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Free wrestling camps scheduled for middle and high school students 

Polk County High School wrestling coach Scott Taylor has announced a pair of free wrestling minicamps in October ... Read more | Add your comment

Rains continue through foothills

FOOTHILLS—An unusual cloud seen by residents on Tuesday may have been a sign of how the rest of ... Read more | Add your comment

Friends of the band

August 2 – 6, saw the return of the Polk County Cadets in preparation for the 2021 marching ... Read more | Add your comment

Remembering those who lost their battles

TRYON—This year was something special.  Maybe it was the pandemic and because the walk had to be cancelled last ... Read more | Add your comment

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Untold stories of local Moonshine history

Everything we know about moonshiners and moonshining history is wrong. That’s one of the themes of the Center for Cultural Preservation’s new documentary film on regional moonshine ... Read more | Add your comment

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Polk proclaims Constitution week

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed Sept. 17, 2021 as Citizenship Day and Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.  Read more | Add your comment

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Needle felting class at FENCE

  On Thursday, October 21st at 10am, join fiber artist Irene Heckel as she teaches a wonderful needle felting class. Each participant will craft a ... Read more

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A Sherlock Holmes mystery

  Tryon Little Theater is pleased to announce the cast of “Baskerville”, a play where Ken Ludwig—a comedic genius—transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale ... Read more

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Early voting begins Thursday

POLK COUNTY—Polk County voters living in its 3 towns can cast votes beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 14.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:09 am

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Heavy rains cause discharge

SALUDA—The City of Saluda sent notice on Monday that it had a discharge of wastewater of 3,500 gallons on Thursday, Oct 7 at the wastewater ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:07 am

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Take a hike with Conserving Carolina 

Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, October 22, for an approximately 5 mile, moderate, lollipop hike on the slopes of Little Pisgah Mountain. Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Project ... Read more

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Rep. Johnson to hold office hours in Columbus

On Saturday, November 6th, Representative Jake Johnson will be holding office hours from 10:30am-12:30pm at the House of Flags in Columbus, NC. Read more

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Fire cider workshop

Cold and flu season is fast approaching. Do you need a little extra help in boosting your immune system? Fire Cider may be the answer. Read more

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103rd birthday

Our dear friend Alisha “Pete” Jones will be celebrating her 103rd birthday on Friday, October 15th. Read more

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Overholt crowned Polk County’s 2021 Homecoming Queen

Senior Olivia Overholt was named Polk County’s 2021 Homecoming Queen on Friday evening during halftime of the Wolverines’ 48-28 victory over R-S Central. Read more

by Submitted article, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:47 pm

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Polk in bottom half of counties for child vaccinations

POLK COUNTY—Polk County is in the lower half of the state of children who have been vaccinated.  According to NC COVID-19, 22.5 percent of Polk County’s ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:43 pm

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Another emergency vehicle struck

COLUMBUS—For the second time in a month, an emergency vehicle was struck while working a scene along Interstate 26.  The Columbus Fire Department reported the accident ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:42 pm

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Court rejects governor’s appeal on masks

LANDRUM—South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and State Attorney General Alan Wilson’s challenge to a federal ruling that gave school districts the ability to require masks ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:37 pm

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Polk adds 24 cases this week

POLK COUNTY—Polk County’s downward trend of Covid-19 cases continued this week with the county only adding 24 new cases, according to the Polk County Department ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:36 pm

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Polk County Community Foundation Leadership Transition

Elizabeth Nager, President & CEO of the Polk County Community Foundation for the past 21 years, has informed the Foundation's Board of Directors of her ... Read more

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Answering Questions

Joanne Midyette asked three questions in the TDB from Oct. 2 and I would like to answer them. But first, we should challenge the myth ... Read more

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Polk County District Court results

In Polk County District Court on Sept. 27, 2021, with Judge Gene Johnson presiding, 65 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:13 pm

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Team Hope on the Move walking together for a good cause

If you’ve seen this determined group of ladies waking and walking often, that’s because they’ve joined together to participate in the Pledge the Pink Walk ... Read more

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Making poultry dreams come true

Thanks to the generosity of the Polk County Farm Bureau office, the local 4-H Poultry Club is definitely counting their chickens before they hatch. Polk ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:39 pm

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Welcome to the family

Beth Joslin and Karsten Griffo, AmeriCorps Project Conserve members, are serving an 11-month term as Conserving Carolina’s Habitat Restoration Associates. Karsten and Beth will be ... Read more

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Saluda honors volunteer Cathy Jackson

The Saluda Business Association (SBA) is excited to present an ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, to honor ... Read more

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Thermal Belt Outreach receives $15,000 Grant 

In honor of Hunger Action Month, Parsec Financial announces $200,000 in Parsec Prize grants, $175,000 of which goes to organizations focused on alleviating food insecurity. Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:33 pm

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Polk’s Barber brothers win high school bass fishing tournament

Polk County’s bass fishing team of Chan and Banks Barber came home winners from the first event on the Palmetto Boat Center Tournament Trail for ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:28 pm

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Partisan school board referendum off the table

COLUMBUS—After coming to a consensus last month to move forward with holding a referendum to make the Polk County School Board partisan, commissioners have since ... Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:27 am

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Lit up in red

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Fire Department lit up an engine in red over the weekend to honor its fallen brothers and sisters in the fire service.  Read more

by Leah Justice, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:26 am

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Emergency blood shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the ... Read more

by Submitted article, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:23 am