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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 …

There’s plenty of talk around town about the new Irish pub that will open soon in downtown Morganton, and it’s not blarney.  Toner’s Irish Pub is taking shape, and if all goes as planned, …

Welcome to Wildwood Bridal — a Valdese bridal shop located on Main Street that is centered on empowering brides from the moment they walk through the doors to when they say the big “Yes! to the Dress!” …

Matt Shoaf thought his life’s path was etched in stone after he took a job with the U.S. Department of Justice and settled down in Virginia with his wife, Jo. But his father’s legacy called him …

The number of new homes that came on the market for sale dropped in December  . Unemployment in Burke County is holding steady at 3.2 percent, according to the latest data provided by US Bureau …

The owners of Morganton’s Little Guatemala share a unique love story, one that blossomed into a love connection between Morganton and Central America.  Christian Ramazzini is a native of Guatemala, and his wife Erica was born and raised in the United States, met when Erica spent two years in Guatemala working with the International Justice Mission.

Christian and Erica Ramazzini’s Little Guatemala restaurant and coffee shop provides a home base for the city’s sizable Guatemalan community, as well as a flavorful immersion into the culture for others …

Grace Episcopal Church Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation. The money will be used to purchase 40 pack-n-plays, a collapsible playpen that’s easy to …

UNC Health Blue Ridge has announced that Morganton Internal Medicine’s David Abernathy, MD, and Michael Stutesman, MD, have joined the Blue Ridge Medical Group. “We’re honored to have such …

Devan Berry, advertising and marketing coordinator for The Paper, has been named the Burke County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month for January. Berry’s honor was announced by Chamber …

Thirty three Burke County entities created new businesses in December 2023 by filing registrations with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office. This brings the number of new Burke County …

Morganton’s South Sterling Street features a gun shop fully stocked to meet the needs of any shooter or firearms collector. Overmountain Rifleman offers a wide selection of guns and accessories for …

The last quarter of 2023 featured a plethora of ribbon cuttings and open houses for Burke County businesses. 

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