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No tax increase called for in proposed county budget

It appears Burke County residents can breathe a sigh of relief because the proposed budget for next year doesn’t call for a tax increase.

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'BOYS' OF SUMMER: Youth movement underway for Post 21

If you don’t recognize some of the players on this summer’s Burke County Post 21 American Legion baseball team, you won’t be alone.

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Business

Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard

NEW YORK (AP) — Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.

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Community

Camp Christbound a week-long VBS program

With just two and a half weeks left before school is dismissed for the summer, vacation Bible school organizers are making plans to keep the children busy.

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State news

Logano: NASCAR can learn from IndyCar on safety crews

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano said NASCAR can learn something from the near-fatal accident involving IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe this week and the importance of having a regular safety crew at each race.

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National news

VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

DENVER (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.

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Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing

ROME (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.

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