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Public invited to learn about proposed zoning changes

TThe City of Morganton is writing new zoning regulations that will guide development in Morganton during the next 10 to 20 years. City staff is holding an informational workshop to explain the proposed regulations and to get input and feedback from the public. The informational workshop will be held from noon to 7:00 pm Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.

Check out the Zoning Update Project Website!

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Richelieu Legwear holding job fair

Richelieu Legwear International Inc. will hold a job fair Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the company's Hildebran location at 9451 Neuville Ave., Hildebran, NC. The company recently announced it will create more than 200 new jobs and is investing $16 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hildebran.

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Burke tourism ranks 1st in job growth, 2nd in spending increase

burke-county-travel-and-tourismBurke County's tourism industry is a pacesetter in North Carolina, ranking first in percentage of tourism job growth and second in the increase of visitor spending.

According to figures released Friday by the NC Division of Tourism, Burke County had the largest increase in direct tourism employment from 2012 to 2013. The county experienced a 5.8% surge in tourism jobs, easily topping Buncombe County, which saw a 5.0% increase.

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Public workshop on proposed zoning changes

The City of Morganton is working to draft new zoning regulations that will impact development in Morganton during the next 20 years. Zoning regulations outline what property owners can and cannot do on their property. City staff is holding a public workshop between noon and 7:00 pm Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to help inform property owners about the proposed changes and their impact. The public can stop by City Hall anytime during the workshop and ask any questions about the proposed changes and about any specific properties.

Find out more about the project here: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/zoningupdate/

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Wednesday Mini-Market
Aug 27, 2014 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Public Workshop
Aug 28, 2014 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Saturday Farmers Market
Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Wednesday Mini-Market
Sep 3, 2014 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Historic Morganton Festival
Sep 5, 2014 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Saturday Farmers Market
Sep 6, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Historic Morganton Festival
Sep 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Board of Adjustment
Sep 8, 2014 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

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Council Meeting
Sep 8, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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