Sunday Jun 16
Community briefs: Juneteenth event next Saturday
The celebration marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. is free and includes food, live entertainment, helpful information, activities for children and adults, prizes and more.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Suspect arrested in elementary school laptop theft
Morganton Public Safety arrested and charged 17 year-old Jayson Alspaugh with breaking and entering, felony larceny, and possession of stolen goods.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Intense Rain Downs Trees, Floods Area in Moore County
Law Enforcement officers closed several roads in Moore County due to the flooding, including Morganton Road between Doral Woods and N.C. 5. The heavy rains were a result of Topical Storm Andrea, which is rapidly moving up the East Coast of the U.S. The National Weather Service placed Moore County under a flash flood warning until 4 p.m. today and a ... (more)
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Coffee House Live! returns this Saturday
The Appalachian Mountain Girls are Rita Scott of Lansing on fiddle; Amy Boucher of Independence, Va., on banjo; Jean Callison of Mouth of Wilson on guitar and Katherine Higgins of Mouth of Wilson on bass.
Man convicted for failing to register as sex offender
A Morganton man was convicted this week for failing to register as a sex offender, according to a release from the Office of the District Attorney.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
School broken into, dozens of laptops stolen
Detectives in Morganton are looking for the thieves who broke into Forest Hill Elementary sometime Monday night and stole two dozen Mac Books from the Media Center office.
Officers: Thieves stole $30,000 in computers from elementary school
Public safety officers in Morganton are stepping up patrols around an elementary school on Wednesday after thieves stole more than $30,000 in computers.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Tens of thousands of long-term unemployed workers will be suddenly cut off from their benefits July 1, a reality that many of the affected don't realize.
Fri May 31, 2013
Drescher: On mental-health care, serious work remains
The largest mental institutions in North Carolina aren't the state psychiatric hospitals in Butner, Goldsboro and Morganton.
Lessons Learned from Gas Line Rupture
Southern Pines and Pinehurst public safety officials came together Wednesday afternoon to clear a massive traffic backup when a section of U.S. 15-501 was closed because of a gas line rupture.
Warren Buffett's Southern Strategy
Warren Buffett 's purchase of The Roanoke Times , announced Thursday, is the latest piece of a jigsaw puzzle being put in place.
New brewery coming to Biltmore area
Another new brewery is opening in Asheville this summer, this time in the Biltmore Village area.
Thu May 30, 2013
Caldwell County unemployment rate drops to 10 percent
Caldwell County's unemployment rate continued to fall in April, dropping more than half a percentage point from the previous month and hitting the lowest rate the county has seen since fall of 2008.
Investigations keep BR officers busy
Several investigations and arrests kept Blowing Rock police officers busy this past week.
Wed May 29, 2013
Village Lowering Speeds
Pinehurst will implement a 25 mph speed limit through the village's neighborhood streets later this summer as a means of increasing safety.
Mon May 27, 2013
The Morganton-based brewery could open late this summer.
Scott and Billy Pyatt, co-owners of Catawba Valley Brewing, surprised almost everyone when they announced the location of their second brewery.
Fri May 24, 2013
Blowing Rock town manager...
Scott Hildebran, Blowing Rock Town Manager, has resigned, effective July 12. Hildebran, who has served as Town Manager since 2003, announced his decision to Blowing Rock Mayor JB Lawrence and the Town Council in a meeting on May 20.
Thu May 23, 2013
Lincoln Co. inmate disappears from work release
Authorities are searching for an inmate at Lincoln Correctional Center who disappeared from a work release program.
Food co-op opens distribution facility
The High Country's local food cooperative is growing faster than weeds in a wet spell.
Mon May 20, 2013
NC Senate budget proposal would close Morganton youth prison, cutting 320 jobs
The North Carolina Senate budget proposal could have major and wide-ranging local impacts.