Community Owned. Local News. Burke County, NC.

Instilling a love of reading and community in Morganton

Shirley Sprinkle opened The Muses bookstore at a time when few women owned businesses in Burke County


Education Reporter, THE PAPER

Posted 2/25/23

When Shirley Sprinkle addressed the all-male Morganton Rotary Club in June 1982, she borrowed from Charles Dickens's “A Tale of Two Cities” when she said “it was the best of times, it was the …

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