Celebrating official opening of Vaughn Creek Greenway

Celebrating official opening of Vaughn Creek Greenway

Representatives of the Tryon Parks Committee, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Polk County Community Foundation plus current and former officials from the Town of Tryon celebrate ... Read more

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Carolina Foothills welcomes Atkins Tire

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce to welcome new member Atkins Tire, in Campobello, S.C. Owner J.C. Atkins ... Read more

  1. Commissioner says Polk’s chances high of running own tag office
  2. Tryon receives N.C. small town Main Street promotion award
  3. Winds knock out power to hundreds Tuesday

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Alcohol allowed at some McCreery Park events in Saluda

The Saluda Board of Commissioners decided by a 3-1 vote this week to allow Top of the Grade concert participants to bring alcohol to the ... Read more

County of Polk to utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification system

Columbus, North Carolina – April 11, 2014 – Polk County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED ... Read more

Gala for Lennie’s Kids coming May 25

On May 25 from 4 – 8 p.m., Tryon Estates will once again proudly host the fourth annual gala benefiting Lennie’s kids. The event will ... Read more

RRHS awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards ... Read more

Second Chance Thrift Store staff recognized

Second Chance Thrift Store staff recognized

Steps to HOPE’s Board of Directors recently honored the Second Chance Thrift Store staff at a Larkin’s lunch. The Thrift Store staff – Manager Edith ... Read more

  1. Easter Morning Service at St. Luke CME Church
  2. Fish Fry at St. Luke CME Church April 19
  3. Harmon Field Music Festival set for Saturday, April 26
  4. Polk County commissioners approve spending $22k for county jail repairs
  5. “Strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out” double play
  6. Holy Week 2014 at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
  7. Southern gardening for a bountiful harvest
  8. Trout fishing opening day – a family tradition
  9. Polk County Commissioner Chairman defends interim manager
  10. St. Luke CME Church to sponsor Good Friday service April 18


Another record-breaking meet for Polk County High track and field

The 47th running of the Times News Invitational meet on April 5, hosted at Polk County High, pitted twenty-five schools, nearly 700 entries, in forty ... Read more

  1. Polk baseball takes tough loss against Madison 9-5
  2. “Strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out” double play
  3. Polk softball winning streak ends


Polk Central students featured on “Writing Space”

Polk Central students featured on “Writing Space”

Polk Central students had their writing selections chosen to be featured on “Writing Space” at Polk Central during the month of April. Front Row – ... Read more

“This I Believe” workshop with Thermal Belt UU

Want to spend some time thinking deeply about the values you live by and how you express them in your daily life? Then come be ... Read more

4-H Spring BBQ fundraiser April 25

4-H Spring BBQ fundraiser April 25

In May, Cooperative Extension Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary. At this springs 4-H BBQ there will be a display on the history of Extension ... Read more


The story of the three bears

by Linda List Do you know Landrum’s three bears, Max, Caroline, and Jake?  These three wooden bears stand ready to welcome passersby to downtown Landrum.  ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Ray still has a hard time telling the truth

To the editor: I feel compelled to respond to Ray Gasperson’s letter to the editor in ... 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


Col. Robert Darden “Pete” Peterson

Colonel Robert Darden “Pete” Peterson, (USAF, Ret.), of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on March 2, 2014 at age 90. Pete ... Read more

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