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About 850 seventh graders from Burke County Public Schools gathered at the Foothills Higher Education Center to learn more about career options. More than two dozen area businesses set up booths in …

You can’t expect to get good results without putting in the hard work. Doing things as they have always been done isn’t always best. Individuals shouldn’t choose their actions based solely on …

Children across Burke County are probably already counting down the days until summer. They have visions of sleeping in, spending time with friends, and relaxing. Summer is definitely a time for …

Do you know the names of the moons that orbit Mars? Or the atomic weight of hydrogen? The members of the Academic Bowl at the North Carolina School of the Deaf (NCSD) know the answers to these …

For the second time in as many weeks, Carolina Chiropractic Plus offered screenings at the North Carolina School for the Deaf. The visit included a stress questionnaire, spinal screening, and …

What I remember most about eighth grade was scribbling “Greg Rodes” inside a heart over and over on the back of my spiral notebook. Yes, just a tad infatuated. I took English, Algebra, Physical …

The kindergartners sat behind their xylophones, using their fingers to play the C and G notes. After practicing multiple times, their teacher felt they were ready to graduate from fingers to mallets. …

A lot has changed since Motley Crue sang about smoking in the boys' room in 1985 (and Brownsville Station before that in 1973). In the last decade, tobacco-filled wrappers have been replaced by e-cigarettes …

Jimmy C. Draughn High School Senior Zakk Heile has been selected to receive the Park Scholarship. This scholarship includes a fully-funded admission to North Carolina State University for four years …

On Feb. 13, 2023, the Board of Education approved a new calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Some changes that come with this calendar are the differences in end dates and the length of each semester …

New Dimensions Charter School recognized their students of the week for March 6 through March 10 with a special recognition snack, NDS pencil and mask pouch, Adventure Bound gift card, Bigfoot …

The students at New Dimensions Charter School got a treat on Thursday, March 9, when a local children’s book author and illustrator visited the school. Tonja Smith read her latest book, “I Believe …

The health and economic tolls of COVID-19 linger despite the end of shutdowns and mask mandates. The residual effects can be seen in classrooms across Burke County. Many children lost academic …

The sky was gray but if the toddlers’ smiles were any indication, they didn’t seem to mind. Small riding toys, the sandbox, and a teeter-totter kept kids happily engaged. It was unstructured …

When people think of the Bill of Rights, they often reflect on the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution that guarantee civil rights and liberties. But in March 2013, North Carolina House Bill …

Have you ever wondered how books end up on the shelves of your child’s school media center? All supplemental materials go through a selection and approval process before they are made available to …

Patton High School Band Director Chad Higdon has received the Award of Excellence by the Northwest District of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. The award was bestowed on Higdon at the …

March 20 is not only the beginning of spring (5:24 p.m. to be exact). That date also marks the opening of kindergarten enrollment at Burke County Public Schools. Parents with children turning 5 …

Western Piedmont Community College held a graduation ceremony last month for the first Vet Assistant class. This new Continuing Education course launched in September 2022 with 11 students …

New Dimensions Charter School recognized their students of the week for February 27 through March 3 with a special recognition snack, NDS pencil and mask pouch, Adventure Bound gift card, Bigfoot …

From something as small as a lightbulb to something as large as a heating and air system, going green has paid off for Burke County Public Schools. Since 2009, the school district has teamed up with …

The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists (BYOP) has opened its annual grant cycle. Until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17, nonprofit organizations serving children ages 0-18 and their families are …

Tou Vang, Western Piedmont Community College’s Dean of Student Services, has released the Fall 2022 President’s List of 415 students and Dean’s List of 240 students.Students who enroll in at …

New Dimensions Charter School recognized their students of the week for Feb. 20 through Feb. 25 with a special recognition snack, NDS pencil and mask pouch, Adventure Bound Books gift card, Bigfoot …

The Heritage Middle School Interact club successfully completed their first service project of the year last week. Being one of the largest clubs, they were creative with what they wanted to …

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