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Asheville man sentenced to 9 years

Polk County Sheriff’s Office apprehended suspect in 2019 ASHEVILLE—An Asheville man who was apprehended last year in Polk County was sentenced on Thursday to more than ... Read more

21 hours ago by Leah Justice.

Drugs, guns seized

Polk arrests Sunny View man Thursday SUNNY VIEW—A Sunny View man was arrested on Thursday after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office found methamphetamine, pills, marijuana and ... Read more

21 hours ago by Leah Justice.

Rescuing a kitten

Columbus officials rescue kitten from drain behind Bojangle’s COLUMBUS—Columbus officials took a break from their regular duties this week to rescue a kitten that was stuck ... Read more

21 hours ago by Leah Justice.

Bradley Falls now restricted

Trail re-opened but waterfall and overlook restricted from hikers SALUDA—While the trail at Big Bradley Falls in Saluda has been re-opened from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ... Read more

21 hours ago by Leah Justice.

Numbers will guide when and if prep sports return

By Andy Rhinehart It only took seconds after Que Tucker’s opening statement to media Tuesday for the question on the minds of high school athletic supporters ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted article.

Polk to receive $587K

Federal funding to be dispersed by states soon for COVID-19 POLK COUNTY—Polk County should soon receive $587,186 from federal funding for COVID-19. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted article.

Campobello man wanted

Cherokee County searching for man who took off his GPS tracker CAMPOBELLO—A Campobello man is wanted for removing his GPS monitoring device. Nicholas Andrew Russell, 28, of ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted article.

Alcohol on sidewalk allowed

Alcohol is once again allowed on the Tryon downtown sidewalks. The Town of Tryon announced this week it rescinded its previous suspension of town ordinance 111.03, ... Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

E. coli found

MILL SPRING—Polk County announced over the weekend that E. coli was found at the Lake Adger marina. Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

Honoring the fallen

COLUMBUS—Polk County’s VFW Post 9116, American Legion Post 250 and their auxiliary units met over the weekend to honor veterans for Memorial Day. Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

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