Lisa Lyon: Tryon’s “jewel” of a library welcomes new director

Lisa Lyon: Tryon’s “jewel” of a library welcomes new director

In the late 1800s, some enterprising individuals began delivering books on loan to residents of the outlying areas of the very small village of Tryon. ... Read more

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Polk County High School recently placed 2,190 in a ranking of the nation's roughly 21,000 public high schools, according to rankings listed in U.S. News ... Read more

  1. Memorial Day events planned by Polk County veterans
  2. Early commission meeting draws concerned pajama-clad residents
  3. Tryon agrees to accept building at 289 S. Trade

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Polk County District Court results for May 13

In Polk County District Court on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, with Judge Athena F. Brooks presiding, 157 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed ... Read more

Columbus Police Department weekly report

The following report covers the week of May 11-17, 2015. Read more

Tryon welcomes new community development director

The Town of Tryon has created a new position for a variety of duties and welcomed its new hire this week. Tryon Town Council met ... Read more

Polk commissioners take first glance at new ICWD contract; Meeting begins at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 21

Polk County Commissioners have received Inman-Campobello Water District’s (ICDW) revised contract to share water resources and will discuss the draft for the first time during ... Read more

Sunny weather, art and music lure crowds to Saluda Saturday for annual art fest

Sunny weather, art and music lure crowds to Saluda Saturday for annual art fest

Nearly 90 artists, displaying hand-made work, including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, blacksmith work and knives, filled downtown Saluda on Saturday, at the 12th annual Saluda Arts Festival. ... Read more

  1. Polk softball team eliminated in third round of states
  2. Krahn retires as director of Lanier Library
  3. Saluda sign correct, but never approved by council
  4. Saluda residents hold town hall, circulate petition against council
  5. Gas leak forces evacuations in Columbus Monday
  6. TDDA event draws crowd to “Celebrate Downtown Tryon”
  7. News briefs
  8. “Saturday Night Lights” begins at TIEC Saturday
  9. Polk District Court results for May 6
  10. Polk County Superior Court May 6 Administrative Session

Sports

Polk’s Overholt will play collegiate volleyball

Polk’s Overholt will play collegiate volleyball

When Kara Overholt’s signing to play a sport in college was announced, one question might have been, “Which sport?” as the Polk County High School ... Read more

  1. Polk softball team eliminated in third round of states
  2. Polk soccer team trips defending state champs; Moves to round three of state playoff action
  3. Polk edges Brevard 2-1; Stellar defense, pitching advance Polk in softball playoffs to round three

Community

The history of Memorial Day

Though many people are quick to refer to Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, the day is much more than that. Initially known ... Read more

Memorial Day events planned by Polk County veterans

Memorial Day events planned by Polk County veterans

Memorial Day events planned by Polk County veterans include: On Saturday, May 23, the VFW Post 9116 will place flags on grave sites at Polk ... Read more

Pop sweetheart WrennPop to take stage at TFAC May 28

Pop sweetheart WrennPop to take stage at TFAC May 28

Athens’ newly crowned pop-sweetheart, singer/songwriter WrennPop, will be performing with guitarist Chris Padgett at Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Peterson Amphitheater, 34 Melrose Avenue, Thursday, May ... Read more

Columns

Bragging about PAC in borrowed boots

My father was the president of the Carolina Mountain Club when I was a child growing up in Asheville. Some fathers spent their Sundays on ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

If you think our water matters, come in your pajamas

To the editor: I am reaching out to all citizens of Polk County, who would like ... Read more

Where We Work

Krahn retires as director of Lanier Library

The Lanier Library invites its members and the public to a reception for Vonda Krahn on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. until noon at ... Read more

Obituaries

Irvin R. Gillie

Irvin Ray Gillie, 78, of Columbus, N.C. passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, S.C. Born in ... Read more