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Burke County warns of tax scam

Burke County was warning residents Wednesday about a scam related to taxes. The NEws Herald reports people have received phone calls and text messages directing them to a particular website to pay their taxes online. County officials

Fire damages Newton boarding house

More than 20 residents of a boarding house in Newton are in need of new accommodations this morning after a fire damaged the building. The Hickory Daily Record reports the fire was contained to a single upstairs