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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 230

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YEAR IN REVIEW A look back at the top stories of 2012 starts on pg. 3. Right: Frank Lilly tends the vines at Overmountain Vineyards. His company was one of many featured on a new “Welcome to Polk County” video produced this year by the EDTC. (photo submitted)

Bottom left: Tryon town clerk Susan Bell swears in Joey Davis as interim town manager. (photo by Leah Justice) Above: Mill Spring ag center began selling auditorium seats to raise funds for renovations. (photo submitted)

South Carolina is allowing hunting without a license Jan. 4 and Jan. 5. The state Department of Natural Resources says South Carolina residents can hunt on public land or private land with permission but without filling out paperwork. The days are being held to introduce new people to hunting and the outdoors, said DNR officials. Existing season requirements and limits on the number of animals that can be killed will still be in effect.

Bids too high for Columbus wastewater treatment plant Town working with low-bidder to renegotiate price by Leah Justice

The Town of Columbus is going

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

to have to scale back its wastewater treatment plant upgrades after all bids came in over budget. The town opened bids for the project on Dec. 6 from five bid(Continued on page 4)

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


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email or visit 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. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. 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 Len-

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nie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church Info: 828-899-0673. 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. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Regeneration Group, Saturday, 4 p.m., Ashley Meadows Community Room. There is Christ-centered help for all addictions. 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.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828-7499245. For more activities, email or visit 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. 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

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OBITUARIES Charles E. Pittman, p. 14 Phyllis J. Ackerman, p. 14 Lisa Linette Dotson, p. 18

beginner and beginner/intermediate), Monday’s 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Joy Night service at St. Luke CME Church in Tryon, Dec. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include praise singing, testimony prayer and scripture readings. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Watch Night Service, Faith Temple Baptist Church of Mill Spring will hold a watch night service Dec. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church. New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, downtown Tryon at 10 p.m.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority, makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. 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 Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care, provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Polk County Public Library, quilting club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 4-6 p.m. Harmon Field Board of Supervisors, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. Public welcome. Information: 828-859-6655. Saluda Business Association, first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. Al-Anon Family Group, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off (Continued on page 31)

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Editor’s note: With another memorable year winding down, the Bulletin chose to reflect on those stories that kept the community talking. Over the next several issues, we’ll present highlights of those stories.


In Memoriam Shirley Walker Mildred Price Cochran Regina Hersey Virginia Parker Correll Bill L. Parker Robert Paul Crow

New DSS building cost $61k less than budgeted amount Polk County will pay $61,146 less than originally expected for its new department of social services (DSS) building that was occupied on Dec. 13. A project status report stated that the county withheld $6,900 in liquidated damages because the building was not completed on time. Contractors were fined $300 per day for every day past Nov. 14, the contract end date that a certificate of occupancy was not obtained. Vaughn Creek purchase completed (Continued on page 8)

Sheriff officer Jared McFalls with the department’s new K9, Kimbo. (photo submitted)

Eric A. Gass John A. ‘Jack’ Stephenson Robert Paul Crow Kathleen Goodwin Lucy Foster Conner-Hull Bobbie Jean Thompson Stephen Douglass Fitch Warren ‘Dennis’ Rome Lillie Mae Hannon Conner Audrey H. Hines Michael Preston McKaig Bill Terwilliger Danny Mitchell Campbell Katie McGuinn


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Polk sheriff’s office weekly report During the week from Dec. 19 through Dec. 26, 2012 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 199 calls for service. Arrests included one for giving tobacco to an inmate, one Court driving while license revoked, one order for arrest and one for failure to appear. Citations included four speeding and 10 underage drinking. Officers served five civil papers, took 13 incident reports, completed 76 house checks, 339 church checks, 513 business checks and patrolled 6,174 miles.

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ders. The lowest bid came from Buchanan and Sons Inc. out of Whittier, N.C. with a base bid of $2,612,590. It included add-ons for a total bid of $3,010,980. The town has $2,150,000 available for the project. Columbus Town Council met Dec. 20 and discussed its options. Town manager Jonathan Kanipe said the state has agreed to allow the town to negotiate with the low bidder. “We’re going to try to remove some things for this project that don’t necessarily have to be done,” Kanipe said. He said most of the items that can be removed can come from sludge handling. Since the project will be increasing the efficiency of the plant it is going to reduce how much sludge the town will have to handle, Kanipe said. The town can also eliminate a second chlorine chamber, which was one of the items added later to the project. Other possible eliminations to the project include sludge removal, removing one of three entrances, removing three auxiliary aerators in the second basin, removing two weir structures

The sheriff ’s office also handed out toys to approximately 93 children ages newborn through 16 years old between Dec. 18 and Dec. 21, as well as giving out 40 Food Lion gift results cards for area families. The sheriff has also given several loads of firewood this year to families in need. The sheriff’s office has participated in the annual toy drive for many years and Sheriff Donald Hill says he enjoys helping people of the county in need whenever he can. - information submitted by Captain Mike Wheeler

“We’re going to try to remove some things for this project that don’t necessarily have to be done.” -- Jonathon Kanipe

and removing a truck pad for sludge landing. Kanipe said the items that could be removed through negotiations are in no way reducing why the town is doing the project. Another option the town has is to rebid the project if the town is not happy with the renegotiated price. Columbus will have to send the plans back to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for its approval. The town will have to sign off on the new design and approve the new bid. Bids for the project came in from the low bid of $3,010,980 to a high bid of $4,238,980. Columbus had previously planned to award the bid during its Dec. 20 meeting and proceed with construction in early February 2013. Although no new schedule (Continued on page 6)

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Polk sheriff’s office finds 10th meth lab of year No arrests made yet by Leah Justice

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has claimed a 10th meth lab, this one discovered in a duffle bag by local residents and turned into authorities. The duffle bag was found in the woods of the Silver Creek Community in Mill Spring and turned into the sheriff’s office on Friday, Dec. 21. Narcotics officers with the sheriff’s office said the duffle bag contained two plastic drink

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for the project is known, Kanipe said negotiating and state approval may take another four to six weeks.

bottles, tubing, cans of Coleman® fuel, ammonium nitrate and strips of aluminum cans used to smoke methamphetamine. Officers said the drink bottles had been used and the contents could have produced a small lab. The meth lab is currently under investigation with no arrests yet made. The lab rounds out 2012 with 10 total meth labs discovered in the county this year. The last meth lab was discovered in a vehicle on Dec. 10 in Mill Spring after a traffic stop. A

sheriff’s office K9 dog hit on the vehicle and officers discovered a backpack with meth lab materials in the vehicle. The sheriff’s office made two arrests related to manufacturing methamphetamine during the traffic stop. The sheriff’s office also discovered a meth lab on Oct. 23 in Sunny View where four children ranging in ages 2 months to 7 years old were living in the home, where both the parents were arrested. The county’s seventh meth lab of the year was discovered on July 11 in the Silver Creek

Community of Mill Spring. The sixth meth lab this year was discovered in June in an unnamed mobile home park in Sunny View where a container and propane tanks were found in a field. In June, there were two meth labs discovered near River Road in Tryon, with one lab discovered along River Road and another discovered outside the home of 89 Appaloosa Lane. In January of this year, the sheriff’s office discovered three separate labs in the woods in Mill Spring.

Columbus is paying for the upgrades to its approximate 40-year-old wastewater treatment plant through a zero interest loan obtained from the NCDENR Construction Grants and Loans Section Clean Water State Re-

volving Fund Program. The total $2.75 million loan, including construction and engineering will be for 20 years. The town is using W.K. Dickson Engineering for the project. The project was seen as a

need after council members visited the plant last year and discovered the plant no longer meets state standards. Following the upgrades, the plant will remain at its 800,000 gallon per day capacity.

Thanks to our loyal clients for a very successful 2012. We wish everyone a safe and prosperous NEW YEAR!

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as a great place to live and work in order to entice new companies and new workers to move here. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration The Thermal Belt Friendship Council presented its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. This year’s program featured “Women of the Civil Rights Movement,” as brought to life by Michelle Miller (Fannie Lou Hamer), Eleanor Miller (Dorothy Height) and Tamieea Brown (Ella Baker). Also added to the program were the Eternity Dancers from Asheville. Polk County High senior Kari Malkki was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Polk sheriff’s office purchases new drug dog The Polk REVIEW County Sheriff’s Office purchased Kimbo, a 4-year-old male Belgian Malinois, with $11,500 of drug seizure money. Sheriff’s officer Jared McFalls trained him to assist in narcotics operations, handler protection and tracking. Three meth labs found in Mill Spring woods The Polk County Sheriff’s Office discovered three meth lab sites on Monday, Jan. 9 in the woods in Mill Spring. After going four years without a methamphetamine lab, Polk County uncovered six sites in five months by January. Landrum swears in new council members Mayor Robert Briggs swore in returning and new council members. Taking their oath of office were Joyce Whiteside and Jon Matheis, incumbents; and Johnny Carruth. Tryon artist wins international sculpture contest on Fine Art America Tryon artist Pauline Ross won a sculpture contest on Fine Art America and received six months’ exposure in the UK publication “Competition Zone.” Joey Davis appointed as in-

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Tryon announced the acquisition of 24.72 acres of land on Vaughn Creek from Donald Lewis Smith and Robert Lewis. This effort had been a project of the Tryon Parks Committee since October 2005. Funding for the project came from grants from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Marjorie M. & Lawrence R. Bradley Endowment Fund of Polk County Community Foundation. Walend appointed to fill Guice’s seat in N.C. House Trudi Walend was appointed to replace former state Rep. David Guice of District 113, who resigned in December 2011 after being selected by Gov. Beverly Perdue to run the state’s new pro- YEAR IN bation system. Walend lost the re-election in November 2012 to Chris Whitmire who will now fill the seat. Tryon fires town manager The Town of Tryon terminated town manager Justin Hembree during an emergency meeting Jan. 3. Mayor Pro-tem Roy Miller said the new town board wanted to go in a different direction. After two weeks of debate over a procedural mistake in the way Hembree was fired, council took another vote Jan. 12 to make the move official. 11-year-old accidentally shot An 11-year-old Polk County boy was treated for a gunshot wound Jan. 2 after his 14-year-old brother accidentally shot him, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where he was expected to make a full recovery, according to sheriff reports. “Welcome to Polk County” video premiered The Polk County Economic Development and Tourism Commission premiered its “Welcome to Polk County” video at the Polk County Commissioner meeting Jan. 9. The video touts Polk County

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42 years and was kept in a safe in an extra building on his property. State audit: Columbus ABC store in black, but needs improvement Columbus officials learned after a state audit that the town’s ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) Store was not meeting state standards, especially in terms of profitability. The audit found that the Columbus store’s inventory turnover rate did not meet the target rate set by the ABC Commission and that the store did not meet the operating cost ratio recommended by the state. MRPO amendments approved to allow for special uses in certain zoning districts Polk County’s Unified Development Ordinance committee voted Jan. 26 to approve REVIEW amendments to the Mountainside Ridgeline Protection Ordinance (MRPO). Committee member Renée McDermott made the motion to exempt the use restrictions from the MRPO in the following zoning districts: Highway Commercial (HC), Residential (R), Agricultural Residential (AR) and Neighborhood Commercial (NC). Debate over the MRPO and the UDO would continue for the rest of the year.

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terim manager Tryon Town Council voted Jan. 12 to appoint fire chief and planning and zoning administrator Joey Davis as the town’s interim town manager. Davis carried out the duties of town manager, fire chief and planning and zoning administrator simultaneously for several months before the city hired new town manager Caitlin Martin. Saluda officials urge residents to attend UDO meeting Saluda Mayor Fred Baisden, at Saluda City Council’s meeting Dec. 12, urged residents to attend the next UDO meeting in an effort to sway committee decisions regarding the Mountain YEAR IN Ridgeline Protection Ordinance (MRPO). Some Saluda residents felt the original draft prohibited growth in their community because all of Saluda is located above the original 1,650-foot threshold that restricted development without a variety of surveys and studies. Ni America interested in Tryon’s water/sewer systems Representatives from Ni America told council Jan. 17 that the company was interested in purchasing the town’s water and wastewater systems. Ni America President Ed Wallace said two years ago his company offered Tryon $4.2 million for its systems. The company and the town continued talks about the potential purchase of the system but those stalled later in the year. $500k stolen in Silver Creek break-ins A rash of break-ins that occurred during the night of Monday, Jan. 23 ended with a Silver Creek Road family missing more than $500,000 in cash. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detective Michael Capps said all three breakins occurred along Silver Creek Road in Mill Spring within a mile of one another. William Arledge said the money was earned over


Polk sheriff’s office makes five recent drug arrests The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in February arrested five people for illegal drug activity in two separate searches. The sheriff’s office executed a search warrant with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team on Jan. 17 in Mill Spring. White Oak golf, equestrian community auctioned for more than $3.6 million White Oak Golf and Equestrian Community was auctioned off on the Polk County Courthouse steps Wednesday, Feb. 1 for more than $3.6 million. Tryon Equestrian Properties LLC made (Continued on page 11)

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In Memoriam


Joseph John Hamlin III Eric Gass Ella Lee Arledge Sherry Blevins Carney Eva Stuckey Fowler Tempie Ann Bell Holding Ann B. Tate Sherry Levins Carney Mary F. Flynn Eleanor Winkle Maldaner Maxwell Harold M. Carton Cast members of “A Little Night Music.” Tryon Little Theater opened the show at the Tryon Fine Arts Center in February. (photo submitted)

Mary F. Flynn Glennie Allan Casey

• Year in review

Donna Parker

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the only bid at $3,675,130.34. Roger Smith, representing Tryon Equestrian Properties, made the opening bid. Tryon Fine Arts Center unveils new master site plan After years of study, the Tryon Fine Arts Center board of directors Feb. 2 unveiled a master site and building plan that board members said will preserve and accentuate the natural beauty of the Melrose Ave. site and would be community-focused and costeffective. Columbus wastewater treatment rehab costs could increase $282k Columbus Town Council met Jan. 19 with engineer Brian Tripp with W.K. Dickson regarding the possibility of an additional $282,250 of costs for a new operator building and a second chlorine chamber for its wastewater treatment plant. Original estimates for the overhaul of the plant were hovering around $2,750,000. Mill Spring theft victim Arledge ups reward to $10k William Arledge, a victim of break-ins along Silver Creek Road in Mill Spring, upped his reward for information about the individual or individuals that stole $500,000 from him to $10,000, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Harold ‘Flash’ Edwards

Elsie Lilian Wiegel Jewell Wilson Williams Louise Moore Hilton Donna Parker Norris Marston Frank K. McFarland Jr. Georgia H. Wilson Harold ‘Flash’ Edwards Max A. Koontz Elizabeth Laura Bevans Anne Clark Hawley Tryon Fine Arts Center unveiled its master site plan for the expansion and renovations it is currently completing. (photo submitted)

Columbus Police Dept. adds motorcycle to fleet The Columbus Police Department became the only area department with a motorcycle in its fleet when it purchased a 2012 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS, a model designed specifically for law enforcement. The motorcycle was purchased through the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program grant program. Campobello man arrested, charged with lewd act on minor The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Campobello man on charges of committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16 years old. On Jan. 11, a complainant filed

a report with the sheriff’s office in regard to what she believed was illegal physical contact of a sexual nature on her minor aged daughter (12-13 years old). Dr. Hooker wins depot lot bid Dr. John Hooker was the highest bidder with a $20,000 offer on a lot near the Tryon depot during a sealed bid opening. Hooker bid $20,000 to win over Bill Crowell’s $19,100 bid. Dr. Hooker opened his new dental office in the space later in the year. Landrum approved $66,000 design for depot meeting space Landrum City Council members met in a special called meeting Thursday, Feb. 2 to discuss design options for the depot. Dur-

Suzanne ‘Suzy’ L. Miller Betty Marie Stuart

ing that meeting, members unanimously voted to move forward with a $66,250 design option for the interior meeting space of the depot. Renovations on the building are expected to begin in 2013. St. Luke’s Hospital foundation launched new website St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation created a new website,, to provide current information on the foundation and its fund-raising activities. Cardinals win second consecutive region championship Landrum Cardinals’ men’s basketball team cut down the net after a 60-43 win over St. Joseph’s (Continued on page 12)

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for the Region II-1A Championship. Then junior Truston Whiteside led the Cardinals with 13 points. Polk approves $592k bid to connect water to Columbus The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Feb. 6 and approved a bid of $592,465 from Steppe Construction in Mill Spring to construct a water line from the middle school campus in Mill Spring to Polk County High School, which is where the Columbus water main ends. O.P. Earle Elementary receives $5k for art, reading O.P. Earle Elementary has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox f o r E d u c a t i o n YEAR IN Grant to enhance and extend the school’s art and reading programs. Chamber holds 24th annual awards banquet The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Feb. 7. The chamber named Stephen Brady as its 2012 Business Person of the Year and Dennis Nagle as Volunteer of the Year. The chamber’s annual Pig Awards, given to volunteers who have committed significant years of service to the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival, went to Jack Holmes and Jerry Tyner. Overmountain Trace Holdings makes upset bid of $3.858M for White Oak Development On the last day of the upset bid process, Overmountain Trace Holdings LLC submitted a bid of $3,858,886.86 for White Oak Development, which was sold at auction on Feb. 1. Candidate filing began for Polk elections Candidates began filing for Polk County elections Feb. 13. Those who filed included Rick Covil for re-election to the school board, incumbent commissioner Tom Pack (R), Keith Holbert (R) for commissioner, Marche Pittman (R) for clerk of court, Michael Gage (R) for commis-

sioner, Pam Hyder (D) for clerk of court, Russell Mierop (D) for commissioner, incumbent register of deeds Sheila Whitmire (R) and incumbent commissioner Renee McDermott (D). Lady Cardinals grab region win over St. Joseph’s The Landrum Lady Cardinals basketball team beat St. Joseph’s for a Region II-1A win with the score 49-46. Chromebooks in schools Board members of Polk County Schools Feb. 13 agreed for Superintendent Bill Miller and Technology Coordinator Dave Scherping to move forward with a plan to place 350 additional Chromebooks in the high school by spring. Columbus PoREVIEW lice Dept. arrests fu gitive after high-speed chase On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Columbus Police Department arrested James Andrew Hensley, 23, of Fletcher, N.C. The arrest followed a high-speed chase on I-26. SCLT announces opening of Bradley Nature Preserve The Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) opened a new nature park known as Bradley Nature Preserve. The SCLT worked with the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) to create the new 8.2-acre nature park. TLT’s ‘A Little Night Music’ opens at TFAC The cast of the Tryon Little Theater (TLT) production of Steven Sondheim’s musical “A Little Night Music” opened the show Feb. 17 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Six equines impounded in Lynn because of starvation Animal cruelty investigators impounded six equines from a property in Lynn, having to euthanize one of the horses because of starvation. Investigator Margo Savage said the living conditions of the four horses, one pony and a donkey were “horrific.” Mill Spring ag center auditorium renovations under way The Mill Spring Agricultural

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The bidding process for White Oak Golf and Equestrain community went back and forth before being won by Overmountain Trace Holdings. (photo by Leah Justice)

Building designer Michael Garrell cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Polk County Republican headquarters. (photo by Leah Justice)

Center began renovating its auditorium, which long served as a meeting place for students at the Mill Spring School. Renovations to the auditorium were to be funded by the adoption of seats by families with connections to the old school. Landrum approves funding for quilt trail Landrum City Council members pledged the city’s support for the creation of a Landrum Quilt Trail during their meeting Feb. 14. Council agreed to provide $5,200 in hospitality tax funding for the project. Columbus agrees to connect town, county water systems Columbus and Polk County both approved agreements to connect their water systems between Polk County High School and

Polk County Middle School. Columbus Town Council met Feb. 16 and approved the interconnect agreement, which specified that Polk County would pay for the water line and construction. Sheriff’s office arrests five in connection with stolen $500k The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested several suspects Feb. 17 in connection with the breaking and entering and larceny of more than $500,000 in cash from William Arledge’s property. New Republican headquarters opens The new Polk County Republican Headquarters building opened Feb. 25. The building replaces the former headquarters, which was (Continued on page 13)

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demolished after the roof caved in under the weight of a snowstorm in December 2010. O. P. Earle principal Nita High announces retirement O.P. Earle Principal Nita High, who had served in that position since 2000, announced she would retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Brian Murray, the school’s assistant principal, was named as her replacement. Cardinals earn ticket to state championship The Landrum Cardinals men’s basketball team earned a spot in the state championship game versus Great Falls after an 86-78 victory over McCormick in the final round of the 1A YEAR IN state playoffs. Tryon resident paid town sewer fees without service for more than 20 years Tryon resident Lorina Cunningham discovered she had been paying monthly sewer fees to Tryon for approximately 21 years. Tryon Town Council met Feb. 21 and settled with Cunningham for $1,986.89 in reimbursements, an amount equal to the last five years of payments. After experiencing backed-up sewage in her home, Cunningham discovered she had a septic tank and was not hooked into the town’s sewer system. Saluda man arrested on murder charges Brandon Cody-Lee Case, 23,

of Saluda was arrested on Feb. 25 in Polk County and charged with murder by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. Case was charged with murder in relation to the death of Joshua William Lindsay of Saluda. Cardinals season ends one game short of championship For the second time in four years, Landrum played for the upper state finals and were eliminated by Great Falls. The Red Devils beat the Cardinals 49-44. PCHS runners qualify for nationals in New York Four Polk County High School (PCHS) girls made local history on Feb. 26. They ran a time of 4:07.66 for the 4 x 400 relay and qualified for the New Balance Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite. REVIEW The girls were Rebecca Elliott, Autumn Miller, Casey McDowell and Mary Kate Christiansen. Polk’s Got Talent Audience members and judges proclaimed 9-year-old Ki’Yon Staley the winner of the junior division of Polk’s Got Talent and PCHS alum Noah Stockdale the champion of the open division. Bids in White Oak foreclosure sale reach $4.725M The upset bid deadline on the foreclosure sale of White Oak Golf and Equestrian Community moved to March 8 after Overmountain Trace Holdings submitted a bid for $4,725,000 on Feb. 27 for the 941-acre subdivision.


Life in our Foothills latest edition The latest issue of Life in Our inside the pages of Life in Our FootFoothills hit the streets yesterday af- hills. Ever tried a sea-salt brownie? ternoon and we are excited to share If so, you probably already know with you the stories of five local Virginia McClure of Dark Corner entrepreneurs, successful business Diner. If not, we have to tell you owners with strong community ties. these mouth-watering morsels On the cover you will meet, if are not to be missed. You’ll want you haven’t already, Stan Yoder, the to read all about it on page 44 of owner of Open Road Coffeehouse. the January issue, and find out The photo taken where you can Publisher’s get some. by local photographer Eric Olsen Other feaNotebook captures Yoder’s tured local ceby Betty Ramsey warm smile and lebrities include inviting personJosh Owen’s, ality, which are a part of Yoder’s local TV personality of Discovsuccess. ery channel’s “Moonshiners,” We’ll also introduce you to Dr. Joseph Fox the president of Martha Graber of Cool Mama the Friendship Council, and new Bakery: Kim and Rich Nelson the Tryon resident, Margaret Freeman, owners of Skyuka Fine Art Gallery; senior dressage judge at the Grand Matt Troyer, of Foothills Amish Prix level. For these stories, and Furniture; and the amazing Tawana more, be sure to pick up a copy Weicker, former Polk County High of the January issue of Life in Our School teacher turned creator of Foothills. biodiesel cleaning solutions, WarHave a story you would like to see horse and Be Kind Solutions. us cover, send us an email at betty. Of course there is much more

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Charles E. Pittman

Charles E. Pittman, 81, of Green Creek passed away on December 27, 2012. The beloved husband of the late Mary Jo Pittman, Charles was a son of the late Floyd and Nina Pittman. A lifelong resident of Green Creek, he graduated from Green Creek High School and The Cecil Business School. He served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star Medal for his combat service during the Korean Conflict. Charles’ decades-long career at Mohawk Industries was balanced with his many responsibilities in service to his church and the entire Polk community. From coaching Little League baseball, to being elected to the Polk County

Planning Board, he always gave freely of his time and resources. As a faithful member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, he worked as a deacon, church treasurer and Sunday School teacher. In all aspects of his life, he was known as an encouraging and compassionate Christian who will forever be remembered for his recurring words of advice, “keep your chin up.” Married for 56 years to his late wife, Mary Jo Pittman, he helped the “love of his life” struggle through the debilitating stages of Alzheimer’s with patience, loyalty and dignity that could only be a result of pure love and respect. Charles is survived by his devoted son, David Pittman (Donna) and his loving daughters, Shay Hahn (Ronnie) and Tami Frazier (Mike). His grandchildren and greatgrandchildren loved their PaPa dearly; they include Marche

Pittman (Jennifer), Noah Frazier, Graham Frazier, Jacob Pittman and Celia Pittman. He is also survived by treasured sisters, Opal Sauve and Joyce Walker, as well as many special nieces, nephews and caring brother and sister in-laws. He was preceded in death by dear brothers, Harold Pittman and Homer Pittman and cherished sisters, Virl Case, Grace Pusey and Violet Williams. Much love and gratitude is due to the wonderful staff of White Oak Manor and White Oak Rehab who cared for Charles with great kindness. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 1-2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, conducted by Dr. Michael Keel. Burial will be at the church cemetery. In memory of Charles, the family requests that contri-


Phyllis J. Ackerman Phyllis Shirley Jenkins Ackerman, 80, of Columbus, formerly of Lancaster, Penn. passed away December 23, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born August 26, 1932 in Orange, N.J. to the late Russell S. Jenkins and Ellen Frances Schutz, Phyllis was the wife of Wayne Ackerman for 57 years. She was a nurse for over 30 years in a variety of fields, executive director of Home Health Agency in Clinton County, Penn.; president of the Women’s Symphony Association for the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; on the board of the Visiting Nurse Home Care Association in Lancaster, Penn.; troop leader of her daughters’ Girl Scout troops for many years; an active church member in each community where she lived; and active in United Methodist Women. She helped organize the Med-Assist Program at Thermal Belt Outreach

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butions be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 368 Hickory Grove Church Road, Columbus, N.C. 28722. Condolences may be left at Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

Ministry. She served on the medical liaison committee, and for two years as the coordinator of the arts and craft program at Tryon Estates. She loved handwork, reading, music, cooking and hostessing. She always had a smile for everyone and a twinkle in her eye. She was a treasured friend and a warm and loving person who always strived to make other’s lives happier. She will be greatly missed. Survived by her husband; three daughters, Patricia Martz (Jon) of Pittsburgh, Penn., Deborah Berrang (Paul) of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Susan West (Pat) of Mount Joy, Penn.; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Columbus United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Rob Parsons and assisted by Rev. Ralph Kuether. A reception will be held after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbus United Methodist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be left at

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Lisa Linette Dotson Lisa Linette Conner Dotson, age 43, of Mill Spring, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Naomi Wilson Conner. Lisa was a homemaker and a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Joey Dotson of the home; son, Randy Allen Dotson of Mill Spring; daughter, Jessica Dotson Jackson and husband Travis of Green Creek; brother, Vernon Conner of Green Hill; sister, Tammy Teague of Gilkey; special nephew Eddie Harmon Jr., and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December

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To the editor: It didn’t take long for the new county commissioner majority to pull the blinds of darkness on what used to be Polk County government in the sunshine. During their very first meeting, commissioners Gage, Owens, Pack and Holbert changed the commissioners’ rules of procedure to make it harder, sometimes impossible, for the public and the lone minority commissioner to have notice of what will be considered at commissioners meetings. These devastating changes were not highlighted or listed in any way. The document had a 2011 date on it, making it look like no changes were made. Two years ago, when commissioners Owens and Pack returned to the board of com110218 - page 2

30, 2012 at Cane Creek Baptist Church, Lake Lure with Revs. Ancel Pace, Red Williams and Danny Seigfried officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Crowe’s Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cane Creek Baptist Church.

missioners (“BOC”), they brought back their ploy of putting items on agendas with vague or misleading wording such that others couldn’t figure out in advance what would be discussed. When asked what the agenda items were about, they’d refuse to say before the meeting. Even the county manager and the clerk to the board were left in the dark. In addition, Owens and Pack would propose that items be placed on the agenda after the meeting had already started, with no time for anyone else to research the matter. Often accompanying such last minute agenda additions were a crowd of people they’d summoned to the meeting, supporting the item and demanding immediate action. Citizens who might be opposed to the item would have no opportunity to say so. And that was exactly the goal. We started calling their tac(Continued on page 19)


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•Commissioners (continued from page 18)

tics “government by ambush,” and they certainly were. In response, I proposed two additions to the rules of procedure: (1) “Any item placed on the agenda for open session must be accompanied by a description of the topic sufficient to put staff, commissioners and the public on notice regarding what will be discussed. If that description is not provided, the item shall not be included on the agenda” and (2) “An [agenda] item should not be added later [than 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the next BOC meeting] unless it is considered an emergency or time sensitive by the chair or the county manager.” By adopting these rules, we restored government in the sunshine. But these good rules were not destined to survive the recent election. The first rule, about clearly

describing agenda items well before the BOC meetings, was eliminated in its entirety by the new majority. Now, citizens and the minority commissioner won’t be able to know in advance what important issues might be discussed, and decided, at any BOC meeting. The second rule, about only emergency matters being placed on the agenda at the last minute, was changed to say that anything can be placed on the agenda without prior notice as long as it is approved by the chair or the vice chair. Those agenda items won’t be published even a minute before the meeting starts. There will be no advance notice to the public, or the minority commissioner, at all. Government by ambush is once more the order of the day, thanks to the new BOC majority. - Renée McDermott

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Mountain juniper, common juniper and ground juniper Polk County’s Most Wanted Plants In a joint effort to expand the knowledge and understanding of the flora of Polk County, the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and botanist, David Campbell need your help in locating January’s “Most Wanted — Plants,” Juniperus communis var. depressa, also known by the common names: Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper and Ground Juniper. Common Juniper is abundant in the northern latitude of North America. It is very rare in North Carolina; however, some disjunct populations have been found in both the moun- blue-green in summer, sometains and the piedmont. This times has a yellow or brownish low-growing evergreen shrub cast in the winter, often with a white line above can be found in and shiny dark thin soil around rock outcrops, This shrub is ranked as green color beneath. The twigs rocky bluffs and critically imperiled in shiny and monadnocks North Carolina and its are greenish yellow, (mountains or becoming redr o c k y m a s s e s status is significantly dish brown and that have resist- rare/disjunct. the bark is dark ed erosion and reddish brown, stand isolated above the surrounding land- peeling in long, loose scales. The berry-like fruit is bluescape). The leaves are awl-shaped black, hard and covered with a and needle-like, 1/4-7/8” long, white powder. This shrub is ranked as almost perpendicular to the stem, and in whorls of three. critically imperiled in North The foliage is gray-green to Carolina and its status is sig-

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Winter evokes thoughts of renewal “Our task must be to free ourselves . . .by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein The changes of nature tend to make me pensive, to go to the inner-self ... the heart of things. Longings, yearnings, a remembering; reminders of the coming of spring even now, amid frost-kissed glass and snowflakes of the winter, that life blooms underneath the leaves, the resting earth. Winter is a reminder of the brevity of life and the constant renewal that is nature’s way: of all that is; the impermanence of things. Yet, that is the way of the natural world – the ceaseless turning of seasons, of change inherent. Not something to fear, but something to embrace. Rays of pale winter sun stream through vintage glass windows — outside, a wind-blown snow-

flake spirals to the earth, a brightGenerous spirits have started red cardinal rests on a branch. the Saluda Welcome Table I inhale the cold dry scent of every Tuesday: dinner is served afternoon, a scarlet berry in my for anyone who’d like to come hand, reflecting the glow of my enjoy companionship and conheart and the bittersweet scent nection from 5:30-7 p.m. at the of longing. The New Year ap- Saluda United Methodist Church fellowship hall. proaches, and my list of resoThe meal is Saluda lutions is very free; donations News & appreciated; all small, but the things I know I Notations welcome. need to focus on Saluda by Bonnie Bardos School is on are many. Long complicated Christmas lists tend to make me resist, so I break from Dec. 23-Jan. 3. just think of how to approach the A Saluda thank you and big changes, as not to overwhelm my hug to Walter Hoover: who volintentions. It has been an eventful unteers many hours to our spring past year: I give heart-felt thanks art festival, tailgate market and to so many people out there who Hometown Christmas event. We have helped light my path and are so lucky to have many volunthat of others. How lucky we are teers like Walter who get in there to live in a place where folks care and get ‘er done! Hugs to all our about one another. As Ram Dass volunteers. says, “We’re all just walking each Autumn Care residents other home.” would appreciate a visit, a card or a kind gesture during the holidays. Autumn Care of Saluda is located at 501 Esseola Drive; for more information call 828749-2261. Historic Saluda Committee’s oral history audio documentary “Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years,” Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda can be purchased at local merchants. For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee, visit historicsaluda. org or email historicsaluda@



Friday, December 28, 2012 Saluda is designated as a N.C. “Small Town Main Street.” Monthly meetings with the STMS program director, Sherry Adams, are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at Saluda Library. Saluda Dog Society has a cell phone number for rescue calls only: 828-785-2496. You can email them at saludadogsociety@ Saluda loves dogs! Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) meets at 3 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Please consider a donation to SCLT to help with rebuilding the Twin Lakes dam: one of their latest projects in collaboration with the Wilkes family that will preserve Twin Lakes for Saluda generations to come. Thank you SCLT for all the good work you do. Happy December birthday to Judy Ward, Holly Wilkes, Theresa Wilkes, Perry Ellwood, Donnie Hunter, Jeff Bradley, Preston Mintz, Carolyn Morgan, Susan Casey, Nikki Ammerman and Cas Haskell. Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a cup of hot tea with me, and small town life in a friendly little mountain town called Saluda. You can contact me at; or 828-749-1153, visit my website at for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.

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Diet & Exercise by David Crocker You can hardly pick up any health magazine or newsletter these days without reading something about cancer. Much research has been done on the importance of a healthy diet in fighting disease, but changing one’s diet requires a lifestyle change, and so many people would rather just take a pill and forget about it. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting folks should forgo medical attention from their physician, or that anyone should refuse needed medical treatment. Also, there are so many factors that come into play with regards to the causes of diseases like cancer, but still, much research done in the last decade shows that one’s diet can have a profound effect on protection against diseases like cancer. This column is going to be one of a two- part series,


Diet changes believed to prevent cancer because of the number of foods able. The effects of turmeric recommended. Here is a list of can be enhanced by mixing it foods shown to maximize your with black pepper and dissolvprotection. ing in olive or canola oil. Some 1) Pomegranate juice. This researchers found turmeric enjuice has been used in Persian couraged cancer cell death, inmedicine for hibited tumor thousands of growth, and years. Stud- “Studies show consumption even enhanced ies show con- of pomegranate juice the effectivesumption of substantially reduces the ness of chemopomegranate therapy. Curry juice substan- development of prostate mixes contain tially reduces cancer (among others).” only 20 perthe develop-- David Crocker cent turmeric, ment of prosso it’s best to tate cancer obtain pure (among others), and drinking turmeric powder from a spice it daily slows the spread of store. I recommend mixing a established prostate cancer. I teaspoon (a tablespoon if your recommend drinking at least 8 already have cancer) of turmeric ounces daily. with black pepper with olive or 2) Turmeric. This spice is canola oil and use in soups or found in curry powder, and is salad dressings. If this mixture one of the most powerful natural seems too bitter, add a few drops “anti-inflammatories” avail- of honey.

3) Green tea. Green teas are rich in chemical substances known as polyphenols. These include compounds called catechins and particularly “EGCG.” That stands for “Epigallocatechin gallate.” This catechin is a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. It also reduces blood vessels that “feed” tumors. Studies performed have even shown it to increase the effect of radiation on cancer cells. I recommend letting green tea steep for at least 10 minutes after brewing, to release its catechins, then sip two to four cups daily. 4) Fatty fish. Fish like salmon, trout, anchovies, herring, mackerel, tuna, and sardines contain anti-inflammatory long chain omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can help slow cancer cell growth in a large number of (Continued on page 25)

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When Paul puts his mind to something My own succinct observations, otherwise known as naggings, regarding Paul’s common choice for breakfasts, “You realize eating smoked Gouda and bread is basically starting your day with a big helping of saturated fat, right,” and lunch, “Peanut butter again? You’ve got to eat more vegetables,” pretty much went unheeded. I realize, being a beanpole, there’s nothing more annoying to people than to have someone who looks like me point out unhealthy habits, especially when I often imbibe in kind, but it truly was coming from a place of concern. I was also grateful that Paul decided to take advantage of a new ‘wellness check’ in his insurance policy and went for a long-overdue medical tune-up. When his own doctor, another beanpole, showed him the results of his cholesterol

test, my man leapt into action. He’s just that kind of guy. Or rather, jogged. He can’t simply enjoy wine; he He ran his first half mara- has to learn everything about it: thon last weekend. regions, vintages and history. When it finally occurs to He can’t just enjoy the pride him, Paul has a startling abil- of having the ability to cook a ity to zero in on a goal like a signature meal on the grill- he predator drone and remain re- has to learn to make a rustic markably self-disciplined. This tomato tart from scratch that is a man who takes two days went from, “I’m Just to prep. in a course And this of three dew i nter’s Saying…” cades, studyhomemade ing aerospace beer batch by Pam Stone engineering at is currently Austin, dropcheerfully ferping out to attend Comedy del menting in his office. Arte in California, where he So when Paul decided he learned mime and juggling (on had 30 pounds to shed, by a unicycle!), transitioning into gum, they would be shed in 10 stand-up comedy, writing and weeks. Case closed. No more producing late night television questions, your honor. and finally embracing his inThis undertaking began with ner gardener and becoming an cruelly turning his back on his internationally-known ‘Rosar- former great love, flour, and ian’ (knower of all things rose). steadfastly creating one meal a

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day that was nothing but vegetables and protein- generally a salad that rivaled a pile of raked leaves in the front yard and topped with a can of tuna. No more chips, thank you very much, during television viewing- raw almonds now arrived in bulk. Cookies and cakes were simply sneered at but the two nightly martinis remained. “Alcohol converts to sugar through the liver,” I observed. “You’re not going to be able to dip into fat stores with sugar in your bloodstream.” “Watch me.” And I did. Paul began his training with advice from athletic friends who biked and ran and began by walking briskly up our long driveway and breaking into a jog once he hit the street and disappeared, in ancient T-shirts and gym shorts. He began to chart his progress and there were days in the late summer, when he would be (Continued on page 25)

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careful, taking lots of water and walking great chunks of his route but still taking forever to cool out, owing to the humidity. The pounds obligingly began to disappear and by week three, his spare tire looked decidedly as if it had a leak. Well into his second month, believing if one looks professional, one will act accordingly, Paul invested in garish neon running gear that would wick away his sweat and keep him safe from hunters, trained on his loping, carefree gait through the countryside, as well as new shoes and a special water bottle that hooked to his waist. The massive salads and stir-fries continued as did the weight loss. And come October, he ambitiously entered a local half-marathon of 13.1 miles, to be run in November. “You sure you’re ready?” “I’m ready.”

The big day arrived and as my mother, three days earlier, had suffered a broken hip and was in the hospital, I was sitting with her and could not attend, but followed every Facebook update and text with anticipation. Paul had modestly remarked that he would be happy “just to finish the thing,” even if it meant walking over the line, but his last two weeks of distance work had been relatively comfortable and he bounded over the line attired in his chartreuse jersey, handily beating his personal best time during training, and finishing 119th out of 183 runners. His beanpole doctor finished fourth and both received medals and gobs of free breakfast casseroles. A couple of days ago, Paul mentioned an upcoming marathon in Asheville, which he noted, was a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. What else from a man who makes his own puff pastry?

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tumors, like those of the lungs, breasts, colon, prostate and kidneys, etc. Omega- 3 fatty acids can also be obtained from high-quality purified fish oil supplements. I recommend having fatty fish two to three times a week. Choose smaller fish like sardines, small mackerel or anchovies if possible, because smaller fish contain less mercury and other environmental contaminates. Canned sardines are OK if packed in olive oil, instead of sunflower oil, which has too much “pro-inflammatory” omega-6 fats. Also, try to use fresh fish, rather than frozen, because omega-3 content degrades over time. 5) Berries. Berries also contain large numbers of “polyphenols,” which can inhibit tumor growths. Two polyphenols, “anthocyanidin” and “proanthocyanidin,” have been shown


“Berries also contain large numbers of “polyphenols,” which can inhibit tumor growths.” -- David Crocker

by some researchers to promote cancer cell death. I recommend darker berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cranberries. David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the USCSpartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team and the Converse college equestrian team. He has also been a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency and a teacher for four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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Such a good boy I’d like to begin this year- ing room where he’s shown end tale with an update on two how wonderfully he interacts previous cases. with people and other aniRocco the sweet little brin- mals of all sorts. Last week a dle Boxer mix has been adopt- little boy was in with his mom ed. He now lives on Persimmon and their short-haired King Hill, a road I once called Foot- Charles spaniel. The little boy hills Humane Society South, seemed anxious to pet Soldier because there are so many of so I gave him a treat to give to my kids and supporters there. I him. Tears flooded my eyes met Rocco’s new owner and it as I watched Soldier joyfully seems like a perfect fit; kudos accept the attention the child to his foster parents who did was giving him. such a magnificent job with During his photo shoot many him. of the staff Humane Society Tyrion was were standing Special Cases nearly adopted around watchbut the sweet ing and Soldier Leonard Rizzo people just was frantically weren’t ready for a dog. I trying to wash as many faces think their intention was to do as he could. I may be naïve it just for me and under those but I couldn’t help but blurt circumstances their decision out, “He’s such a good boy, I was a wise one. There are believe there’s a good boy in some great pictures of Tyrion every one of them. All we have doing the obstacle course on to do is learn how to go in there Facebook, check it out. As I and find him.” stated before, he could be a After the holidays I will twin brother to Buck now Ban- attempt to take Soldier up to dit. I’ve decided that whoever Dogwood Farms for some adopts him should perhaps re- R&R, unless some lucky famname him Robber, it fits in so ily decides to take him to a many ways and after all, he is forever home, which he so a thief of hearts. richly deserves. In last week’s tale I told of I would like to close out the plight of Soldier, the mag- the year with a poem I wrote a nificent red pit. He’s begun few years back. It was one of going for daily walks with me my lows on the roller coaster and I can’t begin to tell you when I was feeling a bit inadhow intelligent and loving is equate and not quite up to the this boy. After our walks I’ve task. I’ve entitled it “When it’s begun taking him into the wait- over.” See page 27.

Leonard Rizzo and Soldier Lennie’s Kids fund now has its tax-free account up and running. If you wish to contribute before the end of the year, you can contact Lennie Rizzo at 828-859-5835 and he will explain the procedure. All donations will remain anonymous unless otherwise specified. Lennie’s Kids provides medical care to abused and neglected animals through donations from the community.


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When it’s over When the afterworld hen the afterworld is beckoning, upon the day of reckoning, When I take into account what life has been. Will the tabulators bless a life without success and account the battles I simply did not win? Sure I made many friends and always upheld their ends, but I never seemed to give them very much. At times my life was rough, will they say it’s enough, all the souls that I’ve managed to touch? I was carefree, I was funny and I never made much money, but I quickly gave the little that I had. I loved with deep emotion and an undying devotion; will they say that is was good or it was bad? I made hundreds of mistakes and some suffered in my wake, though their suffering was never my intent. I fought an uphill fight and I don’t know if I was right, but I still managed to make a few content. I guess my life was mediocre, sometimes seer, sometimes joker, with a spirit that was boundless and was free. Will the judges understand, when I make my final stand and have pity on one as insignificant as me? Happy New Year and thanks for listening - Lennie Rizzo.

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Tryon Gallery Trot raffle winner The winner of the Thymes gift basket raffle was announced during the final Tryon Gallery Trot of 2012. The basket was presented to the winner, Melanie A r c h e r, b y A n n Gargiulo of Vines & Stuff gift shop. The galler y trots will commence again in April 2013. (photo submitted by Ann Gargiulo)

Joy night service at St. Luke’s CME Want to go? What: When: Where:

Joy night service Monday, Dec. 31 St. Luke CME Church, Markham Rd., Tryon.

St. Luke CME Church will sponsor a joy night service on Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This evening will be a spiritual “free for all” consisting of spontaneous offerings of praise singing, testimony, prayer, scripture readings and any other offerings of praise that you would like to bring. Everyone is welcome regardless of spiritual affiliation. St. Luke CME Church is located at 462 Markham Road, Tryon. More information and ticket price can be obtained by calling 828-8595376. Results benefit the whole community. More information can also be obtained by calling 864-457-1409. - article submitted by Kimberly Porter

What is meaningful work? On a recent Sunday, after lighting the advent candle, the people’s response was “Today we give thanks for all who do work that’s considered the ‘lowest.’ They are often the ones who can tell us about seeing God in the midst of darkness.” What would the Christmas story be like without the shepherds? And what would it have been like to be a shepherd 2,000 years ago? A shepherd was one of the lowliest jobs available, yet it was one of great importance to the stranded sheep stuck in a steep ravine with predators lurking overhead. It was important for the sheep owner; the

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as the messengers of great news? Could it be that the shepherds were rich landowner could not maintain the only ones not pre-occupied his livestock without a shepherd. with their own busy schedules And, in spite of the social stigma and to–do lists that they were that came with the ones who nothe job, there ticed what was must have been Conservation Corner happening? And considerable job the reward given Betsy Burdett satisfaction for to them, for simthe shepherd each ply following an time he saved an animal from out of place star, was huge. Their certain death from a lurking wolf. lives were given a sense of meanIsn’t it unique that the shep- ing beyond our comprehension. herds were the first to see the star We all want our lives to have over the stable in Bethlehem? meaning. We want to make a Even if you do not believe in contribution to the world that has Christmas or anything about the given us love and life. We want Christmas story, isn’t it unique that to leave the world a better place the writer chose lowly shepherds than we found it. We want to serve,

and we all know that we need to slow down. With the dawn of the industrial revolution jobs were created that made money, but most of those jobs were in a factory that produced products that may or may not have benefited mankind. We work to make money and buy things that we need, or things that make our life easier. The system worked for a while, but now we are seeing the consequences. Here’s a quote from an article written by climate change activist Kathleen Dean Moore, published in this month’s Sun magazine. “I think the addiction to con(Continued on page 30)

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Kiwanian Sharon Millard presents Norma Barnes of Boiling Springs, S.C. with the Samsung Tablet auctioned off during the Kiwanis Club of Tryon’s spaghetti supper on Nov. 15. Money raised during the spaghetti s u p p e r g o e s t o wa r d funding of scholarships for local students. (photo submitted by Sharon Millard)


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sumer goods is a response to the loss of community, self-sufficiency, meaningful work, neighborly love and hope. When these things are taken from us, we look to the cheap fix, which is turning out to be very expensive indeed,” Moore said. This Christmas try doing it a different way. Beat the eggs with an eggbeater – ask your husband to help and talk while you are working together. Hang the clothes out on the clothesline and enjoy being outside even if it is cold. Sweep the floor with a broom so there is no noise. Teach your grandchildren how to sharpen a pencil with a knife; they have never been taught that they can survive without electricity. Mix the cookie dough by hand (remember to take the butter out of the refrigerator the night before) and rejoice in how many Cuisinart pieces you don’t have to wash. Sit with your children and grandchildren and be with them.

Take children for a walk in the woods rather than go shopping. Remember that the most important job, the most meaningful job, that you will ever have is to love and nurture your children and your neighbor; a job that our modern culture deems worthless because it gets no paycheck. This might mean giving an unemployed local person work too, doing something that needs to be done like raking leaves, cleaning house or fixing the leak in the shed roof, mending a fence or helping haul the junk out of the back pasture. Most of us need help with some odd jobs and could pay $10 or $15 per hour. And there are many people in our area with no work that are eager for work. We can give the gift of meaningful work to someone, and pay. Ask around and try to find these people. They are right here, and they are good people. We simply have to be able to see them, and that means looking with open eyes. I wonder how much those shepherds got paid for what they saw.


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Financial considerations for remarrying later in life Dear Savvy Senior, What are the financial issues that come with remarrying later in life? I’ve been seeing a wonderful man for two years, and we’ve been talking about marriage, but I want to make sure we understand all the possible financial consequences before getting hitched. ~ Single Senior Dear Single, That’s a great question. Getting remarried later in life can actually bring about a host of financial and legal issues that are much different and more complicated than they are for younger couples just starting out. Here are some common problem areas you need to think about, and some tips and resources that can help. Estate planning: Getting remarried can have a big effect on your estate plan. Even if your will leaves everything to your kids, in most states spouses are automatically entitled to a share of your estate – usually one-third to one-half. If you don’t want to leave a third or more of your assets to your new partner, get a prenuptial agreement where you both agree not to take anything from the other’s estate. If you do want to leave something to your spouse and ensure your heirs receive their inheritance, a trust may be the best option. Long-term care: You may be surprised to know that in many states, spouses are responsible for each other’s medical and long-term care bills. This is one of the main reasons many older couples choose

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