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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Burke County offices will be closed for Good Friday.

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of Good Friday.

County Administration
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Upcoming Duke Energy Foundation Grants

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The Duke Energy Foundation will be announcing two special programs: the Hometown Revitalization Grant Program and the Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant Program this spring. Please see the information below for more information and visit duke-energy.c...
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County Administration
Posted on: March 3, 2021

NC Medicaid Enrollment Call Center and Website are Live

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun mailing enrollment packets statewide and launched new resources for beneficiaries as it prepares for NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment which begins on Mar. 15, 2021. Beneficiaries...
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County Administration
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Burke County Offices Opening at 9:00 a.m.

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Burke County offices will be operating on a one-hour delay for Thursday, February 18, 2021. County offices will open at 9:00 a.m. Offices remain open for Exempt employees or they have the option to use annual leave.

County Administration
Posted on: February 5, 2021

FEMA Funds Available for flood-damaged homeowners - Feb 12 deadline

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The deadline is approaching for flood-damaged homeowners interested in FEMA funds for elevations or acquisitions. To request more information, please visit the following link: https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/emergency-management/disaster-r...
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County Administration
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Burke County offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

County Administration
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Burke County Offices Opening at 10:00 a.m.

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Burke County offices will be operating on a two-hour delay for Friday January 8th, 2021. County offices will open at 10:00 a.m. Offices remain open for Exempt employees or they have the option to use annual leave. 

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County Administration
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Burke County offices closed for New Years

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Burke County offices will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day. We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!
The Burke County Landfill and Convenience Sites will remain open on January 1, 2021.&am...
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County Administration
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Burke County offices closed for Christmas/New Years

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Burke County offices will be closed December 24 - 28 for Christmas. County offices will also be closed on January 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day. 
The Burke County Landfill and Convenience Sites will be closed December 24-25 and...
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County Administration
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 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: 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 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

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

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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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