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If Burke County Fair President Shandy Denton Gossett’s energy could be channeled into the electric grid, it would doubtless light up the entire Eastern Seaboard from Atlanta to Boston. Instead, …

T he Downtown Distinguished Awards will be shining a light on Morganton businesses that have excelled over the past year. For the fourth year in a row, the Downtown Development Association is hosting …

The row of motorcycles lined up outside the front door of South Mountain Distillery in Rutherford College on a recent Tuesday morning says a lot about the firm’s national reputation and about the …

UNC Health Blue Ridge has Top Facility Manager Deanne Avery, CHC, EDAC, Director of Capital Projects, Planning, Design, and Construction at UNC Health Blue Ridge, has been recognized by Healthcare …

Calling all entrepreneurs! Business owners have an opportunity to learn how to take their business to the next level, but the deadline to register is today, Friday, June 21. This workshop is free but …

Deanne Avery, CHC, EDAC, Director of Capital Projects, Planning, Design, and Construction at UNC Health Blue Ridge, has been recognized by Healthcare Design (HCD) magazine as a winner of the 2024 HCD …

During May 2024, the City of Morganton processed 152 building permits totaling $6.2 million for residential, commercial, and other purposes. The May records are the most recent available from …

Did you reboot? “Did you reboot?” Imagine hearing that in the best cartoon, sing-song voice possible around your house. It happens to me on a regular basis. I am an Information Technology (IT) …

Offering merchandise from various small businesses, the Pink Chair Mercantile opened its doors to Burke County with an array of inclusive and diverse Southern fashion, accessories, and other goods. …

Hallyburton graduate Dunntavis Hill has beat the odds, showing what hard work, dedication, and a strong support system can make possible. The 23-year-old is making waves in the business world with …

The following marriage licenses were issued in May according to the Burke County Register of Deeds:  Justin Andrew Williams to Kristy Poteat Baker Cody Alan Presley to Karalyn Jeanette Bassett …

The following births were recorded in May at the Burke County Register of Deeds: Kaylan Leigh Duncan & Randy Jay Jr. Allison , a boy — Jayden Reed Allison Rosa  Andres Andres & …

Olive Garden may find a new home in the old Fatz building in Morganton. Before everyone makes plans to order the Tour of Italy, understand that opening day would be many months from now …

In May 2024, 34 new Burke County businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State, representing a 28% decrease over the previous month, and a 33% decrease over May 2023. May’s …

The reporter walks into Sain’s Barber Shop in the heart of downtown Morganton just before 5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon. According to the sign on the door, the shop will close in fewer than five …

Residents and visitors have a new place to meet up for coffee and a small bite. Waterbean Coffee opened its first Morganton location on Thursday, June 6. Opening day was busy with cars lined up at …

Word is that the fenced-off bank building at 300 N. Green St. is about to be demolished.  It’s not. Not yet anyway.  The building, a former SunTrust Bank, is owned by Morganton Savings …

As such things are measured, Lake Rhodhiss is a small lake, stretching roughly 10 miles from the Huffman Bridge just north of Drexel to the dam at Rhodhiss from which the lake takes its name. But …

Tiffany Poteat has realized a long-awaited dream of opening an easily accessible downtown interior design boutique that combines style and taste with popular price points and great selection.  …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Audibel Hearing Center on Thursday, May 16, at 1239 E. Burkemont Ave....

With his small-framed circular glasses, longish white hair, and piercing eyes, Morganton’s Ronn Hatchel looks a bit like an eccentric writer of Gothic Southern short stories. But no, he is quick to …

TiffanyWest Interiors to open in downtown Morganton The former location of Adventure Bound Books at 117 W. Union St. has a new tenant. Tiffany Poteat has leased the space for TiffanyWest Interiors. …

The following marriage licenses were issued in April according to the Burke County Register of Deeds:  Amanda Renae Shumake to Anthony Blake Tucker Amy Byerly Dyson to Steven Michael Dyson Amy …

Tammy Burns, owner of the Green Street Grille in downtown Morganton, stood alone in the restaurant kitchen grilling and prepping for the dinner crowd on Wednesday, May 1. In that day’s …

The temporary home of Hillman Brewing in Morganton will be a little less temporary than the owners had hoped, so they’re making their provisional digs more comfortable for patrons. Greig Hillman, …

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