Saluda City Hall/Police Department receiving final touches

Saluda City Hall/Police Department receiving final touches

As of Friday, April 17, Saluda City Hall and Police Department was open in switched offices and contractors were moving furniture into the building. Saluda ... Read more

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Polk supports paving a portion of River Road

A portion of the now all gravel River Road near Tryon, which is known for equestrian riding, carriages, running and bicycling will be paved after ... Read more

  1. Tryon residents invited to speak on water tonight
  2. Jeff Wilson: Reflecting on a long, memorable sports career
  3. Polk County Board of Commissioner April 20 agenda

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News briefs

Probable cause hearing for murder suspect continued A probable cause hearing scheduled for Polk County District Court Wednesday, April 15 in the second-degree murder case of ... Read more

Anonymous $15,000 pledge jump starts Stony Knoll CME Church building fund

A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has stepped forward and pledged $15,000 in matching funds to the Stony Knoll CME Church building fund after ... Read more

Paper ballots required for 2018 election

Paper ballots required for 2018 election

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will soon be facing a big, and expensive decision on which new voting systems to purchase for elections that ... Read more

Polk County District Court results for April 8

During Polk County District Court on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, with Judge Athena F. Brooks presiding, 175 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed ... Read more

Polk County Sheriff’s Office April 6-13 report

During the week of April 6-13, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 136 calls for service. Read more

  1. Woman hits power pole near downtown Tryon Thursday
  2. Tryon commissioner calls for committee to address sidewalks
  3. Brown Bag Lunch features poet Kathy Ackerman
  4. Public hearing Monday for accessory dwelling units
  5. Free CPR and Heimlich Maneuver training
  6. Tryon Writers present Spring Fever
  7. Saluda administrator shocks council with letter of retirement
  8. Friends of the Library spring book sale at Polk County Public Library
  9. Evening of Excellence live auction of student art at Tryon Fine Arts Center
  10. Polk director selected for N.C. Association of Directors of Elections


Landrum High’s Billy Ryan signs with Erskine baseball

Landrum High’s Billy Ryan signs with Erskine baseball

Only some six percent of high school baseball players go on to play the sport in college. Landrum High School senior Billy Ryan is among ... Read more

  1. Frazier wins Carhartt Bassmasters College Eastern Regional fishing tournament
  2. LMS game ends 2-10 in Lockhart’s favor
  3. Wolverines move to 11-1 in varsity softball


TFAC Spring Film Series presents 1961 romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

The 1961 romantic comedy, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” will be shown at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Avenue, on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 ... Read more

Who said fur leggings went out of style?

Who said fur leggings went out of style?

Chloe is looking forward to joining in during The Week of the Horse by wearing her fur leggings in honor of the Budweiser Clydesdales who ... Read more

Registration open for Coon Dog Day 5K

The Saluda, N.C. Coon Dog Day 5K Race/Fun Walk is approaching. The event will take place Saturday, July 11 and registration is open. Read more


Building my reputation as a world class poet

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Poems are hard. What’s a girl to do? Attend the Lanier Library Poetry Festival, of course! I’m not a ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Tryon’s council, mayor taking proper approach to budgetary needs

To the editor: At the last monthly meeting of the Tryon Town Council a proposal was ... Read more

Where We Work

Foothills Chamber preparing for expo Feb. 21

The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Business & Community Expo Saturday, Feb. 21 at Polk County High Gymnasium from 12-5 ... Read more


Clara K. Hitt

Born September 30, 1927 in Tryon, N.C. Died March 29, 2015 in Spartanburg, S.C. Clara K. Hitt, 87, of Spartanburg, S.C., a longtime resident of ... Read more