s letters concerning group homes in Columbus. I as a resident take offense when the word discrimination is used so freely by both. Holly Hills and Poppy Slopes subdivisions have a group home

programs. In North Carolina it would mean that 70,000 women, children, and families would lose services as nearly $7 million is cut from child care, maternal care and child development block grants that support the work of nonprofits. The demand for nonprofits’ services would increase while federal funding for many nonprofits would decrease. Equally important are recent proposals to cap itemized deductions. Because the proposed caps are lower than the amount of fixed-cost deductions like state/local taxes paid and mortgage interest, they would essentially eliminate the tax incentive for individuals to give to charitable nonprofits, this includes churches. The charitable tax deduction is a unique aspect of Americans’ ability to support the causes they care about. Gutting it would be like pulling out the rug from underneath those very causes that keep our communities glued together. The nonprofit sector belongs to all of us, and we must take care of it. Whether you’re a board member of a nonprofit, serve on the staff, a volunteer, or simply attend church I hope you’ll speak out for the many nonprofits that stand to lose so much.

- Melissa LeRoy

in our neighborhood already. We are fine with that. What we do not want is the value of our properties depreciating any more then they have already. We as residents have rights also, that is to maintain the value of our homes (our biggest investments) and the safety of our children. This affects all of Columbus. Group homes can consist of foster, halfway and rehabilitation (Continued on page 9)

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Richard Whiteside Richard Joseph Whiteside, 77, of Rock Spring Road, Mill Spring, NC, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at his home. Born in Inman, SC, he was the son of the late Broadus and Beulah Searcy Whiteside. A graduate of Mill Spring High School he received his bachelor of science in Education from Wofford College and later completed his Masters-EDS at Western Carolina University. Mr. Whiteside taught in Sunny View Elementary, Polk Central, AC Reynolds, Polk County High, Allendale, S.C. and Isothermal Community College. He retired from the Polk County School System in l993. He was a member of the Coopers Gap Baptist Church, Mills Spring, NC where he served as the music director for many years. Surviving are his wife of 36

years, Hazel Bradley Whiteside; two sons, Joey Whiteside (Olivia) of Tryon, and Daniel Whiteside of Mill Spring; three sisters, Louise Huff of Green Creek, Leona Lancaster of Mill Spring, NC and Anne Harrison of Lenoir, NC and a brother, Wayne Hicks of Mill Spring. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Elliott, StorieLane, Oakley and ScottLynn Whiteside. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in the Coopers Gap Baptist Church, Mill Spring, NC with Rev. Hubert Street officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring. Family will receive friends from 12:30- 2 p.m. Thursday, just prior to the funeral in the Coopers Gap Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Coopers Gap Baptist Church, 1082 W. Wilson Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756. An on-line guest register is available at www. mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

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houses, etc. I understand the need for these homes, but wanting to place them 600 feet apart? In a town as small as Columbus, every six or seven houses there could be a group home. I also understand there are at least seven group homes in our small area and five of them are


Synergy homes, which by the way brought in $1.1 million dollars on last years IRS Form 990 (public record, nonprofitfacts.com tax exempt organizations). How many group homes next door to you? The half-mile statue is good enough for the state of North Carolina, I think it’s good enough for Columbus. By the way discrimination, I think not, I have a daughter with Cerebral Palsy. – Angie Leffort, Columbus

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! DOMESTIC PETS For Sale: Yorkshire Terrier, Pure Bred 14 weeks female. $750. Just in time for Christmas. 864-266-6315

TRACTOR/FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: Antique John Deere Model A series tractor 1938-41. Rebuilt engine, new radiator and tires. Carburetor and steering need adjustment. $2850. Also have John Deere Model H series 1940’s restored. $2200. Make a terrific Christmas gift for Dads or Grandpa. Special deal for both. Call Ron at 828-817-2884.


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offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Polk County, North Carolina, at 11:45AM on December 19, 2012, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Beginning at a point in the centerline of White Oak Creek, said point being located South 21 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 189.06 feet from an existing iron pin marking the terminus of the 14th course of the Daniel Shehan property described in Deed Book 161, Page 944, Polk County Registry, and runs thence from said beginning point, South 21 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 44.81 feet to a point; thence South 62 degrees 13 minutes 44 seconds West 94.96 feet to a point; thence South 16 degrees 36 minutes 06 seconds East 90.21 feet to a point; thence South 49 degrees 49 minutes 02 seconds West 194.05 feet to a point in the centerline of State Road #1330; thence with the centerline of State Road #1330, South 88 degrees 11 minutes 58 seconds West 94.18 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 71.63 feet to a point; thence leaving the centerline of said State Road #1330, North 18

degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds East 651.80 feet to a point in the centerline of White Oak Creek; thence with centerline of said creek, South 56 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 89.53 feet to a point; thence South 40 degrees 58 minutes 04 seconds East 142.45 feet to a point; thence South 03 degrees 30 minutes 26 seconds East 159.94 feet to the point and place of beginning. Containing 3.01 acres and being the same property as shown on a survey entitled "Mark A. Shehan" dated January 3, 1992 and prepared by Barry L. Collins, R.L.S. of Etowah, N.C. Being a portion of the Daniel Shehan property as described in Deed Book 161, Page 944, Polk County Registry. Being that parcel of land conveyed to Mark A. Shehan, single from Daniel J. Shehan and wife, Ruby C. Shehan by that deed dated 01/03/92 and recorded 01/24/92 in Deed Book 212, at Page 204 of the Polk County, NC Public Registry. Said property is commonly known as 731 John Shehan Road, Tryon, NC 28782. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars

($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Mark A. Shehan.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Kerrie Verstrate, Substitute Trustee Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1002379NC /B Publication Dates: 12/05/2012 & 12/12/2012

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, POLK COUNTY 11 SP 79 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Mark A. Shehan and Tammy M. Shehan to TIM, Inc., Trustee(s), dated March 12, 1999, and recorded in Book 253, Page 2015, Polk County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will

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Live Music THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Zenzera First annual mistletoe jam. Donations to benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Accepting canned food for local shelters. Purple Onion Scoot Pittman


Kyoto’s The Trophy Husbands Purple Onion Fred Whiskin, 7 p.m. Saluda Grade Café Allen Dillman and Todd Neal with friends, 6/6:30 p.m. Stone Soup Live entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Zenzera Project X


Hare & Hound Live music w/ Daryl Rice The Party Place and Event Center “Rock Around The Christmas Tree” with The Out of Towners Band

Purple Onion Chuck Beattie Band Zenzera Special Edition


Larkin’s in Columbus Fred Whiskin, 11:30 a.m. Stone Soup Live entertainment, 11 a.m.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18 Zenzera Open mic night with Doug Hooper

THURSDAY, DEC. 20 Purple Onion Danielle Howle


Kyoto’s Dana Bergman, acoustic guitarist Purple Onion Fred Whiskin, 7 p.m. Saluda Grade Café Allen Dillman and Todd Neal with friends, 6/6:30 p.m.

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Tryon Theater, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Dec. 12 - 16 - Skyfall Dec. 17 - Jan. 2 - Closed

Music Venues

Hare and Hound - 101 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 828-457-3232 Larkin’s - 155 W. Mills St., Columbus, 828-894-8800 Kyoto’s - 112 N. Trade St., Tryon, 828-859-9043 Melrose Inn - 55 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-0234 Purple Onion - 16 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-1179 Party Place & Event Center - Friendship Rd., Saluda, 828-749-3676 Saluda Grade Café - 40 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-5854 Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698 Tryon Fine Arts Center - 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-8322 Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698 Zenzera - 208 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-4554

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Exhibits & Events Bravo Marketplace, 285 N. Trade St., Tryon. Collection includes works by Linda Hudgins, Jim Shackleford and Mara and Ford Smith. Gallery open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. Patricia ColeFerullo showing a new series of watercolors in the studio/ gallery. Open by appointment. 828-859-3177. The ongoing expressive watercolor group continues to create new and exciting paintings, many of which will be shown in the halls of St. Luke’s Hospital during the holiday season. Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon. 828749-1070. Area musicians John Malloy, violin; Kathleen Foster, cello; and Kymric Mahnke, piano, will perform. Honking Tonkers Gallery, 78 East Main St., Saluda. 828-7491070. Offering mandala classes every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. There is a small fee for the class. Kathleen’s Gallery, 66 E. Main St., Saluda. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-859-8316. Mill Spring Agricultural Center (MSAC), 156 School Road, Mill Spring. “Wreath-making workshop” every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 828-894-8028. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. “Variations” show featuring works by Dawn Whitelaw, runs through the end of December. Sunnydale, 328 South Trade St., Tryon. Friday, Dec. 7, Christmas tree decorating during the Tryon Holiday Stroll from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Contra Dances, beginner lessons at 3:30 p.m. Dancing from 4-6:30 p.m. Live music by Blue Ridge Rounders with caller Diane Silver. Suggested donation. No dance experience and no partner needed. Family friendly. Info: blueridgecontra@icloud.com or 828-899-1919. Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. Showcasing local artists and craftsmen. Gallery and showroom hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday. For more information, call 571-216-6093. Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Dec. 15 Make a holiday basket with Carla Filippelli. Holiday Gift show, runs until Dec. 22. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday classes now in session. Call 828-859-8323 for class schedule. Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Dec. 13 “DoIt-Yourself Messiah.” Tuesday, Dec. 18, Carolina Camera Club will meet at TFAC’s Mahler Room. Presented works by Norm Power. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. Holiday show now until Dec. 22. Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. “Wonderland” Holiday Bazaar. Wonderland opens on Dec. 7 with jewelry, crafts and other creative gifts made by local artists. Each purchase will support a local artist. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 828-8592828, frontdesk@upstairsartspace.org, www.upstairsartspace.org.

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Polk Central Elementary honor roll students Polk Central Elementary School announced its honor roll students for the second six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. A Honor Roll Third-grade: Jasmine Atkins, Katherine Campuzano-Gomez, Lacey Gosnell, McKenna Hill, McKenna Splawn and Elizabeth Trejo-Mejia. Fourth-grade: Colby Davis, Alexis McGuinn, Kylee Mullis, Madelyn Pittman, Skye Spinner and Marissa Twitty. Fifth-grade: Isaac Edwards, Landry Edwards, Nicolas Lopez and Dylan Roberts.

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A/B Honor Roll Third-grade: Samuel Alexander, Jaylan Brady, Dominque Carson, Lauren Dotson, Mason Hatmaker, Lindsey Jenkins, Jack Jennings, Rose Jones, Aslynn Kempton, Brittany O’Sullivan, David Ramirez, Anthony Serrano, Carson Shacklock, Tori Thompson, Harrison Waddell, Zhu-Zhu Walker and Elisa Wil-

son. Fourth-grade: Kechayla Abrams, Itzel Avellaneda-Cruz, Brett Bagwell, Luke Burton, Kirsten Carambot, Tiffany Cardwell, Alexis Carroll, Rachael Davis, D.J. Edwards, Morgan Galus, Alexis Garland, Mikailah Hall, Ben Hardin, Aisha Hicks, Abigail Higgins, Katelyn Hudson, Madelyn Lawter, Gracie Lee, Julian Luck, Taylor McAbee, Emmaline McDowell, Nolen McKinney, Lane Nelon, Kellie Parker, T.J. Pettigrew, Jada PettyWilkins, Christopher Rickman, Hannah Ridings, Tyler Staley, Eddie Szuster, Madison Towne, Steffan Walker, Victoria Ward and Madilyn Wilson. Fifth-grade: Jared Addison, Rylee Barwell, Logan Bradley, Luke Dyer, Dylan Faulkner, Ashton Fisher, Noah Foy, Macii Jackson, Karli Kilgore, Sydney McKinney, Mason Merrill, Aalyiah Miller, Karla Olguin, Dalton Osborn, John Price, Joel Resendiz, Elijah Smith and Peyton Splawn.

Sunny View announces honor roll Sunny View Elementary School proudly announces its Honor Roll for the second six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year: A Honor Roll Third-graders: Chan Barber, Emma Bradley, Carley Lawter and Sebastian Potter. Fourth-graders: Tyler Bowling, Kaylin Jenkins, Bradley Marcello, Tristan Mistler, Daniel Searcy, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy and Stella Tallon. Fifth-graders: Trey Ferguson, Chase Jackson, Riley Lawter, Madison Pruette and James Smith.

AB Honor Roll Third graders: Dora Bailey, Jylyn Barnes, Keeleigh Bradley, Elise Brandon, Cameron Evans, Christopher Hancock, Avery Moore, Cassie Smith and Marissa Williams. Fourth-graders: Lily Bishop, Kole Eubanks, Savannah Greene, Brady Hall, Nathan Nodine, William Phillips, Colin Searcy, Sarah Strough and Hayden Stull. Fifth-graders: LeeAnn Bradley, Timothy Bradley, Morgan Brooks, Callie Burnett, Hunter Lynch, Nathan Ruff, Sarah Russell, Jordan Searcy, Bryson Seay, Gage Shelton and Lauren Wilson.


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Habitat nominates Gregory to Second Wind Hall of Fame Dean Gregory recently became a member of the Second Wind Hall of Fame, having been nominated by Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity. Second Wind provides recognition for retirees 60 years and over for outstanding volunteer work in area organizations that exemplify the concept that retirement need not be the end of a productive life of service to others and their community, but a “second wind” of opportunity to serve mankind. Gregory and his wife, Kathy, have lived in the area since 2003. They moved here from Downers Grove, Ill. where Dean owned and operated a retail store. Since retiring, Dean Gregory has been very active volunteering in community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, where he has been on the construction crew for nine years. He has also volunteered at Tryon Little Theater building sets, as the chair-

Kathy Gregory congratulates Dean on his Second Wind Hall of Fame membership. (photo submitted)

person for outreach ministry at the Congregational Church, with the American Red Cross disaster relief effort, Polk County Honor Guard,

is a member of the American Legion burial squad and a member of the Morgan Chapel Homeowner’s Association.

In his spare time, Gregory enjoys fishing, woodworking, cooking and winemaking. – article submitted

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Caroling at Landrum Library

Landrum Library recently held a program for families to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Singing carols played by retired schoolteacher Kay Greene, the children and their families had a fun time. Leading the sing-a-long were Tucker Vinson, 5; Lily Vinson, 8; Katelyn Browne, 8; Lane Crocker, 8; and Zack Blankenship, 9. The kids then enjoyed creating Christmas cards while sipping cocoa. (photo by Anne Regan)

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Heritage poultry workshop Jan. 10 at Mill Spring Ag Center Local chicken-lovers will have the chance to learn more about heritage poultry breeds at the Mill Spring Ag Center in January. Many people can probably remember how good their grandma’s fried chicken was when she cooked up an extra Rhode Island Red rooster. Nowadays, chickens are again becoming popular with the increase in backyard chicken flocks for family egg and meat production — or for pets. On Jan. 10 from 1-5 p.m., Jim Adkins of the Sustainable Poultry Network will present a workshop at the ag center on heritage poultry breeds, like Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. Although chickens have become more popular in recent years, many heritage breeds of poultry are nearly extinct because of decades of dwindling numbers of backyard and barnyard poultry flocks. Heritage breeds of chickens

are much slower-growing than commercial broilers, but many people believe they have more flavorful meat than your typical chicken found in the grocery store. Several small farms in Polk County also use heritage breeds for egg production, including Achin’ Back Acres whose eggs can be found in the Ag Center Farm Store. Adkins is a certified poultry judge with the American Poultry Association who has raised more than 50 breeds of standard-bred poultry. A great speaker, Adkins’ passion for poultry is obvious. The workshop will cover the basics of breeding poultry for vigor, appearance and purpose (eggs, meat, or dual purpose) and will be applicable to beginners and long-time chicken keepers alike. For more information or to register, call 828-894-2281 or email stephen@polkcountyfarms.

Learn about heritage breeds of poultry at a workshop Jan. 10. (photo submitted)

org. There is a small cost of the workshop to cover materials. Adkins will also speak at this month’s Friends of Agriculture Breakfast at the 4H Center in

Columbus. This free breakfast will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 a.m. – article submitted by Stephen Bishop

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Railroads were referenced in another kind of ballad In addition to tear-jerking bal- (music), originally copyrighted lads of incidents in 1917 and that took place Twice-told renewed. on trains, there pubTales of the lic I ndomain was another Dark Corner since the late type of ballad that referenced 1960s, Patsy by Dean Campbell railroads, which Cline, Linda was very popuRonstadt and lar with folks in the Dark Corner. several musical groups have It was titled, “Life is Like a recorded it. Mountain Railroad,” and was, The song was an exhortation in actuality, a country spiri- to live life with expectation and tual song/hymn by M.E. Abbey passion, undergirded by a loving (words) and Charlie D. Tilman creator and spiritual guide.


Life is like a mountain railroad with an engineer that’s brave; We must make the run successful, from the cradle to the grave; Watch the curves, the fills, the tunnels; never falter, never fail; Keep your hand upon the throttle, and your eye upon the rail.

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Refrain: Blessed Savior, thou wilt guide us Till we reach that blissful shore; Where the angels wait to join us In thy praise forevermore. You will roll up grades of trial; you will cross the bridge of strife. See that Christ is your conductor on this lightning train of life; Always mindful of obstruction, do your duty, never fail; Keep your hand upon the throttle, and your eye upon the rail. You will often find obstructions; look for storms of wind and rain, On a fill, or curve, or trestle; they will almost ditch your train; Put your trust alone in Jesus, never falter, never fail; Keep your hand upon the throttle, and your eye upon the rail. As you roll across the trestle, spanning Jordan’s swelling tide, You behold the Union Depot into which your train will glide; Then you’ll meet the superintendent, God the father, God the Son; With the hearty, joyous plaudit, “Weary pilgrim, welcome home!” Blessed Savior, thou wilt guide us Till we reach that blissful shore; Where the angels wait to join us In thy praise forevermore.


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Lion Vice President Fran Goodwin, right, presents membership certificate in Second Wind Hall of Fame to Lion Lee Berry at the Lions Christmas party. (photo submitted)

Lion Lee Berry inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame The Columbus Lions Club recently sponsored Lee Berry for induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. Lee is recognized for chairing the Columbus Lions Medical Equipment lending activity, volunteering with Steps to Hope’s Second Chance Thrift store and his neighborhood association. The Second Wind Hall of Fame honors those people who instead of frittering away their retirement

years catch a second wind and devote a great deal of their time to volunteer service work in their communities. The local chapter of Second Wind has more than 170 living honorees who continue making a difference in Our Area. For more information, contact Garland Goodwin, secretary Columbus Lions Club 828-894-2505. – article submitted by Garland Goodwin

Sunny View perfect attendance Sunny View School recognizes the students who had perfect attendance for the second six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Those students were: Pre-Kindergarten: Zalen Dalton, Aaron Jackson and Bryson Smith. Kindergarten: Gunnar Alm, Miya Jackson, Alex Love, Cameron McDowell and Logan Smith. First-grade: Gabe Alvarado and Evie Hill. Second-grade: Jace Barnes, Colton Bradley, Chandler Burnett, Abbie Love, Christopher Ruff, Rebecca Russell, Scarlett

Russell, Blair Searcy and Riley Williams. Third-grade: Dora Bailey, Keeleigh Bradley, Carley Lawter, Cassie Smith and Marissa Williams. Fourth-grade: Megan Blackwell, Isaiah Bradley, Tristan Mistler, Nathan Nodine, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy, Stella Tallon, Mario Trejo, Ivey Upton and Hadden Whitson. Fifth-grade: LeeAnn Bradley, Morgan Brooks, Trey Ferguson, Raphael Flores, Chase Jackson, Nathan Ruff and James Smith. – article submitted by Angela Hall

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New year, new classes at Tryon Arts and Crafts School It’s a New Year and Tryon Arts and Crafts School is offering some very exciting weekend workshops in addition to the regular line up of weekday and weekend classes. On Jan. 19, textile artist Christine Mariotti will teach a one-day workshop titled Exploration of Silk Painting. Mariotti has spent much of her life seeking creative outlets for her interest in fine arts and especially the textile/fiber arts. She taught textile arts and fashion illustration for 27 years at Brooks College in Long Beach, Calif. Mariotti currently teaches classes and workshops throughout the region. Since her relocation to Tryon, she has instructed several sessions in textile painting at Tryon Arts and Crafts, as well as weekend workshops in silk painting, devore velvet and shibori (Japanese fabric

manipulation). Karl Boyer, an accomplished leather artist will teach a twoday workshop Mardi Gras Mask workshop on Jan. 19 and 20 in which the student will make an embellished leather Mardi Gras eye mask. Boyer began doing leatherwork in 1970 when Tandy Leather Company was holding seminars with some of the pioneers of this art form. He has belonged to several arts and crafts guilds including the Pennsylvania State Guild, the Kernersville, N.C. Guild and the Winston-Salem Guild. “While leatherwork is a craft, it is also an art form,” said Boyer. “An art form that will teach self discipline.” Dan Haga, a well known Charlotte, N.C. silver instructor will be returning to Tryon Arts (Continued on page 21)

Above: Silver students will learn how to make box clasps and clasps with stones as part of the Silver Box Clasp course set to be taught Sunday, Feb. 2. Right: Leather artist Karl Boyer has worked in the medium since 1970. He’ll lead a workshop on creating Mardi Gras masks in midJanuary. (photos submitted)

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and Crafts School to teach one day Silver Box Clasp workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2. Silver students will learn how to make a basic box clasp as well as a clasp with a stone setting. Haga is well known and respected throughout the country and especially in the southeast for the quality of his craft and his ability to teach. His vast knowledge of the medium has led him to successfully instruct numerous workshops at a variety of schools including the William Holland Lapidary School in Young Harris, Ga., the Wild Acres retreat in Spruce Pine, N.C. and many others throughout the region. At the forge, Gerry Drew will teach Blade Smithing on Jan. 19. A two evening Blade Smithing Class will be offered from 6-10 p.m. on March 19 and 21. Instructor Gerry Drew has

been making knives for more than 25 years using the stock removal method (start with a flat piece of steel and grind off everything that doesn’t look like a knife). Recently, after attending a forging class at Tryon Arts and Crafts, he developed an interest in the forged knife. Drew says, “Forging gives a person much more flexibility in designing and building a knife. There are bends, twists and tapers that would never be possible with stock removal.” Drew’s knives are hard working tools that have been used all over the world by hunters, fishermen, and campers. A good number of his knives are purchased by collectors who are only interested in the art of his knives and never cut a thing. Beginning Blacksmithing, a two day workshop, will be taught by Walt Myers on Feb. 23- 24 and on April 20-21. This workshop will include (Continued on page 22)


Christine Mariotti will lead a course on silk painting for those interested on Jan. 19. (photo submitted)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Bright Smile for the New Year!

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a little bit of history, a lot about safety, how to build and manage a fire, use of standard blacksmithing tools, and basic forging operations such as fullering, drawing a taper, upsetting, punching, twisting, hot cutting, and MIG welding. The class is intended for those with no previous blacksmithing experience. Walt was trained as an engineer. His career was dedicated to the metalworking industry. He has challenged himself with forging decorative iron for 35 years. Don’t miss the Transparency Exhibit of glass art by regional artists. The Transparency exhibit will be in the Gallery at Tryon Arts and Crafts, with an opening Reception Jan. 11, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., and will run through Feb. 22, 2013. Special glass workshops will be offered on the weekend of

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“While leatherwork is a craft, it is also an art form. An art form that will teach self discipline..” -- Karl Boyer

Jan. 25 and 26. Check our website for topics, times and costs. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to try your hand at a new craft. Explore silversmithing, pottery, blacksmithing, weaving, leatherworking, textile arts, glass fusing, woodworking, woodturning, stained glass and lapidary in classes and workshops at Tryon Arts and Crafts School, a Southern Highlands Crafts Guild Education Center. Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit organization that exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone through education, instruction and expression of heritage and

Included as one of the many classes and workshops offered at the Tryon Arts and Crafts School beginning this January is Blade Smithing class. Gerry Drew will teach this class on Jan. 19 at the forge. (photo submitted)

contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment. To register for classes or workshops, and or more information about our organization,

Please contact the office at 828-859-8323 or visit the Tryon Arts and Craft School’s website, www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org. – article submitted by Julia McIntyre


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Bridge Players Corner by Karl Kachadoorian

South bid 3NT after West’s weak 2 bid and received the opening lead of the Spade Queen. After winning the first trick with the King, declarer took a few moments to assess his resources and develop a plan of attack. Based on his side having 25 high card points, that left 15 points for the opponents. And since West’s weak 2 bid indicated a six-card suit headed by the Queen and Jack, declarer placed at least one unknown King in West’s hand. Since he had only one more Spade stopper, not knowing which King West held was very important part of declarer developing a tactical plan of attack. If West had both missing Kings then declarer would have no problem in bringing home his contract. At first glance one might take the Club finesse and, if it was successful, have 9 tricks off the top. However if it was unsuccessful East would knock out declarer ’s last Spade stopper and then he’d have to hope that West didn’t hold the King of Hearts. However there is a

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dictions. Join us to find freedom from unhealthy habits. Will meet every Saturday at 4 p.m. For more information, call Lorna Dever at 828-817-1544.


The Night Before Christmas Carol, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m., Family event. History, humor and the holiday come to life in this acclaimed performance. Ac-

classifieds@ better way to guard against the opposing King distribution as shown in the actual hand layout, which is the worst-case scenario for declarer. Declarer should not take the immediate Club finesse but instead knock out the King of Hearts at trick two. If the opponents continue Spades he can safely take the Club finesse

tor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon.


Polk County Mobile Recycling, Mondays, Harmon Field/ Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

into East who by now is out of Spades. Note that if West upon winning the King of Hearts doesn’t return a Spade but instead switches to a low Diamond, declarer must duck twice to prevent West’s Jack from becoming a potential entry.

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Top: Jim Cowan at Cowan’s Hardware entertains a group of kids with the sounds of train whistles during the Tryon Christmas Stroll Friday, Dec. 7. Visitng with Mr. Cowan were Rollins Carter, Lawson Carter, Madison Geddings, Grayson Jones and Evan Jones. Above: Students from Dance Dynamics tap dance for crowds of people outside the Tryon clocktower. Right: Madeline Demas, Tij Doyen, Anastasia Brown, Laurie Dixon and Eleora Albala. (photos by Samantha Hurst)

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