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TO THE EDITOR: Home is where your heart is and Morganton/ Burke County has been my heart for 55 years. Attention: Residents of Burke/McDowell and all over North Carolina, we need to be vigilant of …

TO THE EDITOR: Have you ever dealt with an indecisive person and just wanted to scream, “JUST MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MIND!”   I had just such a reaction when I read in the New York Times …

TO THE EDITOR: Last week I shared my thoughts on how the cyber attack on Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of United Health Group, should not have had any affect on a close-knit community like Burke …

TO THE EDITOR: We lost a great friend and photographer yesterday. I met Chuck Liddy in 1979. I was already at The News Herald in Morganton, working as a staff photographer, 20 years old and full of …

TO THE EDITOR: What is happening to my hometown? Tennis courts donated to the town for recreation; then sold for a fraction of the tax value. When I complained about the courts being sold, I was told …

TO THE EDITOR: The Valdese ABC Board is a quasi-governmental body composed of a three-member board of local business leaders who are tasked with oversight and ensuring compliance of the ABC store’s …

TO THE EDITOR: Last week’s news story about how Change Healthcare’s cyber attack affected us here in Burke County, thousands of miles away, was an eye opener for some.  However, I’ll …

TO THE EDITOR: Symbols and signs are important.  They can instill love, truths and ideals, but they can also instill racism, hate, untruths and – as we have witnessed - violence. The Burke …

TO THE EDITOR: Regarding elections for school board in even number years versus odd numbered years. With the exception, I believe, of Mecklenburg and Burke, all other counties‘ school boards in the …

TO THE EDITOR: Just over two years ago, following a review by our staff, this Board was notified by  the Superintendent that there were some inappropriate books in our media  centers. …

TO THE EDITOR: When I was seven I proudly wore an “I Like Ike” button, just like the one my father wore. I was a college student in the turbulent 60s, and we all leaned a little to the left as we …

TO THE EDITOR: The crime rate for Glen Alpine is 50 percent below the state and national average. We have people in Glen Alpine who retired from cotton mills, furniture factories, and small …

TO THE EDITOR: Hear ye, Hear ye! All Burke County residents and N.C. citizens!! We are all being bullied and tricked to board the Mega Titanic. Say no! What is happening all around our state, and …

TO THE EDITOR: We are fortunate in Burke County to have so many good-hearted and generous people who care about and for animals.  We have multiple rescue organizations who coordinate dogs and …

TO THE EDITOR: Please allow us to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made “Christmas in Drexel" a huge success. Each and every contribution was critical in making this event …

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to first thank the citizens of Glen Alpine who voted for me. As your alderman, I will do my best to do what is right for all citizens. We, together, have a chance to work …

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is directed to the person or persons who stole my campaign signs and defaced them and to the person or persons who egged my house.  I hope you can read this.  If …

TO THE EDITOR: As we conclude our tenure on the Valdese Town Council, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community and all those who supported our mission to keep Valdese thriving. We are proud …

TO THE EDITOR: Serving as the Valdese Town Manager for the past eight years has been a privilege and the highlight of my professional journey. I extend my gratitude to all past and present elected …

TO THE EDITOR: I was recently at a town hall meeting for the City of Morganton and listened to several of the proposals and points that members of the public brought to the city council. One point …

TO THE EDITOR: For an octogenarian who has been fascinated by both new experiences and people since childhood, nothing can dish up as much in either area as running for a political office. For years, …

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is directed to the voters participating in the Valdese Town Council Election. Imagine, if you can, our beautiful small town without our own police and fire departments and …

TO THE EDITOR: My name is W. T. Sorrell, and I am a resident of Valdese. I grew up in eastern North Carolina, moved to Rutherford College with my work in 1983, and built my home and moved to Valdese …

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing this letter to wholeheartedly show my support for W-H-O (Heather Ward, Glenn Harvey, Gary Ogle) for Valdese Town Council.  I would like to encourage you, the citizens …

TO THE EDITOR: I am a very proud supporter of the WHO candidates who are: Heather Ward, Glenn Harvey and Gary Ogle. Not only am I proud of them as intelligent, honest, and caring individuals that I …

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