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Burke County Board of Education member Wendi Craven has been tapped to lead Hickory High School, effective July 1. Her appointment was one of four new principals named by the Hickory Board of …

A trio of meal programs will help keep children and the community fed after the school year ends May 31.  Burke County Public Schools (BCPS) and Chartwells K12 will offer free lunch to children …

Time is no longer standing still at North Carolina School for the Deaf.  Thanks to help from neighboring North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM)-Morganton, NCSD’s iconic clock …

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

Freedom High School's long-standing teacher Daniel Gutierrez has been named Burke County Public School's 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. A group of teachers and Burke County School officials surprised …

Students at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) are taking advantage of an opportunity to receive job-specific training and a tuition-free education aimed at career advancement and …

It isn’t a new problem, but it’s a problem nonetheless.  A persistent and frustrating shortage of drivers for Burke County’s school buses leaves local transportation officials scrambling to cover up to 10 bus routes each day …

The air in the auditorium at Patton High School was thick with anticipation Monday evening, as 20 local students filed in silently to take their places in the numbered chairs on stage. A lone …

A standing-room-only crowd of about 175 people packed the Burke County Board of Education meeting Monday night to address the board about removing books from school library shelves.

Freedom High School junior, Henry Beall, talks with Mr. Timothy Fossett, Burke County’s teacher of the year in 2009, and former Marine, about book bans, teaching...

State test results from the 2022-23 school year presented to the State Board of Education this week show that North Carolina students continued to recover ground lost to the COVID pandemic, with …

Students may be dreading summer’s end, but two new principals in Burke County Public Schools are eager to get the school year underway. “When the kids come in and the staff is all there, there is …

Juniors moved into their dorm rooms at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics yesterday and seniors will arrive tomorrow but the teachers at the Morganton campus have been preparing for …

During the hot, humid days of late July, most school-age kids are enjoying the waning days of their summer break. But school campuses are filled with activity. At New Dimensions: A Public Charter …

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 …

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) …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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