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As 2023 President of the Burke County Board of Realtors ®, I have had the honor of serving this great community in a unique capacity this year. I have spent time representing our local board on the …

Walk into JD’s Smokehouse on Malcolm Boulevard and you immediately feel the family atmosphere that has been hand-crafted by owners Debbie Hawn Goare and Jim Goare.  The staff has that good ole …

In the meantime, the Mortgage Banking Association baseline forecast sees mortgage rates at the end of 2024 at 6.1%, dropping to 5.5% at the end of 2025. This decline is expected as the economy slows, inflation lowers, and the spread between mortgage and Treasury rates narrows.

Thirty nine new Burke County businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State in September. The new business registrations bring the total of Burke County licenses to 407 for January through September 2023. Here's where and what they are ...

Burke County's unemployment for August was measured at 3.5% by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The measurement includes all persons in the civilian non-institutional population ages 16 and order …

The median number of days property listings spent on the market in Burke County dipped to 37 in September from 38 the previous month, according to Realtor.com The lowest number of days in recent …

Morganton-based luxury casegoods and upholstery manufacturer EJ Victor recently named  Ben Radoll as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and New Business Development. As SVP of …

Doctors Kim and Anna Edhegard saw patients in Maryland, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., but the husband and wife, both board-certified dermatologists, didn’t find “home” until they came to …

The real estate market in 2023 was expected to be more balanced and predictable than in recent years.  We still saw home prices rising but at a slower pace than in 2021 and 2022. This is due to …

Situated on the outskirts of Morganton, on a picturesque hill overlooking the mountains, Burke Memorial Park has been providing a final resting place for local and regional residents for 70 years. …

Hexion, Inc. will hold its 6th Annual First Responders luncheon on Wednesday, Oct.  11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate and honor all of our local First Responders. In the past, we have …

Tim Michaels had a successful career in construction for 30 years, but all that time, he had the recipe for a successful food service business right in his back pocket. Tim and his wife Robin …

At Tex’s Fish Camp, in Connelly Springs, the Burns family is as well-known for their giving hearts as they are for their perfect hushpuppies. Tom and Bernese, who built the fish camp 51 years ago in the dirt parking lot of the family’s lumber company, raised their 10 children to give back to the community...

Honesty, integrity, and trust. Those are the hallmarks of Gregory Jewelers, a downtown Morganton mainstay for 75 years. Owners Darwin and Debbie Wilder plan to mark the store’s milestone …

At a time when many retailers have given up on storefront businesses in historic small towns, Victoria Malato sees promise. She’s betting her future, and her daughters’, on Drexel’s …

The Foothills Regional Airport is a business that often does not receive much attention in Burke County, but its economic and recreational contribution to the community is greater than many people …

T he Settlemyre family’s roots run deep in the soil of their Drexel nursery. Three generations of men have worked the land, growing the family enterprise into a thriving retail nursery and …

VanNoppen Marketing, recently announced the retirement of Allen VanNoppen who founded the Morganton-based business in 2001. Promoted to the newly-created positions of co-CEO are Nancy VanNoppen and Jean VanNoppen Patton …

Marilyn Monroe said, “Sisters make the best friends in the world.” Sometimes, they also make the best business partners.  Just ask Lindsey Watson and Brittanee Garrison, owners of the Alexander Brooke Boutique in downtown Morganton. The sisters have operated the successful shop for more than six years.

High-end furniture crafter EJ Victor recently held its annual Employee Appreciation Day and recognized employees with 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service. The outdoor picnic event featured a catered …

Global automotive supplier and technology leader Continental operates two plants in Morganton— to maintain production and employment engagement goals, the company has a robust program that partners with Western Piedmont Community College...

The furniture manufacturing business is hard. A high-end furniture company offers hundreds of sofa and chair styled choices. Consumers expect to put any one of a thousand different fabrics on it, …

Beth Heile has been selected to participate in the Western North Carolina (WNC) Investment Framer Cohort. During the 12-week program, Heile will increase her knowledge and connections to …

Sitting down for an hour’s conversation with Morganton’s John Hipple is much like enjoying a mini-workshop on the keys to entrepreneurial success. Hipple and his wife Sharlene are the founders …

To many local residents, the large manufacturing facility on the east side of Morganton is still known as “the old Coca-Cola plant.” But the truth is that Seiren North America (SNA), an …

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