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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 …

The Burke County Board of Education members met Wednesday, June 7, in a special called meeting to discuss and vote on a proposed resolution that opposes the expansion of Opportunity Scholarships …

After 176 instructional days, Burke County Public Schools is out for the summer. The first day of school for the 2023-24 school year is  Aug. 28.  

One year ago at this time, Kevin Baxter at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics wasn’t getting a lot of sleep. After years of development and then construction, the school was …

The Morganton Woman’s Club announced the Beatrice Cobb Scholarships at their May meeting.  The Scholarship Committee members Kay Lewis, Vivian Streater, and Lonna Wilson received applications …

The path to graduation has not been an easy one for Draughn High School’s Aubrie Synder. She has endured athletic injuries, surgeries, the drudgeries of physical therapy, and the stress of taking …

Cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are not part of a standard cheese pizza or chicken nuggets school lunch. In collaboration with its food service provider, …

National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, has recognized that North Liberty School has successfully created a Certified Schoolyard …

Book banning is a topic that has been in the news time and time again. You have undoubtedly seen Facebook videos of parents across the country protesting in BOE meetings. This has now become a …

After his upcoming graduation at Freedom High School, Blake Brown will be attending the University of Dundee in Scotland in the school’s Product Design program. Brown grew up in Portland, Ore., but …

Two noticeable differences between NCSSM-Morganton and traditional high schools are that students come from throughout the state to attend and that they live on campus. The contrasts - and supporters …

NCSSM-Morganton will receive part of a $1.7 million grant through the UNC System. The funds, from the COVID-19 relief monies allocated via the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, will …

The Burke County Cattlemen’s Association presented three $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors, college undergraduates, or college graduate students pursuing a degree in an …

Did you know, unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases? Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers, …

The Burke Education Foundation, Inc., recently awarded $3,000 in funds to three Burke County Public Schools teachers for classroom projects. Table Rock Middle School science teacher Angela Happoldt …

Burke County Public Schools and Chartwells K12 will offer free lunch to children in the community all summer long. Starting Wednesday, June 14, the BCPS Summer Meal program will serve lunch Monday …

Morganton native Emma Johnson had a stellar undergraduate career at N.C. State University and she capped it off by winning the Alex Miller Award for Outstanding Student presented by the school’s …

The Kathryn G. Siphers Scholarship Committee is pleased to select  Jaccob Alexander Fair as its scholarship recipient for 2023. Jaccob is a senior at East Burke High School. He plans …

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