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Let freedom ring

This year’s annual boat parade to celebrate the 4th of July brought one of the biggest participations in history with 20 boats registering. Read more

2 days ago by Leah Justice.

Mayor speaks out

Landrum Mayor Bob Briggs took to social media over the weekend to voice his opinion on wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

2 days ago by Leah Justice.

State puts Polk at 89 cases

Polk County’s COVID-19 case count has jumped to 89 cases, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Monday afternoon. Read more

2 days ago by Leah Justice.

Time capsule postponed

Area residents will have to wait a little longer to see the closing of a time capsule in Columbus that will not be open for ... Read more

2 days ago by Leah Justice.

Graffiti outside Tryon

Local officials noticed graffiti painted along New Market Road outside Tryon Sunday morning. Read more

2 days ago by Submitted article.

Engineer secured

The Town of Tryon has secured an engineer to design repairs for sinkholes along Carolina Drive and Chestnut Street. Read more

7 days ago by Leah Justice.

Outdoor gatherings

The Town of Columbus is considering an ordinance to regulate outdoor gatherings. Read more

7 days ago by Leah Justice.

Polk County Local Government update about travel-related spread of Covid-19

As of June 29, 2020, Polk County has counted 71 cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths. In comparison to larger counties, a total of 71 ... Read more

7 days ago by Leah Justice.

Hometown Strong expanded

Hometown Strong, which North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper created in 2018 to create partnerships between state government and rural communities, has named an executive director ... Read more

7 days ago by Leah Justice.

Saluda improves fire rating

City of Saluda residents should soon see a drop in homeowners’ insurance following the fire department’s recent drop in ISO rating. Read more

7 days ago by Leah Justice.

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