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PHOTOS: Freedom girls basketball regional final  Morganton News Herald

PHOTOS BY RUSTY JONES/THE NEWS HERALD.



Super 25 Boys Basketball Expert Rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Result: PR: 1. Last game: Beat Roosevelt (Gary, Ind.) 81-25. Next: N/A. 2. McEachern. Powder Springs, GA 30 - 0 - 0. Result: PR: 2. Last game: Beat Norcross ...



PHOTOS: Freedom High School - 2018 Graduation Ceremony | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

In a sea of red caps and gowns, graduates of Freedom High School walked across the stage to turn over a new page and close another at their 2018 ...



Freedom High School 2018 Group Photos | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Pictured (first row, from left) are: Oliva Amos, Kourtney Ervin, Major Hightower; (second row, from left) Emma Johnson, Monica Miguel, Donald Pepka *, Olivia ...



VIDEO: Freedom High School Homecoming Ceremony  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School held their 2018 Homecoming Ceremony during halftime of the game against South Caldwell on Friday night. Gibely Cisneros was named ...



Freedom High School FFA bass team wins fishing tournament  Morganton News Herald

When students approached Freedom High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Dustin Haigler last year about starting a bass fishing team, he had no ...



BOYS 3A PLAYOFFS: In electric environment, Cox Mill rallies to beat Freedom, reach third Final Four  Independent Tribune

CONCORD – The tone for the night was set long before tipoff, beginning with the few hundred people who were turned away dejectedly because there was no ...



Freedom gym to be named for coaches Crump, Rogers  Morganton News Herald

It's been a big few months for former Freedom basketball coaches Marsha Crump and Terry Rogers.



UPDATED: Former Freedom coach Terry Rogers headed to NCHSAA Hall of Fame  Morganton News Herald

CHAPEL HILL — Legendary Freedom High School boys basketball coach Terry Rogers is one of six people who will be inducted in the North Carolina High ...



Calendar of events (Sunday, March 17, to Saturday, March 23)  Morganton News Herald

Check out these events taking place around Burke County this week (March 17-23):



Student body selects 12 for homecoming court  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School recently announced its homecoming court of 12 different young women representing the senior class elected by the student body.



BJ Emmons says he's taking fall off from football  Morganton News Herald

Former Freedom High star running back BJ Emmons says he won't be playing college football this fall.



BREAKING: Local coach faces charges  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School's men's soccer coach received multiple charges Thursday night, including assault on a female.



Taylor taking over Freedom boys soccer program  Morganton News Herald

With the season quickly approaching, Freedom High School wasted little time in naming a new boys soccer head coach.



Freedom High School alumnae elected as superior court judge  Morganton News Herald

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — A former Morganton resident and Freedom High School alumnae has taken a big step in her career.



Patriot boys complete 1st perfect run through conference since '02-03  Morganton News Herald

MARION — Utterly dominant. That's the only way to describe the Freedom boys basketball team's run to a program-record 14 conference wins this season, the ...



PHOTOS: Patton High School 2018 Homecoming Ceremony | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Take a look at photos from Patton High School's 2018 Homecoming Ceremony.



Burke Co. H.S. sports camps this summer  Morganton News Herald

Below is a listing of the 2018 summer sports camps being offered by Burke County high schools. To send us your camp information to run, email it to ...



Freedom High School 2017 Homecoming Ceremony | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School celebrated their annual homecoming on Friday night. The football team competed against Alexander Central High School. The court was ...



Freedom High School Keys to Life pre-prom program  Morganton News Herald

Freedom high school recently hosted the Keys to Life Program sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, Burke County Public Schools, North ...



BREAKING: Coach fired after charges brought to light  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School's men's soccer coach was fired after receiving multiple charges Thursday night, including assault on a female.



Social media threat leads to extra security at Freedom High School  Morganton News Herald

Extra security measures were taken at Freedom High School on Friday morning after a viral social media post that has been circulating throughout many ...



Freedom student charged for threatening to shoot students  Morganton News Herald

A Freedom High School student was charged Wednesday after threatening to carry out a school shooting.



Freedom hires Whiteville’s Little as next football coach  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School announced on Tuesday morning that Luke Little will become its 12th head football coach all-time.



Freedom football coach Bryant resigns after 1 season  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School is again looking for a new football coach.



Foundation awards scholarships to local graduates  Morganton News Herald

Members of the State Employees' Credit Union have presented $10000 four-year college scholarships to four recent graduates of Burke County Public Schools ...



Freedom High School 2017 Homecoming Parade | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School turned the streets of downtown Morganton red, blue and white on Thursday afternoon for their annual homecoming parade.



Amy Howell named 2018 county teacher of the year  Morganton News Herald

Amy Howell, a health science/nursing fundamentals teacher at Freedom High School, has been named the Burke County Public Schools 2018 teacher of the ...



Freedom High 2017 Graduation Ceremony  Morganton News Herald

Patriot Nation was loud and proud as they entered their football stadium one last time as seniors. Their commencement ceremony was held Saturday morning ...



Combined Choirs rehearsals to start next week  Morganton News Herald

Area residents who like to sing have a fun opportunity coming up to get into the holiday spirit.



VIDEO: East Burke 2018 Homecoming Ceremony  Morganton News Herald

On Friday evening East Burke High School held their homecoming ceremony to announce the maid of honor and homecoming queen. Kylie Dillard was named ...



Restaurant inspections (Feb. 1-21)  Morganton News Herald

The following foodservice facilities underwent safety inspections in the past three weeks:



PHOTOS: East Burke High School Prom 2018 | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Students at East Burke High School and their guests were able to experience their prom at the Moretz Mills on Saturday. Here are images from the evening's ...



Homecoming court chosen, queen to be crowned Friday  Morganton News Herald

East Burke High School will be celebrating their 2018 homecoming on Oct. 5 during the football game against Patton High School. The student body selected 12 ...



Freedom junior takes over winter clothing collection project  Morganton News Herald

A junior at Freedom High School is making sure the tradition of keeping the local community warm during the winter season continues.



Freedom senior Jack Swanson accepted to Harvard  Morganton News Herald

One of Burke County's top high school seniors recently learned he will have the chance to pursue one of the finest university educations in the nation.



'Burke Burger Battle' to unite Burke football teams  Morganton News Herald

Four local high school football players have been preparing for a challenge off of the field that won't exactly test their athletic ability, but rather their appetites.



Hospital system appoints two new board members  Morganton News Herald

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge has appointed two new members to its board of directors, Susan L. Haire and Felicia Simmons.



Freedom High School 2017 Prom Moments | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

The Old Armory in downtown Morganton was decorated and filled with Freedom High School students dancing the night away at their 2017 prom last Saturday ...



State releases school performance grades  Morganton News Herald

The state released on Wednesday its annual School Performance Grades for school districts across the state including Burke County Public Schools.



Freedom HS JROTC Drill Meet Awards Ceremony | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Approximately 22 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp teams came to Freedom High School on Saturday for the annual drill meet to showcase the talent of the ...



Harvard-bound Swanson selected as presidential scholar  Morganton News Herald

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced the selection of Morganton's Jack Swanson, who attends Freedom High School, as a 2018 U.S. ...



Former Freedom hoops star Ervin headed to Georgia State  Morganton News Herald

ATLANTA — Freedom High School graduate Madison Ervin will play for her third collegiate program in as many seasons in 2018-19 after she recently signed ...



THROWBACK THURSDAY: This week in 1973 | Community  Morganton News Herald

This week's Throwback Thursday gallery takes a look at News Herald archives from this week in 1973. Check out some shots of Freedom High School ...



2018 homecoming court announced  Morganton News Herald

The student body of Patton High School has chosen 14 members of the senior class to be on the 2018 homecoming court.



4 Observer-area stars named to Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters  Charlotte Observer

Three Charlotte Observer-area high school basketball stars have been named to the 2019 Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters. The all-star game matching some ...



Freedom A team finishes 1st in Catawba Valley Quiz Bowl League spring competition  Morganton News Herald

LINCOLNTON — The Catawba Valley Quiz Bowl League held its spring final round of competition in Lincolnton on Monday.



Freedom High School Homecoming Parade 2016 | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

The 2016 Freedom High School Homecoming Parade was held in downtown Morganton on Thursday afternoon. The homecoming court waved to those in the ...



Combined Choirs concert set for Sunday  Morganton News Herald

Members of the Morganton Combined Choirs group are getting ready to spread holiday spirit with the annual concert that has become a beloved community ...



Retired Freedom High choral director inducted into hall of fame  Morganton News Herald

On April 30, the North Carolina Music Educators' Association recognized retired Freedom High School choral director Jim Gossler by inducting him into the ...



2018 marks wettest year on record with more rain in forecast  Morganton News Herald

"It's raining cats and dogs" became less of an exaggeration in 2018 after Burke County set a new record for its wettest year since 1880.



Event aims to encourage competition for good cause  Morganton News Herald

A newfound event that stirs up friendly rivalry between the four Burke County high schools for a good cause is planned to occur a second time in November.



School board reviews proposed 2019-20 BCPS calendar  Morganton News Herald

The Burke County Board of Education took a closer look at next year's Burke County Public Schools calendar at Monday's regularly scheduled work session at ...



Holiday Tour of Homes to feature historic buildings decked out for Christmas  Morganton News Herald

Several local residents, along with three churches, will open their doors for a special event just in time for the holidays.



Community to recognize veterans with services, free meals  Morganton News Herald

Burke County will recognize Veterans Day with multiple services and a variety of free meals for local veterans: Friday. » Veterans Day *Service*. Carolinas ...



Burke County Home Educators 2018 Graduation Photos | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Pictured (from left) are Grace Rybak, Amos Griffin, Julia Daniel, MacKenzie Baker, Leighton Hall, Isaac Beck and Nicholas Gould, standing next to the statue of ...



GALLERY: Oak Hill youth football camp | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

PAUL SCHENKEL/THE NEWS HERALD. Oak Hill Elementary School concluded its week-long youth football camp on Friday with a cookout on awards night.



Calendar of events (Sunday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 15)  Morganton News Herald

Check out these events taking place around Burke County this week (Dec. 9-15):



Man considers run for District 1 seat  Morganton News Herald

When city elections are held Nov. 5, voters may have more than one choice for the District 1 city council seat.



Freedom principal, East Burke assistant principal awarded by school system  Morganton News Herald

When people ask Freedom High School Principal Felicia Simmons how many kids she has, she takes the enrollment number at her school and adds three to it.



Student charged after report of threat to 'shoot up the school'  Morganton News Herald

A high school student was arrested after police say she made threats to shoot up a school on Monday.



Former band director inducted into hall of fame  Morganton News Herald

Wynn Justice, a former band director at Freedom High School, was recently inducted into the North Carolina Band Master's Association Hall of Fame during a ...



Freedom Classic 2017 Marching Band Competition | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

All four high school marching bands (Draughn, Patton, East Burke and Freedom) along with many others from surrounding and nearby counties traveled to ...



8 rescued from Catawba River  Morganton News Herald

What was supposed to be a cool family outing on the Catawba River quickly turned in a nightmare for an area family.



Visitor policy, closed campuses highlight BCPS safety measures  Morganton News Herald

With schoolchildren headed back to class on Monday, safety will be on the minds of parents and educators alike.



Students named to homecoming court  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School has officially named 12 students to their 2017 homecoming court and the queen and maid of honor will be crowned on Friday night.



N.C. Senate - District 46 race - Warren Daniel  Morganton News Herald

N.C. Senate - District 46 race. Name: Warren Daniel. Party: Republican. Age: Over 40. Education: Graduate of Freedom High School; the United States Military ...



Freedom High School senior named Morehead-Cain Scholar  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School senior Andrew “Drew” Philip McRacken is one of 66 Morehead-Cain Scholars who will enter the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...



East Burke High School 2018 Group Photos | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Tanner Abernethy, Katilyn Addair, Gracie Aldridge, Brandan Allen, Jeffrey Annas, Hannah Baker, Mary Beaver, Elaina Berry, Caelob Bodan, Devin Bodde, ...



Burke County residents honor local veterans with annual service  Morganton News Herald

A steady downpour of rain did little to deter the community from coming out in force to honor local veterans at the annual Burke County Veterans Day *service* ...



Morganton native Thomas projected as early MLB draft pick  Morganton News Herald

June 4 is a big day for high school senior Alek Thomas.



Former Burke County Public Schools teacher Joe Koerner says "Auf Wiedersehen"  Morganton News Herald

Morganton lost a longtime resident who spent the majority of his career teaching German in Burke County Public Schools.



Contestants face fears to help good cause  Morganton News Herald

In lieu of the Dancing with The Burke Stars competition on Jan 25 - 26 , the couples have been putting their best foot forward and practicing their dance routines.



Patton High School 2018 Group Photos | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Pictured (front row, from left) are: Caleb Allman, Matthew Anders, Raleigh Avery, Luis Banales, Hunter Barbee, Carlos Batz, Hannah Bauer, Tripp Berry; (second ...



Vote eliminates senior project as graduation requirement  Morganton News Herald

For students in Burke County Public Schools, a senior project no longer will be a requirement for graduation.



Mountain View Elementary takes shape with school quickly approaching  Morganton News Herald

On Monday, the new Mountain View Elementary School was bustling with workers who were racing to complete some of the final tasks on the pristine building.



Local man recognized as a Trailblazer by Business North Carolina  Morganton News Herald

As a local native, Dalton Walters always knew he wanted to come back home and work in Morganton.



‘Construction rodeo’ links CTE students to local industries  Morganton News Herald

Two high school students from Burke County are certain that once they graduate from high school they do not want to be sitting at a desk job.



Winter Carnvial, tree lighting to bring holiday fun to downtown Morganton  Morganton News Herald

The city of Morganton will kick off the holiday season in an illuminating way.



Ecumenical group to offer community Thanksgiving worship service  Morganton News Herald

Local churches invite residents of Burke County to join them in a Thanksgiving *service* to celebrate God through preaching, singing, dance and fellowship.



Calendar of events (Sunday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 17  Morganton News Herald

Check out these events taking place around Burke County this week (Nov. 11-17):



Caleb King to leave Havelock football  New Bern Sun Journal

HAVELOCK - The time back home at Havelock High School for Caleb King has come to an end after just two years.Wednesday afternoon, King broke the news ...



Morganton set to host bike festival Saturday  Morganton News Herald

Outdoorswoman Nikki Malatin's goal is to get "more kids on bikes."



VIDEO: North Carolina teen with cerebral palsy earns assist in varsity basketball game  USA TODAY High School Sports

A North Carolina teenager lived a dream Tuesday night. Mitchell Greathouse, who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is always in the stands cheering on ...



Students build houses as part of carpentry,masonry classes  Morganton News Herald

Usually a high school classroom is filled with desks, a whiteboard, bookcases and a few computers, but for some carpentry and masonry students at East Burke, ...



Revolutionary War Days set for Saturday  Morganton News Herald

A popular historic event is coming back for another year.



New-look Freedom squad holds 1st ever late night practice  Morganton News Herald

With new Freedom football head coach Jim Bob Bryant at the helm, even practice is a must-see event.



School system proposes new district lines, feeder patterns in preparation for Mountain View opening  Morganton News Herald

Students in Burke County Public Schools may see a change in which school they will be attending for the 2018-19 academic year.



Draughn High School 2018 Group Photos | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Pictured (first row, from left) are Katie Icard*, Shaedyn Housh*, Emily Baker*, Kayleigh Sigmon*, Gaomong Lo+, Courtney Lowman*, Brook Buchanan*, Molly ...



Freedom girls basketball team caps dream season with state title  Morganton News Herald

CHAPEL HILL -- For the first time ever, Burke County high school basketball fans have witnessed perfection. The No. 1 Freedom girls basketball team topped off ...



Mayor shares news on development during annual address  Morganton News Herald

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a three-part series. Find part three in Friday's edition of The News Herald.



Draughn homecoming court selected, parade scheduled  Morganton News Herald

It is almost autumn again. The leaves are beginning to turn and the air will have a chill to it soon. Football has been in full swing for weeks now.



Death of alderman leaves vacant seat  Morganton News Herald

DREXEL — Town officials in Drexel will have the unenviable task of choosing someone to fill a board of aldermen seat after the death of one of their own.



Church's fundraiser featuring local pottery to benefit local hospice  Morganton News Herald

Burke County residents interested in warming up on the inside and out will have the opportunity to do so by enjoying hot soup, artwork from local artists, and ...



Local churches planning fun, spooky Halloween celebrations  Morganton News Herald

Several churches in Burke County are celebrating Halloween with safe, non-scary, family-friendly celebrations. Here are a few church Halloween activities ...



Proposed county budget released | News | morganton.com  Morganton News Herald

County commissioners will hold the first of several meetings on the proposed budget at 3 p.m. on Monday in the commissioners' board room, located at 110 N.



GALLERY: Throwback Thursday - This week in 1976 | Community  Morganton News Herald

Take a trip back in time with this week's Throwback Thursday gallery from this week in 1976. The gallery consists of News Herald archives, which are housed at ...



Mayor shares news on challenges during annual address  Morganton News Herald

Editor's Note: This is the final part of a three-part series. Morganton Mayor Ronnie Thompson has been speaking to community organizations in Morganton this ...



Friends remember life of student killed in crash  Morganton News Herald

Myles Davis had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was unforgettable.



Draughn names Powell new football coach  Morganton News Herald

VALDESE — Chris Powell is headed home to Burke County to become the new head coach of the Draughn football program, DHS administration announced ...



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