Your starting point for City of Morganton News and Media.


 

City News

    • The Color Purple is coming to CoMMA

      The Color Purple is coming to CoMMA

      Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

      The Tony Award-Winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple is hitting the stage at CoMMA in a little more than a week. Tickets are on sale now for the February 27th show. The Color Purple is a musical based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice...

    • Morganton wins two Public Power Awards of Excellence

      Morganton wins two Public Power Awards of Excellence

      Friday, Feb 07, 2020

      ElectriCities of North Carolina announced this week that the City of Morganton’s Electric Services Department won two 2019 Public Power Awards of Excellence. Morganton earned the Value of Public Power Award and the Wholesale Power Cost Award. “The...

    • Rain, flooding causes sewer spill

      Rain, flooding causes sewer spill

      Friday, Feb 07, 2020

      Very heavy rains that fell in the area recently caused a sewer spill in the City of Morganton Thursday. The spill started Thursday, February 6, at 11:30 a.m. at a sewer junction box on Vine Arden Road near the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The...

    • Lowdermilk sworn in as Interim Chief of Public Safety

      Lowdermilk sworn in as Interim Chief of Public Safety

      Friday, Jan 31, 2020

      Tony Lowdermilk was sworn in as Interim Chief of Morganton Public Safety during a ceremony at Morganton City Hall Friday, January 31. Lowdermilk was promoted to Interim Chief from the rank of Major of Support Services. Lowdermilk was born and...

    • Morganton Festival wins two awards

      Morganton Festival wins two awards

      Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

      The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. won two major awards at the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events ShowFest Conference in Charlotte January 26 and 27. The North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events is comprised of almost...

    • Public Safety Chief Ronnie Rector to retire

      Monday, Jan 27, 2020

      Ronnie Rector’s office is mostly packed into boxes now — nearly three decades worth of certifications, accomplishments, and memories are heading home with him. After 28 years of dutiful service to the citizens of Morganton, Public Safety Chief...

    • Power outage scheduled early Thursday

      Power outage scheduled early Thursday

      Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

      A planned power outage early Thursday should not affect any residential customers in the City. Crews will be turning off power for the Foothills Higher Education and Conference Center, Wendy’s, Arby’s, and the Children’s Development Services Agency on...

View all Press Releases


 

Police and Fire News

View all Crime and Incidents Releases


 

City Meetings

View all City Meetings


 

Job Openings

Go to Jobs Page


Media Contact

Ethan Smith
Public Information Officer

828-432-2516

email


Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of Morganton Matters, the City of Morganton Local Government Newsletter!

mm 201711 Morganton Matters November 2017 d4 1