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Female takes police on chase through Tryon, Columbus

Tryon, N.C. 28782

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A car chase through downtown Tryon ended at the I-26 on ramp with police arresting a female suspect who had stolen a convertible from a Campobello, S.C. car lot. Rhonda K. Maddox, 35, of Landrum, S.C. was taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while impaired and possession of schedule II controlled substances and numerous traffic infractions. At 10:37 a.m. Thursday, June 20, Polk County 911 advised Tryon Communications that a stolen vehicle from Campobello, S.C. was entering North Carolina on U.S. Hwy 176. The owner of the stolen vehicle was following the vehicle (Continued on page 14)

Jim Tabb (second from left) and Charlie Neff (second from right) present the Reserve Grand Championship trophy to John and Kathy Swift of Atmore, Ala. on Saturday, June 15. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

The Saluda Senior Center will host a barbecue dinner and bingo night Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. to raise funds to rebuild the center’s deck. Saluda resident and Saluda Senior Center board chair Karen Bultman will prepare the dinner. Caller for bingo will be Archie Hardy. There is an adult charge and a lesser charge for children.

Polk to run “missing link” water line from Green Creek to Mill Spring Discount offered to tap on any Polk line by Leah Justice

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a $1,353,491.59 bid to extend its water line from Peniel Road in Green Creek to the Hwy. 9 crossroads in

Mill Spring that will essentially connect the region’s in water sources. Commissioners met Monday, June 17 and unanimously approved the low bid from Carolina Specialties Inc. out of Hendersonville.

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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@ or visit www. The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include movie matinee or drumming at 10 a.m. (every third Friday) and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Pint Size Polkas, Polk County Public Library presents Pint Size Polkas on Friday, June 21 at 3 p.m. Catchy polka tunes and plenty of singing and dancing for the whole family. This is a summer reading program event for children of all ages and their families. Saluda Tailgate Market, every Friday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. American Legion Post 250 weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smokefree. Foothills Astronomy Club, meets the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at FENCE in the great room. Enter through the back of the building and ask for Jessie Willard. Free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


How To Reach Us Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Betty Ramsey, Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

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Landrum Farmers’ Market meets on North Trade St. from 7-11 a.m. near the depot.

For information, contact Joe Cunningham at 864-457-6585. Cycle to Farm Tour, third annual Growing Cycle - A Polk County Cycle-to-Farm Tour, June 22, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bike from farm to farm on a beautiful rural route throughout Polk County. The end of the day will include a celebration with local food and drink. Columbus Tailgate Market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. “Perceptions” by artists Bonnie Bardos of Saluda and Nathan Galloway, The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will host “Perceptions” by artists Bonnie Bardos of Saluda and Nathan Galloway during the month of June at Chapman Cultural Center. The exhibit runs June 1–28 and is open to the public at no charge Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 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. Women’s Club of Saluda (SWC) will host a scholarship


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. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com 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. 828894-0001. Democratic Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Everyone welcome. Info: 894-3219. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. The present study is The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist by Craig Groeschel. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. AAUW, meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. (Continued on page 31)

LOCAL WEATHER Today: Mostly sunny, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 84, low 63.

fund raiser at the Saluda Center on June 22 from 5:30 - 9 p.m.


Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 82, low 66.

The record high temperature for Polk County was on June 22, 1964 105 degrees. Wednesday’s weather was: High 78, low 67, no rain. Sunday’s weather is: High 77, low 55, no rain. Monday’s weather is: High 74, low 55, no rain.

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Tryon proclaims June 21 Holland Brady Day Editor’s Note: The following proclamation was presented to Tryon architect Holland Brady’s wife, Carolyn, and son, Marc, during council’s Tuesday, June 18 meeting in honor of Holland Brady for his years of dedication to Tryon. The town named June 21 Holland Brady Day in Tryon in celebration of what would have been Brady’s 88th birthday. Brady passed away Thursday, June 20. WHEREAS, Holland Brady is a native son of Tryon, born June 21, 1925 at the original St. Luke’s Hospital, located in the second story of the building that now hosts Owens Pharmacy; and WHEREAS, Holland Brady served his country bravely as a medic in the US Army in World War II from 1943 through 1946, serving with the 9th and 15th U.S. armies, the British Second Army and General George S. Patton’s Third Army, earning the Combat Medical Badge, three Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation, The Victory Medal and the Purple Heart; and WHEREAS, after completing his military service, Holland Brady attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. where he earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture, and served as president of the Iktinos Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, while completing two professional internships in Chicago (Continued on page 4)

Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples presents a proclamation in honor of architect Holland Brady, proclaiming what would have been Brady’s 88th birthday, June 21 as Holland Brady Day in Tryon. Brady passed away on Thursday, June 20. Peoples presented the proclamation during council’s Tuesday, June 18 meeting to Brady’s wife, Carolyn, and son, Marc. (photo by Leah Justice)

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and Asheville; and WHEREAS, since returning to Tryon in 1951, Holland Brady has practiced architectural design continuously in Tryon for more than 60 years, beginning his career by working under Tryon architect Shannon Meriwether, later becoming a partner in Meriwether’s firm and eventually taking over that firm; and WHEREAS, Holland Brady, along with his predecessors Meriwether and Russell Walcott, designed more than 700 buildings in and around Tryon since the early 1930s including the Tryon Presbyterian Church, the Forbes Preschool, the fire station for the Tryon Fire Department, the Book Shelf, the Tryon Elementary School expansion, the Lanier Library’s expansions, the Columbus United Methodist Church, the Parish House at St. John’s of the Wilderness in Flat Rock, N.C., the fire stations for Columbus and Landrum in addition to many unique residences in the area; and WHEREAS, Holland Brady has received numerous design honors, among which are included an Award for Excellence for The Brevard Music Center, the Dumont Design Honors Certificate for the Columbus United Methodist Church, and a Library of the Year Award from The American Library Association for the Farwell Wing of the Lanier Library; and WHEREAS, Holland Brady has written an authoritative manuscript describing Tryon buildings with architectural significance, and the historic contributions of 42 architects to the architecture of

Tryon, a key reference that is cited frequently for local buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and WHEREAS Holland Brady has served many civic and public service organizations, holding key upper administrative positions in the Tryon Fine Arts Center, the Lanier Library, the Polk County Community Foundation, the Congregational Church in Tryon, the United Church of Christ Retirement Homes of North Carolina and Virginia, and the Spartanburg Council of Architects; and WHEREAS, Holland Brady’s professional work continues to serve our local Tryon community, as evidenced most recently in his collaborative work with property owner Bob Lane to renovate the historic Sunnydale property back to its original 1930s appearance, a concept based largely upon Brady’s own memories of the building; and WHEREAS, Holland Brady’s combined professional, civic and personal contributions to the community serve as a stellar testament to an exceptional career and a powerful legacy from an eminent Tryon son, the principal emeritus in the firm of Brady/Trakas Architects; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That I, J. Alan Peoples, Mayor of the Town of Tryon, North Carolina, take great pride in proclaiming June 21, 2013, the 88th anniversary of Holland Brady’s birth be Holland Brady Day in the Town of Tryon and encourage all Tryon’s citizens to celebrate Holland Brady’s life and honor Holland Brady for his outstanding contributions to architectural design and the unique style of the Town of Tryon.

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well system at the middle school in Mill Spring no longer needed. The (continued from page 1) county’s well system will be taken The county also approved off line, interim county manager offering discounted tap fees for Marche Pittman said, but will still anyone wishing to tap onto any be used for irrigation. ICWD, who Polk County water line for $700 currently handles the county’s (for a ¾ inch tap) between July 1 Green Creek water system will and the end of the year. The regular take over the new customers as well as current customers who tap fee is $1,200. Commissioners met with en- receive water from the county’s gineer Dave Odom who reviewed well system. Commissioners also amended six bids received with the highest coming in at $2,000,000. Odom the capital project budget orsaid contractors should break dinance, which was formerly $99,650 for ground on the a survey on project in mid “This is a significant the project. July with water Commissionflowing through draw down of the fund the line near the balance. But I can see the ers approved new project end of the year. long-term benefit. I would aordinance for The new line is what Odom have preferred it be broken $ 1 , 4 5 0 , 0 0 0 , which includes referred to as the down into three fiscal the bid amount, “missing link” money for unto connect the years.” region with wa- -- Commissioner Ray Gasperson known factors and contingenter sources. The county’s two systems will cy. The county will fund the project be connected following the new out of its fund balance. Polk County Finance Officer water line, including a connection to the Town of Columbus, which Sandra Hughes said the county’s is connected to the Town of Tryon current fund balance is approxiand the City of Saluda. Saluda mately $6.8 million with the water is connected to Hendersonville, line project bringing the county’s which is connected to Asheville. fund balance to $4.8 million, or All the county’s water will be re- approximately 23 percent of the ceived from the Broad River Water county’s general fund. “This is a significant draw Authority, which is maintained by Inman Campobello Water District down of the fund balance,” said commissioner Ray Gasperson. (ICWD). The new line will also mean “But I can see the long-term the county will be out of the water benefit. I would have preferred it business for a while in terms of (Continued on page 8) billing and books, with the current

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Owens lobbied for the waterline. She said she has suggested instead (continued from page 6) of having taxpayers pay the whole be broken down into three fiscal bill for the waterline, the county years.” should wait until someone came Commissioner Ted Owens said up with a development plan for the Odom will bring the board maps area so proposals could be made on how the waterline will connect for grants to pay most of the costs. other water systems. “I suggested that again back Owens said some Polk resi- in February, when the board of dents have suffered through past commissioners spent $100,000 droughts and that’s why he’s so of taxpayer money looking into adamant on water. He said the what people are now calling ‘the county would have to pardon him William Day waterline,’” McDerif he pushes too mott said. Wilhard on having liam Day, she more available “Now that there’s already went on to say water sources municipal water to Mill was a political but he remem- Spring, there’s no rush. contributor to bers times in the commissioners There’s no longer a county. and the domain T h e o n l y priority. Why not slow owner of the libcitizen com- things down just a bit, erty ads during ment came from the last election. Renée McDer- and do what’s right “Now that mott who said for all of Polk County’s there’s already when the communicipal prehensive plan taxpayers?” water to Mill -- Renée McDermott Spring, there’s committee said the Hwy. 9 wano rush,” she terline should be said. “There’s a priority, it didn’t know that a no longer a priority. Why not waterline would be built on Hwy. slow things down just a bit, and 108 first, taking care of the water do what’s right for all of Polk needs of the Mill Spring area. County’s taxpayers?” “So what’s the hurry?” McRichard Day stood at the end Dermott asked. “It can’t be Polk of the meeting saying he wanted Central. Based on the request of to speak about the “William Day the school board and the school Memorial water line.” superintendent, Polk Central’s well William Day did not know was upgraded at a cost of about he was speaking on his behalf, $40,000, rather than spending what Richard Day said. Richard Day was then thought to be $1 million said William Day did not buy a of the taxpayers’ money to put in special favor. an unneeded waterline.” “Gosh if I could buy a comMcDermott said even after the missioner for $200 that would be school board and superintendent a pretty good deal wouldn’t it?” asked commissioners not to run the Richard Day said. “But that’s how line, commissioners Tom Pack and ridiculous it is.”

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2013 Blue Ridge Barbecue recap Aromas of barbecue spices and the sites and sounds emanating from the stage and carnival rides attracted more than 20,000 festival attendees to Tryon last weekend for the 20th annual Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival. “Every year it’s been bigger, better and wonderful,” said cook team organizer Carl Wharton just before the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 15. “Mother Nature has been great to us.” Wharton then turned over the microphone to founders Charlie Neff and Jim Tabb. Neff, former chamber of commerce president, said when he approached his friend Jim Tabb more than 20 years ago about a need for a fundraising event for the local chamber, he had no idea what he was proposing, let alone that it would still be going strong. Neff said it took two years to make the first barbecue a reality. “And we’re still at it, thanks to

all the local volunteers, the contestant cookers, the food sellers, the Craft Fair participants, the music makers and literally hundreds and overall thousands who continue to participate in this event, which is considered by some to be in the top five or 10 nationally recognized festivals,” Neff said. This year’s festival chairman Chuck Britton said about 19,000 attendees paid for gate admission this year, according to preliminary numbers. He added, however, that those numbers don’t account for the numbers that traveled in with the 97 cook teams, with musicians, as vendors, as volunteers, with the classic cars and more. The festival did see about 450 more people come through the gates during the FREE FRIDAY session, Britton said. Organizers hope those visitors enjoyed themselves enough to make a return visit next year. “That’s the whole idea,” Britton said. “We want to get people in

Rebecca and Walt Moulton of Rocky Top BBQ display their Grand Champion trophy.

here who have never experienced the festival and let them see what it is all about so maybe they’ll bring more family and friends with them next year on Saturday.”

Britton said the festival also enjoyed double the cars participating in the classic car show with (Continued on page 11)

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more than 200 cars showing off their chrome. He noted the addition of two barbecue vendors as well as food vendors PF Changs and Larkins helped keep lines and wait times shorter. The increased number of cook teams participating – there were about 75 last year – also stiffened the competition. Grand Champion Walt Moulton with Rocky Top BBQ said he was floored as he consistently heard his team’s name being called in the various divisions – first place chicken, first place ribs, 12th place pork and third place brisket. “When you come out and do something like this – beat the caliber of teams that are out here … you’ve really done something,” Moulton said. “There’s a lot of good people here, so this is great.” Moulton said this was only the second time he had cooked his chicken with this particular recipe – sorry no secrets divulged – but

he felt it was “right on the money.” Trailing behind Rocky Top were Reserve Grand Champions John and Kathy Swift of Atmore, Ala.’s Wild Bunch Butt Burners. John Swift said it felt really good to do this well in a field of more than 90 teams. Kathy Swift agreed, “Today it feels really good. We turned in the best barbecue we could and to beat out some of these teams feels great.” The Wild Bunch came in fifth place in the Anything Butt competition, third place in chicken and fifth place in both ribs and pork. Overall winning teams placed as follows: third place – Hambones by the Fire of Yorktown, Va., fourth place – Smoke in the Mountains of Asheville, N.C., fifth place – Killer B’s of Evans, Ga., sixth place – The Blue Bloods of Hammond, La., seventh place – Smoke This of Hickory, N.C., eighth place – Chatham Artillery BBQ of Savannah, Ga., ninth place – Smoke on This of Lenior City, Tenn. and 10th place – Flaming Pig of Red Springs, N.C.. Helping to keep up with all the

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Charlie Neff and Jim Tabb, co-founders of the Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival talk about the event’s 20th anniversary. Neff said this year was particularly special for him because it was not only the event’s 20th anniversary but also his 63rd anniversary with his wife, Marjorie.

admissions, judges, recycling and trash, cook teams and more were the 350-plus volunteers that Britton said put in multiple shifts to see the festival was a success. “As usual I can’t say enough

about our steering committee and all the people that volunteer their time to make this happen,” Britton said. “It’s hard work and we simply could not put this whole thing together without our volunteers.”

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In Polk County District Court Owenby’s probation was termiheld Wednesday, June 12, 2013 nated successfully. Chad William McDowell was with Judge T. Mack Brittain presiding, 119 cases were heard. convicted of felony possession of Some cases were continued, dis- schedule VI controlled substance. missed or sent to superior court. McDowell was sentenced to one The following persons were year supervised probation, 72 hours of community service, a convicted of a crime: Jason Carroll Barnes was $200 fine and court costs. Nathan convicted of Patrick Minor failure to wear Court results was convicted seat belt-driver. of resisting Barnes was fined public officer. Minor was sen$25 and court costs. Terry Anthony Brown was tenced to one year unsupervised convicted of speeding 64 mph in probation, a $100 fine and court a 55 mph zone. Brown was fined costs. Jairo Nevarez was convicted $40 and court costs. Amanda Sue Butts was con- of operating a vehicle with imvicted of level 5 driving while paired equipment. Nevarez was impaired. Butts was sentenced to fined $40 and court costs. Elizabeth G. Pinckney was one year unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Pinckney was $100 fine and court costs. Shawn Daniel Fennell was sentenced to one year unsuperconvicted of level 4 driving while vised probation, 24 hours of impaired. Fennell was sentenced community service, a $100 fine to one year unsupervised proba- and court costs. Ryan Christopher Price was tion, 48 hours of community service, a $200 fine and court costs. convicted of driving while liBenjamin Fischer was con- cense revoked and failure to apvicted of misdemeanor larceny. pear on misdemeanor. Price was Fischer was sentenced to seven sentenced to 18 days in jail with credit for time served. days in jail. Chelsey Dawn Waddell was Shirley Marie Fisher was convicted of misdemeanor probation convicted of failure to appear violation out of county. Fisher’s on misdemeanor. Waddell was probation was revoked and modi- sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $50 fine and fied to 20 days. Lester Dale Fowler was con- court costs. Ty Andrew Walter was convicted of misdemeanor conversion. Fowler was sentenced to victed of simple possession of one year unsupervised probation, schedule VI controlled substance $1,200 in restitution, a $100 fine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walter was sentenced to and court costs. Jo Ell Owenby was convicted one year unsupervised probation, of felony probation violation. a $100 fine and court costs.

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news briefs A glance at some of the latest news in the area. Polk appoints Bowlin as tax administrator • The Polk County Board of Commissioners on June 17 appointed Melissa Bowlin as its tax administrator for a two-year term. Bowlin will be eligible after the two-year term to receive a four-year term once she obtains her assessor certification. Bowlin, who has served as tax collector for several years, was appointed tax administrator last year following the resignation of tax assessor John Bridgers. Polk approves intern for transpor tation department • The Polk County Board of Commissioners on June 17 approved the transportation authority hiring an intern. The state will pay 90 percent of the intern with Polk paying 10 percent, or $900. The funding for the position, with the intern coming from Appalachian State University, is included in next year’s budget. Polk approves tinting for library windows • The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved tinting for the windows at the library at no cost to the county during its June 17 meeting. The Friends of the Library is covering the costs of the tinting for $7,076, with a Duke Energy rebate available. Columbus Planning Board recommends amending Foster Creek master plan • The Columbus Planning Board met June 13 and approved recommending amending Foster Creek’s master plan to incorporate an additional 2.66 acres annexed into the development. Columbus Town Council has already approved the annexation and rezoning the new property to R2 medium residential to match the rest of the development’s zoning. Developers are not requesting any additional lots with the new acreage, but the open space will increase in the development. Tryon approves concept of moving town offices for museum • Tryon Town Council met July 18 and approved the concept of relocating town offices to the other side of the building to make space for a town museum. Commissioners requested cost estimates for any necessary renovations prior to giving final approval. A final decision will be made during council’s next meeting, which will be held in August. Tryon doesn’t meet in July following the adoption of the annual budget.


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Melvin Stanley “Pete” Metcalf, 68, of Spartanburg, left this world for his eternal home on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg, after a long struggle with cancer. Born April 6,

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into North Carolina. The chase began when Lt. Scott Lindsey with the Tryon Police Department spotted the burgundy 1973 MG convertible with another car following closely behind her. Randy Greene, owner of Campobello Cars, said earlier that morning he saw the woman pull up to the intersection across from his car lot in Campobello and thought, “You know, that looks like my car.” Greene said he kept the car under cover of a carport and hadn’t even noticed the car was gone until

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1945, in Tryon, he was the son of the late O B. and Edith Liza Morgan Metcalf. Pete loved and was loved by many family and friends. A veteran of the U. S. Air Force, he was a graduate of Tryon High School and employed with Spartanburg Steel. He was a member of Tryon Second Baptist Church. Survivors include his beloved

wife, Belinda Metcalf; children, Anitra Cantrell (Joey) of Boiling Springs, S.C., and Jamie Riggs (Brooklyn) of Anderson, S.C.; also surviving are four step-children; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, William “Bill” Metcalf (Elenda) of Campobello, S.C.; and sisters, Judy Burns (Jim) of Easley, S.C., Trudy Kirby of Spartanburg, S.C. and Kay Rosborough (Gene) of Boiling Springs, S.C.

A memorial service, with military rites, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel, 235 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306, by the Rev. Andy Case. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615. An online guest register is available at

then. When he saw the car at the intersection, he went to check on the convertible that should have been on his lot only to realize it was gone. Greene said he excused himself from his customer, jumped in his own car and began following the woman. “I got in my car and caught up with her on the other side of Landrum High School. She wasn’t speeding or doing anything stupid,” Greene said. Greene said he called the 911 dispatcher and kept them aware of what was going on. He said when he got to Tryon, he saw a police officer in about the middle of town,

flashed his lights at the officer and pointed to the convertible. Greene said the woman in the convertible pulled into the used car lot of Stott’s Ford before running a stop light and heading on toward Columbus. As the driver of the stolen car entered into Columbus, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police Department assisted with deploying stop sticks near Mountain View Barbecue to slow the vehicle, according to the Tryon Police Department. The stop sticks successfully resulted in all four tires being deflated. The suspect continued a short distance

attempting to turn onto Interstate 26 East, where the vehicle struck the guardrail and went a short distance down Rhonda Maddox the ramp embankment, coming to rest next to the interstate. Maddox is currently in the custody of the Columbus Police Department.

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Tryon Commissioner Miller says he will finish out term Tryon commissioner Roy Miller made a statement during council’s meeting on Tuesday, June 18 saying he was sorry for his actions regarding his guilty plea for food stamp fraud, that his actions were motivated by helping someone in need and that he is committed to serve out the remainder of his term. Miller pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor conspiracy to defraud the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on May 22. He later said he was housing and helping a local homeless person, “R.M.” as named in the federal incident report. Miller said the incident to which he plead guilty occurred because he took R.M. to a local store to buy groceries and the store would not allow R.M. to come in. Miller admits he went into the store with R.M.’s EBT card and pin number, said he purchased items and gave them

to R.M. as well as his card and Town of Tryon and the citizens, I am sorry. I love Tryon and am receipt. Miller made his statement fully committed to continuing at Tryon’s meeting saying he’s to serve the citizens of Tryon sure that everyone has read for the remainder of my term.” There is no local or state law about and been told about his recent guilty plea related to regarding elected officials being convicted of or the food stamp “I do want to emphasize pleading guilty program. to a misde“ B e y o n d my actions, though meanor having what has been to step down published al- unfortunate, were r e a d y, I a m motivated by the sincerest from office. “If the counreally not at actions, that of helping cil member has liberty to displeaded guilty cuss the mat- someone in need.” -- Commissioner Roy Miller t o a m i s d e ter further, on meanor, there is the advice of no effect on his my attorney, however, I do want to em- eligibility to continue to serve phasize my actions, though on the council,” said Robert unfortunate, were motivated Joyce with the N.C. Institute of by the sincerest actions, that of Government. If an elected official pleads helping someone in need. This matter has been a difficult les- guilty to a felony, he/she would son and a difficult time for my become disqualified to continue family and me. And to whatever in elective office under the degree I’ve embarrassed the North Carolina Constitution,

Article VI, Section 8, which specifies that a person is disqualified for elective office if he/she “has been adjudged guilty of treason or any other felony against this State or the United States.” Miller’s plea was in violation of Title 7, United States Code, Section 2024 (b)(1), a misdemeanor. He was never arrested for the offense. Miller’s sentencing date, which will occur in Asheville, has not yet been set. He faces a maximum of one year in prison, a probationary period of five years and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. District’s Attorney’s Office. Miller was the high votegetter in Tryon during the 2011 election and won a four-year term. He will be up for reelection in 2015. Miller has served as a Tryon councilman since 2003 and currently serves as mayor pro-tem.

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Landrum High School’s salutatorian speech from Kaitlyn Dill Welcome, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and family. I would like to thank you for being here on this special day to recognize Landrum High School’s Class of 2013. Congratulations, Class of 2013, we made it to graduation day. This momentous day, that seemed like it would never come, is finally here. I’ve known some of my classmates since we were very small, having our own little weddings on the preschool playground with rings made of clover. It seems like just the other day some of us were graduating with a circus theme from kindergarten at O.P. Earle. Then we blinked and we were walking on the black line at Landrum middle. Soon after, we were going to high school and starting a new chapter in our lives. We were not sure if we would like the “Campobello Kids” and the Campobello Kids probably were not sure if they’d like us Landrum

not only our education, but also our development, as individuals. High school has been a place to foster learning, but we not only learned in our academic classes, we also learned outside of class. Some of us have learned that there are more important things in life than what people think of us. Some of us have -- Kaitlyn Dill learned to be leaders, whether in one of the clubs, here, at Landrum or out on the fields and courts Kids. Then, we walked through the within the athletic program. We’ve doors of this high school four years made memories during our time ago and became one; we became at Landrum, memories that will what would be known as the Lan- last forever. High school gradudrum High School Class of 2013. ation marks but one of the many In less than an hour, we will be high journeys taken over the course of school graduates. We have grown our lives. We will make many more and learned together. But most journeys as our lives progress. But importantly, together we have been we must not forget the knowledge, shaped into the people we are to- friendships, life lessons and values day. It took commitment and hard that we learned during our time at work! We have been so blessed to Landrum. be taught by caring teachers, who The past few weeks and months genuinely wanted us to succeed. we have been writing the concluThey have invested so much in, sion of the chapter entitled “High

“The decisions we make after tonight will dictate where we go in life and, although that is important, so is everything along the way.”

Kaitlyn Dill

School.” This chapter, like everything else in life has to come to an end. As we walk out of these doors tonight, we will begin the next chapter of our lives. Your next chapter may be entitled “College,” “Military” or “Workforce.” The decisions we make after tonight will dictate where we go in life (Continued on page 19)

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Nutrition class for patients undergoing cancer treatment Hair loss and dry skin aren’t in the healing process, but is the only changes that cancer often the biggest challenge,” said patients undergoing treatments Rutherford Regional’s Clinical might notice. They may also Nutrition Manager Alexandra lose their sense of taste and Lautenschlager, RD, LD and LDN. “When smell and their you aren’t hunappetite. A new gry and food class through Want to go? doesn’t taste or Rutherford Re- What: Nutrition class smell the way it gional’s Cancer should, how do Resource Cen- When: Thursday, July 11 you get enough ter is being of- Where: Rutherford nutrition? And fered to patients Regional nutrition is an who are taking equal part of chemotherapy cancer treatment.” or radiation therapy. Classes will provide informaThe first class is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at noon, and tion on getting enough nutrition will be held on the first Thursday as well as reviews of supplements and supplement alternaof each month thereafter. “Good nutrition – before, dur- tives, food safety and recipes. ing and after treatment – is very Lautenschlager and Clinical Diimportant to a patient’s ability etitian Laura Sexton, RD, LDN, to withstand and recover from will lead the classes. To register for the class, treatment,” said Jamie Ingraham, Cancer Outreach program man- please call Rutherford Regionager for Rutherford Regional. “It al’s Cancer Resource Center at is one of the fundamental steps in 828-245-4596 - article submitted maintaining a person’s immune by Allison Flynn system and general health.” “Nutrition plays a vital role

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and, although that is important, so is everything along the way. Life is all about your choices. Make the choice to live well and live fully. Take action and make a positive difference; like Ghandi once said, “You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.” So get out there and try new things, take chances and do your best. You can do it! These people in attendance tonight, who are here to support us and to see us off to our futures, have been able to watch us grow. The mixed happiness, sadness, and relief we feel today are evidence of the hard work we have put forth. Though most of us have someone to whom we have looked

for advice and encouragement, we ourselves are now the role models. Our success should be a quest to better ourselves, not to impress those rooting us on or to prove wrong those who wish us ill. We can’t depend on someone else to supply motivation for us; the greatest motivation comes from within. Do you want to succeed? Are you willing to give 110 percent to reach your goals? Find your passion and feed the fire of potential that burns within you. Look back on your book of life; are you content with what is written? You can’t re-write what you have already written but you have a chance to make the next chapters in your book exceptional. It’s up to you We are now ready for our new journey, just like starting kindergarten, or Landrum High School, all over again. Congratulations Class of 2013!




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Landrum Mites Black win championship

On Saturday, June 8, Landrum Mites Black played three games in a row and beat a greatundefeated Polk County Mites team in back to back games to win the championship. The final score of the last game was 12-3. Head coach of the team is Brannon Poore, and assistant coaches are Erik Horton, Josh Coleman, Ethan Bolding and Daniel Ruff. Players: Drew Coleman, Grayson Horton, Titus Poore, Chandler Cartee, Brody Gosnell, Barkley Bolding, Jackson Ruff, Lucas Suddeth, Bryson Cothran, Troy Whiteside, Evan Owens and Jordan Smith. Right: Brody Gosnell, son of Travis and Holly Gosnell of Landrum, displays his team’s trophy. (photos by Holly Gosnell)

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One-day business planning retreat Stony Knoll pastor appreciation service Mountain BizWorks and the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge are partnering to offer a oneday business planning retreat on June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Lure Inn (2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC). This event is for current and prospective business owners. This retreat is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who are prepared for an intense day of “full speed ahead” business training. Participants will be guided through critical business plan concepts such as startup and overhead costs; profit goals; cash flow; marketing; and licensing and record-keeping. By the end of the day, each participant will have an action plan to move their business forward. Individuals starting or operating agricultural enterprises will receive an additional industryspecific resource packet. A catered lunch will be provided on the inn’s veranda overlooking the pristine views of Lake Lure. The retreat offers participants the opportunity to step back from day-to-day demands and activities for concentrated discussion, dialogue, and strategic thinking. Retreat facilitators will provide business insight, creative problem solving and fresh perspectives. Participants will also be encouraged to network with, and learn from one another. The business planning retreat will be held at The 1927 Lake

Want to go? What: When: Where:

Business retreat Monday, June 24 Lake Lure Inn, Lake Lure, N.C.

Lure Inn and Spa, one of North Carolina’s original landmarks. Surrounded by natural beauty and steeped in luxury, the Lake Lure Inn enjoyed a full restoration to its historic splendor in 2005. Mountain BizWorks is the premier lending and learning service provider for small business owners in WNC. With its long history of supporting successful business start-ups and expansions, Mountain BizWorks offers powerful resources, which are especially helpful in today’s economic environment. Mountain BizWorks staff work across western North Carolina bringing courses, one-on-one coaching and lending opportunities to entrepreneurs. To register, contact Ashley Epling at 828-253-2834 ext. 27 or ashley@mountainbizworks. org. For general information about the workshop, contact Tina Wolfe at or 828-625-2725. To learn more about business loans, classes, and coaching from Mountain BizWorks, visit – article submitted by Carol Lynn Jackson

The congregation of Stony Knoll CME Church will hold the third appreciation celebration of its pastor Arbutus Hines on Saturday, June 22 at 4 p.m. Speaker for the afternoon will be Rev. Rosia Landrum of New Forest Chapel CME Church in Forest City. Visiting

choirs are invited to provide music. The community is invited to come and join in the celebration as the congregation shows live and appreciation for the reverend’s guidance of the church. – article submitted by Evelyn Petty

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Williams reunion June 23 The descendants of Sally Lankford and Johnathan Williams will hold their annual family reunion on Sunday, June 23 in the log cabin at Harmon Field in Tryon. For more information, contact Virginia Irene Williams Kuykendall at 828-859-6072 or Joyce Kuykendall Kimpton at 828-859-5110. - article submitted by Joyce Kimpton

Johnathan Williams

St. Luke’s CME Church celebrates Pastor’s Appreciation June 23 The Pastor’s Aide board of St. Luke CME Church in Tryon will celebrate their annual Pastor’s Appreciation on Sunday, June 23 at the church at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be a special speaker for the morning service, with music provided by the St. Luke All Male Chorus. Special guests for the 3 p.m. service include: Rev. William Staley of Jones Temple AME

Zion in Waynesville, N.C., speaker and Rev. Kenneth Dawkins of United Temple of Praise in Spartanburg, S.C. Special music will be provided by the choirs of St. Luke, Jones Temple AME Zion and United Temple of Praise. Rev. Barbara Phillips is the pastor. The church is located on Markham Road in Tryon. - article submitted by Kimberly Porter

Offer of matching funds extended The deadline for matching funds for donations to Tryon Youth Center has been extended to July 1. Articles for the silent auction are needed and should be


given before the party on June 22. These, as well as donations, will be tax deductible. - article submitted by Sally Jo Carter

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Spirit of community makes our area special I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we are so blessed to live, work and play in the foothills. This place is like no other I have experienced. Lots of places lay claim to the fact that they are unique but our area truly is something to brag about far and wide. Perhaps it has something to do with my coming home “so to speak “ that I find myself so comfortable here. It seems not a month goes by that I don’t discover another family relationship with someone in the area. I’m sure that has something to do with it for me personally but in talking with others I believe there is more to it than that. One of the things that makes this area stand out is people here really know how to have fun. We get involved, and while we are certainly not perfect and

have our individual opinions, Janet Sciacca and special events we still manage to pull together, coordinator Christina Feagan, get things done and have fun along with board members could doing it. We may be small in be seen busy organizing, givnumbers but looking at the event ing out directions, answering calendar you would think we questions and doing whatever it took to ensure were a big city! successful There is always Publisher’s aevent. It was a something to do Notebook community efhere. fort and it was Last weekby Betty Ramsey fun. Thank you end was the to all those in20th Anniversary of the BBQ festival at volved. This evening “Bayou DieHarmon Field. Hundreds of volunteers pitched in with no sel” will play at Roger’s Park expectation of pay to make the in Tryon. Summer Tracks, a event a great success for us, free concert-in the park series and the many visitors to our is brought to us during the sumcommunity. There were orange mer by Peter Eisenbrown and volunteer shirts everywhere the Town of Tryon. The summer you looked and smiles on faces, concerts are also sponsored in people having a good time. Our part by local businesses and this Carolina Foothills Chamber of week local Terry Ackermann is Commerce executive director the sponsor in support of Big

Brothers & Big Sisters. Up the hill in Saluda the oh so popular farmers market is another example of people working together to help their neighbor and each other and at the same time provide a good time for all. Farmers and vendors bring their crafts and wares to market and the atmosphere is so jovial it’s almost like being at a festival. The kick-off time is 4:30 p.m. and with the market wrapping up around 6:30 p.m. Saturday you have two options for farmers markets one in Landrum and the other in Columbus, both starting in the morning. The list of activities and events goes on and on; you’ll want to check our community calendar out for a more complete list. And as you plan your weekend remember, you are lucky to live here.

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How to prevent senior financial fraud Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer some tips on protecting seniors from financial scams? My neighbor ’s elderly mother was recently swindled out of $10,000 and I want to make sure my own mother is protected. - Troubled daughter Dear Troubled, Financial scams that target the elderly continue to be a big problem in the U.S. In fact, it’s estimated that some 5 million Americans over age 60 are scammed out of roughly 3 billion every year. Here are some tips that can help you spot a scam, and what you can do to protect your mom. Scam watching Spotting a scam or a con artist is not always easy to do. They range from shady financial advisers to slick-talking telemarketers to professional caregivers and relatives who steal from the very people they’re supposed to be looking after. The most common scams targeting seniors today come in the form of free-lunch seminars selling dubious financial products, tricky/high-pressure telemarketing calls and endless junk mail peddling free vacation packages, sweepstakes, phony charity fundraisers and more. And, of course, there’s the ongoing problem of identity theft, Medicare fraud, door-todoor scams, credit card theft, and Internet and email scams. The best way to spot a scam

is to help your mom manage her finances or at least monitor her accounts. Reviewing her financial statements each month can alert you to questionable checks, credit card charges or large withdrawals. If, however, she doesn’t want you looking at her financial records, there are other clues. For example: Is she getting a lot of junk mail for contests, free trips and sweepstakes? Is she receiving calls from strangers offering awards or moneymaking deals? Also notice if her spending habits have changed, if she has complained about being short of money lately, or has suddenly become secretive or defensive about her finances. All these may be signs of trouble. Protect your parent The most effective way to help protect your mom is to alert her to the different kind of scams out there. The easiest way to do this is by visiting the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force website (stopfraud. gov – click on “Protect Yourself”), where you can get a rundown on the different types of scams making the rounds. The Better Business Bureau Scam Stopper site at scam-stopper is another good resource. If your mom doesn’t have access to a computer, print out the materials yourself and use them to start a conversation.

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• Savvy Senior

Riley Addison Brookshire

Ann (Brock) and Richard Brookshire are proud to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Riley Addison Brookshire, who was born May 7 in New York City. Parents are Rachelle and Richard Brookshire. Maternal grandparents are Cathy and Ron Plaster of Middletown, Connecticut. Great aunt is Julie Brock of Landrum. (photo submitted by Ann Brookshire)

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It’s also a good idea to keep close tabs on your mom’s social circle. Has she acquired any questionable new friends lately or is she seeing anyone who’s giving her advice, financial or otherwise? Some other tips to protect her include reminding her to never give out her Social Security number or financial information unless she initiated the contact and knows the institution. Also, see if your mom would be willing to let you sort her mail before she opens it so you can weed out the junk. To reduce the junk mail and/or email she gets, use the Direct Marketing Association consumer opt-out service at And to stop credit card and insurance offers, use the Consumer Credit Reporting Industry opt-out service at or call 888-567-8688 – they will ask


for your mom’s Social Security number and date of birth. Also, register your mom’s home and cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry (, 888382-1222) to reduce telemarketers. And help her get a free copy of her credit report at to make sure she isn’t a victim of identity theft. Report it If you suspect your mom has gotten scammed, report it to your state securities regulator’s office (see for contact information), or your state’s Adult Protective Services agency (call 800-677-1116 for contact information) that investigates reports of elderly financial abuse. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Paige McIntyre presented the James McIntyre Scholarship at the Polk County High School Senior Awards Night on June 6. The scholarship was presented to Juan Ramon Contreras, Jr. Contreras is the third recipient of this award. Pictured with Paige McIntyre and Juan Contreras, Jr. is Paige’s father, John Paul McIntyre. (photo submitted by John Paul McIntyre)

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Water proof your life this summer Each year around this time I present this topic because, as warmer weather arrives, more people participate in aquatic activities like swimming, skiing, fishing and boating. Even if they don’t actually plan to get in many folks are close to or at least around bodies of water like pools, lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks and even the ocean. As a WSI (water safety instructor) for the American Red Cross, I have been a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, certified lifeguards, taught swimming and run large aquatic facilities. Statistically, in the United States, 50 percent of all those who drown each year never intended to get in the water in the first place. Also, nearly 1,000 children drown each year. It’s absolutely crucial to learn how to keep you and your family safe in and around water. This is called “water proofing.” Children need constant supervision. Some kids have no fear of water, but also have no breath control. Did you know young children can drown in just 2 inches of water? This means that extreme care should be taken not just in swimming pools, but also in bathtubs, sinks, wading pools, fountains, toilets, buckets, even ditches filled with rainwater. Make no mistake - drowning can occur very quickly, so never let children out of your sight for even a few seconds. I once had to jump off a second story balcony to rescue a 5-year-old whose mother took her eyes off him for just a few seconds. Make sure you teach your kids to swim early on. Even children under one year old should learn.

Diet & Exercise by David Crocker Make sure your kids are taught by qualified instructors. All kids should be constantly supervised, no matter what their skill level. Infants and small children should have an adult within arm’s reach. This is called “touch supervision.” Make sure your kids have Coast Guard-approved flotation devices, like life vests, on whenever they are near water. Make sure the vest has a strap that fits down between the legs, and has a collar to keep the child’s head up, and his or her face out of the water. All swimmers, regardless of age or skill level, should swim with a buddy. There have been many good swimmers, even lifeguards, who drowned because they became over confident and got into trouble in the water. Also, remember, it only takes a teaspoon of water in the lungs to drown you. I recommend swimmers take life-saving classes. Know your limits. Swimming in lakes, rivers or oceans is not the same as swimming in a pool, because you have to account for moving currents (even lakes have underwater currents), rocks, stumps, branches and other underwater debris. This takes more of your energy and could easily cause you to snag a foot, hand, arm or other body part, trapping you under water. If you do find yourself in water unexpectedly, or if you get in trouble in the water, don’t panic. If you relax your muscles, you’ll float much easier. If you tense up, you’ll tend to sink. Also, if you

panic, you will run out of air faster. If you find yourself in a current, swim with the current and gradually try to make it to shore. One other condition I would like to mention “dry drowning.” Dry drowning occurs when a person’s lungs are unable to take in oxygen, due to breathing in a very small amount of water. Even while the water prevents the lungs from oxygenating the blood, the heart does not slow down, so the person can still walk and talk, but then later dies from lack of oxygen. Sometimes in dry drowning, the larynx goes into spasms, called laryngospasm. This also deprives the victim of oxygen. A sudden change in a person’s mood or personality, energy level, agitation, sleepiness, vomiting, involuntary defecation or extreme lethargy may be a sign of oxygen deprivation. If any of these signs are observed get medical help immediately. Diet or exercise question? Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail. com, or visit 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 been a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, lead train to L.H. Fields modeling agency and taught four semesters at USCC-Union. Crocker was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

Saluda duplicate bridge club results for June 17 games Winners of the game played at the Saluda Center on Monday, June 17 are: N/S First: Mickey Brandstadter and Ken Yeager. Tie for 2/3 between Bill and Lynn Ulrey and Linda Hall and

Karen Doddridge. E/W First: Kathy and Bruce Bartlett. Second: Marilyn Yike and Mary Ostheim. Games are played each Monday afternoon at the Saluda Center at

1:30 p.m. with a discussion session at 12:45 p.m.. Until further notice, the discussion session will be held downstairs, as the porch is being repaired. A partner is guaranteed. - article submitted by Tollie Ross


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Polk County High School seniors rack up scholarships, awards Polk County High School honored a number of students from the Class of 2013 with scholarships and awards during the school’s senior awards day. Some of the students honored included: John McAbee with the U.S. Marines Musical Excellence award. William Arrowood with the U.S. Marines Scholastic Excellence award and the Nell Fagan/ Green Creek Community Scholarship. Makenzie White with the Tryon Youth Center Scholarship/Tryon Federal Bank/Russell Constance Memorial award, the DAR Good Citizen award and The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina award. Isla Neel with the Tryon Youth Center Scholarship/Tryon Federal Bank Scholarship in honor of Ray Foster.

Bronwyn Pellatt and Shalyn Brown with the Lutz Foundation Scholarship. Jo’Nai Dawkins with the Thermal Belt Friendship Council Scholarship. Victoria Pritchard with the Pea Ridge Community Academic Scholarship. Emily Hardin, Chelsea Kelly, Makayla Mullis, Lauren Searcy and Lakeyah Simspson with the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary award. Jan Engelbrecht, Christina Hackethal, Julie Peterson and Krittitat Prokongsai with Exchange Student recognition Alec Philpott and Shalyn Brown with Wendy’s Heisman awards. Savannah Marino with a Culture Club award. Watch the Bulletin next week for additional award recipients. – information submitted by Meghan Mauldin

Pictured left to right, Alessandra Akers, Isys Hennigar and Floyd Graber received the Ann L. Turner and Geoffrey M. Tennant Foundation Scholarship on senior awards day at Polk County High School.

Left: Shalyn Brown received the NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship on Senior Awards Day at Polk County High School. Right: American Red Cross’ Making a Difference Educational Scholarship went to Cassandra Couch and William Arrowood on senior awards day at Polk County High School.

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Exacting revenge on itchy garden pest Wanderer moon smiling a faintly ironical smile at this brilliant, dew-moistened summer morning,— a detached sleepily indifferent smile, a wanderer’s smile,— if I should buy a shirt your color and put on a necktie sky-blue where would they carry me? - William Carlos Williams, Summer Song With all the rain we’ve been getting here in Saluda, my yard becomes a jungle overnight — while I endeavor to appreciate Mother Nature’s help on keeping the fish pond full and the garden plants watered, it sure means extra vigilance on weed-eating and mowing: my least favorite chores in summer heat. Of course, every time the yard’s mowed, rain returns in full force: bringing forth more, more, more grass - more jungle. Making the rounds with the balky old push mower, I spy a suspicious shiny-green leavesof-three-let-it-be leering up at me: poison oak. Not my friend, that stuff has been known to leap buildings to find me — just looking at it causes skin to crawl and itch. Still, spotting that wicked head daring, just daring to poke up uninvited in the front lawn, I could not resist the sudden uncontrollable urge to mow it down and vanquish the beast. Yes, I know better. Some of us, and I’m not calling any names, need that instant gratification of the conquering mow-over, the final victory: rather than stopping, pulling garden gloves on, hunting weed killer. Nope, we just have to ask for trouble. We just have to get instant revenge. To my great relief, I did not start itching after doing such a foolhardy deed in the heat of battle. To be honest, it

Saluda News & Notations by Bonnie Bardos

felt good to be the winner: even for that brief moment. Saluda Tailgate Market starts at 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the city parking lot off Main Street. Many Saluda businesses are open later on Friday, so you can stop by after tailgate marketing for shopping, dining and music. Saluda Welcome Table is every Tuesday, dinner will be served from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All welcome; donations accepted. Take a hike! Enjoy “Walks in the Woods� with SCLT on the first and third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Meet at Saluda Library’s parking lot for carpooling. SCLT’s phone is 828-7491560, website: The Women’s Club of Saluda will host ‘Swinging at the Saluda Canteen’, a fundraiser on June 22 at Saluda Center from 5:309 p.m. You’ll enjoy an evening at a 1940s USO canteen with dinner, music and dancing. This will help raise funds for college scholarships for Saluda youth; contact Anita at 828-749-9781 for information. The N.C. Small Town Main Street promotions team kick off

“Top of the Grade Concerts� this summer to carry out the vision of Saluda becoming a fourseason destination for both local residents and visitors. The “Top of the Grade Concerts� will be on second and fourth Fridays, June through October. Performances are 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at McCreery Park at the old skateboard park area. Bring your own chair or lawn blanket; food will be available. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. June 25, the Red Cross will hold a Saluda Community blood drive at Saluda Fire Department from 2-6 p.m. There’ll be a town-wide Saluda Yard Sale on Saturday, June 29 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Signs will direct bargain and treasure hunters; if you want to join in, call 828-749-3789. Art Notes: The “Perceptions� art exhibit featuring myself and Nathan Galloway continues until June 28 in Spartanburg, S.C. at the Chapman Cultural Center’s Guild Gallery. Happy June birthday to Nancy Barnett, Verne Dawson, Peggy Ellwood, Anna Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Amy Violet Ford, Terry Arrington and Jeremy Edwards. Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! Keep in mind if you have something of note; feel free to contact me at; or 7491153. You may also visit my website at

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Lee C. Mulligan, Esq. HOW CAN A GIFT BE A PROBLEM? Q. Can a gift cause unanticipated problems for the recipient? A. Sometimes we are asked to draft wills or trusts to “leave my estate to my sister Joan� or “$10,000 to my niece, Mary.� This may not be the wisest thing to do particularly if the recipient is elderly or otherwise receiving governmental assistance. Your gift might disqualify them for       ing home for payment for their care. When making a bequest to a person who is or soon will be over 65, it is better to condition the gift on the recipient not residing in a nursing home. We also leave large gifts to the elderly in a special Medicaid trust that will terminate if the elderly or “special needs� recipient permanently resides in a nursing home. Conditioning gifts in this way insures the        For answers on this or other estate planning issues call (828) 696-1811.


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Trying to fill empty spaces It was about five years ago when one iota, fighting her way to my I first met Georgia, a little kitten feet. I sang and tearfully picked her whose leg had to be amputated. Of- up, angry that I couldn’t help her. Last week while visiting the ten ,when I’d visit, I’d find Elaine at Landrum vet carrying her around shelter, Lani called me over, “Lencradled in her arms. I have since nie, we have a kitten that may need learned to watch Elaine, where I’m your help.” “He was being fostered concerned, she’s pretty sneaky. I with his siblings and was accidencouldn’t get the sweet thing out of tally dropped and he broke his leg.” “Can it be saved?” I asked. “We my head, thus her tale was written, “Georgia On My Mind.” Of course think so,” she replied. “Okay Lani, my dear friends, Bert and Jeanette use my fund here at FHS and send had to have her and she soon be- him to Landrum vet, I’ll look in came a treasured member of the on him.” “His name is Ditto, Lennie and I think Larsen group. you’re going to Georgia was Humane Society like him.” “Of always a tiny Special Cases course I will,” I girl, perhaps 6 Leonard Rizzo replied laughing. or 7 pounds, but Later that day she was fearless. From the time she was a kitten, I I received a call from Jeanette would sing some part of “Georgia Larsen, her voice barely audible, on my mind” each time I saw all I heard was a tearful “Lennie.” her and she’d come to expect it. “She’s gone, isn’t she?” I asked and Georgia quickly became one of for the next few minutes no one Papa Bert’s special kitties, sleep- spoke as we both openly wept. We ing in the crook of his arm. That shared the joy it was to know her is, unless Uncle Lennie came to and the grief we felt, because her visit. Georgia would push her way time was too short. “How’s Bert?” through all the other dogs and cats I then asked. “He’s devastated Lentill she wound up at my feet. “Other nie, even though he knows we’ve arms reach out for me,” I would done all we could.” “I know you sing as I picked her up. “She re- have a dentist appointment in the ally loves you Lennie,” Bert would morning, Jeanette. Tell Bert to put say. “That’s because she has good up the coffee, I’m coming over.” taste,” I’d reply in a banter that “He’d like that Lennie.” “So would I,” I answered as we rang off exbecame a ritual. A few months ago, Georgia pressing our mutual love. I wasn’t due to see Bert till 10 began losing weight which, at her size she couldn’t afford to do. a.m. so I used the morning to visit Everything that could be done was Molly and Sasha, two of my previtried for Georgia until it was finally ous wounded warriors. While at learned that she had cancer. My the vet, Elaine pulled me aside and visits became more frequent and pointed at a cage. “There’s your Georgia, who was now light as a (Continued on page 31) feather, didn’t change her routine


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Ditto, Lennie, isn’t he adorable?” Inside was this cute little tuxedo kitten with a long pink cast on his front leg. “He’s a purr machine,” Elaine said, reaching in to grab him. Right on cue the purring began as Elaine gently cradled him. I have since held him often, but at that moment I lost it and went outside to pray. Tears freely flowed down my

cheeks as I prayed, “I know what you’re up to, Lord, and the broken leg was a nice touch. I’ll see that Ditto gets all that he needs as I’m sure you’ll do for my sweet Georgia till I get to see her again. There’ll be lots of my kids there vying for my attention but she’ll know what to do. She’ll just push her way through till she winds up at my feet. Two more things, Lord, if I may. Tell sweet Georgia that she’ll always be on my mind, and thanks for Ditto.”

Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 8942340. Landrum Library, yoga class 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people for small fee. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


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and Hwy. 176, Saluda. The Meeting Place Senior Center, beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions, 10 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. 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.

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TROT, Therapeutic Riding of Tryon, held its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Student Recognition picnic recently at FENCE. It was a celebration with games, food and fun. Foothills Mountain Bar-B-Cue owner Paul Dale donated the lunch. The TROT program could not exist without our volunteers. “In fact the whole program is run by volunteers, and we appreciate them all,” said Robbie Hambright. Each year, the organization tries to honor a volunteer who has gone the extra mile with an award called the Golden Stirrup. This year, TROT had two winners. Judy Banks was awarded a Golden Stirrup. As a retired speech therapist, Banks brought a knowledge of people with special needs that makes her very effective in working with TROT students. In addition, Banks, quickly took on the extra responsibility of becoming a lead volunteer one day a week. She was always there when TROT needed her. Llyn Josef was also awarded a Golden Stirrup. Joseph recently moved to Columbus from Buffalo, NY. She brings her horse, Chester to TROT. Chester is an experienced therapy horse and Josef is a retired special education teacher. Together, they made a wonderful team. Josef and Chester contributed a great deal to their students riding experience. “We are extremely fortunate to have Judy and Llyn as members of our dedicated group of volunteers,” Hambright said. Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) changes and enriches lives by teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, cognitive, developmental and emotional challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. TROT is a program of FENCE. For more information visit – article submitted by Robbie Hambright

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Volunteer coordinator Carol Ten Broek, left, with volunteer Mary-Lu.