Former NFL, NBA personal chef becomes new sous chef at Tryon Estates

Former NFL, NBA personal chef becomes new sous chef at Tryon Estates

Rodney “Chef Fresh” Harris has seen numerous kitchens and has worked in every restaurant you could think of. The 48-year-old North Carolina native has even ... Read more

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The Landrum Area Business Association will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 26 at the Landrum Library. According to LABA’s president, Shawn Evans, ... Read more

  1. Polk slips to 24th lowest unemployment rate in state
  2. Polk makes marijuana, cocaine arrest
  3. First Baptist Church of Tryon’s playground vandalized

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Hampton St./Ct. confusion still an issue after woman gets hit by beam

Hampton St./Ct. confusion still an issue after woman gets hit by beam

Columbus Town Council recently heard concerns about Hampton Court and Hampton Street getting confused in GIS when a beam fell on a woman on Hampton ... Read more

Tryon seeks estimates on major street/sidewalk plan

Tryon seeks estimates on major street/sidewalk plan

After speaking of the town's infrastructure crumbling, particularly needed repairs to streets, Tryon commissioners have asked staff for estimates on at least three major street ... Read more

TIEC releases 2016 Tryon Spring Series dates

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and Tryon Resort will welcome equestrian competitors back to the rolling hills of western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains in ... Read more

Now, that’s a horse of another color!

Now, that’s a horse of another color!

The All-American Auto Body shop in Columbus received two unusual customers Thursday afternoon when Suzanne Strickland delivered two fiberglass horses to their business for finishing. ... Read more

Tryon foreclosing on Jervey-Palmer building

Tryon foreclosing on Jervey-Palmer building

The Town of Tryon has sent out a notice of foreclosure on the Jervey-Palmer building (old St. Luke’s Hospital) off Carolina Drive. The town placed an ... Read more

  1. Columbus amends utility deposit ordinance
  2. Polk School Board discusses new school buses, snow make up days
  3. Town of Tryon receives historic district recognition from the National Park Service
  4. Polk will not enact noise ordinance for barking dogs
  5. Marr sworn in as Polk’s new election director
  6. Tractor-trailer wreck kills South Carolina man near Saluda
  7. Snow Storm Jonas photos
  8. Consultants say new Polk jail to cost $7.9 million
  9. Polk driver’s license unit moved inside
  10. Columbus looks into ordinances for dogs left out in extreme cold

Sports

Mountain Heritage tops both Wolverine teams in WHC basketball Monday

Making just 38 percent of field goal attempts is not a good way to win basketball games. That was Polk County’s varsity men’s story, as ... Read more

  1. Polk men first, women third, in WNC Polar Bear track and field meet
  2. Wolverines take two losses Friday night to Owen’s Vikings
  3. Warhorses stomp the Wolverines Wednesday

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Former NFL, NBA personal chef becomes new sous chef at Tryon Estates

Former NFL, NBA personal chef becomes new sous chef at Tryon Estates

Rodney “Chef Fresh” Harris has seen numerous kitchens and has worked in every restaurant you could think of. The 48-year-old North Carolina native has even ... Read more

Governor’s highway safety program urges safe driving Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event and this year North Carolinians will be tuning in to cheer on our own Carolina ... Read more

Polk County Board of Commissioner Feb. 8 agenda

Editor’s Note: Following is the agenda for the Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting on Monday, Feb. 8. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in ... Read more

Columns

High taxes, rate increases, price hikes, oh my!

“…But I want to get up early one more morning, at least. And go to my place with some coffee and wait. Just wait, to ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Bye-bye bucolic when brown signs go up

Regarding the article published Feb. 2, 2016 titled Town of Tryon receives historic district recognition from ... Read more

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Pain, stress, need some time out?

The holidays are over, the decorations are stored away for another year, and it’s time to relax. If you’re having trouble shaking off the stress ... Read more

Obituaries

Emma Louise (Lou) Huddleston Wood

Emma Louise (Lou) Huddleston Wood, 92, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 2016. Born October 9, 1923 in Jasper, Tenn., Lou was the daughter ... Read more