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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Dog - Blaze

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Chihuahua, Short Coat

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Dog - Barita

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Alaskan Husky/Mix

Animal Services - Animal Postings

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Recommended Budget

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In accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159-8), we hereby present a balanced recommended budget for FY 2019-2020 that meets the immediate and long-term needs of the County and supports the goals desired b...

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Additional Info... Board of Commissioners

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

2019 UOCAVA Notice

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Please visit the following link to view the 2019 UOCAVA Election Notice

https://www.burkenc.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/367?fileID=658

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Board of Elections
Posted on: June 11, 2019

All Elections Are Important

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Burke County has just over 50,000 registered voters currently eligible to vote. 

During the last Presidential Election, 36,715 of those cast a ballot, which was more than half of the voters registered (73%).

In our local elections in 2017, only 5,9...

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Board of Elections

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Fonta Flora State Trail

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About the Fonta Flora State Trail

The Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) is a recreation facility that provides an unparalleled experience for people of all ages and abilities. The long term vision for the Trail is to connect Downtown Asheville with Downtown M...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Animal Shelter Closed for Repairs - Aug 17 - Sep 3

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Burke County Animal Shelter Closed for Repairs

Due to repairs, the Burke County Animal Shelter (Animal Services Center) located at 425 Kirksey Drive in Morganton will not be able to accept owner surrendered animals August 17 – September 2. In addition, the...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans is Aug. 26

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Deadline in North Carolina to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans for Flooding and Heavy Winds is Aug. 26

 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Animal Shelter Public Input Session

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Burke County citizens are cordially invited to share their animal shelter wish lists with consultant, Michael Barnard, President of Shelter Planners of America (SPOA) on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Foothills Higher Education ...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Animal Services Meet and Greet - August 19

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Citizens are cordially invited to meet the new Burke County Animal Services employees from 5 - 7 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019. The new employees are Animal Services Director Kaitlin Settlemyre, Animal Services Coordinator Lindsay Stump and Animal Servi...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Duke Energy Right-of-Way Clearing Work

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"Duke Energy contract crews will be clearing rights-of-way in areas around our distribution electrical lines in several areas of Catawba and Burke Counties over the next few months.

As you know we have a responsibility to deliver power safely and reli...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Fire Fatality Press Release

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Release: IMMEDIATE

Date: July 22, 2019

Contact: MIKE WILLIS, BURKE FIRE MARSHAL

Phone: (828) 764-9321

Fire Fatality 

Drexel, NC - On Monday July 22, 2019 at 1:14 p.m. a fire was reported by a neighbor at 204 Valdese Drive, Drexel, N.C. with a...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Water Disruption - Riverwoods Subdivision

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Due to repairs on a water main, residents in the Riverwoods subdivision will experience a disruption in water services until repairs are completed, estimated completion time is around noon. Naguib Amin Street, Mounira Avenue, and Pyramid Road will also be...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 15, 2019

The East Burke Convenience Center is Now Operational

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The East Burke Convenience Center is now operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

County Administration
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Governor signs state disaster declaration

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 Governor signs state disaster declaration for Catawba and Mecklenburg counties

 Heavy rains in early June flooded homes and roads 

 RALEIGH – Today Governor Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration for C...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Possible Scam Alert

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A few citizens have reported receiving a phone call regarding their tax bills and directing them to a website to pay online. This is a scam, Burke County does not call citizens regarding their tax bills and while citizens can pay their bills online, the o...

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County Administration
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Burke County offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 24th, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.

County Administration
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Landfill and Convenience Sites - closed on Memorial Day

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The Johns River Waste Management Facility and all convenience sites will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Hours of operation:

Johns River Waste Management Facility:

M-F 7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday Closed

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County Administration
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Burke County Animal Shelter Closed for Renovations

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The Burke County Animal Shelter located at 425 Kirksey Drive in Morganton will close at 3 pm on May 12, 2019 for renovations.  The Shelter will reopen at 8 am on May 28.  Owner surrendered animals cannot be accepted May 12 - 28. Citizens...

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County Administration

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Unifour Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Burke County Emergency Management

Natural hazards have the potential to cause property damage, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. Hazard mitigation measures are the things we do today to be more protected in the future. They are actions taken before ...

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Emergency Management

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

NC TB Skin Test Shortage

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The State of North Carolina has declared a shortage of TB skin tests.

If you are unfamiliar with tuberculosis (TB) it is a disease that is caused by a bacteria that primarily infects the lungs but can also affect other organs. When someone with untreated T...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Chronic Disease Self-Management Class

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A new Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop will be starting on Tuesday, September 3rd from 4-6:30pm. The class will be held at Hildebran First Baptist for 6 weeks. 

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Independence Day County Offices and Landfill Schedule

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County offices will be closed on July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. The Landfill and container sites are closed on July 4th as well.  

Both will reopen and resume a normal schedule July 5th.

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Stay connected!

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!

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Keep in Touch

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Stay in touch with us by following us on Twitter, becoming our friend on Facebook, or subscribing to one of our RSS Feeds.

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Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting - Planning Board

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 PUBLIC NOTICE

The Burke County Planning Board will hold a Public Meeting at 5:30 PM on August 22, 2019 in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing

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The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. on August 20, 2019 in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take public comment r...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AUGUST 6, 2019 - 4 P.M.

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting / public hearing at 4:00 p.m. on August 6, 2019 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke County...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting - Board of Adjustment

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 PUBLIC NOTICE

The next meeting of the Burke County Board of Adjustment will be held at 6:00 PM on August 13, 2019 in the Commissioners Meeting Room / County Services Building located at 110 North Green Street in Morganton. At that meeting, they w...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Notice of Special Meeting - DSS

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PUBLIC NOTICE

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING

JULY 16, 2019

8:30 am

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Social Services will hold a special meeting at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 to approve the minutes f...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Notice of Special Meeting - DSS (Revised)

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICESREVISION

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Social Services will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to take action on the appointment of an Interim...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Family History Time Capsule Event

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The Burke County Register of Deeds will be offering a Family History Time Capsule Event in honor of National Senior Citizen Day on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. This FREE event is offered to anyone age 55 and up at the Register of Deeds office located at 20...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Burke County Register of Deeds Asks for Public's Help

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Session Law 2018-80 was passed making it illegal for companies to charge fees significantly greater than what someone can actually get the document for in the Register of Deeds office. 

We are asking any property owner in Burke County who receives...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Burke County Register of Deeds Earns National Achievement Award

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NACo recognized the Burke County Register of Deeds’ Electronic Document Exchange Portal under the Information Technology Category as an innovative and creative use of technology in serving the citizens of Burke County.

On March 18, 2014, the Burke County B...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Scam Information

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STOP! If you receive this in the mail...DO NOT send them $86.00 to get a copy of your Deed. While this is not illegal, it does prey on vulnerable individuals and makes them believe that they need to purchase a Property Assessment Profile. This is a big fa...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Veteran's Appreciation Day

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Please come join us for Veteran's Appreciation Day. We are doing a ton of stuff! Rescue pets for vets, shut-in visitation, fund drive and many more activities. This event is on November 14th, 2019 and will start at 2:30 PM and end at 6:30 PM. We can't wai...

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Disabled American Veterans... Register of Deeds

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.)

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The Court has ordered N.C. DHHS and all 100 county DSSs to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibi...

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Social Services

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