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Remembering Tank

On Saturday, October 10, there will be a drop-by celebration of the life of the former Tryon Fire ... Read more | Add your comment

Joining forces to attack Kudzu

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has recently started a pilot project to help slow the spread of ... Read more | Add your comment

Museum on wheels

LANDRUM––At the Landrum Train Depot sits the antique train car called the Pacolet River. The plan for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Now is the time

FOOTHILLS—As kudzu continues to spread around the area, property owners should begin treating the invasive species in the ... 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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Meet the Polk County commissioner candidates

Next month, Polk County voters will decide who their next set of local leaders will be. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:43 pm

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Who do you believe?

Many farmers have trusted the annual Farmers’ Almanac for predicting the weather. It is among the folklore methods and groundhog prediction using the organic and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:38 pm

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Absentee ballots in Polk

COLUMBUS—Polk County has seen more than 5 times its normal requests for absentee ballots this year.  The county normally sends out a total of 500 absentee ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:23 pm

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Phase 3 reopening

NORTH CAROLINA—North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that he is moving the state to phase 3 restrictions on the COVID-19 virus.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:21 pm

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New book on local history available

A quarry man from Ohio, a millionaire from New York, a former First Lady and a notorious mountain man are just some of the characters featured ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:20 pm

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A couple’s secret to success

Like the settlers of the 1800’s who headed west in search of gold, Beverly and Bruce Aiken were looking to write the next chapter of ... Read more

by Submitted article, Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:17 pm

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Celebrating Lanier Members: Bob and Sandy Sammons

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, Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:15 pm

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New substation in Pea Ridge

PEA RIDGE—A new substation for the Green Creek Fire and Rescue Department will be built on East Pea Ridge Road and some area residents expressed ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:28 pm

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7 new cases

POLK COUNTY—Polk County had a decline in new cases of COVID-19 this week but added 2 new deaths.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:27 pm

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Census deadline looming

POLK COUNTY—The deadline to self-respond to the 2020 Census is on Wednesday, Sept. 30.  So far, there have been 62.5 percent of North Carolinians respond to ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:26 pm

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Honoring veterans

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved resolutions and proclamations in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, POW/MIA recognition day and for military suicide awareness month ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:03 pm

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SRO grant

COLUMBUS—Polk County recently received a grant for school resource officers, which will allow the county to employ 5 officers and a vehicle.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:01 pm

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Getting back on track

The Polk County Board of Education approved Monday a schedule change for local middle school students as well as an increase in physical education and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:00 pm

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Chase leads to arrest

GREEN CREEK—A man from Easley, S.C. led Polk County deputies on a short chase in Green Creek last week before crashing into a house and ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:31 am

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11 new cases

POLK COUNTY—Polk County’s positive cases of COVID-19 declined this week by 3.5 percent over last week, according to Polk County health officials.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:27 am

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Ballot tracking

POLK COUNTY—People who do not want to leave the house to vote can do so and check on their ballot status.  The North Carolina State Board ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:22 am

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Flu shots available

POLK COUNTY—Polk County and area partners are encouraging residents to get the flu vaccine with a new awareness campaign called “Ask Me.”  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:20 am

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Polk County Board of Education September meeting notes

Roughly a third of Polk County Schools students have opted to begin the 2020-2021 school year learning remotely, the Polk County Board of Education learned ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:19 am

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What are they making?

Members of the Rotary Club of Tryon spent Thursday morning preparing a gift for the children of Polk County. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:32 pm

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Rotary International Director visits Rotary Club of Tryon

The Rotary Club of Tryon was very fortunate to have Rotary International Director Stephanie Urchick visit with club members last week. Stephanie is a member ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:31 pm

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Polk County Parks and Rec to offer fall volleyball

The Polk County Parks and Recreation Department will offer its fall volleyball youth leagues only for Polk County residents. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:29 pm

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What is Patriotism to Me?

Commander Michael Collins and President Joyce B. Preston of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the Polk County Memorial & Auxiliary US Post #9116 announced ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:28 pm

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PacJAM-in’ at TFAC

PacJAM at the Tryon Fine Arts Center is inviting you to come out and play! September 15 marked the start of the 7th season of ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:27 pm

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Polk County’s most wanted – Plant!

In a joint effort to expand the knowledge and understanding of the flora and fauna of Polk County, Conserving Carolina and botanist/ecologist David Campbell need ... Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:25 pm

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In the dark

On Sunday morning, the south area of Landrum experienced power outages due to an issue with a transformer on a power pole. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:23 pm