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Elementary Lunch Menu May 20 Spaghetti Chicken Nuggets Turkey Swiss Sub May 21 Beef Nachos Bean Burrito Chicken Caesar Salad May 22 Premium Pulled Pork Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks Turkey Swiss Sub May …

The North Carolina School for the Deaf will celebrate graduation Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., when seven students will receive their diplomas. The mission of NCSD "is to provide student-centered, …

Students entered NCSSM-Morganton in 2022 as the first to grace the campus. This year, those same students will be the first class to graduate on Friday, May 24, at 9 a.m. In 2016, North Carolina …

Members of the Burke County Board of Education unanimously approved purchasing the Burke United Christian Ministries building to serve as the district's next central office. BUCM announced last month …

The Burke County Board of Education's Monday meeting lasted only an hour, but the personnel decisions made will have a big impact on the new school year. Students and parents will be greeted by 11 …

A nonprofit health organization made its second visit to the Burke County Board of Education to promote plant-based foods for students.  On Monday, May 13, representatives of the Physicians …

Western Piedmont Community College recognized graduates and their achievements through pinning and commencement ceremonies held last week. The class of 2024 includes approximately 330 graduates from …

Melinda Sajche Chay was awarded the Academic Excellence Award which recognizes and encourages scholarship among the students at the North Carolina Community College System. This award honors students …

Western Piedmont Community College May 10, 7:30 p.m. Burke Middle college May 21, 6 p.m. NC School of Science & Mathematics-Morganton May 24, 9 a.m. North Liberty School May 30, noon Hallyburton …

Burke County is preparing to say farewell to some of its beloved principals, directors, and coordinators after decades of service. The announcement comes as transitions will take place between now …

NCSSM-Morganton hosted Welcome Day on Saturday, May 4, for the incoming Class of 2026. The students — selected from 2,000 applicants — and their families visited the campus to learn more about …

The Burke County Board of Education will move forward with plans for a new school in the Icard and Hildebran communities in the eastern part of the county. On Tuesday at the annual strategic planning …

NCSSM-Morganton students showcased their robots at the Vex Robotics Competition (VRC) Over Under in Dallas, Texas, on April 25-28. Although NCSSM-Morganton didn’t take home the top prize, the team …

Burke County middle school teacher Heidi Galloway is one of only five teachers in North Carolina selected to attend the Holocaust Education Seminar in Poland this summer through the NCCAT Development …

Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated throughout the country the week of May 6. If you have not already bought your children's teachers a token of appreciation for their many hours of hard …

Each week, New Dimensions Charter School names students who exemplify the school's Warrior spirit: We Are Responsible, Respectful, Insightful, Organized, Relentless Students.  Students honored …

Many people are lucky if they have one meaningful, satisfying career. Bill Poteat, retired educator and editor of The Paper, said he’s been fortunate to have had two. "Many people go through life …

Around 200 athletes will soon gather for Burke County Special Olympics' Spring Games. This year's competition, however, isn’t the only exciting thing happening with Special Olympics - two new …

Breaking down barriers and erasing preconceptions — that's the mission of Disability Awareness Week, celebrated in Burke County Public Schools, April 15-19. Throughout the week, students and staff …

Elementary School Lunch Menu April 15 Spaghetti Chicken Nuggets Turkey Swiss Sub April 16 Frito Pie Bean Burrito Cheesy Chef Salad April 17 Meatloaf Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks Turkey Swiss Sub April …

College is a topic I have written about a couple of times in this column, possibly because of how soon I will apply (in the fall), or because seniors have just finished getting their decisions. I …

In Burke County, a $42 million state grant for a new school stirs controversy, pitting progress against tradition in Icard and Hildebran.

Burke County’s grant application to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for $42 million to build a new school in eastern Burke County focused its justification on the decay of two old …

Burke County Public Schools Chief Information Officer Dr. Melanie Honeycutt has worn a lot of hats during her 32 years in education, and now, she’s wearing a new crown. Honeycutt was recently named …

When artist Katie Kath was a senior at Freedom High School, she may have imagined that her artistic work would one day appear in print, but she probably never dreamed her drawings would be featured …

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