• Construction for new shopping center on time


    MORGONTON, N.C. - Construction for Burke County's newest shopping center appears to be on schedule, so it can open in July.

    Officials said tenants have already claimed 65 percent of the Morganton Heights Shopping Center.

    They expect big stores like Walmart and Belk to help drive retail sales in the area.

    At this point, officials said the only obstacle that could delay the project would be bad weather.

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