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Testing continues

Despite a hot day on Wednesday, Polk County health care workers had a successful day of testing on ... Read more | Add your comment

Mill Spring Fire Department compliant

After spending more than a year in a non-compliant status, the Mill Spring Fire Department was recently rated ... Read more | Add your comment

Polk reaches 73 cases

As of Monday morning, Polk County had reached 73 cases of COVID-19, according to the North Carolina Department ... Read more | Add your comment

Saluda approves new budget

The City of Saluda just approved its new budget last week for fiscal year 2020-2021 and is already ... Read more | Add your comment

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Testing continues

Despite a hot day on Wednesday, Polk County health care workers had a successful day of testing on Wednesday for COVID-19. Read more | Add your comment

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Mill Spring Fire Department compliant

After spending more than a year in a non-compliant status, the Mill Spring Fire Department was recently rated and certified by the North Carolina Office ... Read more | Add your comment

by Leah Justice.

Community

Rain, sleet and temperature checks-Letter to the editor

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:30 pm

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Operation Dry Water brings law enforcement and education to N.C. waters

From July 3–5, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s law enforcement division will focus on boating law compliance on North Carolina’s waterways and spread public awareness ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:26 pm

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Victory Garden update and thanks

First, you should know that I have a real talent for overlooking the obvious. So, it took me far too long to enlist the help ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:57 pm

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Skip Taylor installed as new Rotary Club of Tryon President

What qualifies a Rotarian to be elected president of a Rotary Club? There may well be as many abilities and experiences as there are Rotary ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:56 pm

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Lanier Library June Acquisitions

Audio Books Buddhism: Parts 1 & 2 by Malcolm David Eckel Biography and Memoir A Higher Loyalty by James Comey My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:53 pm

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Honoring our Independence Day at the Columbus Farmer’s Market

This Saturday, the 4th of July, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Columbus Farmer’s Market, located at the Polk County High School, located at ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:52 pm

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Native Andean artist to teach youth at TACS

Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) welcomes Andean visual artist and bilingual educator Byron Tenesaca as lead instructor for its annual Summer Sizzler youth art ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:26 pm

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Celebrating Lanier members: Sisters Nancy and Sally

Commemorating its 130th anniversary, Lanier Library is celebrating members in monthly profiles to help the community get a better idea of the neighbors who carry the ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:23 pm

Community

Thank you Benny!-Letter to the Editor

Please count me in among those many residents of Polk County who welcome the opportunity to recognize Benny Smith as one of the finest contributors ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:59 pm

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Land of the Free?-Letter to the Editor

The other day Pamela and I were driving along, and it occurred to me that since this is the Land of the Free, and I ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:55 pm

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Isothermal’s president announces retirement

Walter Dalton, president of Isothermal Community College, will retire in February 2021, he announced Thursday. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:54 pm

Community

Summer bird hike at FENCE

Meet at the FENCE Center on Thursday, July 9 at 8:00 a.m. for a summer bird walk led by Ventures International Bird Guide, Aaron Steed. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:52 pm

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Lanier Library announces Magnum Opus winner

In alphabetical order by author, Lanier Library announces the three Magnum Opus finalists chosen in their online People’s Choice voting: Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, June 29, 2020 1:36 pm

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PCHS announces Cheerleader tryouts for 2020-2021 season

Polk County High School’s cheerleading program has announced its tryout plans for the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:47 pm

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Realizing a dream

Isaac Edwards was barely a teenager, if even one, when he first told Josh Trejo he planned to play college soccer. Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:46 pm

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Saluda Family Medicine expands services

St. Luke’s Hospital is pleased to announce they are expanding primary care services at Saluda Family Medicine to include conventional family medicine with a focus ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:45 pm

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Edwards, Lopez receive local scholarship

Polk County High School graduates, Landry Edwards and Nicholas Lopez, have been named recipients of the 2020 Pea Ridge Community Center Academic Scholarships. Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43 pm

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College offers new Emergency Medical Sciences opportunity

Emergency medical technicians, paramedics and anyone interested in a career in the emergency medical sciences field have an exciting new option at Isothermal Community College, ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:41 pm

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Summer Day Camps are in full swing at FENCE

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is thrilled to be offering our summer camps again this year! Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:40 pm

Community

End of an era

The Columbus Lions Club soon will no longer exist. The remaining Lions have reluctantly voted to surrender their charter at the end of this Lions ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:38 pm

Community

Horse rescue

On May 30, 2020 Polk County Animal Control impounded a neglected 23 year old Miniature horse stallion named Old Spice. Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:19 am

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Asteroid named after local astronomer

Formerly designated as 2016 EV243, this minor planet was first discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 pm

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Every life created should be equally valuable-Letter to the editor

The June 10 issue of this newspaper published a letter where I commented that all lives should matter. There was also a very enlightening letter ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55 am

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Do not judge, or you too will be judged-Letter to the editor

I’ve been letter writer for many years. I even received awards for two of my letters published in The Tennessean when I lived in Nashville. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:53 am

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Do unto others-Letter to Editor

“Now you know better, do better” is the perfect slogan for our current times. Thank you to Reverend Eleanor Miller for using that phrase on ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49 am