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TRYON—YMCA campers got a treat last week thanks to local emergency responders.  Campers got to tour ambulances, police vehicles, ... Read more | Add your comment

Mc-remodel

The McDonald’s in Columbus is taking shape as the store is undergoing a major remodel over the last ... Read more | Add your comment

Trevor’s Gift

TRYON—The Arrowood family is making sure their late son will leave a gift to make an impact on ... Read more | Add your comment

Another shutdown

COLUMBUS—Interstate 26 East was backed up again on Sunday from a truck and trailer that wrecked near Columbus. Read more | Add your comment

Arts

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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Cooling vests

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Fire Department is now equipped with cooling vests, thanks to money raised by the annual barbecue for July 4th.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:37 am

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COVID-19 on the rise

POLK COUNTY—Polk County had its highest percent positive rate last week of COVID-19 in quite some time at 6.9 percent and picked up another 13 ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:34 am

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Water to Pea Ridge

PEA RIDGE—Pea Ridge will soon have water service from the Green Creek Fire Department substation to Coxe Road.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:33 am

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Requesting the state to fund Turner Shoals Dam repairs

I am supporting North Carolina House Bill #925 (HB925) and am asking other Polk County citizens to join me by signing a letter of support ... Read more

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Only 1 race

POLK COUNTY—Polk County’s towns will have only 1 race this year for the municipal election and that is for the Saluda mayor.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:07 pm

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Back to school bash

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus First Baptist Church are planning a Back to School Supply Drive and are asking for the public’s help.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:05 pm

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Polk sets up $110K in YMCA funding

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners has made some moves over the last couple of months to get ready for a YMCA facility in the ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:04 pm

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Vaccinations slow in Polk 

POLK COUNTY—Polk County had its highest positivity rate in months last week of COVID-19 cases.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:03 pm

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Small town friendly

On Thursday, July 15, around 2:00 p.m. with the temperature around 92 degrees, I witnessed small town kindness unfold. Read more

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One thing not debatable

It’s abundantly clear that there is much controversy and debate about the virus and the associated vaccines.  Read more

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New Landrum Farmers Market

LANDRUM—The west side of Landrum could be taking a turn for the better soon.  Landrum City Council and other leaders broke ground on the new site ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:40 pm

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First detention center K-9

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has a new K-9 to work specifically in the detention center and at the schools.  K-9 Rudik recently passed training along ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:38 pm

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Clerk spotlighted

SALUDA—The City of Saluda recently congratulated its city clerk Tola Sun Mueller for being featured in the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks’ newsletter.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:36 pm

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Tryon officer award

TRYON—Tryon Town Council recognized an officer last month for receiving his Advanced Law Enforcement Training Certificate.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:32 pm

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Sheriff’s office seeks input

POLK COUNTY—Polk County residents are being asked their opinion on the needs of the sheriff’s office so the department can create a strategic plan for ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:29 pm

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Rising taxes

POLK COUNTY—Tax bills came last week and some people are experiencing sticker shock.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:29 pm

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Just 2 days left

POLK COUNTY—Local town and city residents have only 2 days left to file for the 2021 municipal election.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:27 pm

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COVID-19 update

POLK COUNTY—Polk County’s COVID-19 cases continue to be low with the county only adding another 5 cases in the last couple of weeks.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:17 pm

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AAUW dissolves

TRYON—The Tryon area branch of the AAUW dissolved on June 30 after 34 years serving the area.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:29 pm

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Helping the homeless

LANDRUM—Officers from the Landrum Police Department are receiving praise this week after helping a homeless woman.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:27 pm

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Just 1 week left

POLK COUNTY—Municipal residents wanting to run for town and city councils in Polk County have until Friday to file.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:25 pm

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There goes the neighborhood

CAMPOBELLO—Spartanburg County Council approved mixed-used development and local residents opposed to a proposed RV park say the move could open up doors for unwanted development ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:24 pm

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White Oak Mountain Rd. closed

COLUMBUS—White Oak Mountain Road in Columbus was shut down on July 7 and will be closed until July 19, according to Polk County Emergency Management.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:22 pm

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Polk County District Court results

In Polk County District Court at 9 a.m. on June 28, 2021, with Judge Emily Cowan presiding, 52 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Monday, July 12, 2021 3:21 pm

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Dunk the Imposter President

After seeing the post below posted on FB, I was livid. Read more

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