All posts in Polk

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    Election 2014: Primary day guide for Polk County
    May 5, 2014, Comments Off

    The primary will take place on May 6, 2014, across North Carolina. Here's your last-minute guide to finding out more about the candidates in Polk County, with direct links to their campaign pages.

  • Polk County, N.C., map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, via Wikipedia.
    Inside WNC: Polk County
    April 22, 2014, Comments Off

    This is your guide, including direct links, to Polk County and Columbus's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, housing, education and more.

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    A 20-year first: EPA proposing changes to pesticide use
    April 8, 2014, Comments Off

    While pesticides can help farmers raise lusher Christmas trees and juicier tomatoes, they can also be a threat to thousands of farmworkers in Western North Carolina who plant and harvest crops on farmland throughout the mountains. Those ris ...