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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 […]

Alleged stabbing victim didn’t want to press charges
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:12:30 -0700

The alleged victim in a Monday afternoon stabbing said he didn’t want to press charges.

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 […]

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.

Burke County schools beefing up safety
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:40:55 -0700

The school system is paying more than $12,000 to buy the dog and train it. The schools will also contribute $400 a year for its upkeep.

NC leaf color show descends to foothills
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:57 -0700

There is plenty of leaf color to see, and it’s centered this weekend around the 3,000-foot elevation. That means parts of the North Carolina foothills – and even sections of South Carolina’s upstate – will produce plenty of beauty this weekend.

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.

A Tale of Two Midterms: What to Expect on Election Day
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:52:21 -0700

How can national polls look so bad for Democrats but so competitive in individual Senate races?

Woman arrested after stabbing: Alleged victim said he didn't want to press charges
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:51:37 -0700

Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 05:29 PM. The alleged victim in a Monday afternoon stabbing said he didn't want to press charges. But authorities arrested Ma’rhonda Rena Hopper, 20, of 1442 Burke Road, anyway.