Tryon recognizes firefighters for Plum Tree Lane fire

Tryon recognizes firefighters for Plum Tree Lane fire

Tryon firefighters had a busy day on Tuesday, April 15 with strong winds knocking down trees and power lines, but as they returned to the ... Read more

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Fundraiser for Leslie April 26

The Saluda Fire and Rescue Auxiliary held a successful benefit dinner on March 15 for six-year-old Saluda resident, Ben Leslie. Much appreciation is extended to ... Read more

  1. Wally Oskirko volunteer at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries
  2. What to do and not to do with orphaned wildlife
  3. TLT Theatrical Scholarship announced

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Glassy Mountain Fire Department sponsors 911 signs

Reflective address signs When time can be your enemy, locating a caller’s address as soon as possible in an emergency is the first step in ... Read more

Polk County District Court results for April 9, 2014

In Polk County District Court on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Judge Pete Knight presiding, 154 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or ... Read more

Saluda considers smoking ban

The City of Saluda is considering banning tobacco use from its parks as well as smoking in city vehicles. Saluda City Council met Monday, April ... Read more

Polk County Board of Commissioner’s Tuesday, April 22 agenda

Publisher’s Note: following is the agenda for the Polk County Board of Commissioner meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 22. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. ... Read more

Dancers participate in National Water Dance Project

Dancers participate in National Water Dance Project

On Saturday, April 12, eighty-four dance schools including elementary school students to college students, in Arts in Education programs from Alaska to Maine and from ... Read more

  1. Carolina Foothills welcomes Atkins Tire
  2. Commissioner says Polk’s chances high of running own tag office
  3. Tryon receives N.C. small town Main Street promotion award
  4. Winds knock out power to hundreds Tuesday
  5. Alcohol allowed at some McCreery Park events in Saluda
  6. County of Polk to utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification system
  7. Gala for Lennie’s Kids coming May 25
  8. RRHS awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission
  9. Second Chance Thrift Store staff recognized
  10. Easter Morning Service at St. Luke CME Church


Polk County Girls Track runner up at Western Highlands Conference

The Polk County Girls Track team finished second at the 2014 Western Highlands Conference Outdoor Track Championships April 9.  Hendersonville scored 186.50, Polk 165.50, Avery ... Read more

  1. Polk County Middle School golf’s April 10 match results
  2. PCHS Western Highlands Conference Outdoor Track Champions
  3. Another record-breaking meet for Polk County High track and field


Clemson Eventing Team Hunter Pace & Trail Ride

Clemson Eventing Team Hunter Pace & Trail Ride

The turnout for the Clemson Eventing Team Hunter Pace & Trail Ride on Sunday, March 2 was wonderful with a total of 38 riders in ... Read more

Gala for Lennie’s Kids coming May 25

On May 25 from 4 – 8 p.m., Tryon Estates will host the fourth annual gala benefiting Lennie’s kids. Tickets are available at several local ... Read more

Live butterflies released Easter morning at LUMC

Live butterflies released Easter morning at LUMC

Landrum United Methodist Church will hold a live butterfly release dureing the 11 a.m. service on Easter Sunday. The chrysalides arrived from California (Friday) and ... 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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