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Free Face Coverings For Farm Workers

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center has face coverings/masks, shields and bottles of hand sanitizer for you, the farmer, and your farmworkers. If you are in need of these items please call our office at 828-764-9480 to

Two More COVID Deaths in Catawba County

Health officials in Catawba County reported two Coronavirus associated deaths on Tuesday.  Both patients were in their 80’s and were hospitalized.  Both were reportedly residents of congregate living facilities. The death toll in Catawba County now stands

Schools Locked Down Following Chase

Several schools in Catawba County were placed on what police called a soft lockdown Tuesday as they searched for a suspect they were chasing.  Catawba County deputies were trying to stop the vehicle after suspecting the driver

Constitution Week Observance

This year marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution by our framers or forefathers on September 17, 1787. It is also the 65th year that Constituion Week has been observed. At Noon on September

41st COVID Death In Burke County

Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday evening and is reporting the forty-first COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 90’s was hospitalized but died from their underlying medical conditions. To protect the

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Two people face numerous drug charges following a traffic stop in Catawba County last Friday.  Authorities with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group said they seized 7.5 ounces of heroin and 6.5 pounds of marijuana 

Sharon O. Dixon Clinical Excellence Award

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care certified nursing assistant (CNA) Juanita Carlton, CNAII, CHPNA, QDCP, recently received the 2020 Sharon O. Dixon Clinical Excellence Award from The Carolinas Center. The award is presented annually to a hospice clinical

J.E. Broyhill Announces Lineup

J.E. Broyhill Civic Center announces 2020-2021 Showcase of Stars Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center has announced the lineup for its 2020-2021 Showcase of Stars. This season will feature returning favorites as well

Police Search For Motorcycle Driver

On Sept. 10, 2020, at 7:59 p.m., while Burke County detectives were traveling east on I-40, they noticed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed was catching up with them from behind. The motorcycle abruptly

Virtual Job Fair

Employers from the UNIFOUR area will be ONLINE recruiting for a multitude of open positions!! About this Event This is a 3-Day event! REGISTER for any of the days you wish! HOSPITALITY/SERVICE INDUSTRY, September 22nd @ 10