H.S. ROUNDUP: Three HRs lift Lady Cavs on Senior Night

ICARD — The visiting Chase softball team scored three first-inning runs in an attempt to spoil East Burke's Senior Night. However, the host Lady Cavaliers (12-9, 9-6) used the long ball Tuesday to snap a three-game skid in South Mountain 2A/3A Conference play which had grown to four games overall, nabbing an 8-5 victory.

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Business

Seattle company acquires Somerset Studios in Morganton

A Seattle-based company plans to move some of its jobs to Morganton after it acquired Somerset Studios recently. Picture Source announced the acquisition of Somerset Studios, which creates and supplies framed art for the residential, commercial and health care markets.

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Spotlight

'Ratchet & Clank' could use a tune-up

If have young kids, you've probably lowered your expectations for acceptable family-friendly entertainment. From the sea of animated options, you know that few movies will rise to the level of emotional satisfaction of "Inside Out," the daring adventure of "How to Train Your Dragon" or the dazzling visuals of "Kung Fu Panda 3."

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Community

Conference to offer comprehensive picture of mental health issues

Local volunteers have been working hard to bring the community a complete picture of mental health issues and the services available to treat them.

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Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."

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State news

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that a North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced.

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National news

Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.

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World news

US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.

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Choir nerds have the best fun - Burke County Notebook

The Foothills Festival Singers of Burke County, myself included, sang their hearts out at their spring concert at First Baptist Church two weeks ago. Singing with other people brings back a li…

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