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Morganton Fireworks/Pools Reopening

As communities throughout our state begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department is excited to provide citizens with something to look forward to by reopening some facilities and holding

Local Teen Killed in Accident

A local teen was killed in an accident on Friday.  16-year-old Shane Cassavaugh was a sophomore at Hibriten High School and very active in the sport of motocross.  Online, many motocross facilities across the area posted tributes

2 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In the Area

 Burke County Public Health was notified Monday of the sixteenth death in Burke County. The person was in their 30’s and died from complications associated with underlying medical issues and tested positive for COVID-19 later. The cases

Burke Covid-19 Testing Wednesday

Wednesday, June 3, the Burke County Health Department will be hosting a targeted first come first serve drive thru COVID-19 testing clinic at East Burke Middle School parking lot for individuals that live in the eastern portion

16th Death in Burke County

Burke County Public Health was notified this morning of the sixteenth death in Burke County. The individual in their 30’s died from complications associated with their underlying medical conditions and tested positive for COVID-19 later. To protect

7th Death in Catawba County

The seventh COVID- 19-related death was reported Saturday in Catawba County  Over the weekend, Catawba County had a total of 16 new positive cases over the weekend. Burke County Public Health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19

3rd Death in Caldwell County

Caldwell County learned of its third COVID-19-related death today. The patient, who was between the ages of 25 and 64, had been hospitalized and was not reported to have any underlying health conditions.  Five new COVID-19 cases

Catawba County Register of Deeds to Reopen

Beginning Monday, June 1, the Catawba County Register of Deeds will reopen its office to the public following regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with social distancing practices in place. For in-person office visits,