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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 …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the new KFC location  927 West Union St. in Morganton. Several members of the Fulenwider family cut the ribbon …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Priority Electric and Lighting at 109 Old Rock Quarry Road in Morganton. Owners Greg and Aundrea Norwood cut the …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Morganton Esthetics and Spa at 137 West Parker Road in Morganton. Owners Ashley Chang and Jessica …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Sorted Affair Home Organizing Service at the Chamber of Commerce office in Morganton. Owner Maddie Burnside, cut the …

Sitting down for a conversation with Colleen Bennett, owner and head designer of Mimosa Home and CBB Design on Morganton’s East Union Street, is akin to climbing aboard a bucking bronco for a …

Western Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center (SBC) offers free sessions for small business owners who are looking to grow their business. SBC provides different services and …

If you’ve been in downtown Morganton recently you've probably seen the construction trailer and demolition truck parked on West Union Street in front of Limbertwig Cafe. What you don’t see are …

Bigfoot Climbing Gym gives Morganton an opportunity for a new engaging sport and a space for anyone, from youth to adults, to hang out. The facility, located at 212 Avery Ave., offers a …

Work in Burke, a collaborative initiative between The Industrial Commons and Burke Development, Inc., has been selected as one of only two recipients in North Carolina for the prestigious NCWorks …

The City of Morganton Main Street Department recently received national accreditation from the North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Abby Nelson, Main Street Manager said, “It is …

Cathy Swanson is retiring after 35 years with AMOREM, 33 of them as the organization’s chief executive officer. Swanson was looking for a career that would not require her to work nights or …

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce have announced the award of a Building Reuse grant to support the growth of Maynard Electric Company in Burke County. The …

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