Jeff Wilson: Reflecting on a long, memorable sports career

Jeff Wilson: Reflecting on a long, memorable sports career

If anyone can be described as the poster person for Polk County sports since 1986, it has to be Jeff Wilson, who recently announced that ... Read more

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Polk County Board of Commissioner April 20 agenda

Editor’s Note: Following is the Polk County Board of Commissioner regular meeting agenda for Monday, April 20. The meeting takes place in the second floor ... Read more

  1. News briefs
  2. Anonymous $15,000 pledge jump starts Stony Knoll CME Church building fund
  3. Paper ballots required for 2018 election

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Polk County District Court results for April 8

During Polk County District Court on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, with Judge Athena F. Brooks presiding, 175 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed ... Read more

Polk County Sheriff’s Office April 6-13 report

During the week of April 6-13, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 136 calls for service. Read more

Woman hits power pole near downtown Tryon Thursday

Power was knocked out to several in Tryon Thursday morning after a 53-year old woman struck a power pole in front of the Polk County ... Read more

Tryon commissioner calls for committee to address sidewalks

Tryon commissioner calls for committee to address sidewalks

One Tryon commissioner is calling for a citizen-driven committee to inventory and make plans to repair town sidewalks. Commissioner George Baker told other council members ... Read more

Brown Bag Lunch features poet Kathy Ackerman

Brown Bag Lunch features poet Kathy Ackerman

Poet Kathy Ackerman will speak and read from her poetry at Lanier Library’s Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, April 21, as the library celebrates National ... Read more

  1. Public hearing Monday for accessory dwelling units
  2. Free CPR and Heimlich Maneuver training
  3. Tryon Writers present Spring Fever
  4. Saluda administrator shocks council with letter of retirement
  5. Friends of the Library spring book sale at Polk County Public Library
  6. Evening of Excellence live auction of student art at Tryon Fine Arts Center
  7. Polk director selected for N.C. Association of Directors of Elections
  8. Polk County hires first human resource officer
  9. News briefs
  10. Warrior Drive bridge reopened to traffic this week


Landrum High’s Billy Ryan signs with Erskine baseball

Landrum High’s Billy Ryan signs with Erskine baseball

Only some six percent of high school baseball players go on to play the sport in college. Landrum High School senior Billy Ryan is among ... Read more

  1. Frazier wins Carhartt Bassmasters College Eastern Regional fishing tournament
  2. LMS game ends 2-10 in Lockhart’s favor
  3. Wolverines move to 11-1 in varsity softball


TFAC Spring Film Series presents 1961 romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

The 1961 romantic comedy, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” will be shown at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Avenue, on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 ... Read more

Who said fur leggings went out of style?

Who said fur leggings went out of style?

Chloe is looking forward to joining in during The Week of the Horse by wearing her fur leggings in honor of the Budweiser Clydesdales who ... Read more

Registration open for Coon Dog Day 5K

The Saluda, N.C. Coon Dog Day 5K Race/Fun Walk is approaching. The event will take place Saturday, July 11 and registration is open. Read more


Building my reputation as a world class poet

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Poems are hard. What’s a girl to do? Attend the Lanier Library Poetry Festival, of course! I’m not a ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Tryon’s council, mayor taking proper approach to budgetary needs

To the editor: At the last monthly meeting of the Tryon Town Council a proposal was ... Read more

Where We Work

Foothills Chamber preparing for expo Feb. 21

The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Business & Community Expo Saturday, Feb. 21 at Polk County High Gymnasium from 12-5 ... Read more


Clara K. Hitt

Born September 30, 1927 in Tryon, N.C. Died March 29, 2015 in Spartanburg, S.C. Clara K. Hitt, 87, of Spartanburg, S.C., a longtime resident of ... Read more