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Where is Burke County NC

Nestled in the Catawba River Valley at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Burke County is situated in the rolling landscape of western North Carolina. Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 70 both bisect the county, running parallel to seven municipalities (Connelly Springs, Drexel, Glen Alpine, Hildebran, Icard, Rutherford College and Valdese) and the county seat of Morganton. Additionally, portions of Hickory, Long View and Rhodhiss, N.C., rest within Burke County’s borders.

Distance in miles to Morganton from:
Asheville, North Carolina 56
Atlanta, Georgia 239
Charlotte, North Carolina 77
Chicago, Illinois 710
Greensboro, North Carolina 120
Greenville, South Carolina 95
Hickory, North Carolina 26
Knoxville, Tennessee 169
Raleigh, North Carolina 194
Richmond, Virginia 320
Wilmington, North Carolina 279
Washington, D.C. 426
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 92
New York, New York 655

Government

Building Inspections 828-438-5420
Clerk of Court 828-433-3200
Economic Development 828-764-9370
Health Department 828-764-9150
Planning and Zoning 828-764-9030
Register of Deeds 828-438-5450
Tax Office 828-764-9430

Morganton

Population 16,944
Property Tax $0.68
(Rates based per $100 valuation)

Phone Numbers
City Hall 828-438-8863
Police Department 828-437-1211
Post Office 828-437-3484
Morganton Public Library 828-437-5638

Valdese

Population 4,514
Property Tax $0.485

Phone Numbers
City Hall 828-879-2120
Police Department 828-879-2104
Post Office 828-874-2812
Public Library 828-874-2421

Hildebran

Population 1,402

Phone Numbers
City Hall 828-397-5801
Post Office 828-397-6573
C. B. Hildebran Public Library 828-397-3600

Rutherford College

Population 1,169

Phone Numbers
City Hall 828-874-0333
Post Office 828-874-0048
Population sources: www.wpcog.org

Utilities

Cable
CoMPAS Cable TV & Internet
(City of Morganton) 828-438-5276
Charter Communications 866-438-2427

Electricity
Duke Energy Company 800-653-5307
Rutherford EMC 828-584-1410
City of Morganton Electrical Co 828-438-5282

Health Care Medical Facilities

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge/ Morganton
2201 South Sterling St., Morganton
828-580-5000

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge/ Valdese
720 Malcolm Blvd., Valdese
828-580-2251

Extended Care

Blue Ridge Community Action
800 North Green St., Morganton
828-758-4290

HandiCare, Inc.
304 South Main St., Drexel
828-437-8429

Assisted Living/Nursing Homes

Cambridge House
114 10th St. NE, Hickory
828-325-4980

College Pines Health & Rehabilitation Center
95 Locust St., Connelly Springs
828–580-6800

Grace Heights Health & Rehabilitation Center
109 Foothills Drive, Morganton
828-580-7000

EDUCATION

NC Center for Engineering Technologies
1990 Main Ave., SE, Hickory
828-328-6183

Burke County Board of Education
700 E. Parker Road, Morganton
828-439-4329

Gardner-Webb University
110 South Main St., Boiling Springs
704-406-4000

Lees-McRae College
191 Main St. W., Banner Elk
800-280-4562

Western Carolina University
1 University Way, Cullowhee
828-227-7211

Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton
828-448-3500

Other schools/ educational programs

Blue Ridge Community Action
828-758-4290

Child Care Connections of BC, Inc
828-439-2328

Morganton Day School
828-437-6782

The New Dimensions Charter School
828-437-5753

North Carolina School for the Deaf
828-432-5200

MEDIA/ COMMUNICATIONS

Newspapers

Hickory Daily Record
828-322-4610
www.hickoryrecord.com

The Morganton News Herald
828-437-2161
www.morganton.com

HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

Contact the Burke County Chamber of Commerce at 437-3021 or visit its website at www.burkecounty.org for a complete and up-to-date listing of member real estate businesses. The chamber also maintains a guide to area apartments, available
upon request.

TRANSPORTATION

Greenway Public Transportation 828-438-0867, 828-464-9444
Greyhound (Gastonia) 828-464-2323

Airports

Charlotte Douglas International 704-359-4013
Hickory Regional 828-323-7408
Foothills Regional Airport Authority 828-757-0099

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

AccuForce Staffing Services 828-432-2950
Catawba Valley Staffing 828-432-9797
Friday Staffing Services8 28-437-4200
NC Employment Security Commission 828-438-6161
www.ncesc.com