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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), …

  UNC Health Blue Ridge’s Elisabeth Campbell-Wright has been accepted as a candidate for the American Hospital Association Next Generation Leadership Fellowship. The Next …

A parking lot closure will affect motorists and pedestrians in downtown Morganton, the city said this week. Renovations and utility upgrades at the 100 Block of West Union Street began earlier in the …

Burke County folks are generous when it comes to charities like Friends for Animals, so much so, in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming sometimes for those who volunteer. In addition to …

The City of Morganton’s North Green Street Streetscape Project continues to ease on down the road and may be ready to enter the bidding phase by the end of the year. The city learned last week it …

The Morganton ABC store will likely be moving to a larger, more customer-friendly location within the next year. The store will shift from its current location at 250 W. Fleming Drive into the …

Burke County calls itself “Nature’s Playground” and Foothills Gear Garage offers everything the outdoor enthusiast needs to make the most of the gifts Mother Nature offers in the foothills of …

During March 2024, the City of Morganton processed 146 building permits totalling $2.3 million for residential, commercial, and other purposes. The March records are the most recent available from …

With 80% of the U.S. population clicking their way to online purchases, business-savvy folks look for ways to capitalize on the trend. The fashion industry has seen considerable growth online as some …

Burke Primary Care has successfully renewed its American College of Radiology (ACR) Mammography Accreditation. Among its array of services, mammography stands out as a cornerstone in the fight …

Here are the marriage licenses issued during the month of March provided by the Burke County  Register of Deeds :  Zulma Nely Bamaca Ramirez   to   Manuel Cux Vicente  Cesar …

The following births were recorded in March at the Burke County  Register of Deeds . Kacie Lynn Bowman & Robert Daniel Abee, a boy — Jensen Daniel Abee Kaitlin Devone Taylor & Joel …

AMOREM, a local nonprofit hospice provider which resulted from the merger of Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice Palliative Care, has hired a new director of development. Ashley …

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