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Positive case closes Womack Building

Due to a positive coronavirus case, Polk County Local Government’s Womack Building is closed to the public until ... Read more | Add your comment

Impound lot being cleaned up

Polk County Sheriff Tim Wright and Columbus Mayor Pat McCool partnered recently to remove junk vehicles from the ... Read more | Add your comment

2 nabbed for Food Lion break-in

Local law enforcement officials responded to a break-in at Food Lion in the middle of the night this ... Read more | Add your comment

Polk in top 5

Polk County is at the top of all counties in the places in North Carolina where residents receive ... Read more | Add your comment

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Feed-A-Kid continues through pandemic

This summer has been a little different with the local Feed A Kid program but has included more fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Read more | Add your comment

by Leah Justice.

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Substation coming

The Green Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue is considering building a 3rd fire station in the Pea Ridge area. Read more | Add your comment

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Virtual Farm Tour: Buttercup Cottage Farm

The garden at Buttercup Cottage in Saluda is steeped in family history, with the first plantings going back nearly 50 years. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:17 am

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Polk’s Hall to be a part of 2020 Governor’s School West

Polk County High School rising senior Kristen Hall earned selection to attend the 2020 session of North Carolina Governor’s School this summer in High Point. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:15 am

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California dreaming

A winning program. A family connection. A beautiful setting. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:11 am

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Newton honored with the Second Wind Hall of Fame award

At a specially called meeting on July 23rd at the home of Susan Kelley, the Tryon Garden Club announced the induction of Carol Newton into ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:30 pm

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POLK COUNTY’S HISTORICAL MUSEUM EXPANDS OPENING

The Polk County Historical Association board of directors are pleased to announce they will be opening the historical museum one additional day. Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:28 pm

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Polk’s local radio station is now FM and will feature more local programming

In July, 2020 WWQT Radio based in Tryon and owned by the Life FM network added an FM signal broadcasting from Tryon Peak on 98.3 ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:27 pm

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Open letter to Mr. Garland Goodwin

We became friends when you returned to your native Polk County to retire from your profession. Right away there was a connection between us because ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:27 am

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COOL OFF WITH THE SUMMER SIZZLE

Tired of staying in? Heat got you down? Visit Tryon Painters and Sculptors to view our latest show opening August 1st. Aptly titled “Summer Sizzle” ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:26 am

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Local farmers set to launch ‘virtual’ tours

Farmers in Polk and Rutherford counties have decided that if you can’t come to see their farms, they will bring them to you. Virtually, that is. ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:23 am

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Leading the Way

For more than three decades, I have led non-profit organizations that provide services for children, youth and their families. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:44 pm

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Caseworker training program leads to career path

Looking for a full-time job with great benefits and the potential for advancement while helping others? Check out the Income Maintenance Caseworker course at Isothermal ... Read more

by Submitted article, Friday, July 24, 2020 10:27 am

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St. Luke’s Hospital, The Blood Connection to host blood drive July 30

Now more than ever, we need you to give the gift of life on Thursday, July 30 and receive a $20 Visa gift card. Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:16 am

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Going to the next level

Four new massage therapists hit the job market this month after they graduated from Isothermal Community College with their certifications. Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:14 am

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Byars to receive Stuart Forbes Early College Scholar award

The Board of Directors for the Stuart and Margaret L. Forbes Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce Hannah Byars as the first recipient of the ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:48 am

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Upstairs Artspace is open with new exhibits

Upstairs Artspace is pleased to be open to the public with two new exhibitions. In addition, a virtual tour of Jane Nodine’s work is on ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:59 pm

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Harris to receive Margaret L. Forbes Distinguished Scholar Award

The Board of Directors for the Stuart and Margaret L. Forbes Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Tana Harris as the recipient of the 2020 ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:56 pm

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Polk County Board of Education to hold July meeting July 27

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Polk County Board of Education will be on Monday, July 27, 2020. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:49 pm

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Polk County Middle accepting registrations for 6th grade Jump Start

Polk County Middle School is now accepting student registrations for its annual Jump Start Program, slated for August 6-7 from 8 a.m. until noon. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 11:47 am

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Pearson’s Falls closes temporarily

Because of the recent rise is regional cases of Covid-19, Pearson’s Falls has decided to temporarily close. The health and safety of our employees, volunteers ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 11:46 am

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A fresh perspective

The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Paula Aguilera-Johnson as the new Executive Director. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 11:45 am

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Cranky Aunt Julia’s Victory Garden report

Well, folks, after yelling at everyone to grow vegetables for Outreach Ministries, I thought it only fair to report on my own pot garden.  (No, ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 11:42 am

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Family school survey

Polk County Schools is asking families to help us once again by completing the first of several surveys. Your input will help inform and guide ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 11:34 am

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TFAC to presents New Global Music Fusion Series

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) will present a series of free, live-streamed music and virtual exhibitions as part of their new 2020 Illuminations Through Music and ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 10:12 am

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TACS kicks off Summer Sizzler camp

Last week, Tryon Arts and Crafts kicked off the first week of their annual Summer Sizzler art camp. In this initial session, camp was full, ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 10:10 am

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And the winners are…

Tryon Mayor Peoples and the Tryon Dog Mayor Rusty Bunshine (the cat) recently were on hand to select the winning masks in the Tryon Arts ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, July 20, 2020 10:06 am