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Saturday, October 19th, 2019

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H.S. FOOTBALL BRIEFS: Young career-high yardage, 5 TDs push Patriots to another win

SAWMILLS — Junior running back Chase Young racked up career-highs of five rushing touchdowns and 168 yards on 18 carries as the Freedom foo… Read more

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Board approves privatizing child support

Burke County will outsource its child support services but it will mean some employees will lose their job. Read more

Gaming systems ruled illegal, companies to remove systems

Skill fish game systems should be leaving Burke County soon after they were ruled illegal by a state court. Read more

Correctional officer charged with providing tobacco to inmates

A local correctional officer has been charged with providing tobacco to inmates. Read more

Early voting sees low three-day turnout

Fewer than 600 voters cast a ballot in the first three days of early voting in Burke County. Read more

Magazine highlights ‘Heart of Morganton,’ surrounding areas

For locals, the growth of Morganton and the beauty of its surrounding nature are no surprise. Read more

39 lives saved by public safety with Narcan

Substance abuse has been an issue that has plagued Morganton for some time, but public safety officers have saved nearly 40 lives since the… Read more

Tibetan monks put culture on display

The City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium was a colorful and lively place to be this week, as the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monast… Read more


PHOTOS: Burke Co. H.S. football, Week 9


GALLERY: Barntober Fest at JIRDC

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center held Barntober Fest on Saturday at its riding center. The event allowed the public the chance to… Read more


Another fast start propels Bears to 7-0

The Lenoir-Rhyne football team has become known for its fast starts in 2019, and that was the case once again on Saturday afternoon. The Bears scored points on their opening drive for the sixth time in seven games and led throughout in a 36-23 win over Carson-Newman at Moretz Stadium. Read more

Perkins, defense lead Virginia in 48-14 rout of Duke

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bryce Perkins ran for three touchdowns and Wayne Taulapapa ran for two as Virginia beat Duke for the fifth year… Read more

Thomas, No. 24 Appalachian State roll past La.-Monroe 52-7

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 24 Appalachian State beat Louisian… Read more

No. 8 L-R outdistances Carson-Newman early

HICKORY — The No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne football team led 16-0 after the first quarter and rolled to a 36-23 home win over South Atlantic Conferen… Read more

Jones tops Xfinity playoff contenders in wild Kansas race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Kansas Speedway after a lapped car wrec… Read more