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Couple watching TV when car slams into home
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:11:57 -0700

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is trying to determine why a driver lost control of her car prior to slamming into a house Wednesday night in Burke County. That accident happened on Rhodhiss Road near the town of Connelly Springs around 7 p.m. Firefighters said much of the front end of the car including one of the front tires was in a bedroom of the home. The owner and his wife were in their ...

NC couple was watching TV when car slams into home
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:39:33 -0700

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is trying to determine why a driver lost control of her car prior to slamming into a house Wednesday night in Burke County. WSOC-TV reported that the crash happened on Rhodhiss Road near the town of Connelly Springs around 7 p.m. Firefighters said much of the […]

UPDATE: 35 NC counties under tornado watch until 10 p.m.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:20:51 -0700

UPDATE, 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14: The tornado watch has been extended until 10 p.m. for 35 counties in North Carolina, including many counties in WNC (for full list, see below). A tornado warning has been issued for Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. From the National Weather Service: Tornado Warning: The National Weather Service […]

Feds: We'll fix Confederate soldier's gravestone
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:26:23 -0700

Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Northern prisoner of war camp 150 years ago.

Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:26:12 -0700

Greensboro-based Contract Packaging Resources Inc. says it mistakenly placed bottles of ibuprofen inside boxes sold at Dollar Tree stores nationwide as Assured brand naproxen sodium tablets.

Researchers hunt stink bugs in Burke County
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:10:09 -0700

MORGANTON, N.C. -- Researchers from North Carolina State University’s entomology department spent Monday gathering stink bugs from Burke County with their bare hands.

Morning briefing: Scott Walker says Obama visit could be a ‘liability’ for Mary Burke
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:05:00 -0700

Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Column: WNC Agriculture Options Grants available for county growers
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:09:27 -0700

Henderson County farmers, along with farmers in 21 other counties in Western North Carolina, have the chance to apply for farm diversification grants for 2015 through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension WNC AgOptions Program.

Bill and Hillary Clinton are playing a top surrogate role for Democrats in 2014
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:25:22 -0700

(From left to right) Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Bill Clinton and Democratic Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes rally at McCracken County High School on Tuesday night Oct. 21, 2014 in Paducah.

County posts big increase on SAT scores
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:15:52 -0700

BEAUFORT — Carteret County’s average score on the SAT college admissions exam increased by 38 points from the previous year, well above the state and national averages.