Public input meeting for Searcy Field Dec. 1

Public input meeting for Searcy Field Dec. 1

The Polk County Recreation Department is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 1 to get input from the public regarding uses for Searcy Field in ... Read more

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Lake Lure Classical Academy parents speak out over club suspension

Some Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) parents say media outlets following the school board’s decision to temporarily suspend all extra-curricular clubs in the wake of ... Read more

  1. Leave no one out in the cold
  2. Polk County District Court results for Nov. 18
  3. Polk County Superior Court results for Nov. 16

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Polk County Toy Run Nov. 28

Polk County Toy Run Nov. 28

The 2015 Polk County Toy Run is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28, rain or shine. The motorcycle parade begins at the Saluda Fire Department with ... Read more

Polk moves forward with next phase of dam repairs

Polk moves forward with next phase of dam repairs

Following a proposed water contract with Inman-Campobello Water District (ICWD) falling through, Polk County is now looking at $200,000 in Lake Adger Dam repairs over ... Read more

Small Business Saturday Holiday Fair at Stearns Gym

This Saturday, Nov. 28, around the country is often observed as Small Business Saturday. Polk County residents are encouraged to support your local merchants and ... Read more

Sculpture 2015 final day Saturday at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Sculpture 2015 final day Saturday at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Sculpture 2015, a juried regional sculpture exhibition and sale, will be open for one final day on Saturday, Nov. 28 from ... Read more

Polk approves $330k for Hwy. 9 pump station

Polk County agreed last week to spend up to $330,000 for a pump station in order to supply future water lines in the Sunny View ... Read more

  1. Fourth grade students decorate Tryon post office
  2. News briefs
  3. Tryon fights vacant house fire Wednesday night
  4. TIEC village will not be called “Tryon Village”
  5. Otto named Landrum’s Citizen of the Year
  6. Have Breakfast-for-Supper for Tryon Hounds fundraiser
  7. Douglas family donates 25-acre tract to SCLT
  8. The horses are coming!
  9. Rotary Club of Tryon supports Columbus Explorers Program
  10. Bill Crowell appointed Tryon commissioner; Mayor Wright resigns


Polk women edge E. Henderson to begin season

With ten seconds to go, and with Polk County leading by just two points on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Wolverines’ Hayley Kropp sank a foul ... Read more

  1. Polk varsity basketball season begins Tuesday
  2. Varsity wrestling begins Tuesday for Polk, Landrum
  3. Weekend cyclocross racing updates


Thanksgiving, giving back

About four or five years ago a little girl came under my care, her breed was and is to this day undetermined but we classified ... Read more

Instead of the Black Friday sales stampede, try Saluda’s Small Business Saturday

Thanksgiving week is here. In honor of all those things we can be grateful for (and not), I've dug out one of my favorite ... Read more

Remembering Ann, Frances and Gary

Ann Richardson used to come into Mary and Fran’s Yarn Shop in Columbus about the time Ann Richards was making a name for herself as ... Read more


Champagne won’t improve my memory, contrary to research

The most welcome news I've heard in weeks is this: drinking two to three glasses of champagne, daily, may help delay the development of dementia ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Manure: a challenge that needs a solution

To the editor: I have watched with interest the controversy regarding the manure processing facility in ... Read more

Where We Work

“Ambassadors” for Tourism

An economic development expert I know describes tourism as “people coming to your town, shaking out their purses and wallets, and then going home.” Of ... Read more


Ella Virginia Griffin

Ella Virginia Griffin, 88, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at her home. Ella was born in Chester County, S.C., and was the daughter of ... Read more