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Posted on: November 12, 2019

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

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

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

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County Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Burke County Offices Closed for Veterans Day

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

County Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2019

New section of the Fonta Flora State Trail opens this weekend

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

Seven miles o...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Burke County Animal Services is not under an active quarantine

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Burke County Animal Services is not under an active quarantine. On Saturday, October 26, 2019, a dog in our care began vomiting and subsequently tested positive for parvo. Staff immediately took steps to sanitize and deep clean all surfaces that he may ha...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Government Drive is being resurfaced

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As a part of the ongoing efforts to open the new Burke County Jail, Government Drive is in the process of being resurfaced by NCDOT contractors. During this process, limited sections of the road may be down to one lane with traffic flaggers on the road. P...

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County Administration
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Burke County Has a New Social Services Director

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On behalf of the DSS Board of Directors I am pleased to announce the appointment of Korey Fisher-Wellman as the new Department Director effective November 27, 2019.

Mr. Fisher-Wellman currently serves as a Social Work Supervisor with Catawba County DSS, an...

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Social Services
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Get Covered - Guide to Health Insurance Marketplace

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If you don’t have health insurance, the Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. When you apply for coverage, you can see all your options and enroll. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers th...

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Social Services
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Burke Co. Public Library Grand Reopening

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The renovations to the Library are almost finished which means it’s time to celebrate! The Burke County Board of Commissioners cordially invites all citizens and elected officials to join them in celebrating the grand reopening of the Burke Co. ...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Notice of Special Meeting - Social Services

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Social Services will hold a special meeting on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.The special meeting will be held in the conference room of the Burke County DSS office at 700 East Parker Road. The ...

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Social Services
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Notice of Intent to Lease Real Property

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Notice is hereby given in accordance with NCGS 160A-272, that the Burke County Commissioners intends to lease approximately 1,040 sq. ft. of real property located at 110 N. Green Street, Suite A in Morganton, NC, to the State of North Carolina  (...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans is Aug. 26

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Deadline in North Carolina to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans for Flooding and Heavy Winds is Aug. 26

 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Duke Energy Right-of-Way Clearing Work

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"Duke Energy contract crews will be clearing rights-of-way in areas around our distribution electrical lines in several areas of Catawba and Burke Counties over the next few months.

As you know we have a responsibility to deliver power safely and reli...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 15, 2019

The East Burke Convenience Center is Now Operational

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The East Burke Convenience Center is now operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

County Administration
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Governor signs state disaster declaration

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 Governor signs state disaster declaration for Catawba and Mecklenburg counties

 Heavy rains in early June flooded homes and roads 

 RALEIGH – Today Governor Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration for C...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Possible Scam Alert

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A few citizens have reported receiving a phone call regarding their tax bills and directing them to a website to pay online. This is a scam, Burke County does not call citizens regarding their tax bills and while citizens can pay their bills online, the o...

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County Administration
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Independence Day County Offices and Landfill Schedule

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County offices will be closed on July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. The Landfill and container sites are closed on July 4th as well.  

Both will reopen and resume a normal schedule July 5th.

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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

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

Hours of operation:

Johns River Waste Management Facility:

M-F 7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday Closed

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County Administration
Posted on: May 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 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 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: 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: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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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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