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Food trucks are a growing industry in Burke County, offering a variety of foods at downtown events as well as being positioned around Morganton during the week. These “Mobile Food Vendors” vary …

During any given month, Burke Development Inc. CEO Alan Wood reports to his board of directors details of the about 15 to 20 open projects, exploring potential economic and industrial growth …

UNC Health Blue Ridge held a Topping Out Ceremony on Friday, May 19, where the top-most steel beam was placed on the six-story tower being built to the right of the main hospital. President and CEO …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Labor Connections, LLC on Thursday, April 6 at 1239k Burkemont Ave., Morganton. Owner Stacey Walker cut the Ribbon alongside …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Mindful Touch Massage & Spa on Wednesday, April 19, at 350 East Union St., Morganton. Owner Nikki Terry cut the ribbon …

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for mindMyPC on Thursday April 27 at 110 East Meeting Street in Morganton. Owners David Lovelace and Mike Brown cut the Ribbon …

Material Return, the state’s premier innovator in sustainable textile manufacturing has achieved a breakthrough success in manufacturing the nation’s first circular sock. This success follows two …

Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR), which serves Burke County, and its family of regional hospice and palliative care providers, announce their official name change to VIA Health …

The Rutherford Town Council may have gotten a preview of the future Tuesday evening in the form of a presentation made by Zachary Chiz on behalf of his company, Foothills Broadband.Foothills …

McKayla Vance, MHS, LNHA, has been named Executive Director of Grace Ridge Retirement Community, where she has worked since 2020. Vance has had the opportunity to serve in various roles as …

It’s been quite a month for Morganton’s Gerresheimer Glass. Just a few weeks after announcing a major expansion, the factory celebrated winning a company award for quality. The Morganton facility …

What better day for the grand opening of a new outdoor gear consignment store than Earth Day, Saturday, April 22? That’s the day the Foothills Gear Garage will swing open its doors at 10 a.m. in a …

Former state Supreme Court justice Sam J. Ervin IV started a new job April 11 in the Greensboro office of Brooks Pierce, a 125-year-old law firm with about 110 lawyers. The Harvard Law School graduate …

Burnsville resident, Jennifer Kerley recently joined Burke Primary Care as its on-site Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP-C) at Sherrill Furniture Industries’ Medical Clinic. Kerley joins Burke …

Cindy Hood’s left hand holds the base of the unfinished dining room chair, while her right hand cradles a small electric sander that glides across its legs. She’s been making furniture for 30 …

Stepping through the door at Mindful Touch Massage and Spa is a bit like stepping into another world. A softer, quieter, gentler world – the mood established by soft lighting, tasteful …

The newspaper ad from 1960 tells quite the story.The advertisement is announcing that Sain’s Barber Shop has moved to a new location – down the stairs, beneath the Cornwell Drug Company, at the …

Jenna Morse, FNP-C, recently joined Burke Primary Care to expand same-day access for acute illness and sickness. With a long-standing passion for providing patients with excellent …

With an infectious smile, disarming chuckle, and handlebar mustache, Ed Plemmons is not the stereotypical undertaker immortalized in films and novels. Plemmons is a charming southern gentleman in the truest sense.  …

The investment is a huge one, especially by Burke County standards – $40 million to $45 million dollars. The goal is equally large – to develop a former furniture factory site that has sat vacant into a 28-acre Innovation Campus …

Jennifer Foulides scrolls through the photos on her phone from last October, most of them taken in the wake of a fire that destroyed the Silver Fork Winery Pavilion she and her husband, Ed Wisnieski, …

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Burke County in 2020, UNC Health Blue Ridge put future building plans on hold indefinitely.“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we focused our attention on taking care …

Employing 190 workers in Burke and Alexander counties, American Roller Bearing (AMB) was recently sold to Ohio-based The Timken Company, a global enterprise specializing in engineered bearings and …

As a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in business, Hannah Ferree was presented with  a wide range of opportunities in a wide variety of locations when she finished …

At the town limits of Drexel, welcome signs proudly display the town’s logo. Bright sunshine gleams over small-town storefronts with a taste of yesteryear and train tracks passing through. This nostalgic scene portrayed on those signs is downtown Drexel as it could and should be . . .

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