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Commerce, culture, and industry are hallmarks of Burke County and Morganton, its county seat. Textile and furniture are traditional industries, along with newcomers that include Caterpillar and Kimball Glass. Spectacular scenery, historic preservation, and many cultural events attract tourists to the area.
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7062
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This special NORTH CAROLINA magazine community supplement discusses Burke County. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the county was known for decades for manufacturing and a number of state installations, including Broughton Hospital. Decline of industry and state cutbacks in employment created a need for county officials to seek new economic directions. McBrayer discusses some of these options, including promoting tourism, expanding healthcare facilities, and attracting retirees.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p21-22, 24, 27-28,32, 34, 38-40, il
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18450
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In this outing, Goerch travels to Burke County. He writes \"this is where John Sevier was tried, Frankie Silver was hanged, Zebulon Vance was married, Woodrow Wilson spent part of his honeymoon, and where many other interesting things have happened.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 27, Dec 1941, p1-4, 22-23, 25-26, il
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24065
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Linville Gorge is known for its breathtaking views and rugged terrain. A waterfall rushes at the bottom of the gorge, a site that the author highly recommends for all adventurers who like to explore the unbeaten path.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p136-138, il, map Periodical Website
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24559
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Dr. M. W. Webb and Earnest L. Briggs acquired historic ‘Pleasant Valley’ in Burke County in 1969 and discovered a wealth of antique buttons in the attic. This article discusses the history and significance of the buttons.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 17, February 1972, p8-10, il
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24686
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The author provides a scientific explanation for the strange lights that appear over Brown Mountain. The light actually comes from the valley beyond Brown Mountain. When atmospheric conditions are just right, the refraction in the air and moisture cause apparent movement of lights.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, April 1955, p8-9, il, map
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24689
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Burke County, North Carolina is home to beautiful vistas and popular tourist spots, such as Linville Gorge and Table Rock Mountain. The author highlights things to do in Burke County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, April 1955, p16-26, il, map
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24690
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This article discusses some of the most popular towns in Burke County, such as Drexel and Morganton, and the development and growth in each one.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, April 1955, p27-30, il
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27815
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Morganton is a town of 16,700, but it has a rich history and culture. From a famous senator to an American Indian archaeological site, and from mountain views to local breweries, Morganton has much to offer.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p55-56, 58-59, il, por, map Periodical Website
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28523
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Dubbed as Nature’s Playground, Burke County, North Carolina offers a variety of activities such as hiking, kayaking, hang gliding, and wine tours. South Mountains State Park provides a backcountry experience for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. There are also a number of waterfalls and lakes to explore in the area.
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29873
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Morganton and its surrounding Burke County are steeped in history, but the area also offers a wealth of modern appeal for day trips, including museums, galleries, wineries or outdoor exploration.
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