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To show appreciation for Burke County law enforcement, a Drexel baker is offering special deals on her bakery goods for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The national day to show support for …

The vibe is decidedly edgy with an air of old-school charm. James Kinman and his staff of barbers are ready to offer Morganton customers a unique experience when they visit the Old Skull Barber …

Purchasing a home is an exciting milestone in anyone’s life, but it often requires a mortgage to finance the purchase. Securing a home mortgage is a significant financial decision that …

Sara Chester, co-executive director of The Industrial Commons (TIC), was recently elected vice chair of the North Carolina Rural Center, an organization whose mission is to develop, promote, and …

Music, fashion, and fun. The owners of Viva la Vintage want shoppers to relive their childhoods in a new downtown Morganton store.  Viva la Vintage offers a shopping experience where fashion is …

A Morganton employer recently received a regional award for her inclusive hiring policies. Rebecca Randolph, General Manager for Fairfield Inn and Suites in Historic Morganton Downtown, was named …

Author Sue Monk Kidd said, “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.”  Ryan and Jessica Willis are on a mission to help …

The UNC Health Blue Ridge Cancer Center recently received a $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation to purchase equipment to enhance the center’s ability to perform stereotactic radiation …

As we gear up for the holidays and look for the best deals on gifts, it's also a great time to snag some awesome deals on a new car - or even a new car that is a gift! On behalf of Team Morganton …

¿Sabías que la ciudad de Morganton reporta que el 23% de sus residentes son hispanos?  Did you know that the City of Morganton reports that 23% of its residents are Hispanic? In 2020, that number was 20%, and it has risen each year. 

As a physician, I've had the privilege of witnessing the importance of preventive screenings on many lives. In the primary care setting, the adage "prevention is better than cure" couldn't be more …

Buying a home for the first time can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. As a REALTOR® and North Carolina real estate broker, my goal is to guide you through the process and make it as …

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Energy Assistance Program began accepting applications from older adults and people with disabilities on Dec. 1. The federally-funded …

UNC Health Blue Ridge’s Dietary Services has been named Account of the Year for Morrison Healthcare’s Clarke Region Division.  Greg Dreibelbis, Morrison Healthcare Director of Dietary …

America is the land of opportunity, yet, more often than not, opportunity doesn’t just come knocking all on its own. We have to stir it up, and we must be on the lookout for it. It truly takes …

Sit. Stay. Succeed. That’s what two local professional dog trainers hope to do, as they join forces to provide grooming and training services to Burke County...

Looking for a different shopping experience in downtown Morganton? Down Right Country, a new clothing, jewelry, and accessories shop, offers customers an eclectic selection of goods with a distinctive Southwestern flair … and a “hippy” vibe.

UNC Health Blue Ridge’s Cancer Center in Valdese has won a top award for healthcare construction at the ABC Carolinas Chapter 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards gala, where over 70 awards were …

Each year the AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) presents the Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Legacy Award to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and support of HIV/AIDS …

What a wonderful time of year! We are overwhelmed with beautiful lights, Christmas festivities, yummy goodies and gifts, loads and loads of gifts! You know who else loves to see this time of year? …

Downtown Morganton was bustling with activity and filled with happy shoppers on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25. Mostly sunny skies and seasonally mild temperatures greeted shoppers as they walked …

A new Dunkin' Donuts store, located at 909 N. Green Street in Morganton, is slated to open around the first of February, 2024, according to franchise owner Dennis Harvey. The store will be …

A new Sheetz convenience store is under construction in west Morganton at the intersection of Freedom Boulevard and Hwy. 70. Sheetz officials have not responded to questions from  The Paper …

Locally-owned furniture manufacturer EJ Victor may be best known for the superior craftsmanship of their goods, but the company is also noted for their generous spirit in giving to the Burke County …

Morganton’s Overmountain Cycles has shifted gears and moved to a new location. The business, formerly located at 313 N. Green St., now occupies a space at 510 N. Green St.  Owner Michael …

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