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The first shovel of dirt has officially been dug for the new Burke County jail.
Local officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future jail on Monday morning.
The jail will be built on county property near the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility on Government Drive in Morganton.
The U.S. Department of Interior, under the new leadership of Secretary Ryan Zinke, finally coughed up a payment to Swain County as part of the North Shore Road settlement agreement.
Congressman Meadows tours TekTone’s new manufacturing operations
Brittney Burns – Staff Writer
The leader of an influential group of House conservatives warned GOP leaders Thursday not to attach aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey to an increase in the federal debt limit, a stance that could constrain Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to win support over the coming weeks for several controversial must-pass measures.