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burke county looks to outsource program

The Burke County Department of Social Services has a Request for Proposals for Child Support Enforcement advertised on its website. Any potential providers have to submit their proposals by Sept. 6. The News Herald reports the county

Town Council meetings set for tonight

Granite Falls will hold it regularly scheduled monthly town council meeting tonight beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the council chambers located at 4 South Main Street in Granite Falls. The Cajah’s Mountain

former school employee indicted on sex charges

A former Burke County school receptionist has been indicted on child sex charges. The News Herald reports Leigh Perkins Greene was formally charged after school officials said she was Snapchatting and texting “inappropriate” photos to a student.

suspect released from hospital

A man has been released from the hospital after police said he was hit by a car after he robbed a convenience store at gunpoint. The News Herald reports Andrew Michael Davis was charged with felony robbery

hudson hosts festival of the arts

Classic cars, metal sculptures, and some homemade chocolates will headline this year’s fourth annual Hudson Festival of the Arts that starts today. The News-Topic reports the festival moves into its new home at the HUB Station and

ICE agents make arrests at local business

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make five arrests in Burke County on Wednesday. The News Herald reports five workers at Case Farms in Morganton were arrested. Local law enforcement officials said they had no knowledge that

New teachers attend orientation

Nearly 30 new teachers for Caldwell County Schools are participating in a three-day orientation this week. The new teachers will learn about several topics including school board policies, teacher evaluations, curriculum, and lesson planning. New teachers will

board of education extends contracts

The Caldwell County Board of Education voted to extend the contracts of Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Katrina McEllen through 2023. The News-Topic reports the board also congratulated Dr. Phyllis Blair for receiving the