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Recognizing men and women in blue

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners recognized officers this week that recently gained certifications and Region C Awards.  Read more | Add your comment

Sign sparks protest

COLUMBUS—A sign that was installed by the county at Stearns Park Thursday caused people to gather against forced ... Read more | Add your comment

Fleeing on foot

MILL SPRING—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on Sunday with the suspect fleeing on ... Read more | Add your comment

Steps to HOPE Thrift Store expanding

COLUMBUS—Steps to HOPE Thrift Store is expanding.  The county’s domestic violence shelter recently purchased the former American Red Cross ... Read more | Add your comment

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Tryon Concert Association presents Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Tryon Concert Association (TCA) presents the first of six Front Row: National concerts by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln. Read more | Add your comment

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Out for a jog

This Saturday morning, beginning at 6:00 a.m., St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation is hosting Ache Around the Lake. Read more | Add your comment

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Polk graduation to be held at TIEC

With rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for the area, Polk County High School will hold its 2021 graduation ceremony on Friday at Tryon International ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:28 am

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Farm to neighbor

SALUDA—Dogwood Health Trust recently awarded a grant to the Saluda Pop-Up Pantry to open up guest choice shopping again.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:56 pm

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Fabulous Fourth is back

COLUMBUS—After taking a year off because of COVID-19, the Columbus Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be back again this year.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:52 pm

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Children located

SALUDA—Local emergency agencies were called Sunday afternoon to the Green River Cove area in Saluda to a report of 3 missing children.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:49 pm

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The other side of this issue

This letter is in response to Dr. Steve Burney’s letter of May 26 in which he promoted the Covid vaccines. Here are some points on ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:48 pm

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Response to “Sign causes protest” story in the June 6 Tryon Daily Bulletin

I would like to respond to some of the “misinformation” claimed by Lee Emerson about Covid-19 and vaccinations. Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:47 pm

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Lake Lanier Bridge reopens

LAKE LANIER—Drivers can once again cross the dam at Lake Lanier after the state reopened the bridge on Thursday.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:24 pm

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Larceny arrest

TRYON—The Tryon Police Department arrested a Campobello, S.C. man this week after he stole a vehicle from the Sunoco station.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:22 pm

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Overturned truck blocked I-26

SALUDA—Drivers in the area had standstill traffic once again on Friday morning along Interstate 26 as a truck overturned and blocked both lanes.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:15 pm

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Polk hits 0 percent positive

POLK COUNTY—Polk County had its first week of zero percent positive cases of COVID-19.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:14 pm

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Polk County District Court results

In Polk County District Court at 2 p.m. on May 26, 2021, with Judge Kim Justice presiding, 51 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:10 pm

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Charter assistance

POLK COUNTY—People in Polk County who qualify can now apply for a $50 a month credit to their Charter Internet bill thanks to a $3.2 ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:02 am

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Mortgage assistance

POLK COUNTY—The median sales price of a home in North Carolina has risen 7.4 percent over the last year, the NC Housing Finance Agency, the ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:01 am

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Tax increase proposed in Tryon 

TRYON—Town of Tryon residents may see an increase in taxes next fiscal year, which begins July 1 with a proposed tax increase of 6.5 cents ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:00 am

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Lake Adger dredging to begin this Fall

MILL SPRING—Access to Lake Adger should become easier soon.  Polk County and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are working together to dredge the lake.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:38 pm

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Scenic byway extension approved

LYNN—The North Carolina Board of Transportation approved designating the Pacolet River Scenic Byway Extension last week.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:37 pm

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7 new cases

POLK COUNTY—Polk County picked up another 7 cases of COVID-19 but have now fully vaccinated 36.2 percent of people who are getting vaccines.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:34 pm

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Remembering veterans lost

POLK COUNTY—Memorial Day services will be held in Columbus and Saluda over the weekend to remember those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:32 pm

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Confirmation Sunday at the Congregational Church

The Congregational Church, UCC, in Tryon is proud of its confirmands and the hard work that they have put in over the past months during ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:31 pm

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Hursey inducted into Second Wind HOF

On May 19 at the spring gathering of the Tryon Presbyterian Women, Sally Hursey was inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame.  Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:29 pm

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Thinking about Fostering?

Fostering a child is one of the most important and meaningful ways of providing a home for children who need temporary care. Fostering is also ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:27 pm

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TCC results from May 24

The Tryon Men’s Golf Association had their opening day on May 24. There were 28 players who played a 2-best ball of 4 net format. ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:25 pm

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Polk County District Court results

In Polk County District Court on May 24, 2021, with Judge Mack Brittain presiding, 25 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, May 31, 2021 9:22 pm

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#IAmSomebody camp

COLUMBUS—After having to take a year off because of COVID-19, the #iAmSomebody camp is back on this year with partners pulling it together a little ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:57 pm

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Lake Lanier Bridge closed

LAKE LANIER—The South Carolina Department of Transportation closed the bridge over the Lake Lanier Dam on Friday.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:55 pm