Welcome to the Official Website for the Town of Columbus


Welcome to Columbus, North Carolina! We are glad you chose to visit our website and learn more about our Town, located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are conveniently located on Interstate 26, about 30 minutes from Asheville and 90 minutes from Charlotte. We would love to have you visit and explore our beautiful downtown, unique House of Flags Museum, and many other attractions located in the heart of Polk County. Columbus is the county seat for Polk County, North Carolina. Thanks for visiting, and please Like us on Facebook Town Of Columbus and follow us on Twitter for all the latest happenings in Columbus!

We also want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our longtime sponsor, Red Bell Run Foundation, Inc. Their unwavering dedication to our cause has been instrumental in bringing our festival to life. The festivities brimming with food, fireworks, and enjoyable activities would have been impossible without their generous donation. Red Bell Run Foundation, Inc. serves as a vital supporter of our festival and a beacon of hope for equines throughout the United States. Through their collaboration with various rescues, they provide sanctuary to equines who are considered un-adoptable or in need of end-of-life care. From miniature hinnies and donkeys

to ponies, horses, draft mules, and even Mammoth donkeys, each resident receives individualized care overseen by their knowledgeable staff, farriers, and veterinarians. Moreover, I'm thrilled to share that Red Bell Run Foundation offers Airbnb services, providing guests with an unforgettable experience amidst stunning mountains and the calming presence of Sanctuary equines. The Longears Cabin offers a serene retreat, conveniently located near the Tryon International Equestrian Center, award-winning wineries, and locally owned restaurants. Surrounded by rolling hills and over 50 of their donkeys, horses, and draft mules, guests are treated to breathtaking views and a unique opportunity to connect with these magnificent animals. Visit their website at for more information.

Nelon-Cole Termite & Pest Control, we want to express our deepest appreciation for your continued support as our Fourth of July sponsor, year after year. Your unwavering commitment means the world to us! With over 50 years of combined experience in Termite & Pest Control and Moisture & Water Control, Nelon and Cole have been steadfast pillars in serving our communities. Undetected mold and mildew

issues not only pose financial risks for home repairs but also raise serious health concerns for families and pets. At Nelon-Cole, they understand the critical importance of safeguarding your home, your most significant investment, through regular and proper care and maintenance. While pests within the home are visible adversaries, the unseen threats of mold and moisture beneath the surface can be equally damaging. Their Moisture and Water Control division has earned a stellar reputation for its highly trained technicians, who inspect homes as if they were their own. If mold or mildew problems begin to arise, they are equipped to address them efficiently and cost-effectively, ensuring your home remains safe from future issues. Nelon-Cole stands out as the most acclaimed and top-rated pest and moisture control company in the Carolinas, thanks to their fair pricing, transparent service, and proven results that have earned praise from countless satisfied customers on platforms such as Google and Facebook. If you suspect mold or moisture issues in your home, please don't hesitate to reach out to them for a comprehensive inspection today! Your peace of mind and the protection of your home are their top priorities. Conveniently located in Columbus, NC, at 2595 NC Hwy 108, or contact them for a complimentary estimate at 1-888-784-3932. For more information, visit their website at


We express our sincere appreciation to our valued sponsor for their invaluable support in advancing top-tier healthcare in Polk County, North Carolina! St. Luke’s Hospital has been the community’s leader in healthcare services for nearly a century. From humble beginnings as a small boarding house on Godshaw Hill to a pristine setting on the mountainside, we care for the sick, injured, and rehabilitated and provide wellness education and resources for our community. St. Luke’s is now an independent, critical-access hospital owned by our Polk County, NC community. Using the healthcare industry’s best practices, St. Luke’s provides many services, including world-class emergency care, acute medical/surgical care, cardiology, cancer & infusion, two family medical practices, mental health & wellness, orthopedic & sports medicine, pain management, radiology, rehabilitation, swing bed, urology, and diagnostic testing. We’re working harder to keep you healthier.

Join us in extending our appreciation to our 4th of July sponsor! Dentistry 2000 is committed to delivering high-quality, affordable, and comfortable dental care. Call (828) 894 – 2000 or visit them at 816 West Mills Street, Suite E, Columbus, NC to explore their extensive

range of services, including Porcelain Veneers, Dentures, and Dental Implants. They're excited to introduce the latest addition to our services: Invisalign clear aligners! Invisalign offers a modern approach to teeth straightening. Utilizing cutting-edge scanning technology, dentists can now non-invasively scan your teeth and craft a series of aligners customized to gradually adjust your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are easier to clean and maintain, as they are removable, allowing for regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, you won't have to worry about dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces, such as avoiding certain foods to prevent bracket breakage. While often regarded as a cosmetic treatment, Invisalign also contributes to overall dental health by improving alignment, leading to enhanced oral health. Don't miss out on their SPECIAL PACKAGE OFFER: receive a complimentary consultation, FREE teeth whitening, and a $500.00 DISCOUNT on this treatment upon presenting this post! Act fast, as this offer is time-sensitive, and space is limited. Plus, you'll have the chance to win their SUMMER GIVEAWAY!

In a challenging real estate market where uncertainty looms, the prospect of buying a home can seem daunting. But fear not! With our esteemed

4th of July sponsor as your trusted guide, navigating these turbulent waters becomes an empowering journey! Rosa Aguirre, licensed realtor at Keller Williams Mountain Partners, embodies dedication, perseverance, and excellence in the world of real estate. Rosa's recent accolade as the recipient of the "MOST PERSEVERING “Award speaks volumes about her unwavering commitment to her clients' success, especially in navigating today's dynamic real estate landscape. Starting with securing a mortgage, Rosa and her Keller Williams team offer expert guidance from Loan Officers. In your consultation, Rosa listens to YOUR preferences and budget, collaborating to identify suitable neighborhoods and fulfill your criteria. She connects you with bilingual lenders and leverages her relationships for access to upcoming listings. With 30+ years of negotiation experience, she adeptly advocates for you and ensures a SEAMLESS transition through inspections and closing with superior customer service. Ready to embark on your homebuying journey? Contact Rosa at 828.899.0775 or visit her office at 404 S Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Thanks again for graciously joining us as our 4th of July Festival Sponsor. Together, we will create a day filled with festivities for our community! 

Community Calendar

Meeting- Planning Board

The Planning Board meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Columbus Town Hall unless otherwise noted.

Utility - Water Bills Due

Water bills are due on the 10th of every month unless the 10th falls on a Saturday or Sunday then water bills will be due on the following business day.

Utility - Late Fees

A 10% late fee will be applied to any accounts with a balance still due.

Meeting - ABC Board

The Columbus ABC Board will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM in the conference room at the Columbus Police Department. The public is invited to attend.

Meeting - Town Council Meeting

The Columbus Town Council meeting is every third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Columbus Town Hall unless otherwise posted. The public is always invited to attend.

95 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722 - P.O. Box 146 Columbus, NC 28722 Phone: 828-894-8236 Fax: 828-894-2797