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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Burke County offices closed for Labor Day.

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule.

County Administration
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 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