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Specialty license plate to support long-term success of bee colony

An ambitious group of High Country students is setting up a honeybee colony at Grandfather Mountain in an effort to educate thousands about the pollinator’s ... Read more

  1. Artists, headliners announced for 12th annual Saluda Arts Festival
  2. Saluda City Hall/Police renovation nears completion
  3. Polk basketball suffers end of season losses

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Tryon honors Vining for more than 32 years of service

Tryon honors Vining for more than 32 years of service

The Town of Tryon honored John Vining last week for his years of service to both Polk County and the town. Tryon Town Council met Thursday, ... Read more

Carol Browning: Keeping up with the community

Carol Browning: Keeping up with the community

If one is thoroughly active in the community and spends lots of time with others who are active in that community, wouldn’t it be natural ... Read more

Tryon talks upcoming budget needs for 2015-2016 fiscal year

The Town of Tryon had its first budget retreat on Saturday, Feb. 21 and touched on several needs for next year’s budget, including a replacement ... Read more

Tryon Council special meeting March 6

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Town of Tryon Board of Commissioners will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at ... Read more

Malfunctioning light ballast causes fire response at Lavender Bistro

Malfunctioning light ballast causes fire response at Lavender Bistro

A few local fire departments responded to Lavender Bistro in downtown Tryon on Wednesday, Feb. 25 in response to a possible structure fire. Tryon Fire Chief ... Read more

  1. Polk couple arrested after family discovered living in outbuilding
  2. Polk County District Court results for Feb. 18 and 20
  3. Columbus Police Department weekly report
  4. Polk County Sheriff’s Office weekly report
  5. Polk rec to take over youth baseball/softball
  6. Peaceful snow-covered views of Green River Gorge
  7. Polk County Schools to be closed Thursday, Feb. 26
  8. Spartanburg County selected by FEMA to participate in America’s Prepare-athon
  9. Tryon banks 40 percent fund balance for year-end 2014
  10. Brucksch to perform at Holy Cross recital

Sports

Polk basketball suffers end of season losses

After improving through the 2014/15 season, Polk County High School’s varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams fell in their most recent games in the state ... Read more

  1. Polk rec to take over youth baseball/softball
  2. Polk’s Emory places sixth in state tournament
  3. Wolverine indoor track team brings home three state championship titles

Community

Specialty license plate to support long-term success of bee colony

Specialty license plate to support long-term success of bee colony

An ambitious group of High Country students is setting up a honeybee colony at Grandfather Mountain in an effort to educate thousands about the pollinator’s ... Read more

Artists, headliners announced for 12th annual Saluda Arts Festival

Artists, headliners announced for 12th annual Saluda Arts Festival

A record number of artists are entering the 12th annual Saluda Arts Festival representing a variety of art mediums. The festival is May 16 from 10 ... Read more

In Good Taste: The tipping point for food and fitness

Fitness has been on my mind a lot lately. More on my mind than in my regime, unfortunately. I blame the recent snow and ice, ... Read more

Columns

In Good Taste: The tipping point for food and fitness

Fitness has been on my mind a lot lately. More on my mind than in my regime, unfortunately. I blame the recent snow and ice, ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Uber volunteerism in the Tiny Kingdom

To the editor: Well, my friend, the winds of March have arrived a month early here ... Read more

Where We Work

Where we work: Crust & Kettle

Business: Crust & Kettle FEATURED: Owner and sole employee: Doris Lafever, “chief cook and bottle washer.” Phone Number: 828-749-3503 or 828-243-0387 Address: 1487 Ozone Dr, ... Read more

Obituaries

Byrd Hammett

Byrd Lucius Hammett, 92, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 after a short illness. Born in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 15, ... Read more