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Burke County News

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Saturday | WBTV

Man killed in western North Carolina motel fire

The News Herald of Morganton reports a couple awakened Friday to a strange smell.


Related Topix: Morganton, NC, Hildebran, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Journal

Valdese Weavers promotes 3 to senior level posts at the Burke County upholstery company

Valdese Weavers in neighboring Burke County has promoted three employees to vice president-level jobs or above at the upholstery fabric company.


Related Topix: Valdese, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Lenoir man charged in Burke break-in

A Lenoir man is accused of breaking into a convenience store in Morganton and stealing a large number of cigarettes.


Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Morganton, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Duckworth says he's ready to serve Clinton City Schools4:58 pm | 0

Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentDr. Mark Duckworth, the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, works in his office at the Clinton City Schools' administration building.


Related Topix: Morganton, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

Chamber hopes county will reconsider

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors held a special called meeting Wednesday morning to discuss concerns over the county's recent decision to move forward with relocating county offices to the old hospital, located on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton.


Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Lincolnton, NC, Morganton, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Learner crushes Gaither in DA's race

David Learner easily defeated incumbent District Attorney James C. Gaither on Tuesday in the Republican runoff election, which saw surprisingly high turnout for a one-race, local election.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Catawba, NC, Statesville, NC, Hickory, NC

Sun Jul 13, 2014


Man with low blood sugar convicted in wreck

A jury in Burke County has found a man guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing a fatal wreck because he blacked out from low blood sugar.


Related Topix: Morganton, NC

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

People gather outside the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC during summer 2013 to protest the elimination of tenure and extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees in the state.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Education Etc., Wake County, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Caldwell, federal agents arrest woman for robbery

Meredith Leigh Michaux, who was wanted in Burke County, was arrested Thursday in Lenoir by local, county and federal agents, authorities said.


Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Caldwell County, NC

Sat Jul 05, 2014


Catawba River, Burke County, NC

CNN's John Sutter took a three-week kayaking trip down the the quot;most endangeredquot; river in America: California's San Joaquin.


Thu Jul 03, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Teen injured in fall from Burke County waterfall

Seventeen-year-old Patrick Mereno was rescued after falling 60 feet near High Shoals Waterfall in South Mountain State Park around 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Related Topix: High Shoals, NC, Connelly Springs, NC