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PANGAEA Internet offers fiber optic splicing scholarship

PANGAEA Internet offers fiber optic splicing scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY PANGAEA Internet is a nonprofit internet service provider and is offering scholarships to Polk and Rutherford county residents to attend Fiber Optic Splicing training on July 18 – 21, 2017 in Spartanburg, SC. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 5, 2017Visithttp://www.pangaea.us/pangaea-scholarship-program-and-application/ to learn more and submit your application. Questions:  Carolyn Whitehead PANGAEA Office Administrator carolyn@e-polk.org This […]

Suspicious activities leads to 5 arrests

Suspicious activities leads to 5 arrests

COLUMBUS — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations, Patrol and P.A.C.E. Team divisions recently investigated complaints of suspicious activity occurring in the Mill Springs and Sunny View communities. On Monday, officers approached the residence and conducted a traffic stop adjacent to the residence resulting in multiple arrests. Charged were: Phillip Hicks, 44, of Rock […]

Teen summer intern position at Polk County Library

Teen summer intern position at Polk County Library

Teen Summer Intern Opportunity COLUMBUS, N. C., (May 3, 2017) Polk County Public Library seeks an enthusiastic teen intern who is interested in working with children. This is a temporary, part-time position for 20 hours a week for 8 weeks (June 12-August 4). This internship is made possible by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

TIEC wins big with the World Equestrian Games 2018

TIEC wins big with the World Equestrian Games 2018

SPINDALE —Earlier this month Tryon International Equestrian Center CEO Mark Bellissimo called a town hall event at ICC’s Foundation to solicit support and answer questions about the FEI World Equestrian Games™  2018 to be held in Mill Spring. The FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 recently announced that the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina […]

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