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Seven sign with Virginia Tech to enroll mid-year
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:28:26 -0800

The Virginia Tech football program announced Thursday the signing of seven new scholarship members to its program who will join the Hokies in January. The seven players, listed alphabetically are: Adonis Alexander, a safety from Independence High in North Carolina; Xavier Burke, a tight end from Brunswick High and Fork Union in Virginia; Austin Clark, an offensive lineman from Rockbridge County ...

5 things to know for Friday
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:33:36 -0800

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday. Authorities search for convicted felon in Catawba County Both local and federal officials have ramped up patrols in the area where a convicted felon ran from deputies in Catawba County. Read the latest on the search here . Troopers: 16-year-old bicyclist hit, killed by SUV in Gaston Co. North ...

Textiles making comeback in western North Carolina
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:12:42 -0800

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One might call it karmic capitalism. Rather than compete, business owners who belong to the Carolina Textile District refer customers to each other.

NC’s state parks plan guided hikes on New Year’s Day
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:34:50 -0800

Scheduled hikes closest to the Charlotte area on New Year?s Day include Lake Norman State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, Morrow Mountain State Park and South Mountains State Park. Click to Continue »

Prize Winners Come from Near and Far to Enter Oswego County Tourism Contest
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:11:07 -0800

Prize winners from as far away as North Carolina were recently chosen to receive prizes donated by local charter captains and snowmobile clubs in a promotional contest organized by the county Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. The “Visit Oswego County” contest was held for several months this summer at the Gateway Visitor Center on I-81 south of Binghamton. Continue ...

300 acre fire threatens homes in Burke Co.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:18:13 -0800

Officials say the fire started Sunday morning south of Morganton off of Highway 64.

North Carolina officials searching for missing hikers
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:09:47 -0800

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Emergency workers are looking for one to five missing hikers near Table Rock, according to Burke County officials. WSOC-TV reported Saturday night that the search base has been set up at Table Rock ORV area. The call for service came from the Table Rock picnic area. Crews will search through the night until […]

NCHSAA releases fall Conference Cup leaders
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:57:48 -0800

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014 fall sports season.

Ranlo sets itself apart with pro-liquor, anti-beer and wine vote
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:12:14 -0800

Plenty of North Carolina voters have balked at the notion of allowing beer and wine sales in their city limits over the years.

Authorities look into fire that killed 4 horses
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:11:10 -0800

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Burke County are looking into the cause of a barn fire that killed four horses.