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Skaters get first taste of Morganton skate park

The concrete has settled, the rails have been installed and the construction equipment has been moved away. Yes, there are signs that say the new Morganton skate park is not officially open. But that didn't stop skaters from showing up for a session on Saturday. Multiple skaters from Morganton and s

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-11-18 21:55:00

Morganton officials say some local streets will be closed for paving starting Monday

The city of Morganton plans to start resurfacing several local streets starting Monday. The city has hired Maymead to pave sections of Stonebridge Drive, Bethel Road, Brick Street, Alwran Street and North Anderson Street. The roads will be closed during paving, and officials don't have an exact day

WSOC-TV - 2017-11-19 22:03:18

Morganton chicken processing plant noted for 33 violations of inhumane activity

MORGANTON, N.C. - Government regulators have filed 33 violations of inhumane activity at a chicken processing plant in Morganton. The organization found the Department of Agriculture documented violations over a two-year period, ranking Case Farms second worst out of 300 chicken processing facilitie


Federal report finds inhumane violations at NC poultry plant

Updated: Nov 19, 2017 - 4:03 PMMORGANTON, N.C. (AP) - A poultry company in western North Carolina says it has installed cameras in the plant where live birds are present after a federal report found 33 inhumane violations. The Morganton News Herald reports the U.S. Agriculture Department found the

WSOC-TV - 2017-11-19 21:03:58

Property selected for future development

GLEN ALPINE -As the economy continues to improve, Burke County is getting more interest from companies looking to start, expand or relocate. For Burke Development Inc., the public/private economic development entity in the county, that means being able to show prospective companies buildings to move

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-11-19 19:00:00

Three more arrests made in ongoing drug crackdown

Three more arrest were made in the Cleveland County Sheriffs Office ongoing crackdown on drugs in the community. Robert Lee Oxentine, 27, of Casar Road, Lawndale, Robyn Rena Price, 44, and Richard Alan Thurman Jr., 36, both of Big Hill Road, Lawndale, face multiple charges related to drug possession

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 22:00:38

Crime roundup (Nov. 6 - 13)

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription The following charges were served on Monday, November 6: Randall Ivey Kincaid, 33, of 2851 Corpening Chapel Road, in Morganton, was charged with misdemeanor damage to real property. He was transported to Burke-Catawba jail and placed


Controversy sparks over electric supplier

Controversy has followed discussion and decisions on a new county jail. Now, the county and city of Morganton are at odds over who should supply power to the facility. The city of Morganton says it should supply the power to the new jail on Government Drive because it is in the city limits but the c

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-11-18 19:00:00

Bristol School Board tours possible new elementary sites, parents raise concerns

BRISTOL, Va. - Bristol, Virginia school board members boarded a bus and took a field trip Saturday to look at sites for a new elementary school. The board wanted to narrow down the 13 possible sites and hear input from people in the city. School board members hope to consolidate the four current ele

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-18 22:55:02

Bristol city leaders confirm Hobby Lobby to come to The Falls

Bristol city leaders confirmed at a news conference Friday that Hobby Lobby will be coming to The Falls development. Officials estimate the store will open in Spring 2018. News 5's Tiana Bohner will have much more on the announcement coming up on News 5.


Bristol residents swarm to ALDI opening despite chilly weather

BRISTOL, Va. - It wasn't Black Friday, but Teresa Wheeland stood in line starting at 4 a.m. Thursday for the grand opening of ALDI, the Twin City's newest grocery store. Wrapped in a blanket and several layers of clothing to ward off the chill, the Bristol, Tennessee, resident said she didn't want t


Bristol Crisis Center names new director

BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Va. - The Bristol Crisis Center has named Lynn Darnell as the organization's executive director. Darnell has served on the Crisis Center Board for the last two years and the interim director since earlier this year. She replaces former executive director Stephanie Poe


What churches should do to help victims of the opioid crisis

A few weeks back, I got hung up in a traffic jam caused by a stalled car stopped at the crest of a hill, which made it impossible to safely pass. After a minute or so, I pulled my car over and ran up to help push them out of the way. One of the stalled car's passengers, a young man, got out and trie

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-19 05:00:00

Thanksgiving service brings religions, people together

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday of togetherness, representatives of multiple cultures and backgrounds will gather today to try to heal a divided nation. At an interfaith Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m. in Johnson City's Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, leaders from Jewish, Islam

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-11-19 07:05:00

Local Boy Scouts collect food during annual drive

BRISTOL, Va. - The Bristol Emergency Food Pantry was bustling with activity Saturday as local Boy Scouts dropped off and sorted food from donors. Jim White, the food pantry's director, estimated that the Scouting for Food Good Turn project provides the organization with about a quarter of the food n

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-19 04:05:00

Army Corps finalizes agreement for The Meadows project, won't require grave search

ABINGDON, Va. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can't order the town of Abingdon to allow local citizens to search for graves on The Meadows property. "With respect to the citizens who want access to the land and for as much as everyone acknowledged, 'Yes, that is a great offer,' there is no one wh

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-19 04:00:00

Two black teens face racist bullying in Yerington - and they say no one is stopping it

Taylissa Marriott started this school year painting on the sidewalk outside Yerington High School. With a brush dripping purple paint, the freshman gave a fresh coat to a large lion paw, the school's mascot. Taylissa, 14, was eager to be part of the painting paws tradition at a school where she woul

RENO GAZETTE - 2017-11-18 05:17:38

Yerington woman hits century mark

Mary Hadwin has seen a few things in her days. She's lived through two world wars, seen the invention of the television and watched Neil Armstrong land on the moon. The Yerington centenarian celebrated her birthday Nov. 10. "I never thought I would make it," she said. "Never, never. It sounded so ol


Robert Dow Robinson | Patricia Mae Kumler

Robert Dow Robinson passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 83. He is survived by his children: Danny (Cristy) Robinson, April (Bobby) Effenberger; his grandchildren: Brandon (Elizabeth) Robinson; Jennifer (Jason) Munk; Kayleigh Robinson; Cassidy Robinson; Micah Campbell and Mila Effen

MCINDEPENDENTNEWS.COM - 2017-11-19 18:56:53

The Polar Express leaves the station, begins limited run (video)

The Polar Express Train Ride begins excursions on Saturday, Nov. 18, and concludes Saturday, Dec. 30, with trips held each week Thursday through Sunday. Those interested in going on The Polar Express this year but haven't yet bought tickets should consider doing so soon - limited spots remain for th

TAHOE DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-19 08:00:00