ReMax moving to Tryon, new sign for Tryon Federal

Published 6:52 pm Monday, September 20, 2010

ReMax Advantage Realty owners Bonnie Lingerfelt, Jean Skelcy and Richard Yurko are moving their firm to the Century 21 Tryon Real Estate building in Tryon later this year.

The three announced that they are purchasing the Century 21 building at 177 N. Trade St. and combining agencies with Allan Pruette, owner of Century 21. ReMax Advantage Realty currently has offices on Hwy. 108 just west of Columbus.

We are excited and looking forward to the energetic and expanded business that will result with additional agents, greater synergy, growing market share and a repositioning of our firm, Lingerfelt, Skelcy and Yurko said in an advertisement this week in the Tryon Daily Bulletin.

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ReMax will also open a new vacation and long-term rental department, the owners said, to complete our brokerage services.

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The exterior signage for Tryon Federal Banks Tryon and Columbus office exteriors was changed last Wednesday with a new logo. This is an initiative the HomeTrust Bank partnership has rolled out to all its markets.

The new logo/graphic of three upward pointing arrows represents the rooftops of homes, for individuals, businesses and community the three core segments we partner with every day to help&bsp; achieve home ownership, said Stacie Hicks, HomeTrust Director of Marketing. Also, this initiative happens to coincide with Tryon Federals 75th anniversary.

To celebrate 75 years, Tryon Federal Bank president Jerry Johnson is hosting a BBQ lunch at the Tryon bank office tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 21, and at the Columbus office Thursday, Sept. 23, both from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Happy McLeod has started a new business, Happys Meals, offering meals prepared by servant hands that love to cook.

This food service is offered to make your in-home dining a pleasure, not a chore of grocery shopping, preparing meals, and cleaning up the kitchen, McLeod said.

She plans to offer meals of natural, fresh (when possible) organic foods; no processed or enriched products are used. McLeod will shop with IGA, Ingles, Bi-Lo and Food Lion, plus local fresh produce stands (Benson’s and Ayers). Whole Foods in Greenville, and The Fresh Market and Publix in Spartanburg are also options, she said. Other groceries will be considered upon request.

A variety of recipes will be available, or customers own favorite dishes can be prepared.

Foods are bought, brought to your home and prepared in your kitchen, McLeod said. Your kitchen is left clean at the end of the food preparation.

Happys Meals will be available Wednesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and may be scheduled on a weekly, monthly, daily or special occasion basis. Service is provided on a first come – first served basis for a family or dinner up to 12.

For more information, contact Happy McLeod at 828-283-1177 or

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Attorney Travis S. Greene, who has practiced law in Polk County for more than nine years, is closing his office at 75 S. Trade St. in Tryon Sept. 30 and consolidating his practice into his Spartanbuurg office at 104 N. Daniel Morgan Ave.

Greene intends to continue representing clients in Polk and Rutherford counties. His practice focuses on automobile accidents, civil litigation such as property disputes, construction disputes, estate disputes and business-related disputes, as well as estate administration and traffic tickets.

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King Law Offices has named John Crotts as a partner in the firm. Crotts has worked as senior associate attorney with King Law Offices for five years, where he has maintained a busy litigation and estate planning practice. Crotts represents clients in the areas of Wills and Estates, Business Law, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Law. As contract attorney for several governing bodies throughout Rutherford County, Crotts is one of the leading municipal law attorneys in the area.

I am excited to welcome John to the firm as my partner, said Brian King, founding attorney of King Law Offices. John brings a wealth of expertise and a sincere approach to client service that our clients will embrace and appreciate. His integrity and commitment to excellent work is easily seen by his clients, and is the reason for his great reputation in the community.

Crotts received his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Isothermal Community College and completed his bachelors degree at Lees McCrae College, where he majored in criminal justice and received a minor in sociology. He graduated cum laude from the Appalachian School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree.

He is licensed to practice law in North and South Carolina, and serves as a member of the North Carolina State Bar, South Carolina State Bar, N.C. Bar Association, and the Christian Legal Society. He currently serves as president of the 29-A Judicial District Bar. He also serves on the board of directors for the Rutherford County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Consumer Credit Counseling. In addition, he enjoys educating the community through frequent workshops and seminars for local businesses and many civic groups. &bsp;

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Pinecastle Records has signed a deal with resophonic guitar player, Phil Leadbetter.&bsp; Leadbetter already has a long history on the label, not only in the bands Wildfire and Grasstowne, but also as a solo artist. &bsp;

Leadbetter is currently touring with The Whites, the supergroup Rigsby, Leadbetter and Bennet, the Jukebox Junkie himself, Ken Mellons as well as performing with his family band, The Leadbetters.

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David Napoli, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, will discuss the causes and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hand in a free presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center on Tue., Sept. 21, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. &bsp;

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage in one or more joints.&bsp; Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.&bsp; Among the approximately 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common, affecting over 20 million people in the United States.&bsp; Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age.

Napoli specializes in hand and wrist disorders and injuries, as well as general orthopaedic surgery.&bsp; He serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital.&bsp; Napoli will offer time for questions after the presentation.&bsp; Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).