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PHOTOS: Freedom High School 2019 Group Photos | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School 2019 graduates in alphabetical order: Fletcher Keith Abee, Brenden Micah Abrams, Johana Acosta, Mayra Francisca Agustin, Irma ...



Freedom’s Rogers resigns as boys basketball coach after 13 seasons, one state title (UPDATED 11:09 p.m.)  Morganton News Herald

The Rogers era for Freedom High School boys basketball is over.



Freedom’s Meghan Welty named BCPS Teacher of the Year  Morganton News Herald

Meghan Welty, an exceptional children teacher at Freedom High School, has been named Burke County Public Schools' 2019 teacher of the year.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Freedom High 2017 Group Photos  Morganton News Herald

Nicholas Adams, Ciara Aitken, David Alexander, Shelby Arellano, Zakery Arrowood, Katherine Atkins, Tidus Avery, Ashley Ballard, John Barrier, Makayla Barrier ...



Zimmerman named new FHS boys basketball coach (Updated 3:01 p.m.)  Morganton News Herald

On the search for a new boys basketball coach for the first time in 13 years, Freedom didn't have to look very far.



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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.



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.



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.



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.



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 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.



Freedom High School 2016 Graduation | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School was a vision in red as more than 200 seniors were handed their high school diplomas on the school's football field on Friday evening.



PHOTOS: Burke Middle College Prom 2019 | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Burke Middle College students got all dressed up and danced the night away this past weekend for their prom. See moments taken by Kelly Harmon ...



Couple celebrates 50th anniversary - The Stanly News & Press  Stanly News & Press

Jesse Clifton “Cliff” Edwards Jr. and Mary Lynn Pickler Edwards of Oakboro, formerly of Kinston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6, 2019 with a ...



GALLERY: Freedom prom 2018 | Local News | morganton.com  Morganton News Herald

Freedom High School held its prom on Saturday night at the Old Armory building in Morganton. Students dressed to the nines and enjoyed a night of dancing to ...



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 ...



Freedom graduates more than 200 seniors  Morganton News Herald

The Freedom High School football stadium was packed full recently when more than 200 seniors bid farewell to their high school careers.



PHOTOS: Freedom High School JROTC Drill Meet | 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 ...



Couple succeeds in hiking Appalachian Trail  Morganton News Herald

Two Freedom High School graduates have completed a feat that not many can complete.



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.



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.



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 ...



Freedom baseball Sr. Day and 'Play for Trey' Day  Morganton News Herald

PAUL SCHENKEL/THE NEWS HERALD. The Freedom baseball team held 'Play for Trey' day in combination with its Senior Day on Friday against South ...



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.



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

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



Another wave of changes announced for BCPS principals, other departments  Morganton News Herald

Burke County Public Schools announced another wave of changes for the school system's principal positions on Friday afternoon.



Promotions give 4 new roles in BCPS central office  Morganton News Herald

A round of promotions within Burke County Public Schools has led to new roles for four employees in the central office.



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.



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 football coach Bryant resigns after 1 season  Morganton News Herald

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



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.



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.



Local resident celebrates 20-year anniversary of liver transplant  Morganton News Herald

GLEN ALPINE – Local resident Chris Boyce has a lot to celebrate.



Seniors deemed graduates, start new chapter  Morganton News Herald

Hundreds gathered this past Friday night to watch as the 2019 graduating class of Freedom High School gathered one last time to receive their high school ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Dinner, theater program to offer 'Some Enchanted Evening'  Morganton News Herald

Why travel out of town to enjoy a nice dinner followed by an outstanding musical show? Join the Burke Theater Guild at the Morganton Community House Nov.



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 ...



Table Rock’s Sacred Baylor selected for USA Football team  Morganton News Herald

Table Rock eighth-grader Sacred Baylor has been awarded a huge task — to represent USA Football's 2019 U.S. National Team at the Middle School Bowl ...



Letter to the Editor: Supporting Oak Hill Community Park  Morganton News Herald

After reading Mr. D. Veazey's letter (May 16, 2019) in support of an Oak Hill Community Park, we in Burke County cannot afford to “lose” this natural resource ...



'The Sessions' to hold premiere in Morganton  Morganton News Herald

A movie filmed in the Morganton area, which has been in production for more than two years, will make its debut in early May.



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 ...



Organizations, volunteers teaming up for annual Lake James Cleanup  Morganton News Herald

Some local organizations are teaming up for another monumental cleanup of Lake James and the surrounding area.



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. ...



More than 100 students, staff recognized at school board meeting  Morganton News Herald

Recognitions were the theme of the evening at Monday's regular Burke County Board of Education meeting at Mountain View Elementary School.



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.



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.



Community choir concert set for Sunday  Morganton News Herald

The Foothills Festival Singers, a community choir made up of singers from around Burke County, will present its spring concert at 5 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary ...



Longtime Burke educator named Yancey County superintendent  Morganton News Herald

For 27 years, Kathy Amos' career has been educating children in Burke County.



Land trust seeks funds for Oak Hill parcel  Morganton News Herald

The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has secured a time-sensitive purchase option for a 660-acre property in the Oak Hill community of Morganton, ...



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 ...



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.



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

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



Freedom High School coach fired after charges brought to light  Hickory Daily Record

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



A few of my favorite things (and gossip) - Burke County Notebook  Morganton News Herald

From wooden footbridges to a rumored new Starbucks location, Burke County offers lots to like.



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.



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 ...



Library looks to expand yearbook collection  Morganton News Herald

As area high schools are starting to host homecoming and reunion events, the Morganton Public Library is hosting a high school yearbook reunion.



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.



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):



CoMMA to debut international premiere of opera  Morganton News Herald

Local musicians will debut the original opera,“Le Cœur de La Pucelle," or “The Heart of The Maiden," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at CoMMA.



GALLERY: Draughn High School 2018 Prom | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Students from Draughn High School experienced their prom at Moretz Mills in Hickory with a theme of "A Night in Vegas." Take a look a images from the ...



Valdese American Legion names first female commander  Morganton News Herald

VALDESE -- The Valdese American Legion Post No. 234 has elected Morganton native Julia Underwood as its first female commander.



Venue set to debut international production of original opera  Morganton News Herald

Local musicians will debut the original opera,“Le Cœur de La Pucelle," or “The Heart of The Maiden," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at CoMMA.



THROWBACK THURSDAY: This week in 1973 | Local News | morganton.com  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 ...



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 ...



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.



College choir, brass ensemble, to kick off tour at local church  Morganton News Herald

Music lovers and individuals who want to experience culture are invited to a free concert.



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.



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.



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* ...



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, ...



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 ...



'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.



30th anniversary of Salem Junior High School explosion remembered  Morganton News Herald

A bored teenage student inadvertently caused chaos on a fateful Tuesday evening 30 years ago.



Teacher shares research from Antarctica trip  Morganton News Herald

An environmental teacher at Freedom High School is taking it to the next level when educating his students.



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.



School system receives performance grades  Morganton News Herald

North Carolina's fourth annual School Performance Grades were presented to the State Board of Education recently showing that more than 77 percent of the ...



Leon Johnson voted 10th-best UNC football player ever  Morganton News Herald

One of Burke County's finest athletes ever, Leon Johnson was honored last week by one website as one of the University of North Carolina's best football ...



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 ...



Air Force officer reflects on military legacy of grandfather, uncles  Morganton News Herald

U.S. Air Force Airman Remington Lamar Burnette, a Morganton native, will stand proud on the legacy of generations of military *service* in his family when he ...



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.



Freedom hires Havelock’s Bryant as football coach  Morganton News Herald

The Freedom football program ended its search for a new head coach on Tuesday, landing two-time AP state coach of the year Jim Bob Bryant, who guided ...



GALLERY: Patton High School prom 2018 | Gallery  Morganton News Herald

Patton High School held its 2018 prom on Saturday at the Market on Main in Hickory. Students donned in tuxedos and prom dresses enjoyed a night of games ...



Former resident gives back to Southmountain children’s home  Morganton News Herald

HICKORY — For 10 years, Southmountain Children and Family Services has been part of a program that lets its kids get revved up.



Riding double-digit hit streak, Alek Thomas named Midwest League All-Star  Morganton News Herald

Hitting .310 with 38 runs, 21 extra-base hits (12 doubles, four triples, five HRs) and 24 RBIs, outfielder Alek Thomas of the Kane County Cougars has enjoyed a ...



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):



Local students share thoughts on school safety following Florida shooting  Morganton News Herald

Since the tragic school shooting in Florida on Valentine's Day that took the life of 17 people, teenagers from across the country have started to voice their ...



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