7 News travelled to North Carolina this week for Hometown Spotlight.
The town of Columbus is in the “Isothermal Belt,” which means it can be cooler than surrounding towns there in the summer and warmer in the winter.
There are also beautiful views in areas like White Oak Mountain, just off Main Street. You can get more information from Melinda Massey and her staff in the visitors center here:
First Peak Visitor Center
There are many farms in Columbus, like Harmon Dairy Farm where Grofest will take place April 15, 2017.
The festival focuses on farming and agricultural ventures in the community. April 8th will also be the opening day of the 2017 Polk CO farmers market. These links will tell you more:
GRO and GRO Fest
GRO Fest event on their web site: http://growrural.org/event/gro-fest-2017/?instance_id=14
GRO Fest event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1716734311961815/
Columbus Farmer’s Market
Also downtown you can see a House of Flags Museum and Polk County Courthouse. It’s one of the oldest functioning courthouses in the state of North Carolina. The House of Flags is the only one in the country.
House of Flags
Polk County Courthouse
Downtown Columbus has many options for eating out including a mexican restaurant, brick oven pizza house and local favorite, Southern Manners https://www.facebook.com/southernmanners192/
Here’s more information about living in Polk County including an agricultural program at Polk County Schools
Lastly the Polk County History Museum is open three days a week to provide visitors with a look at the past in Polk County including artifacts from Revolutionary War times and cultural artifacts.