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Sewing together a plan

Polk County High School Junior, Madison Geddings, has found a way to stay “close” to her neighbors during this period of social distancing. Normally consumed ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted article.

Kiwanis hears Covid-19 updates from local health officials

Members and guests joined Kiwanis’ April 15 Zoom meeting to hear updates on Covid-19 from Michelle Fortune of St. Luke’s Hospital and Joshua Kennedy, Director ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted article.

PCS preschool enrollment open for 2020-2021

Polk County Schools has opened the enrollment period for 2020-2021 preschool. Any child in Polk County who turns four before August 31, 2020 is eligible ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted article.

McFarlane takes second in Lanier Poetry competition

Cash McFarlane, a senior at Polk County Early College, earned second place in the student category of the 11th Annual Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition. McFarlane ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted article.

Senior Life Solutions offers remote geriatric psychiatry during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, Senior Life Solutions, St. Luke’s Hospital’s outpatient geriatric psychiatry program, offers group, individual and family therapy services remotely via a secure ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted article.

Cooper declares state of emergency for western North Carolina

Governor, emergency management director tour damage COLUMBUS — As thunder clapped above, heralding the arrival of another rainstorm, Gov. Roy Cooper visited Polk County Thursday ... Read more

3 years ago by Leah Justice.

Polk County given new flood warning; Columbus expected to experience flooding

UPDATE: Another flood warning has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. Columbus is now expected to experience flooding. The National Weather Service is warning residents ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Two dead after tree falls on vehicle on U.S. 176

SECOND UPDATE: WYFF News 4 has reported the victims were several staff members: anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer. UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that another ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Polk asking two additional neighborhoods to evacuate ahead of Sunday’s storm

Update: Polk County officials are now recommending that residents of Page Farm Road and Brookwood subdivision evacuate their homes by 5 p.m. today, ahead of ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Storm victims asked to report damage

North Carolina Emergency Management personnel are asking storm victims to report damage to their properties as soon as possible. North Carolina Emergency Management Coordinator Danny ... Read more

3 years ago by Catherine Hunter.

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