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Polk County Libraries to celebrate opening of Saluda teen space

Polk County Public Libraries will celebrate the grand opening of the new teen space in Saluda Library with an open house on Thursday, Feb. 22.

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ecoEXPLORE is coming March 7 to Polk County

Head to the Polk County Public Libraries' Columbus Library on March 7 to kick off the ecoEXPLORE Botany Season with The North Carolina Arboretum, FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center), Polk County Public Libraries and the Polk County Parks & Recreation Department.

Youth recreation baseball, softball signup deadline approaching

Polk County Parks and Recreation will be accepting signups for the upcoming youth baseball and softball seasons through Friday, Feb. 16

WNC Area Equine Educational Event slated for TIEC

The Western North Carolina Area Equine Educational Event will be held March 1 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Tryon International Equestrian Center

Parks and Recreation offering fitness, yoga programs

A pair of programs being offered through Polk County Parks and Recreation will help local residents feel fit and healthy as spring approaches

McHenry staff to hold local office hours on Feb. 8

Staff members for Rep. Patrick McHenry will hold office hours in Columbus from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Feb. 8

Economic Development office expands online presence

Polk County's Office of Economic Development has updated its online presence to serve as a central resource for area information

Polk County Cooperative Extension selling fruit, asparagus plants

The Polk County Cooperative Extension is now taking orders from area residents for small fruit and asparagus plants

Polk County officials staying busy with WEG preparation

Bobby Arledge is rarely seen these days without a large binder in his hands.Inside the hefty bound book that is a constant companion for Polk County's Emergency Management Director are pages and pages devoted to plans for the various governmental agencies involved with the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, the international competition set to take place at Tryon International Equestrian Center in September.

Volunteer drivers needed for Meals on Wheels program

Polk County is looking for volunteer drivers to help with its Meals on Wheels program.


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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.