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Last week, fifth-grade teacher Tracy Heape went to work thinking it was just a normal day, but little did she know what awaited her.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people — but that he's not changing his mind about it.
The city of Morganton, in conjunction with Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge and other health and exercise related companies, will sponsor two races this weekend for the community to participate in.
The Exploring Joara Foundation has planned hours of fun, archaeology-related activities for area residents at its Community Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its living history village at Catawba Meadows Park.
Members of First Advent Christian Church welcomed nearly 40 law enforcement officials from the Morganton Department of Public Safety and the Burke County Sheriff’s Office on April 22 to enjoy a meal provided in appreciation of their hard work and dedication in keeping residents safe.
The Burke County National Day of Prayer 2016 committee has planned a community-wide prayer service to be held Thursday at noon on the grounds of the old courthouse in Morganton. Mount Home Baptist Church has planned a Bible reading marathon as an extended recognition of the special day.
The following food service facilities underwent safety inspections in the past few weeks:
Burke County commissioners held another meeting on building a new jail and walked away without taking any action on Tuesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The father of a man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb says his son believed the world was ending and might have been trying to get the message out.
More than a dozen teams from Burke County Public Schools and surrounding counties spent their Thursday morning competitively testing out 3-D products they created.
CHARLOTTE — Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman couldn't help himself.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that the body found near Steels Creek Falls in Burke County on Wednesday is a man who had been reported missing by his family.
A local man was taken to jail after he wrecked while he was so inebriated he told officers he didn’t know where he was.
Police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other personnel answer hundreds of calls every day. Sometimes, the chatter overheard on an emergency scanner is frightening, humorous, or just plain odd.
LENOIR - Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle which struck and killed a woman on Thursday.
A local woman is facing charges after hosting an after prom party where nearly two dozen minors were drinking.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. tonight for Burke and surrounding counties.
More than 100 workers will be looking for a job when a local manufacturing facility closes its doors next year.
Locals will soon have a chance to be included in a full-length feature indie film, “The Sessions,” that will be filmed nearby. Phillip Lehn, Julie Whitis and the Western Piedmont Community College filmmaking group Artivational will hold a casting call for actors on May 11 at the college’s theater.
The first time Kathryn Ervin ever enrolled in an art class was at Western Piedmont Community College and it was in that class that she discovered her passion.
GLEN ALPINE -- A man escaped serious injury after becoming entrapped in his vehicle after it ran off the road and overturned Wednesday night.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the discovery of a man's body near Steels Creek Falls in Burke County on Wednesday but have yet to positively identify the victim.
Burke County and the other 99 counties in the state saw unemployment rates decrease in March.
RALEIGH – Moped owners will now be required to have their vehicles insured or else have their license revoked.
Timmy Mac’s Comics and Games in Morganton is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book world Saturday, May 7. On Free Comic Book Day, more than two million comic books will be given away by participating stores worldwide, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books.
More than two dozen search and rescue crew members were headed to the scene where the body of a man was found on Wednesday.
Detectives from Burke County Sheriff’s Office were just arriving on the scene around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon to make the grueling two mile hike to where a body was discovered earlier in the day by a man who was camping in the area off N.C. 181 near Steele Creek Falls.
Three different structure fires in Burke County that have occurred in the past month have been investigated by local fire marshals and a fire captain to uncover the causes for each one.
A body has been discovered near Steele Creek Falls off of N.C. 181, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. The body was discovered at the end of God's Country near the water in rocky terrain, according to scanner traffic. Extraction teams have been called in to remove the body, scanner traffic said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear.
HILDEBRAN - It seems Hildebran has become a hotbed for controversy with state officials digging into the town’s books and residents complaining that the current council is ignoring the questions and concerns of its citizens.
Several folks recently made impassioned pleas to the county commissioners to reopen the Burke County Veterans Services office.
Spring brings kittens, lots of them, most of them born to stray, homeless moms. Many are born as “oops” litters, the “I didn’t know she could get pregnant this young,” or “I meant to get her fixed before she got pregnant,” or “She just showed up; she’s not my cat.” Whatever the reason, pregnant cats and mother cats need human intervention if they and their kittens are going to be healthy and survive. At the very least, they need safe shelter and daily food and water.
Western Piedmont Community College invites the community to a screening of award winning films produced by WPCC students and graduates on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Leviton Auditorium on the College’s main campus at 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton. These films showcase ten years of the College’s participation in the annual 48 Hour Film Project competition in Asheville.
The Burke County Public Schools Future’s Program has been planting pinwheel gardens all over the county to spark awareness of childhood abuse prevention for the month of April.
The Town of Hildebran is under investigation by auditors from the state.
What Burke County commissioners may or may not do about a new jail is anyone’s guess at this point.
Will and Amanda Grady are grateful they took advantage of the free sports physicals offered last year by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge’s Sports Medicine Center. It saved their son’s life. They are urging other parents to take advantage this year.
A local organization that is highly dedicated to saving furry felines is in need of more foster families to open their hearts and their homes to these animals in need.
Each year, the city of Morganton Human Relations Committee chooses people in the Burke County community who dedicate themselves to helping others and making a difference. This year’s two recipients will be recognized and honored at the annual banquet Thursday.
A would-be scammer was shut down thanks to a couple of concerned citizens looking out for a member of their community.
A local man refused to cooperate with police and name his assailant after being stabbed.
SAN DIEGO — A 3-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child's parents, police said Friday.
BORDEN, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump says an extraordinary collaboration between Ted Cruz and John Kasich aimed at unifying the anti-Trump vote in some remaining primaries is a desperate move by "mathematically dead" rivals.
CONNELLY SPRINGS - The search is on for a local man who’s been missing since last week.
ASHEVILLE - The ladies of Dare to Fly Trapeze were looking forward to kicking off their fly season this week. Unfortunately, someone saw to it that is not possible.