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Posted on: November 24, 2020

County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

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Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. 
The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and will resume normal business hours o...
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County Administration
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Burke County Offices Closed For Veterans Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

County Administration
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Information from Animal Services

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The last year has been full of changes for Burke County’s animals. On August 5, 2019, the former Burke County Animal Control Shelter changed hands from the Sherriff’s Department to the County Manager and is now being operated by non-sw...

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County Administration
Posted on: September 23, 2020

New Business Grant Program for Industry Affected by COVID Shut Downs

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The N.C. Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR), administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, can provide up to $20,000 in relief funds per qualifying business location. Business applicants from certain industry sectors that have not been ...

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Webinar Schedule and Additional Information County Administration
Posted on: September 23, 2020

County Phones Issues Resolved

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The issues with county phones have been resolved. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

County Administration
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Rapid Recovery Loan Program for Businesses and Farms

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We have exciting news to share. Following the most recent pandemic recovery legislation, signed by the Governor last week, the NC Rural Center continues to support our state’s small businesses and family farms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through ...

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County Administration
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Low Water Pressure in George Hildebran Area

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Due to a water main break, water customers in the George Hildebran area may experience low water pressure this afternoon and tonight. We anticipate the break will be fixed by 6:00 p.m. However, water pressure may not be fully restored until late tonight d...

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County Administration
Posted on: September 3, 2020

County Offices Closed for Labor Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day. The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule. 

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County Administration
Posted on: August 27, 2020

NCDHHS: Child Care is Available

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With school now underway, many working parents are facing the added stress of finding a safe place for their children during the day that can also support their remote learning. The good news is that there is ample licensed child care available across the...

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County Administration
Posted on: August 7, 2020

NC Commerce Launches Grant Program for Business and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Interruption -

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Below is information from NC Hometown Strong:

Friday, August 7, 2020

Dear Hometown Strong Partners -

Sharing the application opening for the NC Department of Commerce’s new Job Retention grant program. Governor Cooper signed the statutory authoriza...

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County Administration
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Census Timeline Shortened

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SPECIAL UPDATE: CENSUS TIMELINE SHORTENEDEND OF SELF-RESPONSE AND DATA COLLECTION IS NOW SEPTEMBER 30th 4 MILLION NORTH CAROLINIANS STILL NEED TO BE COUNTED

As you may have heard, there have been additional developments with the 2020 Census and th...

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County Administration
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Libraries to Resume Regular Operating Schedule

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To coincide with the opening of schools, all locations of the Burke County Public Library will resume a regular operating schedule beginning Monday, August 17. Hours for each site will be as follows:

Operating under the Governor’s Phase 2 guideli...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Applications are being accepted for the Burke Co. Board of Social Services

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Burke County Board of Social Services 

Applications are being accepted for an appointment to the Burke Co. Board of Social Services.  The 5-member county board of social services has the following duties and responsibilities:

(1) To selec...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 15, 2020

North Carolina State IT Department and Broadband Office Announce Broadband Survey

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North Carolina State IT Department and Broadband Office Announce Broadband Survey and Encourage Statewide Participation 

Raleigh, N.C. – Secretary of N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) and State Chief Information Officer T...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 1, 2020

District Criminal Courts Taking Place at Burke County Conference Center Beginning July 6, 2020

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to adhere to social distancing recommendations, beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020, all District Criminal Courts will take place at the Burke County Conference Center, located at 2128 S. Sterling Street in Morganton (t...

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County Administration
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Burke County offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

County Administration
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Information regarding the District Court schedule beginning on June 1, 2020

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The Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court has determined that "catastrophic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have existed and continue to exist in all counties of this state." Court Operations are now being expanded beyond the eme...

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County Administration
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Combined Notice of Meeting Cancellation & Scheduling of May 28 Special Zoom Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled budget meeting on May 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton is canceled.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County...

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Additional Info... County Administration
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 25th, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.

County Administration
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Opening Rough Boxes at Convenience Sites

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Beginning on Friday May 8, 2020, two rough boxes will be open per convenience center. The boxes will be separate in order to promote social distancing and for the health and safety of Burke County citizens and staff. When the rough boxes are full, site at...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 14, 2020

How to Submit Public Comments for Commissioners' April 21st Regular/Special Electronic Meeting

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The Burke County Commissioners and Management team remains committed to providing an open, transparent public process even amidst the challenges we face due to the local and global health pandemic, COVID-19. The Board of Commissioners and county staff are...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Closing NC’s Rural Internet gaps

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Closing NC’s Rural Internet gaps: Interactive Map Helps Residents Find Low-Cost, Free Internet Service Options

To assist North Carolinians working, studying and accessing health care from home during the social distancing orders, N.C. Department ...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Burke County Offices Closed for Good Friday

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday.

County Administration
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burke County Convenience Sites - Rough Boxes

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Burke County remains committed to the safety and well-being of citizens and staff. Due to increasingly high amounts of traffic, large debris, and for the protection of Burke County staff and citizens, all rough boxes at the Burke County convenience sites ...

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County Administration
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Burke County Courthouse Sally Port Ribbon Cutting - March 24

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Please join us, rain or shine, on March 24, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. for the ribbon cutting of the Burke County Courthouse sally port. The sally port is located at 201 South Green Street in Morganton, behind the Courthouse.  

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County Administration
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Burke County Offices Closed for MLK, Jr. Day

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County offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

County Administration
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Burke County Jail Grand Opening: Dec. 12

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Citizens are cordially invited to celebrate the opening of the new Burke County Jail & Magistrate’s Office on December 12th at 10:30 a.m.  Event Parking:  Fiddler’s Run Shopping Center, 118 Fiddler’s Run...

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County Administration
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