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South Mountains: Western acquisitions fill South Mountains State Park gaps - Morganton.com | The News Herald: News

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Friends of the Library Book Sale is April 9&10! Check out the article in the News Herald

Kistler Academy, 1916. In the 1890s A. M. Kistler came to Morganton from Pennsylvania. A philanthropist, Mr. Kistler built Kistler Academy, in Morganton for black students. It was sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. Kistler Academy closed in 1910. This photograph was contributed to Picture Burke by Caroline Crisp. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

Dr. Waightstill Avery Collett's house was located on the corner of Queen & North King Streets. Dr. Collett, born 1830, was a surgeon and served in the Civil War. The house was demolished in early 1950 to make way for the present day First United Methodist Church. This photograph was made by L. E. Webb (1879-1937) a prominent Morganton photographer. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

The general store building at 321 Valdese Avenue in Morganton, near the Forest Hill Cemetery was a typical small neighborhood store. It was built about 1900 by Monroe Haywood Mull (1848-1938). Harold J. Mull bought the store and ran it until 1967. B. Rondal Mull contributed this photograph. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

Sudie Hudson's School (1900). Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

William Waitsel & Agnes Elmira Franklin Connelly were married July 19, 1861. Elmira rode the train to Rutherford College to visit her brother John Franklin. When William saw Elmira step off the train it was “love at first sight.’ Their first home was a small log house. The town's name was changed from Happy Home to Connelly Springs. Lynne Galvin contributed this photograph to Picture Burke, a digital collection of Burke County photographs maintained at the North Carolina Room.

Jacquard Mills was located at 207 East Meeting St., Morganton. In 1953 Jacquard Mills of Patterson, New Jersey, opened a plant in Morganton to be near furniture manufacturers who need their goods. Jacquard employed 75 people in 1961. C. E. Ferguson was plant manager. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

Town of Drexel ca. 1906. Foreground- Drexel Furniture Company; Depot, left center; Two cell jail, center, across from depot; Roller Mill (flour mill), right center; Sash and Blind Company, far right. Town of Drexel was incorporated in 1933. This photograph was contributed to Picture Burke by B. Rondal Mull. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

Table Rock Academy. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

Looking Back Old Burke County Courthouse ca 1889. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library.

The Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam to perform at MerleFest 2015

Copper touch tool could make a difference in public health

Workshop to help women achieve fulfilled future

Sheriff Steve Whisenant and the Burke County Sheriff's Office are inviting the community to join them in recognizing fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp and his K9 partner Maros with a moment of silence at 2:55 p.m. this afternoon.

Sheriff Steve Whisenant and the Burke County Sheriff's Office are inviting the community to join them in recognizing fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp and his K9 partner Maros with a moment of silence at 2:55 p.m. this afternoon.

Local driver Griffith kicks off Renegades season at HMS

Local doctor helps approve new screening test


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