Lives of service and character honored by Tryon and its residents

Published 2:54 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Verlee Payne, left, is holding the key to the Town of Tryon which was presented to her husband James Payne and to Jim Jackson on Tuesday evening, July 18 at a ceremony at Tryon Movie Theatre. Jackson’s wife Sheila, right, is holding her husband’s key. The ceremony included a 73-minute film featuring interviews of the two men who are lifelong Tryon residents, and the presentation of plaques to both men who are sharing the spotlight as Tryon’s Citizens of the Year. (Photo by Mark Schmerling)

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