News briefs

Published 10:00 pm Friday, February 19, 2016


Tryon welcomes new police officer

Tryon Town Council welcomed new part-time police officer Michael Ford to the town. Police Chief Jeff Arrowood introduced Ford to council during its Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting. Arrowood said Ford is from Tryon and he is glad to have him with the department. Commissioner Roy Miller said he knows Ford, saying he has always been respectful, polite, quiet and professional and thinks he will be good at community policing.

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Tryon Farmers Market to move to Harmon Field

Tryon’s Farmers Market, which used to be held on Thursdays off Palmer Street downtown will move to Harmon Field this year. Tryon Town Council met Tuesday, Feb. 16 and approved a request from the farmers market to move to Harmon Field. The farmers market is also looking to change the day of the week and hours to Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon.

Tryon makes appointments to volunteer boards

During Tryon Town Council’s Feb. 16 meeting, commissioners appointed Coretha Littlejohn to the Eastside Citizen Advisory Committee; Marcella Mack to the town’s cemetery committee; and Julia Ernst, William “Bill” Jenks, Susie Hursey and Brevard “Vard” Henry to the town’s parks committee.

Tryon ABC store secures TIEC contract

Tryon commissioner Crys Armbrust announced at the town’s Feb. 16 meeting that the Tryon ABC store operated at almost 30 percent above what it did last year in sales. Tryon’s ABC store also recently had the most growth in the state for one month, according to Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples. Armbrust also said following a suggestion by Mary Prioleau, the Tryon ABC store has been awarded the liquor contract for Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).