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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Burke County offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving

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Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and will resume normal business hours on Friday, ...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 12, 2019

The Valdese Public Library will be closed Nov. 13 and Nov. 14

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The Valdese Public Library will be closed Wednesday (Nov. 13) and Thursday (Nov. 14) so we can finish renovations and unpack and shelve the library books. 

 Our Grand Re-Opening will be Friday, November 15, at 10:30am - Come Join us!!

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County Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Burke County Offices Closed for Veterans Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. The Burke County Landfill and Convenience Sites will operate on a normal schedule.

County Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2019

New section of the Fonta Flora State Trail opens this weekend

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Burke County, North Carolina, November 5, 2019 – Burke County and Lake James State Park are announcing that a new section of the Fonta Flora State Trail at Lake James State Park will be open for use beginning Saturday, November 9th.

Seven miles o...

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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 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 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