Volunteers needed for Polk County’s Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees

Volunteers are needed to serve as advocates on Polk County’s Adult Care Home Advisory and Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees.

Wildlife Commission plans one-week water level drop at Lake Adger

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission plans to lower water levels on Lake Adger during the week of August 27 for testing of the marina

Polk County supporting efforts for federal disaster declaration from May flooding and mudslides

The N.C. Dept. of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management has received an extension until July 30 to file the request for a federal disaster declaration for the May flooding and mudslides in Polk County and other parts of Western North Carolina.

Polk County ‘Libraries Rock’ features summer reading program and more for children and adults

Rock and roll into summer at the Polk County Public Libraries with "Libraries Rock," the 2018 summer reading program featuring prizes, games, activities and...

TIEC shares current parking, transportation and emergency traffic plan for World Equestrian Games

At this week's Polk County Board of Commissioners meeting, Tryon International Equestrian Center Emergency Planner Mike Cook shared TIEC's current parking, transportation and emergency traffic plan for the World Equestrian Games in September.

PolkFresh Farm Tour set for Saturday

Growing Rural Opportunities and Polk County's Office of Agricultural Development are sponsoring the PolkFresh Farm Tour on Saturday, June 23

Commissioners approve replacement of Polk County EMS and Emergency Services ambulance

The Polk County Board of Commissioners recently unanimously approved the purchase of a new ambulance for Polk County EMS and Emergency Services.

Polk County receives $1 million grant to aid public safety during Equestrian Games

The State of North Carolina has awarded a $1 million grant to Polk County to be used for the support of public safety in areas outside the Tryon International Equestrian Center during the 2018 World Equestrian Games

Polk County honored for outstanding financial reporting

Polk County has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR)

Blue Ridge Health plans to reopen Collins Dental Center in Polk County

Having served the area since 2006, Collins Dental Center in Columbus closed its doors on May 30. But new leadership will soon mean the reopening of the program geared toward keeping local children healthy


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World Equestrian Games

The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games are coming to Polk County. More than 500,000 visitors are expected during the Games to see the world's top equestrians in action. Find out more about the Games at the official web site.