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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Burke County offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 24th, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.

County Administration
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Recommended Budget

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In accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159-8), we hereby present a balanced recommended budget for FY 2019-2020 that meets the immediate and long-term needs of the County and supports the goals desired b...

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Additional Info... Board of Commissioners
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Landfill and Convenience Sites - closed on Memorial Day


The Johns River Waste Management Facility and all convenience sites will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Hours of operation:

Johns River Waste Management Facility:

M-F 7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday Closed


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County Administration
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Burke County Register of Deeds Asks for Public's Help

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Session Law 2018-80 was passed making it illegal for companies to charge fees significantly greater than what someone can actually get the document for in the Register of Deeds office. 

We are asking any property owner in Burke County who receives...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Burke County Register of Deeds Earns National Achievement Award

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NACo recognized the Burke County Register of Deeds’ Electronic Document Exchange Portal under the Information Technology Category as an innovative and creative use of technology in serving the citizens of Burke County.

On March 18, 2014, the Burke County B...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Burke County Animal Shelter Closed for Renovations

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The Burke County Animal Shelter located at 425 Kirksey Drive in Morganton will close at 3 pm on May 12, 2019 for renovations.  The Shelter will reopen at 8 am on May 28.  Owner surrendered animals cannot be accepted May 12 - 28. Citizens...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Scam Information

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STOP! If you receive this in the mail...DO NOT send them $86.00 to get a copy of your Deed. While this is not illegal, it does prey on vulnerable individuals and makes them believe that they need to purchase a Property Assessment Profile. This is a big fa...

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Register of Deeds
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Question.Persuade.Refer. Classes

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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how t...

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Health Department
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Unifour Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Natural hazards have the potential to cause property damage, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. Hazard mitigation measures are the things we do today to be more protected in the future. They are actions taken before ...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Thank You Letter for Clean Up Efforts

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Students and Other Community Volunteers Make a Difference

Thank you to all who supported the Annual Lake James Cleanup on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

4.5 tons of trash and 30 tires were removed from the Burke County section of Lake James (Lake) and the roads ...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Animal Recommendations Feedback Solicitation

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Burke County has created a temporary email address to solicit feedback on the Animal Services recommendations that were presented to the Board of Commissioners on March 19. To submit your feedback please email A full lis...

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Board of Commissioners
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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Additional Info... Community Spotlights
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Veteran's Appreciation Day

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Please come join us for Veteran's Appreciation Day. We are doing a ton of stuff! Rescue pets for vets, shut-in visitation, fund drive and many more activities. This event is on November 14th, 2019 and will start at 2:30 PM and end at 6:30 PM. We can't wai...

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Disabled American Veterans... Register of Deeds
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.)

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The Court has ordered N.C. DHHS and all 100 county DSSs to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibi...

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Social Services
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Facilities & Parks

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The Mission of the Burke County Parks and Recreation Department is to help improve the quality of life for our citizens by providing low cost leisure services through safe and attractive facilities.

Additional Info... Community Spotlights
Posted on: December 6, 2018

History of the County

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Read about the history of Burke County before exploring what makes us great in the present.

Additional Info... Community Spotlights
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Keep in Touch

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay connected!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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