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UPDATED: BCPS Superintendent Putnam stepping down, moving to CVCC

Longtime Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Larry Putnam announced his resignation at Monday evening’s work session of the Burke Co… Read more

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Guilt, envy, distrust: Vaccine rollout breeds mixed emotions. Here's the latest virus news.

As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines widens in the U.S., varying eligibility rules and unequal access to the coveted doses are sometimes breeding feelings of guilt, envy and judgment. Read more

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Three COVID-19 deaths reported, numbers adjusted in Burke

The death toll from COVID-19 went up on Monday, while the total virus cases were adjusted in the county over the weekend. Read more

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Biden to deliver his first primetime address Thursday, marking 1 year since COVID shutdowns

Updates from Biden's first 100 days: Biden to give first primetime address Thursday; revokes Trump's weakening of wild bird protections; Jill Biden honors women. Read more

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Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

The CDC has released long-awaited guidance that says vaccinated people can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing. Read more

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What's next for the COVID relief bill? And when will the $1,400 payments reach Americans?

The House is expected to give final approval to the COVID-19 relief bill Tuesday with a Biden signature shortly after. Here's what to expect after final passage. Read more

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Biden orders review of Trump's Title IX moves; jury selection in Floyd trial; Harry-Meghan fallout

Your Monday morning headlines: Biden tackles Title IX; Derek Chauvin jury selection; Harry-Meghan interview fallout. Get caught up. Read more

More photos of Harry and Meghan through the years

A gallery of images of the couple in recent years: Read more

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PHOTOS: 2020-21 Burke Co. H.S. sports, Part 16 (UPDATED AT 2 P.M. SUNDAY)

PHOTOS BY WAYNE WHALEY, RUSTY JONES AND JAMES LYNCH JR./THE NEWS HERALD  Read more

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PHOTOS: Remembering football coach Tom Brown

THE NEWS HERALD AND HICKORY DAILY RECORD FILE PHOTOS; WITH SUBMITTED PHOTOS Read more

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Game on: NWHL to complete virus-disrupted playoffs in Boston

The National Women’s Hockey League will complete its abbreviated season with two nationally televised semifinals and a championship game so… Read more

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Still perfect: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 170-150

ATLANTA (AP) — In the midst of a pandemic, this was assured of being an NBA All-Star Game like no other. Read more

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Kyle Larson celebrates return with 1st win since suspension

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson wasn't sure he'd ever race again in NASCAR, and if he could, he didn't know who would even hire him. Read more

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No. 3 N.C. State women beat Louisville near buzzer for repeat ACC title

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Wes Moore believed North Carolina State had enough talent to win another Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament when … Read more

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Carolina working itself off NCAA bubble, into field

North Carolina, not all that long ago, was being lumped in with other bluebloods in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament. Read more

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