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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.

Polk County lifts call for voluntary evacuations, closes temporary storm shelter

After consultation with other government agencies and public safety partners, Polk County Local Government is lifting the call for voluntary residential evacuations and closing the public storm shelter.

Wednesday morning update: Roads hazardous in area, more rain expected

Exercise caution traveling in Polk County on Wednesday as some roads are flooded and driving conditions are hazardous

Flooding causing hazardous driving conditions, multiple road closures in Polk County

Exercise caution traveling in Polk County as some roads are flooded and driving conditions are hazardous.

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