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Cleaning off the gridiron 

After a 15-month hiatus, a football game was finally played at Tennant Stadium. The Polk County JV team ... Read more | Add your comment

Off to a good start 

Polk County Volleyball Club’s 12U squad made a successful debut. PCVC 12U competed in the SAVL Challenge Series ... Read more | Add your comment

The 100

Football games will look a bit different this spring for Polk County High School and Polk County Middle ... Read more | Add your comment

Whole lot of quiltin’ going on

Two new quilt blocks were installed last week on the Operation Hope building, 206 E. Rutherford, in downtown ... 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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Gov. Cooper lifts some restrictions

POLK COUNTY—As high school football starts this week in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has eased some restrictions for several venues, including for sports.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:36 am

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New monthly newsletter

COLUMBUS—Area residents can now sign up for a monthly newsletter the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is producing.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:35 am

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Outdoor gathering

SALUDA—The Saluda Board of Commissioners discussed during its February meeting a permit to allow a music festival on May 15 and heard from several residents.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:34 am

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Polk Middle rebounds with victory at Rugby

Polk Middle rebounded from Monday’s loss to Hendersonville Middle with an emphatic 4-1 victory Wednesday at Rugby Middle. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:29 am

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Governor increases attendance limit for outdoor sporting events

High school sports fans can soon begin to return to outdoor events in larger numbers. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:26 am

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Fulfilling a dream

The dream formed almost as soon as Caelan Gaul began playing soccer will become reality in a few short months. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:25 am

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Polk County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Class well worth the time

I recently completed the 40-hour Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Class 2020-2021. I would like to commend the entire Polk County Sheriff’s Department for an outstanding achievement ... Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:21 am

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Polk County District Court results

During Polk County District Court on Feb. 10, 2021 at 9 a.m., with Judge Kim Justice presiding, 29 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:19 am

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Property forfeitures of $12,800

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office presented a check for $12,800 to the Polk County School Board Monday afternoon.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:23 pm

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Tryon selling Melrose Inn property

TRYON—The Town of Tryon is selling the property that used to be the Melrose Inn.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:20 pm

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Citizen of the year

TRYON—The Town of Tryon has decided to begin awarding a citizen of the year.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:17 pm

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Most small businesses

POLK COUNTY—A recent study from SmartAsset has ranked Polk County as the 7th in North Carolina for the most small businesses.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:16 pm

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Domestic violence executive joins board

B.J. Bayne, Executive Director of Steps to HOPE, has joined the Board of Directors for Polk County Health & Wellness Coalition. Read more

by Submitted article, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:41 pm

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Gov. McMaster signs fetal heartbeat bill

LANDRUM—South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill Thursday that will prevent any woman from getting an abortion after a heartbeat is detected.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:36 pm

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Campobello Police finds missing man

CAMPOBELLO—The Campobello Police Department found a 90-year old missing man out of Tennessee safely.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:35 pm

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Polk adds another 37 COVID cases

POLK COUNTY—Polk County added another 37 cases of COVID-19 this week up to 1,335 from 1,298 last Friday.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:34 pm

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February Polk County School Board meeting notes

The Polk County Board of Education voted at its February meeting to allow students at Polk County Early College (PCEC) to compete in athletics beginning ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:32 pm

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Trash collection next Saturday

COLUMBUS—Houston Road residents who recently formed a neighborhood committee will have their first trash pick up next Saturday, Feb. 27 to clean the roads.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:31 pm

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Multiple vehicle crash shuts down interstate

COLUMBUS—A chain reaction multiple vehicle crash occurred along Interstate 26 late Friday afternoon that sent 2 people to the hospital and the many people stuck ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:21 pm

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Finally getting connected

With its recent receipt of federal grants through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Charter Communications is expanding broadband availability in Polk County. Read more

by Submitted article, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:19 pm

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2020 Beautification awards

TRYON—This year’s Beautification awards for Polk County all came from Tryon.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:17 pm

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Meth arrest

GREEN CREEK—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division arrested a Green Creek man on Monday for drug charges, including methamphetamine.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:10 pm

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Further details on chase and death

GREEN CREEK—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is clarifying some points about last week’s police pursuit that ended in the death of Wayne Keith Smith, Jr., ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:08 pm

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Boss the service dog

TRYON—A Tryon Elementary first-grader is the first student in Polk County Schools to bring a dog to school with him every day.  Jase Scruggs is autistic ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, February 14, 2021 9:24 pm

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Landslide maps available

POLK COUNTY—People can now see where Polk County’s 265 landslides have been over the years thanks to recent maps created.   Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, February 14, 2021 9:20 pm