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Students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-Morganton won top prizes at the 2023 National Leadership Conference of Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. ( FBLA ), the …

Summer is a time almost every student across the country waits for. I remember as a kid, summer was the best thing ever. Leading up to the end of the school year, teachers would throw parties, give …

“Weaving the Heart Threads of a Mill Village: Rhodhiss, North Carolina” tells the story of Rhodhiss from the late 1800s to the present.  Rick Justice, the Rhodhiss Town Manager, and Sherrie …

Cleanliness is next to godliness. The early bird gets the worm. Those sayings date back several centuries yet are part of Jennifer Kaylor's everyday life . When most of us turn over in bed to catch a …

This column is unlike any of the columns I’ve ever written. The majority of my columns have focused on education and student-related issues in Morganton. This piece, however, is near and dear to my …

For those who visited the website for Burke County Public Schools this past week, you had a surprise waiting for you. The district had completely redesigned its website as well as those of each …

The 17,000-square-foot, $8 million Regional Trades Solution Center at Western Piedmont Community College is a far cry from the former slaughterhouse and milking barn where the construction program …

East Burke Middle School teacher Andrea Gladden is one of 24 teachers from across North Carolina selected as finalists for the second North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) …

From June 25-30, I had the privilege to attend the NCSSM INSPIRE program in Morganton. The INSPIRE program's mission “is to provide rising 11th grade African American, Hispanic American and Native …

Donors and supporters of Western Piedmont Community College gathered on Tuesday, June 27 for a sneak peek at the newly completed Regional Trades Solutions Center possible. Everyone made their …

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in May. There was no wildfire burning out of control nor was there a hurricane battering the state’s coastline. This state of emergency …

On Wednesday, June 21, Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Joel D. Welch, president of Western Piedmont Community College, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two …

The Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation awarded $11,000 in scholarships Tuesday during a luncheon to honor the recipients at Mimosa Hill Golf Club. Patricia Early Puett Scholarship   The Patricia …

When public school students return to campus in August, they’ll need to remember to bring their notebooks and pencils. One thing they won’t need, however, is lunch money. On Monday, June 26, …

A future parasitologist meets a retired virologist. No, that’s not the beginning line of a joke but rather a true connection that happened when about two dozen students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-Morganton arrived at Grandfather Mountain to help build and rehab trails.

As each Burke County Board of Education member sang the praises of Dr. Mike Swan, he turned a deeper shade of red. He admitted after the meeting that such adulation makes him uncomfortable. …

Tou Vang, Western Piedmont Community College’s Dean of Student Services, has released the Spring 2023 President’s List of 389 students and Dean’s List of 195 students. Students who enroll in at …

Before students return to BCPS campuses in August, many school facilities will benefit from capital upgrades, replacements, and other improvements. Work has already begun on some campuses. …

Summer, a time to relax and take a break from school, but at the same time a good time to reflect on another year gone by and a chance to look to the future. After two years of being at Freedom High …

A group of 32 eighth graders spent the day exploring Lake James State Park and South Mountains State Park on Thursday, June 15, but it was not all fun and games. They were also learning about career …

The first graders sat on a large area rug, holding a cookie sheet with magnetic letters attached. They had just spelled the word “tap.” “Now change tap to map,” the teacher instructed as …

Public and private schools throughout Burke County have shut the door on the school year but not without first enjoying some end-of-the-year festivities. All of us at The Paper wish everyone a safe …

Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) has been recognized as a United States Department of Labor (DOL) Apprenticeship Ambassador. The DOL’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative is designed to …

A senior prank gone awry at Freedom High School  resulted in at least $5,000 in damages last week but it is unclear if any of the students responsible will face criminal charges. Despite the …

The State of Youth, run by Malik Harris, has operated in Morganton for 3 years. Founded in 2020 the purpose of the organization is to get youth involved in our community and overall help the people …

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