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Additional poll workers are needed for Election Day

The Burke County Board of Elections needs a few good men and women to be backup precinct judges for upcoming races.

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Draughn volleyball rallies from 2-1 down at EB, stays undefeated

ICARD — Just a few weeks into the season, the Draughn volleyball team is already building quite a reputation for late heroics.

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Business

The Grind Café reopens

The Grind Café in Morganton reopened its doors Tuesday morning after temporarily closing while the owners resolved issues with the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

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Spotlight

Valdese Family Friday Nights continues with The SwashTones

VALDESE — The SwashTones will perform this Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo/town parking lot as part of the Family Friday Nights summer concert series. The SwashTones provide a mix of oldies, Motown, rock and roll, country, funk, rhythm and blues and beach music.

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Community

Winter of Warmth service project underway

Before the cold weather hits, local student Aggie Beach is thinking of those less fortunate.

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Clerk Kim Davis will be a lonely footnote in history

Tricky business, this righteous outrage. You have to be so careful not to sound like a hypocrite while you're deriding hypocrisy. Messes with your sleep.

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State news

Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750,000 in compensation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When two brothers were released after three decades of wrongful imprisonment, they struggled to adapt to an outside world neither had experienced since they were teenagers. The older one has managed to adjust and keep his "head up high," but the younger one, according to his family, is a broken man.

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National news

Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday.

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