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PCMS places first in WNC Regional Science Olympiad

PCMS places first in WNC Regional Science Olympiad

Polk County Middle School dominated the Western North Carolina Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville on Saturday, Feb. 22. The varsity team placed first ... Read more

Take power in your own hands by being part of area government

Polk power has gone up for grabs again, and if you’re smart, you’ll lunge for it. Four seats have opened on the Polk County Board ... Read more

Project Lazarus

The sheriff’s department discovered three meth labs and 15 old meth labs in January, and they’ve been active in reducing prescription pill crimes, too. While ... Read more

Teen donates long locks of hair to encourage aunt facing colon cancer

Teen donates long locks of hair to encourage aunt facing colon cancer

When 16-year-old Virginia Bowyer heard that her aunt, Brenda Pettit, had been stricken with colon cancer, she said immediately, “She can have my hair.” Bowyer’s ... Read more