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  1. Charlotte man's body found in Burke County, sheriff suspects 'foul play'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBTV

    A 27-year-old Charlotte man was found dead in Morganton Sunday. The Burke County sheriff suspects "foul play" is involved.


  2. The heat is on, dangerous conditions across the CarolinasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | WBTV

    Dangerous heat swept across western North Carolina on Thursday, with officials urging precautions for anyone who is working or playing outside. Two firefighters in Burke County had to be treated for heat exhaustion, but both appear to be all right.


  3. North Carolina prisons end solitary for most teensRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | WBTV

    Adult correction and juvenile justice commissioner W. David Guice said in a news release that the state is beginning a new youthful offender program that will focus on education, behavioral health and the treatment needs of the younger inmates. The state has 70 male inmates under age 18 at the Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton.


  4. Teen accused of causing wreck that hurt deputy 'extremely sorry'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | WBTV

    The family of a 16-year-old who is charged in an accident that seriously injured a deputy in Burke County says the young man is "extremely sorry for what happened." That's from the boy's grandmother. 1 comment

  5. One killed, two injured in crash on Hwy 64 in Burke CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | WBTV

    A head-on collision killed one person and sent two others to the hospital in Burke County Monday morning. The crash shut down part of Highway 64 for a period of time.


  6. Crash sends three to hospital, shuts down part of Highway 64 in Burke CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | WBTV

    A head-on collision sent three people to the hospital and shut down part of Highway 64 in Burke County Monday morning.


  7. Authorities: 2 men charged in Burke County shooting deathRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 5 | WBTV

    Sheriff Steve Whisenant tells local media outlets that 35-year-old Christopher Eron Williams was shot in a mobile home near Morganton early Thursday and pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities say two men they suspected in the shooting, 29-year-old William Chase Pate and 27-year-old Cordero Louis Thompson, were discovered to be at a home in McDowell County later Thursday.


  8. Morganton mourns loss of longtime community leader Reverend Flemon McIntoshRead the original story

    Friday Jun 3 | WBTV

    Reverend W. Flemon McIntosh, also a longtime coach and teacher, died at the age of 90. The community is mourning the loss of McIntosh, also known as Coach Mac. McIntosh graduated from Johnson C. Smith University and went on to teach and coach in Burke County Schools, rising to the assistant superintendent.


  9. NC Supreme Court holds 1st session in Morganton in 155 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | WBTV

    The building that was constructed in 1835, captured by northern forces in the Civil War, served as the only courthouse in Burke County until 1971, was the site of North Carolina Supreme Court session on Tuesday. It's not the first time the justices have held court in Morganton, but it's been a long time since they did.


  10. Morganton man chasing ghosts in custom 'Ghostbusters' carRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WBTV

    It's not likely you'll see a 1992 Ford Taurus station wagon in Burke County that's any cooler than Justin Parker's. "It just needed a new brake caliper and a serpentine belt, so I fixed that all up," Justin said.


  11. Man sentenced to prison for helping dispose of woman's bodyRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | WBTV

    A Morganton man has been sentenced to at least six years in prison after admitting he helped dispose of a woman's body last year. The Charlotte Observer reported that 38-year-old Timothy Hal Edwards pleaded guilty in Burke County court this week to concealment of a body.


  12. Burke Co. teen sentenced to 12 years for sex crimes against autistic boyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | WBTV

    A Burke County teen was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for sex crimes against a 12-year-old autistic boy. Caldwell County court officials say Brandon Lee Sprouse, 19 of Morganton, "inappropriately touched the 12-year-old male victim, who has a moderate form of autism, and had the boy perform sexual acts on him," in March 2015. 10 comments

  13. Man pleads guilty to fatal Burke County shooting, hid bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | WBTV

    In April 2015, Hensley's body was found along a rural road in Rutherford County after a woman approached investigators and said she'd seen Hensley die four days earlier. The woman told investigators she was in a pop-up camper with Hensley, 37-year-old Timothy Hal Edwards and 26-year-old Michael Lee Shuping on April 12, 2015 outside of the home of Edwards' father, along Rain Hill Church Road in Morganton.


  14. More Read the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | WBTV

    Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack also offered to pay an informant to kill his parents. A federal indictment unsealed Monday charges Justin Nojan Sullivan of Morganton with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, as well as firearms charges and a count related to attempted murder-for-hire.


  15. Alleged ISIS sympathizer charged in death of man found buried in yardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | WBTV

    A Morganton teen and self-proclaimed Islamic convert has been indicted in the death of one of his neighbors who was found buried several months before. Justin Sullivan, 19, was given a true bill of indictment Monday in the death of 74-year-old John Bailey Clark.


  16. Molly's Kids: Morganton's Izabelle Edmonson shows her mother how to #KeepPoundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | WBTV

    Jessica Owens wrote me about her daughter while watching the NFC Champtionship. Which I find amazing because I could do nothing last Sunday during the game except jump on my couch for real and scream at the TV.


  17. Governor McCrory and Secretary Kluttz touting Historic Tax Credits in May in KannapolisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | WBTV

    For months North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Cultural Resources Secretary and former Salisbury mayor Susan Kluttz toured the state in support of restoring Historic Tax Credits to the state budget, and despite some opposition from his own party, those credits did make back into the recently passed state budget. The tax credit program expired last December and Governor McCrory's office spent months trying to convince lawmakers to restore it.


  18. Tractor Trailer overturns, spills chicken parts on Morganton highwayRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2015 | WBTV

    A driver has been cited after officers say a tractor trailer truck overturned while taking chicken parts from the Case Farms Chicken Processing plant in Morganton to a rendering plant in Wadesboro. Officials tell us the tuck was making a left turn from Highway 64 in Morganton onto the entrance ramp for interstate 40 eastbound when the load shifted and the trailer came unhitched.


  19. Morganton says Serval Cat must go, owners and mayor plan to fight itRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | WBTV

    Tyra, their 6 year old Serval Cat got scared and ran off. For two days they looked for the 40-pound cat that has markings like a leopard until a neighbor spotted the animal in bushes. 1 comment

  20. Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2015 | WBTV

    The accident happened around 10:00 pm Tuesday night near W. Union Street and Sanford Drive, Morganton public safety confirmed. The victim was crossing West Union Street on foot at the time of the accident.


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