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Beverage Company To Add 226 New Jobs In Burke County

Unix Packaging, a California-based contract manufacturer of branded and private label beverages, will create 226 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday. The company will invest $19 million to locate its first East Coast manufacturing facility in Morganton.

In Pandemic, Using Drones To Drop Medical Supplies From Sky

With a loud whir and a whoosh, a fixed-wing drone slingshots out of a medical warehouse, zips through hazy skies at 80 mph, pops open a belly hatch and drops a box of medical supplies. Slowed by a little parachute, the box drifts downward and lands with a plop, less than 8 minutes after launch.

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