Local News in Burke County, North Carolina


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New Hanover has boozy lifestyle, CDC survey finds
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:34:20 -0700

New Hanover County's excessive drinking rate sits at 18 percent.

Charleston principal hoping to change reputation of Burke Middle High
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:58:40 -0700

Replacing rumors with facts, the principal of Burke Middle High School says it's time for his school to be seen for what it really is.

Tim Moore gets high marks for effectiveness
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:21:02 -0700

A ranking of North Carolina lawmakers for effectiveness by a public policy think tank has Kings Mountain lawmaker Tim Moore ranked near the top. Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 09:01 AM.

4 long-shot candidates for GOP Senate primary making their voices heard
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:12:39 -0700

You can divide the eight candidates running in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate into the haves and have-nots. The have-nots don't have the campaign war chests or outside… Click to Continue »  

Sons of fallen officer find joy in new family addition
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:57:02 -0700

It's been exactly one month since Jason Crisp, a Forest Service officer, and his K-9 Maros were killed during a manhunt in Burke county. But after weeks of pain, the fallen officers family got a bit of joy Saturday.

K-9 training center donates dog to family of fallen NC officer
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:03:12 -0700

MARION, N.C. — The North Carolina family of a U.S. Forest Service officer killed in the line of duty with...

Educators, legislators cold to North Carolina pay report
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:43:40 -0700

A task force has made some recommendations to the entire General Assembly for overhauling teacher compensation.

Navy official identifies civilian who shot sailor at base; records show he is convicted felon
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:41:56 -0700

NORFOLK, Va. - The civilian truck driver who killed a sailor aboard a destroyer at the world's largest naval base was a convicted felon from Virginia, according to prison records and the Navy. The Navy identified the shooter Thursday as Jeffrey Tyrone Savage. Records show he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in North Carolina in a 2005 shooting and about a decade earlier he spent time in ...

N.C. legislators talk teacher pay as session nears
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:38:55 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C.  There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers.

Foundation accepting applications for grants -
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:25:28 -0700

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Community Foundation has begun accepting online applications for its 2014 grants. The deadline to apply is May 6.