Community Owned. Local News. Burke County, NC.

How can I learn more about The Paper?


The Paper's newsroom is located in downtown Morganton, 110 S. Sterling St. Our business hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You are invited to stop by anytime with story ideas, questions, meet a reporter, enjoy a cup of coffee or just say hello.

A human answers the phone when you call during business hours. No call center, no transfers to someplace you never heard of speaking to somebody you never met who has not a clue about Burke County. Just us, your fellow community members.

You can email questions ( or call us (828-445-8595).

We look forward to our conversation.