Tyler Harris: Young entrepreneur

Tyler Harris: Young entrepreneur

Nestled among the vendors at the tailgate markets in Saluda and Columbus is Blue Ridge Mountain Trout, where three Polk County teens have created a ... Read more

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Community meeting planned to oppose Duke Energy’s modernization project

A public meeting will be held Friday, August 7 at the Gowensville Community Center at 6:30 p.m. regarding the Duke Energy Modernization Project. The purpose ... Read more

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  3. Gospel Express Ministries expanding in two phases

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News

Duke Energy’s modernization project faces growing opposition

Duke Energy’s modernization project faces growing opposition

Duke Energy’s recent open-house style meetings conducted in July aimed to create calm in a storm of concerned Western Carolinians and accomplished the opposite. Many ... Read more

Area in moderate drought for first time since late 2012

At the same time Polk County is considering entering into a contract to share its water resources, namely Lake Adger, with the Inman-Campobello Water District ... Read more

Polk County District Court results for July 22

During Polk County District Court on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, with Judge Athena Brooks presiding, 105 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or ... Read more

Community meeting planned to oppose Duke Energy’s modernization project

A public meeting will be held Friday, August 7 at the Gowensville Community Center at 6:30 p.m. regarding the Duke Energy Modernization Project. The purpose ... Read more

Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians benefit concert at Tryon Fine Arts Center a success

Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians benefit concert at Tryon Fine Arts Center a success

On Friday, July 24, Tryon Fine Arts Center hosted its annual Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians (PacJAM) benefit concert. The event featured performances from Left Lane, ... Read more

  1. Lasco to exhibit at the Depot
  2. Polk County Transportation Authority proposes five-year plan
  3. Board of Elections to meet July 30
  4. Columbus to add new dump truck to Public Works Department
  5. Polk ETDC chairman blasts commissioners before resigning
  6. “Welcoming, promoting, managing”: Krahn honored for service to Lanier Library
  7. Sonny Mevers donates 289 S. Trade building to Town of Tryon
  8. Polk Commissioners approve placing “In God We Trust” on buildings
  9. Life-sized “toys” to appear around Tryon
  10. State is preparing for possible avian influenza outbreak

Sports

Golf tournament benefit for Brian Kuykendall

A benefit golf tournament will be held for Brian Kuykendall on Aug. 15 at Red Fox Country Club. Kuykendall, of Landrum, was diagnosed with stage ... Read more

  1. Landrum football conducts 7-on-7 drills
  2. TIEC announces four new August Hunter & Jumper weeks; Summer Series will include one FEI CSI 3* date with $127,000 Grand Prix, three national competitions
  3. Wolverine track and field set state championship records

Community

Water system what if’s

What if instead of fighting it, we embraced this water contract, but took it to another level, a more advantageous position for Polk County and ... Read more

Tyler Harris: Young entrepreneur

Tyler Harris: Young entrepreneur

Nestled among the vendors at the tailgate markets in Saluda and Columbus is Blue Ridge Mountain Trout, where three Polk County teens have created a ... Read more

Good patient stories bring high patient satisfaction scores, bragging rights

It was Monday, July 5, the start of my family vacation planned as part of my recovery from knee surgery, when a visitor came in ... Read more

Columns

Outreach’s spirit of optimism and encouragement are constant

When I arrived at Outreach, I didn’t know what lay ahead. I learned that life for the people served by Outreach can be chaotic, not ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Privatizing water shortsighted

To the editor, In light of the majority on our Board of Commissioner’s plans to throw ... Read more

Where We Work

Perry Ltd makes move from Tryon to Landrum

Perry Ltd has been providing kitchen-related products to the Tryon area since its creation in August of 2011. Tommie Perry, owner, started the mom and ... Read more

Obituaries

LT. Col. (Ret.) William Alexander Walker

William “Bill” A. Walker, 86, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Elizabeth House, Flat Rock, N.C. after an extended illness with diabetes and Parkinson’s ... Read more