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National Day of Prayer

COLUMBUS—Local residents and church leaders gathered Thursday afternoon to participate in the National Day of Prayer.  Read more

3 days ago by Leah Justice.

Columbus arrest

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Police Department arrested a woman on Hampton Street this week on multiple drug charges, including for methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, LSD and marijuana.  Read more

3 days ago by Leah Justice.

Campobello student arrested

CAMPOBELLO—A Campobello-Gramling student was arrested this week after students found a list of names and reported it to a teacher.  The principal sent a letter to ... Read more

3 days ago by Leah Justice.

Polk picks up another 13 cases

POLK COUNTY—Polk County picked up another 13 cases of COVID-19 this week, bringing the total number of cases since late last March to 1,491.  Read more

3 days ago by Leah Justice.

Polk County High School student gives back, earns Volunteer of the Year Award

“You either have a heart to serving or you don’t,” says John Blanton, a North Carolina retiree and volunteer with United Way of the Piedmont’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted article.

Polk recognizes sheriff

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners recognized and congratulated Sheriff Tim Wright this week.  Read more

1 week ago by Leah Justice.

Applications being accepted

POLK COUNTY—The Housing Assistance Corporation is now accepting applications to help people build a new home in Polk County.  The program is designed to help lower ... Read more

1 week ago by Leah Justice.

Polk has administered almost 17k vaccines

POLK COUNTY—Polk County’s percent positive rate for the COVID-19 virus last week was one of its lowest at 0.7 percent, but there was another death, ... Read more

1 week ago by Leah Justice.

Cooper makes appointment

POLK COUNTY—Polk County has a new district attorney. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District as the ... Read more

1 week ago by Leah Justice.

Child abuse/drug arrest

MILL SPRING—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Mill Spring on child abuse and drug charges following a disabled child abuse investigation.  Read more

1 week ago by Leah Justice.

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