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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, …

Many young people want to pave their own professional paths, but success takes tremendous planning and strategy. That’s why the Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Small Business Center (SBC) …

Rue 21 in Morganton closed its doors for the last time on Wednesday, May 15. After more than 50 years in business, the U.S. fashion retailer has filed for bankruptcy and …

The following births were recorded in April at the Burke County Register of Deeds: Greysi Daniela Aguilar De La Cruz & Evelio Raul Lopez Miranda , a boy  — Liam Raul Lopez Aguilar Angelica …

After months of anticipation, Ono Poke Bowl, nestled at 313 N. Green St., delighted eager patrons with a surprise soft opening Wednesday night, swiftly followed by its grand unveiling on Thursday, …

Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.  A food truck scheduled for a special event last year at Perry’s Berry’s Vineyard and Winery was an hour late. “That’s when I …

Anna and Hanna Smith have just completed 12-hour shifts when we sit down to talk in a conference room at UNC Health Blue Ridge about their chosen profession — nursing. They should both be tired, …

The dormant restaurant where Chesterfield Grill and Chesterfield Family Restaurant once served up home-style meals will get a new shot at life. Kim’s Seafood Shack is set to rejuvenate the site off …

If you’ve caught any recent golf tournaments on TV, chances are you’ve seen turfgrass grown by a company right here in Burke County.  Pro Green Inc., owned by father John Clark and sons …

In April, 47 new Burke County businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State, representing a 9% increase over the previous month, and a 7% increase over April 2023. April’s …

Barbara Wetsig-Lynam, a leader in designing and executing philanthropic partnerships globally, has been named Executive Director of the newly formed Western North Carolina Journalism Foundation …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Catawba Valley Staffing on Tuesday, April 16, at 339 Sanford Drive in Morganton to celebrate 25 years in business. CEO Wendy Ward cut the ribbon alongside numerous teammates and other supporters....

“Stepping into this role is an incredible chance to empower and expand the support and care provided for individuals and their families who are facing end-of-life journeys,” says Clark, …

Cindy Stamey, Director of Community and Veterans Relations for Carolina Caring, has been recognized with the prestigious Veterans Spirit and Soul Award by Foothills Veterans Helping Veterans (FVHV), …

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