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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Notice of Cancellation of Animal Advisory Board Meeting November 16th, 2022

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The regular meeting of the Burke County Animal Advisory Board held on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled. Our next regular meeting is scheduled for December 21st, 2022 at 6:00pm. This meeting will be held in the Commissioners’ ...

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Animal Services
Posted on: August 19, 2022

It's an Adoption Party!

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Adoption Party

Animal Services
Posted on: January 12, 2022

January 19th, 2022 Animal Advisory Board Meeting - Cancelled

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The regular meeting of the Burke County Animal Advisory Board scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 6:00pm has been cancelled. The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 16th, 2022 at 6:00pm. 

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Animal Services

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Notice of Termination of State of Emergency

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On the 29th day of September 2022 at 4:30 p.m., I determined and declared a local State of Emergency for the County of Burke, effective September 2 9, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Notice of Special Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on October 4, 2022, in the Burke Services Building, County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton at 4 p.m. or shortly thereafter if the Commissioners'

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Declaration of a State of Emergency

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WHEREAS, on 28 September 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and is expected to track north impacting most of North Carolina, with the eastern escarpment of Burke County

Additional Info... Board of Commissioners
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Notice of Budget Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

JUNE 21, 2022 – 6 P.M.

 

The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to the Board of Com...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Notice of Recessed Meeting Cancellation

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ recessed meeting scheduled for today, April 20th at 2 p.m., is cancelled due to a procedural technicality.  April 26th at 2 p.m. is the new tentative meeting date / ti...

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Board of Commissioners

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Schedule of Absentee Meetings

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The following is a list of the days and dates on which the Burke County
Board of Elections will meet (if necessary) to approve the applications
for absentee ballots for the November General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8th 2022.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Early Voting for the November 8th 2022 Election

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Thursday, October 20th thru Friday, November 4th from 8:00 AM til 7:30 PM -- Weekdays OnlyAlso, Saturday, November 5th 2022 from 8:00 AM til 3:00 PM

Voters may choose any (1) of the following sites to early vote at:

Board of Elections OfficeBurke/Morganton ...

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Board of Elections

News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2022

NC Foothills Experience

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Quality of Life – it’s what everyone wants. And in the heart of the North Carolina Foothills, nestled between Charlotte, Asheville and the Appalachian mountains, there is a region that offers it in abundance.

  • Job seekers & current r...
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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Blueprint Burke Update

New Land Use Map

The Community Development Office of Burke County is updating the Blueprint Burke - Strategic Land Use Plan (Blueprint Burke Plan) in order to reflect current community data and adjust the future land use map which is an important component for the plan.

Th...

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Community Spotlights
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Jonas Ridge Convenience Site & Cranberry Bog Nature Park

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At the September 21st meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of the final parcel needed to advance the Jonas Ridge Convenience Site and Cranberry Bog Nature Park project.

The heirs to the property have been working to obtain all ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Burke County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

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Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and will resume normal business hours on Friday,...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Burke County Offices Closed for Veterans Day

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day. The landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule.

For more information on Burke County waste management, please visit: https://www.burkenc....
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County Administration
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Burke County Medicare Open Enrollment Appointments Full

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Although the Senior Centers in Burke County may be out of Medicare Open Enrollment appointments for the remainder of 2022, you can still get assistance.  

The NC Dept. of Insurance/ Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)  Me...
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County Administration
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Burke County Offices Closed for Labor Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day. The landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule. For more information on Burke County waste management, please visit, https://www.burkenc.org/11...

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County Administration
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Burke County Offices Closed for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed. For more information regarding Burke County waste management, please visit: https://www.burkenc.org/1...
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County Administration
Posted on: February 10, 2022

NCDOT - Road Closure Notice - Mount Harmony Rd.

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Please see below for information from NCDOT regarding an upcoming road closure for a bridge replacement project on Mt. Harmony Road. 

We have an active bridge replacement project in Burke County that will require the closure of SR 1623 (Mount Harm...
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County Administration
Posted on: December 20, 2021

County offices will be closed for Christmas and New Year's

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Burke County offices will be closed December 23 - 27 for Christmas. County offices will also be closed on December 31 in observance of New Year’s.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed December 24 – 26 and will ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Recommended Budget Document is Avaliable

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The recommended budget document has been posted and is avaliable for viewing.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting - Planning Board

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The Burke County Planning Board will hold a Public Meeting at 5:30 PM on December 1, 2022, in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meet...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Project Fill

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting - WPCC Closed Session

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.ll(a)(6).

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting - Sheriff Appt

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in the Burke Services Building, County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton at 4 p.m. or

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Notice of Adoption of Schedules

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Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day of October 2022, the Burke County Board of Commissioners adopted the Schedule of Values and the Present Use Schedule of Values, standards, and rules to be used in the 2023 reappraisal of real property in Burke

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - BDI Unix IDF Sewer Grant

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in the County Board Room

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Public Hearing Notice - Project Vette

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE 

OCTOBER 18, 2022 – 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - STR Moratorium

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - BBS LUP

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Schedule of Values and the Present Use Schedule of Values

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BURKE COUNTY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SCHEDULE OF VALUES AND THE PRESENT USE SCHEDULE OF VALUES

SEPT. 20, 2022, 6:00 PM

 

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Sept. 20, 2022, at 6 p.m. or as soon as persons ma...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 7, 2022

BOC - Notice of Public Hearing - ZMA 2022-04

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

JULY 19, 2022 – 6:00 PM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on July 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon as persons may be he...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

BOC - Notice of Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HEARING

JULY 19, 2022 – 6 P.M.

 A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 6 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) in the Commissioners&am...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Notice of Public Special Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Services Building, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton, NC.

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Cancellation of June 2nd Budget Meeting

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Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners finished their budget deliberations during a 6-hour meeting on May 27th and voted unanimously to cancel their last budget meeting scheduled for June 2nd.&...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Notice of Budget Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

JUNE 21, 2022 – 6 P.M.

The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. A copy of the recommended bu...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

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NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION
The Burke County Board of Commissioners’ May 20th budget meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.  

Public Notices
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Notice of Special Meeting - April 26, 2022

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 Notice of Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on April 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the Burke Services Building, County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton.  ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Notice of Intent to Lease Real Property

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BURKE COUNTYBOARD OF COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF INTENT TO LEASE REAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given in accordance with NCGS 160A-272, that the Burke County Commissioners intends to lease approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of real property located at 2128 S. Sterling...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - ZMA 2022-02

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BURKE COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGAPRIL 19, 2022

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on April 19, 2022 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Services Building located ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - ZMA 2022-01

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

MARCH 15, 2022

 

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on March 15, 2022 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Services Buildin...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentive

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE FEBRUARY 15, 2022 – 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. (or as so...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 20, 2022

2022 Location Change for Budget Planning Retreat

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LOCATION CHANGE

COMMISSIONERS’ BUDGET / PLANNING RETREAT

FEB. 3 & 4, 2022

Due to construction delays at the Lake James State Park Visitors Center, the Commissioners’ annual budget / planning retreat will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Notice Of Cancellation Of Regular In-Person Meeting Notice Of Special (Regular) Virtual Meeting

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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR IN-PERSON MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL (REGULAR) VIRTUAL (ZOOM) MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on January 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the County Board Room, 110 N. Green...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

DECEMBER 21, 2021 – 6:00 PM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on December 21, 2021, in the Commissioners&rsquo...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Tax Revaluation

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The next Burke County Reappraisal is scheduled to become effective January 1, 2023. Burke County has retained Pearson’s Appraisal Service to conduct on-site reviews of all residential structures. They began these reviews February 17th. For each l...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Memorial Day Event

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Please join us for this event.  Additional details can be found on attached flyer. 

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Waste Management Holiday Closure Schedule

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Free Mulch

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October 18, 2022 through February 12, 2023 (or while supplies last).

Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 11:30 am, and 1:30pm – 3:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am – noon.

Burke County Waste Management will be providing free bulk mulch beginning October 18, 2022, ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Transfer Station at Landfill is Closed

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The transfer station at the landfill is closed for repairs. This means no household waste can be accepted at the landfill at this time. The convenience sites are still in operation. Please use this map to locate a convenience center near you. The transfer...

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Waste Management

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Water Disruption Notice

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During the week of September the 5th thru the 9th the area of Sugarloaf, Rhoney Rd and Hwy 18 South may experience low water pressure due to routine tank maintenance. 

Water & Sewer
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Water Disruption Notice

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During the week of August 15th, Burke County Water utility customers located on Enola Road, Old 18, Sugar Loaf Road and nearby areas may experience low water pressure due to routine water tank maintenance. This tank maintenance should be complete and pres...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Water Disruption Notice

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Burke County water customers located in the area between 3872 Johnson Bridge Road and 4374 Johnson Bridge Road as well as on South Fork Avenue will experience a second interruption in water service on Monday, April 11, 2022. Due to the continuation of a w...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Water Disruption Notice

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Burke County water customers located in the area between 3872 Johnson Bridge Road and 4374 Johnson Bridge Road as well as on South Fork Avenue will experience an interruption in water service on Monday, April 4, 2022. Due to a water main repair, water ser...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports

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ATTENTION BURKE COUNTY WATER SERVICE CUSTOMERS:

The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports (Consumer Confidence Reports) are now available. To obtain a free copy of these reports, call the Water Sewer Office at 828-764-9063. Also, these reports may be ...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Water Disruption Notice

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Burke County Water Customers located in the area between 3473 NC 18 South and Zero Mull Road may experience water service interruption for a short period of time today, December 14, 2021. The issue is being attended to and will be resolved as quickly as p...

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