Community Owned. Local News. Burke County, NC.

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The Paper newsroom is located in the heart of downtown Morganton at 110 S. Sterling Street. Stop by anytime with story ideas, questions, to meet a reporter, enjoy a cup of coffee, or whatever. A human will  answer the phone when you call during business hours. No call center, no transfers to someplace you never heard of speaking to somebody you never met who has not a clue about Burke County. Just us, your fellow community members. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

110 S Sterling St
Morganton, NC 28655




Allen VanNoppen




Angela Copeland


Editor Emeritus 

Bill Poteat


Sports Editor

Paul Schenkel


Senior Reporter, Morganton - Burke County

Marty Queen


Arts & Entertainment Editor

Sandra Queen


General Assignment Reporter

Charda Pearson


Valdese & Law Enforcement Reporter

Saydie Bean


Director - Business Development

Janina Linens


Advertising & Marketing Coordinator

Devan Berry


Office & Circulation Manager

Lilly Brown