Tryon Town Council, department heads visit TIEC

Tryon Town Council, department heads visit TIEC

Tryon Town Council members and department heads joined Polk County and Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) employees on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to tour the facility. Polk ... Read more

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LGC frowns on Polk water contract

The N.C. Local Government Commission (LGC) made it clear during a Jan. 8 meeting that it would not approve of a proposed contract between Polk ... Read more

  1. Polk County property transfers
  2. Polk County Sheriff’s Office report Jan. 19-26
  3. Polk County District Court results

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Vehicle strikes tree on Hwy. 74 west

Vehicle strikes tree on Hwy. 74 west

Tyler Alley, 20, of Hendersonville, N.C. was driving a 1996 Honda Accord west on US Highway 74 at approximately 2 p.m. today when he went ... Read more

Tryon/Whitmire can’t agree over compensation for sewage damaged home

Tryon resident Eunice Whitmire, who is 70, says the town is going to make her homeless after letting her suffer for more than 14 years ... Read more

Giordano Scholarship to UNC Asheville now available for PCHS seniors

Polk County High School seniors who are interested in attending the University of North Carolina Asheville may want to apply for the Frank J. & ... Read more

Tryon Public Works Director retires after almost 30 years with town

Tryon Public Works Director retires after almost 30 years with town

by Leah Justice The Town of Tryon said goodbye last week to Public Works Director Joel Burrell, who has decided to retire after being ... Read more

Paul Jacobs concert gala dinner

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross is delighted to be the host venue for the Tryon Concert Association’s concert on Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. featuring ... Read more

  1. Celebrating the Tryon Allstars, Nina Simone this Black History Month
  2. Polk County Film Initiative launches Next Generation Filmmakers Project
  3. Upstairs Artspace celebrates Black History Month with Nina Simone exhibit
  4. Grants available for NC students to attend college
  5. Town manager Davis now ICMA credentialed
  6. Hamby sworn in as Columbus Town Council member to fill a vacated seat
  7. Burned tractor trailer found on Landrum tracks
  8. Blind date with a book at Polk County Public Library
  9. Polk men take two conference wins, own second place
  10. Hard-playing, focused Wolverine women on a good course


Wolverine women top Mitchell, 46-31

Outscoring Mitchell, 17-2 in the first quarter, Polk County’s women’s varsity basketball team rocked the Mountaineers, 46-31, at Bakersville on Tuesday evening, Jan. 27. Read more

  1. Mitchell Mountaineers defeat Polk’s men
  2. Polk men take two conference wins, own second place
  3. Hard-playing, focused Wolverine women on a good course


How to take care of your kidneys

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I’m ... Read more

One step forward, two steps sideways

Paul, in his endless quest for peak physical fitness, has downloaded a new app called Stepwise for his phone. It acts as a pedometer, counting ... Read more

Putting things into perspective during troubling times

“...Inside the meadow is the grass,

 rich with darkness. Inside the grass is the wish to be rooted, inside the rain

 the wish to dissolve. ... Read more


Holding books and their future in our hands

I had just started to write six years ago when the publishing world was in the midst of dramatic changes. The Internet had already affected ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

In time of sorrow, we are all Cardinals

To the editor: On behalf of the Landrum High School student body, I would like to ... 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


Jordan Thomas Skyler Powell

Jordan Thomas Skyler Powell, 17, of Landrum died Jan. 21.
 Surviving are his parents, Jonathan and Tammy Taylor; brothers, Dalton Pierce, Stanley Taylor, Brendan Taylor, ... Read more