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In 1st home win of 2019, Post 21 baseball tops Cherryville for 1st time in 15 tries

The Burke County Post 21 American Legion baseball team was 0-3 at home this year and hadn’t defeated perennial Area IV West power Cherryvil… Read more

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Weaving a Legacy: Local woman looks to pass ‘gift’ to future generations

Francisca Mendez grew up working in corn fields and watching sheep and cows. Read more

Venue set to debut international production of original opera

Local musicians will debut the original opera,“Le Cœur de La Pucelle," or “The Heart of The Maiden," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Co… Read more

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants; foes pledge court challenges

While proponents said coal remains an essential power source, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. called it an "outrageous Dirty Power Scam" that is a "stunning giveaway to big polluters." Read more

Ribbon Cutting Held at Morganton Skate Park

Community members gathered at the Morganton Skate Park on Wednesday morning to officially celebrate its grand opening. Read more

MDPS searching for man after May shooting, stabbing

Police are searching for a man who has been wanted since a shooting and stabbing in May. Read more

Pet products company to expand to Hildebran, create jobs

A Florida-based company that makes pet products is expanding into Burke County and plans to hire more than 200 workers. Read more

BCPS continuing budget for ’19-20 presented at work session

The Burke County Board of Education convened for a work session late Monday at Morganton’s Olive Hill Resource Center, where several import… Read more

Galleries

GALLERY: Night Out in Morganton

Take a look at these photos from around downtown hot spots in Morganton on June 14-15. Read more

Photos: Lightning strikes church in Mocksville

Firefighters responded to a fire at Smith Grove United Methodist Church, located at 3492 U.S. 158 in Mocksville, around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. … Read more

Sports

In 1st home win of 2019, Post 21 baseball tops Cherryville for 1st time in 15 tries

The Burke County Post 21 American Legion baseball team was 0-3 at home this year and hadn’t defeated perennial Area IV West power Cherryvil… Read more

Donaldson hits go-ahead homer in 6th, Braves beat Mets 7-2

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning, Freddie Freeman launched an early two-run shot and the … Read more

Schall shoots 61 to take over GPro Mimosa Open lead

On a day when 19 of the top 20 golfers in the field shot in the 60s, Matt Schall of Charlotte stole the show and is threatening to run away… Read more

Crawdads play key role in North’s SAL All-Star Game win

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Three members of the Hickory Crawdads combined to total nearly half of the Northern Division’s 11 total hits — and out… Read more

NASCAR denies Chastain appeal of disqualification at Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR denied Ross Chastain's appeal Wednesday after his race-winning truck was disqualified following a postrace i… Read more