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Intoxicated driver strikes Polk Rescue Squad

SALUDA—An overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 26 Sunday night ended in an intoxicated driver striking a Polk County Rescue ... Read more | Add your comment

Giving back to those who give

POLK COUNTY—Polk County School nurses received a treat this week for keeping families safe over the past almost ... Read more | Add your comment

Climbing in memory

TRYON—The 2nd annual Memorial Stair Climb was held at the Clock Tower in downtown Tryon on Saturday, Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Honoring those who have lost their battles

COLUMBUS—It has been almost 7 years since Caroline deRossett Wesley lost her battle to suicide, but her last ... Read more | Add your comment

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Untold stories of local Moonshine history

Everything we know about moonshiners and moonshining history is wrong. That’s one of the themes of the Center for Cultural Preservation’s new documentary film on regional moonshine ... Read more | Add your comment

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Polk proclaims Constitution week

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed Sept. 17, 2021 as Citizenship Day and Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.  Read more | Add your comment

by Leah Justice.

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Stolen trailer

POLK COUNTY—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information to help identify a suspect in the larceny of a trailer.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:22 pm

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Polk seeks referendum on partisan school board

COLUMBUS—Polk County Commissioners came to a consensus Monday that they want to know how voters feel about making its school board partisan.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:20 pm

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Rabies clinic Sat., Oct. 9

SUNNY VIEW—Pet owners can get low-cost rabies vaccinations soon.  The Polk County Animal Control is hosting a rabies clinic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:19 pm

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Trend keeps rising

POLK COUNTY—Polk County has hit another record with COVID-19 cases.  The county added another 101 cases last week, which is the most since the pandemic began. ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:17 pm

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We hope to see y’all when it’s all over

I must say I do thoroughly enjoy reading the TDB when I “inherit” the issues from Dad. The latest one contained a Letter to the ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:13 pm

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Protecting those who need protecting

In his September 12 Letter to the Editor, Andy Millard promotes the Polk County Democrat Party multiple times while in the same letter proclaiming that ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:08 pm

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Tryon’s Booker announces bid for U.S. Senate

TRYON—Tryon’s Mayor Pro-Tempore Chrelle Booker has announced she will run for the open U.S. Senate seat for North Carolina in 2022.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:34 pm

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Rep. Cawthorn will not be charged

MILL SPRING—U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn will not be charged for allegedly bringing a knife to at least one local school board meeting.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:33 pm

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Containing my excitement

I could barely contain my excitement when I heard about the new Taco Bell coming to Columbus. After all, we have three auto parts stores, ... Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:10 pm

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Your American birthright

On Tuesday, September 6, the Polk County Board of Education, on short notice and without the input of parents and the public, put into effect ... Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:08 pm

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Pushed a button

I must say I do thoroughly enjoy reading the TDB when I “inherit” the issues from Dad. The latest one contained a Letter to the ... Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:07 pm

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Polk County District Court results

In Polk County District Court on Sept. 1, 2021, with Judge Larry Wilson presiding, 112 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:04 pm

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Communities join together to ‘Feed the Foothills’

People in the Foothills have a heart for giving, always ready to care for their neighbors in need. They also know how to have a ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:47 pm

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K-9 retires

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners retired a K-9 last week.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:45 pm

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Record numbers again

POLK COUNTY—Polk County added the most COVID-19 cases last week it has had since the pandemic.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:43 pm

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Thank you, Mr. McDermott

Every Polk County School Board member should read the article written by Larry McDermott that published in the September 5 edition of the Tryon Daily ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:40 pm

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My thoughts on a recent LTTE

I whole-heartedly agree with the TDB’s headline to a recent letter to the editor, namely, “Following Facts Not Fear, Could Reunite a Divided Country.” Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:39 pm

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PacJAM returning for its 9th season

Now in its 9th season, Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians at Tryon Fine Arts Center specializes in nourishing the whole community through music education. From 6-8 ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, September 13, 2021 9:51 am

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Never forget

COLUMBUS—Most Americans know exactly what they were doing on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 when the planes hit the World Trade Center in New ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:41 pm

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MIA/POW day and month

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners remembered the 81,900 missing in action and prisoners of war this week, including 2 still missing from Polk County.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:37 pm

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Military suicide awareness month

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners recognized military suicides by approving a proclaiming claiming September as military suicide awareness month in Polk County.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:36 pm

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Thank you, Mr. McDermott,

Every Polk County School Board member should read the article written by Larry McDermott that published in the September 5 edition of the Tryon Daily ... Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:33 pm

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Following facts, not fear, could reunite a divided count

"Doing What's Best For Our Children", I was struck as I always am at how he and so many push fear and disinformation, rather than ... Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:31 pm

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Masks in schools

The motto of the Polk County, NC school system is “Doing What’s Best for Children.” The county Board of Education put that commitment into positive ... Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:27 pm

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Polk County District Court results

In Polk County District Court on Sept. 8, 2021, with Judge Tom Foster presiding, 124 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:25 pm