Residents and city and county officials will get a look at the updated vision of what a swath of state-owned land in Morganton, including the Broughton Hospital campus, might look like some day.
Residents in parts of Burke County will be able to ride on regular bus routes soon.
East Burke High School JROTC cadets are incorporating knowledge and experience with action and responsibility as they help keep the school’s food pantry stocked with canned food items throughout the school year.
An environmental teacher at Freedom High School is taking it to the next level when educating his students.
Troy Gragg, son of Lee and Kim Gragg of Morganton, recently achieved his Eagle Scout rank, Boy Scouting's highest honor.
Mountain View Elementary School’s cafeteria will soon ring the bell for three meals a day.
State of emergency declarations were issued as Hurricane Florence continued on its path toward the Carolinas Tuesday afternoon.
The state released on Wednesday its annual School Performance Grades for school districts across the state including Burke County Public Schools.
The lawn of the old Burke County Courthouse will soon be a place of celebration and a pathway to improving lives of those struggling with substance abuse.
To start the first week of school off right, the North Carolina Department of Revenue dispersed its collections of school supplies involved in the Second annual Governor’s School Supply Drive in Burke County on Thursday morning.
A former student in Burke County Public Schools recently helped to build a solar car that competed in a race across the United States.
As more and more states have embraced the use of marijuana, The News Herald put the question of legalization to local residents. The answers we got may surprise some folks.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has released its latest video that gives viewers a sense of flying through the completed Morganton campus.
More than 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away Aug. 18 at the Outreach Center in Morganton to help prepare students in need for the start of school.
With schoolchildren headed back to class on Monday, safety will be on the minds of parents and educators alike.
The eligibility of students playing sports in Burke County Public Schools has expanded after the school board passed a new policy on Monday evening.
Several different topics were discussed at the Burke County Board of Education work session on Monday evening , including the possibility of letting homeschool, private and paraochial students play sports in the school system, naming a gym after a life-long educator and a few change orders i…
A group of kids involved in the Burke County 4-H program are spending their summer break hard at work training and raising Hampshire Suffolk Cross lambs.
On Monday, the new Mountain View Elementary School was bustling with workers who were racing to complete some of the final tasks on the pristine building.
Outfitting an entire classroom may seem like a daunting task for a teacher, especially a new one, but for teachers with Burke County Public Schools, help is right around the corner.
Two Burke County churches will each host a back-to-school bash in August as a grand finale of summer fun and to help prepare students for school.
Members of the State Employees’ Credit Union have presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to four recent graduates of Burke County Public Schools through the SECU Foundation. SECU awarded the scholarships to students planning to attend one of the 16 campuses in the North Carolina st…
Students at Patton High School who have worked hard on a special project invite the community to celebrate a milestone with them.
Through a summer camp organized by Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, students learned recently about new adventures that are happening in their own backyard.
Freedom High School’s men’s soccer coach was fired after receiving multiple charges Thursday night, including assault on a female.
Freedom High School’s men’s soccer coach received multiple charges Thursday night, including assault on a female.
Burke County Public Schools, Burke County United Way, Burke United Christian Ministries, East Burke Christian Ministries, The Outreach Center and Walmart have teamed up to collect and distribute back-to-school supplies for Burke County students (K-12) in need.
Several choral students from East Burke High School had a rare Fourth of July experience when they were able to sing with a famous rock band in Charlotte.
For eight individuals from Burke County, a unique program recently helped them to build construction skills to prepare them for the workforce.
Instead of taking a break from school for the summer, 30 students put their brains to the test at the BCPS Elementary Engineering Camp last week.
Burke County Public Schools graduated nearly 900 students this year.
Children who visit Catawba Meadows Park will find something new to entertain them.
The Community Foundation of Burke County is now accepting applications through June 15 for students who wish to be considered for a position with the Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists. BYOP consists of up to 22 high school students, grades nine through 11, who work together to identify c…
For students in Burke County Public Schools, a senior project no longer will be a requirement for graduation.
Patton High School seniors arose early on the morning of June 9 to cross over to the next stage in life at their 2018 commencement ceremony.
Students from Freedom High School recently closed out their high school careers to start their next chapter of life.
VALDESE — Draughn High School in Valdese recently graduated their 10th senior class with more than 150 students receiving their diplomas.
For the final time in the current fiscal year, the Burke County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting.
ICARD — The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority recently selected 215 winners as recipients of up to $12,000 in Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship funds.
With Burke County Public Schools in the midst of wholesale changes to its central office and school-level administration, another principal opening has been filled.
Members of the Western Piedmont Foundation, Inc. recently presented Burke Collegiate Scholar awards at each of the elementary schools in Burke County.
A Morganton native who changed much of the way people with developmental disabilities are treated in the state of North Carolina was recently honored in the General Assembly.
When the Burke County Board of Education convenes for its regular meeting this coming Tuesday at noon, it will vote on a potential change to its graduation requirements policy.
VALDESE — The Old Rock School in Valdese was once again filled with the family and friends of Hallyburton Academy graduates for the spring commencement ceremony.
North Liberty School celebrated recently as two more students were able to become part of the class of 2018.
When Burke County Public Schools wrapped up its school year with a half-day for students last Friday, two elementary schools rang their dismissal bells for the final time.
Five-year-old David Stockham speaks one language at home, is learning American Sign Language at preschool and has the opportunity, along with 49 other rising kindergarten students, to learn another language at Mountain View Elementary School starting this fall.