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HAVE ANY LEADS? “Burke County’s Most Wanted” is partnering with Morganton Burke Crime Stopp…

Sunrise Run to kick off last day of Historic Morganton Festival

Burke County residents eager to burn some calories before hitting the concession stands at the Historic Morganton Festival will have a chance to do so with the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Freedom gains soccer, tennis wins

The Freedom varsity boys soccer team defeated nonconference foe R-S Central 7-0 late Wednesday at the Catawba River Soccer Complex. 

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Business

Barrel of US crude drops below $40

NEW YORK (AP) — A barrel of U.S. crude oil fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis.

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TINSELTOWN TALKS: Jeannie Russell not just a child star

On Aug. 30, the inaugural Guiding Star Gala benefiting “A Minor Consideration” — a non-profit foundation to support young performers — will be held at Lucky Strike in the Hollywood and Highland Mall complex in Hollywood.

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Community

Chapel Hill’s First Nightingales’ Morganton connection

Former nursing classmates, Chapel Hill’s First Nightingales, compiled stories from their college days and medical career milestones into a book, “Ahead of Our Time.”

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Are democrats really socialists?

Socialism has had a rough few decades, but it's enjoying a rare success. Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a socialist, is running for president, drawing big crowds and leading Hillary Clinton in one poll in New Hampshire. All this leads some people to a damning conclusion: Democrats love Sanders because Democrats are socialists.

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State news

Puerto Rico braces for Erika after 4 killed in Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.

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National news

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the highest-ranking Holy See official to ever be charged with sexually abusing young boys, was found dead Friday as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.

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