McLeod joins Century 21; Wallace, Corn get training

Published 7:45 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy McLeod
McLeod has been involved locally with the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Rotary International and lay ministries in her church. She is a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and serves on Tryons Planning & Adjustments Board.
Her mobile office, equipped with the latest technology, makes her available to buyers and sellers at the click of a button.
* * *has joined the sales staff of Century 21 Tryon Real Estate. She brings with her nine years of experience as a licensed broker in N.C and S.C. Having grown up in Spartanburg, New York and Tryon, she graduated from The Spence School in NYC; attended Converse College and holds a B.A. degree in sociology and a master’s in public administration from U.S.C.
Madelon Wallace
Madelon completed 18 hours of course work created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.
More specifically, Madelon was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners and helping consumers see a propertys green potential.
For more information about NARs newest designation, visit
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On Nov. 13, 2009,
* * *with Walker, Wallace & Emerson Realty has been awarded the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.Gary W. Corn, Realtor/Broker with FIRST Real Estate of Tryon, received the designation of Historic Property Specialist by completing the Historic Real Estate Program training offered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Savannah, Ga. The course is designed to assist real estate professionals in the marketing of historic properties by enhancing their knowledge about the history of architecture and the preservation of historic landmarks. The class also provides information on historic preservation legislation, ordinances, and criteria for listing a property in the National Register of Historic Places.
Merle Norman
Pat Kovach, owner, says, “Thank you to all my customers for their support. I am sorry to announce that I have closed my studio and am out of business.” She urges her customers to visit other Merle Norman locations in Hendersonville and Spartanburg. Salon Rachelle, at the same location in Tryon, remains open.
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Customers served by
“Even during the current economic recession, with declines in energy sales to industrial and manufacturing customers, this record demonstrates that our customers continue to need reliable resources to meet their energy needs. Therefore, it is critical that the company continue to ensure a wide range of resources energy efficiency, renewable resources such as solar and hydroelectric, and traditional resources such as nuclear, natural gas-fired, and coal resources are in place to reliably and cost-effectively serve our customers,” said Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy Carolinas. “While it is essential that we modernize the power generation system, smart energy use – through innovative efficiency programs – can help manage the number of new power plants built to meet peak demand when customers use the most energy.”
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Earlier this year, the BMW Charity Pro-Am announced it had raised $651,829 for 78 organizations as a result of the 2009 tournament. Since BMW Manufacturing Co. came on board in 2001, the event has raised more than $7.3 million for 125+ area charities. Learn more about the tournament at or by following the tournament on Facebook.
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Jean Sitton, RN, BC, BSN, MHS, of
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The Absolute Theatre Companys home has a new name;
“One of the first things I wanted to do was change the Blue Ridge Performing Arts name.” Brighton said. “I wanted to go back to the Skyland moniker. What I found after a few months was confusion by new people or people coming from out of the area ending up at Blue Ridge Community College.”in Tryon is now closed. Duke Energy Carolinas set an all-time record for winter power use. On Monday, Jan. 11, the utility generated 17,282 megawatts of electricity for the hour ending at 8 a.m. The previous winter peak of 16,968 was set on Feb. 5, 2009.BMW Charity Pro-Am, played in part at Brights Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring, has been named the 2009 Nationwide Tour Charity of the Year for its far-reaching impact on charities in the Upstate region of South Carolina and Western North Carolina. Tournament organizers will receive a check for $30,000 from the PGA TOUR to enhance the tournaments charitable endeavors.Pardee Hospitals Case Management Department, will present “How to Create Your Own Personal Health Record” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Skyland Performing Arts Center. The historic Skyland Hotel has been a mainstay and beacon on Main Street, Hendersonville since 1928. New owner Kate Brighton purchased the business this time last year with the intent of bringing back the Absolute Theatre Company, founded in 1990 in Saluda.
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