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Opportunity Internship (Opt-In) - Thanks to our partners in making this a success. #burkecountypublicschools #westernpiedmontcommunitycollege #workinburke and all employers who participated. What a truly wonderful success story!!! Congratulations to you Chris Thames!! Thank you to all partners, Meridian (Employer), Ron Williams (Work Buddy) and Alan Wood,...

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OPT-IN Program Celebrates Graduation

Fifteen Complete 8 Week Internship Morganton, NC (August 8, 2022) – OPT-IN partners, interns, mentors, family and friends met Monday afternoon at COMMA to celebrate the graduation of the first 8-week internship program. Burke Development Inc. (BDI), Burke County Public Schools (BCPS), Work in Burke and Western Piedmont...

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Hickory, Burke County leaders unveil $1.5 million hangar at Hickory Regional Airport

HICKORY — Officials from Hickory and Burke County celebrated the completion of a new 12,000-square-foot hangar at the Hickory Regional Airport on Monday. Check out the following link for full story and video: https://morganton.com/news/hickory-burke-county-leaders-unveil-1-5-million-hangar-at-hickory-regional-airport/article_f4d4b18b-7d23-50cb-8e48-c05e958e0d77.html ...

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Project Highlander Announcement:

VANGUARD FURNITURE CO., INC. TO LOCATE IN BURKE COUNTY For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 20, 2022) - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Office announced funding today to aid in the expansion for Project Highlander in Burke County. The project is set to support Vanguard Furniture Co., Inc....

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NCRR Invests $2.92 Million in “Build Ready Sites”

The North Carolina Railroad Company Launches New Economic Development Initiativeto Increase the Number of N.C. Rail-Served Sites Ready for Development. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C., MARCH 1, 2022 – The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) awarded approximately $2.92 million to rail-served sites in six counties across North...

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