by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Some elements of the Tryon Town Council wish to levy a 1% prepared food and beverage tax. Proceeds would go toward beautification to attract more tourists. Wim Woody and George Baker think that is a hair-brained idea.
The argument goes like this: The Town of Tryon is short on cash. People aren’t spending discretionary income on travel. Therefore, the town should raise the price of visiting it so it can plant flowers and build gazebos that people can’t afford to visit, anyway. Rephrased:
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.