News Briefs

Published 10:00 pm Friday, February 10, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt planned at Landrum Library in March

The Landrum Area Business Association has set a date for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Landrum Library, 111 Asbury Dr. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Some eggs will have numbers in them, which correspond to a gift basket retrievable from Landrum businesses. Kids and their families can get their pictures taken with the Easter bunny after the hunt concludes. Landrum business owners will set up activity tables in the parking lot of the library.

Daniel Dry Goods in Tryon closes, olive oil shop to move in

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Daniel Dry Goods at 158 N. Trade Street, Tryon owned by Judd Daniell, has closed. According to Daniell, the shop was closed in order to move the business to his home in Tryon. Daniell said an olive oil shop known as A Taste of Olives and Grapes is in the process of moving into the location by owners Kimberly and Ron Tarach. He did not know when the shop would open.

Polk hears ICC update

Isothermal Community College (ICC) President Walter Dalton visited the Polk County Board of Commissioners meeting this week and discussed the community college’s program for Polk residents. Dalton said the number one partnership in community colleges in North Carolina is ICC’s partnership with the Tryon International Equestrian Center with training there onsite as well as at Bright’s Creek. Dalton also mentioned the Power Scholarship, which provides scholarships for Polk County residents of any age to attend ICC. Dalton said ICC is also discussing a partnership with a university like N.C. State for medical equine and research, similar to programs found in Kentucky, California and Florida.

Polk appoints volunteer member to library board

The Polk County Board of Commissioners appointed Diana Blanton to the Library Board of Trustees. Commissioners unanimously appointed Blanton to the board during the county’s Monday, Feb. 6 meeting.

Polk to hold special meeting Monday

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. The county last month scheduled two public hearings regarding changing the zoning district for Tryon International Equestrian Center as well as other changes, including increasing the height of buildings to 60 feet instead of the current 50 feet. Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 6 and following a closed session meeting, cancelled the public hearings, originally scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, and set the special meeting for Monday, Feb. 13. The meeting will be a closed session.

Former Charlotte Motor Speedway SVP named chief revenue officer of Equestrian Sport Productions

Dan Farrell has been named chief revenue officer of Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC. After 17 years with Charlotte Motor Speedway, most recently as senior vice president of corporate sales, Farrell will be responsible for identifying, initiating and closing revenue opportunities at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Tryon International Equestrian Center, and The Colorado Horse Park. Responsibilities will include sponsorship, special events, corporate events and a variety of guest experiences. Farrell will also be responsible for the same business opportunities for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 Tryon. Tryon International Equestrian Center will host the renowned sporting event from Sept. 10-23, 2018.