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Burke Co man convicted of assaulting girlfriend's sister
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:12:20 GMT
William Todd Porter, 32, was convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Burke man sentenced for sexual offense
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:16:26 GMT
A Burke County man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after being convicted this week of statutory sexual offense involving a teenager.
Flooding in Charlotte; ice, snow, power outages to north
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:54:43 GMT
Forecasters said the system could become a major ice storm for the central and northwest parts of North Carolina.
Winter weather expected to return to mountains Thursday
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:30:42 GMT
With spring just a mere two weeks away, winter weather is not done with the mountains of Western North Carolina just yet.
Lawmakers look at pay incentives for NC teachers
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:36:15 GMT
North Carolina lawmakers, school leaders and parents are considering whether teachers can be better rewarded for performance through a statewide incentives package.
Daniel to seek re-election to state Senate
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:06:06 GMT
N.C. Sen. Warren Daniel, R-Cleveland and Burke, filed for re-election to the state Senate on Monday.
National Weather Service issues ‘Winter Storm Warning’ for WNC
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:23:21 GMT
The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for much of Western North Carolina, including Asheville and Buncombe County. The agency is predicting 2-5 inches of snow, sleet and ice, creating hazardous travel conditions. It predicts the winter precipitation will begin at about 7 p.m. this evening, continuing overnight. Here’s the full alert from the National Weather Service ...
Clearing snow claims two Burke County lives
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:40:59 GMT
MORGANTON — The cleanup after most of North Carolina was buried under heavy snowfall is being blamed for the deaths of two Burke County residents.
Clearing snow claims 2 Burke County lives
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:09:17 GMT
MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — The cleanup after most of North Carolina was buried under heavy snowfall is being blamed for the deaths of two Burke County residents.
Worried teachers get insight on law
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:09:30 GMT
MOREHEAD CITY — A representative of the state’s teacher lobbying group spoke to worried county teachers Wednesday about a new state law that offers 25 percent of teachers pay raises in exchange for gi