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Around 125 came out for Pickin' in the Streets, the first community event organized and hosted by the volunteer Glen Alpine in the Street Committee.  Local bluegrass legend Bobby Denton led a …

The Burke County Special Olympics' Spring games saw not only 200 athletes but smiling faces and a day full of fun festivities.  This year's competition was organized with the two new …

The North Carolina coastline at Kill Devil Hills is the spot where Orville and Wilbur Wright took the first controlled, powered airplane flights in 1903. But you don’t need to travel 400 miles east …

The Morganton Rotary Club's pancake breakfast fundraiser  at the Morganton Community House last Saturday attracted a large crowd.

The Valdese Town Council is advertising for a new architect to evaluate the cost of renovating the town’s public safety building. Depending upon what the renovation would cost, if it is feasible at …

North Carolina dubbed 2023 “The Year of the Trail” to promote the state’s numerous hiking destinations. Burke County may just have to apply for an extension in 2024. The county’s new trails …

Plunging temps and a stiff breeze could not dampen the excitement and anticipation at last weekend’s third annual Lake James Ice Festival.  As the sun began to set over an eerily still and …

Sparkling, twinkling lights have always been my favorite part of Christmas. More than the presents under the tree or the feast that would be placed on the table.  My childhood home had a formal …

The horse is associated with strength, courage, and freedom.  The Burke County residents who came out to Christmas with the Horses at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center got to experience that firsthand …

Freedom.  Bryan Searcy of CBS Sports says that’s the main reason people take to the slopes when winter weather arrives. “It’s just you and your skis or board and the views are amazing...”

The annual Winter Carnival launched Morganton's holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Burke County Courthouse Square. The day was filled with holiday entertainment for the entire family. The …

If you want to add a little pizzazz to your Thanksgiving while still honoring the traditional flavors of the big meal, we have some delicious dishes, courtesy of the Burke Arts Council and Queen’s Catering. BAC regularly hosts cooking classes. Lara Hicks, head chef, makes cooking accessible with her unstuffy style. 

It's Halloween in Valdese.

It's Halloween at Morganton Day School...

They came from Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, and all over North Carolina to the Burke County Fairgrounds last week for the biannual beauty contest, and they brought their human handlers with them. …

Festival organizers said more than a thousand people attended the Second Annual Brown Mountain Lights Festival on the Historic Courthouse Square in Morganton Saturday. To the best of their knowledge, …

Lilly Barnes Lilly is the daughter of Brian Barnes and Bridget & Nathan Shoaf .   While at Freedom, she has participated in Spirit Club as the acting secretary, Anchor Club, HOSA, …

Madison Harrell (Junior) Parents: Wilena Harrell and Keith Jones Escorted by   Jaidon Johnson ­Veatriz Mendoza (Senior) Parents: Joauin Candelario Cruz Cirina Mendoza Canseco and Escorted …

Carleigh Alesie Meadows Carleigh is the daughter of Jeff and Jaime Meadows. She is escorted by her father, Jeff Meadows. Rylyn Mae Deal Rylyn is the daughter of Ryan and Casey Deal. She is escorted …

Grace Chapman Grace is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chapman. Tonight, she is escorted by her father, Don Chapman. During Grace’s time at East Burke, she has participated in Cheer Team, Student …

Grace Caroline Arrowood Grace is the daughter of Brian and Susan Arrowood. Grace is escorted by Richard “Brian” Arrowood. During four years at Patton, Grace has been a member of the Patton High …

Local and visiting artists used the beauty of Valdese for their inspiration in the second Plein Air Fest, organized by the Rock School Arts Foundation, the  Town of Valdese, the Valdese …

East Burke High School hosted the 17th annual Burke County youth football jamboree on Sept. 9 in Icard. A total of 22 teams spanning all three age divisions in the Burke County Recreation …

The weekend was a mix of intermittent sun and downpours but the periods of rain didn't dampen the spirit of those who came out for the annual Morganton Festival...

Who doesn’t love pizza? Good pizza. Not some wanna-be frozen, pre-made, cellophane-wrapped pizza. The real thing that screams Italian with fresh ingredients, bountiful toppings, dough that has been shaped by hand, slid into genuine pizza ovens, and baked to bubbly-crust perfection.

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