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Help Needed Finding Runaway Teen

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a runaway teen. Larry William Powell of Morganton was last seen on September 13. The News Herald reports Powell may be walking to Avery County or the

Inmate Found Dead at Burke County Jail

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has been brought in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Burke County Jail. Charles Benthum Hughes of Morganton was placed in a single cell on September 22 for safety