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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Press Releaes - AT&T Wireless Outage

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Burke County, North Carolina - This morning at 0426 hrs, AT&T reported a Nationwide service impairment in their system, which has caused an outage affecting their subscribers in Burke County and across the country.

Additional Info... Emergency Management
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Situational Awareness Post - Controlled Burn

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South Mountain State Park, in collaboration with the North Carolina Forestry Service, is scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. The 610-acre controlled burn will take place in the Dogwood Stamp area of the park. Please be ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 15, 2019

Recycling Center Grand Opening Postponed

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We write to inform you that the eagerly awaited grand opening of the new East Burke Waste and Recycling Convenience Center, which was scheduled for February 23, 2024, in Connelly Springs will be postponed.  This decision is a result of recent bou...

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County Administration
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Burke County DSS Public Notice

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The North Carolina Social Services Commission will make an appointment to the Burke County Board of Social Services. The Social Services Commission will consider nominations at a future meeting.

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Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 15, 2019

New Burke County Digital Flood Maps Available for Review

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Burke County – Burke County will host a Public Open House on Monday, February 19th, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m., at the Foothills Higher Education Conference Center located at 2128 S. Sterling St. in Morganton. Meeting entrance and pa...

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

Burke County Offices Closed for MLK holiday

Martin Luther King Day

Burke County offices will be closed 01/15/2024 for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

County Administration
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Press Release - Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

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General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

Additional Info... Waste Management
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Press Release - Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

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General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

Additional Info... Waste Management
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Burke County Landfill Holiday Schedule

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Convenience sites and landfill will be closed for the holidays!

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Burke County Offices Holiday Schedule

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Burke County Government offices will be closed for the holidays!

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Duke Energy Prepares for Potential Severe Weather

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As a powerful storm system tracks towards the Carolinas,
Duke Energy is preparing to respond, should the heavy rainfall and expected gusty winds cause power interruptions.

The storm is expected to hit our state on Sunday and through early Monday.

Additional Info... Emergency Management
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Press Release - Burn Ban to Rescind 11/22/23 at 5PM

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Morganton, NC – NC Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has announced that effective at 5:00 pm on November 22, 2023, the open burning restrictions will be lifted.

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Press Release - Burn Ban

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The Burke County Fire Marshals Office urges residents to refrain from any outside burning until our region receives significant rainfall. Our entire region has not seen any significant rainfall for several weeks with none expected in the

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Trail Segment Closure: Mountains to Sea and Fonta Flora Connector

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The Mountains to Sea and Fonta Flora connector trail will be closed in the Linville River Tract while the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission conducts forest management restoration projects starting October 30, 2023. The connector trail in this a...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Trail Segment Closure: Mountains to Sea and Fonta Flora Connector

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The Mountains to Sea and Fonta Flora connector trail will be closed in the Linville River Tract while the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission conducts forest management restoration projects starting October 30, 2023. The connector trail in this a...

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Additional Info... Fonta Flora State Trail
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Service Disruption - Software Updates

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The GIS website will be undergoing software updates on Monday (10-30-2023) and will be out of service at various times.

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

2023 Intent to Lease Real Property - History Museum Garage

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Notice is hereby given in accordance with NCGS 160A-272, that the Burke County Board of Commissioners intends to lease real property located at 203 W. Meeting Street in Morganton, NC, further identified by PIN # 2703263009,

Additional Info... Board of Commissioners
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Burke County Offices Closed for Independence Day

4th of July

Burke County offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will also be closed.

County Administration
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Burke County Offices Closed for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will also be closed. For more information regarding Burke County waste management, please visit: https://www.burkenc....
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County Administration
Posted on: May 24, 2023

2050 MTP & CTP Public Meetings

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The Metropolitan Transportation Plan, or MTP, is a plan that documents the region’s vision for the future and establishes goals, objectives, and transportation priorities over the next 20+ years to help achieve that vision.

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing - FY23-24 Budget

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

JUNE 20, 2023 – 6 P.M.

 

The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 to the Board of Com...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports

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The 2022 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 supplied by the Burke County water system.

Additional Info... Water & Sewer
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Burke County Offices Closed for Good Friday

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023 in observance of Good Friday.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule. For more information regarding Burke County waste management, please visit: https:...
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County Administration
Posted on: March 30, 2023

Online Bill Pay Updates

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Water and Sewer utility payments will move to a new processor on May 1, 2023. Any online accounts and/or scheduled online payments will need to be setup again on the new system. EFT payments should not be affected by this change. Please visit https://www....

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Online Payments
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Gov. Cooper Announces NCDIT Listening Tour on Closing Digital Divide

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Please see below for information from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology: 

Governor Roy Cooper announced the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) will host a statewide listening tour focused on closing the digital...

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County Administration
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Horse Fostering and Adoption Interest Form

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We have created a horse fostering and/or adoption interest form.

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