News briefs

Published 9:10 pm Friday, September 18, 2015

Landrum’s N. Trade/E. Rutherford turn update

Landrum’s mayor Bob Briggs met with SCDOT traffic engineer Eric Dillon to further discuss N. Trade Avenue’s right-in, right-out restriction. Dillon recommended closing the intersection between Trade Ave. and E. Rutherford St. (at Hare & Hound) and creating a new entrance between Architectural Warehouse and Petty Funeral Home that gives access to and from Highway 176. In order to do so, the city must receive permission from Norfolk Southern Railway as the proposed entrance/exit would cross the railroad tracks. Though no decision has been made, the council members voted Tuesday, Sept. 8 to accept the recommendation.

Saluda Tree City wins 2015 NC Urban Forestry Award

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Saluda Tree City received and award from the NC Urban Forest Council during a Great NC Tree Conference in Greensboro on Sept. 17-18.

“We are very happy to let you know that you have been selected as the winner of the 2015 NC Urban Forestry Award for Outstanding Tree Board,” the council said in a recent letter to Saluda Tree City. “The NC Urban Forestry awards have been developed to recognize individuals, communities and projects that have worked to protect and enhance our community forests. This awards program is a way to give back to those who have been committed to creating healthy urban forests and raising community awareness of the importance of these projects.”

Spartanburg County voters can now see sample ballot for Nov. 3 election

Registered voters in Spartanburg County, S.C. can see the sample ballot for the Nov. 3 election through the website Voters can go to the site and click on “Get My Sample Ballot” in the upper right corner. Voters can then select “Spartanburg” from the county drop-down menu, enter first name, last name and date of birth and click submit. At the voter information screen, click on “View Sample Ballot” in the lower right corner then at the next screen click “View.”

Saluda plans city hall open house Nov. 7

In conjunction with one of Saluda’s new festivals, Railroad Days, the city will hold an open house of the newly restored city hall and police department on Nov. 7. The festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saluda approves repairs to upstairs of library

The Saluda Board of Commissioners approved repairs to the upstairs of the public library during its Sept. 14 meeting. Melody Gibson has volunteered to pay for the repairs. Plans are for sheetrock to be replaced and painting to be done.