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Confusion over federal student aid applications has been the source of frustration and uncertainty for Burke County college-bound students. The December 2023 rollout of a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been plagued with technical glitches leaving many students in the lurch …

Summer Lunch Menu June 24 Corn Dog Peaches Green Beans June 25 Chicken Tenders Apple Tater Tots June 26 Cheese Pizza Diced Pears Corn June 27 Chicken Sandwich Applesauce Mixed Veggies Note: Lunch is …

Adult Programming Book to Movie Drop-In Double-Feature  on Saturday, June 22, at the Morganton Public Library. The first movie is "The Parent Trap" (1961/G) at 11:30 a.m. The second movie will …

The Burke County Board of Education voted unanimously to move forward with a contract to purchase 43 acres off Huffman Avenue in Connelly Springs for a new eastern Burke County elementary …

The Icard Elementary Archery Team qualified and competed at the World Competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., earlier this month. The team pictured here had the highest score on record for Icard …

Cameron Greene was chosen as a Burke Collegiate Scholar when she was a fifth grader attending Mull Elementary School. The Burke Collegiate Scholars program identifies academically able rising sixth …

June 17 Chicken Sandwich Peaches Corn June 18 Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks Apple Tater Tots June 19 Hot Dog Pears Green Beans June 20 Cheese Pizza Mixed Veggies Banana Note:  Lunch is available …

Patton High rising senior Daniel Kreahling scored a perfect 36 ACT composite score on his first attempt.  Such a feat is indeed rare. Only one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a …

Burke County Board of Education member Wendi Craven has been tapped to lead Hickory High School, effective July 1. Her appointment was one of four new principals named by the Hickory Board of …

The school year may have ended, but Morganton’s NCSSM campus is alive with activity as it hosts a variety of summer programs. Early Accelerator is a day camp for rising fifth and sixth graders. …

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off The Burke County Public Library is excited to be partnering with the community to host the second annual Kick-Off to Summer Part y, Monday, June 10,  5-8 p.m. on …

Being raised in North Carolina has truly been a blessing. I would be lying to my readers if I said “I can't wait to leave North Carolina” because that’s simply not true. My plans are to stay in …

One of my favorite memes on Instagram perfectly summarizes the relationship between my generation (Gen Z) and financial literacy. My “avocado toast,” however, is a dirty chai latte. We are the …

Despite growing up as digital natives, Generation Z — those born from 1997 to 2012 — face an increasing knowledge gap with financial literacy. A 2024 survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity …

Summer Lunch Menu Note: Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary and Valdese Elementary. Lunch is free for ages 18 and younger. Anyone older than 18 can purchase an …

To the Graduating Class of 2024, I reflect upon this school year with a profound sense of joy, pride, and hope for the future!  Graduation is a momentous occasion, a milestone marking the …

A trio of meal programs will help keep children and the community fed after the school year ends May 31.  Burke County Public Schools (BCPS) and Chartwells K12 will offer free lunch to children …

BMC Seniors, You did it! You made it through another year of change. As I reflect on the past year at Burke Middle College, I think about all the accomplishments you have had. From orientation to …

Congratulations! You did it! You survived 13 first days of school and about 2,300 early mornings (give or take a few sick days) when you had to roll out of bed and head to class. You powered through …

Dear 2024 Hallyburton Academy Graduates: It has been an honor and privilege to be your principal during your final year of high school. On behalf of our entire school staff and the community, …

The Colonel Alexander Erwin chapter of the North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution (CAESAR) recently presented awards to Freedom High students serving in the Junior Reserve Officer Training …

Letter to the Cavalier Class of 2024, At the end of this school year, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride and nostalgia. While we gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of …

After lying dormant since 1986, the 100-year-old bowling alley at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) has been repaired, offering students a new avenue for physical education and …

Dear Class of 2024, You, my class of “See it Through”, stand on the precipice of a new beginning. As you celebrate the culmination of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, it is essential to …

Dear North Liberty School Class of 2024, Graduation from high school is undoubtedly one of the most tremendous milestones in your life. I have been privileged to watch you “Reach Beyond the …

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