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Morganton Day School eighth graders are ready for high school. These 11 students will be graduated from the school during a cap and gown ceremony on Sunday, May 21. On the front row from left (sitting) are Bennett McSwain, Mathias Collett, Ella Loomis, Ana Sic, Ava Andrade, Margeaux Caldwell, and Emilio Black. On the back row from left (standing) are Raghav Amar, Lucy Lynam, Taryn Bonkowske, and Ethan Joyner.

This school year is not yet over, but new leadership changes are already set for 2023-24. During its meeting on Monday, May 15, the Burke County Board of Education approved principalship and central …

If you’re prone to speaking ill of today’s young people, don’t start spouting that negativity in front of Draughn High School’s reigning super-sub, 83-year-old Linda Huffman, ‘cause she …

State statute requires school board members and county commissioners to work together to determine local funding allocations to schools. That statutory requirement, however, does not mean that the …

April 7 was the official start of Spring Break for BCPS students and staff. At HMS, it is no secret that some people are devoted fans of Disney. The Heritage Globe interviewed these fans to find out …

Destination Imagination Heritage Middle was an epicenter of explosive creativity on March 25 when teams from across North Carolina descended on the home of the Eagles for a Destination Imagination …

Essentially, what does the job of superintendent of schools mean?  Dr. Swan's job as our superintendent is to ensure we have the best learning environment possible by keeping things orderly …

Assistant Principal Mrs. Revis will soon be known professionally as Dr. Revis after she finishes her doctoral degree in education. Earning this degree has been on her bucket list for a while, and …

Marshall Johnson   Marshall Johnson wowed the school earlier this year when he bravely played electric guitar in front of the entire school at a pep rally. Johnson wants desperately to start a …

Band and Chorus Heritage Middle School has a superior music program. Mr. Poteat reported, “The Heritage seventh and eighth grade chorus attended NCMEA MPA in Gastonia on Monday, March 27, and …

At The Paper, our focus is solely on local news - the people, programs, and events that make Burke County the special place it is. We see no better way to encourage and celebrate local journalism …

Last year when I was elected President of the freshman class, one of my duties was to promote the special education program at FHS. I along with other Student Government members were asked to film a …

UNC Health Blue Ridge celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week recently by providing first aid kits for classrooms at N.C. School for the Deaf as a thank you for all they do for their students. At right is Chief Operating Officer Jon Mercer with the teachers holding the kits.

More people are trapped in modern slavery and are being trafficked today than at any other time in history. In the U.S., 800,000 children are reported missing yearly. Each year, human trafficking is …

Burke County Public Schools students participated in the 40th annual Burke County Special Olympics on Friday, May 5 after a one-week rain delay. These amazing athletes gave it their all and had …

What do you think of when you hear the word disability? Disability Awareness Week, recognized May 1-5 in all of Burke County’s public schools, aims to dispel misconceptions and build more …

Baker & Baker: A winning formulation Heritage mathletes, Cash and Charles Baker, recently competed at the state Math Counts tournament in Raleigh. The Baker boys may be brothers from other …

Since 1993, Travis Poteat has shared his knowledge and love of teaching with students and teachers at HMS. Poteat is an outstanding teacher and maybe the winningest volleyball/track coach in Burke …

Heritage Middle Principals Stinson and Revis have established themselves in a satellite office at the crossroads of school activity to curb vaping activity in the bathrooms. According to Stinson, the …

School bathrooms come with some “stinkma” - like a stigma, but with stink. Some say there is much room for improvement on the bathroom front. After interviewing several students at HMS about the …

Dr. James Davis was not looking for a job. He was looking for a fit. The Morganton native had no complaints about his nearly 25 years in education. From classroom teacher to administrator to …

The first week of May has always been a chaotic week for students across the country. It is the day students begin to take their AP exams. I along with 60+ other AP Environmental science students had …

A collaboration between the agricultural and art classes at the North Carolina School for the Deaf turned neighborly when they decided to gift one of their quilt designs to the …

Burke County Public Schools' middle school robotics teams challenged each other during a VEX Robotics Competition Spin Up on April 20. East Burke Middle School finished first followed by Liberty …

April 5, 2023, was a day that I, along with thousands of other students across North Carolina, had been waiting for. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) released its …

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