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May 22, 2015 • Tryon Daily Bulletin
Polk County High School recently placed 2,190 in a ranking of the nation's roughly 21,000 public high schools, according to rankings listed in U.S. News & World Report. In North Carolina, PCHS outranks 94 percent of the state's 591 high schools, taking ... More

Polk's Kropp scores 1000th point

Feb 25, 2015 • USA TODAY High School Sports
Polk County junior Hayley Kropp became the second girls basketball player in school history to score 1,000 career points Tuesday. Kropp had a game-high 20 points as the Wolverines won at Newton-Conover, 56-40, in the first round of the NCHSAA 2-A ... More

Suiter throws no-no for streaking Mitchell

Apr 14, 2015 • USA TODAY High School Sports
Dustin Suiter and the Mitchell baseball team extended their five-game winning streak in style Monday. The sophomore pitched a five-inning no-hitter and the Mountaineers rolled to a 10-0 nonconference win over visiting Cherokee. Suiter issued two walks ... More

Winter Clogging Invitational this weekend in Columbus

Mar 15, 2015 • BlueRidgeNow.com
The Winter Clogging Invitational, to be held for the first time at the Polk County High School auditorium in Columbus, will feature up to 25 teams dancing in various categories before a panel of judges. “It's a phenomenal auditorium,” said Chip Summey ... More

Polk high land judging team heading to nationals

Apr 23, 2015 • Tryon Daily Bulletin
This year's team, made up of sophomores Katelyn Allison, Leah Hardin and Hunter Kilgore and senior Hunter Hilbig recently captured third place in the state of North Carolina and are heading to the national competition in Oklahoma City, Okla. On May 3 ... More

Avery's Polsgrove wins 4th state title

Feb 13, 2015 • USA TODAY High School Sports
Avery County senior Kylie Polsgrove cleared 5 feet, 4 inches in the girls high jump to take first place at Friday's NCHSAA 1-A/2-A indoor track meet in Winston-Salem. It is the fourth career state title for the Liberty recruit and her first indoors ... More

Former auto garage incubator for music, culinary arts in Columbus

Mar 19, 2015 • Spartanburg Herald Journal
COLUMBUS, N.C. — An old auto garage building in Columbus has found new life. Tune-ups are still happening, but these days they are of the musical variety with, not motor grease, but aromas of good cooking wafting through the air. The Happy Shak Music ... More

Millard announces candidacy for US Congress

Mar 24, 2015 • Tryon Daily Bulletin
Tryon business owner and Polk County resident Andy Millard announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina's 10th Congressional District in 2016. Millard cannot file for the ... At 35 years old ... More

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