Burke County’s Own College

Time Frame: 1972-1976

Here is an archive of newspaper articles about WPCC’s outreach to the Burke County community. These documents are in PDF format which can be accessed by the free Reader software from Adobe. If you are unable to access these documents and would like additional assistance, please contact the webmaster.


Vietnam Veteran In High School Program At WPCCMorganton News-HeraldJan. 19, 1972
Accreditation Team Coming To College
(Educators To Make Survey)
 Morganton News-HeraldMar.16, 1972
Weekly Commentary Product Of WPCC
(Over Area Radio Stations)
Morganton News-HeraldMar. 20, 1972
Holshouser Returns To Burke For Campaigning Morganton News-HeraldApr. 26, 1972
Planning For Symphony ConcertMorganton News-HeraldJun. 2,   1972
Peer Counseling Assists Students At WPCC
( Big “T” Helps Make Unique Program A  Real Help)
Morganton News-HeraldJun. 28, 1972
Observation Deck Built At WPCCMorganton News-HeraldAug. 4,  1972
Course Accredited Is First In State
(For Medical Office Assistants)
Morganton News-HeraldSep. 26, 1972
Youth’s Questions Are Aired At Symposium
(Chamber Of Commerce Sponsors Exchange Of Views)
Morganton News-HeraldOct. 23, 1972
WPCC Arts And Crafts Show Planned SundayMorganton News-HeraldNov. 9,  1972
Fire Instructors Course To Be At WPCC Morganton News-Herald Nov.  10, 1972
Macbeth Opener Set At WPCC
(For First Of Six Performances)
Morganton News-HeraldNov. 29, 1972
Accreditation Renewed For Western Piedmont
(Approved By Southern Association)
Morganton News-HeraldDec. 14, 1972
Legislators Hear Community College Needs
(At Area Meeting At Lenoir)
Morganton News-HeraldJan. 16, 1973
WPCC Nursing Grads Pinned At Ceremony
(Special Ceremony At First Baptist Church)
 Morganton News-Herald May. 31, 1973
Burnett, Vet Counselor Joins WPCC Staff McDowell News Sep. 5, 1973
Getting Ready For Sam Ervin Day TelecastMorganton News-HeraldSep. 7,  1973
Western Piedmont to Hold Canoe Races
(Anyone Can Enter)
 Lenoir News-Topic Oct. 3,  1973
Archaeology Meet is Family Affair
(At Western Piedmont)
 Morganton News-Herald Oct. 24, 1973
Pioneers Top UNC-C Morganton News-Herald Nov. 5, 1973
Hickory Firm Will Design WPCC UnitHickory Daily  Record   June     1974
WPCC Getting $500,000 For New Building Morganton News-Herald Jun. 24, 1974
WPCC Physicist: World Faces CrisisMorganton News-HeraldSep. 4,  1974
WPCC Gridders Halt East Carolina Streak  Morganton News-Herald Sep. 30, 1974
College Trains Pistol-Packing MamasMorganton News-HeraldOct. 23, 1974
Burke Chamber In Tribute To County’s Favorite SonMorganton News-HeraldDec. 4,  1974
Guitarist To Play At WPCC Morganton News-Herald Jan. 30, 1975
Benner: He’s the canoeist’s canoeistMorganton News-HeraldMar. 11, 1975
14 new curricula approved at WPCCMorganton News-HeraldApr. 17, 1975
WPCC has a record signup
(In face of budget-cut plan)
 Morganton News-Herald   June     1975
WPCC will offer farming courses  Morganton News-HeraldSep. 26, 1975
Bids on WPCC building to be accepted Dec. 16Morganton News-HeraldNov. 14, 1975
President takes spill in front of PresidentMorganton News-HeraldJanuary  1976
WPCC building plan is under way todayMorganton News-HeraldFeb. 24, 1976
Ervin outlines ‘great freedoms’ for Western Piedmont audienceMorganton News-HeraldMar. 29, 1976
WPCC’s nature, exercise trail enters final development stagesMorganton-News HeraldMay. 24, 1976
WPCC’s Clark surveying Burke Indian sitesMorganton News-HeraldJul. 27,  1976
New building at WPCC Morganton News-HeraldAug. 30, 1976
Nursing Home Now a Part of WPCC Nurse TrainingMorganton News-HeraldNov. 2,  1976