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Burke Co. Friday COVID-19 Update

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19 • Burke County is currently at 128 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the

NC Phase 1 Re-Opening Starts Friday

The transition into Phase One of re-opening NC begins at 5pm Friday.  It does not lift the Stay at Home Order but does increase the number reasons citizens are allowed to leave.  Personal Care businesses will remain

Flyover Planned Thursday

The NC National Guard is planning a flyover today as part of its regularly scheduled training, but today’s flyover is also part of American Resolve to show support to first responders and medical personnel who are on

8 New Coronavirus Cases in Caldwell

Eight new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in Caldwell County. Six cases are in the 28645 Zip code along with one in the 28601, and one in the 28638. As the pandemic began, EMS established a

11th Death In Burke Co Related to COVID-19

Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the eleventh COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was not hospitalized but died from complications associated with their underlying medical conditions. To

Two People Killed in Monday Accident

The NC Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened Monday on Old Shelby Road in Catawba County.  Drivers of both cars were killed in the crash.  Kasi Nicole Benefield of Hickory and Brenda Gilliam Evans

NC Phase One Re-Opening Details

Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.  The Order does not cancel the

Lenoir Rolls Out New Garbage Carts

The City of Lenoir is distributing new, roll-out garbage carts this week. The Sanitation Division plans to start automated garbage collection on the Monday route next week. The remaining routes will be phased in during the next

Burke Co. Now at 114 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19 • Burke County is currently at 114 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the