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Polk recognizes sheriff

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners recognized and congratulated Sheriff Tim Wright this week.  Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

Applications being accepted

POLK COUNTY—The Housing Assistance Corporation is now accepting applications to help people build a new home in Polk County.  The program is designed to help lower ... Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

Polk has administered almost 17k vaccines

POLK COUNTY—Polk County’s percent positive rate for the COVID-19 virus last week was one of its lowest at 0.7 percent, but there was another death, ... Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

Cooper makes appointment

POLK COUNTY—Polk County has a new district attorney. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District as the ... Read more

4 days ago by Leah Justice.

Child abuse/drug arrest

MILL SPRING—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Mill Spring on child abuse and drug charges following a disabled child abuse investigation.  Read more

6 days ago by Leah Justice.

Purple UP! Day

Tryon Elementary School recently hosted a military recognition event, Purple Up! Day. Teachers, students and staff wore purple to show their support for military students and ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted article.

Farmers market grant

COLUMBUS—The farmers market in Columbus got a little boost last week.  Columbus Town Council decided to give the farmers market a $2,000 grant.  Read more

6 days ago by Leah Justice.

Gov. Cooper eases restrictions

POLK COUNTY—Beginning on Friday, North Carolina residents can gather more indoors and outdoors.  North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced this week he is lifting some restrictions ... Read more

6 days ago by Leah Justice.

FCC announces broadband effort

FOOTHILLS—Households who are eligible will soon have an opportunity to apply for broadband.  The Federal Communications Commission announced on Thursday that eligible households can apply for ... Read more

6 days ago by Leah Justice.

Covid-19 Unmasked: Summary and statistics

The participants interviewed for this series included those who worked with healthcare, schools, events and tourism, athletics, churches, families and individuals who were affected and ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

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