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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 27, 2020

Novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the General Public to call with Questions 24/7:

NC DHHS NC COVID-19 Public Information Line

1-866-462-3821

For the General Public to Email with Questions:

www.ncpoisoncontol.org

For the General Public to Look at Up to Date Information on the Web:

https://ep...

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Additional Info... Health Department
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: February 13, 2020

Early Voting Sites and times

Early Voting Sites, address, dates and hours of operation:

Burke County Senior Center 501 N Green St Morganton NC 28655

February 13th - February 29th 2020

Mon-Fri 8am - 730pm, Saturday Feb 29th 8am - 3pm (only Saturday)

Glen Alpine Town Hall 103 Pitt St Glen ...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Regarding Election Night Results

Election Night results will be on the NCSBE.gov website on the homepage by county. Will not be available at Foothills Higher Education Center any longer.

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: January 9, 2020

Voter ID Update

“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain i...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: January 7, 2020

2020 Census

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HELP SHAPE YOUR FUTURE! BE COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS

The United States Census is coming up, and we need your help in making sure everyone in Burke County is counted. Your response helps ensure that our community gets its fair share of the more than $675 b...

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How will the 2020 Census data be used? Health Department
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: November 26, 2019

Burke County offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving

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Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and will resume normal business hours on Friday, ...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 21, 2019

2020 Primary Election UOCAVA Notice

2020 Primary UOCAVA Notice
Candidates for office (Local/State/Federal)

Additional Info... Board of Elections
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

Long Arm Trail Section

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: 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: 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: May 22, 2019

Burke County offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day

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

County Administration
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Landfill and Convenience Sites - closed on Memorial Day

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

Hours of operation:

Johns River Waste Management Facility:

M-F 7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday Closed

Conv...

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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 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 18, 2019

Unifour Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Burke County Emergency Management

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: 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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