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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at PCPL

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at PCPL

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at PCPL COLUMBUS, N.C. – It’s that time of the year again! If you’re a reader who loves to shop for bargains, the Friends of the Polk County Public Library spring book sale is the place for you! The sale will be at the Main Library in Columbus […]

TIEC’s broken promises – April 15, 2017

TIEC’s broken promises – April 15, 2017

The Gun Club of Tryon Resort Two months ago to this date, we contacted Sharon Decker, COO, at the Tryon  Internation Equestrian Center (TIEC) regarding noise complaints about the partners’ gun club disrupting the lives of people who have lived near there for generations. Barbara Duncan, who has not only contacted us, a county commissioner, and […]

Federal indictments for misuse of Tryon town funds

Federal indictments for misuse of Tryon town funds

TRYON, N.C. — Two federal indictments were released today detailing misuse of Tryon town credit cards by two former town leaders. Both Joey Davis and Leroy Miller were charged with conspiracy in the misuse of town funds. Miller was also indicted on charges of Federal Program Fraud, Extortion, and Witness Tampering. Miller received a $25,000 […]

Polk County High School students complete Hospitality and Tourism Institute

Polk County High School students complete Hospitality and Tourism Institute

COLUMBUS — Five students from Polk County High School recently completed the Hospitality and Tourism Institute at Isothermal Community College. They include Regina Dotts, Christian Serrano, Mariela Penaloza, Israel Roman and Michelle Rivera. The instructors were Angie Milliken and Michelle Coriell. The hospitality industry employs people with a broad range of skills and interests and positions range […]

71st running of the Tryon Block House Races, the historic steeplechase, on April 15, 2017

71st running of the Tryon Block House Races, the historic steeplechase, on April 15, 2017

Mill Spring, NC –  Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) and Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) are pleased to announce today that they have formed a partnership to manage and produce the 71st running of the Tryon Block House Races, the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club. Under the newly-penned agreement, the Steeplechase will […]

Cleveland, Rutherford, and Polk County Gas Transmission Line Enhancement Project

Cleveland, Rutherford, and Polk County Gas Transmission Line Enhancement Project

Cleveland, Rutherford, and Polk County Gas Transmission Line Enhancement Project Project Overview PSNC Energy plans to begin work on the installation of a T-001A Gas Pipeline in Cleveland, Rutherford and Polk Counties. This additional pipeline allows them to meet the current and future natural gas needs in this area of North Carolina while maintaining the safety and […]

Saving Nina’s Tryon birthplace

Saving Nina’s Tryon birthplace

TRYON, N.C. — She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on Feb. 21, 1933 on 30 East Livingston Street in Tryon. Most of the world knows her as Nina Simone, the High Priestess of Soul. The Waymon family had moved to Tryon in the 1920s lived in the small three-room clapboard house on the hill. Eunice […]

TIEC teams with Polk County H.S. for unpaid internships

TIEC teams with Polk County H.S. for unpaid internships

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — According to the Tryon Daily Bulletin, Polk County’s two top employers are teaming up to provide unpaid internships to high school students. Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will provide internships to sophomores, juniors and seniors at TIEC’s restaurants and offices. During the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year, 13 students […]

Polk County EMS worker fired for mutilating family’s dead dog

Polk County EMS worker fired for mutilating family’s dead dog

WARNING – This article describes an event that may cause distress for some readers. COLUMBUS, N.C. — Michael Purdy was fired from his position as a Polk County EMS worker for “unacceptable and detrimental personal conduct.” Purdy’s firing came after an investigation into the mutilation of a family’s dead dog. Purdy’s termination letter states that Purdy illegally […]

Manhunt for man fleeing traffic stop

Manhunt for man fleeing traffic stop

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Polk County officer initiated a traffic stop Friday night after receiving a report about a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood.The driver at first refused to pull over and the office continued a low-speed pursuit. A few miles down the road the vehicle came to a stop. One person jumped out and […]

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