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Hildebran installs patriotic banners downtown
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HILDEBRAN — The Hildebran Town Council recently initiated installing patriotic banners in the downtown district to honor fallen veterans and their families beginning on Memorial Day.
Organization holds community art festival
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The Old School Studio (TOSS) and Burke County Public Schools hosted a community art festival on Friday, May 20. The festival included arts and crafts projects for children and adults, a food truck and a performance by Freedom High School…
Patton’s Dilan Patton signs with Averett for wrestling
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After four successful years on the mat at Patton High School, senior Dilan Patton knows his wrestling career will extend to the collegiate level, as well.
School board rejects budget proposal, moves forward on book policy
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The Burke County Board of Education met Monday evening to discuss the budget for the 2022-23 school year, recognize outstanding student achievement and review policy proposals, including one governing media selection and book challenges.
Chase through 3 counties ends in Burke
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An alleged theft at a store in Hudson resulted in a chase that ended in Connelly Springs on Friday night.
Study ranks Western Piedmont nationally
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A recent study of 801 community colleges ranked Western Piedmont Community College among the 20 top community colleges in the nation.
Burke County graduating seniors visit elementary schools
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Burke County Public Schools held its graduation walk for graduating seniors on Monday, May 16 and 23. During the walk, seniors visit the elementary schools they once attended one last time before graduation and meet the school's current students. The…
Valdese FFN returns with Tim Clark Band
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VALDESE – Bring on Summer: The 2022 Valdese Family Friday Nights Concert Series starts May 27.
Hockey Round-up: Lightning blow out Panthers, Oilers rally
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s recipe for success in the playoffs.
Johnson makes Indy 500 pole shootout
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INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson felt comfortable from his very first laps of Indianapolis 500 preparation.
Verstappen leads Red Bull in Spain
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MONTMELÓ, Spain — Nothing was going right for Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix: the wind had blown his car off course, his Red Bull was struggling, and top rival Charles Leclerc seemed headed for a sure victory.
Rafael Nadal reaches 2nd round
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PARIS — Rafael Nadal and all of his aches and pains reached the second round of the French Open. The 13-time champion at Roland Garros beat Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round on Court Philippe Chatrier. Nadal…
Late goal lifts Charlotte over Vancouver
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CHARLOTTE — Daniel Rios scored on a tap-in in the 85th minute to send Charlotte FC to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
Rangers beat Hurricanes 3-1 in game 3
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NEW YORK — After two tough losses on the road put them in another series deficit, the New York Rangers again bounced back with a big home win.
Burke County principal completes leadership program
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Jessie Gravel, principal of Drexel Elementary School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program, a yearlong leadership development program for practicing school principals from all regions of the state.
Burke students honored for academic achievement
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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, which has campuses in Hudson and Boone, has released its president’s, dean’s and honors lists for the spring 2022 semester. The president’s list includes eight students from Burke County, the dean’s list includes 11…
Service to honor fallen heroes, dedicate monument
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This year's Memorial Day service in Burke County will feature the celebration of a special project:
Kate Moss to testify in Depp/Heard trial, Biden's response to potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan, and more trending...
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Senior displays science, math work in art festival
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When most people think of art, they don’t normally mix it together with math and science, but for Freedom High School senior Alisa Cruz-Mendez, it was the perfect challenge. Mendez is an intern for The Old School Studio (TOSS) in…
Justin Thomas takes unforgettable PGA Championship
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TULSA, Okla. — Justin Thomas wrapped his arms around the 27-pound Wanamaker Trophy after winning his second PGA Championship, and thousands of fans ringing the 18th green amid the setting sun at Southern Hills showered him in adulation.
Warriors take 3-0 series lead
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Blaney wins All-Star race
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FORT WORTH, Texas — The checkered flag was already waving for Ryan Blaney when the caution lights came on just yards before he got to the line to win NASCAR’s All-Star race and $1 million. He had to get his…
Suspect at large after armed robbery at gas station
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Police are looking to find a man after an armed robbery Monday afternoon at a gas station in Morganton.
Easy, breezy, bundles: Hotel chains and resorts look to all-inclusive models for travel simplicity
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All-inclusive offerings are attractive to travelers in 2022, as paying for the bulk of travel expenses at once makes it easier to budget.
Post 21 falls to Cherryville in five innings
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Burke County Post 21 fell, 12-0, to Cherryville Post 100 on Sunday night in five innings of American Legion Baseball in N.C. Area IV West action.