DEQ fines TIEC over Water Quality

MILL SPRING, N.C. —  The State Department of Environmental Quality issued a civil penalty of over $64,000 to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

Complaints were made by several parties saying unfiltered runoff contaminated near-by streams during TIEC’s rushed construction last Fall. TIEC was preparing to host to the World Equestrian Games last year.