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No one can accuse Melaina Rhoney of being either hard-hearted or lazy.  The Burke County native, owner and chief executive officer of A Caring Alternative, has been extending a helping hand to …

Median listing price for homes listed for sale in Burke County rose to  $332,475 in January 2024, up from $317,450 in December 2023, according to Realtor.com In January there were 115 homes …

As Black History Month comes to an end, The Paper wants to recognize Burke County's black-owned businesses of all types. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, a photographer, or to shop for apparel — here is a list of businesses that you can support. 

Ashley Lindsey’s budding business, Lulah’s Cinnamon Rolls, was born from a new momma’s craving.  “It was just after my first daughter’s birth,” Lindsey said, “and I really wanted a …

The City of Morganton issued 140 building permits in January for residential and commercial projects totaling $4.57 million. The permits specified electrical, mechanical plumbing, and signage …

Ashley Lindsey used her science background (she worked in the medical field before becoming a stay-at-home mom) to adjust and perfect her cinnamon roll unique formula.  “I still pull from that …

The Marigold Beanie has been declared a prize winner by Our State Magazine. Say what? The beanie, produced through a collaborative effort involving The Carolina Textile District, Fonta Flora Brewery, …

Students in Ed Hallyburton’s CTE classes at East Burke High School mean business. The highly-motivated teens who enroll in Hallyburton’s Sports Event Marketing, Computer Science Principles, and Business Essentials classes already have their eyes trained on successful futures. 

Freedom High School's innovative nursing program in rural Western North Carolina is setting the stage for high school seniors to embark on promising healthcare careers. With comprehensive training in nursing fundamentals, students are not just preparing for certification exams but are becoming career-ready professionals, poised to make a significant impact in the healthcare field. Discover how this program is nurturing the next generation of nurse aids and registered nurses, ready to serve their community.

Here are the marriage licenses issued during the month of January provided by the Burke County  Register of Deeds :  Tonya Lynn Barraclough to Daniel Ray Boone  Rebekah India Deaton to …

Discover how Burke County's unemployment rate dropped to a low of 2.9% in December, surpassing the North Carolina average. Latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals a significant decrease in joblessness, marking the lowest rate since April 2023. 

With Valentine’s Day just behind us, love lingers in the air for many newly engaged couples. Young lovebirds, some sporting sparkling new diamond rings, now face the daunting task of planning a …

During December 2023, the City of Morganton processed 96 building permits totaling $2.93 million for residential, commercial, and other purposes. The December records were the most recent available …

The following births were recorded in January at the Burke County  Register of Deeds .   Samantha Rose Taylor & Chase Morgan Auton,  a boy — Cyrus Martin Auton Manal Ali …

The N.C. School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) has honored Burke County Public Schools for excellence in communications. BCPS earned a total of seven Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding and …

A community landmark has been restored to the Town of Valdese with the re-opening of the legendary Myra’s Restaurant after a weeks-long hiatus.   Since its opening in 1958, Myra’s has …

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions these programs provide in preparing students for high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand …

Fifty nine Burke County entities created new businesses in January 2024 by filing registrations with the   North Carolina Secretary of State’s office . Nunya Bee LLC, LLC 2778214 Zachary …

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions these programs provide in preparing students for high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand …

Comfy. Cute. Confidence. Inclusivity.  Starting in a small-town girl’s closet and transitioning to a shop on Main Street in Valdese, Blessed Mama Plus Size Boutique has gained the hearts of many plus-size women who want to see their style and size represented in a store …

Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins was recently inducted as a Fellow of The Explorers Club. The Explorers Club is headquartered in New York City where it was founded in  1904. With current Chapters …

Burke County United Way (BCUW), in partnership with Paramount Hyundai Valdese, recently held a car giveaway event to benefit the agency. In the weeks leading up to the event, 12 finalists were drawn …

Whether it’s your spouse, friend, or even your hair stylist, the way to achieve a lasting and trusting relationship is clear and open communication. Your relationship with your medical provider is …

Lynn Shell’s family has always called her “the little healer,” and Shell, the owner of Burke Myotherapy, takes pride in intuitive connections with her clients. She says she listens with her heart as well as her hands …

Nearly two dozen women, ranging in age from high school to Silver Sneakers, spent six hours with the team at Oak Hill Iron + Wood learning about the entire lifecycle of woodworking, from sawmill to …

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