News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2020

Notice of hand/eye recount

THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTING THE HAND/EYE RECOUNT OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CONTEST REQUESTED BY CHERI BEASLEY.

THE RECOUNT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 2020 AT

THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE @ 2128 SOU...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: December 2, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ZMA 2020-04

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The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on December 15, 2020 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building, Door E, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton.  At this meeting public comm...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 12/1/2020

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December 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 4310 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Fonta Flora Trail is Closed!

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Due to the continued rainfall in the region, Burke County is closing sections of the Fonta Flora Trail at Lake James to hiking and biking. The sections highlighted on the map are now closed for use. For open/close status of trails at Lake James State Park...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/30/2020

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November 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 4244 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/29/2020

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November 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 4192 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/27/2020

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November 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 4110 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/25/2020

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November 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 4024 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/24/2020

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November 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3974 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Burke County Press Release 11/24/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 24, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixty-seventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pub...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 24, 2020

Notice of Public Meeting - BOA

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Burke County Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting at 6:00 PM on December 8, 2020 in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they wil...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/23/2020

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November 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3922 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Burke County Press Release 11/23/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixty-sixth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Publi...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/22/2020

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November 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3881 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/20/2020

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November 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3786 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/19/2020

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November 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3734 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 19, 2020

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 December 3, 2020 in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will tak...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2020

2020 11 17 SOE Termination

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Section 1. On the 12th day of November 2020 at 8:00 a.m., I determined and declared a local State of Emergency for the County of Burke....

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/16/2020

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November 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3591 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Burke County Press Release 11/16/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixty-fifth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Publi...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/13/2020

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November 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3475 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 12, 2020

2020 11 12 Declaration SOE - Rain

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WHEREAS, a major rain event is forecast to impact Burke County and most of North Carolina with potential storm totals exceeding 6 inches; and
WHEREAS, as a result of the above-described emergency, I have determined that there is an imminent threat

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/12/2020

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November 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3409 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of the cases pleas...

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Coronavirus Updates
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: November 9, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Project Downy

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE 

PROJECT DOWNY

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 – 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 soon thereafte...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Public Hearing Notice For Closeout of the Community Development Block Grant

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Burke County

Public Hearing Notice

For Closeout of the

Community Development Block Grant

Burke County is seeking public comments on the closeout of the 2016 Community Development Block Grant Infrastructure Project, Grant # 16-I-2914, Rhoney Road and HWY 18 So...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/9/2020

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November 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3338 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/8/2020

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November 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3304 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/6/2020

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November 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3269 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 5, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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BURKE COUNTY 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on November 17, 2020 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building, Door E, 110 N. G...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/5/2020

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November 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3251 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/4/2020

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200 Avery Avenue - P.O. Box 219 - Morganton, NC 28680-0219

County Manager: (828) 764-9350 ~ Clerk to the Board: (828) 764-9354 ~ www.burkenc.org

Johnnie W. Carswell, Chair

Scott Mulwee, Vice Chair

Wayne F. Abele, Sr., Commissioner

Jeffrey C. Brittain, Commissi...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Burke County Press Release 11/4/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 4, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two Additional Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pu...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/3/2020

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November 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3197 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Burke County Press Release 11/3/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 3, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixty-first Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 11/2/2020

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November 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3173 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 11/2/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 2, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Death Notices

Morganton, NC...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/30/2020

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October 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3095 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/29/2020

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October 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3062 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/28/2020

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October 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3033 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Burke County Press Release 10/28/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 28, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifty-eighth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Publi...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/27/2020

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October 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 3001 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Burke County Press Release 10/27/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 27, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifty-sixth and seventh Death Notices

Morganton, NC:...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/26/2020

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October 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2977 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/25/2020

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October 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2953 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/21/2020

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October 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2859 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Burke County Press Release 10/21/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 21, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifty-Second Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Publi...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 21, 2020

N.C. HOPE Program

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/20/2020

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October 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2838 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/19/2020

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October 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2817 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/18/2020

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October 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2794 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/17/2020

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October 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2785 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/15/2020

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October 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2743 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/14/2020

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October 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2720 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Burke County Press Release 10/14/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifty-first Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/13/2020

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October 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2696 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/12/2020

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October 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2686 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/10/2020

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October 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2661 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/9/2020

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October 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2637 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/8/2020

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October 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2618 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Burke County Press Release 10/8/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Forty-ninth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/7/2020

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October 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2579 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Phone Outages for County Offices

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The following departments are unable to receive outside calls and we are working with AT&T to resolve the issue as soon as possible:

  • Administration: 764-9000 & 764-9350
  • Animal Services: 764-9588
  • BDI: 764-9370
  • Board of Elections: 764-9010
  • Building Inspe...
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Information Technology
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/5/2020

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October 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2524 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Burke County Press Release 10/5/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Forty-eighth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Jonas Ridge Convenience Site & Park Concept

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Burke County is planning the new and expanded Jonas Ridge Convenience Site. In partnership with the Foothills Conservancy, the County has acquired land that will be used for the convenience site as well as a community center and nature park.

The three-acre...

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View Plans and Additional Info... Community Spotlights
Posted on: October 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/3/2020

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October 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2492 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 10/2/2020

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October 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2478 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/30/2020

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September 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2426 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 30, 2020

NCDHHS Interim Guidance for Halloween Event Organizers

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It is strongly recommended that alternative Halloween activities, instead of the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, be increased as much as possible. 

For more information on guidance and guidelines for Halloween 2020, click the following...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/29/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 29, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Forty-seventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pu...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/28/2020

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September 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2383 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/28/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two Additional Deaths

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/26/2020

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September 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2368 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of the cases plea...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/25/2020

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September 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2351 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/25/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 25, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Forty-fourth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pub...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/24/2020

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September 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2332 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 24, 2020

CARES Act flyer

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If you are an older adult and/or caregiver living in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, or Catawba counties, there is assistance available to help during these challenging times. 

The Western Piedmont Council of Government Area Agency on Aging is the rec...

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Health Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Food Lion Healthy Helping Program

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1. Enroll in the program with a care manager by phone.

2. Load $40 onto your MVP card by making a purchase of any amount using both your MVP and SNAP EBT cards

3. Spend Healthy Helping dollars each time you shop by using your MVP card to purchase eligible f...

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Health Department
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

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

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 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/23/2020

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September 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2313 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/22/2020

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September 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2309 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/22/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two Additional Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/21/2020

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September 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2288 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/18/2020

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September 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2259 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/17/2020

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September 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2227 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/16/2020

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September 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2217 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/15/2020

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September 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2193 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/14/2020

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September 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2181 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/14/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 14, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Forty-first Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Publ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/12/2020

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September 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2165 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

AAB - Notice of Meeting Cancellation and Public Meeting

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BURKE COUNTY

ANIMAL ADVISORY BOARD

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION & NOTICE OF MEETING

The Burke County Animal Advisory Board’s meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 23rd at 5 p.m. is cancelled. However, the advisory board will hold its reg...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/11/2020

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September 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2154 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdow...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/11/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 11, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fortieth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/10/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-ninth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pub...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/9/2020

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September 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2141 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/8/2020

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September 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2124 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/8/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 8, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-eighth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pub...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/7/2020

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September 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2107 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/5/2020

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September 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2095 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/5/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-seventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Pu...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/3/2020

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September 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2077 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Burke County Press Release 9/3/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 3, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-sixth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Publ...

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Coronavirus Updates
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: September 3, 2020

Notice of Public Meeting

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The Burke County Animal Advisory Board will have a special meeting on Wednesday, September 9th at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). A portion of this meeting wi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/2/2020

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September 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2068 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 9/1/2020

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September 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2052 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/31/2020

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August 31, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2021 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/30/2020

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August 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2014 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/28/2020

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August 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 2004 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Burke County Press Release 8/28/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 28, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-fifth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/27/2020

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August 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1996 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/26/2020

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August 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1977 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 25, 2020

ANIMAL ADVISORY BOARD NOTICE PUBLIC INPUT SESSIONS

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The Burke County Animal Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, August 26th at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E).  A portion of this meeting will be devo...

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Click to View Ordinance Amending Chapter 6 Animal Services
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/25/2020

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August 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1965 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Burke County Press Release 8/25/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 25, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-third Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/24/2020

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August 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1955 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Notice of Change - Commissioners' Meeting Schedule

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Notice of Change

Commissioners’ Meeting Schedule

Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners’ 2020 meeting schedule was amended on Aug. 18, 2020.  Pre-agenda and regular meetings may be held remotely or in-person for the remai...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 21, 2020

ANIMAL ADVISORY BOARD NOTICE PUBLIC INPUT SESSIONS

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The Burke County Animal Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, August 26th at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E).  A portion of this meeting will be devo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/20/2020

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August 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1919 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Absentee / Vote by Mail Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How do I request an absentee ballot?

A: Call our office at 828-764-9010. We will verify that you are registered to vote and that your address is correct. We will then send you a request form in the mail. Fill that out and return it to us.

Q: I received a...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/19/2020

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August 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1892 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Burke County Press Release 8/19/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 19, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-first Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/17/2020

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August 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1858 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/15/2020

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August 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1835 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/14/2020

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August 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1823 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/13/2020

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August 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1809 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/12/2020

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August 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1795 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Burke County Press Release 8/12/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 12, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two More Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public He...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/11/2020

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August 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1789 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/10/2020

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August 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1774 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown o...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/8/2020

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August 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1750 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/7/2020

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August 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1738 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 6, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTYBOARD OF COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGAugust 18, 2020 – 6:00 P.M.

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on August 18, 2020 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Servi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/6/2020

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August 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1722 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTYBOARD OF COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGAugust 18, 2020 – 6:00 P.M.

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on August 18, 2020 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke County Se...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/5/2020

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August 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1698 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 4, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/4/2020

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August 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1680 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 8/3/2020

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August 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1672 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 30, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/30/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-eighth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/30/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-seventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/29/2020

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July 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1557 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Notice of Special (pre-agenda) Virtual Meeting

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BURKE COUNTYNOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED PRE-AGENDA MEETINGNOTICE OF SPECIAL VIRTUAL PRE-AGENDA MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled pre-agenda meeting on August 4, 2020...

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Public Notices
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 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/28/2020

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July 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1535 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/28/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 28, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-sixth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public H...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/27/2020

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July 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1524 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/25/2020

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July 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1478 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/24/2020

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July 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1452 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/23/2020

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July 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1438 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/22/2020

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July 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1410 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/21/2020

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July 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1368 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/21/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-fifth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public H...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/20/2020

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July 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1327 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/18/2020

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July 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1311 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 18, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/18/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 18, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-fourth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/17/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-third Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public H...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/16/2020

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July 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1288 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/16/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 16, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-second Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/15/2020

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July 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1280 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 15, 2020

Notice of Special (Regular) Virtual Meeting

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BURKE COUNTYNOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGNOTICE OF SPECIAL VIRTUAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting on July 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the County Board Roo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/14/2020

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July 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1248 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Public Notice of Resolution Supporting Expansion of No Wake Zone

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSPUBLIC NOTICERESOLUTION SUPPORTING EXPANSION OF NO WAKE ZONELAKE JAMES

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution requesting the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to expa...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/13/2020

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July 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1232 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/12/2020

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July 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1210 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/11/2020

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July 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1199 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/10/2020

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July 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1180 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Notice Of Virtual Zoom Public Hearings

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BURKE COUNTY 

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL ZOOM PUBLIC HEARINGS

JULY 21, 2020, 6:00 PM

JULY 23, 2020 10 AM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold virtual public hearings at 6:00 p.m. on July 21, 2020 and on July 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. via Zoom, a virtua...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/9/2020

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July 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1133 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/9/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-first Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public He...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/8/2020

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July 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1116 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/7/2020

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July 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1101 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/6/2020

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July 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1093 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/3/2020

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July 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1076 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/1/2020

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July 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1048 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
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: July 1, 2020

Notice of Special Virtual Meeting

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL VIRTUAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a VIRTUAL special meeting via Zoom on July 7, 2020 at 4 p.m. or shortly thereafter pending completion of the 3 p.m. pre-agenda meeting....

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/30/2020

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June 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1026 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
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: June 30, 2020

Notice of Special (pre-agenda) Virtual Meeting

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BURKE COUNTYNOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGNOTICE OF SPECIAL VIRTUAL MEETING 

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled pre-agenda meeting on July 7, 2020 at 3 p.m. in ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/29/2020

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June 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1016 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/27/2020

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June 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 997 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/26/2020

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June 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 976 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/26/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twentieth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Heal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/25/2020

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June 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 962 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/25/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 25, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Governor Cooper’s Safer At Home Phase 2 Extended

Yesterday Governo...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/24/2020

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June 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 948 positive cases

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/23/2020

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June 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

•Burke County is currently at 932 positive cases.

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/22/2020

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June 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 894 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/20/2020

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June 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 873 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

2020 06 19 Amendment SOE Outdoor Activities

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The Declaration of a State of Emergency as amended by the Amendments of March 27, 2020 and May 1, 2020, and by this Amendment, shall remain in full force and effect.

Official document available for download on this post.

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Click here for Official Document Board of Commissioners
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/19/2020

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June 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 862 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/18/2020

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June 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 853 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/17/2020

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June 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 842 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/17/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 17, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Nineteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Hea...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/16/2020

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June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 834 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/15/2020

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June 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 816 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/14/2020

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June 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 802 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/13/2020

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June 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 802 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/12/2020

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June 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 786 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/11/2020

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June 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 763 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/10/2020

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June 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 737 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/9/2020

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June 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 710 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/8/2020

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June 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 684 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Notice of Budget Public Meeting

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A public hearing on the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green S...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/7/2020

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June 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 548 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/6/2020

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June 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 537 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/6/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Eighteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Heal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/5/2020

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June 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 532 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/5/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Seventeenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Hea...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/4/2020

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June 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 514 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Annual Water Quality Reports

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BURKE COUNTY ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORTS

The 2019 Annual Water Quality Reports/Consumer Confidence Reports for the County of Burke water systems are available. These reports contain important information about the source and quality of drinking water supp...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/3/2020

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June 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 497 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/2/2020

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June 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 464 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/2/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Cindy Biddix, Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine

Community COVID-19 Antibody and COVID-19 Testing

Morganton, NC–Fr...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/1/2020

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June 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 451 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/1/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Healt...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/30/2020

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May 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 409 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/29/2020

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May 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 386 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 29, 2020

Notice of Special (pre-agenda) Virtual Meeting

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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL VIRTUAL MEETING 

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled pre-agenda meeting on June 2, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the County B...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/28/2020

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May 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 371 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/28/2020

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May 28, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Director of Emergency Management

Eastern Burke County Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing

Morganton, NC– Wednesday, June 3, the Burke Coun...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/27/2020

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May 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 341 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/26/2020

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May 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 327 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/26/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Cindy Biddix, Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine

Community COVID-19 Antibody and COVID-19 Testing

Morganton, NC–Fr...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 26, 2020

Senior Center Open By Appointment Only

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Beginning May 11th - Burke County Senior Centers in Morganton and Hildebran will open by appointment only for Medicare SHIIP counseling, Information and Referral Services, and limited computer access. All other activities, classes and programming have bee...

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Additional Info... Senior Services
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/25/2020

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May 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 320 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/23/2020

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May 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 270 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/22/2020

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May 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 259 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 22, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/22/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 22, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Healt...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/21/2020

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May 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 251 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/20/2020

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May 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 218 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/20/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Cindy Biddix, Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine

Antibody and COVID-19 Testing Location Change

Morganton, NC – Due...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Notice of Budget Public hearing - June 16, 2020

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

JUNE 16, 2020 – 6 P.M.

 

The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. A copy o...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/19/2020

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May 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 211 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/18/2020

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May 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 203 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/15/2020

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May 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 188 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

NOTICE OF 24-HOUR EXTENSION TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE

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NOTICE OF 24-HOUR EXTENSION TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTSON AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR PROJECT REFRESH

Session Law 2020-3 (HB 704), allows written comments on the subject of the public hearing held at a remote (electronic) meeting ...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: May 15, 2020

NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEASE REAL PROPERTY

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE 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 2,711 sq. ft. of real property located at 130 Ammons Drive...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/14/2020

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May 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 175 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Burke County Water Services Maintenance

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During the month of June 2020, Burke County General Services Water Sewer Department will be servicing the county water tanks. This maintenance may affect water service and result in low water pressure for Burke County water customers at certain locations ...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/13/2020

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May 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 162 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/13/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fourteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Heal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/12/2020

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May 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 148 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/11/2020

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May 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 145 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/11/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 11, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two More Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Healt...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/8/2020

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May 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 128 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/7/2020

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May 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 126 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROJECT REFRESHMAY 19, 2020 – 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 soon thereafter a...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 7, 2020

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a VIRTUAL public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to give consideration and approval of expending public funds to a...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/6/2020

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May 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 119 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/6/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Eleventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health ...

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Coronavirus Updates
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: May 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/5/2020

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May 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 114 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/4/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 4, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Tenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/2/2020

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May 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 108 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/1/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Ninth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health is ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Amendment of COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration Concerning Certain Short-term Rental Facilities

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Amendment of COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration

Concerning Certain Short-term Rental Facilities

Declared this 1st day of May 2020.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/1/2020

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May 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 106 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Notice of Special (pre-agenda) Virtual Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regular pre-agenda meeting scheduled for May 5, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton is canceled.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke Coun...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/30/2020

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April 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 104 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/30/2020

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April 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Public Information Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Community Resources Needed During COVID-19

The Burke County Emergency Operations Center has a community resource coordinator who has been invol...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/29/2020

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April 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 99 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/28/2020

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April 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 97 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/27/2020

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April 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 90 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/25/2020

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April 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 88 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/24/2020

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April 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 87 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/23/2020

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April 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently holding at 83 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/22/2020

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April 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 83 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/21/2020

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April 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 78 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/20/2020

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April 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 76 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/19/2020

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April 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 71 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Burke County Press Release Sixth Death 4/19/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/18/2020

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April 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 68 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/17/2020

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April 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 66 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/16/2020

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April 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 64 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Notice of Special Virtual Board Meeting

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR MEETINGNOTICE OF SPECIAL VIRTUAL MEETING BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting scheduled for April 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Coun...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/15/2020

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April 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 63 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/14/2020

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April 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 60 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/14/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 14, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fourth Death

Morganton, NC: Public Health was notified...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 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 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/13/2020

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April 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 60 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Burn Ban Lifted

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Date: April 13, 2020

To: Burke County Residents / Fire and Emergency Service Personnel From: Michael Willis, Fire Marshal

Re: Local Burn Ban Lifted

Effective 13 April 2020 at 12:00 pm, the burning ban for Burke County has been lifted. Permits will now be iss...

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Fire Marshal
Posted on: April 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/11/2020

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April 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 57 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/10/2020

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April 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 54 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/9/2020

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April 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 42 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are i...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 9, 2020

Official Burning Ban

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Due to hazardous forest fire conditions, Commissioner Troxler issued an order to cancel all burning permits and prohibit open burning for many Western North Carolina counties including Burke. The order is effective from April 3, 2020 at 5 pm and will rema...

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View Official Document (PDF) Fire Marshal
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: April 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/8/2020

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April 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 34 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are i...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/7/2020 Second Death Report

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 7, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Second Death

Morganton, NC: Public Health was notified ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burning Ban Information

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Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits for the following counties in western North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Cat...

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Additional Info... Fire Marshal
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/7/2020

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April 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 29 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are i...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/6/2020

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Twenty-eight Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Bur...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

NCDHHS To Provide Financial Support to Essential Workers and Child Care Providers

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to child care teachers and staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County News Release 4/4/20 First COVID-19 Related Death

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Sadly Reports First Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Unified C...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/5/2020

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Twenty-three Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Bur...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/6/2020

COVID19

April 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health DirectorLisa Moore, Burke County Public Information OfficerMichael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Twenty-eight Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke County Health Director was noti...

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Official Press Release Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County Public Service Announcement

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Public Service message from Johnnie W. Carswell (Chair), Scott Mulwee (Vice Chair) and Lisa Moore (Public Health Educator II).

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Triage Plus: Patient Information and Support Line

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COVID-19 Triage Plus

Patient Information and Support Line

1-877-490-6642

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Seven days a week

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a tremendous strain on you, the people on the front-line in efforts to control the pandemic. Community Care of N...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/3/2020

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 3, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Thirteen Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke C...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 2, 2020

BOC April 7, 2020 Pre-Agenda / Special Meetings Held Virtually

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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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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/2/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Nine Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke County...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Burke County Press Release 3/31/20

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Six Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke County...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/1/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Eight Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke Count...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Newest State Guidance and Control Measures

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Per the newest State guidance for March 29:

  • North Carolina now has widespread community spread of COVID-19 therefore they are moving to a different phase of response efforts and is further increasing the population-based community reduction strategies.
  • The ...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Burke County Press Release 3/30/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Five Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke Count...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Burke County State of Emergency Proclamation 3.27.2020

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Whereas, COVID-19 is a serious communicable disease that can result in serious illness or death and is a new strain of coronavirus previously unidentified in humans which can spread from person to person

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/26/20

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March 26, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

 

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

  • The health department has tested approximately 78 individuals with continual daily testing as testing mater...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/27/20

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March 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• The health department has tested approximately 78 individuals with continual daily testing as testing materials are available

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/28/20

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March 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County has tested approximately 83 individuals through the state lab and Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge with con...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

FAQ For North Carolina's Stay At Home Order

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Frequently Asked Questions for North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order

March 27, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Burke County Cares Facebook Group

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Burke County Cares is a Facebook group that has been organized to offer non-emergency assistance during the COVID-19 situation. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact this group.

From the description page of the group: "This group has b...

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Burke County Cares Facebook Group Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/25/20

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March 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• The health department has tested approximately 73individuals with continual daily testing as testing materials are available

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County YouTube Videos

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https://youtu.be/blDZjtwEB1Y (Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19)

https://youtu.be/ALcYqPCfW1g (Prevention)

https://youtu.be/gxkRo0nZwW0 (Social Distancing Out In Public)

https://youtu.be/Qqw-RfZaT8I (NC 211 and Community Resources)

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Informational Media

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Please view the videos listed for important COVID-19 tips and info.

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Burke COVID-19 YouTube Media Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated Guidance From The State and CDC

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People with Mild Symptoms Should Stay Home

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For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Most ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Ban on Written Burn Permits

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Information from the Fire Marshal, until further notice no written burn permits will be issued statewide.

Burn permits can still be obtained through the Forest Service website located at https://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm

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Forest Service Website Fire Marshal
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/24/20

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March 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County

• The health department has tested approximately 66 individuals w...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Briefing Scheduled for 1 PM

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Today we are having an in-person press briefing at 1 PM. Please feel free to view the live stream on our YouTube Channel.

Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Burke County's First Positive COVID-19 Case Press Release

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County’s First Positive COVID-19 Case

Morganton, NC: At 6pm...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

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March 23, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

 

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

  • To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County 
  • The health department has tested approximatel...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

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March 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County

• The health department has tested approximately 47 individuals w...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated High-Risk Category for COVID-19

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As of Monday, March 23rd, the CDC has updated the high-risk category for COVID-19 to include:

-Those age 65 (+)

-Those living in long-term care facilities/ nursing homes

-Those with chronic conditions like lung disease, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc.

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Cancellation

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, notice is hereby given that the following public events are cancelled:

  • Board of Commissioners’ Special Meeting – March 24, 2020 at 9 a.m.
  • Board of Commissioners’ Sally Port Grand Opening – Ma...
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Public Notices
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Guidance for Gatherings of more than 100 people

Interim Guidance for Organizations that Gather Up to 100 People Together

Gatherings of up to 100 people can pose a risk of COVID-19 transmission. Organizations that gather up to 100 people, including but not limited to conferences, sporting events, faith-b...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Helpline for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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As questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) increase across North Carolina, we’d like to encourage promotion of the statewide Coronavirus Helpline for the public, which is answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week.The phone number to the ...

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Health Department
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Burke County Courthouse Sally Port Ribbon Cutting - March 24

Sally Port Ribbon Cutting Invite

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: February 13, 2020

Board Meeting Schedule

The Burke County Board of Elections will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am.

Board of Elections
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Burke County Offices Closed for MLK, Jr. Day

MLK Day 2020

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

Jail Opening Invitation

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: 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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