MNH walmart ground break
Local elected officials joined WRS representatives Wednesday morning at the ground breaking ceremony for Morganton Heights, a Super Walmart anchored shopping center off W. Fleming Drive. From left, Burke Development Inc. Board Chairman Mike Watts, N.C. Rep. Hugh Blackwell, WRS Chief Finance Officer Art Kepes, WRS Chief Operating Officer Steve Howe, Burke County Commissioner Chair Wayne Abele and City of Morganton Mayor Mel Cohen.
Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:00 am
Golden shovels in hand, six men ceremonially broke ground Wednesday morning at the site of Morganton Heights, a Walmart Supercenter-anchored shopping center.
Despite a failed attempt four years ago to develop the project on N.C. 181, WRS Inc. selected a new site at the former Henredon furniture plant off West Fleming Drive and stayed with it. Morganton Heights is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:00 am.