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Former N.C. Rep. Walter Church dies at 85
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:05:09 -0800

VALDESE — A former North Carolina House member is being remembered for contributions to Burke County and the state's banking industry.

More moped, scooter rules considered at NC legislature
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:53:26 -0800

The debate over regulating mopeds in North Carolina resumed Tuesday as legislators heard new rule suggestions from the Division of Motor Vehicles just months after the General Assembly mandated owners… Click to Continue »

Teen survivor talks about Burke Co. plane crash
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:38:53 -0800

A 19-year-old passenger says the pilot did "everything perfectly" and credits him for saving their lives. "If it wasn't for him we probably wouldn't be here today."

Congressman says King inspired his career in civil rights, public service
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:54:36 -0800

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from North Carolina, speaks during the CBC ceremonial swearing-in on Jan. 6.

Man accused in Burke Co motel killing makes court appearance
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:08:21 -0800

Rufus is accused of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a man in the Eagle Motel parking lot in Morganton Sunday evening. Witnesses say Rufus and the other man had gotten into an argument over a woman and that led to a fist fight.

New owner will close plant, offer jobs in Burke County
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:12:11 -0800

For 59 years, members of the Paul M. Neisler Sr. family have made the daily commute from Kings Mountain to Shelby to manage Dicey Mills at 430 Neisler St.

Top 10 Loudoun High School Sports Stories of 2014
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 21:12:19 -0800

The year 2014 was an outstanding one for Loudoun County athletes. Seven county high schools combined to win 10 team state championships, while seven individuals won titles. Here’s a look at the “best

Suspect in St. Petersburg fatal shooting in custody
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:26:53 -0800

The suspect who fatally shot a man and wounded a woman on Wednesday was arrested in Pennsylvania, St. Petersburg police said.

Students to get latitude in grading
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:04:03 -0800

BEAUFORT — Students in grades 3-12 in this school district will have more leeway to earn better grades next academic year, which starts in August.

11 arrested, 9 still wanted in Bristol drug round-up
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:17:12 -0800

A drug round-up in Bristol, Tennessee led to the arrest of several people, and officers searching for more.