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How Four Community Colleges are Blazing a Collaborative Trail

Nation Hahn, Alli Lindenberg and Robert Kinlaw September 14, 2020 Garrett Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), and Michael Helmick, when he was president of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), led two institutions that sit roughly 25 minutes from each other.  Collectively, the two colleges’ service areas extended across three...

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Burke County Welcomes UNIX Packaging

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 27, 2020) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that UNIX Packaging will open a location in Morganton creating at least 151 new jobs by the end of 2022 and approximately 226 new jobs over five years with an...

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Work in Burke Receives Duke Energy Foundation Grant

Funding Provides More Opportunities for Engineering Camps and Competitions BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 17, 2019) – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a Powerful Communities grant to Burke Development, Inc. and Work in Burke. The $20,000 grant will provide opportunities for more students to participate in Burke County Public Schools engineering...

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Marves Industries, LLC to Expand in Hildebran

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 6, 2019) – Burke County has been awarded a $312,000 building reuse grant to support the expansion of Marves Industries, LLC in Hildebran. Marves Industries, a well-known manufacturer of non-woven fabrics, acoustical materials, felt, and composite materials, will add...

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