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Winter storm watch looms

FOOTHILLS—As many area residents are battling sickness this week, they are also preparing for what could be the ...

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New school board member

SALUDA—The Polk County School Board has a new member.  The school board met and appointed and swore in new ...

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Can you identify this person? 

GREEN CREEK—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a person caught on video. 

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Human trafficking awareness month

COLUMBUS—January is human trafficking month and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is educating the public.  The sheriff’s office says ...

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Landrum Farmers Market construction delayed to end of February

LANDRUM—The City of Landrum received word recently that the Farmers Market pavilion is behind schedule again.  The new estimated ...

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Foothills Humane Society celebrates Betty White with the #BettyWhiteChallenge

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) is urging community members to participate in the Betty White Challenge. Betty was a ...

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Concluding “Polk County’s Most Wanted”

After nearly ten years, Conserving Carolina and David Campbell have decided to conclude the “Polk County’s Most Wanted” ...

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Greene Corner Park repairs underway

Tryon Fine Arts Center is excited to share that long awaited repairs to the lovely Greene Corner gazebo ...

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Free community meal at Carolina Foothills Christian Fellowship

There will be a free community meal hosted at Carolina Foothills Christian Fellowship in Landrum on the third ...

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Basic beekeeping class to be offered

Wadulisi Farms of Polk County is offering a Basic Beekeeping course. Lessons are geared toward people that want ...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Polk County is recruiting new volunteers to become Bigs

January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Polk County is celebrating those who already ...

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Revolutionary history surrounds us

When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical fantasy called ...

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Tuesday Morning Book Group celebrates 15 years

Tuesday Morning Book Group met on January 4, 2022 to begin the new year with a stimulating discussion. ...

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Tryon Riding & Hunt Club announces new board members

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club is pleased to welcome new members to its board of directors. During ...

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Voters attempt to block Cawthorn from running

POLK COUNTY—A challenge was filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections on Monday to block Rep. Madison ...

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Polk Schools change mask policy

COLUMBUS—Polk County students and staff can wear masks on an optional basis after the Centers for Disease Control ...

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First female mayor of Saluda sworn in

SALUDA—The City of Saluda officially has its first female mayor.  Newly elected Saluda Mayor Tangie Morgan was sworn into ...

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Weekly arrest roundup

POLK COUNTY—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office made several arrests last week including for methamphetamine, child abuse and breaking ...

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For Betty White

Shortly after arriving in West Hollywood, California, in 1985, I somehow managed to land a job writing jokes ...

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Now, for the rest of my life

Last year.  It was good.  It was better than good.  It was great. It was my journey from ...