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

Organizations accepting charitable donations to help Polk County residents with natural disaster recovery

Several organizations are accepting charitable contributions to help Polk County residents recovering from the recent local natural disasters.

Polk County Disaster Recovery Center offering assistance June 9 at Columbus Library

Residents recovering from the recent natural disasters can receive assistance and support at the Polk County Disaster Recovery Center being held Saturday, June 9 at the Columbus Library.

PSNC Mill Spring Natural Gas Compressor Station receives final state air permit with additional...

The PSNC Mill Spring Natural Gas Compressor Station has received a final air permit from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality.

Safety tips for returning to a building and cleaning up after flooding

A building that has been flooded can be a dangerous place. Here are some tips from Polk County Local Government and the Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department for understanding and dealing with the hazards of flooded buildings.


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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.